3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Entertaining myself with numbers (BMI)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
Calorie counter
 
Eliana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,679

Height: 5'4.5"

Default Entertaining myself with numbers (BMI)

Another eye opener. I've had a few of them recently. I hadn't realized I had entered the "morbidly obese" category until I just messed with the numbers. I actually thought I was way far away from it, but apparently I wasn't.

5'4" classifications:

normal: 108-145 lbs (BMI 18.5-24.9)
overweight: 146-174 lbs (BMI 25-29.9)
Class I obesity: 175-203 lbs (BMI 30.1-34.9)
Class II obesity: 204-232 lbs (BMI 35-40)
Class III obesity: 233 lbs+ (BMI 40+)

So I started out at about 235 lbs. I might have been a bit more.

It looks like I need to get down to 203 to be in the class I category. That's a good goal.
Eliana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
Never want to go back!
 
CLCSC145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,804

S/C/G: 338.4/190.8/165

Height: 6 ft

Default

And it's a goal you are so close to! I knew about obesity and morbid obesity, but I didn't realize there were "classes". Interesting.

I started with a BMI of 45.9 and today it's 30.9. 7.4 pounds to go to be "overweight". Sigh. I can't wait.
__________________
CLCSC145 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
loving my beautiful self
 
beautifulone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,166

Height: 5'5"

Default

That's a great goal!

I remember learning about these BMI classes too. At the time, I didn't fully realize just how much extra weight I was carrying. My starting BMI was a whopping 43.8, well within Class III obesity. I was shocked, I didn't realize that I was THAT obese. Now, looking at pictures from back then, I can believe it. I think that happens to many people.
__________________




Mini-goal 1: Reach 257lbs
Mini-goal 2: Reach 222lbs
Mini-goal 3: Reach 209lbs
Mini-goal 4: Reach 199!
Mini-goal 5: Reach 179 lbs (overweight BMI category!!)
Mini-goal 6: Reach 160lbs
Final goal: Reach 145lbs

Mini exercise goal 1: Begin running September 2012
Mini exercise goal 2: Celebrate graduation with a 5K
beautifulone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 02:50 PM   #4
loving my beautiful self
 
beautifulone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,166

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CLCSC145 View Post
I started with a BMI of 45.9 and today it's 30.9. 7.4 pounds to go to be "overweight". Sigh. I can't wait.
Wow, that is sooo close! You'll be there in no time CLCSC145!
__________________




Mini-goal 1: Reach 257lbs
Mini-goal 2: Reach 222lbs
Mini-goal 3: Reach 209lbs
Mini-goal 4: Reach 199!
Mini-goal 5: Reach 179 lbs (overweight BMI category!!)
Mini-goal 6: Reach 160lbs
Final goal: Reach 145lbs

Mini exercise goal 1: Begin running September 2012
Mini exercise goal 2: Celebrate graduation with a 5K
beautifulone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In La-La Land
Posts: 3,669

Height: 5'8"

Default

I started morbidly obese with a BMI of 45

Now I'm class one with a BMI of 34.

Can't wait to get to 29 or just overweight. I'll hit that at 195, which is a very symbolic weight for me anyway because it's what I weighed the first time I stepped on the scale for my first (of four pregnancies...) That was the highest weight I had ever seen in my life, but little did I know that I was headed for 18 years of obesity after that.

Glad I finally decided to stop and head back down. The best decision of my life.
__________________


End of 2014 Challenge

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill

SUCCESS WITHOUT KRYPTONITE!
First Mini-Goal: 260 by vacation.
met 7/25/14
Second Mini-goal 240.5 Half of regain gone.
Third mini-goal below 230 by the end of 2014
ubergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
is recommitted
 
rakel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 860

S/C/G: 338/see sig/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

My starting BMI was over 50. That's about right, I need to lose another person in bodyweight. It's kinda scary that I lug around that much weight all of the time. I guess that's why overweight bodies burn up more calories.
__________________



FIRST GOAL: 50lbs by 05/2012 | My Blog | Swagbucks

rakel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
On a break with Baby #5
 
Arctic Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,754

S/C/G: 257 /ticker/ 160

Height: 5'3" - I got taller!

Default

I hadn't realized these classes existed until just recently, but it shocks me to think I was class III morbidly obese to begin with, and yet I thought I wasn't 'all that bad'. My BMI is the lower end of class II now, and I am SO glad!
__________________
Taryl - http://www.aurorafiberarts.com/weightloss

Weight loss since Oct 2008:
Arctic Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2