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finding a new goal


Sunday, March 14, 2010

so ive been thinking of what i want to do now, now that ive reached my all time goal. (still cant believe i made it lol!) im pretty sure i want to loose more weight, but the question is, how much? its a hard question because im actually very happy with where i am now (which is awesome). i mean, im very happy with my clothing size (8/10), im in the best shape of my life, and my self esteem has improved dramatically. my fitness goal is easier to decide, because you can always try something new and different, and make new goals for yourself. but weight is different, cause at some point you need to stop.

everyone around me is telling me that i should stop loosing weight now, but i disagree. dont get me wrong... im not looking to loose alot more. but i do have some areas that i would like to improve. for example, i would like to loose a little more fat from my tummy, my inner thighs and my arms. of course its not easy to loose weight from specific spots. but i would like to loose a little more fat. the problem is though, when i tell people this they roll their eyes. some people have even said "it sounds like youre going the other direction. youre going to become anorexic". this bothers me because its so not true! i am in no danger of becoming anorexic. and i guess its a little insulting to think that people assume that would happen after i worked so hard to conquer my old eating disorder. im realistic about my body... i know im never going to look like a fashion model, and i am perfectly a-ok with that! but the fact is, i do want to loose a little more. im very very happy with my size! i just want to loose a little more fat, thats all (and believe me, i still have plenty of it lol)

so now im trying to decide if i want to set a new numeric goal, like loosing 5 of 10 more pounds, or if i just want to loose weight until im happy. but the problem with the latter is it would be hard to have a goal to reach for. i mean, im happy with my pant size, like i said, so i wouldnt be shooting for a smaller size. i was thinking of maybe having a goal for my waist measurement, but i just have a little bit more i want to loose, and i have no idea how many inches that would be. besides... truthfully i dont know if what i have on my tummy and thighs is fat, or if its loose skin... because after being so overweight most of my life and loosing 90 lbs, i definitely have loose skin. and i accept that ill probably always have it. dont get me wrong... ill take the loose skin over those 90 lbs any day! please... those are like my battle scars, lol! probably, its a little bit of both, fat and loose skin. so im thinking of setting my ticker to a new goal of 145 lbs or 140 lbs... what do you think?

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EFFIEANNIE 7/6/2013 9:14AM

    You look great. I would try exercise for those areas, but you probably have done that. What is your height? Have you checked with the ht/wt tables for a good weight? Good luck~you are an inspiration to so many!

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JAZZWOMAN1266 3/17/2010 11:13AM

    I think you have done great and you are smart to think about a new goal. We all have to have goals in life. I think that maybe you should stop thinking about weight and work on those areas you want to improve. Strength training with weights or bands is great for spot areas. I do not know if you already do this, but you should look into it, if not just for your health. We all need strength training to keep up our bone mass as women. I have free weights and bands, as well as a weight pulley machine. I do not look for bulk, but I do use it to tighten up the chicken arms and thighs. If you are not sure what to do, you could have a one on one with a trainer to get the information and do it on your own or join a gym to get the real workout weekly with a trainer. So many things are out there to choose from. Find something that fits and makes you feel good!

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CAMILLE-LEON 3/16/2010 3:36PM

    I'm in a similar situation, now that I am at a very reasonable weight, people all tell me to stop losing! but, like you , I want to shape up my tummy and tone my arms. maybe try working out some new goals that have more to do with measurements of your waist and arms, rather than weight. or perhaps, just be like me and say vaguely that you are still trying to tone up some loose bits! I think I want to lose 5-10 pounds, but what I really want is just to strengthen and tone up what I've got, and that may not mean any weight loss at all, (which is fine) more like building muscle. definitely give your workout routine a little shake up to keep it interesting for yourself and to keep your body guessing! good work!

