Goal Weights

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JL_Foster

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Posted: 19 Jan 2011, 14:50
My goal weight is what I weighed in college, and I know looked good. I've been lower (107), and I think I was a bit too thin.
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samanthakaye...

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Posted: 20 Jan 2011, 13:08
I picked my husband's current weight then from there I will change it once I hit that goal.
Galahad

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Posted: 20 Jan 2011, 13:17
I set my goal weight on when I last felt kinda skinny, before I started my large gain. That was about 8 or 9 years ago. Looking at myself now though, with how close I am getting to my goal, I think I'm going to have to drop it down just a bit more.
kmorgan91

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Posted: 20 Jan 2011, 19:10
I used this

http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.html

And decided from there for my height and frame size.
pam1254

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Posted: 20 Jan 2011, 20:43
I was unsure so I picked the last range on the chart which is on my ticker. That isn't really my goal as I do better to do small goals so in my mind that is what I'm doing. So goal 1-300 goal 2-250 etc. That way I won't get discouraged with the big picture. I really don't mind how much I weigh as long as it's under 200lbs and I'm fit.
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jessie1326

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 11:29
I originally set my goal weight to 185 -- which would be 100 pounds lost. I figured: I know I have to lose more than 100 pounds, but if I could ever lose 100, I'd be thrilled. I think I've always, upon starting a site like this, set my goal to 100 pounds to lose. When my ticker turned from red to orange, at about 25 lbs lost, I realized that I have a really good chance of actually getting to 100 pounds lost. I was so looking forward to seeing the ticker change, and I wanted the "finality" of knowing that when it turned yellow, I really was halfway there. So I moved my goal to 160. I think that I will still need (and maybe even want) to lose more when I get there, but I'm in a pretty good place with it all right now, and I think I can handle moving it another 20 or 30 pounds down, if that's what feels right.
doomgirl101

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 11:46
I took little steps. ten pounds at a time.
yankeetexan

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 11:46
Your goal weight should be the weight that YOU are comfortable and happy at. Don't let society influence this, you know when you are feeling your best, not some chart. Eat right, take vitamins, and try to walk often...a healthy way of life is what we're all trying to achieve!
k8yk

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 11:53
kmorgan91 wrote:
I used this

http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.html

And decided from there for my height and frame size.


This is the first calculator that has been "correct" about me. When I input "medium frame" It says 154 to 169. I think that is SO much more reasonable than the BMI chart, which is like 125-164.

The only question is what does it mean by "major fingers'? If I use my index finger, my fingers "barely touch" but if I use my middle finger, they overlap.

Either way, thanks for posting this. It really helps me.
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Tubbs McGee

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:18
Whoa! That link seems way off for smaller-framed people (I used index and thumb to determine). According to my BMI, I'm still in a normal weight range, but according to this, it says I'm 20 lbs. underweight! Who do I trust?

I set my goal weight to what I was in highschool. I hovered between 108 and 118. I chose 114 because that's when I had the most energy and felt I looked the best. Smile
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k8yk

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:22
Tubbs- I would ask my doctor. Or get a hydrostatic body fat percentage test done.
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:23
Since I started out at over 300 lbs, I arbitrarily picked 200 as my FS goal weight. My thinking was that if I can get THAT far, I can take a look at where I'm at & decide how much further I want to go.

As time has gone on & I've enjoyed hitting the smaller milestones along the way, I already know that there's no way I'll stop 1 lb short of being in the 100s so I changed it to 199. At that point I'll reevaluate my progress, maybe take a "break" from losing for a little while, then work on my new goal if I decide to lower it at that time.

According to that HealthCentral link, the upper range of my ideal weight is about 174. Sounds pretty accurate, so who knows.
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:24
Ha! I was just reading up on the hydrostatic body fat test. Just booked an appointment with my doc now Wink
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:27
I am starting to think I want to do one again. I wanted to, then I didn't want to and now I think I want to again Smile It's the only way to really *know* how much lean body mass you have. Caliper tests say I have 140-150 lb of lean body mass. My stupid scale says I have 36% body fat. Charts say all kinds of different things. It's confusing. I want to go by how I feel on the one hand, but on the other hand, definitely don't want to lose more than I should!
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:33
That HealthCentral site has a body fat percentage calculator that I use based on your age, height & measurements. Worth a try. The first time I used it, my scale was telling my I had over 50% body fat, but based on measurements it was really under 40%.
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gefd28

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 12:34
kmorgan91 wrote:
I used this

http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.html

And decided from there for my height and frame size.


I like that chart! My goal weight is just a bit lower than the weight I remember being the happiest at. The BMI chart says I'm over weight at 200 lbs. This chart says I'm smack dab in the middle of normal!



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