Iowa makes it big on new list, ranking as 12th-fattest state

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by canker2323, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
    Staff Member

    I don't trust anyone that puts trust in their name.
     
  2. hexodat64

    hexodat64 Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    991
    20
    18
    Ames, IA and MN
    Since ISU has been ranked one of the fittest schools in the country, we an only assume its those people over in Iowa City causing us all these problems.
     
  3. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    5,640
    452
    83
    Male
    Urbandale
    Keep up the good work, everyone! Eleven more spots and we win!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    15,047
    604
    113
    grundy center
    you've seen this pic before but according to their scale i am 3 pounds from "overweight". i have a little skinny fat on me but I'm not that close to overweight.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. driegner

    driegner Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    1,136
    63
    48
    Student
    Columbus, OH
    But this is the obesity rate, which if I recall, is something like 30 pounds or more.
     
  6. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    15,047
    604
    113
    grundy center


    i know, but there is a huge percentage of us that are overweight, too. i think part of it is when everyone looks fat our perception of reality changes so that overweight becomes "normal", normal = skinny. and so fat people don't look fat. The reason I posted that picture of me is because I doubt there would be one person on CF who thinks I'm 1.7% away from being overweight. I'm not sure if I don';t understand my own reality or the scale system is messed up - I am definitely in much better shape than most people I know and I'm not even that healthy.

    At work I'd say 80% of clients are overweight and then most of the women at my office are overweight as well (but..Zumba!). There is constant talk of healthy living but no action. Fitness is not an area where the thought counts.
     
  7. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    16,297
    571
    113
    Timbuktu
    BMI sucks for individuals but when looking at a whole population it does a decent job.
     
  8. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    9,473
    438
    83
    Sommerset
    1. Need to see her face
    2. Don't care about your face
    3. Pick up your beer
     
  9. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    3,421
    220
    63
    Panhandler
    Right Over There
    For me BMI is a joke. I am classified as almost obese even though most look at me and say but you aren't even really over weight. Those of us with bigger builds (wide shoulders, thick chests, etc) laugh at our BMI categorization. According to BMI my ideal weight is 30 pounds lighter than when I got married and I was at my skinniest as an adult then. My ideal weight according to BMI truly is not attainable for me.
     
  10. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    16,017
    489
    83
    50131
    I'm fat and you're welcome
     
  11. mcblogerson

    mcblogerson Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2009
    1,819
    56
    48
    Ohio
    I'm fatter than the Orange Bowl mascot
     
  12. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    10,871
    581
    113
    Hilton
    I do my best but I weigh the same I did 7 years ago as a senior in high school.
     
  13. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    6,141
    244
    63
    Male
    I was actually underweight/close to being underweight for most of HS. Senior year I bulked up a lot, well into the healthy range, and since then I've mostly been maintaining through 3 years of college.
     
  14. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    3,561
    193
    63
    Fed Govt
    Parts Unknown
    I'm no doctor, but I'd be more worried about your ginormous, rectangular head.
     
  15. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    14,705
    410
    83
    Accountant
    Altoona
    Real players hold their beer when they're playing.
     
  16. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
    Staff Member

    So, you hail from the world of Minecraft? Greetings!
     
  17. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2009
    4,577
    641
    113
    Ames
    Burn your State Fair tickets
     
  18. besserheimerphat

    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    4,189
    279
    83
    Product Engineer
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Don't blame me, I move out a year ago.

    - Apparently the only fat guy on CF
     
  19. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    22,887
    1,161
    113
    Male
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    I take this as good news that Rhoads is able to recruit Big 12 sized linemen from out of state in large enough numbers to skew this statistic.
     

Share This Page