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    Health insurance rep thinks I'm obese

    This is kind of funny, I got a call from our Human Resource director a few days ago, he said a representative from our health insurance company wants to talk to me. I called her back today, and she said she was concerned I was a health risk because I was technically obese (bear in mind she has never seen me). The thing is, they calculated this just by my height and weight. I'm 6'3" and now about 240, at 10% body fat. She says they don't normally take body fat measurements, they just go by height and weight, and I'm way overweight according to her chart. I told her that perhaps she should meet me in person before making any determination as to whether or not I'm "obese". She said she would get back to me lol

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    Did you ask her what HR considered her weight?
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    funny i was looking at a chart at the docs it puts me in the obese range too. i just laughed

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    Yeah I thought it was pretty funny that they would dub someone obese yet don't take body fat measurements. I guess Ronnie Coleman would be super-obese.

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    yea ... i saw the same thing the other day online....

    i also read that if you drink more than 8 drinks alchohol that is that you are considered a alchoholic.... lol...

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    Anything to make money eh... By health risk, they mean income risk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggage_54
    Anything to make money eh... By health risk, they mean income risk
    hehe thanks for changing your avvy, I owe you a dollar

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    I'm obese too by BMI
    Those indexes assume people just use their bodies for getting from point A to point B

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaGetBigger
    hehe thanks for changing your avvy, I owe you a dollar

    No problem!

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    That is why the BMI is imprecise, not good for us.

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    BMI states i'm morbidly obese....not just obese....morbidly obese =(

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    morbidly obese, I like the sound of that. gives me something to shoot for

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    im 5'6 230 lbs...on the BMI scale im off the charts obese. im surprised i dont get calls from telemarketers selling respirators

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewntang
    yea ... i saw the same thing the other day online....

    i also read that if you drink more than 8 drinks alchohol that is that you are considered a alchoholic.... lol...
    i'm 5'10 250, i guess that makes me obese and an alcoholic...thats funny!

    i don't drink that much

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    You are alla bunch of fatties. You keep this up and you will end up in Brookhaven Clinic for the Morbidly Obese.
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    You are all a bunch of fatties. You keep this up and you will end up in Brookhaven Clinic for the Morbidly Obese.
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    man....muriloninja, i think once would've been enough, you really ran that one home

    how much you weigh now muriloninja?? i'm sure you're tippin the scales at around 290 or so?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by takedownII
    man....muriloninja, i think once would've been enough, you really ran that one home

    how much you weigh now muriloninja?? i'm sure you're tippin the scales at around 290 or so?!

    220lbs and all blubber. Yeah, i'm on a bulker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muriloninja
    220lbs and all blubber. Yeah, i'm on a bulker.


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    I had problems getting life insurance. They wouldn't give me preferred due to my weight and I look relatively thin at 6'4 258.

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    they told that to my husband too--- i think that it is funny

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    At 6'4 they said I should weigh between 175-195lbs. I haven't weighed 195lbs since I was 15. At 310-320, I'm morbidly obese as well. Funny shit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BgMc31
    At 6'4 they said I should weigh between 175-195lbs. I haven't weighed 195lbs since I was 15. At 310-320, I'm morbidly obese as well. Funny shit!!!
    I had wrist surgery several years ago. I ran constantly and got down to 205. I looked like death.

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    Its ruff being a bodybuilder huh?

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    With a BMI of 30, I am as well..........

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    Everybody on this board would be seen as at least obese on the BMI charts. You should have thrown her a double bicep pose and said "feel this honey, now tell me I am obese"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kale
    Everybody on this board would be seen as at least obese on the BMI charts. You should have thrown her a double bicep pose and said "feel this honey, now tell me I am obese"

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    woo woo woo... You are looking at this all wrong... Try to play the obese thing to your advantage.... Yes, to your company you are a risk but they can't drop you number one. Number two you can qualify for handicaped parking (no lie). Number three you can get a rascal scooter since you are classified as obese. I was really really bored one day at work so I searched the companies health care site and looked into a lot of this stuff and you are now eligable for mobility assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Lifts-a-lot
    woo woo woo... You are looking at this all wrong... Try to play the obese thing to your advantage.... Yes, to your company you are a risk but they can't drop you number one. Number two you can qualify for handicaped parking (no lie). Number three you can get a rascal scooter since you are classified as obese. I was really really bored one day at work so I searched the companies health care site and looked into a lot of this stuff and you are now eligable for mobility assistance.
    LMFAO !!! Dude you are the man !!!!! One of my best mates I work with is 250 and about 8% BF, the guy is a beast. My company has a policy where we have to fly everywhere economy and I mean everywhere, this fvcker gets Business Class because they consider him overweight !!!

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    I agree as its not accurate. But do you honestly think carrying an extra 50-100 lbs then what you would naturally is completely healthy? Carrying the extra lbs even if muscle has to put some extra stress on your body

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxerboy1
    I agree as its not accurate. But do you honestly think carrying an extra 50-100 lbs then what you would naturally is completely healthy? Carrying the extra lbs even if muscle has to put some extra stress on your body
    Yeah, but shouldn't they look at more than weight vs height when calculating these things. It's impossible for me to 195lbs and not be malnutrioned, correct? I think a 'natural' bodyweight for me (if I didn't work out, and use 'supplements) would be around 230-240lbs. Some people are simply large individuals and I just happen to be one of those guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BgMc31
    Yeah, but shouldn't they look at more than weight vs height when calculating these things. It's impossible for me to 195lbs and not be malnutrioned, correct? I think a 'natural' bodyweight for me (if I didn't work out, and use 'supplements) would be around 230-240lbs. Some people are simply large individuals and I just happen to be one of those guys.
    oh. I agree. I'm just saying if you are supposed to be 230-240 and your 310. that has to effect you some way even if its muscle. But yes they should look into all factors.

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    There is more joint corrective surgery now then ever before and a lot of it has to do with the extra amounts of weight we carry around with us these days.

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    see those asshole innsurance companies came up with that chart so they can refuse people innsurance or revoke it, it is a LOAD of crap!any dr will tell you that if he has any common sesne, it is as out dated as the food pyramid, i was off the chart even when i was in junior high, not very many people do work with that chart. even my friends who are in decent shape who arent weightlifters fair poorly

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    who needs body fat calipers when you can just look at a chart?

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