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that BMI thingy & re-thinking my goals

Thursday, January 30, 2014

FIrst up, I know that the BMI is not an 'accurate' measurement - however it is a good guideline.

Inspired by a SparkFriend, I have confirmed that I am 'small boned' and that the BMI range for my height is 103-139lbs. So, copying my friend, I divided that range into three, and figured my small-boned range is 103-115lbs - so, if I aim for the middle of that range, I'm looking at about 109lbs right?

That is a weight I have touched a couple of years' ago, when I was eating raw vegan - and I know it feels pretty good. But it's below the weight I thought I was aiming for - at around 120lbs.

So - I'm going to change my weight tracker goal posts - and plug in 109lbs as a target.


extra info: because a couple of people have asked questions: I am 59yrs old and about 5ft 3 (just under actually). you work out your bone-structure by measuring your wrist. If you seach on SparkPeople for BMI measurements you'll get links to pages that tell you. Also the Spark BMI tracker thing on my weight reports also shows a BMI range and the weights. My wrists are 5.5" which makes me in the 'small-boned' category.

Also - every measuring resource seems to say something slightly different - maybe I'm on the top end of 'small' and the bottom end of 'medium' - who knows?! I'll see how I feel when I get to 120 and maintain that!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAVEYSHADOW 2/2/2014 6:25AM

    The best weight is the weight where you feel comfortable and happy and are healthy emoticon

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GIVEUP30 1/31/2014 4:44PM

    Can I ask how tall are you?

I'm short but doctor said only need to loose 30 lbs and I would be in great shape for my age. Being at my younger age weight isn't healthy for me. Hmmmm I am thinking.........I did go down a couple years ago and I did look you have to be a lot younger than me....seriously you can do it..... emoticon

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MADMANSMAMA87 1/31/2014 12:46PM

    Good luck, Sweetheart!
You can do it!!!!


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CRYSTALQUEEN 1/31/2014 6:38AM

    Good luck to you! For my height, the charts say I should aim for around 109lb - that seems horrendously low to me so I am just making smaller targets and moving them once I see how the new weight fits me. How do you work out the bone thing?

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STR458 1/31/2014 4:18AM

    emoticon emoticon good luck emoticon

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BILLB000 1/30/2014 10:57PM

    Sounds very reasonable and well thought out. Good luck.

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ROCKYCPA 1/30/2014 8:00PM

    emoticon emoticon

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JAWATKINS 1/30/2014 7:04PM

    Very inspiring!!
Best of luck!
PS - If you don;t mind me asking, How tall are you?

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VEENAS1 1/30/2014 5:39PM

    Good luck. I know you can do it.

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LJOYCE55 1/30/2014 2:39PM

  Good luck on your new goal.

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