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Old 11-21-2010, 09:59 PM   #21
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Take a diuretic for a few days before weigh in
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:59 PM   #22
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Out of curiosity, what is your current height/weight?

are most of your peers going to have a similar challenge?
For now I would prefer to not say my current weight, letís just say I have plenty to lose.
I suspect 10% of the workers will not be able to meet the BMI they are requiring.

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As long as you're in reasonable shape and don't have the beer gut, I would think you'll be safe. BMI is an invalid indicator of fitness and health and if it's blatantly obvious you are in decent shape, well, I hope those in charge of you aren't that foolish. And if the BMI req was added just to slim down on personnel, well, times are a changing.
There will be no gray area, get on the scale get your height measured, input the readings into an online BMI calculator. If you are found .01 above the maximum BMI you will be on a plane within 72 hours.


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You can do it. I've lost near a 100 lbs in two months time before, granted I'm a big boy. However, I did it completely the wrong way and gained everything back. Recently I've lost 45lbs slow and steady over the past 6 months and I can tell a huge difference losing weight the right way and the wrong way. If anything you could watch your sodium intake prior to, then spit and sweat your *** off the day of your weigh in and drop a good 5-10 lbs extra for good measure. And make sure you take a good **** and ****
Yea I know this is not the right way, and there is a substantial chance I will regain a lot of it afterwards. After I lost the weight in 2003, I kept most of it off until 2 years ago. The last 2 years have seen a lot of stress eating, and also the 45 days on MREs and heater meals. That little vacation (and the feeding frenzy upon returning) added 30 LB
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:00 PM   #24
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If you need to lose 68lbs to meet required BMI then you are really really over weight, probably considered obese and not healthy at all. Consider this motivation to save your life. If you receive free health insurance then IMO they have every right to require you to be some what healthy. Heart related surgeries cost a lot of money. If you're paying for your own then I think they should allow you to live however you want.

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If you need to lose 68lbs to meet required BMI then you are really really over weight, probably considered obese and not healthy at all. Consider this motivation to save your life. If you receive free health insurance then IMO they have every right to require you to be some what healthy. Heart related surgeries cost a lot of money. If you're paying for your own then I think they should allow you to live however you want.

Good luck.
LOL i just ran my bmi and at the current weight i am at i need to lose almost 55 lbs to be considered healthy as well. Ask anyone at the atlanta meet if i am obese. If i dropped half that weight I would be very sickly looking and my body fat would probably be in the 1-3% range easily. Don't go judgeing people nubbin i doubt he has a great physique but, BMI is still BS bottomline. I havent been BMI weight for my height since the 7th grade.
GL to you there milton
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LOL i just ran my bmi and at the current weight i am at i need to lose almost 55 lbs to be considered healthy as well. Ask anyone at the atlanta meet if i am obese. If i dropped half that weight I would be very sickly looking and my body fat would probably be in the 1-3% range easily. Don't go judgeing people nubbin i doubt he has a great physique but, BMI is still BS bottomline. I havent been BMI weight for my height since the 7th grade.
GL to you there milton



I can guarantee they aren't asking him to get down to 1-3% It's probably somewhere around 20%. And if he needs to loose 68 lbs to get there he's carrying around a lot of unhealthy stuff.

Unless of course he's some huge power lifter.

I'm not judging him, he's already stated that he doesn't eat the healthiest of foods.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:43 AM   #27
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Dance Dance Revolution and a junk food diet helped me lose a lot of weight fairly quickly. I played at least twice a week for about 4 years straight, it was equivalent to like running or swimming 5 miles each day. I don't know how much weight I lost, but I definitely didn't have anything resembling a diet back then. This is how I managed just to not get fat.

I'd drink nothing but water, don't eat much, maybe 1,000 calories a day, and run a lot. Cardio will get you skinny.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:43 AM   #28
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Will it also get you a sparkly *****?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:41 AM   #29
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Milton...my first thought when reading your post was "Kudos"...for taking this challenge head-on, and for the success you've already seen. I'm pulling for you.

