Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm not Fat, I'm Just Big Boned - really

Actually, I'm both. I am fat and big boned. My body frame size is so large that I register as medium framed for a guy at least my height of 5' 6'', and at the large side of that.

Using the wrist measurement scale, I measured my wrist and it was 7.5 inches.


Female Wrist Measurements


Height less than 5' 2"
(Less than 155cms)
Height 5' 2" - 5' 5"
(155cms - 163cms)
Height more than 5' 5"
(More than 163cms)
Small
Less than 5.5"
(140mm)
Less than 6.0"
(152mm)
Less than 6.25"
(159mm)
Medium
5.5" - 5.75"
(140 - 146mm)
6" - 6.25"
(152 - 159mms)
6.25" - 6.5"
(159 - 165mm)
Large
More than 5.75"
(146mm)
More than 6.25"
(159mm)
More than 6.5"
(165mm)



Male Wrist Measurements


Height more than 5' 5"
(More than 163cms)
Small
5.5" - 6.5"
(140 - 165mm)
Medium
6.5" - 7.5"
(165 - 191mm)
Large
More than 7.5"
(191mm)



I remember doing this same thing back when I was 15 and my sister Stephanie at 19 was going through the Weight Watchers program. My wrist measured off the scale, and Stephanie's was like the highest number on the scale. Suffice to say, us girls are not petite, and we also carry a good amount of muscle mass, too, so we're pretty strong.

So I guess my question is: how much of my weight is fat, how much is muscle, and how much is bone? Is 140 lbs reasonable for my frame size?

There's plenty of time for me to figure that part out, but it is a good question for me to bring to my doctor. I suspect, however, that as I loose weight and develop more toned muscle mass, I'll find that 140 is reasonable.  

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