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Do you think your "ideal weight" follows your age? like 20's, 120's

if you're in you're 30's you should weigh in the 130's, and so on. I don't know many women in their 60's that weigh less than the 160's.

Thu. May 24, 11:32am

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It may be where weight tends to go, but it certainly isn't ideal. And weight doesn't have to go up that high. My mother at 75 and 5'5" weighs 112 (BMI of 18.6) and says she has never felt better in her life. Her doctor concurs.

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 11:36 AM

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Absolutely Not

I think that this is one of the most ridiculous ideas I've ever heard on ideal weight! Every body is different, and a healthy weight is different for everyone based on height, muscle mass, and bone structure. There is no one idea weight for every age group! Wow...

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 11:37 AM

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How many 200 lb centenarians are there?

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 11:42 AM

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according to the theory posited by the OP, a person would be 200 years old and weigh 200 pounds, not 100 years old. completely ridiculous theory.

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 11:46 AM

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i don't hate the theory as far as 20s = 120, 30s = 130, 40s = 140.... that's where i've found myself... perhaps there's a cut off at 40, though, b/c i don't want to be in the 150s at 50 etc...

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 12:07 PM

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Should - ha, no. But that's what happens if you don't prevent the muscle loss that comes with age. Read any health/fitness magazine - they're always touching on how we gain a pound a year after the age of 30 if we don't take measures to preserve our muscle mass.

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 12:42 PM

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