Weight Loss Support - Should I stop or keep going after losing 20+ pounds?




Ciao
07-20-2010, 04:10 PM
Hey chicks. So I'm debating on whether or
not I should continue losing weight.
At 142lbs I look and feel great already.
But my body has kinda stopped losing the weight.
It's hit a dead end and it's frustrating me.
I'm 15 years old and I haven't changed my
eating habits or exercise habits. I run 2 miles
every other day but I'm still stuck.

Photo #1
I did not alter this photo to change my body
size. The only thing I edited is the pixels to distract
from seeing the sides of the photo and focus
more on my body.

Photo #2
I darkened this photo so you could see my silhouette
and get a better look at my body shape.


I know my body is still growing and I've done
good so far. And I also have nice curves now. So should
I keep going or maintain? I've never been at
120 so I'm not sure what I'll look like. And it's
been really hard for me to go below 140. I'm
not sure if it's me, my body, or my workout/diet.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. :)


Losing It 2010
07-20-2010, 04:13 PM
I think if you are comfortable with where you are at then you should just maintain, stay active and continue to eat healthy

Hey chicks. So I'm debating on whether or
not I should continue losing weight.
At 142lbs I look and feel great already.
But my body has kinda stopped losing the weight.
It's hit a dead end and it's frustrating me.
I'm 15 years old and I haven't changed my
eating habits or exercise habits. I run 2 miles
every other day but I'm still stuck.

Photo #1
I did not alter this photo to change my body
size. The only thing I edited is the pixels to distract
from seeing the sides of the photo and focus
more on my body.

Photo #2
I darkened this photo so you could see my silhouette
and get a better look at my body shape.


I know my body is still growing and I've done
good so far. And I also have nice curves now. So should
I keep going or maintain? I've never been at
120 so I'm not sure what I'll look like. And it's
been really hard for me to go below 140. I'm
not sure if it's me, my body, or my workout/diet.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. :)

Ciao
07-20-2010, 04:17 PM
I think if you are comfortable with where you are at then you should just maintain, stay active and continue to eat healthy
That's what I've been thinking.
I guess my whole thing is, "What WILL I look like at 120?"
Or is my body even capable of getting to 120?

Because even now I don't look like I'm 140. I've
been told I look like I'm low 130s.


Passionista
07-20-2010, 04:36 PM
You feel great, you look great, so I say that as long as you're healthy, stay active and eat well and stop trying to lose! You are a beautiful young woman, be proud and happy with yourself!

Aubrey87
07-20-2010, 04:39 PM
i think you look wonderful now! i would say maintain and continue the a healthy diet and exercise routine! congrats on your success!

gardenerjoy
07-20-2010, 04:54 PM
You look great! You may be growing taller, which is going to slow your weight loss and will make your ideal weight a bit higher. If I were you, I think I would maintain for six months or a year and revisit the question then.

Ciao
07-20-2010, 04:59 PM
Thanks. I'll maintain and let my
body take a break for now. Then later I'll lose
weight little by little. :)

ncuneo
07-20-2010, 05:02 PM
Only you can answer this for yourself, but being of the same height I would stay where you are for a while and then re-evaluate. I know for me personally with my bone structure and build 120 would be too thin. You look great!

jkinboston89
07-20-2010, 05:03 PM
You look awesome right now! I think you should definitely maintain, especially since you may still be getting taller :)

Ciao
07-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Thank you. :)

love114
07-20-2010, 09:17 PM
You look good!! I agree with the others that say maintain. And you're only 15 so you're still growing! Just continue eating healthy and exercising cause those are good habits but I don't think you need to lose anymore cause you do look good! In the end its your decision though. Congrats! :)

Wild Vulpix
07-20-2010, 09:36 PM
You look absolutely stunning! You certinally don't need to lose another pound!

But... If I were in your shoes, I'd do it. Because I, too, would be VERY curious as to what I'd look like at that lower weight. I mean, it's not like you can't ever turn back. At the same time though, there's no rush or urgency, and you DO look great so even if you can't get down to 120lbs, there's no reason to beat yourself up. But hey, you only live once, right? If it's too difficult, don't sweat over it and just maintain. But you don't want to regret not giving it a shot, either :)

Ciao
07-20-2010, 11:01 PM
You look absolutely stunning! You certinally don't need to lose another pound!

But... If I were in your shoes, I'd do it. Because I, too, would be VERY curious as to what I'd look like at that lower weight. I mean, it's not like you can't ever turn back. At the same time though, there's no rush or urgency, and you DO look great so even if you can't get down to 120lbs, there's no reason to beat yourself up. But hey, you only live once, right? If it's too difficult, don't sweat over it and just maintain. But you don't want to regret not giving it a shot, either :)

Thanks. That's absolutely what I
was thinking. :)

christinemariep
07-21-2010, 12:02 AM
I think you look tiny already! You and I are about the same size, though, and I still want to get to the 120s, so I understand where you're coming from. When I was in the 120s was when I felt my cutest but that was years ago, so I'm unsure of my ability to do it as well. I do think that you look great, though--congrats on losing 20 #! :)

Cglasscock1
07-21-2010, 01:41 AM
It's so refreshing to see a young girl not trying to diet herself down to an unhealthy weight. Bravo to you for being happy where you are and healthy as well! You look just right!

therex
07-21-2010, 08:08 AM
i don't have any real input, but i just wanted to say i think you look great!

ParadiseFalls
07-21-2010, 09:46 PM
You look thin this way--I think 20 pounds from now you would look skinny. I suppose it depends whether you prefer thin or skinny! Either way, you'll be gorgeous!

Ciao
07-21-2010, 10:03 PM
You look thin this way--I think 20 pounds from now you would look skinny. I suppose it depends whether you prefer thin or skinny! Either way, you'll be gorgeous!

I talked to my mum about that.
She said the same thing you did. She said
I look good at this weight and that she can't
picture me 20 lbs less. She doesn't think I'll
look good as a very tiny person. :)

pucedaisy
07-21-2010, 10:42 PM
You look great, you feel great. You've developed healthy habits- congratulations! Only you can answer this, but honestly, I'd say stick with what you are doing and don't focus on an arbitrary number (which could derail your healthy attitude). As you pointed out, your body is still changing and growing- i think you can't go wrong maintaining for a while, and check in with yourself in a few months. Really, you look absolutely fantastic as you are.

Gold32
07-21-2010, 10:59 PM
I also wanted to throw in that I think you look beautiful, and I agree with everyone. You are young and healthy, both physically and mentally. I think your body likes where it's at for now, and if you're happy, then why rush/push it? Here's another thought- become an expert at maintaining now. College (if you go) will be much harder!

Ciao
07-22-2010, 12:21 PM
I also wanted to throw in that I think you look beautiful, and I agree with everyone. You are young and healthy, both physically and mentally. I think your body likes where it's at for now, and if you're happy, then why rush/push it? Here's another thought- become an expert at maintaining now. College (if you go) will be much harder!

I've never thought about that.
Thank you. :) From where I see it,
there are a lot of benefits to maintaining
right now.

inkdiva
07-25-2010, 03:08 AM
I'll just chime in with my two cents too. I really think your current weight is where you should probably be. People get too stuck on a number sometimes, and the images of people in Hollywood are scary. I mean, sure, you probably could hit the one twenties, but curves are nice to have and bones are scary looking. I liked all the actresses before you could see their bones through their skin. Examples, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox, Demi Moore, Hillary Duff, and so on. Enjoy being a girl. BTW, chests don't do well at 0% body fat. :)