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Old 01-07-2018, 04:14 AM   #91  
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I'm almost 5'5" and my goal is between 115-120lbs. This is because I have a very frail, slender bone structure (I'm Asian). I also have a high body fat percentage. I don't feel that BMI does justice to all body types. My body still looks squishy, my bones are hidden under the fat so my frame doesn't have any definition at all. I had really sharp features when I was underweight, but now my cheekbones are hidden under all the fat. I look chubby and have a double chin, with my face looking swollen. So I guess for me, my ideal weight would be when my facial features stand out again, but my body doesn't lose all its curves. A good balance between both would need me to weigh around 115lbs, maybe more if I'm muscular and fit instead of just being slim. I have been told by my doctor that I need to at least maintain my current weight at any cost or I would be bordering on unhealthy.

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Old 01-28-2018, 05:09 PM   #92  
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I was 122 and was trying to lose weight, but instead ended up gaining.
I was pretty fit so in photos I looked tiny but I didn’t feel that little - i guess because I used to weigh less than that. But when I weighed less I was not lean, I had more fat percentage.

So for me I wanted to drop a bit but in reality not more than where I was at because of the ill effect it had on my breasts. For now I just want to get back into shape and assume with the muscle gain and fat loss I may end up 116-120 but goal is more how I look and feel, not a number.

I have a small frame.

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:05 PM   #93  
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I agree with everyone else, you can weigh a certain weight but not look anything like what you weigh. I was doing a weight lifting program and counting calories, my weight came to a standstill but I was still losing inches as I was measuring as well as weighing so even tho I wasn't losing weight, u was getting smaller. Then I got lax and gained it all back, now I am starting over.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:27 AM   #94  
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I'm almost 5'5" and my goal is between 115-120lbs. This is because I have a very frail, slender bone structure (I'm Asian). I also have a high body fat percentage. I don't feel that BMI does justice to all body types. My body still looks squishy, my bones are hidden under the fat so my frame doesn't have any definition at all. I had really sharp features when I was underweight, but now my cheekbones are hidden under all the fat. I look chubby and have a double chin, with my face looking swollen. So I guess for me, my ideal weight would be when my facial features stand out again, but my body doesn't lose all its curves. A good balance between both would need me to weigh around 115lbs, maybe more if I'm muscular and fit instead of just being slim. I have been told by my doctor that I need to at least maintain my current weight at any cost or I would be bordering on unhealthy.
This is me too. I have extremely small bones. I am not Asian but my bones think I am 5 feet tall. My wrists are 5.5 inches around, my hips are teeny and I buy bracelets to use as anklets. Weight training helps me add curves. 118-120 is a good weight for me. At 131 (where I am now) my BF is high. If I manage to put on some muscle, I would be OK with 122-124-ish. Let's hope that happens!!
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:02 PM   #95  
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I'm small- medium build and agree that 118-120 lbs sits well with me. I was as high as 125 lbs in January. I think I look better with less 'puffiness'.
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Reviving this old thread! It was interesting to read through alot of the varying responses. It sounds like it comes down to natural build and personal preference (i guess not too shocking lol).

I'm 5'6" / 5'5.5" ... at my thinnest I was in the 120s and I looked too thin IMO. I think I looked best in the low 130s and felt best in the 135-145 range because it was the easiest to maintain.
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