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BMI TMI Week #1 Roundup

So last Wednesday, I weighed in at 212 pounds (which I rounded to 96kg for some reason). I’ve struggled, seen a lot of good and bad advice, increased my exercise, decreased my food intake, sinned gravely, and generally whined and moaned.

This morning, clothed and after breakfast, I’m 208 lbs.

Rock on.


  1. #1 red rabbit
    August 12, 2009


    (and grrr you boyz make me so mad! 8lb in a week!)

  2. #2 leigh
    August 12, 2009


  3. #3 red rabbit
    August 12, 2009

    It’s not the math, it’s the reading comprehension FAIL.

    Great work.

  4. #4 bio chem guy
    August 12, 2009

    Okay, the article seemed kind of tame to rant and rave. Suggestions were made to include small amounts of chocolate in a diet that consists of a lot of plant based foods. You didn’t mention the reasonable suggestions in your criticism. There are many more studies regarding chocolate and they seem to point to it being healthy. Nowhere in the article was any suggestions to go crazy and eat a bunch of chocolate. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that the Huffington Post is not where I’d go for science anyway. The Living section often has fluff articles. The category of Wellness often includes some pop interest articles. This article is not unlike others I’ve seen written by both medical professionals as well as lay people. It reminds me of what I’d see in pop health magazines. I go to Huff Post for politics and I take the Living section with a grain of salt.

    Perhaps you’re a little hungry or feeling cranky. Seems awfully critical for a lite piece.

  5. #5 Isis the Scientist
    August 12, 2009

    Nice work, Scibling!

  6. #6 Donna B.
    August 12, 2009

    Whining and moaning burns lots of calories. Keep up the good work!

  7. #7 Scicurious
    August 12, 2009

    Go Pal!!!! Sci is probably UP two pounds, knowing my luck…

  8. #8 BaldApe
    August 12, 2009

    So at 4 lb. a week, you will weight 0 at 22 weeks, right?

  9. #9 Ranson
    August 13, 2009

    @ bio chem

    Wrong thread, dude.

    @ Donna B



    Good job, man. I wish I was doing as well (step one: one helping instead of three…), because my goal is to be well below the BMI limit for marrow donation, so that if I get a call, I won’t be surprised and turned down at the physical.

  10. #10 Richard Eis
    August 13, 2009

    Yay for you.

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