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Dream Weight vs "Good Enough" Weight.

We all have that perfect, ideal weight that we would love to be. For me it is 125 - my weight back when I was in the best shape of my life. But I also have that weight where I would finally quit worrying about how I look. It is 145 - the maximum weight for height I can be without fitting into the "overweight" category.

So I have a question for everyone out there - how many pounds separate your ideal weight from your "quit worrying about how i look" weight?


Fri. Jul 20, 1:56pm

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My ideal weight is 130-135 and I'm now at 148 (down from 185). I'm incredibly happy that I have lost so much weight but I really don't know whether I'll be able to lose another 15 pounds. At least I feel much, much better and I know I look much better, too.

Friday, July 20, 2007, 3:33 PM

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My ideal weight is 155
My goal weight is 175
But i would be happy with 185

However, when i get to 185 i am going to work super hard to make it to 175. Then i will try even harder to amke it to 155. If i don't make it then so be it, but at least i tried.

Friday, July 20, 2007, 3:37 PM

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ideal weight: 135
completely acceptable, occassionally ideal weight: 155
current, highest ever weight: 195

Friday, July 20, 2007, 3:40 PM

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Ideal weight: 142
Current long-term goal: 144
Acceptable (for now): 155
Currently: 167
Highest: 174

Friday, July 20, 2007, 4:46 PM

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0 pounds separate my ideal weight from my OK weight. I would not settle for less.

Friday, July 20, 2007, 4:52 PM

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Ideal weight 125, what I can live with 130.
Presently 139

Friday, July 20, 2007, 5:40 PM

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My ideal weight was 120. I would have been happy with 125. I now way 117 and couldn't be happier. So I agree wtih the last poster, there isn't anything that would seperate me from my ideal weight!

Friday, July 20, 2007, 5:40 PM

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Ideal weight (goal weight!) is 145, I'd be happy with 155 (what I was when I got married!)

Isn't it interesting how different we all are, and that for the majority, even our ideal weight isn't supermodel thin?

Friday, July 20, 2007, 6:38 PM

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I'm ok with and moderately happy at 137/138 (depends on the day!!) but i would be thrilled to be 132/133. I started at 212 and originally my goal weight was 150 and once I reached that I've reevaluated my goals a few times. I'm just thrilled to no longer be "plus-sized" when I go shopping. It feels GREAT!!

I'm sure I could look better by losing a few more pounds (i'm only 5 ft 4 in) but I appreciate having some curves and I feel strong and sexy where I am right now!

Friday, July 20, 2007, 10:24 PM

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6' 0" tall
highest: 188
now: 180
goal: 160's
ideal: 155 (at that weight during college I wore a 9/10)

Saturday, July 21, 2007, 12:01 PM

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Starting Weight: 211
Current Weight: 139
Goal Weight: 135
Give-my-right-arm-for Weight: 120

Saturday, July 21, 2007, 1:52 PM

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highest: 185
now: 170
goal: 155
ideal 145

Saturday, July 21, 2007, 2:21 PM

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hey 1:52 -
literally losing your right arm might be exactly what it takes to drop that final 15 pounds - mwa ha ha!

Saturday, July 21, 2007, 3:08 PM

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Don’t forget to look at your size and not just weight
Muscle is heavier then fat, at one point in my life I weighed 155 lbs and was a size 16 never lifting weights because I thought it would make my fat bigger (boy was I wrong) Then at another point I had to lose it again (I failed to make life changes with it the first time) so I started over incorporated weight training and got to 153 lbs and wore a size 10-12 I was still in the low 150’s wore a smaller size and looked better because then I was more toned.


Saturday, July 21, 2007, 4:49 PM

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starting weight: 190
current weight: 187
goal weight: lower 150s
ideal weight: 140



Saturday, July 21, 2007, 6:12 PM

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Starting Weight: 177
Current Weight: 164
Goal Weight: 147 (30 pound lost)
Ideal Weight: 130

My goal weight is the point at which I will no longer be overweight. I will feel and look healthy. But I'm a modern American young woman so of course I would like to be thin and fit. But right now my focus is on reaching a healthy weight for me, not having a size 4 body. That doesn't mean that I'm ashamed to admit that I would like it!


Sunday, July 22, 2007, 6:11 PM

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highest: 165
now: 145
goal: 130
ideal:120 (or less! i'm only 5'2")

hopefully, I can keep working at it and end up like the 5:40 poster! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 8:20 PM

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cw:160
lw:127
gw1:145
gw2:120-130

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 9:25 PM

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Current weight - 148
Goal weight - 125
Will be happy with - 135

I was 135 last year at this time and have obviously gained 10 pounds over the past year out of mostly lazyness so if I could get back to 135 I would be happy but my goal is still 125

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 11:43 PM

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Well, here's the truth.

My goal weight it 15 pounds less than I am now.

But, I am happy with what I have now. I had to realize this because without being able to love myself and my body now, I wouldn't be able to continue with the weight loss process. I know that I am not doing it to be "happy" I am doing it for my health and well being. I can work on my happiness now, and however long it takes for me to get to my goal is how long is takes.

However, I will not stop losing weight, or stop my efforts until I lose all 15 of those stubborn pounds.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 1:43 AM

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