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9/25/11 7:47 P

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I'm the same way. My goal weight is 100, but I'm not obssessed witht he number. If I'm pleased with the way I look at 110 or 105 then that's the place for me! We'll se I guess. I'm getting there!

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9/21/11 5:27 P

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I think my main goal is to be 100 on the dot, but I want to see first how I look at 105. Being short makes fat show up easier. I'm also doing some strength training to help define my muscles. I think that if my body fat was lower and I was toned I'd still be a healthy weight and look thin in stead of flabby. Still experimenting here! :)

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9/20/11 12:57 P

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I am still chunky at 5' and 107. I am working on getting leaner with ST. So while I'll get more muscle, I might stay at 107, but I'm certainly not 'sickly' and find it a bit rude for people to imply that?

In my 20's I was 102 and was not sickly at all. Now when I got to 98#s, yes, then I did look very boney and skeletal.

Please remember, everyone's bone structure is different. What looks great on one will not look great on another. Please remember this.





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9/17/11 11:46 P

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While I think weight is important, other things are just as important...how tone/fit you are, clothing size, how healthy you feel, etc. I'm 5'0" and weight 120. I'm in a size 5/6. I still have a slight tummy bulge but it has gone down a lot just from my weight loss.

If I get down between 115-118, I'll probably be in a size 3/4. That is the lowest I could go before I started losing muscle mass and looking 'sickly'.

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9/16/11 11:27 A

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nope. wouldn't happen unless i never ate again and exercised 8 hrs everyday. so, my ultimate goal is 130 lbs.
Just my personal opinion, but i think a healthy adult weighing under 100lbs, regardless of height (5' and under), looks too sickly. I would NEVER be able to maintain that. As others have said, ask your dr what a healthy weight is for you.

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9/15/11 9:22 P

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I would be a butterball at 100 pounds so I know exactly what you're talking about. In fact I would be overweight at 95 pounds, but that's another show. I eat about 1100 calories a day now, sometimes only a little more and very often less and if someone doesn't agree, their information is incorrect. You yourself will know what weight is right for you when you get there. This is a very personal issue, not a one-size-fits-all plan. Good luck along the way.
I don't know how old you are and I shouldn't know but when you get a little older, let's say 60's, you will appreciate having paid attention to maintaining a good weight and exercise. It will be the best thing you do for yourself.
So, to cap, only you know what's best for you. Go for it.

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9/15/11 9:18 P

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I would be a butterball at 100 pounds so I know exactly what you're talking about. In fact I would be overweight at 95 pounds, but that's another show. I eat about 1100 calories a day now, sometimes only a little more and very often less and if SP doesn't agree, their information is incorrect. You yourself will know what weight is right for you when you get there. This is a very personal issue, not a one-size-fits-all plan. Good luck along the way.
I don't know how old you are and I shouldn't know but when you get a little older, let's say 60's, you will appreciate having paid attention to maintaining a good weight and exercise. It will be the best thing you do for yourself.
So, to cap, only you know what's best for you. Go for it.

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3/28/11 8:28 P

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Everyone's needs are different

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3/13/11 12:47 P

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Just adding this, so you'd know how I got my ideal weight.

How to calculate Ideal weight if you know your body fat percentage.

Of course the Ideal weight changes as your current weight changes and your body fat percentage changes, so it's not static. LBM is lean body mass.

For example for me:

Current Weight= 104
Current BF=25%
LBM= Weight * (1 - Current BF )= 104 * (1 - 0.25)= 78
Desired BF= 16%
Ideal Weight=LBM / (1-Desired BF)=78 / (1-0.16) = 92

So, my ideal weight is 92 lbs if my muscle mass stays the same, but if my muscle mass were to increase then, my ideal weight would increase too.


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3/13/11 12:25 P

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I'm 5 tall and my goal is 92 lbs. I have a small frame and when I used to weigh 92 lbs, I didn't look like an anorexic. I looked healthy and still had some fat. That's why my goal is to be 15-18% in bodyfat percentage. When I calculate my goal weight, I take into account the amount of muscle mass that I have now and goal BF percentage and in the end, I get 92 lbs in weight.

