Were you obese/really overweight?

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Were you obese/really overweight?

#1 Postby IronMum » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:05 pm

Hi, just wondering how many people here have been obese/very overweight?

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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#2 Postby VeganEssentials » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:20 pm

I can definitely be included in this. I had a major growth spurt early on, but seemed to get as wide as I did tall (in 4th grade, I was about 8" taller than most kids in my class but also around 50-100 lbs. heavier than most of them as well). Had lots of weight fluctuations through my teenage years - I'd be in the low 200s most times during the summer from going skateboarding for 4-8 hours/day, then during the winter I'd get back to 250-275 lbs. from not being as active and eating junk food all day and night. Not good on the body to shift 100 lbs. over the course of a year, but I did it for the greater part of a decade.

Didn't see a number under 200 on the scale until I started lifting when I was 21 or 22, that was short-lived because a few years later I'd get hooked on strongman and got chubby all over again in the name of strength :wink:

Still trying to figure out how to get rid of that last 10 lbs. of crud weight that never seems to go away, but considering what I used to be like, I'll take it and be happy with it for now :)
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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#3 Postby MattSxvx » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:40 pm

Used to be 315 lbs.

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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#4 Postby Synny667 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:12 am

I used to be 270 lbs and i am still clinically overweight....
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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#5 Postby TallCanz » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:54 pm

MattSxvx wrote:Used to be 315 lbs.


This man is the true meaning of determination. Your transformation is absolutely insane!

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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#6 Postby MattSxvx » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:25 am

TallCanz wrote:
MattSxvx wrote:Used to be 315 lbs.


This man is the true meaning of determination. Your transformation is absolutely insane!


Thanks Greg. I remember doing BB Shoulder Presses in your driveway before I had really started working out. Thank you for all your support and really sparking my interest into getting in shape.

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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#7 Postby Cellar Yeti » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:31 pm

As a kid when I was on Prednisone I weighed 200lbs at 5'3.
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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#8 Postby m.lee » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:13 pm

I'm still overweight. I have never been obese though. But I have been pregnant twice. :)

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Re: Were you obese/really overweight?

#9 Postby blabbate » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:56 am

Yup, I was 295 at 6'2" back in 2007. Went vegan, lost a little over 100 lbs in a little over a year, and never gained it back.
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