I am overweight, I admit it. But I do manage to exercise daily and eat right. Despite all of that I am still overweight (I have a chronic illness making it hard to lose, but blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are all fine). But this BMI thing, I am trying to wrap my head around it. I don't see how it can be all that accurate. When I was 150 pounds and about 5'4" I was a small, actually smaller than a small because the small was falling off :S But it still said overweight. How can that be right?
I carry most of my weight in my boobs, butt and thighs. I have a larger frame as well. Also the last time I lost weight, I actually lost muscle before I lost my boobs, so I think I am destined to just be a larger framed person. I was pretty small then too.
I am taller than that now and much heavier, still I think that I would look pretty decent at 175, even though it says that is still overweight :S
I just don't see how it is possible for me to be smaller than 150, I just don't think it would be healthy. When I was 150, I was shorter and even though the BMI calculator said I was overweight, my bones and ribs were sticking out :S
As jimmy217 said, it's bullsh*t. The one I did anyways. I mean yes I'm overweight but it didn't take nearly enough variables into account. It asked age weight and height. Arnold Schwarzenegger weighed somewhere upwards of 300 pounds in his prime as a body builder and he's 6"2'. Judging by the answer I received he would have been labeled as grossly obese. Was he? I don't think so...