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I started dieting in February at 180, I'm now down to 153 my goal weight I originally set was 140, I'm 5'8". They thing is the weight is still coming off relatively easily??? I thought it would be so much harder now since I'm getting close to my goal weight. Is this an indication that maybe I set my goal too high or is this normal?

I have a medium sized frame. When I was in highschool the skinniest I ever was was 130 but I was not athletic at all and had no muscle tone. To lose the weight I have been excercising in addition to dieting and am already only 1 size bigger than my smallest highschool size.

I plan to continue excercising once I have hit my goal weight. I also plan to continue to watch what I eat but don't want to have to work super hard to maintain the weight goal I have achieved.

Thu. Aug 24, 11:05am

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Just go with it. As long as you're being healthy (i.e. not starving yourself, etc.), your body will stop losing weight when you get to the right size. Re-evaluate when you reach your goal as well. The last 5-10 lbs is where it typically gets really hard!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 11:11 AM

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be happy you haven't hit a plateau and go with it (like the other poster said!). It's possible that your metabolism isn't slowing or adapting to your exercise habits as well as many of us and that is why you are still losing weight! Enjoy it as long as you are doing it safely!

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 11:57 AM

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