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‘Whatever You Do, Don’t Gain Any More Weight’

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That’s what the doctor told me at my yearly physical.  She left the room and I took this photo.

Don't Gain Any More Weight

According to the doctor’s scale I weigh 163 lbs. I’m just over 5’8” tall. My BMI is 24.97.

Let me chart that so you can have a nice little visual.

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Yup, that’s me sitting on the border of overweight.

I’m so over this, it’s not even funny.

Any other time in my life this would have devastated me but, really, I am over it. The scale is telling me nothing I need to know nor want to know any longer.

Remember last month when I posted this?

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Click here to read I’ll Never Be Thin Enough for Her

That was my way of virtually slapping myself in the face, and the more I do it the more over it I get. 

I am in the best shape of my life. I’m 37 years old and I have no problem strapping on a pair of sneakers and running 5, even 10, miles. I can do more push-ups than my husband (don’t tell him I told you that), my physical therapist said she’s never seen better squat form,  I can bench 75% of my body weight, my resting heart rate is about 55, my blood pressure is 100/68, I eat more vegetables than anyone I know and walk everywhere I possibly can averaging about 2-3 miles a day.

It’s taken me a long time to come to this realization, but all that (my overall health and fitness level) matters to me a heck of a lot more than what the scale says.

I started this blog in a very transitional time in my life. Not only did I just have a baby but I was starting to realize all I was missing out on in my singular pursuit of “skinny” — reminds me of this post (5 Reason Why Trying to Get Skinny Will Keep You Fat) I wrote like 4 years ago which reminds me of THIS post (Dieting Made me Fat – How’d I get Skinny?) I wrote 6 years ago!

I’m not sure if there are set stages to successful long-term weight loss and lifestyle changes, but if there are I’ve gone through them all.  My journey looks something like this (and most of it is documented on this blog, isn’t that cool?!):

  1. Want to be skinny so bad I start dieting, fasting, popping pills, ANYTHING that would get to look like an airbrushed model.
  2. Lose weight short term only to regain even more then when I started.
  3. Rinse, repeat that cycle for, ohhh about 15 years.
  4. Have baby, realize skinny would be awesome but being a good example for my kids even better.
  5. Start Weight Watchers. Treat it like a class NOT like a diet. Commit to this blog and to face my feelings regardless if I lose or gain week after week.
  6. Lose weight for the first time in my life in a healthy way by being kind to myself, changing my diet, learning about portions and incorporating more movement.
  7. Go through a bit of an identity crisis. I’m skinny?!?
  8. Have an urge to increase my activity level and actually WANT to join a gym. Me? HA!
  9. Hesitantly sign up for my first 5k and fall in love.
  10. Take more and more classes at the gym, get over my fear of free weights.
  11. Continually challenge myself by signing up for more and more events.
  12. All through this time still making changes to my diet, which is getting cleaner and cleaner, not perfect by any means but I start to depend less and less on processed foods and products and include more and more whole foods.
  13. Fall in love with CrossFit and feeling strong.
  14. Sign up for (and win) my first competition and realize how much I enjoy physical competition.
  15. Go through another identity crisis. I’m an athlete?!?
  16. Refuse to take a step backwards to pursue “skinny” ever again.

I threw that last one in there as a direct response to my doctor and the scale. I feel great. I look great. I’m — omg I so want to curse here — rocking it.

Life is too short to care about vanity weight and really, at this point in my life, that’s the only reason I have to worry about what the scale says.

I know I still call this my “weight loss blog” because, well, that’s how it started, but really this site represents my 10-year journey of self-acceptance, confidence, and overall healthy living.  I’m proud of myself and I finally have the confidence to say that so I guess it’s working. :)



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There are 78 comments so far.

    Ayana Glaze

    October 29, 2014

    Hi Roni! This post means so much to me. I have had doctors tell me to get gastric bypass and even one tell me I’ll never get down to a healthy weight again. You definitely do not look overweight. I guess because you’re not.

      Joy @ WhatIWeighToday.com

      October 29, 2014

      Ayana, I just feel compelled to tell you that it’s your behaviors–like diet and activity–that matter to your health and not your weight. The other thing is you don’t have to get down to a “healthy weight” whatever that is to see major improvements in your health. You can improve your health a lot by losing just a little weight or no weight if you are working on better health habits. You can’t tell much about a person’s health by their weight alone!

