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Yes I never had to worry with my weight until I hit 40's and started sitting behind a desk. Technology really is not good for our weight. I used to walk around now you send an email.

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Yup.. for most of my life was thin. I am currently about 15 -20 lbs over where I ought to be, so overall, not doing too bad!


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Yes, I have been really thin for most of my life. I started gaining weight about 6 years ago and now weigh more than I ever have, even during pregnancy. It is difficult to figure out what and how much I can and cannot eat, since I have always been able to eat anything I wanted to. A few life crisis, some hormonal changes, and a lot less time to exercise have taken a toll.



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I think it is way harder psychologically dealing with weight issues if you have been thin for most of your life. The shame of becoming fat can be debilitating. I isolated myself and avoided people who knew me before. When you have been thin for of your life and then balloon into morbid obesity after 40, it is hard to wrap your head around it. It is still a daily struggle for me.



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Yes, I was a beanpole. Was thin even into my 30's and after having my children. It all went south at about 45.....



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yes and I ate like I would never eat again...it caught up to me just like they said it would.



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definitely - my grandma was always trying to get me to eat more

My issues started after having children late (30's) and now my metabolism is seriously askew!

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~C. Malesherbes~

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Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)





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Yes, I was tiny as a child. No weight problems until after I had my daughter 20 years ago.



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No, I was never thin.



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Nope, have always fought the battle of the bulge.



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Doctor always got on my Mother's case because I was extremely under weight. emoticon



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I was extremely thin even after my kids were born. Started gaining weight in my 40's and I've let it get way out of hand.



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yes i was



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No, just of normal weight.


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Extremely underweight until the birth of my first child. Thyroid burned out, postpartum depression and my metabolism swung wildly to the other side. It's been a constant battle since. But I'm determined to beat it. Despite the weight, I've been good about staying active.



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I was thin up until I hit middle age. Now i'm heavier and trying to get back to my 'thinner' adult self.

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I was always thin even after five children this menopausal weight gain is so hard to get rid of, is very discouraging



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Yes - slender - "normal"

Mary

PS To my old SP friends - It's been a very rough journey... My beloved, healthy, athletic, tall, dark and handsome husband died in August 2012 from a very aggressive cancer... In the many months caring for him I was stressed and didn't "care" anymore, and put back on 30 pounds I had just finished losing... And then I gained even more...

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Yes indeed, but then, we were outside and moving all the time



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My Doctor always got on my case because I was extremely underweight. At the age of 21 years old I weighted 98 pounds. After giving birth I managed to gain 10 pounds= total weight 108 .

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yes. I was very skinny as a child. I put the most of my weight on when I started taking antidepresents and after having my last 2 kids then my hysterectomy. I can not seem to get the weight off



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I was thin as a child and teenager. I am tall and I was always described as "big" instead of using tall. I was taller than all the boys and girls in my school so I stood out. I guess somewhere along the way I believed I was "big" and fulfilled this description. I look back at my weight and wish I was at that weight, it was great. Funny how little words stay with a person.



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Only as a newborn! emoticon

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I was not thin but my weight was within guideline for my age and body type. Even though I saw myself as fat I can look back and see that I was a normal sized - not big- person.



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Normal weight until back to back pregnancies in my late thirties.

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Yes! Thin all of my life until my late 40's. Hey, I'm gonna deal with this issue now, here at SP.

I have already seen some results. Slow, but change is happening. emoticon



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Yes I was skinny and underweight for years. Ate constantly thru college until an auto accident threw my adrenal system out of whack. My metabolism never recovered and the weight has slowly been gained over the years.

Oh sure I lost weight going to WW and maintained for a while. Can't be as active now & have a bad knee plus who wants to go to PT 3x a wk just to work out right after being in the office all day? Not me - and I have other things to do many evenings. And I did become an excellent cook plus the hubby likes to take us out to eat so that hasn't helped. Sitting around watching sports on TV.

Still I'm trying. Going back to the orthopedic doctor to see what else can be done short of knee replacement surgery - maybe a knee brace to help me walk? Meantime if you see marsupial limping around it just might be me :-)

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Yes I was always average weighing 130 when I got married. Pregnancy, double knee replacement, and both hips replaced I now find myself at 260. I just joined Spark People and trying to work my way around. At 70 I just want to feel better and possibly walk without my cane. Could spend all day just reading on this site. Thank you.



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I was a normal weight for my age and size. However, my mom kept comparing me to my Grandma Mac. She weighed 350 pounds. In spite of the facts I heard my mom's voice and started to gain weight when I was "out on my own " in my first job. I took my 5 ft 2 inch frame up to 270 pounds before I lost 85 pounds from 1990 to 1992. 15 years later I am struggling to get rid of the 25 pounds I gained back. My mantra: One day at a time.



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I was on the heavy end of normal

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Yes, because my mother made us eat ONLY at meal time and we had to sit at the table and she dished out our food so we had healthy portions. We never took food into the rest of our spotless clean house, nor did we eat between meals. We never ate 'junk food" except at a picnic where we got burgers and fries or a soda.
In high school I was 5'4" and 114# and when I got married I was 118# at age 19 I was just a normal weight.



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I was chubby.



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Remember kids clothes labelled "husky"? I wore that size as a little girl. I always thought I was huge and fat and ugly, well you know the drill. I look back on pictures of myself as a child and I was not fat or large or even big for my age, I just wasn't one of those tiny kids. I think my weight issues started then because I was always being told I was "husky" and I didn't fit into normal sized clothes, so obviously I had to make the outside and insides match. I regret that I listened to other voices instead of my own and loved myself when I was a normal weight. I don't think I would have allowed myself to get fat as an adult. In truth though I started really gaining weight with the birth of my 5 children. Now my goal is to return to the weight I was before I started having kids - not fat, but just right.




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scrawny!!

LIVE FOR EACH MOMENT...
TODAY well lived makes every YESTERDAY a memory of happiness and every TOMORROW a vision of hope!!

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yes, I was very athletic. I was a gymnast for 10 yrs. My weight became a problem for me when I started having children.



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yes up till 5



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Yes, until the age of 35

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yes

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be significant.
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Yes. I tried to give blood while in college and was told that I needed it more than they did because of my size. Work took care of the low weight thing. Every promotion added at least 10 lbs until I'm working to lose the gains now that I'm retired.


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