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I was fat towards the end of high school all the way to my mid twenties. I hated shopping for clothes because it was hard to find something that fit (and by fit I mean something that didn't look sloppy because it was too loose).

A co-worker of mine got me into lifting and now that I'm decent shape, there's no way I'm going back to fatville.
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Never been fat my life, and have never been conscious or put an effort into losing weight.

Part of the reason I don't become fat is because I don't like food. I find eating a chore. People find it strange that I don't eat appetizers, but just the appetizers alone can make me full, so I don't ever eat them. If the main meal's dish is too big, I usually only eat half of it.
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I gained a few pounds in the last two months and I feel like shit
I hate shopping for big clothes
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Oh man, so do I, and when I gained 20 lbs I wasn't happy considering I do need clothes that fit for work.
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I think every person has a weight which is the most optimal for them. What works for one person at 120 lbs might not work for another. That being said, I don't care much about fat or thin, I care about healthy. If you work out, eat a balanced diet and do the possible best you can for yourself, who am I to judge..?

I've seen a lot of thin people eat like crap. I know people who are rail thin and can eat all sorts of garbage. Not everyone who is overweight is unhealthy.
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Nasirei wrote:

Right now I live a healthy lifestyle and left my old unhealthy and sedentary life. You know, soda everyday, fast food, carbohydrates, bread, etc.

I used to be obese type I, was super conscious about it. Lost some weight and still doing it. Now I'm just slightly overweight, a few more weeks and I'll reach a healthy range.


Congrats!

I myself am horribly obese and I loathe it. To me it is a visible sign of my lack of self control and discipline. There is no other way to really explain it: I know what I want to be and... well I can't be that because I have a crazy imagination and it involves super-powers! XD On a serious note though I have made many attempts at getting things under control and usually I'll make some progress until something challenging happens in life, when I then slack off and before you know it I'm bigger than ever before. >_<

It is a bad cycle; the more you are overly fat the harder it is to watch what you eat and to exercise and stay healthy. At first it is just miner stuff but as you get older it really takes a toll. My joints are basically aging twice as fast due to my size. I'm gearing up for a change in diet (and when I say "diet", I do mean a permanent change in what and how I eat, not a quick trick to lose weight) to see if that will help.
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Do people care about fat?

Maybe not "fat" but certainly whether or not it's healthy...
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I am fat and it sucks. But I only got myself to blame. So, yeah.
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Yep I did to the point I barely ate lol but like I said in the other thread I posted in I'm 30 pounds overweight lol. It's at least a lot better then being underweight in all actuality. Plus don't care unless I gain anymore weight. Breaking point for me would be 45 - 50 pounds overweight in all honesty then would freak out and do something about it but I actually look a bit better being 30 over in my opinion.

Plus agree with Akage it depends on the person.
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I've fought with my weight for years. My family has a bunch of emotional eaters in it so that rubbed off on me. In addition, boredom is my worst enemy, so I have to keep my mind occupied - otherwise I would do something like bake a batch of cookies and eat most of them in one sitting.

After 3 knee surgeries I'm finally back to normal and things are going well. Unfortunately, I gained a bunch of weight due to my addiction to food and the massive amount of boredom I suffered at being stuck in the house so much. Right now I'm steadily working on getting rid of that weight and it's been going extremely well. I've lost 26 pounds since October, I go to the gym 3 times a week and do yoga at home, and my eating habits are under control.

Getting myself a vivofit (similar to a fitbit) and tracking my meals has been extremely helpful. I know what my target caloric intake is per day, the limits of what I can and can't eat, how many steps I take per day, and even whether I'm sleeping well or not at night. All this data has helped me make smart decisions regarding my health. Not everyone likes fitness trackers, but it's given me solid information where before I was just guessing - which is never a good thing.

Being overweight sucks. It's hard on your body and hard on your self-esteem. It takes a lot more effort to lose weight than it does to gain it, so you have to have the willpower to do it. I don't judge anyone based on their weight, but if I see someone obviously making no effort to lose weight and then proceed to complain about their weight - that does annoy me.

This was a long-winded answer to your question, but the answer is yes and no. I certainly do care and my goal is to live a long and healthy lifestyle. I want to feel confident in my body and not be afraid of walking around shirtless at the beach.

However, for every person that cares about their weight, there's someone else out there that's ordering an extra large pizza with a dozen wings and washing it all down with a 2 liter of coke or pepsi products because they stopped caring. It's actually quite a complicated question.
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im in the process of trying to lose like 10lbs. I have a different perception of fat from the people at my workplace. but i like to be pretty skinny. So beer and eating too much has fucked me up. xD even if i workout, i over-eat to compensate. Going to need to work on that and make my stomach smaller. Cant help the beer tho. going to keep drinking that when i want.
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Im exactly 100 pounds at 4'9
need this weight off ;-;
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healthy body helps for a healthy mind
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KamisamanoOtaku wrote:


Nasirei wrote:

Right now I live a healthy lifestyle and left my old unhealthy and sedentary life. You know, soda everyday, fast food, carbohydrates, bread, etc.

I used to be obese type I, was super conscious about it. Lost some weight and still doing it. Now I'm just slightly overweight, a few more weeks and I'll reach a healthy range.


Congrats!

I myself am horribly obese and I loathe it. To me it is a visible sign of my lack of self control and discipline. There is no other way to really explain it: I know what I want to be and... well I can't be that because I have a crazy imagination and it involves super-powers! XD On a serious note though I have made many attempts at getting things under control and usually I'll make some progress until something challenging happens in life, when I then slack off and before you know it I'm bigger than ever before. >_<

It is a bad cycle; the more you are overly fat the harder it is to watch what you eat and to exercise and stay healthy. At first it is just miner stuff but as you get older it really takes a toll. My joints are basically aging twice as fast due to my size. I'm gearing up for a change in diet (and when I say "diet", I do mean a permanent change in what and how I eat, not a quick trick to lose weight) to see if that will help.


Get rid of your constant source of sugar pop. Don't replace it with diet pop remove pop from your diet. Treat it like booze not something you should drink all the time. Make sure to eat breakfast everyday even if its something small/quick to start your metabolism, you basically fast during the night and eating signals your metabolism to start up.

Eat less highly processed foods and try to eat foods that have less processing and are using more natural ingredients (as in it comes from a plant/animal not a chemical processing plant). You will have to cook more but the natural foods absorb slower and give your body energy over a longer period of time which decreases how much sugars get absorbed by fat cells.

My friends did this and lost 100lbs and 200lbs by sitting on their butts.
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I don't know what the basis is for perfect but I know I'm not. But I'm not fat either.
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