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Are you obese and overweight?


jen Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 4-Jul-2013 8:11pm  
technically overweight but not obese
posted 4-Jul-2013 8:51pm  
I am overweight, I admit it...painfully. Because I'm a blood type O, I CANNOT eat carbs because of hypothyroidism. When I was 20 years old, 108 lbs., a doctor took a blood test, and told me I'll never be able to eat carbs well. He told me I had hypothyroidism. He did not tell me having hypothyroidism can cause weight gain. Being young, and fit, I really didn't understand.

Then when I become 65 years, my doctor of today told me that my low thyroid is 100% the cause of my weight gain. I hadn't taken any thyroid meds for 45 years. My doctor told me, he didn't know how I've survived with my thyroid being so low. For 45 years, no other doctor told me anything. I started thyroid meds at 65 years old. My acupuncturist told me if I don't take thyroid meds, I will have a heart attack. I did have a heart attack of the brain, a stroke..too late. DON'T have a stroke, as it sucks the life out of you...with the exception of desire for sexual intimacy.

My message to blood type O's, beware of carbs, grains, especially wheat products. Check out the blood type diet book "Eat Right For (4) Your Type" by Dr. Peter D'adamo/Catherine Whitney.

I hope this can be of help to someone.
posted 4-Jul-2013 11:59pm  
According to BMI, I verge on obese. This is why I think BMI is bogus.
posted 5-Jul-2013 1:03am  
Yep - by my doctor's standard. My dog thinks so too - we don't go out and ride the bike enough.
posted 5-Jul-2013 1:05am  
Oh... I thought having any amount of pounds to loose makes you obese.
posted 5-Jul-2013 7:39am
BMI Categories:
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5--24.9
Overweight = 25--29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

My BMI is 28.8 and thus I'm overweight but not currently obese (though, I have been in the past and I've recently gained some weight).
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 5-Jul-2013 11:11am  
posted 5-Jul-2013 3:53pm  
You can be overweight and not obese.
posted 5-Jul-2013 7:37pm  
No but I used to be overweight 220 pounds and now I am down to 165 yay I feel great been watching what I eat and eating healthy meals
posted 8-Jul-2013 4:57am  
Yes. Overweight but not to the point of obese, but working on reducing my weight.
It's a slow process.
posted 8-Jul-2013 3:28pm  
According to my BMI, which is just over the ideal range. I don't feel, or think that I look overweight though.
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 9-Jul-2013 6:40pm  
posted 10-Jul-2013 12:15pm  
No, not at all, I'm reasonably slim for my age, maybe a 33 inch waist; although I'm somewhat podgy in the neck and tummy regions. I'm in pretty good shape; although obviously not the adonis I was. I have hypothyroidism, although the meds I take seem to be keeping my weight under control.
posted 10-Jul-2013 3:26pm  
Can you say, "Oxymoron?"
posted 13-Jul-2013 3:40pm  
I'm certainly not obese. I'm a little overweight.
posted 11-Oct-2013 5:50pm  
Nope, I'm underweight. I loose my taste for food when I get depressed. Also amphetamines and nicotine destroy appetite.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 13-Oct-2013 6:09pm  
No. I am only overweight. 26.4 BMI
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 22-May-2016 8:34pm  
My BMI today is 20.6 and I am neither overweight nor obese though I wouldn't object to dropping a few pounds. I did creep just into the overweight category about six or seven years ago but lost the weight over a year long period of calorie counting. I've had to lose a bit of weight a couple of times since then, but I've never been back in the overweight category. I gain weight pretty easily so I do have to be fairly vigilant. I've realised that I need to weigh myself regularly so that I can make changes as soon as the weight starts creeping back on. It's a lot easier to psych myself up to losing half a stone (seven pounds) than a couple of stone (28 pounds) which is what I l had to lose that first time.

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