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03 November 2006 @ 06:25 am
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Name: Marie
Age: 19
Height: 5 feet 10
Maximum ever weighed (at current height): 165 pounds
Minimum ever weighed (at current height): 118 pounds
Weight: 165 pounds
Goal Weight: 135 pounds
Specifics: I want to work out at least 3 times a week, do some cardio and some muscular to get a toned body. I want to follow a diet that not only takes in consideration the quantity of food that I eat, but also the quality.

If you want to see if your goal is logical and healthy, check your body mass index. Mine is currently at 23.7 which is in the health rage, but I have already been 135, less than a year ago, I was more in shape, I could do sports with more ease and I want to find that shape back! With this weight I will still be in the healthy zone!

Current Location: Home
Current Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers- Nobody Weird Like Me
Shannon: Feminismshe_evolves on November 3rd, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
Actually, body mass index is an incredibly flawed system of attempting to measure "healthy" bodies and is currently being critiqued as being yet another tool that causes unfounded fear and loathing of one's body. I don't have statistics / links right now because I'm tired and it's 4 a.m. here, but you should check it out.
healthsiprationhealthsipration on November 3rd, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, of course it's not the only way to know if you have a healthy body, someone can be in the right range and be unhealthy as much as someone can be in the wrong range and still be healthy, but the fact is that you have alot more chances of being healthy if you are in the range. I wouldn't blindly follow the body mass index to know that I'm a healthy person, but I know that the best way to be the healthiest I can be is by exercise and good eating habits. And it's obvious that I was healthier when I weighed 135 pounds because I had better cadio.

Thanks for the tip! It's important not to base your health on just this one measure that might not be accurate all the time.
Nova Usagi: Utenanova_usagi on November 5th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should look into getting a Tanita body scale, unless you have issues with weighing yourself (because some people become too obsessed with it, etc). The scales with give you weight, water percentage, and fat percentage. Some scales give bone and muscles mass percentages too.

I just happened across the journal. So, yeah...
healthsiprationhealthsipration on November 5th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Never heard about that, must be expensive. I don't have issues about weighing myself really... I do it when I think about it, that means when the balance is visible when I walk past it, lol.
Nova Usagi: Utenanova_usagi on November 6th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Eh, you can pick up one that reads at least weight, body fat % and water % at a sporting goods store for around $40. I got mine for $35 or so. There are versions that are much more expensive, but you don't need that. this explains it a bit. If you already have a scale, getting calipers and measuring your body fat the old school way works great too. A pair of those cost about $7 and you can probably but it at a sporting goods store as well.
pickyeater1pickyeater1 on November 9th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
have you got any advice for me to be healthy? check out my journal
healthsiprationhealthsipration on November 13th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm no expert but I would love to help you, in any way that I can, just encouraging each other I think is something that helps