(Closed) Losing Too Much Weight?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
585 posts
Busy bee

It doesn’t sound like you have an unhealthy outlook towards losing weight… I say go for it! Get to where you want to be. I’ve recently lost 30 pounds and the few people I’ve told are shocked and think I am going to be too skinny. But on my 5’9 frame it sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t look like a lot. My point being, I think people are shocked by numbers, so take that with a grain of salt.

The people who are concerned probably have it in their mind that you will continue on this track indefinitely. Just gently remind them that you are extremely close to your goal weight, at which point you will maintain. It’s not like you will keep losing forever! 😉

And congratulations on how far you’ve come, that’s awesome!

Post # 4
41 posts

First off, congratulations! Losing weight takes a lot of dedication and commitment. Forget about other people. It’s your body and it’s not like you’re taking losing weight to extremes. If you’re happy with how you look and want to lose those last couple pounds, go for it! Maybe they are jelous or your success? I always want to lose those last 5 lbs. and my mom who is overweight does nothing but try to sabotage me.

Post # 5
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Congrats on the weight loss so far!

I agree with others, go for it.  It is your body and your life and a size 6 is not so horribly small that you look sick or like a druggie.

Post # 6
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It sounds to me like these people must be jealous of your success! I’m a size 6 and nine inches taller than you, and I certainly don’t look like I’m on drugs or sick. I think those are the go-to insults for people who are overweight and want to make themselves feel better by saying things like “the only way I could get that skinny would be to stop eating, and that’s BAD!”  If you like the way you look, and you feel good, and you think losing a few more pounds would be even better, then DO IT! You’ll know when to stop Smile

Post # 7
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

thats so awesome. what an accomplishment! you should be so proud of yourself!i think as long as long as you are a healthy weight, then you need to do whatever makes you happy with you!

just be careful about obssessing over the actual numbers on the scale! a friend and i had a long conversation recently about BMI/healthy weight. she’s lost about 25 pounds and looks phenomenal, seriously she is in killer shape but her doctor just told her that she needs to lose 20 MORE pounds to be her “proper” BMI. seriously, this girl would look terrible down 20lbs. so she has decided to ditch the scale and focus on what feels right with her (with her new doctor’s supervision!)


Post # 8
4500 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Congrats on your weight loss — that’s awesome.

I don’t know why people say the things they do. Maybe they’re jealous, maybe they think they’re being caring, or maybe they just aren’t used to seeing thin people and therefore think that a healthy weight is too thin. I don’t know, but it sounds like your goal weight is totally reasonable and healthy. 

Post # 9
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Honestly, ignore them– these well meaning people are trying to help you, but there is nothing wrong with 130lbs for someone who’s 5’1″. They love you and they want what’s best for you, but honestly, their mental image of what you’ll look like if you keep losing is probably closer to 15-20lbs more gone, not 7.  Stick to your plan, and if you’re worried they might be right, talk to a doctor/nutritionist; I’d bet they’ll tell you that it’s still in the healthy range.

Post # 11
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ignore, them I am about your height and was 136 once…and I looked great…also very curvy too and I loved that look, hoping one day to get back to that again….soon I hope….


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