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Something slightly scary

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yesterday I was looking at sites that give guides about what ideal weights would be and the scary thing with it is when I read what the maximum healthy weight would be for my height. It was a number I haven't been since I was about 13 and was shorter then as well emoticon and that's the maximum, not the minimum.
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IAMFAT4NOW 7/2/2013 11:36AM

    The charts are nuts. I went to a metabolic center and was tested by real doctors and was told my ideal weight is 220. THAT makes more sense to me. Toss out those charts. They're baloney.

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EXOTEC 7/2/2013 10:46AM

    I have no idea where they get those numbers, either. I'm very short (only 5'1"), and I think the "target" or "ideal" body weight for that height is something like 100 or 115 pounds. All I can say is ... N-O-T. I don't *want* to look like a model. I don't want to see bony protuberances. I LIKE to see a few curves on a woman. OTOH - I certainly don't want to see fat rolls jammed into tight clothing, either! (where do people get the idea that stuff looks good? even to go to Walmart???)

I still have a long way to go, but my aim is for about 130-150. No, I'm not going to look like an athlete. I'm (hopefully) going to look like a mature woman with a female shape. Comfortable. And it's not because I don't think I couldn't get to the lower weight, it's because I don't want to. I just don't like the look.

So there, to all the recommendations and guidelines!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/1/2013 4:11PM

    Those tables really creep me out!! But, we can do whatever we put our minds to. emoticon emoticon

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KATCHATTEAM 5/31/2013 3:27PM


i was told by my doctor 139 is a good weight because of pre diabetics
before that she was happy with 147

if i went by that chart !!! i would look like a PRUNE emoticon

i am 5 ft 2 inches , small bone emoticon

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KALIGIRL 5/31/2013 8:42AM

    Numbers are guides - we are all unique and as you continue your healthy journey, you'll find what's 'right' for you.

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WENDYJM4 5/31/2013 7:46AM

    you will know what the right weight is for you when you get there.

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/31/2013 7:11AM

    But you are losing weight now, and you are succeeding. You are learning as you go about your journey!
So the victory is yours!!

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NANCYPAT1 5/31/2013 6:57AM

    While those may be IDEAL weights, the IDEAL weight for YOU may be something different when you talk to your doctor. In the meantime, losing SOMETHING is better than not trying at all and they have shown that even modest amounts like 5% or 10% of your excess can bring SOME health benefits,

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JANTWO 5/31/2013 12:52AM

    Toss that information and don't let a chart that is standardized and not personal get you down. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 5/31/2013 12:36AM

    Those charts are so old and outdated. Plus I think that they are for people that starve themselves too

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STEVEN2GO2 5/31/2013 12:17AM

    I wish you had not looked at those charts! Just be happy that you are living a healthy lifestyle. Numbers on a chart do not determine who you are!

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EDITOR 5/31/2013 12:16AM

    Pay no heed to guidelines and tables. When you get to be what is ideal for you, you will see, feel, and look it. I should be at my "age 40 " weight, and that would be impossible and unhealthy for me. Work out adjustments as you grow closer, or lokk at old pictures and determine when you looked ideal weight.

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PINKYYSUEE 5/30/2013 11:17PM

    yes...don't even listen to those things...they don't really take into account the different body structures and the sizes have also changed...the weight my sister is "supposed" to be at isn't right for her either...she was there once and she looked like a skeleton...

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SUSIEPH1 5/30/2013 10:45PM

    Please don't worry about those specifications. We are all built differently and no one is exactly the same. It is just a guide ..
Just learn to eat healthy and make sure you do some strength and cardio each day and you will find you will get to,a healthy weight ..and feel so good about yourself.!
Hugs Susie
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Comment edited on: 5/30/2013 10:47:11 PM

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VINTAGE2FAIRY 5/30/2013 10:22PM

    Don't worry about those numbers. What's important is health and a comfortable weight. It's amazing what losing just 10lbs can do for a persons health! You'll be fine. Get to a weight you feel comfortable at and don't worry about those crazy numbners!! emoticon

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EMMACORY 5/30/2013 10:16PM

    Those table can totally freak one out. I will never get to what the tables say is my ideal weight. Instead I think there is a weight that is healthy and where you feel best. That is what I am aiming for. Do your best and forget the rest! emoticon

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FLAMENM 5/30/2013 10:12PM

    I look at some of those tables and know I'll never see some of those weights. When I rowed crew and exercised 4 hours a day I wa the max end. not sure I'll ever be that fit again.

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