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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 12:47 PM
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Realistic height/weight measurements?
Anyone know where I can find an online non-anorexic chart/calculation? All of the ones I've visited say being that I am 5ft tall, if I weigh more than like 110lbs that I'm a porker. I do, in fact, weigh more than 110lbs, and I look quite spiffing doing it, by golly! :P Just wondering if anyone had any realisitic stats I might look at. Thanks! :)
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 12:52 PM
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1. weight watchers weight ranges
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 12:54 PM
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2. Try this site
Edited on Sun Sep-07-03 12:59 PM by Dudley_DUright
It has more than just the CDC Body Mass Index recommendations, it also gives you a percentile comparison with others in your height-age group.

http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm

on edit, see also this additional page:

http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 12:55 PM
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3. that's cool
I was in the 48th percentile for weight!
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 01:02 PM
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5. See, not bad
I am about the same percentile (but just a little bit taller at 6'1" :-) )
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 01:04 PM
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6. Ok...
Edited on Sun Sep-07-03 01:04 PM by dolo amber
According to that, I'm *marginally overweight*...I can deal with that. There is definitely some *me* where there need be no me, but I'm certainly not obese. It gets annoying being made to think you're fat if you don't look like a stick insect. :eyes:

At least now I have attainable goals. ;)

Thanks for the link!
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 12:59 PM
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4. I love the way England measures how much you weigh...stones
although in my case boulders might be a better measure!
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Fixated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 01:05 PM
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7. .....
Post a picture, I'll tell you if you're fat.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 01:11 PM
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8. Put a ruler across your ribs
I read that a good way to tell if you are overweight is to lay down and put a ruler across your rib cage. If it balances, you are not overweight.
I don't know how accurate this is. There are many different rib cage shapes. When I was overweight, the ruler still balanced because my rib cage sticks out a lot. I would never be able to wear dresses smaller than size six even if I weighed 80lbs and close to total starvation because of that. I know other people with flatter ribs or ribs that curve in. The ruler might not balance for them even if they are underweight.
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rainydaywoman Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 01:37 PM
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9. LBS do not matter
what really matters is your bodyfat %. I'm 5'4 and weigh almost 140, according to charts I'm almost over weight. I only have about 12% bodyfat though. These stupid charts do not take into account how much of your weight is muscle and how much is fat. Going by these charts most athletes w/a lot of muscle would be considered over weight. It just doesn't make sense. The opposite is true of some models that are underweight, but may have a high bodyfat %.

Most gyms will calculate your bodyfat for cheap.

throw out the scale
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 02:44 PM
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10. You look fine to me
Edited on Sun Sep-07-03 02:45 PM by rock
I find that the doctors weight/height charts suffer from being based on an ideal fiction: the standard person of a given weight and height. I understand even the location of the human heart varies somewhat from person to person.

On edit: spelling
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