Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Body Mass Index: BMI

I should note, my BMI has dropped three entire points, since starting this process.

For my height, 46.6 BMI means I'm carrying just over 111 lbs of excess fat with me, 24/7. That is like lugging around my old freshman body, everywhere, with a heart that is only designed to handle one person.

How long can I realistically do that, and expect my heart to keep up with such a demand?

I tell you, I am LUCKY so far ... just lucky. And the older I get, the more worn with age the heart gets, and the harder it works to handle this unreasonable demand.

So, I pay attention (now, finally) to my BMI. And I am working hard to get it down into healthier ranges. I've listed the BMI categories (for my height) at the very bottom of my blog. I have lost 3 pts so far, but have to do that twice more, before dropping out of the morbidly obese category. I'll still be obese, but statistically, I'll have helped my heart tremendously, by going down to the next lower level. I'm ultimately aiming for the healthy range (under 25). I'll get there, one step at a time.

What is your BMI? The Internet is full of free calculators to help you determine that number.


  1. Great job on improving your BMI! I don't know what mine is... I am kind of curious now though...

    Great job on the 2.5 lb loss too! Woo Hoo!!!

  2. My BMI is 29.8 which is "overweight". A few pounds ago I was "obese" I need to weigh 159 to be at a BMI of 24.9 which would make me "normal"

    I have just 31 pounds to lose but it feels like 300.

  3. Congrats on the loss!

    I just found your blog, My BMI is down in the upper 40's from an all time high of a scary 59.9! It will get lower and I will get stronger, just like you are!