George
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 02:44 pm
@sozobe,
Soz wrote:
. . . sprinter thighs . . .

or halfback hams
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dagmaraka
 
  2  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 02:50 pm
I don't have BMI. it's an american thing, they don't have that in europe. no,sir, not even just one.
George
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:05 pm
@dagmaraka,
They do too.
They just use all that centimeter and gram stuff that gets so confusing.
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:07 pm
@George,
you're right about the height thing, apparently i should be 6 1/2 feet tall
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dagmaraka
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:07 pm
@George,
right, because who can understand a metric and decimal system, where all the calculations are based on the messy 1os, 100s, 1000s and such, sheesh!
George
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:12 pm
@dagmaraka,
12s and 16s are so much more elegant.
dagmaraka
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:28 pm
@George,
exactly. that goes for dress sizes, too.
Thomas
 
  3  
Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 03:53 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:
BMI calculators are NOT kind to people with sprinter thighs.

Well that's just too bad, innit! BMI calculators ar not supposed to be kind to anyone. They're supposed to be mean, to make you feel miserable about yourself, to shock you into action. You want kindness? Get a dog! And don't expect it from a BMI calculator.
jespah
 
  2  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 05:02 am
@Thomas,
And if you get a BMI calculating dog, well, don't say we didn't warn ya.
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George
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 07:42 am
@dagmaraka,
Dags wrote:
exactly. that goes for dress sizes, too.

How'd you know my dress size?
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DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 09:14 am
Every time I see this thread, I think it's about BMX bicycle racing....
Thomas
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 12:15 pm
@DrewDad,
Jespah and I race much faster than these kiddies.
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Cycloptichorn
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 12:37 pm
I don't like BMI, b/c of the very muscle/fat issue Jespah identified in the initial posting.

I clock in at 24.5, and I'm in the best shape of my life with 8 years of unchanged weight...

Cycloptichorn
Thomas
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 01:44 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
So you're fine -- just as the BMI says you are. What's your problem?
Cycloptichorn
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 01:47 pm
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

So you're fine -- just as the BMI says you are. What's your problem?


I had the same BMI when I was in much, much worse shape, and had a lot more fat and less muscle. But my weight was roughly the same.

It's not a very good measurement in my opinion.

Cycloptichorn
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2009 05:36 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Well, it's not. But it is something that we can easily calculate online and it (sorta) equalizes (sorta) the differences between a woman and a man who are of different heights but both trying to lose weight.

Truthfully, BMI is only a piece of it, you need body fat % as well, which isn't as easy to calculate on a quickie weekly basis.
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2009 04:44 pm
@jespah,
215.8 today, so BMI is 34.8.
Thomas
 
  1  
Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2009 06:00 pm
@jespah,
232 lb, for a BMI of 36.4. Thanks for letting me catch up -- yer a gentlewoman!
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 07:23 am
@Thomas,
Eep! Must.Do.Cardio.
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2009 04:02 am
@jespah,
We'll be together over the weekend and can ply each other with food then. Smile
 

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