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When setting targets, do you base everything on your BMI?


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S: 18st1.5lb C: 17st13.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 40.6 Loss: 0st2lb(0.79%)
Just wondering what the general opinion about this is? I re-joined Slimming World on Tuesday and weigh in at a clinically obese 18st 1.5lbs :(. Since the age of 13 I have never been under 12 stone...and I have a big bone structure, so not sure the BMI's recommended range of 9 1/2 - 10 1/2 stone is correct considering my build?

Anyone have any opinion on this? I haven't set any targets as such, but I know I have at least 6 stone to lose...so I hope I am okay to be in the WeMITTS?

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S: 21st2lb C: 16st6.5lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 4st9.5lb(22.13%)
firstly welcome!

and i would say bmi should be taken somewhat with a pinch of salt (imo). ideal weight isn't a one size fits all. last time my bmi was 28 my doctor said he was happy with me at that weight and didn't feel i should push to be any lower- you know yourself when you're at the right weight for your frame and build so just go with that. xx


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S: 21st12lb C: 12st11lb G: 9st5lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 9st1lb(41.5%)
I am aiming to get my weight within my healthy BMI range, but I'm aiming for the top end

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