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Old 05-24-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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How do people determine what their goal weight should be? I've chosen 135 because that's what I weighed when I was in uni and about the only time in my life when I felt comfortable in my own skin. Of course, I would love to be in the 120s, but I also want a realistic goal weight, and since I did weigh 135 once upon a time, hopefully I can reach that weight again. Looking at other people's goal weights who are the same height as me has been a bit confusing as the range seems to be 110-180.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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In the past, I looked good at 54-56kg, so that`s what I want to achieve again. I also looked good at 52kg, but I had to starve for it, so 54kg is absolutely fine, with 2kg "space" for holidays, etc. It`s also a healthy BMI range and a nice dress size.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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For me I looked at BMI and it says I should be like 115-135, but I don't think that's gonna happen and for now I've chosen 140 cuz when I was 150 I liked my body- I figure once I get to that area I can always re-evaluate my goal.

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Old 05-24-2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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Last time I tried to get to 120 and made it to 136 before bouncing back. This time I'm aiming for 135 so I can better the last attempt. When I get there, I'll re-evaluate. I would still like to get to 120, so I can say I've lost half my body weight, but thin thin thin isn't everything, and I know that around the high 130s my face started to look quite thin, so I'd settle for 135 but toned. I so want an hour-glass!

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Old 05-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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I'm also aiming for 135. I'm 5'1" and, going on the theory of 100 lbs for the first 5' and 5 lbs for every inch thereafter, I used to aim for 105 and then feel down on myself for not reaching that goal. But the thing is that I really don't look good at 105 -- I look too thin and my face is very drawn -- and I do look good at about 135. So I've set that as my initial goal and we'll see how it's all distributed when I get there. When I reach 135, I can always reevaluate and set new goals (if warranted) based on how I look and feel at that time.

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Old 05-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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I picked 135 based on BMI and the fact that I have a small frame size. In the past when I've mentioned this goal my mom said it was too low. I'm not wed to the number though. I was a size 12 at 165 and that would be fine with me. But at 165 I still had too much weight around my middle, still anything in the 100s would be a vast improvement over now.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
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I got to 160 before I got pregnant with my daughter and was happy at that weight. I was 257 when my pregnancy weight calmed down and I got serious about losing weight. I'd love to say I've lost 100 lbs TWICE in my life. Yeah I'm a weirdo and I just gain tons of weight while pregnant and nursing.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #8
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I chose mine because it was my lowest weight years ago & it's within the normal range for my height.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #9
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My goal weight is set at the high side of the "normal" BMI range for my height. I also feel that it *looks* attainable.

Once I get there, I intend to adjust downward to the mid range of healthy BMI, but that is so far away at this point that I try not to think about it and just focus on my mini goals.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #10
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Right now I'm just aiming for a weight that feels doable. I haven't seen 165 in well over 15 years, so that alone will be a huge accomplishment.

Once I get to 165 I'll reevaluate my goals.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #11
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I'm shooting for 180, which is *barely* out of the "overweight" range into normal. It's also the weight I was after I had my last baby (almost 22 years ago, accck). So it's a good goal for now. I will re-evaluate when I get there; I may stay there or I may decide to go lower. It really depends on how I look and how difficult it is to maintain.

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:25 PM   #12
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Some calculator I did said my goal weight should be between 132-162, so I set my goal for 150 but really, I'm going 1 pound at a time. I'm also 5'7 and remember weighing 115 in the 6th grade so I'm not setting any hopes that I'll weigh 132. When I reach 162 I might reaccess the situation and see if I even want to lose any more weight. Some people say I'm lucky because I carry my weight really well but that's how I got in this situation in the first place. I wear a size 12 and am 185-188 right now... so that should tell ya something!
Goal 1: 10% = 177.3 MET Goal 2: 15% = 167.5
Goal 3: 20% = 157.6 Final Goal: 24ish% = 150

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Old 05-24-2009, 10:42 PM   #13
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Mine is really just a number to shoot for right now. It's not really my goal. I would like bf% in the 18-20% range (16% would be fun too...but...yeah, right!).
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:52 PM   #14
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150 was my weight about 6 years ago.
I just remember feeling comfortable, happy with myself and able to fit into a clothing size that I wasn't embarrassed by.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:00 PM   #15
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Stringbean, I have had to adjust as time has gone on. I am currently 132.5. I am very comfortable eating and exercising exactly how I am right now. I would comfortably like to lose another 5 pounds and stay there. If it doesn't happen, I have made peace with it already. The important thing is for me to attain health and sustain it. You can do this. I am a calorie counter and rule nothing out. I do indulge from time to time but because I use my calorie allotment for the foods my body needs (rather than wants) I don't have too much wiggle room.

Anyway, I am one PM away. I am glad you are here.

p.s. Congratulations your success thus far. I bet you already look and feel amazing.

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