To still weigh things in lbs and not kg (weight)

(25 Posts)
RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:30:34

Perhaps its my age but I still go by lbs and stone etc. . Ie 7 stone not whatever that is in kg.

AIBU to wonder what the hell 56.6 kg is please ? That is my sons Weight and been told he is overweight (I think he is as well) and have no idea what that is in stone and pounds. Anyone here know ?

RepeatAdNauseum Wed 01-Jul-15 15:31:24

8.8 stone, there abouts.

How old is he?

AuntyMag10 Wed 01-Jul-15 15:31:50

You can just look it up online confused

SpendSpendSpend Wed 01-Jul-15 15:33:05

I always weigh in stones and im not old

WorraLiberty Wed 01-Jul-15 15:33:33

YANBU, I still do the same.

But obviously I look it up online, especially when I'm cooking meat.

AwakeCantSleep Wed 01-Jul-15 15:34:06

I weigh 59 kg so not much more than your son. How old and how tall is he?

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:34:10

Yes I could have AuntyMag but wished to carry on my discussion when I knew the weight , ,Is that alright ?

He is 11 ,, Weighs more than me by a pound. Thank You RepeatAdNauseum.

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:34:52

loll Wise WorraLiberty

Wideopenspace Wed 01-Jul-15 15:35:33

Is the real AIBU: AIBU to be worried about my son's weight?

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:35:33

Bit shorter than me so perhaps 5 foot 1 ..

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:35:58

Yea , you sussed me Wideopenspace. . It is.

Wideopenspace Wed 01-Jul-15 15:37:12

So are you? Worried I mean?

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:38:40

I am in that he snores deeply and can get out of breath a bit (not a lot and not always but it happens) and I am concerned re his heart , diabetes etc

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:39:45

His siblings are all the complete opposite, either normal or bit of the underweight side , However a few Aunties are on big side so perhaps its genetic ? No idea.

Wideopenspace Wed 01-Jul-15 15:39:47

Is he active? Does he eat healthily?

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:43:22

Active in that on a weekend he will visit friends and usually that ends with a trip to the park for some hours . I think he overeats Yes, and I try to keep it all from him but I work part time so not there 24/7 with them. Also my other children should be able to have a biscuit or bag of crisps if they wish too (they really eat "normal" type amounts) so I don't feel that is fair . If I locked them in a cupboard I would have the key so again the others miss out but if I had too I would do so .

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 15:44:40

So not to drip feed he hasn't had the easiest life so comfort eating has crossed my mind . I do the opposite when stressed or worried and barely eat a thing,

Wideopenspace Wed 01-Jul-15 15:49:18

Children don't need crisps or biscuits.

But I am something of a food fascist in terms of what I have in the house - we do eat crisps, biscuits on occasion but don't just have them in the house. There is an unlimited supply of fruit though.

If we have cakes etc it is generally because we've made them.

Just re read that and I sound like a worthy fucker! My point is, if having that food in the house is causing some unhealthy eating patterns in one member of the household, you could look at it. It's more about making the healthy choices the most convenient ones, rather than demonising particular foods IYSWIM?

And get him out and doing active stuff as much s possible - swimming in the week maybe?

LurkingHusband Wed 01-Jul-15 15:54:26

Despite being a big metric fan, and quite comfortable will swapping between units, for bodyweight I feel most comfortable in stones and pounds. Kilos to St+Lbs is a fiddly one in the head (convert to pounds then boil down to both).

However I like using stones, as it flummoxes most Americans grin.

Penfold007 Wed 01-Jul-15 16:28:03

I think the do you prefer imperial or metric or are you in the can convert easily depends on when you were at school. I convert quickly and in my head my younger sis can only do metric.

As you your son, sadly he is considered very overweight.

LurkingHusband Wed 01-Jul-15 16:36:40

I think the do you prefer imperial or metric or are you in the can convert easily depends on when you were at school

Not in my experience. I was lucky hmm enough to start school when the shift to metric happened - I was taught exclusively in metric from day one at school (and indeed before that, with a European parent). However I have met people 10, 15 years younger than me that struggle (or claim to) with metric units.

When you know that the UK considered metrication in 1818 it rather punctures the myth of something newfangled.

GGabcd Wed 01-Jul-15 16:53:53

For the record, the hospital clinic I visit for my long term health issue weighs me in KG then has a chart on the wall to convert it to stone and pounds.

We do still drink pints of beer, after all!

LurkingHusband Wed 01-Jul-15 16:58:45

Pints are "protected" (as are miles). Although I suspect the pumps are all calibrated to 568 ml grin.

Penfold007 Wed 01-Jul-15 17:00:18

Hands off my pint off wine wine

geekymommy Wed 01-Jul-15 22:36:05

Google will convert units for you. Just type "56.6 kg in pounds" or "56.6 kg in stone" in the search box, and it will convert the units for you. I really wish I had had this when I was in school- converting units was a pain back then. I majored in physics, and it was something I had to do reasonably often, too.

In the US, we use pounds but not stone. I think you might use stone just so we Yanks don't know what you're talking about wink

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