100 lb. Club - I need to lose 100-130 lbs approximately




PrincessKLS
10-17-2013, 03:04 PM
Okay so I'm 5' and roughly between 244-249 lbs. I know for BMI purposes my weight should be between 97-128 lbs or so. My current long term goal is to weigh 120 lbs but I was about this height at age 12 and a bit chucky, so should I strive to weigh even less? I'm also naturally curvy (particularly in the breasts department). At 12, I was a 34C and now I'm a 48 H (roughly) at age 30. So, what do you think?


giselley
10-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Personally, I see it as a "one day at a time" type thing. Have goals, sure. Strive to go from obese bmi to overweight bmi to normal bmi before any amazing goals. This will take a year or 2 or even more, so it is a long term situation you are talking about. Be happy with every little advancement. I have learned that making goals is really about moving forward, overcoming obstacles, and living life now, not thinking of a distant future.

PrincessKLS
10-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Yeah, I was just frustrated after losing 3 lbs in like a 2 week or 3 week period gaining it all back. Plus, all scales are different so it's frustrating that different doctors have different scales and then yours say different. Mine's digital, mine GPs is an old fashioned movable "weights" one, another doctor I saw had a fancy digital one, etc.


PreciousMissy
10-17-2013, 03:50 PM
Welcome princess!

You'll see that even the littlest changes can have a big impact! What has helped me along is remembering that every day is different, and even when the scale doesn't move, because it will stop at some point, just keep at it!

Kayhm0711
10-17-2013, 05:44 PM
I am 5' tall too. And while I think I looked chunky at 120lbs when I was about 12 or 13 too I also was going through puberty and didn't have fat in the same places it was still kind of baby fat, all over ya know what I mean? My goal is 125-130lbs. I'm not looking to be stick thin, I want to keep some of my boobs and butt and be healthy so I wouldn't read too much into the BMI thing because a lot of people find their numbers to be unrealistic.

PrincessKLS
10-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Yes but hypothetically does 97-110 make a 5' person stick thin?

Mozzy
10-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Welcome and good luck on your journey!!

belovedspirit
10-17-2013, 09:51 PM
Welcome! :)

I suspect the BMI works well as a guideline. Sometimes folks use it as an estimate of their goal weight, and adjust accordingly as they get closer to that number.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when determining your ideal body weight. I'm sure there are others, but examples include:

- Frame size
- Overall comfort level at a given weight
- Previous injuries or health conditions that call for a low vs. avg weight
- Health conditions that keep you above an average weight
- Satisfaction with your appearance
- Family history of certain health conditions
- BMI
- Physician recommendation

It truly depends on YOU. This is definitely a personalized process, so perhaps let yourself explore and decide based on what makes the most sense for you and feels the best! :)

BuffieLynn
10-18-2013, 12:41 AM
Okay so I'm 5' and roughly between 244-249 lbs. I know for BMI purposes my weight should be between 97-128 lbs or so. My current long term goal is to weigh 120 lbs but I was about this height at age 12 and a bit chucky, so should I strive to weigh even less? I'm also naturally curvy (particularly in the breasts department). At 12, I was a 34C and now I'm a 48 H (roughly) at age 30. So, what do you think?

Hi Princess,
I feel you on the scale situation. It has been maddening to have various scales in my life MD etc. So, for me the only scale I am "believing" is my home scale, the one I way on in my birthday suit. When I weighed at the MD yesterday and it was 2 lbs different (in the wrong way)... I ignored it. It took a lot of willpower. But I was able to walk away with my esteem in tack.

Best wishes on journey to onederland ;)

Dreamer2012
10-18-2013, 06:27 AM
I'm 5' too and as belovedspirit said, sometimes people use BMI as a guideline. I am one of these people. I've set my goal for 112, in around the middle of the healthy/normal range. But if I feel comfortable at 120, I would stop. My point is, you've set 120 as a target and you should work towards that and adjust to how you feel.

earthecho
10-18-2013, 07:27 AM
Yes but hypothetically does 97-110 make a 5' person stick thin?

From my experience, no. You might want to check out mybodygallery.com and browse the 5'0" women. All weights are posted so you can determine for yourself when women of our height begin to look too heavy or too to you.

Vex
10-18-2013, 09:56 AM
Don't worry about where to stop right now. Pick a number if you must and get going.

The goal weight can fluctuate for quite a few people as they get closer and see what their body is like.

PrincessKLS
10-18-2013, 01:46 PM
I'm 5' too and as belovedspirit said, sometimes people use BMI as a guideline. I am one of these people. I've set my goal for 112, in around the middle of the healthy/normal range. But if I feel comfortable at 120, I would stop. My point is, you've set 120 as a target and you should work towards that and adjust to how you feel.

Thanks, I guess I should do that.

PrincessKLS
10-18-2013, 01:46 PM
From my experience, no. You might want to check out mybodygallery.com and browse the 5'0" women. All weights are posted so you can determine for yourself when women of our height begin to look too heavy or too to you.



Thanks, that was very helpful.

elvislover324
10-18-2013, 02:03 PM
Don't worry about where to stop right now. Pick a number if you must and get going.

The goal weight can fluctuate for quite a few people as they get closer and see what their body is like.

I agree with Vex, just get started! That was the best thing I ever did, just got started with no goal in mind (or I did small goals of getting under 300, under 275, etc.).

And now that I have lost so much and incorporated exercise, people always think I'm lighter than I weigh. Some parts of my body are lean and strong (other parts, not so much!).

Good luck!

taylorrr21
11-10-2013, 07:27 AM
Just take your time im 5'2 Ive kept my goal at 140 to begin once i hit that i will then re evaluate where i want to be.

Keep up the good work, it takes time but its totally worth it!!

toastedsmoke
11-10-2013, 08:24 AM
I'm a goal-oriented person so I totally understand the attraction of having a goal. When I started this journey, I thought I was 5'8 (turned out I'm actually a shorter 5'7) and so I picked 165 lbs as a goal weight based on the highest healthy BMI weight for my height. Once I was in the 180s, within 20 or so lbs of that, I realized that 165 lbs was probably not going to give me the look I was after so I've readjusted downwards.

I don't think there's anything wrong with setting a goal of 120 lbs. Set it and see what you look like when you get there. 120 lbs at age 12 looks very different from 120 lbs when you're older and all the curves were settled. When I was 12, I weighed in the 190s in lbs, when I was 25 and weighed in the 190s, I looked much better and less chunky than 13 years previously. Set your goal and get going, knowing you can always adjust upwards or downwards as you get closer to goal!

tefrey
11-10-2013, 12:32 PM
Make a goal that inspires you and but be prepared to reassess it when you get close! Your body is going to go through tremendous changes on this journey and you won't know where you ought to end up until you are there.

For example, many of us get really excited about exercise as we lose. If you exercise a lot you will put on a great deal of muscle and may look amazing at a higher weight. If you don't have a lot of muscle mass as you near your goal you might decide to lose a few more pounds then you originally intended.

The most important thing at this time is to have goals that inspire you. Have a long term goal, and lots and lots of mini goals along the way.

My goal is 120, it's what my tall willowy sisters weigh and I find it an inspiring number. I expect that I will actually end up at 130 or 135, because I feel and look best when I am somewhat muscular and still have some curves.