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Ideal Weight? Does anyone have a goal or target weight??

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7 hours ago, simon43 said:

 

 

 

No chance of that :) I am old-fashioned and British, no time for those types of 'mental' issues..... 

 

Hmm, how can I be more precise about my body type?  I'm not that tall and I have never been the muscle type. Right now, after 2 months of diet, gym and cycling, my weight is hovering around 68Kg (I think that the weight decrease has slowed down because of my gym work that is building up muscle).

 

My target weight is actually not that important to me.  It is the reduction of body fat that is more important.

 

I still have love handles and flab around my abdomen, but it has visibly reduced since I started my health regime.  I have no interest in looking like a living skeleton.  I do want to reduce the flab and fat, but also to tone up my upper body mass through my gym work.  I have no interest in looking like a 'muscle guy'.

 

Anorexia is an insidious affliction. It creeps up slowly even when a person has it, they are unaware of it. People with a little flab are good candidates for it. If you're still dieting at 68kg, you could also be a candidate. I don't see how being British makes a difference. Are there no anorexic people in the UK? The UK populous is on average quite fat, just as in the USA.

 

It's amazing how mind images don't always match the numbers. For example, I'm currently about 102kg at 10% bodyfat, yet I feel very lean - even a bit skinny. At one time I was up to 120kg muscular and felt small... yet when I saw another person at that weight I'd think to myself "wow, that guy is massive". At 90kg I'd feel like a 90lb weakling. The numbers tell a different story than my mind image.

 

Everyone is worried about this girl. She has a YouTube channel. Despite everyone making comments that she's too thin and needs help, she still thinks she looks just fine. I see she posted a video 4 days ago, so she's still alive, but she won't last long. Karen Carpenter died at 32 and I don't think she was this skinny and had a lot of professional medical help.

 

 

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I don't see how being British makes a difference

 

British SoH. There was a comedy series on the TV in my younger years called "French & Saunders".  It featured 2 'country men' (actually acted out by the 2 female stars, typically old-fashioned British.  They had no time for hospitals or illnesses and snorted 'stuff and nonsense!' when one of them had a leg cut off......

 

I can assure you that I'm not anorexic, nor expect ever to be in that condition :)

 

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20 minutes ago, simon43 said:

 

 

 

British SoH. There was a comedy series on the TV in my younger years called "French & Saunders".  It featured 2 'country men' (actually acted out by the 2 female stars, typically old-fashioned British.  They had no time for hospitals or illnesses and snorted 'stuff and nonsense!' when one of them had a leg cut off......

 

I can assure you that I'm not anorexic, nor expect ever to be in that condition :)

 

 

You cannot assure me of that... No one with anorexia will admit or even know they are. That's the point I'm trying to make. I'm purely going on your numbers and the fact you seem seriously motivated to lose more weight even though you're already low at 68kg. It starts off with an obsession to lose weight.

 

According to this chart:

 

http://halls.md/body-mass-index/av.htm

 

Factoring in your height, weight, and age, only 15% of people in your age group are lighter than you. That's pretty low.

 

I don't mean to harp on about this, but considering the title of this thread is: "ideal body weight, does anyone have a goal or target weight", it's worth a mention.

 

My target weight is 105kg.:smile: When I reach that I may re-evaluate.

 

What you really need to do is work out your fat percentage and forget about absolute weight. If you're in the UK I would suggest getting it done at a clinic that can give you accurate measurements. Perhaps a DEXA scan, or a Bodpod.

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I am 65 Kilos , and exercise every second day, for three hours in the extreme heat..

 

watch what I eat, and avoid Thai Food as it's loaded with Sugar, Salt, or deep fried..

 

62 Would be ideal for me....still a bit to go....

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53 minutes ago, robertthebruce said:

 

I am 65 Kilos , and exercise every second day, for three hours in the extreme heat..

 

watch what I eat, and avoid Thai Food as it's loaded with Sugar, Salt, or deep fried..

 

62 Would be ideal for me....still a bit to go....

 

What type of exercise do you do in extreme heat?  

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2 minutes ago, tropo said:

What type of exercise do you do in extreme heat?  

 

I did try to join the Local Fitness Fiest, but they wanted me to join for one Year ??

 

me being me, I don't know where I will be next week, let alone commite to one Yesr..

 

so, just so happens there is a Park with a nice Lake and it has some exercise machines and between that and power walking for about 30 Km....it's exhausting,,,but I do start early about 6 or 7....

