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Old 05-04-2004, 01:18 PM   #1  
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People tend to describe me as "big boned," but I wonder, what does that really mean, anyway? It seems clear that some people have bigger skeletal systems than others, but is there some sort of official chart or system somewhere to tell you where you fit? And doesn't the BMI assume different weights for different frame sizes? How do you determine your size, anyway?

So just for comparison, by wrist is 6 1/2" at the bone, and my ankle is 8 3/4". My palm is 3 1/4" at it's widest point, and my middle finger is 3" long, ring size 8 or 9, I think. I'm just curious how other people compare.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:10 PM   #2  
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seek, you sound about like me.( measurements) and i think some would call me big boned. i don't though. medium maybe. i know i am not small boned. lol .. I heard somewhere a way to tell was if you could touch finger to finger wrapped around wrist then you were small bone if not big boned. well i can't but only by a half an inch or so.
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I have been told that I am big boned my whole life...

I don't know if this will help any.

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I have seen a BMI chart that takes this into account... I just don't know where. Also, I have heard that the larger end of the range is for larger frames and the smaller end for small frames. i.e. a 35 BMI for someone 60 inches tall is between 175-179 pounds.

I'm big-boned... and fat.

I always get mad about bracelets and anklets. They never fit!
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The official measurement is at the olecron process: the distance across the top of the elbow joint from the innermost portion to the outermost of the distal end of the humerus. I'll have to look for the charts, they are probably on-line somewhere....

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Mel - I have the link to one in my post.
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Geez Mel....that made my head hurt...
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Geez Mel....that made my head hurt...
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okay, I was trying to measure my elbow joint, but then got my distal tangled up in the tape and ended up smacking my humerus against my scalpula. Then I stumbled and hit my femur and my tibula on the counter and also hurt my metatarsals on the spatula. I think I will just take a wild guess and say i am medium boned and leave the measuring alone before i mess around and hurt my pelvis and my flux capacitator.
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I'll have to wait until I get home so I can measure my bones, but I think according to the frame size link (very cool), I might be medium boned.

I'll have to get back to you guys on this later.
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Hahahahha!!! U crack me up too, Tiki!!!

I'm probably the same as you, Seek, since you wear the same ring size as me. I'll just go with that cause it sounds good. I do know that when I weigh like 125-120ish I look like I havent eaten in years so...maybe that says Im bigger boned than most. I got big feet too does that count?! Hence why I love my Birkies. They conform with big fat boned feet.
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These little smilies of yours are totally psychedelic, Noodles, especially the groovy rainbow guy-- I'm trippin' on it....
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Seek:

Those smilies are available on planetsmilies.com. Aren't they cool!! I like the variety we have here too though!! But I like to add "color" to my posts so thats why I go there too. It just is a bit more time consuming to post the smilies from there to here...cause you have to use the [img] codes instead of the :codes. But...it's worth it to me...if you all smile cause of the smilies, then that means I did my good deed for the day.

Back to big bones...I have 1 arm that is missing part of my elbow. When I was 12 I fell off of my bike and chipped it right off!! OUCH!! Broke my arm too. Now when I bend my arms together they aren't twins anymore. For the longest time though that was how I determined what was left and what was right. I am a lefty, but I would still get it all confused so...when all else failed I'd just bend the arms and look to see which one was rounded off.

Ok Ok I will shut up now.
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I though they measured you by wrapping your thumb and middle finger around your wrist, if you have room to spare your small, if the fingers meet and touch comfortably then your medium and if they don't touch then your big boned (but don't squeeze the life out of your wrist to get them to touch).
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