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Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by SWUSA_, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. SWUSA_

    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    bmi-chart.png I wanted to make this BMI chart easily available to all[​IMG]
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Where are you at and are you happy there?
    Rules are:
    1. Comment about your own BMI only in your post.
    2. Written reply to someone else's post in this thread only if they ask for a response.
    3. Base any requested replies on health and science, and diabetes control not aesthetics.
     
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    #2 SWUSA_, Oct 22, 2016 at 2:53 AM
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will start: I am at the top of 29 today. I would like to be at 28 next. I feel a little bloated a lot of the time but I am also fearful of getting too thin.
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    My BMI is 24 or so, close to the top of the healthy range. I find it impossible to budge at the moment, though was around 4kgs lighter last year. However, ended up with a very boney and uncomfortable butt. Being that slim made sitting very uncomfortable. Even when overweight, my butt isn't that well padded so it's a balancing act. I wish there was some way of transferring the fat from my belly to my butt ... without plastic surgery that is :D
     
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    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I,m 20, good BG stability. Was 33 5 years ago...happy days:)
     
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    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently I'm undertall...
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Well it seems only the very small can be morbidly obese I went over the 40 in that scale an Got diabetes too ,no I hated to be that fat it was handicapping me and I couldn't hardly move and a lot of other normal things. Sad I had to become diabetic before understanding that I had better go hungry for half a year to get lean again, low fat food certainly never helped anyways... but low calories and very few carbs did the job... now I am 33 on the scale and still going downwards
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you do not fall within the chart ranges then you can use one of the formulas below
    to calculate your BMI :

    English BMI Formula

    BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
    or
    Metric BMI Formula
    BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters x Height in Meters ) )
    or
    South Africa
    BMI= (Weight in Kilograms/Height in Metres)/ Height in metres
     
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    #8 SWUSA_, Oct 22, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    BMI Weight categories


    BMI Weight Category

    Less than 18.5 Underweight
    18.5 to 24.9 Healthy weight
    25 to 30 Overweight
    30 to 35 Obese
    35 to 40 Severely Obese
    40 and over Morbidly Obese
    It is important to note that it is not a completely accurate calculation as body composition differs between individuals. It doesn’t take into account body fat levels or the percentage of muscle to fat.

    It has been designed as a general guide for adults.
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have posted the formulas if you need them in the thread just above this post. Sorry I did not provide it in the first post. I had not noticed how limited the height choices were on the chart.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I'm not even on the chart even after loosing 6 1/2 stone...apparently no-one over 6 foot tall can be obese...
     
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    I'm 22 but I'm not happy with my body shape at all, my body fat percentage is too high which in my opinion matters much more than bmi
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    19.5. Very tall, very slim, very broad-shouldered female.

    Happy to be in the healthy range but deeply conflicted in that I don't feel my body is strong enough to accomplish what I want it to, yet I'm fearful of adding weight but needing to gain some.

    Unhappy with shape but very happy with my blood glucose control.

    :confused:
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    My BMI is currently 22, midway in the 'healthy' range. I am happy with that, but I still have about half an inch more around my waist than I would like. Ideally your waist measurement (measured at navel level) should not be more than half your height.
    My waist measurement is 34" and my height is 67", so I need to lose the slab of fat around my navel, which is proving difficult to shift.

    For anyone who doesn't know their BMI, you can calculate it with the NHS BMI calculator:
    www.nhs.uk/tools/pages/healthyweightcalculator.aspx
     
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    Have you tried progressive resistance training for gluteal muscles, e.g. doing squats or lunges and gradually increasing the repetitions and/or weight? Perhaps additional muscle would compensate for the reduced fat.
     
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    My BMI is now about 20.5 down from 25 at diagnosis and I'm sure that has really helped with my blood sugar control, I had gone down to 19.6 but my GP wanted it above 20 as some blood tests were showing a possibility of being malnourished. I still have control but I'm scared of putting any more weight back on. Happy with my BMI though I did like it when it was at it's lowest.
     
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    22 (5ft 1": 117lbs) substantial glute and quads - just ran 11.4km in 70mins (including time spent not getting run over and checking blood sugar at 5k) if my BMI can get me there, I don't much care what colour it is :)
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    You're right but having just reached OAP age, high intensity types of exercise are not particularly appealing. With long term hip and back issues, fear of injury is also an issue.

    If I was a lot younger, I'd probably be more enthused about it, but at my age, I do what I can and that I know I'll persist with - walking. At various times, I've started various exercise regimes, but my enthusiasm tends to wane very quickly. Walking outdoors is one activity I love and it's the only one that I've managed to do long term.

    Resistance training and HIIT are both things I tell myself I "should" do, but rarely manage to commit to :(
     
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    I think you're right to be cautious - you don't want to injure yourself so you can't continue with the things you are already doing. The secret is to start really easy and progress really slowly. The great thing about resistance training is that it doesn't take long and only has to be done 2-3 times a week. If you focused on glutes you could get the whole thing done in 10 minutes a week. There 's a helpful page here:- http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/strength-exercises-for-older-people.aspx
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    See the formulas posted above to calculate BMIs not on the chart and then use the categories to class your BMI. It is possible to be obese at any height but you have to try harder when you are over 6 feet tall because the weight is spread out over a longer distance on your body. I am jealous at just over 5 ft 6 inches.
     
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