I have been thinking (again) about what to choose for a goal weight. When I previously reached it, I choose a weight that was near the bottom of my weight range. I maintained for about 1 yr then everything fell apart.
Going to the meetings for monthly weigh in became a chore. I got stopped logging my food, stress at work increased ten fold, My thryroid decided to stop working. Then in an attempt to decrease my work stress, I switched to the night shift. This is the worst shift for proper eating never mind sleeping. It did get me away from most of the stress but was a killer to do. Then my Mom became ill & passed away. So I regained all the lost weight plus another 14 lbs.
Now my thyroid is under control & I have retired. I am doing WW strickly on-line so can not use inconvient time & location as an excuse. I know that I must log each meal & I must continue to exercise no matter what is going on.
I am currently within 10 lbs of the goal weight I currently picked. I choose one on the high end of my wt range. I did that deliberately as I want it to be a weight I can maintain for life.
When I picked the origional goal, my leader advised me to choose it a little higher and live with that weight for a while. She said I could always change my goal weight in the future. I didn't listen but I am now. She is a wise woman who has maintained for years. I was thinking of lowering it another 5 lbs but will wait. One of my WW friends, Linda, helped me remember my leaders comment & I thank her for that.
Best of luck with making your goal weight decision. I hope my thoughts help you decide whats right for you.
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