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5'8" - what's a healthy weight, really?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

So here I am, on my journey to my goal of 150lbs and I am currently over halfway to my goal from where I started. I am feeling good and looking much better and when I tell people that I still have 44 lbs to lose, I always hear the same thing.... "GASP"! They can't believe I still have that much to lose. They say "you'll be anorexic"!
Really now, that's what the powers that be who make the charts say I should be and that's the MIDWAY mark. I have a medium frame and I'm tall. I realize most of me at this point is probably muscle (I guess?). I'm 194 right now and I'm in a 14. at 150 I'll be in a 10?
I really want to be that weight (my high school weight) but at the same time, I don't want to look sickly and it kind of bothers me when I see the notes that are dubbed by health professionals that state if I weigh more I'm considered "overweight".. Hmmmm..

Odd it is..
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    I too can relate. I have lost 96lbs so far and when I tell people I still want to lose another 20ish, they cannot believe it. They tell me that I cant afford to lose anymore weight. Well, I can tell ya, I do! I am 5'7" and am at 175. I would love to be between 155 and 160. That is listed as "Normal" and I would like to be normal for once in my life.
    Do what YOU want to do. Once you get to your goal, then worry if you look too thin.
    You look great, Keep up the terrific work :)
    2957 days ago
    Hello there ~

    I can very much relate to the reactions of others! I am 5' 9.5" and when people ask me how much I am wanting to lose...they freak out...and are like, you don't need to lose that much, blah, blah, blah!

    I've come to realize...when it comes to the height/weight isn't realistic! For example, we play on the Wii with all the kids' and we did the fitness Hubby is 6' 2" and 240 pounds....and it says he is Very Obese (the man has a 34 inch waste, by no means is he obese)....LOL....then when he does the strength and fitness testing that he is an expert!

    I don't know that I will EVER set an exact weight...because it isn't practical...our bodies fluctuate...regardless. So, ultimately when I am happy with where I am at...I will keep a "range" 4-6 pound differential...or something like that!

    Thanks for the great blog!

    2977 days ago
    Hi, looks like we have the same situation. People can't believe I weigh 190 and it's said on Sparkpeople that at 5'8 I should be weighing 150...I think that would be nice but that it would be hard to attain without losing some muscle or I would look skinny...I prefer thinking about being at 160 to see if i'm comfortable first.

    Anyway, hope we chat soon, we seem on the same weight goal path.

    2977 days ago
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