Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My BMI

Okay, so when I started this journey I did a BMI calculation at the CDC website and was disappointed, but not surprised when I saw that my BMI put me in the "obese" category. Today I did my BMI on several different websites and holy cow... I'm in the "normal" range. Here are my before and afters on the CDC website. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/

BeFoRe
Results
For the information you entered: Calculate again: English Metric
Height: 5 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 198 pounds

Your BMI is 35.1, indicating your weight is in the Obese category for adults of your height.

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5—24.9 Normal
25.0—29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

Anyone who is overweight should try to avoid gaining additional weight. Additionally, if you are overweight with other risk factors (such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high blood pressure), you should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.

AfTeR/NoW!!!
Results
For the information you entered: Calculate again: English Metric
Height: 5 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 140 pounds

Your BMI is 24.8, indicating your weight is in the Normal category for adults of your height.
r information about the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity in maintaining a healthy weight, visit Preventing Weight Gain.
BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5—24.9 Normal
25.0—29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

5 comments:

itsmytime said...

i love where it says to go to this website for information on preventing weight loss. lol.. i would love to get to that point instead of having the stupid thing tell me you're fat.. GO ON A DIET... (by the way, here's some good websites.. lol) you're doing awesome.. i'm so proud.

Melissa said...

wow, that's awesome to see it written out like that! Awesome to n no longer be labeled obese.

WeightWatcher Mama said...

congrats on your BMI! you have done a great job in 7 months! WTG!

Spitfire said...

Way to go Kari, I bet it felt so good to see your hard work reinforced in print. That's awesome!
Try and stay cool this summer. ;o)

Nicholette said...

yay yay! That's awesome to see! Of course, you knew you were doing fab without it telling you that.