      RoniNoone

      October 29, 2014

      I agree with Joy — every little bit helps and is worth it!

    Carolyn

    October 29, 2014

    Roni, I think you are amazing in everything you have accomplished! What does the doctor know anyways? You are the person who knows your body the best! Keep on doing what you love and be happy with it.

      RoniNoone

      October 29, 2014

      Thanks! Exactly what i’m doing. :)

    Joy @ WhatIWeighToday.com

    October 29, 2014

    I am so angry at your doctor I am fuming right now. Did you ask him or her about your weight or was that weird comment totally unprovoked? UGH, barf. Clearly you are fit and at a healthy weight for you, You radiate well-being in your photos and it’s obvious in your well-documented lifestyle. I’m way shorter than you, much less fit, and weigh roughly the same. And the last time I asked my doctor about my weight she said: You weight is fine. Your blood work is great. I know you aren’t taking it seriously it just makes me so very mad. Because imagine what happens when your doc says stuff like that to other people, people who haven’t worked through these issues as much as you have. For that reason, I’m so glad you shared this. I’m sure many people have heard many triggering things at the doctor.

      RoniNoone

      October 29, 2014

      I just yessed her to death.It wasn’t worth it but I totally agree. I was a little taken back that she only evaluated me on BMI. Later she asked about my workout habits and I told her I workout 6 days a week and walk every day to which she said, well that’s good!

      Joy @ WhatIWeighToday.com

      October 29, 2014

      New doctor time? Though I know it’s hard/impossible to find a really good one.

      RoniNoone

      October 29, 2014

      lol maybe.. I’ve thought about it but she’s actually not that bad. First Doctor I have that doesn’t make me feel like a freak for getting physicals. She actually believes in preventive care.

    Tina

    October 29, 2014

    Hi Roni, I don’t like what your doctor had to say at all. Not smart at all to base her comment on the number on the scale without first asking anything else about your lifestyle and fitness. Just curious if you know what your fat percentage is? Currently, I’m focusing on that instead of the number.

      RoniNoone

      October 29, 2014

      I don’t and I really don’t have any desire to get it down at this point. I’m done obsessing over all numbers. Know what I mean?

      Tina

      October 29, 2014

      I do, I do know what you mean!

    Jenna

    October 29, 2014

    When you have a serious amount of muscle (which you do at this point), it’s BMI & body fat % that tell a more complete story if you’re looking at just numbers. I’m surprised she just went off of BMI.

    And the numbers aren’t the whole story — you have great fitness and eating habits!

    I’ve found the doctors really do have very limited nutrition and weight management knowledge. They know how to fix sickness — something different.

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      I know.. it’s sad. I almost wish we had wellness only docs.

    ItsMeVsMe

    October 29, 2014

    So. Let me tell you. You and I weigh within about a pound of each other and I’m also just over 5’8″. That 24.97 BMI looks a hell of a lot better on you, LOL! It’s ridiculous to me and everyone that knows you that she would even utter those words. Did you laugh in her face? Or even a little guffaw? Keep on doing what you’re doing because it suits you, really— omg I so want to curse here — well. :)

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      Really and here I think you like a skinny minny!

      ItsMeVsMe

      October 30, 2014

      To that, I will say THANK YOU!

    carla birnberg

    October 29, 2014

    I’m still processing my shock. Our traditional American medical world will never ever get it. If they had their way my 8 year old would be on a “”diet”” too. She’s fine. She’s amazing. You’re FIIIIIIINE. You left fit healthy in the dust ages ago for FIT and HEALTHY.

    Lynn in MD

    October 29, 2014

    I agree… being fit & strong and loving what your body can do is what’s most important (and you look amazing!) I have to admit that I also struggle with the number on the scale. Even worse, I finally accepted that somehow, in the last 20 years, I’ve shrunk an inch. Why this bums me out… because it means my BMI is higher! Ugh!!! Nevermind how strong I am or how fast I can race my bike… but I still think about that damn BMI…. even though I know I shouldn’t….

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      I’ve lost 3/4 of inch too!! So depressing!

    Allison Short

    October 29, 2014

    Can I just say AMEN? I recently went to a physician who told me that yeah, my losing 25 lbs was great, but really I should be aiming for 115.

