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Old 02-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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I'm not really asking for advice, I'm just sharing a weird little thing that I've been doing for a few days.

I think I'm going to lower my goal weight down to 110. 125 is a little bit too close to the overweight category for my liking, and after browing the mybodygallery website I think 110 looks perfect.

The funny thing is, I refuse to change my ticker because I don't want to see those extra 10lbs tacked on there. I don't want the number to go up! I think it's pretty funny. I know I'll probably end up changing my goal weight to 110 but maybe once I don't have so much left to lose. The last thing I want is for the number to go UP!

Has anyone else done silly stuff like this?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Well, I think that's completely understandable. I'm sure I've done stuff like this, but I can't really think of it. I know that I also love the look of my ticker. Oh, I remember! Over the holidays, I gained some weight and refused to change the ticker. Weird, but true.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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I have a similar situation. I reckon I won't be happy until I'm in the 130-135lb range. But I'm keeping my ticker at 140 for now because that way I can tell myself I "only" have 35lb to lose. Which seems a lot more manageable. And hey ho, you never know, I might like the way I look at 140.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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I did this too! haha I really wanted a goal weight of 135, but I didn't change it until this last week - because I didn't want my amount to lose to go up. lol the things we do.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:18 AM   #5
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The funny thing is, I refuse to change my ticker because I don't want to see those extra 10lbs tacked on there. I don't want the number to go up! I think it's pretty funny. I know I'll probably end up changing my goal weight to 110 but maybe once I don't have so much left to lose. The last thing I want is for the number to go UP!

Has anyone else done silly stuff like this?
Well, actually the difference between 125 and 110 is 15 pounds....

In my humble and honest opinion, I wouldn't even be contemplating a change until you get to the plain old "over weight" BMI. Those last 15 pounds are HARD...especially when you are going so low.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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I'm the same way. I'll probably want to keep losing once I hit my "goal" weight, but I can't think about that now. I just want to hit that number, and then decide from there. I may be happy as a clam at that number, or I may want to keep going. I'm only focused on my current goal because that's really all I think my brain can handle at this point!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
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My first goal was 140, then 135 - but in my head I always had 120 as a sort of "dream goal," even though at that point I didn't think it was achievable. After I reached 140 I lowered my goal weight on my ticker in increments of 5, which is what I'm still doing. It makes everything seem more manageable to me!
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I'm the same way. From start to finish my weight loss will be 100lbs exactly if I got to 140 so that seems like a good number (assuming I don't get over 240 with this pregnancy, which is definitely NOT the plan since that would be a 46lbs gain...). However, my pseudo goal is to get somewhere into the 130's depending on how I carry the weight. It's been over 10 years since I've been in the 140's + 2 pregnancies so I have a feeling I'm going to look very different at 140 now than I did then.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #9
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Well, actually the difference between 125 and 110 is 15 pounds....

In my humble and honest opinion, I wouldn't even be contemplating a change until you get to the plain old "over weight" BMI. Those last 15 pounds are HARD...especially when you are going so low.
Yeah, this. Take it from someone in the last 15 pounds. Plus, you never know what you're going to look like until you get there. It varies so much!

I am smaller now then I was when I weighed 135 in my early 20's! I thought for sure 135 was going to be my magic number so imagine my surprise when I am thrilled at 150...still five pounds OVERweight! I'm still fighting to get to 135 for two reasons: 1. I really want to be able to say I've lost 100 pounds 2. Maybe that will reduce my one remaining area to complain about...the tummy pouch.

I say keep your ticker where it is and celebrate when you get there! And then if you keep going, great! Right now I'm wishing I'd set my ticker at 145, 10 pounds up.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:44 PM   #10
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This is one of the reasons I don't even have a numerical goal. I don't need to worry about whether this number or that number is going to be right for me when I have no idea what I will look like or how hard it will be to get there.

Knowing whether I am going to declare myself in maintenance at 165 or 155 or 150 makes absolutely NO difference to how I conduct myself today. It makes no difference to how I plan this week or the food choices I make right now. Until it does - until I am there - I just don't see any reason to fret over what that number is going to be.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #11
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Well, actually the difference between 125 and 110 is 15 pounds....

In my humble and honest opinion, I wouldn't even be contemplating a change until you get to the plain old "over weight" BMI. Those last 15 pounds are HARD...especially when you are going so low.
Yeah, I noticed that my math was off after I posted but I didn't feel like changing it.

I think for me, the overweight BMI is about 130. I remember myself at 140, and I looked just okay but not great. I think 110 is a really good number for my height.

I think that I'm going to consider 125 my goal and 110 my "ideal" weight. Once I get to goal I'm going to slowly chip away at those last 15 pounds...and I understand it will take a long time.

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I am smaller now then I was when I weighed 135 in my early 20's! I thought for sure 135 was going to be my magic number so imagine my surprise when I am thrilled at 150...still five pounds OVERweight! I'm still fighting to get to 135 for two reasons: 1. I really want to be able to say I've lost 100 pounds 2. Maybe that will reduce my one remaining area to complain about...the tummy pouch.
Ahh, the tummy pooch! I have it too and I hate it. I hope it doesn't go last or decide to stick around. I want this thing gone!
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I'm feeling the same way as the OP. I have 1pound to lose to hit my "goal" weight of 140. But the past few months I have mentally changed my goal weight to 130. I absolutely refuse to change my ticker though. I remember when I had just created my ticker and saw how far I would need to go to get to the other side and it seemed insurmountable.

I may just end up making a second ticker.
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