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Poll: Are you happy with your weight?

Yes, I really am 10 (15%)
I'm ambivalent 16 (24%)
No, it's too low 1 (1%)
No, it's too high 40 (59%)
Other 1 (1%)
   Discussion: Are you happy with your weight?
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 13 years, 4 months ago
I love self perception polls in case you haven't noticed.

I'm too heavy. Nobody thinks I'm too heavy but I'm 20 lbs more than my recommended weight. I used to worry about that from a health perspective but then the data came out that people slightly overweight actually lived longer.
Starfox Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
Yah, but that data was debunked as not being totally scientifically founded. Just like the study before it that said that people at their proper BMI lived longer and fewer health risks.

From what I remember, both studies failed to adequately account for genetic and other non-weight related health disorders.
Starfox · 13 years, 4 months ago
I'm close to my ideal weight, maybe carrying 10 extra pounds, nothing serious. I'm more focused right now on body fat percentage, that's the more important factor for me than weight.
Will work for anime Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
I think i'm in the same ball park.  To lose 10-12 more pounds and i'd be happy.  I current goal is to go down one jean size (nearly getting there!)
Nik Chaikin · 13 years, 4 months ago
I eat as much as i want, of whatever i want, and never gain weight so :-P.
Livin' in Seattle Back · 13 years, 4 months ago

Ahh, your time will come, my son.  :-)

I was the same way in my youth...then I seemed to hit some sort of metabolic wall around age 23.  My diet and activity habits didn't change, but I found myself constantly having to buy bigger belts.  Now I struggle like everyone else....carrying probably 25 extra pounds.  But I'm a middle-aged married guy, and we all let ourselves go to hell - it's just expected.  :-)

Phoenix Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
I had a cow-worker (blond & skinny. We usually called her Skeletor or speaking bone) and she could apparently eat whatever she liked without putting on weight. Even when she got pregnant this wasn't clearly visible until the last months of her pregnancy.
Nik Chaikin Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
I know it won't last, but I'm going to take full advantage while i can.
*goes to eat a cake*
Bender · 13 years, 4 months ago
Height/weight charts were not created by doctors -- they were created by insurance companies. Furthermore, the common notion that being overweight causes diabetes and other health problems is a correlation/causation fallacy. Modern research suggests that people who are prone to late-onset diabetes and similar problems are prone to be overweight, not the other way around.

It drives me crazy. I am overweight, but I am healthy. I eat healthily, I take a daily multivitamin, and I exercise regularly. Even though I occasionally lose weight, it is doubtful that I will ever maintain a weight below 170 or 180. This is just my body type. I take after my great-grandmother. She was the ice lady in Brooklyn. She hauled ice blocks up the stairs to people's apartments for most of her adult life. She was in great shape and she was also fat. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Andrea Krause Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
That's why the poll was "Are you happy with your weight" not "are you overweight" or "how are you in relation to BMI", etc. I know many people who are quite content not fitting the charts.
sheryls · 13 years, 4 months ago
it's a constant battle. right now i'm chubby for me, only a few pairs of jeans fit me properly. it's relatively easy for me to get them a little loose again, but actually being at the weight i want to be at is a challenge.

plus, "weight" is relative to my musclemass at any given moment. i've gained 10 pounds since my lowest low, but my bodyfat percentage has shot up, so it's probably more lik 15 pounds of fat, and some muscle loss.

once i start exercising agian, my weight actually goes UP, but my clothes fit better. so i TRY not to pay attention to the numbers on the scale. but it's hard :D it's sort of ground into your brain that it's the number to watch. but it's not :P
renita Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
yah, i'm at my goal weight , but i'm working on changing some of the fat into muscle mass :) and actually i wouldn't mind at all putting on another 5 pounds, so long as it was muscle :D

anybody's who's talked to me about fitness knows how i feel about scales and the bmi :)

at my fittest i was 125/130 and 5'2" a bmi machine told me i was overweight and should lose about 10 pounds o.O SO WRONG. there's no way i could have lost that much weight without losing muscle.

i've actually stayed within about 15 pounds (from the lowest weight to the highest) for the last ten years but over the years it's shifted from muscle weight to not :p
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 13 years, 4 months ago
When you go to the moon your weight will be only 1/6 of what it is on earth. And of course we all know that you will go to the moon.
Brian Dinsky · 13 years, 4 months ago

ahh, memories

i remember my first FRFF (2000) , i was a good 60 lbs heavier.

Phoenix · 13 years, 4 months ago
I'm quite satis fied with my weight now but I usually eat intuitively: Even if I put on weight at some point I just lose it again later by just eating less (no diet; as I said intuitively).

After FRFF last year I lost several pounds and am now at around 175 lb @ 6'3" (I don't have a bathroom scale but I used Chris' recently ;). That's about the same weight I had post-gall-bladder surgery in 2000 but this time I plan on keeping it.

It's just feels great being able to count your ribs without having to cut through the fat [/TMI]

OTOH I really should turn some fat into muscle mass. But going to the gym only works if I can walk there either from work or from home. Fortunately the Boston sports club will have Davis Sq. location soon which is totally awesome.
caroline: tired. · 13 years, 4 months ago
I'm content with my weight, actually. I'm just out of shape.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 13 years, 4 months ago
Is it just me or did the color scheme of the polls change?
Andrea Krause Back · 13 years, 4 months ago
yeah
*joolee* · 13 years, 4 months ago
I've lost some weight recently, but that's meds, not exercise speaking. I'm a lazy marshmallow these days so I'm sure some lbs will be mine if I don't get out. But that's OK with me b/c really it's my own fault if I gain for not doing what I need to do..so it's like my body punishing me for laziness *shrugs!*

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