Posted by Not a Fitness Pro on October 26, 1999 at 12:56:10:
In Reply to: am i too fat posted by melissa ladwig on October 25, 1999 at 10:20:35:
: why do people pick on me because of my wieght?
: I am only 14 and we had to go to this sight in gym class.
: how are you going to ask out a guy but he don't like you because of your
: weight? I really want to know these questions and i hope you can answer them.
: Every body don't like me because they think i am really
: fat. i only weigh 150 and i am 5'2. and like i said i am
: 14 years old. well thank you for trying to answer my questions.
People pick on others because they are generally insecure about themselves -
because you are larger than average. With that out of the way, I did a little
checking - according to the National Institute of Health (www.nih.gov) you are
classified as "Moderately Overweight." Because this chart is presented for matured
adults - the curve is slightly higher than that for young people. I checked my
handy-dandy body fat calculator, and it had something different to say. Based on
your height and weight, your "Ponderal Index" is 11.86 which gives an estimated
body fat of 36.6% (54.9 pounds of fat). That is over 1/3 of your body weight devoted
to fat. As I don't know you personally, the best thing I can reccomend is to see
your personal physician, and ask about what weight loss programs he reccomends.
It's a harsh fact to come to grips with (I've been there) but being overweight
just isn't healthy.
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