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So, as I am getting closer to having everything setup, I know that there needs to be a goal weight on the paperwork to give us a place to aim for, and I know all of the paperwork always goes by BMI. At 5'11", the top weight for "healthy" is 175 lbs. Now, Im not a small guy, I have a broad frame. Is there a better way to figure out a goal than BMI? If I hit 175 lbs, Id be confused for a crackhead.

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My son-in-law is 5'11" as well and weighs 200. I find him to be just right. Good luck in your journey!

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Yeah the bmi doesn't take into account your frame I'm 6ft0 and same kind of bmi and NO WAY would I get below 180 without looking too thin. Personally I'd be happy at 200 maybe 190lbs even then usually tone up a bit and sit between 190-200 roughly :) that's my end goal ! But it's good idea to make small goals along the way!

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When pressed, your surgeon will give you some type of "vague" target. But you may have to push them to answer you. It's based on a specific equation that the insurance companies and COE program and ASMBS require from them. But I agree with @GreenTealael, you will know when it's right for you. The BMI chart works for some and not others...don't sweat it.

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I posted about this a few weeks ago noticing there were a few guys that were 350 starting range and now 170-190 which I thought was low. I originally went with 225 but with 50lbs to go I think I will want to go lower maybe 200. Will have a better idea in the next few months.

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