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September 14th, 2011, 1:05 PM
Are you overweight? If so, do you plan to lose some weight, and how do you plan to do so? If not, were you ever overweight before and is there any advice you'd like to give to people trying to lose weight?

September 14th, 2011, 3:11 PM
Nah, I'm not overweight. You see my abs if I pull up my shirt, and I'm pretty muscled but not a huge 200-pounded person.

I was never overweight my whole life, so I sadly don't have any advice to share. :<

September 14th, 2011, 3:13 PM
I think according to BMI charts I'm officially overweight. But I don't feel overweight, just that my stomach's a bit chubby. To be honest, my diet isn't the best and I eat a lot of pizza, since I work at a pizza place. If I didn't walk to work and back I'd be heavier. @___@

At the moment, I don't have plans to lose weight. I'm pretty pleased with my weight all things considered. If anything I should be doing crunches or something to flatten my stomach a bit, but I'm lazy.

September 14th, 2011, 3:16 PM
IM SO FREAKIN FAT I HATE MYSELF im like 130 lbs and scrawny as hell.

I walked into the grocery store yesterday and an employee tried to sell me this energizing water by mentioning how much longer I would be able to do physical activity. I extended my right arm and told her "Does it look like I work out to you?"


September 14th, 2011, 3:23 PM
I'm overweight, yeah. I mean I'm not extremely overweight, but it's enough for me to notice that I feel unhealthy. Oh, sure, I don't look my weight at all (thank god), but it just feels wrong. I want to lose at least 20 pounds soonish, which I am actively trying to do by eating less altogether and making sure what I do eat is healthy. And I plan to buy DDR soon so I can pretend I'm exercising. .__.

September 14th, 2011, 3:28 PM
I'm underweight. So underweight, I've been asked if I'm bulimic by my doctor multiple times.

"Are you bulimic?"
"...How about now?"

September 14th, 2011, 3:32 PM
I'm one of those people who seem to be able to eat whatever I want and won't gain a pound, which is I guess partly true? I'm about 116 lbs at 5'7''. I'm not too sure if that's underweight or not (especially since my bodyfat is only 14.8%) but I don't really... do much when it comes to physical activities. If anything, it's because I do one of the following (or a mix of both) when it comes to food:

1. I either forget to eat/don't eat much for a good part of the day (which is well.. unhealthy but I can't help it. D; )
2. Eat a lot, but I eat in little portions. Like... I would eat a normal sandwich (not a sub or anything) and then maybe an hour later I would grab some chips and eat those. Doing this is apparently good for you, because you're not eat a ton at a time, but you're eating enough to keep your metabolism going. This makes me a big waste at like... buffets, because it's gotten to the point where I can't at a lot at one sitting and if I accidentally do then I feel ill.

tldr: I'm skinny and it's because of my eating habits but because of my eating habits some people think I'm a fatass and I can eat whatever I want without gaining a pound.

September 14th, 2011, 3:41 PM
Yeah, yeah, I'm overweight. I tried to start a routine of going on a 2.5 mile walk/jog each day, but then life got WAY too hectic for me to keep up with that. I want to get started on it again, but I have to wait for life to calm down, and for me to get over this dang cold. >__<

September 14th, 2011, 3:49 PM
Hi guys, my name is Sydian and I'm underweight. I can't stand the thought of going over 100 lbs, nor have I ever gone over it. I don't even try, really. I eat whatever I want and don't gain it, but I mean, I also really like healthy foods, especially celery lol. And I have band practice and walking around on campus and dancing that works it off anyway so it's like yeah. kbye.

September 14th, 2011, 4:00 PM
My BMI is around 26, so I'm a bit overweight, but only 2 years ago I was critically obese with 37% BMI. (around 5'9'' 250lbs if I recall.... :embarrass)

I wasn't even fat before I moved from England, but next couple of years I constantly overate junk foods every day and reached 250lbs. It was utterly shameful. I then started walking outside every 30 mins, and started controlling my diet for next 2 years to slowly get to this point. I'm now around 6' 2'' and half, and I approx. weigh 200 lbs.

So... Really obvious, but moral of the lesson is, don't get into junk foods, and keep exercising and eat healthy.

September 14th, 2011, 5:57 PM
Well, considering I rarely exercise, eat copiously... no. My BMI is quite under 18.5 (and I'm not even anorexic, yay ^_^). But my habits probably will get me when I turn forty. :o

Harley Quinn
September 14th, 2011, 8:49 PM
I could stand to lose weight, but overweight? No, I wouldn't say that. I think I'm a healthy weight for my height (6'5), so I'm okay with that. I'm pretty weak though, so maybe I do need to lose some weight, lol.

