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Hello All.....

I am struggling with fact and fiction. I started out with a goal 'pulled from the air' meaning whatsoever other than the numbers sounding good! Now I am wondering if I need to rethink the intended goal (based on my stats and appearance today)...and why does the thought of changing it FEEL like giving myself permission to FAIL? Yeah, it's stinkin thinkin but I am so tormented!.

Anybody else had to deal with this...if so what did you do?..

Comments (7)

I don't think there's anything wrong with changing goals, if you're satisfied with that number. I feel like I am so drastically different now than I was 40+ lbs. ago that it's easy to say, "Okay, I'm happy with this." But the reality is, I'm still clinically overweight, which is causing undue stress on my heart and the rest of my body. I'm okay with not getting exactly to goal, but I do insist on getting to a healthy weight...

Comment #1

Hey there!.

Serioulsy? You shouldn't just toss a weight goal like that. LOL...

Why don't you clik on "My account" top page and 'Personal info" and re-enter your stats and click on 'Sugest". The Medifast site will sugest a range that you could be.

At 5'5" they suggested that I should be between 118-145. I went for 130 to be adjusted when I get there!.

Good luck!..

Comment #2

How tall are you? For me, 142 is in the middle of the BMI range for someone who is 5'8". 165-125 I think is the range. So if you are near my height, 118 may be too low. I think you look gorgeous right now, for what it's worth...

Comment #3

You should pick a goal that you know you will be able to maintain for life. My goal weight is 10lbs heaver then the charts say I should weigh for my height, but I know I feel and look better at that weight and it is a weight I feel I can maintain for life. If I want to go lower in time I can, but I do not alwasy agree with the BMI charts as the military don't even use them now days. So many things factor in like hight, bone structor, age ect. So pick a number that you feel in your heart that you can maintain for life...

Comment #4

I am 5' 7", I just changed my goal from 135 to 145. I looked/felt good at 145 and I will probably drop a few pounds in transition. If I end up at 140, I will be happy with that. I don't want to shoot for 135 and end up lower, I think at my age (almost 52) and my height, 135 or lower will be too low...

Comment #5

Set a goal based on how you feel, what your doctor thinks, and what a trusted friend or two thinks (people who are not fat or jealous and don't have eating disorders). But mostly go by how you feel and how your clothes fit. This is a personal choice for you to make..

As long as you make a DECISION, and don't just get bored/frustrated and stomp off the diet, you're doing the right thing...

Comment #6

There are several factors in choosing the final goal..

I think age should be a major factor. If you are middle aged, it might be prudent to keep a little bit of extra weight, enough to fight off the illnesses that come our way. My in-laws are on the thin side, and the docs have warned them that if they do not add a few pounds to their bodies, they will not be able to fight off a cold. So, in my opinion, 10 extra pounds will not hurt anyone....

Maintainenance should be another. Will you be able to maintain that weight forever?.

It really is all up to you. What do you feel the most comfortable with?.

My final goal weight was 140. After reaching 140, I started transition and lost another 5 pounds. I am now mid-way on the BMI chart for my height/weight. I am still in the normal category, could gain 5-10 pounds and still be in the safe zone. I could also lose a few more pounds and be in the safe zone.


Comment #7

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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