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BooBooKitty

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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2007 13:24      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think I will wait until after I have my annual physical Friday before divulging me vitals. [Razz]
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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2007 23:04      Profile for Slack User   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
Slack: depending on who you believe, you are getting close to too thin. (Most sources say the limit is 18, but some dissenting voices put it at 20; if you are moderately active - that is, you have some muscular mass, my personal opinion goes toward a 20 lower limit).

I am thin in real life. I work out, though, and I eat a ton. I eat everything. Good food. Bad food. Other food. Even when I have periods of times I don't work out, and eat less healthy, I still stay the same body weight. It's like my body weight is extremely stable, I've had the same weight since I was a freshman in high school.

I know that if I wanted to gain weight I could do the massive protein diets, where you eat like every 3 hours tons of meat, but I just don't see why I would do that it seems like a LOT of work for something that overall is just for visual differences in my body mass. I feel healthy. then again it'd be cool to bulk up.

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190cm
100kg
bmi=27.7

When I met Mrs Druid:
66kg
bmi 18.3

Where I'd like to be:
90kg
bmi 25

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Hmmm... By the numbers I'm obese.

Height 5' 10"
Weight 220 lbs
BMI 31.6

Guess it's time to get back to the fitness trail
and dust off the bicycle.

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Interesting quizzes on how portion sizes (though not "serving size") changed over the last 20 years and how much exercise it takes to burn it off:

Portion Distortion

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quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
Hmmm... By the numbers I'm obese.

Height 5' 10"
Weight 220 lbs
BMI 31.6

Guess it's time to get back to the fitness trail
and dust off the bicycle.

Not necessarily. I'm the same dimensions as you, so to speak.
But in my case, almost 88-90% of that is muscle mass. Most of my weight is in my muscle. Muscle is heavy. Don't go crazy just because the BMI chart says you should worry. You could have a lot of muscle. And I don't believe the chart takes that into account.

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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2007 06:12      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Since I'm at work, and the database queen, I can easily make a chart of all this mess until someone with some skillz can make it some kind of interactive.


I'll probably just start with all the info in excel. Let me know if you have any ideas or... WHATEVER.

yeah, that was easy.
Also, stereo, how tall are you?

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quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
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Originally posted by Xanthine:
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Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
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Originally posted by Xanthine:
I hate gyms. They bore me. I'm amazed so many of you can tolerate them!

I get bored at normal gyms, too. I joined an indoor climbing gym, as it gives me enough variety to keep me interested.
See, I find even indoor rock gyms a bit boring compared to the outdoor version. Something about real rock...plastic holds can't compare.

I can, however, enjoy martial arts indoors.

supa: a few months ago, I found myself in the cardio studio at my school's rec center. The cardio studio has big picture windows overlooking the pool. I was down at the diving well end. It was boring as hell until about seven or eight hot dudes showed up in swim trunks and started goofing around the diving boards. Unfortunately, none of them were particularily good at diving so my interest waned fairly quickly, but it was nice while it lasted.

Back to good old "Jaaaaaack *droooool*" days, eh Xanthine? [Wink]

Hardly. I haven't been back to that place in over a month. It's summer. I can play outside.

I just wish the people of Boulder would get the memo that no one looks good in spandex.

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Spandex is sooooo wrong for some people. It's sooooo wrong.
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especially chartreuse spandex.
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Chartreuse?!?!?!

O.o

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yeah. thats just ugly.
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They should outlaw certain colors for clothing.
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Pink is also pretty bad. Especially on men. The Bianchi green is pretty scary too.

I also think that people in general should be banned from color-coordinating with their bicycles. Seriously. Just don't do it.

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You've seen the T-Mobile pink cycling outfits haven't you? For the MEN'S sycling team!
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quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
You've seen the T-Mobile pink cycling outfits haven't you? For the MEN'S sycling team!

