Monday, July 01, 2013
As I was walking to the park this morning, I thought about my goal weight and visualizing reaching it one day! I see and read how so many people in the Spark community decide to lose more after they reach their goal. I then began to question is it another addiction/habit we pick up? Then I thought about that out-dated, dumb a*s BMI chart being their reason.
I came to the conclusion that losing weight can become an addiction. I do not want that for myself. I also realized that the BMI chart is NOT acceptable in deciding what is healthy and right for ME.
Women in general should have curves and love them. Isn't this how we are built? Being Black does not automatically mean you are blessed with curves! We do however tend to be more overweight and have Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, etc. To that end, I say do not be afraid to lose a couple of them curves for a healthier you!
Now, do not get it misunderstood, at 5'2" and after having two children, I love my new and natural set of bigger breast! So...let me leave you with this...according to the BMI, I should be 100-135lbs to be healthy. When I reach my goal weight of 150lbs, I will be considered OVER! Well, I am OVER the BMI and its poor measuring standards! Sure, I could get to 150lbs and decide to lose another 5-10lbs of which, according to the BMI, I still would be OVER...