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How much do you weigh?

Harsha Vardhan
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mines 180 lbs ...

http://manuelsweb.com/kg_lbs.htm
Vikas Kapoor
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Mine is 123 lb. and height is 5'6". I am Underweight.

I think mention height along weight. That will make more sense.
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Harsha Vardhan
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I think mention height along weight. That will make more sense


a.k.a BMI body mass index

btw i am 5' 11
Ankit Garg
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Height 5'7", weight 198 lbs, overweight acc to healthy body weight calculator, I need to stop sitting in from of my laptop all the time :-(

I should try in TNA or WWF (not WWE, I don't like WWE) ...


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My goal is to obese by the end of the year.

That probably needs some explanation, doesn't it?

I think the "obesity charts" are full of crap. According to the charts, I should weigh 146 lbs and I become obese at 197 lbs.

Seriously? Give me a break!

Take a look at this picture taken when I was 240 lbs:

Where on Earth am I supposed to lose 94 lbs from? Yeah, I was a bit on the heavy side, so starting in mid-September I've been cutting out the grazing and walking 2 miles a day.

I've dropped exactly 25 lbs since then and I'm feeling great. My goal is to reach 200 lbs by the end of the year. Which, according to the charts, makes me 3 lbs over the obese limit.

So, you see, my goal is to be obese by the end of the year.

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How much do you weigh in what celestial body? (And I am not talking about my young, single, female neighbor either...)

On Earth? I prefer my Moon weight


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Arvind Mahendra
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Bear Bibeault wrote:My goal is to obese by the end of the year.

That probably needs some explanation, doesn't it?

I think the "obesity charts" are full of crap. According to the charts, I should weigh 146 lbs and I become obese at 197 lbs.

Seriously? Give me a break!

Take a look at this picture taken when I was 240 lbs:

Where on Earth am I supposed to lose 94 lbs from? Yeah, I was a bit on the heavy side, so starting in mid-September I've been cutting out the grazing and walking 2 miles a day.

I've dropped exactly 25 lbs since then and I'm feeling great. My goal is to reach 200 lbs by the end of the year. Which, according to the charts, makes me 3 lbs over the obese limit.

So, you see, my goal is to be obese by the end of the year.

No the obesity charts are not full of crap. You can tone down and convert some of that bad weight(water,fat) to muscle. This would be a good look for you as I think you have potential and could could certainly carry it off well. Once you are buffed up you could then wear some sleeveless muscle shirts, like wifebeaters which would look good on you since you have a mean intimidating look and are already a biker anyway. The wifebeater shirt would just complete the whole look and girls dig this look too- I wouldn't be caught dead without one.

Maybe a few tattoos here and there wouldn't hurt either but don't get the ones that cover your entire arm instead opt for smaller designs and make it interesting like maybe you could reproduce a 5 star book review tattooed on your arm somewhere so they can be great conversation starters and that way you can send off the message that even though you are mean and don't take no BS from nobody you are also into intellectual pursuits. A nice flaming tattoo on your neck would look bad ass too so consider that also. I would also invest in some nice bandannas - maybe a white background with a large marijuana leaf pattern would look good on you. I think some jewelery, like an earring would also suit you. Not the hoop kind but maybe a diamond stud. Some heavy chains around your neck would also look smart.

Dog tags are back in fashion and that would also complete the whole Army look you are going for. It would be better if the pendant or whatever you want to wear around your neck has a story behind it, like maybe it was something that your grandfather gave you or maybe it was something that saved your life by stopping an enemy's bullet. If you don't actually have such thing lying around the house one way to do this is to have a birthday party for your dogs and invite all his/her doggie friends and then take out your rifle and start firing away randomly and whichever dog survives you can take its tag and then that way its something thats special and will have a great story behind it. Another piece of jewelery thats back in fashion believe it or not are nipple piercings and this would definately motivate me to work out my pecks as according to the article the chics are definately mad over this look when they see it on guys.


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Deepak Bala
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Bear Bibeault wrote:My goal is to obese by the end of the year.

