Why do I keep hearing the phrase, "you don't want to be too thin"? Almost 2 years ago, I was 75 pounds heavier (237 pounds at 5'8") than today (162 pounds). Went from a 46 waist to 34. It fit the lifestyle, total couch potato, stuffing my face every half an hour. Then, one day, I got scared of the possible health problems that may come, so decided to cut out all junk foods, sugars, and fats, and picked up the daily walks. More than a year later, it brought me down to a 37 waist.
Then, rediscovered cycling again 3 months ago and that knocked off another 3 inches from the waist and the goal today is my high school size of a 29 waist and 142 pounds. (when I was racing in the 70's, I was this size)
Now, from everyone I know that's seen me at 237 pounds, most all say, "you don't want to get too thin!" and others look at me with a strange eye as if to ask "is he sick?" this is very maddening to me! What is wrong with these people? yes! I do want to get that thin and maybe even thinner!
I'm not even trying to lose fat any longer, it just keeps coming off with the (mostly hard and continually longer) miles.