Thanks for the thoughts! I didn't mean to sound like I was overly hung up on BMI... it's just been an "in-house" discussion on this particular topic.
BMI doesn't take frame size into account either... and, according to the thumb/forefinger around the wrist test, I'm a large frame. My BMI lists 145 pounds as the bottom of the "healthy weight" for me. Yet, if I walked into my doc's office weighing 145 pounds he'd slap me in the hospital for tests before even billing me for the office visit (and THAT'S FAST!).
I started this thing at the first of the year barely on the wrong side of the BMI Obese line. A week later I was at least down inside the Overweight realm. I know when I'm going to call it a done deal... when my 501's are 35's again instead of 38's and this layer of flab around my midriff is gone. I don't need a BMI scale to tell me that.
What I AM trying to do is to get an idea of where my weight will be when that happens. In my younger years it was around 180.... now I don't know. Also, since my doc tends to use that BMI index, I'd kinda like to end up somewhere in that "Healthy" section.
I've dropped 23 pounds since the first of the year. The first ten fell off fast... since then it's been like 1.75 pounds/week which seems like a good rate of weight loss. I think my ultimate goal is between 175 and 185 somewhere. That's about another 30 pounds or so.... maybe by mid summer?
Oh yeah! I decided to compromise on the BMI scale... I used to b 6' 3", now I'm 6' 1.5".... since this site will not allow me to enter a fraction of an inch in the the height box.... I compromised with 6' 2".
Is that wrong of me? (Grin!)
Thanks again and best of luck to us ALL!