That’s my BMI – Body Mass Index. I’m overweight according to the numbers. I’m closer to obese than I am normal. According to the calculator, I’m about 21 lbs overweight. Not sure where I’m going to find 21 lbs., but according to the calculator – I need to figure out where I can lose 21 lbs. Maybe I can get a haircut or something.
Now for those of you that don’t know what the BMI is, it’s a measure to determine an individual’s appropriate weight. If you are low or high on your BMI, you are more susceptible to diseases because of it. Now there’s all sorts of issues and concerns with the BMI. You can check it out on the internet.
The identity insight for me is that the BMI gives you an identity. It determines whether you are normal or overweight or obese. Even with all of the issues and concerns, people will use this number to determine your identity.
You are not your BMI. Maybe you are just super muscular – muscle weighs more. There are so many ways where the BMI doesn’t work so don’t let some measurement determine your identity.
For me, I need to cut down on my eating because I’m overweight. Hahahahaha.