5 lbs until goal? DIY Medifast plan

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Since I could remember, I always wanted to be 140 lbs; from when I was an overweight teenager, up till now. I was 143 lbs at the peak of my athletic weight: muscles, semi flat stomach, huge quads and all. I was content with my weight and clothing size. However, like I stated before, the weight loss plan I used to get to that athletic weight was really strenuous, stressful, and unbalanced. I also felt that there were areas of my body that needed improvement in order for me get to that "tigress" physique.

Every good house is built on a strong foundation. My goal is to get to an optimal body fat percentage in order to have a cleaner physique than I did at 143 lbs (polishing a diamond, so to speak). With my DIY Medifast plan I’m not doing tons of cardio and lifting which is now revealing a softer / non athletic look at 145.5 lbs. I talked with my fiancé and we both agreed to see what my frame looks like at 140 lbs and from there, gauge whether or not I like my new “foundation” look before Transition and a steadier exercise regimen.

The tricky part is Transition and the possibility of losing more weight or maintaining. I’m torn about the possibility of setting my new goal to 130lbs, because I have never been that “thin”. My fear is the whole sickly and undefined look.

Pic Below = Thin vs Borderline Anorexic

When I begin a steady weight lifting and cardio routine, I can gain anywhere between 5-10lbs of lean muscle fairly quickly. Knowing this fact really puts me at odds when I do the math concerning my current goal weight, potential new goal weight, and future weight in transition. The unknown is really making me concerned, but I will keep cool and relaxed till this fork in the road comes to pass. My ultimate goal is a healthy frame with good definition and muscle mass.

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    Go by how you feel and if you're happy and comfortable with the way you look and the way your clothes fit. The scale is just a number and not a true reflection of your overall body health. If you like what you see in the mirror and your bmi and body fat % is in healthy ranges, that is healthy for you. Do what feels right and good for you.
    1717 days ago
    Jenn thanks! I checked an online site
    It says for girls like us that this weight is at the lower end of our BMI but perfectly healthy. I'm wary, but I'll only know till I get there. I feel you about being apprehensive.
    r, LMAO. Thanks girl. You are beautiful at 5'. My mom is that tall and she is awesome!
    1719 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2013 12:46:20 PM
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    Oh, you beautiful tall girls! So happy for you reaching 140! That is awesome! I am really short (5') so although I'm shooting for 120 I would really, really like to be 110. Not sure that's a weight I could maintain though. You're going about this so smart that I know you'll find the sweet spot and be able to maintain it. You are an inspiration!
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    1719 days ago
    I am also 5'9, and I have always "wanted" to weigh140, but never have. Now that I think about it more realisticly, I have wondered if that would be a too thin weight for me. I couldn't even imagine being 130. I would probably feel awful and have that sick look. I have been so heavy for so long now, I can't even really get a grasp on that!LOL! Pay close attention to your body and how you feel, and you will know what is best for you:)
    1720 days ago
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