Fair warning: this is mainly a rant
I made the decision to be healthier back in February. This included calorie counting, exercise, and eating healthier. When I started my family was supportive, but whenever I told them my goal weight (120-130 pounds) they thought it was "too thin". I told them about BMI and how a woman of my height has a healthy BMI in the range of 115-145 pounds, but they just get awkward and say "well.. ok", like they really don't believe me.
I can't gush to my grandma about what new size I fit into anymore, because she was all worried when I told her that I fit into a size 6. I don't know if it's because she thinks size 6 is the same size as it used to be when she was growing up, or if she just thinks its so small because she's so large.
Today I sent my husband a picture, and his first reply was "Sweetie, I can see your ribs are you still at a healthy weight?". I was clearly leaning back in the photo, and had to explain to him that yes I am still in the healthy BMI range (no where near the bottom in fact), and that when you lean back your ribs are going to be more prominent.
I started at 178 and am down to 140 now (woohoo!), and I feel like I can't gush to my family about my progress anymore. They think that I'll be "too thin" if I go lower, even though I'll still be a healthy weight. I plan on going lower anyway, but I just feel like they don't support me anymore.