Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Setting a goal weight.

The only thing I don't really like about Weight Watchers is that I feel like it's all about being thin, rather than being healthy. Health is a factor, of course. But you look at the "success stories" and it's all skinny, bony, hollow-cheeked THIN people. In fact, their current spokes person, Jennifer Hudson, is someone I didn't think needed to lose weight in the first place. She was beautiful before she was a size 8.

I set my goal weight in the weight tracker as 200. But I don't actually know what my goal weight is. My weight loss goals have always been clothing-size related. I currently wear a 24. I want to wear a 14/16. I have no idea what that translates to in pounds.

I suppose some people would think that's not a very good goal. But I like being curvy. I also like to eat, and I don't like working out every single day. I have set a goal that is healthier than my current size, but that I think I can easily maintain (while still being able to eat pizza and drink beer from time to time).


  1. I am a size 14. I weigh in right now at about 170. I hope this information helps you a little.
    I too am trying to slim down a little and think of it not in terms of pounds but in terms of size. I'd like to be a 10... but I'd settle for a 12.

  2. Going from a 24 to a 14 would be a 5 size drop. I'd guess that would be about 50 lbs. lost. (When I went down 10 sizes it was about a 100 lb. weight loss). Everyone carries weight differently though, so you may lose less than that and be a 14.