As the title states, is there a point at which losing weight become more about a persons vanity then a medical/ health reason. I ask because this is sort of where I am. I am about five pounds away from my ultimate goal weight. The question is, do I really need to lose the weight, or do I just want to because I have a little more gut then I want to. I guess at 45 there is a point that I just need to accept that I am going to have a gut, but I have worked too hard to give up at this point. I know that as we get older, you need a higher percentage of body fat,.So I suppose I could feel better knowing that my gut may be more of a necessity, but darn it, it does not mean I have to like it. Anyway, I thought I would throw it out for discussion to get your thought.