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Old 01-20-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Is Your Partner Overweight?

This topic might get a little touchy, but in general - I'm just curious to find out how many 3FCers have an overweight boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife.

I'll start out - my boyfriend is taller than me, lanky and can eat 6000 calories a day without gaining an ounce

So - Is your partner overweight?

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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My husband is 6'2" -- He and I have done this weight loss thing together, and we have both lost 50 pounds. He is now around 215 -- which, according to his BMI says he's still overweight, but he is built very broad shouldered with lots of natural lean muscle mass so I would say he is not currently overweight (His body fat percentage is around 19% right now.)...he looks pretty amazing actually. He, however, has caught the weight loss bug so he is intending to take off another 15 to 20 pounds. He already weighs less than he did when we started dating when we were both 19...19 years ago. Holy crap! That is half our lives together...and I still like him an awful lot.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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My DH is 6' and 49 yrs old, he has never had a weight problem in all his life. He has never dieted and he can eat anything he wants.

He also never has breakfast....grrr!
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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My husband hasn't varied by more than 5 pounds the entire time I've known him. Perfectly average weight and no trouble keeping it there. He's the kind of person who will leave one bite of dinner on the plate because he's full and can't finish it. Who can't force in one more bite or a single french fry??? It wouldn't even occur to me to leave just one bite behind, which pretty much explains why I've been morbidly obese and why he can't even conceive of it.

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:22 PM   #5
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My husband is also fat. Since I began making diet changes last year and asked him to make changes too, we have each lost about 55 pounds. We are now both around the weight we were when we met, which is pretty cool; but it's going to be even neater to see him at a lower weight and I have a lot of excitement for him to see ME becoming more slender, too. Basically he was fat due to the same issues I have, which is overeating of simple carbs and insulin resistance, so fixing my problem has largely fixed his problem too.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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My husband is skinny. When we first started dating, I weighed twice his weight.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:35 PM   #7
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My bf is a bit overweight. Although he does have a LOT of muscle on him too, its mostly a beer belly lol. About a year ago he was making healthy changes but then got distracted and doesn't want to do it any more :/ I still think he's hot though
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:38 PM   #8
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My X is a huge guy. 6'5 and was 270 to 290 most of our marriage. When he went Management, between the lack of physical activity and depression(he hates his job) he really gained. My DD stayed with him this summer and said that his girlfriend also cooks with more sauces and gravies than I did. So, for Xmas this year, I kinda set him up with stuff from my diet plan.

He was way impressed when he saw me having lost weight from the time I dropped her off til I picked her up. Hopefully, it will help him out. Also, he traded jobs with a production supervisor. I think it will help his mood out and give him more activity. It will also put him back on long-change shift. That means he'll get 7 days off every month and should be able to come visit the girls more. That should really help too.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #9
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When DH and I got married 20+ years ago, I outweighed him by 10-15 pounds. I'm now down to where he was back then, but he's gone up about 30 pounds. I still need to lose about 20--he'd be fine to lose 20-25 pounds.

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:51 PM   #10
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My DH works a very physical job and, while his weight varies between winter (heavier) and summer (lighter), he has never been fat.

So the one with the weight issues, me, works an office job. Very sedentary. Great.....

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Old 01-20-2009, 06:20 PM   #11
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My husband is not overweight yet- but he's starting to creep up there. Last time I checked he was 210 lbs, he's 6'2" and you'd think that's not overweight- but he was also always very thin when he was younger, and all the weight has gone to his stomach area- I tell him be careful cuz he doesn't want to struggle with weight loss like I have.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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Hmm...My Bf is overweight, but less so than I am. Actually, I weight about 5 pounds less than him right now (finally less than him...hooray!), and he's 6 feet tall.

A little pudgy, but that's lovable.

Started July 1, 2012 @ 290lbs
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:26 PM   #13
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My boyfriend is actually underweight. He's 6'1 and when I met him, I remember thinking "Holy crap, you're so thin!" Now that I've been with him a couple years, I can't see it (and he tells me he can't see any of my 25 lb weight gain or 15 lb loss). He used to weigh 140-145 (not underweight) and now weighs 135 (underweight). He likes to be skinny but still can eat what he wants. Now that I am scaling back my portions, I can see he does too, which he definitely doesn't need. He says he's trying to put on weight (like 5-10 lbs) but if you ask me, he isn't trying that hard!

When we met, I was 10 lbs heavier than him (and 1 foot shorter), got up to 35 lbs heavier and now thanks to his weight loss am +25 on him. I can't wait to weigh less than him!!

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Old 01-20-2009, 06:34 PM   #14
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My partner and I both started out very heavy, and changed our lifestyles together. When we met, she was lighter than me (prob around 210-220 or so?), then gained to almost my weight (295 at my highest, 285 at hers). We're now about the same...when I'm at my leanest/maintenance weight, I'm maybe 5-10 lbs lighter than she is.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #15
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My husband is also overweight. I have a misplaced guilty conscience because he started gaining when he moved in with me when we were around 20.

However, he also broke his back in a car accident around that time (he's fine now, just can't do anything incredibly jarring) and went from being a collegiate athlete (cross-country and marathon) into sedentary life without changing eating habits. 10 years later it's caught up with him.

However, he's changed most of his eating and is doing some walking. It's kind of like the weight loss pill commercial. He's one of those jerks who stopped drinking soda and dropped 30 lbs like nothing before changing other things. ;>
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