Body mass index is a calculation that takes your height and weight and is an indicator of body fat, unless you are a body builder or elite athlete, and as you may have noticed, I do not fit into either of those categories.
Here is my BMI...I am considered overweight. I really didn't need to a calculator to tell me that. But it is always a good slap back to reality to have confirmation from some other source.
At 144 pounds and 5'3" here is my BMI calculation:
I must confess, as I am writing this post I am consuming a glass of wine, cheese and crackers and carrots.
Here is what all of those calories look like:
Chardonnay: 120 CALORIES
Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese: 220 CALORIES
Triscuit Crackers: 120 CALORIES
Carrots: 35 CALORIES
GRAND TOTAL: 495 CALORIES
Not a bad meal. At least I am hitting several food groups.
As soon as I lose another 4 pounds, I will be considered "normal" for my BMI.
Since it has taken me 4 months to lose 6 pounds, I guess I won't be "normal" until after my daughter's October wedding.
Tomorrow is another day. I plan on a strong paced 4 mile walk with Dunkin, which will help jump start those next four pounds. So I can be normal...or at least my BMI will be.
Anyone for another glass of wine?