I got my hair colored yesterday. And I love love love it. What do you think?
Also, I’ve decided to set some ambitious goals for myself. I am currently 209 lbs. My BMI is 38.8. I wear a size 18 jeans (they’re pretty big at this point, but I’m in an 18). My 10 year high school reunion and my 5 year wedding anniversary are on August 2nd. We also have a wedding to attend on August 3rd. My goal is to lose at least 10 lbs before my reunion/anniversary so that I’ll be under 200 lbs. for the first time since right after high school. If I meet this goal, I get to buy a new dress for the wedding.
We are also running a 5k on September 30th. I am hoping to run the whole 5k. If I do so, I get to buy myself a new pair of jeans. I do have a weight goal at that point but I’m going to go easy on myself if I don’t meet it. I would love to be at 175 by then. That is super ambitious and I’m not 100% sure I can do it, but it’d be nice.
I was playing with a BMI chart today. I am currently classified as morbidly obese. To be in the “normal” range, I need to be 134 lbs or less. That’s 75 lbs from now. I am shooting to be at that weight before the end of March 2014, which would be 9 months (average of 8.5 lbs per month lost). That is easily doable. I have this crazy idea that I can have a pool party and wear a bikini for my birthday next year (June 5th). I don’t know that I’ll actually do that but I can dream right?
Obviously this could all be derailed if/when I get pregnant but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. The weight loss should help with my PCOS symptoms. I was told losing as little as 10% of my body weight could trigger a cycle. Well I’ve lost a little bit more than 10%. And I’m pretty AF will be here any day now. I’ve got all the telltale signs: sore boobs, cramping, that ever pleasant smell just before she arrives, tired, hungry, emotionally irrational…you know, the fun stuff. And I’m absolutely crazy because I get excited every time I notice a new symptom. What kind of woman gets excited for her period? A woman with PCOS who is trying to normalize her cycle!
I hope you all have a fabulous 4th. And for my non-American readers, you have a great week too! Be well friends!