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Weighty matters

Ten minutes ago, I was elated: by finally deigning to use one of those infernal treadmills at my physiotherapist's, and noticing that it displayed weight, heart rate and time in flickering red LEDs, I found out I currently weigh in at 75 kg exactly. 75 kilos*! That means that over the summer, I've lost 15!

That was before I logged on to the web and calculated that my BMI is 26, which means that I'm still overweight. Apparently, there's another 15 to come off before I reach the ideal weight for my height. :(

* 75 kg= 165.3466966387 lb; 15 kg = 33.0693393277 lb



Oct. 24th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)

Well, losing 15 kg is really good news! And, also, while BMI is a good indicator, it is very rough. And 26 isn't a lot over 24-25, which is the upper limit for normal/healthy female weight. It depends on how you're built, really. Remember I told you about waist/hip ratio?
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
For instance, I'm 164 cm, and even when I was very fit and weighed 56 kg, my BMI was 20.8 which is a bit higher than 18.5, which is the lower limit for healthy weight at my height. Currently, I weigh around 60-61 kg, I guess. Need to exercise more, but that's really for my heart's sake, not the weight as such.
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I remember! I daresay that's changed now too, and for the better, too.

It depends on how you're built, really

Hmm...rather sturdily, I'd say. I'm broad in the shoulders and big in the chest, wide in the hips. I used to have an hour-glass figure when I was younger...perhaps if I take all this into consideration, a BMI of 26 isn't as bad as it seems.

Thanks, you've made me feel better already!
Oct. 24th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm happy to help! :-)

I'm an hourglass too, and well, it's just not very probable I'd ever get an BMI of 18.5. Nor is it something to aspire to, to be frankly honest; hourglasses are supposed to weigh more than rulers (and quite possibly the other shapes as well). All those curves and muscles and that bone mass... Heck, even at 60.4 kg, my ribs are still pretty visible; I'd look a famine victim/anorectic if I went below 56 kg... Also, not that it helps me at all, but I still get gazes from smitten-appearing men, so please don't get fixated on the kilogrammes; think about the measurements instead!
Oct. 24th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
think about the measurements instead!

Good advice. I mean to take it!