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Old 12-07-2010, 05:32 PM   #16  
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I am 5' 3'' and my current goal is 125...however, I must admit I have sort of a secret goal of 115.

In college and for a few years beyond I was about 110-120. At the time, I thought I looked too skinny at 110 lbs, but now looking back I think maybe I didn't and I looked okay. I am small framed and have very boney ribs...it kinda freaked me out that I could see my ribs all the way around my back, but even at 150 lbs I could see my ribs in the front.

I am going to revaluate if I ever get to 125. As others mentioned, I don't want to avoid food with friends and wine and all that, so 115 might not be feasible for me and how I want to live my life - on college I was poor, busy and stressed out and certainly didn't always eat regularly nor was I tempted by foods and functions like I am now.

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Old 12-07-2010, 05:47 PM   #17  
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Wow I feel like I might need to adjust my goal. I want to be 150 for right now. Its sounds high and is techincally still overweight however I have large frame. I have very muscular legs that even at 16 couldnt fit into anything less than size 6/7 pants. My size goal is to be a size 8. Maybe after I get to 150/Size 8 I will think about it again.

I am working with a trainer so my body is changing in very good ways and who knows I might find out I can go lower.

I think my dream goal would be 135, which would be healthy, but I don't remember ever being that weight.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #18  
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My goal is 99lbs, but I have no idea if I can obtain that. I THINK at the end of elementry school I was like 105lbs... but I don't know. I really don't. I'm 130lbs right now, and as far as I know, I've never been this thin or thinner in my adult or teenage lifetime. I'm not even half way to goal (though I'm close!) so from here on (okay, from 140 and on) I'll be surprised.

I can see that I have plenty of weight to shed from my derrière and thighs... I think I have 30 more pounds to lose, but we'll see.

Why 99? Arbitrary. I just wanted to be under 100 because of a stupid comment I overheard once. I would probably be very proud and happy with 115 and below... (Heck, who knows, maybe I'll love 125, or 120.)
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #19  
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I'm 5'3" and mine is 115 I hope that's realistic for my body.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:04 AM   #20  
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My goal is 99lbs

I can see that I have plenty of weight to shed from my derrière and thighs... I think I have 30 more pounds to lose, but we'll see.

Why 99? Arbitrary. I just wanted to be under 100 because of a stupid comment I overheard once. I would probably be very proud and happy with 115 and below... (Heck, who knows, maybe I'll love 125, or 120.)
I'm also 5'0 and my current goal is 115. but that is because i started at 157. Right now i'm 142 and still feel like i need to loose at least another 30lbs as well. Last time i was 115 I was in high school and I remember..in high school i was not thin. 115 at my height is not really thin. Its just average looking. I won't look overweight but I won't be thin. I will have to wait until i get to that weight to see how i look. I think ideally i'd want to be around 108. My only worry is that i have a long thin face..and when i get that thin I think i look alien-ish lol because my face looks weird.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:49 AM   #21  
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I'm not exactly a featherweight yet (not a heavy either - middleweight? ;D) but I'm short - so here's my two pence!

The lightest I have ever been is just over 10 stone (which is about 140lbs) and I still looked pretty overweight then, or at least I think so. So I'm setting my goal for 120. We'll see how I look when I get there, I may shift the goal a little to go lower. Of course, this is if I manage to get to 120 (I will!!!)
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:50 PM   #22  
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I'm 5'2 and weight 135 right now. Ideally, I'd be 115...

It is harder when you only have a few pounds to go to reach your goal, especially when your goal is 110. You barely have any fat left to loose!

How did you do it? I'm looking for tips on how to start my weight loss, and I feel completely lost.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:32 AM   #23  
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I don't know. I guess ideally between 95lbs-100lbs. My lowest was 85lbs but that was probably a bit too low. Now I exercise so it's going to be totally different. I may be perfectly happy at 110. For now I'm just shooting for a healthy weight and not worrying about the long term goal.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:53 AM   #24  
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I'm also 5'0 and my current goal is 115. but that is because i started at 157. Right now i'm 142 and still feel like i need to loose at least another 30lbs as well. Last time i was 115 I was in high school and I remember..in high school i was not thin. 115 at my height is not really thin. Its just average looking. I won't look overweight but I won't be thin. I will have to wait until i get to that weight to see how i look. I think ideally i'd want to be around 108. My only worry is that i have a long thin face..and when i get that thin I think i look alien-ish lol because my face looks weird.
I LOVE hearing from people our height--there's not many of us! I started at 157 too!!

