How much weight have you lost?

@glords (2615)
United States
November 19, 2008 3:09pm CST
Have you ever noticed how thin people are always giving suggestions on weight loss. Lots of skinny people think that because they are thin they have all the answers for us size 12+ women out there. Recently my husband was discussing his work out routine at work when his stick skinny boss interjected that running was the only form of exercise that actually helped people loose weight. My husband responded "How Much Weight have you lost." and his boss replied "None" so my husband said "Next time I need advice on how to be born skinny I'll check with you, but as for weight loss I think I'll stick with someone who knows a thing or two." -Lol- I hope he doesn't loose his job over it.
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6 responses
@Galena (9123)
19 Nov 08
not everyone under size 12 is skinny. I'm actually a really curvy size 8-12 (depending on the shop) I am not skinny at all. I hate that people think it's okay to call you skinny, but not to call someone fat. both are insults.
@glords (2615)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Hmm interesting... I've never thought of that before... I am really sorry... I guess since I've always wanted to be skinny I've never thought of it as an insult. Thanks for sharing, I'll try to be more considerate in the future.
@Galena (9123)
19 Nov 08
well there's a good thing then. slim is okay. skinny is not. skinny suggests there's bones sticking out, and an unnatractive frame without much flesh. while I am small built, I have a good, rounded, squidgey covering of flesh.
@glords (2615)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Okay, I'll be jealous of all the slim girls then, and even the ones that aren't squiggy.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I've always been way under weight, until I had my 2 kids. I will only give advice to people about weight issues if asked. I like his comeback to his boss though.
@glords (2615)
• United States
20 Nov 08
How did you loose the weight after children... I'll take all the tips I get
@LadyMarissa (12163)
• United States
19 Nov 08
That was rude of his boss. I have a friend who weighs 82 pounds soaking wet. She wears a size zero. She is constantly complaining that she can't gain weight. The one problem I don't have with her is telling me how to lose weight. It seems she is discriminated against almost as bad as somebody overweight. She understands what it is like to not be able to get to the weight you want.
@glords (2615)
• United States
19 Nov 08
that is sad, no one should be discriminated against because of their appearance.
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@LadyMarissa (12163)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I agree. Unfortunately, some people think it is their job!!!
• United States
2 Dec 08
There are some of us thin people out here who actually know a thing or two about weight loss. I have been interested in dieting and exercise since i was sixteen and have worked hard to maintain my figure. I am currently studying to be a nutritionist and personal trainer. I think that the woman who said running is the only way to lose weight is out of her mind, because your body will reach its peak and plateau out and you will have no results. You need to switch up your routine every once and a while and be sure to add weights and stretching into your plan. And of course, eat right!
@glords (2615)
• United States
3 Dec 08
That's really great. I think that it is very unusual for thin people, who have always been thin, to be so informed about dieting and exercise routines. I am not thin :( The smallest I've ever been in my adult life was a size 9. Because of this I am well versed on diets, and exercise plans. I think that most people think that thin people know more about balanced diets and exercise routines, but in my experience of working out, large people know a lot. They been there and tried just about everything out there. They know what shows results and what does not, at least for their body types. Since having a baby a year and a half ago, I have yet more insight on loosing weight. I used to be able to loose weight pretty easily. Just follow the diet and ride the elliptical 5 days a week, and I would feel great about myself. Since pregnancy it doesn't work. I cringe to think what I would look like if I wasn't working out and eating right. Since pregnancy Atkins, weight watchers, and the Zone have not worked for me. I still follow Weight Watcher Points, but I don't loose any weight, I used to think that Weight Watchers was fail proof as long as you followed the plan, religiously.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I've lost 10 pounds in the last month or so and I wasn't even doing anything. It just started with getting a job and moving around A LOT instead of just staying home, sitting or being in bed all day, not really doing anything. I try not to give unsolicited advice when it comes to weight loss. I've had several people do that to me and it is hurtful and annoying.
@glords (2615)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Wow congrats on the weight loss. I'm so jealous, and to think you didn't do anything consciously is amazing! What luck! And just in time for thanksgiving.
@aweins (4203)
• India
25 Nov 08
hi glords, my dear friend, in my pregnancy period i gained lots of weight. now i trying hard to loose it. i have controlled my diet , improved my eating habits and try ti hit gym regularly. i have lost around five to six pounds in last three months. i dont like to follow too many tips or suggestions given by people to loose weight. i follow the diet given to me by my dietician and go to gym. do the exercise as per my instructor, who is always with me. i dont go on a fad diet.
@glords (2615)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That is probably the best way to do it. I need to look into getting myself a dietician, that would be great. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.