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May 23, 2013 8:42 PM

It all depends. I'm only 5'4", but I'm 144lbs.....and rockin' it pretty well. The more muscle you have the more you will probably weigh. =)

bump... def depends ont he frame of ther person.. the shape of body and most def muscle..
im 5'4" and started mfp at 234 and am now 193 but fit in a size 12 where a friend of mine who gave me the size 12 jeans wore then at 165 pounds! so in general weight is a number only.. especially when you workout and with weights!.. my goal is 175 because I'm me.. and my shape and muscle..and If i loose too much more my boyfriend will make me go find it! lol
laugh true though..LOL
May 23, 2013 8:56 PM
I'm 5'6 as well. My goal is to be a fit and curvalicious size 10 or 8. Not sure what weight that is but I'm aiming for 150 (currently 169 , size 12.)

Everyone is different depending on their frame, desires etc. You look awesome right where you are! I read your profile and would think you are below average. From things ive read online, the range is from 120-160 or so.
May 23, 2013 9:08 PM

Hi there

I am plateauing with a good weight loss, but wish to know what the average weight for someone my height is so I don't fret too much....I am 37 years old and sit on my arse in a desk job all day, but exercise about three times a week.

What's the average weight for any other 5 foot 6 inch ladies out there?


My cousins are both around 5'6'' and 145 lbs normally. They look hot.
Edited by JDBLY11 On May 23, 2013 9:09 PM
May 23, 2013 9:13 PM

Hi there my current weight is 169.8 and my goal weight is 165 because at that weight I am a size 8 and I do not wish to get smaller than that. I'm not sure if I have a lot of muscle weight or what because in looking at everyone else's posts who say that their average weight is 130-140 I would look HORRIBLE at that weight. When I did Weight Watchers in 2005 I got down to 143lbs which was a size 4 for me and I looked anorexic. When I got married in 2008 I was up to 160-165 and a size 8 and I looked great. All I know is for ME I wouldn't want to be any smaller than 165lbs.

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My cousin is a size 8 at 160-165. My dad calls her a "brick house" because she has such a strong pretty body.
May 23, 2013 9:16 PM
I'm 165 right now. Im also 5'6'. I tend to cary most of my weight in my bottom half and my legs are sorta strong. I build muscle very easy. My measurement are 36-31-41. I feel most confident when I am around 145-150. 120 looks too slim on me. Im 30 btw. Hope this helps ;-)
May 24, 2013 1:51 PM
I started at 160 and was kinda chunky, today I currently weight 143 and people think I am pretty skinny. I am trying to get down to about 130 and see what that looks like before losing anymore.
May 24, 2013 1:56 PM
I'm 138lbs, down from 146lbs, and I've got a small frame. Losing 8lbs has made a real difference, I actually feel a lot slimmer and much more comfortable as my weight tends to go onto my middle. My goal is around 130lbs (which tends to be consistent with a lot of others who've commented on this post). Anything less than this and my face would be too thin and that can be very aging at my age!!
May 25, 2013 12:25 PM
I have a small frame but good muscle tone and I currently weigh 149 :/ which gives me a nice pooch over my belly and a layer of fat everywhere else. I currently wear a size 6 jeans/8 dress (because of my chest I think). My goal is 125, but that said, I was at 114 for years without trying and ate a TON. I looked thin but not unhealthy. So I agree, a lot of it is your frame and body type.

Also, if any of you 5ft 6in ladies want to add me as a friend, I need some support from people with similar goals! :)
May 25, 2013 1:31 PM
Bump i wanna know this too
May 28, 2013 6:52 PM
I'm curious and I made this account just to ask, I'm 13 and I'm 5 foot 6 but I'm 115 pounds. Is that healthy?
May 28, 2013 7:19 PM
Im 138 now and wish to be 130- which is pretty small for me as I have a large frame, but hopefully I get close to there!
May 28, 2013 10:50 PM
What do people mean when they say they have a small, medium or large frame? I don't think I understand that. What makes your frame a particular size? And how can you tell the sz of your frame? How can I tell the sz of mine?
May 29, 2013 12:03 AM

What do people mean when they say they have a small, medium or large frame? I don't think I understand that. What makes your frame a particular size? And how can you tell the sz of your frame? How can I tell the sz of mine?

You can get a quick and easy estimate of your frame size by simply wrapping your thumb and index finger of one hand around your wrist of your other hand. If they overlap you have a small frame; if they just meet you have a medium frame; if they can't touch you have a large frame. You can also calculate it by measuring your wrist with a tape measure or by measuring your elbow breadth (need assistance for the second measurement).