Like Mangina I've never been under a 24.9 BMI...even when I was hitting the gym 1.5hrs daily (cardio and weights). I was in magnificent shape, could swim a mile, run 3, and hit half my muscle groups in a single day. This was also right after 6hrs of classes and before my evening shift loading 50lb steel studs into a swing lathe.

I weighed 180lb then, which is just over a "healthy" BMI for my height. I'm 40lbs over that right now...and technically obese by that measure. Yes I'm chubby, but this is a bullshit metric.

Good luck fighting it anyhow. You can do anything you set your mind to.



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Dance Dance Revolution and a junk food diet helped me lose a lot of weight fairly quickly. I played at least twice a week for about 4 years straight, it was equivalent to like running or swimming 5 miles each day. I don't know how much weight I lost, but I definitely didn't have anything resembling a diet back then. This is how I managed just to not get fat.

I'd drink nothing but water, don't eat much, maybe 1,000 calories a day, and run a lot. Cardio will get you skinny.
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All this low calorie + cardio bullshit is good if you want to lean out in two years.
If you want to burn FAT (at the cost of some muscle mass), simply eat less than 10 carbs a day for two months.
You will lose the weight easy, really easy and you wont even need to work out.
For the first two weeks just tough it out and eat 0 carbs a day, that means meat and cheese and water pretty much. Your body will go into ketosis and you will start burning fat. You will feel like **** at the end of the first week and into the second week, but after that you are home free.

Trust me it works, you can run 10 miles a day if you wanted to but if you ate 500 carbs after, it would all be for not.

An important note: you must take a nice daily multivitamin if you decide to do this, and you should eat a **** ton of protein and a nice amount of fats.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:48 AM   #31
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Im in for before and after pic's.

Dont kill yourself brother...
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On the up side - if you track your miata when you're back home, you could shave a 1/2sec off the times.

I had a buddy fast 40days, water only - was crazy, NO energy and had to becareful when he actually started eating food again. In that 40 days, he lost close to 60pds from 230 to 170, 5'10". In anycase, THAT is not healthy but to put in perspective you've got a big challenge in front of you, but awesome you've already lost as much as you have. Good luck man -
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:23 AM   #33
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I'm at a bmi number of 27 now. In around '06, I made a bet with a co-worker and I lost around 35 pounds in 90 days. I didn't have to try really hard, no liquid calories, damn near zero carbs (NO bread, NO pasta, NO sugar), a little exercise. At my lightest I was 162#, bmi 22.0, I'm a little over 6'. I have a pretty light frame, and at that weight I think everyone thought I had AIDS.

OP, if you are a really high BMI guy, I'd assume you could lose 48# by Jan 31, pretty much doing what I did. Good luck, you just can't have one moment of weekness. The hard part is keeping it off.
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I'd like to ask again; How will they be calculating BMI?
Are they going to measure waist/neck and compare with ht/wt?
Are they going to put you in a water tank?
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #35
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I'd like to ask again; How will they be calculating BMI?
Are they going to measure waist/neck and compare with ht/wt?
Are they going to put you in a water tank?
Fooger,

They will figure BMI by taking my weight and height, and entering those into this http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/***...alculator.html BMI calculator.
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Fooger,

They will figure BMI by taking my weight and height, and entering those into this http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/***...alculator.html BMI calculator.


That thing is retarded. If they are not actually measuring your body fat by hand then they fail big time.
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That thing is retarded. If they are not actually measuring your body fat by hand then they fail big time.
Agreed, absolutely rediculous. If that calculator is to be believed, I am nearly overweight @ 185lbs and 6'1". I track my bodyfat %, and I'm in wintermode in the mid-teens.
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I'm 5'11" and 180lbs of pure muscle. but that makes me overweight.
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Kinda sounds like they are trying to get rid of an estimated % of people...also sounds like if they don't accomplish the cut with this douchebaggory they'll just conjour up some other way to cut down to where they want to be....complete BS IMHO

Hope I'm wrong, and hope you can SAFELY meet the goal and keep your "jerb"
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The calculator worked fine for me.

"Your BMI is 23.7, indicating your weight is in the Normal category for adults of your height (6'0).For your height, a normal weight range would be from 136 to 184 pounds" and I'm 175lbs. I could stand to have 9 extra pounds of bullshit in me before I'm considered overweight.
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