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I am officially overweight according to dr. koop

former surgeon general. Please visit this calculator and tell me they are crazy? TIA


Tue. Sep 27, 5:59am

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where's the calculator?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 6:33 AM

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2nd try for the link...

Here we go.


Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 6:58 AM

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I'm overweight too! I'm 5'1" and 127lbs, and it said for me to get into the "normal" range, I need to drop at least 14lbs! It didn't ask for any measurements besides how much overlap you get when you put your hand around your wrist - didn't ask if I have wide hips - I do, or big boobs - I'm a D-cup! My stomach is flat! Maybe I could lose 5lbs from my hips/thighs, but if I lost much more than that, I'd look sick!

This Dr. is sick!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 8:02 AM

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It said I was overweight, too - and I am.
I am 5'2" and 133 lbs. It said I was "marginally overweight" and that my ideal weight range is 118-129.8. I agree with that.
What kind of results did you get?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 8:29 AM

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I'm overweight too.

I'm overweight too according to the calculator. But I know it is true. I've got 21lbs to lose, and I kinda knew that I was in that range (to say the least). *sigh* But that is why I'm here, and frankly I'm glad I'm working on it instead of still sitting around eating cheese and pate with glass after glass of wine.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 8:37 AM

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It told me I was at the low end of my ideal body weight (154 for 5'8", medium frame.) It said my ideal range is 154-164 lbs. I know this wasn't what you intended when you started this thread but I just have to say thanks because I've been feeling a little down and this made me feel better this morning!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 9:10 AM

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It told me I am at my ideal weight. I am 5' 8" and weigh about 145 lbs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 9:26 AM

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okay - well all these results sound TOTALLY random!! This may be a problem with the website's calculator rather than Dr. Koop himself - or maybe not. I don't know.
Who cares. Deep down - everyone knows if they're overweight or not. If you really have to ask, you probably aren't. Or, you're so close, you only need to make minor adjustments.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 9:46 AM

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totally random indeed

b/c i am also 5.8 and weigh 155. dr. koop said that was ideal. but he also said the same thing for the poster above. it's dumb. you can't determine you're body type by how your fingers wrap around your wrist.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 9:53 AM

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Actually, I kind of disagree with that; your frame (bone size, which you can tell by wrapping your fingers around your wrist) has a lot to do with your body type. My ideal weight is 145, and I know I would look pretty thin at that weight, but I have a big frame, big bones. I have friends who are the same height but have smaller bone structure and they wear a couple of sizes smaller than I do but we look almost the same size.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 10:05 AM

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