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Re: [IPk] Re: Terry's weight

In a message dated 1/4/2005 8:26:01 PM GMT Standard Time,  
email @ redacted writes:

I  reduced down to 11st 7lbs, I'm 5' 6" tall.  My last  hospital said I  
be no higher than 10st 5lb.  B'mouth say 11st   0lbs

Hi Terry,
B'mouth use the sensible criterion of body mass index (wt in kg/ht in m  
 squared) to assess weight. A target weight of 11 st would give you a BMI of
- under 25 is acceptable, though for diabetics a lower BMI is often 
 recommended. I'd aim for 11 stone and see how you look/feel, you could go down
a couple
 of points quite healthily.
Sorry to hear that you're not feeling too well, but there's no doubt that  
 your heart/hips/knees etc will thank you for losing weight. And it is good news
to hear that you're able to put on weight when you try to - sudden  
 unexplained weight loss or inability to gain weight is always something which
be investigated medically - in view of your history.
Hope we can meet up again in March at Lesley's review.
Best wishes,
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