Body Mass Index

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need to get serious about losing weight. Work has gotten so hectic that I have become physically sedentary and the pounds just keep on adding on. If I was careful with my eating habits, this would not be an issue, of course. But I am not. I love potato chips, cookies, chocolate, et al.

Of course, the most essential component of my personal diet regimen for a healthy mind is a bacon swiss cheese burger with fries and a couple of beers. Protein from 100% ground beef; vegtables from the lettuce, onion and tomato; cereal/grain from the the bread and beer; and in modest aomunts, fats from the fries. After this meal, I am usually in a very good meal.

Unfortunately, this meal healthy for the mind and not the body. I am considered overweight and I need to lose a significant number of poundage. Like 20. At least. So I decided to calculate my Body Mass Index (BMI).

(Weight / Height [in inches]² ) x 704.5 = BMI

My current BMI is 27.8, which is considered overweight. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal, but personally, a BMI of 18.5 is ridiculous. If my BMI was 19, I’d weigh a scrawny 114 pounds. But a BMI of about 23 to 24 would suit me fine. I’d be in the 140-50 range. By reversing the calculation, I getbare with me, can barely add and subtractthe following.

704.5X / Height² = 23.5 BMI704.5X / 4356 = 23.5X = 145 lbs.

So to reach a BMI of 23.5 I gotta lose… Cripes! That’s over twenty pounds… I better get moving.

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oogle, in all its infinite wisdom, decided to include the above div marker to every post. By adding this, it forces all entries to appear beneath any “floating div”. Since my previous layout was designed so my posts would appear between two floating tables, the above div tag “clear:both” forced the post below the shorter of the two floaters. Ack. It made for a very ugly page. So I was forced to redesign.

You know, they should at least tell us in advance…