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I'm actually working on my physical fitness and nutrition.
I've been on a diet for a couple years now trying to get down to my healthiest weight.
I had been doing pretty good except I had a setback around these past hollidays where I put on eight pounds over a few months, starting with munching on the leftover Halloween trick-or-treat candy. As of today, the scale tells me I've lost six of those eight pounds.
I found a great site for helping me to set my ideal weight goal. It's the Metropolitan Insurance Height and Weight Tables. These tables are for use in determining how much the company would charge someone for life insurance based upon the typical expected lifespan for the applicant based upon their height and weight.
Here are the Tables:
There are three things to know about the Tables ...
1. You have to measure your elbow to know whether you're small, medium, or large framed.
2. The heights given there are while wearing shoes with one-inch heels, so to find your ideal weight, you have to add one inch to your actual height. So say you're 5'7" barefoot, you would look at the 5'8" line (because that's the height you would be with one inch heels).
3. The weights given are for guys wearing five pounds of clothing and for girls wearing three pounds of clothing. To find out what you are supposed to weigh without clothing, you have to subtract the five or three pounts off the figures that are given for your height with heels. So, say you're a guy who's 5'7" barefoot. You would look at the 5'8" line and then subtract five pounds from those numbers given. Five-foot-seven girls would subtract three pounds.