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what weight are you if you are 5 ft 8?

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doineedhelp Wed 21-Nov-12 22:14:27

Please lovely ladies,

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

Thanks grin

willyoulistentome Fri 23-Nov-12 09:46:22

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!

BikeRunSki Fri 23-Nov-12 10:10:01

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!

ivykaty44 Fri 23-Nov-12 12:29:49

gnocci You may not like the question - but you didn't answer it either.

Muscle maybe denser than other materials but it will always weight the same pound for pound.

Trills Fri 23-Nov-12 12:47:54

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.

Trills Fri 23-Nov-12 12:49:01

(yes, I know, mass rather than weight, gravity blah blah blah)

gnocci Fri 23-Nov-12 13:34:20

Seriously ivy no one is that thick.

Exactly trills

lljkk Fri 23-Nov-12 13:58:12

I don't care how fat you may still feel, anyone who has recently lost 2+ stone deserves a standing ovation. That's a LOT, Well done!

dontcallmehon Fri 23-Nov-12 14:34:18

I'm 5 foot 7 and weigh 9 stone 3 ish. I feel quite slim at this weight.

GrownupGoth Fri 23-Nov-12 20:55:32

5 foot 8. I weigh 11 stone six. I am very very curvy (34G boobs, coathanger hips). I was 15 stone 10 just under two years ago.

I still feel fat.

DottyDot Sat 24-Nov-12 08:40:03

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... grin

user1488843780 Mon 06-Mar-17 23:48:26

I am 5''8 and weigh 11stone now (67kg) and am happy to say, don't worry about it!! I am 17 (Birthday was a week ago) so believe me, you're doing splendidly! I will likely gain weight as I get older as I am still developing, so don't worry about weighing 11stone 8lbs, that is a perfectly healthy BMI!

I know I am very late to this thread, but thought I would post anyway, just so you know - there isn't anything wrong with you!

I8toys Tue 07-Mar-17 12:28:49

I'm 5ft 8 and 9st 11. Too much for me and I have a belly. My ideal would be 9st-9st 7. I can be anything from a size 6 to 12 dependent on shop!

CountFosco Tue 07-Mar-17 16:44:07

It's easy enough to check on the nhs website to see the normal BMI range for your height which is 8st 10lb to 11st 11lb. What is your waist measurement? Waist to hip ratio should be <80% (so e.g. 31' waist, 39' hips is fine), and your waist measurement should be less than half your height. You should be doing 150 minutes of moderate exercise (e.g. fast walking, slow swimming) a week or 75 minutes vigorous exercise (e.g. running or fast swimming) and at least 2 sessions of strength training (yoga or weight count). If you do that are your weight you are fine, the health of your heart is actually more important than being tiny. A fit person with a BMI of 25 is healthier than an unfit person with a BMI of 18. And will feel a lot better as well.

You get very warped views of what is acceptable here, I can understand to a certain extend. I'm much shorter than you but have recently lost about a stone. I know I've lost weight and I know I've lost inches on my bust, hips and particularly waist (I do exercise every day). My clothes are now all between comfortable and loose and I'll no doubt start having to look at smaller sizes soon. But when I look at myself in the mirror when I'm naked I don't feel particularly smaller. The weight changes too slowly (as you go up and as you go down) for it to really be noticeable, the only people who comment on it are those who haven't seen me for a while.

dailystuck71 Tue 07-Mar-17 16:51:37

5'7. 11 stone. Was 10.5 and want to get to that again. Body not doing it though.

ItsJustACompanyPolicyOfMine Tue 07-Mar-17 16:52:47

Just so you all know - This thread is 5 years old!!

oldwife Tue 07-Mar-17 16:56:54

It is. I saw a reply from myself back there.

I've clearly spent too long on mnet grin

user1487519954 Tue 07-Mar-17 17:01:39

I'm 5 7 and a half and 11st 7 at the moment. (mid 20s)
Been slowly losing weight since I was 12st 4 last summer!
I think my ideal weight would be 10st 4, I stopped growing at 15 and was this weight aged 15-20 give or take a pound or two!
I'm a size 12-14 btw, was a 10-12 at 10st 4.

BWatchWatcher Tue 07-Mar-17 17:37:29

I'm 5'9 and 12 stone/77 kilos.
I'm muscley though and my tummy is flat. I'm a plough pulling shot put heaving type of woman!

Theconifers25 Tue 07-Mar-17 17:49:05

19 stone and size 22.

Theconifers25 Tue 07-Mar-17 17:49:31

And 5"8

humanfemale Tue 07-Mar-17 18:02:22

I'm always amazed too by the range of weights and sizes!

I am 5, 9", size 12 and 10 st 10lbs. Pretty muscular build and fairly large frame - my personal ideal is 10.5 stone and the lightest I've ever been is 9st 11 lbs - that was too thin.

Blinkyblink Tue 07-Mar-17 18:14:17

5.7 (.5) and 8 stone exactly.

Very fit, very healthy but eat quite a bit.

I don't look scrawny apparently and everything in proportion. I'm just very very slender.

Cloudhopping Tue 07-Mar-17 18:27:36

I'm 5ft 9, 10stone 10 and am a 12 - 14. I've got big boobs - 32E and a big bum/ thighs on a fairly small frame. I do a moderate amount of exercise but my body fat percentage is quite high. Would love to feel more toned and less 'curvy'.

hippospot Tue 07-Mar-17 18:51:47

At 5'8" I weigh 62kg, yes I know I am mixing metric and imperial!

But I have an athletic (read, flat-chested) build. Size 10 in most shops.

ArriettyClock1 Tue 07-Mar-17 21:08:52

I am 5' 7.5 and have to say that over 11stone I would feel and look really fat.

I look slim at 10st 4 but my perfect weight is 9.5 stone.

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