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Buck
06-06-2012, 05:44 PM
Continuing my "Are you _____?" Series, Today I want to know if you're fat.

Poll forthcoming.

Previous threads.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=245313

Ace Gunner
06-06-2012, 05:48 PM
no but you are so

Okie_Apparition
06-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Midgets don't get fat

Sofa King
06-06-2012, 05:50 PM
I'm phat, but not fat.

Buck
06-06-2012, 05:51 PM
no but you are so

Yeah, I'm the only so far apparently.

Canofbier
06-06-2012, 05:51 PM
Was once fat, but no more.

BigMeatballDave
06-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Yes, giant fat ass.

Thig Lyfe
06-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Fat people shouldn't be able to get married.

Count Zarth
06-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Glad to see you voted yes, Buck.

Stay humble bro.

BigMeatballDave
06-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Fat people shouldn't be able to get married.

Good, because I don't want to.

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 05:56 PM
where's the 'Fuck you I'm Phat' option! :cuss:

Pestilence
06-06-2012, 05:56 PM
Yep.

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 05:56 PM
What's your definition on fat?

vailpass
06-06-2012, 05:56 PM
If I keep drinking like I have been this week I may go up a liver size.

Buck
06-06-2012, 05:58 PM
What's your definition on fat?

Above 25% BF for males, above 30% BF for females.

I think that's the cutoff.

saphojunkie
06-06-2012, 05:58 PM
I voted yes, but I would like to clarify that I am fat by LA, and not KC, standards.

EDIT: and yes, they are different.

vailpass
06-06-2012, 05:59 PM
I voted yes, but I would like to clarify that I am fat by LA, and not KC, standards.

So you bought the food that made you fat with foodstamps, not money you earned?

Buck
06-06-2012, 05:59 PM
Glad to see you voted yes, Buck.

Stay humble bro.

I'm obese.

BigRichard
06-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Nope and I still eat sugar.

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Above 25% BF for males, above 30% BF for females.

I think that's the cutoff.

Ok that answers my question, I was going to ask do you want us to use BMI or body fat, bodyfat < 20% but BMI over 25.

Donger
06-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Above 25% BF for males, above 30% BF for females.

I think that's the cutoff.

I can't even begin to imagine being 25% body fat. That would suck.

lewdog
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Bitch, please!!

saphojunkie
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
So you bought the food that made you fat with foodstamps, not money you earned?

I earned those foodstamps!

Canofbier
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Ok that answers my question, I was going to ask do you want us to use BMI or body fat, bodyfat < 20% but BMI over 25.

BMI is a stupid statistic to use on an individual basis. It's only useful as a demographic value, and even then has its limitations.

Dave Lane
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Omaha thinks I am

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
I can't even begin to imagine being 25% body fat. That would suck.

Go to walmart you won't have to imagine.

saphojunkie
06-06-2012, 06:03 PM
I can't even begin to imagine being 25% body fat. That would suck.

One fucking QUARTER of your body is fat? jeez. Think of a 150 pound guy and just adding 50 pounds of pure fat to him.

That's what we're talking about.

DaKCMan AP
06-06-2012, 06:03 PM
No, but I am Awesome.

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 06:03 PM
Above 25% BF for males, above 30% BF for females.

I think that's the cutoff.

That answers my question then. I could stand to lose about 20 pounds but I think I'm below that threshold.

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 06:03 PM
BMI is a stupid statistic to use on an individual basis. It's only useful as a demographic value, and even then has its limitations.

I agree, body fat is much more important. But I will say I like the fact they are switching to waist size as a better measurement.

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 06:04 PM
BMI is a stupid statistic to use on an individual basis. It's only useful as a demographic value, and even then has its limitations.

Yeah BMI is a poor standard. Anyone that's in good shape is automatically obese as well.

Buck
06-06-2012, 06:05 PM
One fucking QUARTER of your body is fat? jeez. Think of a 150 pound guy and just adding 50 pounds of pure fat to him.

