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So, as I am getting closer to having everything setup, I know that there needs to be a goal weight on the paperwork to give us a place to aim for, and I know all of the paperwork always goes by BMI. At 5'11", the top weight for "healthy" is 175 lbs. Now, Im not a small guy, I have a broad frame. Is there a better way to figure out a goal than BMI? If I hit 175 lbs, Id be confused for a crackhead.

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My son-in-law is 5'11" as well and weighs 200. I find him to be just right. Good luck in your journey!

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Yeah the bmi doesn't take into account your frame I'm 6ft0 and same kind of bmi and NO WAY would I get below 180 without looking too thin. Personally I'd be happy at 200 maybe 190lbs even then usually tone up a bit and sit between 190-200 roughly :) that's my end goal ! But it's good idea to make small goals along the way!

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When pressed, your surgeon will give you some type of "vague" target. But you may have to push them to answer you. It's based on a specific equation that the insurance companies and COE program and ASMBS require from them. But I agree with @GreenTealael, you will know when it's right for you. The BMI chart works for some and not others...don't sweat it.

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I posted about this a few weeks ago noticing there were a few guys that were 350 starting range and now 170-190 which I thought was low. I originally went with 225 but with 50lbs to go I think I will want to go lower maybe 200. Will have a better idea in the next few months.

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STARTED MY JOURNEY AT 346 IM 6 FT 2 I THOUGHT 220 AS WELL AND THEN 200 IM 192 TODAY AND FEEL GREAT IF I GOT RIDE OF THE EXTRA SKIN I MIGHT WEIGH IN AT 180. IDK HAD GOALS TO HIT ALONG THE WAY NOW I WANT TO FEEL GOOD AND HEALTHY THATS ALL THAT MATTERS IF I STAY HERE OR GO LOWER OR GAIN AS LONG AS I FEEL LIKE I FEEL AND DONT HURT OR FEEL LETHARGIC IM GOOD THIS WORKS FOR ME MAY NOT FOR ANY ONE ELSE IT DOES FOR ME THOUGH

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6 minutes ago, VIKING 0424 said:

STARTED MY JOURNEY AT 346 IM 6 FT 2 I THOUGHT 220 AS WELL AND THEN 200 IM 192 TODAY AND FEEL GREAT IF I GOT RIDE OF THE EXTRA SKIN I MIGHT WEIGH IN AT 180. IDK HAD GOALS TO HIT ALONG THE WAY NOW I WANT TO FEEL GOOD AND HEALTHY THATS ALL THAT MATTERS IF I STAY HERE OR GO LOWER OR GAIN AS LONG AS I FEEL LIKE I FEEL AND DONT HURT OR FEEL LETHARGIC IM GOOD THIS WORKS FOR ME MAY NOT FOR ANY ONE ELSE IT DOES FOR ME THOUGH

Yeah I'm just 6ft0 and my end goal is very similar to what you are 190 I think would be great. I'm curious during your weight loss when did you incorporate weights or like muscle training?

I know it's important to tone up while losing weight to gain muscle but also to help with skin???

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1 minute ago, Mikeyy said:

Yeah I'm just 6ft0 and my end goal is very similar to what you are 190 I think would be great. I'm curious during your weight loss when did you incorporate weights or like muscle training?

I know it's important to tone up while losing weight to gain muscle but also to help with skin???

I DO VERY LITTLE WEIGHT TRAINING I STICK TO CARDIO STILL I SHOULD BE DOING MORE WEIGHTS WELL I JUST DONT DO MUCH AT ALL WEIGHTS THAT IS I DO YOGA AND CARDIO I FEEL STRONG AND HAVE DEFINITION IN ARMS AND LEGS AND BACK ABS LOOK LIKE A BOWL OF Jello (JUST AS LUMPY TO ) I FEEL GOOD SO IDK NOT AS STRONG AS WHEN I WAS HEAVY I CAN DO PULL UPS NOW NOT JUST A PULL UP LOL

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3 minutes ago, VIKING 0424 said:

I DO VERY LITTLE WEIGHT TRAINING I STICK TO CARDIO STILL I SHOULD BE DOING MORE WEIGHTS WELL I JUST DONT DO MUCH AT ALL WEIGHTS THAT IS I DO YOGA AND CARDIO I FEEL STRONG AND HAVE DEFINITION IN ARMS AND LEGS AND BACK ABS LOOK LIKE A BOWL OF Jello (JUST AS LUMPY TO ) I FEEL GOOD SO IDK NOT AS STRONG AS WHEN I WAS HEAVY I CAN DO PULL UPS NOW NOT JUST A PULL UP LOL

Yea you may have benefited from adding a little strength training and some weights even those pull down machines rather than just cardio...

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OH IM SURE OF IT YOU ARE CORRECT

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