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Chapter 11- When to stop losing and start maintaining

Thursday, December 10, 2015

To get to this answer it's good to answer 2 questions. 1) What is your IDEAL goal? 2) What weight would make you minimally satisfied? These are tough questions. I could say my IDEAL goal would be 145 pounds but-I might get there and want to lose more. Guess I'll go with 145 as ideal. I'm almost 5'8" so it's the middle of my BMI numbers. I would be OK with 157 if I'm still lifting as much as I have been. (And running and playing tennis) At 160 people will start saying I'm getting too thin but I don't think so.They're just used to my larger size! LOL. We'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out. Only 10 pounds until I am in normal BMI range. Hope to stay on track during holidays. Let's do this!!!!!!
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  • GABY1948
    Takes some doing but you WILL get it! emoticon
    1530 days ago
  • ERIN_POSCH
    stay positive and focused... you can do this!
    1531 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    You absolutely will figure it out through experiment: and it's a nice "problem" to have, right?
    1532 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Yes, you'll know when you've gotten to the weight that is comfortable for you. Actually, your body will let you know.

    Wishing you luck.
    1532 days ago
  • BCHARIE
    I'm there with you, I set a rather tentative goal and will re-evaluate that periodically. My mom dieted once and got really too thin, she looked old at such a low weight. You will know, good job!!!
    1532 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    You are doing GREAT!! I agree that those are hard questions. You clearly understand Beck and summarized her chapter expertly. (I'm still not totally committed to a goal weight range after more than 6 years at a healthy BMI.) Wait and see is a great way to determine your goal weight range IMHO.

    Another option is choosing a healthy lifestyle and saying I'm going to eat and exercise like this -- and then see what weight that produces. Some people are very successful doing it that way.

    So you have many options. I feel pretty confident that you are not going to have a problem with determining your goal weight range.

    Have you already joined the SparkPeople Team "At Goal & Maintaining Plus Transitioning to Maintenance"? If you haven't, consider it. They added that big plus part of the name just for people like you -- those transitioning to maintenance. There is a huge database of info about maintenance and a wonderful group of people who are successfully maintaining. Hope you'll join us!! -Marsha
    1532 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Yes, you will likely get the "too thin" comment when you reach the healthy BMI range. With 2/3 of society overweight, obese or worse, people of normal weight look thin. Sadly fat is coming the new normal.

    Hang in there!
    1532 days ago
  • SEAJESS
    emoticon These are delightful questions to ponder!
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    1532 days ago
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