Medical Studies state that 9 ot of 10 person are obese. I believe that not everyone is meant to be slim but you should strive to be healthy. I believe in natural or organic foods and natural remedy to get to my desired weight. I used to go to the gym 5 times aweek and still did not lose any weight. I have tried so much dietary supplement that never worked for me. I am absolutely so happy with my natural way of losing weight. My husband has always been supportive but know he is telling me how good I look. Share your secrets with us on what helped you lose weight and keep it off.
Wow... just what are these medical studies you refer to? 9 out of 10 people are clearly not obese... unless of course you live in a southern US state. You can't move for fatties down there!
African females are certainly fatter tho. But that's more of a culture thing. African men like fat women! Some African countries the men even 'fatten-up' their females prior to marriage because they like a big woman!
that sounds about right. I've never heard 9 out of 10 before.
people just need to move more, since I am home now, I'm not moving around as much, sitting at the computer all day is not healthy. I'm back on the treadmill, taking longer walks, doing outside stuff, movement is essential, and more fruits and veggies.
Am I at my desired weight? HAHAHA Afraid not I was 125 lbs and want to be that once again but because of birth control pills and other eating bad eating habits I have gained wight..now 140lbs so I will betrying to lose that before Christmas and keep it off. Oh and Ardyss, WELCOME TO HUBPAGES!!!
Nothing more satisfying than making it to the gym 3-4 times a week and or running 3-4 times a week. I like to eat healthy through the week but allow myself things like pizza on the weekends. If I don't feel like going to the gym one morning before class, then I just make it up later. Going to the gym or running can be a pain but it can be a great experience if you go about it the right way.
I could stand to loose about 10 lbs, but I do work out 5 days a week and watch what I eat. I do not always like gettng up at 5:10 am everyday, but it gives me the energy and stamina to get through the day and plus I feel good. I have not jumped on the scale in years. I just base it on how my clothes feel
Not by a long shot. But due to medications I have gained the weight and can't seem to get it off now no matter what I do. Exercise, while making me feel better, doesn't drop the pounds. Eating differently hasn't done anything for me either. I eat less now than ever in my life and it doesn't make a difference. If someone has a clue how I can get rid of this weight I'm willing to listen.
Medications do that to me also. My doctor said to counter act the weight gain, I HAVE to do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise EVERYDAY, drink 8-10 8 oz glasses of water. One of my meds side affect IS craving sweets (true), so I've been extra - extra careful with sweets.
I'm not even close to being my ideal weight. I was underweight as a teen and have struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. And it's not for lack of trying -- I've tried every diet, lost, gained ... I even managed to get into good enough shape to do a 20-mile charity walk a couple of years ago. Right now, I'm trying to find a balance between food, exercise and just living my life. I've been keeping a food journal and walking more, which has definitely helped. One thing I've learned in my journey is that there's no "magic" solution.
I do not like being called a "fattie," though. There's so much more to my identity than my appearance.
Honestly i have always been the type to lose and gain weight. once i feel disgusted with myself id have a more strict diet and work out. i love working out to be honest, i just hate actually getting ready for the gym but once im there i can be there for 1-2 hrs. my problem is my bf is really laid back, once i get out of work he just want to sleep in and watch movies. So we just need to work out a plan where we can go be more active together lol. i guess just blanacing each other
I think this thread encourages responses from those who are either at their desired weight or close to it, rather than from fat people. This is not representative of the population as a whole. There are clearly more fat people than individuals who are at their perfect weight.
Here in the UK, females are fat. (More so than men.) Not just a little fat, but fat. Not obese fat, just regular fat.
The depressing statistic is that the average body size for a female in the UK is a size 16. This comfortably falls into the fat category. Females in the UK are becoming less health conscious... they are catching up to their North American cousins and soon will overtake them, and they just simply don't care.
I have not weighed myself in ages so I am not sure but I do know that all my clothes are hanging off me. Time to go shopping HA! I think it would be safe to say that my body is comfortable within the range that is healthy for my height, age, sex etc. I just don't get as hungry as I used to and feel full much quicker, like the signals from tummy to brain are more efficient, making it harder to accidentally over eat and feel over full.
EXERCISE people! it's key to maintaining weight...(as if u don't know already!) u see, the thing with me is I looove sweet things....and so I figured that the only way i can eat them and still stay slim is by working out at the gym! works for me!!