 

got,to,try...

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1 hour ago, robertthebruce said:

 

I did try to join the Local Fitness Fiest, but they wanted me to join for one Year ??

 

me being me, I don't know where I will be next week, let alone commite to one Yesr..

 

so, just so happens there is a Park with a nice Lake and it has some exercise machines and between that and power walking for about 30 Km....it's exhausting,,,but I do start early about 6 or 7....

 

got,to,try...

 
 

I wouldn't call that trying. I'd call it torture. It's not the way to long-term success because you won't keep it up. Sooner or later the body and mind rebel against over-training and you'll quit. You need to find something that you can sustain long term.

 

 ...or maybe you're a robot or some kind of super human.:smile:

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8 minutes ago, tropo said:

I wouldn't call that trying. I'd call it torture. It's not the way to long-term success because you won't keep it up. Sooner or later the body and mind rebel against over-training and you'll quit. You need to find something that you can sustain long term.

 

 ...or maybe you're a robot or some kind of super human.:smile:

 

Super Human.....I wish...

 

actually I don't mind it quite enjoy ot, especially when I see the results...

 

fortunately for me,,I have good Genes, so I am quite slim naturally...and being strict Vegetarian helps,too..

 

 

as for for the training,,,..yep going well for the moment...,just wish there was a swimming pool close by...

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 ...the fact you seem seriously motivated to lose more weight even though you're already low at 68kg

 

Tropo, my weight for several years has hovered around 72Kg.  At that weight, I have a relatively large beer gut and love handles.  My waist size was about 34 inches.

 

Perhaps 15 years ago, my weight was 62Kg and a waist size of 29 - 30 inches. 

 

Since my weight now is about 68 Kg, it is not a low weight for me.  I still have a beer gut and love handles, albeit they are reducing in size.  My waist is still about 33 inches.

 

We are not all built like American Soccer players.  

 

How much does a Thai male weigh?  I mentioned before that my body type/build is very similar to a Thai male.

 

As I previously mentioned, I am seriously motivated to lose fat, not weight.  If I achieve my fat target at a weight of 68Kg or at a weight of 60Kg, the weight is not important.

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3 hours ago, simon43 said:

 

 

 

Tropo, my weight for several years has hovered around 72Kg.  At that weight, I have a relatively large beer gut and love handles.  My waist size was about 34 inches.

 

Perhaps 15 years ago, my weight was 62Kg and a waist size of 29 - 30 inches. 

 

Since my weight now is about 68 Kg, it is not a low weight for me.  I still have a beer gut and love handles, albeit they are reducing in size.  My waist is still about 33 inches.

 

We are not all built like American Soccer players.  

 

How much does a Thai male weigh?  I mentioned before that my body type/build is very similar to a Thai male.

 

As I previously mentioned, I am seriously motivated to lose fat, not weight.  If I achieve my fat target at a weight of 68Kg or at a weight of 60Kg, the weight is not important.

Simon,i am around your size and 66 kilo at the moment.Bodyfat around 18% right now,have been lifting weights for the

last six months again and really start to feel and see the difference.When i compare myself with most male farangs

i know i look skinny but i am the normal one and they are fat!Fat seems to be the new norm and if you are under 20%

body fat people are calling you skinny.Keep it up and feel good about your own body.

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Fat seems to be the new norm...

 

LoL so true :).

 

Without wanting to put posters off their food, I just snapped a photo of my abdomen.  I'd say that there is still some excess fat there....

 

 

Snapshot9.jpg

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8 minutes ago, simon43 said:

 I'd say that there is still some excess fat there....

and i'd say "either your scale is broken or your height is not 1.72 but 1.62" :whistling: no way to carry that amount of bacon with 172cm and 68kg.

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no way to carry that amount of bacon with 172cm and 68kg.

 

LoL, as I said, I still have some way to go with my diet - you should have seen me 2 months ago at 73Kg!

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32 minutes ago, simon43 said:

 

 

 

LoL so true :).

 

Without wanting to put posters off their food, I just snapped a photo of my abdomen.  I'd say that there is still some excess fat there....

 

 

Snapshot9.jpg

 

 

Yes, still a bit to go.....now you need definition......but it's a start......

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Avoid Thai Food....

 

Mostly Deep Fred..., with excess salt or sugar, or fish sauce...,,

 

stick to Healthy Salads, no Dressings....as like everything else, sugar coated....

 

its just a matter of dieting and exercise...., 

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