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Old 03-10-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Nope. 5'-9", 150 lbs.
Whew, are you a man? That's NOT fat at all. That's pretty skinny really.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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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?
Yep. Fat. Unhappy with it. Tried to do all the healthy recommendations and IT WON'T COME OFF. Next step- endocrinologist.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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No, not fat. 5'3" and 115. I workout 6 days a week for 45-75 min daily. Back when I worked out 3-4 days a week (and did mainly cardio) I felt like I had 5 lbs to lose. But now that I have been working out 6 days a week for many years and doing 70% weights and 30% cardio I feel and look very fit and am happy with my body, but of course always striving to run a little faster or lift a little more. Never get complacent, it takes work people!
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: New England
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Whew, are you a man? That's NOT fat at all. That's pretty skinny really.
Small frame.

Added a picture in my profile. I really like doing cardio workouts at the gym. I think I look good for 46. Too skinny??? Feel free to comment, I can take it.

I do need to lift a little more, but I'm more into heart health than being muscular.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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Whew, are you a man? That's NOT fat at all. That's pretty skinny really.
For real. Female here. But I'm 5'9", and when I weighed 150, I was SMOKIN' hot.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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For real. Female here. But I'm 5'9", and when I weighed 150, I was SMOKIN' hot.
Huh! I'm 5'3" and would be happy to see 150 again. That's only 10 lbs from here though, so I'm going for it--losing 10 lbs would get rid of most of my muffin top.

One thing I wanted to add to this discussion though is that when we traveled around the world about 4 years ago, most of the women my age averaged about the weight I am now. Many Australian and European women were about 30 lbs overweight. What you didn't see were the extremely obese people that you see here in the states and you didn't see people in the stores that were too fat to walk. In Oz though, there were sharps containers in the campground bathrooms for the diabetics, so they're catching up to us.

The Asian women were thinner of course, but it takes less weight to make them unhealthy since they're so small to begin with and I was told that diabetes is getting to be a big problem there too. An interesting thing about that: a young man told me that when everyone switched from bicycle transport to motorbike transport, that's when diabetes started becoming a noticeable problem.

And DFOR: you look great. Wow--46? Keep doing what you're doing man.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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A guy at 150 lbs is a boy!
Alright just joking but seriously how is there any room for fat on any normal length guy at 150 lbs? If I were to go down to 180 my fat% would have to be <8% which would make me pretty darned ripped. I was 215 lbs 5 seconds ago, but then again I've gained the last 10-13 lbs these last 8 weeks since I can't work out because of an open surgery wound.
But i mean I think i can count on taking off 15~lbs before summer and 25~ till the end of it without too much hustle, except for the last 5 lbs, since hte BF% starts getting way low then... Just 2 or so more weeks of downtime to go and I can finally start exercising hard again.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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Huh! I'm 5'3" and would be happy to see 150 again. That's only 10 lbs from here though, so I'm going for it--losing 10 lbs would get rid of most of my muffin top.

One thing I wanted to add to this discussion though is that when we traveled around the world about 4 years ago, most of the women my age averaged about the weight I am now. Many Australian and European women were about 30 lbs overweight. What you didn't see were the extremely obese people that you see here in the states and you didn't see people in the stores that were too fat to walk. In Oz though, there were sharps containers in the campground bathrooms for the diabetics, so they're catching up to us.

The Asian women were thinner of course, but it takes less weight to make them unhealthy since they're so small to begin with and I was told that diabetes is getting to be a big problem there too. An interesting thing about that: a young man told me that when everyone switched from bicycle transport to motorbike transport, that's when diabetes started becoming a noticeable problem.

And DFOR: you look great. Wow--46? Keep doing what you're doing man.
Don't I know! I'd be thrilled with 180 again.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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am i fat: ABSOLUTLY
do i like it: NO
what am i doing about it:
well i tried alot of things, nothing worked, then other health concenrns forced a drastic desicions. i had gastic bypass 6 months ago.
combined with a drastic change in diet (that includes actually eating...) and excersize 7 days a week of some form (i do cardio and resistance mon-weds-fris, i do water areobics tues-thurs, swim a minimum of 1 mile on sundays, + random swimming through the week...
i also walk the dogs every day 2 miles a day.

so far ive lost 100lbs...
ive got another 58lbs to go to put me at the top of the healthy bmi range, and 68lbs to go to reach my personal goal.

i was never active to begin with, but now i have a tool to help me get to where i need to be for my health.

as a side note, im not american, i was born and raised in the UK and now live in the USA.
not that i think that has anything to do with anything...just that i dont think its simply 'an american thing'
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Yes. And I used to be in shape.
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