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Friday, June 1, 2007

I lost an 8 year old?

I popped over to this page and punched in how much weight I lost. It responded with the comment that 57lbs. is the average weight of an 8-year old boy. I am not sure why, but that made me laugh. Perhaps, it has something to do with my wife being 7 months pregnant. Somehow, I don't think she will think that my losing an 8-year old boy will compare with her giving birth to an 8lbs. baby.

Another interesting comparison is that in order to lose that much weight was like saying no to 1,174 pints of Guinness or saying no to 285 Whoppers. Next time I have the dilemma of choosing between a Whopper and a Guinness, I will say BRILLIANT!


I ordered fat calipers today. I decided that I want a better idea of what is happening or not happening concerning my body fat percentage. When I started this lifestyle of fitness I intended to buy some, but never got around to it. Once I get them, I will start those official measurements along with my weight and waist size.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

11 comments:

"The Captain" said...

I think having different measurements is a good idea. Keep up the good work.
Jeff

Sayre said...

The average 8 year old weighs 57 pounds???? OMG. My son, who is 8, weighs 87 lbs. He is by no means obese but he is overweight. He is also tall for his age. This is why my plans for this summer's fitness include him. We both need to do more, eat less, and get healthier.

Thanks for visiting my blog "Because I'm Fat". I am actually giving your questions some serious thought and will post on my goals and definitions sometimes this weekend.

BTW - is that Chris Farley in your avatar? Too funny!

Half Man said...

Sayre, I have a 7 1/2 year old girl who is 75 lbs., but it is 4' 8' tall. She is not overweight, but I suspect they switched our baby with an albino Amazon baby at the hospital.

Yep, that was Chris Farley, but I have since changed my avatar

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by and thats for the encouragement. Really sorry to hear about your loss...

Spidey said...

How much does a kitten weigh? I would rather lose a kitten every week. There are enough people losing their kids all over.

CactusFreek said...

Good on you for losing an 8yo! :o)
I'd like a body fat/water/muscle measurer thingy. It would be interesting to see the figures.
For me, i'm guessing the fat would be around 80% lol

Do you think Christine REALLY read the post? Tsk tsk Christine! lol

CactusFreek said...

...I still can't get over the awesome grass from the last post! lol

Half Man said...

Cactus, I didn't know there was a drought in your part of the world. I would not like that very much. Where I live, we go through dry spells, but never droughts. We are surrounded by lakes, rivers, ponds, etc... And it shows how myopic I am. When I took those pictures, I was thinking too bad we didn't have more rain, so the grass looked better. I am fortunate to live in area with so much fresh water.

p.s.Christines response was to a comment I left on her blog, not my post.

CactusFreek said...

We always take simple things for granted don't we? :o)

Ok, sorry Christine. You may flog me now! lol

celtic_girl said...

Iv'e lost a 6 year old boy and have a 20 year man to go - great!(said as she rolls her eyes skywards)

Lily T said...

I have those fat calipers. I’ve found it difficult to use, because I just didn’t know where to pinch. I had someone measure my body fat in the gym and the reading was much different. He also was able to measure me in four different places, where I was only able to do it in one. If you would like to compare your reading with a professional’s, I think you can get a free or inexpensive assessment at the YMCA or community center.