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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

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Is the real question 'Why won't I change my behavior to lose weight?"

Friday, September 21, 2007, 2:14 PM

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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

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why is 125 "the magic weight"?

Friday, September 21, 2007, 2:23 PM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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