View Full Version : 5'1"-5'4" whats your weight goal?

06-15-2003, 06:05 AM
Im 5'2.5" - doc said to get to 130
What are you guys striving for?

06-15-2003, 06:59 AM
I like your doctor. I am 5'4.5" and my doctor told me that I need to be between 125 and 130. He is definitely a health fanatic! He runs everyday and is a vegetarian. Since I am at 149 I have at least 19 pound to lose. But at the rate that I am going, it will take me a year to get there!

06-15-2003, 08:59 AM
I am 5'4" and when I got ready to set my goal weight with WW leader, I set it on the high end of what they suggested and that was 140. I am hoping to eventually go lower than that.

I have a dr. appt in a week and I am going to ask him what he recommends.

Also, don't worry about how long it takes you to lose the weight, what matters is if you keep it off. If you lose it fast and within a few months it's back, that's done you no good. I am losing very slowly, but have to remember that it's not just a diet and losing weight, but a lifestyle change that I want to be able to live with forever.

06-15-2003, 09:16 AM
I'm also 5'4" and would like to get to 140 BUT I have been 150 before and was able to fit into size 8-10 and felt very comfortable at that weight. I haven't set a goal weight for myself because I plan to just get to a size I feel comfortable with. For me, it's more about they way clothes fit and look on me and not so much the numbers.

06-15-2003, 09:53 AM
I'm a bit taller but I was always told that if you're 5'0 figure 100 pounds- add 5 pounds for every inch you are over that.


Now that you've got that figure- they say it's reasonable/healthy for someone to be 10% over this figure- so if you're 5'2 add 11 pounds to get 121- that would give you a good range. I'm almost 5'8 so I shoot for 140 but if I'm between 140 and 154 I'm feeling good.

Here's a toast to us all getting within range!!

06-15-2003, 09:56 AM
Funny how weighing a lot can put things into a different perspective! I would die if I could weigh 200 lbs. I'd just be so happy! But, I think my ultimate goal will be under 150. I really don't have my eye set on a definite number. Just what I feel really good at.

06-15-2003, 10:03 AM
I am currently 163 lbs. Way to large for my frame. I am 5.4 1/2 also.
I want to weigh 130. Before children I weighed 110. That is way too small in my opinion. My inlaws always thought I was anorexic.

Hopefully, I can get my eating under control and keep my thyroid in check. That way I will be able to lose the weight.

Good luck to all of us!


Lynn CC
06-15-2003, 10:28 AM
I'm 5'4".5 (small boned) and I should be between 115-120. I'm 131 now. I hope to reach my goal by the end of the summer.

06-15-2003, 11:48 AM
I'm 5'6". When I was in the military I weighed 140 and looked and felt great. Like karebear1, I'll probably cry from joy once I reach 199, but ultimately I'd like to weigh between 140-150.

06-15-2003, 12:13 PM
I'm about your height, Barb. 125 was a good weight for me in my youth. I imagine I will aim for 130 now, though.

DVC Daisy
06-15-2003, 01:07 PM
I am 5' 2" and from past experience 121 is perfect! No way would 110 look good and I would have big time problems finding clothes. So 121 is my goal. :D

I cannot wait!

06-15-2003, 01:23 PM
It is funny, I have been looking up my weight range on various Internet sites and in various publications that I have and it amazes me how different the weight ranges are. I am 5'5" tall and have a large frame, one place says a good range for me is 137-155, another says 120-144, and yet another says 112-150, so I guess my question is who do I believe???

Based on my previous weights, I look really, really good at 135, which on my large frame is a nice size 10-12. I am striving for 155 and if I reach that weight and I am not comfortable with myself then I will proceed downward, if not I will maintain 155. I have lost 36# to date and have 27 more to go until my pesonal goal.

06-15-2003, 03:55 PM
I am 5'4" (medium frame) and weigh about 139 (last check at doctors last week). My ultimate goal is 122. This is where I feel good!! I would love to be there for my July WDW trip but will be very happy with 130 if not at my ultimate goal......

06-15-2003, 10:56 PM
I'm 5'0". I'll be happy to reach 125. I've got 16 more pounds to go and want to reach it by Dec.

06-16-2003, 10:49 AM
I'm 5'4.5" and currently my goal is 150. That is top end for WW (height rounded up to 5'5") where I can become a lifetime member. I want to get there first & then I'll decide if I want to lose more.

