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Body Mass Index

You all know that I weigh in every Thursday. But each month, I have my measurements taken too so I know that I’ve lost over 40 inches around my body since I began working out and eating well in April. And each time I was measured, my trainer attempted to take my BMI, but because I am still over 250 pounds, it was impossible to read on their machines. Obviously, this means I could never measure so while I knew that my percentage of body fat well much higher than it should be, I wasn’t sure how to track my improvement.

In January, my friend and workout buddy, Carol, was able to calculate my BMI from my starting weight and at my current weight. My starting weight was 393.6 pounds, and at 5’4″ my BMI was 67.62. And on January 28, my weight was 318 pounds making my BMI 54.58. And now, at 309 pounds, my BMI is 53.03. I don’t know what you think about that, but I think it’s pretty damn awesome. πŸ˜‰

See? I really am shrinking!

April 2009: 67.62
Feb 2010: 53.03

Normal BMI range for women: 18.5 – 24.9

So…I’m still in an unhealthy range, but that’s no surprise at 309 pounds. I am more than satisfied with the improvements I’ve made since last year, and I can’t wait to see how far I’ve come another year from now!

I’ve already lost of 20% of my entire body weight which means I have significantly decreased my chance of heart problems, diabetes, etc. And I can’t tell you how good I feel each time I look in the mirror knowing that I’ve turned my life around. Now I just have to be patient and continue moving forward to my healthy, overall goal. πŸ™‚

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    February 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Congratulations! You've come so far already. Your story is very inspiring!

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    Weighting Around
    February 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    How smart to be taking your measurements every month. I am convinced this is the right way to do it because even when the scale doesn't move, our measurements are changing. A 20% body weight loss is something to be extremely proud of! You certainly are a Shrinking Kenz! I love it!

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    February 23, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    WOO-HOO!!! Congrats! That is fantastic improvements! Keep it up!

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    February 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    When I was at the doctor in January, the nurse calculated my BMI. I don't remember what it was, but it was down considerably since my physical in Sept. She was darn near estatic, even though it is still higher than it should be. Like you, I was proud that it had gone down, and I consider it a baby step on the journey!


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    Mae Flowers
    February 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    So glad that you're getting healthier! It's easy to focus on the physical changes, but focusing on these numbers that indicate our health are rewarding!

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    February 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Doing a little Kenz cheer!
    give me a K…

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    February 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    40 INCHES!!!! That is AMAZING!!!!!!

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    February 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    YAYYYYY!!!! You might have to change your name to HealthyKenz after you're done with ShrinkingKenz. Just sayin πŸ™‚

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    February 23, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Yes, that IS awesome! And so are you πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing your story and being an inspiration to so many of us.

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    February 24, 2010 at 12:23 am

    This is wonderful!!

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    February 24, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Woo-hoo! Kenz and her amazing shrinkage! All in the numbers, and still counting down. Go, go, go!

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    February 24, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Wow! THat's awesome!Congrats on melting away!

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    February 24, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Wow, I have been reading for a few weeks and you are so inspiring. You go girl!

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    Jon and Steph
    February 25, 2010 at 2:46 am

    So I agree with Rhonda above…40 inches?!? That's incredible right there and PROVES that you are shrinking!

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