I'm also not sure whether I should lower my goal weight. I maintained at 142/143 for a year and a half before I gained 12 pounds this past winter. This seems to be a comfortable weight for me. At the same time, I wouldn't object to losing a little more fat off my thighs and arms. The trouble is that the only time in my adult life that I dropped below 140 (I think my lowest was about 136--this was years ago when I was about 22 and the weight loss happened kinda by accident), I wound up gaining nearly 50 pounds in a short period of time and found myself at my highest weight ever (185). This coincided with starting graduate school and meeting my partner, but I have it in my head that if I get down to 140 or 135, I will suddenly lose control of my weight and become really fat again. Also, I don't want to drop below a size 6 in clothing--I don't want to have to replace any more clothes after spending the last 2 years building a gorgeous wardrobe in 6's and mediums. But, again, I think I would look *really* slim at 135, instead of just slim.
So I'm not sure what I should do. My tentative plan is to continue to eat between 1800 and 2000 calories a day (which is what I've pretty much been doing for the last 3 months as I've lost those 12 pounds), stick with my exercise regimen and just see what happens without setting myself a new goal. Or maybe I will set a new goal... I'm just not sure!
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