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Sometimes when we think about our health, we tend to just consider our weight (or BMI). However, according to several floating sources we should pay attention to our hip-to-waist ratio. According to the BMI calculator, I am considered overweight. In order for me to be at the high end of a 'healthy' weight, I should be around 150 pounds -- which is the lowest weight I had ever been during my powerlifting days.
Here's a photo of me being around 152lbs during weigh ins:
(I was sort of upset I didn't get into the 148lb weight class, but it was incredibly difficult for me to get down to that weight)

I am on the far left. Some people may argue that I do not look 152 pounds, but I was.

Because of my body structure, I can look a bit sickly if I go under 145lbs. I don't really store much fat at my midsection. A lot of it gets stored at the lower half of my body.
I may be considered overweight according to BMI calculators. However, my waist-to-hip ratio considers myself to be very healthy.


My HIP measurement: 43 inches
My WAIST measurement: 27 inches
If I recall correctly, when I was around my competing weight, my waist was around 23 inches and my hips were about 40 inches.
Both calculators can be quite misleading when it comes to deciding your true health status. There are a lot of information it does not consider such as lifestyle, muscle, physical activity, diet. Take those sort of calculators with a grain of salt!

Be active and eat well!

Want to calculate your hip-to-wait ratio? You can use THIS calculator.
What's your hip-to-waist ratio?
I feel that those measuring stuff is seriously messed up. They say you're healthy one day and the next you're not. Like omggg.... You're weight says you're 150. That's great. People say you don't look like 150, it's alright. BUT don't try to change your physical appearance to make yourself LOOK like you're 150; Bc you're probably gonna be under 150 by A LOT. -Love Yourself ^ω^
@JessicaVang for sure!!! I am no longer 150 pounds! It was really hard for me to maintain that weight. I've been floating at a certain weight for over a year now and I'm comfortable at it. My focus is my health and strength!!
Thank you for posting this card. The idea of "How much do you weigh" is so ridiculous. And while it may give a broad-brushing indication to a person's health and physique, it completely falls apart ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THOSE IN FITNESS NEVER WEIGH WITHIN RANGE. According to some standard scale for men, I should weigh between 120 and 125 for my 5'5'' height. However, I eat and train at the gym 6xweek. My weight is 160. I'd be considered morbidly obese by this outdated scale. However, I'm still rockin my 28" waist. (or 29 depending on if i had a cheat meal...) All in all, ditch the scale. COMPLETELY. Base it off of your favorite pair of jeans or dress. If you can fit--you're fit! If it's a struggle--manage your weight in the kitchen first and secondly, train! @alywoah
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