Your Weight Is Just A Number

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these women all weigh the same

These women all weigh the same.

These women all weigh 70kgs // 11 stone // 154 lbs.

In May 2012, Australian Marie Claire published the above picture of six Australian women who all weigh 70 kgs (that’s 11 stone or 154 lbs to you and me).

They bravely bare their bodies, showing that ‘average’ comes in all shapes and sizes.

Did you know…

70 kgs / 11 stone is the national average weight for women in both Britain and Australia.

See how they all look different.
Different heights and different sizes.
They all weigh the same, yet they range in size from a size 10 to a size 14.

Through my blog and Facebook page, I am openly sharing my weight loss journey.
Clothes size, body weight and all.
I am now a national average.
But I don’t look like any of the above.

National average does not necessarily mean being healthy or a ‘good’ weight.
We all carry weight differently.

At 5’7″ I am not short.
And at 11 stone ( 154 lbs ) I still consider myself somewhat overweight.
But I am a national average.
Being OVERweight is now the norm?

I have 14 lbs to go until I reach my goal weight.
Although, I’m not convinced that will be right for me.
Maybe a further 7 lbs or so…
I’m going to wait (weight? Ha!) and see.
I think I will just *know* when I reach what is right for me.

Sometimes, you just need to go look in the mirror and remind yourself WHY you are choosing to live a healthier lifestyle.
Find YOUR unique number that looks and feels good to you.

Your weight is just a number.

Never give up on your goals.

~ Natalie

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Comments

  1. says

    I love this post. I am 11st at the moment and far too heavy for my 5’4 height but it’s nice to know that right now I am average and there are people out there that weigh the same as me and it’s normal. My Weight Watchers goal weight is 10st 10 but I know that I should be A LOT less than that. I’m aiming for 10st right now and going from there x

    • Natalie says

      Hey Donna, snap! 11 stone here too, and aiming for 10. Maybe 9.5. Argh – who knows?! I think we will just know when we get there :)

  2. says

    Let this be a reminder that it’s not necessarily the lb weight that is important. It makes a big difference the height of the woman and whether or not she is caarrying muscle or fat.

    We all get hung up on the number but if we look to our insides we would all be better off. A Positive, Grateful Attitude is everything.

    Also, it helps to learn the fashion tricks to hide our perceived flaws.

  3. says

    This is a great piece – very thought-provoking!
    I’m 5 ft 4.5 (on the short side, but not tiny) and I’m 9st. BUT I have big hips – they’ve always been really wide, even when I was 7.5 stone – so despite weighing significantly less than most of my friends, I have to buy size 14 trousers. Some of my friends weigh more and can squeeze into a size 10 – it’s mad! I hate feeling ‘fat’ because I have big hips – I’m active, I eat well, I weigh a perfectly healthy amount that a lot of women would love to weigh and have very little fat on my hips… but I’m hiding in baggy clothes because I feel fat, and can’t wear bodycon dresses because my hips stick out too much, no matter how much weight I lose. :-(

    • Natalie says

      Hey Laura, It sounds to me like you have a gorgeous figure!

      I think this photo is great at showing just how different we all are. I also find clothes shopping a nightmare – I too have wide hips but with a small waist making it near impossible to find a good pair of jeans. My small chest makes dress shopping very hard as well.

  4. says

    Weight is definitely a touchy subject and people look so different. I’m really short at 5ft 2 so my recommended weight is around 8st but I could never imagine myself at that weight!

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