So, when I started this journey at 299 lbs, I wanted to weigh 145-155 at goal. But the closer I get to that goal, the less it seems like where I want to be. I had posted on a weight loss support forum, and said that at 220 lbs, my current weight, that I feel pretty good about myself and my blood work and health is in order and that my new goal is more like 175-190. I remember being 190 lbs in 2004 and feeling very confident and good about myself, although I was far less healthy because I didn't lose it in a healthy way. (atkins/crash diet), but now, I feel great!
This is me at 280some lbs and now at 220 lbs
This is me at 190 lbs
I want to have a realistic goal that I can maintain for the rest of my life, instead of a goal that will kill me trying to maintain only to get frustrated and re-gain it. I feel like I looked good at 190 and I think I'll look great at 175, but I honestly can't see myself smaller than 175.
I kind of like being chubby. I've always been a curvy girl, I actually feel pretty blessed in that I like my shape. Some people are telling me that it's still an unhealthy bmi, but I clearly don't carry most of my weight in my mid-section, which is a good sign, and those boobs aren't going anywhere any time soon. I think I can maintain 175, like the way I look and be healthy. I am healthy now! I'm a 95% whole foods vegan, it's difficult NOT to be healthy regardless of weight. Like I said before, just be healthy and the weight loss will follow. It's a natural side effect of a healthy lifestyle.
I think once I get to 190 I will give my body a break and maintain for a couple months before restarting and trying to lose those last 15 lbs and then maintain.
Some people disagree with me, but luckily, I am the only one who has to live with decisions I make about my body. :)