How Do You Know You’ve Found Your Feel Great Weight?

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Waking up at 4:45 AM to run with Back on My Feet felt really early this morning. It was dark outside when I left my house. The days are definitely starting to get shorter. No more sunny mornings for awhile. Wah.

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As always, I enjoyed a wonderful run with my BOMF friends. We had 13 people this morning. I love that Team Quincy is growing!

Breakfast

On my ride home from Quincy, I had only one thing on my mind: iced coffee. I wanted it in a bad way. It tastes so good when it hits your lips.

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For breakfast, I had a fried egg, Baked Zucchini Fries (leftover from last night’s dinner), and watermelon. I also ate a dark chocolate Adora disk dipped into peanut butter.

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Now, I’m off to run again! I have another three miles on the agenda for today. There’s also another Carrots ”˜N’ Weights workout coming later this morning.

Feel Great Weight

For this week’s Health post, I wrote about what finding my Feel Great Weight means to me: How Do You Know When You’re at Your Feel Great Weight?

Question of the Day

How do you know that you’ve found your Feel Great Weight? What does “Feel Great Weight” mean to you?

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  1. for me, my FGW has been where i’m at for the last 2 years; i decided to incorporate the foods i crave (including daily dessert) balanced with the whole foods i’ve learned to love, and the lifestyle i want (no gym, a 1/2 hour walk, and plenty of eating out). surprisingly, i wound up at my lowest, after years of yo yo dieting.

  2. For me, my FGW is achieved when I exercise regularly, fuel my body properly with healthy food and save room for treats. For me that means being mindful of what I eat but also not obsessing about it. I think I’m slowly reaching that point after being a bit too restrictive for awhile.

  3. I think it’s about keeping your body healthy and properly fueled, while also enjoying foods and not worrying about treating yourself. There’s NOTHING worse than eating a delicious brownie sundae while thinking the whole time, “Hmmm…. I wonder how many calories are in this.” Talk about a buzz kill!

  4. Haha love the nod to Old School – “It tastes so good when it hits your lips.” keep the Will Ferrel quotes coming, I love ’em!
    My feel great weight is when I am active enough / eating well enough that the first thing I notice in the mirror is my smile. It’s hard to describe but I notice it when I catch my own eye in the mirror, and am smiling without realizing it. I’m not thinking about my weight, I’m just thinking about how good it feels to be alive and how blessed I am to have a healthy body. That’s what my feel great weight moment is like.

  5. For me, a feel great weight is when I don’t feel out of control with my eating.
    When I hit that point, my body feels right. I feel stronger, my clothes fit properly and my mind is focused.
    So it is a combination of the physical and the mental for me! 🙂

  6. I love watermelon in the summertime!!

    Mm, I think my feel great weight is always reached when I feel just comfortable and exuberant about life, without wondering why I’m so famished or too sluggish or worried about clothes fitting tight. Just carefree and not even a thought in my head about my weight!

  7. My feel great weight is one that my body can maintain with ease, where I feel fantastic (energetic and vibrant) and look good (fit and healthy) while being able to nourish my body with wholesome, healthy, delicious foods whenever I am hungry. My feel great weight also allows for sweet treats! That’s very important. I learned the hard way that your body will tell you when it is at it’s ideal weight. (Hint: if you struggle to maintain it, it’s probably not your feel great weight!)

  8. I think its about being at a weight that you don’t starve yourself to maintain, but at the same time you eat well, have healthy habits and take care of yourself. It’s about NOT being a stick insect, and not aspiring to that either, but looking in the mirror and loving what you see. It’s a weight that you don’t have to fight tooth and nail to stay at, but can maintain pretty easily, without extreme exercise, and with healthy hearty meals. I think it’s a lot about your attitude to your body as well…being kind to yourself. 🙂 xyx

  9. Feel great weight for me means no stomach “paunch,” feeling good in my clothes, and looking at least a little bit toned. I agree with what Tina of Faith Fitness Fun said…for me, a lot of it is a state of mind.

  10. I once read a post that said “My feel-great weight is the weight that allows me to run form the zombies.” Sounds good to me, lol!
    But seriously, I also think that fitness is mental and emotional, as well as physical.

  11. The big determining factor for me, in knowing that I am at my feel great weight, is that moment that I realize I haven’t been dreaming about cupcakes and dreading the gym. When eating healthy comes naturally and I begin to do so because it fuels me, not because I want to lose weight, that is when I am at my FGW.

  12. i know when im at my feel great weight because im eating when im hungry and i dont have to work at maintaining my weight! Unfortunately for me, I dont feel comfortable at this weight and I like to be at a lower weight…which requires 6 days a week of working out and slight cutback on a healthy intake.

  13. Going scale free this summer has helped me relax about my “feel great weight.” I was getting kind of obsessed with the scale again and feeling bad about the number I saw–even though I was super fit and healthy. Lifting weights a lot does not mean a small number on the scale.

    The first month going scale free was stressful and hard. But now I feel comfortable and relaxed and less obsessed.

  14. It’s not so much my weight but my attitude towards food–that I’ve hit that magic spot where I don’t feel deprived but I also know when I’m full and what I “really” want. It makes me wonder why I’m not at that spot all the time.

  15. My feel great weight is when my clothes fit comfortably and I feel comfortable throughout the day. I like it when I have energy and I don’t feel sluggish. I don’t know what number that correlates with and I don’t care! 🙂

  16. I love everyones comments. I’m working toward my feel great weight now and I think it means being energized enough to do the things you love inside the gym and out and actually living life without constant guilt about what you eat. My grandmother used to always tell me to eat dessert first!

  17. For me, my feel great weight will be when I can slip back into a bikini and feel really comfortable. After having two kids my body is just taking longer to get there, but I am getting close. When I reach that point it will definitely feel great because I will know that all of my work at the gym and eating healthy have paid off. I don’t need to look perfect, just would like a little less jiggle in certain places than I have right now:-)

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