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    Thumbs down Warning about BMI's

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    Now I know I have only been here a week.....but I can't understand the hoo ha about BMI when nearly all the Kiwi women I have seen ( especially the young) have arses the size of the back end of a bus. Given the overt anti Asian attitude maybe it would suit immigration more if they disallowed petite women under 5'2'' ??

    I blame carrot cake for the kiwi BMI, I am personally undertaking a study of all types offered in the ChCh area, just hope it won't affect mymedical on Thursday!

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    Good luck for your medicals, Kate. Hope it goes well for you.

    Yes, carrot cake . I've had a problem with that when I've been in NZ. I think I'll have to undergo aversion therapy before I go to live there or my derriere won't fit in through the doorway. Banana cake is another peril I have to negotiate.

    It is comical how INZ only let low-fat people into their country. I realise it's to stop more pressure from coming to bear on the health service, but do they honestly think that some people, having slimmed down especially for their medicals, won't creep back up weightwise once they've got their medical reports safely under their belts? There is a problem in NZ with obesity, the same as in the UK, but it needs to be dealt with inside the country, not from outside.
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    Question MEDICALS/ BMI's etc

    Can anyone give me any advice and ideas of what to expect at the medicals?
    There will be me, OH, 13year old and 6 year old.

    I understand that the 6 year old doesn't have to have the full works but wasn't sure about the older one.

    What do they actually consist of?
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