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HEIGHT-WEIGHT REFERENCE CHART for ADULTS
Height without shoes, Weight without clothes
IDEAL MIDPOINT between brackets (###)
followed by Obeseity level *### (20% above midpoint)
Data: Merck Manual of Medical Info, Home Ed. 1997 Chptr 134 pg 647
Obese is 20% above midpoint as per Merck Manual, Chptr 140 pg 685
Merck Manual is "The" standard medical reference manual
ISBN 0911910-87-5
HEIGHT GENDER RANGE (IDEAL)*OBESE 
4'10"  WOMEN  92-121  (106) *127
4'11"  WOMEN  95-124  (109) *130
5'0"   WOMEN  98-127  (112) *134 GENDER RANGE (IDEAL)*OBESE 
5'1"   WOMEN  101-130 (115) *138,  MEN 105-134 (119) *142
5'2"   WOMEN  104-134 (119) *143,  MEN 108-137 (122) *146
5'3"   WOMEN  107-138 (122) *146,  MEN 111-141 (126) *151
5'4"   WOMEN  110-142 (126) *151,  MEN 114-145 (129) *155
5'5"   WOMEN  114-146 (130) *156,  MEN 117-149 (133) *159
5'6"   WOMEN  118-150 (134) *161,  MEN 121-154 (137) *164
5'7"   WOMEN  122-154 (138) *165,  MEN 125-159 (142) *170
5'8"   WOMEN  126-159 (142) *170,  MEN 129-163 (146) *175
5'9"   WOMEN  130-164 (147) *176,  MEN 133-167 (150) *180
5'10"  WOMEN  134-169 (151) *181,  MEN 137-172 (154) *184
5'11"  ..........................  MEN 141-177 (159) *191
6'0".   .......................... MEN 145-182 (163) *195
6'1".   .......................... MEN 149-187 (168) *201
6'2".   .......................... MEN 153-192 (172) *206
6'3".   .......................... MEN 157-197 (177) *212
Data: Merck Manual of Medical Info, Home Ed. 1997 Chptr 134 pg 647
Obese is 20% above midpoint as per Merck Manual, Chptr 140 pg 685
Merck Manual is "The" standard medical reference manual
ISBN 0911910-87-5
See my DIET and WEIGHT LOSS pages (several articles on DIET at http://www.archure.net/salus/healthmenu.html

(yea I know, 75% of America is "Big Boned")
I measure myself at 6'1" (doctors say 6'2") without shoes
I weighed 275 lbs in 1991, and 187 in Nov 2003 (still dieting)
See my BEFORE & AFTER photos

THIN IS IN, ALWAYS HAS BEEN
I learned in my Psychology, Human Sexuality class in college the reason why? Because fat hides ones gender characteristics, being skinny shows off the gender characteristics. But even if you are one of the 35% of women or 16% of men with a "low libido" (lack of interest in sex), all of culture and society is wrapped up in sex, even though most people don't have sex with anyone except one person, sex rushes thru peoples minds (men more than women, but women too, just less often) and sexual attractiveness counts toward popularity and success. More about Sex at my Psychology pages http://www.archure.net/psychology.html. But I do see beyond the fat. I say, there's a good looking chick, she just happens to be overweight, lose a few pounds and shes a 10. And I know how hard it is to lose it, it's taken me 10 years, and I am still not done. I need to get myself down to 168.