I know how it feels.To walk into a store and you see that cute dress or pants but you know you can't fit into it. So you put down your head and you walk to the plus size and all you see is big shirts with flower or cow print on them huh? It SUCKS! I'm only 23 going on 24 years old. I should be in mini skirts or daisy dukes. I want to look like Jennifer Lopez or at least thin like her. First of all I'm short so that don't help. I use to be a size 7 the biggest I was, was 120 pounds. But every since I had a problem with headaches I went to the Dr. and I found out I have a Pseudotumor and it causes alot of weight gain. It really sucks to be fat people think that you just sit at home and eat chips all day. My husband eats more then me and he don't gain a pound.I eat an apple and I gain two ha ha!
I really need to lose it and like most people I've tried all the diets. Can any one help me? <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/round.gif">
I totally understand what you mean. I am 21 yrs old and have lost 50 lbs since having my daughter but I cant seem to get the rest off. I lost the weight taking hydroxycut but it doesnt work anymore. I exercise and everything. Before I got pregnant I weighed about 130 lbs.. after pregnancy 223 and now Im at 175. I have never felt so unattractive in my life. I think we do need a " Fat Girls Club" or something so that we can support each other and ofcourse when one of us finds a "magic pill" we can all take it!!!
Let the Fat Girls Club be here! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif">
We can all support one another!
When I was Pregnant I was so sick and I lost like 20-25 pounds instead of gaining. I looked better when I was PG (sad but true). I hate it. I have this friend who's so pretty and she has like the perfect body and she has cute outfits when we are together all the guys look at her and talk to her and I'm like chop liver. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/tongue.gif">
I love to hang out with her but I hate it it's bitter sweet because I feel so fat and ugly around her. I wish I could walk in to a store with a bunch of bodies hanging on the rack and I could pick out the body I want ha ha ha ! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wow.gif"> My husband says I look ok but I feel like a PIG. I guess it feels better when you talk to others who are going threw the same thing. That's why we need the Fat Girls Club~
Oh CrystalBaca I know exactly what you mean! My cousin is 5'8 125 lbs. and a 36D chest. We'll go out and she will wear tiny tank tops and short shorts and then get [upset] when guys look at her. I want to smack her in the head. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif">
Plus she was in a car accident (she's okay) so she is getting huge checks every birthday so when we go shopping she buys all the little cute clothes that I can't wear. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">
oh well maybe some day.
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Yeah and don't you hate when they tell you "who cares what you look like you have a pretty face", my friend is like "I hate when guys call out to me", or she'll say don't you hate when guys stair at you. It bugs me. And of course you know they like it. I did when I was alot smaller. It's like you have to make yourself feel good. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I Love my friend but sometimes she makes me feel like .
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Hello all. I am a Male who has struggled with weight. Guys also have it bad too. I am trying xenadrine efx. Its not doing anything for me so far. I am 5'10 and about 270. My wife wants me to lose weight so I can be around for a while, because there is a history of heart attack in my family. I have to lose at least 100 pounds to get down to a healthy weight. Don't leave me out, guys should be able to be in your club too...
i so agree with all of yalls posts. i am 26 years old and weigh about 215 to 225. as you can tell i haven't been on a scale in a while. i hate watching the numbers rise. i too used to be thin, until one day i just woke up and started getting fat. still don't know what caused it. in the beginning i thought i was pregnant, so i got tested 10 times before i realized i wasn't. i always joke with my mom that this is the longest pregnancy in history, but deep down i feel like total, utter, crap. i hate seeing those cute clothes for thin people, then i go to my size and it looks like someone took a shower curtain or a blanket and made an outfit. there is absolutely nothing "cute" for people my size, and that sucks. fat people want to look good too. i feel this way, i need cute clothes more than thin people. they already have their body going for them, i need all the help i can get. if you are lucky to find a really nice outfit the dag thing cost a hundred dollars or more. it sucks, i want so bad to have my old body back. i've had people "moo" at me when i've walked past them, guys look at me and laugh, girls look at me and talk crap. its a litteral hell being big. no understanding, no compassion.... nothing but insults and stares. i hate being fat. i weigh more now than i ever did when i was pregnant. and all those "perfect" women on tv, they don't help matters any. i have thin friends too, and when i used to go out with the mthey'd wear their cute little outfits and look so good, and guys would gawk. i quit going out with them, i couldn't handle how i felt when we were out together. i actually had one guy ask my friend who the "big" person was. hurt my feelings pretty bad, so i stopped going out with them. it would be so nice to shop for our body...lol. i do agree with that. well if yall have any room left, i'd love to join the fat girls club. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <p>[This message has been edited by FatAndDepressed (edited 07-21-2002).]
