Are you aiming to be a certain dress size or weight?

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  1. maypole

    maypole loves to eat

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    Just wonderingI always aimed to be a certain weight but after my whole office got on the scales (one at the time not all at once:p) I was surprised to see how much people who I would give my right arm to have a figure like weighed. I am now aiming for a dress size. A 12 to 14 to be exact :)
     
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  3. vijch50

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    12 would be nice 10 ideal long way to go yet but hopeful
     
  4. biggysmalls

    biggysmalls Too big to fail

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    Yes, it's an interesting question. I am tempted to go by weight....because it seems truly measurable. (unlike sizes that vary so much from shop to shop....I feel like I'll never really know whether I'm a size ten/twelve/fourteen or not anyway! I'd always be waiting for one shop/outfit to catch me out and make me feel rubbish again)

    On the other hand, as you say, sometimes, some people's weight is surprising. My consultant always says she's surprised I weight what I do, I don't look it etc. I think I do weigh on the heavy side as do my sisters. So when I read people's before and after stories in magazines (I love those stories and pics!) I am sometimes so shocked with how little they weigh...in both the before and after pics!!! Sometimes they weigh before, what I would like to weigh AFTER!!! Even if they're the same height as me...It's all so confusing!!!

    If only we just KNEW when we look GREAT and at our best...unfortunately this mechanism is a bit messed up in most people....hence why we compare ourselves to others even if it's totally pointless!
     
  5. evanesco

    evanesco I'm the tortoise.

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    Weight for me, 8st 8lbs, it's a nice round number, means I'll have lost 2st 7lbs, and I also know I'm a size 8-10 at that weight, since I have a whole wardrobe of clothes that size waiting for me.
     
  6. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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  7. suepat10

    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

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    I was a small 14 when I was aged 18 and looked gaunt so I will be happy to be a 16.
     
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    I'm aiming for a certain weight, I'm different sizes on top & bottom & I seem to be different sizes in different shops! x
     
  9. Becca Wecca

    Becca Wecca skinny minny here I come!

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    ooh i'd love to be a size 12....One can only dream! i've put my target weight as 11 1/2 but i think i'd like to get down to 10 1/2. just dont know how realistic that is for me. To get to that i'd have to lose 5 stone, and not sure if i could!
     
  10. Faery

    Faery ♥ On the road to a new me

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    When I lost weight before I got down to a size 8 and I was 9 stone 7lbs, which is still fairly heavy on the scales for someone of 5'2, but I am/was fairly busty so I'm not going by bmi. My goal is to get back to a size 8, might even be happy at a 10.
     
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    I'm aiming for a weight for now because its more measurable, but closer to goal i'd probably aim for a dress size! x
     
  12. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    I'm not doing SW, but thought I'd join in the convo anyway if that's ok :)

    I set myself a goal weight of 11.7-12st but actually I haven't been anything close to that weight in a long time, so I don't really know what's a reasonable weight for me. 12st gives me a BMI of just under 25, but BMI really isn't the be all and end all of it, and doesn't factor a lot of things. So I'm starting to lean more towards not having a real goal and just stopping when I feel comfortable and think I'm at the right weight for me, which I think will be around a size 12.
     
  13. qbeewar

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    I dont mind what size I am, I just want a flat stomach lol! Im aiming for 10 stone as thats a true measurable goal :)
     
  14. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

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    I'm aiming for 9st 7 and a very comfortable dress size 10. It's easy to visualise for me because I was that size, and not too long ago either :(
    I know it's a size where I feel slim and comfortable. Can't wait to get there!
     
  15. big bear

    big bear A bear on a mission!

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    I'd love to be a size 14 I'd be very happy. I'm currently size 16-18 so not to unrealistic x
     
  16. Devon Dolce

    Devon Dolce 1lb at a time!

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    Weight for me (I'd love to be 11 stone something) but having said that have just bought a gorgeous size 12 dress in Marksies and it fits now but with some more pounds off it will be truly fab fitting xx
     
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  17. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    I always said that I would settle for a size 16. Well I did that in August and all my motivation went out of the window! BUT, I am still over a stone above a healthy weight, and I can grab hold of handfuls of fat! So now I am aiming for a 14. I don't care what weight I am when I get there as a size 12 is not within my grasp, and then I shall maintain.
     
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    I would like to be 12 - 14 as i was at my healthiest and felt happy at that size.
     
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    for time being ill settle for a size 18. just coming out of a size 28 my weight goal eventualy is 12 stone.
     
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    I'm aiming for 9 stone 7 as I am a 5.2 shorty as well! Would love to be a size 10, although taking my chest into account I'd probably have to settle for a size 12 on top at least! 12 is the lowest clothes size I've ever been and I still recall having a belly at that time, so 10 would be fab.
     
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    Hi, currently a 16/18 but would love to be a size 12 again but we'll see, got a way to go lol!
     
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