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Old 10-15-2012, 10:51 AM
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No way. My brother has to worry about gaining weight and its so disheartening to see. Weight struggles on either end are not easy.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:45 AM
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I weigh myself every morning and I record both weight loss and weight gain. I am on a diet and the only way for me to stick with it if I have a record of my progress.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:53 AM
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I don't even own a scale lol. I have slimmed down a bunch recently by changing over to a more vegetable based diet so that's cool. Just like with my dog, the number doesn't matter to me; it's the condition I'm in that counts.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:14 PM
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Once a week at fat club.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:34 PM
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Only when I go to the doctor. Or when I go to the bathroom in someone's house and there happens to be a scale.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:39 PM
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Once a week at fat club.
Too funny that's what I called it when I went to weight watchers!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:55 PM
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I don't have to "struggle" to gain weight, but I have had cases where I need to. My ideal weight is about 185, give or take.

A couple years ago I was about 155-160. My eyes were sunken in, veins were extremely visible, you could count my ribs through my shirt. I would get out of breath quickly. I could sleep for 16 hours without issues. I was miserable. At the time I had no apetite for food, was working 16 hours a day 6 days a week, and had just lost my 1 year old puppy, Priscilla.

Before that I've also been 220lb. Ick, I hated it. Out of breath quickly, my body felt heavy, and I felt bogged down. It was awful.

Underweight or overweight sucks, and I sympathize with those who have difficulty. The problem that a lot of overweight or healthy people have with those trying to gain weight is its not about gaining x amount of pounds. Its about gaining healthy weight, not just fat. So it requires eating and exercising right just as much as losing weight does.

That's why I don't worry about weight. I just ask myself, am I healthy enough to do what I want? And that works for me. By the time I am hitting 190-195 that answer becomes "no", same with hitting 170-175. So as long as I'm in between I don't mind it too much.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:11 PM
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I feel the same way. Or even when I do want to be leaner (some times I do!) its not a matter of simply dropping pounds. I have looked better being 20lbs heavier than at my thinnest. Why? 'cause I lost weight in a really unhealthy way (puking for months while being pregnant). I looked better at 155 than I did at 135. The lower weight I looked like death.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:37 PM
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I only weigh myself at the doctor's office.

I'm never surprised though; I'm good at guestimating my own weight.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:38 PM
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I get on the scale AT LEAST every other morning. In truth, I try to talk myself into only doing it once a week (I pick a day in my mind) but I can't EVER stick to it. My scale is right across from the toilette, and when I sit there looking at it in the morning, I can't help myself

Now that I've written this down, I think I'm going to put the scale in the closet! That way maybe I'll have a better chance of sticking to my 'once a week' rule, LOL
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