That probably needs some explanation, doesn't it?

I think the "obesity charts" are full of crap. According to the charts, I should weigh 146 lbs and I become obese at 197 lbs.

Seriously? Give me a break!

Take a look at this picture taken when I was 240 lbs:

Where on Earth am I supposed to lose 94 lbs from? Yeah, I was a bit on the heavy side, so starting in mid-September I've been cutting out the grazing and walking 2 miles a day.

I've dropped exactly 25 lbs since then and I'm feeling great. My goal is to reach 200 lbs by the end of the year. Which, according to the charts, makes me 3 lbs over the obese limit.

So, you see, my goal is to be obese by the end of the year.


Its hard to tell, but you dont look like you are all fat. Pump some more iron bear. Sure would look good with the harley


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Arvind Mahendra wrote:No the obesity charts are not full of crap. You can tone down and convert some of that bad weight(water,fat) to muscle.
Yeah, they are. I'm already pretty muscular -- which may account for why I weigh more than most people would think from my appearance. Muscle weighs a lot more than fat, so if I were to convert all of my fat over to muscle, I'd be even heavier. And probably considered "morbidly obese".

Back when I was in the military, I was charged for a while with being the "weight control officer". I had to weigh military members and compare their heights and weights to "The Chart". I remember a few guys that were football players who got drummed out of the military for being "fat", despite the fact that they were solid muscle, and despite my attempts to convince the powers-that-be of the sheer stupidity of it all. (Today, I think they go about it a bit smarter.)

you could then wear some sleeveless muscle shirts, like wifebeaters

I do not recall asking for fashion advice. But you would never, ever, catch me wearing one of those.

Maybe a few tattoos here and there wouldn't hurt either

When my designs are complete, I'll have them done. And yeah, they'll probably hurt like hell.

Dog tags are back in fashion

I'm long done wearing dog tags.

Another piece of jewelery thats back in fashion believe it or not are nipple piercings

Why would I not believe this? Almost every guy I know has nipple (or other) piercings.
Arvind Mahendra
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See how dashing Vlad looks in this kind of shirt. If its good enough for Vlad I think you could try it atleast once. You probably never even tried wearing this because I think you will change your mind after wearing it. I wouldn't recommend this look for you if I didn't think you could pull it off. Also observe how his muscularity is well defined. I don't know about the weight charts maybe they are wrong but this is the ripped look that you should go for.


Another example:
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I agree that the charts are all but worthless. When I was in high school/college, I was pretty active. I competed nationally in Tae Kwon Do in high school, and was an instructor of a jiu-jitsu club at my college for a couple years. Now, I didn't lift weights much during this time, and I settled between 190-200lbs everyday weight (I did drop to about 180 lbs for competitions, but that wasn't a major drop over 2-3 months). At 200 lbs I am considered overweight/borderline obese, yet I had some testing done and I was at an athletic level of body fat (somewhere around 7%, I believe....it has been a while) and was in no way "ripped". At the time I was running 1-2 miles three times a week for warm ups, then 2 hours of training. When I would have physicals, my doctor would always say I appeared to be in excellent condition.

So from personal experience, I feel those charts are not worth the paper they are printed on.


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W. Joe Smith wrote:When I would have physicals, my doctor would always say I appeared to be in excellent condition.

I should add that my doctor doesn't say word one about my weight. My blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar/insulin levels are all excellent.
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:Another example:

Is the mustard stain part of "the look"?
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:See how dashing Vlad looks in this kind of shirt.


Feh, those aren't really muscle shirts, those are undershirts. A muscle shirt is more like a tight-necked T-shirt with the sleeves ripped off:
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
Arvind Mahendra wrote:See how dashing Vlad looks in this kind of shirt.


Feh, those aren't really muscle shirts, those are undershirts. A muscle shirt is more like a tight-necked T-shirt with the sleeves ripped off:


Well technically they all could be grouped as undershirts at some point I think. With a muscle shirt I think you need to have an impossibly lean and chiseled body so only few can pull that one off.


