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The "you're too skinny" speech.

Old 04-03-14, 07:31 AM
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The "you're too skinny" speech.

How do you pretend to be taking their concern seriously while at the same time being really proud that they have a reason to have that talk with you?

For the record I'm 6' tall and 160lbs.
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Old 04-03-14, 07:33 AM
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91 Kilos for me and I am trying to lose it...180 is my goal. 5'11" very powerful man....big belly
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6' 1" and sub 150 lbs over here. I have to be careful though, if I get under 144 lbs, the Air Force won't let me enlist (I'm assuming). Currently in the DEP until I graduate high school in May.

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Old 04-03-14, 07:37 AM
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I started at about 106kg so getting down to 72kg has been a big accomplishment for me.
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Old 04-03-14, 07:43 AM
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I'm 5'9" and fluctuate between 130-150lbs depending on the time of year, this has been true since I was a teenager and long before bicycling.. you just kinda tune it out after a few decades.
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Old 04-03-14, 07:45 AM
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You're not too skinny. I'm 5'11", and have just bulked up a fair amount to reach 140lbs.
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Old 04-03-14, 07:45 AM
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I have more of a swimmer, or cycling road sprinter build, which as a runner means I'm about the biggest guy on the team. No one on this team is really super skinny though, but I'm one of the bigger guys.

5' 10" and 150 pounds.

EDIT: I'm leaving my original post untouched, but I will add something below. I share attributes with both cycling sprinters and high school all-state swimmers in terms of build. I am in no way built purely like a swimmer or a cycling sprinter, but I have attributes of both.

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Old 04-03-14, 07:49 AM
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Sheesh! I repeat, sheesh!
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Heh. I go "It's not too bad" and everyone stares at me.

6'7 and 190.
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Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
You're not too skinny. I'm 5'11", and have just bulked up a fair amount to reach 140lbs.
Nah just lots of hard play and hard work. I think when I left the tech industry I weighed about 115 and was still healthy, just not fit.
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Originally Posted by impulsivegreg View Post
6' 1" and sub 150 lbs over here. I have to be careful though, if I get under 144 lbs, the Air Force won't let me enlist (I'm assuming). Currently in the DEP until I graduate high school in May.
6' 1" myself and had to gain a few pounds to join the USAF back in 1972. I had to be above 135 lbs back then.

Now I might have to lose a few lbs to get back in (and about 25 years).

I just checked and there doesn't seem to be a minimum weight anymore:
https://www.airforce.com/height-weight/

You could talk to your recruiter or even chat on-line to make sure:
Joining the Air Force: Enlisted Overview - airforce.com

FYI: I was in for 24 years and still work for the USAF as a civilian contractor up at Scott AFB IL near St. Louis. If you have any questions, I might be able to answer them.
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6'4" 220's atm. I want to be in the 190 range. I was 360 lbs before starting to ride and exercise.
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Originally Posted by expatbrit View Post
Heh. I go "It's not too bad" and everyone stares at me.

6'7 and 190.
That is pretty skinny dude...
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Just tell them all your cycling friends still think you're fat and that you still have about ten to fifteen more pounds to lose.
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Just tell them all your cycling friends still think you're fat and that you still have about ten to fifteen more pounds to lose.
If you want to really dig yourself a hole, pinch your stomach and tell your SO you're too fat.. my girlfriend gets sooooo mad.
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If you want to really dig yourself a hole, pinch your stomach and tell your SO you're too fat.. my girlfriend gets sooooo mad.
I do still have a little belly I want to lose. Ha you think your girlfriend gets mad? My wife is 8 months pregnant.
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Originally Posted by therhodeo View Post
I do still have a little belly I want to lose. Ha you think your girlfriend gets mad? My wife is 8 months pregnant.
I wouldn't dare at that point.. the jury would probably rule it a justifiable homicide! You sir are braver than I.
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Just buy yourself a new bike to take her mind off of it.
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Haha reading all this makes me actually feel fat I'm 5'9" and 150lbs, not too bad but there are some skinny guys around here
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I wouldn't dare at that point.. the jury would probably rule it a justifiable homicide! You sir are braver than I.
When not pregnant my wife is a very slim lady so she's not the one on me for being too skinny its the rest of my family.
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When not pregnant my wife is a very slim lady so she's not the one on me for being too skinny its the rest of my family.
Oh. Well in that case just say "piss off, Fatty".
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Just tell them all your cycling friends still think you're fat and that you still have about ten to fifteen more pounds to lose.
I tried this (though I don't actually have any cycling friends), and the telling my SO I'm fat thing.

Neither went over well. Comments like 'gaunt' are thrown around a lot, since I'm still carrying fat around my waist but, of course, my face has lost most of it.

Oh well; at 30 I was 170, so I call myself heavy these days!
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Old 04-03-14, 08:33 AM
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I get the gaunt comment alot too.
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It depends on who's giving you the speech.

If it is your mom, she might be right and you need to eat a few more cheeseburgers.

If it is your cell mate, you better keep skipping a few meals.
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Originally Posted by impulsivegreg View Post
6' 1" and sub 150 lbs over here. I have to be careful though, if I get under 144 lbs, the Air Force won't let me enlist (I'm assuming). Currently in the DEP until I graduate high school in May.
Ha! I was 6'2" and about 160 in high school. I think you will find that you won't have to worry so much about being too skinny as you get older.

Or if it's really a problem, just wear lead underwear when you get processed in.
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