Wednesday, August 02, 2006

If you're 205 cm tall, how much should you weigh?

After many years of weighing about 250 pounds, I recently decided to lose some weight. It was a lot easier than I thought, and now I'm down to 215 pounds. But I don't really know if I was overweight before or not, and I don't know if I'm underweight now.

250 lbs215 lbs
BMI27 (overweight)23.2 (normal)
Tall BMI26.1 (overweight)22.4 (normal)
Dr. KoopIdeal (232-255)Underweight
People's ChoiceOverweightIdeal
Devine Ideal WeightOverweightIdeal

So clearly, everybody except Dr. Koop (a bit of a pudge himself) thinks I was overweight at 250, and pretty much at a good weight at 215.

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