I just took the American Heart Association 7 step assessment tool survey thingy ( www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=are_you_following _steps_to_live_a_long_heal thy_life ) and all of my scores were "excellent" except for the BMI. At 163-165 pounds, my BMI is above 25, which means that I'm considered "overweight." Screw that! My body fat percentage is only 27% these days, which is perfectly average. And I get 180 minutes of moderate activity and 90 minutes of vigorous activity per week, don't eat processed foods, and get lots of servings of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Why should I be told to choose the "next step" of seeing a dietician to ensure I'm burning more calories than I'm consuming? Or reducing my portion size?
BMI just isn't fair to those of us who are built from "depleted uranium," as my parents used to say (that is, very densely and heavier than we look). I'm going to ignore what the survey thing said and just be happy that I got "excellent" scores on everything else. My heart should be in good shape!