Stating the Facts


So I've come to grips with my age even though sometimes it's not so fun.  For instance, due to my stellar diet, it was suggested I get more fiber.  So now, I'm on the fiber gummies...getting it done my way!  Oh and don't worry about the weight management part...this version just had some additional vitamins and I figured, couldn't hurt?  But on the topic of weight, I've got a question for you...

I need to head to DMV soon (like seriously, my bday was last week) to replace my driver's license issued in 2003.  Now I have tended to follow the 10 lbs under your current weight rule for my DL most of my life, but my current weight is 10 lbs under the one listed on my 2003 DL.  Seriously?  Now I could tell you I was pregnant (which is true) but let's be honest, I wasn't factoring that weight gain into the equation.  Clearly and truthfully, for a number of reasons, it was just one of the times I was bigger in my life.

So now, I'm pretty much at the weight I usually sit at.  I am working out more than ever, but I'm not really trying to lose weight (like it's not even on my radar), I just want to be more active and tone what I'm already working with.  So that being said, do I still go lower?  Admit the exact weight?

Tell the truth (I promise not to call the DMV)...is your license correct?
Anonymous said...

My weight on the DMv has always been the same...for 50 years. Most times it is so far from 10 lbs it's a laugh. People say, you look like you weigh xxxpounds, so I put that down. If others think it, it must be so. You look like, let's see, 120. Am I close? If I've gone too high, disregard. They don't really care anyway.
Mom

Jackie said...

I'll be honest..I had to renew mine last year I believe and I didn't change my weight on there and still haven't, and it's about 2-3 lbs. over what I weigh, no joke. I think when I actually entered that weight it was probably a few pounds under what I weighed but I decided now that I was comfortable with that number that was on there and in a weird sort of way...i never want to go over that number EVER...so it's one of those little motivators...

So, maybe meet half way there...go down 5 lbs or put your actual weight and then use it as a motivator to weigh that for the next 10 years :)

oh and the fiber thing....girlfriend, we have got to do something about your eating...apples and oatmeal are so much better than fiber gummies!! maybe someday..... :)

Karri said...

I am with Jackie on the fiber. While I do enjoy gummy vitamins (love that they make an adult one!), TJ's makes a great quick-cooking steel cut oatmeal that is great for a fiber boost! And its yummy...chuck in a handful of fruit. Mnn.
Anyway, the licence. I haven't changed the weight on mine since I got mine when I got married. So at times, I've been lower than what it was and now, I am a bit above what it is. But its a good estimate.

I'd put it at what you are now or within 5 lbs :)

southern daze said...

Laughing at your gummies because that's the only way I get my daily vitamin down - gummies are totally the way to go. However, I have to agree with Jackie that apples & oatmeal are probably better for you. The good news is that you're getting the fiber you need. Small steps :-)

Ahhh...the DMV weight question. Always such a fun subject. The weight currently listed on my DL is my "perfect" weight, one that I haven't been at(consistently)for awhile. It's also one that I'll probably keep when we move (perpetual optimist that I am). However, for you, if you're at the point where you're in a good place weight-wise & you're happy, why not list your actual weight (gasp!) I'd be thrilled if I was happy enough with my true weight to list it. But if you still feel like you should go under, I think 5lbs is good.

Bridget said...

Haha, I just had to comment because I never remember to update my weight and it is actually 20 lbs heavier than my current weight. I don't know why it doesn't bother me more, but I guess since they never ask when you renew your license, I always thought it was more awkward to specifically ask them to change your weight. As though they would look at me and be like "Pssh, yeah sure. Just don't ask me to change it again once you gain the weight back."

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