Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ideal Body Weight

I have lost 36lbs to date and certainly am looking and feeling healthier!  According to Weight Watchers, I should weigh any where between 102 and 128.  That is a pretty wide range!  Right now my goal is to get to 128lbs.  Once I hit 128lbs I will see how I feel and then either stay there or lose a few more.  I have seen a few people in my life loose weight on WW, watched them struggle to stay at their goal weight, and eventually gain it all back.  I have struggled with weight most of my adult life and I don't want to have to fight tooth and nail to stay at my goal weight; yes I know I will ALWAYS have to watch what I eat or I will balloon back up to the person I used to be; I never want to see her face AGAIN!  I have worked too damn hard to loose it and I WILL keep it off.  Yes I know weight fluctuates a few pounds here and there, but I will hit my goal weight, make it through maintenance, and live a healthy life!  I want to be around for my my family for a very long time! I want to be a great role model for my daughter and show her that food and eating are a normal part of living and do not have to constantly be a battle.

Here is the information WW provided me from a little quiz I took! If you want to take it, go here.

Your Personal Assessment Results

Your BMI
Your Healthy Weight Range
102 to 128 lbs
Your body
Your Body Mass Index, or BMI, is above your "healthy" range of 20-25, in the overweight category. Research has shown that this can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Losing weight will lower your BMI, which can reduce your risk of these health problems, and likely improve your energy levels, and overall sense of well-being. You can get the motivation and information you need to lose weight - and keep it off - with Weight Watchers.

Your healthy weight range is 102 - 128 lbs. You're currently above this range. Losing weight could decrease your risk for many serious health problems, and can also contribute to higher energy, and other day-to-day benefits. Weight Watchers can help you reach a healthy weight - and stay there.
Your mindset
Your answers indicate that your motivations for losing weight can fuel you toward long-term success, and that you understand the overarching strategies that are critical to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Nothing is holding you back, except perhaps some normal anxiety based on previous weight-loss experiences. Weight Watchers has a step-by-step approach that can fit easily into your life.


  1. This was a great little quiz - I don't do WW but I love their mindset and the materials they have to offer.

  2. Thanks for the link! I knew I needed to get my BMI lower and get my weight to about 140 to be in the "healthy" range, but I was surprised by the range that I could weigh (117-146). I would love to weigh any one of those numbers. One day I'll get there! :-)

  3. when you get to your goal i suggest you keep weighing once a week and NEVER allow your weight to creep up more than 5 pounds without taking action. my aunt has always done that and she's thin as a rail. i just wanted to thank you for all the support and comments it's really does help! xoxoxoxoxo

  4. I did the assessment and according to WW, I should be between 124 and 155 pounds. I am wondering why there is such a large gap in terms of weight? Any ideas? My personal goal weight is 160. I liked the assessment. Thanks for sharing

  5. Shannon, I think the large gap has to do with the age and bone structure of people!

  6. How tall are you?

    As for reading, I love being on goodreads (I'm "elliereads" there). Whenever I finish a book, I post it, and my friends get updates, and same when they read a book too. It's a great way to get ideas for good reads. ;)

    Love the colors on you blog!

  7. Ellen, I am 5'0 tall. I will have to take a peek at goodreads! Thanks!