(Closed) Weight loss Bees; What's your goal weight?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How much weight do you want to lose?
    Less than 5 kgs (10 pounds) : (80 votes)
    30 %
    10 kgs (22 pounds) : (75 votes)
    28 %
    15 kgs (33 pounds) : (31 votes)
    12 %
    20 kgs (44 pounds) : (17 votes)
    6 %
    25 kgs (55 pounds) : (14 votes)
    5 %
    30 kgs (66 pounds) : (7 votes)
    3 %
    35 kgs (77 pounds) : (12 votes)
    5 %
    40 kgs (88 pounds) : (5 votes)
    2 %
    45 kgs (99 pounds) : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve shot up to 153! I have never been this big and don’t even have a pregnancy to blame it on ๐Ÿ™ My goal weight is 128 which is what I have been most of my adult life. I’m 5’2.

    Post # 33
    Member
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m 5’4.5″ and my goal weight is 150.

    Sounds high for my height to some, but I carry a lot of muscle. In college when I weighed 150 I was wearing a size 4.. so that’s where I’d like to be again!

    I’m about 18 pounds away right now, and I have already lost 11 pounds from my heaviest weight. I was dx with hypothyroidism last May, now that my meds are optimized I’m hoping the rest will come off a little more easily than the others have.

    Post # 34
    Member
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My goal is 118lbs  (I am 5’5 ) which was how much I weight 3 years ago now… this morning I weight myself and I’m 127.6lbs… weight just doesn’t move after I dropped 10lbs…. been stuck between 126.6 – 130 for the whole month….. 

     

    I have been trying to go Bikram yoga but Vancouver has been freezing and it get colder each day. This morning wasw -11 which I never experienced this cold in my past 18 years in canada. 

     

    Post # 35
    Member
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @IzzyBear:  I still don’t understand tops sizing in the US. It’s confusing when there seems to be a lot of difference between small in one shop and another.

    Post # 36
    Member
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @SpecialSundae: the store or brand definitely makes a difference. Some stores/brands have numbered sizing. Some have small, medium, large, etc. It’s annoying. Also, some stores/brands have numbered sizing for pants just like guys pants are measured. All of my jeans come from a store that is considered “junior” clothing so the sizes are listed as 0,2,4,6….It’s annoying.  

    Post # 37
    Member
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Mischka:  17-19% body fat, which usually translates to upper 120s. I am 5’4″. Right now I am over 30% body fat for many reasons, so that means I have about 30# of fat that I need to lose to get back to where I was before I met my husband lol (relationships are terrible for my waistline between the changed eating habits and the stress).

    I have always been skinny (until now), not getting over 100# until I was 17 and when I was 23 and joined the military I was 113#, but it was skinny fat. I much prefer to be fit and strong.

    Post # 38
    Member
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @IzzyBear:  I’m really thankful that there’s basically one set of sizing for women in the UK (numbered). Very few places use small, medium and large etc and the whole “Junior”/”Misses”/”Women” etc thing doesn’t exist. I find it all very confusing.

    Anyway, I’m a 4-6 at 130-135lb. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 39
    Member
    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Mischka:  I currently only have 3-4 pounds to lose, but when I started out dieting over a year ago I had a total of 24 lbs to lose.

    In my case, I lost the weight very slowly, hitting my target around 6 months after I started dieting. It was important to me to do it slowly as I wanted to maintain it.

    Since September I’ve been carrying about 3-5 extra lbs (my weight fluctuates). I have my wedding dress fitting in 2 weeks so want to shift some of that by then.

    I’ve found that I can easily maintain my weight at around 122-124lbs (ie I don’t need to be particularly careful about what I eat, within reason; it could also be that I’m now more educated about food, and simply don’t eat as much, though); anything lower takes a bit more management.

    The most important thing for me though is that I’ve stayed at a weight I’m happy with, and kept 21 pounds off, for 10 months; I feel that long-term I should be able to maintain it, which is great, and which is what I was aiming for.

     

    For reference: I’m 5’7″ and was 144lbs when I started out; I currently weigh 123lbs and would like to get down to about 120 again ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 40
    Member
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @SpecialSundae:  ah yes, I wish we had standard sizing. Although, I also wish we’d jump on the metric bandwagon like the rest of the world, but oh well lol

    Post # 41
    Member
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I got married in November and my goal weight for the wedding was 130 (I weighed 155 in May 2012). I weighed 122 on my wedding day through eating right and exercise. 

