With a diagnosis of high blood pressure recently I determined to sort some lifestyle factors out, losing weight, walking regularly, cuting out salt and fat. All a complete waste of time actually as my blood pressure has risen from 160/90 to 200/96! Since early January I've lost over a stone and inches have disappeared from my body except around my waist. I am now a reasonably healthy 10 stone 6lbs but would prefer to lose a little more and am 5' 7"high, having lost 1" over the years. My BMI is 22.33 which is fine BUT - waist to hip ratio is 0.87 [high] and my waist measurement own its own is an enormous 34". I realise this makes me an apple which is a shock as until recently I would have considered myself a pear.But worse of course I realise that this large measurement means I have viseral fat around the middle which I think is bad.