||04-06-07 06:11 AM
Maybe TomS knows the answer to this?
I have mentioned before that I have had Gastric Bypass surgery. It has been 15 months since my surgery and I have lost 87% of my surgeons goal. By my calculations I have lost 93%. Both my family doctor and surgeon have pronounced me a success story. Now the only thing I am really dealing with is the extra skin. As of this moment I am leaning towards leaving it as it is not as severe as many gastric patients I have seen. My question is, since the excess skin that I am now carrying could weigh as much as 10-15 pounds (I think I am closer to the 10, maybe even under), how should I read BMI numbers? Since it is a weight based calculation should I subtract 10 pounds before calculating or leave my weight unadjusted? I don't think I have this issue with resistive body fat percentage as that is not weight based. Of course it is harder to take accurate caliper measurements with the excess skin.
The reason I ask is that at my height and current weight I am still considered very heavy with a BMI of 30.3, of course this is down from a high of 49.6 on January 1, 2006. When I do the resistive body fat measurement it comes out about 23%. Should I be concerned or should I adjust.