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Weight loss - good, bad or ???

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I've lost 3 lbs in the last three weeks ... on 1st of August I was 96.6 kg (213 lbs); today - 21st of August - I'm 95.1 kg (209.5 lbs)

 

At the end of June I was 98.5kg / 217 lbs - that's down from 99.4kg / 220 lbs in February ...

 

Since I'm 187cm (6' 1.5") ... that still has me with a "high" BMI, but if you ask those who know me I'm starting to look skinny - and I've dropped from a 40" waist down to a 36" (or a 38" with a good belt)

 

Maybe I should get depressed more often ;)

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It doesn't seem scary skinny, Cormac. I have a son who's 6' 2" and I think he's between 150 and 160. He's very slim but not unhealthy looking. He looks good! He's a young man of 21. His twin brother is 5' 11 and he's under 170. He looks great, too. Your pant size doesn't seem too terribly small either.

 

I think you are going to be the best judge. How do you feel? Aside from being depressed. Hmmmm.

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Well done on the weight loss, sound like you are at a good weight for your height. I hope the depression is lifted by now, stay strong

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I still have a bit of a paunch (actually, to be honest it is more like chronic lipo-dystrophy from injecting huge volumes of insulin into my midrif), but my legs and arms are definitely a tad skinny ... and I don't have a lot of muscle tone, which looks silly on someone with a mesomorphic/endomorphic body type (OK, honestly - I've always been at the bottom end of Endomorph / top end of mesomorph)

 

The depression - way to complex to go into here ... but it is up and down ... but definitely messes with my appetite !

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I've lost 3 lbs in the last three weeks ... on 1st of August I was 96.6 kg (213 lbs); today - 21st of August - I'm 95.1 kg (209.5 lbs)

 

At the end of June I was 98.5kg / 217 lbs - that's down from 99.4kg / 220 lbs in February ...

 

Since I'm 187cm (6' 1.5") ... that still has me with a "high" BMI, but if you ask those who know me I'm starting to look skinny - and I've dropped from a 40" waist down to a 36" (or a 38" with a good belt)

 

Maybe I should get depressed more often ;)

 

I'd skip the BMI since it's not an accurate measurement of anything. I'm 6'-2" tall and I once starved myself and got down to 210 lbs. and I looked anorexic. My ribs were sticking out of both my chest and back and people were commenting to me that I looked really bad....like maybe I was on chemotherapy. At 210 lbs., the BMI index said I was 45 pounds over my ideal weight, so I don't give the BMI index much credence. The main thing is how you look and feel, not how much you weigh.;)

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Right now I would consider any weightloss a good thing. But you can get too much of a good thing. I don't want to look anorexic.

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Sounds good to me. My older son is your height, weighs 200, and isn't skinny, nor is he fat. Age 28. some people are just built bigger, bones, etc.

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