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      To give you a specific weight goal seems so odd to me!

    alifechangingjourney

    October 29, 2014

    By medical standards I’m overweight.

    I bet I could run faster than the doctors that tell me I’m overweight.
    I bet I dead lift more weight than the doctors that tell me I’m overweight.
    I bet my refrigerator looks waaaaaay better with the healthier choices I make than the doctors that tell me I’m overweight.

    ’nuff said.

    (PS; Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered overweight when he was crowned Mr. Olympia 7 times. He had a BMI of 30.2)

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      There’s no doubt. We could totally kick their asses ;)

    Krista

    October 29, 2014

    I wish they’d do away with BMI as an indicator and use waist circumstance instead. BMI is BS.

    Kate

    October 29, 2014

    Seriously, get a new doctor. That’s ridiculous.

    Tara

    October 29, 2014

    What a joke! This is very eye opening to me! I think heart rate, blood pressure, blood work, etc. are way better indicators of good/poor health. Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re on the right path!!

    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    October 29, 2014

    UGH! Here is the thing. If Michael Jordan was to weigh in a Drs. office – he would be considered obese based on his weight and height – ummm because he’s ALL MUSCLE! Your Dr. is a dumb ass and I don’t like her!

    Cindy

    October 29, 2014

    Roni, I hear you and I get it. What I don’t understand is why the need to devote an entire blog post to this topic if ‘you are so over the number’. I feel like I read this same schtick about every 4-6 weeks in one way or the other on this blog. Which, fine, I’m sure the ‘It’s my blog. I write what I want. If you don’t like it, don’t read.’ is coming around the corner. I get that, too. It’s hard to break a habit after reading for so long but it may be time.. Maybe I’ve just outgrown RW…..and BTL for that matter….which really is a shame. Thanks for listening.

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      Cindy — I was replying but it got too long so I posted my reply has a blog post as I think you brought up some really interesting points. Here’s my response… http://ronisweigh.com/2014/10/the-slow-steady-process-of-change-and-how-blogging-helps.html

    jojo

    October 29, 2014

    Did you punch your doctor in the face or in the bum??? Seriously, so disappointing on every level! You Rock Sistah, Mama and girlfriend!!!!

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      lol thanks. :)

    Karen Bowers

    October 29, 2014

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented on your blog, but your doctor makes me mad! Does she have any clue what your body composition is? BMI of 24.7 and her message would give many women body issues! Stay strong and powerful!

    The magic baker

    October 30, 2014

    Get a new doctor…one that is also as physically fit as you. I weigh almost as much as you and I’m a heck of a lot shorter!! And I’ve posted before about how much I love your blog…I feel like I’m part of your family. I love that you post so regularly and I love checking in to see what’s going in in your life. Your blog is my favorite of the dozen or so I read. Thanks for doing such a great job!

    Ines

    October 30, 2014

    Thanks for sharing this. It is so hard to stay tuned to yourself with all the clutter information that we receive from doctors, TV, Family and friends… and and and

    Ann G.

    October 30, 2014

    Wow. Honestly it sounds like you need a new doctor. I’m shocked that a doctor is relying solely on BMI as a marker of healthy weight and not all of those other things you listed. The BMI scale doesn’t ‘work’ for athletes….

    Misszippy

    October 30, 2014

    I just want to smack your doctor! You look fabulous–the picture of health and everything you say hear rings of that. The scale and that silly BMI number are so irrelevant. You keep doing what you’re doing and he/she can take a hike.

    Carolyn

    October 30, 2014

    I’d be writing that doctor a nice long letter, complete with progress pics and a link to your blog. Then I’d find another doctor.

    Karen

    October 30, 2014

    I LOVE THIS POST!!!!! So empowering to read your words and remind myself I am also going for healthy and strong not skinny!

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      So glad you liked it!

    Amy G.

    October 30, 2014

    Roni, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I am so happy for you. That doctor must be on crack. You are truly an inspiration. I totally want to lose weight, yes, but my main thing is wanting to do a TON of active, physical stuff and be able to do it for many years to come! It’s a slow haul, but I am making it happen. xoxox

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      And I still believe those things will lead to weight loss and you will find your happy weight. I know that idea is beaten to death but it’s true!

      Amy G.

