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How much should I weigh? BMI Chart

Updated on January 16, 2016

Common concerns about weight

These are the common questions people ask all the time:

  • how much should i weigh for my height?
  • how much should i weigh at my age?
  • how much should i weigh for my height and age?

The answer to all these questions is the same and it is simple:
There is no ideal weight! What is most important is your Body Mass index (BMI).

How do I know if I’m overweight or obese?

As mentioned above, you can know by finding out your body mass index (BMI).

BMI is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight.

See how to calculate or read your BMI below.

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Body Mass Index

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Simply put BMI is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight.
The same applies to both adult men and women.

Based on your BMI you can be classified as being underweight, having a normal weight, overweight or obese.

BMI Chart

BMI Chart
BMI Chart

How to read the results of the BMI Chart

  • BMI of between 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy,
  • A BMI of between 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight,
  • And a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

How to Calculate Body Mass index (BMI)

Now to know where you stand and put your mind to rest. If you canot read the BMI chart you might want calculate your BMI instead.

There are several scientific tools on the internet to help you calculate your BMI accurately, but I would recommend you search around on the Internet for decent Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator.

How can you Iose weight?

To lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you actually need.
You can do this by:

  • Creating and following a plan for healthy eating and also a plan for regular physical activity. Most people find this very difficult to do.
  • You may also choose to follow a formal weight-loss program that can help you make lifelong changes in your eating and physical activity habits. It is easier said than done.

You can also find out more information here: Fast Weight Lose

Are you being bullied because of your size?

Are you being bullied at school, on the Internet or anywhere else because you are large? If you think you are being picked on because of your size please go this website:
http://www.stopbullying.gov/ Don’t suffer in silence; there is help out there to make it stop.

Equally if you know a friend, schoolmate, anybody in your social circle or neighbourhood being bullied because they are overweight, please send them to this website:
http://www.stopbullying.gov/ You owe a duty to help a friend need.

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      Dilan 8 years ago

      I am 6 foot 1 and about 200 pounds?13 years old. Is that normal?

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      ryan 8 years ago

      Hell No.

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      Ashley 8 years ago

      I am 5'3 and 136. im 18 is that normal?

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      Meranda 8 years ago

      Im 13 5'2 and 130 is that normal?

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      benjamin 8 years ago

      im 15 5'10 and about 190, but i work out in weights and sports. is that normal?

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      Hubber 8 years ago

      Based soley on the information provided you respective Body Mass Index (BMI) are as follows

      Dilan your BMI is : 26.4

      Ashley your BMI is : 24.1

      Meranda, yours is 23.8

      Benjamin your body mass index is 27.3

      For the interpretation of these results look at the table below.

      BMI Categories:

      Underweight = <18.5

      Normal weight = 18.5-24.9

      Overweight = 25-29.9

      Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

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      colleen 8 years ago

      im 12 5'2 and weigh 124 is that normal?

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      Jamie 8 years ago

      i'm 5'4 17 and 112 pounds is that normal?

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      VINNY D 8 years ago

      i weigh like 167 and im like 68 tall am i fat, should i work out or

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      VINNY D 8 years ago

      AM IM 14 YEARS OLD

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      Yvonne 8 years ago

      I'm 13 years old i'm 5'8 i'm 145!

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      sunni  8 years ago

      i weight 156 pounds im 5'11 and i'm 18 is that normal or overwieght?

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      vin 8 years ago

      im 14 and weigh 170 and im 511 in hieght am i fat

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      Sporty 8 years ago

      Hi Vin, it is not about being fat. It is knowing your BMI, which tells you your weight category. From the figures you've given, your Body mass index is 23.7, which is in the normal weight category.

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      Robert 8 years ago

      I am 15yrs old and 6'2'' and 252 pounds is that normal

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      Sporty 8 years ago

      Robert your BMI is: 32.4

      Having said that, at your age it is difficult to draw any conclusions without first comparing your body mass index with those of children of your age from your area.

      I should also say that BMI does not tell you anything about your body fat, because there are other factors to take into consideration, such as muscle mass: fitness level, bone structure, gender and ethnicity.

      People who have greater bone mass tend to have higher BMI figures, but this does not necessarily mean there is anything wrong with them.

      One other consideration is BMI-for-age - BMI calculations in children are used differently for children. Although the BMI for children is calculated the same way as for adults, instead of the categories listed above being used, the value is instead compared with values from children of the same sex and age.

      A person's body mass index figure can sometimes just be showing that they are at risk of becoming overweight, and not that they are actually overweight.

      Girls between the ages of 12 and 16 have a higher BMI than boys of the same age.

