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
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!"
That's right! This isn't golf scores, baby!
Ooh! Shake it, baby!
Shake. It. All!
|Date:||October 4th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)|| |
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 ;)
|Date:||October 4th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)|| |
(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 :)
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.)
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!