I have decided that according to the BMI charts I will always Be overweight because I am not interested in getting as "light" as they suggest I should. THat's not good for me. However I need to be closer to the lower end of that range instead of the upper end.
Yea! Hey-STOP beating yourself up. The weight didn't come on in a matter of weeks and it will not come off in a matter of weeks. Enjoy your new BMI status and know that what your doing IS working. Congrats! I'm proud of ya :)
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46 8/19/10 9:35 A
I like the one that Said "O" was for...SO here are some more. O is for: Outstanding work you done!!! Obsessed with findig a BETTER way of life. Oddles of fun you are having getting healthy. Obstacle's that you have meet thus far and won. Overcoming the O word and how great you feel Open-minded to the healthy journey ahead of you Opportunities that await you KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK. YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!
Congrats "o" person and keep up the great work you are becoming a WOW person. (wow I'm doing it). I'm there too and sure is hard work but will be worth every ounce of it when we hit our goal and maintain.
I understand how you feel. keep fighting that other "O" word. Each punch is a hit in the right direction. Hard work and deterimanation got you this far and its too much hard work invested to turn back now. Congratulate yourself for what you have done and dont look back. You are a role model for what is to be espected of all of us. I take my hat off to you, we are all here- you are not alone.
8/19/10 9:25 A
New "o" word for you...opportunity! You grabbed the opportuninty to take control and improve your "o"ver all health and well being! Good for you!!
I couldn't agree more. What an awful way to label people. And I think (and have read) that the BMI system is a lousy way to measure fitness. I mean, I have a very large, solid (and one would have to assume heavy) bone structure. I don't believe I would look healthy if I got down to the middle of my "healthy" weight range, based on the BMI scale. And I would be delighted to help you kick someone's you-know-what when we hit our goals for having made us feel like we should fit in some distorted ideal weight range. My plan is to finish losing 100 lbs, and then re-evaluate where I want to be. I don't know what I will look like after 100 pounds, because I have had 4 children since I was anywhere near that weight. And I'm not sure I have been on their "healthy" scale since I was in 4th grade. And guess what? I was very healthy and active in high school. I'm telling you, my bones, muscles and skin combined probably weigh within their "healthy" range. And since I don't plan on a lobotomy anytime soon, I will probably not be getting down to the BMI scale's version of healthy. I have searched for a system that takes into account wrist measurements to decipher bone mass, and I think that sounds more reasonable. Granted, muscle weighs more than fat, so the amount of muscle would also dictate ideal weight as well. Now, granted, the scale of ideal weight that I found was created in 1974, but those measurements were more reasonable. Obesity (as they call it) was not so prevalent in 1974. SOOOOO, I'm thinking that maybe using their weight range is a better plan for me. Just some food for thought. Best of luck to all on our SP journey to good health!
OK, I was asked for the scale that I refer to in my post by a member, and realized other people may want to look at it as well. It is the Metropolitan Life system, and I have seen it referred to as being from '74 and also from '79. Not sure which is accurate, but I will add the link. Thanks for your interest.
Great job!!! Remember it's all baby steps until you look back and see how far you have really gone. You cant hit healthy until you got to overweight from obese, You are on the right track and doing awesome keep it up and that bmi will work its way down even more!!!
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14,326 7/18/10 10:20 A
Woohoo -- great attitude and results! Keep this up and you'll be amazed at all the goals you reach in many areas of life.
After 63 days and a ton of sweat, the BMI says I'm no longer OBESE. For all my hard work, I am now officially OVERWEIGHT (on the very top end of that scale). I hated that word "OBESE", and I'm not very fond of 'OVERWEIGHT". No.... in fact I hate that word too.
Some skinny person must have created those words, and once I OVERCOME being OVERWEIGHT, I intend to look that person up and kick their a__.
I'm happy that I've gotten this far ... but angry that I had to, and even further miffed that I will be spending the rest of the year fighting the new "O" word. But, believe me, I will be doing it under a black flag.
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