(Closed) How do you measure up?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 122
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a BMI of 30. 

I have a higher BMI than 68% of females aged 15-29 in the US.

have a higher BMI than96% of females aged 15-29 in the world.

I’m most like someone from Barbados.

This is an interesting thread, but I’m concerned for a lot of the posters and their comments. Don’t let this silly website make you feel bad! Everyone has insecurities about their bodies, and the BMI scale only adds to those insecurities when it tells someone they fall into a category they don’t consider themselves. You aren’t a number; you’re a person with a complex body working to keep you alive and well. 

Post # 123
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I always find it interesting when people are astonished at how being such and such a weight, or have a BMI of 30 is considered obese.  I think we are so conditioned to hearing the word “obese” and thinking of people who are 300 some pounds, when its more likely those same people are super obese or morbidly obese.  


Obese only means more than 30 pounds overweight.  That’s a big majority of people.  This isn’t a perfect statistic, but I heard something like 70% of parents with overweight children think their offspring are normal weight.  We are delusional as a society.

Post # 124
6374 posts
Bee Keeper

My BMI is lower than 93% of females in my age-group in the UK, and lower than 76% of females in my age-group globally.

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