Are you, you optimum weight?

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  1. mandybeau1 profile image59
    mandybeau1posted 13 years ago

    Or are you underweight or larger than you would prefer.

    1. itcoll profile image60
      itcollposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i am underweight and really want to put on some weight in the near future.

    2. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I honestly don't know and cross my heart - I don't even have scales at home. However, I think I know I've put on weight, when I sit on a friends lap and they shout. That must mean I'm heavy... smile

    3. Anath profile image62
      Anathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Not, I am just perfect and it is not by accident, I work hard for it. I am just the shape I would like to be!

  2. perfumer profile image65
    perfumerposted 13 years ago

    My weight never remains the same, it fluctuates but I consider my weight is optimum based on my structure, age, gender and race.....

  3. Gennifer profile image54
    Genniferposted 13 years ago

    My weigh even a bit lower than I need to have in my age... But nevertheless I like myself... smile

  4. profile image0
    sarah dawkinsposted 13 years ago

    My weight is better now that I have joined the gym and got fitter and more tone in my muscles.  I have been that fat person, now I feel much happier being slim again.  I can, more or less, maintain a steady weight, give or take about 3 lbs.

  5. Stimp profile image61
    Stimpposted 13 years ago

    I have lived with an eating disorder my entire life.  My weight can never get low enough.  Although I look healthy....I got to major extremes to stay where I am.  And of course I'm always looking to lose and extra 20 pounds.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image74
      Maddie Ruudposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Stimp, have you sought help?  I, too, have struggled with an eating disorder--not my entire life, but more of it than not.  There is relief.  I didn't believe it for over a decade, but it can be better.  Never goes away entirely, but it can be better.

    2. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      dito. I have suffered from an eating disorder my self and have been afraid to diet because I get so scared of slipping from one extreme to another. I am blogging my diet her on hub if you want to read it and maybe we can keep up with each others weight loss and share success! I am also posting recipes from time to time that are healthy!

  6. Cagsil profile image74
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I am 50 pound under weight. lol

    So, I guess I'm not at my optimum weight. lol lol lol

    1. Stimp profile image61
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      SHUT UP!! You suck!!! big_smile

  7. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    I WAS my optimum weightb ut started taking brith control pills and gained unwanted weight sad so nope not anymore. Gotta owrk on getting it back down

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Not as much as you would have gained had you not have taken those pills lol

    2. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard about that! Have you talked to the doctor about switching or maybe a different form of birth control. Good luck! Have a good day! Trying to lose weight too!

  8. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    Maddie's right, Stimp.

    As for me, I'm dropping the pounds again!  Almost back down to where I would like to be (maybe another 15 to go...)  smile

  9. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 13 years ago

    I'm Shack Diesel.

  10. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 13 years ago

    I'm a couple of pounds over, but I have been more or less the same weight for the last 20 years.

  11. Madfun profile image61
    Madfunposted 13 years ago

    A bit over but ive never been one of these guys who can stay naturally skinny even with boxercise, circuit training and wright training... nope.. happy as i am though


  12. Temujinkhan profile image61
    Temujinkhanposted 13 years ago

    I am under my expected weight I find it very hard to gain any extra pounds nevermind stones.

  13. Gregg Biancci profile image61
    Gregg Biancciposted 13 years ago

    Technically I'm overweight, according to the BMI anyhow.  It's muscle mass, however.   I'm at 11% or so body fat at the moment and I'm working my way down to 6%.  Just goes to show you how skewed the BMI stats can be!

    1. Himitsu Shugisha profile image73
      Himitsu Shugishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't agree more...BMI is a joke.

      1. Gregg Biancci profile image61
        Gregg Biancciposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        As a statistical indicator of massive populations it serves it's purpose, but on an individual level it's rather inacurate.

  14. fishtiger58 profile image68
    fishtiger58posted 13 years ago

    My BMI is good. I lost 31 pounds in the past year eating healthier and exercising, losing it slow is best. Need to lose another 5 pounds but am very happy with my weight.

  15. Bovine Currency profile image59
    Bovine Currencyposted 13 years ago

    BMI is in healthy weight range.  I am a heavy welterweight in boxing terms.  A good boxing coach told me I was at optimum weight.  I feel healthy smile

  16. Black Lilly profile image61
    Black Lillyposted 13 years ago

    I have no idea what's my optimum weight. As long as my clothes fit, I guess it's ok big_smile

  17. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Last year at this time I weighed 98 pounds soaking wet.  I'm up  to a healthy weight now.

