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Had a check-up at the Doc's this morning. This was apparently the first time I've had a check-up since 2003 (whoops!).

Generally speaking all was good. Blood pressure is fine, nothing strange is floating around my body, and I'm still just over 6 feet tall :p

The one downside is my weight. I've put on two stone in the last four years and really need to try and loose it (plus some extra if possible).

Now I don't consider myself a big person. Yes I'm tall, yes I am cuddly. But I wouldn't call myself fat. Well not FAT fat in anycase :p

Getting my current weight was a bit of a shock then. Those that have met me or see me on a regular basis would probably fall over knowing how much I currently weigh. I know the guys in the shop did. They reckoned I was between about 15 - 16 stone (95-101 Kilograms).

I wish.

I weighed in this morning at 18 stone 11 pounds (that's 119 Kilograms)!!!!!!

Some of this can be put down to heavy bones and muscles. But hell, time to really start hitting the gym/pool again and upping my intake of salads and fish.

I'll aim to be down to 17 stone by Christmas and then try and knock it down an extra couple of stone next year if possible.

God knows what I'd be like if I was a heavy drinker!!!


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Apr. 10th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
18??? YOU? Never. You just...you just can't be! Seeing as I saw you at Love/Hate recently....*blink*
Apr. 10th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
Technically closer to 19.

My size is obviously deceiving. I think it's shocked everybody.

Damn muscles :p
Apr. 10th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
I should point out that a) muscle is denser than fat and b) I too am heavier than people think, but then, I might just be dense. You're taller and broader than me, and definitely in better shape ...
Apr. 10th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
You have a man (as grrr Man!) sized physique these days and with you being over 6ft tall I'm not shocked that you're 18 stone. It might be a bit over weight, but not ::shockingly:: Gone are the day of yore when a strong wind might snap us in two - now we're built to be heroes.
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Apr. 10th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
...says Mr Stick :p
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
You going to be a hero down the pub with me on Thursday?
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
Would love to but I've got to pick up a pair of Danes from Tottenham Hale who are staying with us.
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
If it's at all encouraging: You weigh the same as 2 of me ;P
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
What exactly is your height?

Even though it's been a year or something since I last saw you I wouldn't have considered you to a be a very overweight guy. Big sure, but I thought your "frame carried it well" if that makes sense.

As for weight, I'm just a little over 6 feet and am a bit (varies day to day) over 15 stone but am not classified as having a problem with my weight, or being in a position where I try to lose weight, by my doctors despite being quite heavy for my height in general. Build and natural skeletal structure are actually quite important when looking at an individual's weight. You're a broad and heavy-set guy, you'll always be a fair bit heavier than the "average" for your height in my opinion.
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm probably the same height as you. I'm a shade under being 6'1".
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
Really? I thought you were much taller than me for some reason.

You do carry your weight well though. Could it be that you're doing less exercise these days or is it the dreaded middle age spread?
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
Who ate all the pies? I've put on 2 trouser sizes since marriage 9 years ago. It's what cosy domesticity does for a man, or at least a man without an iron will. Which is very much me.

I recommend the Man Diet, change your ale to a lighter brand.
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I recommend two diets. There just isn't enough food in one.
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
The fatter you get, the harder it is to lose the weight.

So what's your fat percentage? They can tell by groping your excess with calipers.
Apr. 10th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Is that your BMI (Body Mass Index)?

If so then mine was 36.1 which is the extreme end of the 'obese' category. Which I, and everyone I've told so far, has found quite amusing considering I'm not visibly all that fat!
Apr. 10th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
No, that's just how much you weigh compared to how tall you are. I want to know how much of you is fat.

Here's a Wikipedia page on the subject that actually doesn't suck!


Apr. 10th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
OK, So that puts you at the same weight as me (probably not a good thing for either of us).

What's going to be your weight loss strategy? If you're looking for diet buddy/competition, just yell, I'm looking to lose weight myself, and perhaps being spurred on/spurring someone else on is the key?

What do you think?

Apr. 10th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Could be an idea.

I'm not entirely sure I have a 'plan' at the moment. In fact I can pretty much confirm I don't currently have one.

Am planning on getting to the gym more and adding more fish and veg to the diet. Beyond that I'd actually already started cutting down on take outs, drinking and smoking. I'm going to have to sit back and have a look at things.

Happy to race you to weight loss though and compare tips :)
Apr. 11th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
That's very surprising to me

1) because when I met you I thought you were quite slender ;)

2) my mate andy is 6'4" and enormous and says he's 19 and a half stone

But it doesn't surprise me because

a) I weigh a huge amount and though I'm aware I'm big, I think people would also fall over if they knew how much I weigh (which will forever be between my doctor and I ;) )
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