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  • likitisplit
    likitisplit Posts: 9,420 Member
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    I have estimated my ideal weight by doing a hydrostatic body composition test. I'm aiming for 23 - 25% body fat. I'm 5'9" and my 25% body fat goal weight was 172 but, since I gained 2 pounds of muscle, it's now 174. I'm no "body builder" though I do lift weights a couple days a week.

    If you want to use a system like the one you mention to give yourself a general target and then go by how you look and how much energy you have, that is fine, but remember that "weight" consists of many, many things including fat, muscle, bone, clothing, hair, makeup, pocket change, etc.

    Losing weight by losing fat or losing the same amount weight by losing fat, muscle and bone density will give you two completely different results. My suggestion would be to find a body fat assessment that is accessible for you and figure out your target goal based on that.
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    im 5'1 i weigh 103, it says im supposed to weigh 94.5 with my biggest being 102.5 and my lowest being 86.5 not sure if that sounds right, but i can fit my fingers around my wrist so it says i would subtract 10% from 105
  • mallowslow
    mallowslow Posts: 2
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    I'm 5'7 and weighing 70 kgs and I want to reach the 80-85 weigh.
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    94.5 is really skinny
  • TedStout
    TedStout Posts: 241
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    94.5 is rediculous. Ignore completely.
  • PaytraB
    PaytraB Posts: 2,360 Member
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    I think that site gives weights that are a bit low. If I went to down to what they say is "normal" I'd be too thin. Perhaps that's just my body shape/size...everyone is different....but I wouldn't try to go that low.
  • erickirb
    erickirb Posts: 12,293 Member
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    I use that as a general guide, but instead of frame size, also look at muscle mass, you should be that + 10% if you have average frame, but carry a decent amount of muscle.
  • michellechawner
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    mine says between 116-132, which is where I am (131.8) and still not happy. Aiming for 120-125, so I guessed correctly the first time without that thing. You just need to go by how you feel too.
  • schonkreuz
    schonkreuz Posts: 493 Member
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    94.5 is really skinny

    Us short folk have it rough. I'm 5'2 and the low end for my healthy weight is 102 and the high end being about 130.
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    i dont have a lot of muscle im pretty small i dont really work out. my wrists are tiny this is the first ive heard of this frame size thingi always just went by bmi before
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    yes we do! us shorties have like a different standard for everything makes it more confusing
  • jessmart83
    jessmart83 Posts: 283 Member
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    It says I should be anywhere betweeen 125 and 138 being 5'9". I have been 125, it wasn't pretty!!! I will stick with my goal of 140.
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    thanks guys : )
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    yeah i know what you mean.. i dont want to be too big but i dont want to be too skinny either just want a normal inbetween but its so confusing how much muscle you have what your frame is blahh plus im short and dont have any muscle so that doesnt make it any easier to figure out.. im 103 now and my boyfriend says i need to gain weight but every calculator ive seen says i should loose weight
  • vkc1978
    vkc1978 Posts: 63 Member
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    At 5'10" its saying i should weight between 142 and 158, but at 160 i look like a crackhead. Not accurate.
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    hahah!! yeah i feel like i would look like a crackhead too at 94 pounds.. it says that should be my "ideal weight" i would have to eat like lettuce leaves every day to weigh that little...
  • cutchro
    cutchro Posts: 396 Member
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    Mine came out to 135....Way to skinny for my body! Even at 156 I am told too skinny.

    and

    #5 Subtract eight pounds from your new number. Also add eight pounds to that number. This is a healthy weight range for your body <<<WHAT???

    Ignore this idea!
  • Peanutbutterx
    Peanutbutterx Posts: 332
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    yeah!! thats the part that got me too! i was like okayy i guess i could maybe get to 98... and then it says to subtract 8 from 94.5... i would be in my 80's... i weighed more than that when i was like 10..
  • bound4beauty
    bound4beauty Posts: 274 Member
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    It's just a number. Why worry about it? Focus more on body fat %, how you feel, how fit and strong you are, etc... We got too hung up on the numbers.
  • stealthq
    stealthq Posts: 4,298 Member
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    94.5 is rediculous. Ignore completely.

    Not necessarily, depends on your frame, how muscular you are, etc. My mother, who is 5' 2", weighed 95/100 lbs the year she was married and looked great. We have plenty of pics. I assure you she didn't starve herself to get there, she was naturally slim and never concerned about her weight at all despite ice cream and potato chips for dinner every Sunday night. ( Gotta love my grandparents ;P )

    Now, the week she got married she got terribly sick - an intestinal bug or food poisoning - and dropped to 85 lbs. Not good. That was too thin.

    The site gave me what I consider a reasonable number. I'm a little shy of 5' 3" and have a large frame (thank you, paternal family). It suggests a weight of 125 lbs, a little higher than my current goal. I just dropped into what it considers a healthy range for me and I agree.