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    There's alot of people out there losing weight

    Kate Winslet, never heavy to begin with imo, is down to 130 pounds. Catharine Mannheim of The Practice has lost alot of weight. My own cousin is down to a size 10. She was a size 16 last summer. Her mom has lost about 30 pounds. Both of them go to Curves.

    A former high school classmate who used to be overweight has recently lost alot of weight through exercise. I didn't recognize her with her slimmed down figure and longer hair.

    I'm starting to feel bad about my chunky body. And I walk everywhere since I don't have a car.

    When should someone see a doctor if they have been exercising and eating sensibly but have barely lost any weight?

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    Hi Johar!

    I'm a "loser" myself and also have a close cousin who has been overweight her whole life who is completely transformed. My cousin has been eating low carb and going to Curves. I lost my weight by eating low carb and do best when I'm exercising (ala Body for Life, which is relatively short in time but long on intensity).

    I do best maintaining my "loser" status by sticking to whole, real foods. Mostly a very wide variety of meats / seafoods and more veggies than I've ever consumed in my life. I can only speak from my personal experience, but would be happy to answer questions about what I've learned and done if you have any.

    DG

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    It's weird--my brother, dad and sister are very thin but I'm overweight. My mom was until she hurt her knees and feet, making her unable to do weight bearing activities.

    Somebody suggested I got a "weight gene" from a sister to my grandma who was quite overweight in the 1930s, when few people were overweight.

    My sister had no hips when she was alive and I have unusually big hips.

    Damn genes!

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    LOL on those genes...

    Hi Johar. I have a "mixed bag" of genes in my family too. I was thin as a bean pole growing up, as was my youngest brother. My middle brother has battled weight much longer. My Dad is a bean pole but my Mom fights the Battle of the Butt.

    I have done a lot of research just for myself on the whole issue of weight. I ended up low carbing because I came to believe my system has limited ability to process highly carb laden foods. It's worked for me. It's worked for others I know. Yes, it's really hard to give up sweets and salty snacks. Salty snacks especially call my name the loudest LOL!

    There are TONS of good veggie recipes out there that help me not miss my baked potato at all. I'm happy to share if you are interested!

    Best Wishes,
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    There you are Doggygirl.........good to have you back. I have a magnet on my fridge that says...."I keep trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me"......that's the story of my life. I am into "weight training" and enjoy that more than aerobics........42

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    My husband recently started a nearly-zero-sugar and low-carb diet, along with plain old eating less of everything, drinking more water and he's trying to increase his activity outside of his somewhat physical job. He's down about 30 lbs. As a side affect, I'm down about 10 lbs. Hubby had to go on the diet because his cholesterol and sugar counts were too high.
    As for seeing a doctor about weight loss....I'd just say if you're concerned or frustrated enough, go ahead and consult an MD.
    I just heard on tv today that because of the lifestyles of today's families and the way kids eat so much fast food and sit in front of computers and tv's, that for the first time in many, many years, today's kids have a lesser life expectancy than those in past years. Mainly because of obesity which is causing other problems such as heart disease and diabetes at younger ages.

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    Yup, there are a lot of people losing weight, and I'm not one of them. I just found out my nephew is getting married in April and there is NO WAY I want to show up 30 lbs. overweight. I don't want my husband's entire family, many of whom have never even met me, to see or meet me looking so plump. I'm already depressed about it. I can easily lose 10 lbs. (pick a diet--I've done it) but I always put it back on and then some. I realize that I simply lack the discipline and self control to go the distance, and I am truly depressed about it. I don't crave sweets at all or salt--just bread & pasta. I feel like it's totally hopeless at this point. Sigh. :( :o

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    Johar:

    "The battle of the bulge" is no fun for anyone. I am the weight I should be for my height, but always feel fat. The ideal weight for me is 105 lbs and I am always striving to attain it. Of course, now that I am "over the hill" unless I get a trainer to whip me into shape, that is not going to happen! I mostly need to tone up and get back into some regular exercize.

    It's always good to get a check up before going on any weight loss plan or exercize program. Not a bad idea to consult your Dr. Avoid fad diets as well. The best diet or eating plan to follow is the diabetic diet. It's is balanced and nutrionally sound. It's better to lose weight slowly. Then the weight stays off.

    All the best.

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    I guess what I'm feeling is that at family gatherings I will be the only one overweight since my cousin and her mom have dropped alot. Now it's just me. My weight is all in my abdomen. Thighs and butt are ok, but need alot of toning.

    And while I hear how alot of Americans are packing on the weight, many of them are also losing it and keeping it off.

    Also, my friend from home and her daughter have lost alot of weight, too. They also go to curves.

    This weight in my abdomen looks weird, like I am pregnant or very bloated. Even when I was underweight in college I had a bloated-looking abdomen!

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    Johar, that sounds like something that exercsie oor even liposuction could really help with. If it was a problem area when you were underweight weight loss is not going to help. Li[posuction is aimed at those areas that don't budge with weight loss or exercise. Good luck1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater
    Johar:

    "The battle of the bulge" is no fun for anyone. I am the weight I should be for my height, but always feel fat. The ideal weight for me is 105 lbs and I am always striving to attain it. Of course, now that I am "over the hill" unless I get a trainer to whip me into shape, that is not going to happen! I mostly need to tone up and get back into some regular exercize.
    Just out of curiosity, how tall are you Ladskater?

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    I dare ya.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm
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    This will be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzy
    Just out of curiosity, how tall are you Ladskater?
    I am 5" 1" and short waisted. So really have to watch those pounds or I can look like a little "five by five" as my mom calls it.

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    Today 24 but that is ONLY bcause it is the end of summer. By New Years it always goes up some thanks to pasta, rice, and bread (OK and butter)and it will be back to the Zone . Lad I'm short waisted too but with long legs. Every extra pound seems to go right to the area betwee hips and waist.

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