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Old 12-15-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Great BMI chart!

I found this cool BMI chart, look here!


Just click on the box once to active it, then type your info in and a red circle will immediately appear on the chart. I liked seeing the circle move down when I typed in my starting weight and my next goal weight.

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
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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Zzzzzip! That was a fun chart. Unfortunately, the answer is always the same--I weigh too much!

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Old 12-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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That *is* a fun chart. Unfortunately I think my real BMI number is actually worse than what it tell me. I have a very small frame; I wonder why BMI charts don't take that into consideration, or differentiate between men and women?
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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i love BMI. it tells me absolutely nothing. According to this, I'm borderline underweight? Jeeezus, someone needs to reform the BMI into something more meaningful.
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:15 AM   #5
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BMI is simply a ratio of your height to your weight. That's why it isn't different for men and women. Interms of FITNESS is is pretty meaningless, but as an overall index of where you fall on the "overweight-underweight" spectrum, it is a very raw, moderately useful tool. Remember, it was concocted over a hundred years ago and used mostly by insurance companies when calculating morbidity rates for life insurance.

It doesn't take into consideration what your weight is made up of. A bodybuilder with 10% body fat could have a very unhealthy HIGH BMI due to being overly muscular. An underweight couch potato could have a low BMI but but "undermuscled and overfat".

It's a tool- no better or worse than the scale!

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Old 12-17-2006, 04:41 AM   #6
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That is fun!! Thanks for sharing!!!

And Mel thanks for the explanation!!
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