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Running for exercise was a fad throughout my 20s. I had too many destructive habits (late nights, poor meals). Somewhere in 2004, I contracted a rare form of malaria and became underweight. After being treated, I started going to the gym for the first time ever to put on the right kind of weight. Since then, a diet has become not a starvation method, but a "right stuff" method. Exercise has become something my body needs as much as food. The last months I have slipped, but I overheard a guy on ...
Running for exercise was a fad throughout my 20s. I had too many destructive habits (late nights, poor meals). Somewhere in 2004, I contracted a rare form of malaria and became underweight. After being treated, I started going to the gym for the first time ever to put on the right kind of weight. Since then, a diet has become not a starvation method, but a "right stuff" method. Exercise has become something my body needs as much as food. The last months I have slipped, but I overheard a guy on a flight from Rome talking about sparkpeople.com so here I am!
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BROOKLYN_BORN
1/20/2013 7:46:58 AM

I agree that BMI gets a bad rap from people like that nurse you describe and also from insurance companies who hike up their rates for anyone out of the “normal” range. They’re only concerned about their profit margin, not our health and that’s just an excuse they use.

For most people though, BMI is a quick and easy measure of where they are on the health spectrum. My concern with the BMI bashing of many articles is that people, women in particular, are using it as an excuse to justify their ever expanding selves.

My contemporaries point to elite athletes, outliers on the scale, to disregard it completely. Trust me, these women have nothing in common with an NFL quarterback or an Olympic swimmer.

I should have added that you look great BTW. I would have added you as a friend, but since I’m old enough to be your grandmother, you most likely don’t want me in your circle. Thanks for responding.




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BROOKLYN_BORN
1/19/2013 7:56:46 PM

Hello. I just saw your comment about BMI and had a question.
Are we talking about the same BMI scale? When I plug your numbers in, I get 25.3. Fat because of 3 tenths of a point? Somehow, in our society today, I don't think you are what anyone has in mind. If you reported your weight as 2 or 3 pounds less, you're under 25.

You have a remarkable story. Good luck to you.



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CHAMPAGNEKISSE7
2/16/2012 10:04:21 AM

Now close your eyes and repeat after me...

Today I AM the priority!
Today I have decided to take the path of change.
Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life.
Today I am a success, even if it is only for today!
Today I am BEAUTIFUL!!
Everyday is MY Today, because I am just that wonderful!!!


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NICKJAROSH
7/19/2011 5:32:22 PM

Hey man best of Luck this week! How far are you again?



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NICKJAROSH
7/11/2011 5:58:32 PM

Hey check out my blog page. I wrote about how to improve pullups. I have found adding weight with a weight belt or using a resistance bands help. Wrapping it around the bar do you use it as a sling shot.



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