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How Much Does the Average Woman Weigh?

I am getting older and feeling frumpier...and heavier...I am 42....what does the average woman around my age weigh?... Just curious.

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when i go to walmart i feel great because usally i'm one of the skinnier ones there, Business functions with my husband I am an obese cow next to size 2 super models. At home, I am 37, 165 and eating icecream. size 12 ish

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http://commonsensehealth.com/Womens-Health/Healthy_Weight...

I found this website. Age,height and weight for a small,medium and large body frame type. ;)

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Don't know, I am 5' 4", 34 and when I'm not expecting - lol, I weigh 185 lbs. And yes according to others I'm over weight, but according to my doctors my blood work is always way better then the average, my BP is super, and I'm as healthy as a ox... so does my heaviness really matter? Hubby still loves me & I can still do everything I love to - so I say no.

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I am an UN-average woman at 6'1" tall.

When I'm 160-180 pounds I'm a size 9/10 and I can wear a bikini with pride.
When I'm 180-200 I'm a size 12
When I'm 200-220 I'm a size 14
When I'm 220-240 I'm a size 16
When I'm 240-260 I'm a size 18

((Actually, 9 is the LOWEST size I go to... at 120 with my hipsockets showing and *massively* undweight/anorexic... I'm also a size 9. At this height I have weighed 123 and WELL over 300lbs -when I was pregnant I doubled my weight. I'm currently somewhere in the middle.))

My FAVORITE weight is 160-170. BEFORE becoming a mom (with belly skin issues) I was 30lbs per size. Now that I need plastic surgery on me tummy, I jump up at 20lbs so I don't muffin top with the extra skin on my waist. I was carrying 40lbs in my uterus... the average weight a quadruplet or full term triplet mother carries. My doctors strike 20-25lbs off my scale weight due to the extra skin :( :( :(

I GET ya on feeling frumpy. I MISS my old body (especially now, since my right arm is in a sling, and my right leg is in a brace :P). Usually I can just stay BEHIND the camera and be happy with myself because my body lets me do fun stuff! Currently, though, I'm Gimpy McGimperson. So I'm struggling with a wee bit of depression over it.

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Don't know, I am 5' 4", 34 and when I'm not expecting - lol, I weigh 185 lbs. And yes according to others I'm over weight, but according to my doctors my blood work is always way better then the average, my BP is super, and I'm as healthy as a ox... so does my heaviness really matter? Hubby still loves me & I can still do everything I love to - so I say no.

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http://commonsensehealth.com/Womens-Health/Healthy_Weight...

I found this website. Age,height and weight for a small,medium and large body frame type. ;)

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when i go to walmart i feel great because usally i'm one of the skinnier ones there, Business functions with my husband I am an obese cow next to size 2 super models. At home, I am 37, 165 and eating icecream. size 12 ish

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Unfortunately the metabolism slows down after thirty. They say that the body changes every ten years. Go exercise and drink more water. Watch carb intake ie,pasta and breads and of course the sugar intake. I am your age and lost 29 pounds since this past november. If you feel frumpy then it is time to go shopping and buy some new clothes and may be a new hair style. Wear heels if you can,they do make you feel sexier. May be get a new bra and panty set. I do not know what the average woman weighs. It depends on your height and frame. I would look it up on the internet. Best of luck

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Well -proper weight has nothing to do with age. It has everything to do with height and body frame. For example -I'm 41, 5'8" with a medium to large frame. My proper weight range is about 145 -160 or 164 (depending on what charts you look at). If you're 5'2" with a small frame, then we shouldn't really weigh anything close to each other. When you find the proper weight for your height and frame, then you can usually find age-related charts. However, charts usually don't change for age until you are in your mid-50s or 60s. Google "Adult Female Height/Weight Charts" and look at ones from the AMA, NIH, Weight Watchers -those types of organizations.

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This really isn't the right way to go about finding this out as women are so different and you dont really know how healthy they are, even by knowing their weights. A better option would be to google a BMI index to find out what a healthy weight range is for your height. Your weight shouldn't necessarily increase just because you get older.