    I have since then gained a few pounds from the holidays and hope to get back to 125 so I don’t have to go and buy new jeans LOL.

    Post # 42
    Member
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’d like to lose about 30-40 lbs total, but I could “get away with” only losing 10-15 or so from my biggest (which I’ve already lost).  I should hit the -40lbs lost mark by the summer, marathon training really does drop the extra weight (and quickly)! I’m extremely dense (muscular) and I’ve never weighed less than 170ish, and I’m 5’5”, which sounds very high but it isn’t at all.  I was asked if I was eating enough (since I was almost “too” thin) at 165, people just carry weight differently.  I had full-body scans which showed my BMI and I was definitely within the “healthy” range and on the lower end at that at 170lbs, which for most 5’5” people would be WAY too high.  Bodies are so interesting and odd at the same time!  I’m considered “obese” on height/weight charts, which is so wrong, and I have the body scans to prove it haha!  I hate those stupid charts.  

    Post # 43
    Member
    330 posts
    Helper bee

    @Mischka:  Like you, I want to lose a good amount of weight ๐Ÿ™ but with perseverance i can. over the course of 2014, i would like to lose 40 kgs (88 pounds). At my heaviest, I was 272.3 lbs. Stepping on the scale, which i hadnt done in a VERY long time made me cry. During the 1st half of 2013, I managed to lose 40 lbs. through a detox, eating better and exercising (zumba is my drug of choice because its so much fun). Then during the second half of last year, i studied for the bar, took a 5 week long vacay to the caribbean, and started a new job, all things that caused me to eat excessively. So when i stepped back on the scale, i was 10lbs heavier. More recently, my SO and i have started discussing marraige (an engagement this year) and children in the near future. So now im on a mission. I have started strenght training at a gym and doing on average 40 mins of cardio (400-500 calories a day). I havent seen the pounds on the scale dropping much, but the inches are coming off. and I’ve only just begun in December 2013. I’ve loss an 1/2 inch in every place that they’ve measured.

    So, i guess that i’ve given you this lonnnnng weight loss journey to let you know that you it can be done. It might not happen tomorrow, but i can happen. And it has made me believe that if i can lose 40 lbs in 6 months once, i can do it 2 more times to be at my ideal weight (which is 150). Thanks for reading and best of luck!

    Post # 44
    Member
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @IzzyBear:  A ban on vanity sizing would also make me very happy. Realistically I think I should just be a size 6 (I’m using US sizes here, just for ease… in case any of my UK bees are thinking I’m delusional) but I’m a 2-4 in some shops.

    Post # 45
    Member
    2331 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My Fiance and I started our diet for the wedding in January 5th. We are both doing Nutrisystem and so far so good!

    He refuses to check his weight, but it is very noticeable that he has lost some substantial weight. His gut is almost gone yay!!!

    I’ve lost 11 pouds as of yesterday. 

    I’m 5’10 and I weighed in at 164 pounds the day we started the diet. My usual happy weight is between 135 and 140. So I’m looking at loosing somewhere around 25 to 30 pounds.

    Right now I’m just focusing on diet, I will start incorporating Hot Yoga into the mix probably at the beginning of March. I unfortunately got injured at work so no working out for me for a long time, which is a reason why I gained so much weight…. but it’ll come off! 

    Is anyone else on Nutrisystem? How do you guys like it? The first few weeks you loose weight like crazy but do you stop relatively quickly? 

    Post # 46
    Member
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Mischka:  woops, I clicked the wrong one on the poll!  Lol.  Anyways, I was at my heaviest that I have ever been (170) purely because I opened up my own business about 11 months ago and haven’t had time to go into the gym ๐Ÿ™ 

    Anyways, I have started slowly… first changing my eating habits.  I’ve dropped my weight to 160 – 161 (fluctuates a bit).  Phase two is starting as soon as possible, and that is my running again.  Just one minor problem, my back has been acting up the last couple of weeks, so it slowed that process down. 

    Funny thing is that people are super surprised when I say I weigh 160.  I thankfully carry my weight really good and I am only 5’4 tall. 

    I hope to go to my pre-relationship weight, which was 135.  I am most happy at that size as I still have my curves.  Anything below that, I tend to loose them a bit.  Plus I want to look like myself!

    I’ve got 6 1/2 months to go, so I think it is attainable. 

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