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  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,576Member Member Posts: 1,576Member Member
    I'm at the beginning of my journey and only down 4-5 lbs. The comment I received yesterday was:

    "Don't lose too much. I can already see that you're thinner. You don't want to get too skinny."

    I'm 5'2" and around 150 lbs (mostly fat). Ideally, I want to get closer to the high end of the healthy BMI stat OR shed some more fat and gain some muscle. Hearing that comment felt so negative! I feel really good about the little bit I have lost, but I still have some fat around the midsection that I'm working on losing.

    Can I just say I'm 5'2", my usual maintenance weight range is 148-152lb (currently a little higher as I've just finished marathon training/bulking) and I get a lot of people telling me I don't need to lose more. While I do have a higher than average amount of muscle (thanks to lifting heavy while losing the weight), a lot of loose skin and a fairly low bf, I'd still like to get down to 135lb this summer as I cut, mostly though because doing so fits in with my goals of working on speed over the next 18months.

    But I do not want to be skinny, I have been skinny before and it doesn't look good on me, I look better with the extra muscle (I'm a UK10/12 (very occasionally an 8-10) and last time I was this size I weighed around a stone less). When I first got down to the 148-152lb I had about 30% bodyfat, 18months and a lot of work later I'm down to around 21% (hard to be accurate without a scan as I have a lot of loose skin as I said).

  • BattyKnitterBattyKnitter Posts: 503Member Member Posts: 503Member Member
    firef1y72 wrote: »
    I'm at the beginning of my journey and only down 4-5 lbs. The comment I received yesterday was:

    "Don't lose too much. I can already see that you're thinner. You don't want to get too skinny."

    I'm 5'2" and around 150 lbs (mostly fat). Ideally, I want to get closer to the high end of the healthy BMI stat OR shed some more fat and gain some muscle. Hearing that comment felt so negative! I feel really good about the little bit I have lost, but I still have some fat around the midsection that I'm working on losing.

    Can I just say I'm 5'2", my usual maintenance weight range is 148-152lb (currently a little higher as I've just finished marathon training/bulking) and I get a lot of people telling me I don't need to lose more. While I do have a higher than average amount of muscle (thanks to lifting heavy while losing the weight), a lot of loose skin and a fairly low bf, I'd still like to get down to 135lb this summer as I cut, mostly though because doing so fits in with my goals of working on speed over the next 18months.

    But I do not want to be skinny, I have been skinny before and it doesn't look good on me, I look better with the extra muscle (I'm a UK10/12 (very occasionally an 8-10) and last time I was this size I weighed around a stone less). When I first got down to the 148-152lb I had about 30% bodyfat, 18months and a lot of work later I'm down to around 21% (hard to be accurate without a scan as I have a lot of loose skin as I said).

    I'm also 5'2" and currently at 147 and I also get comments of "you'll disappear" and "you look great you don't need to lose more!" However my BF% is at 35% so I know I definitely need to lose more fat, but I dress well for my body shape and these people don't see me naked so I understand why they might think I'm small enough now!

    For the "disappear" comments I like to answer back "I hope so!" It really confuses people and makes me laugh!
  • Don_WM_Don_WM_ Posts: 259Member Member Posts: 259Member Member
    "Are you losing weight? On purpose?"
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