Lighten Up! - 5'5" ideal weight range
According to dr oz a woman at the height of 5'5 should be between 115-125lbs.
Really. I always hated my body but between 140-150 i guess to him im a whale. I got to 125lbs and i looked terrible "chest bones" and ribs. Sooo... I don't know.
02-09-2014, 04:00 AM
i'm 5'6" and weigh roughly 154 (i bounce around between a couple lbs) and i don't need to lose one more single pound. i don't know why my weight is a lot higher than the so called recommended BMI but i have to go by the way i look and so should you and more importantly, the way you FEEL. IGNORE Dr. OZ :)
Me: not fat at 154:
02-09-2014, 07:42 PM
I am 5'5" and my goal weight is 150. I think if weighed less than that I would look like skeleton.
02-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Yep, I weighed about 128 lbs when I got married and I was thin. 140-150 is perfect for me, I never can maintain any lower. I am large boned, so it may depend on frame.
02-09-2014, 07:58 PM
I think it all depends. The poster above (ReillyJ) is the same height as me AND 10 pounds heavier but is far more skinny than I am. At 5'6 and 143, I could easily lose another 10 pounds and even then I still probably wouldn't look as small based on my body structure.
You need to trust your own judgement sometimes as everyone is different.
Daaam girl you look good
Its crazy that they even have those ranges to put pressure on us when a girl at that height and a small frame could pull it off.
But not my boney ***!
02-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Dr. Oz is a quack. There, I said it.:D
It is all going to depend on your frame, really. I have a large frame and for my 5'4" self, I have a goal of 145. That is the size I was in law school and I was tight and athletic. My BFF is a little taller at 5'6", but at 145 she looks a little chubby. She has a small frame and would probably, ideally, be no more than 130.
02-11-2014, 01:13 PM
This is why weight ranges and BMI is total crapola.
That's one of my major problems with BMI calculations. Yes, it can tell you someone's obese. Weighing in a 230 while 5"5' is obese (I can tell that by looking). But 151 at 5"5' is an overweight BMI. Which maybe true for some frames but not all. It's the same reason when looking at before and after pics you can find people with your same height/weight, but look either skinnier or larger than you. Not all people are meant to carry weight the same, and being fit usually involves a hunk of muscle (And I'm not talking about being 200 lbs and claiming that your weight is bones and muscle.)
Ignore Dr. Oz, listen to your body and what makes you feel good & happy about your body. Healthy doesn't mean rail thin (but rail thin CAN be healthy). If you are concerned about whether your weight is healthy. You might consider a physical to determine your heart health, breathing, you can get a fat % done, and what ever else you are curious about that will help you better understand what your PERSONAL ideal weight is. :)
02-18-2014, 03:51 PM
I'm 5'5 and my goal weight is 150...according to the BMI charts I've been looking at, a weight between 140 and 150 is still considered healthy. Like others have said, and as weight loss generally goes, it's going to be unique to you and your body. 150 may look different on me than it looks on you even if we're the same height. If you like the way you look at 140, if you feel healthy, then go with it. There's no reason to kill yourself over a standard you don't even believe in!
02-18-2014, 04:10 PM
frame and muscle mass. mostly muscle mass.
ignore BMI, strength train to build muscle. you get to eat more that way, too.
here is anna mcloskey, who is a powerlifter. she is 196 pounds and she has records in both the 198+ and 198 categories for powerlifting...
click on her video. she is 5' 7" so not even super tall.
BMI = totally arbitrary.