Nothing beats the Tiger Stripe outfit that Mario wore a couple years ago [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
You've seen the T-Mobile pink cycling outfits haven't you? For the MEN'S sycling team!

Nothing beats the Tiger Stripe outfit that Mario wore a couple years ago [Smile]
The Sweet-N-Low elf?

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Marco Pantani was all ears and attitude [Big Grin]

His drug use caused more problems for cycling than I care to think about. That dude was dirty.

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Well here are a few vitals:

Weight: 173 lbs. (76.5 kg)
Height: 5' 10" (122.8 cm)
Waist: 33
Gut: suck it in won't look so bad (LOL not that bad)

I have a membership at a gym but I complain about my lower back giving out. [Razz]

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Tamiflu, I think your math is off! I believe 5'10 is 178cm and you're actually 78.5kg. Or maybe MY math is wrong. [Eek!]
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quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
Also, stereo, how tall are you?

I was measured Wednesday at 159cm. Doubth it has changed since.

Oh right, Wednesday was my fitness evaluation. Although my blood pressure was acceptable (118/60*, IIRC), I still have to work on my cardiovascular capacity. And my flexibility. And although I lack height in my jump, it seems that once my weight was taken in, I still ranged as "good" in the strenght category. So good news and bad news, but my PT (who did the evaluation) seemed confident that I would range as "acceptable" or better in all categories within 6 month of training. I hope she's right.


*A cardio class (with loud music) was going on in the next room, and with the music beat and vibrations from people jumping around, she had problem hearing/reading the diastolic pressure, so the second number may not be exact. But she didn't hesitate about the systolic one. And checking the numbers on pressure charts, it seems I'm not even close to hypertension, so that's reassuring - at least, that's a risk factor I don't have to worry about.

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YAY now my spreadsheet is complete! I have (in both metric and imperial) height, starting weight, current weight, weight change, and BMI for all who have coughed up the info.

Excel is angry at me because of my use of circular formulae, but it can bugger off.

Systolic is really easy to hear, you hear a loud clear heartbeat until the cuff pressure cuts it off. For diastolic you have to listen really closely for the faintest little heartbeat to figure out when exactly the bloodpressure overcomes the cuff pressure.

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quote:
Tamiflu, I think your math is off! I believe 5'10 is 178cm and you're actually 78.5kg. Or maybe MY math is wrong.
I think you are correct. I did my conversion based on the Apple calculator and probably put in the wrong info. I am not surprised that my numbers didn't come out right. Math hates me. [Razz]

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So it's been about a month since I started training; it is time for an update:

Bust: 110,5 cm
Waist: 91,5 cm
Hips: 109 cm
Weight: 85.8 kg*

*I'd like to mention that in the first two weeks, I actually gained some weight - I had been back up to 87 kg. Maybe I gained more muscle than I lost fat. But in the last two weeks, I started losing it back. I have been as low as 85,4 kg, but then there was a chocolate sale, and I may have abused them.

Anyway, I didn't looked toward immediate results, but rather long-term gains toward fitness. And my results on the weight-machines tell me I am doing well. For example, on leg-press, I started at 300 lbs, and I am now doing around 450 lbs. On biceps curls, I started at 30 lbs, and now I am at about 45 lbs; even better on pushdown (triceps?) where I started at 30 lbs too, and now I am doing 50 lbs. Oh, and I do more half-crunches (back almost flat on the ground, only raise the shoulders) with arms at head level than I first did with arms crossed on the torso.

All in all, I am pretty satisfied about this first month. I expect to show some real weight loss next month, but maybe less weight-pushing gains.

Anyone else care to share any change/goal reached since last month?

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Way to go, Stereo!! :-) [Applause]

Meanwhile, my attempts to trim down and get fit sorta got thrown out the window with the hypertension thing. So that's been my primary focus as of late. In addition, it seems that I may have gained back about 5 pounds in the past month. Hopefully I can whittle away at that by focusing on my overall diet.

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