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  • Just don't become an O'Douls drinker :)

    • Drinking single malt scotch and watching farscape chain-reaction.

      this is an off plan night. :-)

      • You do look good.

        I want to warn people about BMI though: it is designed for statistical purposes and is *not* -- I repeat *not* -- an accurate indicator of whether or not an individual is overweight or obese. It's a helpful guideline, but not accurate for an individual. It's accurate for a population.

        For example, I have a large build, and will naturally weigh 10+ pounds more than someone the same height as me with a small build, with the same amount of body fat. And it doesn't include muscle at all, so someone very muscular by the BMI calculation could be obese, which is silly.

        That's not to take way from anything you said, but sometimes people can be obsessive about labels, and if they really care about "how much" overweight they are, they should see a doctor or nutritionist or some other qualified and trusted professional.

        Personally, I don't care about labels: most of us can tell by looking whether or not we need to lose weight. :-)
        • It is true that BMI numbers can't be assess in isolation. For instance, is 174 lbs. that much worse for your health than 173 lbs.? Is 150 lbs. really a healthy weight for someone my size? Just look at the low side of "healthy BMI" and you'll see improbably low numbers. However BMI numbers for me helped to break down a rather persistent wall of denial about my weight. So they are useful. As a standing policy, it's a good idea to distrust what other people tell you to do. In my long winded and rambling blog,

          • Indeed. And you do look good ... not that I am a judge of guys or anything. Or, even if I were, as Jimmy Kimmel said on TDS last night, "not that there's everything wrong with that ...". :) But I digress.