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The bearded dragon doesn't have issues with pressure on boobs, but he likes to climb up my neck and onto my head. All the while he's climbing with his claws on my neck-skin. 

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Someone stole scotch worth about the equivalent of my yearly salary from a near by liquor store. I am simultaneously shocked and kind of impressed.

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7 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

I like to think that with my own siblings we won't have those sorts of problems. None of us are materialistic or money obsessed. At least I don't expect to have problems with the others. Though my sister does have a tendency to imagine worse case scenarios.

 

So did I. My wife and I had discussions about whether or not it would happen over my parents. I got a nasty I told you so when I found out what my brother really thought. On the upside I got to give her a pleasant I told you so when my sister helped me out.

 

1 hour ago, Unruly said:

Only one? You're doing something wrong, I think. I eat at least two before I'm full.

 

I use my old Trivial Pursuit deck, which included modern updates and a kid's pack. It means when I eat a steak, it's about the size of the full Trivial Pursuit box...

 

It had better be a big chicken breast if I'm only allowed one. Now that I'm over 40 I'm eating much less than I used to and slightly over weight but I don't try to starve myself. I was fooling around with BMI calculators not long ago because we were curious how the boys measured up. The oldest is like I was at that age. Skinny but a bit above average wieght and way above average height. The younger is average height but on the edge of underweight. It told me I was obese! I guess I was a little upset because the wife had to tell me to calm down when I called BS. I agree I've got a few extra pounds but that's not obese. That calculator said that the ideal weight for 6' 3" was 175 lbs. That's what I was 20 years ago when I wasn't much more than skin and bones. Got more meat on me nowadays.

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9 hours ago, Zink said:

 

I have yet to try a stroopwaffel even though Pezler told me where to find them locally. The two times I've been to that city I was too busy to stop at the store where he found them. Someday.

Hark! A citizen is in distress! *turns on the @Glitterwolf signal*

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16 minutes ago, Zink said:

It had better be a big chicken breast if I'm only allowed one. Now that I'm over 40 I'm eating much less than I used to and slightly over weight but I don't try to starve myself. I was fooling around with BMI calculators not long ago because we were curious how the boys measured up. The oldest is like I was at that age. Skinny but a bit above average wieght and way above average height. The younger is average height but on the edge of underweight. It told me I was obese! I guess I was a little upset because the wife had to tell me to calm down when I called BS. I agree I've got a few extra pounds but that's not obese. That calculator said that the ideal weight for 6' 3" was 175 lbs. That's what I was 20 years ago when I wasn't much more than skin and bones. Got more meat on me nowadays.

 

The BMI system is... flawed, shall we say. If I used the words I want to use the forums will censor me :ph34r:

 

I admit, I've gained weight. A lot of weight. I doubled my weight since my minimum. To be fair, my minimum involved organ damage due to anorexia. My BMI at that time was 18.6. Today I would have been told I was fine, stop worrying, a little liver damage never hurt anybody because a BMI of 18.6 is still normal. That 'normal BMI' produced photos of me with my ribs showing through my whole torso, any angle. You could see my entire skull. Those photos are frightening to look at. My hair was falling out. My breath tasted like death.

 

Now I'm solidly in the 'obese' category around a 32 or so. I had an awesome nutritionist 10 years ago who looked at my history and my muscle mass and set me a minimum weight of 140lbs. Which for my shortness would be an overweight BMI. As my bare 'go below this and it's an intervention for you' weight.

 

I don't have access to awesome anymore. Instead I've been told to lose weight. I've been told it's okay to diet hardcore. I've been encouraged to drop below minimum. After all, a little liver damage never hurt anybody. You don't need those valves, we have pills to correct it. We can replace those teeth. Your hair and nails falling out don't mean anything important. Think of how skinny you'll be...

 

And then I remember what death tasted like. Food tastes so much better than death.

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33 minutes ago, Zink said:

I was fooling around with BMI calculators not long ago because we were curious how the boys measured up. The oldest is like I was at that age. Skinny but a bit above average wieght and way above average height. The younger is average height but on the edge of underweight. It told me I was obese! I guess I was a little upset because the wife had to tell me to calm down when I called BS. I agree I've got a few extra pounds but that's not obese. That calculator said that the ideal weight for 6' 3" was 175 lbs. That's what I was 20 years ago when I wasn't much more than skin and bones. Got more meat on me nowadays.

 

BMI fails badly for very short and very tall people. Run the BMI on an NBA forward some time and you'll see how badly.

 

The formula is based on Height^2, but mass runs proportional to about Height^2.5, so BMI will over-report obesity for tall people and under-report for short people. This is a known flaw, but the formula isn't changed (from what I understand) because Height^2.5 is hard to figure out. <_< This would be more of an issue if any regular person ever figured BMI other than by using a BMI calculator.

