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5'5" and 149 pounds. Am I fat?

Please be honest, I'd really like to know what greater society thinks.

Mon. Nov 27, 8:51am

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It's hard to tell just off this. According to your BMI you 24.4 which is the very high end of the normal range. I can say I still felt chubby when I was at this just a few pounds could push me into the overweight range (for your height you are considered overweight at 153). With that said based on the info I have I wouldn't call you fat. Now factors such as your body build and shape and the way you dress (especially being borderline) can probably really affect whether you look good or just a tad overweight.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 9:24 AM

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"Ideal" weight range for 5'5" = 107 to 151 pounds

Shouldn't how YOU feel matter most? Also, you could have 40 percent body fat... or you could be very muscular and have 15 percent body fat and be the same weight. A lot depends on your frame and how you carry your weight. Also, what is your definition of fat? Maybe you are voluptuous or curvy and not fat at all.

This was posted before, but the link is a variety of body weight calculators on one page, including a "people's choice" and also at the bottom you can change the "Other IBW calculators" to four different formulas. Based on this, your ideal weight could be anywhere from 107-151, depending on your frame and your age.

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Monday, November 27, 2006, 9:25 AM

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i bet you don't look "skinny" but you don't look "fat", either. i'm 5'4" and i weigh 145; that's how i see myself.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 9:32 AM

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So weird -

I am 5'5" and I used to weight 149 before I started peertrainer. I didn't consider myself fat, but I knew I was not "thin". That is sort of an in-between weight. For me personally, however, I was not happy with myself at 149 lbs. My size 12's were feel tight on me, and I just felt fat. That's when I started on peertrainer in January.

I am now 122 lbs because of exercising a lot and limiting calories to 1600 a day. I have to say, that even though I am in sizes 4 and 6 now, there are still some days I feel fat. It really depends on how I am eating (junk food or health food), as well as what time of the month it is.

Anyway, back to your question, you are not fat. But if you are thinking about it, you would probably feel better if you lost a few pounds. Try to think of it not so much as getting skinnier, but getting healthier.
Good luck to you!

Monday, November 27, 2006, 10:31 AM

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Congratulations! 149 to 122??!!! That's what I want to do. Do you have a log I could see? I want to be you!

Monday, November 27, 2006, 11:08 AM

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