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Old 03-09-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Im not fat. But as a girl, I think I need to loose about 5lbs. I work out about 3-4 days a week.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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I'm not american :P so I'm not fat either. just kidding but in the small town of 100000 people i live in I think less than 1 in a hundred are fat. I hardly ever see anyone who's noticably overweight. so for me then phenomenon that seems to be going on in america is unreal. I don't get how a person can go as far as being obese without hitting the STOP-button.

While I am kinda happy with where I am physically, I think I can be more cut, and probably will be in a few months.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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You'll have lots of obese women in the USA compared to other countries and you'll also have those who FEEL Fat. Not sure when was the last time I heard a woman say she was totally happy with her weight really.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Not fat. Female, 5'9" and about 142 lbs.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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I don't think I'm fat, but I'd like to lose 30 lbs or so... I'm 6'1 though so I'll probably only go down a pant size at most. I recently got diagnosed with hypothyroidism so it was a constant struggle to lose weight. Now that I'm on meds it should be a little easier.
I'm hypo as well...diagnosed in Sept. Dropped the 20 extra pounds that I could not shake. Now I'm just trying to lose a bit more fat and gain a bit more muscle.

Are you on Levo? What dose and when do you go back for bloodwork?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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No I am not fat but in time my side handles have gotten bigger, use to be a 34 and now I wear a 36. Luckily so far my stomach hasn't expanded much but I fear my side handles are going to creep to the front eventually.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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I'm not overweight by any stretch of the imagination but I consider myself fat because I feel sluggish, my joints don't carry my weight very well, I've got some mildly flabby areas on my body, and I am just not fit. Weight has nothing to do with fat... my body fat percentage is around 25% but I think I need to be down around 18-20% in order to be considered unfat. BMI is really a poor measure because I'd be more like underweight... WRONG! I think body fat testing is the gold standard.

What can I say... I love my food. I just got my exercise restrictions lifted today so I guess I will start doing some stuff. :P
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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THIS IS NON OF YOUR BUSINESS BUSTER!!!

I have heard some huge people say they are not fat. However, their clothes were screaming, "YES YOU ARE!!!"

I am a big guy but I am not fat. 206 at 6 foot. Plus, I would hate to think someone would be thinking I was fat just cause I have meat on my bones.

My personal opinion is if you are fat just admit it. Don't tell us how you are big boned or some other excuse.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Just wondering. There is so much talk these days about how fat Americans are becoming. Well, do you consider yourself fat? Are you happy with your weight? What are you doing to change it?
I'm not fat. I work physically hard labor and also go to the gym. I lift weights and am pretty broad shouldered and well muscled. My metabolism has slowed down a little since I got a little older, yet I still have a relatively high one. I eat pretty much whatever I want because I burn it or work it off. Muscle burns calories fast and if I don't consume large quantities of food I get a little wheezy or light headed. I need to eat.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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Sometimes people are labelled as fat when they really are more largely built and can't do anything to become smaller. There is such thing as being "big-boned", it's very rare, but it exists. And viceversa, some people are built very small and they get a lot of crap about being anorexic or too thin, when really, they are just small-built. I think a more important question is if you're healthy.
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