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LOSER05 SparkPoints: (491,911)
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6/24/12 9:21 A


GAELA-I-CAN Posts: 2,000
6/24/12 9:16 A

I'm 5'5 and I should weigh 118- 150

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6/24/12 9:14 A


JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (137,945)
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6/24/12 7:25 A

140 LBS.

Edited by: JOYCECAIN at: 6/24/2012 (07:26)
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
6/24/12 7:17 A

I'm still not convinced that the BMI is accurate for everyone.
For instance, a co-worker of my hubby, when the military was pushing BMI was sent to the doctor because he was considered above his range.

However, once the doctor saw him, he shook his head.
The man was pretty much pure muscle - he worked out frequently, and was probably in the very low end of the body fat scale.

So, while the BMI range can give you an idea; it's not completely a view of each individual.

I second, or third, or whatever number the ten-pound-goal.
That's what I've been doing - because looking at a "final" number can be overwhelming.
When I think I've reached what makes me comfortable; then I'll work at maintaining and/or toning/firming (not that I won't exercise prior to that).

Best wishes on whatever decision you make - just ensure it's right for you. There are no hard and fast rules regarding goal setting. Make sure you give yourself non-food rewards periodically. My most recent has been to order shoes online - ones that my heaviest self wouldn't be caught dead wearing emoticon

WALIDGAZALA Posts: 8,106
6/24/12 7:10 A

173 Lb

JANIS84 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/24/12 4:11 A

height: 1,79 m
starting point: 90 kg
current weight: ca. 75 kg
ideal weight: 70 kg

SPIRIT42013 Posts: 1,020
6/24/12 3:31 A

It's better not to think in ideals and absolutes as that's not realistic. Ideals and absolutes just don't exist in real life, so why would you want to measure up to something someone else calls ideal? Better to live a healthy life and see where your body feels comfortable settling, weight-wise. That's not just my opinion but was told to me by an expert in the field of eating disorders.

6/24/12 3:25 A

I'm 5"11 and my personal goal weight is 174 (79kilos), which would put me at the top end of the healthy weight range using the BMI index.

I am 33 years old and currently sitting on 185 (84 kilos). This was my weight when I was in high school! I feel fantastic, but I want to finish this, in spite of others saying I'm fine now.

I still have wobbly bits around the tummy, hips and thighs, so I KNOW it wouldn't hurt to lose some more, and where it's going to come from.

The decision is yours, no one else's. Don't underestimate what you can achieve.

SORCHA89 Posts: 587
6/24/12 1:48 A

5'5" - 140 I still want my 36 C's!!!!

SHIRLEYVAL SparkPoints: (1,510)
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6/24/12 12:39 A

There are a number of different ways to set your personal goal weight.

You can use the BMI (body mass index) calculator, which will tell you where you are on that index according to your height & weight- then you see where your index # fits within the different categories (normal weight, overweight, etc).

There are also a few other "ideal weight" calculators out there that you can google, they can really vary though.

In the end it's really up to you- where you feel comfortable and healthy, with a good lifestyle that you can maintain.

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6/24/12 12:15 A


JUSTDOIT011 Posts: 1,467
6/23/12 11:45 P

I think you should set a goal, and then re-assess it once you reach it. Ie: Once you get to 150 lbs, decide if you want to lose another 10 lbs, etc.

I originally had my goal weight as 135 (I'm 5'7"), and then thought "Oh, that's unrealistic...I can't be that skinny!" So I moved it up to 150 lbs. Once I hit 150, I moved it down to 145. Once I hit 147.2 lbs, I moved it down to 140. You'll be surprised at what you can do!! Don't sell yourself short! :)

STIXXY SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 11:38 P


GODDREAMDIVA1 SparkPoints: (386,113)
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6/23/12 11:36 P


GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (304,636)
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6/23/12 11:34 P

105, but I'll be glad to get back to 125...then I'll reevaluate

DLDROST Posts: 8,082
6/23/12 10:11 P

aiming for somewhere near 135ish

HEYITSJUDED SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 9:43 P

i would be happy to be between 155-165

ALLISONAZ SparkPoints: (27,445)
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6/23/12 9:26 P

I'm 5 ft 3.5 and my ideal weight is 125. I don't know if I'm overreaching though because I have never weighed that little in my life. Maybe when I was like 10. My lowest adult weight is 140, but I stuck around 160. Either way, both of those are overweight for my stature.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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6/23/12 8:31 P

I don't know what my "end goal" will be. I am just taking it one step at a time. My first mid-term goal has been to get out of the "oberse" BMI category and into the "overweight" category. That will happen at 162 pounds.

After that, I am not sure ... though I will probably try to get down to the "healthy" category (somewhere around 135).

I have this fantasy of getting down to what I weighed in high school (118), but I'm not sure that's going to be really do-able.

So I am just taking it one step at a time.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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6/23/12 7:38 P

I am about 5' 3 1/2" and weigh around 120. I have been 130 and more but feel that is too pudgy for my liking.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
6/23/12 7:31 P

I'm 5 3, so I think 140 works best for me

PEPPYPATTI SparkPoints: (149,586)
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6/23/12 7:03 P

I am almost 5'3" and my goal is 130...I have been lower but anorexia is not a good look.

