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4/3/11 4:00 A

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There was an article about this in Essence Magazine a few months ago. The article was written by a medical doctor. BMI was used for white men a hundred years ago. If I followed the BMI recommendations I would look like a twig with a head emoticon

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3/14/11 9:19 P

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I don't think that chart was made for humans period...regardless of race...sadly though, we have been "brainwashed" to believe it was the portrait of health...I stopped looking at it a long time ago....glad I'm not alone!!!

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3/14/11 9:15 P

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DIVAS,

I'M TOASTING.......WITH DRINK IN ONE HAND AND I WON'T TELL WHT'S IN THE OTHER........LMBO..........BIG emoticon 'S



My motto---"You have to know that when drastic changes take place in your life GOD is rearranging it for you to make it better for you down the line


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3/14/11 8:37 P

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hey ladies, thanks for confirming my thoughts. lets all toast "the bmi chart can kiss our low-fat, low carb grits!!!" I think i will use the tape measure to see my results.

thanks again
danielle

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3/14/11 8:14 P

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Down with the BMI Chart !!!

Psalms 34:7 - Delight your self in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Before you ask God for Anything, remember to first thank him for Everything

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3/14/11 9:59 A

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Now, that's what I call Diva united. I with you sistahs.

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."



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3/14/11 9:34 A

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Ditto.. I really don't like the BMI chart. Never have. I am 5'11 and closely coming out of the 300lb club but never did I think I was morbidly obese. My weight settles around my stomach but I have very long and shapely legs...if I say so myself...lol. So, they can have that chart. I just used my tape measure to track my inches lost in my waist.

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3/13/11 11:56 P

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Hey Diva,

I am with you on that emoticon

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3/13/11 11:46 P

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TO HELL WITH THAT CHART! :)

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3/13/11 9:17 P

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Hey Diva,

No the BMI chart was not "constructed" for blacks and I am not racist either.......I have done a little research and it is known that when the BMI chart was being tested, only white women were used in the study..........go figure.... emoticon

Anyway, I understand that a new study is being conducted and that we "women" of color are being included.........I have alway had issues with that "damn" chart............I am 5'3-1/2 inches and I don't think I need a chart to tell me that I should be weighing 115lbs because of my height.........I was blessed with an abundance of a$$ and thighs, girth and width as my man puts it and I like it........so with that being said....."to heck with a BMI chart".........as long as I am healthy and fit and my man loves it, why worry about it..............

All of my beautiful "sisters" who are of color or are a minority will probably agree as well with us............so from one Diva to another.....we are gonna "keep it movin........keep it movin"....

I am Big and Beautiful, Inside and Outside and we don't need a chart to tell us otherwise emoticon

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3/13/11 7:57 P

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i am just sitting here thinking about my weight as always. i honestly feel that the "bmi" chart was not constructed for black people. now, let me also say that i am not by any means racist; please dont think that, but i the other day i decided to key in my weight and height to the results to inform me that i am obese. that's messed up. does the bmi consider that i am double jointed, and have heavy bones. i am pretty sure that the bmi people could care less about my bones or any other complaints that i have. i dont know about anybody else, but that is something that makes you go "HMMMM"-going throwback.

any comments? emoticon

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