Thursday, January 22, 2009

Just the facts, ma'am, part II

Fact: You gained two pounds.

Fact: You are at your heaviest weight in three years.

Fact: This gives you the screaming willies.

Fact: You are still 25 pounds lighter than you were when you decided to start that delightful "diet."

Fact: You have another 35 pounds to go before your BMI moves from the yellow ("smile, you're healthy") to the orange ("DANGER DANGER OVERWEIGHT"). Not that BMI means jack.* Oh, and did you notice that you were never overweight to begin with?????

Fact: You've been working out a lot. You might have some MUSCLE that you didn't have before.

Completely subjective suggestion: chuck your damn scale.

*Did anybody notice how narrow the "overweight" category is and how wide the "obese" category is on those charts? I have a 40-pound range in which I'm "healthy," but only 30 pounds between "overweight" and "obese."


Cammy said...

Fact: This recovery thing is pretty damn hard.
Fact: You will still have all of the qualities that make Lisa amazing, whether your BMI is yellow or purple or green with blue stripes.
Fact: You have a lot to be proud of, and deserve nothing less than the best.

MelissaS said...

this is my struggle. i really need to get off the scale. i've gained three pounds, and you'd think they were weapons of mass destruction. my dream is to get away from the numbers and too live. one day

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