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I don't want to start any arguments or rows but am curious to see whether I would be considered over weight for my age and height. I'm 23, and about 5 ft 6. I'm about 11 st 7 lb. is this considered to be over weight?! Some people say it is but I'm told I don't look it and my bmi is 23 but I wear a size 12-14. Is it me or do clothes shops highly differ in sizing depending where you go. E.g cheaper shops such as matalan or new look clothes come up small in your normal size where as in next they fit fine. Just wandering if any other women have the same problem. I can't get trousers or leggings to fit properly either. Round my wait I'm a 14 but the leg length is too baggy and long
I am also 5ft6 and I was 11st 2 and at doctor was classed as overweight! I lost weight down to 9st12 and was still classed as overweight at the doctors! I think 9st 9 was heaviest i could be for height, which would make me skin and bone! So I think if your comfortable and happy that's all that matters,
Your BMI is 26 not 23 which puts you in the overweight category. I have lost a lot of weight over the past year and at 5ft 5 my BMI is now 24 and I'm a size 12. I still feel overweight though and am hoping to lose another stone. When I was massively overweight I thought that a size 12 would be really slim. Now I'm there I still feel chubby. A lot of it depends on how you carry your excess weight. I still have fat legs and a tummy so don't think I'll ever look slim unless I shed another 2 stone.
Up to bmi 29.9 you are not medically overweight ... whether you are happy and fit / healthy includes other matters
Clothes sizing is NO indication of what you weigh or don't. .. well not within 2-3 sizes anyway. I can get in some size 14's yet could not get on a size 20 trousers last week ! Most 16's are slack on me now and I am still losing weight,, couple stone to go
Sorry rubbish at maths! Well I'm a 36d bra and have a small waist but bum and hips. The bits I hate are the bits I can't get rid of. Have tried fad diets, gym, aerobics, swimming but arse and hips aren't going DH loves it that I'm curvy but I need to tone up. I hate how my clothes don't fit right
It's entirely how it feels to you. At five inches taller than you and the same weight, I feel like I sound be slimmer. But, I know I feel better half a stone lighter, but any more than that and I look weird.
If you've never been lighter, and you feel healthy, then that's fine.
If you do want to lose more weight, it sounds as if you need to do it through a permanent change in diet of exercise. It will be possible, but if you're fit and well, have a good diet and take enough exercise, then that's fine. You should focus instead on making sure your wardrobe suits you!