MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8602 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
I am 5'11 and weigh 290. I do care about my weight though my biggest crunch is giving up sodas.
1. My acceptable weight range would be 225-235.
2. I am going to thearpy to learn how to cut down on my stress. I am taking it one step at a time and hopefully by the end of this year, i'll have lost 30lbs.
TupolevTu154 From UK - England, joined Aug 2004, 2159 posts, RR: 30 Reply 4, posted (9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
I have an issue with weight in the opposite sense to the usual. I was underweight and no matter how much I ate it never seemed to make much of a difference, which was frustrating. Fortunately in the past few months I've put on a fair amount of weight and I'm pretty happy with the way things are now!
tugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5021 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Quoting aaden (Thread starter): I was just curious as to if the average person on here really cared how much they weighed.
Do You Care How Much You Weigh? -- Yes
If you do care...
Do you have a range thats acceptable for you? -- 175lbs - 195lbs
At what point do you make changes in order to change that number if you do care? -- when I hit 191
What do those changes involve, eating out less? less beer.. less eating out with the friends... -- Eat less. Period, that's it. I just eat less, leave more on my plate, eat a bit leaner (i.e. more fish) but that's about it.
Quoting aaden (Thread starter): I've always been a fitness guy myself, and have had a history of playing sports at a high level.
I don't exercise for weight control, if I do it (and I don't do much though I am active in general) I do it strictly to keep the body healthy and moving.
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flyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 1653 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
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I have a BMI of 27, and I care less about my weight than I do about my fitness.
And I care about why I eat, not so much about how much I eat. Cutting down on boredom and keeping myself active (e.g. posting stuff on a.net instead of passively reading stuff on the web, going out for a walk instead of watching TV) helps a lot.
When I'm really occupied with something, I can easily give up eating for one or even two days. I just feel no hunger.
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jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2462 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
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I have started to really care. It used to not matter but I looked at myself after the beginning of my freshmen year to see the freshmen 15 and wasn't too happy. Almost a year later I'm down about 18 pounds from 180lbs to 162lbs. My target weight is 155-160. I didn't really change all that much, just smaller portions and eating less often. Haven't thrown too much more exercise in my routine or anything.
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I haven't been as surprised as changes based on age as I have been by changes from various medical conditions.
The worst problem has been a planter "fashitis" (spelling is WAY off) which basically feels that there is a shred of glass in the bottom of your foot, causing pain with each step. Only lasts for about 18 months on average. That kept me in my fatboy rocker recliner a lot - adding about 25 pounds. It's getting better and I'm getting more active - even finishing a bathroom rebuild I had been working on for years.
Biggest battle now is taking the wife out to eat. We actually have a list of places where we can split a meal - not for cost control, but for portion control. Places like the Olive Garden where we split the mixed grill.
BTW, CNN.com recently had an article on a couple who lost 500 pounds over two years. There is a series of photos monitoring their change - really impressive & recommended:
fr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 4776 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
I'm 5'11 and running at about 190#. I've lost 20 or so pounds over the last year and would like to drop another 20. I've been doing it exclusively through running and light weight training, but I've leveled off. Time to start modifying what I eat.
I'll tell you the truth, even though the weight isn't coming off the way I'd like to, I feel better than I have in 10 or 12 years.
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einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2397 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1177 times:
Yes I do. I'm actually overweight (not obese, thankfully). When living as a student, it's difficult to manage your weight, especially when you are working in a project that requires plenty of hours through the night. I hope to get back to manage my weight once I'm finished with this semester.
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OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26054 posts, RR: 58 Reply 13, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
Yes I always battled with my weight loosing then putting on again. Got to a stage where I was 17 stone / 238lbs and really was crazy . Changed my whole lifestyle and cut out all the crap. Still enjoy treats but have a balance. Lost 3 stone ( 40lbs) and went from 38 waist to 34 and now very happy and feel so much better. When I look back at pics of myself I cant beleive I was like that .Really shows off my face and stomach. It takes alot of dedication and self control but once you get the other side the fear of going back is a good motivation.
