(Closed) Shorter Bees (5'3 and under) what do you weigh?

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Post # 76
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think the small differences in height can make a big difference in weight/appearance.

4’11 and I’m about 97. I’d like to get down to 90, that was my weight when I was working out regularly and eating healthy. I’m all squish tho, so it’s more about getting some muscle and changing how my body looks than the number on the scale.

Post # 77
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

5’2. 140 at my heaviest. Currently around 135. I was about 115 all throughout high school. I started gaining weight probably after my first year in college (also started taking birth control during this year).. got up to 125 ish, then moved out from my family’s home and moved in with my current husband (engaged at the time), I think my weight got worse afterwards because I stopped eating breakfast.. I pretty much only eat 1 or 2 meals a day (used to eat about 4) so I guess my metabolism is all messed up now.

Post # 78
305 posts
Helper bee


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Katie1992:  I am 5ft 1 and 121. I would like to lose 4 lbs or maybe tone up a little bit.


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Post # 79
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Helper bee

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mrslovebunny:  Yes, I am also surprised how low the weights seem to be and I don’t think they are respresentative at all (especially as most are from the US) but I think the fact the orginal bee posted a low-ish weight has attracted others who relate to her, which is fair enough. I would not be able to have a period at some of the weights that have been posted on here, so I think that shows that we can all be healthy at different ranges.  My own weight/height/ideal weight corresponds to yours. It may be as we are hourglasses. If I get to 125 my ribs and collarbones stick out and my stomach goes completely in with strong visible vertical lines either side and people tell me I look pale and ask me if I am ok- I think that’s thin enough for me anyway! Everyone’s different but I wouldn’t want this thread to encourage a competitive weight thing! 😉

Post # 80
7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Yeah, I’m also surprised that so many posters are so slim. I suspect that many larger ladies are too embarassed to post their weight, maybe?

Although I’m short, I’m very broad… I always say that I look like a person who has been squished downwards and outwards! People tend to think I’m taller than I am because there’s “lots of me”… wide hips, wide shoulders, and a wide ribcage. It’s only when they stand next to me that they realise I’m tiny. I also have a big head, and large hands and feet. It’s really a build designed for physical work, if that makes sense, and it needs to have a bit of extra weight on it to look right.

All I know is that when I was 105, I looked as if I was suffering from some horrific disease. Terrible, sallow skin, bobble head too big for my body, and you could see every single rib and run your fingers up and down them like a xylophone. I wasn’t technically underweight by BMI, but I looked so, so terrible. You would honestly have thought I was desperately ill if you saw me in the street. I’ve since realised that BMI is not a good tool at all, especially for shorter ladies, because the measurements are normalised for people of an average height. Fat %, dress size, and general appearance are much better tools for us shorties!

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