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Old 06-28-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question Setting a goal--HOW???

This might be just an odd question….

In my on again/off again diet life and participation on 3FC I’ve noticed that everyone seems to have a definite goal weight in mind. How do you get to that number??? I don’t want to be thin—nicely curvy will do fine—I’ve been there and will know it when I get there again. Unfortunately, I never weighed myself when I was happy where I was so I don’t know that magic number.

I’ve got a destination on this weight loss. I belly dance and have just made a commitment to compete this time next year. I certainly don’t want to be the one that people describe as “the heavy one.” Thanks to a phone app, I’ve started counting calories and I’m losing weight. It’s coming off slowly, but pretty effortlessly. Do I just keep losing as long as the weight is coming off?

Thanks for ideas!
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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My goal weight is only an approximate & my ticker goal weight may go through an adjustment or two down the line. I have more of a jean size in mind that I'm aiming for. Keep losing until you find your 'happy place.' Best wishes!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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I picked a healthy range for my height and I am somewhere just below the middle mark.
A healthy range for 5'5" is 119-149 according to some charts I have seen.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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Well my healthy highest would be 132 I forgot what the low would be (my actual height is 5"3 and 3/4). I honestly chose 150 because it was closer to 200 and seemed easier to get to. I just want to be able to wear regular clothes, not plus. Haven't done that over 15 years or so. If I get to 150 and I am still uncomfortable then I'll shoot for 140. But that's a long way off.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:56 PM   #5
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I chose a size clothing and I want to be at the low end of that size. A lot of the people that are at the size I want to be at is doable for me. I will decide if I want to weigh myself after I get to a size 14 which I'm hoping for by my birthday. We will see. Then I will set a goal weight.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:05 PM   #6
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The first goal I picked when setting up my 3FC ticker was 210 which would be lower than I had ever reached before since gaining 100 lbs the year I turned 30. When I saw I was nearing that, I changed the goal to 100 lbs. to get down to that weight from 20 years ago.

A few weeks ago I realized that 165 wasn't going to be enough for me now that I know it's in reach, so I picked a weight which will put me in normal BMI range.

I really can't imagine moving that goal again, but as I've been uncovering brand new territory, who knows?
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:45 PM   #7
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I was 150 for a long time and thought I looked good in my 20s. It puts me at a size 14. I don't know if it's still obtainable at 40, but I figured it was worth a shot.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #8
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I used this calculator. It gives you your ideal weight using several different formulas. The website recommends setting a goal between "a medically-recommended weight and a weight that your peers would hope for."
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