The New Normal In Lardassery

  • metta

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    Sep 12, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    The New Normal In Lardassery

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    "A survey conducted by Harris Healthcare and HealthDay asked respondents to provide their body-mass index, or BMI, which is a ratio of height to weight. They then asked them to evaluate which weight stage they were in. The results showed a lack of self-awareness about one's weight. Thirty percent of those measuring in the overweight class said they were in a normal weight, and 70 percent of obese respondents said they were only overweight. Sixty percent of morbidly obese respondents said they were merely obese." Also, they all think they can be millionaires. Don't let anyone say that this country has lost its optimism. We eat optimism for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and fourthmeal!
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    http://www.theawl.com/2010/09/the-new-normal-in-lardassery

    BMI Calculator: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/



    hmm....mine is 22...i guess that is ok.
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    Sep 12, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    BMI is an incredibly bad indicator of health/fitness.

    If you're a body builder with a lot of muscle or a really fat guy, it'll read you as obese either way if you happen to be of the same height/weight.
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    Sep 12, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    ^
    yep...that is what it does say:

    "Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:
    It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
    It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle."
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    Sep 13, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Yeah, but for mass screening and statistical purposes BMI is an excellent indicator. For every buff guy with a BMI of 35, I know 10 more obese guys with the same BMI.

    (Mine's a measly 16 (was even less 6 months ago).icon_redface.gif
    http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html
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    Sep 13, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Just between you and me, I don't think buff guys are crying into their cups because of their BMI. It's not such a band indicator for everyone else.

    Mine's 23.
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    makeumyne saidJust between you and me, I don't think buff guys are crying into their cups because of their BMI. It's not such a band indicator for everyone else.

    Mine's 23.


    Not saying your wrong, but self-esteem is a big problem with a lot of people, men, women, gay, strait, bi, ect. I'd hate to see people take it and turn it into an eating disorder like anorexia.





    On a slightly lighthearted yet related note: http://abstrusegoose.com/299

    that's right, I went there =)
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    My BMI is 26.1

    I'M OVERWEIGHT Y'ALL
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Muninn saidBMI is an incredibly bad indicator of health/fitness.

    If you're a body builder with a lot of muscle or a really fat guy, it'll read you as obese either way if you happen to be of the same height/weight.


    BMI isn't meant to indicate degree of health or fitness... It's simply a tool to point out when the relationship between height and weight in a given individual deviates from 'the norm'. It doesn't obviate the need for interpretation.
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    Sep 13, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    I read somewhere (possibly in Science) that hospitals are gradually increasing the length of the hypodermic needles they use for standard procedures like immunizations. Some studies found that shockingly high percentages of IM injections were wasted because the needles didn't penetrate the average fat layer. So if your next shot seems to hurt unusually much, it may be due to you lack of padding.
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    mine's 29.6, just a hair's breadth away from obesity.

    Told you all so, lol.
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    My BMI is 26 and I'm not a body builder or even close and I'm usually described by most people as on the thin side. I'm not sure how this number is supposed to help someone like me. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    crsonoma saidMy BMI is 26 and I'm not a body builder or even close and I'm usually described by most people as on the thin side. I'm not sure how this number is supposed to help someone like me. icon_confused.gif


    BMI is for people who eat McDonald's 3 times a day and weigh 390 lbs and don't see anything wrong with their lives. That way their doctor can be like "See this number? This number is baaaaad. We need to get this number doooown."
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidMy BMI is 26.1

    I'M OVERWEIGHT Y'ALL
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    i'm jealous...well...more like happy for ya... icon_biggrin.gif ...you're all muscle....