According to your bmi, are you over weight?

Contributor: LoveX LoveX
According to your BMI, are you over weight? If you are, are you still happy with your weight, or are you trying/going to try to lose some pounds?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Underweight
1  (2%)
Normal
20  (36%)
Over weight
17  (31%)
Obese
17  (31%)
Total votes: 55
Poll is closed
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Contributor: LoveX LoveX
My bmi says I am overweight, but I disagree! If I got into the normal range, I would look stick thin.
04/20/2013
Contributor: Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
If I go by BMI, I've been overweight nearly my entire life. Even at my thinnest when I was working out 2-3 hours a day, I was "overweight." BMI doesn't take into account body shape and body fat percentage.
04/20/2013
Contributor: PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
According to my BMI I'm obese - nearly morbidly obese. It's crazy to me! Yes, I need to loose a lot of weight, but I don't think I would say morbidly so.
04/20/2013
Contributor: Feisty Feisty
I'm at a normal weight.
04/20/2013
Contributor: Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
Normal.
04/20/2013
Contributor: surreptitious surreptitious
There was some good discussion of the archaic and ill-conceived concept of BMI here just a few days ago. It's a terrible (and arbitraty) standard to set for yourself, and if you simply wish to live healthily, you definitely should not base your decisions about your weight on a BMI calculator. =)
04/20/2013
Contributor: LoveX LoveX
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
There was some good discussion of the archaic and ill-conceived concept of BMI here just a few days ago. It's a terrible (and arbitraty) standard to set for yourself, and if you simply wish to live healthily, you definitely should not base your ...
I'll have to read it when I get on the computer, but I agree. The bmi standards are insane.
04/20/2013
Contributor: gsfanatic gsfanatic
Overweight, but bmi is kind of a bad measurement
04/20/2013
Contributor: Fluke Fluke
Normal, and I don't use the BMI to tell me what I should be. I think the BMI overweight category is ill-named. You can be 'overweight' in the BMI system and still be perfectly healthy.
04/20/2013
Contributor: Creepellah Creepellah
I think I'm considered overweight but I don't mind.
04/20/2013
Contributor: VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
I'm overweight according to my BMI, but I don't look it. I've always weighed a lot more than I look. BMI isn't a very good tool if you ask me.
04/20/2013
Contributor: eri86 eri86
I want to lose weight, but I'm pretty healthy.
04/21/2013
Contributor: Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I am definitely overweight, but not to the extent the BMI calculator would show. There are just so many factors BMI doesn't take into account.
04/21/2013
Contributor: bratcat bratcat
BMIs are so flawed and i dont care for them. But i would more than likely be obese according to my BMI.
04/21/2013
Contributor: Martiniman Martiniman
Overweight, but I have lost 19 pounds in the last 18 days.
04/21/2013
Contributor: Rossie Rossie
I'm in the normal range.
04/21/2013
Contributor: Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
Normal I guess.
04/21/2013
Contributor: travelnurse travelnurse
As a size 8 I am overweight by those standards!
04/21/2013
Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveX
My bmi says I am overweight, but I disagree! If I got into the normal range, I would look stick thin.
That's because BMI is a fiction created by the diet industry and their stooges - the doctors who are mostly overweight themselves! There is a lot more to health than the ration of your height to weight.
04/21/2013
Contributor: purpleflower1972 purpleflower1972
BMI 30 but trying to lose
04/21/2013
Contributor: Hummingbird Hummingbird
Sigh, yes, it was just very recently pointed out to me at work, something new at work requiring a health analysis to save $600 on our health insurance this year. I'm a couple of digits higher than I should be, according to their calculations. I had to laugh, they called me "Apple Shaped". You decide, I'm 5'9" and 172 lbs and they want me down to 167, oh and I'm also going to be 60 this year, I think I'm just right. I wouldn't mind losing a few more pounds, maybe 5 but I'm not on any special diet to lose weight.
04/21/2013
Contributor: bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
That's because BMI is a fiction created by the diet industry and their stooges - the doctors who are mostly overweight themselves! There is a lot more to health than the ration of your height to weight.
Amen!
04/21/2013
Contributor: padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveX
According to your BMI, are you over weight? If you are, are you still happy with your weight, or are you trying/going to try to lose some pounds?
I'm normal
04/21/2013
Contributor: jr2012 jr2012
Obese according to BMI. Which really hurts, because I don't think I LOOK obese. Of course, I know I'm far from ideal weight, but that label really sucks for someone who wears a size Medium or Large and has a clearly defined waist!
04/21/2013
Contributor: Mellifer Mellifer
I'm not sure I believe the scale they use to be true.
04/21/2013
Contributor: G&L G&L
My BMI says I'm normal but I don't like how the BMI system works anyway.
04/21/2013
Contributor: SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I am normal right now, last year I was underweight according to my BMI. It surely didn't feel this way.
04/21/2013
Contributor: Gdom Gdom
I'm "normal," but the whole BMI system is outdated and ridiculous. Total body mass is a very poor predictor of overall health. I just recently read a study that seemed to show that individuals in the "overweight" category that exercised actually had significantly lower rates of heart problems that otherwise comparable individuals in the "normal" category that exercised.
04/21/2013
Contributor: sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveX
According to your BMI, are you over weight? If you are, are you still happy with your weight, or are you trying/going to try to lose some pounds?
Overweight... too bad
04/21/2013