Back in the day, ideal body weight was dependant on your frame size.
We did not focus on BMI, Body Fat % , Lean Body Mass or other conventions to determine your state of health.
We used the Metropolitan Life Insurance Weight Table to determine our fate and weight.
And of course, being a fatty, I always considered myself to be in the "LARGE frame" category, because it made me feel better about my weight.
So, while waiting for Mother Nature to take its course (I will talk about that later), I was perusing some health blogs and came across this little gem.
It is touted to be the most accurate frame size calculator
OK.. so I could not resist to finally use this little tool to tell me the truth.. do I really have a large frame!!
You simply input the following information:
- Are you male or female:
- Select your height:
- Select either Wrist circumference: or Elbow breadth.
And VOILA!! the truth be told.
You are considered to have a large frame.
Damn it... I knew I had a large frame, and what's worse, is that for some period during my adolescence I was actually at a normal body weight for my frame size (according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Chart)
But don't forget.. that is all I had back in the 70's.. that damn chart and a tape measure.. no fancy gadgets, or meters, monitors or anything.. we only had PONG for a video game.. so what do you expect!!!
Alright now on to less exciting news (and this wording is for Draz).. In sugar gum drop land... the fairy is gonna come tonight, because I am calling in the artillery !!!! I am buying a FLEETS ENEMA!!! I can't stand it anymore.. I am miralaxed out of my mind.. I have enough gas coming out of me to launch a space shuttle.. but no space ship is moving!!
And that's all I have to say about that!