That's what we're talking about.

Not really. That guy is probably already 20% BF.

I may have got the numbers wrong.

It might be 20% Males and 25% Females.

BoneKrusher
06-06-2012, 06:05 PM
no but if i keep spending so much time here i will be.
this place is addictive as hell.

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 06:05 PM
I agree, body fat is much more important. But I will say I like the fact they are switching to waist size as a better measurement.

Yeah I saw an article on that earlier. Wasn't it something around a 40 inch waist for guys was the cutoff?

saphojunkie
06-06-2012, 06:06 PM
I agree, body fat is much more important. But I will say I like the fact they are switching to waist size as a better measurement.

my doctor specifically told me not to worry about weight, since I'm always going to weigh significantly more than I appear to. Cholesterol and BP are my indicators to watch.

Ace Gunner
06-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Yeah, I'm the only so far apparently.

look at the bright side -- you don't have stitches in your ballsak and you can shit

saphojunkie
06-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Not really. That guy is probably already 20% BF.

I may have got the numbers wrong.

It might be 20% Males and 25% Females.

Not if he's at his correct weight. I was assuming 150 pounds at lean body mass. That is your fat free body weight (zero body fat) + the 3% of essential body fat.

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 06:11 PM
Not really. That guy is probably already 20% BF.

I may have got the numbers wrong.

It might be 20% Males and 25% Females.


The numbers do vary per age, as you get older your BF goes up. But it can be quite hard to get a reliable number, unless you do one of the super accurate tests.

http://www.builtlean.com/2010/08/03/ideal-body-fat-percentage-chart/

Canofbier
06-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Not if he's at his correct weight. I was assuming 150 pounds at lean body mass. That is your fat free body weight (zero body fat) + the 3% of essential body fat.

Who in the hell has 3% body fat that doesn't exercise for a living? That's simply not sustainable for any practical western lifestyle, and thus shouldn't be the base assumption. Better to go with the average.

whoman69
06-06-2012, 06:14 PM
I'm overweight, not obese, no matter what the BMI says.

Donger
06-06-2012, 06:15 PM
The numbers do vary per age, as you get older your BF goes up. But it can be quite hard to get a reliable number, unless you do one of the super accurate tests.

http://www.builtlean.com/2010/08/03/ideal-body-fat-percentage-chart/

Women have more fat because of physiological differences such as hormones, breasts, and sexual organs.

So, if I tell the wife that she has a fat pussy, I'd be technically correct?

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 06:16 PM
Women have more fat because of physiological differences such as hormones, breasts, and sexual organs.

So, if I tell the wife that she has a fat pussy, I'd be technically correct?

Sure you'll be technically correct and I'm sure she'll be technically correct if she tells you that you don't! Good luck! :thumb:

Count Zarth
06-06-2012, 06:19 PM
Women have more fat because of physiological differences such as hormones, breasts, and sexual organs.

So, if I tell the wife that she has a fat pussy, I'd be technically correct?

You know how they make vaginas tighter?

They inject them w/fat.

Buck
06-06-2012, 06:19 PM
According to the CDC something like 62% of Americans are overweight or obese. Also Missouri is one of the fattest states in the nation.

We ought to show them our poll results to see if they want to change their minds about their findings.

CrazyPhuD
06-06-2012, 06:21 PM
According to the CDC something like 62% of Americans are overweight or obese. Also Missouri is one of the fattest states in the nation.

We ought to show them our poll results to see if they want to change their minds about their findings.

The truly fat can't get off the couch long enough to turn on the computer, so the stats may be underrepresented.

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 06:21 PM
According to the CDC something like 62% of Americans are overweight or obese. Also Missouri is one of the fattest states in the nation.

We ought to show them our poll results to see if they want to change their minds about their findings.

To be fair...the poll says fat which is pretty ambiguous. I'd say I'm a little overweight but I'm not fat.

Buck
06-06-2012, 06:22 PM
To be fair...the poll says fat which is pretty ambiguous. I'd say I'm a little overweight but I'm not fat.

