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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 5'7'' and weigh 10st 7lb, aged 49. I consider myself a stone overweight, although tbh this 'extra' weight has been around for so long now I'm starting to adjust my concept of what's 'normal' for me. I'm an hourglass but a lot of the extra weight has accumulated around my middle, which alarms me.
Have cut out wine on weekdays as I think slipping into that particular bad habit hasn't done me any favours.
If I ever make it to 10st I'll re-evaluate but I just know that I always felt comfortable and 'me' at 9st 4-7lbs.
Weight should be whatever you are comfortable with. I was just under 8 stones for years and years, although I used to be able to eat for England. Cant eat/drink as much these days but definately slowing down and not as much manic energy.
I am 5'7.5" and currently 12 stone 5lb - but also 30 weeks pregnant!
My 'normal' weight is about 11 stone and size 12. At 10 stone I'm a size 10 with a gauntish face. At 9 stone 10 ish people tell me I look skinny and ill and that they're worried about me.
BUT I am quite muscly and large framed and have prominent collar bones (still visible now with pregnancy padding) and you can see my ribs at 10 stone.
My DMum is 5' 8" and weighs about 10 stone and buys a size 14 as she has quite wide hips, but very skinny legs, and a broad back and thick waist. She is a very different shape from me and looks very different from how I do at that weight.
I'm 5ft 8.5in. BUT you only have to look at threads like these to see that the variation in body weight to dress size is enormous. I'm fit too, but my legs remain stubbornly chunky. It really is a personal thing - I'd still look fine at 10st 6lbs - any more and I start looking chunky and I really struggle to find flattering clothes. I too enjoy consuming large quantities of red wine and sugar....I have to work at staying slim.