Hi all - my thoughts on goal weights. The slimming group I belong to needs us to have a doctor's certificate stating what weight he would like us to reach. I personally think this is a very good idea as he is the best person to judge. My goal weight with WW is between 63-71kg & my doctor has set my goal weight to be 70kg.
I am determined to get there & when I reach this weight, I will reassess the situation. I may not change the goal weight as I will possibly feel comfortable when I get there. However, I am not an advocate at going lower because the fact is the older you get, it is harder to maintain that weight!! Quite a number of my friends who have reached their goal weight & went lower are really struggling to keep their weight down. My advice is to look at things realistically & not to obsess about it.
As I am diabetic, I have to think things through logically & not be intimidated by the image that we are all supposed to be "skinny mins". Also I have a wonderful doctor who has taken so much interest in my wellbeing - for which I am really grateful.
Hope this helps a few people with their decision. Of course these are my personal thoughts. Good luck with the weight loss everyone!!