I'm overweight because.....

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  1. Demaris

    Demaris Silver Member

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    I'm interested to hear what 'excuses' people would use to explain to themselves as to why they were overweight?

    I know how complex the mind is and how we can make ourselves believe its ok to be overweight, and ignore the health warnings.

    My biggest one was:

    'I've just had a baby' (my eldest is 9!!)

    'I'm big boned'

    'I get it from my family'

    'I don't have time to exercise'

    'I will pig out now because tomorrow I am going on a diet (that never happened)'

    'People should love me the way I am (thats true but what about loving yourself?)'

    'I'm happy being big'

    'My partner loves something to hold onto!'

    'Without people like me there would be no Evans!'

    'My kids love a cuddly mummy'

    :D
     
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    Ro Laren 7st 11lbs down ...

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    Mine is a quotation from Jo Brand:

    'Life is too short to not have a cake'

    I don't actually disagree with her ...
     
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    little*red Don't worry, be happy :)

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    Mines were:
    'i've just had a baby' - ok this is true, i had two children from march 2007-april 2008 but my BMI was obese before i even got pregnant so it wasn't baby weight.

    'Ive always been big' - was chubby even as a little girl but thats because i ate so much rubbish

    'I have a big build' - I actually don't, i'm only 5ft 1" and have a small frame

    'Healthy food is too expensive'- Well it is a little bit more, but how much do you save from not buying so much junk.

    'It's inconvient for family life' - yeah so i have to cook seperate meals for me and hubby but it's worth it.

    There is probably more but those are probably the ones i used most. :)
     
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    I like eating and drinking more than I can burn off!
     
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    My standard one was simply "I can't be a*sed to eat properly."

    When I was growing up my family would attempt to make me feel better about my size by saying I had "big bones" (have you ever seen a fat skeleton?) and it was "genetic." I admit that my grandmother is overweight but she has horrible eating habits too, and hasn't been mobile for the last 20 years because of her arthritis.
     
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    I always say my body is well paid for haha, all that food going in!

    I have always been big (even when I was 9st I thought I was though, oh the days eh!)

    Not enough time to plan ahead

    blah blah......................................
     
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    PurpleButterfly 16lb to go!

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    I didn't know I could be a different size, it was just the way I was from primary school, big.

    Having said that, every time I did lose weight I would start going overboard and eating more because I thought "Great! I can eat more now I've lost some weight". And put it back on. I don't mean I would lose on diets, just from exercise and stuff!

    Oh I used family as an excuse as well. There's big people in my family; then again there's slim people as well!
     
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    PurpleButterfly 16lb to go!

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    Hmmmmm I dunno. My mum has hardly got an ounce of fat on her, definitely not a lump or bump in sight but she still has to take a size 14 top often, because she has quite broad shoulders, though the rest of her is straight down, not a curve in sight.

    And think about athletes, a long distance sprinter probably wouldn't be able to do anything which involved a lot of strength, eg shot putt. Whereas the more muscly stockier weight lifters etc wouldn't be able to be long distance runners. That might be down to fast or slow twitch muscle fibres too, but I think build does play a part.

    I think there is a case for genuinely being of bigger build actually. I might add, that's different to using bigger build as an excuse for your wobbly bits!
     
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    I didnt care about weight for along time, I just enjoyed the food and didnt notice it was creeping on!
     
  11. Sherry2k

    Sherry2k Baby got Back!

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    I'm overweight simply because I love chocolate and I'm greedy! No other reason. I didn't have to fight for food when I was little because of my 47 other siblings (cuz there's only 3 of us). I didn't have a traumatic childhood. I wasn't abused in anyway. Simply I love to eat. I do have a healthy diet as I love fruit 'n veg but I also love junk so it's definately meet in the middle. I just eat too much of everything and probably a normal size portion is too small for me.
    I have a MAN-SIZE appetite, definately.

    My sister (she's a skinny cow! ;)) had a cup of my zero point soup at the weekend and was full halfway through. What's that all about? Why did I get the fat ass 'n she's like a pole? Sucks!!!
     
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    Jim Big Boy

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    I wasn't overweight, I was Big!, and that's what people told me.

    Ha, 12st overweight Big. That's not big, that's morbidly obese.
     
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    I remembered another one ...

    I'm built for comfort not for speed!


    Plus a quote from Red Dwarf:

    'Female? As in soft and squidgy?'
     
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    Plus a quote from Red Dwarf:

    'Female? As in soft and squidgy?



    Aww........lovin' that. :)
     
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    LOL, yes I remember that one. :D
     
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    Purple Hugs Loves weight.. training!

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    I don't have any excuses. Honestly.

    I love puddings and cakes.. and eat the wrong size portion to my size..

    that's it!

    My husband is 'big' ;) and only likes big women.. he'll have to accept me small for better or for worse! ;)

    And as for my daughter.. she moans that she doesn't want me to diet because it means I can't eat with her.. I just remind her that I'll still be eating with her when I'm old n' grey rather than dying of a heart attack.
     
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    :happy096: Made me wanna stand up 'n cheer! Good for you.

    xx
     
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    i love my food far too much and dont like excercise.
    food is my friend and i eat when i'm stressed. also in the past i used to drink far too much-that at least has changed now, tho i do still like a tipple
     
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    my excuses were:

    1) I stopped growing (at age 17 when i went up 2 dress sizes in a year)

    2) I am meant to be curvy

    3) Dark haired women with pale skin out weight on easily (this is a quote from someone - maybe Nigella Lawson? but it sure suited me!)

    4) I love my food

    5) I can never be skinny because of my curves

    It was all a pack of lies. As my mum pointed out to me today i am very small boned and even at the height of 5ft4" i cannot carry off a size 14 - i look big still! Yet my mum looks slim as a size 14 because her bone structure is different.

    I have now gathered the courage to get down to a size 10 rather than believeing that i was a natural size 12-14ish!
     
  21. F.A.R

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    Im overweight for many reasons i shall name a few...

    1) Im lazy
    2) I have far too big portions
    3) i comfort eat
    4) i celebrate with food
    5) i got ill last year and couldnt work for 3 months so piled on more weight
    6) i love food
    7) i love the wrong kind of food
    8) i dont do moderation if i eat 1 biscuit i will no doubt finish the packet an hour later
    9) exercise made me tired thinking about it
    10) I just didnt want to be thin it wasnt important to me i was just lazy.
     
  22. Grrlscout

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    "Hey, I've never had that before... it seems to be something people here eat regularly... wonder if it's any good?"

    or

    "If I don't try that food now, I'll never get a chance to see what it's like, cooked properly"

    I used to travel quite a bit for work, so it was my excuse to overeat. After all, when else would I get a chance to try real, home cooked Hungarian goulash or Moroccan tajine or some other local food?

    When I moved to the UK, the same excuses applied. So many different foods here to try! It was part of my settling in process, part of coping and adapting.

    Trying the food wasn't the sin, mind... it was the second helping that wasn't helping me! ;)
     
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