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FORMYBABYJD 3/15/2010 5:24PM

    So Ali has a similar problem, she's lost 80 pounds and has some loose skin that she was having trouble getting rid of. Soooooo, she went to a personal trainer. They told her to work on toning the muscles in the specific areas she was concerned about, and for her legs and chest, she runs. Her trainer told her the bouncing action that comes with running helps tighten your chest (it's worked extremely well for her) and you can't beat runners legs!
It might be a good idea to forget about a number goal and just work on toning. And I highly recommend cocoa butter, it helped my woah saggy tummy post-baby :)
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FORMYBABYJD 3/15/2010 5:23PM

    So Ali has a similar problem, she's lost 80 pounds and has some loose skin that she was having trouble getting rid of. Soooooo, she went to a personal trainer. They told her to work on toning the muscles in the specific areas she was concerned about, and for her legs and chest, she runs. Her trainer told her the bouncing action that comes with running helps tighten your chest (it's worked extremely well for her) and you can't beat runners legs!
It might be a good idea to forget about a number goal and just work on toning. And I highly recommend cocoa butter, it helped my woah saggy tummy post-baby :)
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TEACHINGAGAIN 3/15/2010 1:06PM

    WOW! Congratulations on your weight loss!

I too have lost a lot of weight (w/the help of SP)! You've lost at least 90, which is about 5 lbs. more than I have! Way to go!

I feel pretty much the same way as you do. Now that I've met my original goal of losing 80 lbs, I'd like to lose more of my stomach, but wonder if that is really even possible. I have some loose and baggy skin, and I don't really want to have more of that around. So I'd be content with just maintaining my weight or losing 5 - 10 more pds.

Again, congratulations!

Your fellow loser,
Anita
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MICHELLEAZD 3/15/2010 12:59PM

    The first time I lost all my weight my trainer used to make fun of me and tell me to go eat some french fries cause I was too skinny. Oddly though I was at the ideal weight for my hieght and frame. People would tell me all the time that I was too skinny, to stop working out. It really is about knowing your own body and what you can handle. Don't let others discourage you.

You can set your new goal for something like definition: see that bicep pop, or hot calves when wearing heels. That is what I did when I lost it all (I wanted Jennifer Aniston's arms!) and it made working out and dieting more exciting, and I still lost another pant size.

Good luck!

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SHANNONIGANS 3/15/2010 9:04AM

    Hey Erin! CONGRATS again on reaching your initial goal!
I think setting a new goal of 5#s each time as you spot-train your 'problem areas' is a great idea. Now that you've reached your goal weight, your success may start to show more in measurements than weight loss. Especially as your skin starts to tighten up. Luckily you're young & your skin still has some of it's elasticity.
So...my suggestion would be to set 5# goals at a time as you tone what you want (tummy, arms & inner thighs) thru area specific training. You may find that you don't lose as much weight as you're toning because you're adding muscle as well. Or you may also find that you're body is still willing to give up a little more weight. Either way, 5#s is a do-able number.
Also, I'm sure the people telling you to stop are just concerned about your health. They've never seen you small & it may take some getting used to. Unfortunately, I'm sure there are those that are just jealous as well. Surround yourself with the people that encourage & support you in your new goals.
Anyhoo...that's my 2 cents worth.
~Hugz~
Shannon


P.S. Another way to figure out how much more fat you can lose is to get your body fat tested. That will let you know where you're at & a safe place to stop.

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SLKYSMTH 3/15/2010 12:10AM

    Wow! I had to look at your pictures first to see this goal you have accomplished! Holy Smokes!!! What does TJ (or was it JT) think about the new you?
I think you are right about the loose skin and fat combo. I have several friends that have lost an extreme amount of weight and they have the loose skin syndrome. With that being said, I saw someone on the biggest loser or something like that and their loose skin looked just like that....loose skin. there was no guessing if it was fat OR loose skin, sooo, the question is.....how does a person loose weight in specific areas???? when you figure it out let me know. lol!

PS~ you really have come a long way! don't let ppl try to discredit your accomplishments!

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