I'm not trying to get skinny. I'm not restricting or even keeping track of calories. I'm trying to be as healthy as I can. I'm learning that if you nourish your body and exercise, it will find the weight that it is supposed to be.
I eat fruits and veggies and whole grains because I know that's what my body needs. I exercise because I enjoy it. I love Zumba! I love that I can run 2 or 3 miles now easily. I love having defined biceps for the first time in my life. I love not feeling like I need a nap all the time. I have never felt this good in my life.
I wanted (and needed) to lose weight at first. I had a weight goal. I set it at 135 pounds because I thought it was realistic and it was in the healthy range for my height (110 - 148 lbs). I'm at 127 now - and still in that healthy range. My new goal is 125. I don't know if that's my ideal weight. I just thought it would be nice to weigh what my first driver's license said I weighed at 16. (I doubt I weighed 125 even then. Maybe 128.)
If I reach it - great. If I don't, that's fine too because I feel great.That's what I wish I could tell them, but I don't think that's what they want to hear. Instead I just smile and change the subject.
So the next time someone says to me: "Hi Twiggy." I'll take that as a compliment (backhanded as it may be). At least it's not Fatty McPhatterson right?