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TOPIC: What should my goal body measurements roughly be?

June 27, 2012 2:51 PM
I'm 5'1, have a large body frame and weigh 182lbs my body shapes a little confusing between hourglass and pear but I'm probably more a pear. My goal weight is to be 115-120lbs. What are good goals to have for my body measurements at goal weight? Here are my current measurements.

Bust: 42.5"
Waist: 36.75"
Hips: 45"
Butt: 45.5"
Shoulders: 42"
Thighs: 28"
Calf: 15.75"
Neck: 14.5"
Bicep: 14.5"
Ribcage: 36.25"

What's a good goal to have for my Bust, Waist, Hips and Thighs?
Also are my measurements considered disgustingly huge for my height? I just feel like I have a "man body" and don't feel very feminine.
June 27, 2012 2:54 PM
I wouldn't say that you need to have any measurements firmly in place...just watch them start to change and decline! That is the best feeling :) Your measurements seem to be very proportionate which is great!

Good luck to you flowerforyou
June 27, 2012 2:54 PM
i think it's not easy to answer this. Some women with the same height and weight as me have waists 2 inches smaller than me.... It'd be impossible for me to lose 2 more inches on my waist without losing muscle (From what I can tell)...soooo... I say just shoot for what you think is reasonable for you and then the closer you get, you'll be able to tweek your goals to what is actually doable for you.
June 27, 2012 2:55 PM
I feel the same hun, dont worry. I'm 5ft 2in and I really don't know what my body shape is. its a bit of everything. I am 140lbs trying to get to 132lbs to start with as I've always been curvy xxxx
June 27, 2012 2:57 PM

Since you cannot target weight loss your question is futile. I highly suggest focusing on overall Body Fat percentage and to a figure that YOU like.
June 27, 2012 2:58 PM
think im same or similar to u i am classed as meduim frame u measure ur wrists for that , my rib cage is 35 to 36 also neck same as well , nearly everything except legs im 5ft 3 and i weigh now 171 lbs i should be alot less according to my wii fit 8st 12 yeah right if i was aged 10 lol im happy at 11 stone idealy would like to be 10 st 7 i can dream xbigsmile
June 27, 2012 3:07 PM
According to the below chart, based on your large frame size (I'm not actually sure if that's really what size you are though, you'll have to check - best way to is to measure your wrist and input your number in this calculator here ) you should be aiming for about 125-140lbs for your height

Chart's from this site, , is on a few and is good because it accounts for frame size rather than just height and weight.

If that doesn't help a bit, maybe check out - they have pictures of 'real' women of all shapes, sizes, and weights and you can search through the site by these criteria, get a better idea of what you'd look like at certain weights. However note it doesn't account for frame or body fat percentage! A person with 100lbs lean muscle will look smaller/tighter/more toned than a person who is 100lbs of fat as fat takes up more space than muscle. So these pictures are not perfect.

I wouldn't be able to say if your measurements were considered huge. Girl, don't worry about that, learn to love yourself and don't put yourself down by saying you feel like you have a "man body." Really learn to love yourself, find your strengths, embrace the weaknesses, and this will make weight loss a lot easier. Because if you're hoping that losing weight will solve your perspective, it probably won't. A lot of people lose 20, 50, 100lbs, more and in between those numbers, and still think of themselves as overweight and struggle with their self-esteem and confidence. Don't be one of those people, start loving yourself now. This is the only body you've got, you're beautiful, I mean look at your smile in that picture!
June 27, 2012 3:07 PM
Thanks everyone! I knew this would be a hard question to answer but I was just curious if anyone could give me a rough estimate. I'll just have to wait and see when I get there! :)
June 27, 2012 3:14 PM
Your absolutely right! I've just never been thin in my lifetime and I am dying to know if I'll ever be able to look thin. I know, I need to start loving myself but it's just hard to change my mind when I feel so negative towards myself. Thank you! :)
October 2, 2014 8:17 PM
I'm 5'8 , 154 pounds and my waist size is 27 inches

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