Weight Loss Support - What was that link to find out if you are small medium or large framed?




yoovie
10-19-2009, 02:17 PM
I'm curious because all my life I thought I was extra medium. or large, whatever you wanna call it. because I am so tall and have so much muscle.

but I tried wrapping my fingers around my wrist today and my thumb overlapped my middle finger up to the first knuckle. I'm not sure if this means I am actually small framed (gasp that means I need to lose an additional 15 lbs for my size /panic) or if I just have long fingers.

Help?


QuilterInVA
10-19-2009, 02:21 PM
Don't know the site, but most of us over estimate the size of our frame. Having a lot of muscle does not affect the size of your frame. Your frame is your skeletal structure. I always thought I was large framed but it turns out after I got the fat off I'm small.

mandalinn82
10-19-2009, 02:23 PM
Here's one calculator:

http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/fsz


yoovie
10-19-2009, 02:42 PM
awww for some reason that link never works for me. It always aborts itself halfway through loading. Thank you though!

PammyFl
10-19-2009, 02:58 PM
This one maybe.... http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/bodyFrame.php

nelie
10-19-2009, 03:00 PM
I used to overestimate my frame size but now I've realized it doesn't really matter much. I used to have 'bony' 8 inch wrists. Now I have 'bony' 6 1/4 inch wrists. I also used to wear a size 12 ring, now I think I'm a size 7.

EmmaD
10-19-2009, 03:17 PM
I just used this one:
http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm#frame
I saw it mentioned on a thread a few days earlier. There was some discussion about how wrist size changes with weight loss. This one uses the distance between the major bones of the elbow.

Sunnigummi
10-19-2009, 03:28 PM
I use the link Emma posted. I think that one and the one right above it (Pammy) are good calculators.

MindiV
10-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Don't know the site, but most of us over estimate the size of our frame. Having a lot of muscle does not affect the size of your frame. Your frame is your skeletal structure. I always thought I was large framed but it turns out after I got the fat off I'm small.

Same for me! I always said I had a large frame...turns out I'm small. Go figure...

Hamoco350
10-19-2009, 03:43 PM
Nelie's right- the wrist technique is silly for anyone who is overweight. There may not be much fat around the wrist, but there is fat there. Some people have more fat in that particular area than others (like me!), but it's there. As you lose weight your wrist will get smaller, in most cases.

yoovie
10-19-2009, 04:24 PM
thanks!! I can't believe every single site told me I'm small framed!

frieden
10-19-2009, 04:33 PM
Am I the only person who gets a different result depending on the test?

garnetrising
10-19-2009, 04:43 PM
Nope, I do, too. The second one says that I'm large framed. The first says medium. What makes it more obnoxious is that if you drop the inches by .01 on the second test, from what I actually input, it magically drops down to medium frame. Are you kidding me?

I'm not really worried about it at this point. I have quite a bit to lose. That and I'm not even sure I'm measuring the elbow part right cause I can't really see prominent bones when I bend my elbow to 90 degrees. :(

yoovie
10-19-2009, 04:53 PM
I have three prominent bones, one measurement makes me a giant, the other a midget.

JulieJ08
10-19-2009, 04:55 PM
What makes it more obnoxious is that if you drop the inches by .01 on the second test, from what I actually input, it magically drops down to medium frame. Are you kidding me?

I'm not sure why that's magical. It has go from large to medium at some point. You were just right at that point.

yoovie
10-19-2009, 04:59 PM
^ what Julie said.

garnetrising
10-19-2009, 05:24 PM
I'm not sure why that's magical. It has go from large to medium at some point. You were just right at that point.

I know that. I wasn't making the comment about the system. I was making the comment about the fact. As in the fact that I'm right there. So close... You know?

JustBeckyV
10-19-2009, 05:49 PM
On one I am large and the other small lol

owensmommy4
10-19-2009, 06:56 PM
that is really interesting! I always thought I was at least medium and they all said I was small, I'm not sure my hips agree with that!

Jacquie668
10-19-2009, 07:41 PM
On one I am large and the other small lol

Mine was medium on one, small on the other...so I guess I'm medium/small then.

I have small wrists, but I do have large hips and such so I always assumed I was large boned overall. Maybe I'm just FAT then. Hehe.

Cali Doll
10-19-2009, 07:54 PM
I'm small on one and medium on the other. Weird. I always thought I was large framed!

ubergirl
10-19-2009, 07:58 PM
I always thought I was small framed... but according to the elbow test I'm large...

garnetrising
10-19-2009, 08:06 PM
Well, you're in good company, Ubergirl. I am, too. Course, I always knew I was large.

Altari
10-19-2009, 08:12 PM
We did a battery of "health assessments" back in high school (when I was 155-160 pounds) and I always came back "large framed." On one of the tests, I was medium, on the other, I was large.

I'm sticking to my 160 pound guns. It puts me 6 pounds above the high end of my BMI.

kuhrisuh
10-19-2009, 11:38 PM
One of the calculators said I have a small frame, which I'll admit made me grin! I've never been called small before haha. Anyway, that weight chart said an optimal weight is 126-139. WOAAAHHH.

AbbySinthe
10-20-2009, 08:46 AM
If I enter my wrist measurement only, I get medium.
If I enter my elbow only, I get large.
If I enter both, I get medium :?:

I'm gonna say I'm on the large end of medium :)

JulieJ08
10-20-2009, 12:39 PM
I sorta tried the elbow one, but without calipers I have no faith in the accuracy.

cfmama
10-20-2009, 04:24 PM
small small and small framed ;)

yoovie
10-20-2009, 06:06 PM
One of the calculators said I have a small frame, which I'll admit made me grin! I've never been called small before haha. Anyway, that weight chart said an optimal weight is 126-139. WOAAAHHH.

omg I KNOW RIGHT! I feel like I should be aiming to lose 30 lbs more than I am already!!

jademarlene
10-20-2009, 11:52 PM
I am medium on both, but barely. I am real close to small framed, darn there goes that excuse.

BlondeWoman
10-20-2009, 11:56 PM
I think there's something about this that I just don't get.

When I gain weight, my wrists get bigger. There's fat around them. Elbows and ankles, too. So how does one account for that in taking such a measurement?

yoovie
10-22-2009, 06:57 PM
I measure the difference between my elbow bones, because those bones dont gain weight.

BlondeWoman
10-23-2009, 03:39 PM
I think I'm gonna have to find my elbow bones...they're a bit ...umm...submerged right now. :D

megwini
11-08-2009, 05:33 PM
omg I KNOW RIGHT! I feel like I should be aiming to lose 30 lbs more than I am already!!

I am 5'10" and have a small frame. I often get comments about how thin my wrists and how long my fingers are. I am 159 now and I look good here. I wear a size 10ish (still a LITTLE tight though!) and look normal... maybe not SUPER thin but DEFINITELY good... so I would get to 160 and see.. you might just like how you look here, small frame or not! My tummy is still kind of big for my taste but it looks much better in clothes.. but no one's perfect, right?

Pic that I just posted in the 20-somethings photo album to give you an idea of how a small-framed 5'10"er looks at around 160 (I'm the one on the left, obviously!):
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z223/Violagirl23/Me/MeganandKaileen.jpg

So don't worry too much... you can always adjust your goal later, right? :)

redlight
11-09-2009, 12:19 AM
You look great Meg! But I understand what you mean about looking good in clothes vs undressed. When I weighed about 150, I looked good in clothes, but still had more belly than I wanted. Belly and a little boobage went away when I lost 15 more.