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      lily 7 years ago

      im 12 years old, 5' and weigh 97 pounds

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      Brandy Miller 7 years ago

      I am 13 years old with heiqht of 5'and I weiqh about 125 Ibs. How much weiqht should I lose? Is that even normal?

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      sierra 7 years ago

      i weigh 50 pounds and an 14 years old is that normal?

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      Butch 7 years ago

      I am 183 pounds and 4'10". I play sports and benchwarm. How much should I gain? is this even normal?

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      jawavia 7 years ago

      I am 11 years old, 4'9 and weigh 164 :(

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      7 years ago

      I am 7,0000000000 pounds and two years old, is that normal?

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      Gage 7 years ago

      im 11 years old i weigh 94-97 pounds.i am 5 foot is that normal?

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      MC 6 years ago

      14 years 5'11 152 pounds

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      alana 6 years ago

      I'm 5'0 14yrs old and 110? Is that normal?

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      Dante 6 years ago

      Im 5.7 and i weigh about 160 with a body fat % of 13.5 not fat has muscles normal?

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      Dante 6 years ago

      Im 5.11 and i weigh about 160 with a body fat % of 13.5 not fat has muscles normal?

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      sam 6 years ago

      i am 11 years old, i am 5'1" and i weigh 96 pounds.

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      chicky 6 years ago

      i am 11 years old & weigh 47,5 is it normal?

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      shaay 6 years ago

      hey im 14 and i wiegh 147 annd im 5;8 is that good or bad? and do you guys have tips on how i cant lose wieght? please help

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      Sporty 6 years ago

      Shaay: see my other article here: https://hubpages.com/health/loseweightquick

      It might help.

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      bieber fan 6 years ago

      how much should a 14 year old girl wiegh

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      stella 6 years ago

      hey im 14 years old,5'4" and i wiegh 114.is that normal?

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      chicky 6 years ago

      please answer my question

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      Sporty 6 years ago

      Chicky,

      The answer I gave to Robert above applies to you too.

      If you have problems calculating your BMI, please let me know. You will have have to provide your age, height and current weight.

      This was may response to Robert:

      "Having said that, at your age it is difficult to draw any conclusions without first comparing your body mass index with those of children of your age from your area.

      I should also say that BMI does not tell you anything about your body fat, because there are other factors to take into consideration, such as muscle mass: fitness level, bone structure, gender and ethnicity.

      People who have greater bone mass tend to have higher BMI figures, but this does not necessarily mean there is anything wrong with them.

      One other consideration is BMI-for-age - BMI calculations in children are used differently for children. Although the BMI for children is calculated the same way as for adults, instead of the categories listed above being used, the value is instead compared with values from children of the same sex and age.

      A person's body mass index figure can sometimes just be showing that they are at risk of becoming overweight, and not that they are actually overweight.

      Girls between the ages of 12 and 16 have a higher BMI than boys of the same age."

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      Maryanne 6 years ago

      I weigh around 250 i am 5'2 and i`m 13. Is that normal? i feel that i look good but i know i should lose 5 pounds.

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      me 6 years ago

      iam 14,5'9 nd i weigh 200 is dat normal ?i look ok but :0

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      catrionas 6 years ago

      im 5'11 weight 10.12 and my measurments are waist 28 inches

      hips 34 inches

      legs 21 inches

      chest 34 inches

      arms 11 inches

      bum 36 inches

      am i fat i really feel massive

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      maggie 6 years ago

      Well I'm 14 years old I'm 5'1 and i weight 97 pnds.

      But I'm not sure if I weight to much:/

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      tranasha 6 years ago

      im 4.1 and i weigh 97 lbs. and im 12....is that noemal????

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      jessica 6 years ago

      hi im 14 and i weigh 175 and im supposed to be in the ninth and i got held back in the fifth grade.. is my weight normal !?! because my mother took me in to see a doctor about my weight and he said that i wasn't and that was two years ago . .i just need to know and i OVERWEIGHT !? what are your fastest tips for losing weight FAST !

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      Christina 6 years ago

      Hi im 11 and i am 4'11 how much should i weigh

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      Noah 6 years ago

      I'm 6 feet 1 and a half inches and 160 pounds, my mum says I'm under weight but when I look in the mirror I still have body fat on my thighs stomach and chest.

      What should I do???

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      Andrea 6 years ago

      Im 5`5 and 155 pounds...and a little muscular...Im a girl and Im 13....am i of a healthy weight

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      Izabella 6 years ago

      maggie your of a healthy weight.

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      Amber 6 years ago

      I am 21. I am 5'1" and weigh 95lbs. Is that... gross?

