My goal weight is really just a number that I'm heading towards and whether I reach it or not I don't mine. (I probably won't, because I'll be looking at toning and muscle definition and that adds up, but in a good way) I'm going for a goal dress size, more than anything.
I set my goal weight at the last 'highest' weight I felt comfortable at and had some decent clothes. It wasn't my most comfortable weight. If....no, when I reach that weight, I will reset the goal and lose a bit more.
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5/27/14 7:30 P
The weight I feel most comfortable, the weight that has a normal BMI and the weight that I can maintain comfortably.
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My current goal weight is 15 pounds heavier than my average weight for most of my adult life. I've had two children and a hysterectomy since then, and I am now in my early 40s, so I am not expecting my body to look the same after I lose as it did before I gained weight. I'll revisit it when I get down there and see how I feel.
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5/27/14 4:29 P
I have changed my goal weight several times. The last time I said, "What is the weight after which I would say STOP, you are too skinny!"
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5/27/14 4:23 P
I set it loosely on the Height/ Weight chart guide. I do not want to be too thin. I want to be fit with some pounds on.
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... I like odd numbers that have odd digits and an odd amount of digits. For instance, 135. :D Odd number, odd digits, 3 digits making it odd. lol
5/21/14 4:02 P
Over my 120 loss, I have had many goal wts- short term, medium term, and ultimate. My ultimate was right in the middle of my normal BMI . I reached that, and went below it a bit, but it was too low for me, so I have settled at JUST under "overwt" BMI. Maintained for 2 1/2 yrs.
5/21/14 3:47 P
My ultimate goal weight is 10 pounds above the lowest weight I ever reached. It's more sustainable and puts me in the healthy weight range. The weight goal on my tracker is more moderate.
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I felt my best at 135... but set my final goal at 140. I'll see how I feel then (and what my physician thinks).
I've set my ticker to show increments of 25 pounds. I don't know how to deal with a 130+ weight loss... but I KNOW I can manage 25 pounds at a stretch!
My initial goal is to get to the weight recommended by my doctor which is 159lbs and at the top of the "healthy" bmi range for me. I am going to re-assess when I get there, but my dream weight is somewhere in the mid-140s.
My ultimate goal weight is 180 pounds, though that is not set in stone. I know that sounds kinda high, but for my height and bone structure, that would be almost perfect. Right now, I am setting small goals. I am 270 pounds right now, and my first goal is to reach my 10% weight loss, putting me at 243 pounds. After that, I will set it to 15% of my original starting weight, and so on. Once I reach 200 pounds, I will re-evaluate my ultimate goal weight.
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5/21/14 1:09 P
IT TOOK ME ALMOST 2 YRS. TO DO IT.
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5/21/14 1:03 P
A weight I felt good at in the past.
5/21/14 12:28 P
I got my body fat tested, worked with a trainer in deciding what I want my body fat percentage to be and came up with a number from there.
If I reach my desired body fat percentage (19%) and weight, I'll still be at the top end of the overweight category for BMI.
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I just a healthy BMI, off blood pressure medications and a imagine that I'm happy with. That's when I know I'm at my goal weight for me.
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I picked a number in the middle of my healthy range, but I am not really set on it. I am more interested in how I feel and how I look. Given my body type and muscular structure, the lower end of my range will never be possible, or desirable.
I was told that your goal weight should be appropriate for your height and you should eat 10 times the amount of calories as you want your weight to be. ( i.e. if my goal weight were 130 I should aim for eating 1300 calories a day) This amount fluctuates with amount of daily activity/ exercise.
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5/19/14 1:52 P
My ultimate goal is 140, but I've broken that down, so my first goal is just to lose ten pounds. If I can do that, everything I wear now will actually fit properly again instead of being just a bit too tight, and I won't have to go buy anything in the next size up. I just do NOT want to do that!
I had never been at a healthy weight (always an overweight child/obese teen), so I looked at my BMI and picked a number 10 lbs under the highest number to have a good cushion, staying high because I tend toward muscular. I lowered it 5 lbs, but as I got closer, I was getting where I wanted to be at my original goal. I now I'm trying to maintain +/-5 lbs of 140lbs with success since the end of January. My doctor told me at 150 lbs that I could lose a bit more, but not too much.
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I haven't chosen a specific goal weight but I knew I had a lot to lose so I broke it up into three smaller amounts. When I get down there, I'll fine tune the goal weight.
I remember I felt comfortable at a certain weight.
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5/19/14 12:18 A
I've picked 140 because that is just inside the ideal weight range for my height and seems achievable. It is also about what I weighed when I graduated from high school 26 years ago, and I was pretty happy at that weight. I'd like to go lower (130 or so), but I don't know if that's possible to reach/maintain. And really, I'd probably be happy with 150.
