I've been happily maintaining my weight for 4 months now, but I've recently been feeling like I'm not quite at the final size/shape I want to be, so I'm setting out to lose another 8-10lbs, towards a lower weight range of 9st8 - 9st11. I want to share my motivations for doing this, as they don't just relate to having a goal weight but also having a goal size and shape:
Re weight: I've been maintaining my weight between around 10st2 to 10st5 since September, having lost 2 stone from my starting weight of 12st4. I'm very pleased to have achieved and sustained this goal. But for my height (5'4") I'm at the very top end of a 'healthy' bmi. If I can get down to 9st8 I would then have a bmi of 23. This would be more securely within the healthy weight range for my height, and is still at the upper end really, so I don't think it's unrealistic.
Re size: I fit into some size 12s but not all size 12s, especially for jeans and skirts. I think I'm still between sizes, making it not 100% easy when I go shopping. I know this is a minor complaint, as this time last year shopping for clothes felt miserable as nothing I wanted to wear would fit, whereas now I'm just getting picky about not wanting to have to get something in a 14... But again, as I'm quite short, I think a size 12 isn't an unrealistic goal, so I'd like to definitely fit into all 12s, not just full-skirted and curvy/wide-legged 12s!
Lastly, re shape: I'm hoping losing a little more weight will help me have a less exaggerated shape. When I was at my heaviest my waist to hip ratio was much larger, about 16-17 inches difference between the two measurements. I still have a high ratio, with a 13 inch difference, but it's much less. I'm a classic 'pear', but shops don't cater for this! I'm hoping losing a bit more weight will give me a less exaggerated shape. I know we can't plan to lose weight off some areas and not others, but in the light of previous changes to my shape, I'm hoping to reduce my waist to hip difference by another 1-2 inches.
Has anyone else shifted their goal posts, or is anyone else who's maintaining thinking about whether the goal they worked so hard to reach is actually their ideal long-term weight/size/shape?