When should we stop worring about our weight?

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@weemam (13389)
January 28, 2007 11:26am CST
I am almost 65 and have been on and off diets all my life . I lost a lot of weight yrs ago then gradually it all went back on again, I try so hard and I am still ( cuddly ) well thats what my grandchildren say ( bless them) My mum is 88 nice and slim and she still watches her weight, I feel like saying forget it and get on with life as long as we feel ok and our clothes are smart and we look good . What do you think?
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• United States
29 Jan 07
I have recently gotten into learning about fitness, and the biggest thing to stay away from is "diets". They are not good for you. The best way to get ahold of your weight is to basically watch what you eat, and eat when you hungry. Starving yourself will put weight on because your body goes into starvation mode, and you'll acutally gain wait then loose it looking bloaded-not fit. And over eating will get you bigger, so you want to just eat when your hungry, and stop when you full. Also if you eat slower you'll have better control on figuring out your full. It takes 4-7 minutes for you body to tell you your full, and when it does it wants you to stop eating. I know it sounds like a lot. But If you just monator what you eat, and how much..and try to fit excercize in your sechedual everyday you'll be perfectly healthy :)
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@weemam (13389)
29 Jan 07
Thank you so much I am going to start walking today xx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
yes I have to agree with what you are saying here as long as the weight is not affecting our health. I have also been on many diets throughout my life but now due to health problems I have to lose more weight and keep it off permanely if I can so far I have lost 1 stone which is really good for me and when we lose weight we have to do it slowly otherwise it will come right back.
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@weemam (13389)
28 Jan 07
well done pal you must be feeling really proud keep it up xxx
@mae1216 (658)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
i also dont know.. im 22 and still conscious about my diet
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• India
29 Jan 07
we should stop worrying about the weight at the age of 50 yrs..... At that age one can realease all their burdens.........
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@maru_047in (1007)
• India
29 Jan 07
I think you need to worry every time cause their is certain weight mentioned by the doctor if it is below or above that then it need to be reduced and brought to normal so that we ll be healthy and strong and we leave long it doesnot matter with the age of the person.
@iamdbest (130)
• India
29 Jan 07
u should not worry abt ur weight unless u go out of figure
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@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think "feeling good" is the operative phrase here. I am almost 65, am overweight, and feel horrible. I have heart problems, arthritis, and other things that make it hard for me to get around. I want to lose weight because it is the single thing that will make a difference in my quality of life. Otherwise, I would say "forget it". So, if you feel good, don't have any major health problems, I would say do what you like as far as food goes. You have to bear in mind though, that being overweight can bring on health problems like diabetes, etc.
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@sylvrrain (662)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I feel people should be more concerned if they are healthy. If they eat a proper diet and get the right amount of exercise, then the weight should not be a problem. The best thing in the world is walking. It is not strenuous, and can be very relaxing. As for the diet, eat more small meals in a day, instead of a couple of big ones. By doing this, it will cause your metabolism to increase, which will cause your extra weight to drop off. Not all people are going to be thin, that is all there is to it. It has so much to do with genetic makeup and DNA. I have never dieted. I am an active person, and I love fresh fruits and veggies, and I have always prefered lean meats. Yes, even the red ones. LOL. You need to do what makes you happy. If you want to stop dieting, then stop. Just make a few changes, and you will see a difference. Good luck.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I know how you feel. Maintaining a normal weight is a lifelong battle. My Mother is now 75 years old and she still fights to keep off those extra 10 pounds. She always says that she will never, ever give in to it. The problem with a few extra pounds, as we know, is that it can get out of control so fast. Before you know it, it's 50 pounds extra, and nothing fits you. If you are comfortable as you are, your clothes look nice, and your doctor isn't finding any major problems, then don't beat yourself up about a few extra pounds.
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I have been on and off diets all my life it seems and I say do what you feel makes you feel happy and alive so what if your cuddly everyone loves cuddly I am fluffy and cuddly myself right now and trying to loose alot of fluff it's hard work. So I say if your happy then don't worry about dieting.
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@weemam (13389)
30 Jan 07
Thanks I will try so hard xx
@weemam (13389)
30 Jan 07
Thanks I will try so hard xx
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 07
I don't think that I will ever stop worrying about my Weight lol I just have this thing about it I have always been a Size 12 and was happy wih it and my Ex Husband always called me Fat, my Mum always many years ago used to say that I would end up fat as it is in the Family I am now a Size 8 which is to thin I guess as my Doc says but I was very Ill before Christmas and I have just not been able to put the weight on again so I am in a Size 8-10 more 8 then 10 but I am hoping that I will get up to the 10 at least lol
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@weemam (13389)
28 Jan 07
Gabs I am more than twice you pal , If I could give you some of my weight we could both be happy . xxx
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 07
hahahaha yes I guess we would lol
• India
30 Jan 07
it's easier to say darling but hard to believe. i m just 24yrs old and my weight is 95kgs. i have the same problem u have. i reduced my weight many times but i comes back and again a journey towards reducing extra kgs begins. i really jealous people who does not make any effort to be in shape but naturally they are in shape. may be it's a part of our life.
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@weemam (13389)
30 Jan 07
I know what you mean my son eats all the time and never puts an ounce on xx
@malini4u (896)
• India
30 Jan 07
any age ..coz if u keep ur body shape fit then it lead u to healthy life
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@weemam (13389)
30 Jan 07
You are quite right about that thanks xx
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
i was 68kgs then, i felt bad, i tried to lose weight and i drink more water and eat less fatty foods and salty foods, now i am 54 kgs and i feel good about it, try it,,,
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@weemam (13389)
30 Jan 07
I will try that thank youxx
• Pakistan
29 Jan 07
When you see that everyone near you is near or round about your wieght. Then only you are allowed to stop worrying about your wieght.
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@weemam (13389)
29 Jan 07
I never thought about that thanks xx
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I have stopped worrying about my waight years ago. I find that as long as I am happy with me who cares what others think. The world is so preoccupied with telling you what to do every minute of the day and what to eat you just want to say who cares. I have asthma and when I am sick I am put on steroids and guess what steroids puts the weight on you. I go up and down in weight. I am never going to be a size five but who wants to look like they are a stick not me. I say if you are happy and you are healthy than you can be any weight you want. Be secure in yourself and who you are.
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@weemam (13389)
29 Jan 07
THank you I will do xx
@frized17 (36)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
Its hard to maintain a normal weight. I think you could check in the internet about the weight, height and age chart... But for me if you can see if your weight is good for you just go for it..
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@weemam (13389)
28 Jan 07
I think you are right . Thanks for the comment xx
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I have always fought to put on weight until I had a hysterectomy. Then all the weight I was trying to put on over the years showed up. LOL So, for the last 10 years I have been dieting to shed the weight. I have been able to shed a LOT of weight and keep it off. Then I stopped smoking and added about 10 more pounds on top of the 10 I was trying to lose. I am with you though, as long as I am healthy and I look smart in my clothes, I am not going to worry about it so much. I will work in my garden in the summer and shed some pounds. I will even try to get more active, but to deprive myself of good food is not how I want to live my last days here on this earth.
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@weemam (13389)
28 Jan 07
Good for you ,you sound as if you have things under control xx
@bingirl (15)
28 Jan 07
I am almost 55 and gave up trying to lose weight a long time ago as it didn't matter what i did i couldn't shift it. I dress to be comfortable and hope i don't look too over weight
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28 Jan 07
thank you so are you we are about the same height but i think i am a bit rounder than you lol xx
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@hadees (88)
• India
30 Jan 07
when you are about to leave this world.
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