realistic goal weight
I picked my goal weight (125 lbs.) after looking at a bunch of people on 3FC who were the same height as me (5'4")and averaging their goal weights.
My "set point" used to be 136 lbs. Now, after a big bunch of stuff I won't go into here, it's about 133.
I lost 12 lbs in 6 months (down to 135) and then spent the next 8 months trying to get below 130. That told me that I was not realistic about my original goal weight and I reset it to 130.
I am now at a range of 130-133 and I'm totally happy with my body! I've been maintaining and will have to do so for the rest of my life. So be it! This body is worth the effort!
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow" - Mary Ann Radmacher