Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I am Obese.

When I was little I always thought that obese meant hugely fat. You know, the kind of overweight where you need a little cart to get around and you get a special handicapped parking permit.

At some point in my life I read that you only need to be 10 percent above your ideal body weight to be considered obese.

So, if my idea body weight at 5' 9" is 150 pounds (and I'm making that up. I don't know what the real number is, I just know I look thin at 150) I would only need to weigh 165 to be considered obese.

And don't I wish I weighed a mere 165?

Look. I know I am overweight. If I weren't I could just shop at The Limited like I used to.

Did you know The Limited doesn't carry size 14 anymore?

I knew it.

I am not obsessed with their clothes the way I used to be but it still hurts my feeling that I can't shop there.

What was I even talking about?

Oh right. I'm obese. Check out the results from my fitness test:

Target Heart Rate Zone=120-157
Step Test=Poor
Pushup Test=Below Average
Sit up Test=Above Average
BMI= 26.6/Overweight(Goal is 22)
Body Fat=32.4/Obese (Goal is 26)


I guess that is why I need Vionna.


Road Trip Mom said...

Awwww, this post made me sad. Just the title alone made me feel your pain. Reality is harsh. :-(

Lori said...

That doesn't sound right. I'm also 5'9, I don't remember being considered obese when I was 165. [Checking BMI calculations...] I think you'd need to be just over 200 lbs. in order to be considered obese on the BMI scale at 5'9". 165 is the top end of normal.

In any case, I'm enjoying the blog (and the latest exercise photos!). Very inspiring.

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