My lowest was when I was in high school. I think I got down to about 135. I always wanted to lose weight but just couldn't get any lower.
College ruined me and I got up to 165 over the course of a couple years. After lots of healthy eating and exercise, I'm down to 125.7 though now.
"Okay, so let me get this straight: one really big meal a day, then we go to sleep, no paper towels, but a little bit of bread because we're not Nazis, and as many popsicles as we want?" - Nathan Explosion, on dieting
Well, I had a set point of 112# or so even years after kids; then in my mid-30's I dated (120#), 40's got married and went back to school (130#). At 50 I started nursing in a PICU (135#), went on night shift (145#) - Ouch! Now my goal is to find my real set point for this time in life. I'm pretty uncomfortable being overweight. I suppose about 120? That's 25 pounds to lose on a 5 foot body. A big goal!
When i was in my last couple of years in high school i did an extreme diet and ended up going from 165 down to about 92lbs. after that i ended up gaining weight and getting up to about 125. for about a year i managed to maintain that weight, just by eating right and exercising regularly, but once i started college, moved in with my high school sweetheart, and working a part time job, the maintenance went right out the window .unfortunately in the span of a year in half i went from my happy weight (125) to my heaviest weight (198) . but, its summer break in college, and i am ready to get my weight back on track
14 years ago, I weighed 112, then I got pregnant. Gained weight, lost weight, got down to 120, got pregnant again, gained more weight, got down to 125, then went back up to 132. It seems like every two years I gain and lose the same 10 lbs. I want to get to 115 and work on maintenance, but I keep hovering at the 120-119 mark. It is almost like a mental block keeping me from going below 120. Frustrating!
"We may not have it all together, but together, we have it all"
A number of years ago I had an ED really bad. I got down to 70 lbs. I had to reach 100 before I could be discharged from the hospital. Right after that I got pregnant. My doctor wouldn't let me weigh myself and I balooned up to 150 lbs. It was totally depressing to try to lose it again. I've been in and out of hospitals. Right now I'm 115 and am 5'3" I feel like I need to lose 10 pounds to feel right. Other than that I do try to eat healthy. I don't know if I'll ever get over my ED because i've had it40 years.
My lowest adult weight was 116 lbs, but honestly I can't tell you how easy or hard it was got get there because I had dropped about 15 lbs because I was depressed and just not eating. So I lost all of that in about a month and gained it all back in about 6. :P
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My 20's I was 102-104 and would always gain a pound or two over winter, lost it, gain it back. Then I stopped losing!
There was a time in my early 20's when my ex inlaw moved in and she was crazy (really) and my ex was working night shift. Hmm. So I would go to Woman's Work Out World after work, then go home. Sometimes I would eat dinner sometimes not, depending on what psycho was doing. At this point, I got to 98# and that did not look good on me at all. I was really boney.
Now.. I am bouncing from 105 to 107, It took me 7 months to drop 20#. I have been maintaining since October. I have dropped a few pounds since then and could afford to lose some more, but I am working more on toning my trouble areas. I realize that while I might lose a few more pounds and replace it with muscle to not go crazy if the scale goes up!
Before I had children I weighed 102.(6 years ago) My starting weight was 130 I am now 114. I got down to 110 last year but I was going about it the wrong way. Now I eat right and am more active. Would like to be toned and fit could care less about loosing more weight.
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The lowest i've reached was 138, now i'm back at 144. Kinda sucks...i've gained and lost the same weight now three times. I started a year ago. My trouble is snacking and boredom eating. I'm working on it but it is tough.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward
A couple years ago I got down to 118lbs (losing about 15lbs in a year). I thought it was because I started eating really healthy. Well, I'm still eating that way and gained back that weight and then some. I figured it was my thyroid and have struggled over the last yr and a half with getting my meds right. I think my meds are right now - yet I still can't lose weight!
So I googled some stuff and I think I might be insulin resistant. I've had hypoglycemia for at least the last 10 years and my one doctor blew it off as nothing. But it really bothers me. Anyways - hypoglycemia is connected to insulin resistance. So now I have tweaked my diet a bit (still eating really healthy) but I am now eating a larger portion of protein whenever I eat carbs (which is what people with insulin resistance should do according to books/websites). My hypoglycemia is now gone.
As of right now I've lost 6lbs in almost 2 weeks. I used to gain/lose the same 3 lbs like you did until I started this diet. I've been slowly (in my opinion) been losing. We'll see where I'm at in a month.
I seem to have the same problem. I go up and down around 122 and can't seem to get below the 120 hump for more than a few days. I know my problem is "stress eating" and weekends. I can do great during the week but weekends come with busy family schedules and blows my calorie count.
I've decided to get the last ten or so pounds off in the next month and a half by taking responsiblity for what I eat and being more accountable to staying within my calorie/protein/fat/carb ranges.
current weight: 125.0
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