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Old 03-28-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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Your weight - Are you happy with it?

I am happy with mine.

Although I love food, I make a special effort to stay at the weight I want to be at, or not much above it. When I put on a few pounds, I switch to yogurt and fruit, until it goes away again.

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Old 03-28-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #3
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I'm so happy with my weight, I keep adding more - I wan't to be ecstatic! My doctor, on the other hand, is not happy about it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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I'm fine with it until I take the dogs hiking in the mountains and am huffing and puffing up grades, or I get up in the morning with a back ache and know that I wouldn't have it if I were fifty pounds lighter. Then I make some waffles and forget about it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:47 AM   #5
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Waffles, good forgetting food. I'm not happy with my weight and am working hard to take it off...another 35 lbs and I'll be happy.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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Not happy with mine either, but just like PrincessFiona, I'm working on it. I only have 124 pounds to go. That means I only have to lose 12.4 lbs ten times.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #7
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Not happy with mine either, but just like PrincessFiona, I'm working on it. I only have 124 pounds to go. That means I only have to lose 12.4 lbs ten times.
The only way I could lose that much weight is to get a divorce!
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:14 PM   #8
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I could stand to lose 10 lbs. 15 lbs would make me pretty lean and mean.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:22 PM   #9
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Thumbs up Love my current weight

I'm at 165 pounds which is fine for a 5'10" male. I've maintained this weight for two years now.

I used to weigh 195 pounds and decided to slowly lose weight by changing what and how I ate plus going for daily walks.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:40 PM   #10
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I've never been happy with my weight.......even when others thought I was the perfect size, the scale said something else to me. Could have something to do with at birth I weighed an enormous 10 lbs. 11 oz, so I guess I was doomed from the start. I'm tall and have a large frame, but still !! Much of my problem is I love to cook, and I love my own cooking!!
The only time I lost a lot of weight without any effort was when my husband died, and I sure wouldn't recommend that. Sometimes I wonder how I lived through it. We were married 42 yrs.
I've been on every diet known to man and have lost a ton of weight, and gained it back, over my lifetime. I'm on the bandwagon again and this time I'm doing it sensibly...high protein, no refined carbs, no potatoes, low fat. I love cook elaborate meals, but right now I have to get back to basics, and thankfully my new husband is great about it. I sometimes cook him a meal I'd love to eat. lol
Surprisingly it helps me to be here at DC, reading and posting about my favorite thing...COOKING.
My husband and I will be doing two international cruises this summer......eeek, let's see how I do then !!
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:53 PM   #11
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no, and I'm loosing--eat food, mostly plants, not too much; + exercise. It works.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:16 PM   #12
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I'd like to lose 10 lbs. I'm working on it, a little at a time. I've quit smoking and started taking insulin...two things that usually put on weight...but I've also quit drinking and have to watch my diet, so I'm not doing too badly.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:17 PM   #13
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I'm not happy. And there's no way I can cut back on food since I like it too much.

The sad part is I know how little exercise I could do and still lose weight. I'm just very lazy.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:08 PM   #14
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i am overweight and i don't care anymore. would be good for health i suppose. but so boring, and i feel to deprived. oh? did i say i am old. not obese, just have a grandma body. lol
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:29 AM   #15
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Is there a woman on the planet who is happy with her weight? We can be perfect and still not happy...too skinny, too fat, too much here, not enough there. I have to laugh at what Shelley Winters said, "I'm not overweight, I'm just 9 inches too short."
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #16
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Is there a woman on the planet who is happy with her weight?


I'm about 5 pounds over my target weight. Whenever my clothes feel tight around the waist and hips, I have to get strict on myself. I'm not too happy about it because I'm eating less than what I used to, and yet I feel the weight creeping up. (And this is already with my normal 6-7 hours of sports a week!) I think the culprit is my slowing metabolism
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:35 AM   #17
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My doctor just increased my synthroid by 50% so I'm hoping that will help me to lose a few pounds. I only have 10% of my thyroid since I had surgery early on to remove the rest. It does seem I have a bit more energy than before so I hope that will help me to exercise, but I find exercise so boooooring!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:23 PM   #18
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I guess I am one of the few women that is actually happy with their weight no matter what it is because I choose to not let it get to me anymore - whatever it is, I just deal with it!

I was holding at a fairly ideal weight until my latest health battles and between not being able to move much and fluid retention. Also other people were providing meals or I was making quick items that were not necessarily part of my usual lifestyle choices. I was horrified when I got on the scale and saw I had gained 60 pounds! Well I have lost the fluid (almost 20 pounds worth!) and am eating better so I am sure I can get it back to where I want to be in good time.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #19
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I like DC member cara's viewpoint via her signature:

"~~~ Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

...good one, cara
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:04 AM   #20
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I like looking good in size 36, as much as I like cooking and eating. What a clash of interests! I wish I was one of those folks who never gain weight, no matter what they eat.
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