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ishouldtryabiteachdayy Mon 08-Jun-20 22:01:11

I've just measured my waist and it's 34 inches. My jeans btw are size 32 so they are lying to me. And the NHS say I should have a waist measuring under 31.5" blush What is yours ?

Link to NHS wisdom on things waisty
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/lifestyle/why-is-my-waist-size-important/

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LeGrandBleu Mon 08-Jun-20 22:08:15

Once you have a waist measurement you can go here fitness.bizcalcs.com/Calculator.asp?Calc=Body-Fat-Navy add the neck measurements and find out what your body fat percentage is

delilahbucket Mon 08-Jun-20 22:13:34

Mine is 30.5 inches but the clothes I wear say they are for a 29-29.5 inch waist hmm

caperberries Mon 08-Jun-20 22:14:49

28

LovingLen Mon 08-Jun-20 22:16:11

31 inches, I’m a size 12-14

DazzlingDee Mon 08-Jun-20 22:16:31

26.5 inches

IagoWithABlackberry Mon 08-Jun-20 22:17:38

26 but I wear a bigger waist usually. I think my jeans are 28 but that's because I don't like close fitting clothes generally.

Dairyfairies Mon 08-Jun-20 22:21:42

31 inches. Nurse said it was quite high when I had my 40 year check up and recommended I see the GP to see what I could do to reduce it.

I ignored her though - I am 5'11 and my BMI is 21.

Cheeseycheeseycheesecheese Mon 08-Jun-20 22:27:11

30, I wear a 10/12 usually
I thought I was a 28 because DH wears 30/32 and his jeans only stay up on me because I have a fat bum 😂

HibiscusPot Mon 08-Jun-20 22:32:01

Mine is 31/ 32 (bloat variations) though my jeans are 29! It’s not perfect, but I’m 5ft 10 and not overweight and I’m fit. I can’t see how a 5ft woman and a 5ft 10 woman can use the same number.

NotNowPlzz Mon 08-Jun-20 22:37:22

34 inches. Apparently 34 inches is when it can start being detrimental to your health. I am an obese size 18 but very hourglass which is less dangerous to your health. I feel fine how I am but will prob try to get down to a 16 at some point.

OpenWheelRace Mon 08-Jun-20 22:38:28

My waist is 32"

But my arse is 46" (and bust 42") so I'm ridiculously portioned.
Buying clothes is a nightmare.

myfuckingfreezer Mon 08-Jun-20 22:38:48

33 inches and I'm a size 14 so that's about right. But it's down from 39 inches in January [preens]

OpenWheelRace Mon 08-Jun-20 22:38:56

*proportioned

Titsywoo Mon 08-Jun-20 22:39:32

38 inches band I'm a size 18

NataliaOsipova Mon 08-Jun-20 22:39:33

25 inches. I’m not skinny, but I am small.

nancyjuice7 Mon 08-Jun-20 22:39:40

27

Very annoying as sizes are 26 & 28 so I have to chose between being cut in half or saggy bum/leg look

EmmaC78 Mon 08-Jun-20 22:39:50

My waist is 28" and is one of the few parts of my body I am happy with smile

OpenWheelRace Mon 08-Jun-20 22:40:03

@myfuckingfreezer That's fantastic, well done!

ShowOfHands Mon 08-Jun-20 22:40:23

27 inches.

I wear a size 8, not sure what waist size that is supposed to equate to

NotNowPlzz Mon 08-Jun-20 22:40:23

@OpenWheelRace you're prob very hot though grin that sounds like Jessica Rabbit measurements lol

tinyradish Mon 08-Jun-20 22:40:25

25 inches, size 6

PurBal Mon 08-Jun-20 22:42:31

It was 27 when I got married 2 years ago. But about 29 now.

DippyAvocado Mon 08-Jun-20 22:43:33

30 inches, though like PP jeans are 29. My waist is my thickest part, always has been. I have really skinny arms and legs but have never had a defined waist, always just been straight up and down. I wear a size 10.

otterturk Mon 08-Jun-20 22:46:59

It was 24. At nearly six months pregnant I hate to think!!

I think some people may be measuring their hips not waist.

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