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Old 02-11-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Ok, I'm there!! I'm so there! I've been toying with these numbers a long time now and thought I'd just know when I got there, but apparently I don't. I can't decide what to do.

When I started this, I was 5'3.5" and claiming 5'4". That makes 145 my "normal" number, and actually since I was really a half inch shorter than that, it should have been a lower number, but we won't go there. Since losing this weight, I have grown an inch!! I've read that weight can compress the spine, so when we ditch the pounds, sometimes we grow. So now I am 5'4.5". I changed my height for my side info. and for my ticker, but I did not change all my little mini goals.

So now, here's my ridiculous "who-cares" question. One more pound is going to slip me into a normal BMI range if I go with the 1/2 inch of height I have. But don't most people just round down their height?

So which do I celebrate? 145 or 147? 'Cause there's gonna be a thread!! There's gonna be a big ol' thread!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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I am looking for that big ol' thread! I think that I would celebrate at 147 but only if you really feel it then. Will you be saying to yourself, "I am celebrating at 147 but I am not really at goal until I get to 145"?

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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I am looking for that big ol' thread! I think that I would celebrate at 147 but only if you really feel it then. Will you be saying to yourself, "I am celebrating at 147 but I am not really at goal until I get to 145"?

You are an amazing woman, my friend!
So sweet! Thank you, thank you!

And yes, that's why I'm asking all of you. My head is not going to be content with 147.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:10 AM   #4
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I think you should round UP your height or at the very least keep the .5. I am basing this on the fact that we are subject to gravity during the day and have usually been under its influence for a few hours before we get into the dr. office (or wherever you get measured).

And BTW, congrats!! I guess you could update your mini-goals section for reaching 149!!! Yay!!! You have worked really hard.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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I would still go for the 145. Like you said, you will not be content with yourself if you call it at 147.
I haven't had my height measured in a LONG time so don't know if I've grown too, but I've just kept the same mini goal and goal numbers all the way down. It's like now, I bought some new scales before xmas but I still weigh on my old ones once a week and in my head that is the true weight, as the new scale shows me about half a pound lighter and in my head if I rely on that one I am giving myself an extra half pound loss
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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I'd go with the 145 because of the fact that you don't feel you will be content in your own mind with the 147. And now you have me worried that I will grow! I don't wanna grow, I like my shortiness.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:36 AM   #8
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Ok, I'm there!! I'm so there! I've been toying with these numbers a long time now and thought I'd just know when I got there, but apparently I don't. I can't decide what to do.

When I started this, I was 5'3.5" and claiming 5'4". That makes 145 my "normal" number, and actually since I was really a half inch shorter than that, it should have been a lower number, but we won't go there. Since losing this weight, I have grown an inch!! I've read that weight can compress the spine, so when we ditch the pounds, sometimes we grow. So now I am 5'4.5". I changed my height for my side info. and for my ticker, but I did not change all my little mini goals.

So now, here's my ridiculous "who-cares" question. One more pound is going to slip me into a normal BMI range if I go with the 1/2 inch of height I have. But don't most people just round down their height?

So which do I celebrate? 145 or 147? 'Cause there's gonna be a thread!! There's gonna be a big ol' thread!!
If you can't find the thread then I would go ahead and create a new one and we will celebrate right along with you! I think what you mean about "growing" is that the weight weighs down our spine and we usually have such bad posture that we are shorter while we are heavier. I used to be almost 5"8" when I was at my normal weight. 30 lbs ago, I was practically the hunchback of N.D.

I've never heard about rounding down your height. Usually, I have been pretty proud to have the height I had. I would like to actually get down to 135 lbs which I used to weigh while I was in high school but with what we know now about exercising and chiseling our bodies I might not need to do that and still get results with exercising. Remember, lower weights are great but they also take less calories to maintain. (not to rain on your wonderful parade here)

Again, on your acheivement!
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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Not sure, I sometimes round up and sometimes round down. Because you want to celebrate the milestone, I'd round down (IF) you feel like you be apprehensive, if you feel comfy rouding up then go for it!

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I would go with 145, only cause I like nice, "round" numbers. But for you, it kinda seems like you've already decided that 145 is going to be more meaningful for you anyways.

*waits for thread*
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:32 PM   #11
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How come you can't make two threads? There's no constitutional or legal limit, right?

Sounds to me like you wanna go for 145.

I just want you happy. Two pounds either way, meh, as far as I'm concerned. It's your party, babe. Which moment on the scale would be more thrilling & more celebratory for you?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:17 PM   #12
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What Saef and the girls said - which one is going to do it for YOU? It sounds like that number is 145
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #13
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The last part of your post made me laugh out loud.

I agree with the others, do what will make you happy, but it sounds like 145 is what you have in mind as your goal - plus it's a nice, round number!

I haven't measured my height since I started losing weight, but I did round up to 5'7 even though I am about a 1/4 inch shorter than that. My goal weight is set to 159 right now so I can eke into the healthy BMI range, but I might go down to 155 to give myself a little extra healthy.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #14
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I have been reading your posts since I joined this forum (in June last year) and based on my little knowledge of you, I know that deep down you want that 145. So wait until you get there.....

If you make that thread at 147, my guess is you are going to feel like a fraud. So wait....you will get there very shortly.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:53 PM   #15
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Ah **** girl- why don't ya CELEBRATE em BOTH! Or stop right betwix the 2 & call er GOOD!

By the way, have you adorned your empty shelves yet??? just being a curious george!
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