 

Note that I'm not trying to minimize the dangers of obesity, just talking about the serious flaws of one of the most common tools used to warn about it.

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I love it when I get yelled at for not listening, and not trying to help when I've just spent 2 hours listening and stating what is being done. 

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BMI also tends to fail for body builders, who have higher weight than others with their same height... but no fat. It would tell them they're obese, but they're just incredibly fit. 

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Bone density also factors into BMI. My family has a mutation for absurdly dense bones. It's saved a few limbs, tbh. Bone scans are hilarious. So are x-rays. But it skews the scale some unknown amount because nobody studies this.

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10 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

BMI fails badly for very short and very tall people. Run the BMI on an NBA forward some time and you'll see how badly.

 

The formula is based on Height^2, but mass runs proportional to about Height^2.5, so BMI will over-report obesity for tall people and under-report for short people. This is a known flaw, but the formula isn't changed (from what I understand) because Height^2.5 is hard to figure out. <_< This would be more of an issue if any regular person ever figured BMI other than by using a BMI calculator.

 

Note that I'm not trying to minimize the dangers of obesity, just talking about the serious flaws of one of the most common tools used to warn about it.

 

It also doesn't take into account boobs. 

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Boobs should always be taken into account. They're one of the treasures of the world. ::D: Sorry to hear you had a trying day, Thes.

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I believe my quote of the day was "if I didn't actually care, would I be here asking you what your concerns are?"

 

The answer was along the lines of, "just like everyone else, all you say is you don't know, and you have told us nothing we didn't already know,  so I don't know why you are still here. If you can't do anything for my concerns, or answer them, why do you even bother? "

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my doc used the BMI thing to tell my I was obese once. The fact I could at that point pick him up, toss him over my shoulder and walk out the clinic made me smile. I still probably could, only my knees would complain loudly afterwards. I am short, stocky, and yes, I have a bit of a gut, but I am not 'obese' 

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3 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Someone stole scotch worth about the equivalent of my yearly salary from a near by liquor store. I am simultaneously shocked and kind of impressed.

 

Hey, scotch can become an expensive hobby. Especially if you only buy good stuff...

 

2 hours ago, Zink said:

It had better be a big chicken breast if I'm only allowed one. Now that I'm over 40 I'm eating much less than I used to and slightly over weight but I don't try to starve myself. I was fooling around with BMI calculators not long ago because we were curious how the boys measured up. The oldest is like I was at that age. Skinny but a bit above average wieght and way above average height. The younger is average height but on the edge of underweight. It told me I was obese! I guess I was a little upset because the wife had to tell me to calm down when I called BS. I agree I've got a few extra pounds but that's not obese. That calculator said that the ideal weight for 6' 3" was 175 lbs. That's what I was 20 years ago when I wasn't much more than skin and bones. Got more meat on me nowadays.

 

2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

The BMI system is... flawed, shall we say. If I used the words I want to use the forums will censor me :ph34r:

 

Yea. Pretty much. I qualify as obese, and while, yes, I am heavy, I don't really think that I'm that bad. I'm 6'1" and 240lbs, which puts me at a 31.7 BMI. Could I stand to lose a few pounds? Sure, I'd love to be down somewhere between 200-220 and to trim down my gut. And that would still put me well within overweight. But when I was at a "normal" BMI 15 years ago I was so thin I could put my fingers under my ribs up to the second knuckle. It was pure lean muscle back then, and I was both strong and had endurance, but I looked like I was about 10lbs away from emaciation. Part of the reason I put on weight was because I hated how skinny I was, so I started to eat like crap just to hide my ribs. I can almost guarantee that if I were to go back to the "normal" 165lbs that I would look that way again. Except I'd have loose flaps of excess skin on my gut and thighs from where they stretched to accommodate my extra 80lbs...

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7 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

Unfortunately, the wizard apparently had a bag of holding.

Oops.  :wacko:

Did you at least get the exp for the wizard? :ik_oops:

 

5 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Someone stole scotch worth about the equivalent of my yearly salary from a near by liquor store. I am simultaneously shocked and kind of impressed.

That is impressive. Maybe I should do that and sell it. Pay for my dad to have some good care.

 

 

My dad is back at his home, with my mom taking care of him. Mind you, she's disabled herself, so she's not really able to help someone who tries to leave his apartment in his depends and shirt. Or who falls out of bed. Or who pees on the carpet in confusion. 

 

But there's nothing that qualifies him for an assisted recovery facility. :angry:

 

It's completely elfed up, but it would have been better in the long run if his fall had seriously injured him. At least then they'd be willing to have him in a care facility.

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