I've tried to focus on a goal range rather than a hard number, but have had to up the range once, and as I was saying in another post, may need to adjust it again. The links below made me change mine. They're for body fat percentage, and frame size. I found out that as someone right on the edge between small and medium framed, my first goal might be too low. I'd gotten kind of attached to the first number, but chose a new weight. Then I found the fat percentage charts. If it's reasonably accurate, the new goal wouldn't be good either. So now, I'm going to play it by ear for awhile, because I know it's in my nature to get attached to the numbers. I'm still slightly disappointed at times, that I'll never see that nice round 100 lbs on the scale, even though I know that while it might be fine for some people my height, it won't be good for me
It's totally common sense not to just rely on the scale and to take things like measurements and fitness into account, and to set fluid goals. I've seen you all say it numerous times, but I'm finally doing it. I'm also reminding myself not to get too attached to what the info in the links say either. They are all just tools that might not apply 100% to everyone, and my body, health and fitness level are my best guide. It's also obvious but sometimes I need a reminder that my age, bone density, muscle mass, hormones etc. are all going to shape my journey, and I shouldn't expect to be a textbook case.
This is all kind of stream of consciousness, and I don't know if it makes sense (and sorry for the length
), but it was like a mini wake up call for me, and I felt compelled to share.
Also, I wasn't sure where this went, so sorry if this isn't the place for it.