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Old Apr 3rd 2012, 4:49 pm
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Wink BMI!!!!!!

AARRRGGGGHHHHHHH

Now we have a case officer, he has sent my medical to the assessor, cause my BMI is 32. I was sure that I found somewhere that as long as its under 35 your mostly ok?

I am fit, I cycle, walk, (dont sit on my arse all day) and had a normal blood pressure test.....

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Old Apr 3rd 2012, 6:52 pm
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Anything thats above 'average' will be sent for assessment, you may have to get a letter from your doctor to say you havent had any appointments with reference to any symptoms associated with this BMI (if you havent). Otherwise it might just be a case of reducing it - there was another post on here a while ago where the lady in question was given time to reduce her BMI but that obviously held up their application.
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It makes you laugh with the amount of elephant jockeys waddling around. Especially the Islanders, as we live in West Auckland we're surrounded by islanders and when people say its in their genes to be bigger, balls, it's because they never stop eating. EAT EAT EAT. Lovely people but they're always chewing, I use the trains everyday and there's meant to be 'no food', it doesn't stop em.

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mine was also sent to a specialist as there was a shadow on my left shoulder on my xray.
was a thumb print !!!!
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mine was also sent to a specialist as there was a shadow on my left shoulder on my xray.
was a thumb print !!!!
really

My chest xray was also sent for referral, apparently calcified nodule but when I got my own GP to order one, I was a bit freaked out being told I had a nodule in my lung, it was clear.
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i have my medical tomorow and had my xrays on Monday, ive just started reading up on the whole BMI and waist measuremnets and im now starting to get really worried about it, my BMI is probably going to be around 35-36 i think so im expecting additional test to be required now that ive read up but im now starting to think i may not get given a visa!!! i would say im overweight but would say im in very good health! any sugestions folks!! due to move out there in June!
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i would say im overweight but would say im in very good health! any sugestions folks!! due to move out there in June!
Try and get your BMI down starting now. speak to your GP and see if he cannot put you in touch with a nutritionist who can help you get it down in a quick but sensible fashion. If they do ask for additional info least you will have some documentation that you are trying to lower the BMI
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Guide book for medical practitioners states
Weight, height, BMI and waist circumference
The medical examiner is expected to use metric units throughout. Measurements given in other units may result in Immigration New Zealand not accepting the medical certificate. Adults and children should be weighed standing, barefoot or in stockings/socks and wearing lightweight clothing. Infants should be barefoot and weighed in undergarments. Weight is to be measured in kilograms, except for infants where weight should be noted to the nearest 0.1kg. Height is measured standing in all persons over the age of 24 months. Use a stadiometer fixed to the wall. Measurement to the nearest centimetre or better is required. The measurement of
children less than 24 months may be of height or of length. If length was measured because the child was unable to stand, this should be indicated, and the reason for this noted. The medical examiner is expected to calculate the BMI for all applicants aged 18 years and older. Measure the waist circumference of all applicants 18 years of age. With a tape measure, comfortably measure the shortest circumference that is below the rib cage and above the umbilicus.
The medical examiner is to request fasting glucose and fasting lipids where BMI >35 or when the waist circumference in applicants 18 years or over is greater than the following limits1:
• men: ≥ 102cm, except Asian/Indian men: ≥ 90cm
• women: ≥ 88cm, except Asian/Indian women: ≥ 80cm.


Where a patient may be in a higher risk category, with fasting bloods having been requested, the applicant’s attitude to their condition should be explored. Please note whether they recognise a problem exists, whether they are planning any changes to improve the situation, have they made any changes, what success, if any, have they had etc, is all relevant information.
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Flew through my medical 3 years ago. At the end the doctor(Harley St) remembered to check my BMI. It was 31 and for this reason only I had to be referred to a so called specialist(Harley St surprise surprise). This cost me a further £300. All she did was patronize me and tried to talk me into taking various tablets, then after winding me up told me my blood pressure was a little high. After all this nonsense she ok'd me to NZ immigration. Total waste of time & money, but I understand Harley St's thriving
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Total waste of time & money, but I understand Harley St's thriving



crumpy I think you'll be fine as long as everything else is ok. I think they worry about weight related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure etc. if you don't have those you should be fine
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Thank you guys. I don't have any weight related problems. I walk 2 miles every day with the dog. And cycle 2 times a week. Roughly 10 miles each time. Not masses in the great scheme of things I know. But am not drinking. And watching what I stuff in! Just waiting to see what the MA says......
I have lost 3 pounds already!

I will keep up to date with this and let you know......

Cheers.

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UAll this talk about BMI is very topical for me. A mate tipped me off about some info he found on the interweb (must be true then). I'm 5ft 9" so in order to maintain the same bodyweight without exercising I can absorb 2200 calories a day. If you want to lose 2-3 lbs/week you need to reduce this to 1200/day. If you are doing rigorous aerobic exercise 3+ times a week you can add 500/day for the same results.
The first week was a nightmare,constantly felt hungry but by week 3 i'd adjusted. One downside is you become obsessed with food labels (bottle of speckled hen =180 calories,kinnel !!).
Just finished week 3 and lost 10lbs,so some uncentive there but still to lose another stone for a respectible BMI. Sorry if I'm teaching grandma how to suck eggs,but until my mate explained it I wasn't aware you could lose weight so quickly.
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Get some weight training in and you'll increase your metabolism - that's how you'll lose weight quickly!
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In short, eat less, move more!
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Yes I agree, eat less, move more.

But....IF you weight train, you increase your BMI????

So although your metabolism speeds up, your muscle mass increases....

I am still on track, I was just a bit worried...

I have also heard of 'them' stalling by sending things to be assesed/referred just to wast time and make the figures look good. I could be horrilbly mistaken but

Hope that next week, we will hear from them, and get on with the important stuff of living!

Thanks peeps for all your input!

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