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What is a good weight for 5'7 - 5'8 ?!


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So last week i was 175 & now im 170. Im just wondering what is your weight goal for being around 5'7 - 5'8 ?! Mine is 140 but im thinking that it still might be a lot. So now im thinking about trying to hit 120s.

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Im 5'7 im looken for about 155 to 160 im 171 rite now

91 pounds lost only need to lose 11 to 16 pounds.

I'm 5'6" and am working on maintaining at 135. Rule of thumb is 5lb per inch, so 5'7-5'8 would be 140-145.

I'm 5'8, 155. Goal: 140-145.

120 is way too small. If you're a woman: Don't you want to LOOK like a woman and have curves? If you're a man, Don't you want to LOOK like a man and have more muscle mass? 

I'd love to be 145-150.  I'm 167.5 right now. 

I'm 5'8",  female and my goal weight is around 160, give or take a few pounds.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I'm 5'6" and am working on maintaining at 135. Rule of thumb is 5lb per inch, so 5'7-5'8 would be 140-145.

I'm pretty good with math, but I don't know what this means "5lbs per inch"... amethystgirl, can you explain?  thanks!

Monikaox - Why don't you see what you look like at 140 first?  And then make a decision.  I believe that how much you should weigh at least partially depends on your bone structure.  I like the way CC determines it by measuring your wrist.  I have large wrists, hips and ankles.  Not because my wrists and ankles have extra skin or fat around them (I won't address my hips right now!), it's just measuring my bone structure.  I am 5'9" and 185lbs, and my gw is 165 although I may change it to 160.  160 would put me in the healthy range for BMI.  And I think that would be a healthy weight for my bone structure (we'll see when I get there :) I also don't want to overshoot my gw and feel like it's unattainable and give up!  140 @ 5'8" is smack in the middle of "normal" range. 

I'm 5'7" and right now I weigh 155. Right now I'd be happy to get to 145, and then see how I am from there.

I'm 5'7", was 185, am 156.5, want to be 140-145.

Original Post by clhoerter:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I'm 5'6" and am working on maintaining at 135. Rule of thumb is 5lb per inch, so 5'7-5'8 would be 140-145.

I'm pretty good with math, but I don't know what this means "5lbs per inch"... amethystgirl, can you explain?  thanks!

 

5lb per additional inch. So I typically assume that if someone is an inch taller, they'll be 5lb heavier, and an inch shorter, 5lb lighter. It's a little biased, because I'm using my height and goal weight as the standard, and there's always room for adjustment for frame size, muslce, and age, but it seems to work well.

clhoerter, I think what she means is that you start off with 105 pounds for 5'.

For every inch you are over 5' you add five pounds.

So I'm 5'7", so I am 7 inches over 5 feet. So 7X5=35.

105+35= 140

My healthy weight range would be about 10% more or 10% less than this number.

It just gives you an idea of how much you should weigh to be at a healthy weight

Of course, it's a very rough estimate for a small-to-medium-framed woman, but it gives you a ballpark figure.  (I'd always heard start at 100 pounds for 5 feet then add 5 pounds per inch, but that always gives a number that looks like it only works for small-framed women.)

it's all a little reliant on frame size/build too.

i'm 5'8'', medium framed, and quite apple-y.

a couple years ago i was 125.  too skinny on me...

i'm presently 155 (down from 170), aiming for 140.  we'll see how i feel when i get there.

i agree though, 120 is likely to be too slim.

Original Post by starlitocean:

it's all a little reliant on frame size/build too.

As a medium to large framed woman, I find it a little off.  I'll be at the high end of the BMI spectrum because of my frame, which for my height (5'9) puts me at 155-160. It's still a good rough estimate, though.  When you get closer, you can visually judge how you look and decide if you'd like to continue losing more.

You can also look at a BMI chart and see what your healthy range is (here's onehttp://www.bodyshapingtips.com/images/BMI-Cha rt.png).  Smaller frames would be on the lower end of the range, larger on the higher end, and it still depends on how curvy your ideal is.  So just get in the range and go from there.

I'm 5 7 1/2 and I'm currently at anywhere from 140-150. I think this is a GREAT weight for me! Under 140 I look scary and over 150 I start feeling really puffy.

I'm 5'7" ish and my goal is 137 right now... I've gotten to 140 and still wasn't quite where I wanted to be.

I'm between 5'7" and 5'8".  When I started I decided to get down to 140 and then reevaluate.  Since I lost weight in odd places (wrists?) and not from the areas I'd really like to improve I wasn't happy at 140.  So I'm shooting for 135 now and going to reevaluate then.  I'm a medium frame and I know I'd look unhealthy at 120. 

Well I have been all over the spectrum.  I am a large build girl, when I was younger, still same build smoking stunted me :( , I weighed as little as 130, and at that point ribs were showing, I thought it was too skinny.. For my frame I actually thought 160 was good, even though my BMI says 150.. but I think  within that 30 lb range you'll be healthy, and then leave it up to what you like on yourself :D

i'm 5'7" and i've got a small frame according to the wrist thing and i'm very athletic. i've weighed everywhere between 112-135. from 112 to around the low 120's i looked too skinny, plus i was in the hospital with mono so that was no good! 124-128 looks and feels good on me

Well , I'm 5"8 and 165 lbs.

I want to get to 145 to 150, I will be SO happy. I think I'm big boned, so if I lose too much weight I look all bony.

I'm with call_me_fluffy.  I have a large frame, and so I really like how 160-170 with good muscle mass, looks on my body.  Just depends on your makeup and how you feel.  120 does seem pretty low for 5'7.

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