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Your Final Goal

#1
Hiya All,

I've been looking up what would be my ideal weight. Both the NHS and BBC Health websites say that to be in the middle of the recommend BMI I should weigh 10st which gives me a BMI 21 ( I'm 5ft 8" and nearly 30)

Now it would be lovely to say I'm 10stone but realistically I'm aware that being this weight might not look right on me.

So I wondered how do other people feel about their final goal weight, are you taking any notice of what is recommend or are you going with what feels right?

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Rayven

Addicted to Minimins!
#2
I'm not taking any notice of what my supposed healthy weight range is or what i'm 'supposed' to weight. I've given myself a goal of 10 stone 2 as i've been there before and although its at the very top end of my range i feel comfortable at that weight and feel going lower would be hard to maintain. However if i get to a weight before that and feel comfortable i may not even go down to 10stone 2. I think you have to do what feels right for you.
When i joined the gym my trainer said that he hates BMI's and people aiming for a set BMI as everyone is different and someone with a high BMI might not necessarily be unfit or unhealthy. So I'm opting for having a healthy balanced diet and stopping when i can look in the mirror and say i'm happy. xx
 

Lexie_dog

UNLEASHING THE BEAST!
#3
My goal weight is 10st 7 to give me a BMI of something healthy, but, I was fairly happy at 10stone 11 when I started seeing husband. I know 4lbs doesn't sound a lot but if its 4lbs that will make me miserable achieving?

Ach I dunno. My target weight isn't that far off a weight I was happy with a while back. Any thinner I would look weird, at 10st 11 my hip bones poked out at the front and I had collarbones and a nipped in waist. My lowest weight is 8 stone 10 I think, no WAY could I get there.

Does that help any?
 

nik86

Full Member
#4
My reccomended weight is around half a stone lighter than my target weight. I have based my target on instinct really; I havent been as low as my target weight in my adult life so far last time I did SW I didnt set myself a target and did well. This time I have decided to try and aim for a specific weight, this is the weight I feel I will look well at, im top heavy therefore any lower than my target weight I am not sure I will look well. Everyone is so different and SW allows you to be individual that way :)
 

WelshCake

Silver Member
#5
I dont put a lot of faith in BMI, ok to use as a guide maybe but not the be all and end all, I have a very hourglass figure, at 11st 4 I was a 34h/23/37 yet at over 27 bmi was classed as overweight? I will keep going until I "feel" right, not what some chart tells me I should be :)
 
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#7
The lowest I've been was 11st 12lb so gonna aim for 11st 7lb and see how I feel

The BMI system is daft as its stays that at my weight before falling pregnant (12st 2lb) I was overweight but to look at me I wasn't. I was/is a size 12 top and size 14bottom lol
 
#8
Mine is 9stone 3lb. Puts my BMI at 21.5 but my main reason for it being that is when I was 10stone 3 I felt like a had about a stone to go. Also will take me nicely to my 7 stone award and into a pair of size 12 jeans hopefully lol!

Best of luck x
 

aislingb

loves a curlywurly
#9
My goal is to be 12 stone. when i looked up bmi etc i think i should be just over 11 stone but i would look miserable. im 13 st 11.5 at the moment and no one believes im that weight i dont look it. ive been 12 stone before and at that pretty slim. i dont want to be skinny and miserable looking. 12 stone is a perfect weight for me! :) my dad has already told me i dont need to lose anymore weight which was nice but he wasnt wearing his glasses at the time so i didnt take much notice!!!
 
#10
Im 5ft 6" so the top end of my healthy BMI is showing as 11st1lb, so thats where I need to get to first (just 3st 3lbs left :bliss:)
once Im there I will look at it again as I KNOW I want to be under that as mum maintains I have a tiny frame (could she be fibbing I wonder :p)-hmmm I have seen photos of me as a child and I was an elfin little thing though!!! but mainly I want to give myself so "wiggle room" as I refuse to EVER be *overweight* again -even by 1lb ...
I think I would like to be under 10st -even if only just ....
 

lolacola

Silver Member
#11
I'm 5ft 7 and according to BMI, my healthy weight category is anywhere from 9st - 11st - my target is 9 1/2 stone I'm sCurrently 10st 5lbs
 
#12
I'm 5ft 3 and my ideal weight is between 8 and 10 stone, my first target is 10 stone and I think that will be my limit I would love to be 9stone 3 but I think that will be too slim for me and like others have said hard to maintain! Who knows eh I'm 11.11 at the mo see how I feel when iv lost another stone coz I don't feel comfortable yet I still see lumps and bumps and wobbly bits that I hate!!
 
#13
I'm setting my target weight as 11st, which is about the mid point of my healthy bmi range and healthy weight range - but I chose it becasue I was happy at 11st when I lost weight 11 years ago.

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#14
Ideally I'd love to be 9 stone again, I haven't been that since I was 20 before I was pregnant.
However I remember lots of people saying I was too skinny!
I'm 5ft 8" so I think I will be happy at 11 stone which is my goal at the moment, I will see how I feel then!
 

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
#15
5'8" as well. Although I've put 10 stone 10 down, when I get to 11 and a half I'll be in the healthy BMI and will take it from there depending on how I look/feel.
 
#16
Ive used the bmi to help me im 5ft11, so aiming to get to 12st7lb so i can get in the healthy range for the first time ever! But i am going to stop before that if i think i look like ive gone to far! Ideally a comfortable size 12 and ill be happy. If i do manage to make my target of 12st7lb without looking ill im going to aim for 12st dead on so ill have half stone leadway and ill still be happy if i fluctuate between 12st and 12st7lb :) xx
 
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solo12

Guest
#17
I'm thinking about 9 1/2 stone but never been this small in my adult life (smallest been about 11) am looking at that making me a size 12 ish and comfortably in the middle of healthy BMI however this isn't set in stone I'll see how I feel as I carry on losing :)
 
#18
My target at the moment is 8st 7lbs. The lowest weight I can remember being is 9st 2lb, and thought that I can definitely give myself a little push to get it into to 8st bracket. Then I'm hoping to hover around 8:7 - 8:10 which will keep me away from the nines hopefully!

That, and fitting into size 10 jeans again, im definately a 12 in topshop at the moment, and into 29" waist in H&M. So, whichever one comes first haha!
 
#19
I am currently fluttering about between 8st 8 - 8st 11 and that gives me a BMI of 23.2- 23.8- which is top end of healthy but I am a size 8. If I lose any more I'll look skeletal, BMI is a load of BS! I definately don't want to be a size 6, hardly any shops do stuff in a 6 - lol, and actually I think I'm looking alright...
 
#20
lauratrev said:
Ive used the bmi to help me im 5ft11, so aiming to get to 12st7lb so i can get in the healthy range for the first time ever! But i am going to stop before that if i think i look like ive gone to far! Ideally a comfortable size 12 and ill be happy. If i do manage to make my target of 12st7lb without looking ill im going to aim for 12st dead on so ill have half stone leadway and ill still be happy if i fluctuate between 12st and 12st7lb :) xx
I'm exactly the same as you lauratrev... I ideally want to be between 11st 7 & 11st... But also a comfortable size 12... I'm 12st 7 at the mo so another stone and I'll be happy...
 


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