      October 30, 2014

      Agreed. I actually look forward to doing physical stuff now, even cleaning the house! lol But seriously, I was so happy when my partner suggested going hiking a few months ago – we both love it and I am glad that he is moving around more, too. :)

    Gara

    October 30, 2014

    It’s so sad that most general practice doctors don’t understand anything more than BMI when talking to people about their weight and obesity. Some doctors do though – here is the flip side to your experience. About six months after my daughter was born I went to the doctor for my physical, I weigh more than you and am 5’5″. I told her I was trying to lose another 10 pounds of baby weight, but it was resulting in my milk supply dropping (I was still nursing). Her response was, “You have the blood pressure of a high school kid, the resting heart rate of a professional athlete and the cholesterol of a nutritionist. Forget about those 10 pounds for now and keep doing what you’re doing.” It was the first time I’ve had that kind of experience (most of my past doctors had similar comments to yours) and it was so affirming that there is more to health than the number on the scale!

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      That’s fabulous! What a “keeper” lol

    Margaret

    October 30, 2014

    I weigh two pounds more than you do and I’m ten years older (bp 90/55/72, yoga/cardio 5x week) and what you heard from that doctor is absolutely typical. I could go in with my arm amputated and they would say, “Eat less, move more…” And if I dared say, “What about my arm?” I’d hear, “You are probably going to be fat soon so we don’t care if you have a right arm or not.” This is why avoiding doctors is the best decision I made for my health.

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      It’s really hard to find the right ones, that’s for sure!

    Deanna @ Unnatural Mother

    October 30, 2014

    So loved this!! Thank you!

    Heidi

    October 30, 2014

    BEST.POST.EVER!!! Love you Roni.

    Kristine Beeson

    October 30, 2014

    I started reading this getting exceedingly mad at the doctor on your behalf. But as I got to the end of the post, I see so many positives in your words! you don’t necessarily need a need doctor because you see the truths about yourself already! what a reason to celebrate :) you just keep rocking, Roni :)

      RoniNoone

      October 30, 2014

      Thanks.

    The Pleasant Family

    October 30, 2014

    AMEN!!! Its about how you FEEL and what you can do! A number is just that a NUMBER!!! Don’t let her get you down… your rocking it and continue to be a HUGE inspiration to MANY of us!

    Agnes

    October 30, 2014

    Was your doctor looking at you when she said this? I mean, F the stupid BMI scale (sorry, I’m pissed) is she blind??? Not only do you look great but you do not look at all like you need to lose anything (except maybe this insane doctor)! A friend of mine took a nutrition course in college where she learned the sad fact that doctors rarely get any nutrition/diet training. This is obviously still true! Ok…I feel better now, thanks for letting me rant a bit…rock on!!

    Kristin Novotny

    October 30, 2014

    You are so awesome. I think BMI is such a crock to begin with. If you’re muscular, you’re close to overweight or overweight! Self-acceptance and health are long journeys and you are absolutely freaking rocking it!!!

    Laura P Healey

    October 30, 2014

    I so admire you! And you look awesome – keep doing what you are doing cause you are the true meaning of what a lifestyle change is. I am sure the doctor does not even care about how hard you work to be fit and strong and how awesome you are in the kitchen :)

    Bella

    October 30, 2014

    I don’t let my doctor weigh me. There is no medical reason for her to do so (unless she was prescribing some sort of meds that depended on my weight.) I would switch doctors and just decline being weighed from now on.

      Martha Glantz

      October 31, 2014

      I did that for years and it freaked them out! I only got weighed if I needed anesthetic. Now I don’t care if I get weighed.

    Kitty

    October 30, 2014

    Ugh!! (my first post vanished – so sorry if this is dupe) It took me a long time to find a good doctor who looked beyond the outdated charts and graphs. My current internist looks at my whole health picture. It would be easy to harp on my weight, but he does not. He celebrates the pounds I have lost from year to year. I even stayed with him when he became out of network for my insurance. Why? Because his patient skills are just that awesome. The doctor I had before him, was more overweight than I was, the last session I had with her, she spent a good portion of it harping about weight. I said to her that “I found the whole theme of this session to be a lesson in the pot calling the kettle black!” I also said “it would be the last time she had this conversation with me.” She asked “Why?” I said “because I am firing you.” (I was that mad) I walked out of the appointment, asked for the process on getting a copy of my records and never saw her again. Find a doctor that will treat you as an indvidual and not try to get you to conform to a general chart or graph because it makes it easier for them.

