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12/4/13 2:11 P

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at 5 ft 3 I am at the right body fat%. I had mine tested at my gym. I am within the normal range for my weight and how tall I am. You have to decided what is best for you. Others can't tell you what to weigh. I have people a lot tell me that I am too skinny. But it's my body so I get to decide. My health is better and I feel better. I also believe that it's also based on any health issues you may have. My arthritis handles the lower weight as it is easier on my joints. I would get your body fat tested so you have good idea of what you need to know. It is so much more accurate than the BMI charts.

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12/4/13 12:29 P

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If you are using BMI tables, those tend to be OVERLY generous to short people.

Ask a doctor who knows you and your health profile for an opinion.

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12/4/13 8:05 A

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I used to go by the scale but not anymore. I have found that even though i am in the 180s when people guess my weight they put me in the 160 category, yet bmi calculations say i am in the upper range of being overweight. I have learned to go by how i feel now and how my target clothes fit. I keep on eating right (still a struggle) and exercising but have stopped obsessing over numbers. Its too stressful and doesn't that mean more cortisol?



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12/4/13 5:54 A

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Go by how I feel - not too much on BMI or body fat



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12/4/13 1:30 A

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Very interesting looking at that body fat chart. Thanks for the link.

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Thanks. That chart makes me feel better than that Height and Weight Chart.

Heather

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12/3/13 8:44 P

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Take a look at the age/body fat tables at www.builtlean.com/2010/08/03/ideal-body-fa
t-percentage-chart/


That site also has some useful photos of what different body fat levels look like.

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What is the range on percentage of body fat that would be considered healthy?

Heather

With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19


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12/3/13 7:27 P

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Actually, the author of the article has a problem with those methods too. The whole thrust of Part 1 is "These methods (height/weight, BMI) exist and are simple to use, but they are pretty crude and not all that useful in terms of setting a weight target."

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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12/3/13 6:46 P

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Height/weight charts are just one method of determining your goal weight, but they don't work for everyone. The best method is % body fat, which can be tested at most gyms for a small fee.

Hope that helps,

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I understand. 10 years ago, before I gave birth I was 130. Right now I am at 143 and my husband told me to stop losing weight before I lost my ass. haha-

Final weight goal of 140 pounds & maintain my fitness with excellent blood sugar management.


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I just finished reading this article and have an issue w/ what is considered an ideal weight using the height/ weight chart. I am 5 ft 2 in and according to that I "should" weight 110. Back when my hubby and I first met I weighed 125 and had several people tell me that I was "too skinny." After having 3 children, I would be thrilled to hit 135-140 lbs b/c I think I would look healthy and it would be a weight that I could maintain. I am afraid losing any more than that would be a health risk and not something I could maintain for the long haul.

Any thoughts?

Heather

With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19


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