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31% of americans are obese today

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Comraddict, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Comraddict

    Comraddict C.IV

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    ...and tomorrow it will be 40%. overweight - I think today's number is around 60%.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-10-13-obese_x.htm
     
  2. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Sometimes the numbers can be skewed a bit. A one size fits all healthy weight doesn't really work. If, say, the healthy weight for someone my height (6'4") is something like 215 pounds, I'd be not much more than a skeleton. I do have nice, dense and heavy bones, which is why they never break. I also have a good amount of muscle. Yes, I have some gut and I need to get rid of it, even then, it really came when I was inactive after injury, but according to these guys, I'm "obese" or even "dangerously obese." I weigh about 270 right now. I think a perfect weight for someone like myself would be in the 245-260 area...which is just barely making it under the maximum weight for my height for the Marines (which is 253, I believe, at least before boot camp). So I KNOW this "healthy weight" is lower than this....235 lbs tops, probably.

    Although, yes, there are a number of overweight people. That's the price for increased laziness and luxury.
     
  3. andrewgprv

    andrewgprv Second Class Citizen

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    :lol: To think one day they say every American will be overweight.....like that'll ever happen.

    We'll reach a ceiling at one point.
     
  4. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    On a related note, I just ate a double whopper and finished it off with a couple large slices of pizza!
     
  5. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Wow. I thought symbolism was only in books, but apparently nature knows the symbol for decadence as well.

    :p
     
  6. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Deity

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    I'm 6'0" and 160 pounds. I actually want a little more wait because I am a too skinny...
     
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    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Hey, a little over 6 foot and 135 pounds here.

    Can you tell I'm a cross country runner? :p
     
  8. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Deity

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    Wow! Are you Anorexic?
     
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    Yikes. Never thought I could go and lift up someone 6 feet tall. Not that I'm going to go and try that.
     
  10. Mopheo

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    Anorexic means you think that your fat, and try to lose weight because of it. This relatively rare, at least in males.
    Most people are skinny simply because they don't eat much, or work out a lot. I don't each much, so I'm also way underweight.
     
  11. Azadre

    Azadre One more turn...

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    6'3" 195 LBS!!!
     
  12. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    I'm not anorexic, and I don't try to keep weight down. I eat until I am full, I eat about 2.5 meals a day, I admit I don't eat as much meat as I should.

    Last time I visted the doctor he said I was only about 10 lbs underweight. Remember, I'm only 14, I'm still growing, I haven't exactly filled in my weight of my growth spurt yet...
     
  13. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    145 pounds is normal for 6 feet tall? Wow. And when I was that height, I was around 215.
     
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    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    I'm looking at some Body-Mass Indexes online, putting in 135 for 6 feet puts me about .2 under normal weight, putting me at 140 for 6 goot puts me right in normal weight.

    Adding an inch (6 foot 1) and making it 135 puts it about .5 underweight, making it 6 foot 1 and 140 makes it normal.

    How old were you when you were 6 foot? That probably is a big factor, because usually people get their growth spurt and then they fill in...
     
  15. Quasar1011

    Quasar1011 King of Sylvania

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    My sister's purse weighs more than she does. Which is why she always carries it in a stiff breeze.

    Some people just never seem to gain weight.
     
  16. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Deity

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    Soon we will all look like Fat B****** from Austin Powers. "Get in my Belly!"
     
  17. Theige

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    check it
     

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    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Um, what does that have to do with anything?
     
  19. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    more people need to join the army and lose weight

    (lots of excersize in their training) :) :goodjob:
     
  20. The Yankee

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    I was 11 years old.
     

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