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Weight at 5'3" for females


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What is your goal weight/ a low weight at 5'3"? I'm always researching this on google and looking through images but results are rather different. I'm sorry if a similar thread already exists. I look way bigger than people much heavier than me. I'm wondering when I'll be thin. :/

And no, I can't decide for myself- at this point I really can't tell what I look like anymore.

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At 5'3, going under 105lbs is generally underweight, even though it's alright for some people. I'm just a bit over 5'3 and my goal weight is 113lbs(51kg), dream weight 105lbs(48kg).

Original Post by bbchibi:

At 5'3, going under 105lbs is generally underweight, even though it's alright for some people.

The only people it's alright for are people who are naturally thin and maintain that weight eating 2000ish calories/day.  In other words, it's not an appropriate goal for a dieter - regardless of how small framed they are (or think they are).

As for an appropriate goal, that's going to depend a *lot* on your frame and how much muscle you have.  A good goal would likely be in the 110-135 range. 

I've always been told that it goes like this for women (again, depending on frame, etc.):

5 feet = 105lbs and then add 5lbs per inch.

So 5'3" would be 120lbs.

Honestly I wouldn't go below 115, instead build/tone muscle in order to create a more healthy look.

I'm 5'3" and small framed, and my happy weight is about 108-109 lbs. I've been at 104-105ish, which felt ok, but everyone told me I looked better at 108 (where I am now). Hope that helps!

 

I'm kind of curious how I'd look at 112ish....that would be a fun experiment (lots of eating:D maybe i'll do it)

103-105lbs for me. Used to be 99.

 

:D

Cool, thanks for the opinions. I'm 53 kg (117 lbs) right now, but I see there's a large scope!

After asking one of my past dietitians (she's the head one in a local hospital.) she said the lowest healthy weight for someone who is female and 5'3 is 107 pounds. Which is a BMI of 19 or so. Hope this helps. :)

Edit to add: I got most of my compliments when I was around 113-117 pounds.

Back in the day, I was very happy at 125 lbs.  My current goal is 135 and it's probably going to be hard to get there at my age, much less the 125 that I'd like to be.

The lowest I've been was 120, but that was just one active summer.  I used to maintain at 126 consistantly for about 8 years.

Well, I have a medium frame. My goal weight is 125, which I have not weighed since I was seventeen. At 131 right now, I'm almost comfortable in size 6 clothes, so I'll be very happy if (when!) I make 125.

I'm 5'3 and my goal is 130. i'm currently 143 and i've been up to 160 at one point in my life.

when i reach 130 we'll see how i feel, but it's sooooo hard so that is my goal to be reasonable.

:) 

I'm 5'3" lbs. Started at around 140 lbs and currently 124 lbs. My goal is 115 lbs. I feel like having a GW of 105 lbs, though it is still considered healthy, is a bit of a stretch. I did the calculations, and at 5'3" and 115 lbs, would put you at a nice 20.4 BMI, whereas at 105 you're at 18.6 which is just .1 above the unhealthy range. You'll look like a stick, in my opinion. I want to tone up and lose, but I don't want to completely lose my womanly shape, cause that's what guys like.

LMAOOO.

I dont wanna jinx it but im5'3 and 104-105 and hopefully I dont gain anymore.

knock on wood.

i would like to lose a little for vanity sakes. but the scale isnt moving.

i'm 5'3" and my goal is 126lbs (9 stone) which is right in the middle of a healthy weight range for my height. I might change my mind when i get there, but i think it sounds right for me, i've not got a tiny frame and don't want to look like a lollipop head!

I'm 5'3.5'' and currently weigh 142-3ish and have been for like 2yrs or so. ugh! My goal weight is 128-130ish. I highly doubt I will ever reach it. I have made it to 136ish within this past year but that was very short lived. I am very active and so exerciseing is not the issue here.

I need a better plan for the eats. I dont know. hhhmmmm.....

When I was at my healthiest, I was a martial arts instructor, working out up to three hours a day, and eating healthy to boot.  At that time, I was around 125.  I was slender, but still had some curves as well as very good muscle tone.

My goal weight is 130ish but I'd love to get back to the shape I was in at 20.  The sucky thing about being 5'3 is that it doesn't take much weight at all to make you look heavy.  At least not for me.

I'm 5'3" and around 130lb, but I wear a size uk 8 (us 4) so maybe I carry it a bit better than some! I don't know! I feel pretty slim here, without ever feeling unpleasantly skinny or thin or whatever. I do lots of walking and hiking and some weights, so perhaps I'm a bit more toned than some people a lot lighter than me. Also, boobs, still got them. I would certainly put 125lb as my absolute minimum, I've been there when ill and felt "thin" (I prefer feeling slim).

I'm 5'3" and my goal weight is 130lbs.  Apparently I don't look like I weigh as much as I do (the nurses at the dr are always underestimating my weight, same with trainers at the gym)

Original Post by bairn:

I'm 5'3" and around 130lb, but I wear a size uk 8 (us 4) so maybe I carry it a bit better than some! I don't know! I feel pretty slim here, without ever feeling unpleasantly skinny or thin or whatever. I do lots of walking and hiking and some weights, so perhaps I'm a bit more toned than some people a lot lighter than me. Also, boobs, still got them. I would certainly put 125lb as my absolute minimum, I've been there when ill and felt "thin" (I prefer feeling slim).

Wow I'm jelous! I'm 5'3, 128 lbs, and wear a size uk 12!

I know what you mean, in High School I was 117 and I still didnt look or feel as thin as other girls who weighed less then me, which sucks. I think it has to do with body type etc.

Now my goal is 130 but ultimately 115 but we'll see how that goes. Keep the faith girls

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