May 7, 2009

Fatness isn't statistical - You are fat

It would be wrong for me to say that I am surprised by so many fat people telling me that they are not really fat. I was one of them.


Look at the chart above. If you lie anywhere that is shaded more then "Appropriate weight", then you are not of an "appropriate" weight. That means you are Fat. You can find millions of website like this one which can give you the above information in chart form, Pie form or even in a power point presentation. But every one on those mediums will still telly you that you are fat.

Don't look at the person sitting next to you to decide if you are overweight compared to that person. You are fat in comparison to yourself.

I saw a website recently which claimed that most of these weight charts were drawn up before 1979, so don't hold validity now. HELLO! if you were fat in 1979, you are fat in 2009. Just because there are more fat people around, doesn't give you sanction to be fat.

Orwell wrote in his book Nineteen eighty four that "insanity was statistical". Well being fat is not.

1 comment:

  1. I weigh somewhere between 160-165 and 5'7" and I am borderline on this chart. I could be overweight if I simply took a month off from my 5 hours a week of strength training, boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Is this chart even close to accurate?