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236 5/28/14 11:50 A
Based on BMI - the high end, and personal history
Kelly Thomas - Klamath Falls, Oregon We can do anything that we set our minds to. :) Goal 6/25/2014 298 pounds .... Goal 11/25/2014 255 pounds.... Goal 3/25/2015 220 pounds..... Goal 10/25/2015 168 pounds....
Fitness Minutes: (9,567)
5/28/14 11:29 A
I looked up the "chart" weight for my height.
Stronger, more powerful, I got this.
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860 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)
Call me Sandy. My goals are swimming in a 1 mile open water sea swim, running a 5K race and performing 50 push-ups in 1 minute.
Fitness Minutes: (36,800)
5/28/14 10:24 A
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.
Getting healthy, getting fit, working out, not taking s**t!
09/05/2014 Week 1: -1kg :D 23/05/2014 Week 2: No weigh-in (TOM) 30/05/2014 Week 3: No change (+/- 0kg)
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.
Fitness Minutes: (3,008)
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.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~ Maria Robinson
Fitness Minutes: (28,703)
360 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.
"Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle. Comparison is poison." --Jon Acuff
EXERCISE BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR BODY, NOT BECAUSE YOU HATE IT.
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ~Chinese Proverb
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown
You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernails, But you are not fingernails.
Fitness Minutes: (14,483)
1,156 5/27/14 7:08 P
I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
Fitness Minutes: (16,411)
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!"
Fitness Minutes: (5,526)
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.
~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~
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572 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
GOTCHA! 5lb. lost: A new toy for my cat and every five pounds after~♥ GOTCHA! 10lb.: New water bottle GOTCHA! 15lb.: Splurge on coconut oil 20lb.: Piercing day! 25lb.: New workout clothes/gear 50lb.: Tattoo 75lb: TBD 100lb.:TBD
Fitness Minutes: (25,047)
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.
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." - Helen Keller
Fitness Minutes: (12,546)
3,667 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!
“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ~ Steve Maraboli ~
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.
I can and I will - watch me!
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.
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5/21/14 1:09 P
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843 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.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
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!
"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."--Ginny Weasley
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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1,286 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.
I'm not training for a competition. I'm not trying to set a new record. I'm not trying to impress you. I'm saving my life!
I remember I felt comfortable at a certain weight.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
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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.
Feed your head.
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.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE** Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE** Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
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2,623 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.
Patti "You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan Return of the Jedi
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
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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!
Time passes either way! I choose to look back one day and be happy I took charge of my mouth instead of looking in the mirror and wishing I had!
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996 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.
Goals March ~ 7 lbs goal met actual (9.4 lbs) April ~ 5 lbs goal met actual (5.4 lbs) May ~ 7 lbs goal met actual (7.2 lbs) June ~ 3-4 lbs goal met actual (3.6 lbs) July ~ 2-3 lbs
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3,775 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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4,206 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.
"Aim for progression, not perfection." -- SP Coach Nancy
"There is hope for me. There is hope for all of us." -- llou
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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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5,855 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.
"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.
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.
Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!
Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!
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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