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Pink Sends Empowering Post-Baby Weight Loss Message

04/03/2017 10:54 EDT | Updated 04/03/2017 10:54 EDT

At 5'3" and 160 pounds, singer-songwriter Pink is technically considered "obese," but take one look at the pop star and you'd never use that word to describe her.

In a post shared on the musician's Instagram page, Pink (née Alecia Beth Moore) captioned the photo: "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese."


Using weight and height charts is a long running method of calculating body mass index (BMI), though many argue the chart is not only outdated but also inaccurate.

"Not only does BMI mislabel 54 million heavier individuals as unhealthy, it actually overlooks a large group of individuals considered to have a 'healthy' BMI who are actually unhealthy when you look at underlying clinical indicators," researcher Jeffrey Hunger from the University of California, Santa Barbara, said in a press release.

The mum of two, who welcomed son Jameson Moon Hart in December, refuses to give into society's predefined beauty standards and is encouraging women and moms everywhere to do the same. "The only thing I'm feeling is myself," she continued. "Stay off that scale ladies! #feelingmyself #strongismygoal"

Six weeks postpartum for the second time around, Moore began working with star trainer Jeanette Jenkins, who is helping her reach her fitness goals. To commemorate the new working relationship, Moore shared an image of herself with Jenkins on Instagram and captioned it with a confession that she hadn't yet lost any of baby weight, but instead of being upset about it, Moore added: "yaye me!!!!! I'm normal! 😂😂😂😂 "


Though Moore admits she's a long way away from her GI Jane body goals, she remains committed, occasionally posting sweaty gym selfies between countless, adorable family photos.

Thanks Jackson Hole #familydatenight #zacbrownband

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