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I go to the gym couple of times a week, will step it up when ive finished catching up with work.

In answer to your question, i have no concern at all, i eat reasonably healthily (i say while eating mcdonalds) usually just have a portion of meat and salad almost every day.

BMI's are a joke though, when you go to the gym you loose weight if your over weight, however if your body has no fat you put on muscle, as muscle is heavier than fat you end up being called obese according to the BMI, even if your perfectly healthy.

TBH i think fat people should be treated the same as smokers, when someone smokes people quite happily go up to them and say "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ITS KILLING YOU PUT IT OUT YOU IDIOT"

I would love people to do the same to fat people "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, STOP EATING ITS KILLING YOU, YOU DONT NEED THAT MUCH FOOD"

Of course though is socially acceptable to rant at smokers but not at overweight people.. despite they are as bad as each other =/
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i love working out; very invigorating & the incentives are pretty wicked.
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Kieran-kun wrote:

BMI's are a joke though, when you go to the gym you loose weight if your over weight, however if your body has no fat you put on muscle, as muscle is heavier than fat you end up being called obese according to the BMI, even if your perfectly healthy.


To be fair, whenever I've gone onto one on those online BMI calculators they always have a caveat to say that it's only a guide and that it isn't a good indicator for people like athletes (who have less fat than average people) or those who have lost muscle (who have a higher % fat.) I think it has its place as a guideline, but shouldn't be taken as gospel.


TBH i think fat people should be treated the same as smokers, when someone smokes people quite happily go up to them and say "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ITS KILLING YOU PUT IT OUT YOU IDIOT"

I would love people to do the same to fat people "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, STOP EATING ITS KILLING YOU, YOU DONT NEED THAT MUCH FOOD"

Of course though is socially acceptable to rant at smokers but not at overweight people.. despite they are as bad as each other =/


Can't argue with that. I was flicking through the programme guide on my TV a while ago and there was a programme called something like "Fat and proud" which from the description was about some fat celebrity (I think it said he was 20st, which isn't that far off two of me!) saying that fat people should be proud of themselves. My reaction was, what's to be proud of? You got that way by eating too much and moving about too little!

Though I do have less objection to obesity than smoking. At least if I'm next to a fat person I'm not having to breathe in their smelly toxic fumes.
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maffoo wrote:

Though I do have less objection to obesity than smoking. At least if I'm next to a fat person I'm not having to breathe in their smelly toxic fumes.


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I am really worried about being overweight since i know the problems it comes with. But don't get me wrong, i'm totally comfortable with my body. The problem is my actual weight. A girl my height with 138 lbs is not right, so this Monday i started exercising. Though i started because of my PHED class, i'm still proud of myself !!! I like being able to eat anything i want, instead of starving myself
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Fucking dupes everywhere, and nobody cares anymore. I may just bump the old exercise thread to be funny.
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maffoo wrote:




TBH i think fat people should be treated the same as smokers, when someone smokes people quite happily go up to them and say "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ITS KILLING YOU PUT IT OUT YOU IDIOT"

I would love people to do the same to fat people "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, STOP EATING ITS KILLING YOU, YOU DONT NEED THAT MUCH FOOD"

Of course though is socially acceptable to rant at smokers but not at overweight people.. despite they are as bad as each other =/


Can't argue with that. I was flicking through the programme guide on my TV a while ago and there was a programme called something like "Fat and proud" which from the description was about some fat celebrity (I think it said he was 20st, which isn't that far off two of me!) saying that fat people should be proud of themselves. My reaction was, what's to be proud of? You got that way by eating too much and moving about too little!

Though I do have less objection to obesity than smoking. At least if I'm next to a fat person I'm not having to breathe in their smelly toxic fumes.


So you're saying overweight people should be depressed, and hate themself? I'm quite sure most overweight people do reckon the fact they're overweight. Should they feel sorry and be sad about it? Eat some more since they're depressed over it? No. If someone is fine being they way they are, then that's fine. Who are You to judge how someone should live like?

Person who has high self -esteem, even while not being the standard modern day person, have higher chance and motivation to start excercising.

As long as the person is happy to his/her life it's all good. Every human being is invidual. History knows one person who tried to make a super-race, where everyone was perfect and look how that ended up?

But back on topic:

I do jogging 4-5 times a week, play floorball and occasionally go to gym
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Janne24 wrote:


maffoo wrote:




TBH i think fat people should be treated the same as smokers, when someone smokes people quite happily go up to them and say "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ITS KILLING YOU PUT IT OUT YOU IDIOT"

I would love people to do the same to fat people "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, STOP EATING ITS KILLING YOU, YOU DONT NEED THAT MUCH FOOD"

Of course though is socially acceptable to rant at smokers but not at overweight people.. despite they are as bad as each other =/


Can't argue with that. I was flicking through the programme guide on my TV a while ago and there was a programme called something like "Fat and proud" which from the description was about some fat celebrity (I think it said he was 20st, which isn't that far off two of me!) saying that fat people should be proud of themselves. My reaction was, what's to be proud of? You got that way by eating too much and moving about too little!

Though I do have less objection to obesity than smoking. At least if I'm next to a fat person I'm not having to breathe in their smelly toxic fumes.


So you're saying overweight people should be depressed, and hate themself? I'm quite sure most overweight people do reckon the fact they're overweight. Should they feel sorry and be sad about it? Eat some more since they're depressed over it? No. If someone is fine being they way they are, then that's fine. Who are You to judge how someone should live like?

Person who has high self -esteem, even while not being the standard modern day person, have higher chance and motivation to start excercising.

