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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby mumnbub » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:05 am

Freddy wrote:Here's a new one to determine your perfect weight. For men: Your height (in cm) minus 100. For women: Your height (in cm) minus 110. Somehow it comes awfully close to BMI calculation....


If I did that then my goal weight would be 55kg!!! To me that is completly unrealistic, not only that but I do not want to be that skinny. Am aiming for 69kg
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby Gordz » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:02 am

Yeah that would put me at 94kg.. jussssst inside 'healthy' BMI. But i'll never be that light. Unrealistic for me also.
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Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby conscientia » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:03 am

I'd be 61kg going by that. Considering my build, I would look anorexic!
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby bbutterfly » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:00 pm

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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby Etch » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:25 pm

I made my choice based on two things. well 3 but BMI is really contriversial.

First, i am big boned and a large build. Even when i loose all my excess weight I will still be a large person.

Second, Healthy weight range for someone my height and build is 85-97k's

Third, im trying to get into the Australian army, which means that i have to get down to a bmi of 30-32 minimum.
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby Freddy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:06 pm

Pretty interesting... I'm 183cm tall, minus 100 makes 83 kg's which is pretty reasonable....
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby think - thin » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:37 pm

I was 73 kilos for my wedding 4 years ago, and I felt good... So i wanna get back there with a few extra kilos gone so I feel even better
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby Alexandra » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:46 am

I'm 165cm's tall and Female therefore I would need to get down to 55kgs according to the theory Freddy found. That is the bottom of the BMI for me and not realistic - I'd be a size 8. I just did the wrist thing too...and have just under 6 1/2 inch wrist. I've always thought I was "big boned" but that's because I have always been overweight since I can remember but I am probably more medium. I have been 60kgs since the age of 12 (damn hormones) and 80kgs+ since the age of 16. I was thin and active and a healthy weight range up until the age of about 8 when I got sick (but I don't remember what that was like - it was pre-puberty and health issues).

I took my goal weight from the BMI purely as I don't have a healthy weight I have been or a family member who is in a healthy weight range. I use it as an indication only and a starting point. I have taken the absolute highest figure and may go a few kilos lighter. However the way I see it, if I only get to 70kgs or 80 kgs or even 90 kgs, it's a lot less than I am at the moment - I'm already a lot healthier!. I'm not concentrating on the numbers, more so on what I consume and having an active healthy lifestyle - the smaller, healthier body with then flow...that's the way I look at it :D
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby Healthspan » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:02 pm

Some clinicians prefer waist to hip ratio (WHR). In some people Body Mass Index, often doesn't give a clearer picture of body composition. To measure WHR

1)stand with your stomach relaxed 2) find narrowest point at waist and measure 3) measure widest point of you hips and buttocks (often upper thigh) for each leg 4) then divide calculation from step 2 by step 3, this will give you the WHR.

In other words It is calculated by measuring the waist circumference (located just above the upper hip bone) and dividing by the hip circumference at its widest part (waist/hip)

For weight to be considered healthy, women should have a waist-to-hip ratio of less than 0.8. A healthy waist-to-hip ratio for men is less than 0.9. If WHR is higher then reducing it can form part of your weight loss goals.

Hope this helps.
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby xxx.blondie.xxx » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:42 pm

my doc & i decided a healthy goal weight :)
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby omSssmYLiLMaN » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:01 pm

i was happy with my pre pregnancy body, thats how i determined my goal weight..
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby Gordz » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:12 pm

omSssmYLiLMaN, i don't even know how to abbreviate that. i'm going to call you O =) I was happy with my pre-fat weight =)
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Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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Re: How do/did you determine your goal weight?

Postby warriorsgirl » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:58 pm

Freddy's way of working out a realistic weight worked for me, exactly wat im aiming for!!!

And btw... waist to hip ratio for me atm is perfect, apparently im in the excellent range according to my PT, but I look nothing like it...

I guess different things work for different ppl!!!

All about finding the best way that suits u, and wat you will be comfortable wif.
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