I’m currently about 80lbs over my supposed ideal weight. But weight loss isn’t my goal. If I feel like a million bucks and get a lot done, I honestly could care less if I have a spare tire. I’m just tired of being tired. (Story in my profile.)
Besides, if one begins to trade fat for muscle because they’ve been getting off the couch and accomplishing things, can you really measure the progress of that by a bathroom scale?
This is one place where being a man has an advantage: There isn’t anywhere near as much stigma about an obese male as there is an obese woman. Sorry ladies, that’s just how it is. But I hope you give up the weight loss pursuit. If people put you down for being overweight, they’re not the kind of people you really want to have acceptance from anyway.
I am a born-again Christian, and I love the body of Christ. The real born-again Christians. They accept you for who you are. If you’re around people who claim Christ but insult you, don’t believe for one second they’re born-again Christians, no matter what they tell you. Instead, find Christ and others who love Him. And, if you start to feel healthy, pursue Christ by helping others with your new-found energy. Soon, you’ll think less and less about the body fat.
Just my three cents. (Inflation.)