20-Somethings - Where did you come up with your goal weight?

10-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Just curious where everyone came up with their ideal goal weight.

Mine is the point at which I would have a healthy BMI.
I haven't been under 190 in.... well, since I was an early teen.... so I have no idea what I'll look like on that side of it!
But I figured that achieving a healthy BMI would decrease health risks, and I can always adjust based on how I look and feel later.

How about you??

10-05-2008, 07:48 PM
Mine's based on what I weighed in high school. I've never been skinny, and don't want to be now. At 145 I looked athletic and curvy, and I was in the healthy BMI range for my height.

10-05-2008, 07:58 PM
I started with 125 and have been working it down from there. 115 is also right smack in the middle of a healthy BMI for me (which means nothing I know, but that's where it is).

I've been pondering maybe going to 110, but for the 5 seconds I was at 115 almost 6 months ago or so I was pretty happy with the way I looked. Right now at 121 I'm pretty happy. But I haven't been weight training like I should.

Either way I'm trying to stick to measurements as opposed to just numbers. I'll stop when I have the mother :censored: 27 inch waist (I would kill to look like anything other than a ruler with very broad shoulders).

10-05-2008, 10:58 PM
I picked mine because I have two cousins who are similar in height to me and both size 6. And one (who is slightly taller than I am) said she weighed 135 lbs. Which to me sounded like something I could do. A size 6 is like my dream size. But now I'm getting closer to my goal weight and I'm nowhere near as skinny as she is. So maybe I just don't have as much muscle?

Regardless, I'm thinking of moving it down to 125 lbs...I guess I'll wait until I reach my initial goal and then evaluate it from there. But yeah, basically I chose it because I saw other people of a similar height that looked good at that weight.

Susie Derkins
10-06-2008, 12:10 AM
I picked mine - 125 - because it's close to my college weight, without being impossible or impractical. When I was last 125 I felt my healthiest, most energetic, and most comfortable in my skin. I also noticed I wasn't bothered as much my water retention during pms, and that I tended to eat smaller portions and healthier foods more as a matter of course.

10-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Mine says 160, but really, I don't have a clue. It's too far in the distance at the moment. 160 was basing it on the BMI charts for my height, a healthy weight. I've never been skinny, so I don't know what the final outcome will actually be. I might love myself at 175, or get to 160 and see that I want to lose more weight. Who knows.

10-06-2008, 01:21 AM
I picked 130 because I maintained it before with only moderate exercise and only basic attention to my diet. I was not overweight but not tiny either (I don't really want to be tiny). I'll adjust it to whatever is easy to maintain (maybe as high as 140, or possibly lower than 130) - I will have to see how it goes. My exercise and food are different now, and I'm older, so I don't know that I'll settle into the exact same place. But it's a reasonable target for now, to give me an idea of where I'm at.

10-06-2008, 01:41 AM
I picked 150 because it's on the outside edge of a "healthy weight" for my age and height, but honestly I am more interested in my shape and pants size than I am the scale. My legs are fairly muscular because I've always walked or biked several miles per day- and I'm a medium-to-large frame. For me....I just want my waist to be smaller than my hips and to be generally toned. I've got a ways to go....but I know I'll get there! I try not to obsess too much about the scale, as long I'm healthy and lookin' good. Does that make sense?

Iconised Ghost
10-06-2008, 02:42 AM
i chose to lose 20kg first because i had lost 10kg before, and figured losing 10 more would be ok. Then i looked at my ideal weight for my body frame size thing and found it was another 10kg lower than that. So thats how i got my ideal weight

10-06-2008, 02:55 AM
mine started off as a healthy bmi....
now i dunt know....

10-06-2008, 03:09 AM
With the help of a trainer at my gym and some awesome measurements and equipment, I got a pretty accurate body fat percentage. I then calculated my lean body mass from that (130 lbs). I got 160 by wanting around 20% body fat. If I went by straight BMI (which does not take into account having more lean body mass) then I should be between 120-150 I think. Which for my body is too low. I still have a ways to go to get to 160, but I still think that is pretty accurate. When I was in the 170s my body was pretty happy, though...so I know getting to 160 will be tough.

10-06-2008, 03:18 AM
150lbs is my goal. I picked it cause 153lbs brings my BMI down to somethign healthy. When I get there I'll see if I need to adjust. I think prob 130lbs is more accurate....Heck right now I just want to get under 200!!

10-06-2008, 09:59 AM
I picked my goal weight based on a friend who is the same height as me. I thought she looked great at 145, so I made that my starting goal. We are built differently, so I may have to adjusted my goal as I get closer, but I thought that would be a good starting point.

10-06-2008, 02:58 PM
My first goal of 110lbs is what would be at the bigger end of healthy for me. My second goal of 95lbs is about 10lbs over my lowest. It was healthy but not on the bigger side. It is where I would like to be when I get pregnant so I have room to grow. :p

10-06-2008, 03:03 PM
I picked mine because it was what I weighed before I got pregnant with my third kiddo and I felt healthy and looked good. Now that I have had my fourth and last I would like to be there again. I am currently 160lbs and want to be 114lbs again:)

10-06-2008, 04:04 PM
I kind of randomly picked mine. I really have no idea what it'll look like when I get there. I'll probably change it at some point. I was trying to keep in mind my height and stature. I'm getting curvier by the day so we'll see.