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Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 75
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A Few extra pounds ?? Definition Please ?Page 4 of 4    (1, 2, 3, 4)

I was considered "obese" when I did my Basic Parachutist Course in 2001.
I was 165 lbs and I'm only 5'4".
According to BMI charts, I was obese.

According to the BMI charts at NIH, you would be overweight not obese at that weight.
I think what is average is a good question?

I put down average, because I am exactly average weight for the USA. Which is a BMI of 27.9 I am BMI 27.5, which is 15 lbs over normal weight.

So I have to lose 15 lbs to be "normal weight", but I think I looked ideal at 135, which would be 25 lbs less.

Average weight is subjective. It would make more sense if profiles just asked you to put down your actual weight, but that would be very unpopular.
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 76
A Few extra pounds ?? Definition Please ?
Posted: 4/8/2016 6:51:07 PM
Weight, height, IQ questions seem to me to be our attempt to get a pre-promise that everything's going to turn out hunky-dory. Over my ten plus years here, my weight has been listed as "average to a few extra pounds"--my actual weight has varied by a 100 pounds up/down. When I was nearer the top side, I've asked fellows if they felt I should have put down: BBW? To a man, the answer was NO! Nor has raw weight (pounds in numbers) ever been an indicator of how well the romance side functioned. For at least four of them, I've been a good deal lighter than their last successful relationship. For many more than that, pre-POF, that has also been true. But it's also been a fact that for a goodly number that I was the exception, on the pounds upside, of their lives.

I think we simply like what works. . . . e.g., I never much was attracted to skinny guys with sandy hair and freckles. Then I met one who was a force of life, we had several very good years, and now I add the type to what I automatically respond positively to. Same goes for short Italian poets with long hair, chubby redheaded harpsichordists, tall Chinese basketball players, and disabled coalminers. . . .

Take a chance, peeps, you might be surprised, lol!
Joined: 3/28/2016
Msg: 77
A Few extra pounds ?? Definition Please ?
Posted: 4/14/2016 4:40:29 PM
Sure take a chance. Only after careful examination of a full body shot.
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