Thomas and I are in a race to a 30.0 BMI (Body Mass Index). A BMI of less than 30.0 pulls you out of the obese
category and into the overweight
category. I know that I, personally, have not seen a 30 or lower BMI in over a decade.
Here's where the calculator is: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
BMI is not a perfect measure of fitness because you can be very muscular (and healthy!) but since muscle weighs more than fat you would be tagged with a higher BMI. I don't think either of us are at the point where we need to specifically worry about that, so the measurement stick above is perfectly good.
We know we aren't starting from the same #, but that's okay. My number is lower right now but Thomas is fitter, so I think it evens out pretty well.
As of this morning, 2/22/09, I am 217.6 lbs. I am 5'6" which gives me a starting BMI of 35.1. I can update it every Monday when I do my official weighing in.
Thomas, what's yours?
Does anyone else want to join in the big countdown? The more the merrier!
C'mon, back your favorite racer!