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Weight stays at 69-70.5 kg for 5'4 lady!!

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 14:20:10

I do some walking and then it comes off like goes to 68-69

healthy weight for my height is 66.7

i don't look fat but around stomach there is some fat. what can i do?

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Ilovecaindingle Sun 08-Jan-17 14:20:39

Fitness hula hoop??

Bluntness100 Sun 08-Jan-17 14:21:34

Go on a diet?

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 08-Jan-17 14:25:08

Do you do any other exercise besides walking?

I've found yoga vids on YouTube to be really helpful for toning up.

Also look at what you're eating. My diet is basically good but too many extras like biscuits and crisps and weight starts to creep up...

DailyFail1 Sun 08-Jan-17 14:42:58

Dieting/calorie restriction is about 80 per cent of weight loss. Try my fitness pal. Their calorie levels will give you an idea of how much you should eat at your height/activity level

mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 14:48:18

problem is im not too much over my normal healthy weight and in the past i have come down to 66 few times
but i want to lose and keep it off....

do you guys think my weight is alot for my height?

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Bluntness100 Sun 08-Jan-17 14:50:58

It's not a lot no.

DailyFail1 Sun 08-Jan-17 16:30:11

all that matters is how you feel about it and how fit you are. I'm a couple inches taller than you and am aiming for 60- 64kg. 68-70kg would still be flabby on me. But I'm a size 12 at my current weight and am mostly muscle and cellulite lol

mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 16:51:38

thanks, im actually just under 5'5 so not a full 5'5 and not a 5'4 either.....
sometimes i do wonder that i weigh this much but don't see it....apart from stomach and hips

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 16:52:31

any tips to keep it off? being a woman i think its hard to deal with stuff kids
marriage hormones lol so I think its very hard to control weight......

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Artandco Sun 08-Jan-17 16:55:09

I would be quite overweight at 70kg and 5'4 I'm afraid. I'm 5'4, and 48kg.

Just Walking is just normal activity rather than excercise. How much walking do you do? What is your diet like?

DailyFail1 Sun 08-Jan-17 17:13:13

Walking needs to be fast to be affective and you really do need to watch what you eat. I have a fitbit and will aim for fast walking that raises my heart rate to the 'fat burn zone'. But I also go to the gym twice a week and fitness class or do a climbing session once a week.

holliewilliams Sun 08-Jan-17 17:59:40

I'm 5'4 and weigh around 58-59kg and wear a size 10. I would feel overweight if I was any heavier. I don't diet or exercise really but I don't eat junk or processed food often and prepare all my meals from scratch.

You could try some exercises or stretches that specifically target your stomach as this is where bulge is most dangerous.

mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 18:51:18

in clothes I am a 12. not any long planned walks but here and there to 10-15 minutes but not very regular....

diet I eat home cooked meals most of the time occasionally take away.......

i do eat chocolate.

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 18:54:16

well 12-14 in clothes......
im like the pear or apple shape...
upper body looks fine maybe arms top part are bigger than before....

i've seen quite a few women like me....but i always feel better when im like below 66 kg...

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 18:55:18

48 kg at 5'4 that is great....well done....holliewilliams

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ArgyMargy Sun 08-Jan-17 18:57:12

68kg for 5'4" seems enormous to me; are you sure 66kg is a healthy weight for that height?

Jellybean85 Sun 08-Jan-17 19:00:06

It doesn't seem like enough exercise to actually keep you fit either? 10 - 15 minute walks not that regularly? Doesn't the NHS recommend a few times a week moderate exercise, it should get your heart rate up which walking wouldn't normally do.

If you followed the NHS guidance it's good for your health which is more important and you might find that with healthy eating and a bit more exercise the few extra kilos disappear grin

Rinceoir Sun 08-Jan-17 19:09:05

At just under 5 5 (164cm) a healthy weight is around 50-67kg. So 68kg is certainly not enormous! I'm this height and feel best at 60kg or so. Staying there is harder!

48kg kg at 5ft4 is slightly underweight, and associated with slightly more health risks than being 70kg at the same height.

OP I'm afraid Diet is at least 80% of the work of weight loss so I'd focus on that if you are keen to lose some.

RapidlyOscillating Sun 08-Jan-17 19:09:32

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 19:19:29

ArgyMargy 66kg is the maximum of the healthy weight range you know like when I looked online the range was like 58kg-66kg so I should be in between this

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 19:21:48

thank you Rinceoir you sound like one of the calculators I checked online....
you've been really helpful....

what i did once was take out all sugar and replace with dates....that seemed to work.....might have to go healthy again...

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 19:25:07

if I'm somewhere in between 58-66 like say 63-64 then even if I go up a little it wont go over my healthy BMI..problem is I lost weight and was 66kg but then it went back up again because i stopped my healthy eating....

so its very easy to go above my healthy BMI at 66kg...

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mumznet Sun 08-Jan-17 19:27:34

once i tried 2 glasses of water in the morning two before lunch and two before meals....that helped to make me full before eating and eat less...

problem is everything i do is wondering if there are any tips?

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Artandco Sun 08-Jan-17 20:44:29

The issue seems to be excercise also. 10-15mins walking a day really is tiny. That's literally not going anywhere and really can't be classified as 'walking'

I haven't ever dieted. But in terms of walking I walk around 20,000 steps a day minimum just getting on with life. Today it's recorded at 22,400 which is around 8miles.
Twice a week I run 5km before work.

I would say you need to be walking 2-3 hrs a day for it to be ' excercise'. Don't use the car at all.

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