19 Month Pictures
See my Trim Healthy Mama Before & After Photos page to view all before and after photos of my THM journey.
See my Trim Healthy Mama Stats page to see all monthly measurements of my THM journey.
What I’m Thinking
I’m doing a Snoopy happy dance! As a nice surprise for my trimaverary this month, I stepped on the scale to see 145.6. That means that I am no longer considered overweight according to my BMI–just barely (the green area on the graph in the screenshot below is the normal BMI range so you can see that I’m walking the line), but I’m going to take it! The target numbers for my weight and goal date were set by the app when I put my info in way back in October 2015. I could change them, but I don’t really have a goal weight or date, so I don’t pay attention to that part of the app. The part of it I find it to be most helpful for me is the graph because that allows me to see if I am trending downward. It can be hard to just look at the numbers and know if you’re headed in the right direction because from one day to the next you don’t see much change and sometimes see an increase. You can feel stalled when you really aren’t. To be able to tell if you are making progress, I find you need to look at a period of time that is 3 months or longer. Shorter periods of time are deceiving and tend to make you want to give up. It also shows my average weekly loss, which is nice. There have been weeks when I haven’t lost anything and some when I’ve lost a couple pounds, but being able to see that it evens out to 0.88 pounds/week lets me know that things are working. It keeps that big picture perspective for me. (Side note: the app in these screenshots is MY Weight (a.k.a. Monitor Your Weight) available for iPhone in the App Store. I don’t know if it is available for Android devices or not.)
I did a post awhile ago about how the numbers on the scale and BMI can be a prison, and I stand by that. However, for someone who was pushing a BMI classification of Obese III (I was almost 220 pounds with a BMI of 37.7) when I started THM, being labeled “Normal” is a nice thing and cause for celebration. Never in a million years did I think I would ever again be this “small”. I wear the same size now as I did in college 20 years ago even though I weigh about 20 pounds more now than I did then.