What should be my ideal or goal weight?

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  1. 1888ghirl

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    I am 5' 6" and currently 14 stone. I was thinking around the 10 stone mark would that be right or should I be setting a realistic goal?
     
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  3. *Shanny*

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    yep id say 10 stone too.x
     
  4. Yambabe

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    It depends on your frame size and muscular structure as well though.

     
  5. Just Peachy

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    According to BMI calculations (which you can take or leave) you should be anywhere from 115 pounds (8 stonne) to 155 pounds (11 1/2 stonne).

    Like Yambabe said, it depends on your frame. I'm the same height as you and I don't think I could ever be 115 pounds. People never believe the weight I am, they always guess 20-30 pounds less, so I think I'd be on the higher end of the BMI chart.

    On Ideal Body Weight Calculator - MyDietExercise.com, it says I should be between 152 and 167. Maybe this is a correct indicator :)
     
  6. John-

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    Personally, I'd say that it depends... I'm a fan on just looking into the mirror. Does your stomach stick out? Do you have a waist? These indicate how much more to lose. I don't believe that people should use a formula for 'ideal' weight unless it has about 5-10 variables (BMI has 2).
     
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  7. Jettica

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    I'd say get down to the higher end of your ideal weight range (in your case 155lbs) then see how you feel from there. That's what I'm doing. Although, my Grandma (who is deadly honest about weight *sigh*) told me to stand up the other day and said "ten and a half stone." So that'll probably be my ideal goal. :D
     
  8. vicky_r

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    Midrange of your BMI should be about right, but as has been said before, it all depends on your frame. I am just coming into the healthy bmi range now, at 5'10, and am still a 14-16! Not what I want at all, I want to be a svelte 12-14... wonder if that means I have to go all the way to the bottom of the range. I can't imagine being that small though....
     
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    Is there anything wrong with setting a goal that is to the lower end of your healthy BMI?

    I am getting towards 9 stone now and am 5 foot 6. While I am getting happier and happier with every pound I would still like to go maybe that extra half stone or stone further. Is it wrong to aim of a BMI of 20 or slightly under?
     
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    No, nothing wrong with that at all.. as I said it all depends on your frame and your build. I think I would look emaciated towards the lower end of my bmi range, and I want to keep a few curves! I am particularly fond of my boobs! lol... but, I think it is different if yu are shorter/a smaller frame. Just go with what feels right for you.
     
  11. John-

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    My goal has a BMI of 19.7 so there is nothing wrong with choosing a lower weight.
     
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