I know! That kind of thing is SO aggravating. I went out with my friends earlier this summer, and it completely ruined my motivation for weeks. Seeing all the stick-figure girls in halter tops... And some guy was rude enough to yell, "Look at all the fat girls. What is this place coming to?" I mean, he might have been an ugly, drunk redneck, but it still hurt a lot. I haven't been out since. But that's ok. Alcohol isn't good for the diet anyway.
"Live right now and just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else."
-Jimmy Eat World
Probably the one good thing that can come out of this is you learn to appreciate the people who treat you with respect even more. For every guy or girl who makes a comment about you, there's someone else out there who doesn't. It's bad enough we live in a world where too much importance is attached to a person's looks. That's why it feels good when you meet someone who's learned to look past it or at the very least has enough common sense not to voice their opinions too freely. I have more respect for the person who treated me like dirt before and after I lost weight than for the person who was suddenly more friendly with me after I got thinner. I'm sure we all judge people on looks to some extent, but I also think most of us have grown up and learned to look beyond such things. The sad thing is a lot of people haven't, which just makes the ones who have grown up all the more special. I've learned to look for these people and have become more adept at weeding out the shallow ones out there who don't know the meaning of subtlety.
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<B>Hello all. I am a Male who has struggled with weight. Guys also have it bad too. I am trying xenadrine efx. Its not doing anything for me so far. I am 5'10 and about 270. My wife wants me to lose weight so I can be around for a while, because there is a history of heart attack in my family. I have to lose at least 100 pounds to get down to a healthy weight. Don't leave me out, guys should be able to be in your club too...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I hear ya on that.,although I never struggled with my weight (I never really tried to get in shape so I never went through the whole yo-yo effect) I just let myself get overweight gradually.,I reached 285lbs and sat there for a long time (I am 5'10 29yrs old).,one day I was picking up my wife at work (Cardiologists office ) and decided to get on a scale to check myself out.,The scale maxxed out at 300lbs and thats what I set it for.,I would get on it and work my way down.,but when I stepped up, It didn't budge.,not one bit! My jaw dropped.,The doctor came over and said he had another scale that was over 300lbs to see what I weighed.,I said I don't wanna do it as I'm not staying at 300 + lbs for long.,I set my first goal to be 250lbs and as of this past weekend I weighed in at 277lbs.,I felt like a kid again.,I'm taking Xenadrine RFA-1 (didn't notice any difference except it curbed my appetite big time) eating healthy meals and exercising.,.,I totally cut out all the junk food in my life .,My biggest problem by far was my beer drinking.,.,I totally cut it out and am very happy to say I have not one bit of thirst for it!! Water is my new best friend <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> and my biggest fans are my 2 kids (3 and 4yr old) they love exercising with Daddy (it's a big game for them <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> ) So don't feel bad ladies we men go through our own agony with being overweight.,we all just have to stay focused and determined to get where we want to be. Thanks for listening to me ramble.,Good luck to all
ok, listen all you wonderful full figured people. STOP! i know that you feel depressed and jealous of our thin counterparts, but listen to me...it's all about you!! i see so many of you are in your 20's and i was there many moons ago...im 39...and in the same position you are in. i was OBSESSED about my weight. i was the only overweight person in my family...all my friends, cute, petite and wore great clothes. i loved them, but wanted to spit on them, ya know? i spent my entire 20's wishing i was something that im never gonna be. i married at 24 to the most incredible, handsome, kind and generous human being i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. i was obsessed on my wedding day...i looked fat, hell i was and am fat. i was a size 20 when i got married. i was critisized (sp) my whole life by my parents...(not knowing any better...no blame) and brother and sister. they shook their heads alot at me not knowing what to do. they made me feel that there was something wrong with me. in turn, i believed them....hence in insecurties, self doubt, and unhappiness. now, once i got married and left that negative envrionment, my life changed. i lucked out with the guy i married. he was the most positive influence in my life. he wouldn't go an hour without telling me how beautiful i was, how sexy...i couldn't walk by him without him touching me. it took many years of deprogramming on his part. and ya know what??? he's right! im a size 22 and i gotta tell you, i look great and i feel great. please believe me when i say that i still have my moments when i want to be a size 10. i still at times, look for that quick fix. it's not there...it never will be. you guys are wasting so much time hating who you are...please don't think im being condesending...so much i want to gather you all up and hug you. when you hit late 20's and early 30's, you will realize that priorities change. you won't always feel like this. i would love all of you to get a head start though...not wait around for it to happen like it did to me. there are so many great places to get large sized clothing...chandwicks, newport news, jjill, lands end...every taste and style is out there. im 39 years old now...240 and when i walk into a room, i command it, ya know? i have guys flirt with me...it's an attitude thing. you have to believe in yourself before anyone else can. go to positive sites online. there are so many...they will make you feel good about the person you are at any size. there should be a fat girls club...all about how great we are and that our thin sisters and brothers have nothing...and i mean nothing over us.
