Are you over weight?

@marciascott (25555)
United States
October 3, 2007 6:21pm CST
Yes I am but I did lose 10 lbs. everyone has been telling me I have lose some weight I can see it a little. How about you did you lose weight or are you going to lose weight?
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33 responses
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Oct 07
I am overweight. I am large boned, which does not help much, and also muscular. I tried to lose weight, even took off ten pounds, after trying the long route of one pound a week, by taking diet products, diet pills, etc. I also got sick doing so. You see if you have a large boned structure, if you do lose weight, you do not look as if you do. Those who are smaller and medium boned can see the weight come out, their tummy's shrink, etc. I think that is the problem. Also since we already have the heavy bones to begin with, we do not feel as lethargic and tired as those who had thinner and lighter bones. That is my take on this. Still the same, I will continue with the walks and the vegetable and fruit eating, and eat balanced.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Walking is very good for you. Do you walk everyday? I want to get back into walking.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I was just talking about you in this discussion if you go to the next page. I told 34momma about you losing weight drinking Green Tea. I am going to buy some tommorow.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Sorry Dear go to the last page.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I am overweight but I wear it fairly well due to my frame and height...I'm working on losing though...I'd LIKE to get down to 135-145 but would be happy at 155....right now I'm 170...which isnt bad considering I weighed in at 205 last summer! Heaviest I've ever been in my life and I HATED IT!!
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@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
17 Oct 07
I used to hide the fact that I was overweight by wearing lose shirts and avoiding wearing things that were too tight for me. However, while it became fairly easy to hide the cosmetic side of being a little tubby and even being able to see some over weight people as "Cute" in a babyish sort of way, the health problems were less fun to deal with - especially when the back started giving trouble.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Yes I am a little overweight. I was losing weight and then I quit smoking, then I gained some of the weight back. So now I have to start trying to lose the weight again. I have found that drinking green tea helps, it helps speed up your metabolism and that helps you to burn calories faster. Also the green tea is very healthy for you.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I will get some Green Tea. Yes if you stop smoking it will make you gain some weight My sister stop smoking and she has put on in awful lot of weight, that will denfinaly do it. I quite smoke aout 30 years ago I made me gain weight. I have been on the thick side every since. I didn't know that about the green tea. Thanks that is good to know. about speeding up Metabolism to burn calories faster, Do you hear that everyone!!!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
4 Oct 07
i am not overweight underweight instead:) but i am trying my best to gain wait...wish i could do it..
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
Oh yes I am..and so sad that I am not losing any weight, Now that I'm attending two weddings next year,I am hyped to lose weight again,am planing to enroll in a gym with my friend so hopefully next month I'll have some pounds off.
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• China
4 Oct 07
I gained three kg. in a month.I worried about over weight.The clothes I bought in June aren't fit for me.a little small...I go out for a walk after supper,and go to work by bicycle for nearly 40 mins.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 07
a little.. my waist measure 33inches, and i dont like it.. used to be 23 - 24 inches waist.. i'm trying to lose weight and some fats
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
5 Oct 07
i know that i am. i need to lose at least 20 to 30 pounds for sure. i keep saying that i need to lose the weight and i know i need to really do it. i have to focus my thoughts on and do it. I am going to do it, i have to set my mind to it
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Do you do any walking?
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
5 Oct 07
i do walk because i am a New Yorker and don't have a car. i will admit that i don't get out as much as i use to. but i do walk just about every place i go. i need to get my but in the gym, or finally open up one of the 20 work out cds i have at home!! LOL
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
6 Oct 07
Do it girl and stop talkig about it! Who am I to say I need to do it Myself. LOL!
@34momma (13896)
• United States
28 Dec 07
oh i am over weight for sure. but i am not unhealthy. that is the big thing that people must understand. i am in the process of dropping a few pounds but i am not so over weight to the point where i can't walk or do the things i need to do. but i am a wonderful work in progress
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
29 Dec 07
well good for you I was talking to another Mylotter on here and she said that if you drink green Tea you will lose weight. she said she lose 4 lbs, I am going to go out and buy me some green Tea and start drinking it. It is worth a try.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Dec 07
from what i understand if you really want to lose weight then you have to work out. you have to walk. you have to stop eating the crap food! i mean what is the point of drinking something that works then drinking pepsi!! LOL cause that is my thing. so i am cutting out the pepsi. coffee, and anything white for one month. i am going on a raw juice fast to clean out my body. did you know that you hold up to 9 days worth of food in your intestines?
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Nov 07
no,i am not overweight but of late i have started putting on weight.i am not really worried as i do have salads now and there is less of salt and oil in the food which i think is healthy.both my in-laws are b.p patients.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
18 Nov 07
That is good you are maintaining your weight.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Nov 07
maybe its genetic as all my family members are not over weight
@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
15 Oct 07
i've always been under weight and have tried many times to gain weight but never succeed
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I wish I could lose weight, every since I stop smoking 25 yrs, ago I started gaining weight.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Nov 07
try my regime!
