I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
I can relate - going by the charts it is just like "wow can I get there?" The only time I have lost weight in the past was with FenPhen (sp) and got down to 170 and stopped, I am afraid it will be the same thing this time. For my height I should be around 130-140, this seems like an impossible dream to me. I am just setting small goals for now and just try to hit those. I am 7 weeks out and have lost 39lbs and down to 235 so at least it is working so far! Good luck to you! You are doing a great job!..
I had a hard time setting goals and I still do. I started at 365 and my main goal was to just get under 200 again. Once that happened I wanted to get down to what I was in high.
Which was 165. Sounds like alot to some but i'm large build and that weight works for me. I was at a huge standstill at 180 lbs and over 18 mos out so thats why decided on the panniculectomy and that took off 15 lbs and got me to my goal weight. I start little. don't set huge goals cause you don't want to get defeated especially in the beginning...
Krissy I am a little nervous that I set my goal as too low and I won't get there.... Well I'm not afraid I won't get there, more like nervous about it. I KNOW that setting my mind to it, I WILL get there cause my OCD is gonna kick in when I can work out and you people won't see me much cause I'll be bustin out a blue streak on the eliptical and weights at the gym. I don't want to get overly obsessive about.
, but I don't want to be as lax as I have been either. I need to try to find my happy medium..
My goal weight is 110. We will see what I look like when I get close, I might find that is TOO thin, idk I haven't been there in forever so just gotta wait and watch..
I have to add for those of you that are.
This, I am only 5'1 and I have tiny features so that isn't impossible and 1/2 of my starting weight will be 125, I would be happy with anything less than that!.
I had a hard time setting a goal weight because my real goal is an A1c (3 month blood glucose) of 5.6. Weight loss is like this wonderful bonus. But they do want a number so I said 165. That's what I weighed from about age 24 to 32. I held it without too much effort or thought. I started this journey at 285, decided on.
When I was about 250 (and the A1c hit 8.9) and on.
Day weighed 235. I'm down to 217 and looking for Onederland one of these weeks..
Krissy, not meeting a goal you set is not a failure. A goal is just a target to keep you focused, and a number is just a number. I think that the goal for all of us is a healthy and maintainable life style. If the BMI chart says we're still 'fat' well it beats 'morbidly obese' and a lot of time.
Could mean you've developed a lot of muscle (and that weighs more than fat) or your 15 lbs of loose skin is hanging around someplace. This procedure works better on fat that it does on loose skin. Don't anyone be convinced that you are a failure if you can't reach a particular number - we are not losers that way..
I had a goal in my mind and then I asked my surgeon last time I was there. He said that he doesn't like to give out numbers for goals...he prefers to just go with what you feel like...but if he had to choose a goal, he said 135...I was like OMG!!!! I think the last time I weighed that I was 12. Haha. But, that means I only have about 30 lbs to go...
I don't think it's uncommon NOT to set a number goal, at least in the beginning. We have all started , and restarted diets and at least in my case, had NO idea what amount of weight I could actually lose..
My Dr. said to set shorter term goals, focusing less on a number, but more on behavior changes, (ie-walking and.
Regularly, making sure you get all your nutrients in daily, and consistently , etc)..
But now, at almost 11 months post op, I am personally interested in redefining my goal. While I still am not sure how much I COULD lose, my first goal was to get below 230 (I started at 304). Did that, then wanted to break 200#....did that..
I am working now towards getting into the 160 range. For my age/ height 165 will make me just OVER WEIGHT, no longer obese.... My.
Goal from many years ago was 138, but I can't imagine getting there...time will tell. I'm just working the program...
I never talked about a goal with my dr. I though that since I was starting with a 42 inch waist that a sixe "36" seemed normal enough and thought I'd stop there.. was I wrong!!! I am now wearing a size 30 jeans.. and have gone way past anything I ever hoped for.. so yeah.. I'm glad I didnt set a "goal".
Only to have them all not fit.. lol. Just enjoy the ride.. dont give a second thought to numbers.. youve spent WAY too much of your life focused on that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..
I started out with just short term weight goals. I have made them realistic so when I meet them or pass them I feel good about myself instead of beating myself up about not losing quickly enough...
I guess that my goal weight has been soooo far out of reach for so many years, that I'm afraid to actually set a number..
I mean I know that everyone goes to the Doc and they say with a little wheel you should be this much. But, It just seems impossible....
I was just curious if anyone was like me and just too afraid to set their goal? I always say, I don't know how much more I want to lose. I'll be happy with this much more, or this much more....but, I've never actually sat myself down and came up with an end #!.
Is it silly????.
I am only 3 weeks post-op today. I haven't set any goals as of yet, except maybe to.
