when to stop...

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    Mar 05, 2007 9:24 AM GMT
    hey... i've been working out and losing weight for the past six years. all totaled, i've lost about 170 or so. i'm at about 230 now. i'm 24 and I stand at 6'2''. My question is this: when should i stop losing weight? i'm working out as hard as ever, and i keep losing, but i never really considered a long-term goal. i don't really know what a good weight for my size is. i know i'm not happy at 230 and i want to keep going, but i'm not sure where to stop. any thoughts?
  • Gabriel

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    Mar 05, 2007 3:03 PM GMT
    I'm about your height and weigh in at 180.

    Now saying that, i also can get up to 190 (after holidays 12¿) and drop down to 170 (when i train for tournaments and get to 9¿). That is my comfort weight range. Everyone has different comfort weights. I really don't look at my weight anymore but look at my body fat percentage. Again, this is me - NOT YOU.

    When should you stop loosing - when you feel like you should. Your body, program and diet will tell you where you should stop.

    My diet, cardio, water polo and weight traning keeps me at my comfort level. You will evenually feel like you can relax your diet a little (note the little) but to maintain your weight you will always have to watch what you eat because as men age, our metabolism slows and it gets easier to gain fat when we don't excercise.

    The short answer is - when you feel like you should.

    But also be carefull about unrealistic expectations. We all suffer from the adonis complex. We all can't look like the fitness models. Some of them are "chemically enhanced". I don't recommend that route.
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    Mar 05, 2007 6:41 PM GMT
    Depends a lot on your build.

    I'm 150 at 5'5 but have a friend who's 180 and only an inch or two taller than me. Both of us are quite fit. It depends on how much is muscle and what your frame is.
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    Mar 06, 2007 1:49 AM GMT
    congrats on losing 170 pounds. thats no small feat. you should go as far as you want to as long as you KEEP IT HEALTHY. thats probably the most important thing.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 08, 2007 10:46 AM GMT
    Yeah...congratulations on the weight loss
    that is def not easy
    but you're almost there..
    keep it up...you just have to change your tactics
    and thats gonna be thru working out
    hit the weights...get a good full body workout routine 3-4 times a week
    cardio is good but don't depend on it for your weightloss
    you need to gain muscle
    depending on you frame a guy who's 6'2 can be about 165-195