Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I was doing some research on what my goal weight should be. I was using the BMI index to measure my progress. I was thrilled to now be "normal". Then I saw a post that talked about waist to height ratio. According to that I am seriously over weight. Hmmm. So I looked at the Sparkpeople article-and I liked the comment on ones goal is healthy and what one is comfortable with her own body. But not stopping there I went on to look at other measures, like waist to hip-reading that if you are apple shaped you are always that-well when I was thin I was pear shaped-so now I doubt these blanket statements.
Also the measure of 100lbs for the first 60 inches and 5 for each inch more-puts me as the MIDDLE range at 105-107 THE lowest I ever was was 105 and that was
when I was in my 20s and lap swimming almost everyday.(also my pear shape days) the wrist test for big or small boned-well I have short fingers-everyone
comments on that so does that make me mid bone range or small with short
fingers and measuring a "fat" wrist with short fingers is different than my 20s wrist.
Well the whole information gathering is more confusing and frustring than useful. So back to my original goal hopes, with my -I will be satisfied at range.
And being happy that I am down 60lbs, and 4-6 sizes-depending of course if you take the largest to the smallest or if you take the highest average to the lowest average size/ Clothes sizes-another frustration-although not so much when
I was buying size 6 this weekend(which are looser than the size 8 of a different brand)