Wow, what an awesome thread. I weigh 99kg (217Ibs) and wear an American size 12.
I had my bodyfat measured the other day and worked out that if I can get to 25% bodyfat I will still be 80kgs which is 6kgs heavier than the top end of normal on the BMI chart for my height.
I really need to let go of the scale as a measure of my success, I remember being the heaviest girl in my class all through school and I was lean!
I don't seem to be able to stop myself jumping on the effing things every morning though
Last edited by NourishedEm; 10-22-2010 at 07:26 AM. Reason: Too many Norcal Marguaritas
I have no idea how much I weigh. I haven't weighed myself in over a year.
HOWEVER, I do know that I'm at about 21-20% BF (which is fine by me), I recently bought pants and they were a size down from what I had been wearing for a couple years prior, I can do 2 consecutive pullups (a year ago, couldn't do any), and I can hike 6 miles with a 60lb pack in about 4 hours.
I think I'm doing alright
Also, I can see definition of the muscles in my arm when I lift
Subduction leads to orogeny
My blog that I don't update as often as I should: http://primalclimber.blogspot.com/
I feel like I'm really lucky because actually my body image and confidence is high (maybe too high! Look how outta-shape I was before I got pregnant...) So post-baby when I'm trying to get in shape, I might use the scale as one of several ways to measure but the end number, whatever it is, won't bother me.
I mean, back when I was my most badass as a martial artist I was like 160 lbs. (5 ft 5) Could I have lost more weight? Probably, but I was so happy with how I felt and looked. Everybody guessed I was maybe 130 pounds max, which I found amusing. I've always gained muscle easily and have a lot of muscle by default even when not training (I can leg press over 1K without training... when I'm in shape, the whole stack...)
So I may never be Linda Hamilton slim-and-buff, and I can't _fathom_ ever being as slender as my half-elf husband, but I can certainly be buff. Why not. :D Can't wait!
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Don't get me wrong, I still have a fair bit of fat to lose, but my weight does not represent how much and I'm sick of my GP telling me I'm obese when I'm only one size bigger than her!!
Last edited by NourishedEm; 10-29-2010 at 02:29 AM.
At 128 pounds, coming out of basic training, having gained at least 3 pounds of lean mass, maybe even more because I lost inches so I lost body fat too. I wieghed 125 going it, lost inches and gained muscle to wiegh 128 eight weeks later. I wore a size 11/12 going in and a 9/10 coming out. At 66 inches most people that are 128 pounds or less wear a size 3/4, or maybe a 4/5. Talik about distorting my view of myself. I wore 'fat girl' sizes for a teen, yet weighed less than my friend who wa snot only shorter, but also was not athletic at all. I look back on those pictures and think I was almost TOO skinny! Oh to be that 'fat' again, what a dream...lol
Luckily I have come to realize that it is okay to wear those sizes. It is no longer my goal to wear a size 4 jeans, or something crazy like that. My sole goal is to have 20% body fat. I want to be 'athletic' and 20% is the cut off for that. I can manage that. Heck, if I keep my pace of 1% very 30 days or so, I can acheive that by this summer! Go me!!!