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MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (116,387)
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10/5/11 5:12 P

Check with your doctor and go by his/her recommendation. I'm 68, and my doctor says that 145 is a good weight goal for me, even though the charts say I should weigh no more than 120. I'm going by what my doctor says.

LISAGOULDIE SparkPoints: (19,238)
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10/5/11 2:56 P

My goal weight (according to the charts) is 117. I would feel healthy at 135. When I hit 135 I will re-evaluate 117. Time to walk the dog!

CUDA440 SparkPoints: (64,010)
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10/5/11 2:24 P

I have been wondering the same thing. My "ideal weight" was about 140. But since I am still 153 and into my "goal size" 8's I don't know if I should get that low. Right now I am shooting for at least 4-5 lb loss just to get into the 140's. And make sure i can keep it there. If my body wants to go lower I think it will, if not I will still be happy as long as it's under 150 and in my size.
Beckie

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10/5/11 10:41 A

Being healthy is more important than weight... plus, muscle weighs more than fat

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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10/5/11 12:01 A

Strength and staying power over scales.. My doctor said if you have never been that weight, don't strive for it..

HEALTHY14REAL Posts: 2,509
10/4/11 4:46 P

I agree with most everyone else. Get to a place where you're comfortable and toned and can maintain easy. My "ideal" is too low for me to be comfortable too.

YOU_CALIBAN SparkPoints: (7,482)
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10/4/11 10:46 A

Strength over Scale

HANNAHSMAMA3 SparkPoints: (7,516)
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10/4/11 10:16 A

129 is the "ideal" for my height, which is 4'11". I have not been even close to that since before I had my daughter at 18. I was a size 10 when I was 21 and I was very happy with that. When I was younger and a 0-4, I was much too small. You could see every rib in my body. And I didn't try to be like that, I was just naturally was that tiny.

But after I had Hannah, my hips got wider, my bust got larger and I developed a bit of a belly that just wont go away. And I am ok with that...as long as I can fit in my 10's emoticon

CTTAGENT Posts: 1,616
10/3/11 11:48 P

I would concentrate on feeling healthy and good. I know for me the "ideal weight" is way below where I look good. I am focused on getting to where I feel good.

MMINITEACH SparkPoints: (14,555)
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10/3/11 7:42 P

I feel the same way. I'm five foot nothing! I gained all of my weight after a few surgeries. I set my goal weight to 100 pounds because that's what i weighed soaking wet before the surgeries. I'm older though, and my body composition has totally changed. I'm down to 116.5 now and I feel great and I'm happy with how I look. I don't think I could realistically get down to 100 and be healthy. So maybe I'll shoot to lose another 5lbs and see how I feel then.

Does your body just stop losing weight once you're at the right weight? How do I know what's right?

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,129
10/3/11 7:24 P

Overall weight is not always the best way to set a goal. In particular, fit people tend to have more lean mass, which can make achieving a specific goal weight harder.

Body fat percentage is often a more meaningful target in terms of health.

M@L

SULFABABY Posts: 473
10/3/11 7:24 P

I agree with everyone else! :) Take one goal at a time and re-evaluate after reaching each one. :) If you have a general doctor as him or her for advice too. Best of luck!

CONQUERGRAVITY Posts: 1,514
10/3/11 7:22 P

:Ideal" weight is subject to so many variables - it can really sometimes be nothing but a random number. Stick with whatever weight you are when you feel good and can be healthy. Remember, pushing too hard for too low of a goal weight can sometimes lead to rebounding and gaining the weight back, and when people have too low of a goal, it can be really difficult to maintain that for the long term.

CRISPY20 Posts: 342
10/3/11 7:08 P

I would get down to your size 10 goal and see how you feel. Live with it for a while, practice maintaining for a few months. Have you ever been 129 pounds as an adult? How did you come up with that number? Is 129 realistic for where you are in your life right now? Size 10 may be perfect for your frame and body composition, or you may decide that you want to go lower.

CASEYWASEY SparkPoints: (0)
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10/3/11 6:54 P

Work on being healthy and feeling good about yourself. It's more important than a number.

BEANBYDESIGN SparkPoints: (31,282)
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10/3/11 6:22 P

If you feel healthy and are toned at a size 10, why obsess over reaching a particular number on the scale? Why not just listen to your body?

HANNAHSMAMA3 SparkPoints: (7,516)
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10/3/11 5:20 P

Right now I am about 173 and a size 12. At a (toned) size 10, I feel healthy. However, my "ideal" weight is 129. I plan to get down to my size 10 and the start the Supreme 90 and TurboFire programs. Should I still be focusing on getting down to 129 once I start those?

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