When I first began on this journey, I didn't have a clue where I wanted it to lead me. Now as I am visiting fitting rooms and enjoying shopping again, I have narrowed my goal weight down. It has never been my goal to be skinny, I always just wanted to be healthy. For me that may be overweight on some BMI charts, but I have to do what I think looks best on my own body. I am over 50, I have no desire to be too thin, I don't think it looks attractive on women my age because our wrinkles appear more noticeable. Also, I do not want to always be tightly restricted. I want to be able to experiment with fills so that I can eat some healthy foods that are totally off limits to me now due to Pb's (Fresh fruit, salads & chicken are a few).
After reaching my goal, I want to change my attention away from weight loss to strength training to tone my legs and arms more.
So now here I am, less than 20lbs from what I consider to be my goal. I do reserve the right to adjust it lower or higher depending on how I look as it gets closer. For the first time since I began this journey, my dream of living in 9/10 sizes seems possible.