Shining Raichu
September 14th, 2011, 9:16 PM
Former fatty in the house!

OK, so I used to be bordering on obesity. Well, to be truthful that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I was most definitely on my way there. When I finally decided to seriously do something about it, I was 108.9kg (which an online converter has told me is equal to 239.58lb). This was when I was sixteen, and not quite as tall as I am now. So what I did about it was I started going to Weight Watchers meetings with my Mum. People think it's a fad and won't work like all the rest of them, but it actually does. They teach you portion control in the simplest way possible (using numbers!) and give you the structure you need. Wow, this sounds like a commercial lmao.

So anyway, now I'm 87kg (191.4 pounds) which is well within the normal range for a 20 year old man who is 6'4.

As for advice: You know all those things they tell you about how you need to exercise to lose weight? Yeah, that's crap. It's all a myth. I mean, I'm sure it helps, but I lost 21.9kg (48.18lb) and I didn't do any extra exercise than I had previously. It really all comes down to what you put in your mouth.

September 14th, 2011, 9:51 PM
I'm underweight. So underweight, I've been asked if I'm bulimic by my doctor multiple times.

"Are you bulimic?"
"...How about now?"
I'm underweight, but random people, not doctors, ask me if I'm anorexic. Some guys even lift me to see how light I am. I'm 5' 6" and consistently bordering 100 lbs, thanks to the near-constant exercise in my daily life and a relatively good balance between healthy and junk food.

September 14th, 2011, 9:54 PM
Haaaaaaaaave to disagree with Shining Raichu. Not that dieting alone won't produce pleasing results for some people, but the majority of those trying to lose weight will only see temporary weight lose in small amounts without exercising. My backup for nursing is dietary nutrition. I'm obligated to say this. If you do both regularly, your body will take on a completely different metabolic lifestyle. Put good food in, get out and exercise the excess carbohydrates and lipids you'd otherwise store, and you'd be amazed at how different you'll look in just a few short months.

Want proof? Look at my Facebook. D;

I used to weigh a little over 200 pounds my senior year of high school. Decided to knock out soda - lost 10 pounds. Decided to start dieting - lost five more pounds. Winter of my sophomore year in college I decided to finally join a gym and start exercising regularly - lost 45 more pounds in a couple months. Perhaps more fat, because I was gettin' pretty muscular there for a while.

Any who, my tip - find an exercise routine that works for you and stick to it. Doesn't even matter if you're just walking for an hour every other day, you're still getting exponentially more healthy than you were. For those of you wanting to lose some serious weight, might I suggest checking out HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It did wonders for me and it produces results much more efficiently and noticeably than running at a steady pace for a set time each day. Plus, who doesn't wanna continue burning calories even after the workout is complete? :P

Patatas Fritas
September 14th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Overweight? Pssh no. Underweight? Yeah, like by a lot. I used to be bulimic but I'm not anymore and people always ask if I am .-. I want to lose weight though because I'm not size 0 I'm happy with my weight as it is, if I start noticiably gaining then I'll get some excersize routine started but otherwise I don't really need/want too.

For overweight people who want to lose weight all I can say is just eat healthy, excersize and believe in yourself~

September 14th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Uhh let's see, I was officially told I was underweight years ago but I never went back to find out if I got to average weight or not, lol. :x But yeah I can eat whatever I want without putting on any weight, and I usually eat a lot too, so it's pretty good for me. Only thing is sometimes I feel like I'm on a diet because if I eat certain foods too much I get sick, well, "feel unwell". Otherwise I don't even excersize really, which is bad, buut if I did I'd probably end up losing weight which wouldn't be useful considering I can't even put on weight in the first place.

Jack O'Neill
September 14th, 2011, 11:39 PM
I'm pretty much in the same boat as Teresa, Tara, Syd, and all the other skinnies. I eat pretty much whatever I want, yet I consistently weigh just around 46 kilos or thereabouts. It helps that I do get some semi-regular exercise, even if it's just constant walking.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 15th, 2011, 1:42 AM
I have a high metabolism which means I can eat as much food as I want without getting fat. :D I'm not overweight and never was, and probably never will be. However, I do know how to lose weight 'cause I've learnt about diets and stuff in year 7 :D

- Exercise
- Eat slower 'cause if you eat really quickly your body wouldn't react fast enough to tell you that you're full and therefore you'd eat more
- Never ever skip a meal or starve yourself because you will then get used to burning less calories and will not be able to burn as much calories as you used to so you'd get more fat once you start eating again.
That's all I could remember lol. o.o

September 15th, 2011, 2:11 AM
I'm not overweight, but I'm coming close to it. I do exercise regularly, but my mom and sisters keep telling me to slow down while I eat.

