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February 5, 2013 11:03 AM
Hi I'm a 24 year old 5'3'' female weighing 119 lbs. I'm about 2 lbs away from goal. I'm wondering how everyone picked their goal weight. Is the weight that you had previously and felt good at or is it a the healthy range in the BMI? And for the most part, after you've reached your goal, did you really stop or did you change your goal to a lower one.
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February 5, 2013 11:06 AM
I originally picked it the following way-

5 foot- 100 pounds +5 pounds for every inch taller.

So at 5'3 it would be 115 pounds.

I did this, got down to 110, and then worried about body fat percentage as i wasn't happy with how i looked even at my "goal weight".

Once you're that close, that's how i would track. :)
  7740730
February 5, 2013 11:07 AM
For me it was my high school weight.

At my last physical my doctor asked me what I weighed in high school. I told him 185 pounds. And he said that is what I should aim for then.
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February 5, 2013 11:08 AM
I was at 120lbs a few years ago and felt good there so I made it my goal. I may have to adjust since my muscles were a lot different then due to dancing but I will see how I feel as I lose.
February 5, 2013 11:09 AM
I chose the weight I was when I met my husband.
February 5, 2013 11:12 AM
QUOTE:

I originally picked it the following way-

5 foot- 100 pounds +5 pounds for every inch taller.

So at 5'3 it would be 115 pounds.

I did this, got down to 110, and then worried about body fat percentage as i wasn't happy with how i looked even at my "goal weight".

Once you're that close, that's how i would track. :)


Lol you have haruhi suzumiya as your ticker as well. Wow I've never been 110 as an adult. We are of the same height. My goal currently is 117. May bring it down to 115. Are you small frame?
  31873826
February 5, 2013 11:13 AM
QUOTE:

For me it was my high school weight.

At my last physical my doctor asked me what I weighed in high school. I told him 185 pounds. And he said that is what I should aim for then.
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How tall are you if you don't mind me asking? My husband is trying to lose weight as well and we had his goal weight set at 185 lbs for now. He is 5'9"
  31873826
February 5, 2013 11:13 AM
The lowest weight I remember at my full adult height was 180, so I set that.

I'm still far away from that, so when I found out my lean body mass after getting my body fat tested, I was able to calculate what I would weigh at 20% bf if I maintained LBM and that came to 183. I figure that means I'm guessing right, and I'll adjust when I get closer. Still around 80lbs to lose so I figure I'll have to change some things.
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February 5, 2013 11:15 AM
I chose something probably out of reach, so I have something to work towards. I am aiming to lose 40 pounds, but I would be happy if I lost half of that.
February 5, 2013 11:15 AM
It's what I weighed before I got pregnant back in 2001.
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February 5, 2013 11:16 AM
My former weight 11 years ago....
February 5, 2013 11:16 AM
Yep. :)

I have a small frame.

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I originally picked it the following way-

5 foot- 100 pounds +5 pounds for every inch taller.

So at 5'3 it would be 115 pounds.

I did this, got down to 110, and then worried about body fat percentage as i wasn't happy with how i looked even at my "goal weight".

Once you're that close, that's how i would track. :)


Lol you have haruhi suzumiya as your ticker as well. Wow I've never been 110 as an adult. We are of the same height. My goal currently is 117. May bring it down to 115. Are you small frame?
  7740730
February 5, 2013 11:17 AM
I went with the weight I felt the happiest/most content at... 150. I think back to when I weighed that much and I really wasn't stressed about losing more weight.. I just felt confident and happy.
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February 5, 2013 11:18 AM
I chose my weight based on the last weight I was happy at. 140-145 lbs. I have a long way to go!
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February 5, 2013 11:20 AM
I picked it because that was my weight when I was the thinnest as an adult and very happy about myself. However my goals have changed a bit since I'm actually toning rather than just losing weight soo I'm really not so sure what that number should be.
February 5, 2013 11:21 AM
I guessed and now think I'm really going to go 5-10 pounds lighter.
February 5, 2013 11:22 AM
The best I've ever felt about myself was when I got married. I was going between 140-145 then.
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February 5, 2013 11:22 AM
I chose it based on what i thought would be best for me. Right now i am 5'4.5 at 124 and could deff lose a little more. So i decided if i weighed 110-114. All the areas where i would want to lose weight would be gone if i weighed that!

It is not always based on weight though. Look how you want to, don't just keep losing because you are not at the number you want.
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February 5, 2013 11:23 AM
After looking back at pictures from the past 10-15 years, I picked the weight that I was when the hubbage and I got married. I was between 140 and 145 and looked good...prior to that it was too thin, and since then, too heavy.

We'll see how I feel about it when I get there, but I figure it'll be a while before I'm there.
  6404325
February 5, 2013 11:23 AM
I did Weight Watchers a couple of years ago and it picked my goal for me- 145, which is right in the middle of my healthy BMI range. I got there, in fact I'm there now, but I still have some abdominal fat that I'd prefer not to have. lol. I have a small frame so that's why I think 135 will be a better weight for me.
  32999171
February 5, 2013 11:23 AM
I weighed my goal weight before I got pregnant with my daughter (early 2008). I also was 8lbs away from it on my birthday two years ago so I assume it is possible for me and I looked and felt very healthy at that weight.

That is how I came to my goal :)
February 5, 2013 11:24 AM
wink For me, it was the weight that I was 1) Most comfortable with as an adult, 2) The weight I was prior to adulthood hitting me hard and adding darn near 40lbs onto my little frame and 3) Seemed ideal to me. I reached my ideal weight pre-pregnancy and am now 7-10 lbs from it (I fluctuate). BUT, when I reached it, I wanted another 5lbs off. So, I figure, you'll never really be content with where you think you want to be.

Thanks for the Post!!!
February 5, 2013 11:27 AM
I went for the lowest weight to be at a healthy (normal) BMI, which also for me turns out to be a size 0. Can't find many closthes smaller than a size zero (very few size 00 out there), and if so I end up in the childrens section. Most difficult part is maintaining the weight once reached. But once you reach 108 at 5'4" every oz shows on the scale. smile
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February 5, 2013 11:28 AM
I picked my goal weight for two reasons. One, It was where I was in highschool and Two, because I've gotten back to that weight since then and felt amazing at it (I sure looked good too!) I'm at a healthy BMI right now, but it's on the higher side of healthy. My ideal weight is also within my healthy BMI.

I think it's all about looking and feeling good. If you reach your goal and still have room to improve, I say go for it! Good luck, and congratulations on being so close to your goal! :)
February 5, 2013 11:28 AM
For me it was: 73Kg to be in normal BMI, but I don’t want to be in the border of overweight, so I aimed for the next lower nice round number: 70Kg. That is also what I weighed back when I finished college.

A while later I figured I want to be 15% body fat. At that time I did the math and it turned out that If I’d lost fat only until I got to 15%, I’d also be 70Kg.

It also turns out that weighing 70Kg would put my BMI right in the world average for males in my age group. Just a curious fact, not that It had anything with my choosing it as GW.
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