The PBII is my fave

August 4, 2008

I guess I should preface this by saying that I’m not on a diet. The number one reason being I don’t need to be and the number two reason being my favorite food is ice cream. I also know I should never complain about my body because I’m a fresh 23 years old and I’ve never had a child, so I’m pretty sure this is the best that it’s ever going to get. But sometimes (okay, all the time) I still have body issues which probably stems from the fact that my favorite show is Project Runway and have you seen those models? They are all headed to way-too-skinny-girl camp. Dang the media. Moving on, I got a kick out of this article in Oprah magazine proposing getting rid of the blasted BMI and replacing it with the personal body image index.

The general idea is as follows: Start with your weight. Subtract seven pounds if you have just worked out. Add five if you’ve single-handedly finished a plate of guacamole and chips; four for macaroni and cheese; six for death-by-chocolate cake. Subtract ten if people nearby are fatter than you. If you’re wearing black pants, subtract two; if in a bathing suit, add eight. If you are more than seven years older than the group average or are surrounded by bikini-clad undergraduates with toned stomachs and cellulite-free thighs, add 20.

Tell me you haven’t done the same thing in your head before and I’ll call you a liar.

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