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i am a 38 year old woman and 5'3 tall. how much should i weigh?

I have never been skinny. I have had 3 children. the last one was 2 years ago and the 1st one was 16 years ago. my highest weight was 214 when I was in my twenties. at 38 years old I now weigh 147.5. how my do I still need to loose?

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Asked by cindy182 at 10:03 PM on Oct. 23, 2013 in Diet & Fitness

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  • A good rule of thumb is 100 lbs for the first 5 feet. Then 5-10lbs per inch after that.

    You can always calculate your BMI. And or talk to your doctor about your ideal weight.


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 10:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2013

  • Around 120. I'm also 5'3 but don't want to be less than 130 really. I'd settle for 145.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 10:26 PM on Oct. 23, 2013

  • Wow, SB, is that the rule of thumb? I'll never pull that off till I've been dead at least a year.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:13 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • Depends on your structure and breast and bone size. I am 5 4 and 115 lbs, I would like to lose some fat in places but am happy with the number. The number doesn't mean much as long as you are healthy.

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:30 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • Your waist measurement should not be over 30" and your hips should not be more than 12" bigger than your waist.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:50 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • I have no idea what you should weigh. If you're concerned, ask the doctor.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 1:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • I would be more concerned with how you feel & what your Dr. thinks. Personally, I am not a slave to the scale or numbers.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • 5'3" i was going to guess 120lb.

    Answer by louise2 at 9:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • I'm 5'7 average to an athletic build and I'm 150 .. My doc told me that this is a healthy weight she said I'm at the higher end of a healthy weight .... You should talk to your doctor

    Answer by rachel216 at 9:41 AM on Oct. 24, 2013

  • It's best to measure inches or body fat %. Scale weight can be deceiving as one who has more muscle can look totally different from someone who weighs the same amount but doesn't have as much muscle.

    Answer by lovelyheaven271 at 6:21 PM on Nov. 6, 2013

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