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What's an appropriate weight for a woman?

1182 Views 24 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  GavinD
Hey, I was just wondering what everyone thought of this. I'm a little overweight, and I've been trying to lose weight, and I've succeded in losing 24 lbs so far, and I was just wondering what everyone thought a healthy size for let's say an average-height woman (5' 3" to 5' 6").

I always thought anywhere between 128-144 was perfect. I was wondering what you thought (guys are welcome to answer).
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I once when I was still a student, participated in a research about body image (but didnt know it was about that untill after I finished).
One picture was made of my total me. The researcher put it in the computer which made versions of the original picture, versions of me looking thinner or 'fatter'. I was asked to pick the picture of which I thought matched me best.
I chose the versions in which I looked 'fatter' than I really am.
Goes to show I have different perception of my body than the one I really have.
I have Normal weight (5"8 and 130 pounds) and am slender.
I was very surprised to find out that my perceptions of me, which I held to be true, were false. Also glad about it.
Makes one think about the truth of and importance we place on our own perceptions of ourselves. Mostly we are flat wrong.
sleepingbeauty said:
no its not. i really do look like this.
Wonder how this is effecting Gavin's plans? :lol:

he doesnt think i look like pearl. but i do. i hate my body bleeech. :x
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