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Changed my goal weight


Saturday, December 08, 2012

Today I updated my weight tracker. I've changed my goal weight a number of times: when I first started, my goal was to get down to 56 kgs (123 lbs) which would have meant a total loss of 30 kilograms (66 lbs). In the summer, a few months after I started, I started feeling really good about my body and decided I didn't want to lose quite as much weight as I originally planned, and changed my goal weight to 60 kgs (132 lbs). As my motivation began to disappear and I really did not feel like losing a lot more weight (and I was actually pretty content with my current appearance), I changed it yet again to 66 kgs (145 lbs) which would have put me to a total loss of 20 kilograms instead of the original 30 that I planned to lose.

HOWEVER, now that I am back at it again and feeling stronger than ever, I decided that I wanted to do this right once and for all. Before I gained all this weight, I consistently weighed about 120 lbs. I call this my "natural weight". Ever since I gained a lot of weight, I've always wanted to get back to where I was. I haven't weighed that little since I was 16 years old - that's when the binge eating started. I decided I really want to reach that "natural weight" again once and for all! I'm going to give it a try. If at some point along my journey I feel like I do not want to or need to lose any more weight, I won't. But for now, my new goal is to get down to about 120 lbs.

I'm excited about this!! I'm filled with this amazing energy and I'm going to channel it into building momentum for weeks and months to come. I know I can do this. We all can!
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KRISZTA11 12/9/2012 1:35PM

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It is wise to choose a goal weight that is inspiring.
If during your journey you come across a weigh that feels right, you can still stop there : )

I'm 44 and my current weight which makes me happy is 4 kg below what SP predicted for me, but 8 kg above my pre-pregnancy weight (that was 20 years ago!).

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JADOMB 12/8/2012 11:43PM

    How tall are you? From your pics, I have a hard time seeing you at 120, but photos don't always tell the tale. Most my younger life I was at 155, but at my most healthy weight I was at 168. But I also had much more muscle mass then. So if you are doing things right and doing ST to keep your muscle mass proper, you may have a tough time getting down to 120. What ever you decide to do, must continue to do it in a healthy way. Keep the faith.

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IUHRYTR 12/8/2012 10:29PM

    Yea, Annie! Great determination. I'm confident you will get there. Won't that be a day to remember? -- Lou

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CANES4EVER63 12/8/2012 6:59PM

    You can do it!! I'm considering changing mine, but I'm just going to see what happens when I get to 132. I think I'm ultimately going to change to 120 as well, but I'm not sure. Everyone's body type is different, so I'm just going to stop when I'm happy and I have no idea what weight that will be! I've always thought I don't want to be below 120 (because some places require a weight of 120lbs to donate blood), but I even considered 115 at one point (again, I have NO idea where I want to end!!), but being 115 means I can say that I lost more than I weigh, and I think that would just be cool :)

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CHUM48 12/8/2012 6:11PM

    You can do it! Focus! Focus!

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