Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote in slimmers,
Eleanor Blair


Hi there, I thought I'd pop in. I recognise a few faces here from the slimming world community, but it would be nice to meet other slimmers too. I've been slimming for 8 months now anyway and I've lost just over 3 stone in that time. I'm pretty pleased with my progress, and I hope you're all doing well too, whatever way you're trying to lose weight.

Can I just ask where the healthy weight chart on the profile page for this community is from? It's just that I'm 5'6" tall, and it reckons I should be between about 7.5 and 9.75 stones or thereabouts, which looks like it corresponds to about 17-22 BMI. The healthy weight range for me by 20-25 BMI, which is what I usually see recommended, would be between 8 stone 12 and 11 stone. It just seems like a huge difference and I'm wondering where that recommendation comes from.
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I would agree... The weight range for healthy weight seems a bit low. If I were to weight that much I'd be emaciated. Right now as it stands, i'm about 10 lbs over on this chart but i'm definitely not overweight by BMI standard, I'm well within normal range