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        02-20-2013, 08:23 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MissColors    
    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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    Don't know if this is of any help for an answer, but I was told by a couple doctors who specialize in the weight loss surgeries that a 250 pound athletic muscled football player is totally different than a 250 pound non-active person. That you can not go on size and weight of person to determine if they are 'in shape' or even healthy?

    You have to also take into account a person's activity level and several other things.
         
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        02-21-2013, 08:49 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Yes, you can be fit and "fat" at the same time. I have weighed 200 lbs and was a size 16. I would rollerblade and bike in addition to the farm work I did.
    I would look in to your diet, are you eating a lot of white bread, etc.? I had to cut out white bread and eat more healthy and yes, up my exercise to get down to 150 lbs.
         
        02-21-2013, 08:50 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I am also mostly from English/Welsh descent.
         
        02-21-2013, 09:03 AM
      #14
    Showing
    Cowboys dream said exactly what my Dr. Has told me. I'm not obese (now anyway, I have been though) but am a far cry from thin. I'm 5'6" & currently weigh 162 and wear a sz 11, working to get back to 130ish. She told me that as active as I am I will really have to ramp it up to lose. I eat sensibly and am doing P90x daily and running an hour on the eliptical every other day in addition to the regular physical demands of running a farm & a dozen nags to take care of. I've noticed clothes starting to fit better and I'm super excited that the backs of my arms are tightening up, adios lunch lady arms! I ordered a resistance parachute and plan to start running suicides/wind sprints in the indoor, pretty sure that's going to suck.
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        02-21-2013, 10:06 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
    I am overweight(doctor said i'm close to obese which you wouldn't know to look at me) and I am in decent shape. I can muck out 16 box stalls in 2 hours and not break a sweat and I am insanely obsessive about stalls looking perfect. I can lug water by hand to 10 paddocks through the snow. I can be on my feet running around teaching for hours a day, walk the cross country course 6 times over without being winded, ride 3 horses a day and the list goes on. Yet I have this god awful belly jiggle that makes me never want to sit trot and I look like a beached whale when I sit down.

    Now all that said. I am 3 weeks into doing the Visalus diet. Which is two very yummy home made shakes with a protein powder added every day. They keep me full and help give me energy. I have lost 10lbs on it so far.

    I have no desire to be a size zero but am determined to get down to at least a size 6. My goal is 30 more pounds. Ideally id love 40 more but i'll take 30 lol. I am starting the gym next Friday(when membership kicks in) and will be going every day at lunch as the gym is next door to work.

    I refuse to give up this time. The Visalus is very yummy and very healthy. My doctor was the one who suggested it and its awesome. I am using the GNC version called Promisil. Visalus is $100 a month, Promisil(which has better proteins) is $35 a month. I do half a cup vanilla yogurt, half a cup almond milk and one cup of berries with a scoop of the powder. Blend and drink and its delicious and keeps you feeling satisfied and full. I do one for breakfast and one for lunch then have my supper. If I have the urge to snack I munch on almonds, clemintines or grapes.
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        02-21-2013, 10:11 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    You ladies are definitely more in shape than I am at 5'4" and 130lbs. I am at a desk job all day.
         
        02-21-2013, 10:16 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by aldebono    
    You ladies are definitely more in shape than I am at 5'4" and 130lbs. I am at a desk job all day.
    I am 5'2 and weigh more then you(refuse to disclose the number lol) and I work a desk job all day. So I feel your pain.
         
        02-21-2013, 10:31 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I'm 5' and...well...let's just say between 185 and 200 lbs ;) According to all charts and doctors I am "obese". I used quotations because I LOOK like I'm 150 lbs at the most and you can see/feel my bones in 90% of my body.

    Muscle and bone weighs more than fat according to a scale and that is the number that people go by. I have maybe 30 lbs of fat on me that I want to come off, but if I lose much more than that I don't think I would look right for my body shape and condition.

    I am just starting to learn that for active (horse people/athletes) people...scales really do lie! I can out work and out exercise someone who is an "ideal weight" for their height and go on to do much more afterwards before I break a good sweat or get winded...everyone at work asks me how I have the life I do because they would be asleep 24/7 trying to keep up ;)
         
        02-21-2013, 11:03 AM
      #19
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by NBEventer    
    I refuse to give up this time. The Visalus is very yummy and very healthy. My doctor was the one who suggested it and its awesome. I am using the GNC version called Promisil. Visalus is $100 a month, Promisil(which has better proteins) is $35 a month. I do half a cup vanilla yogurt, half a cup almond milk and one cup of berries with a scoop of the powder. Blend and drink and its delicious and keeps you feeling satisfied and full. I do one for breakfast and one for lunch then have my supper. If I have the urge to snack I munch on almonds, clemintines or grapes.
    I've been looking into Visalus and Sensa because the Dr. Recommended replacing lunch with a shake with doing the p90x to see faster results. Think I'll go to GNC today for the cheaper version, thanks for sharing that NB!
         
        02-21-2013, 11:12 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    Pshh...guys don't like skinny girls who cares?! My significant other prefers me at 140 rather than when I was 115-skin and bone-
         

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