3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Goal Weight???

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
SciFi Geek Gettin' Skinny
 
mlgibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 137

S/C/G: 186 / 156.6 / 140

Height: 5'7"

Default Goal Weight???

I was once 206, now down to 173.6

I was down to 145 at one point, but still had a pretty pudgy belly, and thick thighs and arms.

At the moment, my goal is 140 lbs. But how can I know exactly what is healthy for me? I know my healthy BMI is 118 to 159...but where should I shoot for? How can I tell what is best for me?

Note: I am 23, female.
mlgibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 01:59 AM   #2
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,185

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Health isn't based on your weight. You can be very skinny and unhealthy and you can be heavier than you might expect and be healthy.

BMI is not an individual measure it is a tool to measure populations.

If you want to know if you're healthy, go to a doctor and get a physical exam with a blood panel. Then you'll know if you're healthy, or not.

I was healthy at 250 lbs but I wasn't happy. Now I'm happy but I'm not satisfied. Where you end up is entirely your choice and something that you'll probably change over time.
__________________
"Getting solid information is easier than ever. Getting misinformation is even easier." - Kaplods

Maintaining for two years and I eat whatever I want - just not however much I want. Details here.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 02:05 AM   #3
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

JohnP has a good point. A doctor can properly point you the right direction of what's healthiest for you.

If what you're looking for is a certain body look, that doesn't always have something to do with weight.

Granted, I know I cannot achieve the body I'd like while staying 300lbs, BUT as I get closer to a healthier weight that my exercise and activity goals will help form the body I want.

Sometimes people within a healthy weight range focus on pounds when they can honestly focus on inches and activity goals that may change the way their body looks more than losing pounds will.
__________________
~Made of star stuff~
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 02:23 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Larry H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Brooksville, Florida
Posts: 1,322

S/C/G: 307/253/175

Height: 5' 6"

Default

Here is one place to get an idea of what your ideal weight might be. What is ideal for you may be different.

http://www.calculator.net/ideal-weight-calculator.html

Larry
__________________
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. ~Orson Welles

Larry H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 02:36 AM   #5
shwerk
 
gagalu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 473

S/C/G: 274/158/145

Height: 5'7"

Default

it's totally a you thing, i think, as weight doesn't necessarily determine your health. when you feel comfortable -- that's when i'd stop.
__________________


gagalu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:13 AM   #6
I Will Because I Can
 
OhThePlaces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 548

S/C/G: 167/130

Height: 5'6

Default

Why not set your goal for 140, then when you get there, you can determine if you're happy and comfortable at that weight? If not, you can always aim to lose more. My initial goal was 138, but when I got close I realized I was not satisfied. I've lowered my goal bit by bit from 138, 135, 132, 130 and now 128.

It's all about where you feel good.
__________________
I Choose:
To live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.
Highest Weight: 180, Goal Range: 125-130, Trying to break the yo-yo pattern once and for all!
OhThePlaces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
SciFi Geek Gettin' Skinny
 
mlgibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 137

S/C/G: 186 / 156.6 / 140

Height: 5'7"

Default

Thanks to all of you!

I looked at that calculator and it averages out to 135 as my ideal weight. So I'll shoot for 140 and then see if I need to lose that extra 5, or 10 pounds as several suggested.

I'd love to go to a doctor but I don't have insurance, sadly, but that is a great idea if I ever get the chance.
mlgibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 02:41 AM   #8
Member
 
txladymedic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 57

S/C/G: 265/175/140

Height: 5'10"

Default

My original goal was to have a normal BMI (which I have reached just barely). But now I am shooting more towards 125-135lbs instead. Once upon a time I did weigh that much or that little I should say. Really the big goal is to be in single digit clothing sizes again. 8 would be good, 6 would be better...
__________________


txladymedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 06:49 PM   #9
SciFi Geek Gettin' Skinny
 
mlgibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 137

S/C/G: 186 / 156.6 / 140

Height: 5'7"

Default

I was almost in a size 10 when I was 145. Could fit in some, not others, depending on the cut of the jean. So I'm hoping at 135 I can be a comfortable size 10...or even an 8! Maybe I should shoot for a size 8-10 instead of a weight since that focuses on inches.
mlgibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:31 PM   #10
The Awesomeness!
 
