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Old 11-30-2009, 04:54 PM   #46
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I can't imagine that <> eats Twinkies


Yes, but I *still* have a choice.

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i think BMI is a poor measure of fitness.
yeah, why assign a number that makes people feel bad about themselves

while were at it, we should do away with pounds.

21.4 stones does not sound so bad.

but 300 pounds
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So not only is Obama not really an American but he hates Twinkies too

*jumps off bridge*
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I must say that I like diamond's new charming argumentative strategy.
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yeah, why assign a number that makes people feel bad about themselves

while were at it, we should do away with pounds.

21.4 stones does not sound so bad.

but 300 pounds


it doesn't take into account msucle mass. it's a simplistic number arrived at with height and weight.
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it doesn't take into account msucle mass. it's a simplistic number arrived at with height and weight.


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it doesn't take into account msucle mass. it's a simplistic number arrived at with height and weight.


that is why there is a range

and too many people are over muscled up, just look at Arnold, I am sure he will have health issues for over bulking.
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that is why there is a range

and too many people or over muscled up, just look at Arnold, I am sure he will have health issues for over bulking.



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Wipe the twinkie residue off your mouth first
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This is a stupid, awful, waste of time, poorly written article in the original post. A brief search turned up a couple of KEY points:


1) Lincoln (as I had suspected just on my knowledge of HBUs out there) is a Historically Black University. Interesting picture choice, there.

2) This policy for obese students to take the course was implemented in 2006. This means that it began the year that the current seniors began. They were well aware of the requirements, and if they were not, then that is their own damn fault. I doubt it was some sort of secret on campus.

3) This class required for obese students does not require some sort of weight loss. All it requires is that people pass by class participation and attendance.

4) In an article I read, one of the students avoided getting her BMI tested, because she "just recently found out about the class." No, sorry, she didn't pay the fuck attention. And if she met with an advisor around class scheduling time, I'm sure it was mentioned. I honestly doubt that all of a sudden in her senior year her advisor said "OMG surprise!"

5) I suspect that obese students are targeted for this course because it is perhaps designed specifically for people with obesity. While I do agree, that it's not really fair to single them out, I have to say, that sometimes I was even frustrated with myself when taking fitness courses with others who could do a hell of a lot more than I could. I know that's lame, and I shouldn't judge myself based on others, but when you're surrounded in a room of mirrors, it's hard to do much else. Well, at least for me.

6) There's still another semester to go. Even if one is taking 18 credits, taking one more class where you just have to show up isn't going to be too much of a burden. Besides, as I said before, it's their own damn fault.

7) Apparently students can also test out of this course by lowering their BMI on their own or taking fitness courses elsewhere.

8) The chairmen of the Dept of Health & Fitness Ed said that the reason this is not offered to all students is due to limited resources. Since it is a state-funded HBU, I believe it.

9) This isn't the first time a school has had unique policies like this. If they disagreed, they shouldn't have accepted admission to begin with. They could've always transferred, also.

This is just another case of students ignoring their advisors up until the very last year. And when they find out they haven't completed the requirements, they get their panties in a knot. I am a former academic advisor, and I'm all too familiar with the graduation application drama that happens at this time of year.
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We should have a choice to be fatties or not.
The new movement is trying to limit choice, let alone making us drive crap cars and squashing good ones.

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You have the choice to eat snack foods if you want to. I don't see your constantly moving point.
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The picture illustrates the real epidemic on college campuses. Political correctness.
Based on the shaky research done on the article, I'm 95% sure that author has no idea that it's a black university. It was the first thing that struck me about the article, actually.

/Lincoln is in my county
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You have the choice to eat snack foods if you want to. I don't see your constantly moving point.
The "new movement" is code. It's a conspiracy. Quick, someone call Jesse Ventura.

Now I see, they don't want to show an overweight black woman for PC reasons? I think there must be some white people at that school.. I don't know.
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The "new movement" is code. It's a conspiracy. Quick, someone call Jesse Ventura.

Now I see, they don't want to show an overweight black woman for PC reasons? I think there must be some white people at that school.. I don't know.
You don't think that's not just some generic fat picture? I just really, really, think they never got very far in researching this article.
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