I am at my target weight. I'm 5'8" and my target weight is 154. I am at 156 and stuck there. Close enough. Abs not as flat as this guy, but I'm ok with it.
Like many other people, my weight varies. It's hard to hold my target weight. Fortunately it's not varying by a huge amount, maybe fifteen pounds (but asymmetric to the upside!). But from my perspective fifteen pounds is fifteen pounds too much.
Now I'm worried about repeating the cycle. How do I maintain this weight? At some point I'll encounter a stressful period when I am not able to control my diet or exercise regularly, and be thrown off track. Then it's hard to recover.
I have never worked so hard to lose weight as I have the last four months. I've been at the gym running four miles and doing some lifting several times a week. I have another exercise routine for home: Bob Harper Core, pushups, ab workout and pullups. I've been eating primarily vegetarian with some boneless chicken breast or sometimes pork. Grilled vegetables all summer. Yogurt for lunch. Granola bar for a snack.
I feel like I may need to be on a diet forever. Maybe boost my calories a little right now, but not by much.
This time I have included much more weight training in my workouts. About a month ago I reduced my running to 2.5 miles from four. I'm just looking to get a little better definition and I don't want to be too thin. This may be why I can't seem to lose any more weight over the last month -- I might be gaining some muscle mass.
I have no illusion here. Being in better shape is not going to transform my social life. However -- it will make me more confident, and it will make me feel better....I already do.