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Does this website jive with your goals?

I saw this website, amongst others, 2 days ago. It was a wake-up call for me. It said I should weigh 10-18 lbs. less than what I thought of as my goal weight. I checked other sites, and they all said about the same thing.

small frame
120-133 lbs.
current weight-145

Do your weight goals fall into these ranges?


Thu. Mar 6, 10:04am

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No, I currently weigh 10 pounds less than recommended for my sex, height and frame on this Web site, yet my body fat percentage is above the ideal according to other resources.

I'm guessing that the uncounted variable is AGE. 20 years ago I carried enough muscle so that I would have fallen into the recommended range of this site at my current height and fat percentage. However, women do lose muscle as they age, even maintaining or increasing activity levels.

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 10:13 AM

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This link is more accurate for me than most I've looked at, but I have just learned not to trust these "one size fits all" approaches. Not the least because I don't really understand how to know whether I have a small, medium, or large frame.

I have chosen instead to focus on what is a good clothing size for me: from looking at past pictures of myself, I know that a size 6 is perfect for my 5'4". And I also know that this means I'll weigh around 145 pounds. That puts me almost overweight by most BMIs, so I am going to ignore them. I know my body better than some random website!

If you really want something more scientific, doctors, nutritionists, and personal trainers at gyms have machines that can measure your bone mass and muscle mass and give you an accurate and healthy goal for *your* body.

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 11:22 AM

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Actually I like THIS link better than I've seen on others. I'm 5'2" and had a goal weight of 120 in mind. Well I'm there now but have seen on other sites that "ideal" weight would be 110 for a small frame! AARRGH,,, how discouraging! Another 10 pounds?!?!?! This site you attached said 121 on the high end for a small frame, definately like that better!

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 11:57 AM

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Some of the websites suggest finding your bone size by wrapping your thumb and middle fingers around your opposite wrist. If your fingers overlap, you have small bones; just touch, medium bones; don't touch, large bones.

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 11:57 AM

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To the 11:22 poster, there is a small exercise you can do to ascertain small, med, or large frame. Take your Thumb and pointer finger around your wrist, if they overlap you have a small frame, if they just touch - med and don't touch is large frame. It's one way of determining that anyway....

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 11:59 AM

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We said the same thing at almost the same time. We're twinkies!

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 1:21 PM

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How does it work when I can overlap my fingers around my wrist when I'm thin, but they don't touch when I'm fat?

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 10:31 PM

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