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Did anyone else decide the last few pounds just weren’t worth it?



  • elisa123galelisa123gal Posts: 3,622Member Member Posts: 3,622Member Member
    I'm 5 10 too..and I'm at the 150ish mark too... Being in the middle of our healthy range is fine with me. I agree..getting down to the low end would take too much work..and I think I'd look way too skinny. so..yeah..not worth it.
  • ponycyndiponycyndi Posts: 839Member Member Posts: 839Member Member
    I'm 5'7", and my lowest weight since hitting puberty was 165.
    In 2013 after having my 3rd child, I was able to get down to 150, and maintained that easily for 3 years. I was between a US size 6 and 8, and thought I'd like to be a size 6 but was never able to lose below 150.

    But now after going to 150 after being above 165 my whole life, I'm trying to get to 142 again, even though I understand now that it may take a long time.
    edited September 20
  • sgriskasgriska Posts: 108Member Member Posts: 108Member Member
    Yup. I'm 5'4" and had initially planned on going to 125, but when I reached 140ish I had a Dexascan and found that my body fat percentage was ~22%, and that seemed a perfectly good place to stop for me. So now my maintenance range is 135-145, and I feel best towards the bottom of that range.
    edited September 20
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Posts: 6,094Member Member Posts: 6,094Member Member
    It wasn't that the last few pounds weren't worth it, but I reevaluated and decided to change my goals as I wasn't really concerned with the arbitrary number, but performance. Happy that I did as my strength has improved.
    edited September 20
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Posts: 1,767Member Member Posts: 1,767Member Member
    I decided not to strive to lose the last 10 pounds. I want a calorie range I can live with. There is no magic number on the scales for me. I'm just gonna concentrate on nutrition . I'm at a lower weight now than the majority of my adult life and I'm 53 years old. I'll never be 120 lbs because I enjoy food way too much.

    ^This. Exactly. At 51, I weigh 10 pounds more than my pre-pregnant weight, but I am so much more fit than I ever have been. I often wonder if I could get back down to 155 again (I'm sure I could), but the work it would take to get there isn't worth it to me. I got down to 162 four years ago and felt fantastic. I'm at 166 now, so meh...

    I will admit that every now and then, I see the posts asking for women of my height (5'7") to post their weights and when I see 120s and 130s, I wonder what the heck, but I also know that there is now way I could carry that safely. My skeletal structure is just too big.
  • youcantflexcardioyoucantflexcardio Posts: 545Member, Premium Member Posts: 545Member, Premium Member
    I used to be 205, extremly fit/sort of aesthetic. Life happened and I ballooned up to just over 300. Cut down to 230 and decided I was fine floating between 230-240 as long as i could compete sub i found out the comp I want to do, middleweights are sub 220 (100kg) not sub 105kg (231) here I am cutting the last 10-15 anyway. Had a nice 6 month break tho and now I'm not nearly as strict because the comp is in December.
  • koalathebearkoalathebear Posts: 164Member Member Posts: 164Member Member
    I've decided to stop 4kg short of my original goal. When I first started in January, I was 86.6kg. The heart foundation website BMI calculator( told me that based on my height (5 feet), my healthy weight range was 41.6 - 56kg. As I had zero clue about anything, I just picked 50kg as a starting point for my initial goal weight.

    As I approached goal though, I realised that 50kg was far too low for me and I have decided to stop at 54kg. I don't consider it being a quitter or giving up ... I just decided that 54kg was a healthier weight for me than dropping below that, which I think would have put me on the overly thin side of things given my body weight and shape. It's still within healthy range though albeit in the upper end of healthy.

    It does reinforce to me though that there is nothing wrong with revising your goals. For instance, my current weight has put me into a size 8/10 for tops and 10/12 for trousers -which I'm more than happy with. I never had any aspirations of dropping to a size 6 etc but didn't realise how I'd look/feel until I got into the upper 50kg range.
    edited September 23
  • 76Crane7676Crane76 Posts: 129Member Member Posts: 129Member Member
    I'm about 3 lbs from my goal weight and body doesn't want to budge...145 or 148 either one...I'm fine where I body is strong and healthy no need to push it.
  • ElizabethKalmbachElizabethKalmbach Posts: 775Member Member Posts: 775Member Member
    Yeah, I've gotten down to 130 a number of times over the years and I kind of blanch when I look at pictures of myself at that weight. I look like a stick. I've gotten so much more comfortable with a weight lifter's physique on myself after leaving the ballet that I don't think I'll ever purposefully go down to 130's again. I very much prefer the aesthetic of maintaining the muscle mass to be 20-23% body fat at 145.
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