The following website shows you how to determine your frame size using a tape measure:

The following website has a calculator that gives you an ideal weight range for your height after you have determined your frame size:

The ideal weight for each frame size gives you a weight range of about fifteen pounds. A more muscular person would likely aim for the higher end of the range and a less muscular person for the lower end. Of course, these are just guidelines and each individual has to determine a weight where they feel comfortable at what is sustainable for them.
Edited by ColleenRoss50 On May 29, 2013 12:32 AM
May 29, 2013 1:25 AM
I'm around 135 and want to lose a few more pounds - just to lose the last few stubborn bits of fat really. Don't think I could weigh much less with my frame as I'd end up looking scrawny. Think you have to judge it on a healthy BMI, body fat percentage etc but also what looks good on you because it's different for everyone.
May 29, 2013 3:35 AM
I am 5'6" and currently 125lbs, this however is not good for me, and doesn't suit my frame.

My ideal comfortable weight is 112lb, but realistic weight is 116lbs.

Lowest i've been was 105lbs, and although I felt great and healthy, obviously people said I was too thin.

I have very very small bones, and a tiny head, so if I gained weight i'd look very odd.

There isn't an average weight, there is a weight that your body feels right at. If I was at the upper end of healthy for my height it wouldn't work for me , whilst someone else can be in the "unhealthy" range and look fantastic!
Edited by daisyboo84 On May 29, 2013 3:36 AM
May 29, 2013 9:06 AM
Thanks for the help! According to the website, I have a large frame lol. I guess Im a giant "on the inside" ;-) but that is fine with me bc I can not worry about the extra weight because according to them I am supposed to have it.

Ideal weight range: 138 - 155 lbs.

You are currently 11.0 lbs. over your target weight range. With the help of, you can reach 155 lbs. in 11 weeks or less. Imagine that! You could be at your ideal weight by August 14th or sooner!
Edited by TiffanyTiffany247 On May 29, 2013 9:09 AM
May 29, 2013 10:22 AM
I am 42, 5'6 and 143 lbs. Everyone around me tells me I look fine, but my feel good weight is 135, and I am determined to get back to it.

I was always a size 8 in pants but went up to a 10 when I hit 145 (my highest weight not being pregnant!). I don't like double digits. ;)
Edited by KPMP1992 On May 29, 2013 10:26 AM
May 29, 2013 12:24 PM
My goal is around 140.
June 29, 2013 3:28 PM
So far at 5"6 I currently weigh 165 but I wear size 8 in pants,mediums in tops, and my measurements are 37-29-40.5. Since apparently I have a small frame I still look a bit over weight, but I'm a pear-shape so I carry most of my weight in my lower-body and my lower stomach. My goal weight is 130 hopefully I'll get there in a couple of months. :)
Edited by mNassie On June 29, 2013 3:31 PM
June 29, 2013 3:34 PM
I am 5' 6", large boned and my trainer told me I should weigh 163#. I am a pear shape and carry my weight well. Still have a way to go to get there. My initial goal is 180 and then I will re-assess
June 29, 2013 3:42 PM
I'm 5ft 6 1/2in, 42 yrs old at 124 lbs, and a small frame. I think I'm in better shape now than when I was in my 20s even. I'm trying to gain a little muscle, and honestly still trying to decide if 124 is too small. My husband thought I looked too thin, but I'm not sure if I'm really too thin or if he's just not used to me this size (mostly size 4s, 6s depending on the brand). I'm not having any trouble maintaining this for now at least while I take my time figuring things out. I eat healthier now than I ever have, and am enjoying it!
June 29, 2013 3:45 PM
I am 5'6 and I am aiming for 135 lbs.
I feel it is my most comfortable weight.
June 29, 2013 5:18 PM
I'm 5'6 and look my best at 115lbs. i'll be happy to weigh more with less body fat though.
June 29, 2013 5:51 PM
I am 136 lbs and I'm trying to get down to at least 125 lbs. I'm a small frame and yes I feel quite heavy at 136.
June 29, 2013 7:50 PM

I'm curious and I made this account just to ask, I'm 13 and I'm 5 foot 6 but I'm 115 pounds. Is that healthy?

You are only 13 years old.
Get off the scale and live your teenage years while you still have them.
Adult weight does not apply to children.


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