- 8 years ago
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I apologize for that. Our wedding came and went, it was glorious, and now we’re back to reality.
I have a quick question, and if you Bees who are pros in medicine or nutrition could help me out, that would be awesome. I’m also happy to hear responses from Bees with similar experiences.
My husband and I recently got a Wii Fit, which I’ve been using regularly. However, my “body test” results list my BMI right between overweight and obese. I’m 5’10’, and I weigh about 205 pounds. But here’s the thing: I’m not plus-size. A lot of the time, I’m not even “large”. I went to the Gap the other day and bought a bunch of sweaters in medium. At H&M, I’m either a 10 or a 12. I’ve never needed to shop at Lane Bryant, or any places like it. (Not that there’s anything wrong with Lane Bryant – I’m just using it to illustrate my point.)
My husband says that my BMI is misleading because I’m full of muscle. I am muscular, yes, but is it normal to weigh SO MUCH and not be physically larger? I don’t pump iron or do any exercise targeted at muscle-building, per se. I’m more of a cardio and yoga sort of girl.
I guess what I’m asking is, should my weight be a concern right now, or should I chalk it up to being full of lean, compact muscle?
Help me resolve this in my poor, tired mind!