Finally overweight, good thing kinda

Friday, February 26, 2010

I have been told several times not to go by the BMI chart but I checked it today and I am finally considered overweight. Overweight is what I have always considered myself never obese but accoridng to the "all knowing" researchers who inveted the BMI chart I have been obeses for pretty much my whole life. Obese sounds like such a gross and disfiguring word I've never really liked it. So now I start my journey yet again to try to change the minds of people that I have never met to get out of their 'overweight' category by loosing another 25 lbs and move into the healthy category because although I am almost happy with myself (most of my junk is in the trunk) and I hate conforming to other people. Part of me wants to be normal and be able to go shopping and not have to leave the stores because their Large size is really a medium.
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  • *MADGE*
    I hate those charts--seriously.

    I remember looking at my chart that the doctor left in the counter once..."obese" and "depression" were the two words he used to sum up a past visit. No other notes to mention that I had recently had a baby and I have gotten ppd after every pregnancy since my fifth baby. No mention what my "comfortable, healthy" feeling weight is and no mention that after about six months on a medication my depression is diminished enough to go off the meds. I really don't like being tagged with something like that with no explanation whatsoever.
    In other words, one word does NOT tell the whole story!
    3975 days ago
    Yay! I can't wait to be overweight!

    ;-) emoticon
    4028 days ago
    The classifications of overweight and obese on the BMI charts were intended for doctors, and those categories really represent your risk of disease...not how 'fat' you are.

    Unfortunately, the word 'obese' has such a stigma to it these days...don't get me started...

    I would simply celebrate being healthier! Congrats on making progress. I am SO very happy for you.
    4028 days ago
    I so agree with everything you wrote. I was so happy to leave the "Obese" category even though I really just considered myself overweight. As of today I am only 6.8 pounds away from the "healthy" range and I can't wait to get there. Not so much for anyone else but more so, to show myself I can do it. Even though it has only been 44 pounds, I have come a long way for me and I am proud of the change. I love being able to shop in regular sizes (still need larger shirts- my chest is pretty large) but buying large workout pants for the first time since my teens has been cool. Congrats on your change and good luck to getting to the next level!
    4028 days ago
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