The new me: 98 pounds later
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Well, I thought I should add a postscript to this thread.

I have lost 140 pounds since Holy Week 2013.  I was around 330 pounds.  I now weigh 188 pounds.  (I'm 6' 1.5".)  The really good news is that I have been maintaining this weight, give or take several pounds, since February.  Maintenance is the key.  It's clear now that my body has reached its natural weight. 

I monitor my weight to make sure it remains in the upper half of the "healthy weight" range according to the body mass index.  That range is 23.0 - 24.9.  So I remain between 24.0 and 24.9, which for me is 184-191 pounds.  Using a range, rather than a specific weight, is better; it avoids obsession over normal fluctuations in weight.

Again, I strongly recommend the book Intuitive Eating, as well as a diet that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods and those that make up the "paleo diet," but without being rigoristic about it.

So here is a recent photograph.  This is my usual look.  No frills.

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The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by VoxClamantis - 11-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by triumphguy - 11-16-2013, 10:06 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by PrairieMom - 11-17-2013, 12:21 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-17-2013, 04:08 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by DeoGratias72 - 11-17-2013, 04:28 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-17-2013, 05:49 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-17-2013, 07:01 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by PiusNYC - 11-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by DeoGratias72 - 11-19-2013, 05:15 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 11-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 12-07-2013, 09:41 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Philomena01 - 12-14-2013, 10:10 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 12-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Philomena01 - 12-15-2013, 09:40 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 12-18-2013, 10:10 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by austenbosten - 12-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 12-18-2013, 07:21 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by dark lancer - 12-19-2013, 03:46 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 12-19-2013, 09:38 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Asperges me - 01-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 01-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 05-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 06-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 06-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 08-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Dirigible - 08-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by liebestat - 08-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Re: The new me: 98 pounds later - by Clare Brigid - 08-19-2014, 01:49 PM



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