ETA: I don't go by "average size" either...not when obesity rates are what they are. Just because the average size may be a 14 doesn't mean that's a good or healthy thing. On some women it may be, but not all - for me, that size would put me at a very unhealthy weight.

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I'm 50 years old. I am 5'4" and I weigh about 125. When I graduated from high school I weighed 118.

My mother was my height and weighed probably double my weight. I was blessed with my father's metabolism along with his inability to eat large amounts or to eat when not hungry. I just can't. I am also blessed/cursed with a NEED to exercise. If I don't, I can be crabby, unfocused, lathargic, pacing the floor, or worse. So, I run and train in Karate regularly. I'm thinking of adding some weight training, which I've done in the past, and is especially good for aging bodies.

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I don't know what the average woman weight is, as you would then have to go with the average height....however, I do KNOW that the average size is a lovely size 14..most popular size sold everywhere...;)

P.S. I am 5'7", used to be 128 lbs before kids, now am 5'6" and 180 to 190 lbs after. I feel best at 160 and look great too,

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Who would know! All of us feel the same way and none of us want to give our true weight. I always just work to stay healthy and not to focus on weight.

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Sizing has changed since the 50's and 60's. Marilyn Monroe was a 14, but that is like a 10 now. The average height of an American woman is 5'4 so a weight of say, 170 is going to look really different depening on your height. Plus, all people tend to put on a bit (or a lot) of weight as they get older. I wear between and 8 an and a 10 depending on the brand and fit. I also weigh 165 which may sound like a lot but I am also 5'7 and nice and curvy so I think I look good.

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It depends on your frame, build and if you are in shape or not.

I am 49, 5'4" petite, fit and 116# size 2

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When I was a teen I weighed 130. As an adult if I went below 140 I looked sickly. Even at 140 I looked slimmer than I did as a teen, go figure.

We can't really do average weight, we don't know your height. 140 on someone 5ft is fat, at 5ft8 it is normal, at 6ft is is wayyyy too skinny.

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Wow offensive post below..I'm a 16 and am not "big". I'm taller, curvy. I think most women look too skinny at a size 6! So much depends on one's frame and shape. I'll also be heavier than I look because of muscle mass and density, I weigh 216. No one would guess above 180, even my tactless blunt friend who would say so! I weighed 165 at my lowest, and was hot! I've seen women who weigh what I do and look completely different than I do. I think the average of my friends is a 10-12, which I feel would be my perfect size ideally, if I didn't work 60 hours a week and have a thyroid issue! Ideally I think I'd look best at a size 12-14 again, and maybe 185lbs, honestly!

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WOW, if todays standards were to be compared to the 40's to 60's we'd all be small. Marylin Monroe today would be a size 1xl. In HS I weighed 93lbs my senior year 5'3' I wore a 0 my 8th grader same size today wears 14 childrens. Sizes change constantly, don't look at sizes just go by what fits. I really wish they would make womens clothing like mens. 30/31, 30/32, 30/33 It's the gament industrys way to make us spend more for smaller sizes.

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I'm 54, 5'5" and weigh 145, would feel much better at 135. I have a bit of muffin top right now that aggravates the heck out of me. A little activity would fix that, but alas, I've become lazy.

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At work, we just put out a flier for medical purposes regarding Diabetes, Body Mass Index and healthy ways of maintaining your weight.
It says that for an "average" framed woman, normal weight is 105 up to 5 feet and then 5 pounds for every inch after that.

Here is a link to a BMI calculator.
http://www.bmicalculator.org/

These are just calculators. The "frame" of a person certainly makes a difference.
You should talk to your doctor about what is or should be a healthy weight for you depending on any health issues.

Best wishes.

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I'm 41 years old, 5'3.5 (yes, give me that extra half inch), and I weigh 150 lbs this morning. That is a miserable weight for me.

Last spring I went from 155 to 142, doing P90X classic. My sister got married in June and I was MOTIVATED. Well, that motivation is gone and I've slacked off. Now I'm mad at myself. I feel crappy at this weight, and my stomach literally hurts from being too fat. I can actually feel metabolic syndrome coming on.

