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So, I shared with my mom that I would like to lose another 78 pounds, but she doesn't think I need to. I mean, I've never been this size even, let alone smaller than this, so I don't even know if 175 is a do-able goal for me, but it seems like it should be. BMI-wise, I'll still be overweight. I'm super happy with where I am, but I want to keep going. I guess I don't really have a question; I'm more just getting this out there. I guess I really won't know what my body is capable of until I get closer to that weight.

I was telling a coworker this, and she said that she thinks that I need to workout to tighten things up. She's right; I do need to workout, but things on me will never be tight, and I told her that. I will have lost close to 300 pounds when I get to goal, and people that lose that amount of weight aren't going to have tight skin; that's just the way it is.

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Congrats you are a inspiration

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1 hour ago, FancyChristine15 said:

but I want to keep going

210 pounds is amazing. You can keep losing if you want. You already know how to do this.

1 hour ago, FancyChristine15 said:

I guess I really won't know what my body is capable of until I get closer to that weight.

1 hour ago, FancyChristine15 said:

She's right; I do need to workout, but things on me will never be tight,

The only thing that gets rid of loose skin is plastics.

You are almost a year out. It's up to you if you want to add exercise to help you lose more weight. working out will compliment your weight loss and give you results. Like you said " I don't know what my body is capable of" You are stonger than you give yourself credit for.

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I had a similar conversation with a friend recently, (my BMI is supposed to be 100 lbs. I would be happy at 135-145! But my nutritionist suggested if I strive toward closer to my BMI, when the natural weight gain happens, I will be around 125.... ) she completely didn't see the point of getting so tiny and it really confused me. . I am so glad to share this with someone.

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4 minutes ago, Makuahine said:

I had a similar conversation with a friend recently, (my BMI is supposed to be 100 lbs. I would be happy at 135-145! But my nutritionist suggested if I strive toward closer to my BMI, when the natural weight gain happens, I will be around 125.... ) she completely didn't see the point of getting so tiny and it really confused me. . I am so glad to share this with someone.

For 4ft 11, the health BMI range is about 94lb to 119lb. 119lb gives a BMI of about 24. 100lb may be too low for you if you have a lot of excess skin.

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Depending on your frame size 175 is likely doable, although may not be attainable without plastics I’m not sure.

We are the same height. I would be thrilled to be 175 too. I set my goal for 185, I’m at 191 right now and my surgeon thinks I likely could lose another 10-15 pounds but have 7-10 pounds of excess skin spread throughout my body too.

I hear a lot of “you are too skinny now” and things like that, but just remember most people are used to seeing us heavy and have trouble adjusting to seeing us at normal weights.

Although the loss slows down after a year, it’s definitely possible to keep going. I just keep re evaluating every ten pounds because it takes a long time to lose that now.

‘Even If you decide to maintain at 225, or 200, you would be so much healthier and feel so much better than where you started!

You are definitely a success now wherever you decide to set your goal!

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22 minutes ago, KimTriesRNY said:

Depending on your frame size 175 is likely doable, although may not be attainable without plastics I’m not sure.

We are the same height. I would be thrilled to be 175 too. I set my goal for 185, I’m at 191 right now and my surgeon thinks I likely could lose another 10-15 pounds but have 7-10 pounds of excess skin spread throughout my body too.

I hear a lot of “you are too skinny now” and things like that, but just remember most people are used to seeing us heavy and have trouble adjusting to seeing us at normal weights.

Although the loss slows down after a year, it’s definitely possible to keep going. I just keep re evaluating every ten pounds because it takes a long time to lose that now.

‘Even If you decide to maintain at 225, or 200, you would be so much healthier and feel so much better than where you started!

You are definitely a success now wherever you decide to set your goal!

Thanks, Kim. Yeah, I think my mom is just so used to seeing me really big, that even though I'm still pretty overweight now, she doesn't see that. Yeah, I know I'll be happy in the low 200s, if that's where I stop losing. That'll be okay. Heck, I'm happy where I'm at now, but I'd like to get to a healthier size.

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2 hours ago, 2shea said:

For 4ft 11, the health BMI range is about 94lb to 119lb. 119lb gives a BMI of about 24. 100lb may be too low for you if you have a lot of excess skin.

True, I absolutely have excess skin, I think that is why she suggests I strive for 100. But I want to start weight lifting to build muscles. I got a ways to go to hit my goal either way!

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working out early on helps with the loose skin initially but if you lose a lot then plastic surgery is the only way to get rid of all of it. some insurances will cover it, but you must document any issues it is causing you so be sure to tell your doc if you have any skin irritations, fungus, chafing, etc. all that goes a long way towards getting it covered.

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