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Pictures 5'4 105-115 lbs?


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Hey everybody.  I'm new to this site, but definitely not to dieting >< I was wondering if there's any women who are around this size with some pictures for motivation :) And also, what are you eating daily?

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105 is underweight for that height.  The lowest weight you can be and still fall within the technically 'healthy' bmi range is 108 lbs.  However, most people can't naturally maintain that low of a weight.  I think 115 is much more realistic.

Ok, I'll rephrase.  Hoping I could see some pictures 110-115lbs for comparing. :)

These sites may be useful:

This one has a user filled gallery of many women at different heights/weights/body shapes. It's really useful for seeing what a woman typically looks like at a certain height/weight.

http://www.mybodygallery.com/index.html

This one has a chart with photos of people representing each height/weight. Click on the photo to check the actual stats of the person (the chart goes by 10 lbs increments of weight, but some people in the photos fall inbetween). Again, it's meant to give a general idea, and some combos only have a male or female example.

http://www.cockeyed.com/photos/bodies/heightw eight.html

Ah, Orangeapples beat me to it with bodygallery! Between some of the pictures you'll see quite a lot of difference at various weights and that's generally due to body composition. You can make yourself look like you've lost a fair amount of weight just buy toning up and reducing your body fat. However, having a healthy BMI is of course crucial too.

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These sites may be useful:

This one has a user filled gallery of many women at different heights/weights/body shapes. It's really useful for seeing what a woman typically looks like at a certain height/weight.

http://www.mybodygallery.com/index.html

This one has a chart with photos of people representing each height/weight. Click on the photo to check the actual stats of the person (the chart goes by 10 lbs increments of weight, but some people in the photos fall inbetween). Again, it's meant to give a general idea, and some combos only have a male or female example.

http://www.cockeyed.com/photos/bodies/heightw eight.html

I like both of those websites.  This is a similar set of photos, which goes by bmi.

thanks guys! exactly what I was looking for

You should really go with where you are comfortable.  105-114 lbs doesn't necessarily look good on someone 5'5".  I am 5'5", at 192 I wear a size 14.  At 150, I look like I weigh 125-130 due to how muscular I am and wear a size 4-6. I could never be 105 since my lean body mass is about 118.  (guess I could be if I were emaciated and anorexic)

Treat dieting as a lifestyle.  Eat when you are hungry, listen to your body.  You'll feel much better when you drink plenty of water and eat your veg & fruits.  Track your calories, get support.  Don't deprive yourself or beat yourself up, portion control is key.  No food is bad, no food is off limits.  This type of thinking only leads to overeating. 

Best wishes on your journey to health.

This from a 40 year old who has finally found the rules to live by and lose weight!

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All people are different.  I am 5'4", 41, and 120.  I have gained recently about 4 pounds in the last year after a move to a new state.  I am trying to lose it as I feel best at 115-117.  It is all about frame and where you store the extra weight.  I store mine in my belly so just a few pounds makes my clothes tight.  I felt uncomfortable higher than 120 or so, I have a very small frame.  I run, bike and am in good shape (I just did a 1/2 marathon!).  I have a very small chest, so it is easy for my tummy to be larger than my chest and I feel out of porportion.  I also have had 3 kids so some belly is always there even at 115!  Good luck, you will find your comfort level!

The sites with the phtos that others recommended are WONDERFUL and really help confirm whether you've set the right goals.

I noticed you also asked what people are eating. I am 5' 2.5" and currently weigh 113.  That is not very big, and small people like us genuinely do not have the eating capacity of bigger people. Portion sizes aren't planned for us. Last year I achieved my goal weight of 110 by paying attention to how full I was & just stopping myself from eating more. If there was food left I saved it for a future meal or gave it to the kitties or (my grandmother was probably rolling in her grave.) throwing it out. I've slipped a bit & am now working on the same technique again to remove the 3 pounds that have crept back before they become 5, etc. I do try to eat a pretty healthy diet, so in my case it was quantity more than quality of food.  However, I did find that nonfat can go too far---a LITTLE fat keeps me satisfied longer, e.g., I eat 2% yoghurt rather than 0%.

wow.. thanks for those site links. there really neat.

I'm 5' 4" and 105. I came down from 110 because I wanted to for an important sporting event. It doesn't seem like much, but for a small person who already eats and exercises healthy, 5 lbs is significant (I've been a vegan and have to eat gluten-free for several years now). SO...I took off the weight the healthy way (at least for me, and I think it was the healthy way)...I used this site to track calories, water and weight. Since I had 4 weeks to take off the weight, I did 1200 calories (plus or minus a few). I was so surprised at how much food I could actually eat at this calorie level. I was full after eating. I paid attention to potassium, iron, etc all that good stuff that you can track on caloriecount. After meals I used the analysis tool to figure out what kinds of foods I should eat for snacks or meals the rest of the day to make sure I was getting all the nutrition I needed. I supplemented with omega-3 fiber blends (stirred it into my food--you don't even know it's there), and ate a lot of fresh veggies and fruit. I did it, and I feel great. I had a lot of energy for the event despite everyone telling me I would be "emaciated and exhausted." Here's my main point: Don't listen to haters and do what makes you feel healthy and happy!

