||[Oct. 18th, 2004|12:14 pm]
The Question Club
I am fully recovered and went to the gym today just to keep my muscles warmed up as tomorrow is my second appointment with the trainer!! |
I will ask him this question tomorrow. I am not overly concerned with these numbers but since they were given to me, am just curious.
My body mass index is 3% over the ideal for my age. To reduce that, I need to lose 10 pounds to get to the upper limit. Currently am at 100 pounds! And am 5ft2. I could see that I could lose another 5 pounds at most. But (with the 10 pound loss) wouldn't I be underweight? Or as I lose two pounds or something the index would readjust? I don't consider myself fat at all. I am just very unhealthy. And my goal is to get fit and stay fit and build some strength. As it gets tiring depending on others to help me carry things. So the weight loss thing is not my huge concern.
Many people (not all) often laugh at me when I say I go to the gym, and when I bring up the subject of health. Most assume that because I am thin I am healthy. Unfortunately, that's not the case. I had no strength in me and the 20 pounds I did gain in undegraduate years put a lot of stress on my back and started suffering joint pains in my knees. Arthritis runs in my family. My dad who like me was skinny in his younger days has rheumatism, arthritis, and everything else. He is now slightly overweight but not much at all. But exercising for him is a huge pain! So, I just want to do whatever I can to be able to walk around without pain when I am 60! :P In a year I have lost that 20 pounds. But more importantly I can run around, am so much more agile and I don't go completely out of breath from running up stairs up one floor! Ok...I could never actually run up any stairs!