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Throwback Thursday... No VLOG :( What's Your Happy Body Weight?

Friday, March 29, 2013

For Throwback Thursday, I wanted to post up an OOOOOOLD post from my GG4L team. It really got me thinking about my realistic goal weight. When I first calculated this, I think my happy body weight was 127 lbs. I searched for the old post and re-calculated and now its almost 10 lbs more. INTERESTING.

Here's the "throwback." You do your math and see what you come up with and let me know if that's what you expected and if your final goal is close to what you get.

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"(87%) of women have an idealized goal weight that is actually unrealistic and virtually impossible to achieve. The suggestion was that we look to a "happy body" weight to find a more realistic ideal.

How to calculate your "happy body weight".

1. Multiply your height in inches by itself

2. Then multiply that number by 0.031. (This is your weight at a body mass index of about 22).

3. Multiply this by 0.95 if you have a small frame, leave it for a med. frame, and multiply by 1.05 for a large frame.

4. Add 2 pounds for each decade you are over age 20.

5. Add 5 pounds if you've had children.

6. Subtract 1 pound if you exercise/weight train once a week, subtract 2 pounds if you do it 3/week, and subtract 3 for 5+ times a week.

7. Add 1 pound if a sibling or parent is obese (makes you 3 times more likely to be overweight).

I'll use my figures as an example:

1. 67 X 67 = 4489
2. 4489 X 0.031 = 139.159
3. I'm a medium frame so I leave it for a med. frame
4. I'm only 28 so I can't add anything
5. 139.159 + 5 = 144.159
6. 144.159 - 1 = 143.159
7. 143.159 +1 = 144.159

My healthy body number is 144, I may just have to readjust my GW."
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    Gotta this for women only, or is it supposed to also work for men? DH was curious and I did his but it sounds way to low for him. Hmmm. emoticon
    1879 days ago
    Mine works out to 138 and I've been thinking I'd be happy if I was under 140, so there you go!

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    1879 days ago
    That puts me at 159. Very interesting but that's not gonna happen for me. I've got two small goals in my head: 225 and then 200. I keep readjusting my goals. When I was at my highest, I desperately wanted to be 250 and thought I'd be happy with that. So I guess I won't rule it out completely. Ya never know!
    1880 days ago
    Yikes! 144- I'll never get there!!!!!! Gotta think about how this makes me feel
    1880 days ago
    That's really interesting - thanks Kels!
    1880 days ago
    Comes to 134, about where I would like to be. How long is the question.
    1880 days ago
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