Ideal weight for 5'3 🤔

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caremummy Tue 11-Jul-17 16:19:50

I'm 5'3 small-medium frame and doing SW & c25k. Just realised will need to think of and aim towards a target weight but as I've been overweight since the age of 12 I don't know 🤷‍♀️. My BMI is currently 27.5, the NHS suggested 7st10 (lower end) which I could never achieve and wouldn't want to. Any thoughts appreciated - t.i.a xxxx

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ItchyFoot Tue 11-Jul-17 16:22:02

I'm 5'3 and weigh 12 stone but trying to lose weight. My goal for the moment is just under 10 stone.

missmoz Tue 11-Jul-17 16:25:36

Five foot 3 and I'm 9 stone. Would like to be a 8 and a half stone.

I'm slimish but quite flabby.

LemonBreeland Tue 11-Jul-17 16:27:38

I think somewhere between 8 and a half and 9 and a half would be fine. Personally I'm happiest at 8 and a half but it is too hard to maintain, so I try to stick to 9.

luckiestgirl Tue 11-Jul-17 16:29:49

I think it depends on each individual. I'm 5.3 and I'm about 12 stone. I look amazing at 11 stone but I don't enjoy the lifestyle I need to stay at that weight, so I'm pretty comfortable at 12 stone.

BoozaySuzay Tue 11-Jul-17 16:29:52

I think around 8 and a half to 9 stone is fine! At the end of the day, it's however you feel comfortable

FlavaFlav Tue 11-Jul-17 16:31:47

I'm 9st2 and feel quite big. 8st7 should be my maximum I think. I was just over 8st when I got married a couple of years ago and still don't look great in the photos. It's hard to carry as a shortarse sad


chowmeinchick Tue 11-Jul-17 16:35:35

I'm 5'3 and was always 8 stone before becoming pregnant. Hopefully I will lose some weight after but aiming for about 9 as I thought I was too skinny. Just my opinion.

caremummy Tue 11-Jul-17 16:41:35

Thanks for replying, I agree it varies I unfortunately come from a line of short women who look overweight when over 9 stone but I've been carrying the v heavy baton in the family aha. I think I'll aim to get into the 10 stone bracket for now and then see. 🙂

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Callamia Tue 11-Jul-17 16:43:35

Under 8 sounds like hard work.
I'm 5" 3, and am usually somewhere between 8 1/2 and 9 stone. I feel a bit big (for my clothes) if I'm over 9, and I've not been near under 8 since my wedding day...

IAmTheWorwax Tue 11-Jul-17 16:46:06

Gosh I feel huge now! I'm 5"4 and 10 stone. I must carry it well as I get told I am slim.
I'd like to lose half a stone as I am a bit flabby.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Tue 11-Jul-17 16:47:16

I'm 5'3" and I feel my best at around 8st 8lbs. Right now, I'm around 8st 11lbs and I feel flabby - not helped by my C section pouch/flap! If that wasn't there, I'd probably not care so much about my weight.

I used the Get Fit With Davina website when I trying to lose weight last year, and the calculator on there said that 9st 1lb was a healthy and maintainable weight for a 5'3" woman.

cathyandclare Tue 11-Jul-17 16:59:01

I'm 5'3" I feel ok at 8st 9 and good at 8 st 5, I don't think I've been below 8st 2', my body or my greed just won't get that low and even at my lowest weight I've never looked remotely skinny.
If I teeter over 9 st 3 I look properly stocky
I LONG to be willowy but with short sturdy limbs that is an impossible dream.

revolution909 Tue 11-Jul-17 17:08:31

I'm 5'3 and weight exactly 9st. I had always been overweight so I still struggle to know what my "ideal weight" should be as I have no frame of reference. My size is a 6/8 and have a very athletic build (think visible muscles pretty much everywhere!)

n0ne Tue 11-Jul-17 17:41:06

I'm 5'3" and definitely feel a bit overweight at my usual weight of 11st but wouldn't want to go below 9st. After having DD and bfing for a year, I naturally got down to 9st 6lb and felt fantastic, but I felt like if I lost any more, I'd be starting to look gaunt. And my bum and hips disappeared which I hated! I was a size 10-12 at that weight, I wouldn't really want to be any smaller than that. It depends on your whole frame, not just your height.

roarityroar Tue 11-Jul-17 17:41:58

For me I look best at 8 stone 3 and feel fine up to about 8 stone 11. I'm fairly slight though.

How do you feel?

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Tue 11-Jul-17 17:44:38

I look good at anything under 9 and a half. I'm pear shaped though, so have v slim waist and torso at that weight, and just a slightly large arse.

houseinamess Tue 11-Jul-17 17:49:16

I am that height and should be around 9 stone, though I used to be 8 and a half some years ago. I need to lose a lot of weight as I'm around 12 stone at the moment, far, far too heavy. I have smallish bones and I just can't get away with any extra weight. It's just crept on despite having lost 2 stone a few years ago. I can't see how anyone this height would look good over 9 and a half stones unless they were quite big boned.

ChinchillaFur Tue 11-Jul-17 17:51:02

I think it does depend a bit on how petite your frame is and how big your boobs are. Also, half a stone makes a pretty big difference at the lower height range.

I'm 5'3 and hover around 9 stone. I have a small frame i.e. tiny wrists, no hips and definitely no boobs! I feel amazing at 8'7 but it is far too difficult to maintain. 9 stone is maintainable with little effort really. If I slide towards 9'7 I do start to look pudgy.

I reckon 7 stone would be extremely light for 5'3.

seething1234 Tue 11-Jul-17 17:56:00

I'm 5ft2 and 8 and half stone. I would never be able to get below 8 but would love to get to 8st3.

When I go above 9 I feel massive, I feel as wide as I am tall-not a nice feeling!

I have big boobs (dd) tiny waist but have a tendency to carry weight on hips and tummy. Slim fat is perfect expression for me. I look fine in clothes but have about 25-30% body fat

seething1234 Tue 11-Jul-17 17:57:33

I have two close friends my height and the are in the 7stone range and look bloody amazing

NatalieRushman Tue 11-Jul-17 18:04:11

I hover around 7 stone 12, and can drop a pound or two when I try, but I find 7 stone 12 is the perfect balance of feeling good and eating whatever I want.

Boulshired Tue 11-Jul-17 20:16:40

I am 5 foot 3 but anything below 9 and I look ill. I am an hour glass and no amount of dieting will reduce my 36" hips and 36" E boobs. At my thinnest I was 36 - 24 - 36. My size must make me look taller as people are always surprised by my height and assume I am taller.

revolution909 Tue 11-Jul-17 20:22:11

You're lucky boulshired my boobs are gone sad

Soubriquet Tue 11-Jul-17 20:24:36

Sorry to hijack slightly but wanted to say thank you OP.

This gives me an idea of what I should be aiming for. I'm severely underweight so being 5"3 it looks like 7 stone would be a good minimum at least

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