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475 5/18/14 11:45 P
I chose 150 to be conservative. I doubt that I will ever be 130 or less again, but I think I can get to 150.
5/18/13 9:43 P
I haven't set my goal weight yet. My short-term goal is to get under 200# (almost there), then I am aiming for "BMI=overweight" (185#) and then I will aim for "BMI=normal weight" (154# or less).
In the name of "rounded numbers" I'll probably aim for 145# (so that I can say I lost 100#) and for the sake of "reality" I'll probably aim-to-maintain "150 give or take 5#" as my long-haul goal.
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3,723 5/18/13 9:17 P
My goal weight will put me well into a healthy BMI. As one other poster mentioned...I don't want to be right at the top end, and have no room for plus/minus! Traditionally I seem to go up a few pounds come winter, and I want to keep myself well within limits.
I just posted something about this on another board. I don't know if it's the best way but I am taking it 10-20 lbs at a time. Having some difficulties and thought I would try this for awhile. I think smaller goals will work best. Hopefully..
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5/18/13 9:10 P
I went to a Sports Nutritionalist and figured out my BMR which told me what my caloric rate should be when sedentary, when active, when vigorously exercising etc.....worked great as I found out exactly what I needed to eat per the activity level of my day
5/18/13 9:07 P
I don't have an exact number in mind, just an estimate. I think I'll know when I get there. At this point I'm guessing I need to lose another 35 pounds or so.
I set my weight at one I remember being comfortable at!
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2,155 5/18/13 4:31 P
I know some times I have reached "goal" weights in the past, once through stress/disordered eating and once through unsustainable (for me) obsession with exercise, and I realize that I had set unrealistic expectations on myself. I am healthier and more injury-free now nearing my current goal weight than I ever was at that lower weight. My goal weight is on the high side of healthy BMI for my height, but I am muscularly built and I would look sickly at 130 lbs.
I kinda just pulled the number out of my head. Truthfully I have several goal weights in mind. I'm not totally sure what I want the final one to be. I just know that I have a small frame and would rather be on the lower end of the weight range for my height. I don't want to stop at a place where if I gain 5 lbs I will be overweight again. On my ticker I have the middle of a normal weight range for my height but I don't think I will be happy there. But I am trying to set smaller goals that seem more attainable to me. I am more motivated when I set a small goal and reach it. I feel like I've accomplished something. I don't want to wait til I've reached my final goal to feel that way.
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Initially, I chose it because, when I joined WW, 35 years ago that was the goal weight they set for me based on my height. Now I have lowered that 5 pounds, since regular workouts and reinitiating portion control, it lowered to what I now consider to be my normal weight. It is within my BMI range.
Edited by: J2740LOU at: 5/18/2013 (13:45)
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4,507 5/18/13 11:53 A
I have had a series of goals that have changed as my situation has changed. I have a "fantasy goal" that just popped into my head as I was meditating on the subject -- what I weighed as a freshman in college, the last time I felt good about my weight and my body. That weight is 118 and I doubt I will ever be that weight again.
When I first started my journey -- at 203 pounds -- I just wanted to down to 180, what I had weighed 10 years earlier. That would be a size that would fit most of my clothes. I knew how to dress at that size.
When I hit that weight, I lowered my goal to 160 -- as that would take out of the "obese" category of BMI and into the "overweight" category. It would also drop me a size.
Now I am focusing on getting "under 150" -- a nice, round number -- and it would put me at the "50 pounds lost" category. But I have set an official goal of 135, which would put me in the "healthy" category of BMI.
Good question. I have struggled a little with setting goals throughout this journey and will be interested in reading what others have to say.
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5/18/13 10:07 A
I used the BMI but will change the weight as I get closer to what my body wants .
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I picked my original goal weight of 171 strictly on the blind pig find acorn rule. Thought I would never make it. Well, I did so I lowered my goal to 165 and met that. Then lowered it again to 160 and did get down to 162 once.
Now there is evidence that I am once again having some serious internal bleeding going on and when that happens, the body will store fluids in the body soft tissues. Hence, I am once again around 174 and I will be going through the "delicate" search for the problem. The last time I went through this, I lost 2 gallons of fluid while in the hospital. That's an astounding 15 pounds or so.
Short term problems that due to movement restrictions on my left arm (because of a pacemaker) I will not be able to have a colonoscopy until I am cleared for that.
I just chose a weight that I remember feeling very comfortable with (many years ago) although I won't be disappointed any time soon if I don't make it because I have a long way to get to that goal. I know that anything I lose right now is beneficial for me.
Since I didn't believe I would really lose weight and keep it off, I set my original goal weight pretty high and have lowered it by 5 pound increments over the years. It made me wonder how others set their goal weights.
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