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View Poll Results: What is your weight catagory?
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#1 Old 03-02-2004, 01:54 PM
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Veg*n's have the stereotype of being skinny and underweight. I know this not to be true for all veg*ns or even most of us. But I'd like to know what catagory the VBers here fall into. Be honest! And if anyone has a link to a study done about this, I'd appreciate it if you'd post it, TIA!
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#2 Old 03-02-2004, 02:34 PM
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I am underweight for reasons completely unrelated to being a vegetarian/vegan.
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#3 Old 03-02-2004, 02:43 PM
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Technically, I fall toward the low-end of what's considered "normal" for my height, so I chose "just right" in the poll.



But I'm small framed, and I tend to think I'm just a teeny tiny bit overweight.
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#4 Old 03-02-2004, 04:00 PM
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I am technically "just right for my age, height" but..I posted in "overweight" because I need to lose 15 more pounds.



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#5 Old 03-02-2004, 04:12 PM
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If you use the bmi, then I'm just on the border between 'just right' and 'overweight'. I'm certainly not skinny anyway! I'm not sure about what frame I have, by one website I was small-framed, but I don't really believe that. I don't really know what other ways there are to judge weight except for the bmi, but that's not meant to be the be all and end all is it?
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#6 Old 03-02-2004, 04:31 PM
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Don't take BMI's too seriously - your bone structure plays a part too. According to my BMI I am borderline overweight but am only barely back up to a weight where my doctor doesn't have a fit when she sees me (I want to only see your collarbones! Not every pair of ribs, too! Your arms look like sticks, girl - I want you to buy cake on the way home!")



So I ticked just right.



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#7 Old 03-02-2004, 06:07 PM
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I'm about right. I weigh 11st. i have no idea what that is in pounds, but it's 70 kilos-ish I think that's 144lb by my (crap) estimates. I'm about 5'72 or so I'm told. i used one of those BMI index thingies taken from the health section of the daily express not so long ago to work that out.
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I am slightly underweight according to most older weight tables, my BMI is in the normal range however.



I voted "I am just right, thanks" though, because this is the weight I feel best at. I have been at many weight levels throughout my life, so I know what I am talking about from experience, and nobody can convince me that I "should" be at a different weight. Especially not books that also preach that meat and dairy are health foods.



ETA: I'm about 155-160 lbs @ 6'1".
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I'm right in the middle of my proper weight bracket. I'm totally okay with my weight, though I'd like to trim down a little bit.
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#10 Old 03-02-2004, 06:28 PM
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My weight is good for my short height (5'1!) but I'm trying to get in shape this summer and get toned!
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#11 Old 03-02-2004, 06:40 PM
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I'm bordering on the lower side of normal (BMI of 20), but I would love to be in better physical shape
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#12 Old 03-02-2004, 07:18 PM
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I'm in the middle of a healthy weight range (120 lbs) for my height (5'3") on most charts I've seen. I also have a healthy BMI (21, I think?). I am trying to get in shape and tone up, which may result in the loss of a few pounds. I may have lost a bit 2 years ago when I went veg, but it evened out as my body adjusted to the change.
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#13 Old 03-02-2004, 09:22 PM
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I'm in the normal weight range I think I could lose a little weight though, not heaps but maybe a little
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I'm of a normal weight. I've always been this weight. Nothing seems to change it.

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#15 Old 03-03-2004, 05:35 AM
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I am obese but still continuing to work off the weight, vegetarian habits help tremendously.
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#16 Old 03-03-2004, 07:03 AM
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My weight is "just right," but that's a bit misleading. That says nothing about muscle, and in that area I could definitely use some work. I sit on my computer all day, and really don't exercise (much).

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165 @ 5 foot 9. before cutting out the "bad" carbs like white rice, white pasta & white breads, I was 195.



I'm a tad bit overwieght I guess. It seems that 155 is a normal weight for my height.
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#18 Old 03-03-2004, 09:55 AM
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I weigh 46 kilos and measure 5'1". I think I'm a bit too skinny.
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I'm about right. I weigh 11st. i have no idea what that is in pounds, but it's 70 kilos-ish I think that's 144lb by my (crap) estimates. I'm about 5'72 or so I'm told. i used one of those BMI index thingies taken from the health section of the daily express not so long ago to work that out.



1 stone = 14 lbs. 11 stone calculates to 154 lbs. For someone over 5ft, seems like this should fall into "just right" or "slightly underweight."
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#20 Old 03-03-2004, 10:48 AM
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Slightly overweight, I could stand to lose about 15-20 lbs. Yeah, I don't "look" like a vegetarian.
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I became a vegan...Somewhere between then and now some 25 pounds have snuck up on me. I consider myself heavier than I'd like.I'm far from inactive. Better weather will make for more outdoor activities though. T.
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I checked "just right." I feel good and I seem to be pretty set at this weight (on a healthy diet and lots of exercise).

I am 5' 5" and around 120 lbs.
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I say just right, although for vanity reasons I'd like to weight 5-10 pounds less. My BMI is in the 19-20 range, but I don't think I look underweight at all. I'm 5'7 125-130, and would like to be 120-125, but that's just cause I have a few items of clothing that will fit a lot better if I were a few pounds lighter. I am very inactive and hope to change that. I wear anything from size 3-9, depending on the brand, if it's a top/bottom etc.
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#24 Old 03-03-2004, 01:51 PM
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Complete myth about vegans being underweight! I have had to watch it since becoming vegan. The beans, salads, and veggies have had me completely stuffed. I have been so surprised at how good all the food tastes sans diary and egg and I get so full even staying away from a lot of bread and white rice! My weight is okay right now, but that may rapidly change if I don't start watching it.
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#25 Old 03-03-2004, 03:20 PM
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I'm 5'2" and I weigh about 94 or 95 lbs... I voted just right, but I'm not sure. Is that a little underweight or is it ok?
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I'm 5'2" and I weigh about 94 or 95 lbs... I voted just right, but I'm not sure. Is that a little underweight or is it ok?



Methinks that's a little underweight. Your BMI is around 17.4, and supposedly you're supposed to be at least 18-20. I wouldn't worry about it though
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#27 Old 03-03-2004, 04:00 PM
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Oh! Thanks for the info!
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#28 Old 03-03-2004, 04:41 PM
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I am a little underweight, I always used to be this skinny though, even when I was still omni. I mentioned this before somewhere..I gained about 6lbs after going vegetarian and another 5 lbs or so after going vegan.

Oh, I am 5,6 and about 100-105lbs....it fluctuates.
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my bmi is 19.5
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#30 Old 03-03-2004, 05:05 PM
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Oh, maybe I should have just listed my BMI, I have no clue what it is...lol...probably 17 or 18 something. Hmmm
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