I found this site online: www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi. According to that calculator, my BMI is 21.2.
This morning, I had a session with a trainer. I get 2 free sessions with my new membership. She assessed me in various ways, strength, etc.. When it came down to figure out my BMI, she used clippers. According to that, I was at 11.4%. I was floored! I told her about the online calculator and she said those are not accurate. I knew that, I mean, come on, how can someone figure out their body fat based solely on height and weight!???! But many people, including doctors and nurses, follow those guidelines.
Nevertheless, I never would have thought mine was so low. She then took out this other gizmo, I have no idea what it’s called, but it’s a hand held thing that supposedly tells you your BMI. Mine came out around 18.4%. My trainer said I am most likely somewhere in the middle, around 13%-14%.
I do feel better about myself though 🙂