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Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:22 am

I was just curious as to if the average person on here really cared how much they weighed.

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've always been a fitness guy myself, and have had a history of playing sports at a high level. but Im curious curious as to what the normal person does and thinks abut their weight.
 
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:42 am

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.

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Yep.

5´3 & I was 13st 4lbs. Too much. But I´ve lost 10lbs since Jan so I´m very happy   I´m using My Fitness Pal to help me along the way. I still get to eat Domino´s, just a few small changes  
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:10 pm

Of course, you only get one body, gotta look after it.

Thankfully i've never had a problem with weight in my life, however i fully expect that to change as i age.
 
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:55 pm

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!
 
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:13 pm

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:35 pm

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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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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:44 pm

I care a lot about it. I prefer being slimmer, like the clothes I can wear comfortably much more, and am always conscious of the fact that I can put weight on in an instant.

If I think I'm slipping, it's no drinking, little meat, no sugar and highly restricted fat intake.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:26 pm

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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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 3):
however i fully expect that to change as I age.

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:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/22/health...loss-couple/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13
 
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:28 pm

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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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:51 pm

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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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 6):
I care less about my weight than I do about my fitness.

  

I'm more concerned with being healthy and fit. If I train well the weight takes care of itself.

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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:21 pm

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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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:56 pm

Yes, although the state of one's health is defined by much more than just what is says on the scales.

Quoting aaden (Thread starter):
Do you have a range thats acceptable for you?

58-62 kilograms. Currently I'm 60.5 kilograms and 192 cm tall - reasonably underweight apparently.

Quoting aaden (Thread starter):
At what point do you make changes in order to change that number if you do care?

If I go below 59 kilograms I start eating lots of junkfood. If it goes above 62 I make my evening runs more frequent and use the rowing machine in the basement more than I otherwise would.

Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 3):
Of course, you only get one body, gotta look after it.

     
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.
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:08 pm

Quoting zkojq (Reply 14):
I start eating lots of junkfood.

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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Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:20 am

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.  
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:21 am

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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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:24 am

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
 
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:41 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
But that can be bad also. All the salt and fat in those are very bad for you in large amounts.

A very good point, though healthily putting on weight isn't easy as some people seem to think it is.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
Its often too easy to go with the flow at work and get take outs for lunch etc

  

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 18):
Better load up on KFC and Taro, gain a few kgs

lol, I keep intending to but I never really manage it - currently I'm only 0.2 kilograms heavier than 2009. The fact that I find nearly all fastfood repulsive probably doesn't help.
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RE: Do You Care How Much You Weigh

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:25 am

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).

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