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      christna  6 years ago

      Well i put up a thingy that said i am 11 well i am and i am 4'10 and i weigh 112 how much should i weigh

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      Carly 6 years ago

      I am 4'9 and i am 11 and i wiegh 75 lbs is that normal

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      hunter 6 years ago

      hi im 10 and i weigh about 110 to 115 lbs.is this normal?

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      mike b 6 years ago

      im 13 years old and i way 137 is that normal

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      Amber 6 years ago

      I'm 13 and I'm really short (4'9") 8th grade and I weigh 100 pounds. Is this good or bad? I walk two miles every day.

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      Sporty 6 years ago

      Hi Amber according to the calculator:

      Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 21.6kg/m2

      Your weight is at the 69th percentile

      So the verdict according to your age and height of your Body Description, you are in "In Normal Range"

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      starbucks 6 years ago

      hey i'm almost 13 5'8 and 126 lbs. i'm on a horseback riding team and i work out when ever i can. i'm pretty muscular, but my mom thinks i have an eating disorder, but i do eat alot!!! please help.

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      blah 6 years ago

      Im 13 5'2 and weugh 70 lbs is that normal?

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      im 10 1/2 stone and im 13 is that normal for my age

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      Sierra 6 years ago

      hi i am 11 around 100 - 105 pounds and i am 5'4 is that normal because my metabolism is high so im thin so am i underweight or what???

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      Fallon Halliday 6 years ago

      I way 65-66 and I im 10 years old...Is that normal,underweight,or overweight???please comment

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      Sporty 6 years ago

      Hi Fallon, Use this tool to get an answer to your question: BMI Calculator for Child and Teen >>> http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/

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      &? 6 years ago

      I'm 7'6" and 70 lbs am I normal

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      cece 6 years ago

      hi im 13, 5'2 and weigh 115. is that normal ! ]: i don't think it is. if not, about how much should i lose? 10pounds?? 20!!??

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      Beth 6 years ago

      I am 13. 5 foot 3 and I weigh 104lbs. Is this normal?

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      mic 6 years ago

      hi im 13, 5 foot 1.5 inches and 98 pounds. is that okay?

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      mic 6 years ago

      CeCe & Beth, you two sound Really skinny! Cece, half the time i feel like i should be losing 10 or 20 pounds, i now that sounds crazy being 98 pounds but seriously compared to half of my friends i feel really fat, anyways getting to my point, i have a friend who is 13, 5 foot 7.5 inches and 135 pounds. she asked her mom to take her to the doctor and he said 92% of it is muscle (oh ya shes the MOST athletic girl in my class everyone fawns over her)and she says she fat and she is sooo super skinny! anyways you two both sound perfect the way you are.

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      Hailey 6 years ago

      I'm 5'9 14 and 184 pounds! I'm fat I hate my body! But I just wish I was thin and pretty like all the other girls

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      mic 6 years ago

      I felt that way, half of the time I still feel that way but I've started working out like push-ups and sit-ups. I mean I don't have a lot of time going between my parents' places but I find time and do the workouts then. Maybe try that. But if you feel reall self-concious about yourself maybe ask a parent to take you to the doctors. That what my friend did cuz she feels fat (even tho she's as skinny as a twig!) Good luck!

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      Billie 6 years ago

      hi iam a 14 year old girl and i weigh about 180 and im about 5'10 tall im i fat?

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      Stacie 6 years ago

      I'm 14 years old, 164 pounds, and 5'2

      I feel so fat! I'm trying to loose weight now though.

      What is my BMI?

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      mic 6 years ago

      Stacie, your BMI is 30.1

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      mic 6 years ago

      Billie, your height and weight are good but for your age, what can I say?? Is anything ever normal but you are not overweight.

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      Raylyn 6 years ago

      I'm 15 and I'm 5 ft and 85 pounds is tht normal?

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      mic 6 years ago

      Raylyn, You have a body mass index of 16.6,

      which is at the 7th percentile,

      and would indicate that you are is at a healthy weight. 

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      kattie 6 years ago

      im five foot eight and weigh 140 pounds is that normal?

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      sophia 6 years ago

      I am 5'2. how much should i weight. I am 11 years old.

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      billy raja 6 years ago

      i,m 16 years old and my hight is 5 foot 7 inches, how much should i waight?

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      Kay 6 years ago

      I'm 258 pounds and i'm twelve. How can I loose weight fast?

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      Lola 6 years ago

      im 13 my height is 4.11 how much should i weigh?

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      2short 6 years ago

      Billie your 14 and 5'10 and 180 no your not fat i'm a guy and i'm 17 i stand 4'4" barefoot and weigh 95lbs my name is Bob

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      kkbg1999 6 years ago

      i am 11 years old weigh 105 my height is 5,3 what is my bmi ?

