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    I'm six foot. I could lose a little bit more, but then I'd be past that weight the body wants to be, which means I'd be hungry all the time. Plus I'd have to be real strict on my diet. Right now, I can eat pretty much whatever I want. It's still a very healthy diet, and I still avoid simple carbs and processed foods.


    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    It is all relative. If you are 5'3" then yes it is, if you are 6'3" then no. The other thing is some people have bigger frames and need to carry more weight than those with smaller frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    I'm six foot. I could lose a little bit more, but then I'd be past that weight the body wants to be, which means I'd be hungry all the time. Plus I'd have to be real strict on my diet. Right now, I can eat pretty much whatever I want. It's still a very healthy diet, and I still avoid simple carbs and processed foods.
    I am 6' and weight +/- 210. I could lose some weight, would like to be around 205. According to the Dr's chart I should be 175-185. I would look like an Holocaust survivor at that weight. When I was 17 I went to the fair and did the "guess your weight" game. The guy weighed me twice and tried to frisk me for metal as he could not believe he missed my weight so far. This was back in the 70's. Hard to hide much in skin tight jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    It is all relative. If you are 5'3" then yes it is, if you are 6'3" then no. The other thing is some people have bigger frames and need to carry more weight than those with smaller frames.
    I saw there is a quick test for this frame size. Thumb and middle finger wrapped around the bony part of the wrist. Touch = middle
    no touch = big
    Overlap = small

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    I saw there is a quick test for this frame size. Thumb and middle finger wrapped around the bony part of the wrist. Touch = middle
    no touch = big
    Overlap = small
    Yeah I miss touching by easily a haff inch.

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    As I think I mentioned earlier, I did get down to 185, and that was scary skinny.


    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I am 6' and weight +/- 210. I could lose some weight, would like to be around 205. According to the Dr's chart I should be 175-185. I would look like an Holocaust survivor at that weight. When I was 17 I went to the fair and did the "guess your weight" game. The guy weighed me twice and tried to frisk me for metal as he could not believe he missed my weight so far. This was back in the 70's. Hard to hide much in skin tight jeans.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    I'm a no touch.


    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    I saw there is a quick test for this frame size. Thumb and middle finger wrapped around the bony part of the wrist. Touch = middle
    no touch = big
    Overlap = small
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    I am 6 ft also... was 130# in high school... and did not get much over 140# until after the big '40'...

    Now I am closer to 250 than 240... and would like to be closer to 200...

    Seems I will get a roll going... loose 10-15... then fall off the wagon and gain most of it back.

    Note: while I am not chunky or barrel chested... I do have really large bones... so 175-185 would be too low IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    I'm a no touch.
    Same here. Big boned 6'
    The site I found the frame measurements also had a generic formula for healthy weight if % fat is unknown.

    106 + ( 6 * Number of inches over 5' ) 10 %
    10% is for the small or large frame.

    That puts us at 195.
    I was 210 in high school 195 in college.

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    I was 195 weighing if for football as a senior, dropped to 185 at the start of track season and was back to 195 by the end and faster. All in all I don't feel too bad about being 15 lb over high school weight but would like to be a miniature Ronson (a little lighter).

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    Interesting concept, but I don't see how you got the number 195.


    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Same here. Big boned 6'
    The site I found the frame measurements also had a generic formula for healthy weight if % fat is unknown.

    106 + ( 6 * Number of inches over 5' ) 10 %
    10% is for the small or large frame.

    That puts us at 195.
    I was 210 in high school 195 in college.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Interesting concept, but I don't see how you got the number 195.
    106 + 72 = 178
    178 + 17.8 = 195.8

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323446

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    Ah, thanks!

    I was crunching the numbers in my head for a couple of minutes, didn't crunch out. Then took pen to paper for a minute or so, because my brain is rather tired after today's work, and wanted to be sure my brain could still crunch numbers, still couldn't figure it out.

    Thanks again.


    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    106 + 72 = 178
    178 + 17.8 = 195.8

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323446
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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