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!