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5/27/13 8:57 A


Your current plan sounds pretty prime and very healthy. :) I could never cut out all processed foods, but I will say I'm eating way healthier. I force myself (no longer forcing anymore) to eat a healthy breakfast, and I've cut out sodas and all that junk. I make sure to get enough fruits and veggies a day.

My exercise is walking/running/hiking. I went through some workout dvds which I enjoy but the weather has been awesome lately. I also have been loving yoga, and since peoplel on here suggested it, strength training!

Edited by: XTHEJOURNALIST at: 5/27/2013 (09:20)
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5/26/13 7:29 P

Is that a goal weight you can live with.........? Just asking. it's all about a life style change so it's about doing things you can live with. Eating healthy what ever that is for you. Me it's a clean processed foods. Finding a workout you like so you will keep on doing it. For me it's walking, my spin bike class.............and weight lifting. so what is yours...?

5/26/13 4:26 P

Thanks Jenni, I'm glad your plan is working for you and congrats!

Thanks for sharing what has worked for you ^^

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5/26/13 8:46 A

I'm up a bit on the scale now but I've reached my range of 105-110 lbs and got to a weight at 107 lbs at my lowest.

In January I started focusing more on building muscle while losing slowly. I weighed around 120-125 lbs and 22-25% body fat. I calorie cycled, eating at maintenance or close to it on training days. Creating a deficit on rest days or cardio days. I averaged 1400 cals. Anywhere from 1200-1800 cals a day. I started lifting heavy. I burn around 2000 cals/week

My last bit I cycled 1500 cals for 3 days and then 1 day at maintenance (1800-2000 cals).

Since January, I went from a size 5 to a size 1 and around 18% body fat in about 10-15 lbs. I lose about 1 lb/week when I eat 1500 cals and I'm fairly petite too, 5'2. I now burn about 2500-3000 cals/week but that's because I do a lot of hiking now since the nice weather.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 5/26/2013 (08:49)
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5/25/13 3:01 P

We do understand your question. It is just that people are trying to say that if you are at a healthy weight anything we share will not be applicable to trying to get below a healthy weight. For example, I am 61. Yes, much older than you. I am 5'3". My goal weight was 130 - right in the middle of a healthy BMI for me. To arrive here I ate between 1200 and 1400 calories a day. I do 30 minutes a day at Curvea 5 days a week and walk 2-3 miles about 5 days a week.

If I decided I wanted to weigh 115 the above would not work......

5/25/13 1:38 P

Anyway, just looking for specific suggestions from those who have been successful in obtaining their weight loss goals. Thanks ^_^

5/25/13 11:34 A

I would just feel more confident. Everyone has their "ideal" body, or their goal they are striving for. I feel I was healthiest/happiest at that point.

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5/25/13 11:10 A

What in your life would be better/different if you hit that target?

5/25/13 10:30 A

I get what you are saying...but, it was only 2 years ago when I weighed that. :)

Hey, maybe a lot can change in 2 years. Thanks for the feedback.

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5/25/13 9:56 A

Heather is absolutely right. I even found that to be true with myself! I was in the 130's when I graduated from college, and yes, I was thin, but now I'm at 141-143, and I look SO much better because I revamped my workout style and added ST. It really is NOT about the number on your scale. Granted, that is important as a general guideline, but take it with a grain of salt. I've "gained" since starting strength training regularly, but I've noticed a good difference in my body composition.

I won't ever be a size 0 or 2 (and honestly I don't WANT to be!) and have skinny little legs, but I have strong powerful legs, and that means more to me than have pre-puberty stick legs with no curves lol.

Just keep on keeping on with eating well, exercising, and don't do anything drastic to try and get to where you feel pressured to be.

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5/24/13 10:45 P

How old were you when you were at that weight, and how old are you now?

You are already in a healthy weight range, even on the lower end of normal. What you're seeking is at the very *bottom* of the normal BMI range, which is difficult for most people to attain. Our bodies prefer not to be extremes, as a general rule. The fact that you have struggled to lose tells me that in fact, your body is where it *wants* to be. Our bodies strive to reach equilibrium, homeostasis. It sounds like your body has found that, and may be trying to tell you that.

Honestly, given your weight and height, I don't know that you are going to be able to achieve that without careful guidance from a medical professional and a registered dietician. I think it's certainly outside of the scope of what SP is geared to provide.

Our bodies will *never* be perfect... I guarantee you that even if you reach your 90 lb target, there will still be parts of your body you're less than happy with. My old personal trainer, a girl who might have been 100 lbs soaking wet, and was in fabulous shape all around, used to complain about her "pooch" - which none of us could even see!

I'm not convinced your goal is healthy for you... although obviously I can't make that call. I've never seen anyone in the 18.8 and lower range that looked healthy. I'm not you, I don't know your history, I don't know what leads you to see that range.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/24/2013 (22:51)
5/24/13 10:16 P

My height is 4'10, my weight is (right now) 96.

I want to be at 90, which is still healthy, and right for me. I've been that weight before, and it looks and feels right.

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5/24/13 9:27 P

It could be that where you are is where your *body* wants to be. From what I understand, you're already at a healthy, normal BMI. What's your weight/height, and what's your target weight?

Remember that there's a certain point where weight is just not a good measure of health and appearance. It's possible to be at the top (or even above) of the normal range for BMI and look and feel better than someone at the bottom (or below) of the normal range for BMI.

5/24/13 5:37 P

How much exercise do you do to get to your goal weight? How many calories did/do you eat? I'm perpetually 7-10 pounds more than I want to be.

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