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Old 03-24-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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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'

Good for you! Glad you are losing the way you want to. But please get that BMI junk outta here......
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: SELA
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I went from the 150's to 220 in about two to three years, so it was a bad gain. Now I'm between 175 and 180.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Yes. And I used to be in shape.
Same here. I'm slowly and steadily getting back into shape but, wow, what a process.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Yeah, im fat. 5'5" 220 pounds.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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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.
I used to think that too, but about eight months ago I started working out with weights regularly and eating extremely healthy food. I went from 185 to 155. (I'm 5'10".) I'm built pretty much like the poster, judging by his profile pic. The number still seems low to me, but I look good and feel good. I guess 155 is about right for me.

By the way, I've read that healthy adult men don't weight THAT much more than healthy adult women. The difference should be 20 lbs or something like that. Men typically think they should weigh more than what is healthy though (185 is actually overweight for a 5'10" man, but 145 is still considered in the healthy range), and women think they should weigh less than what's healthy. A 5'10" woman at 145 is probably very healthy, depending on body compisition.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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Yes, and I am very depressed about it. I am 5' 4 and a half feet tall and can't tell you the last time I weighed myself. It started off (the weight gain) when my dog died. Got worse with health issues. Got worse with horrible break up. Got worse with menopause. Got worse with dad dying. Some people stop eating when depressed. I eat more and I quit working out. Right now I am doing nothing about it except knowing I need to. Think I need to get out of the depression first. I've gone from a 6 to 18. Need I say more? Very upset with myself.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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I used to think that too, but about eight months ago I started working out with weights regularly and eating extremely healthy food. I went from 185 to 155. (I'm 5'10".) I'm built pretty much like the poster, judging by his profile pic. The number still seems low to me, but I look good and feel good. I guess 155 is about right for me.

By the way, I've read that healthy adult men don't weight THAT much more than healthy adult women. The difference should be 20 lbs or something like that. Men typically think they should weigh more than what is healthy though (185 is actually overweight for a 5'10" man, but 145 is still considered in the healthy range), and women think they should weigh less than what's healthy. A 5'10" woman at 145 is probably very healthy, depending on body compisition.
Again, depends on the body composition. For some people who are muscular, 185 is hardly overweight, while if I saw a 5-10, 145-pound man, I would consider him flimsy, unhealthy or both.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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166 pounds last night. I was like 162 on the eve of my evil mom landing in the United States.

Actually, 8 days ago I measured 169, so one week of strenuous workout got rid of 3 pounds.

But I have had complete control of my weight. When mommy hits the plane again, I'll get back to the 150s in a month.

They measured my height too, 5 9 and three quarters. For my height, I have to be in the early to mid 150s. But I just can't resist chicken curry and mutton briyani. I'm sorry, these are food worth getting FAT

I will NEVER be clinically fit coz I love food and it's inhuman to go against my instincts. I still look trim in fitted S shirts from Express, but I'll never be able to take my shirt off and show off to the ladies. Coz one, Mrs Chamataka will spank me, and two, it's not ripped like the porn studs
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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Yes, i'm overweight. Am I happy with my weight - no.

But i still like myself, and i dont beat myself up every day over it. Too many years have been wasted with that.

What i'm doing to help fix it - adding more 'good foods' to my diet, and moving my body more. I dont eat meat anymore, but that is not only due to the fact that it's unhealthy for MY body... I just cant stomach it any more.

I did the years of 'diets,' they are a temporary fix. A permanent change of eating habits, along with more movement in each day are the only things that work in the long haul.

In the meantime, enjoying life is what it's about. I dont wait anymore until "i'm thin" to do anything, wear something, go anywhere, or make a pass at anyone
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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I would call myself slightly overweight. I'm 5' 10.5" and right around 180. I'm in good shape but I also have some flab. I don't take off my shirt often in public because I don't have a celebrity body, but at the same time I know I can do more pullups than most people of my height and weight.

I've reached my happy weight. I LOVE food but I also workout intensely 3 days a week minimum (usually 4-5 days a week). I eat whatever I want when I go out, but cook healthy when I'm home. I also drink a beer a day. This is my routine that strikes a happy medium between what I want food-wise and what I want fitness-wise. Sure I'm no celebrity but I'm comfortable with the fact that I can enjoy the food I love and have enough energy to exercise much of it off over the course of the week.
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