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    02-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Is it possible

So this is going to sound nuts but..

Is it possible to be fat and still kinda in shape?

It kinda sucks. I work on a farm so doing farm work is no problem. I can bike 10 miles and barely break a sweat. I don't want to be a size 6 but I wouldn't mind being a size 12. :/

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    02-11-2013, 01:36 PM
How fat? Are you solid, or jiggly? If you're solid, a lot of that is muscle underneath whatever fat you're carrying.
    02-11-2013, 01:44 PM
My stomach has some jiggly but mostly everything is solid. Legs are solid til you get to meh rump. I wish this stomach jiggly would go.

I'm doin alright compared to my family's genetic disposition of being more on the obese side. 50%german 25% English 25% Irish in where my ancestors came from. My moms side were share croppers and my dads side comes from royalty and horse folk.

It just is annoying some times
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    02-11-2013, 01:47 PM
I'm in the same boat, except my ancestry is 25% Irish, 25% German, 25% British, and 25% Czech. So yeah, peasant plumpness runs in my family too!
    02-11-2013, 01:48 PM
It just doesn't make sense to me how we can work so hard and weigh so much. Lol.
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    02-11-2013, 01:49 PM
When I was younger, fat an active, I could outwork any of my skinny-minny friends. Remember, it's like for them carrying around a ?lb backpack (fill in the # of lbs. You are overweight) all day long.

I used to play badminton with these tiny Chinese girls. I held my own, while carrying a 50 lb backpack of fat. However, I have t admit that now, this is coming back to roost in the form of trashed out knees.
You cannot escape the toll of obestiy.
    02-11-2013, 01:49 PM
Eh, I also have mentalpause going against me too! My metabolism was never the highest, but now that I'm older I think it's come to a dead stop!
    02-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Oh I know that. 20 with arthritis. :/
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    02-13-2013, 08:05 PM
One of my doctors once told me that if you want to lose weight you need to up your exercise (past your usual routine). It could be your body is so used to your routine, so if you wanted to lose weight then you would need to try something different. And basically even if you have a very physical job, you can't count it towards your exercise.

Do you break a sweat walking/jogging through the sand? Or climbing multiple staircases?

Your body might just need a break in routine to get slimmer and break a sweat.
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    02-14-2013, 05:09 AM
I believe that yes, you can be obese and fit. I can keep up with the average person even though I am usually twice their weight.

You definitely sound like you're in the same boat as me. I'm 260lbs with jiggly arms (I call them 'turkey wings'), a half solid half jiggly belly, jiggly thighs and rock solid lower legs. We're also the same in the fact that we don't want to be tiny, just smaller. My goal weight is 170lbs, even though according to society I'd still be overweight by 15 lbs.

Try throwing a bit of extra exercise into your days, a sort that you wouldn't usually do. I've done that lately, and already lost almost 4lbs in like, a week!

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