Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
SCULLERYMAID SparkPoints: (20,219)
Fitness Minutes: (31,177)
Posts: 179
12/4/12 3:58 P

I've never had anyone ask, and I've never asked anyone.

LASKIE2 SparkPoints: (54,123)
Fitness Minutes: (51,690)
Posts: 2,838
12/4/12 12:59 P

No, I just don't talk about weight

Co-Leader of the Fitness Instructors Team

You are MORE than the Number on a scale
ARUSHING2 SparkPoints: (26,830)
Fitness Minutes: (19,755)
Posts: 720
12/4/12 11:23 A

No, though at times I have had little notion of my actual body weight.

LEARNINGWITHLIZ SparkPoints: (20,646)
Fitness Minutes: (12,135)
Posts: 891
12/4/12 11:17 A

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
Fitness Minutes: (11,796)
Posts: 5,855
12/4/12 10:00 A

Yes. Like most of us, my drivers license was a total fabrication. Not any more, though. If I tried to lie on my license now, it would not even be possible to do because I have lost so much weight.

"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.

Co team leader for Living With Diabetes team.

Co Leader for Healthy Hearts team.

Leader of Gilbert Speaks team.
TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
Fitness Minutes: (17,391)
Posts: 2,116
12/4/12 9:09 A

I did. After losing 20 pounds, I finally hit my driver's license weight!

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
DLDROST Posts: 8,082
12/4/12 8:31 A

I just don't tell

PSCHIAVONE2 SparkPoints: (19,252)
Fitness Minutes: (12,569)
Posts: 576
12/4/12 8:22 A

When I was 242 pounds I would tell the truth and most people would say there is no way you weigh that much. So I would just say your right I'm much closer to 220. The only thing good about being a stocky little man is you can hide a lot of weight.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.
KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
12/4/12 8:18 A

I don't lie, I don't tell!

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (85,379)
Fitness Minutes: (44,259)
Posts: 2,247
12/4/12 7:50 A


KELLITWINS SparkPoints: (21,517)
Fitness Minutes: (7,875)
Posts: 581
12/4/12 7:27 A

No, I do not lie about my weight.

WILSON1926 SparkPoints: (45,786)
Fitness Minutes: (33,881)
Posts: 1,833
12/4/12 7:26 A


SKINNYMISSKASEY SparkPoints: (114,114)
Fitness Minutes: (176,425)
Posts: 3,941
12/4/12 7:13 A


JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
Fitness Minutes: (85,382)
Posts: 2,489
12/4/12 7:03 A

No. I don't recall ever lying about my weight.

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (205,337)
Fitness Minutes: (137,019)
Posts: 9,110
12/4/12 7:03 A

I've fudged a bit, especially on the driver's license. Now I don't need to lie.

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
12/4/12 7:02 A

I don't think so.
I don't actually recall anyone asking for the numbers, even after I lost it.
It's more like "how much have you lost", rather than "what do you weigh now"

12/4/12 6:23 A

Helll Ya! Drivers license, forms, etc. I am not shaving off mass amounts but I will put the least I could without someone looking at me like I lied!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: MEWHENRYSMAMA at: 12/4/2012 (06:25)
TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
12/4/12 6:14 A

No, I did not

SSCOTT331 SparkPoints: (30,252)
Fitness Minutes: (20,335)
Posts: 1,559
12/4/12 6:08 A


TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,194
12/4/12 6:01 A

how can I lie. all you have to do is look at me... emoticon

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (138,063)
Fitness Minutes: (114,041)
Posts: 10,266
12/4/12 5:42 A


ILMEL1957 Posts: 2,490
12/4/12 5:24 A

No,I don't lie about my weight. If someone asks and I don't want that person to know for whatever reason;I just won't tell them.


LYNN955 Posts: 701
12/4/12 4:30 A

I used to avoid the question or lie. Now I don't, in fact I'm looking forward to having to get a new license on my birthday this year. I will tell the truth about my weight and get a new picutre, yeah! I am finally below the weight on my drivers license.

BLUBEL1 Posts: 1,003
12/4/12 4:26 A

Depends on who is asking

Be your kind of beautiful.
Losing weight is hard. Staying overweight is hard. Pick your own kind of hard.
KMMAKI SparkPoints: (87,217)
Fitness Minutes: (102,305)
Posts: 2,100
12/3/12 8:59 P


SKYE60 SparkPoints: (1,377)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 129
12/3/12 8:49 P

No, I always knew my own weight even though at time at my highest of 335 lbs I never wanted to accept it..Others could see I was/am fat so no one knew except my doctor. 100 lbs gone as of today! 80 lbs more to go!

Highest size-32/34+ 325 lbs +
Started Spark-255 lbs size 24/26
Goal- 160 lbs size 16/18
If you can't envision sticking to a diet the rest of your life-then its Not a Good eating Plan.
GAELA-I-CAN Posts: 2,000
12/3/12 8:02 P


Add Me On FitBit
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,884
12/3/12 7:49 P

Many years ago when I got my drivers license renewed. They asked if I was still ### and I just said ugh yeah. So now my weight and DL weight are the same.

Success is never given, go earn it. ~Nike

Please read my blog
MOTOMAMA Posts: 2,010
12/3/12 7:27 P

I don't lie now but I used to totally avoid that subject.

12/3/12 7:11 P

emoticon never

Slow and steady wins the race-tortoise

Never, ever, ever, ever give up-Winston Churchill

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
Fitness Minutes: (24,637)
Posts: 1,913
12/3/12 7:08 P

I used to make myself 10 pounds lighter. I dont any more. emoticon

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 3,030
12/3/12 6:47 P

No one other than a doctor or maybe a small aircfaft pilot has any business asking someone how much they weigh. It's rude and I have no problem telling someone that it is none of their business and they should not be asking such a personal question.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (184,959)
Fitness Minutes: (112,008)
Posts: 32,436
12/3/12 6:08 P

no, what is the point

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

CLAUD1313 SparkPoints: (17,861)
Fitness Minutes: (40,383)
Posts: 432
12/3/12 5:41 P

I have lied to some people or I just avoid the question. I don't see where it's any of their business.

Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we're here, we might as well dance.
JLLOVETT SparkPoints: (13,205)
Fitness Minutes: (6,158)
Posts: 756
12/3/12 5:22 P

With my hair color and weight on my drivers license - if I were ever injured in an auto accident - they would look high and low for me!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

"Faith is saying it's so, before it is so, that is might be so, because God said it was so" Manley Beasley

JLLOVETT SparkPoints: (13,205)
Fitness Minutes: (6,158)
Posts: 756
12/3/12 5:20 P

Really?? emoticon

"Faith is saying it's so, before it is so, that is might be so, because God said it was so" Manley Beasley

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
Posts: 3,293
12/3/12 4:53 P doctors never ask, they actually weigh me. Nobody else really needs to know or has the right to ask. I have two or three people who are very close to me who know, but other than that, it just doesn't come up.

I'm in one of those states where you get a new sticker every few years but keep the same old license for ages. I think that my license is about 15 years old and it says 200. That was probably the truth at the time (or maybe I was just estimating to the nearest round number)and it is *close* to being the truth again.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
12/3/12 3:16 P

No one has ever asked but I wouldn't lie. It is just a number and I don't see the point in saying it is less than it is. I wouldn't lie about my age, height or shoe size either.

MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,182
12/3/12 2:18 P

In reality, it's not a concern to anyone but those who really care about me as an individual; therefore, although I support the previous comment; NO I haven't misled anyone on the question of weight!

LISA_SUMNER08 SparkPoints: (14,165)
Fitness Minutes: (4,464)
Posts: 379
12/3/12 2:00 P

Besides my driver's license I wouldn't talk about it. If someone brought it up I would politely tell them it was none of their business.


The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
- Allard Lowenstein

Reach 180 by 8/1/13
Reach 175 by 10/01/13
Reach 170 by 12/01/13
Reach 165 by 2/1/14
STILLHERE1111 SparkPoints: (5,744)
Fitness Minutes: (5,444)
Posts: 208
12/3/12 1:57 P

Yes, drivers license-- a big lie. With the hope that before it expired it would be true.

Never talk about my weight, and lied to myself by refusing to stand on the scale when I knew the truth was more than I was willing to face.

I'm honest here, but before I found this site I had been dieting and not weighing myself until I thought I could handle the truth.

Denial, not an overweight person's best friend.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Today is the day I succeed.
KARENCRANER Posts: 3,421
12/3/12 1:47 P


GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/3/12 1:17 P

Thank God NY doesn't ask for that...

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.

"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
CATIEBELLE Posts: 6,197
12/3/12 1:15 P

Except for the doctor's office I never give my weight and I have had the same picture and weight on my driver's license because it is good for ten years so I don't lie but just don't give my weight in numbers.

You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.
Scott Sorrell
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:25 NIV

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
12/3/12 1:12 P

I lie on my drivers license. Gov't has enough information. they do not need that too.

I just bypass the discussion or don't share actual numbers. Usually say something like more than i should weigh.

ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,735)
Fitness Minutes: (2,227)
Posts: 1,889
12/3/12 1:08 P

Well, let's just say that I never round-up!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/3/12 12:49 P

I don't lie. I just tell them it is NONE of their business. The only people that really need to know are my doctor and myself(besides the spark community). I do share that info with my mother, because we're both trying to lose weight. I can look intimidating enough that if someone other than my doctor asked me that, they'd quickly apologize.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 12/3/2012 (12:50)
MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.

"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
STODD251 Posts: 716
12/3/12 12:37 P

I always used to lie about my weight. In my mind, I didn't think anyone would ever be able to tell how much I really weighed because I feel like I carry my weight very well. I am technically overweight and have been for most of my adult life, however I don't think I look overweight. Most people would guess I weigh even less than what I used to say I weighed. When I was around 175, I would always claim 155. I'm getting more comfortable about telling people what I weight though. Every person looks differently at the same weight. I look better than some people who are the same height and weight as I am simply because of the amount of muscle I have and how I carry the weight that I do have. I am 170 pounds. I am technically overweight, but I look good and I am proud of that. I am still working on losing some more, but it's mostly so I can honestly say that I weigh 150 or whatever it is I eventually decide on as my goal.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
12/3/12 12:28 P

No worries I always say I am 10 lbs less than I really am!

12/3/12 12:23 P

Back before I started losing weight, I avoided ever talking about it. I would dodge the question, make a joke, or say (honestly) that I wasn't sure because I hadn't weighed myself recently. I only told it when I had to- medical professionals and the like. I was always honest with them, because I didn't want my safety to be in danger.

Last night I was jokingly pushing a guy friend and I said, "I bet I weigh more than you". And he asked me how much I weighed. I hesitated, and ended up saying I weighed 10 pounds less than I do. I almost told the truth, but then decided that it would be the truth soon enough! Turns out we actually weigh the same.

Doctors, fellow sparkers, and people close to you aside- do you lie when people ask you how much you weigh? Did you used to before you started losing weight?

Page: 1 of (1)   1

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
What are the Spark Goodies? 7/30/2014 11:22:20 PM
Middle aged women 6/23/2014 11:20:56 PM
ads in way of adding info 7/14/2014 7:54:44 AM
Having an allergy exclusion in meal plan 11/6/2014 12:41:07 AM
Sparkpeople buddy?? 7/7/2014 11:23:04 AM