I guess that's true, but you should take fat to mean at least overweight.

boogblaster
06-06-2012, 06:24 PM
yup .. and mean too .....

tredadda
06-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Nope, not fat. Considering I could lose my job if I were, that is a good thing.

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 06:29 PM
I guess that's true, but you should take fat to mean at least overweight.

I could lose 20 pounds or so on a 6'2" frame. Technically that's overweight but is it fat? If I could lose 5 pounds I would also be "overweight".

At least by my definition I'd say I'm overweight but i certainly don't fit the 25% number you were talking about.

Rain Man
06-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Not really. That guy is probably already 20% BF.

I may have got the numbers wrong.

It might be 20% Males and 25% Females.


I have a Tanita Innerscan Body Composition Monitor at home, which is a fancy way of saying it's a scale that estimates your body fat percentage by sending little voltage thingies through your feet when you stand on it.

It also has a summary that says if you're overweight or not, and for me that threshold is 22% body fat. My inputs are height, age, gender, and exercise level, so I don't know if the 22% threshold adjusts for those things. It probably does it for at least gender.

I'm 6-0 and weigh between 183 and 186 on most days. I run a half-marathon every month and am aerobically pretty fit, and I'm right on the border of being overweight based on body fat. I'm generally in the 21 range but sometimes it creeps above 22 and tells me I'm fat. I don't think most bystanders would say I'm fat, though they also wouldn't call me skinny. And yet I'm right on the border.

Our grocery store got this Jules Verne type of body fitness machine a while back, and it does all sorts of tests on you. One of them is body fat, and it told me my body fat was 16 percent. I liked that number a lot better.

I'd really like to lose ten pounds, though. Any excess weight goes straight to my stomach.

Thig Lyfe
06-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Nope, not fat. Considering I could lose my job if I were, that is a good thing.

You work at American Apparel?

Rain Man
06-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Nope, not fat. Considering I could lose my job if I were, that is a good thing.

Supermodel?

tredadda
06-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Supermodel?

ROFL Nope. Army.

Buck
06-06-2012, 06:36 PM
I have a Tanita Innerscan Body Composition Monitor at home, which is a fancy way of saying it's a scale that estimates your body fat percentage by sending little voltage thingies through your feet when you stand on it.

It also has a summary that says if you're overweight or not, and for me that threshold is 22% body fat. My inputs are height, age, gender, and exercise level, so I don't know if the 22% threshold adjusts for those things. It probably does it for at least gender.

I'm 6-0 and weigh between 183 and 186 on most days. I run a half-marathon every month and am aerobically pretty fit, and I'm right on the border of being overweight based on body fat. I'm generally in the 21 range but sometimes it creeps above 22 and tells me I'm fat. I don't think most bystanders would say I'm fat, though they also wouldn't call me skinny.

Our grocery store got this Jules Verne type of body fitness machine a while back, and it does all sorts of tests on you. One of them is body fat, and it told me my body fat was 16 percent. I liked that number a lot better.

Those electronic impedance body fat readers aren't very accurate. I wouldn't rely on it for an accurate BF measurement.

Rain Man
06-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Those electronic impedance body fat readers aren't very accurate. I wouldn't rely on it for an accurate BF measurement.

But I got nowhere else to go! I got...nowhere...else to go!

http://i2.listal.com/image/1405024/600full-an-officer-and-a-gentleman-screenshot.jpg

listopencil
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
I can't even begin to imagine being 25% body fat. That would suck.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Mr. Laz
06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
fat, no
out-of-shape, yes.