6/23/12 6:50 P

Years ago I weighed in at 130, but still had maybe 10 pounds I could have lost. Also, I was thin, but had no strength, I was weak, had little muscles. I have a medium bone structure, 5'3 in height, and at 130 I was a size 8.

My goal is to get back to that size 8, but I want to be a lot stronger than I was in the past, so have my target weight set at 140 range, but accounting for muscle dentisy in that weight number.

MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (228,267)
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6/23/12 5:29 P

I'm under 5'1" with a really tiny frame. I'd be happiest at 98-100 pounds - so I'm still working on it!

RMARSH07 Posts: 339
6/23/12 4:16 P

Anything under 200

HEALTHY14REAL Posts: 2,549
6/23/12 3:52 P

136 would be "ideal" but I'll be happy under 150.

6/23/12 2:20 P

120 would be great, but I'd settle for 130 to start with.

DDIVA67 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 2:14 P

What about medium frame? I am the same height, but I have bigger shoulders/thighs.. have the athletic build. I was trying to remember what I weighed back in my 20's, but can't LOL I would like to be 120 or so, but not sure if my frame will handle it or not.

MADDIE10281 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 2:12 P


FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 1:51 P

Funny what age does to you. My highest weight ever was over 325 in the 80's. When I joined SP, I was 226 and now I am at 168 which is less that I weighed in HS. Trouble is, I had a lot of muscle mass back in the 50;s and now I have very little. The charts say I should be 150 lb at 5' 10" . I havent been there since the 6th grade I think.

Oh well, Onward and upward.

SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (304,474)
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6/23/12 1:46 P

I recommend going for the top of the healthy BMI scale for you. I did that, added 160 calories per day and very slowly lost another 30 pounds over about the next 60 weeks. Every time I thought I was too skinny, after I lived a month at that weight, I wanted to lose a little more. So now I've been a BMI of 21 or under for 3 years and really like it.

Best wishes for finding your happy weight!!

CHOOWY Posts: 4,240
6/23/12 1:10 P

I'm 5' 2 AND 3/4" (I have to count every quarter inch!), and I am 131.

I would feel better if I dropped about 10 to 15 pounds, because it would be better for my joints. To start with though, I'd be ecstatic with a two pounds a week!

IACTA_ALEA_EST Posts: 2,362
6/23/12 10:21 A

5-6 and 3/4 and shrinking. ideal weight 140. I have a large frame - 8" wrist, size 10 ring and shoes

MELINDAM85 Posts: 499
6/23/12 10:17 A

I'm 5'4" and my idea weight is 105-145. However, due to my small frame (which is measured by the circumference of my wrist), I was told I should be closer to 130.

WENDYLEE15 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 8:55 A

I am 5'3 and my Dr wants me between 130-135..I am just aiming to get under 200 right now..
( My highest weight was 302 )

Edited by: WENDYLEE15 at: 6/23/2012 (08:56)
KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
6/23/12 8:42 A

If I could pick an ideal weight for my height (5' 4") and frame I'd go with 120 pounds, but my body seems to want to stay at 123-126 so at my age I suppose that's fine.

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6/23/12 7:33 A


JEANNEBOYD1 Posts: 482
6/22/12 11:39 P

I'm 5'7" and I always felt and looked my best at about 125 pounds, but I was 135-140 for most of my life, and that's ok, too.

AMYNYNJ SparkPoints: (66,152)
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6/22/12 11:29 P

I'm 5'4 and would love to be 130 but it's really hard for me to maintain that. Right nw I'm stuck at 145 but I would be happy with 10 more lbs.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
6/22/12 10:55 P

I agree to try 10 lbs at a time and see how you feel. Now I am 5ft 3 and I don't want to be 130 lbs. That's just me. I like my body more now at this weight.................even tho I'd like to drop 4 more lbs. Good luck for you in this.

SWANATOPIA Posts: 1,049
6/22/12 8:56 P

I'm 5'2 and it says ideal weight of 130 as well ..... I think I will go for it but if I look "skinny" I will stop. I want to be fit not skinny! I have never been that weight before...seems really small but because I am short...maybe it will work well. Just have to wait and see!

ANARIE Posts: 13,200
6/22/12 8:52 P

I second the advice to go 10 pounds at a time and see what happens.

You might be very surprised-- I didn't think I would ever get below about 150, but I blew past it almost without noticing. The top of the "healthy" BMI range was fairly easy to reach, and I realize now that the goal weight on most of the charts really isn't unreasonable. But it's also important to realize that you don't necessarily have to get "thin." Every pound you lose will improve your health, and getting close is just about as good as getting all the way there.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,302
6/22/12 8:47 P

instead of picking a long term goal, start with some short term ones. go ten pounds at a time and whenever you reach that ten pounds, decide whether to stay there or go for another. there is a 30lb range for each height that you'll most likely fall into, but there isn't any way of knowing with certainty what's best for you until you are there and can see what you're like at that size. so focus on the smaller goals for right now and as you get closer you can better determine where is going to work for you.

CAREFREEME Posts: 1,867
6/22/12 3:31 P


COLLEEND01 Posts: 49
6/22/12 3:21 P

I'm 5'3", and have been 'told" I should be 130 pounds. I don't recall ever... being 130, even when I was in high school. I was at least 150-160, and a size 12...
I do want to set my "goal" weight, and would like to know where I should be?

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