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Old 07-22-2010, 08:50 PM   #1  
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Default Short chicks, what's your ideal weight?

Hello everybody. I'm a shortie who's struggling to drop five pounds to reach a goal weight of 110. To say my body is not cooperating would be putting it mildly. I'm beginning to think that I've reached my setpoint weight and that there's nothing I can do to make the scale move.

Could some of you shorter chicks tell me what your goal or ideal weight is, if the weight is below your body's natural setpoint and what you did to get the last few pounds off.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:45 PM   #2  
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Hello - I'm not actually a 'short' chick now. I'm 5"5'.

But this is a recent growth spurt (!) I'm 21 and have been this height since 20, but when I was 18 I was just under 5"3'

At that age my weight fluctuated between 112-116, and as teenage girls are conscious of their weight I probably wanted to be a bit lower. But looking back at that height 112 was perfect for me and my frame.

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:52 PM   #3  
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This is the same question, I've been asking myself. I'm only 5'2" and my lowest weight was about 125 after a severe case of mono and everybody told me how sickly I looked and that I was too thin. So I don't think I could ever get down to 110 like other girls that are my height are talking about. But if that should be what I weight then I need to change my goal. I am really at a loss right now??
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:07 AM   #4  
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Hi Hun,

That's why I took my frame into consideration, at that age I hadn't got my hips yet (which I now love) and I had a very tiny frame. I still have quite a small frame now.

It's different for everyone.

For example my friend who's 5ft8, has a flat stomach, good legs and thin arms. But she is a definite pear/triangle with big hips and quite a big bust as well. You would never look at her and think she needs to lose weight. But she's about 154 lbs, which is at the higher end of the healthy weight range for her height.

It's literally due to the fact that her hips and that part of her frame is big that she naturally falls around that weight.

Don't get disheartened by other people's personal goals, because that's exactly what they are: personal.

What I'd recommend is to re evaluate how YOU feel at 135 about YOUR goal of 130.

Well done so far, and good luck. xx

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Old 07-25-2010, 09:16 AM   #5  
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Hey I am 5 1 and my goal is 125. That is where I was at when I was engaged at 21. I looked and felt great. I have wide hips and a large bust so it was a good weight for me with a flat belly and toned arms and legs.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #6  
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Thanks dora, that helps a lot, I just gotta get down to 135 first so I can reevalutate lol
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:35 AM   #7  
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I'm 5'3 and guessing I'm medium framed. My ideal weight would be 120, albeit that's gonna be a task to get down to. Even with healthy eating and exercise I don't think I'll ever see below 120 with the body frame I've got.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:32 AM   #8  
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Ahhh, I know this thread is old, but it makes me feel better..... I'm really short, but I don't think I'll ever be under 110.... I'm "hippy"!
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:31 AM   #9  
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I am 5'4" and my goal is 135. I have a feeling I'm small framed based on my wrist, fingers and feet.

Honestly, I'm pretty happy where I am now at 158. Weight lifting and toning has done amazing things, even though according to BMI I'm overweight.
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I'm 5'4'' and my goal weight is
110 - 120lbs. I'd be happy and
content with 120.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:39 AM   #11  
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What ciao said. My friends are foodies and I like beer, so 110 is probably not in my future as a realistic and maintainable weight.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #12  
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For me I'm struggling with the same thing, except I look at my weight and my height and see my BMI, and I get a bit concerned that I'm still considered over-weight. I know BMI is not a perfect measure of health, but I would still love to be considered healthy by my BMI.
I'm still thinking about lowering my goal weight to 130... but I'll have to see when I get closer to my goal weight.
Maybe you could try maintaining at 115 for awhile and re-evaluate maybe in 3 months and determine if you really want to lose the last 5 pounds.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:57 AM   #13  
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Haha, how optimistic of you to think I will get there before I'm 100 years old It seems so far away sometimes...
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:59 PM   #14  
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I'm 5'2" and have never been below 130 pounds since adolescence. I'm currently aiming for 120 pounds, and my body is fighting tooth and nail- I've been on 1300 cal/day since March and have been holding steady at 129 pounds for a month. I'm already below my "setpoint" by about 10 pounds, I think.
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I am 4'11" and I currently weigh 122. My goal is 110 or so... But mostly, just to continue healthy eating and exercise habits. I don't think I'm overweight now, but I'm on the high end of "healthy" for my height.
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