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**Paleobird**
There are lots of ways of figuring "ideal" weight. For women there is the old formula of 100lbs plus five for every inch over 5 feet. Which puts me at 150 for ideal weight. When I run BMI calculations through about a dozen different online calculators, they all average out to exactly 150. Go figure.

By the Dr. Jan Kwasniweski formula I am 72 inches tall, convert to centimeters = 183 subtract 100 = 83 kilos ideal weight

that is 183 pounds which is OK on me but it is not where I look and feel my best. So I go with the 150 instead.

So interesting this ideal weight stuff. With the 5 pounds for every inch formula, I should weigh 125. I would look sickly at that weight. I am currently 150 pounds and wear a size 4/6. I am muscular with an hourglass shape. Dr. Jan puts my HSIS weight at 143, which is near my goal of 140. I know other women who are 5'5" and weigh much less than me and I am always like WTF? Was I born with iron bars in my bones or what?

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