September 15th, 2011, 2:30 AM
I'm ok. I eat as much I want and I don't get a fat. I exercise and I'm not weak.

September 15th, 2011, 3:21 AM
Yeah, I'm overweight, but not fat.

I was literally fat about two to three years ago, but I started working out regularly and this year I attend a supervised training course-also for a health problem that appeared suddenly, and slowly turned most of that fat into muscles. I'm around 200 lbs, I'll have you know. ;o

September 15th, 2011, 7:13 AM
Okay, according to my BMI I'm around overweight and I have got a tummy on me (I'll be honest) however, I've just started my diet (around 3 weeks ago) and I've lost a few pounds, so I'm happy enough continuing.
I think my older sister helped and my mother and my sister are supporting me. It's even got to the point, that I've started to eat WeightWatchers and low calorie foods and drinks >.>
I've also been a little bit more active, but I wont stop until I reach my goal of somewhere around 10 stone. >.>

September 15th, 2011, 7:58 AM
I eat alot of fatty food but don't seem to put on much weight.
so No I am not fat

Overlord Drakow
September 15th, 2011, 9:00 AM
According to BMI I am overweight. It's all on my stomach though, my arms and legs don't have much fat at all. It’s barely noticeable in public, it’s only when I have my shirt off that you can see it. I’ll probably end up losing weight once I go back to university anyway since that’s what usually occurs. I think it’s more important to eat healthily rather than trying to lose weight through a diet that may not agree with your body. I mean as long as you eat well, I don’t think it matters too much if you look overweight or you think you are unattractive or whatever. After all your health is so crucial for living a good life.

Gold warehouse
September 15th, 2011, 9:12 AM
No... Here is a picture:

Okay I lied, but I could get into that state pretty quickly/easily if I wanted to. I barely eat anything and never have dessert, chocolate etc.

September 15th, 2011, 9:25 AM
Not fat at all, but I'm not skinny (and I'm happy about that). I've got some meat on my bones, can't put it any other way, you know curvy and stuff. And a very thick skin contributes too lol. I have a high metabolism since I eat tiny things throughout the whole day so I don't really gain weight.

September 15th, 2011, 10:09 AM
I'm tall and skinny (not too skinny though, bone skinny is creepy; my BMI is 20 or 21) and am honestly devastated of the idea of becoming overweight. I eat just fine but don't gain anything because of high metabolism. I used to be a little bit chubby back in 6th grade, but that was thanks to puberty and it all "disappeared" once a year or two passed.

Honestly, the only advice I can give is not to continue eating after you've already had a plentiful meal since it takes your body time to realize it's not hungry anymore. Your body does adjust to how often and what you eat, but it's not good to keep chugging stuff down.

Also, to people who tend to not eat well, don't skip meals. My dad ended up in the hospital due to skipping dinner for a few months, I believe. They had to inject liquid-like food into his veins since there was a problem with his digestive system. Wouldn't want that to happen to you, would you? If you go too long without eating, your stomach will literally start to eat itself.

Health class is now over. Don't forget to do your homework, class.

September 15th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I used to be very fat as a kid and I kinda looked like a huge meatball with legs, arms and a head. Nowadays I am pretty much a perfect weight, probably because of my excellent metabolism. I eat like a absolute pig and eat way too much sugar and fat, although I have a lot of stomach fat and have black teeth.What's funny it that I haver hardly any fruit/veg in my diet, the only ones I like is salad veg and dried fruit.

Another thing is that my dad's metabolism is atrocious, although the blood pressure pills he takes for him to actually live gives him almost no metabolism. His BMI is double mine (about 40 vs 19 something.) and he pretty much fat for the rest of his life. :(

tl;dr My metabolism is great yet and I'm a great weight. My dad is pretty much a polar opposite.

September 15th, 2011, 3:14 PM
I am not overweight. According to the BMI scale I am underweight, but not by much. The healthy BMI for my build and age being 19.5 and my own being 18.5.

For this reason, I can offer little advice to someone who is trying to lose weight. My entire life I have been underweight. I find it more difficult to gain weight than to lose it, regardless of how much I eat.

