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Old 03-30-2014, 11:15 AM   #46
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<<Well with obesity soaring what you shouldn't find surprising is people finding it hard to not overeat.>>

I did NOT say this! I understand the compulsion to overeat all too well and find it a continual challenge not to overeat -- not because I'm always hungry, but because I love food. What I said was: "I still find it difficult to believe that some people have trouble losing weight despite eating very little." Not despite TRYING to eat very little, but despite ACTUALLY eating very little.

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Old 03-30-2014, 11:44 AM   #47
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I've always been a little chubby, started when I was a child. I will never think of me as a thin person, I'm just not built that way, and I'm fine with that, I don't want to be thin. Just thinner.

Also want to add I don't buy into the reason you are not losing is that your body is in "starvation" mode. If that were the case there would be no such thing as girls dying from anorexia, or people in third world countries with no food who literally die of starvation
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:06 AM   #48
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Exclamation I REALLY Feel like a Skinny Woman Trapped In a Fat Jail Cell Known as My Body

I'm new to this whole thing, and this particular post is what made me sign up. I have ALWAYS been big, for as far back as I remember. I cannot ever remember being small, but was always active. Camping, being at Camp, baseball and softball, horseback riding, swimming and swim team, hiking, playing OUTSIDE (I know, kids these days don't seem to do that...weird), and just riding bikes and what not. I am TRYING my hardest to lose weight...started at the gym and GAINED weight. I thought to myself, what in the world is going on. I literally FEEL like I am a skinny person trapped in this fat body of mine. I truly feel this! Anyone who thinks that this is just a "cop-out" really has NEVER been in my shoes, and if I could share how I feel with others, then what I wrote wouldn't seem so foreign or weird. I'm adventurous, I love being outside, I love photography, and I really love doing things that skinny people can only do. I love White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, High Ropes Courses, and Roller Coasters. I want to Zipline and enjoy taking pictures with my friends when we do stuff. I WANT to SAFELY ride horses again! So this feeling of being trapped in a fat jail cell with the same feeling of not being able to get out is VERY real to me. I read a post and was not happy with someone's response to this thread. I wish I felt like someone else felt just like I do.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:56 PM   #49
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I used to think that way, until I realized that my habits were not that of a thin person at all. I ate a lot, had junk food on a fairly regular basis, had little to no vegetables and salad, ate for pleasure instead of nutrition, didn't exercise. So I guess that's a thought that's kinda worn off for me, really.
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I'm new to this whole thing, and this particular post is what made me sign up. I have ALWAYS been big, for as far back as I remember. I cannot ever remember being small, but was always active. Camping, being at Camp, baseball and softball, horseback riding, swimming and swim team, hiking, playing OUTSIDE (I know, kids these days don't seem to do that...weird), and just riding bikes and what not. I am TRYING my hardest to lose weight...started at the gym and GAINED weight. I thought to myself, what in the world is going on. I literally FEEL like I am a skinny person trapped in this fat body of mine. I truly feel this! Anyone who thinks that this is just a "cop-out" really has NEVER been in my shoes, and if I could share how I feel with others, then what I wrote wouldn't seem so foreign or weird. I'm adventurous, I love being outside, I love photography, and I really love doing things that skinny people can only do. I love White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, High Ropes Courses, and Roller Coasters. I want to Zipline and enjoy taking pictures with my friends when we do stuff. I WANT to SAFELY ride horses again! So this feeling of being trapped in a fat jail cell with the same feeling of not being able to get out is VERY real to me. I read a post and was not happy with someone's response to this thread. I wish I felt like someone else felt just like I do.
I think we will all believe you without the bolding. (It's harder to read.)

It's an old thread, so I wouldn't get too worked up over it. Everyone has their own way of doing things. Those who make a point of passing judgement on others are generally just insecure. Announcing to the world that they're better or smarter is their way of trying to convince themselves. Remember that before taking it to heart.

Most people here are very supportive. If you discuss your issues without getting upset, you'll find others in the same boat.

Things that work for you or are problems for you can change front time to time as you go, too, so it's always helpful to read other people's opinions or struggles. Even if it's not your thing now, who knows - it may be later.

I've never felt like a thin person trapped in a fat body, but I have felt like a big, fat, worthless blob. And now that I see a healthy, thin person coming, I'm having some trouble adjusting to it. Being able to have arms that swing free when I walk makes walking different.

In some respects, it's probably good that weight loss is slow. It gives us time to adjust. Given the choice between easy adjustment and having all the fat gone tomorrow, I'd take the latter! But there are Plusses to the minuses, too.

Welcome to the boards. Hope to hear more from you!

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