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Speak Up: How Much Weight Are You Trying to Lose?

When you decide you need to lose weight, it can be a daunting task so it's best to have a weight-loss goal in mind before you begin. I'm talking about a specific goal, as in a number of pounds you're trying to lose. You can come up with this number on your own or with the help of your doctor or dietitian. When you do come up with a number, sometimes it helps to share it with people, to make your goal more concrete. So tell me, how much weight are you trying to lose? Five pounds? 15 pounds? 30 pounds? More than that? Or are you completely satisfied with your weight?

Share your dieting goals in the comments section below.


freebirds freebirds 8 years
30 lbs. i lost 9 lbs then gained 3 back in a week during vacation. ugh. my major problem is motivation.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
None! If anything, I wouldn't mind gaining about 5 lbs or so of muscle... and I'm working on that! :strong:
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 9 years
I am completely satisfied with my weight, but I think I hit my goal of losing my five pounds. Plus, I am always trying to lose weight because I always hear that it is never good to be over weight and I am not trying to be over weight. I am now just rying to eat right and stick to my diet. At first it was hard, but it became easy. So far, I have my graving every once and a while, but I am sticking to it.
lovelystate lovelystate 9 years
I hope to lose about 15 pounds but my ultimate goal is to run a marathon in March!
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I just did that quiz, said my happy weight is 140.2, and my goal is 140, so that's pretty close! I've lost 24 pounds...16 more to go!
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 9 years
currently, i'm shooting for 30 more pounds. 16 from now will get me well within healthy bmi & then i'll re-evaluate.
Lilybeth84 Lilybeth84 9 years
23 pounds is my goal, but gaining muscle and toning it is more important to me then the number on the scale.
BeChic BeChic 9 years
My goal is 10 lbs. by Christmas. I've got to prove to myself that I can do it through good diet and 5-6 days/week at the gym.
inthewrong inthewrong 9 years
I'm trying to lose 55 lbs. I've already lost 12! (well it took me 3 months but hey a healthy pace is good right?)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Bahar: I don't think I have been below 170 since I was 14 or 15. I really hope to make it to 145. Maybe lower! Depends on how I look. You will look hot at 135! :-) how is it going btw? I wasn't that good yesterday, but my overall calorie intake this week is much less than normal! and i will be back to working out agian on monday! (i will work up to only taking one rest day a week, but my body needed a couple of days...i had forgotten what it was like to not be sore lmao)
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I need to lose at least 50! I'm back to square one 9 years ago. This time it has to be permanent.
monistar18 monistar18 9 years
as of last week i've lost 85 lbs since February.. and ideally would like to loose about 40 more.. im 6'1" and that would get me to about 170... its hard work but definitely worth it!
melda melda 9 years
cravin I used to be 117 two-three years ago. so 135 is not my lowest adult weight.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i always set goals of about 10 lbs at a time when i want to lose weight since i feel like that's a realistic number. if i say that i want to lose more then i get discouraged when i'm not seeing the fast results that i'm hoping for.
austerity austerity 9 years
Hmmm..I want to get two inches off my waist to get back to my old figure...not sure how much weight that would be. Otherwise, I'm happy with my weight!
TxRdRaider TxRdRaider 9 years
I'm working on 10 lbs...that would put me back to pre-boyfriend weight, but i'd love to really go down 15 and I'd be closer to when I ran my 1/2 marathon 2 years ago.
130k 130k 9 years
I'm trying to loose the same 15lbs I keep gaining and losing. For me its a never ending battle. I takes me so long to take off lbs and EXTREMELY quickly to put them back on.
Jeny Jeny 9 years
10-15 pounds would be perfect.. that would put me at 123-128
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
Taadie Taadie 9 years
My original goal was 25 pounds so I can be 130. Ive lost 10 so far and I'm losing more every week and I will reevaluate when I get there. I figure once I get to 130 I will start more strength exercises. Right now I'm alternating cardio, strength yoga and running.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
my goal weight: 145, my happy weight, 144.2. not bad guesstimate!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
Indieglam, I checked my happy weight too. Mine wouldn't be ridiculous for me, but I might less myself weigh a couple pounds more.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Uptowngirl--I agree with you. I'd rather be drinking wine, baking cookies and enjoying life like I used to. Granted, I hit 160 doing that but maybe I could do it in moderation?? I lost my college weight with massive exercise and calorie counting. Now i catch myself looking at food as calories and what's good for me and what fits into my limit for the day. Oh uh... i hit my original Goal weight sometime this summer 120lbs. Now that i see i can do it, some part of me wants to lose maybe 10 more, still healthy for my height. never been that before so i dunno how it'll look on me. that being said, i kind miss my curves and my C cup.
valancyjane valancyjane 9 years
After losing 7-8 pounds over the summer, I'm getting refocued on losing some weight. To get back to my college weight, which was probably the most healthy I've been in a while, I'd need to lose 40-50 pounds. But in the meantime, I'm aiming to lose 20 - I'm hoping to conceive in the next year or so and my doctor said losing 20 pounds would make a pregnancy a lot easier. My goal is to get there by New Year's Day.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
thanks nia0nia lol. i will have to try that too!
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