As you can see on 4A-HEALTHY-BMI's page, and all over Facebook and the internet right now.. There is a website from the UK that gives a new perspective on BMI and worldwide comparisons. I'm not sure how this will appear here, but this is the BEFORE-ish weight:
My 66 BMI is off the chart. As in, it only goes up to 50. As in, using their statistics, I am impossibly bigger than everyone ever (100%).
Now it is here:
You have a higher BMI than 98% of females aged 30-44 in your country. Not 100%, but still 100% more than all the females in the world.
The part that is particularly --troubling-- is when they estimate how much the whole world would weigh if everyone was as big as me.
If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would add 512,617,710 tonnes to the total weight of the world's population
If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would add 232,226,179 tonnes to the total weight of the world's population
I have to look at the comparison of before to now, because I was starting to feel bad about myself over these numbers. I'm reminding myself of my progress, and trying to convince me that it makes a difference.
I guess for all of us it DOES make a difference. Even if your weight is as high as it has ever been at this very moment, we are here, working to improve our lives and be able to move and function better. THAT is what is important, not the numbers.
A global scale is still a scale.
And no scale defines my worth.
In the meantime, I am still Morbidly Obese, working on hitting Severely Obese when I lose another 18 pounds.
Here's what that looks like right now: