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How much do you weigh?

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Per Gavin Chipper.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:47 pm

Bit of a sore point as I've had a week's holiday in Wales on a walking holiday. Turned my ankle on the first day and done fuck all but eat so I'm catching Mark up at 16 stone 8.
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Post by Tom S » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:36 pm

Underweight- 9st6.

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:35 pm

12 stone 12. Though, at the moment, the stones over here are heavier because all the snow weighs them down.
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Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:14 pm

13st 8lb, quite a bit overweight for my height (5' 10").

Or, if you're enlightened and like the metric system, 86kg, quite a bit overweight for my height (177cm).

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Post by Mark James » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
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13st 8lb, quite a bit overweight for my height (5' 10").
Same weight but slightly taller (fractions under 6 foot). I hadn't weighed myself in ages and I'm pretty sure last time I did I was closer to 15st so happy with that. I also held the scales in my hands to see how much weight I cold squeeze with my hands. Was hoping to at least get as much as I weighed but I maxed out at 12st.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm

I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
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Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm
I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
But also wonderful as you don't know or probably care if you are overweight/underweight
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Post by Graeme Cole » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:39 am

0.068 tonnes.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm
I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
I don't think it's that weird. I weigh myself quite frequently these days because I've got the London marathon coming up and I want to be 9 stone on 22nd April. I weighed myself this morning and was something like 9 stone 4 pounds (about 59 kg). I think I'll lose some of that quite easily though. I tend to weigh more in the winter months. I'm about 5 feet 8 inches as well, if that makes a difference (around 1.73 metres).
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Underweight- 9st6.
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Post by Ian Volante » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:55 pm

I'm about 57kdwt and 1.62 ells, slightly chunkier than I want to be.
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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Tom S » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:41 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
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Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm
I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
I don't think it's that weird. I weigh myself quite frequently these days because I've got the London marathon coming up and I want to be 9 stone on 22nd April. I weighed myself this morning and was something like 9 stone 4 pounds (about 59 kg). I think I'll lose some of that quite easily though. I tend to weigh more in the winter months. I'm about 5 feet 8 inches as well, if that makes a difference (around 1.73 metres).
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Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Looks like I'm the unbeaten champion, unless someone can top it. Bet you can't. 8-)
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Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:14 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
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0.068 tonnes.

That just sounds fat, you know?
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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:21 pm

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Looks like I'm the unbeaten champion, unless someone can top it. Bet you can't. 8-)
I'm denser than you though, I'm only 5 foot 6
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Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:09 pm

You win! Or lose, depending on which game we're playing.
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Post by JimBentley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:22 pm

I'm somewhere between 11 stone (70kg) and 11 stone 7 pounds (73kg), depending on how much I've been eating and drinking. I've been down to about 9 stone at one point (but I did look a bit skeletal and unwell at that point) and up to about 13 stone (when I was really drinking a lot). I think I'm about 5 foot 10 so I guess I'm in the normal range.

However, I mainly wanted to post a picture of my scales. I think it's quite impressive to get two errors into four words. Despite that, they're pretty damn accurate (or at least they agree with all the other scales I've been on).

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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:36 pm

How can a scale be multipurose, anyway? How many puroses could there possibly be?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 pm

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How can a scale be multipurose, anyway? How many puroses could there possibly be?
1. Weighing things on
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Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:45 pm

JimBentley wrote:
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I'm somewhere between 11 stone (70kg) and 11 stone 7 pounds (73kg), depending on how much I've been eating and drinking. I've been down to about 9 stone at one point (but I did look a bit skeletal and unwell at that point) and up to about 13 stone (when I was really drinking a lot). I think I'm about 5 foot 10 so I guess I'm in the normal range.

However, I mainly wanted to post a picture of my scales. I think it's quite impressive to get two errors into four words. Despite that, they're pretty damn accurate (or at least they agree with all the other scales I've been on).

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Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 pm

Actually, at the top there, can I see that it's got two USB ports? Maybe it truly is multipurose after all.
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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 pm

This thread's gone well, I'm glad we did this.
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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Conor » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:19 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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Actually, at the top there, can I see that it's got two USB ports? Maybe it truly is multipurose after all.
Aren't they just buttons?

I weigh 11st. Trying to get it down to 10 by COLIN.

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:20 pm

Conor wrote:
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Mark Deeks wrote:
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Actually, at the top there, can I see that it's got two USB ports? Maybe it truly is multipurose after all.
Aren't they just buttons?
They are, the one on the left toggles between kgs and lbs and the one on the right is a tare (reset to zero) button. Honestly, as shoddy cheap (about £3 including delivery if I remember right) electrnic items go, they're not bad at all when the batteries don't fall out.

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Re: How much do you weigh?

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I weigh 11st. Trying to get it down to 10 by COLIN.
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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:19 pm

I haven't been on C4C for a while. When I scrolled through this thread, I thought three things:
- USB ports on the scales
- "cold squeezing" is a great phrase
- is that why you didn't come to Colin this year?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:23 pm

Oh and in the fat stakes I'm currently 97kg which is like 15st 5lb or something. In a similar way to how I used to measure my age compared to Michael Owen, I now sometimes measure my wait by MMA weight class. So I'd be a light heavyweight once I've done my weight cut.

I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool.

Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is supposed to be when you're tallest as well so I might just be extending that fact with some fake news.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:24 pm

You are still bigger than me Mark? But you are a couple of inches taller. And also I have no muscle whatsoever and a tiny willy so I'm more pure fat.

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I have [...] a tiny willy
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I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool.

Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is supposed to be when you're tallest as well so I might just be extending that fact with some fake news.
Your weight over any 24 hour period fluctuates mainly because of water regulation. Overall more weight is lost through pissing (and normal perspiration) than by taking a big shit. Fluids are obvious, but most food has a high water content too, which is mainly excreted in the urine. You should weigh the least first thing in the morning (after having a piss, of course), because you haven't eaten or drank anything for eight (or however many) hours and the body has processed all the stuff that you ate the previous day. Something like that, anyway.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:23 pm

I done a poo and now I weigh 97.4kg. I know I wrote 97kg earlier but I think I meant 97.8kg. Or 98. Or 98.7. But most probably 97.8kg. But basically I ruined it by getting it wrong earlier.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:24 pm

By the way I had a go at cold pressing and it actually took me ages to even work out how to make it register on the scale, I was just squeezing the main plate on top and would have looked an absolute fool. Turns out the weight on my scales is measured through four feet, so cold pressing is an absolute impossibility unless I grow two more hands. I got to around 28kg or something squeezing two of them but quickly gave up once I realised it was pretty futile.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:24 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:23 pm
I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool.

Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is supposed to be when you're tallest as well so I might just be extending that fact with some fake news.
Your weight over any 24 hour period fluctuates mainly because of water regulation. Overall more weight is lost through pissing (and normal perspiration) than by taking a big shit. Fluids are obvious, but most food has a high water content too, which is mainly excreted in the urine. You should weigh the least first thing in the morning (after having a piss, of course), because you haven't eaten or drank anything for eight (or however many) hours and the body has processed all the stuff that you ate the previous day. Something like that, anyway.
Some people are shit-before-breakfasters so they are at a massive advantage when it comes to making themselves look light, as they can have a piss and a shit before weighing themselves first thing in the morning.

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Matt Morrison wrote:
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I haven't been on C4C for a while. When I scrolled through this thread, I thought three things:
- USB ports on the scales
- "cold squeezing" is a great phrase
- is that why you didn't come to Colin this year?

Two points to Gevin and one to Mark.
Cold squeezing was Mark James originally.
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By the way I had a go at cold pressing and it actually took me ages to even work out how to make it register on the scale, I was just squeezing the main plate on top and would have looked an absolute fool. Turns out the weight on my scales is measured through four feet, so cold pressing is an absolute impossibility unless I grow two more hands. I got to around 28kg or something squeezing two of them but quickly gave up once I realised it was pretty futile.
Sorry, you need to have four feet to use your scales? Not for humans then.

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You are still bigger than me Mark? But you are a couple of inches taller. And also I have no muscle whatsoever and a tiny willy so I'm more pure fat.
I'm really heavy without being really fat, it's weird.
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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:36 pm

Also, what's cold squeezing?
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Mark Deeks wrote:
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Also, what's cold squeezing?
Presumably when you pick up your scales and squeeze them as hard as you can and see how much weight you can squeeze.

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Post by Mark James » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:56 pm

I was saying could squeeze not cold squeeze but it seems like a useful phrase and I'll take the credit for accidentally coining it.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:00 pm

I assumed it was when you clench your buttocks to keep warm on a chilly morning. Guess it wasn't this. A shame.
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JimBentley wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 pm
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I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool.

Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is supposed to be when you're tallest as well so I might just be extending that fact with some fake news.
Your weight over any 24 hour period fluctuates mainly because of water regulation. Overall more weight is lost through pissing (and normal perspiration) than by taking a big shit. Fluids are obvious, but most food has a high water content too, which is mainly excreted in the urine. You should weigh the least first thing in the morning (after having a piss, of course), because you haven't eaten or drank anything for eight (or however many) hours and the body has processed all the stuff that you ate the previous day. Something like that, anyway.
If you're allowed to count your lightest weight as your weight, then I can actually claim 9 stone. I went on a 24-mile marathon training run today and was 9 stone afterwards, and that was actually after drinking quite a bit first. So I would have been even less.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:16 am

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If you're allowed to count your lightest weight as your weight, then I can actually claim 9 stone. I went on a 24-mile marathon training run today and was 9 stone afterwards, and that was actually after drinking quite a bit first. So I would have been even less.
Congratulations, you hit your goal. You're now 0.36R or whatever weird measurement you like to do things in.

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What's 1R equal to?
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Mark Deeks wrote:
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What's 1R equal to?
About 12st 12lb last time I checked.

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Mark James wrote:
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I was saying could squeeze not cold squeeze but it seems like a useful phrase and I'll take the credit for accidentally coining it.
How meta would it be if it the phrase "cold squeezing" actually ended up in the dictionary as a legitimate phrase and it's origin came from a website whose object is essentially obsessing about what gets to be included in the dictionary? I want to encourage as many people as possible to continue to use the phrase for that definition. In fact I'm kind of disappointed that I haven't seen more people post their results for cold squeezing. Although I will concede that it really only works with mechanical scales and not electronic scales, which seem to be the norm these days. I know we had a hard time sourcing said scales in the first place.

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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:18 am

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:18 am
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What's 1R equal to?
About 12st 12lb last time I checked.
Well if 9 stone is 0.36R then it would be 25 stone. You obviously had a big meal since you last checked.

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Dare I ask what's an R ?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:25 am

Mark James wrote:
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Mark James wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:56 pm
I was saying could squeeze not cold squeeze but it seems like a useful phrase and I'll take the credit for accidentally coining it.
How meta would it be if it the phrase "cold squeezing" actually ended up in the dictionary as a legitimate phrase and it's origin came from a website whose object is essentially obsessing about what gets to be included in the dictionary? I want to encourage as many people as possible to continue to use the phrase for that definition. In fact I'm kind of disappointed that I haven't seen more people post their results for cold squeezing. Although I will concede that it really only works with mechanical scales and not electronic scales, which seem to be the norm these days. I know we had a hard time sourcing said scales in the first place.
I managed to cold squeeze 7 stone just now. It was very dependent on how I held the scales, so technique is important.

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Marc Meakin wrote:
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Dare I ask what's an R ?
Runningsworth, knowing Gevin. That's all he's interested in, running around and around and around.

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I thought it was in reference to a c4c legend
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Marc Meakin wrote:
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I thought it was in reference to a c4c legend
Me too.

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Haha. You are mean people.

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Does everyone here weigh themselves naked?

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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:48 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:35 am
Does everyone here weigh themselves naked?
Only if I've got no clothes on.

I might try a cold squeeze later, would be surprised if I managed to do more than about eight hundred hrurrrs.
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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:28 pm

I even take my Fitbit and glasses off
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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Tom S wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am

I don't think it's that weird. I weigh myself quite frequently these days because I've got the London marathon coming up and I want to be 9 stone on 22nd April. I weighed myself this morning and was something like 9 stone 4 pounds (about 59 kg). I think I'll lose some of that quite easily though. I tend to weigh more in the winter months. I'm about 5 feet 8 inches as well, if that makes a difference (around 1.73 metres).
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Underweight- 9st6.
How tall are you?
About 6"1
I was vaguely curious as to what BMI this would come out as - obviously BMI needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt, which itself would probably negate the positive effects of having a healthy BMI.

Anyway, 9 stone 6 is 59.9 kg according to Google. 6"1 is about 1.854m. So 59.9/1.854^2 = about 17.4. I think healthy is supposed to start from 18.5. But we could instead use this formula where you use 1.3*weight/height^2.5. In this case, you come out as 16.6. That's even worse! Time for something to eat.

There's a nice calculator here.

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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by Tom S » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:12 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Tom S wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am

I don't think it's that weird. I weigh myself quite frequently these days because I've got the London marathon coming up and I want to be 9 stone on 22nd April. I weighed myself this morning and was something like 9 stone 4 pounds (about 59 kg). I think I'll lose some of that quite easily though. I tend to weigh more in the winter months. I'm about 5 feet 8 inches as well, if that makes a difference (around 1.73 metres).


How tall are you?
About 6"1

I was vaguely curious as to what BMI this would come out as - obviously BMI needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt, which itself would probably negate the positive effects of having a healthy BMI.

Anyway, 9 stone 6 is 59.9 kg according to Google. 6"1 is about 1.854m. So 59.9/1.854^2 = about 17.4. I think healthy is supposed to start from 18.5. But we could instead use this formula where you use 1.3*weight/height^2.5. In this case, you come out as 16.6. That's even worse! Time for something to eat.

There's a nice calculator here.
Time indeed! Not been eating well at the minute, which could be down to a phobia of eating out in public places... something that I have to do regularly :)

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Re: How much do you weigh?

Post by JimBentley » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:08 pm

Mark James wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:05 am

How meta would it be if it the phrase "cold squeezing" actually ended up in the dictionary as a legitimate phrase and it's origin came from a website whose object is essentially obsessing about what gets to be included in the dictionary? I want to encourage as many people as possible to continue to use the phrase for that definition. In fact I'm kind of disappointed that I haven't seen more people post their results for cold squeezing. Although I will concede that it really only works with mechanical scales and not electronic scales, which seem to be the norm these days. I know we had a hard time sourcing said scales in the first place.
I just tried to do some cold squeezing with my multipurose eletrnic scales and couldn't get beyond a couple of kilograms. They need a hard floor to get them to work at all, so that's not altogether unsurprising. I think Mark's right, you need mechanical scales for real proper cold squeezing action.

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