KittyKat1465's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 278

S/C/G: 265/ticker/130

Height: 5'0

Default

I think it all depends on what you prefer. I am 5'0, but I have a muscular build so when I was 130 I was in a size 6 and in shape. Most people tell me I should only weigh 110 because of my height, but I am going to get to what makes me feel the most comfortable. You just do you and don't worry about what all the charts and graphs say.
KittyKat1465 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #11
Melissa
 
berryblondeboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,229

Height: 5'6.5"

Default

See, this is my take on goal weight. It has to be one that I can maintain without being miserable. I have to be able to eat similarly to what I am eating now (I eat about 1300-1400 calories a day). I need to be able to maintain it on exercising an hour 6 days a week. If I need to exercise 2 hours a day and eat less than 1100 calories a day, then it's not worth it JUST to be a certain weight on the scale.

I have my tentative goal as 175, but it's a completely fluid end goal. I'll find it when I get there. It might be 180, might be 160 - who knows until I get closer!
__________________



Restart 5/18/15 began at 263.9. All time high was 275 in 7/03. Low in Summer 2012 of 169.
A for every 5 pounds lost on the weight loss reboot:

My journey to a healthier lifestyle blog http://melissaslife42.blogspot.com/
berryblondeboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:50 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Bac0s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 735

S/C/G: 267.8/211/150

Height: 5'2"

Default

Also, there's a difference between 140 and 140.

http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/06/22/...ddicts-part-2/
Bac0s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:57 PM   #13
Melissa
 
berryblondeboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,229

Height: 5'6.5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bac0s View Post
Also, there's a difference between 140 and 140.

http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/06/22/...ddicts-part-2/
That was great! Makes my 5 hours at the gym already this week worth a lot more than weight loss - it's reshaping my body. OK, maybe 6-8 hours a week at fitness won't get me that body, but I'm not going for that body... I'm just trying to be more fit!
__________________



Restart 5/18/15 began at 263.9. All time high was 275 in 7/03. Low in Summer 2012 of 169.
A for every 5 pounds lost on the weight loss reboot:

My journey to a healthier lifestyle blog http://melissaslife42.blogspot.com/
berryblondeboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 03:02 AM   #14
banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5

Default

Wow what a terrific weight miss mlgibson,I should like to congratulate you..."That weight was a what I want also...That's my goal weight i hope i can reach in that weight also....
Alexandre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 03:15 AM   #15
walkin'the dogs
 
Mishflynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cardiff, Wales UK
Posts: 159

S/C/G: 231/ 173/ 140

Height: 5ft 7"

Default

Interesting thread as you are the same height as me!

My goAl weight is 140

Im quite "broad" though, Wide frame, Hour glass frame, carry alot of weight on my legs .
Once im there i will decide if i need to go down more or maintain there .i MIGHT try to do 131 so i can say ive lost 100lbs- but thats my "competitive" side!!!) TBH i look ok at 160 so i have plenty of wiggle room!

My aim is to be on this diet for a year, so ive got to next march. hopefully by then i will have worked out what works & how to maintain sensibly!
__________________

Diet Started March 2011
OLD SCALE :168 NEWScale:173
You are never as good or as bad as you think you are.
OBEDIENCE Dogs ......not obedient dogs

Last edited by Mishflynn : 07-01-2011 at 03:16 AM.
Mishflynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Picking A Goal Weight: Did you pick your maintenance weight, or did it pick you? Apple Cheeks Living Maintenance 49 04-30-2015 10:33 AM
Making Goal Weight- 4th of July Challenge maenad Featherweights 163 07-05-2010 11:23 AM
1# from goal weight HappyWife Goal Photo Album 22 04-05-2010 05:31 PM
Made my goal weight then changed my goal :) Charles78 Goal! 71 02-21-2010 04:57 PM
What are you going to buy or do when you get to your goal weight? Autumn S Success Stories! 211 04-21-2005 01:05 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2