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ncuneo
05-04-2010, 11:45 PM
I'm trying to figure out my ideal weight range, but I'm technically 5'5 1/2" so I've generally just said I am 5'5". But that half an inch would give me a few extra lbs. What's a good source for ideal weight ranges that allows for that kind of specifics?


juliastl27
05-05-2010, 01:01 AM
i really dont think there is an "ideal" for everyone. just go by BMI guidelines to help and stop losing weight when you feel good. thats my plan.

Hyacinth
05-05-2010, 01:31 AM
I'd interpolate ... just find the difference between the 5'5" weight and the 5'6" weight. Divide that difference by 2 and add it to the 5'5" weight for your ideal 5'5" weight.


Eliana
05-05-2010, 10:31 AM
There's about a six pound difference on the BMI charts, so I'd just add three pounds to the 5'5". That's IF you really want to be that specific. ;) Me? I'm going for how I feel because I know my new athletic body is going to be heavier than it looks. :)

ncuneo
05-05-2010, 04:14 PM
Yeah, nevermind...it's not that important. I'm getting close to the end and having trouble deciding on a goal weight so I'm obsessing about it a little. I think I like 138-148 for a range for me. Thanks!

mrainy
05-05-2010, 11:57 PM
if you want to get really specific, with the CDC BMI calculator you can put in a decimal, so you could calculate for 5 feet, 5.5 inches.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html

For that height it gives a range from 113 to 152 lbs as being in the "normal" weight range. Of course, there's lot's of other factors that go into what will be a good weight for you.