I try not to get hung up on numbers, but other people are hung up on this one—most notably, insurance companies. And, in the back of my mind if I’m really honest, me just a little bit.
This morning, I dropped another pound, which took me to 29.7 on the BMI scale. So, according to that somewhat arbitrary and misguided measure of “health,” I am now merely overweight instead of obese.
That may be as good as it gets. To get into the “normal” zone per most BMI charts, I’d have to be 140 pounds. My goal right now is 150 pounds. I have to say, I feel fairly normal right now, so 140 may not ever be a realistic option. We’ll just have to see what happens.
How obnoxious is it to call the categories underweight/normal/overweight/obese? What about recommended instead of normal? Isn’t there any better word? Well, I’m too busy focusing on my health this morning to worry about what some actuary thinks of my weight, so ONWARD!