MahiMike
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
10 lbs over

luv
06-06-2012, 07:23 PM
I am fat. However, I've lost about 40 lbs this year (yeah, need to update my sig). My personal trainer wants to include my before/after testimonial on her blog, which has thousands of followers! While I don't feel like I'm anywhere near being at my "after" point, she already sees me as a success story. It'll be interesting to read what she has to say, as well as be reminded that, while I have a ways to go, I can now look back and see how far I've come.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2012, 07:29 PM
I am fat. However, I've lost about 40 lbs this year (yeah, need to update my sig). My personal trainer wants to include my before/after testimonial on her blog, which has thousands of followers! While I don't feel like I'm anywhere near being at my "after" point, she already sees me as a success story. It'll be interesting to read what she has to say, as well as be reminded that, while I have a ways to go, I can now look back and see how far I've come.

You look just fine in your avatar.

Easy 6
06-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Not fat, but it wont be much longer at this rate.

Rockin a decent gut these days, need to lose 15 & i'll be ok.

mr. tegu
06-06-2012, 07:30 PM
Not fat and would also say I'm in above average shape but certainly not elite professional athlete shape. The way they maintain themselves is seemingly impossible for the regular working person.

listopencil
06-06-2012, 07:34 PM
I am fat. However, I've lost about 40 lbs this year (yeah, need to update my sig). My personal trainer wants to include my before/after testimonial on her blog, which has thousands of followers! While I don't feel like I'm anywhere near being at my "after" point, she already sees me as a success story. It'll be interesting to read what she has to say, as well as be reminded that, while I have a ways to go, I can now look back and see how far I've come.

You've lost forty pounds in six months? That's impressive. Congratulations.

Thig Lyfe
06-06-2012, 07:35 PM
I was fat before I took the shit I'm currently taking. Soon I'll be 30 pounds UNDERweight!!!

tredadda
06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
I am fat. However, I've lost about 40 lbs this year (yeah, need to update my sig). My personal trainer wants to include my before/after testimonial on her blog, which has thousands of followers! While I don't feel like I'm anywhere near being at my "after" point, she already sees me as a success story. It'll be interesting to read what she has to say, as well as be reminded that, while I have a ways to go, I can now look back and see how far I've come.

Congrats, although true success will be in keeping it off, not just losing it.

luv
06-06-2012, 07:38 PM
You look just fine in your avatar.

Pfft. I only wish that was me. The only downfall to the blog is that she wants to post before and after pictures. While I'm looking and feeling better, I'm still not a fan of pictures.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
Pfft. I only wish that was me. The only downfall to the blog is that she wants to post before and after pictures. While I'm looking and feeling better, I'm still not a fan of pictures.

I believe that everyone who has a real person in their avatar is using a picture of themselves. You don't believe I'm a Panamanian guy with an 84 mph fastball?

LiveSteam
06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
220 here.
Fat is where its at.

tredadda
06-06-2012, 07:43 PM
I believe that everyone who has a real person in their avatar is using a picture of themselves. You don't believe I'm a Panamanian guy with an 84 mph fastball?

We are all friends here Bruce. You don't have to pretend like you are someone else.

Buck
06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
It's funny because some of you are like, "I'm 10 to 20 lbs overweight, I'm getting there."

I've lost a total of 100 lbs the last 2 years and I'm still god damn 30 lbs overweight.

FUCK

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2012, 07:46 PM
We are all friends here Bruce. You don't have to pretend like you are someone else.

Thanks man. That's a load off.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2012, 07:48 PM
It's funny because some of you are like, "I'm 10 to 20 lbs overweight, I'm getting there."

I've lost a total of 100 lbs the last 2 years and I'm still god damn 30 lbs overweight.

****

That may be but having seen your pics I don't think of you as fat. I actually opened this thread mainly to see if you considered yourself that way still. You've come a long way.

whoman69
06-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Women have more fat because of physiological differences such as hormones, breasts, and sexual organs.

So, if I tell the wife that she has a fat pussy, I'd be technically correct?

Enjoy your victory while sleeping on the couch.

Omaha
06-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Fat people shouldn't be able to get married.

or reproduce

Omaha
06-06-2012, 07:57 PM
What's your definition on fat?

