Originally Posted by cjohnson728
Hi Everybody! I am looking for input on how to set a good goal weight. I started tracking on 1/5/10 and this site has been SO helpful. As of today I have lost 8 pounds!
How do you all determine a good "goal" weight? Do you shoot for the middle of the healthy weight range, for the middle of the BMI range, or for a weight that has been good for you in the past? I have yo-yo'd for years, probably because I never had a clear goal in mind other than to "lose some weight."
I read that most women feel best with a BMI about 21, so I calculated that as my goal weight, but I really have no idea what would be best.
What I would suggest you is to find what your body frame is (small, medium or large); depending on this, you will want to aim to the low end, middle or high end of the healthy body weight for your height. You can calculate your body frame here based on the diameter of your wrist.
Body Frame - Free Calculator to find your Body Frame
Hope this helps!
Yo-yo dieter, female, height: 5' 4.5"
07/19/10: 187 lb
12/16/10: 165.2 lb
04/29/12: 202.5 lb
Current: 202.5 lb
Goal #1: 185 lb by 06/10/2012
Goal #2: 170 lb by 08/10/2012
Goal #3: 155 lb 10/13/2012
Final goal: 135 lb