I have an almost daily battle with my scale. I know that the numbers aren't always an accurate way to monitor my progress. But it sure as hell seems like it should be. If I didn't work out at all before other than one night of volleyball a week (sometimes followed by copious amounts of beer and fried foods) and now I work out 3-4x a week for an hour each session, shouldn't I be losing weight? Maybe my math is off, but to go from 45 minutes of physical activity to 180 or 240 minutes... shouldn't I be coming out on top? Even if I didn't change my eating at all, shouldn't all of the additional calories I burn show up in my favor somewhere? Apparently not. The weight loss math, I do not understand. I never have.
What is the best way to determine my healthy weight? Should I look at a weight-height chart? I sure hope not because it tells me I should weight 50-60 lbs less than I do now. Sheesh! That seems like an insurmountable task! And what would I look like at that weight? In my head, I picture a skeletal version of myself. Please understand that I do NOT want to lose all of my curves! They make me, well... me. I just want to be a healthier, more svelte version of me. A version not brought to tears by the thought of wearing a bathing suit. Am I right, ladies!? Damn instruments of torture is what they are! Men get to wear baggy, board shorts and we get stuck in string bikinis. String, people. As in hiding nothing. Ah yes, all the ways life just isn't fair. let's face it though, it never will be.
I'd like to know what the best weight is for me to be healthy, not to be a stick figure. This journey really is about being healthier and happier, not just thinner. If there is an equation out there that can help me find what my true goal weight should be- I'd like to know it. Wouldn't you?