I don't know if there is one perfect goal weight for any person. I'd suspect it's a combination of looking good and feeling good and being able to stay within a few pounds of that weight for a long time.
The BMI numbers are just a generalization - people with large amounts of muscle would all be considered overweight or even obese by the BMI calculation, so I definitely think your idea of shooting for a body-fat percentage is a great one! And, it's not quite so erratic in terms of measuring it every single day and taking the results personally. :)
All that said, I did choose a "goal weight" based on BMI. But I also know that I'll be happy in a size 8 pair of jeans, so that's actually what I'm shooting for in my heart. Once I get there, I'll re-evaluate and see what I want to do - I'd be happy enough to maintain pleasantly plump instead of obese. :)
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