Original Post by orangeapples:

These sites may be useful:

This one has a user filled gallery of many women at different heights/weights/body shapes. It's really useful for seeing what a woman typically looks like at a certain height/weight.

http://www.mybodygallery.com/index.html

This one has a chart with photos of people representing each height/weight. Click on the photo to check the actual stats of the person (the chart goes by 10 lbs increments of weight, but some people in the photos fall inbetween). Again, it's meant to give a general idea, and some combos only have a male or female example.

http://www.cockeyed.com/photos/bodies/heightw eight.html

excellent links - thanks for that.  

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I am 5'4" and I weigh a healthy 125. I was down to 110 but was anorexic and looked it.

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I am 5" 4" and I totally agree with Luvjme, 105 - 115 is WAY TOO THIN.  When I was 115 everyone told me I was too gaunt looking.   I'm doing a P90X program at work and my goal is between 125 - 130.   Please don't judge yourself by what the movie stars look like.  They are too thin and most end up gaining their weight back because they weren't suppose to be that thin to begin with.

Wow, orangeapples! Those sites are FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing.

Original Post by orangeapples:

These sites may be useful:

This one has a user filled gallery of many women at different heights/weights/body shapes. It's really useful for seeing what a woman typically looks like at a certain height/weight.

http://www.mybodygallery.com/index.html

This one has a chart with photos of people representing each height/weight. Click on the photo to check the actual stats of the person (the chart goes by 10 lbs increments of weight, but some people in the photos fall inbetween). Again, it's meant to give a general idea, and some combos only have a male or female example.

http://www.cockeyed.com/photos/bodies/heightw eight.html

awesome websites. thanks for sharing!

im 5'4 and im 115ponds i dont thank its to thin i acshly would like to weight less but i have an eating disorder (bulimia and anorexic syptoms) but i thank around115-105 is a good weight for alot of people

I'll just reiterate what everyone else is saying...go with the weight where you feel great and you feel that you can maintain a healthy life style.  I'm 5'3" and 130 lb (now, down from 145).  Calorie Counter actually set my goal weight at 113 when I originally signed up (for my height and age (38)).  I'm pretty sure I would look sick a that weight.  I've already had several people say that I'm getting pretty thin.  I went from a size 6 dress pants to a 2....not sure where I would shop at 113 lbs (lol). I'm working on maintaining this weight for awhile, while working on some fitness goals, but would like to loose about 5 or 6 more pounds (specifcally from my hips!).  I initially was aiming for 135 to "fit back into the clothes in my closet", but accidently passed that goal and now have a closet of too big clothes.  It isn't about the final number....it is about how you feel.  (to answer your original question: 1500 cals a day, lean meat, low fat dairly, lots of fruits & veggies, and very little sugar, oils, or carbs (but didn't eliminate them)).

I'm almost 5'4 and currently at 225 pounds. The thought of my healthy weight being 115 was nuts to me because I haven't been that small since elementary school. I've always been curvy with a tiny waist, however.

I went to a trainer at my gym and they did a bunch of testing. My ideal weight for my heigth and body type is actually 163. That's considerably more than 115! haha

I still have a lot to lose but I feel like 163 is more realistic for me!

At my gym, the testing was free. I recommend others take the opportunity if it is presented to them!

 

At my top weight 279, I was consuming 1600-1800 calories per day to lose.  I am still consuming that amount but have increased my activity to cardio 4 days per week (1 hour of walking, elliptical, bike, stairs or combo of these) and weights (full total body, free weights) 2 days per week.  I've continued to lose weight reaching 192.  I am currently a size 14.  I'm not concerned about size since I can try on 12, 14 & 16's in the store and they all fit differently.  I am concerned with my fitness, my blood pressure, my cholesterol, how I feel, etc.   I have another 40 pounds or so to go.  We'll see how I look and feel with all of my activity and weights.  I eat fruits, veggies, chicken, fish, bread, beans, cheese (low fat)  nothing sugar free or fat free and at least 64 ounces of water (no diet crappy soda or crystal light type stuff) per day.  If I want mayo on a sandwich I use the real thing, if I want an occasional piece of cake or whatever I eat it.  Overall you need to look at food as fuel for your body.  The better the fuel the better you'll look & feel.

Just an FYI about BMI.  It is an average recommendation.  There are plenty of people who fall within their ideal BMI but are at risk for stroke, heart attack and diabetes due to their poor dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, excessive drinking or smoking. 

Cheers to all who are moving towards health!

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