Weight=104
BF=25.3%
LBM=78 lbs
desired bf=16%
ideal weight=92 lbs

Now, if I gained muscle mass then my goal weight will increase. I may end up feeling happy at 95 lbs. I will know as I get closer to my goal weight. But for now, my goal weight at 16% body fat is 92 lbs.

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3/7/11 8:38 A

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I have to agree with the BMI and how you personally feel in your skin rather than a number. I underwent a gastric bypass a little over a year ago and while I still freak about the number on the scale at times, I am so much more healthy in my own skin and look great in my clothes. I have some personal fitness goals to achieve (get toned in arms, legs, and stomach) so in order for that to fully show, I'll have to drop to 115-120. I'm 5'2" and have medium-large bone structure (my ribs horrendously stick out!) so we'll see how this all pans out.

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2/28/11 7:55 P

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Mine isn't as the doctor suggested 103 to 110. I am 4'10".

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2/23/11 12:30 P

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Thank you, my friend!
Oh, and Lainyc, you're never "too old" for anything...
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2/23/11 11:34 A

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Lainyc that is funny emoticon

Vivian you are so correct. Everyone is different. And you look great on that 99# pic! Not emaciated at all!

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Weight and how we look at a certain number is a very individual thing. Especially for those of us five-feet-tall and under, it doesn't necesarily follow that if we weigh under 100 lbs, we'll automatically look "emaciated." That is an incorrect assumption. It is a stereotype that associates double-digit weights with eating disorders, which are an unhealthy way to live and take a toll on the body.

A few years before menopause, I was able to reach and maintain between 98-100 lbs. with great muscle tone and definition, thanks to weight lifting and running. I ate every three hours and enjoyed (still do) healthy foods in moderation: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins as well as dark chocolate. Menopause changes the equation because those hormones we hate on a monthly basis? When they diminish, our bodies change in ways that are hard to control, so it is more challenging, but not impossible, to maintain a healthy weight and a fit body.

PS. The link, below, will take you to a pair of photos on my gallery. The image on the right shows me at 99 lbs. At five-feet-tall, I look neither emaciated nor sickly... www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_gal
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2/22/11 6:02 P

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I am too old to weigh less than 100 pounds.

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2/21/11 1:39 A

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I am struggling to get to 110lbs, i dont think i could ever get as far as anywhere near 100lbs! Especially when strength training.

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2/20/11 11:34 P

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I agree with Teresa Marie. It would be hard to maintain, and it would probably look unhealthy. The only time I was in that range is when I was running 20-plus miles a week.

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No, I want to have great muscle tone so, I think to be under 100 at five two would be pretty hard to maintain.

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2/19/11 9:11 P

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maybe ill get to 99 just for a day haha just to know the feeling again or just to say i did it.

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I'm 5'2" and before having children weighed 94 pounds. I've also always been very large breasted but small bone structure. I think BMI is the more important number to look at and listen to your bodies queues.

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The lowest I want to be is 120. I don't like being too skinny. emoticon

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The lowest I want is 110lbs (50kg), enough for my 5ft 2". If I'm lower than that, I think I'll start to look like a skeleton, haha.

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Hi Mschoco, How do you feel at the weight you are today? See how you feel all over, not just in your stomach, as you weigh in. When I was in my 20's and 30's (5'0", med build, apple) my 'set point' was 105, and I felt great. When I couldn't eat much due to illness or stress, my weight would dip down into the 90's, one time as low as 93, and I felt terrible, shaky, dizzy, etc. The yo-yoing and big gains over the last 25 years have brought me to a point where I will be more than happy at 10 lbs over my old set point of 105, which is why my goal is 115. (also it's the middle number of the BMI chart for my height) Sorry to go off on a ramble! Just make sure you feel well at whatever weight you choose, then stay there, as it's the yo-yoing that is hard on the body. I can't wait to 'get there' so I can 'stay there' LOL. Best success to you!

