Does This Weight Chart Make Me Look Fat?

July 24, 2014 11:50 AM

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My doctor gave me one of those heart-to-heart talks: You need to lose some weight and exercise more, he said. The "or else" was implied. I know that being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and a million other bad things. But I just had to ask: Am I really overweight?

Actually, I'm more than overweight; I'm obese. Yeah, how do you like them apples? At 64 years old and standing 5'4, my scale now registers at 170 pounds. So according to those "what you should weigh" charts, I am 30 to 60 pounds overweight. In fact, at the point I stepped on the scale in my doctor's...

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