Are you, you optimum weight?

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  1. mandybeau1 profile image57
    mandybeau1posted 9 years ago

    Or are you underweight or larger than you would prefer.

    1. itcoll profile image60
      itcollposted 8 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 8 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 image71
      Anathposted 8 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 9 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 image59
    Genniferposted 9 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 9 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 image74
    Stimpposted 8 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 image76
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 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 image54
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 8 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 image80
    Cagsilposted 8 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 image74
      Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      SHUT UP!! You suck!!! big_smile

  7. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. FredAnthonyGarza profile image54
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 8 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 8 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 image61
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    I'm Shack Diesel.

  10. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 8 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 image53
    Madfunposted 8 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 image56
    Temujinkhanposted 8 years ago

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

  13. Gregg Biancci profile image60
    Gregg Biancciposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. Gregg Biancci profile image60
        Gregg Biancciposted 8 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 image83
    fishtiger58posted 8 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 image57
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 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 image62
    Black Lillyposted 8 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 image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

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

  18. FemaleAbs profile image32
    FemaleAbsposted 8 years ago

    A superior measurement to BMI is the mirror!

    1. joecseko profile image72
      joecsekoposted 8 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 image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    I am only 98 lbs skinny, need to eat more

  20. K Partin profile image57
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

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

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      give me some K

      1. K Partin profile image57
        K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'll send it for a Christmas

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

          1. K Partin profile image57
            K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sounds like a plan, how you feeling?

  21. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

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

  22. goldenpath profile image70
    goldenpathposted 8 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 image55
      Webmatronposted 8 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 image53
    Islandsgirlposted 8 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 image67
    Christeneposted 8 years ago

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

  25. Anti-Valentine profile image95
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 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 image61
    tal g melposted 8 years ago

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

  27. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 8 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 image54
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 8 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 image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    102 lbs

  29. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 8 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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