What do you guys think about BMI? I've heard mixed reviews on whether or not it actually means a whole lot. One of my friends has a theory that BMI tracking is off because it never accounts for boobs haha! I haven't been crazy tracking my BMI, but I do have this nerdy spreadsheet that tracks my current weight, my overall weight lost, waist size, resting heart rate (thanks to my FitBit) and my BMI. Everything but the current weight and weight lost is so sparsely filled out, but it's nice to look at the difference between Day 1 and now.
My BMI has gone down 4.1 points. Looking at the chart today, I've jumped down almost two categories. Before I was in the "extremely obese" section, I'm barely in "obese" right now, and I'll be down into "overweight" once I get another point knocked off. The thing is, I don't feel like I was extremely obese. Yes, I was really big...but extremely obese to me means you're 400+ lbs, can't leave your bed, and need lapband surgery. I wasn't there yet, so the BMI chart sometimes makes me feel sad. But I'm happy I'm going down into a healthier BMI. I guess I just won't put too much stock in it...it's just nice to get a reference point for where my body's at. For now, I'm half in the "it doesn't account for boobs!" camp and half in the "this is nice to know" camp.
What's your opinion on the BMI scale? Kayla, I just know you've done some research on it. Share your wisdom, guys!