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Old 04-09-2017, 04:31 AM   #1
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How much do you weight? And are you happy with your weight?

I weight about 67 kilograms (147 lbs.) which is a bit low for a guy who is 183cm (6'0) tall. But this is the heaviest I've been since I was like 15. When I was 15 I weighted about 68 kilos (149 lbs.) and was only about 175cm (5'9) at the time. The lowest I've weighted was 58 kilos (127 lbs.) at the age of 16-17 when I had a growth spurt that got me to 182cm(5'11). Since then I've mostly been stuck in the 60-63kgs (132-138 lbs.) area.

I can't help but notice that almost everyone I talk to seems to be trying to lose weight but me . The thing is, gaining weight is actually harder than you think. And while it's not socially acceptable to mock overweight people, reminding skinny people constantly that they're skinny seems to be more socially acceptable... if I had a euro for every time someone told me I'm thin and that I should eat more I'd be rich. And people don't seem to believe me when I tell them I'm not starving myself on purpose

How much heavier would I like to be? I dunno. But if I reached 75 kilos (165 lbs.) I'd be quite satisfied, I'd say.

What about you?
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:30 AM   #2
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I'm trying to get to 130 to help my BMI.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:35 AM   #3
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I'm trying to get to 130 to help my BMI.
Apparently my BMI is 20.0, which is "normal weight." It's only overweight once you go past 25.0. And underweight if it's under 18.5 I think.

I'm guessing you're a bit short?

And it's funny how other people notice when you've gained or loss weight, even if it was only like 2 kilos. SO many times I've heard "you've gotten thinner" or "ah good to see you've gained a bit of weight lately" and I'm like "I am/did"?!
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:44 AM   #4
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Apparently my BMI is 20.0, which is "normal weight." It's only overweight once you go past 25.0. And underweight if it's under 18.5 I think.

I'm guessing you're a bit short?

And it's funny how other people notice when you've gained or loss weight, even if it was only like 2 kilos. SO many times I've heard "you've gotten thinner" or "ah good to see you've gained a bit of weight lately" and I'm like "I am/did"?!
Yeah, a little shorter than I'd like to be.

I get the comments too. People seem to know when you've lost weight.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:57 AM   #5
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BMI is a FAKE STATISTIC! An expensive HOAX!

For real though, it was created by some mathematician in the army like a million years ago. Even when I was boating every day and in the best shape of my life, it said I was over weight.

I'm 6'2" 235 lbs now, and it tells me I'm obese lol.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:04 AM   #6
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BMI is a FAKE STATISTIC! An expensive HOAX!

For real though, it was created by some mathematician in the army like a million years ago. Even when I was boating every day and in the best shape of my life, it said I was over weight.

I'm 6'2" 235 lbs now, and it tells me I'm obese lol.
Ha I always had a feeling it was a bit bogus, yeah. I mean even though it says my BMI is 20.0 and normal it's obvious I'm quite thin.

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Unless they're just jealous if you have a lean body.
I doubt. I was never told this by fat people. In fact the few fat people around my age I've talked to about weight before told me "tbh I wish I was as light as you are".

But goddamn old people think you're always too thin.
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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BMI is a FAKE STATISTIC! An expensive HOAX!

For real though, it was created by some mathematician in the army like a million years ago. Even when I was boating every day and in the best shape of my life, it said I was over weight.

I'm 6'2" 235 lbs now, and it tells me I'm obese lol.
I never assumed it to be a hoax, but rather that it is a far better estimate of those who are more typical, aka less active. It doesn't seem to be able to factor in heavier muscle weight.

It places me just fine, on the expected light end of normal for my height and weight. (Which I've always been fine with; never had any weight issues. I've got other issues to worry about instead.)
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:04 AM   #8
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if I had a euro for every time someone told me I'm thin and that I should eat more I'd be rich.
Unless they're just jealous if you have a lean body.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:25 PM   #9
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I'm 173, though my "normal" is 130's.

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Old 05-02-2017, 03:16 AM   #10
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When I was 15 I weighted about 68 kilos (149 lbs.) and was only about 175cm (5'9) at the time.
5' 9 seems quite tall for 15. I was around 5' 5 at that age.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:38 AM   #11
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I'm 5'8" and currently about 190 I think. Yes, people in Europe can does pounds for the Americans

Am I happy? Reasonably. I can probably afford to drop 20 if I really worked at it, but I've got wide shoulders and hips, so I'm never going to be naturally stick thin heh.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:40 AM   #12
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5' 9 seems quite tall for 15. I was around 5' 5 at that age.
Kid in my year at school was 5'10" when we started (at age 11), and was 6'5" when we graduated. He basically had his huge growth spurt very early and gained about an inch every year after that.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:37 AM   #13
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"How much do you weigh?"

Too much.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:46 AM   #14
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I'm just a hair over six feet tall and last I checked was about 290 lbs. Sadly most of the extra weight is due to my medical issue but I've been trying to do more now that its warming up. Lack of energy is also an issue with the tumor so its difficult to find the last push to stay moving to lose the weight... I hate being overweight.
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:29 PM   #15
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How much heavier would I like to be? I dunno. But if I reached 75 kilos (165 lbs.) I'd be quite satisfied, I'd say.

What about you?
...And I weight this much now. Still thin but not very scrawny anymore.

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Old 01-23-2019, 12:25 PM   #16
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I'm still hovering around 96-97 lbs most of the time, though I lost a couple of pounds a few weeks back due to being under the waether. I tend to lose weight VERY easily if I'm sick or very active, but have trouble gaining even a pound for long. That might not be bad if I actually weighed more, but at my size, it tends to be an issue. More than a few pounds less and I start to look anorexic or something, and I'm not. I'm already super-thin with a very small-boned physique, so losing weight at all can leave me feeling kind of weak or tired. It's not as fun as people think, being so thin.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:11 PM   #17
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5' 10 and around 175 lb, which seems to be slightly in the overweight category according to bmi calculator. http://www.bmi-calculator.net
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:55 PM   #18
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5'9" and 180. I lift a lot.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:31 PM   #19
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6'0 maybe 6'1" when I'm not tired.
265ish

My weight is fine. The problem is when you quit working out for a while the weight dynamic from your muscle bulk changes, so if I'm not working out I need to watch my diet to maintain any kind of form - especially now at 40.

As for the 265 it's probably just better to see how I carry it in person. I've been accused of lying about my weight in the past by people who swear that I'm 230, 240 at best. Even at my age now, my "just get it done" bench workout is 275 for 3 sets of 10 or 12. My actual work out staple is that I do a lot of carrying weights around places and a lot of body weight work. I just walk around with weights as part of my routine. I'm also a p/t as a side hustle with a routine I borrow from... a past experience whereby I'll get you throw 200 push-ups in one workout easily. But you'll have to pay me to show you the set. I'm also a big fan of square form as well as circular motion weight movements and other stabilizer enhancement routines with weights that are complimented by things like monster walks with bands.

The downside to all of this is that although my frame helps out a lot, at this size and weight things can take a downturn pretty quickly if have an off period. I used an Isopure protein product for years, but switched to Carnivore Mass about five years ago for a job change related to that past experience I mentioned earlier. I'm not even going to say what my press maxes went up to from that stuff, but I will say that it was significant. Especially the leg and chest work.

I'd say right now at this very moment I'm in an off period - been working on a lot of other "life projects".
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:50 AM   #20
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Still thin but not very scrawny anymore.
Do you work out, or just naturally slim?
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