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My Fitness Targets

I've been able to work out more lately now that I am out of my postpartum lazy days and now that I'm officially done with having kids, it's time to take back my body for me. I did a little fitness evaluation. Numbers are always my enemy on the scale, but thankfully my bloodwork numbers (cholesterol, BP, triglycerides) are not bad at all and are in the normal ranges. The number I see on the scale gives me a big frowny face, but we've been at odds since I was 11. (Please don't let the case for my kids, especially Cora) There are other numbers besides the scale too, so I checked those out on WebMd's Body Calculator and it spit out the following information.

My Target Heart Range
93-121 general fitness / recovery
149-158 high intensity
60 Resting - 186 maximum
This is good news to me because thanks to my new HRM I am usually in the 160s for cardio exercises on machines and  in the 130s while walking.
My Target Calories
1700-1800 calories
(per MFP established goals)

This does not count the calories I “earn” while exercising or the ones I “burn” from nursing Cora. I’m totally not sold that nursing burns calories since I’ve nursed three kids with no dramatic loss, but I do know it makes me hungry!
My Weight
115-154 lbs.  

I don’t see the lower end of that spectrum ever happening until I’m like 89 and eating a diet of cottage cheese with tomatoes and coffee only (and even then complaining the tomatoes don’t taste like they used to). The higher end of 154 I think is doable but not with some serious work. Now 175-180 is something I can currently shoot for.  Baby steps.
My BMI & Belly Fat
The healthy range for BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9

Mine is 33.5 = obese. Obese is such an ugly word. 
A waist-to-height ratio between 0.42 and 0.48 is healthy.  I’m at .55 = overweight
Not good news but no surprises here, wah wah.  

So, I've got nothing but time ahead of me and $10 diet bet going on to lose 4% of my body weight by this time next month so wish me luck as the journey continues!

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