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@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Hello marciascott. No, I dont think Im overweight I think Im underweight and I wanted to gain a little weight.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
9 Oct 07
You are probaly ok, are you like 125 is good weight, depending on How tall you are. I am just saying hat myself. I need to lose about 50 more lbs, and I will be Ok, thanks for stopping by! enjoy your day!
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
My height is 5'4 and my weight is 95 pounds.
• United States
7 Oct 07
I have struggled with my weight for the last 25 years, but right now, I only a few pounds overweight and am working on those few pounds. I currently have health problems that affect my metabolism. At times, I gain weight very easily, but I always try to lose weight when I get to a certain point. But, I also have severe hypoglycemia and have a hard time when I eat too little. At other times, I can lose weight very easily, which can be dangerous because I can't metabolize a large variety of foods and it can be hard to gain the weight back. So, I plan to keep a few extra pounds to keep healthy.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
7 Oct 07
You must be skinny, Oops, No just kidding. LOL. slimmer people tends to look better as long as they are not too thin.
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• United States
15 Oct 07
Lol, thanks for responding to my comment. Recently, I found that I was deficient in some minerals and started to take supplements. I also had to cut down on chocolate :(. But, my hypoglycemia has gotten a lot better and I am beginning to lose that last amount of weight. Hopefully, I can reach the weight I want. I have always exercised a ton and usually eat very healthy, but could never really lose much weight. While, at the same time, I would see people eating more than I did and exercising less and be normal weight.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I plan on losing some weight. Some just went off without me doing any serious trying. But I could stand to lose a few more anyhow. I walk a lot, so I tend to find that walking is right helpful.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
5 Oct 07
That is very good!
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
5 Oct 07
That is very good!
@ozzie13 (177)
• Australia
17 Dec 07
I am pretty much in control of it now! Trust me you will feel so much better about YOURSELF! it isn't about what other people think, it is doing it for yourself to prove to yourself that you can do it. We all want to live the dream of a hot body - yes even those of us who say we dont. I have been running for 1 hour everyday on my elliptical runner, and am getting really fit... i wasn't that big at the start, i am only 20 and consider myself to be a fairly fit person just chubby round the edges now i am trimming up and my self esteem is high, i feel better than i remember feeling.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Dec 07
That is very good, I wish I could lose more, I will be 53, come Feb. 19th. and I am 200 lbs, my height is 5'3" so you know I need to lose somw, I gained the 10 lbs. right back since I wrote this discussion.
• United States
16 Nov 07
I've been at battle with my weight now for about 20 years and still I am fat. I have trired all sorts of weight loss product and just straight out diet and exercise. Dexatrim & acutrim (the very same day) made me feel like I was starving and shook so bad I couldn't get the food in my mouth fast enough, slim quick was just a little chocolate "quick" drink for 2 months, herbalife made me gain weight in 2 weeks, , trimspa did absolutly nothing after a 2 1/2 month stretch & Akavar with the first month I lost 1 pound but then it could be because I was sick with ear infection.. a $40.00 bad investment. These are just some of the "pills/drinks" I have tried. I have been watching my fat and calorie intake along with exercise everyday for 20 years and I am still at 307 pound. I would like to weigh 105 pounds (although my husband has no problem with my weight and still finds me sexy, as he even tells me so)b I would gratefully settle for 175. My 2 children are grossly over weight also and we are all suffering depression as losing weight is the hardest thing to do no matter how much effort is put into it. My maternal side is "heavy and the other is "thin".. I often wonder if it really is hereditary and "we" are just destined to be fat.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Nov 07
You know it could be heridtary, I know what you can do, you and your family It is free and it don't cost nothing start walking every day, I bet that would help, it helped me , but I got lazy, and stopped, you half to want to do it. I think it is better when you have other people with, be careful. you don't want to get any heart disease. Try doing it for you health, walking and cut down eating, have you tried Gratefruit? eat that more.
@jackxav (660)
• Philippines
7 Oct 07
Im 24 years old and my weight is 49 kilos.I think it is average for me.So no need to lose wieght.thank you so much ..Enjoyyyyy
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Thanks for stopping by!!!
@paulick (533)
• Denmark
5 Oct 07
No i am not. I am one of the lucky people who has a constant weight. But i do watch what i eat. I'm a educated nutrition and lifstyle coach so i do what i can to keep my body healthy. Both or myself, but also to show to my clients that what i teach is working.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
5 Oct 07
That is very good! I wish I can be like you, some people can it and eat and won't gain a pound.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 07
hello marciascott!I was overweight at one time but I manage to lose some too,just like you.I've lost exactly 20kgs.I was a size 14 and now a size 8.But I've lost my melons.lol.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
7 Oct 07
That is very good, I wish I cod lose some more weight, like 20 more lbs. Thanks for stopping by!
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I'm overweight. After 3 kids, one of which I just gave birth to 2 months ago, I'm about 50lbs over weight. I'm now on a quest to lose the weight. I am not so much concerned with exactly what I way though. I want to lose weight, but I also would like to be in better shape. With 3 kids to chase after I need to be in good shape.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I think I am about fifty lbs. overweight. I guess we both need to lose some I am going to start walking. It helps quite a bit, you can see the difference in a few weeks.