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Old 03-09-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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I try my best to stay in shape, although I DO gain weight easily
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:07 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.
I am completely and totally happy with my weight.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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No, my body fat percentage is less than 5%, as confirmed by doctors. I owe it to healthy eating habits, good genetics, a very fit and active lifestyle especially with a lot of walking a long way to school/college when I was young. I don't "watch what I eat" , go to the gym, workout out or any of that nonsense and don't have malnutrition (as confirmed by blood tests et al.).
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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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?
I was diagnosed in January and started synthroid soon after. I'm on 50 mg a day so far, but were still tweaking my dose.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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As for people in denial about being fat, or those who are afraid they are fat when they're not, the easy solution is to find out your body fat percentage (officially, not with silly BF% scales which are totally inaccurate or skin fold tests (which don't measure visceral fat)) as BF% when done properly is a direct measure of fatness. Over 30%, whoever you are, and you're too fat. End of story.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: anywhere
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Female, 5'5 and 106 lbs so nope, not fat. Thank God. If anything I could stand to put on a few.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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No, I weigh 125# at 5'6".
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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One thing is FACT.....a lot of "Baby Boomers" have extra weight on them! Wife and I, early 60's, could lose 20 to 30 pounds. Actually, I thought I was pretty heavy until I looked at a group photo from my Class Reunion last year......quite a bit of gray hair and weight! Wife and I were unable to go. I started noticing weight gain (and was told about it) when I turned 49. Surgeries that restrict some exercising will reflect in weight gain. I've had a hip replacement and rotator cuff surgery and my wife has had a couple of surgeries as well.
We try to eat right, but some foods are just too darn good to say "goodbye" to. We get most of our exercise in the summer using a power boat and doing a few other recreational things.
One thing we have noticed, a LOT of heavy-to-obese people go to Buffet's on Friday/Saturday nights! It is really sort of shocking. Just think how to much weight can affect a person's back, knees and ankles.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Nope. I watch what I eat. If I have a donut or pizza then I monitor my fat intake for the next week or so. Just saw the doc and he said, whatever you're doing keep it up.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:50 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.
I've always had the shoulder and arms. Some skinny, really tall guys don't have the same build. It's like comparing a Rottie to a Greyhound.
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