Betty by Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen

Betty

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m perfect for my weight…if I was eight feet tall.

  2. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Vertically challenged you are.

  3. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    She should recalculate. On most BMI charts I’ve seen, if you’re in the ideal range, stand sideways and stick out your tongue, you’ll be doing the perfect imitation of a zipper.
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    It says I should weigh between 135 and 145. Hell, I haven’t seen 145 since 8th grade when I was 5’8".

  4. Dora Dingle

    Dora Dingle said, over 1 year ago

    I’m not overweight myself. You’ve seen the comic strip characters of Daisy Mae and Aunt Fritzi (and this avatar) of the kind of figure I have. In the case of Betty, she’s not overweight herself. She’s what you called “full-figured”.

  5. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 1 year ago

    I remember reading someplace that when you look at someone like Marilyn Monroe, by today’s standards, she would be overweight! So…forget that BMI Betty.

  6. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, over 1 year ago

    Most of her weight is distributed between her ankles and nose.

  7. John Dohany

    John Dohany GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    BMI = body mass index… whatever the heck THAT is!

  8. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 1 year ago

    It probably came from some government study.

  9. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, over 1 year ago

    BMI’s should be done away with. It presents an unrealistic ideal of the “standard” for a human body. Not every human is born with the “standard” body type. The whole concept is stupid. No wonder we have bulimic 10 yr olds.

  10. inshadowz

    inshadowz said, over 1 year ago

    “I’m not fat! I’m just short for my weight!”

  11. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ncalifgirl58

    Insurance Companies.

  12. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 1 year ago

    @scrabblefiend

    Jane Russel would be fat. As would a number of people who are well poportioned. As would any well muscled and fit person.
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    Besides – I’m told its not your size or shape that should matter – but how fit you are. (but I still would like to be skinner)

  13. not me

    not me said, over 1 year ago

    stupid to measure individuals with BMI – it was developed in the 1930’s in Belgium to measure nutrition in populations of 100,000 or more people.

    As Disraeli said – Lies, damn Lies and statistics.

  14. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    The BMI does not distinguish between muscle mass and fat. At his peak, when he won the Mr. Universe title, Arnold Schwarzenegger was obese, according to the BMI scale (same applies to other top-tier body builders).
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    It’s much better to use body-fat measuring scales, which use “Bioelectrical impedance analysis” to estimate your percentage body fat. These scales are quite inexpensive now, and are the most accurate method you can use at home.
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    You should never diet, without also tracking both your weight and body fat percentage. Otherwise, you might be losing muscle, rather than fat, and not be aware of it. That’s the reason yo-yo dieting (where you lose, gain, lose ….) often leads to increasing amounts of body fat, and decreasing amounts of muscle mass.

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