Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Little by little bit by bit

It's all happening. Slowly but surely I am reaching my goal, I am proud of myself and amazed buy my own willpower, I never would have thought I could take this so far. Yesterday morning I weighed in at 66kgs. I asked my hubby if I was bigger or smaller than this when we first met and he said maybe just a tiny little bit smaller, how about that? This is the smallest I have been for about 10 years.

Sixty six kilos is a fairly significant number in my weight loss journey. Why is it significant you may ask? Well because in just 1 more kilo, once I reach the 65kg mark I am going to re-assess my original weight loss goal, although I guess technically I have already re-assessed it and come to a decision but 65kgs is when I am going to change the numbers and make it all official.

When I originally started this in January I decided that 60kgs was the magic number, I decided that from a starting weight of 81.4kgs a loss of 21.4kgs to get down to 60kgs was a realistic goal which put me in the healthy weight range. I also didn't want to feel overwhelmed seeing an overly large number of kgs "to go" on my weight loss ticker. However, I did tell myself from the beginning that my goal was flexible and that once I got to 65kgs I would assess how I was coping with the diet, how I felt, and how I looked and then make a decision whether I would be satisfied with 60kgs or if I wanted to go further.

Now that I am at 66kgs that magic number is tantalisingly close, my ticker says 15.4kgs lost and only 6kgs to go, it would be oh so easy to stop at 60kgs. But you know what? I don't think I would be happy with that. Who knows how I will feel once I have lost these next six kilos but right now, at this moment I am thinking I would rather push on to 55kgs. That would put me at the lower end of the healthy weight range and give me some leeway where as at 60kgs if I gained 2-3kg I would be back in the overweight category again. And 55kgs isn't too thin either, I could still lose another 5 kilos or so before that became a problem.

(I cannot believe I'm even thinking that I could possibly ever be too thin)

So anyway as of this week the stats are as follows:

Height: 160cms/5ft3in
Start Date: 28th Dec 2008
Start Weight: 81.4 kgs
Current Weight: 66kgs
Lost this week: 500gms
Total Loss: 15.4kgs
Start BMI: 31.8
Current BMI: 25.8
Goal BMI: 23.4
Goal Weight: 60 kgs
Goal Date: December 2009


  1. Well done you! It's awesome that you're able to reassess your goal weight and start thinking you can make it even lower, in a healthy way. I'm really happy for you.

    Congrats big time

  2. Hi Belinda

    Just stumbled on your blog. What fantastic progress you’ve made, congrats! I love reading success stories, it takes a huge amount of determination! Good luck in meeting youor revised goal.