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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I really did it!

My health and weight loss journal

Yesterday I was thinking about my weight and, for some reason, it dawned on me that I am the same weight now (minus a pound) that I was when I was about 20 years old. That's about 21 years ago! And, for some reason, I couldn't believe it.

I was stationed in Rome, New York, and I remember there being weight requirements. At that time the maximum weight that was considered acceptable for my height and gender was 155 pounds (I'm 156 now. Yes, I've gained five pounds!) and you weren't supposed to be within 10 pounds of that weight. When I was out-processing from one squadron to the next my "true" weight was discovered. Sometimes individuals were randomly targeted for weighing in because they looked over weight, I - on the other hand - carried my weight well.

It was suggested that I lose a few pounds before someone found out that I needed to be on the "fat boy program," which is what it was unofficially called. I began going to the gym everyday and I quickly loss 20 pounds in about seven months. The Upstate NY winter began setting in and I traded my daily trek to the gym for some other activities. A month or two later I found out I was pregnant with my first child.

Wait, I just re-read that... LOL... no not those activities. Well, at least not all the time. I belonged to a drama club, spent time going out on the weekends and hanging out with friends.

As I think about the weight, I am proud of myself for getting back to a my somewhat pre-pregnancy weight. And I acknowledge that getting down to 135 would not be a realistic goal for me unless I was 5'2" tall. At 5'7" I think I am a healthy weight.

Now if I can just get off my booty to get a little toning and stretching done then I'd really be rockin' and workin' it.

If you aren't up to date with my health updates then you may want to check out my last health and weight loss post.
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