Lots of walking and buying low salt low fat products and cutting out sugar drinks really makes a difference. Grilled meats instead of fried and steamed veg with every meal. Its worked for me. I also take green tea which is great.
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This cannot be emphasised enough. I know that a loss of control of one's weight isn't intentional, however it always amazes me how many people manage to do so. Sure, people are busier today than they were in the past but one's diet and exercise needs are very important and should be prioritised as-such. The longer people upkeep unhealthy eating (and lack of exercise) habits, the harder they are to kick.
But that can be bad also. All the salt and fat in those are very bad for you in large amounts. Better to eat things that will gain you weight but in a healthy way. The girls at work were trying the Special K diet and thought it was good for them. Two of them went to the Doctors and found they had high blood pressure and it was the cereal that was doing it .
Quoting zkojq (Reply 14): Sure, people are busier today than they were in the past but one's diet and exercise needs are very important and should be prioritised as-such.
It very much depends on work and how you plan. Its often too easy to go with the flow at work and get take outs for lunch etc... I now bulk shop for the week and have all my lunches planned. They are high energy and low fat and you dont get that 3pm slump at the desk feeling like you do with high fat/salt foods. I also take a 40 mins walk on my one hour lunch break. Its all about routine and trying to keep to it as much as possible. If I miss my walk I will have a low fat meal in the evening also.
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DFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
I had my physical this past Friday and I have lost 24 pounds. I peaked at 5'10" 201 lbs, but now I am 177 lbs. my hard work is paying off-- all my pants are starting to fall off and more importantly, I was able to discontinue my blood pressure medicine which I've been on 4 years (i am 27 years old). I'm so happy i could cry.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26054 posts, RR: 58 Reply 17, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1063 times:
Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 16): all my pants are starting to fall off and more importantly, I was able to discontinue my blood pressure medicine which I've been on 4 years (i am 27 years old). I'm so happy i could cry.
Congrats you will have to change your username soon DFWlight
Its amazing that these changes can mean that you can give up medication so its obviously working for you.
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ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7064 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1046 times:
Quoting zkojq (Reply 14): Currently I'm 60.5 kilograms and 192 cm tall - reasonably underweight apparently
Better load up on KFC and Taro, gain a few kgs
I'm 172 cm and 74 kg which is normal apparantly. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week, run for 30-45 mins each time, do some basic weights but I can't seem to shake off any more kgs. I don't over eat as well which is weird.
But to answer the question, yes I do watch my weight hence the gym etc etc
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2776 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 919 times:
Quoting zkojq (Reply 19): A very good point, though healthily putting on weight isn't easy as some people seem to think it is.
Focus on adding muscle weight -- don't become a body builder or a health junky, but just use your rowing machine/run more regularly and perhaps add some basic weight/stretch exercises. This will increase your appetite (which you should focus on filling with proteins/complex carb like rice), tone your body and will improve a whole range of other things like your cardiovascular health, joints, brain function etc. I was pretty underweight a few years ago and feel far healthier/better in myself now than I did then.
Quoting aaden (Thread starter): If you do care...
Do you have a range thats acceptable for you?
At what point do you make changes in order to change that number if you do care?
What do those changes involve, eating out less? less beer.. less eating out with the friends...
I was a chubby kid, then went too far in the other direction as a teenager. I'm pretty happy with where I'm sitting at the moment -- just over 75kg and 193cm tall.
I don't really have a range/number where I'm happy. I let myself be guided by how I feel and look -- when I start to feel a bit bleugh I'll add some more exercise in. These times tend to come when I'm stressed about stuff (I eat A LOT of really bad food when I'm stressed/nervous -- like yesterday, when I suddenly realised I'd hoed my way through a 250g bag of Easter eggs just while I was sitting at my desk doing random stuff), so it's good to go to the gym or for a swim because it helps calm/clear my mind a bit as well.
I don't think I could ever cut stuff out. I know I'll have to over the next few years as my metabolism winds back a bit, but I'm clinging onto the last tiny bit of adolescence while I still can (I'm 20 in a couple of weeks).