Hi folks, I've been lurking for a while and wanted to say thanks for some of the advice I've read whilst here - it's been very useful so far. I do have a question now though which I hope someone can answer: How important is it that I am within BMI? I am looking to join the Navy as a CISSM and passed my recruit test yesterday (yay), I'm training hard for the fitness test but 12 years of working in I.T. has really taken it's toll - I'm 33 years old, 5'10" and 17 stone which puts my BMI score at 35. Thing is, I CAN do the required number of sit up's, push up's and make the run time (though I admit it ain't pretty!). I'm dreading being told I can't join up unless I lose over 4 stone in weight which is what would be required to get my BMI score to within the 'normal' range. Losing that much weight 'safely' would take me a minimum of 4 months, more likely 6. Any advice welcome. .M.