CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Body Image

I just joined PeerTrainer about a week ago and am enjoying it so far! My question/thoughts are on this:
Almost 3 years ago I weighed close to 170 lbs. I'm 5" 8". I lost close to 35 lbs. in about 6 months and have kept it off since then, working out in spurts, not real regularly. This past September I really started working out again and am now kind of obssessed with getting firm and toned. I like the way I look, but now I think how really fat and flabby I was....and now I see some flab and I really, really want to get rid of it. Is this normal? I just still really see some saddlebags and floppy upper arms where I lost weight. I kind of think it's a good way to feel, because it's really keeping me focused on eating healthy and working out.

Fri. Nov 16, 7:51pm

Add comment  
A little obsession is good, too much is bad. It's hard for someone else who doesn't see a lot of you to judge where you are between those extremes. If your feelings don't affect other people and doesn't cause bad changes in your overall life - then it's not a problem. But if for example you never talk to your family because you're too busy working out, or you bring up diet and exercise frequently in conversations with people, that would be too much.

Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:26 PM

Add comment

Related Content:

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


Preventive Health

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