    Kim Ellis

    October 30, 2014

    You look strong & fabulous! Whatever you do, keep it up.

    Karen P

    October 30, 2014

    Roni, my insurance uses EITHER body weight and height (BMI) or waist size ( tape measure at belly button, wrap around) For women it’s 35″ or less (for men it’s 40″ or less). In the San Diego/Orange County area- there are many body builders, weight lifters, cross-fitters- you name it. The company I work for realized that they were miss classifying quite a few very fit and low percent body weight people. Might ask for a dexa scan or other body % fat testing if you are much more muscular this year.

    Donovon Lynch

    October 30, 2014

    Honestly the BMI chart is unreliable. You should be at a size that is most suitable for you, which is called your set point weight. Your set point weight is a weight that your body can function efficiently according to your body structure and makeup.Everyone’s body type is different, if you really think about it how can you trust a chart that says that everyone that is at this particular height has to bet at a certain weight as valid. And if your not at that weight your either overweight, obese, or morbid obese. This notion is absurd and its finally making its way into doctor’s offices across America.

    Sarah Deman

    October 31, 2014

    This reminds me of my physical when my doctor recommended weight loss surgery… woah, buddy! How about we treat the issues first and not just staple my stomach?!?! I haven’t lost a ton of weight since my physical last year, but I have maintained going to the gym regularly all year and have made vast improvements in my food choices. Plus, I dont have diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other seriously critical health issues… so I dont see the need to do something so drastic. Sigh… doctors!

    Sarah Deman

    October 31, 2014

    PS – You’re awesome and I hope to be as fit and healthy as you when I am 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE EFFIN ROCKING IT!

    Rita La

    October 31, 2014

    YOU are beyond inspirational THanks for your greenbites blog … I have much more awareness about food combinations … and just the pure adventure you bring to your plate.R

    RG

    November 1, 2014

    I have older sisters who are doctors and their attitudes towards weight are so messed up, I can’t even. The thing to remember is that there is almost no nutrition or health training in med school. I grilled another family member about this when he was graduating in the last few years, and its not a gap that they have filled. Its all a guessing game ultimately, but markers for disease are not disease. Someone I know has a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol at an early age, but medicating it will not change her risk of the major diseases.

    BTW, most people don’t know that the criteria for overweight comes down from the world health organization, and they have different criteria based on race. The guidelines say Asians are overweight at a bmi of 23. That makes sense to me for Asians in Asia, where bone and muscle mass are much smaller. But body fat percentage will not be the health marker until it becomes easier to measure/ accurately.

    KHawk

    November 1, 2014

    BMI is a piece of information. That’s it. So is weight. So many great comments and no need to repeat what has already been said, but you are exactly on track and I find it very surprising a Dr would make that comment after looking at you. Can we say see the forrest through the trees? Wow. I love your replies… well said, makes perfect sense. Love love love and that’s why I’ve followed your journey for years.. and years.. lol

    Emily

    November 1, 2014

    Roni, I had a similar experience when I got pregnant with my second child (who is now 1). At my pregnancy confirmation appointment (so I was already 6-8 weeks along), my OB/GYN looked me up and down and told me that the MAXIMUM healthy weight for my frame (I’m 5’4″) was 126–a weight I have not seen since before I was 12 years old.

    At the time of that appointment, I weighed 161 pounds according to the doctor’s scale, and I was under the distinct impression that my OB was on the verge of telling me that I could gain no weight over the next 7 months because I’d already gained the maximum amount (35 lbs) over my maximum healthy weight.

    I told her that my healthiest weight was 135 pounds (when I weighed that amount, I was 27 years old, running 1/2 marathons, eating well, and generally living clean and healthy). In response, she told me that living in an obese society had skewed my view of what was normal. Never mind that I know what is best/right for *me*.

    At no point did she ask about my diet or exercise, heart health, cholesterol, habits, or other factors in my health. (And this was a doctor who saw me once a year at best and never asked these questions or took these measurements in the three years that I was her patient.)

    She decided that since the number on the scale was too high and my thighs were too jiggly, that I was somehow unhealthy. This despite the fact that at the time I was running 12 to 20 miles per week. (When I mentioned this to her, she said “That’s good!!!” in a very patronizing way.)

