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Is it harder to be underweight or overweight?
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Posted 4/22/10
in my case its to overweight
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Posted 4/22/10
I think a negative comment or a negative outlook on one's body, regardless of their being underweight or overweight, would negatively affect a person. Of course in today's society (at least in most of the Western societies) a slim body is projected as the preferred body type/image. Normally, extremes on either end of the weight scale would never be positive.

Now to speak on behalf of near underweight people, I do find it hard to deal with criticism from others for 'being too thin'. The doctor said I'm healthy and I think I'm slim but not bony but will this shut them up? No~. One insists I'm the skinniest person she'd seen and that I'm anorexic. (She almost never fails to make a comment when the opportunity comes ~_~.) Others consistently tell me to eat more. I don't think I eat too little and it could be a metabolism thing. Sometimes it's harder to take but hey, I'm getting better at accepting how God made me and I'm trying to eat more healthily. If I could gain a couple of pounds in the future to see what it's like to be average weight for my height, then why not? ^^
Posted 4/22/10
It's harder to be under-weight...i mean I drink a cup of water and I gain weight = =....
but i think being healthy is the most inmportant thing like LosingOrbit said:
health problems come with being both underweight and overweight. In my opinion, they both have it hard.
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From my own personal experiences, I think it's harder to be overweight.

Most of the time I'm at a normal weight, but my weight fluctuates pretty easily and I've had periods of time when I've been slightly underweight and when I've been slightly overweight. At the time that I was underweight, I don't remember anyone saying anything negative. I got plenty of compliments about my body and all my friends and family wanted to know how I was able to get so thin. When I was overweight, I got fat comments thrown at me left and right, constant teasing by my ex for gaining weight, and lots of pressure from family to lose weight. So from my experience I would say it was easier being underweight.
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Posted 4/22/10
I think it's harder to be over weight....

for those people who is into sports and train u know that being overweight is a nono...For example boxers have to go through hell to maintain their weight... i.e the food they eat taste like shit etc damn shitty diets haha..
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Posted 4/22/10
It's actually both.

Being underweight and overweight is bad for you health.

Being underweight, there is a chance for you to be anorexic. A lot of people had a hard time trying to eat when they were anorexic.

Being overweight, it's bad for your health because you can get sick easily. Stroke or whatever.
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Posted 4/22/10
Mhmm its harder to be overweight.. I mean its easy to just eat and gain pounds but losing them pounds is hard..
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I've have always been unhealthy when i was in high school, by that i mean i would get sick easily and was always having migraines, and horrible stomach pains. I was regular size im short was little muscular from sports. But I dropped a lot of weight in my senior year, i couldn't eat, and i have played sports ever since i was little, and it was like any fat i had just evaporated from my body. Because i couldn’t hold down food, i was weak but still trying sports. I lost all my muscle and you could see the bones in my back and wrists. But as i was losing all the weight people had never told me how beautiful i was before, they told me how great i looked. Deep inside it hurt my feelings because i knew i was sick and getting weaker. I thought did i really look so bad before?? I had never had many guys take interest in me but it seems like after i had lost all that weight every guy wanted me.. . After I graduated it was finally discovered i had kidney problems and that was why I had lost so much weight and had pain in my sides and back the nausea.

I began treatment i got better i gained back weight didn't feel like i was that beautiful after i got back to more medium size. People didn't seem as attracted to me as before, After I was in college i had a relapse more quickly than the first. I was having kidney stones, and the nausea and pain was so bad. I lost all the weight was even smaller before i was having to go to the emergency room all the time for dehydration it didn't seem no matter how much i tried I couldn't hold food or water. It started all over again, "oh your so beautiful how did you lose so much weight" my boyfriend began to think i was to skinny, and my closest friends would tell me how need to eat more. But i never felt hurt by it. I got better, and I got back to regular size after that, I was expecting a relapse.

Didn't happen i've been completely healthy, When i'm bigger i feel better, I'm happy. I gained even more weight and i don't know why my habits stayed the same. When i was sick and a bone I weight 110-115, and when i was healthy regular I weight 130-140, I still looked good to me. After I was back in my regular weight over the last 1 I have gained an extra 15 pounds. I weight almost 160lbs. I got called fat a month ago for my first time ever by one of my boyfriends-friend "suren" to my face, he asked me what happened to you, you were beautiful and sexy & know your fat.

I dont feel fat, i still can run granted not like i did in high school. I feel good, i'm not sick anymore. I'm not that much bigger than the size i've been since i hit adulthood. He isn't the only one co-workers i can see they act different around me. I can hear people gossip about me, and even some of my friends will ask me. I can't understand why so much pressure is on me i feel like crying all the time. My mom's mom is obese, and she has always been paranoid about weight when she seen me gaining weight she always on my back making me feel unhealthy. My own mother granted she's always been a little off, and more like and older sister who competes in everything. I'm graduating from college, and she told me that because im fat no one will won’t to hire me, and prettier girls get treated better. I know a lot of what she said is true, people tend to treat pretty people better whether it be consciously or subconsciously. But i still feel pretty, my boyfriend seems to think im as sexy as i've ever been and likes my curves. I'm not full of rolls, i have a huge bubble buttt, & bigs boobs, thick thighs, and my stomach is starting to pudge out, and my face is fuller.

