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February 26, 2012 5:40 PM
So seriously?

How can you tell if you're "big boned" or "overweight" I can do the finger (or measuring tape) around the wrist measurement, but won't my wrist size change as I lose weight?
February 26, 2012 5:42 PM
More importantly, has anyone ever seen a fat skeleton??
  10709180
February 26, 2012 5:43 PM
I just read this. Overweight tends to create big bones.

http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/are-the-overweight-really-big-boned/
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February 26, 2012 5:43 PM
no, but I'd be interested in seeing that, also if you have a bridge I can buy let me know =)
February 26, 2012 5:44 PM
Ive always thought I was big boned.... but possibly because I always thought I could never be thin, so "i must be big boned"
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February 26, 2012 5:45 PM
Bones don't jiggle.
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February 26, 2012 5:48 PM
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February 26, 2012 5:48 PM
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More importantly, has anyone ever seen a fat skeleton??


Very True!! Your bones can be larger than others but large bones will not give you a double chin, stomach rolls, or a muffin top lol I am over weight along with big bones, My hands are huge and long like a mans and so are my feet and I also have big features but I also know I need to loose more weight!
  11849634
February 26, 2012 5:49 PM
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Perfect example!
  11849634
February 26, 2012 5:49 PM
I don't think the weight has much if anything due to bone size. I do think people of the very same height ca vary in musculature and bone length. It may be that you carry muscle differently than others. For example I have two brothers: one is stocky and heavy in the shoulders and chest. The other is lean and long like a runner's build. The way their bodies put on muscle was different.

Just my speculation, anyway. I don't actually know for sure.
  15282120
February 26, 2012 5:50 PM
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More importantly, has anyone ever seen a fat skeleton??


hehehe^^^^
February 26, 2012 5:50 PM
You can measure the width of you elbow. That's supposed to tell you if you have a small, medium or large frame. You'll have to look up the actual measurements for which is which.
  15364970
February 26, 2012 5:51 PM
"The initial findings of this study show that having big bones does not make you fat, being fat gives you big bones."

^from that website posted, in case anyone didn't check it out.
  10709180
February 26, 2012 5:51 PM
Yeah... I'm big boned, like Cartman! :)
February 26, 2012 5:52 PM
And fat too :) I wasn't going there but since someone put the xray pics up :) It explains my big booty and my friend's larger chest :)
  15282120
February 26, 2012 5:53 PM
Bones don't jiggle.
February 26, 2012 5:54 PM
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More importantly, has anyone ever seen a fat skeleton??


TRUE!
February 26, 2012 5:55 PM
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Very interesting. Point made but will say that the left is male, right is female. Notice how compressed her diaphragm is, granted his is a closer X-ray but you can definitely tell that his lungs have do much more room!
  15364970
February 26, 2012 5:55 PM
You can have a larger frame which you can find out by measuring your elbow width. Google it.

But you can get pretty thin with a large frame. I am a larger frame, at the low end of my BMI and I still need to lose. So I don't think larger frames are a good reason to be overweight.
February 26, 2012 5:56 PM
My doctor told me I had big bones (he seemed to be surprised and impressed by this). I was 90 pounds at the time. I laugh when people say they're not over weight, they just have big bones.
Edited by CoderGal On February 26, 2012 5:59 PM
February 26, 2012 5:56 PM
In my opinion there is no such thing as being big boned. Yeah everyone kept telling me that is why I was built the way I was. Let's be honest I am not big boned I am just simply overweight. I guess they were trying to make excuses for me but as they say on the Biggest Loser this is a year of NO EXCUSES.
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February 26, 2012 5:56 PM
That's just one of the many excuses of some overweight people (I was also guilty of this before) & even if your bones are "big" it will only be slightly bigger & there won't be much difference on the weight. I read somewhere that our bones only weigh 2kgs. & if you're larger framed, its just a slight 5-6 lbs. heavier.

First I thought I was big boned but when I was measured at the gym, they told me I'm only a medium framed based on many factors. One thing they did, they instructed me to wrap my wrist with my thumb & middle finger & my fingers just touched. On the finger test, if your thumb overlaps your middle finger then you are small boned, if it touch then you are medium boned & when fingers do not touch then you're large framed or "big boned". However being like that isn't an excuse for being overweight.
Edited by LaMujerMasBonitaDelMundo On February 26, 2012 6:01 PM
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February 26, 2012 5:57 PM
hmmmm you can have a big bones I'm short 5ft 2 and do have big bones for my height.. (of course i'm overweight at the moment) But when I was at my smallest.. still had a big bones (110lbs) Which is a healthy weight for my height.
  2617543
February 26, 2012 5:57 PM
I'm husky, or at least thats what my pants say! ;)
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February 26, 2012 5:58 PM
I am small boned, and know it.
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