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October 4th, 2007


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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!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
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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!"
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
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That's right! This isn't golf scores, baby!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Ooh! Shake it, baby!

Shake. It. All!

*dances*
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From:chirael
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, it says I'm at the top end of normal (23)!

But I have to say that such a simplistic measure is inane. How do they know how much of those pounds are muscle vs. fat?

~Almost Chunky ;)
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From:chirael
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
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(But FWIW I now feel bad about jokingly calling you a fat-ass - see, that's why I didn't want to take it! One reason anyway :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Haha. There's no reason to feel bad: it's pretty obvious that I'm not fat, even to me. (Despite my various struggles with body image throughout the years, there is no question that logically, I can recognize exactly where I am and I can be happy with that. Besides, as described above, I'll *never* make it to "not fat" without starving my fat ass within an inch of my life.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
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They don't know, and that's a central issue with the BMI scale. It's also why I honestly don't think that children should be subjected to it, myself, particularly not as a set of "targets" in health and phys ed classes.

Nothin' like tellin' kids that they're overweight if they tip the scales just over a 25 BMI (like me)! That'll solve all their image issues!

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