Small steps, small rewards

22 Sep

Wait, what was that? A city girl does not need rubber boots?

You are not making any sense. ^^

If you have known me for any length of time, you know that I am one curvy girl. Over the course of the last five years, I first lost about 30 pounds and then, who’d have thought, gained 40. Actually, I think that was a good thing. I had gone from about 184 pounds to 151, got stuck and started obsessing. When I caught myself reading “pro-ANA” blogs and forums as inspiration, I decided I had to stop. I locked away the scale, ate whatever I wanted and only exercised when I felt like doing so. Then I hurt my knee, badly, keeping me from running (the only exercise I really like), and after a year – voilà, curvy witch once more. With a little extra on the side, to be sure.

Recently, when I was at almost 200 pounds, I decided I might well try again to get to a healthier weight. Now, for the statistics, my ideal weight (based on BMI) is somewhere between 130 and 160 pounds, so everything below 160 is probably fine for me – based on how I feel and look and what is easy for me to maintain. The numbers are a guideline, since health is not really measured in pounds. More important is my general well-being (skin, hair, migraines, blood pressure, joint pain, quality of sleep etc.).

So, what does that have to do with the pretty boots? I’ll tell you. For every 2kg (4.4lbs) lost (that is about 10% of what I have to lose to reach my upper healthy weight), I will get myself something nice, and the sunflower boots are the first reward. ^^

How did those wise Romans say? “Mens sana in corpore sano”. From experience I know that everything, including witching, is easier when you are healthy and fit! So remind me to update you every now and again…

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2 Responses to “Small steps, small rewards”

  1. peppylady (Dora) September 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I’m trying to lose some weight and I belong to support group. I know I’m over weight and to be honest I’m not sure what I want to get down to.
    I was skinny in high school. But I know I won’t every be down to my high school weight or size…Sort of looking at 140 or down to size 12 or so.
    Like those boots…Coffee is on

    • diandralinnemann September 23, 2014 at 9:16 am #

      In the end, I think a healthy lifestyle is more important than a certain number on the scale. And from what I read, you are doing pretty well on that front.

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