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I am 4"10" and one chart recommended that I weigh between 95 and 103. When I asked my doctor what she thought about that she told me 110 lbs. I am struggling to get there.

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If I were less than 100 lbs. even at 5', I would look emaciated. I have big boobs and hips and medium bones. I want to weigh 110 or 115 lbs.

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Thanks so much for all your feedback!! That's exactly what I'm going to try and concentrate on - strength training. A flat stomach obviously comes from diet and exercise but I definitely want to try and tone up a bit more in the places where I don't feel comfortable. But I will wait and see. I'm not sure how I'll look at 100 lbs but hopefully my exercise routines will pay off! lol

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Ms Chocoholic,

I would also suggest that you wait and see. I think it may depend also on what your body composition is...which effects not just your weight but how you look. I recently got down to 104 with a goal toward 100...primarily through calorie restriction and cardio...and while I wasn't too thin, I didn't really like the way I looked. And we're similar in height (I'm actually maybe an inch shorter than you.) So, AFTER I gained some weight back (not necessarily intentional, lol!), I decided that when I lost again, I would do it with a lot more food and a lot more strength training. So, I'm not sure if I'll get down to a low weight, but I know that, like you, I want to get down to a lower percent of body fat to get a flat(ter) stomach. But as muscle weights more than fat, I may end up being heavier in order to look leaner.

Just a thought.


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For now, I'm going to try and see how I look as I lose more weight. I'm going to try and boost my strength training routine and hopefully burn extra fat that way. I still have this belly fat that really depresses me sometimes.
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So hopefully I can get somewhat close to a flat stomach eventually. I have an apple shape and the second I gain, it shows in my midsection so I'm already facing the facts that I will probably never be able to get a completely flat stomach. But I can at least try to get to as close to one as I feel comfortable.

Wish me luck!
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I got to 98# once in my 20's and it was NOT good. Way to much hip bones sticking out on my frame. I consider myself a medium frame and I'm 4' 11 3/4". I was dealing w/ stress and not eating dinner every night and 5 nights a week was at Woman's Workout World on treadmills, bikes, rowers and doing aerobic classes.

102 was ideal for me in my 20's.





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Very few people can pull off 98 pounds. Even short people have their bones that weigh them down. Talk to your doctor or a dietition/nutritionist to find out what they suggest. 98 may be a good goal for you, but it could also be too thin.

Also, about the calorie number... Spark suggests what is healthiest. It is actually "healthiest" for people who are maintaining their weight to be at about 2000 calories a day. That is the recommended American diet. Now, wither that is what your health professional suggest is another story. They may suggest less (because your tiny) whenever it comes time for you to maintain.

Another thing to consider, Spark is also considering your exercise. I rarely exercise and when I do I have to do light exercise due to health issues, so my calories stay around 1200-1500. Your body needs a certain amount of fuel to do those exercises. If you exercise a lot then Spark is probably including that in your goals.

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I'm thinking that regardless of the increase in calorie range that SP recommends, I'll still go with my current 1200-1550 calorie range as long as I'm trying to lose weight. By then (when I get closer to my goal), I'm sure that it'll be an even bigger struggle for me to burn calories so I would think that sticking with my current range may be the best bet.

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I'm 5' and am aiming to get to about 120 pounds but will see how I look then - I may wish to go lower. Sorry I can't be of any help in regards to your question.

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Has your range increased or decreased? I am finding it very difficult to maintain 110lbs, let alone get below that.

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I'm a half inch under 5', with a small frame and I'm apple shaped, so I'm thinking of my goal weight to be about 98 lbs. But when I record it on SP, their calorie range becomes 1440-1700 if I change my goal to 98 lbs from 100 lbs. Why is that?? I would think that if I want to continue losing weight to get to 98 lbs, that my calorie intake should be the same as it is now. Any advice?

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