So over the past few days, I have been really struggling with the idea of what my goal weight should be. Like Amy, I set my goal weight at 170 somewhat arbitrarily. It just seemed far enough away from 200. I have never been a normal or healthy weight as an adult so I can't draw inspiration from there. What I do know is this - I am not only 14lbs away from where I want to be. I'm thinking that I really would ultimately get to the 150s, and to 160 by the time I get a Tummy Tuck. It's a push goal, and if it doesn't happen, I'll be ok, but at the same time, I don't want to lose too much more after that surgery.
It's crazy to think about though - weighing 150something pounds. That's genuinely thin, not just better than I was, not just chubby. It's the kind of weight I reserved for everyone else, I always figured I'd still be the bigger girl. I'm not interested in that anymore. I want it all. I never in my dreams even allowed myself to believe I'd get down to such a low weight. Even now, it seems hard to achieve, yet at the same time - I've already lost 86. I know I can lose another 30ish, especially with these ten workouts a week.
How did you set your goal weight? As you've gotten closer to goal, are you realizing you may want to end up smaller?
EDIT: MY BMI WOULD BE IN THE NORMAL RANGE AT 160 AND BELOW.
Mini-Goals and Statistics
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
100 lbs down!!