Goal Weight???

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janarsenault

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 11:54
Just wondering if there are any good websites where you enter your height, weight, sex to reveal what my goal weight should be? I am 5'5 and 235lbs but I have been going from 128 lbs to 275 lbs struggling since I am 14.
aaesme

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 12:26
The old standard is 5' is 100 lbs and add 5 pounds for every inch over that. But only use it as a general guide.. I am only 4 lbs from the "ideal" weight of 5'5" 125 lbs according to this guide but knowing how my body is shaped I know I will have to end up weighing less to reach my goal hip size of 36 inches.. I'm 39 inches now and 128 lbs.. So everyone is different.. its a usefull guide to know what is a healthy weight but you may end up weighing more or less depending on your goals and individual body structure.
janarsenault

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 12:36
Thank you Smile
SNIPERSTEVE

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 12:42
I'm 5' 10" tall. Are you saying my goal weight should be 150lbs? That seems very thin. When I was military, My ideal weight for 18 years of age was 175. I belive 185 would be best for me. I do have a goal of 190.
aaesme

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 12:52
@Snipersteve It's more of a general guide for women of average fitness.. A man would weigh more naturally because they have more muscle..Your goal weight sound perfect for your height Smile
aaesme

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 13:00
Oops and I just assumed Janarsenault is a woman but there's a man in the profile pic if you're a man sorry for bad advice.. The Mayo clinic website has a customized BMI calculator specialized for your gender and age so you can see if you are in a healthy range..
SNIPERSTEVE

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 14:39
That makes sense now. I actually looked up the military standards and I was close. I also guess the military wants their women a little larger....lol. A 5'5" woman can weigh 154lbs at age 25.
aurora3354

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Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 15:00
just google BMI chart for women
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Heidijoy

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 04:31
I am 5'6 and decided my goal weight would be 153, just inside the healthy BMI range. More importantly, I also have specific fitness goals about speed, strength and distance. I don't mind being heavier than someone who is sedentary and "skinny fat" (out of shape)!
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jenkie5

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 10:44
The BMI calculation is kinder, at least for me.

According to "Traditional Ideal Weight calculator," I've only just begun, and according to how I would compare with the world, it would put me alongside starving nations. I may be small boned, but I don't want to look emaciated.

What will ultimately guide me? How I feel, what my lab results show, and advice from my doctor.

Then there's my husband... he's just happy to see a healthier me. Thank goodness he has an immunity to trophy wife syndrome!

I'm not on a diet... I'm just learning to make smarter choices
Gratefull

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 14:13
To tell the truth when I looked at those tables I was amazed. I am 6"5 tall and weigh in at 165.8 lbs and 7.3% body fat. I think most people can go a lot lower than what they think they can. Certainly I never thought I could maintain such a low weight but thanks to living a Paleo lifestyle its no problem. Even going back to Freshman year in High school I weighed 180-190lbs. Find the range and then work within it depending on your goals. Good luck!



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