However over the last few years it crept up and I was at one point 150lbs BMI 21.5.
With fairly intensive physical work and exercise over last summer I was back in reasonable shape and by October weighed in at 144lbs with a BMI of around 20.7 but still about 18lbs over my normal. Most of this weight was sitting on my back gut and sides and was quite discernible and also grabbable.
I am now weighing in at between 132lbs - 134lbs about nine and a half stone and most of the excess has gone with just some around my waist which has not yet shifted 28" waist for last 2 months. Anyway I intend to take my weight down by around 6lbs more, which for me will be back to normal.
I exercise fairly intensely cycle everywhere swim run, and work sometimes doing distribution which seems mostly to involve running up and down stairs with heavy boxes.
My TDEE has me down for 1800ish calories per day but I normally consume between 2000 and 2400 on a high nutrient based diet depending upon how much physical stuff I am doing.
I have regular health checks (about the only time I ever have to visit the doctor) and these are coming back clear. My only health issue has been with reactive hypoglycemia (life-long though recently aggravated by bad eating habits) and I am currently addressing this through the management of my carbohydrate use, this is proving very successful.
The fasting for me is not entirely weight focused and I would like to be able to continue with it when I reach my target normal weight of 126lbs. When I go into maintenance it's my intention to spread the extra calorie requirement over my feed days.
BMI unfortunately does not account for body frame size; a person may have a small frame and be carrying more fat than optimal, but their BMI reflects that they are normal. Even when I was over 11 stone people were often surprised when I said I was overweight.
I remember once using a calculator where it was possible to put your frame size in?
The big important thing with diet is that you are getting the right nutrition and that you are fit and well and this is certainly seems to be the case with me.
Thanks again Azureblue it is nice to be thought about and definitely no raspberries required