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Old 12-29-2007, 05:43 AM   #1
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Well, here I am actually slightly happy about my weight. See, let me explain...

I'm 5'1 and started at a hefty 214. I'm now down to 187, (was 184 before the holidays!)

In my mind I want to get down to about 140. Even on my small frame I think I'll still look pretty good.

Well, I checked out the BMI calculator and I need to get down to 158 before I'm technically not considered obese anymore. To think, less than 30 pounds away and I won't be called OBESE anymore! I can't even remember the last time that was true, I think I was in 5th grade!

So, yes my goal is still 140, but for now my eye is on the prize of only being 'slightly overweight'. 158 here I come!

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Old 12-29-2007, 05:47 AM   #2
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Oh, BTW, I've already dropped from MORBIDLY OBESE down to SEVERELY OBESE. LOL. LIke that really makes it sound any better.......
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:24 AM   #3
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For me, I have to get down to 179 to be technically considered just 'overweight'. My goal is 150 which is still 'technically' overweight but that's the weight where I think I will be healthy, toned, but with my much-loved curves.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:26 AM   #4
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I did another calculation and just discovered that if I get down to 149, that would be considered my 'normal' weight! LOL 1 lb!
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:25 AM   #5
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I had no idea what my BMI was until i saw this post.. at the moment it is 52.6... for me to be considered just 'overweight', if i understand it right, it needs to be 29.9 or lower.. for that to happen i need to lose 129 lbs.. i was planning on losing 18 lbs more than that anyhow, but my gosh i have a long time till im just 'overweight' .. i best get hoppin lol
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:51 AM   #6
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BMI is a helpful tool -- and you better believe I cheered when I made it to just "obese" and then "overweight"! But, it is a basic tool that only considers height and weight... not fitness, or health, or muscle mass. Many athletes with a lot of muscle are obese by BMI standards! I had a period of three months when I started lifting weight more seriously when my weight didn't changed but I went down a clothing size. I lost fat but gained muscle but BMI didn't change.

So, don't overly fret about the BMI, especially as you get closer to goal I think it's less meaningful..
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
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For me to not be obese I need to get to 174. For me to not be overweight I need to hit 145 and that's the high end of normal. My goal right now is 150. So I guess I'll still be considered overweight. I'll reevaluate once I get there but that's how the numbers look.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:04 AM   #8
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Holy cow. I should be from 108-142 to be "normal". That seems low to me. Wow!
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:00 PM   #9
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My current goal weight is set to be no longer obese then I will re-evaluate. I think the lowest I will go will be the high end of normal - I've never been as low as that all my adult life. I moved from morbidly obese to just obese a couple of weeks back for the first time in 8 years.

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Old 12-29-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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At 180, I will be overweight. The lowest I've ever been is 135 but I am shooting for 114.5
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:20 PM   #11
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I get dangerously close to obese - but I have a lot of muscle from 2 years of weight training. At the moment I am still in the overweight category. I think I have to be 145 or less to be considered "normal".
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:22 AM   #12
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Gina - like Heather mentioned, if you have a lot of muscle mass then don't worry about your BMI number, because it's probably skewed. You seem to be doing amazing, congrats!
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:47 PM   #14
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FoodObsessed - 114.5 pounds on a 5'6" tall woman? That seems kinda low.
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FoodObsessed--yeah, according to the BMI charts, that's pretty close to underweight. Do you have small bones?

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