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Old Tue, Nov-18-08, 19:46
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Plan: '72 Atkins ROCKS! :D
Stats: 208.5/164.6/173 Female 5'10"
BF:Size: 18/10/10
Progress: 124%
Location: No more FL for me! YAY!
Default I am normal!

First time I've ever considered myself 'normal' at anything

My goal was to put myself in the normal BMI range. As much as I know BMI has it's flaws, it seemed like as good a goal as any since I don't really know where my weight is going to end up with all this muscle I'm holding on to. (Which is also why I'm posting this in milestones instead of success. There's still more to lose, I just have no idea how much and figure after this wherever I end up, I end up...)

So my goal was 173... which would put me just inside the normal range with a BMI of 24.9. This morning, I am 172.4, BMI 24.7, I'm fitting into large shirts and a pair of size 10 jeans (which may be just the brand because I fit into a 12 in all others, but I'll take it!)

which means...

Normal BMI and GOAL MET!
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Old Tue, Nov-18-08, 20:11
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Posts: 420
 
Plan: Carnivorous
Stats: 183/131/138 Female 5'6"
BF:
Progress: 116%
Location: Colorado
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Way to go!
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Old Tue, Nov-18-08, 21:20
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Plan: Atkins72/Paleo/NoGrain/IF
Stats: 285/191/195 Female 5 feet 5 inches
BF:
Progress: 104%
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That's great. I'm one pound away from being merely overweight and I'm looking forward to it, no matter how messed up BMI is.
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Old Wed, Nov-19-08, 04:04
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Posts: 372
 
Plan: Meat and Veggies
Stats: 277/259.9/190 Male 185
BF:
Progress: 20%
Location: Asia
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Congratualtions on your weightloss.
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Old Wed, Nov-19-08, 05:08
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rodmick rodmick is offline
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Posts: 9,425
 
Plan: ?????
Stats: 239.9/196/145 Female 64
BF:
Progress: 46%
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Way to go!!!! What an inspiration!
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Old Wed, Nov-19-08, 06:41
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 217/165/150 Female 172cm
BF:
Progress: 78%
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Dear Anyway -

It's wonderful to read of your success. I think this *does* belong in the "success" area, so people can read it and take heart from it!

Good luck with the next stage of your journey.
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Old Wed, Nov-19-08, 08:07
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Posts: 9,388
 
Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: 297/173.3/150 Female 5'7" (top weight 340)
BF:41%/31%/??%
Progress: 84%
Location: Burlington, ON
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Congratulations! I'm kind of envious, actually, I've been shooting for a normal BMI for ages, myself, and it's been elusive.

I'm really happy for you, way to go!
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Old Wed, Nov-19-08, 08:15
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Mousesmom Mousesmom is offline
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Posts: 3,633
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 156/146.8/139 Female 69 inches
BF:
Progress: 54%
Location: Victoria, BC
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Anyway - BMI flawed on not, welcome to "normal"!

Great progress!

Julie
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Old Wed, Nov-19-08, 08:54
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Posts: 4,343
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 470/400/300 Male 6'7"
BF:
Progress: 41%
Location: Arizona
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Congrats! ...Bru
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Old Thu, Nov-20-08, 20:33
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Plan: '72 Atkins ROCKS! :D
Stats: 208.5/164.6/173 Female 5'10"
BF:Size: 18/10/10
Progress: 124%
Location: No more FL for me! YAY!
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Thanks you guys! I'm so excited! For a while I kept bouncing between 173.4 and 176... it was starting to make me think I wouldn't see this! But now I see it was just my body taking a temporary break because since I posted this, I'm down again to 171.4, BMI 24.6

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Originally Posted by Kirsteen
It's wonderful to read of your success. I think this *does* belong in the "success" area, so people can read it and take heart from it!


Aw you're so sweet

I figure I'll end up posting in success when I look in the mirror and go 'yep, this is where I want to be'. Since I have a hunch that will be in the 150s somewhere, I figure I still have long enough to go between now and then that this isn't 'the end', so to speak. Well, it'll never be 'the end' because I'm not giving this up... but you know what I mean
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Old Thu, Nov-20-08, 21:11
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For Real This Time
Posts: 1,383
 
Plan: SB (Sorta Beachy)
Stats: 272/260/165 Female 68 inches (5'8")
BF:
Progress: 11%
Location: Long Island, NY
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Congrats - that's a great accomplishment!!
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Old Fri, Nov-21-08, 09:19
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Posts: 1,213
 
Plan: South Beachy/ My Plan
Stats: 206/159.0/145 Female 5'7"
BF:
Progress: 77%
Location: CA, USA
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I was just reading last night that people who lose weight for the health benefits instead of just to shed pounds keep the weight off longer.
I think the health benefits of being leaner is wonderful but its hard not to get excited anout the pounds coming off also!

Congrats on your loss!
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Old Fri, Nov-21-08, 21:38
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Posts: 5,689
 
Plan: LCHF
Stats: 262.2/247.2/204 Female 5ft 1/2 inch
BF:
Progress: 26%
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
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Way to go Anyway!
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Old Sat, Nov-22-08, 16:27
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Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 185/166/140 Female 5'2"
BF:
Progress: 42%
Location: Iowa
Default Me too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jschwab
That's great. I'm one pound away from being merely overweight and I'm looking forward to it, no matter how messed up BMI is.

Actually I have no idea how many pounds away I am... but I am CLOSE! I can not wait to be 'over weight'!!! That O b e s e word just does not sound good.

Congratulations!

Zodea
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Old Sat, Nov-22-08, 18:30
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Posts: 304
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 231/188/165 Female 65 inches
BF:
Progress: 65%
Location: MN
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CONGRATULATIONS! Yay for you and all the hard work you have accomplished.

Pasque
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