Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Why am I fat?
No matter what I try, I can't seem to get to the magic 125 weight. I'm 150 pounds, around 5'3" and I know there's a thin person inside me.
Fri. Sep 21, 2:07pm
Is the real question 'Why won't I change my behavior to lose weight?"
Friday, September 21, 2007, 2:14 PM
What are you trying? Do you have a public log we can view? Without information, it's very hard to give advice!
Friday, September 21, 2007, 2:16 PM
why is 125 "the magic weight"?
Friday, September 21, 2007, 2:23 PM
At least for once, it is the right number for the person posting. All those supertall (5'8"-6') teenage girls on this site starving themselves down to 125 is scary scary scary.
Friday, September 21, 2007, 4:21 PM
what determines that 125 is "the right number"?? why is that figure so important? is the op more concerned about reaching a specific weight, or with being fit, healthy, energetic, active etc...? i do not understand the emphasis placed on a number. thanks!
Friday, September 21, 2007, 4:25 PM
You are fat because you probably want to lose 25 lbs before Christmas. And when you don't lose weight as soon as you think you should you probably go on and eat something bad for your weight and probaby health because you are disapointed with yourself.
The biggest enemy of healthy weight is perfectionsam like this. You absolutely have to adopt certain behaviours and stick with them or improve them gradually and not pay so much attention on weight loss. Weight loss is a great motivator but to get there you have to enjoy the journey. I for instance love working out and that has helped me with my weight, it hasn't always been like that, but I stuck with that resolution and as more fit I become I started setting higher fitness goals and my weight came off. Of course I was also watching eating, but nothing drastic, I still enjoyed my life a lot. The weight loss of 25 lbs came off in a year and and a half, and I have been maintaining it for a while now. The last time I weighed what I weigh now I was 14 years old. And I dieted all my life until now. Now I just cultivate certain behaviours that help me maintain my weight loss. Kinda, I thought myself to enjoy the journey, rather than focus on weight loss alone.
Everyone can lose weight going on crush diet, God knows I did it million times, but I never loved and the motivation to be thin was never strong enough for me to diet forever.
Friday, September 21, 2007, 4:38 PM
I'm just a hair under 5'6", and I weigh 119 pounds. I am fit and toned, hardly scary thin. But I don't work, so I have the freedom to exercise for hours a day if I feel like it and eat healthy stuff every 2 or 3 hours. I'm quite sure that if I went back to a full time job I would not be able to maintain this weight/fitness level. The advice on how to lose the weight and get in shape is all over Peertrainer. The question is really whether you can afford the time to do the extraordinary.
Saturday, September 22, 2007, 9:53 AM
thanks to the person above for a really honest answer -- unless you're naturally thin, keeping off the fat takes a lot of work and that takes a lot of TIME. So one thing that can help, is to clear your life of uneccessary stuff, so you have the time to fit in the new habits and behaviors. And yeah, even eating right takes time -- shopping for fresh produce more frequently, and food prep from scratch to avoid the processed junk. So if you can somehow give yourself 2 1/2 more hours in the day -- 1 1/2 for exercise (say a 1-hr gym class plus getting there and back, showering, etc.) and 1 hr for food shopping and prep, then you'll be able to do it. One of the scary findings from the weight loss registry is that many of the successful maintainers found a way to make their exercise habits central in their life, ie by becoming a personal trainer or something. It'd be nice to be able to keep off the weight and still have a normal life!
Saturday, September 22, 2007, 11:00 AM
I am 5'3 also and weigh 147, it is the perfect weight for me. I wear a size 6/7 but am very muscular. I know for me and how I am built if I were 120 I would look way to thin. It all depends on your build. No one ever believes I weigh what I do, they all think I am closer to 120, lol.
Saturday, September 22, 2007, 12:11 PM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?