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BABYDOLL_87 SparkPoints: (48,014)
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5/28/14 12:15 P

Within healthy BMI, but where I was happy, been on both ends - too heavy unhappy, too skinny unhappy, the healthy happy medium is my goal :)

KST1969 SparkPoints: (12,210)
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5/28/14 11:50 A

Based on BMI - the high end, and personal history

ETCH12 SparkPoints: (13,705)
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5/28/14 11:29 A

I looked up the "chart" weight for my height.

SILVERSPARROW04 SparkPoints: (25,118)
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5/28/14 11:26 A

I picked the weight I was (and was also the correct weight in my BMI range) before I started work and gained.

Now after starting to actively work on my weight loss two years ago I am in my BMI range again (upper level) so I don't need to lose any more weight but I am still working on reaching my initial goal.

Update: Though I might change my initial goal since I found out last week at the Doctors I grew an inch :D. Which would be the difference of me losing 13 or 10 pounds.

Edited by: SILVERSPARROW04 at: 5/28/2014 (11:31)
PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (139,769)
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5/28/14 10:24 A

Upper healthy range of the BMI chart index

JEFFGIRL Posts: 10,287
5/27/14 8:48 P

By my previous acceptable weight.

5/27/14 8:17 P

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.

5/27/14 7:41 P

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., when I reach that weight, I will reset the goal and lose a bit more.

MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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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. emoticon

ATHENA-NADINE SparkPoints: (20,812)
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5/27/14 7:26 P

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.

PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (37,141)
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5/27/14 7:08 P


KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
5/27/14 6:37 P

I don't have real logic, what has worked for you!

JONEC14333 SparkPoints: (50,117)
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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!"

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,601)
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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.

GIVEMEFRIES SparkPoints: (8,868)
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5/22/14 12:59 P

... 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.

LIFENPROGRESS SparkPoints: (113,725)
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5/21/14 2:35 P

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! emoticon

PJB149 Posts: 1,130
5/21/14 2:24 P

I set my goal weight at the upper range of the 'healthy' weight for my height and body type.

Since my dexa-scan shows that I have a large skeleton and am "big boned," I figure that would be an optimum weight for me and I wanted to be realistic and reach a weight I can maintain.

As I lose weight and get nearer to goal, I will reassess to see if I actually want to get that small.

CYFREE15 Posts: 248
5/21/14 2:18 P

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.

5/21/14 1:29 P

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.

GRANDMAFRANNY SparkPoints: (282,434)
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5/21/14 1:09 P


SIOL55 SparkPoints: (59,899)
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5/21/14 1:03 P

A weight I felt good at in the past.

REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
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.

FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (433,352)
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5/21/14 11:53 A

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.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/21/14 5:59 A

I researched it

LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (30,556)
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5/21/14 5:58 A

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.

STRANGER70127 Posts: 407
5/20/14 3:19 P

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!

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,607
5/19/14 10:57 A

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.

MAINEALI SparkPoints: (77,610)
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5/19/14 10:49 A

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.

SALGUOD2 Posts: 3,839
5/19/14 4:35 A

It is inside of my healthy weight

5/19/14 12:51 A

I remember I felt comfortable at a certain weight.

EABHA70 SparkPoints: (62,065)
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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.

FANNYMANSON SparkPoints: (20,201)
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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.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,429
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.

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (76,731)
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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.

5/18/13 9:17 P

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..

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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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

ALISALEA Posts: 161
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.

HICKORYRN Posts: 279
5/18/13 4:38 P

I set my weight at one I remember being comfortable at!

KENDILYNN SparkPoints: (22,033)
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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.

ELLES26 Posts: 447
5/18/13 4:07 P

healthy range recommended by my doctor.

WENDIBUGG Posts: 674
5/18/13 3:38 P

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.

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (289,769)
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5/18/13 1:43 P

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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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.

DOTTIEJANE1 SparkPoints: (186,354)
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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 .

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
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5/18/13 10:00 A

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.

5/18/13 9:21 A

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.

LJBRANDOK Posts: 180
5/18/13 8:55 A

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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