However, may I suggest something very simple yet effective? A healthier diet, not a crash diet, just three meals a day that are healthy, look on the internet if you can think of none. If you get hungry between meals have a healthier snack, something like fruit. Also go for a jog every day. Even if it's just a short jog around the local park. Instead of driving to the shops, walk to them. Very simple things go a long way, I have heard.

Alley Cat
September 15th, 2011, 3:27 PM
To be colitically porrect, no one is fat. Fat is just that special thing that makes "fat" people fat. Nah, you gotta call 'em overweight or obese.

I have never, and will never be obese. I will not let my self get there. I don't have to much worry though, either. My metabolism is like super fast or something. It's probably slowly catching up to me, but I also work it off with PE, my daily walks to and from school, etcetc. I don't see how anybody could let themselves get obese like that.

To lose weight? Eat healthy, exercise. Instead of grabbing that donut, grab that apple. Instead of getting in your car for work, bring out your bike. Even if you aren't overweight, do that anyway, you'll save yourself, AND the planet. That's a win-win situation, ain't it? You could calculate yourself some big ol' diet, but I wouldn't even bother with that unless you are gonna be a pro bodybuilder. Just eat better and work out more.

If I ever do get over-weight, I would fix that immediately, before I got obese. Sorry, but I'm not gonna be like that. It's gross to me, no offense to anyone. It just shows that you don't care, that you don't try. Which is just about the worst thing that you should do. No matter what happens, I will always have enough self-care for personal hygeine-fitness. I can't say that I care about anything much other than that, tbh. Smoke, drink, tweak, whatever floats your boat, just take care of yourself, aye?

September 15th, 2011, 5:36 PM
Long story short. I was overweight when I was younger. It sucked. So I went on the extreme and lost it all and now I'm fine. My metabolism is horrible though so I often can't eat anything that I want to eat and stick to a really strict diet at almost all times. To compensate for hunger I just drink a load of water bottles a day and tons of tea. Everyone loves to mention to me that I should just eat regularly because eating less will slow my metabolism even more and so I have tried that while exercising at the same time for an extended amount of time and gained soooooooooooo I just rather not.

September 16th, 2011, 2:22 AM
I'm really underweight, probably because I don't have much muscle. I've been underweight my whole life though, and I've never eaten much ever. Also the fact that I drink lots of tea. mmmmm tea.

Oh god I'm an irl Double D.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 16th, 2011, 4:57 AM
Short and skinny here, never had any problems of being remotely overweight. This despite my diet consisting mainly of greasy, fatty fried food and typically three hamburgers a day. No, I don't know how I pull off weighing only 110 pounds with that kind of diet.

September 16th, 2011, 11:47 AM
I have never been overweight and honestly, most of my life I have been underweight. I'm 6'1". A year ago, I was barely pushing 140 pounds. My doctor put me on the worst medication ever for depression (Elavil) and I had an unbelievable appetite. It also didn't help that I didn't sleep much because my son was a newborn (DOB 9/10/10) and kept me up all night. So I was hungry when I was up with him and I would eat a LOT of junk food (Kit Kats x.x).

I put on 35 pounds in about 3 months and I had a bit of a belly on me. Sure, my BMI was only 23.1, but I knew that the weight I put on wasn't a healthy weight. I changed doctors and stopped taking the Elavil in favor of Lexapro and my weight/appetite stabilized at 175lb. Now, I haven't been doing a lot of exercising, but I've cut out a lot of the junk food and I haven't lost any weight, but my stomach looks a lot better (more flat, I almost have my abs back... almost... if I only worked out). So, I am pretty happy with myself now.

tldr; I am not overweight and I'm not underweight, even though I used to be.

September 17th, 2011, 9:12 PM
Originally Posted by Jack O'Neill http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/Stunfisk/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=6850061#post6850061)
I'm pretty much in the same boat as Teresa, Tara, Syd, and all the other skinnies. I eat pretty much whatever I want, yet I consistently weigh just around 46 kilos or thereabouts. It helps that I do get some semi-regular exercise, even if it's just constant walking.

I'll jump on this boat with you kind people :d
I can eat whatever I want and however much I want and I won't gain a pound
Also for reference:
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September 17th, 2011, 9:42 PM
I am overweight(like near obesity) but I am losing weight slowly(no one ever said it was easy) so I can be fit and healthy.

September 17th, 2011, 10:17 PM
The computer says Im overweight, I know you can really tell from that but judging on much i am active and eat I agree with it, I want to lose some weight but Im again, lazy.

September 17th, 2011, 10:17 PM
By the BMI... Yes, I am "fat". I am going on a dieting kick though, and working out.

