5'6 9 Stone 3 pounds

(22 Posts)
superkatee Thu 24-Apr-14 13:52:15

Would you say this makes me big? Obviously I know according to BMI this is a healthy weight but im getting really paranoid! One person keeps bringing my weight up and asking whether I go to the gym - and telling me of the benefits (duh I know, i exercise A LOT - I do exercise classes, weights, swimming and go to dancing classes...) In 6 years ive lost 4 stone....its taken me a while to get a healthy grip on food and exercise but im there :-)

They also keep asking whether im staying at the same weight now or losing any...

..its making me feel they think I'm fat!

BrokenDownstairs Thu 24-Apr-14 13:53:33

I am the same height and haven't weighed that little since I was a teen! You must be tiny

BIWI Thu 24-Apr-14 13:53:58

How can it be fat?! You have a BMI of 21 which is well within the range for your height.

Ignore them.

StuntBunny Thu 24-Apr-14 13:54:52

I'm the same height and look my best at around the 10 stone mark. Any more and I look big, any less and I look ill. I can't imagine that you look at all big at nine three.

superkatee Thu 24-Apr-14 13:58:37

I will try to ignore them :-)

I just have many issues about my weight and whenever the bring the topic up it brings it all back! I get very defensive...then I get paranoid!

But your right its silly! Its a healthy weight.

I wouldn't say im tiny - im a size 8 - 10! Im still quite curvaceous :-) But i work really hard to remain that weight / size. After being bigger I never want to go back to it.

Sometimes I think I have to give myself a slap round the face because I get way too obsessive - this thread being an example haha!

LokiTheCynicalCat Thu 24-Apr-14 13:58:44

I'm the same height. I look great at about 10st5 with a bit of muscle, that's my DH-can't-keep-his-hands-off-me weight.

You are very slim I would say.

Who is this toxic person banging on about your weight, and why haven't you ditched them from your life yet?

Sleepwhenidie Thu 24-Apr-14 13:59:12

You obviously aren't big - its just not possible at that height and weight, even if you did no exercise at all ...what other motivations might this person have? Do they have the non-existent perfect body smile?

SmileAndNod Thu 24-Apr-14 13:59:43

Flipping hec I can't imagine you look big at all. I'm 5'7 and a couple of years ago when I had a bit of stress and dd was about 1 my weight fell to 9.3. I looked ill.

Ignore, ignore, ignore.

I am your height and 10st and still not overweight so it sounds like you're pretty slim to me.

neolara Thu 24-Apr-14 14:01:33

I would think the person making these comments has "issues" around food. Ignore them. 9 stone 3 is most definitely NOT fat if you are 5 foot 6.

superkatee Thu 24-Apr-14 14:03:47

I work part time and this is someone I work with :-) It's probably all very innocent and they are just curious...its probably me taking it the wrong way!

Haha no they are over weight themselves!

Thank you guys :-) Just needed some reassurance, its still a very sensitive issue for me! I need to get out of the mind set of being ' big' and stop obsessing! Lifes too short!

abitofanangrybird Thu 24-Apr-14 14:05:15

Well done on your fantastic weight loss. That is a healthy, appropriate weight for your height so I don't think you have anything to worry about at all there. Is it possible the person in question is worried you might take the weight loss too far and that's why they're asking those questions? I might be barking up the wrong tree completely but I know when I lost several stones in weight a couple of people expressed concern and asked similar questions.

eurochick Thu 24-Apr-14 14:06:18

I'm the same height and that is obviously not fat. I've been between 9 and 10 stone all my adult life (pregnancy excepted). At 9 I start to look a little scrawny. At 10 I start to look a little heavy and my clothes get tight. I consider 9 and a half my ideal weight. That's bang in the middle of healthy bmi, so current medical advice would seem to agree.

Sleepwhenidie Thu 24-Apr-14 14:09:06

Maybe you are just taking it the wrong way and you are actually their role model!

superkatee Thu 24-Apr-14 14:15:57

abitofangrybird - Thank you! Erm possibly, they have asked whether I wanted to lose more...I probably am taking it the wrong way :-)

eurochick - thats great! I have quite a small frame so I think I could possible get away with losing a little more - I carry most of my weight on my bottom half! Unforunately my top half took the worse of the weight loss and I was left with sagging breasts with so fat just skin. I got breast implants to compensate for this :-) Haha ive had a whole remodel!

sleepwhenidie - Haha I would love that!

Joey8 Thu 24-Apr-14 14:19:16

That is definitely not big in the slightest. Honey, I totally understand where you are coming from. I was the same and its hard to get out of that mind set but just accept you are beautiful regardless how much you weigh.

I had a boob job too :-)

BIWI Thu 24-Apr-14 21:54:14

If you're a size 8-10 at that height then you are tiny!

Seriously - just ignore them. They are probably jealous of you.

TalkinPeace Thu 24-Apr-14 22:00:30

OP
look yourself up on here
cockeyed.com/photos/bodies/heightweight.html
and then ignore your snidey jealous "friend"

superkatee Fri 25-Apr-14 10:41:27

Thank you guys :-) TalkinPeace - That website is amazing! x

specialsubject Sat 26-Apr-14 18:29:20

obviously not big. 1 inch shorter than me, two stone lighter, and I'm not fat.

other person bitchy/stupid/whatever.

as violence is illegal, just tell them where to go.

superkatee Mon 28-Apr-14 17:20:45

Specialsubject - If they bring it up again I definitely will! Bring out some karate moves and claim self defence haha

TrueToYou Mon 28-Apr-14 17:27:48

I'm a size 8 fitness instructor and am the same as you.

Really sounds like this person is trying to belittle your massive achievements to make themselves feel better.

It's surreal that a size 8 woman is posting on MN to ask "am I fat?"

No. You're not.

Congratulations on how far you have come thanks

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