I haven't been active on the boards in a while, mostly because I've been so busy. But I wondered if you all would help me with a couple of questions about how you determined your goal weight. I started with a goal of 180lbs, which I reach quite a few weeks ago. The program is working so well for me I decided to continue. So now I can't quite figure out where to stop. About 3 weeks ago, I added dairy back into my diet in sparing amounts. I don't go to a coach anymore so I'm not sure what phase this would put me in....maybe P3? Although I haven't added fruit and I'm still using two IP packets per day.
I apologize if there is another thread discussing this topic, but how did ya'll decide when you were good with your new weight? My BMI is just within the "healthy weight" range. I've gone from a size 16/18 to a size 12. I feel great, and have loved buying a new wardrobe. But I still wish I could lose a little more around my torso. Or maybe just firm everything up a little.
I originally set my goal at 180 because I couldn't fathom losing more than that! My coach (who I went to at the beginning) suggested that we would work on the goal later and didn't seem to think it was that important at the time.
Also, how can you get your body fat percentage measured? My clinic didn't have a scale that measured that. Would body fat percentage be a better tool than BMI?
One thing is clear to me.....losing a lot of weight at 50 years old leaves your body a lot different than it did when I was younger. Although I've never lost this much weight in my life. I weigh the least I've weighed since I was in college.
i would love to have your insights on how you determined your goal.