100 lb. Club - Healthy Body Calculator Ideal Weight Calculator

08-31-2005, 04:59 PM
I found these 2 sites and I thought they might be helpful for anyone trying to determine their goal weight.

Healthy Body Calculator (http://www.dietitian.com/ibw/ibw.html)

and another site that helps you determine a healthy weight for you based on bone size and height:

Ideal Body Weight based on Frame Size (http://www.changingshape.com/resources/references/idealbodyweight.asp)

08-31-2005, 05:21 PM
Thanks Krysi!

Those are neat ones.
My healthy weight from the first one is 90-110 pounds...lol :lol:
And on the second one it's 122-137 pounds.
Quite a difference, I must say!

I have a large frame for my short 5' tall body and I'm pretty darn sure I'll be happy with my goal of 130 or somewhere around there. I'll just have to see how I feel when I get closer..because I have no idea how it feels to be anywhere near that..except maybe when I was 10 or 11 and I don't think that counts!!

Awesome information...I love number crunching.
That calculator said I'd need to take in 1600 and something...in order to lose two pounds a week. I wonder if that's right.
I've been feeling lately that I may be consuming too few and have hit a little bit of a plateau...I've been getting around 1200 a day...with a weekly average of 1300-1375-ish.
What do you all think...I'm afraid to up them..but at the same time..all these calculators say numbers in those higher ranges...

Two cents anyone..pretty please???


08-31-2005, 05:52 PM
I really like that first one and how it broke everything down. It says I need to eat around 2500 calories to lose 2 pounds a week. I think I would gain if I ate that many in a week.

Linda, It might not hurt to try to up your calories and see what it does. If you do experience a gain, then know that that was the cause of it. You could also try to vary your calories. Have around 1200 on Monday, go for 1600 on Tuesday, 1300 on Wednesday, etc. and see if that can't help you to break your plateau.

08-31-2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks that's very helpful. I had been to sites that said I should be 110lb. YEAH RIGHT! i'm sorry but that's not possible at all! I don't think i've ever been 110 lbs.

This gives me a target weight of about 125, which sounds quite reasonable to me.

I laughed though cause to lose 2 1/2 lbs a week I need to eat 2650 cals/day. That's an insane amount. I already eat larger than normal portions and I'm up to 2000 cals/day usually. But hey that's a good thing i think.

Venus In Mourning
08-31-2005, 07:23 PM
Great links! It looks like I am dead on with my goal of 160. According to the second site, that is perfect for me. The first said I should be about 20lbs lighter than that, but I know with my frame that is much too small.

08-31-2005, 07:24 PM
The two don't seem to agree with each other do they? lol
I prefer the second one because to me it seems more accurate, but I do like how the first one breaks everything down. (I think that's what Dawyall said too)

The first one tells me I should be: 108-132
The second one tells me I should be: 134-151

I actually changed my goal weight to a higher weight because of those calculators because I didn't realize I had such a huge frame! My elbow breadth measurement (2 7/8") is normal for a woman who is over 6'4" tall, and I'm 5'4", a whole foot shorter!!

09-01-2005, 12:55 AM
I also found the first one a little optimistic. It gave 145 as my ideal weight - I was that weight when I was 13 & thin - not going to happen now!!!

The second one was a little more motivating!

09-01-2005, 01:51 AM
Thanks for the links!

09-01-2005, 02:50 AM
I'm confused!!!! The first site said I should be eating 2 800 calories a day!!!!! I've been eating 1 200 - 1 500. How bizarre!!!! I am considering upping my calories (but not THAT much) for a few weeks and seeing what happens.

My goal of 160 I knew was too high, it should be around 130, but I am not going to change it just yet. When I started my goal was just to lose 100 lbs and see where we get to!

09-01-2005, 09:13 AM
hahahahaha, the first one said I should eat 3,370 calories per day to lose 2 pounds per week. Yeah right! :dizzy: I've been eating anywhere from 1200-2000 a day, and I still have weeks where I GAIN if more days are around 2000.

I love how the hundreds of online calculators out there all tell me something different :p

09-01-2005, 10:32 AM
the first one said I should eat 3,370 calories per day to lose 2 pounds per week. Yeah right! I've been eating anywhere from 1200-2000 a day, and I still have weeks where I GAIN if more days are around 2000.

That's strange, Jilly. I did the same calculator and it told me I should eat about 1800 calories a day to lose 2 pounds a week. And if your ticker is right, you and I are about the same weight. I find that if I aim for 1500 (which means I'm usually 1700-1800), I lose a pound or so a week.

I set it for 8 hours of sleep and 16 hours of sedentary work, so maybe that's the difference. I also couldn't figure out their directions for figuring out frame size, so I didn't bother with that part.

09-01-2005, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the links - very interesting. The second one seems better suited to me and gives me a weight range of around where I set me goal.


09-01-2005, 11:07 AM
Yeah, I included only 5 hours of sleep, 11 hours of sedentary, 6 hours of light, and 2 hours of moderate (or something like that) since I waitress during the week (walking around, carrying drinks/food/empty plates, pulling out all the tables to sweep at the end of the night...), so my activity level probably changed it--I wouldn't think "light" movement would make such a drastic difference, though. Meh, whatever it says, I have a good idea of what works for me. Trial and error is the best type of calculator :)

09-01-2005, 11:43 AM
Most of you probably already know about this site, but I use it all the time:


There are all kinds of calculators for metabolic rate, food, and calories burned by various activities.

09-01-2005, 03:48 PM
Hmm, according to the second one I may need to go a little beyond my 160 goal. I never thought of myself as having a small frame, but I keep getting that result on various sites. I guess I never knew with it being hidden under the fat-suit! But, I'm already relatively small for my weight, or so it sometimes seems (when people guess they tend to think I'm much lighter than I actually am), so I just think I'd have to be really tiny to get to the figures on there!

09-02-2005, 01:08 AM
The second one had what I thought was an unrealistic goal for me of 153 (I'm 52 years old and 5'9" in bare feet). The first one had a high goal of a couple of pounds under what I consider a realistic goal. I don't think a lot of these goal weights take into account people who lift weights and have a lot more muscle than the average woman.

Thanks for posting these, though. :)