More each day. I just want to get healthy and be able to play with my kids on the floor and be able to get back up by myself without any help. so maybe that is a goal too. numbers really don't matter to me at this point. I'm sure in time they will but not now..
I guess I am going against the grain here, but I set a goal with my surgeon Day 1. The goal we set has everything to do with success b/c the closer one is to a healthy HWP weight, the easier it is to keep it off. While I do have an ultimate goal, I also have set intermediate goals to stay focused and encouraged. I have less than 50 pounds of a 200 pound goal to go, and my surgeon and I both agree I will meet that goal. That makes my check-ups really great!..
I haven't been able to set a goal for # of pounds. I think I would be very happy to get into a size 10, not too small, not too big, but will have to see if/when I get there how I feel/look. That still doesn't seem possible right now but here's hopin!..
Lets see, I started at 344 lbs, so my very first goal was to get into the 200s, then to lose a total of 100 lbs, then I wanted to get to Onederland. My surgeons goal was for me to get my BMI under 30, and when I was weighing in at 215, she didn't expect me to lose much more than 5 or 10 lbs which broke my heart because I wanted to at least have a normal BMI. For me to have a normal BMI, that puts me at 174 lbs, I currently weigh in at 193, so thats only 19 lbs away. So I showed her, LOL..
Start with smaller goals, instead of thinking of an end goal. It may help keep you from going too crazy. Its still hard for me to think about my weight loss ever being "over," if ya know what I mean...
Well, I'm only 5 months out and I'm just not sure how I feel about it..
What I can tell you is that my GBS team deliberately does not focus on goal weight - they never give you one. They tell that most GBS patients do no loss 100% of their excess weight - but some do. They stress that it is far more important to focus on finding your new normal - achieving a balance of healthy nutrition, limited carbs and regular.
That is sustainable over the long term. A much lower, much healthier weght that does not creep back up over time. They teach that it is far better to find that sustainable balance than to reach a predetermined goal weigh and end up being unable to sustain what it took to get there. (Of course, that is certainly not an excuse to eat whatever you feel like. ) They measure your progress in many ways, and of course, they weigh you. But they urge all their patients to not let the perfect be the enemy of the very good...
All these comments were truely enligtening. It is soooo nice to know that others feel the way that I do. And that others are going thru exactly what I am..
I started at 349, my first goal was to be in the 200's (though I tried not to tell anyone, because I was afraid I would be a failure). Then I got in the 200's and when people would ask me what I wanted to lose, I said I simply wanted to go thru all my pregnancies backwards..
I redelivered my daughter, then my youngest son.....and today....I would have delivered my oldest. So, I'm the lightest I've been in 6+ years..
I would like to get back to my pre pregnancy weight which was 198#, sounds like a lot, but I'm 5'9" and was a size 10 at that time..
I remember feeling FAT then........Now, I'd give anything to get back there. Then I figure 174.5 is my half size........then 165 is a normal BMI......sooooooo, I guess that's it. MY GOAL IS 165! WITH LOTS OF LITTLE GOALS ALONG THE WAY! ALSO, I WANT TO HIKE WITH MY KIDS, GO ON PICNICS, RIDE A ROLLER COASTER, FLY WITHOUT A SEATBELT EXTENSION, BE THE HEALTH NUT!..
My goal is to get to 150. That is the weight I remember being when I felt "normal." With that being said, I want to be at that weight but I also want to be more flexible and in better shape at the same time. Overall, I want to lose the lbs so the scale can stop telling me that I'm morbidly obese and I want to get into better shape to look healthier. I have my 20 year high.
Reunion this year. I want to show up there in August looking the best I can look!..
I like your last post. I lost fifty lbs. So another way to look at it is that I've lost a whole four year old (my son weighs 40 lbs!). I.
To lose my 28 lb toddler in addition soon! I have 15 lbs to get to his weight! On the other hand, I am proud to say that I know weigh what I weighed before the two sweet munchkins came into being. I am my pre-pregnancy weight now after losing 55 lbs. since December. :)..
I thought I was the only one to feel this way..
I really would like to see 115 but I am afraid that would never happen..
I am currently about 256 and am 4'11..
Is March 12..
I remember being this weight in high.
(for a short time after a water diet) and I think it would be a perfect weight for me..
I wonder can I really.
To meet my dreams and reach my goals or in the end will I have to settle again, I guess time will tell..
I realize in the end it's just a number and it's more about how I feel than almost anything else..
But ohhhh to dream again, to actually have.
It's surreal to me, like a miracle..
I can hardly believe it could happen...
I think Callie has struck the right chord here about setting smaller, clearly achieveable goals, that work you toward your ideal..
One thing I have learned from this group is that it is important to celebrate even small sucesses. It just feels good to say "YESSSS!" with deep felt enthusiam...