  18. FemaleAbs profile image40
    FemaleAbsposted 13 years ago

    A superior measurement to BMI is the mirror!

    1. joecseko profile image64
      joecsekoposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      Amen! Using weight as a litmus paper is one of the worst forms there is. VERY few people want to "lose weight". At the very least the goal is usually improving one's appearance. Weight is somewhat of a determining factor where health is concerned, but lean body mass, cholesterol ratio, resting heart rate, hemoglobin count (platelets etc, especially for smokers) as well as blood glucose are more finite measurements.

      As a powerlifter my weight fluctuates between 164-190 lbs. These changes are brought about very gradually because rapid weight gain or loss, especially when going back and forth is very unhealthy.

  19. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    I am only 98 lbs skinny, need to eat more

  20. K Partin profile image61
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    I'd like to loose a little I'll give it to you Maita! smile

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image57
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      give me some K

      1. K Partin profile image61
        K Partinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'll send it for a Christmas

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image57
          prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          will wait for it, then I can send you some coffee, brewed

          1. K Partin profile image61
            K Partinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Sounds like a plan, how you feeling?

  21. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

    I'm at my optimum weight right now, give or take 10 pounds.

  22. goldenpath profile image64
    goldenpathposted 13 years ago

    A couple years ago I changed careers which aided in adding a few pounds to my scale.  I am still struggling to get it back down.  I am still amazed how a change in career can affect weight.  For all those out there who need weight I would be more than happy to chop some off and mail some to you.  Consider it my fellow Hubber Christmas gift straight from the heart or butt or gut or......

    1. Webmatron profile image58
      Webmatronposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not my optimal weight, but I'm getting a little closer every year.  I can say though, that I'm more fit than I was when I weighed less but didn't know how to eat, and therefore didn't have the energy to exercise consistently.

      Now I dance, sometime for hours.  I even started to like minimalist house music because there are the DJ's who don't take the slow-break every 3 minutes for the aerobically challenged crack hoes.  LOL!

      Surrounded by Russians of all ages, we sweat from dusk 'til dawn with bottles of water in our hands, and I'll admit the occasional shot of vodka.  THAT is living.

      Don't worry about a few pounds.  Live, man.  LIVE!

      I follow a natural diet not just for the weight loss, but because it has allowed me to have a life.  People 20 years younger than me have trouble keeping up with me.  I'm almost hyperactive now.  Some folks call me "Rerun" like the big guy who was on _What's Happening?_.  I love it!

      Your weight is just reflective of what you do or what you've done, and ultimately you have the kind of body that fits your lifestyle.

      It is okay to have a body that says, "I work hard at a sedentary job, but I do get out sometimes which is why I'm not completely sloppy."  You don't need to have a base jumper body if you're not a base jumper, or a model body if you're not a model.

      Just mind your weight as part of your overall health.  If you're living pretty natural, but it goes up, maybe that just means you're in need of a tweak here and there...or it could just be age, you know.

      You don't need to have an 18 year old looking body if you're not 18 years old either.  :: hugs ::

  23. profile image57
    Islandsgirlposted 13 years ago

    Hello to all, and Happy New Year. My optimal weight used to be 120lbs. Now i'm 150lbs, i became so stress and very tired that i was not interested  in doing any thing, but now that i'm feeling better i just start walking again and it feel so... good

  24. Christene profile image59
    Christeneposted 13 years ago

    I'm where I want to be....around 115.

  25. Anti-Valentine profile image76
    Anti-Valentineposted 13 years ago

    For years I was underweight or bordering on underweight and took some flak for it, but over the past couple of years I've put on a few pounds and I'm looking a little better.

    I agree that BMI isn't always accurate. It was probably invented by a bunch of anorexic schoolgirls as a joke one day. smile

  26. tal g mel profile image60
    tal g melposted 13 years ago

    Yes I'm ...i believe everybody can be..

  27. Bill Manning profile image59
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    I'm 6 foot and 176 lbs. I assume that's pretty good. But I do have that "cowboy gut" I want to get rid of. sad

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      develop an active routine to target your problem area. Your a healthy weight so thats a great start! Good luck!

  28. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    102 lbs

  29. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 13 years ago

    I am much heavier than I look and it always surprises the doctors when I get on a weight scale.  I do not look small by any means, but more average.  But my weight puts me in the category of overweight.  I have now learned that my bones are quite dense and add to my weight.  I still would like to be 20 pounds lighter, but now I go more with my measurements and my body fat percentage than with the weight scale.


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