Shall I field this one? :evil:

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Shall I field this one? :evil:

20 Pounds underweight?

Saulbadguy
06-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Yep. Not morbidly obese, though. I lost 30 lbs a couple years ago and been able to keep that off. Now I just have to lose another 30-40 before I get old and it gets harder.

Reerun_KC
06-06-2012, 08:15 PM
Not fat, but 20-25 lbs heavier than I should be....

Thig Lyfe
06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
Not fat, but 20-25 lbs heavier than I should be....

That means you're fat, dummy.

Urc Burry
06-06-2012, 08:27 PM
I'm pretty hard on myself. I considered myself fat at 5'11 205. Back down to 180 now.

Phobia
06-06-2012, 08:33 PM
I'm not fat right now but I will probably be fat by the time you next see me.

lewdog
06-06-2012, 08:34 PM
In for pics of Omaha with his shirt off.........

listopencil
06-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Not only am I not fat but I eat plenty of sugar. In fact I am going to go eat some sugar right now.

Silock
06-06-2012, 08:55 PM
I voted yes because I need to drop 8 lbs by Saturday. Not gonna happen.

Lumpy
06-06-2012, 08:57 PM
Gonzo says I'm fat, but I'm pretty sure he's just referring to my ass. LMAO

Seriously though, I could lose a few pounds. My goal is to lose 15 more lbs. to get back to my pre-prego weight.

Omaha
06-06-2012, 09:04 PM
In for pics of Omaha with his shirt off.........

Creep.

lewdog
06-06-2012, 09:06 PM
Creep.

Just curious if the guy who only likes very in shape women, has the body of a Greek God!?

Baconeater
06-06-2012, 09:07 PM
6'1" 195 lbs....so no, but I could stand to lose a few more pounds in the midsection. Not giving up beer to do it though.

BossChief
06-06-2012, 09:08 PM
I'm 6'4 253 and I could probably drop 25 pounds.

Is that fat?

Lumpy
06-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Creep.

Pics or GTFO. :D

Omaha
06-06-2012, 09:16 PM
Just curious if the guy who only likes very in shape women, has the body of a Greek God!?

Greek Gods are weak. :thumb:

BigMeatballDave
06-06-2012, 09:17 PM
6'1" 195 lbs....so no, but I could stand to lose a few more pounds in the midsection. Not giving up beer to do it though.

Eh, people carry weight differently.

A good friend of mine is 6' 225 and looks normal.

Baconeater
06-06-2012, 09:21 PM
Eh, people carry weight differently.

A good friend of mine is 6' 225 and looks normal.
Definitely, I actually have a fairly skinny frame...I weighed 180 from the time I was a teenager until I was in my mid 30s. That's really where I should be at.

luv
06-06-2012, 09:24 PM
Eh, people carry weight differently.

A good friend of mine is 6' 225 and looks normal.

I've always been told that I don't look like I weigh as much as I do (they also guess me to be about 8 years younger, which is kind of nice). I think I just got to the point where it wasn't just that I didn't like having my picture taken, but more because seeing a picture of me made me cringe. It's weird. I don't see myself being that big in the mirror, but when I see a picture of myself, I look huge. I often wonder what other people see. Anyway, I decided to do something about it. And not just lose weight. I made some lifestyle changes to be healthier overall. The weight loss has actually been more of a side effect than anything.

BigMeatballDave
06-06-2012, 09:25 PM
Not only am I not fat but I eat plenty of sugar. In fact I am going to go eat some sugar right now.

Wash it down with this. http://www.americansweets.co.uk/ekmps/shops/statesidecandy/images/american-karo-dark-corn-syrup-16fl-470ml--475-p.jpg

thurman merman
06-06-2012, 09:27 PM
I used to be fat. Then I did P90X. Now I am not fat.

BigMeatballDave
06-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Definitely, I actually have a fairly skinny frame...I weighed 180 from the time I was a teenager until I was in my mid 30s. That's really where I should be at.

He has a larger frame.

2 yrs ago he dropped a bunch of weight.

From 320 to 195.