    I fired that doctor, but only after sobbing uncontrollably in my car on a day that should have been joyful.

    A week later, after I had gotten established with the midwife practice that helped me bring my sweet baby boy into the world in September, I called and put in a complaint about my doctor’s treatment of me. She has issues, and she’s putting them on her patients.

    I also submitted my story to First Do No Harm, a blog about medical fat shaming: http://fathealth.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/shamed-by-obgyn-health-not-important-weight-more-important-for-pregnancy/

    It is NOT OKAY that doctors use BMI as a sole measure of health. If doctors don’t understand that they need to look at health globally, and if they do not understand that BMI is a measure that was created by the insurance industry in order to look at *statistical* health over AN ENTIRE POPULATION, then something needs to change. Starting with patients refusing to put up with this BS.

    I hope you fire your doctor. I hope everyone who has experienced something like this fires their doctor. Perhaps then the message will get across to the medical community that they cannot take such fat-shaming shortcuts in doing their jobs.

    eesh

    November 2, 2014

    Ha! I wish I could physically hug you right now.

    I’m 38, 5’8, and 163 lbs (sound familiar!?)

    Six months ago, I started strength training/weight lifting with a personal trainer. I am stronger than I’ve ever been. I feel great. I am working through my food issues one step at a time.

    Recently I had the exact. same. conversation. with my doctor.

    It is SO hard to shake it off, to walk away, to ignore the crazy messaging of this moment in our cultural history. This post could not have hit closer to home (I mean, look at our numbers!), and could not have been more helpful.

    Thank you.

    Katherine

    November 2, 2014

    I agree it is time to find a new doctor. In general I find — not a “research” finding just my experience — that female doctors are often critical of their female patient’s weight and are often not too helpful — being critical is not helpful! However I also find that often male doctors don’t say much — my current doctor just shrugs his shoulders when I say I need to improve my diet and loose weight.

    Robby/FatGirlvsWorld

    November 3, 2014

    I understand everyone else’s impulse to want to (1) leave the doctor’s practice or (2) slap the doctor…. but I think that you have an opportunity on your hands (whether you decide to take it up or not is up to you). You can educate a doctor. Doctors have practices and are not perfect. Science and perspectives change faster than a baby’s diaper. But you’re anecdotal proof that even at your weight (a weight that I’d love to one day be), you’re living a full, healthy life. You’re metabolically and psychologically healthy — that’s not something her little chart can measure. And well, a happy and healthy life is more important than BMI will ever be. That isn’t to say that you should go back to your unhealthy behaviors, but stand firm in knowing that what you’re doing is right for you. If your doctor cares to learn more, you’ll be at the ready.

    JamainAZ

    November 4, 2014

    I like what the person said about educating the doctor. I would have said something along the lines that Arnold Schwarznegger’s BMI fell into the Obese range when he won Mr. Olympia/Mr. Universe. The BMI scale is BS for athletes . . . . which you definitely are.

    Meagan

    November 5, 2014

    Love this! The scale does not define you!! And I SO needed this today when I have a health screening at work and I know I am not overweight but the scale might say that due to me lifting weights for the past year! AH!

    I always believed that as long as you eat the right and real foods and stick with your diet, exercise, you will do good and you will never gain weight again. Those numbers are just craps. It didn’t define how healthy you are. The key to right diet and healthy lifestyle is to EAT the RIGHT and REAL foods!

    lindsay cotter

    December 6, 2014

    you are amazing friend. Keep rockin it! your doctor.. well.. he needs to go. LOL

    Archna

    December 10, 2014

    Hi…!

    I like this post…

    Great personallty is a critical in human life ayurveda is a most ideal approach to

    gain your weight and make a decent looks.

    Jennifer

    December 17, 2014

    You look FABULOUS!

    Claude

    January 21, 2015

    Doctors have 2 functions: peddling useless, overpriced drugs; and surgery, which oftentimes is not needed and just a quick fix. Beyond that, they are clueless. BMI reliance/reliability went out last century! Fire this doctor; but 1st challenge her to a half marathon.

    Cindy

    May 1, 2015

    Thank you. This post really shifted something for me today. Screw the box! I am doing well, feeling well and living well! No more pursuit of skinny for me!