My Mom, her Mom and her Mom are all 5'2" and overweight. My mom was very active when she was young until she contracted mononucliouses and then had terrible cramps from her periods and caffeine. This is where she gained her weight. She increased her weight issues by fasting several times for long periods of time. Her Mom (my grandma) was very active for most of her life. She lived on a farm in Pennsylvania with her family growing potatoes and raising pigs. She told me several stories during that time that gives me the impression that she was a rather muscular person and probably gained her weight when her activity levels dropeed due to injuries and various operations. I took the time to find all of this out so I could prevent the weight gain early on. I'm not even close to being as heavy as my Mom, however, I have had to really change a fair amount lately due to a change in work, sleeping habits and metabolism.
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My parents did not become overweight until they were elderly. My bro was a chubby little dude until his teen years, (he is 13 yrs younger than me) then he went on to become a skinny professional mountain bike racer!
current weight: 184.3
Fitness Minutes: (5,740) Posts: 7,320 10/28/08 10:58 A
My dad side of the family is the one with overweight people. Some more than others. My cousins on that side are huge. Maybe pushing like close to mid 300 to 400. My brother is all muscle and my sister is right about where she should be. My son is a little skinny thing compared to me and my wife. But hope to change that soon.
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current weight: 327.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,641) Posts: 6,300 10/28/08 10:58 A
Both of my parents are over weight. My mother not so much as m father and I. My sister had a BPD/DS and has lost her weight but the surgery almost killed her and her health has not been good since that time. I don't have children of my own but my nephew does not have a weight problem. Genetically, he isn't related as my brother is adopted and he and my nephew are both tall and slender. My sister has three girls. The middle one started gaining weight but decided to loose it and she started watching her eating and playing soccor and looks great now. The youngest has always been a big girl. She does exercise, goes to Curves, etc., I just think she will always be more like me and be on the bigger side.
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Is there a cycle of obesity that runs in your family..Particularly your parents, you and then your children..Or were you the odd man out
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