I began my journey towards being healthy again one year ago, at a starting weight of 308lbs at 5'6", on two BP meds and still with a BP of 140/90, and also on cholesterol meds.
When asked what my goal was, it was just to be healthy, and I thought it would be great to lose enough weight to get off all my meds.
So I began seeing a nutritionist late May, 2018, and started modifying my eating habits, went back to the gym, and did the pre-requisite doctor visits and tests to get approved for surgery.
By December I was down 34-35lbs. and feeling good with a surgery date of January 2, 2019.
Soon after surgery I was able to cut back on my meds. Was happy about that. By early April I was off them completely. Goal accomplished.
So I then said what is my goal. So I picked 215, since I was in pretty good shape when I was at that weight nearly 20 years ago. Beginning of May came around...check. Then I said to myself, I'll strive for a loss of 100lbs. Check.
So then I decided to lose a bit more, to accommodate the inevitable bounce-back.
Today I'm at 199lbs, down a total of 109lbs, and even gained back some muscle. I haven't been this light in 26 years.
So my question is, how do we determine what our final goal should be? I don't go by BMI because I have a rather large bone structure. I've even have the beginnings of a six pack.
How did everyone decide on an ultimate goal?