06-16-2003, 06:28 PM
IGTD, we are exactly the same height! (medium frame) I am striving for 125-130, BUT, at one time, I was 140, and looking back, that was a good weight for me. I actually was heavier than I looked. I once went to the doctor and when the nurse weighed me, she couldn't believe it...she said I looked more like I was 125, must be heavy bones or something!

Harley Chick
06-17-2003, 01:06 PM
I'm 5'3" and want to be 124 pounds. I've got 3 pounds to go.

06-17-2003, 03:18 PM
I'm 5'2" and my goal is 120, maybe 115.

06-17-2003, 04:13 PM
I look & feel my best at around 110-115 lbs. (I'm 5' 3''). When I first met my DH I was 102 lbs. and a size 4 now 16 years and three children later I'm at 143 lbs. and a size 14/16. I just started the Atkins diet again after falling off the wagon in Feb. of this year. I had lost 16 lbs. but regained 10 back. This time I'm sticking with it ! I feel so much better when I'm on Atkins !

06-17-2003, 04:18 PM
<b>MomE@Home</b> Will you be joining us here on WISH? I sure hope so. There are lots of Atkins followers here and the support group is just a wonderful help.

If you decide you would like to take the WISH challenge just post to the challenge thread which is right <b>HERE</b> (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=323029)

I hope you <i>do</i> decide to join us. WISH is just a <b>magical</b> place. I think you would like it here.


06-17-2003, 10:32 PM
I am 5'4" and my goal is currently 135-140. Right now I am very much above that weight, so any loss is a step in the right direction and I figure I can aim for that and fine tune that figure when I get closer to it. I have a medium frame, so no way am I ever going to be in the 110's. None of the ladies in my family are "skinny" we all tend more towards a curvy or athletic build. Right now though I am not as concerned with the numbers, just with being healthier.:)


Chim Chiminy
06-18-2003, 05:12 PM
My goal is to get below 200. I have a large frame, right now I would be happy to reach 175. Then see where we go from there. I have never been below 160 as an adult.

06-18-2003, 06:38 PM
and I would LOVE to get down to 150!;) Only 53 more pounds to go before I do!;)

06-18-2003, 11:38 PM
I'm 5'3" and my goal is 115 (a size 5 for me). Though it's been quite a while (and a few kids ago) that I could wear size 5 -- I still have my favorite pair of Levis "just in case" I could ever get into them again. :p

Having said that, I would be happy with 125 (a size 7/8 for me the last time I was at that weight--only one kid ago). :p

I'm at 149 now, having lost 10lbs on Atkins last month--before I "fell off the wagon"--and 1lb so far this week--having started Atkins again Sunday. 11lbs down, 34lbs to go!

06-19-2003, 04:23 AM
I am 5' 4" and weigh 149 - I want to lose 30 pounds.

06-19-2003, 08:14 AM
Hi, there are alot of things that play into what one should weigh. Height, frame, and age. I think some of us want to see a certain number when we get on the scale - others want to see a certain number when we try on clothes.

I'm staring at the BIG *50* this year and no longer need to see itsy bitsy sizes or numbers. Oh, I'm not saying that has anything to do w/ wisdom or being more mature or anything! It's more a factor of just how wrinkly and how much excess skin's going to be flapping around if I lose that much! Besides, someday I'm going to be a gramma and grammas need a little bit of cushioning! If I were younger with more resiliant skin tone - I'd be going for the tiny numbers!

All that said, I'm 5' 3.5" I know I'm a sz 8 at 125#, (see, I like the size thing) BUT my goal is to get to 130# (sz 10) and maintain there.


06-19-2003, 06:51 PM
Wow! What an eyeopener. I'm amazed at how many different phsiques and sizes there can be at the same weight/height.

I'm 5'4" and 50 something. My goal is 125; I'm at 132.5 with a size 6-8 (sm)bottom and 10-12 (med) top. I wore a 14-16 (XL) at 172 pounds. I'm hoping the last few pounds will all come off the top. ;)

At age 21, I was a size 3 with a 21" waist...I'll never see those days again! (nor would I want to; being thin doesn't always equal happiness)

06-19-2003, 09:49 PM
I'm trying to get to 130... it's the weight I think I look best at. Anything under that I look like I might blow over. I don't want to be skinny, just trim and healthy. Right now I look "matronly" and healthy. Since I'll be 40 soon, my goal is to be 130 by my birthday.

I love atkins, but I"ve been stuck at 139 for four weeks now, and I'm not sure what to do!

I'm not giving up though!