His doctor actually told him he could stand to put on 20 lbs., and that up to 230 would be okay because of his frame.

Saccopoo
06-06-2012, 09:32 PM
The official "You are a fat ****ing piece of shit" calculator:

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm

They use to call guys who were 5'11" and 185 lbs. "husky."

Fatty fatty two by four...can't get through the bathroom door!

AndChiefs
06-06-2012, 09:37 PM
The official "You are a fat ****ing piece of shit" calculator:

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm

They use to call guys who were 5'11" and 185 lbs. "husky."

Fatty fatty two by four...can't get through the bathroom door!

Yeah BMI is crap. The upper limit of normal for myself at 6'2" is 195 pounds.

The lower end of normal weight? 144 lbs!

That's not normal. That's anorexic.

keg in kc
06-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Yeah, I'm fat as shit. I've never been able to think of food as fuel, it's all about enjoyment. I'm in probably as good a shape cardiovascularly as I've been in the last 20 years, but I'm still wayyyyy too big around the waist. It's coming off, though.

listopencil
06-06-2012, 09:41 PM
Wash it down with this. http://www.americansweets.co.uk/ekmps/shops/statesidecandy/images/american-karo-dark-corn-syrup-16fl-470ml--475-p.jpg


Oh fuck yeah. I love Karo syrup.

luv
06-06-2012, 09:42 PM
Yeah BMI is crap. The upper limit of normal for myself at 6'2" is 195 pounds.

The lower end of normal weight? 144 lbs!

That's not normal. That's anorexic.

Yep. Body fat percentage is the way to go, IMO.

KevB
06-06-2012, 09:46 PM
I was headed towards fat, but I've lost close to 30 pounds in the last 5 1/2 months. Working to get another 15 off and I'll be happy.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-06-2012, 09:47 PM
6'8" 275 solid muscle

15 inch cock


I thought everybody on CP was like this

Setsuna
06-07-2012, 12:26 AM
6'8" 275 solid muscle

15 inch cock


I thought everybody on CP was like this

Dude......leave this planet now.

Count Zarth
06-07-2012, 12:28 AM
Hey lover.

tooge
06-07-2012, 07:10 AM
I have a friend named Pat. He was a fatass but lost a bunch of weight. We call him
"once fat Pat"

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:15 AM
Most of my friends are huge fatasses. It's very frustrating.

luv
06-07-2012, 07:16 AM
Most of my friends are huge fatasses. It's very frustrating.

Tell them it's just 5 lbs. They should be able to get it off in a week or two without really trying.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:21 AM
Tell them it's just 5 lbs. They should be able to get it off in a week or two without really trying.

They have more than a 5 lb problem & their problem isn't with the science behind weight loss. It's with their stupid brains.

luv
06-07-2012, 07:25 AM
They have more than a 5 lb problem & their problem isn't with the science behind weight loss. It's with their stupid brains.

More than 5 lbs!?! They're not fat; they're fucking obese!

Predarat
06-07-2012, 07:28 AM
Yes I am, I am trying to work on it. Making slow progress and not regressing.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:33 AM
More than 5 lbs!?! They're not fat; they're ****ing obese!

Yes. I thought "huge fatasses" would tip you off.

luv
06-07-2012, 07:36 AM
Yes. I thought "huge fatasses" would tip you off.

Hence my comment about them being 5 lbs overweight.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2012, 07:38 AM
Yeah BMI is crap. The upper limit of normal for myself at 6'2" is 195 pounds.

The lower end of normal weight? 144 lbs!

That's not normal. That's anorexic.

I like it when people call BMI "crap" or stupid. They inject a nonsensical argument "Well, all body builders are obese then!"

Newsflash, you aren't a body builder.

It's not the final authority on what a person should weigh, but it is a decent tool.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:40 AM
Hence my comment about them being 5 lbs overweight.

You're making my head hurt, luv.

AndChiefs
06-07-2012, 07:45 AM
I like it when people call BMI "crap" or stupid. They inject a nonsensical argument "Well, all body builders are obese then!"

