bubba wrote:according to that I need to lose the equivalent of a teen age girl from my body, look at the pic above of me, do I look that fat? I sure as hell don't think so.
The links I posted earlier go into detail about how overweight people have a view of body weight that is distorted (similarly, I'd expect underweight people to have the same problem). Particularly in America, because the majority of people are overweight, society's opinion of what looks fat changes.
BMI is a "medical" measurement. The "normal" range is a healthy range, outside of which, increased deviance results in greater health problems, it isn't an average, or a measurement of how people look.
vicaphit wrote:I am at around 22 BMI, and that is about 2/3rds of the way up the normal BMI scale. People still call me skinny. I don't think the BMI scale is universal.
That's to be expected, when the average BMI falls above of the "normal" range. BMI is meant to be applied to sedentary individuals, it's not meant to be accurate otherwise. For people who exercise, body fat % is a better measure.