Are you overweight?

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  1. B_Mademoiselle Rouge

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    According to the BMI i am overweight, with some health problems with my thyroid and obviously the recent gallbladder thing it could explain the recent belly weight. But i am proud to say i've lost 7 lbs in 5 days. Oddly i've been eating more than ever. I guess a faulty gallbladder can contribute to improper digestion of the fats you are eating.

    I was thinking of joining Weight Watchers right before this, do any of you have experience with the program?

    I have about 20 lbs to lose to be "ideal" according to me, 17 lbs according to the BMI chart. But at this rate i don't want to do anything drastic as I'm still recovering and honestly getting truly tummy-growling hungry several times a day. I'm certainly not able to pack down as much food in a setting though. I suppose every little bit helps.

    Where are you according to the medical BMI chart? You don't have to share your weight or BMI number (i didnt)

    Calculate your BMI - Standard BMI Calculator
     
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    By statistics I am overweight, but I have a slightly larger frame than most people; Overweight by seven eight gut pounds? When you have a 45 inch chest and 36 inch hips--which most guys don't have--I don't appear to be overweight. I just look healthy. My waistline is 38. I could use some effort in crunches...

    by the statistics, I am 26 pounds overweight. This chart is for scrawny Englishmen.
     
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    It was last year when I had my BMI screening. I think it was a bit scewed :rolleyes:

    Me=5'9, 160lbs, 30"waist, and I was determined to be borderline overweight (thier term was "obese):confused:
     
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    If you have to consult some kind of chart to determine if you are overweight, you are probably just fine. Never mind the damned statistics! If you are overweight, you'll feel it in how you move and get about.
    Enjoy your food! Never mind about 5-10 pounds that you have to lose...nobody has to lose 5-10 pounds! Eat well, enjoy it and move around, you'll be fine. And, elastic waistbands help, too. I'm not proud.
     
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    20lbs over the ideal weight = PERFECTLY SLENDER AND HOT AS HELL!!!!!!!!!

    I would be looking real good, if I lost 20 lbs.

    If there was a disaster, we would be sitting pretty good though... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nope - within the "normal" limits (21.9)
     
  7. B_Mademoiselle Rouge

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    In the past 5 years i have gained about 70 lbs. I was under before and now over. I am less over than i was under. I felt like i could never gain the 30+ lbs to be a healthy weight. I've grown to love foods i would never eat before and gradually be able to eat more than just picking on my plate. I feel better than i did underweight, but i definitely notice a difference in my weight bearing joints, getting out of the bathtub and rolling over in a full sized bed you share with someone else.

    No one ever mentions the weight gain, but when i was skin and bones i heard nothing but "Girl, you need to eat and put on some weight!" I see photos of myself and they were right. But when i saw myself in the mirror i thought i looked fine. I look pretty normal and average (minus an inproportionate tummy size) but when your shoulder bones and cheek bones stick out- everyone notices and wonders what is wrong with you.
     
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    Overweight: when parts of you still move after you jump up and down and stop.
     
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    i am borderline underweight :frown:

    and that sucks because i've been trying to put back on all the weight i lost during an illness.

    i'm a little torn between being very unhappy with my body's general appearance and how it's not anything close to how i prefer the body to look.. or being just damn happy i still have one :smile: most days i can live with being happy to have a pulse and not fret so much over being a lil bony.

    weight watcher.. i think the group support and accountability could be a good thing for weight loss. if your insurance covers it you might look into a few sessions with a nutritionist to get a customized meal plans that work around your medical conditions and toward your goals.

    just from my own experience.. i would hold off any attempts to go on a diet for at least the next 6-8 weeks. it's going to take that long for your body reset it's self from the surgery and return to a more normal hormone levels.

    randomly.. ya new avatar is china doll adorable/smexy, Ms. Mantis
     
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    Everyone should carry a little bit of 'extra' in case of famine or something...You never want to be so stripped-down that missing the next meal might be fatal.
     
  11. D_Sparroe Spongecaques

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    Even when i took a UK dress size 8 that still happened...it's called having boobs..

    Yes i'm overweight but not as much as i was...i lost 10stone 2lbs in 2 yrs but i'm staying as i am as it is serving me well:biggrin1:

    WW was ok but it's altered since i last went.
     
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    70lbs= 31kg: that's a lot to burden your heart with.
    If at all possible, get back to a "reasonable"weight. BMI does matter.
     
  13. B_Mademoiselle Rouge

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    You always have the best information regarding my medical issues. It's like we were seperated at birth or something. I'm definitely going with what sounds good to eat- although i will admit that being the chef in our house has really been awful when you can't stand up and cook. I miss my good food. I'm so tired of fast food.

    A custom nutrition plan would be a good idea. Because they work with you on your pickyness issues and find good alternatives if you don't like the normal foods on the list.

    Thanks for the avatar compliment. Silvertrain insisted on a face avatar. This photo i call Extraterrestrial, because it looks like an alien version of myself ;)
     
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    I really don't think I "insisted" on a face pic. I did plead with you to change out the one with the Rouge body and the bug face. This one is much better, thank you. :smile:
     
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    There was a poster on another thread who insisted that the majority of Internet users were overweight! as well as unattractive and needy idiots...

    On bad days I suspect that about myself. On good days I listen to my loved ones and attempt to love myself as much as they seem to.

    BMI does not take into account whether or not a person has heavy or fine bone structure.

    All that said, I have a child who is six feet tall and needs to lose a hundred pounds to avoid diabetes. Together we are learning to eat less. For him we needed to resort to medications, blood work, and nutritional supplements to turn the tide. After a year of trying he is actually slimming down. And his glad mother has learned a few things which are helping my own body.
     
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    BMI doesn't take into account athletic builds or bodybuilders. According to them...I'm morbidly obese. Yah...I don't think so. Chart's like these are for the avg. person. If you REALLY want to know the correct numbers, see a physician.
     
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    BMI's a bit of a blunt instrument but it works well enough as a rule of thumb for the majority of people who aren't into body building/specialist athletic training. If you have that kind of specialism you'd read up far better on the diet/exercise regimens suitable for your specialism than Joe/Jane Average who might go walking, running or cycling for a few minutes a day if that.
     
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    Like any system of measurements, BMI is based on "äverage ideal" .. As a starting point , it is no bad thing. as OCMusclejock says, see a Dr if you are worried.
     
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    BMI 20.6 - More like a Leopard to a bear.:wink:
     
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    My doc (and good friend) told me that Arnold S and the late (and GREAT) Dom DeLuise had the same BMI. I guess BMI can be bullshit. Oh yeah, that doesn't mean that I'm not pretty well overweight, but at 5'10" I can carry 220 lbs (but I carry more unfortunately) and still be pretty healthy and look good because of my basic physical make-up. I'm still pretty dense from years of lifting weights.
     
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