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What's a good weight for 5'4"?

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Olivetti Wed 19-Oct-11 13:38:57

I'm not going to say what I am, because I don't want people being kind grin I genuinely want S&Bers views on what is a nice weight for my height. My frame is small/medium and I have natural (i.e. before fat!) boobs and hips. Thanks!

smartyparts Wed 19-Oct-11 13:40:29

I would say about 9 stone or less?

aStabbingStrangleways Wed 19-Oct-11 13:43:37

I'd say about 9 stone too. I am a very similar height and shape to you, by the sounds of things; used to be 8-8.5 stone as a young whippersnapper but think that would be too skinny now. Currently a bit over 9st after years of being 10.5st, and I look so much better.

Lancelottie Wed 19-Oct-11 13:43:58

anything from 7 stone 10, to 10 stone 5, according to the good ol' BMI index.

Sigh. I was 7 and a bit at age 18...

Jojay Wed 19-Oct-11 13:45:26

I'm 5'4" and between 8 1/2 and 9 stone is right for me

HOMEMADECHUTNEY Wed 19-Oct-11 13:45:31

I think around 8st 12lbs is considered a 'good' weight (at least according to my Wii Fit!).

Of course it is all very subjective - most important thing is that you feel happy and healthy with your weight <like you really needed me to tell you that grin>.

bibbitybobbitybloodyaxe Wed 19-Oct-11 13:46:17

Depends how old you are.

I think under 9 stone and your face will suffer a bit if you are 40+.

I am 5'3" and would be ecstatic if I weighed 9 and a half stone but then I am a natural endomorph and have never been less than a size 12 in my life (except when I lived exclusively on coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs).

rockboobs Wed 19-Oct-11 13:47:46

i'm about that height, my frame is small and i'm a (bf-ing) 34B. I'm weighing in at 8 stone 2 pounds at the moment but expect to put back on a couple of pounds when the bf-ing ends.

Before I was preg I was a static 8 stone 5lbs. I'm 40 years old so I've naturally put on some since my 20's.


Olivetti Wed 19-Oct-11 13:48:49

Thanks everyone. I basically agree, I think about 9 st. I'lltell you what I am now - about 9st 10. Had a baby 11 months ago, so no real excuse for the extra. But here's the thing - I don't think I look overweight, particularly. What I mean is, I can see I need to lose about 2 inches off my waist, but would that really equare to 10lbs? Also, I don't eat that much and I do a reasonable amount of exercise, so HOW am I going to lose it without starving to fainting point???

ShowOfHands Wed 19-Oct-11 13:49:06

I'm 5ft 3" and need to lose a stone (had a baby 6 weeks ago). I'm fittest/healthiest at just under 9 stone.

ShowOfHands Wed 19-Oct-11 13:51:00

Olivetti, ignore the scales. Eat well and exercise, maintain a healthy waistline and trust your energy levels and shape more.

Olivetti Wed 19-Oct-11 13:51:36

What's a healthy waist measurement though?

BattyDevineIntervention Wed 19-Oct-11 13:51:36

10lb of fat would probably be 2 inches from your waist if it was ALL fat and no lean muscle.

To answer your question I am 5 foot 5 so only one inch taller but I look and feel pretty great at 10 stone but I have a reasonable lean mass (in that I am quite strongly built in muscle)

BattyDevineIntervention Wed 19-Oct-11 13:51:59

(I'm not 10 stone at the moment but working on it!)

Egg Wed 19-Oct-11 13:52:51

I am 5 ft 3 and weigh about 8 stone 4. Sometimes go down to just above 8 stone and occasionally reach 8 and a half. I think my weight is fine but I badly need to tone up!

alarkaspree Wed 19-Oct-11 13:54:04

9st 10 is in the healthy weight range. So if you think you look fine, you really are fine.

I am 5ft 3 and at 10st my waist looks fine and my legs look fat. If I lose more weight my top half gets thinner and my legs still look fat.

Hullygully Wed 19-Oct-11 13:54:35

<kills self>

NotJustClassic Wed 19-Oct-11 13:54:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chestnutx3 Wed 19-Oct-11 13:56:31

it depends if you do any exercise or not, better to weigh more and have some muscle tone.

Olivetti Wed 19-Oct-11 13:57:51

I go to the gym and go swimming twice a week. My jeans have got looser and all my clothes look better, but my weight NEVER shifts!

belgo Wed 19-Oct-11 13:58:02

9st is a healthy weight, as lots of posters have said.

The thing is, 10st is also a healthy weight and if you are happy with what you look like, and take exercise, there is no reason for you to diet.

AheadlesswomancalledHorse Wed 19-Oct-11 13:59:48

I would say go on your bust/waist/hip measurements more than weight, because as we all know us ladies are fantastic at having extreme variaties of body shape even when we're the same height/weight.

I'm 5'4 and my extremes are from; 7st & a half (looked underweight), 10st (was training & had legs that Chris Hoy would be jealous of).

Most comfortable when, pre-pregnancy, I was 8st 10lbs and 36-28-36 (although I could've done losing a few inches off my tum)!

alwaysblue Wed 19-Oct-11 14:04:24

im 5"3 and 9 and a half stone. in the last few months ive started exercising a lot and people keep telling me ive lost loads of weight. ive actually only lost a few pounds but have obv toned up a lot because of the exercise. so i agree with chestnut, a few more pounds with muscle tone is fine too.

BerryLellow Wed 19-Oct-11 14:05:02

I'm just slightly under 5'4 and weigh around nine and a half. I think I'd probably look better at closer to nine, but I'm not too unhappy as I am. In fact I'd happily weigh more if it went to my bottom instead of my middle <stupid apple shape>

afishcalledmummy Wed 19-Oct-11 14:12:29

I think weight is kind of irrelevant as a stand alone figure - you need to take into consideration size. I am now a good 10 lbs heavier than I was in my early 20s, but am smaller than I was (in measurements, not vanity dress sizes). This is probably because I did no exercise in my youth and now am a bit of a gym bunny and am a lot healthier (as in I eat proper, nutritious) food.

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