The wife beater shirt imposes no such restrictions and would really complement someone with a body Like Bear's. I also wear wife beaters. I used to wear undershirts like the one shown below...


but always came back to my beloved wife beater. This is a very popular undershirt in India and I think the preferred choice of most men. Its called a Baniyaan in Hindi, unfortunately, its not the ribbed variety but thin cotton fabric that we get out here and damb things can stick to your body if you sweat and I have torn a few off in frustration.
Example of baniyaan wearer.


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Suddenly I'm feeling very uncomfortable....
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approx. 7.14 slugs.

and 1.07 smoots tall.


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Arvind Mahendra wrote:Suddenly I'm feeling very uncomfortable....

Why? Does the cricket player with inadequate protection give you that nervous feeling?
Eric Pascarello
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I prefer my orange microfiber running shirt



When I trained for a marathon, I dropped 10 pounds and cleared the cupboards of all the junk food in sight. I still have the sweet tooth now, but I am running low mileage so weight is increasing.

Height: 5' 9"
  • 135lbs - training weight [30-50 miles a week]
  • 140lbs - low [6-12 miles]
  • 145lbs - Lazy guy


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    Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:

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    Meh. Why even switch screens to a browser? Just use SQL*Plus:

    select 183/2.2 from dual ;

    or

    select distinct 183/2.2 from <any other table> ;
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    Michael Matola wrote:
    Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:

    Google makes all other web sites obsolete.


    Meh. Why even switch screens to a browser? Just use SQL*Plus:

    select 183/2.2 from dual ;

    or

    select distinct 183/2.2 from <any other table> ;


    They would need to know the 2.2

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    I am 5'3''(161 cms) and back in the days of soccer and cricket, I used to weigh 120lbs(approx). I walked daily for about an hour. After just three years of IT(including 1.5 years of night shift), no exercises, junk food and sleepless nights I have added 30 lbs to my weight and I have become as lazy as a tortoise.


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    Monu Tripathi wrote:.. as lazy as a tortoise.

    What makes you think a tortoise is lazy?


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    Cool video. That's a turtle, not a tortoise though.

    Wait, the weight charts are complete crap? Not worth the paper they're printed on? That's a bit over the top. They are guidelines, which are reasonably accurate in most cases. If you have much higher than average muscle mass or a steel plate in your head (or possibly both), then you are a special case. There's no need to hate on the charts!

    Bear, for example, sees that he's in the supposed danger zone of the chart, and uses that information to analyze his lifestyle. He sees that he exercises and eats right and just has big, heavy muscles, so he can safely ignore its advice. Let's say I also see that I'm in the danger zone and so analyze my lifestyle and see that I program all day, then go home and watch TV while eating Crisco out of the can. I can conclude that I need some changes. The charts start the analysis process; they don't dictate the conclusions.

    (For the record I'm 5'11 and 165lbs, so I'm in the butter zone, um, sweet spot, um ... fine, I'll cut back on the Crisco.)
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    Why in the world is the text in that healthy body weight calculator flashing? Major WTF

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    Body mass index = mass (kg) / height^2 (m^2)

    < 16.5 = severely underweight
    < 18.5 = underweight
    18.5 - 25 = normal weight
    > 25 = overweight
    > 30 = obese

    For me, it would be: 76 / (1.78)^2 = 24

    So my weight is normal but going towards overweight... it would be optimal to loose 4 or 5 kg.

    (N.B. 1 US pound = 0.454 kg, 1 foot = 0.3048 m, 1 inch = 2.54 cm).

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    One way to beat the BMI charts is to increase your height.
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    newtons or kilograms?


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    Bert Bates wrote:newtons or kilograms?


    I weigh approximately 5,600 Fig Newtons.
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    @John: Don't I look handsome?

    We will all pray for you!

    Maneesh Godbole wrote:One way to beat the BMI charts is to increase your height.


    tut tut;
    I lost the battle long before in that case!
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    John Smith wrote:Don't I look handsome?




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