Those charts are a crock of crap. For one thing, activity level is much more important to your health than weight. For another, they don’t take into account your bone structure, muscle mass, or where your fat is stored. The last can be important because people who carry their extra weight in their stomach and chest area are more likely to suffer heart attacks than those of us with fat asses.
Extra muscle mass rocks. It means that you burn more calories at rest than someone who weighs the same, but has a higher percentage of fat. In other words, it gives your metabolism a boost. It takes a lot of calories to maintain muscle, few to maintain fat.
If you are healthy, active, happy with how you look, and have no joint problems I say toss the chart in the can.
Oh! My doctor also has this cool scale (which I got on just yesterday). You step on it barefoot and it sends some sort of impulse through your body that tells you how many pounds of fat, lean body mass, and water you’re composed of. I was going to do some research on how it works and whether it’s accurate or not. But maybe you can find a physician with one of those contraptions and see how you fare.
If you’d like cites for this information, I’d be happy to send you an e-mail with some links to reading material and titles you could check out. It’s just some of the info. you tend to gain if you stuggle with weight and fitness issues. No time to deal with multiple cites right now.