But is that actually my goal?
I really have no idea.
I graduated high school around 176 lbs and wore size 8/10. I was convinced I was huge.
The last time I was below 200 was in 1999 or maybe 2000. I was 191 lbs and wore a size 12, sometimes size 14. I still thought I was huge.
Now, it's many years, two kids (including one c/s), and hundreds of pounds later.
Maybe 173 lbs really is doable. And maybe it's not.
Here's what I know for sure, as of right now:
- I definitely want to be below 200 lbs.
- I want to be able to shop anywhere, even if their sizing runs small, I am okay wearing a size 18.
- I want to be able to maintain my weight while still enjoying holidays, meals out, and my favorite foods, in moderation of course.
- I want exercise to be a part of my life, but I don't want it to be something I have to do 2 hours per day to maintain my weight loss.
I fully admit I have no idea what I am going to feel like when I lose 100 lbs more and start to seriously think about my goal. But as of right now, the four bullet points above are what I am using to define my goal weight. I'm guessing that'll put me around 185 lbs. We'll see if I'm right or not in about 18 months. :)
I also fully realize that I don't have to define a goal weight now (or ever). But I am a very goal-oriented person, and even if I don't hit my goals, I like having something to work towards, especially when within a given timeframe.
And btw, I hit a "mini-plateau" and was at 70.6 lbs lost for a week. I just started dropping again the last two days and am down 72 lbs. 302.4 lbs - look out Twonesia, my passport is ready!