Keeping things in perspective....
Monday, July 22, 2013
I recently found a group here on SP for those of us 5'3" and under. For those of you who are of more average height, it may seem odd that we'd need our own group. It's the one place we can talk freely about goal weights that freak other people out. To put it in perspective, Jillian Michaels would be the tallest one in the room. Her maintenance weight is 115. Our BMR's for our goal weight range from 1000-1200. It's not unusual for those under 5'0" to have a perfectly healthy goal weight under 100 lbs.
I'm 5'0", 147 lbs and my body fat is currently bouncing in the 30-31% range. I'm still clinically obese at this weight and have at least 20 lbs to go. Most of you would kill to have my weight. However, at my height, its still not even close to goal.
Today's topic from one person was about how others saw her ticker and advised that her goal weight was too low. This person is 4'11". Its a perfectly reasonable goal weight for her.
So before you approach a person about their "unhealthy goals", remember that we are not all the same height.