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Old 03-14-2010, 04:39 PM   #1  
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My lowest I believe is about 135-140, but that was when I was 18 years old. I believe I was a size 10 (my husband swears I was an 8), regardless I was very happy. I'm now almost 31 and have had a child and my immediate goal is 148, because I feel like that is reasonable for my age, but my really goal is 138 because that's where I know I was comfortable, but I'm afraid of it because I was 18, maybe that's not a realistic number. Then there's my ultimate (secret goal) of 128. I'm not even sure this number is possible since I've never weighed 128. I'm not even sure I'd look good at 128, maybe I'd be too thin. I tend to have a muscular, but lean build and because of that I've always looked like I weigh much less than I do. So it's probably best to really not get hung up on 128, because it's very possible that I won't even be able to get there with my musclar build. I jog/hike almost every day and I'd like to start lifting eventually, it just hasn't been possible yet because most of my exercise needs to be able to happen while pushing a stroller. But if I start lifting, I'm going to start gaining muscle. I'm not even sure why 128 is even a goal since I was so comfortable at 138. Anyway, geez this is getting long winded, does anyone else have a goal below their lowest healthy weight?
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #2  
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I have absolutely never been lower than a 9. I was a 10/12 as in middle school. Two summers ago I got down to a 9/10 in American Eagle, and that was the smallest I'd ever been. I hadn't even been trying to lose weight, I was just active and busy and amazed that I fit into a 9. It didn't last, that fall those jeans were too tight. I was back to a 12 in American Eagle.

A few weeks ago, I decided to try on those AE 9/10's. I pulled them up and they immediately fell down, lol. I was shocked!

I now fit snuggly but comfortably into size 4's and easily into 6's from American Eagle. (I use AE for comparison just because it's the store I've always shopped at and don't have to deal with size differences between stores).
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:34 PM   #3  
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I weighed 225 in 8th grade, and I've never weighed less than 225 lbs as an adult. I did get down to 155 lbs in high school, but it was on amphetemine diet pills and it still took two years to get from 225 to 155 (and I spent almost no time at all, at 155 lbs).

Currently, I'm at my lowest weight in about 15 years. Until this weight loss attempt, I had never lost more than 70 lbs, and the first time ever that I lost weight using an "eat normally" approach. I always felt like I was dieting and depriving myself (and eventually got tired of it). This time, I'm only making changes that I can see myself making forever. It's slower this way, but the more I succeed, the more changes I'm finding myself willing to make.

I don't know where my weight will end up - when I'll get tired of making changes. I don't really look that far into the future, I just look at what change I'm willing to make next. The weight will end up where it ends up.

Right now I can't see myself doing what it would take to maintain my ultimate, ideal goal (150 lbs). However, at nearly 400 lbs, I couldn't see myself doing everything I do now. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:07 PM   #4  
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Oh yes, my lowest 'adult' weight was in high school, at around 160. My main goal is twenty pounds below that

It should be doable with quality food and healthy exercise habits (Whig has slowly but surely gotten me down this far!
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:51 PM   #5  
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Oh definitely!! My goal weight is 127 pounds which is going to be a healthy weight for me. I haven't been under 170 pounds since the 6th grade.
So yes, my goal is lower than the lowest weight I ever remember being at.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:20 PM   #6  
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My lowest was 125. I'm aiming for a little lower than that because I wasn't satisfied when I was 125 -- still had a pooch. I've been lifting weights a lot, though, and I don't care so much what weight I am as long as I look toned and healthy. I'm willing to adjust my goal as necessary.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:31 PM   #7  
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I'm assuming you mean lowest adult weight? Because I'm sure at some point, I was at 145--but I sure don't remember it! I hit 200 when I was 18, so that's my lowest as an adult--so I'm definitly going for lower than my lowest! Maybe that's why I can't imagine getting there!
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:09 PM   #8  
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I haven't been lower than 180 since elementary school, but that isn't going to stop me from going much lower than that.

It is realistic. Believe you can achieve your dreams, and you will.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:12 PM   #9  
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The lowest I ever remember weighing is somewhere around 145 and that was about Freshman in highschool, so yes my goal weight is much lower than anywhere I've ever been. It's kind of scary but exciting at the same time, I can't wait to see what I'll look like!
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:35 PM   #10  
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Nope.

When I was 29, I reached 109. That was a size 6, in early 1990s sizes.

To maintain that, I had to:

Do an hour of cardio every morning before work, starting at 6 AM, then walk during lunch hour, and then take another hour-long step aerobics class with floor exercises in the evenings.

Eat very little, particularly very little protein. (Just at dinner.) A typical breakfast was a half a "scooped" toasted wheat bagel (do people still do this? but they don't eat bread anymore, really, do they?) with nothing on it & a cup of cantaloupe with a dollop of plain yogurt on top about the size of a whipped-cream puff on a child's Jell-o dessert.

Be hungry nearly all the time.

And my period stopped for 18 months. Muscles weren't so fashionable (I remember lifting just 3-pound weights because I might "bulk up" otherwise :-O ) & my arms were appallingly thin. My legs looked great though. And I had no hips.

After about three years of living like that, I developed a binge eating disorder. Which took me more than three years of effort to overcome & still haunts me at the worst times. Also I became pathologically fearful of being hungry.

So -- no way. I do not wish to be that thin again.

At the time, I had no idea what I looked like, really. Now I look at the photographs from that period & I pity that girl for her ropy neck & fragile-looking arms & her enormous teeth. (My face got so pared down as the fat melted away that my mouthful of teeth, while actually small, looked somehow very big to me.)
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:36 PM   #11  
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in high school I was 165 at my lowest weight. Although I have my goal weight set for 160 I plan on changing it to 150 when I get closer. I just can't wrap my head around 150 just yet...
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:40 PM   #12  
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Throughout my teenage years, I never ever weighed myself. We didn't have a scale, and frankly, I didn't care. I didn't want to KNOW. But I do know that the smallest articles of cloths I have that once fit are size 9/7, and I know at that time I was 140lbs. So my goal weight is MUCH lower than any weight I think I've been I may end up upping my goal weight, but... I know for certain that I want to be 20lbs less than 140.

It's so exciting to have a goal in which you've never been at... It's like (VERY slowly) unwrapping a present. You have NO idea what's going to be inside... yet you're sure you'll want it and will love it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #13  
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In high school I was around 140....after my 2nd baby I got down to 129. I was pretty happy there but would like to be 120.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:52 PM   #14  
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Yup. My goal is 15lbs lower than I was in high school (I'm the same height). I was usually a size 7, but that was more of a 'cram yourself into the smallest size jeans you can still breathe in' size 7. I'd like to wear a size 6 (comfortably) when I'm at goal weight.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:56 PM   #15  
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I ended up lower than I remember myself weighing in high school. In high school, I remember ONCE weighing 133. Now, I weigh 127-130!
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