5'7, 5'8 ladies what is a healthy weight?

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  • Rhonda_83
    Rhonda_83 Posts: 16 Member
    I started this journey at 242 lbs, currently at 230. I would love to be around 170 lbs again. I was thin and very athletic back in high school and stayed around 170 lbs then. I am build pretty muscular and big boned.
  • iangelab
    iangelab Posts: 42 Member
    I am 5'8" and currently 158 down from 192. I am absolutely healthy at this weight-I am now just working on being fit, tone and a bit stronger so my weight may go up instead of down even though I am shrinking. I am between a size 6/8 right now and I love it. still a little belly fat I would like to get off but at 47 I am really happy with where I am. I LOVE IT!!!
  • SarahBeth0625
    SarahBeth0625 Posts: 685 Member
    I am 5'7 1/2" and have a range of 131 - 134 (morning starting weight). My body seems to usually settle in the 133 range. I will say that since beginning my fitness journey, I put on a good 8 lbs of muscle, yet lost inches and clothing sizes (down two sizes). So there's that.. I try not to focus too hard on the scale because it's evil (but I like to weigh myself so I know, as I am a creature of habit). :smile:
  • spring913
    spring913 Posts: 158 Member
    I'm 5'7. I've never been at healthy weight so I don't know what I look like there. SW was 260, CW is 231. My first goal is 160. Then body recomp and I'll evaluate how much farther I want to go. My best guess is around 140-145
  • sarahlifts
    sarahlifts Posts: 610 Member
    I'm 5'7 140 and wear a size US 2.

    Body composition is key. The lowest I've ever been is 140lbs I'm heading to 135 to bulk up to 160 then cut back to 140.

  • sarahlifts
    sarahlifts Posts: 610 Member
    jrulo16 wrote: »
    I am 5'7 and currently weigh 124lbs (was 148lbs May 1st). My target weight is 118lbs, once I reach that I plan to start heavy lifting and building big muscles so I can eat more. I want to be buff.

    You're cutting to 118 to then lift to get buff?. Stop now. There is no need to cut that low to build. you are already at the low end and you could have bulked from your initial weight of 148.
  • Colorscheme
    Colorscheme Posts: 1,179 Member
    Im aiming to be 120 lbs. I have a small frame and look best lean.
  • honeysuckletea
    honeysuckletea Posts: 10 Member
    5'8" here, currently 125, look best around 117-120. Small framed. Everyone is different for sure.
  • richardpkennedy1
    richardpkennedy1 Posts: 1,890 Member
    edited August 2016
    I'm a guy but will chime in. 5'7" and 145 lbs. I feel like this is my ideal. I look chubby on midsection above 155.
  • samchez0
    samchez0 Posts: 364 Member
    I'm 5'7" . Goal is 140 but I'll evaluate from there if I want to lose more or not. I really can't imagine being in the 120s and looking healthy but everyone is different.
  • dmt4641
    dmt4641 Posts: 409 Member
    It is so crazy how frame size and body composition can make a height and weight look so different. I saw someone was 5'7 and 140 wearing US 2. At 5'8 and 140 I was size US 6. I'm still size 6 at 133 but jeans are getting looser.

    I'm currently running a small deficit and lifting heavy, not trying to lose weight as much as lose fat. But I'm wondering if I should run a recomp instead. I tried recomp a while back and started to see some results but it was slow. Then tried to bulk and felt my body fat was just too high for that and gave up. So I have been bouncing between maintenance and a deficit but probably not actually gaining much muscle by being so inconsistent.
  • SCoil123
    SCoil123 Posts: 2,108 Member
    dmt4641 wrote: »
    It is so crazy how frame size and body composition can make a height and weight look so different. I saw someone was 5'7 and 140 wearing US 2. At 5'8 and 140 I was size US 6. I'm still size 6 at 133 but jeans are getting looser.

    I'm currently running a small deficit and lifting heavy, not trying to lose weight as much as lose fat. But I'm wondering if I should run a recomp instead. I tried recomp a while back and started to see some results but it was slow. Then tried to bulk and felt my body fat was just too high for that and gave up. So I have been bouncing between maintenance and a deficit but probably not actually gaining much muscle by being so inconsistent.

    I can't get below a size 6 due to my hip bones so I know what you mean. At my thinnest adult weight I was 137 and size 6 pant, small or xs top. I didn't feel or look healthy though. I look best in the 150s and wear a 6/8 at that weight range.

    My sons god mother is an inch shorter than me and will always wear a large top but looks best in the 120s in a size 0/2.
  • kprimaverab
    kprimaverab Posts: 32 Member
    edited August 2016
    170 is my goal weight. I have an unusually heavy and curvy frame and 170 looked super good on me a few years back (and that's with a good amount of muscle mass as well). My doctor also told me at the time I was at a healthy weight for my frame. I know 170 would be considered quite overweight on a small frame so it depends on muscle mass & bone mass.
    Once I get to this weight I will decide whether or not I feel I should lose more.
  • JDixon852019
    JDixon852019 Posts: 312 Member
    5'7 aiming for 118-120 initially. I am currently at 124, I plan to increase my strength training intensity in the Fall to build muscles, at that point scale numbers won't matter to me.
  • wildfire1204
    wildfire1204 Posts: 237 Member
    I'm 5'8. I felt my healthiest and strongest between 160-170, as it suites my frame. Have a ways to go, but I may be aiming for somewhere around this area ultimately.
  • khhregister
    khhregister Posts: 229 Member
    I'm 5'8". My lowest weight at this height was 120. I was underweight, and I didn't feel good AT ALL. My ideal weight - the weight I felt my absolute strongest and healthiest - was 135. But I reached that after years of weightlifting. I held that weight (~130-140) throughout my 30s.
    I started putting on weight in my 40s, and by the time I hit 145 I started to feel a little flabby because my body fat % had increased. By the time I got to 150 I felt uncomfortable. At 165, I thought I have a real problem. I hit 187 and thought I am really in trouble. That's when I joined MFP.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    The lowest weight I've ever been as an adult is 127lbs, and my family was ready to send me to a doctor specialising in anorexia, this was a very dark, unhealthy time in my life. I wish I had pictures to share just to show how terrible that weight looked on me, i looked like those bobble head lollipop women :confounded:
  • luv2shimmy
    luv2shimmy Posts: 67 Member
    I'm 5'7 1/2" (that half is really important lol) and my ultimate goal is somewhere between 145-150. I was 152 a few years ago when I came back from a deployment overseas and I looked fantastic. I'm currently at 181, so I have a bit to go.
  • bspringer544
    bspringer544 Posts: 155 Member
    I started kind of aiming for 150lb but at 5'8" and 185 I can already see strong definition under the 'flab' lol I can easily see myself achieving a good body composition at 165, especially if I continue weight training. Depends on what you're looking for, however. I want toned muscle and more calories so a higher weight is preferable to me. I believe as low as 140 would still look healthy on a 5'8" frame.
  • jenerek_md
    jenerek_md Posts: 41 Member
    I am 5'7, 29, 3 kids SW 180, CW 146, GW 130 (this is how I remember feeling best in my skin in university). While I have that goal I have been hovering a bit in the 144-149 range for a few weeks (vacation, kids home and less exercise), and I feel pretty good about myself. I am wearing a size 6, but I still have a flabby tummy which is why I'm sticking to my goals.
    Looking for people to add so feel free!