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Listen guys, I knew I wanted this surgery for a long time. I know I want to lose weight so that I'm not diabetic anymore.

I went to my second weight management class last week and filled out some paperwork.

One of the questions asked what our goal weight was.

I have no freaking clue! I'm about to be 22, and I'm a 5 foot 2 female.

I weigh 205 pounds now. No clue what I would be happy with?

How did you all decide your goal weight? Did you let your doctor decide for you?

Thanks :)

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I don't know what my final goal weight is. I set my first goal as losing 60% of my excess weight, which is average for the sleeve. Once I reach that, I'll see how I feel at each 10lbs or so. I know myself well enough to know that if I set it low and don't achieve it, I would feel like a failure. So, I set my mindset that if I lose 60% EWL, I'll be significantly more healthy than I am now and, while still fairly overweight, will be happy with that.

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Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I should start out that way. Just like school. Expect a C, rejoice when you get a B+

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3 minutes ago, WeGettingThere said:

Listen guys, I knew I wanted this surgery for a long time. I know I want to lose weight so that I'm not diabetic anymore.

I went to my second weight management class last week and filled out some paperwork.

One of the questions asked what our goal weight was.

I have no freaking clue! I'm about to be 22, and I'm a 5 foot 2 female.

I weigh 205 pounds now. No clue what I would be happy with?

How did you all decide your goal weight? Did you let your doctor decide for you?

Thanks :)

The goal is healthy. Whatever that looks like for you.

BMI chart is not perfect. It will give you a guideline for a healthy weight.

BMI Calculator

https://www.google.com/search?q=bmi+calculator&oq=BMI+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i60j69i59j0l2.3704j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Whoop, there it is! Thank you so much for being helpful!

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My goal weight is flexible—it'll probably change the closer I get to it as I figure out what I'm comfortable with. For now, it's 170 which is 10 pounds lower than my lowest adult weight.

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Just now, WeGettingThere said:

Whoop, there it is! Thank you so much for being helpful!

Also depends on the type of surgery you are having. I'm a sleeve. Like said above by @notmyname The norm is 60% Shoot for healthy make small goals along the way. I hope you get a surgery date soon.

Just for fun, It's not accurate..Here is a link to a weight loss simulator.

https://modelmydiet.com/

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Woah... Thanks everyone. I never thought about my goal weight until I saw the question on the page.

Now I can't get it outta my head!

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3 hours ago, Healthy_life said:

The goal is healthy. Whatever that looks like for you.

BMI chart is not perfect. It will give you a guideline for a healthy weight.

BMI Calculator

https://www.google.com/search?q=bmi+calculator&oq=BMI+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i60j69i59j0l2.3704j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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This!

I set my goal weight based upon getting to a healthy BMI. My surgeon thought that was good, but cautioned me it was optimistic.

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I’ve heard that BMI isn’t really a good indicator. Most BMIs are unrealistic. Does anyone else have other scales?

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My healthy weight is 135 according to charts. The last time I weighed that much was age 21 and I remember wearing a juniors size 9 (I’m 5’8”) I think if I weighed around 140-150 I’d still look slim. That being said I’d LOVE to shoot for the moon and get down to 130-135

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I just kept saying my goal was healthy and I still feel that way 5 days from surgery.... BUT my doctor said he thought if I worked hard I could lose 75 pounds so I've decided that is my goal.

I have spent a lot of time and money to get to a surgery date and I am going to lose all I can lose.

Good luck finding your number!

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On my first doctor visit he told me he thought I could get down to 140 lbs so I set that as my first goal. According to BMI charts my range is 92-123 lbs. My doctor has now given me an "ideal" wt of 117. I think I'll set my "ultimate" goal at 123. It puts me in the "healthy" range and anything less than that is a bonus! My college wt was 112 lbs but that was 40 yrs ago.

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My goal weight is 150 because that puts me in the healthy BMI range for my height (5'5"), although it is at the absolute top of the range. Once I get to the healthy range, I'll see how I feel about my looks and if I want to make any changes (either with more weight loss or specific toning exercises) from a purely "how I want to look" perspective.

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