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      mic 6 years ago

      kkbg1999, your BMI is 18.6 so that means you are perfectly fine the way you are

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      Grace 5 years ago

      I am 13 and 60 kilos.I am up to 165-170. Is that normal? Am I over weight?

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      lol207 5 years ago

      I'm 16 5'1 and 117 pounds

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      Destiney 5 years ago

      I'm 5'3 and about 130, I'm 19. Am I overweight?

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      KK 5 years ago

      Im 11 years old and i weigh 100 pounds and im 5ft tall.Do i weigh to much?Do I need to start working out?

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      ?!?!?!?????!!!!!!??,,?, 5 years ago

      Hey I'm 12 years old I'm between 4 10"- 5' tall I weigh like 120 last time i checked is that normal weight for my age

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      Cheyanne 5 years ago

      lol you're good, destiney yourefine, kk you're okay, ?!?!?!! i think you're okay but be careful. lola, anywhere from about 95 to 115 is good. what do you guys all think you're fat or something?!?!?! im sure you're all perfectly fine :P im 15, 5'2" and 108 lbs. perfectly normal >.

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      Laurel 5 years ago

      im 14, and im about 5'10", and i weigh about 145 pounds, is that normal for someone my age, and my height, plus in liike the past 3 weeks i have been prepring for volleyball tryouts, and our practices are pretty intense, but i gained 5 pounds from when i first started training and stuff! is that ok????

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      savannah 5 years ago

      I'm 10 years old, 4 foot 11 inches, and weigh 83.5 pounds. Is this underweight, overweight,normal,what?

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      maria 5 years ago

      im 12yrs old 5'0 160 pounds

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      Kimster 5 years ago

      I'm 12 yrs old and I'm 4 11 . I weigh about 85-90 is that normal because I do gymnastics and ballet all my friends say that I'm all muscle but am I overweight .

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      MTVlover 5 years ago

      Hi, I'm 13 years old and weigh 115 pounds and I'm 5' 5".....is that good, bad, normal, overweight what...? Please comment back :)

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      brooke 5 years ago

      I'm 16 years old and i weigh 68.3kg's and my height is 5.4ft is that bad how how much should i weigh for my height and age?

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      Byfbkhtgyhvhef3?????? 5 years ago

      Hi im twelve 5 3 and way 152 and have medium bone structure am I overweight normal or what?

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      Lulu364 5 years ago

      I'm 14 and 5'6 and weigh 180 pounds is that normal? :/

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      Emily 5 years ago

      Hey im12 like 5 3 or 4 ft tall medium bone structure and 152 pounds am I overweight or obese please answer so I don't feel so self concious and ugly.

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      Rachael 5 years ago

      I'm a 13yr old girl, 5'4, and weigh around 85-90pounds, am I underweitgh? D:

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      Desiree 5 years ago

      Im 13 height is 5'3 im 98lbs

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      Victoria 5 years ago

      All these people don't need to worry what they look like were all beautiful

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      denise 5 years ago

      I'm 26 years old 4 foot 11 and weigh 97 lbs is that normal for a grown woman???

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      Devan Lavalle 5 years ago

      I'm a teenage girl 5,6 and way 133 pounds am I fat or overweight I have wide hips is that normal should I lose more weight I am very scared of gaining weight I have been eating three meals a day would that make me fat I also do 100 set ups twice a day will that help me keep it down

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      Katie 5 years ago

      im 11 and im 5'3 137 pounds am i over weight?

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      Sporty 5 years ago

      Hi Katie see my previous answers above thanks

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      shantey 5 years ago

      well im 12 years old nd i weight 120 and i knw thts normaly for u fat peole just work out ok damn

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      Faitheywathey 5 years ago

      I am 11 5 foot 3 and weigh 114

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      loveablemushey 5 years ago

      im 5.7 and i weigh 163, i know that's not normal but how much should i actually weight?

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      chelsey 4 years ago

      i weight 97 and i am 11 i hop i don't git fat when i am older because i don't wont to to call names and mistreted like other people out there am i am sorry

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      carl 4 years ago

      I'm 27 5'11 and I weigh 258 lbs is that normal

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      Caitlin 4 years ago

      Im 11 and a half and weigh 91 pounds and my height is 4'10 is that normal, underweight or overweight?

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      s.umesha 4 years ago

      i am 49 kg and 1.53m mine is what

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      kody 4 years ago

      im 14 and weigh 203 pounds, im 5 "9 is that normal

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      sophie 4 years ago

      I am 13 years old. 5 feet and 84lbs . Am i under weight?? My mom thinks i am getting really skinny. I use to be 95lbs then dropped down to 84!:) i love it though!!

