Healthy, Skinny, Fit button

Losing weight can be a very frustrating game of wait hope pray and despair. I like to call it the patient game, you patiently weight for the pounds to go away while “anxiously” stepping on the scale every week. I wish there was a fit button you could push and make the weight go away. If I had a fit button I would use it on my two most annoying body parts. I would love to zap my thighs and arms away with the fit button. They are huge and seem not to be going anywhere. If I had to choose between the two I would probably pick my thighs they are bigger then my arms. I can tell you my back fat is shrinking rapidly. I always wonder when you lose weight how come the parts you don’t want to shrink always shrink first! What’s up with that! Do any of you have body parts you wish would leave first?  I have so many goals about losing weight and sometimes I feel if I am over reaching. I want to be healthy I want to be skinny, but how do I know thin would be the right body type for me?  What if it doesn’t look right? I was never thin as a child, so will I ever have a thin body frame. Can skinny be the only healthy body type when there are so many body types. How come the 6’0 guy at work is very athletic build super muscular and about 220 he doesn’t look obese he looks fit. How come he is considered obese? I know I am over weight and I need to lose weight; however I wonder if being so focus on the scale is the key to my weight loss. I really am confused about this, so I will be giving this a lot of thought. I will be updating you on my finally decision about me and the scale.

Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.

– James H. West


8 thoughts on “Healthy, Skinny, Fit button

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog, as far as the scale being the focus of your weightloss. I personally saw my scale not budge while i lossed 2 pant sizes, I was gaining muscle along the same rate as losing fat so sometimes its not reliable form of fitness measurement

  2. I also struggle with how “skinny” will look on my body type, which is why I’m not really trying to become “skinny” – I just want to be fit and healthy. Right now I’m considered overweight by BMI, so if I could make it down to a normal BMI, I’d be happy (which is about 30 pounds from where I am now). And even then I think I might look too thin, but the good thing is it’s easier to gain some weight back than it is to lose it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I’m looking forward to hearing about your journey as well!

  3. I always have to remind myself that weight loss is slowwww. I see those damn numbers for weeks on the scale, but then they will go down, and best of all? they don’t come back. because i’m losing the right way (eating real food, exercising hard!). it can be frustrating. but it’s true that the numbers on the scale are not the only measurement of your success. i just had a body analysis done at my gym and in the last five weeks, i lost 3 pounds of fat, and gained 1 of muscle. my scale only shows that as a 2-lb loss…. it’s really WAY better than that 🙂 keep at it! you’ll get there! don’t be so hard on yourself… celebrate the small successes.

  4. The legs…oh how I know about the legs. I think each of mine must weight 75 pounds each. It makes me a pear shape. Weight does horrible things to a body but taking it off slow is so important. About the BMI…I find it to be a bogus system to gauge health. It doesn’t know your fitness level or body structure. My weight is now 260, down 55 from my start of 315….down four pant sizes. Thanks for stopping by my blog…this will be a long journey but with support I have found here and a lot of determination..I will get there…BECAUSE I CHOOSE TO LIVE. I’ll follow your blog and hope I can encourage you when I can.

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