Have others felt too large at 8 stone?

(34 Posts)
Christmasbug Wed 04-Dec-19 17:44:55

Just that really- I’m not very tall (5ft 3) and have a really small frame. Just wondered if others felt same and, if so, have you lowered your normal weight? Feel silly thinking about it but I have fair amounts of visible fat.

Not a gloat and not being mean to those at higher weight- accept I’m unusual and a very small build.

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Christmasbug Wed 04-Dec-19 17:53:46

Just me then I guess...

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Maltesefalcon Wed 04-Dec-19 17:55:28

9 mins you gave people to answer, I think you might need to wait a little bit longer hmm

MarleneandBoycie Wed 04-Dec-19 17:57:10

Weight tells you nothing. If you are fat, you are fat.

hollieberrie Wed 04-Dec-19 17:59:28

I'm short, medium build, and currently my heaviest ever at 9 stone - I feel awful. So i can imagine that if you have a tiny frame you could definitely feel the same at 8 stone.

MrsMaiselsMuff Wed 04-Dec-19 18:00:21

It is healthy to have some fat!

Do you do any weight bearing exercise?

gamerchick Wed 04-Dec-19 18:02:20

Your weight is fine for your height but there's nothing stopping you from exercising if you're feeling a bit wobbly. Weight means nothing, a tape measure is a better guide.

Unless you have some sort of eating disorder then you probably should speak to your GP


sebashocked Wed 04-Dec-19 18:04:29

Yup, me too. Same height, petite but with quite wide hips. Feel heavy and flabby when I weigh 8 stone or more. When I feel I'm too big, I cut out booze and any rubbish and up my activity- find hot power yoga particularly good for toning up.

supercee Wed 04-Dec-19 18:05:56

I'm the same as @hollieberrie 9 stone to others seems low, to me being 5'3 and petite, it's big. I'm currently about 9.5 and I look and feel horrible. All bone and flabby tummy and no muscle. So to someone very slight 8 stone may feel big.

Off to read the Fast800 book again.

Mrscog Wed 04-Dec-19 18:08:02

No, but I’m same height and 8.5 stone is the point where I have to take action so I can see why you might feel that. For me 8 stone is my perfect weight.

WwfLeopard Wed 04-Dec-19 18:11:06

I’m a little shorter, 9 stone is my absolute cut off

Christmasbug Wed 04-Dec-19 18:11:11

Glad there are others that feel the same- must just be some weird build thing!

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haba Wed 04-Dec-19 18:16:51

I am very short- only 5 foot, and at 8 stones I am not thin in any way!
My ideal is about 7st 8lbs, and I haven't been "thin" since I was a child. Heaviest I ever was was 10stone 8....and that was at 42weeks with DS who was 8lb11oz.
Some people are built on a smaller scale smile

Christmasbug Wed 04-Dec-19 19:40:11

@sebashocked do you mind me asking what your ‘perfect’ weight is?

Glad it is not just me re the small build, perceived low weight but lots of flab!

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sebashocked Thu 05-Dec-19 19:32:51

I feel happy around 7 st 5. Below that I can look a bit a scrawny

Handbag101 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:06:10

5ft 1 here and my perfect weight is 7.13 give or take. I watch what I eat and hit the gym 4 to 5 times a week - cardio and weights. I do allow myself to go up to 8.3, but like the OP, I can feel the weight.

I love going to the gym and eating healthy most of the time so it's no hardship.

fishonabicycle Sun 08-Dec-19 08:18:24

I'm 5 foot and felt chubby at 8 stone. Am around 7 5 at the moment and can still afford to be less. I exercise regularly and don't carry weight well at all.

MarthasGinYard Sun 08-Dec-19 08:27:07

Not this again.

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Thu 12-Dec-19 21:29:46

I've finally got down to my goal weight of 'less than 9 stone' - 8 stone 13lbs exactly, and now I've read this thread and feel positively enormous


ncqtime Thu 12-Dec-19 21:34:14

Yep, me. I realise I'm not like most people in that regard but at 8 stone my belly sticks out further than my boobs and my thighs start to bother each other. Much happier being a bit lighter.

TheReef Thu 12-Dec-19 21:44:39

I'm the same height as you, at 9 stone I felt slim but still curvy and a little comfortable. If I went any lower people said I looked ill. I was happy at 9 stone

IceBearRocks Thu 12-Dec-19 22:40:51

Jeez ..I'm 5ft 3 and when I was 7 st 6lbs I was asked if I was anorexic and obvs I was..... and bulimic...I used to pass out on a regular basis and paramedics made a concern regarding me....

fishonabicycle Wed 18-Dec-19 15:05:33

Well I'm definitely not unhealthy! Eat well, exercise, and am not thin.

SugarMiceInTheRain Wed 18-Dec-19 15:09:50

I'm 4'11" and look pretty chunky at 8st. I look good at about 7st but have been about 7.5 for the past year, recently creeping up towards 8st. I have very little muscle and a horrible stomach which I can do very little about (c section overhang).

FLOrenze Wed 18-Dec-19 15:15:58

I also depends on where the weight is carried. If it around the middle , it does make you feel fatter. I am 5 feet and have big thighs and large breasts. I am happy if I weigh between 7 and 7:12. At the top end I feel uncomfortable, and look too skinny at the 7 stone mark.

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