Hello I am midway through recruitment, pending medical review. The doctor has told me the maximum waist measurement for female candidates is 80 cm, and as I currently measure around 87, he has advised there is no point returning for medical review until I hit this target. According to my first medical, my BMI wasn't an issue (although it's probably the higher end of things) and I am fit enough to do the PJFT - apparently it's just my waist measurement holding me back now. I have been loosing weight, slowly - its just not coming off my waist!! I've spoken to so many people about this (matelots and civvies) and no-one has any idea why this one particular measurement is so significant? Surely it's more important to be healthy for your body shape than to loose too much weight all over so that one measurement ticks a box. Anyway, if it's a hoop I have to jump through so be it - just wondering if anyone could shed any light on here?