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deva87 Thu 07-Jun-12 17:54:13

What would you class as your ideal weight? Do you use BMI or go off your clothes size?

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Chubfuddler Thu 07-Jun-12 17:56:45

Both. I'm currently losing weight having let it creep up over several years. I am currently thirteen and a half and want to get down to around 11 stone to 11 seven which will make my BMI about 23 and as a pear shape I will be a size 12 top and 12/14 bottom.

<awaits arrival of nine stone five niners envy>

deva87 Thu 07-Jun-12 17:59:24

Haha I'm currently 12st 1 but am a size 6 waist and size 10 bust and hip...
Considering I started off at 16st 6 though I'm quite happy but still feel like I should weigh less if u know what I mean

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Chubfuddler Thu 07-Jun-12 18:00:44

That's brilliant. I was fifteen eleven at the end of January but the loss has stalled. Haven't gained just not losing.

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:02:28

I'm 5'8 and I am happiest at 9 st 10. This makes me a comfortable size 12 and sometimes a ten. I do need to be relatively careful what I eat to maintain that weight though.

deva87 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:02:59

Juggle up your diet - eat less one day then eat more the next - makes your metabolism work harder. Don't eat same foods either - vary it.

It's taken me a year to shift the weight so know loads of tricks smile if you need any help just give me a buzz

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Chubfuddler Thu 07-Jun-12 18:03:10

See. There we go.

Chubfuddler Thu 07-Jun-12 18:04:01

Thank you. I'm doing slimming world but I know what's to blame - too much wine!

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:05:37

Deva are you sure you are 12stone with those sizes? I weighted 12 stone just after I had my daughter in January and was more like a 14/ 16

ToryLovell Thu 07-Jun-12 18:06:43

Its a long time since I was 11 stone but I think that would be a good weight for me.

I look lighter than I am, although at my heaviest I was 16+ stone.

Actually I've changed my mind, I'd like to be 10 stone 13, so I can claim to be 10 stone something grin

deva87 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:09:28

Haha yeah I'm sure I'm that size. 34D bust, 26" waist, 38" hip. I'm 5ft 9 but I'm more leg than anything else and my weight seems to be on those lovely bloody thighs we all hate.

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scarlettsmummy2 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:12:01

You are very lucky!

deva87 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:13:11

Yeah I just hide the weight - did same thing when I was pregnant with my son - seemed to keep that a good secret until I was 7 months gone. When I was at my biggest I was only just going into a size 18

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GobblersKnob Thu 07-Jun-12 18:17:05

I am a inch taller but idea weight is about 10 6, which is a 12 for me, any smaller and I just look scrawny.

tittytittyhanghang Thu 07-Jun-12 18:17:46

11st 7lbs and size 14 at the mo. Desperately trying and failing to get down to about 10/10 and a half stone and be a size 10/12. <Wistfully thinking about prepregnancy body when i weighed about 9 stone and was size 8>

supernannyisace Thu 07-Jun-12 18:20:55

Five niner here. I am currently just a little over twelve stone.
Not happy with that, but have been running a lot and doing shred, both of which build lots muscle.
Size 12 on top, more like a 14 on bottom.
Lowest weight in recent years was 9
Stone 4 , but I lived on coffee n fags grin much healthier now.

NatashaBee Thu 07-Jun-12 18:26:36

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MamaGeekChic Thu 07-Jun-12 18:28:38

I'm 5'9, 12.5st and size 14, at 11.5st i'm a comfortable 12 and happy, at 10.5st i'm a 10 and anything below that i'm too thin. (been as low as 9 st 2lb) Desperately trying to get back to 11.5 before my wedding in september.

deva87 Thu 07-Jun-12 18:29:05

I thought that too Natasha coz when I was younger I could never get down lower than 14st which was a comfy size 14 for me. Now I just feel like I'm skin and bone apart from chunky thighs but GP keeps telling me I should be trying to lose more but I can't see where from lol

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dontpetthesweatythings Fri 08-Jun-12 13:43:19

Scarletts - I am 2 stone heavier than you and wear the same dress size ! I am a 12, sometimes a ten. If I was your weight I would be so scraggy ! Funny how weight works....

and I'm glad Deva about the thighs, mine is on the thighs too, how DO you get it off...

ceebeegeebies Fri 08-Jun-12 13:45:38

I am 5ft 8 and feel my ideal weight would be just under 12 stone (so where you are). This would take me to a comfortable size 12 top and 12-14 bottoms which, for my frame, I think would look great - however, I am nowhere near there at the moment so who knows what I would think if I ever get there hmm

bigTillyMint Fri 08-Jun-12 13:52:55

Scarlett, don'tpet and ceebee, I am 5'8" too. At 9st10 I am looking pretty slim and an easy size 10. I'm currently nearly a stone heavier and a size 12, and feeling a bit weebleish, but I can't face a dietsad

StealthPolarBear Fri 08-Jun-12 13:57:02

I was 16st6 about a year ago, am now 13 and want to lose another 3 (slightly smaller than 5'9). Currently wearing a s16 fairly comfortably with the odd s14.

cybbo Fri 08-Jun-12 14:02:42

I am 5 9 and feel lumpen at anything over 11 1/2 stone. I have skinny limbs and torso and carry all weight round arse and thighs.Its easy enough to disguise when I do feel fatter, I am losing with myfitnesspal ATM and want to be under 11 ideally

Am 12 top and 14 arse

bigwombat Fri 08-Jun-12 14:02:54

Natasha, I'm exactly the same about not changing size much - 5'10" and pre pregnancies, I weighed just under 11 stone. At this, I was a size 14 bottom and 12-14 top. Have never really been able to fit in size 12 trousers since early teens, although not overweight. Now sadly I'm at my heaviest at 13.10 and have been struggling with weight for a fair while. But in terms of size, I've only gone up to a 16 on the bottom and a 14-16 on the top! Puzzling really. Would like to weight 11-11.5 stone, any less, I'd feel scrawny!

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