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Old Mon, Oct-31-16, 15:14
MickiSue MickiSue is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Jakz, it happens. The only reason I know how much I bounce around is that I weigh daily. Interestingly, the fact that you are now bouncing, when before, maybe you didn't, just means that you are getting closer to your goal.

Sounds nuts, right? But it's true. As I got about 15 lbs from goal, the bounces got narrower: up to 3 lbs. But so did the whooshes: They're never more than .8 lbs, anymore. Today, I'm 2.8 above my current low. Three days ago, I was 1.4, and then 2. 6, 2.6. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? I can stay close to that 3 lbs above mark for three weeks, and then start slowly dropping again, and finally get a whoosh.

Look at it this way, though: your gain put you at a total loss of 92.4 lbs, right? That's still something to celebrate!! The scale just measures mass, not how well you are eating. If your body is doing what bodies will do, which is to fill the empty fat cells with water, you can easily gain, because water is denser than fat.
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Old Tue, Nov-01-16, 07:29
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/268.6/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 48%
Location: Newly Ohio!
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I am a slow loser so am a huge fan of weighing daily and then doing a 7 day average. It has allowed me to see those weeks where I have lost only 1/4 to 1/2 pound - which made me a lot happier than thinking I was losing nothing, let me say!
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Old Tue, Nov-01-16, 07:53
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Jakz1269 Jakz1269 is offline
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Posts: 210
 
Plan: LCHF and OMAD
Stats: 298.4/187.6/145 Female 5'
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Progress: 72%
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Jakz, it happens. The only reason I know how much I bounce around is that I weigh daily. Interestingly, the fact that you are now bouncing, when before, maybe you didn't, just means that you are getting closer to your goal.

Sounds nuts, right? But it's true. As I got about 15 lbs from goal, the bounces got narrower: up to 3 lbs. But so did the whooshes: They're never more than .8 lbs, anymore. Today, I'm 2.8 above my current low. Three days ago, I was 1.4, and then 2. 6, 2.6. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? I can stay close to that 3 lbs above mark for three weeks, and then start slowly dropping again, and finally get a whoosh.

Look at it this way, though: your gain put you at a total loss of 92.4 lbs, right? That's still something to celebrate!! The scale just measures mass, not how well you are eating. If your body is doing what bodies will do, which is to fill the empty fat cells with water, you can easily gain, because water is denser than fat.


Sigh, today I am at 207.4. That is a 5.6 gain since my lowest. Sigh.
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Old Tue, Nov-01-16, 08:43
MickiSue MickiSue is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Have you been measuring? That's a much better indicator of true loss than the scale. If you are staying on plan, that's all you can do. The scale is gonna do what the scale is gonna do.
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Old Tue, Nov-01-16, 09:02
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Posts: 5,331
 
Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/268.6/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 48%
Location: Newly Ohio!
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Sigh, today I am at 207.4. That is a 5.6 gain since my lowest. Sigh.

When this happens I take a look at what I have eaten in the past 48 hours...did I have a "gotcha" where I missed something I would not have deliberately chosen (sugars or carbs missed in ingredients list), did I eat out - I get a "restaurant sodium" bump up usually. Etc.

push your fluids, stay on your plan, and you will see it come down.
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Old Mon, Jan-16-17, 10:19
Tx_Chris Tx_Chris is offline
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Posts: 237
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 315/234/185 Male 5'9
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Progress: 62%
Location: Texas
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Not sure why I chose 185. Graduated high school at 175 & most of college stayed in that 175-185 range. Was at 185 last about 17 years ago & it felt real good. So seemed like a nice goal to write down. I may pass it or hang around it. Just see what happens & how I feel when I get to that destination.
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Old Mon, Jan-16-17, 18:00
KOrman KOrman is offline
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Posts: 6
 
Plan: My own
Stats: 365/302/199 Female 72
BF:55%/40%/20%
Progress: 38%
Location: Indiana
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I put my goal weight as 199 lbs. just because I can't remember the last time I was under 200 lbs! It seems like a goal I can reach and even though it's not my "ideal" weight, that number makes me happy!
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Old Fri, Jan-20-17, 20:27
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Posts: 438
 
Plan: Banting
Stats: 302/180/180 Male 175cm
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Progress: 100%
Location: New Zealand
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How did I know my final goal weight? For a long time I didn't. When you've been big your entire life as I had been, it was impossible to know what I was capable of achieving anyway.

My first attempt at a goal weight was just to get below 100kg. Smashed that one easy. Then I aimed for 87kg/191lb by October 2016, which would mean losing 45kg/100lb inside 12 months of lowcarbing. In the end I lost 46kg/102lb in that timeframe. My final goal was to reach 82kg/180lb, which would mean 50kg lost on LCHF, and 180 is also a nice round number in pounds as well.

Those last 4kg took me another 3 months to drop, so at that rate I figure there's not much more to come off at this point. Here is where I plan to stay.
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Old Sat, Jan-21-17, 07:19
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Ambulo Ambulo is offline
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Posts: 507
 
Plan: No GPS/OMAD (23:1)
Stats: 150/123/120 Female 64 inches
BF:
Progress: 90%
Location: the North, England
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There was a formula in the back of Dr Herring's free Fast-5 book as ONE of the ways of choosing a goal weight. For a 5' woman of average frame 100lbs, then add 5 lbs for ever additional inch. Hence my 120 lbs. I got there over 3 years ago, I even undershot for a few months, but I bounced back a little.

I now have a mental maintenance weight which I define in terms of my behaviour not a particular number on the scale. It goes something like: If you stick to the WOE that enabled you to lose weight,and your waist does not expand, and it's a bit of effort and a bit of hunger sometimes, then you're at the right weight, but if you're mostly hungry and hangry, then what you are aiming for is unsustainable. Plus bearing in mind that if you vary how much you exercise you will increase or decrease your muscle mass.
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Old Thu, Feb-16-17, 01:54
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perfectfit perfectfit is offline
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Posts: 1,605
 
Plan: Atkins 72 with real foods
Stats: 470/462/199 Female 5'3"
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Progress: 3%
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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All this said, how did anyone else come up with a goal weight?


I just want to get under 200 pounds and when I do I will then re-evaluate my goal weight and go from there.
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