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Setting your target weight

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  1. TeresaTT

    TeresaTT Full Member

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    I have a provisional target weight of what I was before I had my first son in my mind, but I may want to go lower. Before I
    got pregnant for the first time I had spent years on and off diets so I know I wasn't happy with that weight. To stay in the healthy BMI range I could go about a stone less than that although I don't think that would be realistic for me. Although my sister has done it and looks great. I won't know what my ultimate target is until I reach my first one and see how my body looks and I feel.

    My problem is that if I set a target and reach it I will then only be able to change it by 7lbs in order to become a target member again and that is probably more than I might want to do. Can I set my target weight weight when I reach it and then not vary within 3lbs up or down of it? Or do I have to set it in advance? I don't want to end up paying to come when I've reached my ultimate target.
     
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  3. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

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    You can set a target whenever you want.
    When I first did SW, I set an unrealistic target and when I was struggling with the same pound for a few weeks I asked to target then, and that was fine.
    This time I set a pretty low target too and then changed it to something realistic. I am only five pounds away, and I asked if I could change it when I reached it if I felt I wanted to go lower. My consultant said that I can change it whenever I want but I think that when you actually say that you want to target at a weight and become a target member you have to stay within 3 pounds either way.
    I hope this helps!
     
  4. TeresaTT

    TeresaTT Full Member

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    Thanks for that, but I think the SW rule is that once you've set a target you can only change it by 7lbs. So I think it's best if I officially set my SW target when I've reached it. I just want to know if I can do that.

    I think this 7lb rule is to do with target members going free.
     
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    eternity Gold Member

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    Like Malaiki said, you don't have to decide your target till you get there but once you've called target then you can only change it by 7lb at a time.
     
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    TeresaTT Full Member

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    That's great. Once I'm at target I want to carry on going to class to help me maintain.
     
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    Circes Strutting her stuff

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    My understand from what I've read elsewhere is that SW will be changing this in the new year so that you could set a new target without having to comit to losing a whole 7lbs.
     
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    i think it says if u go more than 3lb below ur trget they will ask u to either come back up to target or reset it to 7lbs less than previous target. that is because u would already be only 3lbs away from the new target. i think its worded confusingly
     
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    Yeah, from what I've heard they are changing the rules come the new year about re-setting your target (possibly getting rid of the old 7 lbs rule).
     
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    I have also set my target at 12 stone which was my pre kids weight i cant remember ever being lighter than that but when i reach that target i may want to go alot lower i just wanted to set a realistic target
     
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