Everyone has those goals that we all share: To be healthy, to be happy with your body, and so on. But I know that sometimes I set strange goals for my self, such as:
I would like my waist to be at least a ten inches smaller than my bust or hips (with my body type my hip and bust measurements are the same)
Is there anyone else out there with some strange goals?
Wait, you're 5'7" tall and you WANT to WEIGH 77lb? That doesn't make any sense to me. You're willing to put your health at risk to be that skinny? That's... I don't even know what to say.
I'm looking at a few weight charts for men, and I can't find any that recommend any weight lower than 135 lbs. for even a small-framed man. The lowest I can find on any chart before they call a 5'7" male "underweight" is 56Kg (123lbs.), which is still WAY above where you are now.
Before you harm yourself terribly, I beg you, implore you, beseech you, to seek professional help and save your very life! You have too much value to do this to yourself!
I - and probably a few others that will read your post - will be praying for you! Please treat this obsession before it consumes internal organs and/or kills you. Please!
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this is, indeed, a great thread!
The one thing that no one has mentioned- more than smaller waists and hips and thighs and chest size, is a better relationship with food.
I want to feel comfortable around food. I don't want to feel afraid of it, or like I need to control it (or else it will control me), or wake up focused on "what will I eat now?" before I have even gotten out of bed, or feeling sick because I lost the willpower game (once again).
I want, finally, to feel like food is a non-issue in my life. I no longer wish to live my life as an "outlaw" because I have "cheated" on a diet, or "gone off my plan". I want to come to a place where I am not thinking about food most of my waking hours. I want to have a normal relationship with food.
My goal is to be able to walk past a mirror, spend less than 10 seconds looking at myself and nod in approval before happily on, I'm sick of finding things wrong with myself that may be here one day and gone the next or tracking the progress of my last sandwich as my belly bloats a little after lunch time. I wish that my mind would just stop thinking about these things.
Also I would like to stop feeling so guilty about eating. Yesterday I had a crumbed chicken fillet and felt almost sick afterwards when I found out it was basically stewed in vegetable oil on a pan. I want those feelings to go away and be able to eat a little chocolate sometimes.
maybe someday :/
To go running in my sports bra without a singlet on top!
I want to be able to do a proper pull up first. Then I'll sign up for climbing classes at the gym. I can't wait!
Forgot to add...
I'd really like to be able to wear cute jeans with a shirt tucked in and a bling belt - and I want to rock the look! :)
Well, I'm currently 5'11, male, 155 lbs and want to lose 10 lbs. It may seem strange since my weight is perfectly average, but I can explain why.
After recovering from anorexia, my weight stabilized at 145 lbs which I was perfectly pleased with. But over the winter I got lazy, started eating a lot and not exercising, and my weight rose to about 160 come mid March. Since then I've got a gym membership and have been committed to three visits a week, plus at least 2 outdoor bike rides/runs per week. I've been doing pretty well these last two weeks though I occaisonally lose control, like tonight for instance I probably ate like 1000 cals worth of peanut butter and ice cream after dinner.
Really, all I want to do is lose the weight that should have never come on.
I'm 49 yrs old and overweight and really want to master the burpee. My form is terrible and I want to be able to go to the park and do some bench burpees.
OMG. If I tried this I'd be eating dirt for lunch and bench for dinner. More power to you. Keep at it.
I am totally not interested in running. I want to be able to run a half-marathon, and even went so far as to look up books on non-runner training for marathons! People tell me it's the quickest way to lose weight. Would that be a goal, or what?! I'll probably never get there, but maybe a good goal for now would be to get rid of the muffin top I seem to have acquired in the last few years, although since I'm lifting weights it seems to have shrunk. I have a pair of pants and a blouse that I used to be able to wear hanging on my closet door, as a short term goal. It seems so far away.... the really depressing thing is that these slacks were a pair I bought when I started gaining weight last year, and then I outgrew them. Ugh.
Oh, a great goal, khkvd! I'd like to make that a goal - eat to live, not live to eat! I do like to cook at home, but I try to make sure I'm making healthy food, not fattening food. Lots of veggies, good protein, whole grains... but even then, if it's good, I'll eat too much.
Yoiks! I couldn't stick with something I was totally not interested in! Fortunately, for me I found (indoor) rowing, which involves my whole body, is easier on my knees, uses up way more calories (for me, about 1,100 an hour, where running only uses about 650), and I race people from across the world from my living room (over the Internet)!
It has "re-shaped" my body and I'm fitting into clothes from 20+ years ago.
You may also want to look for something (spinning, Zumba, kick-boxing, etc.) that interests you more, that you'll continue even after shedding the pounds...