Jan 2, 2012

I'm Now Overweight

Why on earth would I be celebrating being overweight you may ask!

Well the reason I am celebrating being overweight is because until last week I was classed as "OBESE".  I really didn't feel obese, friends would say that was ridiculous, that I wasn't obese.  But according to my height and weight on the BMI calculator I was in the obese category.  As I have been losing weight over the last 4 months, I have been dropping to the lower end of the obese category.

Well I have not weighed myself for a couple of weeks.  I weighed myself when we came back from vacation to make sure I hadn't put any weight on after my months on the transformation challenge, and found I had lost 1kg (2.2lbs).

So I weighed myself this morning, to make sure I hadn't put on any weight over Christmas and I have lost another kilo (2.2lbs).  I'm thrilled!  Mind you, I have been living on protein shakes and scrambled eggs thanks to my sore, cracked and now loose tooth.

I just entered my new weight into the BMI calculator and there it is.... 29.5  I am now "OVERWEIGHT" and I'm no longer classed as obese!  Woo Hoo!  That was a small, silent goal I had, to get out of the obese category.  Now my next silent secret goal is to get in the "NORMAL" weight range (a secret that I have now shared with all of my blogging cyber friends, LOL).

Obese is over 30
Overweight is 25 to 29.9
Normal is 18.5 to 24.9

So for me to get into the "normal" range I need to get down to 65kgs (143.3 lbs).  That's 12kgs (54 lbs) to go.  That is my next goal.

I do want to lose more than that, but that is the next goal.  Just baby steps.  I have lost about that so far, in the last 4 months, so I figure by mid year, if I keep on my current path, I will get to my finished goal and in about another 4 months, I hope to be at my next goal, which is in the "normal" weight category.


  1. Yay!

    I am sooooo close to normal weight at 25.1 :)

  2. Congrats!! Isn't that an amazing feeling!:-)

  3. 30.9....sooo close to overweight....

    I have a goal of running/walking 1000 miles in 2012 so hopefully I will be there soon!

  4. Keep it up!! Happy new Year! I am now following you..pls follow back if you can.

  5. Great work, Monnie! I'm sorry your tooth is still bothering.

    Kick 2012 in the rear!

  6. Congrats!! New follower from MBC.


  7. New follower! Look forward to reading about your journey - on one myself! Congrats!

    The Antics of An Autism Mom

  8. Well done. I've just started my journey to weightloss. So far I've given two bags of clothes to charity. That says a lot. All the best x

  9. I was looking at this too last week and I discovered that for all of us the BMI isn't just the final say so.

    Just thought it was worth putting it out there:

  10. New follower! Look forward to reading about your journey - on one myself! Congrats!

  11. congrats!! I, too, am very close to not being "obese" any more! Isn't it wonderful?? Check out my journey at

  12. I've just celebrated being overweight as well! Congrats, it's a great feeling!


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