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Old 11-16-2011, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default At the end but don't know where to stop

i started at 295 in january 2011 , i am now 172 5 8. doc wants me to stop at 165 but i feel like i may need a little more.my belly is still big i feel chubby any ideas?
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on your success so far. Keep going until you feel comfortable. Your body may stop losing on it's own once it hit a certain point.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I've shrunk to about 5'8" (I KNOW I used to be 5'9/5'10) and I plan to see what 165 feels like. I feel pretty good right now at around 190. I've not been under 175 since grade school and I'm 47 now. I guess I'd shoot for 165 and see how you look/feel. That is on the high end of the "healthy" range for our height.

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Old 11-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been wondering the same thing lately. But like Mike said, keep going until you feel comfortable or your body tells you it's time to stop. You WILL plateau at some point. Just make sure you keep eating healthy.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think that you should stop when you feel like your at your weight goal. Stop when you feel really good about yourself but dont get carried away lol.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You have done fantastic! I am around the same place as you... a little chubby around the middle, 3 pounds from "normal"... I think some of that chub is skin.... sadface. I am shooting for 5 pounds below normal high, then see how it goes. Coming off very slow anyway at this point... Good luck! Hopefully you will know when it is time to stop.

by the way, I have lost 86 pounds so far...
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've found that this calculator has given me a good perspective on "when to stop" as it indicates "ideal weight":

Ideal Weight Calculator

To start using it, click the dark blue box first (and you may have to register for iGoogle, I don't remember).
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Would going 5 to 10 pounds under that weight put you in any kind of danger?
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