That makes my BMI only 29.8. However, my waist looks like Adam West's on the old Batman television series. I would rather not go by BMI. I would prefer a weight of 190-195 pounds.
I always thought the BMI thing was a bunch of hooey. I felt 15 lbs overweight, but the BMI said 40 lbs over my ideal weight. After watching a tennis match on TV, I decided to benchmark myself. I was watching these guys covered in muscles and we know that muscle weighs more than fat, so I looked up their BMI's and they fell .... right on the target line. Then I looked up men and women athletes in a variety of sports. Once again, right on the line regardless of height. In the end, I sucked it up and realized I was 40 lbs over. That was 10 months ago and I still have 20 lbs to go. Getting there slowly but surely. This has been an inspiring thread to read, but also confusing.
According the various internet sources, a pound of fat is 3,500 calories and the average person burns 2,000-2,500 per day. This means that on the standard Guantanomo starvation diet (1000 cal/day), you could lose a pound every other day. You could increase your exercise somewhat, but for an adult with real world responsibilities, adding an hour of extra work outs is hard and only worth 500-800 calories more. So what's the secret to losing a pound a day for many days in a row?