I was a bit upset yesterday, after my doctor told me I'm getting fat, when I've been warned not to exercise for two weeks because I had gout, and now
I've been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus which can make one bloated.
Anyway, the body mass index (BMI) is usually used to define these things, and it's a general pointer to health or well-being, although it's not
constructive to freak out instantly if it's over, but rather to accept it or work on a plan.
The BMI is calculated by your weight divided by your height or length squared (height times height).
Well this afternoon I sat with a ruler and got all the measurements wrong, and I ended up with 35, which is heading to obesity.
Over 40 is basically heading for morbid obesity.
I kept thinking about what I was going to do - join a gym, stop eating ... or just eat myself to death and finish it.
I took it in my stride, had some beers and pizza, and decided I'm officially a bear for now in gay culture, until I can start skipping again.
Now I've repeated it with help and a proper measuring tape, and it turns out I'm 26, which is one point into overweight from normality!
I mean that's one step into being overweight, but imagine the relief!
Being from SA I use body height (from toe to head) in meters and centimeters, and weight in kilograms.
This website shows what it all means:
Wow, I'm so happy now!
Do you know your BMI?
edit on 21-7-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)