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      Isabel 4 years ago

      I am 5 feet 4 inches tall. My chest is 32 in, waist is 28, and hips are 30. I weigh 98.6 pounds on a fat day... do I need to lose weight?

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      Carly 4 years ago

      Im 14 years and 9 months old. Im 5'6 and weigh 105. Is that like normal?

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      Risa 4 years ago

      I'm 26, 5 feet exactly and I was 112, now I'm 105 lbs by the sheer fact that I think I might be too active. My bone structure is small, my background is Filipino, Spanish, Cherokee, and French. Am I in the right BMI or not?

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      jeremy 4 years ago

      im 13 5"10 and weigh 142 is that normal

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      2xfex 4 years ago

      im 12 years old nd 207 pounds my height is 5'6

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      Juan 4 years ago

      15

      5'11

      178-182

      I play football and have strong legs

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      Sporty 4 years ago

      Jeremy,

      Please check my responses above.

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      destiny 4 years ago

      im 5'5, 115 pounds, and nearly 13. is this healthy?

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      Krissy 4 years ago

      Hi I'm 13 turning 14 in a month and I'm 5'7 and currently wiegh 140 pounds... Is that a lot, should I shed some pounds?

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      Melanie 4 years ago

      I'm 12 i'm 5'5 and im 143 pounds am i overweight ? should i work out more ? And eat less? Is that how i lose weight ?!

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      May 4 years ago

      I'm 12 almost 13. I am 5'5" and weigh 107. I am very active and eat healthy. Is this normal?

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      Sarcasmextreme 4 years ago

      I am 12 and 1/2, 4'11 and 95 pounds. Normal? Or Overweight?

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      bznu 3 years ago

      iam 4 feet 11 inches, 28 years female my weight is 65kg normal or overweight

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      betsy 3 years ago

      the problem with these BMI charts are that they do not take account for the people that weight lift, I weight lift 4 times a week and my BMI says I am overweight. I am 5'9" and weight 190 lbs and I am by no means fat, it is all muscle

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      betsy 3 years ago

      And i am 16 years old

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      prabhakar 3 years ago

      i m 22 year old and my height is 5feet11inches,then what should be my weight?

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      Nikki 3 years ago

      I'm 28 5'3 and 170 pounds I will like to get to 140 or 150

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      blaaaaa 3 years ago

      I'm 5,2 and weigh 127,and I am 11

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      melanie 3 years ago

      I'm 19 5"0 and I weigh 94 is that under weight ?

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      Haider 3 years ago

      I'm 17 about 5'6" and 164 lbs is it normal??

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      Haider 3 years ago

      I'm 17 about 5'6" and 164 lbs is it normal??

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      joe 3 years ago

      ye are all just kids wtf stop worrying about your weight ye will grow out of it

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      akansha 2 years ago

      What is the ideal weight of 5'1 inch height or for age 26.

      I m 26yr old my height is 5'1 and my weight is 63kg so how much weight i reduce

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      ana 2 years ago

      i am 33years old 5.1 inch height 187 pound is it normal?

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      Carissa 2 years ago

      I'm 13 and just about 4'9 and weigh 147 is that normal?

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      ariel 2 years ago

      I'm 14 my height is 4'10 and i weight 91 pounds /:

      i don't think anything about my body is normal

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      Amber 2 years ago

      Hi! :)

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      Amber 2 years ago

      Dear author of this website,

      I am a 13 year old girl and will turn 14 on August 1st 2015. I am about 5 feet tall and weigh about 90 pounds. Is that normal? Do I need to work out? If yes, then how many pounds do I need to lose to be normal?

      - Thank you! :)

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      Ritz 2 years ago

      I am 6-2'' and weigh 173 pound. I am 37 years old. Am I thin ?

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      Shakil 22 months ago

      i'm 5-7 and age 25 & my weight 56 is it ok?

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      Lena 19 months ago

      I am a 12 year old girl, my doctor says I'm almost done growing, and I'm 5'2 and 120 pounds. The last time I went to the doctor (about 2 months ago,) I was 116 pounds and he said I was fine but I gained 4 pounds in 2 months! Is that normal?

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      Lis 19 months ago

      i am 12 years old, im 5'3 and weigh 93. Is that normal?

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      John 17 months ago

      I'm 5'6 1/2 and 135 pounds i workout and i I'm pretty muscular also I'm 14

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      Jessica 3 months ago

      I'm 5'4 and about 48 kg. I'm 12.. Is that normal??

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