Friday, January 18, 2008

Fatty McFatten?

In an effort to maintain health costs at a decent level, our company sent out this link, so we can check our Body Mass Index:

According to this.....I am 2 points away from being...Obese. Seriously. It's what is said. It also said a co-worker was overweight - a co-worker who was told by his doctor to gain weight. So, yea. Fatty McFatten? Sure. Obese? LOL

jiggle jiggle


PDX Wolf Pack said...

The NY Times published a fascinating article a few months back that basically states that people in the somewhat overweight range generally have a higher life expectancy. So there!

The best quote is below:

''I believe the data,'' said Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. A body mass index of 25 to 30, the so-called overweight range, ''may be optimal,'' she said.

I can't for the life of me figure out how to link this comment to the article, so I linked to my trail name. Click on it and it should take you to the right place.

Kaaren said...

Cool, thanks for the link, Wolf Pack...and pass me some cookies. :P

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Big Sis said...

OH !!!!!!!!!!

Kellis said...

Ummm.... is that legal??? I don't think your company is technically allowed to send out material on employees weight. Isn't that was your doctor is for?

I hate those charts. I think I'm considered mobidly obese. However, I don't think there is any way that I CAN actually weigh what is considered "normal" for my height. I have a big frame - no joke. Even in my lightest (size 8 wearing) days, I was still considered overweight.

Kaaren said...


I am not sure. It wasn't a post about everyone's weight. It was more "here, check this web site out." I think what they are trying to do is promote a healthier work force. Healthier means less trips to the doctor's office (or in most cases, the ER, which drives costs WAY up), which means less increase in our medical payments. Lemme tell ya, I am all for us not having our heatlth rates go up.