For Throwback Thursday, I wanted to post up an OOOOOOLD post from my GG4L team. It really got me thinking about my realistic goal weight. When I first calculated this, I think my happy body weight was 127 lbs. I searched for the old post and re-calculated and now its almost 10 lbs more. INTERESTING.
Here's the "throwback." You do your math and see what you come up with and let me know if that's what you expected and if your final goal is close to what you get.
"(87%) of women have an idealized goal weight that is actually unrealistic and virtually impossible to achieve. The suggestion was that we look to a "happy body" weight to find a more realistic ideal.
How to calculate your "happy body weight".
1. Multiply your height in inches by itself
2. Then multiply that number by 0.031. (This is your weight at a body mass index of about 22).
3. Multiply this by 0.95 if you have a small frame, leave it for a med. frame, and multiply by 1.05 for a large frame.
4. Add 2 pounds for each decade you are over age 20.
5. Add 5 pounds if you've had children.
6. Subtract 1 pound if you exercise/weight train once a week, subtract 2 pounds if you do it 3/week, and subtract 3 for 5+ times a week.
7. Add 1 pound if a sibling or parent is obese (makes you 3 times more likely to be overweight).
I'll use my figures as an example:
1. 67 X 67 = 4489
2. 4489 X 0.031 = 139.159
3. I'm a medium frame so I leave it for a med. frame
4. I'm only 28 so I can't add anything
5. 139.159 + 5 = 144.159
6. 144.159 - 1 = 143.159
7. 143.159 +1 = 144.159
My healthy body number is 144, I may just have to readjust my GW."