It’s official! I know because the government says so. I’m no longer overweight! Who knew that the government had official standards for “normal”, “overweight”, and “obese”? Before I started this process, I didn’t. I guess I should have assumed they paid someone to figure that out. While the numbers are somewhat arbitrary (is 154 “normal” and 155 “overweight” for me?), they are at least a good standard to work towards and now exceed, and all that with pretty much 2 months of straight travel and Thanksgiving thrown in for good measure.

While getting below this threshold was one of my goals, my actual goal is to get “solidly” below it, so that I don’t have to worry about those day-to-day spikes or bad weeks of no exercise and eating out. So, there’s still a few more pounds to go, but I’m almost there. I’m not sure exactly how many, but not to many more. This is my final weight-based goal. For those of you who may be wondering, I’m still running about two weeks ahead of schedule on the charts I created way back in mid-May. I’m also down to size 31 pants (from 36/37 at peak). It’s hard to believe that my 32’s are getting too big already. I haven’t been a 31 since college. I had forgotten how hard is to find 31’s. I think I’m going to have to lose enough weight to get down to a 30, just so I can find clothes! 😉

I’m now with a new trainer who is helping me switch from machines to free weights and has set new goals that switch from weight to body fat as the measure. In the end, that was my real goal anyway, but there was so much weight and it’s so much easier to measure that we went with that first. So, all new equipment in an almost new gym with a new trainer and new goals. Once everything settles in the next few weeks, I’ll do a new post with the new goals and maybe a new picture or two.