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Gato
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Jul 12th, 2018 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just got back from a doctor appointment. New doctor so they did the whole 9 yards including height and weight. And I actually paid attention.

Well shoot, I've been 6 ft tall as long as I can remember, with a decent BMI. Not any more. I'm now 5' 10" which totally alters my height to weight ratio.
At 182 lbs I now have a BMI of 26.1. Overweight!

I blame gravity for compressing the discs in my spine.

Maybe if I hang from my ankles like a bat every day it will improve my numbers.

BMI Calculator

Leftee
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Jul 12th, 2018 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Inversion

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You're welcome.

MJB
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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Jul 12th, 2018 03:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Walter Payton was 5'10" and 200lb.

Take that BMI!

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CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Jul 12th, 2018 03:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I played football in high school, I was 6'1", 230 pounds. I didn't have an ounce of fat on me.

BMI calculator says I was overweight. BMI = BS.

littleuch
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Jul 12th, 2018 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got an idea. Find a door frame or wall in your house and mark your current height. Note the date. Keep doing this over the years.

Like raising kids, but in reverse.

Leftee
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Jul 12th, 2018 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hahahahahaha!



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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Jul 12th, 2018 04:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm 6'1", the last time I visited my primary care physician the PA totally messed up my height....5'11". I told her at the time she didn't have the device on the top of my head. She disagreed. I mentioned it to my Doctor and we rechecked. Shure enough I'm 6'1".

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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 12th, 2018 04:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

im 5’9”

174 lbs.

Overweight!

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I miss Kelbo's
Jul 12th, 2018 04:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

These days, I'm still 6' and this morning's weight was 177. BMI tells me I'm good. Naked, in front of the bathroom mirror, I got at *least* 10-15 more pounds to drop. Suck it, BMI!

littleuch
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Jul 12th, 2018 05:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jeeziz, you're a bunch of skinny old men, lol. I'm about ready to start lopping off body parts to get me below 210 @ 6ft. With my new Fitbit I'm tracking calories and trying to keep them below 2000/day. Still better than the 218 I was at, but shooting for 180.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I miss Kelbo's
Jul 12th, 2018 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Losing weight is easy once you change your thinking about food (like quitting smoking, you have to change your mindset to, "I'm not a smoker so why would I want to smoke a cigarette?").

Eat the way Atkins taught (if you really need to drop weight) or paleo or similar. I eat a lot of veggies, fruit, meat (beef, fowl, seafood), cheese, eggs, etc. I eat much less of things like pasta, bread, fast food, junk food (snacks, chips, candy, etc.).

It's easier to lose excess weight than most people think without needing to "diet". Just spend more time on the periphery of the supermarket and avoid those inner isles (cereal, pasta, boxed and canned foods of all sorts). Spend time in produce, meat, and for some, diary.

Edited to add, you're probably better shooting for 1500 calories a day. Easy to do with the right foods.

(This message was last edited by Chris Greene at 07:11 PM, Jul 12th, 2018)

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Jul 12th, 2018 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gato, you need to point out to the doc that MOST of that overweight is comprised of the voluminous cold packs Velcro-ed to your hips!

Without those suckers, you're downright svelte!

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Jul 12th, 2018 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Walter Payton was 5'10" and 200lb. Tkae that BMI"

Plus, he looked like...

this with his shirt off.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

I miss Kelbo's
Jul 12th, 2018 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

arch, that's one of many problems with the BMI. Muscle weighs more than fat. A muscular 6' with a body weight of 200 is considered obese using BMI. Heck, we don't need to do calculations, all we need to do is strip and stand in front of the mirror. If you need to lose weight, you'll know it instantly.

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Jul 12th, 2018 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm 6ft and have a 32" inseam. I'm guessing that's short legs by average. A hunka hunka slab of torso.

Chris Greene
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Jul 12th, 2018 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My off the rack inseam is also 32" About average for 6 footers, I suspect.

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Jul 12th, 2018 10:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

BMI is not (IMO) valid for deciding on "fitness". As was pointed out, many pro athletes wouldn't "pass" a physical which counted BMI as an integral factor. for example:

Tim Tebow 6'3" 245 BMI 30.6 Obese re: BMI
Tom Brady 6'4" 185 BMI 27.4 Overweight re: BMI
LeBron(is there more than one?lol)
6'8" 250 BMI 27.5 Overweight re: BMI

At 6'0" and 200 (BMI 27.1) am I more fit than any of the above? I think not.

To be at the very top of "normal" BMI range I couldn't weigh more than 184. I did lose down to that, once, and people were constantly asking if I was ill.

(This message was last edited by JDC at 01:02 AM, Jul 13th, 2018)

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Jul 13th, 2018 05:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm 6' and 210 (also with a 32" inseam). I won't say I don't have an oz. of fat on me, but not much.

If I got down to 180 to get out of the "overweight" category I'd look like some kind of refugee.

That BMI chart is bogus.

MJB
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Smith, Wesson and me.
Jul 13th, 2018 05:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

".. all we need to do is strip and stand in front of the mirror."

Better than using a scale.

Gato
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Jul 13th, 2018 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I dropped nearly 40 lbs after I retired by simply keeping a daily log of exercise and diet.
(I initially allowed myself to balloon up once I stopped working)

If you don't pay attention to what goes into your mouth, your waistband will take notice eventually.

We have a neighbor who is always on one diet or another, complete with special shakes and special foods, but her weight continues to climb.

Reason one: no exercise
Reason two: she "cheats" all day long, not being mindful of the handful of this or bowl of that... plus the not-so-occasional trip to the fast food drive-through.
She's nearly 100 lbs heavier than I and can't figure out why her hip joints bother her.

I have two retired LEO friends who join me now and then for a lunch on the town. We have to request a table .... their gut-bulk precludes sitting in a booth. Both of them go on and on about how much they work out every day. I'm assuming all the mirrors in their homes are draped with sheets. (See Chris comment about "strip in front of the mirror.")

(This message was last edited by Gato at 08:42 AM, Jul 13th, 2018)

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