Post # 107
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Well suddenly I dont feel as bad about myself. All of us want to gain or lose 5 pounds. I’ve had a hard time accepting the 5 pounds of muscle I put on, but considering the only nation scrawnier than the one I got was Ethiopia I guess I’m good. Now I understand why before people said I looked like death, and that all the endurance sports have made me look healthy.
Post # 108
Ha, I feel the same way! Slightly cheered (similar stats to you, actually.)
I had a stupid little thrill when I realized my BMI is sliiightly below the average for my height/age for women in South Korea, because I always get these little jolts of insecurity seeing the supertiny girls. (I am still slightly stocky in build and not graceful/waiflike and often feel unfeminine as a result.)
Post # 109
I definitely want to get down to 112 again… another 13-14lb. Beyond that… I don’t know. I would probably benefit from getting down to 105, or even 100, but I’m not sure that I could handle the misery and depravation. Plus, at some stage I think I’d start looking boney and horrible.
I said I’d stop when I stopped having problems with my knees… but it hasn’t happened yet. Doc originally said I should aim for about 105 … but that’s TEENY!
Post # 110
The doc tells me I should be down to 123, but I have seen myself at that weight, and I start looking sickly. I am shooting for 140, I don’t want to be teeny tiny, I want to be healthy and still have my curves. I look my best around 140, and so far I am on track to reach my goals……without all the miserableness and starvation of another 17 pounds, on top of the 30 pounds I need to lose.
I think you should weigh what you feel is healthy, I don’t believe in starvation, and being super skinny doesn’t work for all of us. I know my bone structure just don’t support super skinny.
Post # 111
Well, I definitely looked good and was at my physically fittest when I was 112 (I suspect I am quite a lot shorter than you… but then… I’m a lot shorter than everyone!). However, I am a lot older now, and because of aging related muscle loss (depressingly, this starts in your early 20s) I think I might have to slim down to a lower weight to get the same effect.
On the other hand, the last time I was 112 I had to work SO hard to maintain it. I was a fat person in a skinny person’s body. It’s a bit depressing that I’m going to have to do something similar for the rest of my life if I even want to end up with a BMI of 22… hardly super skinny!
I’m guessing you have wide shoulders and a wide pelvis? Wide people need to carry more weight, or else you get that bobble head effect.
Post # 112
Yep….wide shoulders and hips. And I would say a medium to large bone structure…..and I am 5’4″. So I am fairly short. I have been down to 125-130, and it just don’t look good on me……but that was when I was much younger. I will be 43 when I marry, and starvation just don’t work for my anymore. The older our bodies gets the harder it is to take it off.
I have no doubt that you will look terrific on your wedding day. The way I see it, everyone is different, our bodies, our likes, our ideas. What a boring world it would be if we all were cookie cutter duplicates. Good luck on your weight loss!!
And HUGE boobs to make it all worse…..LOL!!
Post # 113
LOL!! I needed the computer to tell me that I am fatter than the planet!! Funny thing is…..it seems that I see people larger than myself all the time!! Maybe they are from a different planet???
Post # 114
“And HUGE boobs to make it all worse…..LOL!!” HA! I wish I had that problem. Mine are flatter than a pre-pubescent boy’s.
Post # 116
26 isn’t obese! 26 is just into overweight.
For the record, my BMI was 26.1 as of this morning. I still don’t think it’s fair that I’m lumped in with 15 year old girls at 29!
You have a higher BMI than63% of females aged 15-29in your country
You have a higher BMI than82% of females aged 15-29in the world
Did you know?
If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would add 28,265,950 tonnes to the total weight of the world’s population
Post # 117
…still..I feel like its the wrong number for me…even though I am slightly overweight 🙁
Post # 118
I know, but you’re definitely not obese.
Post # 119
I’m sure BMI is accurate for SOME people (otherwise I’m sure they would have retired it for absolute lack of utility) but for many it is biased.
I am not a child or a bodybuilder, I am just tall and “lanky.” It tells me I’m underweight when I’m still a healthy weight (or, I should say, it ‘told’ me… right now even my BMI says “normal”). But my bones are long and narrow, I think this is why.
I assume the opposite is true for people who have wider than average bone structure (who will prob tend to be shorter than me, though not always). People with wide shoulders, rib cages and so forth. This width is caused by skeletal structure. I bet their bones actually weigh more. Otherwise, I can’t for the life of me understand how a normal looking bee (didn’t look like a bodybuilder either) could get a BMI result of “obese.”
On top of that, I think a lot of brides here are in their late 20s, and the BBC calculator is going to estimate people of that to be “heavier” than they are, since they will be in the top end of the 15-29 y. o. range. It would be most unbiased around the middle of the range… for ppl around 19-21 (our youngest brides on here). And again for the 30-44 y. o. next range, it’s going to be biased for ppl who are outside of the middle of that range, or who are not 36-38. Because I’m at the beginning of this age category and my BMI is already slightly off, it basically told me that I’m scarily underweight. But if you saw me now and I told you I hoped to lose ten pounds, alarm bells would not go off in your head re: a distorted body image or eating disorder. I’m not only not scarily underweight right now, I’m not underweight at all. The BBC results were BS for me.
Post # 120
Amen sister! I’m sick to death of the thin bashing, like why is it ok to tell me I look starved and I need to eat a burger, but if I said you look overweight and you need to eat more salad people would freak out?! It’s just as insulting!
Im most like someone Vietnam btw
Post # 121
I think you’re correct. However, BMI does give good results if you are using it as a way of designing training programmes, because a lot of programmes have to consider your weight as more of a factor than your fat and muscle tone. Your fat % and muscle % tell you how hard you can train, but your weight tells you what type of exercises you can do without damage to your bones and other structures. A bodybuilder with a BMI of 30 is often prohibited from the same sorts of exercise as a chubby guy with the same BMI. For example, heavy people should avoid high impact exercises because of the potential skeletal damage they can do. The main differences between the exercise programmes of a chubby guy and one of a bodybuilder concern the management of heart rate and breathing etc… intensity, rather than type.