I hadn't done the BMI calculator in a while, but regardless of how accurate it may or may not be, it is classifying me as overweight now instead of obese.
Of course, as fun as this is for me to joke about, I still hate the BMI scale. I am supposed to be down to 178 pounds just to enter the high end of normal. That does not seem realistic at all, and my physican who has been a part of all this weight loss agrees. Getting to the middle of the healthy range would almost certainly not be healthy for me.
Time will tell I suppose. I still don't know how much more I want to lose, but I have always told myself I would know when I got there. I still have a bit of a belly going on so I know I am not there yet. Oddly enough, I am below the weight I thought I would be stopping at, the weight where I used to be healthy and buff, but that was a couple decades ago and apparently on a frame that had a lot more muscle
So far I am down 100 pounds from December of 2007. That kind of statistic is both thrilling and frightening. It is nice knowing that after losing that much I am certainly capable of losing what is still remaining. It is also a bit spooky knowing that not only did I previously lug around enough extra mass to make more than my 7 year old son, but that even after losing that much I still have a significant amount left to go. I don't even qualify for emeritus status yet!
We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.