Sunday, February 17, 2002

Am I really over weight?

I'm 5 foot 4, 25 years old, 185-190 pounds and have fibromyalgia/ chronic fatigue syndrome. I'm trying to lose weight but don't know what my weight loss goal should be and what length of time is realistic for achieving the goal I'll eventually set. Not sure if it makes a difference but I'd rather be "muscular" than just thin.

Answer on Am I really over weight?

look up BMI

there is a new version, i don't know if its available yet--using different measurements

http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/BMI.html

this indicates grade 1 obesity

max healthy weight is about 145