Hey PG I'm 5'5", I went from 258 to 197 in 8 months. My doctor says 170 would be a great weight for me. Physically I feel better than ever, I'm doing things I never thought of doin. I say go with what you feel is a healthy weight. My goal is 170, if I feel this good at 197 I can't imagine how good 170 will feel!
I have a guy friend who is 5'6, and he recently went from 190 to 147. He looks thin, but athletic, as a runner. I think it depends on physique, and I agree, 135 seems really low. I'm 5'6 as a woman, and I don't want to get any lower than 145ish. I agree with what the others say, that you should get down to that 170 and then look to see how you feel. Your body changes as it loses.
And either way, you're welcome to be here with us in this group. :D I only have about 15 lbs to go to hit my first goal, and 25 to hit my final goal, but I'm still here. :D
I think what I am hearing about going for a clothing size makes some good sense. As a guy I'd probably like to get back into a 32 pant I suppose. That's the size I remember wearing when I didn't feel too skinny or too big. I suspect that may still mean a 50 pound (or more) loss, but as has been mentioned, amount of muscle could change that.
Plus this way I can hang out with you nice folks!
Courtney, keep going strong there and let us know how the scale looks on Thursday!
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Hey PG--My hubby is around 5'5" and he weighs around 155-160. According to his MD this weight is completely normal. Hope this helps you.
As for me, I'm 5'3 1/4" and I weigh 212. I want to get down to 150 which is my pre pregnancy weight. So, I have 70 lbs. to go. I'm plugging along slowly but surely..using SP everyday. Today was not a good day. Fathers day--overate. Did my tracker and went over by about 400 and didnt have any real exercise. Yikes...Just have to do extra extra all this week. I'm really hoping for a loss this Thurs. when I weigh in, we'll see. I just have to find some extra energy. School's almost out so maybe I won't be tired all the time.
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current weight: 220.0
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personally I would listen to the trainer. my original goal weight was 142-147 but after having my dietician do a body fat test she determined that my goal weight should actually be 165 because of the amount of muscle I have on my body. it was a reality check and shocker for me to learn that.
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I'm 5'7" and my goal weight is 150. Like BHODGES said, that's the weight that gets me into the clothing size I want to be in. I was there for a good long time before getting pregnant and then developing PCOS, so I know I can get there again.
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current weight: 198.0
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Instead of looking at your weight, what size clothing do you want to be in? Remember that 1 lb of muscle is denser than 1 lb of fat. So if you are very toned, then you may be on the higher end of the "normal" scale. Personally, I am 5' and weight 210 right now, and a size 16, XL shirts. My goals is 150 which I think should put me around a size 8 and I can handle a L in shirt. But I have always played sports and am very muscular. The massuese was just commenting yesterday on how my calves are very toned and will always be bigger. And I played football in junior high (decades ago) and my shoulders are very broad because of it (my softball pictures of before and after 1 season is crazy to see the shoulder difference).
As a woman, I'm not sure if my weight recommendations will be the same. My personal goal is to weigh between 115-125. Here's my suggestion for you....aim for the 170 and see how you feel. If you're happy at that weight, stay there. If you feel the need to lose more go ahead. I know that's probably not the answer you're looking for, but I hope it helps.
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current weight: 230.0
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Hello! I'm a 5'-6" gal, and my goal weight is 150. That's on the high end of 'normal' weight on the BMI charts. When I was in high school, I weighed 130 and wore a size 10. I still have a long way to go, so I don't think I'll have a good feel for what my goal weight should be until I'm around 170 or so. I'm not sure if that helped you, but go ahead and join this group for support - that's all that matters!
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it." - Maya Angelou
current weight: 264.0
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Honestly I am trying to figure out which SparkGroup I should be in!
I am 5'5 and weight about 211 pounds. The various medical resources I have looked at say my recommended weight is something like 135 pounds, which frankly, seems excessively low to me.
Recently I saw a personal trainer and after taking my BMI he did some complicated math (I think he carried a zero and everything!) and told me he thought my recommend weight loss would be 40 pounds (basically 170).
This would mean I don't need to lose 50 pounds, and I am pretty freakin' sure I need to lose 50 pounds.
I mean, I'm definitely not trying for 135, but 150-160ish seems reasonable to me at my height.
Does 170 seem reasonable to you folks?
What weight do YOU think is reasonable for a 5'5 guy?
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