Mr Cat Dog
September 18th, 2011, 10:18 AM
I'm not overweight. I used to be ridiculously skinny, but I started eating a fair bit when I turned about 16, and I've been at my current weight, give or take a few pounds, since then. Mainly, I have my wonderful metabolism to thank so far, as I eat a horrendous diet and my exercise is made up of solely walking. I'm in the process of transitioning to healthier foods so that when the metabolism does collapse, I'll be somewhat ready for it.

Violet Rose
September 18th, 2011, 1:00 PM
my bmi 16.8 i want to atleast be 18.00 but it takes FOREVER :'(

September 18th, 2011, 6:53 PM
I just got over a stomach flu (or something, not entirely sure what it was lol) so I lost like 5 pounds.

Before that I was 125 lbs at 6'. I do eat plenty though, and I eat a very healthy diet (diet in terms of what I eat, not how much), and exercise a lot, so this is just my natural build.

September 18th, 2011, 7:37 PM
My doctor keeps telling me to eat ice cream.
Its not working. :B

Question: HOW 2 GET BIGGER?

I have like, a crazy metabolism. Junk food doesn't work on me, and I fail at getting healthy fat. My doctor is like, seriously concerned about me, even if I feel just fine(82 pounds, lol. That's puny compared to most people I know).

My only issue is that I can't do a lot of physical activities without loosing a lot of weight. I use to play Wii Fit w/ my sisters for fun, actually. Lost a lot of weight doing that and had to stop. Felt really stupid afterwards.

...maybe that's good advice for anyone overweight? :'D

Saturday's Child
September 18th, 2011, 7:49 PM
Yes, yes, I am a fatty. Although, it doesn't take much to cover it up. But my pants (and the whole "sitting down" fad) kinda give it away, because it all went down there. And I hate myself for being overweight because I know I can be fighting it and killing my evil fat and saving my good fat and all that junk. Food. And it's not what I eat, 'cause I et darn good there, but the fact that I am a COUCH POTATO. And I kick myself for it. 'Cause I want to look good for the cute guys out there and stuff.

So no advice (gotta deal with ME first), but I told someone. Yay...

Oh, and I had Burger King this morning...I'm a liar. :C

September 18th, 2011, 10:30 PM
I've answered this before in a similar thread but I'm average. I'm around 104ish lbs and I'm 5' tall. I'm pretty happy with my weight; but not very happy with my strength.
I eat well, a fair amount and healthy (I have my little indulgences at times like some dark chocolate after lunch) I don't drink coffee or alcohol or pop and don't really eat red meat all that often.. but my beef is that I don't really exercise.
So yes, I could stand to tone up my thighs and upper arms and belly a bit.. and exercising helps to improve posture a lot. (My posture isn't terrible but it could always be better as I find sometimes I tend to notice that I slouch.) I'm on the computer a lot due to my work and I made a point of asking the doctor at my last checkup about a week ago about some good workouts I could do to strengthen my back without straining the inside of my elbow (don't want carpal tunnel!)
I plan on starting them this week including some stretches/ resistance training (pushups/ squats) that will just help me improve my strength and posture.

September 20th, 2011, 1:39 AM
i'm not overweight.
i'm pretty sure i weigh just fine. i'm 5"1 (in feet) and i weigh about 100 lbs., so i guess that's pretty normal. funny thing is, i eat a helluva lot, but i barely gain a pound (except for last summer, wherein i gained about 2 pounds. le gasp). i thank my metabolism.
hmm, well to be honest, i was overweight. i was about 4-6 years old then, i think. i looked like a siopao, i'm not even kidding. i'm not really sure what made me lose weight as i entered puberty, though. i guess it's because i abstained from chocolate, but i'm not really sure.

Edward Elric
September 21st, 2011, 6:44 AM
I'm not overweight. Never had a problem with that. I'm quite the opposite. I am really skinny, mainly because I have like, no muscle.

September 24th, 2011, 8:20 AM
I'm 5'9 1/2 and I'm 127 pounds. Personally, I think I'm kinda fat myself seeing as my stomach sticks out a bit, so I'm working on that part by running a bit everyday and taking Cardio next semester in school so it can push me more.

September 24th, 2011, 8:28 AM
I love how over the internet, everyone is underweight. I'm not fat, but I'm not thin. I'm around 160 pounds and I'm around 6'5 or 6'6. Something like that. I'm generally pretty light, but I'm not anorexic.

October 6th, 2011, 9:22 PM
Yes, I am overweight. I am forced into plus-size fashion and I am planning to slim down for work.