Newsflash, you aren't a body builder.

It's not the final authority on what a person should weigh, but it is a decent tool.

Hey, I'm all for normal weight and I freely admit I'm carrying a little extra. However, 144 pounds on my height is anorexic. There is nothing "normal" about that weight.

I weighed 165 in high school while playing sports for several hours every day (and I was a couple inches shorter than I am now). A good healthy normal weight for me is probably around 180. If I went down to 160-170 people would probably start wondering if I were anorexic or bulemic and that's in the middle range of "normal" weight according to BMI.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:47 AM
I like it when people call BMI "crap" or stupid. They inject a nonsensical argument "Well, all body builders are obese then!"

Newsflash, you aren't a body builder.

It's not the final authority on what a person should weigh, but it is a decent tool.

My doctor told me not to pay any attention to it. My BMI hovers around 25 (>25 is overweight) but my body fat is around 10%. I work out nearly every day, but I'm not a bodybuilder. He said that most skill position players in the NFL would be obese according to the chart.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2012, 07:49 AM
Hey, I'm all for normal weight and I freely admit I'm carrying a little extra. However, 144 pounds on my height is anorexic. There is nothing "normal" about that weight.

I weighed 165 in high school while playing sports for several hours every day (and I was a couple inches shorter than I am now). A good healthy normal weight for me is probably around 180. If I went down to 160-170 people would probably start wondering if I were anorexic or bulemic and that's in the middle range of "normal" weight according to BMI.

The lower end is 144. It's not anorexic. I'm sure you can find a 6'2 guy that is 144 lbs that is not anorexic or bulimic. Just because you wouldn't be healthy at 144 doesn't mean another person with a smaller frame might not be.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2012, 07:50 AM
My doctor told me not to pay any attention to it. My BMI hovers around 25 (>25 is overweight) but my body fat is around 10%. I work out nearly every day, but I'm not a bodybuilder. He said that most skill position players in the NFL would be obese according to the chart.

I knew it. A closet fatty.

AndChiefs
06-07-2012, 07:51 AM
The lower end is 144. It's not anorexic. I'm sure you can find a 6'2 guy that is 144 lbs that is not anorexic or bulimic. Just because you wouldn't be healthy at 144 doesn't mean another person with a smaller frame might not be.

That's a pretty small frame then. My parents held me out of football growing up because they said I was too skinny and would get killed.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:53 AM
I knew it. A closet fatty.

You got me! Just don't tell anyone else. Thanks.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 07:53 AM
That's a pretty small frame then. My parents held me out of football growing up because they said I was too skinny and would get killed.

Maybe they thought you were a huge pussy.

AndChiefs
06-07-2012, 07:55 AM
Maybe they thought you were a huge pussy.

Probably true. Although I played all the time (with guys on the football team) without them knowing outside football season.

luv
06-07-2012, 08:08 AM
I like it when people call BMI "crap" or stupid. They inject a nonsensical argument "Well, all body builders are obese then!"

Newsflash, you aren't a body builder.

It's not the final authority on what a person should weigh, but it is a decent tool.

It's basically just a weight/height ratio. It doesn't take into account whether it's bone, muscle, or fat. Body fat percentage is a much more accurate gauge when losing weight. JMO.

Granted, BMI is much easier to calculate and go by as a guide.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 08:13 AM
Probably true. Although I played all the time (with guys on the football team) without them knowing outside football season.

They thought he was a huge pussy

http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/08182008/8/3/c/7/83c78304dbba90_full.jpg

Plays football with guys on the football team outside of football season without parents knowing!

Omaha
06-07-2012, 08:15 AM
It's basically just a weight/height ratio. It doesn't take into account whether it's bone, muscle, or fat. Body fat percentage is a much more accurate gauge when losing weight. JMO.

Granted, BMI is much easier to calculate and go by as a guide.