LOL....ok. people.. moral of the story:....no more gym...no counting calories..just have sex till u're ready to drop dead! now who could resist that? wonder if we'd have any fat people left in the world...
the numbing ones (that are suppose to make him last for marathon sex sessions) dont work at all. numbing means loosing feelings, which means going down. my bf and i avoid them and the heating ones, lol its hot enough.
You know, you guys might find making fun of overweight women amusing, but as a plus-sized gal, I really don't find it funny at all. My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years now, and I can assure you that he wasn't "desperate" when we got together.
Looks aren't everything and I'm disappointed to see that on a board full of mainly intelligent people, that some of you would still resort to junior high-level insults. I'm sure that you all have at least one overweight person in your life who you love, be it a friend or family member. How would you like it if they were being mocked? Or if not that, then I'm sure that all of you have something about yourselves that's less than perfect.
Nope... I know of no individuals who are chubby. My whole existence is spent living in a chubby-free zone. It suits me well.
Making fun of chubbies is a 24 hours a day occupation for some. You may consider it brutal and unkind. In a way it is... but what else can be done to prevent the explosion of chubbies in the world? The world is getting chubby not slim. That doesn't make it right. That doesn't make it acceptable. Soon, the average human being will be fat. Not a little bit fat, not a little bit chubby, but fat! The implication of humungous fatties walking this earth could be catastrophic! Should the slim be forced to pay for gastric bypass operations for fatties? Should the slim, who exercise and have a high level of mental discipline be forced to pay for the chubby slackers, who end up in hosptal because they have never done a days exercise and who think eating healthily is a fat dripping bacon buttie?
It's appropriate that fat people are made to feel guilty due to there wide load. Being nice to a fatty just means they will maintain their negative behaviour and never change. Loading them with guilt, might force them to see their way of living needs to change.
I started laughing at the sarcasm...than I realized it may be serious. I mean maybe if a 16 year old boy wrote this it may be serious, but you must be joking because your avatar sure doesn't fit the part. :s
What has being thin and 'near death' got to do with it?
Unless you mean the opposite end of the spectrum : the super-thin or anorexics. But then, the fat female doesn't spend much time worrying about those kinds of females since she's probably too busy eating them... inbetween her cream buns, gooey cakes and jam tarts that is.
Pretty depressing being fat and consuming three anorexics right off the bat... not much protein there for Miss chubby chops eh?
Anyhow, I digress. Being fat is more an issue of discipline and self control. Basically, the fat woman doesn't have any! The anorexic woman, on the other hand, is the antithesis of the fat woman (in more ways than one) her psychology is very much at the mercy of excessive control and discipline. She's also suffering from a mental illness.
In an ideal world, the fat female and the anorexic female would get together (assuming the fat female can temporarily hold off from eating the anorexic) and educate each other. But ideal worlds don't exist....
Little harsh sounding in tone, there, guy. I think that's what people are noticing. Though I realize you're being witty, etc., etc., too.
But I would point out that there are many reasons people are overweight...it isn't just simple psychology. Heredity/genetics, general inactivity levels due to the current Western lifestyle, our processed, scary foods, and impossible female standards of beauty all have something to do with it, too.
And I'm not at all over weight; rather a proponent of voluntary calorie restrictive diets for optimum health. It's just that with judgments on people I tend believe in "through a glass, darkly."
not nice at all, I also am my ideal weight and have never had a problem with weight, but it's really not nice to be so harsh.
I do wonder sometimes though, at check out and see what some obese people are buying... it's no wonder they're overweight. the really sad part of obesity is the huge health risk it is to people's lives and those of their children.
just get moving, humans aren't designed to be so immobile. a good workout, however we get it, always works.
I have more of a desired clothing size....not weight. I got rid of the scale a longgggg time ago. Right now, I know I'm not at my 'desired weight' because my pants are feeling really tight! So, I probably need to lose about 10 lbs to fit comfortably in most of my wardrobe again. (I refuse to purchase new clothes because I gained a little weight this year lol)
I take full responsibility for being overweight. I know that no one forced a pint of ice cream down my throat. I'm not saying that being fat is something to be applauded - it's not. But I'm still a person, not someone's punching bag.
I think most people have some sort of vice, be it gambling, drinking, smoking, etc. or some thing that they just don't like about themselves.
I can see, however, that no matter how I try to explain my point of view, that those who are inclined to make fun of others are going to continue to do so. So I'm backing out of this discussion.
I was at my desired weight for most of my life, except for the last 5 years in which I've gained 25 lbs
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