(Closed) Is my Goal weight a Healthy number?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: What weight zone should I aim for?
    130-135 : (25 votes)
    26 %
    135-140 : (31 votes)
    33 %
    140-145 : (31 votes)
    33 %
    150-160 : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 5
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think your numbers are just fine. You know from the past that the average weight of 125 didn’t work well for you, so going up 10-15lbs seems plenty reasonable.

    85 to go does seem daunting but it’s totally realistic and in a healthy range, but maybe break it up into reasonable expectations for particular time periods. This will help to make sure you’re losing the weight healthily (which you seem to be with diet and exercise, go you!!) and maybe it will appease those in your life who are worried. 

    Lastly, I want to congratulate you again! You are doing awesome!! You definitely wear your weight well, but being healthier and more fit is always a good goal to have, no matter what number you finally find yourself happy and comfortable with. Perhaps a consult with the Dr would appease your family, but just be strong in your decisions for yourself. Each person is unique and their ‘best weight’ is unique. My Dr gave me the side eye for my weight gain when I hit the ‘average’ for my BMI range, since I was ALWAYS on the low end. Each person falls into a different part of their healthy spectrum. You know yours, go for it, Bella!

    ETA- Also, your fam/friends may be a bit resistant because they are used to you at this weight, so imagining you at a much lower weight may seem too different. If you keep up the healthy changes, the weight will come off gradually and they will see that you’re safely working your way into a healthier lifestyle and decreasing the health risks you’ve been facing.

    Post # 6
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I personally think any of those weights listed would be healthy for your height and would meet your health goals. I think that maybe shooting for 145 and ending up somewhere around there would be good. I’m several inches taller than you and my goal weight is 165.

    Post # 8
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Well I can’t really say, because everybody’s body is different. If you say 125 is too skinny, than I would not aim for that low. I am 5’5, and when I got to 126lbs I did it by deprivation and ALOT of excersise, and I wasn’t very healthy. For me, my ideal weight is about 137. It’s an odd number, but it’s my happy, healthy, no deprivation weight. And the weight that I think I look best.

    My advice to you, is to work out, eat healthy, keep up with the good work, and see where you end up. Make smaller goals, and everytime you reach one, if you aren;t satisfied, push yourself a little further. Just make sure to not overdo it, and get too obsessed where you borderline unhealthy body image issues, etc.

    Post # 10
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Oh and congrats on the weightloss by the way. you look great ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think 135-140 sounds fine… even 145.  But you’ll know when you start looking unhealthy if you get to that point.  If you get to 135 and you don’t like how you look, then stop losing and increase your calorie intake. 

    You look great in your pics, by the way!  :o)

    Post # 13
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011


    Yeah I know what you mean. Right now you have the time, so do it now. And there is not better time to get healthier than the present anyways.

    I guess stressing about weight shouldn’t really matter, but health wise it kind of does.

    I wish you luck ma’dear in your journey!

    Post # 15
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ugh, BMI.  It is such a poor indicator of health – I don’t know why we use it!   Ok, I do, we have to have something, but it doesn’t factor in any important considerations, such as muscle mass, waist size, body fat percentage etc.

    You know your body better than anybody else.  If you know 125 doesn’t work for you, don’t aim for a number that low.   We all know when we’re getting to a point where we’re too _________ (insert adjective here) and don’t let an arbitrary calculator tell you otherwise.  

    For reference, my Darling Husband is 6’3 and a runner/cyclist (obviously quite long and lean, very little fat on him, very muscular).   His BMI of 24.5 says he is on the border of normal/overweight.  There is no way he is remotely close to being overweight.  On the flipside, BMI works quite well for me.  The weight I’m happiest at has me gives me a BMI of 20.5, which sounds about right; however, I think I am more the exception than the norm.   

    Congratulations on your weight loss – that is very impressive and you should be proud of yourself!  ๐Ÿ™‚

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