October 4th, 2007
|10:55 am - Fat and happy, baby!|
According to my University-provided health assessment, I am overweight and I need more exercise.
No wonder kids have image problems, if I am overweight.
Anyway, guess what this means?
I have a prescription to go hiking!
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About", -JB
Ha! As if *you* need a prescription for that!
I think, personally, that everyone needs such a prescription!
|Date:||October 4th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)|| |
Well, imagine what mine told me then! :)
"Good thing you're not as fat as chronarchy
I tell ya, that "Body Mass Index" is a disaster waiting to happen. Shit, when I was in the best shape of my life, I weighed in at 200 lbs, which meant I was even more overweight!
(Yeah, yeah: doesn't take into account muscle versus fat, etc, etc, etc. But I know that schools use "target" BMI readings for kids all over the country. I'd have to lose weight to get a healthy weight, but my body has been at the point of "if you eat more or
exercise more, you'll gain weight" for about 10 years now. I'm doomed to be perpetually "overweight" by the BMI because of the way my body functions.)
It has always been a secret fear of mine that everyone said that as I walked by. I tremble at the thought!
are you f---ing serious.
|Date:||October 4th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: are you f---ing serious.
Yep! Completely serious!
|Date:||October 4th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)|| |
I've never tried a BMI assessment, and I can't say this makes me eager to do so :)
My measures are 1) the scale and/or pants, and 2) progress on my weights.
If my waist size on my pants is going down, the scale says I'm losing weight, and I'm steadily increasing the weights I lift... then who gives a crap about BMI? :)
Thanks for sharing, fat-ass ;)
BMI's are very simple:
You just put in two measurements
and it tells you if you're fat or not: height and weight.
At Ohio State's HR department, the BMI gives a crap about you!
Now, go take it so I can end with something snappy like, "You're welcome, chunky!"
I always did like those pudgy boys :)
Now my husband, who I think could stand to lose a bit of weight, is pushing into morbidly obese. Because he's built like a linebacker (though totally doesn't exercise), he'd have to starve himself to almost death in order to be even "overweight."
w00tPudge! I'm hawt!
*nods* Yep, the more I read on BMI's, the more I agree that it's rather problematic. It's apparently based on pre-1980 standards.
Well, if you're overweight.... I must be more of a whale than I thought lol. Doctors can really be crazy sometimes.
They can. *shakes fist at crazy doctors*
That thingy says my BMI is 18.8: just a smidge over underweight.
They are totally lying. I can pinch WAY more than an inch on my ass.
So yes. If me=almost underweight, then it is lying.
And you're not fat. At least not that I can tell from pictures. Do you just post the ones that were taken at really flattering angles or something?
I can pinch WAY more than an inch on my ass.
Which led to my first thought (I always seem to start with the inappropriate ones): "How much can I pinch on your ass?"
You know how they say "the camera adds ten pounds?" Well, my camera shaves off sixty lbs. I'm really a behemoth. I just know how to choose flattering clothes, lighting, and a very competent actor who plays me in photographs and at festivals.
And people wonder why I'm broke :) Actors are expensive!
Ye Gods. If *you're* fat, then there's just no hope for me.
Given how many people think I need a cheeseburger more than Calista Flockhart does, a lot of people must have no hope.
Yeah, my BMI says I'm bordering on overweight, too. Who makes this stuff up?
You know, you're pretty hot for a fat guy. I'd grab you in the dark anytime. ;-)
And you're pretty hot for a borderline fat gal. ;)
*flips off light*
Geez, all you had to do is stand sideways...
DOC: Mr. Dangler, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you...
MJD: Oh yeah? [turns perpendicularly from doc and looks askance] What makes you say that?
DOC: Hey, where'd you go? Hello? Mr. Dangler?? [looks frantically around the exam room, under the gurneys and chairs] Nurse! Where did my patient go?
Ooh, excellent scenario :)
"Nevermind, I found my patient: he was hiding in the closet with the bedpans with Jesus the whole time."
Well from some one who considers herself a weeble...
The BMI is crap. I am working on being healthy. As for hiking it used to be my favorite thing to do. I have no knees for now. I miss it.
*nods* I'm finding so few people who like it, it makes me wonder why it's used at all.
This has no relation to your post (or maybe it does....) but a friend posted about this today and I had to make sure that you knew about it somehow:Eris spiders
....maybe you'll meet some while hiking? ;)
Hehe. I know of them :) A google image search for "Eris" will nearly always bring them up!
But they rock! Thanks for posting!
Someone going by the name Bigboymark plagiarized your entry. He since deleted his blog, but the fatosphere has found out beforehand that he plagiarized most, if not all, his entries, including from media outlets like the NY Times and the BBC.
See at Flickr for the screengrab of the site (also available via Google Cache): http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindsaybits/2244597696/
*laughs* Well, you know, while imitation is a form of flattery, I suppose that plagiarism is, too.
I went to the Google Cache
for giggles. And giggle I did!
I find myself weirdly un-bothered by plagiarism. I must discover the root of that non-bother, because the non-bother bothers me. Perhaps because I used to be an English major? But it's not the first time it's happened.
But thank you for the heads-up. At least no one thought I was plagiarizing him. . .