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February 5, 2013 12:41 PM
I picked the weight that would get me just under the "overweight" BMI category. When I get there, I will evaluate and possibily set a lower goal.

Good luck!
Edited by pink_ribbon_1 On February 5, 2013 12:42 PM
February 5, 2013 12:42 PM
Ultimately, I chose a body fat percentage in conjunction with a weight goal. My goal weight, though, would put me back at 185 lbs and 7% body fat. According to worthless BMI charts, I'd be obese. Know what? I don't care how it categorizes me because a range of 122 to 161 lbs is too small even for my small frame.
Edited by geekyjock76 On February 5, 2013 12:44 PM
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February 5, 2013 12:44 PM
I used the "average" weight of a person who is my height and build (Big boned lol) which was 175- but recently- I had a test done that showed my bone density with muscle was around 210 lbs... So I will have to lose muscle to get to goal weight.... Idk. Still aiming for 175
  24034016
February 5, 2013 12:44 PM
Fortune cookie told me.
February 5, 2013 12:46 PM
I talked with my doctor.
  27185297
February 5, 2013 12:48 PM
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Basically this

I know what I look like at 140lbs and I'd like to be less so I started with 135 as a goal.
Probably will go to 130 but I don't know really
February 5, 2013 12:49 PM
In high school I weighed 120, so I figured 130 was a good weight
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February 5, 2013 12:54 PM
Two years ago, when I first lost weight, I was just tired of being fat and appalled at myself that I'd gotten to 200 pounds. I didn't really have a goal. Got down to 165 and decided to try to stick within a few pounds of that for a while, since I'd been eating at a deficit for 6 months and thought I should give my body a break.

Now I want to get down to 150-155 and see if I can lose belly fat and maybe run a little faster. Started at 170, am about 166 now. 5'7".
  6092675
February 5, 2013 12:55 PM
I pondered it while eating this

hot dogs + sharp cheddar + lean hamburg + Thick cut hickory bacon + Sweet Baby rays bbq sauce + TURTLE BURGERS!

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made mac n cheese with bacon bits stuffed jalapeno meatloaf wrapped in apple cider cured BACON!! It...was...epic!!!!

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February 5, 2013 12:56 PM
I was highly scientific about the whole process:

1 ton divided by 8 equals 250.

That seems like a good goal to have
  19151492
February 5, 2013 12:59 PM
i picked my high school weight
February 5, 2013 1:03 PM
Some sort of test they were running at this circuit training place I used to go to. They hooked me up to this little machine that supposedly told them what my actual lean body mass was, and what my lowest "ideal" weight is. I'm shooting for that, and figure I'll readjust as I get closer :)
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February 5, 2013 1:16 PM
I looked up the ideal weight for my height and age, then I chose the number exactly in the middle. There is a 20 pound swing in either direction, so as I get closer I have wiggle room to adjust if needed.

And check this site out to see what your body would look like at different weights: http://www.mybodygallery.com/
Edited by 2bmeagain12 On February 5, 2013 1:54 PM
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February 5, 2013 1:33 PM
I chose it based on my current body fat percentage and desired body fat percentage. I weigh 216 at 32% body fat. My first body fat goal is 20%, therefore...

[216 * (1 - 0.32)] / (1 - 0.2) = 184 lbs.

Only problem is that it assumes my LBM remains the same. From the little I've read, those who eat a lot of protein and weight train like me can expect to lose 1 lb. of LBM for every 5 lbs. of fat. So you can take the difference between your current weight and goal weight calculated above and divide it by five to guestimate how much LBM you'll lose approaching your goal.

(216 - 184) / 5 = 6.4 lbs of LBM loss

Now I used the first formula again, but this time I subtracted the 6.4 lbs...

[216 * (1 - 0.32) - 6.4] / (1 - 0.2) = 175.6 lbs.

My ticker is a little outdated, but it's obviously close enough, so didn't bother changing it.
Edited by SmileyFaceGuy On February 5, 2013 1:42 PM
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February 5, 2013 4:30 PM
I´ve never been in a healthy weight range in terms of my age, always just tipping over into the overweight category, even when I was skinny! Currently just got out of the obese range (still in it according to some sources) and I want to be in normal weight range for my next hospital appointment.
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February 5, 2013 4:39 PM
I chose the highest weight I could be and still be in the "normal" weight category for my height. It's also the same weight that will get me to a healthy BMI. Four more pounds to go and they are being stubborn devils. They're not budging.
  24332120
February 5, 2013 4:46 PM
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And check this site out to see what your body would look like at different weights: http://www.mybodygallery.com/


Thanks for sharing this site! "I" look a lot skinnier than I think I do. LOL
  24332120
February 5, 2013 5:03 PM
When I was in the Navy I averaged around 164lbs (I'm 5'4") but I was very muscular (around 22% body fat if I remember correctly). That was over a decade ago and I'm not near as muscular anymore so I figured, without that muscle weight, 140 would be better for me. Well, I hit 140 and...nope...not happy. Another thing I never really took note of in my life, being that I was either always big due to being muscular or pregnant or having to shed baby weight...I actually have a small frame (which made my 164lb muscular build even more impressive tongue ), so I just have randomly decided that perhaps another 20lbs or so off would do me good and I'll shoot for about 120lbs and see how I feel the closer I get to that number.
Edited by jendraka On February 5, 2013 5:04 PM
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February 5, 2013 5:43 PM
QUOTE:

I chose it based on my current body fat percentage and desired body fat percentage. I weigh 216 at 32% body fat. My first body fat goal is 20%, therefore...

[216 * (1 - 0.32)] / (1 - 0.2) = 184 lbs.

Only problem is that it assumes my LBM remains the same. From the little I've read, those who eat a lot of protein and weight train like me can expect to lose 1 lb. of LBM for every 5 lbs. of fat. So you can take the difference between your current weight and goal weight calculated above and divide it by five to guestimate how much LBM you'll lose approaching your goal.

(216 - 184) / 5 = 6.4 lbs of LBM loss

Now I used the first formula again, but this time I subtracted the 6.4 lbs...

[216 * (1 - 0.32) - 6.4] / (1 - 0.2) = 175.6 lbs.

My ticker is a little outdated, but it's obviously close enough, so didn't bother changing it.


This. My goal is 10% BF and so with an estimate of my previous BF figured out my goal weight.
Edited by jerryatrics On February 5, 2013 5:43 PM
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February 6, 2013 6:54 AM
QUOTE:

Ultimately, I chose a body fat percentage in conjunction with a weight goal. My goal weight, though, would put me back at 185 lbs and 7% body fat. According to worthless BMI charts, I'd be obese. Know what? I don't care how it categorizes me because a range of 122 to 161 lbs is too small even for my small frame.


I like that you are using body fat % not just BMI. I am re-thinking the BMI chart because if you have muscle you will weigh more. I might just get my body fat % measured and go with that one!
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February 6, 2013 7:16 AM
I picked a weight at a healthy BMI, I am 5'8" and I decided that around 140 would be good for me, I am still working on it though, I am at 160, however I think once I reach 140 I'll want to lose a little more
  1932500
February 6, 2013 7:18 AM
I didn't pick a goal weight, just a goal size. Once I got down to that size, I wasn't happy. I'm now two sizes smaller and happy where I'm at, minus some body work that I need to do. It's great to have a goal but you won't really "know" until you get there.
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