(Closed) Arghhh! I'm technically obese. Worried about December wedding. (PICS)

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 61
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ne11y23:  1. You are VERY pretty. 2. Put the charts down and walk away. If you are truly concerned, go see either your dr and get some actual blood tests done that measure cholesterol, etc. Those are better indicators than any silly generic chart. 3. Find a nutricianist, even just for one appointment. They can measure your body fat percentage as well as talk about healthy realistic goals regarding diet and lifestyle. 

Stop looking at this aesthetically (I know, VERY HARD to do). Instead, look at this as a health issue. Obesity brings with it a boatload of health problems (diabetes, heart disease, etc.). When thinking about changes in your diet, when you reach for that take out or extra dessert, keep in mind that all these little choices we make now when we youmg have major consequences when we get older. 

Post # 62
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

ne11y23:  Don’t let it get to you. Personally I think BMI is stupid. I have big breasts, but BMI doesn’t take that into consideration, so it says I am fat, even though I am the same size everywhere else as a girl in a healthy range. These things add 20lb to my weight.

BMI does not take into consideration your body shape, bust size, or anything else that makes us individual. Ignore it and only worry about how YOU feel!

Anyway, look at your waist!! You’re rocking that hourglass shape!

Post # 63
1325 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

ne11y23:  Here’s a secret no doctor will admit to your face: the BMI is an outdated, inaccurate measurement that does not take into account muscle mass, body type, or a hundred other factors. It is not reliable, but it is consistent, which means insurance companies want it, which means doctors are forced to use it.

You look awesome. Yes, you should try to lead a healthy lifestyle, and if you think you need to improve, then do that. But don’t do it because a number is one tenth different than it was last week.

Post # 64
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You definitely do not look obese…you are curvy in a good way. I don’t think you even need to lose any weight but for your wedding if you just try to workout more (since you already eat healthy) you should be fine, and look beautiful on your wedding day

Post # 65
2358 posts
Buzzing bee

You look good. Don’t listen to the BMI crap and what you should weigh. According to that chart I should weigh 100 pounds. Hell, I never weighed that.

If you want to make the changes then make the changes. If you are happy with yourself then stay that way. Society does horrible things to us and our body images. We cannot be photoshopped before we leave the house. Remember that those women you see are all fake.

Post # 66
2348 posts
Buzzing bee

Ok, the BMI was first created as a way of monitoring entire populations of people. It was NEVER intended for use on individuals. In my opinion, if you are concerned at all, find out your body fat percentage. That is a much better indicator of your body type/health. I would also get bloodwork done. If you fat percentage is good, and your bloodwork is good, then I wouldn’t worry. You did mention that you don’t work out much, and if you are interested in losing weight of course this is the best way. If you did weight lifting 3 times a week for 40 minutes each you will probably see a noticable difference in a couple of months. Your stomach will be more toned and your hips may decrease in width a bit. 

Post # 67
442 posts
Helper bee

You have to be kidding no way are you obese!!! I do not believe that for a second, I would die to have your figure honestly. 🙂

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