I ran across a link to a calculator where you can enter your age, gender, height, weight and country and the results will tell you “Where You Are on the Global Fat Scale?”
I’m game. I complete it. And my results say:
You have a higher BMI than 100% of females aged 45-59 in your country.
You have a higher BMI than 100% of females aged 45-59 in the world.
I am the fattest!!!
I guess I am the only female of my size that has survived (because we know all fatties are subject to imminent death-by-fat).
(Before you start lecturing me in math and statistics, yes I do understand that this really means that I am on the far end of this particular bell curve – however, 100% is 100%).
I also found out where my people, my people are located – the nation of Tonga!
Tonga Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.38 years
male: 73.98 years
female: 76.83 years (2011 est.)
US Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.49 years
male: 76.05 years
female: 81.05 years (2012 est.)
So on the whole, a nation of fatties, has a life expectancy only slightly less than the US (part of which, I presume, could be attributed to lack of facilities).
So I am waiting for my crown as the fattest fatty – thank goodness tiaras are truly one size fits all!