Can I join in I need a fat girls club.. I know exactly what thats like I ws a 6/8 and staying...then I had kids and was up to 230 and had finally gotten back down to 122lbs only to get the depo shot and literally SHOOT up to 200 lbs in no time flat and I also found out I have a thyroid problem....*sigh* now I am 158 but short.... I met a man who broke off our very serious and intense relationship a month or so ago when I reached 200 lbs because he said he didn't love me anymore and needed to see me the way he fell in love with me *crap* lol which is in part why I have lost so much weight so fast... I was really in love.... I was sick over it..literally... Ive lost it in about a month and a 1/2 but as of now I am eating more and not gaining....I went shopping when I was 230 and what not and all they had in the plus size was ugly stuff that never fit right... its like they think all of us are big and TALL too. it must be a man who designs that stuff or a very slim woman who thinks were somehow different. Oh well..heres to losing!
Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
Hi all--I totally agree will MOST of what everyone is saying!!!! It is a waste of time to feel depressed over your weight!!! I am about 160 at 5'4"---my goal is to lose 20 lbs!! I have needed to lose this last 20 forever---- but i have motivated myself----the only person or reason you can lose weight is for yourself! And you also need to accept yourself-- I WANT to lose weight--but the world is not gonna end if i don't--I want to BECAUSE I want to be healthy and LOOK better--- I've been up there--i was close to 200 at 1 point!! BUT WE CAN DO IT--so if this is the fat girls club sigh me up!!!!! hehe!!!!
I'm with u fatanddepressed, the club idea sounded good. I forget who mentioned it in an earlier post but I have a friend that is soooo pretty and sooo perfect she gets all the men to look at her and I get jack. I am involved with someone but it would be nice to have someone at least look at me. Recently I've been going out with another friend that I think is cute but I know I am prettier then and she still get all the looks and I get diddly. Being fat just sucks. I know i'm pretty and ive been told over and over how im so easy to talk to, but the guys cant get past the weight. So I not only lose the attention to my incredibly pretty friend I lose them to all my friend cause I'm not thin. OK sorry I had to vent, thx for listening!!!!!!
I agree with everybody, we do need a fat girls club. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I've just recently started trying to lose my weight that I've put on in the past year and a half. I'm now at 210 and was at 149 after my first pregnancy. I got pregnant again 3 months later and lost it at 5 months but the weight stayed and just kept increasing until now. I don't have much support from my husband and my son is only 2 so he can't support me much more than by getting me to play with him outside. Basically my whole family is overweight so I know its in the genes but I know I can get rid of it in time. Also I've started taking Trimlife and it actually has helped me out with energy and appetite surpressing, I lost 5 pounds in like 2 weeks with just walking for exercise but I unfortuantly lost my motivation and gained it back <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> So I'm now starting all over again. I'm also taking meds for depression and hypothyroidism so that doesn't help much with losing weight either. Well if anybody wants to join up with me and help motivate each other in our journey through weight problems let me know. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/idea.gif">
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Hey JenIker... does the hydroxycut really work... all i want to loose is 10 to 15 lbs... what did you do? I am goin to buy it soon... please let me know if it's worth buying or if there is something else out there. Oh and why didn't it work anymore for you?
well, i think i have the worst one. im only 15 and im already 170 lbs. and im not pregnant! lol. i have a lot of muscle but its not all muscle unfortunately. i have ugly stretch marks and im getting a double chin! im too young to be fat already! my friends r all thin and pretty and trade clothes and everything and i justsit there lookin like crap. my bff brit is gorgeous and so outgoing and all the guys stare at her and i just stand there. i have never been thin and whenever i tell my friends im going on a diet they all say "oh u look great tho and ur cute!" but i dont care i need to do this for myself! and instead of ppl saying i look good the way i am i need someone to see me and tell me the truth, then maybe i'll get my butt in gear! im in a juniors large right now and i cant wear any of the cute lil stratch stuff cuz all it does is cling to my imperfections so ihave to get all this cotton t-shirts and stuff and i hate it! i wanna at least be cute when im young! the only people that ever like me r short little mexicans and for once id like to get a white person! im not racist at all tho. really im not. i just prefer white ppl over others, im more attracted to whites. but anyhoo, back to my prob....i really need some encouragement. thx all