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Thank for for little favors...

Monday, November 09, 2009

"thank God for little favors"



BMI chart for mathmatically challenged adults...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

In my opinion, this is the best BMI chart ever!!!

In order to see it larger, go to my spark page and click on the BMI chart I have displayed there and you won't need a magnifying glass. I found this on the internet somewhere awhile ago but lately all I can find are the bmi calculators.

As I have said elsewhere, sometimes I get a bit depressed when I look at this chart. I put it on my fridge and made a red dot where my present weight is and another dot to approximately where I was when I was off the chart in the morbidly obese range at 280.

I like this BMI chart cause it "pulls no punches" and you can instantly see where you stand.

I thank God that I am on this chart, however, as my health (and my life) was truly in jeopardy when I was at 280 and I know I still have plenty of room for improvement.

I was never good at math or numbers in general so this is my kind of visual to help me see my progress. I need to make a dotted line to my goal weight which is 150 and in the healthy range.

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MOTOMOMOF2 11/8/2009 10:20AM

    thanks for sharing it

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MSLZZY 11/8/2009 7:47AM

    Thanks for posting the chart. This does make it easier. emoticon

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ANOKITA 11/8/2009 7:02AM

    Thanks for your interest in Tea Benefits, and thanks for that awsomw BMI Chart.
I promise that soon you'll have news about teas, and if there's an herb you want to know about... let me know.


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GOING2LSEITNOW 11/8/2009 6:25AM

    Since starting with Sparkpeople, I have used several different methods of determining my BMI and they all are just about the same. I am considered overweight and I am trying to get my down in the healthy range. Hopefully by the start of the new year, I will be there.

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RENA1965 11/8/2009 6:16AM

    There are problems with bmi, you can be in a healthy range but if you don't exercise have acculated dangerous fat around vital organs.. Thin fat people don't see their headaches or feel high blood pressure as think " I am not fat, only fat people die but this is no longer true. Also having lost 176lbs I am not allowed to go under 60kgs or I will have to have all over plastic surgery to avoid bedsores. Skin that folds into clothing gets the risk of circulation being cut off. I had to have a extreme tummy tuck, this is the only plastic surgery given out free in denmark.. A stomach skin that losses circulation can kill a person..
WHR waist hip ratio is more accurate.. A waist circumference measurement of over 35 inches in women and over 40 inches in men can itself be a good indicator of increased risk for certain diseases.
Also BMI doesn't take into consideration muscle or fluid.. Also don't take a BMI while t.o.m is around the readings are incorrect. People with BMI computer scales should know about this and ask this private question before giving a reading...

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Thursday's "Miracle of the Hair"

Saturday, November 07, 2009

So I was blogging for work and remarked that I had gone swimming the night before and didn't brush or comb my hair and slept on it wet... and just assumed that it looked like a fright wig (slightly curly, greying hair that gets a bit frizzy after swimming as a rule) and I had only a few minutes before I had to leave the house...

I looked in the mirror and it was almost perfect!!! One small curl had to be combed down and sprayed but otherwise I couldn't believe my eyes... I asked a co-worker if we should call the Pope and report a miracle?

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CRACKERMOM 11/7/2009 8:55PM

Mine just waves and looks crazy when I sleep with wet hair, but I don't always have time to shower and fix it in the morning before work.

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MSWEEZER 11/7/2009 2:25PM

    Lucky YOU!! I have baby fine short hair and if I don't do it, it IS a fright. LOL

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CATLADY52 11/7/2009 11:47AM

    Right on! But then , do you really want to be a Saint? emoticon

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CHATERJOY 11/7/2009 9:26AM

    Too funny! emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/7/2009 8:56AM

    I don't have the Pope's number but you could call information LOL! Maybe it is a good thing to have a mirror! emoticon

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CHRYS13 11/7/2009 8:12AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! So many times I fall asleep with a wet head and wake up with a tangled mess. Good for you...this tickled me! emoticon

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End of a week....

Friday, November 06, 2009

I was looking forward to being a "deer hunting widow" (just for the weekend) and now hubby has changed his mind even though he bought a license and won lottery to shoot a doe. Hope his son can change his mind. I think it would be good for him to get out and get some fresh air. Maybe he is feeling unsure of himself and he is still depressed (starting a higher dose of antidepressant which hasn't kicked in yet). I think it would be good for him. I don't want to go as it is a long car ride (3 hours each way) and my knee is too stiff to sit still that long.

I am planning on wearing my new SparkPeople woo-hoo shirt in black even though the 2XL is really huge.... It came with a small stack of cards to give away to promote the SparkPeople.com site. Maybe someone will ask what the t-shirt is about. It is casual Friday every Friday until the end of the year because our building (with about 2000 employees) had over 50% participation in the annual giving campaign (United Way and other charities).

We are allowed to wear jeans for the casual Friday and t-shirts or jerseys...so even though the t-shirt is rather large on me I am going to promote SparkPeople. I feel it has really got me moving in the right direction.... the scale is holding steady at 235 and my goal by nov 12th is 234...piece of cake (er, piece of tofu)....

NOTE: The 2XL shirt looked huge, but it fit fine when I put it on (guess my mental image of myself if smaller than reality)....

Only 1 person out of about 200 people who saw my t-shirt asked what SparkPeople was...

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CHATERJOY 11/6/2009 10:43AM

    Nice to have something too big, eh? Hope you get to enjoy your weekend!

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MSLZZY 11/6/2009 7:26AM

    I love casual Fridays! I hope someone notices the shirt! emoticon

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Quickie blog...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Have to leave for work in 23 minutes and do something with my hair, too.... went swimming last night and looks like a fright wig... Off to a great start and happy the scale shows loss of 0.7 of a pound.... gotta keep up the exercise and reduced food intake...(I knew all along that is what it takes...)... emoticon emoticon emoticon

P.S. I got my Spark order with $20 discount from prepurchasing the Spark Book.. I got a woo-hoo shirt in black size 2xl (must be man's 2xl cause it's huge) and a new pedometer)...so happy with my purchases. Plan to wear the woo-hoo shirt to work tomorrow for casual day...

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MSLZZY 11/6/2009 7:25AM

    Good for you!

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DAISYDAY25 11/5/2009 12:35PM

  Good Job

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DHOLLOWAY60 11/5/2009 8:18AM

    You are doin emoticon.
Keep up the good work.
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EDWARDS1411 11/5/2009 8:17AM

    emoticon on your .7 lb. loss - small steps lead to big changes and YOU'RE DOING IT!!!!

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