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It's all relative

Monday, May 06, 2013

So, I've lost a good eight pounds. At my weight I'm still heavy, but I feel thinner already and that feels good. But, when I was gaining and hit my current weight, I felt fatter. There isn't any objective sensation of what is feels to weight 244 pounds at all.

I do feel stiff though, not that I've ever been very flexible. That too is probably relative. I've yet to start using the exercise tapes but will start tomorrow. The good thing about my mindset is that I do know what it is like to be a normal weight and I do know from experience how my body responds to training. It is possible to gain flexibility over time, build stamina, shed inches etc. It just a matter of perseverance and patience.

I feel really bad for people with body dysmorphic disorder or anorexia or people who just get really depressed and feel hopeless about their weight. BDD affects something like 1-2% of the population. Being fat isn't the worst thing in the world especially if one enjoys food. It might not be the best thing in the world either but some perspective is in order too. I just wish everyone could be happy.
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SBGETFIT 5/9/2013 10:29AM

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CAPECODBABE 5/7/2013 7:57AM

    Being happy is the best!

And being fat doesn't have to be forever.

Everyday you make healthy choices you are losing a little part of you and a thinner (more flexible) person is arriving! emoticon

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 5/7/2013 12:45AM

    Good Job!
I also have flexibility issues that I am trying to work on. I was told that my lower back pain is because my hamstrings are tight, so I am really trying to stretch more and it seems to be helping...but I have a long way to go. I have tried Pilates, but it is very difficult for me and that is also something I'd like to work up to. Right now I really need to shed the pounds, so my fat doesn't get in the way when I try the Pilates again! LOL!
I agree with you about perspective, and wish happiness for all of us as well.
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IAMBIZI 5/7/2013 12:01AM

    congratulations on the 8 pounds. remember one pound equals 4 sticks of butter! emoticon

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