As long as the person is happy to his/her life it's all good. Every human being is invidual. History knows one person who tried to make a super-race, where everyone was perfect and look how that ended up?

But back on topic:

I do jogging 4-5 times a week, play floorball and occasionally go to gym


No, I'm not saying that overweight people should all hate themselves. If someone is fat and comfortable with it, it's their life. But to see being fat as a source of pride is a different matter, especially when being overweight has significant health risks.

As for who am I to judge overweight people, if their lifestyle choices lead them to become too ill to work, my taxes will be supporting them, and they will end up taking up NHS resources. While I don't necessarily think we should stop treating obese people (as is sometimes suggested) they need to take some responsibility for themselves.

(For the record, I used to be technically overweight according to my BMI - I wasn't bothered by it, but I was never proud of it and I knew I needed to lose some weight.)

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I use dumbells for strength exercises which I bought myself.

I like dumbells because of how flexible they are, and you can do a bunch of different work outs with them.
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agira wrote:

I am really worried about being overweight since i know the problems it comes with. But don't get me wrong, i'm totally comfortable with my body. The problem is my actual weight. A girl my height with 138 lbs is not right, so this Monday i started exercising. Though i started because of my PHED class, i'm still proud of myself !!! I like being able to eat anything i want, instead of starving myself


Ah the old classic mistake. If you are exercising you should still watch what you eat. Otherwise you will go a long way without loosing weight and then loose motivation and give up.

Also starving yourself will never work because your metabolism will slow down to compensate, you will fill lethargic and unhappy but won't loose weight. Figure out how many calories you need everyday and then try and stick to it roughly. You will be amazed by how much better you feel. And it doesn't have to be a drastic change like eating only rabbit food either. If you need some pointers I will be happy to point you to some resources. PS. I used to be obese once.
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Zeronite wrote:

I use dumbells for strength exercises which I bought myself.

I like dumbells because of how flexible they are, and you can do a bunch of different work outs with them.


Agreed. I use dumbbells regularly and love their versatility. If you can put forth the extra cash, the adjustable types are well worth it, as they can replace an entire set with a single pair of dumbbells.




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Ah the old classic mistake. If you are exercising you should still watch what you eat. Otherwise you will go a long way without loosing weight and then loose motivation and give up.

Also starving yourself will never work because your metabolism will slow down to compensate, you will fill lethargic and unhappy but won't loose weight. Figure out how many calories you need everyday and then try and stick to it roughly. You will be amazed by how much better you feel. And it doesn't have to be a drastic change like eating only rabbit food either. If you need some pointers I will be happy to point you to some resources. PS. I used to be obese once.


True, but if going by traditional methods, there still must be some sort of caloric deficit, be it by limiting food intake or doing a corresponding amount of calorie-burning exercise.

It all really depends upon one's goals. To increase muscle mass, one may be able to get by using regular dieting methods mentioned above for a while. After a period of time (up to six months or so for many individuals), you stop being able to build muscle as effectively without a surplus of calories (not counting macronutrients). Once muscle mass increases, you can begin traditional methods again to reduce overall fat deposits even more. You have to do one or the other once you reach this point.
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I usually work out every morning during the week days. I'll either run 2-3 miles or do a warm-up mile and weights. To stay away from junk in between meals, I usually keep my room stocked with sardines, oatmeal, water, protein powder, and seaweed. I know that probably sounds pretty gross/unfulfilling, but it works haha. I also recently started taking vitamin supplements.
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I exercise off and on. I did Kyokushinkai karate for 6 years until leaving for college, and i played with weight lifting and fencing in college. I've miraculously always been on the heavy side though. I've been working on running/cycling/cardio videos lately, but occasionally life gets in the way (housework, car emergencies, a happening social life, and occasional 50 hour weeks often leave you too zapped to do anything but go home and collapse, then do it all over again).

I rather wish i could find enough people to piece together a martial arts group again, but I dont particularily like MMA and my part of the world has turned over to no-contact American Martial Arts/Cardio or MMA. Kyokushinkai is a full contact style, so the best i can do is the MMA places... but i've found i dont like MMA. Also a lot of the people into MMA arent the kinds I like to hang around. They're more into... trying to be badass whereas my Kyokushin class was taught mostly in japanese and had a lot more of that old japanese bushido flavor.

Whoops, i'm rambling about martial arts...


Anyways... i've been interested, once i build my strength up some more, of trying out a plyometric work out to help with karate. I will eventually find people to start a dojo...
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Exercising is a great health conscious decision, it's best to try and do a cardio work out to help your heart health and do weight lifting exercises to help with bone strength. I work in X-ray a a hospital and there are many older people that do an easy cardio work out like walking, but don't do any weight lifting. Increasing their risk for bone breaks. And dieting has been brought up already in this post, but that's always a good thing to consider in addition to exercising. I noticed that in grocery stores it's cheaper to by snack food like chips instead of trying to buy fresh vegetables. That might be part of the problem the cost of better eatting. I have friends that don't like the thought of going to the gym and exercising because it seems like work, so try doing something to make it seem more interesting. Walk to a friends house or to the grocery store instead, or hike in a park, cycle, group sports with friends might be a more encouraging thing than going to the gym by yourself. I personally found planet fittness pretty neat gym, they have long hours and try to discourage the gym weight lifting noises that people make when lifting too much. Makes for a pleasant atmosphere. But the real decision is up to the individual, there are surgeries to help you loose weight but you have to follow a dieting plan in addition to the surgery. Having excess weight to the point of obesity is a big health concern, but you have to care enough to do something.
(sorry long rant)
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I'm in varsity tennis. It's a MANLY SPORT.
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