New lowest weight: 160.4 lbs

paleomarinecomimages_27_original_BUEenbOc3ZK(1)I don’t know how this happened, but when I weighed myself this morning, I weighed in at 160.4 lbs. That’s the lowest I’ve weighed since… well, I can’t remember. Probably when I was 23. I was a Corporal in the Marines, then.

My body composition is much different now, though. I’m much leaner and muscular than I was when I was 23. Back then, I was a soft 160 lbs while now I’m at around 10% body fat. That’s quite a difference.

Since returning from National Guard annual training, I’ve lost almost 5 lbs. I don’t know how or why, but the weight keeps coming off. I’m eating a lot more fat now, and I’ve cut down a lot on the carb intake since I’m not relying on RXBars for my nutrition.

Am I hoping to get into the 150’s? I am. Everyone is telling me that I’m already thin enough, but psychologically, getting into the 150’s will allow me to stress less about my weight. It will give me more wiggle room so I can enjoy life a bit more. I like to stay far from my maximum allowable weight in the military, and being under 160 will give me peace of mind to eat a hot dog or a slice of pizza every now and then (when I want to accept the consequences of eating cheese or grains and their effect on my gut!).

This isn’t about being thin. It’s about being healthy. I’m only 5’6″ now (after shrinking an inch since age 19). Being in the 150’s is healthier than being in the 160’s. I feel better at this weight, too.

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