I guess I am in the minority here. I don't agree with that formula because then i would have to be under 100 lbs. i weighed 120 lbs when i graduated from high school (20 years ago). sorry, i will NEVER EVER get there again unless i never eat and exercise 5 hrs everyday at super high intensity. I am shooting for a 25-30 lbs loss, which will put me @ 130-135lbs. that may not be what the drs recommend, but that is what i believe is healthy for me and i can maintain. i couldn't even maintain 125 lbs. so, i respectfully disagree with the formula given. funsize22, go for 130 lbs, then when you can maintain that for 3 months, then go for the next 10 lbs, maintain that for 6 months, and so on until your body tells you no lower.
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Yeah, it's tough. I'm 5 feet even. I weighed 100 lbs before I had some surgeries and so I thought that 100 lbs should be my goal weight. Now I'm down to 115 and I don't think that 100 lbs is the right goal weight. So I'm shotting for 110 and then I'll see how I feel.
Your body changes as you get older so your ideal weight is going to change as well. We all choose goal weights based on what we weighed before, but that's not always the right indicator of goal weight.
The formula you found is the one I'm familiar with. At 5' my goal was 100 lbs which I thought would be impossible when I started at 154+ so instead, I set three goals, the last being the most challenging. As I reached each one, it boosted my resolve and my commitment to attain the next one, and then the one after that...
Work your way gradually through different goals and I think you'll find the same will be true for you - whatever your "magic number" winds up to be!
How about going for 120 pounds and then seeing how you look and feel. You can always adjust it along the way.
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