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Old 06-06-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I was just mapping it out and I noticed if I lost 1lb a week I could reach my goal around Halloween. I figure if I give myself a plant that I have until the end of November to reach my goal it would be do-able. That way I could (ideally) mantain my weight within a 5 lb span during the holiday months.

Last time I lost weight from taking a new medication I was so excited to get to 131 that once I saw the number I totally fell off the wagon and went crazy. The time before that the same thing happened at 125. I stopped weighing and thought I was done.

Now I realize I can never be done, that I need to be able to figure out how to mantain long term. My plan is to continue daily weigh in's for the rest of 2012 at least, then I may change to weekly. I am going to make sure that I also have a "Maintaing Zone" and a "Danger Zone"-where I reach past the number I will get rigorous with dieting to get back into my maintaing zone.

I have decided my maintaing zone is 115-120. 121+ will be my "Danger Zone".

Anyone else thought this out, or am I just psycho? Hah!
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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I've done that... haha

My ultimate goal is 135, so My maintenance zone will be 135-144 and 145+ will be my Danger Zone... trust me I've put A lot of thought into this hahahaha
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Ugh, I dunno!!!

I think 160 will be my high-end danger zone. I want to be where I want to be by September, but I don't know if my body will cooperate.

I've avoided putting an end-date on my goal because I don't want to fall into the 'I'M A FAILURE AT WEIGHT LOSS AND LIFE AND CATCHING UNICORNS!!' trap and eat my face off.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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I'm in maintenance now,and having that "zone" has really helped me. If I see 128, that is my key to take a look at how I've been eating, etc. I just got over my first gain since losing weight. I went up to 130 after surgery, and it took me about a month to get back into my comfort zone.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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I have thought this one out too. I don't have a date set for my goal other than before the year is out. I don't want to pick a day until I am closer to goal because if I get there sooner I might use it as an excuse to over indulge and if I am running behind I might binge because I am frustrated.

My goal is 110 and I think 115 will be my danger zone.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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I don't have a goal date in mind, but I think my comfortable range will be 125-129 and anything above or below will be the "danger zone".
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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I've been maintaining anywhere in the range of 113-117 at various points in the day. I have two redline weights above and below my goal weight of 115 because I sometimes have trouble eating enough. I don't really weight naked anymore, so I jump on the scale whenever I feel like it and I want to be in that range, even with clothes on.

111 or 112 on the scale is my cue to eat more, hitting 119 or 120 is my cue to scale back.

I'm currently in "eating more" mode. I find if I dip below 2000 calories for too long that I start losing again.

I'm thinking of getting rid of the idea of an upper redline weight and just going by measurements since I really do want to start building muscle. Then again I keep saying that and I never do it! Lol!

I guess it's like weight loss...you have to do it when you're ready.

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:43 AM   #8
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My upper "danger zone" limit would be 115. When I get to 115 I tend to start making excuses for getting back down to goal because I know it would take more commitment to lose 5 lbs than the usual 2 or 3.

Actually my goal date expired I meant to be at goal back in May.

So my new goal date - June 21st, the start of summer.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #9
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I don't know where I will "end up" and I am hesitant to call "goal weight" because I don't know what will be maintainable. I think I'm going to focus more on eating well and getting in shape than on dropping pounds. As it stands, I feel like I've moved my "no effort" weight from about 132 to 128 which is AWESOME! I feel pretty great under 128 and I have been losing inches, so we'll see.

"Ultimately" I would love to be a size 2. I feel like anything under that = having to shop at kiddie stores forever and being judged a lot by others.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #10
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Well CrazyGurl, you're not alone it seems!

I never really had a goal weight or a goal time in mind, but I'm legitimately happy where I am right now. I have a "Happy range" which I guess could be considered my goal weight that I shoot to stay in. Like Sontaikle, I sometimes end up weighing less than I would like and have to make an effort to eat more because just a 2 pound difference can make me look gaunt in the face.

(generally a day or two with my pals Ben and Jerry clears that right up).

< 116 lbs = Eat more!
116-118 lbs = Happy Range
119 lbs = Hmm... that's no bueno...
>120 lbs - Danger Danger!!

The highest I've gotten in the last several months was 119.2 lbs, but I had a feeling that was water weight. I checked again the next morning and was down to 117.4 lbs and have been there or under there ever since.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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I just want to be a size 4. Right now I bounce between 4 & 6, not really feeling like I belong. So I guess 130 would be the upper end of acceptable, but 124-127 ideal...? I don't know, I'm not there yet!
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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I just want to be a size 4. Right now I bounce between 4 & 6, not really feeling like I belong. So I guess 130 would be the upper end of acceptable, but 124-127 ideal...? I don't know, I'm not there yet!
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #13
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My main goal is 118-120, and my low limit is 112 (where I'll need to start eating more). I'll probably set my high limit at 124-127.

Once I leave the 130s, I definitely don't want to see that number again anytime soon.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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My goal is 125 by 30, meaning 125 lbs by September 17th, my 30th birthday. I haven't been that weight in my adult life, so I'm not sure if it's attainable, and if I get there, if it's maintainable.
What I DO know is that I was 142 when I got married, and I was 142 when I conceived my youngest daughter, and I was getting compliments all the time, and I felt good. Ideally, I would get below 140 and stay there. If it's doable, I'm thinking ...
125-135 = happy weight
130-140 = jeans getting tight, lay off the carbs, get some rest, log calories
140+ = Back to 1200 calories and strict intermittent fasting
145+ = Preggers with 3rd lovie <3
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #15
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Ehm.. my ultimate goal weight is probably 130 and I'd hope to be there by the end of the Summer or September but I'm trying not to think about a date too much or I might be setting myself up for sadness/cake eating.

I guess 135 would be my danger zone. To be honest though I have no idea. I said before that I have no idea what kind of frame size I have underneath all of this wobbly, jiggly and lumpy stuff (so hot ). I want to get to 140 and see what's up!
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