I recently bought a new scale that measures weight PLUS body fat % and a few other measurements, etc.
BMI is pretty much useless from all the reading I am seeing so I tend to ignore it.
Body FAT % on the other hand is a pretty good indicator of good "weight" for you!
The only TRULY accurate test is where they dunk you in a big tank, $$ and PITA to find, schedule, etc. But the bio-ompendence stuff is the second highest rated test for accuracy.
The home versions are "ok" (compared to what my local hospital has) but at least gives you a good starting point.
This has the most interesting chart I can find!! My measurement on my home scale/device has been 26.3-27.2% (201 to 203ish pounds)
So that puts me at approx 148 pounds of "Lean Weight" (Muscle, Bones, etc, everything but fat)
BMI scale btw is like 29-30 for me (normal 18.5 to 24.5 which translates to 128lbs to 169lbs)
If we start with 148 lbs of lean, 169lbs (the top end of normal in BMI) would only be 12.4% of body fat!! According to the BODY FAT charts the top end of BMI would put me in the same range as Athletes (2 steps BELOW normal!!)
So I guess what I am trying to say here is this... do a bit of research on Body Fat % and come up with what is truly "healthy" for you and your body!!
What is cool is that for my age group, 41, I am now NORMAL!!! (Top end of normal...) at 201 lbs, 26-27% body fat %.
Dittos on all the above stuff, but get some TOOLS for your arguments about still losing weight. I also would "consider" the fact that we are likely carrying around 10-20lbs of extra skin that throws off these ratios further. (See the post about the plastic surgery guy that lost 25lbs!!!?)
Ok, last link.. the scale I bought because I really did want to know and start measuring this stuff so I would have the tools/knowledge!!