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I need some perspective here as people keep telling me I'm as I should be but not sure I agree....
I am 5 ft 8 , at the minute I weigh 11 st 8lb. Classic apple shape, 34ff boobs but good pair of legs! I feel I'm still fat at this weight even though I'm largely in a size 12 top and (mostly) bottom. Realistically though I'm pushing 40 so really struggling to lose anymore weight (i drink too much red wine if truth be told!)
So, what do other ladies with similar stats to me weigh? Should I be hitting the spin bike and shakes or relaxing a little
I'm 45. 5'8 and I weigh 12 stone-ish. I also feel the hugest I have ever been and I would love to lose a couple of stone and get back to where I was 10 years ago pre-kids, when I lived a very active lifestyle (Did DIY livery and rode my horse every night after work and loads at weekends) I HATE my body these days. I hate wearing summer clothes, cos they show too much of me. i hate my lack of waist. I have my huge arse and fat thighs. I wear big baggy fleeces and jeans almost all the time, and big long cardies and wide leg troos for work.
However, I also HATE getting hot and sweaty and out of breath, and work FT with 2 kids so time and desire to exercise and do something about it are absent, I also LOVE food - one of my few pleasures - so I am basically doomed!
I'm 5'8" and two months ago 1 was 14 stone 7lbs. I joined Slimming World at the end of Sept and I am now 13 stone 2. I am back in a size 14. I am aiming for 12 stone. This sounds huge compared to some of the 5'8"ers on this thread! It is the top of healthy range for our height. The doctor who did my medical which made me realise that i really did need to loose weight measured a lot of wrist/hip /shoulder type distances/circumferences one a told me that I had about the biggest skeleton you'd get for my height. I am very muscly and at 11 stone I am pointy honey and my size 8.5 feet look like flippers!
Of course a pound of anything weighs the same as a pound of anything else - that's what a pound is, a measurement of weight. Nobody would ever dispute that a pound of something weighs the same as a pound of something else. If you think that anyone is saying otherwise you are accusing them of being incredibly dense.
When people say "muscle weighs more than fat" they mean for the same volume.
The same way when people say "lead weighs more than feathers" or "sugar weighs more than flour" they mean by volume.
Whenever anyone says that anything weighs more than anything else they mean that for a thing of the same size, one weighs more.
See having lost about 32lbs, I feel great with my 14 stone and people who know me say how skinny I look (arf!). Mind you my frame itself is big - I've got size 10 feet, massive hands, very broad shoulders, and am bloody 34GG, so most of the rest of me seems slightly smaller in comparison..!
Would like to see if I can get in the 13s though - unknown territory for me since I was a teenager...