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lexilex Thu 27-Aug-09 11:06:32

i was reading another thread about ladies BMI when pregnant and some were refered to a consoltant if it was over 30. but i just checked mine and its 28.5. what i dont understand is that i may be 12st but im a size 12 fit and healthy. (i run 8k 3-4 times a week, and walk everywhere) but because of this BMI rubbish i am classed as overweight and not far of being obese.

i know its cos im thick boned (i really am, its not an excuse. lol) but i worry that people take this BMI as gospel and it could feed problems. does anyone else agree? x

Joolsiam Thu 27-Aug-09 11:16:29

I had a BMI of 34 last year at a booking in appt and was told I'd be under consultant care if it went over 35. I know I'm not exactly slim, but I was wearing jeans, boots and a big jumper at the time, which skewed things.

Other people have said they never got weighed after booking in. Some medical people seem to get hung up on it and some ignore it. I often get really patronising comments about what I should be eating and how I should be exercising. When I respond and detail my fitness regime (swimming / spinning/ pilates at least 5 times per week)I am sure they don't believe me, and then when I hand them a food diary to illustrate the fact that I find it hard to lose weight and do eat healthily, I am sure they don't believe me half the time

My BMI is currently 31, but going very slowly in the right direction. You CAN be fat, but fit and healthy.

mathanxiety Sun 30-Aug-09 03:36:39

On the other hand, I have a small frame (narrow shoulders and hips) and can't hide an extra pound anywhere so although my BMI might be fine on paper, (it's partly based on height), I need to be lighter or I am not a pretty sight.

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