I mucked around on there a bit too. I just measured the width of the bones at the elbow, which was really quite difficult. Then I measured my wrist. They both told me I had a medium frame and that I should weigh between 118 and 130. Right. I don't buy it. Those "ideal" weights are not really ideal anyway, morbidity rates are lower when your weight is a good 10% higher.
At least they allowed me up to 130; the ideal weight calculator put it at 116. But I've seen the tables that take your frame into account, in which case I'm up to 125. I still don't buy it. At 135 I was happy, healthy, trim, and hubby's eyes light up at the thought of seeing me like that again. That's good enough for me. And that puts me in the normal BMI category. Also good enough for me.
I still have no idea who decided what ideal was and how they came to that decision.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford