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March 23, 2012 3:09 PM
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I'm 5'10" with an athletic build and weigh 152 and I'm planning on staying here. I wear a 4 or a 6 - mostly a 6.


It's info like this that is so fascinating to me! Years ago, when I was doing triathlons, I weighed 150 or so, and am 5'11". Never, ever got below a size 12, though! Occasionally squeezed into a size 10. It's a real head scratcher... but is good info for the OP to have.

Anyway, to answer the OP, I'm 5'11" and have felt/ looked comfortable at 150-165. I'm hoping to end up in that range again.
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March 23, 2012 3:14 PM
5'9" and aiming for 150 ... I've been down to 145, but it was hard to maintain (& below was too low for me in the past). For me, it is less about a number and more about how I feel!
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March 23, 2012 3:29 PM
I'm 5'9, I started at 198lbs and am currently 165lbs. My goal is 154, but I'd quite like to be 150. The least I've ever weighed was 135 and I really liked how I looked (I have always had quite thin lower legs and forearms and the rest of me matched at that weight) but I think many years and 2 kids have ruined my chances of getting there again.
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March 23, 2012 3:31 PM
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QUOTE:

I'm 5'10" with an athletic build and weigh 152 and I'm planning on staying here. I wear a 4 or a 6 - mostly a 6.


It's info like this that is so fascinating to me! Years ago, when I was doing triathlons, I weighed 150 or so, and am 5'11". Never, ever got below a size 12, though! Occasionally squeezed into a size 10. It's a real head scratcher... but is good info for the OP to have.

Anyway, to answer the OP, I'm 5'11" and have felt/ looked comfortable at 150-165. I'm hoping to end up in that range again.


I know what you mean, I used to fit size 10 pants (US size 6) but have never got below a 14 (or 10) in the top. I'm guessing it is because I have broad shoulders and narrow hips?!? Also I sometimes had to go up a size in pants to get the legs long enough. Clothing sizes are weird!
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March 23, 2012 9:39 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I'm 5'10" with an athletic build and weigh 152 and I'm planning on staying here. I wear a 4 or a 6 - mostly a 6.


It's info like this that is so fascinating to me! Years ago, when I was doing triathlons, I weighed 150 or so, and am 5'11". Never, ever got below a size 12, though! Occasionally squeezed into a size 10. It's a real head scratcher... but is good info for the OP to have.

Anyway, to answer the OP, I'm 5'11" and have felt/ looked comfortable at 150-165. I'm hoping to end up in that range again.


I attribute my smaller size to weight lifting. Last year when all I did was run, I weighed between 158 and 162 and I was a size 10. Ever since I started weight lifting, my inches have just dropped, but my weight has barely dropped.

Edited to add - I also recently did one of those frame size calculators (not that I put too much faith in online calculators) but they said that based on my wrist size, I have a small frame....
Edited by TluvK On March 23, 2012 9:41 PM
April 1, 2012 5:35 PM
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"need a sandwich" laugh There is a big range of healthy weights and everyone carries their weight very differently. When you throw in muscle mass things get even more confusing. There are a couple of measurements that you can take to tell if you are on the right track.

Supposedly your wrist size can give you a clue to your frame size. Anyone else heard this? You wrap your thumb and your middle finger around your wrist. If the tips meet, you have a medium sized frame and should aim for the middle of the weight range. Middle finger falls below thumb tip for small frame sizes, etc. Not sure about that but I do know another very important measurement is your waist size. Supposedly this number can predict your heart health.

I am 5'10" and I have weighed everything from 145 (wedding day 18 years ago) to 190 (pregnant 11 years ago). I am very active so even when the scale has a high number I always feel like I look good.laugh I think this is where being taller is awesome. It feels like we can get away with weighing more somehow...


Even with using wrist size, it still is a very poor gauge of frame size. Based on my wrist size I have a small frame. But based on my actaul hips, because I am 5'6 and even when i was an athlete and under or around 100 lbs with under 10% body fat my hips were STILL 36 inches. So not remotely a small body frame. Better to just look at fat mass vs. fat free mass.


Hip size is different from waist size. It is our "waist" size that is a good indication of our heart health. The apple shape ( large waist ) is more at risk for heart disease than the pear shape ( large hips and thighs ).
April 1, 2012 5:38 PM
I am 5'10 and aiming for 140. I've been there before and felt good about it.
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April 1, 2012 5:40 PM
I'm just over 5'9" and my skinny is 175-180lbs or that was my skinny weight. I'm aiming for 160lbs this time but if it get to lookin like I need a sandwich I'll stop. smile
April 1, 2012 6:44 PM
I am 5'9.6 with a medium build and 124-125 Ibs right now. I feel comfortable being 126 or a bit less.
I was 142 when I first checked after a while last summer.
At my heaviest I was 150 and felt really huge.

I am a uk size 6-8 right now (us 2-4 I presume though us sizing seems generous)
April 2, 2012 5:23 AM
I'm 5'10. I started at 270 and 20W. I'm 231 now and a regular 18. A 12 would be ideal for me, which would put me at about 180, I guess?
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January 24, 2013 2:58 PM
I'm 5'10" and currently coasting from 150-155. I got to 145 in November and was unsatisfied with my look, so my goal is around 130-135 right now. I'm also big boned, but I don't mind my collar bones and that protruding, I think it looks just fine.
February 16, 2013 1:15 PM
I'm 5'10" and currently around 160. My goal is to get between 145-150. Anyone who has lost weight--about how long did it take you? I know that everyone's different, but I'd like to plan this out for myself. I understand losing about a pound a week is good?
February 16, 2013 1:40 PM
I'm almost 5'9" and I started at 165 and the lowest I got on MFP was 153. My goal is 145 and I feel like its so difficult for me to just get below 153! Then I started Jillian 30 day ripped and within 3 weeks I gained 4 lbs :/ so I'm 157 now ugh! My other goal is to wear a bikini at age 38 in the summer and feel comfortable in it :) lets hope
I can do this within 3.5 months until summer arrives :)
February 16, 2013 1:51 PM
I am 5'10" and weigh 176 about size 10 - 12. Pre cancer diagnosis I was 143. Who would have thought you gain so much during chemo!! Hope to get down into the 150's and will re-evaluate then. At least I am still here....just want to be a healthy weight.
February 16, 2013 1:59 PM
I'm 5'9, I feel most comfortable in the 150s, anywhere from 150-159. I am 159 now...woo hoo!
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February 16, 2013 2:37 PM
I am 5"9....I started out at 380 pounds and now weigh 198 pounds. With so much weight loss I have excess skin. (Estimated at a Dexa Scan about 5 kilos/11 pounds of skin)...it was recommended a ideal weight for me would be around 79-81 kilos/180 pounds. But I am mostly going to base it on my body fat %. Currently its 27.6% and my aim is 20-22%.
February 16, 2013 2:41 PM
I am 5'9 my start weight this year was 175, current is 161.2. My first goal is 155 where I was last year this time. I would love to get to 145 again, where I was almost 10 years ago, thats where I was most comfortable. I have been 125 before, I definitely needed a sandwich, chips and a candy bar at that weight.
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