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I measure my weight ...

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Never
  1149 votes / 6%
Rarely (doctor visits, trips to space)
  4977 votes / 28%
Occasionally (every few months)
  3720 votes / 21%
Every few weeks
  2125 votes / 12%
About once a week
  2376 votes / 13%
Every day or close to it
  2610 votes / 15%
I have moved to the scale to answer this
  239 votes / 1%
17196 total votes.
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I measure my weight ...

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  • by spaceyhackerlady (462530) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @02:40PM (#42350639)

    I was anorexically skinny in my teens, but gained a bit of weight (related to other life changes) and was comfortable in my 20s and 30s. My weight crept up on me in my 40s, and I was in a constant state of denial about it. No. I'm not fat. Who, me?

    Then I decided to look in to a long-standing dream of mine and learn to fly. I got as far as the left seat of a 172 and couldn't get the seatbelt around me. Hell, I could only just barely close the door. I was crushed, but motivated. I did something about it...

    I've lost a total of 160 pounds. Once again I'm skinny. Not as skinny as I was when I was 17, but nicely long and lean. I like it. No. I fucking love it. As part of my weight maintenance I weigh myself every Sunday morning. And I've beaten the odds: 90% of people who lose weight gain it back within a year. I'm coming up on two years. I hope to maintain my weight the rest of my life.

    BTW: I passed my flight test last May. Flying is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. :-)

    ...laura

  • by AliasMarlowe (1042386) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @03:17PM (#42351255) Journal

    I was anorexically skinny in my teens, but gained a bit of weight (related to other life changes) and was comfortable in my 20s and 30s. My weight crept up on me in my 40s, and I was in a constant state of denial about it. No. I'm not fat. Who, me?

    My life story is similar, in that I ate like a pig in my 20s and 30s while staying skinny as a rake (75kg or thereabouts). After 40, however, something appeared to change in my metabolism or lifestyle, and I started adding weight without notably changing my diet. When it reached 100kg, I decided to turn it around, and now it's down to 85kg and I still plan on dropping it a little. Although I get a fair amount of exercise, the weight loss is not through exercise - it's just by eating less. I strongly suspect you don't lose much weight just by exercise alone (although it may give you a better fat/muscle ratio). My meals are slightly smaller, there's no snacking between meals (other than a carrot or similar), and I occasionally skip a meal without padding other meals. The take-away message is to eat less.

  • Re:no subject (Score:3, Insightful)

    by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Friday December 21, 2012 @06:01PM (#42364543) Homepage Journal

    The problem is it only takes one accident and your dead. Perhaps very strict laws enforcing bike lanes equivalent to DUI for each infraction. I'm fortunate to be able to get about half way to work on residential streets and the second half is all one street so no turning issues on my end just have to make sure if I stop at a light I'm far enough back that idiots that don't look and decide to do a right turn don't cream me.

    Sounds to me like you're the idiot, if you think every other driver should be watching your ass for you, when you pull up along side their cars.

    Where I live, there are bike lanes (that my fuel and auto sales taxes paid for, youareverywelcome), and riding outside of them or cutting lanes is very much illegal.


    Cyclists in general I don't have beef with, but the ones who bitch and moan about how the automobile owners who pay for the construction and maintenance of the roads don't acquiesce to their every demand, while they themselves completely ignore the law, just piss me right off.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

 



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