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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!
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About", -JB

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From:prophet_maid
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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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."
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:rfunk
Date:October 4th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)

Yay I'm "normal" :-)

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What happened in 1980?
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay I'm "normal" :-)

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Ah. The impression I got from this article was that kids were just too fat to be relied upon for a new standard. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 4th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay I'm "normal" :-)

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Kids started getting fatter. They are, apparently, considered so generally overweight that they cannot update the standard for the BMI anymore.

It's considered "unhealthy" to compare children to their peers, I think, because their peers are so unhealthy.
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From:prophet_maid
Date:October 5th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
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Penn and Teller say that it was created by some Dutch mathematician in the 1800's to describe bodies, not tell people what they should weigh.

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