howdy bloggy peeps!
so i have some pretty coolio news to share…
when i started this journey six weeks ago @ 204.4 lbs my bmi (body mass index) was a 31.1.
and in case you weren’t aware – anything over 30 is considered obese.
scary to say the least!
currently my bmi is 29.7 which puts me in the overweight category.
not where i want to be of course but certainly a hell of a lot better than obese.
now there is a lot of debate about bmi & how effective of a tool it is indicating obesity because it does not differentiate muscle from fat. so if you are say a bodybuilder – you could mistakenly be labled as *obese*.
for us average folk – i think it’s safe to assume it’s accurate.
needless to say, i got some work ahead of me.
i need to be 164 to reach a healthy weight range which means i need to lose another 30.4 lbs to get there.
i have tried to not set number based goals in my journey (yet) – but this about my health, longevity, and quality of life -- and getting to a healthy bmi is important to me.
interestingly – according to howmuchshouldiweigh.org (thank you leah) i should be about 146 lbs. but a range of 126-167 is okay.
(they also have a bmi feature on this site as well – go check it out; it’s eye-opening!)
146 sounds foreign to me -- mainly because it was the mid-1980s since i was that small!
how do you guys feel about bmi?
goal weights & setting importance on a certain weight range?
super curious on your thoughts!
well I gotta get my *overweight* ass to bed – I need my rest so I can work out hardcore to evict those 30.4 lbs.!
speaking of working out hardcore…
day 8 of the 30 day shred & going strong!
(details in the tab below my header)
I fuckin’ love jillian michaels!
spread the bloggy l♥ve, eat your veggies, and love yourself!