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BMI v reality

JaxieD

Silver Member
#1
Just wondering what your thoughts are? According to BMI the Upper weight i should be for my height (5'4") is 10st 4lbs or so. I am currently around 12 and half stone so therefore need to lose over 2 stone to be in my healthy range. However in my humble opinion i think that i would be very slim at this weight as the last time i lost weight i got down to 11 and half stone and was really slim. Don't wanna look like a scrag bag:eek: either so am debating whether to go down that low or not. Maybe i'm just copping out coz it would be nice to think i have less than 2 stone to lose instead of more. To be honest am struggling at the mo for the first time:cry:in over 7 weeks but hoping that it is just my TOTM coming up.
Hope you're all behaving yourselves!!:p
 
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30FlirtyGirl

Call me Nicky xx
#3
i am also 5ft 4in and am aiming for 11 1/2 stone which my doctor said would be a sensible weight. this would put my BMI at 27 outside the "normal" range.
 

Camilla

Silver Member
#4
I'm 5ft 4in and aiming towards 9 stone, I loved being that!!! Last time I stepped on the scales and weighed 9 stone was 10 years ago!!!

Good luck with whatever goal you set yourself! X
 

festivalfairy

Finally a size 12!
#5
Im 5 foot 6 and im aiming for 10 and halfish but if i look ok at 11 ill be fine as thats just touching my normal BMI
 

xKimmiex

Silver Member
#6
im aiming for 12st, but would stil be unhealthy and im 5ft8! doc says she wants me 16-17st!
 

scousemouse0151

soon to be minnie mouse
#7
hi i'm just doing this until the wobbily bits stop jigging around when i'm up and about.
i'll stop when my face starts to looks gaunt (not a pretty sight)
my ideal weight at 5' 2" and theres no way i can get down into the 8stones
 

JaxieD

Silver Member
#8
hi i'm just doing this until the wobbily bits stop jigging around when i'm up and about.
i'll stop when my face starts to looks gaunt (not a pretty sight)
my ideal weight at 5' 2" and theres no way i can get down into the 8stones
Hehe!! Like that:D. Don't know if my wobbly bits are ever gonna go- am gonna end up with the saggiest belly around. I'll be able to flap it around if i get to 10 1/2 stone. I'll have to iron myself every morning with all the loose skin around after years of yoyo dieting
 
#9
great thread, i am only 5.1 so am above my healthy weight but to be totally honest i am now sick fed up of EVERYBODY telling me not to loose anymore as i already look thin, i kind of agree as i am in a size 10-12 on the bottom and a 12 on top and i feel and look fine so am happy where i am although as i have come this far i cannot help wondering what it would be like to be my goal which was when i started CD 9.7 stone that was at the very top end of healthy for me and just into BMI of 25. I have put it up to 10 stone now but i do battle with myself all the time I currently weigh 10.5 stone i need to amend my ticker by 2lb.
 

Sez

has started again!!
#10
I am 5' 5", and when I weighed 12 stone I looked I felt great, and think I looked ok too. I was a size 12 then. I now weigh just shy of 14stone so 12 is my first goal, then I will consider going to 11. I cant imagine being any smaller, but who knows when I get there??
 
#11
I'm 5'3 and I set my target at 10 stone which is the top end of the healthy BMI. I'm now 11 stone 5lb and to be honest don't think I will be happy with myself at 10 stone so may decide to go down to 9.5 stone. I'm a size 16 now and would like to be a 12 not sure losing 19lb will make me drop 2 dress sizes.

Anyway I will decide nearer my intial target.
 

karenO

Step away from the chips!
#12
I'm 5' 5.5" and started this diet at 18st 4lbs with a BMI of almost 42. I have set myself an initial goal of 13st, which will just get me into the overweight range with a BMI of just under 30. My reasons were that i couldnt contemplate losing more than 5 stone at that time. Its been a long time since i've been 13stone or anywhere near that so i'm quite happy to wait & see how i feel when i get there. To get to healthy BMI i need to be between 10 & 11 stone and maybe when i get to 13 I'll want go that bit further and if i do i've already decided that i'll continue with CD to get me there. If not i'll start working up the steps when i get to 13 stone.
So its certainly a case for me of seeing how i feel when the time comes, i just find it so hard right now to envisage myself and how i'll potentially look 5 stone lighter than at the outset.
 
#13
I am 5'4" and currently weigh about 11.7. Have been ss for 10 days and lost 14lb's. Still feel really flabby and just fitting into my Next size 16 jeans. I do look better but wouldn't be happy swanning around a communal changing room. I think it does depend on your build. I have set my target at about 9.7/10 stone ish and will see how I feel from there. It is a manageable target. It would be nice to sprinkle myself with magic weight loss pixie dust and be a size 8 but it isn't going to happen and I know it is a slow process but in 10 days I look better and I am sticking to the plan. One day at a time!
 
#14
I think we just have to assess for ourselves what is right as we go along. I dieted myself down to 9st 11 (5ft 9) BMI 20.2 a long way back in an attempt to reach the elusive size 10. I still took size 14 trousers & looked like I had a terminal illness, so for some people however much you diet its more about how you feel in your head than the numbers.
 
#15
I started a similar thread on this subject last week. CDC said i need to lose another 2 stone to get to BMI 25. I have decided that i will stop when i'm comfortably in a size 12 bottoms as that is the perfect shape to me and i estimate that will be another stone to lose - i honestly don't want to be a size 8 or 10 as i like some curves and regardless of BMI a size 12 cannot seriously be classed as overweight in anyones book. So thats my goal regardless of what the numbers on the scales say.
 
#16
I'm 5'10 and I started the diet at 19st 3lbs and a size 22, My CDC is away this week so I havent been weighed on her scales in a few weeks but on my scales i am showing 14st and I am a size 14 top and bottom, although my ideal weight range is 9st03lbs - 12st06lbs I think that anything under 12st would make me look like a famine victim! For me I will be happy at about 12st 2lbs and will not be trying to get lower than that!
 

JaxieD

Silver Member
#17
All very interesting and varied posts girls - food for thought;). I shall just wait and see how i feel when i get into the 11's. Part of me would like to go down to under 10stone coz i haven't been that weight since i was in my late teens (curiousity i s'pose) but think i would disappear down a drain pipe (although my forever present chest would most likely stop me!!:D)
 

SkinkWitch

I've got the power
#18
LOL BMI vs Reality struck a chord with me!
when I got down to about 10.7 stone my Dad was all concerned, telling me I was too thin - but I was BMI 26, still 'overweight'. How can you be overweight and too thin?!?!?!?
 

JaxieD

Silver Member
#19
I know that the BMI is only a guide but you can really get fixated on being what is perceived as normal. I think it really depends what your build is and how you feel in your own skin. I hope this satisfies me and i don't become obsessed with the scales and not how i look!!:)
 

jackietrew

Will be slim!!!!!!!
#20
im 5'9 and my cdc said to aim for 12st to be in my normal bmi range, but im aiming for 10 stone not sure if ill just look lanky though! xxx
 


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