As far as I know, I've never been as low as the weight I am now. And I definitely haven't gotten as far down as 115. I'm incredibly excited to see what I'll look like at that weight. If you don't mind me asking, what pant size were you at 115?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:07 AM   #25  
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Wow I feel like I might need to adjust my goal. I want to be 150 for right now. Its sounds high and is techincally still overweight however I have large frame. I have very muscular legs that even at 16 couldnt fit into anything less than size 6/7 pants. My size goal is to be a size 8. Maybe after I get to 150/Size 8 I will think about it again.

I am working with a trainer so my body is changing in very good ways and who knows I might find out I can go lower.

I think my dream goal would be 135, which would be healthy, but I don't remember ever being that weight.
I feel the exact same.

I set a goal of 150 because I thought thats where I could reasonably be happy, and once I cross that bridge (oh god the bliss!) then I could re-evalute.

I don't know if I have ever been below 130 post-puberty but I suppose at my height 120 and below would be optimal.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:26 AM   #26  
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My goal weight is 104lbs... it's in the lower spectrum of the normal BMI for my height. But I'll be happy with anything below 125lbs... I just don't want to stop losing weight when I get there for fear I would gain everything back...
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:23 AM   #27  
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Hi all. I'm the OP. It's been interesting to read all of your replies. Seems like a lot of you have a goal weight of around 115 pounds. That was the weight I was stuck at for two long years. I'm now 113 but I can't say that getting those two pounds off was easy. I posted many times about my struggles and people on these boards gave me lots of advice, some of which I tried and some which I didn't simply because the suggestions weren't feasible for me. (Example: a lot of people suggested I keep my metabolism revved up and hunger at bay by eating frequent small meals but doing that wasn't possible for me on account of the nature of my job.)

What finally did the trick was cutting down to two meals a day. I eat a big breakfast of around 600 calories, either oatmeal, fruit and yogurt, or 3 scrambled eggs with a cup of spinach or broccoli and whole grain toast with peanut butter, and a small dinner of between 300 and 400 calories, usually three ounces of protein and two veggies. Breakfast is my biggest meal because I have an active job and need the fuel to get through the workday. Skipping dinner is not an option because then my husband gets on my case about my not eating. So the obvious meal for me to eliminate was lunch.

This new plan was very hard at first and it still isn't easy. I avoid the breakroom during lunch because it's hard for me to sit there with my bottle of water while my coworkers eat their lunches.

When I finally hit my goal weight of 110 I'll start eating lunch again and hopefully will be able to maintain my new weight.

Again, thanks for all the replies.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #28  
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The specific weights I remember where I felt good have been 106 and 112. Both in college. 112 was my regular weight with hardly any exercise and I wanted to lose about 10 pounds then. So one summer (living in Sweden with my boyfriend and had no job) I just worked out (morning, mid-morning, afternoon and night!!!) like 30 minutes each time and had a very controlled diet. I remained at 112 but was very toned. That same year when I moved back to my college apt for the fall semester my Pell Grant was delayed, and I was basically starving and that's when I got to 106 really fast. My metabolism was probably accelerated because of the muscle I may have developed during the summer prior.

With those numbers in mind, I think a high-quality (maintained with strength training) 115 would be a good estimate of where I want to be.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:02 PM   #29  
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I'm not a featherweight yet (will be one again soon though) but I'm a shorty. I want to be anywhere from 105-115 lbs.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:08 PM   #30  
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when i was 16 , i was 5'1-5'2 and weighed around 120lbs. But i have a muscular build. i was in size 0, and 1. I even remember weighing 130 and wearing 1s and 3s. Now i'm slightly taller id say 5'3 right about 5'4 and am 135. Ideally, i wanna get to 125. But my sister in law i saw her over the weekend and she is 117 and wears 1's but has no muscle..but id like to look lean. I guess when i lose these last ten i can re evaluate if needed. Mainly, i want to be slim looking as well as what the scale says
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