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so many women want to be alarmingly thin its sad.
my goals are to be healthy & strong & happy with myself. what are your goals?
Being it doesn't happen that way, I'll continue the way I'm doing things for the rest of my life. I practice moderation, balance, AND indulgence. I'm not on a diet, I'm just eating right most of the time and I leave room for discretionary calories and days where I don't count at all.
I've lost 50lbs since June, down to 266 from 319 and looking forward to this way the rest of my life.
My longterm goals: To eat the same amount I'm eating now, 1829/day on average (i cycle my calories), to increase my cardio, and to keep up with strength training.
Some small measure of self-confidence or satisfaction would be nice as well.
Healthy...which in my mind means a BMI in the normal range 18-25 (I'm currently at 26, but down from 30), strength and endurance. It doesn't hurt that I have curves in all the right places which are coming out in all the right places. I'll never be a skinny woman, besides, it would put a serious crimp in my fun if I got to too low a weight, all my playmates are guys who outweigh me so if I'm too light they can pin me more easily.
Everyone tells me that I'm sexy and don't need to lose weight... and I don't really, especially compared to many people. But I think I could make a few more improvements before I'm the best I can be. I would love to see these last four stubborn pounds come off, but more importantly I want to build muscle and get rid of fat. I don't want to look like a body-builder, but perhaps a tame fitness model would be the description of what I'm going for. I want to lean out my legs and stomach especially, especially since I can almost fit into the skinny-me jeans (size 9) I bought myself a few months ago. If I could lose more body fat and get rid of some of the cellulite that would be TERRIFIC. Aside from that, I'd like to see those weird little fatty extra-boobies or whatever they are at the creases of my armpits go away.
I want to be strong, confident, sexy. I don't think frail and skeletal is attractive at all, thank goodness.
Iam 5'3'' and weigh about 160lbs, with app 28% body fat. I have a small upperbody and a M-L lower body. I want to make my body more proportionate
I used to workout eat healthy.. but then slacked off and let myself go.. i have much more muscle than i used to have earlier when i was the same weight. I dont think i will ever be rail thin .. (my real sister is a size 0 oo sorry not 0 a 00 and she eats all the junk in the world, oo and with curves! like Eva Longoria without ever stepping foot in a gym and drinking like a fish. god i hate that.. im waiting for the day for it catch up .. lol y did i have to get the fat genes from my parents!! ) so i dont want to aim for that coz 1 its not attractive, 2 im never gonna get there so why aim for that.
I just want to loose some flab, and be confident this summer, I am a size 10, would like to get to a size 4-5 and i think ill be satisfied. i tend to loose inches not lbs always.. its great to see myself in smaller sizes but it would be great if the scale went down a bit as well..
Im totally in love with Jillian Michaels upper body and her ability to do 1 arm pushups.. i think thats very sexy! i just want to be confident when i look at myself and not hate myself for seeing flab. I do not want to dread summer in April, and once in my life wear shorts, and a two piece bikini. oo and loose some bulge on my ass and thighs is it too much to ask for ?
At 50, 5'6 and 167 lbs, BMI 27 - want to go to better BMI for health reasons but skinny would look awful - in my earlly 20s I was at 114 lbs for a while and it did not look good! I started on going for concious weight loss earlier this year as I realised I was creeping up the scales and my clothes were getting uncomfortable... so really - just taking care of myself...
healthy, strong, lean, toned, flexible, 20% body fat.
Able to look in the mirror EACH AND EVERY DAY and say "God, you're beautiful"
Because I can't say that every day now. I'm 'cute', but I'm not healthy enough to consider myself truly beautiful, inside and out.
I want to be strong and healthy. I'll never be skinny, I don't have the genes for that, so the number on the scale really doesn't matter in the long run. I would like a BMI under 24 but more important a body fat under 20-22% and I want to be able to go into a store and try on anything -- without having to search at the back of the shelves.
Oh, and I want to lift my A$$ -- hopefully that will come with the rest...
I wanna fit into my 12/14 skirts which I miss from the summer of 2006.
I looked so cute in those. My 50s wardrobe come true, and I couldn't wear it this past summer. That was a low down dirty shame.