Today, I was looking over some paperwork from the doctor, and I saw it there in black and white. Under a list of my of personal medical conditions such as acid reflux and a penicillin allergy.
It stung. Now I know according to the BMI scale, I’m still considered obese. My BMI is 30.5, I would need to weigh 191 to be at a 29.9 which would barely put my in the overweight category.
- Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
- Overweight = 25-29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Use this link to find your own, BMI.
I can’t explain why today it caused such an emotional reaction in me. Maybe because I feel like I’ve such huge strides lately that I shouldn’t be obese anymore. How can I have lost over 35 pounds and still be obese? Yesterday I ran 8 miles, obese people don’t do that. I wear a size 8 jeans, I buy medium yoga pants. Not qualities of an obese person.
I know my weight loss journey isn’t done, but I’m not going to let this BMI scale bring me down.
- Why Your BMI Can Be Misleading (everydayhealth.com)