Wow - I am surprised that your doctor recommend 96 lbs even back then. 96 lbs represents a BMI of 18.8. A healthy range is generally reckoned at 18.5-25, and 18.8 is pretty close to being underfat.
And while overall weight (and by implication, BMI) is simple to measure, it is a fairly crude and less meaningful way to set a goal. Somebody who exercises regularly (and therefore has a higher lean mass) may well be simultaneously heavier, healthier and thinner than someone of the same height than someone who does not exercise, and whose overall weight includes more body fat.
I agree with the suggestion of body fat percentage as the more meaningful measure of overall health.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
| current weight: 178.0