I feel my best around 135, but haven't weighed that in a long time. :(

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I guess the average size is 14 because I can't find many clothes in the store. I am usually a 12/14. For the last 5 years my jeans have been 12 but I am going to have to go to 14 due to medical situations (not mine) at the house where there was/is a lot of stress. And my weight went from 214 to 169 over a period of three months and I am now up to 180 high end. But my age is 63 soon to be 64. My body seemed to do its own thing in the last three months and expand here and there a bit especially around the middle where it used to be firmer.

So if you can keep active, watch your food intake and omit the extra bread and pasta, eat more fruits/veggies and do some exercise you should be okay. Even at my lightest weight I was down to a 10. My bone structure is medium but heavy so I weight more because of the bones and when I do weigh what the scale says I look very sick (like a refugee).

It is what it is. Do my best to look good and enjoy what I have at the present time.

The other S.

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An average woman is about 5ft4 and 140-150pds. However when they figure averages they take a group of women (say 20) and add their weight then divide it by the number they started with (20 woman) so some of those women could be 200 pds and some could be 100pds. I don't put much stock in weight because when I was super skinny (size4 on bottom size xs on top) I was still 140pds at 5ft2

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IMO size 14 is big. It is unfortunately the size of an average american woman. That is not to say that is wrong. More junk we eat, more weight we put in, hence more 'normal' we feel if others are just as big.
I don't know about height because that is also dependent on your background (some nationalities are short,some are tall), but the average size should be a 6.

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Weight is relative to size. Go with what fits and try to be healthy. I am +7-10 lbs more than I was a decade ago but on my frame that's different than someone 6ft tall. The vanity sizing goes both ways. Not everyone is happy to be a 0 or 00 and I think it's stupid to have such very small sizes to make other people feel better.

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I am 40 5'6" and weigh 135. I would love to loose 10 lbs but it's sticking.

I dont know what the average woman weighs,,,,,but the average size is 14. This realization floors me because at almost 5 months pregnant im a 12 in junior and i think i need to lose weight. But we all carry it differently. Marilyn Monroe was a 14......and she was hot.

I would say 160- 175 would be the average range for a size 14 woman.

From what ive been reading this number in america is getting nudged up to size 16.YOu have to take into account height, my weight on a woman who was 5, 3'' would be overweight. But on a tall woman would be underweight.

I have no idea what the average woman weighs. It would vary greatly depending on height and frame size. I'm not quite 5 ft 4 in, small framed. I weighed 105 lbs out of high school. Then after my babies, I weigh around 115-120 lbs. I have no butt, even when I weigh more. It seems genetic because a lot of my sisters have no butt either (even when they are overweight)! But, I really think that plays a role in lessening how much we weigh somewhat.

If I weigh around 130 lbs (which I do for a while after I have a baby), I border on looking chubby. This isn't just according to me. Others think so too. So, I think with the smaller frame, it requires less weight.

I think I have high metabolism, plus I eat lots of fruits & veggies. I watch my portion sizes (still eat a lot, but I don't over eat). It helps tremendously in staying at a healthy weight. Oh, and I'm 33 years old...so maybe my answer doesn't apply to your question.

I'm 24, 5'4"' and weigh 170 lbs. I'm in the long, arduous process of losing the baby weight (shooting to lose this college weight too hah).

It's depends on your body.. I'm 5'10'', 33 years old and, weigh 138 (size 6)... I have put on about 5 lbs :0(

I'm 41, 5'4" and currently weigh 133 and wear sizes ranging from 6 - 10 depending on the brand/style, I have a small frame. I would like to get down to 125 because I feel best there, but I'm not stressing about it. I've lost 19 pounds in the last year and feel much better now than I did at 152 - that was not a healthy weight for someone my height and frame size.

I'm 34, 5'7" and weigh 160 lbs. I used to weigh about twenty pounds less but I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about two years ago and used to be a 5 days at the gym a week girl. Now, not so much.

what I always do is just put myself in a BMI (body mass index) calculator online, bc weight is dependent on height. Your weight should fall between a BMI of 20-25 to be considered healthy, regardless of age. I think with age getting closer to the 25 side looks better, but that is just going to be personal preference. I am way too fat right now as I am prego with baby #3 but after this last one I am going to get it together ;)

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