Im able to maintain 113lbs quite easily at my height. Eating around 1200 calories, I do work out though and walk to school and back, and other places (I've been wearing my pedometer and it says I clock about 4 miles a day in walking from rise to bedtime). My college town is pretty small so driving is not necessary to get to most places, or even easier to get to by bus then trying to find a place to park, or pay to park.
I eat a pretty simple diet, no fluff (except for my bingeing purging tendencies, with the stress of homework over the last week and midterms I can admit and will admit was completely and utterly out of control). So I say I can maintain a weight, but I do engage in unhealthy behaviors. I have been lower at 108 and still had a period, felt strong and active in my life in a normal way. Its up to your body, if you body is fighting a lower weight, showing signs of stress and that it wont handle your weight or body fat going any lower then STOP. We get one body in this life, and one body only. Its not worth.... listen everyone.... it is not worth life time complications. or death.
Think, im curious. What is everyones motivation to lose weight in the first place? You think about why we do what we do? Obsess and pray to the all mighty scale? Why we we'll bring ourselves to do the unhealthy things we do, all in the name of weight loss? Just notice over the next few days and get back to me....
I think my motivation to lose weight is to feel good about myself, to like myself, to feel more confident in myself. When I have confidence and like what I see in the mirror, my outlook in life is ten times improved. Im more upbeat, less irritable, and less likely to take things too personally or in a the wrong way. I am so much happier. Thats why I want to lose weight, to be happy again.. and to attract the love of my life and eventually get married and have kids. lol
I might finish this later, I must jet to class. I hope to make it there in time, and afterwards hit the gym for a spin class and ab lab.
so far today under 500 caloreis