Yeah, it says I'm overweight but mostly it's the cockweight.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2012, 08:21 AM
It's basically just a weight/height ratio. It doesn't take into account whether it's bone, muscle, or fat. Body fat percentage is a much more accurate gauge when losing weight. JMO.

Granted, BMI is much easier to calculate and go by as a guide.

Yeah, it's not perfect, and not meant to be "dead on balls accurate."

But I feel dismissing it as something of no value is foolish.

The Rick
06-07-2012, 08:47 AM
I used to be fat. I'm 5'11" and was 220-225 lbs.

Then I started eating healthier, running, and lifting weights.

Now I'm not fat. I weigh about 180 lbs.

Pestilence
06-07-2012, 11:05 AM
I'm 6', 245 lbs right now. My goal is to get down to around 200.

morphius
06-07-2012, 11:15 AM
Yeah, it's not perfect, and not meant to be "dead on balls accurate."

But I feel dismissing it as something of no value is foolish.

I dismiss it for me because it has me as overweight when everyone around me tells me to stop where I am at (unsolicited).

dazedhero
06-07-2012, 11:31 AM
ROFL

Baconeater
06-07-2012, 11:47 AM
My doctor told me not to pay any attention to it. My BMI hovers around 25 (>25 is overweight) but my body fat is around 10%. I work out nearly every day, but I'm not a bodybuilder. He said that most skill position players in the NFL would be obese according to the chart.
Fatass.

Edit: Shit, Saul already outed him.

Omaha
06-07-2012, 12:48 PM
Fatass.

Edit: Shit, Saul already outed him.

Q

penguinz
06-07-2012, 01:24 PM
I am fat. 5'7', 168 lbs, 12%bf

sd4chiefs
06-07-2012, 01:46 PM
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-799228?hpt=hp_c2

LMAO

Rausch
06-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Yup.

Went from tossing radiators to watching inmates to a desk job.

I'm now fat, lazy, and damned proud to have accomplished it...

DanT
06-07-2012, 03:50 PM
My weight yo-yo's quite a bit because I run a lot but I also will get careless with my diet, which can be brutal if I have an injury that reduces how much I run. Usually I'm in the husky if not downright fat zone, but I have spent a brief period in the "normal weight" BMI zone. In the past 2.5 months or so, I've been consciously trying to reduce my BMI and have lost about 25 pounds. As of this morning, my BMI is 28.9 (6'2", 225 pounds), which is overweight, but I wouldn't say I am "fat", although I'm not too far away. ;) Right now, I have a 46-inch chest and a 39-inch waist, a resting pulse rate in the 40s (beats per minute) and jog 30 to 35 miles a week. Still, I'd like to get the BMI back down to around 27 or so and lose at least another inch or two of abdominal fat, to lower my diabetes risk. Although a fairly crude measure ( body weight divided by the square of height, espressed in kilograms divided by square meters), it is the case that having a BMI that is larger than 25 {overweight is 25 to 30 and obese is 30+} is associated with some conditions that can seriously reduce health related quality of life. Abdominal fat is not a good thing from the standpoint of trying to avoid type-2 diabetes, for example. BMI has a moderate correlation with abdominal fat, which is part of the reason why epidemiologists use BMI to monitor the general health of a population.

Here's a useful table that shows the risk for certain chronic conditions associated with different combinations of waist circumference and BMI category:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/bmi_dis.htm

The NHLBI site also has some other important info about the BMI and its limitations. It's not perfect, but it's fairly useful.

Also, don't be too discouraged if you have a high BMI. Even modest reductions in weight can pay off in lower health risk.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Nope and never have been.

Buck
06-07-2012, 04:14 PM
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-799228?hpt=hp_c2

LMAO

Did you go last year? I went in late June and the line for that place was like 1.5 hours long.

Okie_Apparition
06-07-2012, 04:51 PM
http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii562/Okie_Apparition/GlazedDonutVodka.jpg

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Groovin Glazed Donut OH YEAH

headsnap
06-07-2012, 05:23 PM
5' 11", 170lbs...