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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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WEEPINGANGEL74 7/6/2013 9:29AM

    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.

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SUPERKHAN 7/4/2013 12:39PM

    Jenn thanks! I checked an online site
http://www.halls.md/ideal-weigh
t/body.htm
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.
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r, LMAO. Thanks girl. You are beautiful at 5'. My mom is that tall and she is awesome!

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SUMMER-14 7/4/2013 11:14AM

    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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JENNCRRT 7/3/2013 10:07PM

    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:)

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