BMI? Is it right

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  1. peachy1982

    peachy1982 Silver Member

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    Hello all,
    Just been having a look to see how much more I need to lose.
    And it looks like still a good 3 stone to go until I am in a helathy BMI.
    Just wondered has anyone set a final goal which is above a healthy bmi cause if i get to 11 stone then i am sure i will look like a lollipop.
    peachy
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  3. Ceri

    Ceri Full Member

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    It is all a matter of personal preference. I'm 1lb away from 'healthy' bmi, but I still look very big. I'm short and curvy and think that I have about another stone before looking slim.
    If you feel happy at 11 stone then it is the right weight for you. It all depends on your frame.
    Good luck.
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  4. That's_So_Fetch

    That's_So_Fetch Gold Member

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    I'm the same. My BMI is healthy now but i am aiming to lose about another stone too, maybe 1.5 stones. I am only about 5ft2 and i am curvy too and i know i look good and healthy between 8-9 stones. So i am just going to see how i feel as i lose weight.

    Well done on losing all the weight so far :)

    xx
     
  5. Linda5111

    Linda5111 I can do this.

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    I tkink if u get to a weight ur happy with... then that's fine.

    Linda.
     
  6. gg2007

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    Hi Peachy.

    Although i want to have a healthy bmi, im am going to go according to what i look like (not that i am any where near goal yet lol lol). I used the bbc website to calculate my ideal bmi and the range is 3stone:eek:

    Im 9stone 3lbs at the lower end and 12stone 3lbs at the higher end. For me personally once i get to a size 14 thats when i will stop.
     
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    Hi Peachy

    You have to find a weight where you feel comfortable, and a weight that you feel you will be able to maintain.

    In my opinion (and I am not an expert) I think the BMI tables should only be used as a guide to your target weight.

    I think some people can get too obsessed by the numbers and keep going with their weightloss to achieve the lower end of so called normal weight.

    Personally, i will be happy to get into size 12 clothes again, and when that time comes I will switch to maintenance to prevent any weight regain.

    Good Luck
     
  8. hippoellie

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    I have bones like a moo-cow- built for hard labour and child-bearing though I do neither- if I got to a 'healthy BMI' I think I would look like my skin is stretched over me. Remember BMI does not take size of frame into account, so if you have a heavy franme your healthy weight might be more than you think. there is a way of calculating this by meauring your wrist circumference, but I can't remember where I found it- somewhere on t'internet!

    Still- I am hoping to reach a healthy BMI...but 26 or even 27 might be more realistic.
     
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