Originally Answered: How much weight should I lose?
none. absolutely none. 5' 4'' 98lbs...you are WAY UNDER WEIGHT.....
OK...if you are look at yourself, and you can't see that you are too skinny...then you need to get help. I'm sorry to be this blunt, but I am dead serious. I see this all the time. There is something wrong with you. It isn't your fault, most likely it 's the people around you, or society in general....but there is no way you should be looking in the mirror and seeing anything but skin and bones.
I urge you to seek counseling...I beg you. Before it's too late.
I want to tell you a short story about a girl I had in my clinic one time, a girl I will never forget.
1st you should understand that I have been in battle, I have seen death up close and personal, it has never really bothered me that much. But for some reason, I will never forget this little girl, and every time I think of her it darn near breaks my heart.
My primary job as a Corpsman in the Navy is counseling, and before 9-11 I worked in VA Beach at the branch medical clinic. There was a 15 yr old girl that was brought in by her family, since part of my job is dietary tips and exercise counseling too, not just psychology...they had set up an appointment to get her help living a healthier life. Apparently her parents thought she ate too much junk food and was way over weight. The girl was around 5'3'' and weighed about 113lbs. this is normal..especially for her age. However her parent thought she could lose a few pounds...Looking at her mom I could see why...she was same height but about 100lbs...and her theory was that if she could be 13lbs lighter, then her daughter could be. I told the girl and her mother, (her father was on deployment at this time) that she didn't need to lose any weight, and I told her just to stopp eating so much junk food, start eating healthier, and nature would take it's course. Her mother was pretty ticked off, so she went above me to my boss...who told her the same thing. A couple of months go by and just by chance I was on ER watch..(it's a rotational thing to be the corpsman on call)...and it was about 2330 (11:30 pm) when we got a call from the ERT (Emergency Response Team, ambulance) that they were inbound with a young teen girl, unconscience and unresponsive to stimuli. We prepped a room and when she got there, it was that girl. She looked like she had been starved for months, and her body was shutting down. We put her on 2 IVs and had to give her some shots to keep her from dieing (without too much detail), so she woke up the next day...we got a statement from her...she said she just had been having a hard time sleeping. BULL. so we weighed her in a 89lbs..from 113lbs a few months before..*sigh*. We kept her a few days to get her stabalized, and when she was ok we let her go. I wish to god we wouldn't have.. I wish to god we would have kept her and reported her psycho mom. the next time she came in a few weeks later, there was no bringing her back. She died...basically from starvation. I was new in the navy, very low rank at that time, so it wasn't my call...but EVERY time I hear a situation like yours, I always remember and I wonder if there was anything I could have done..
You don't need to lose any weight, ok.