But seriously all this fuss because im healthy now and bigger, versus being boney & sick?? WTF?? is wrong with people. I feel like i shouldn't have to live by societies standards and that is personal happiness that is most important but right here in the last few weeks the outside world has made me feel like a freak. That guy who called me fat actually works at our campus gym and i wouldn't give him the satisfaction of saying shit to me there, and for someone who works in a gym he has a beer belly. On top of that, when my boyfriend first moved here he was a supper health freak worked out at the gym alot, but he quit and has been gaining alot of weight, he isn’t big, and looks good to me he has a small roller instead of a six pack. I think it’s a dramatic change from working out all the time and being as tone as he was to being as soft as he is now. HE is man and no one says anything about his weight gain, he has put on 40lbs or more within this last year. Compared to my 15-20.

Why is there so much more pressure on women thatn men, and why are people cruel don't they have enough respect for your person than to not insult you and call you fat or cow. I had a friend in highschool they used to go MOO MOO everytime she passed. We're such sensitive creatures, i feel so depressed, and hurt, I feel like i dont belong. Im nervous around people and don't enjoy going out anymore cause im afraid of what people will say to me, i've never been hurt so badly as when he said i was fat and not beautiful anymore. of course im beautiful im the one brining your drunk-ass home after you passed out on my rocking chair. I'm the one who is there-for you when you get dumped by a girl. I'm the most friendliest easy going person. Why wouldn't i be beautiful my personality should win over any bodily "defect" i might have.

It's not as bad from strangers but the people you know and friends or acquainted with judging you how much more low can you get when you "friends" think your fat, and your mom is embarrassed it see a fat daughter graduate?
How dare skinny people think they have it bad, im not even overweight or obese and I have been skinny before and never have i felt as bad as think. It feels worse than being nausea and sick, is that what the world is coming to that somewhere deep inside i wish i could be sick again so I was beautiful??? WTF>>:( It's insane.
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Posted 4/22/10
I think inner beauty is 100% better then outer beauty. I think it's just cuz overweight girls have 0 confidence, while underweight girls feel more confident, even if they aren't. I look at the models today and I could snap them like a twig. I don't mind skinny girls but there is a limit. Anyways, girls in the mid-range are the best because they usually have the hips and body structure to have children, which men are attracted to, even if it's on the primate level. I'm not so in-tuned to my primate nature, but even I find a girl with a nice hourglass shape really attractive, overweight, underweight, or avg.
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Posted 4/23/10
Anyone who thinks that being underweight gets you treated worse then if your over weight should try and take notice of everyone around them. Im sorry, but ive yet to hear of ANY instance of an underweight ANYONE being tripped down stairs (due to being to skinny and not a dork or race), food thrown at them, taken away from them, ridiculed daily to the point of wanted to kill themselves ect ect ect. You try and find one instance of someone being kicked off a boat, plane, amusement park ride w/e for being underweight (not under age/under height ect).

Also, even though the SUPER skinny may find it hard to shop for clothes, they dont have to order a custom made shirt to fit them, they can take something offa the rack and alter it a little to fit, instead of ordering a custom size.

Now if your referring more to the point of keep x body type, its easier to stay fat. But im sure that that isnt what your referring to.
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Posted 4/23/10
heh, i just checked my height to weight ratio and apparently im under-weight. nothing is difficult about my life as far as weight is concerned. yippy!
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Posted 4/23/10
Personally, I think it'd be harder for me to be overweight.

Seeing as I'm underweight...incredibly..lol, I can simply exercise/muscle building shakes and what not.

Just too lazy to do it. =_=
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Posted 4/23/10
It really depends on the degree of their weight problem. In society, females that are skinny are often preferred over those that have more fat. Health-wise, I believe it's better to be a little overweight than underweight. Your body is weaker when your body is starved than when it is getting sufficient food. It just depends on how the specific individual takes it; an overweight person who feels down from all the insults made about her weight, or the underweight person with the psychological disorder.
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Well for the age I am I should be at least between 115- 130 and I am not. I think the people that get mad at skinny people for bragging about themselves don't really know better. Me and plenty of other skinny people are not all like that. Heck even most of us hate being skinny and sometimes are under the pressure to gain weight just enough to keep us warm when its winter. I hate being skinny because no matter how much I eat I can't gain weight or I just gain like 2 lbs and lose them again. Skinny people suffer just as much. People that think larger women/men have it rough should also think twice. Skinny people might be able to eat a lot but have it rough because they can't gain weight.
Posted 4/23/10
both of them are not healthy, nor easy to get...
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