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 Why do people see people who over weight as lazy?
Because if you met me face to face you wouldnt say it....


 How can i lose 15lbs n 5 weeks?
im 14 & weigh 233 pounds. i wanna lose this weight 4 my 8th grade graduation. i wanna lose most of the weight n my legs i wear a size 20 but would lik 2b a 16...


 Will dancing help you lose weight?
ok i wanna know, because i'm 13 and i am very uncomforatable with my body, i try to avoid mirriors, i know retarded, but i would like to to what, or which kind of dancing will help lose the most ...


 I'm really fat...please help?!?!?!?
I walk more than a mile a day (1/2 mile home from the bustop, +walking around my humongous school all day) and when I get home I usually dance, do situps, pushups, and squats.
I'm 13
5&...


 Does life begin at 40 yrs?
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 Should i tell...?
ok i need help im 16 and i weigh 70lbs. and im taking diet pills and im bolmia + i think im fat but evrynody says im not. none of my family knows that only my bff knows and i told her not 2 tell any1 ...


 Is it cruel to send a childhood obesity DVD to someone who has an obese kid?
I came across a free DVD about combating childhood obesity and the first thing I thought of is my 8 year old sister in law. She is extremely short for her age and she is over 60 pounds. I sent the DVD...


 To eat or not to eat...?? help?
my boss has put a lovely box of chocs out for the staff.. I think I am actually a little addicted to choc, I have managed to resist all week and it is starting to slip (not eaten a single one yet, ...


 I'm 13 and i'm trying to lose 20 ponds in around 3 weeks..what is a quick way to lose weight...?
I've always been over weight and when i come back to school i don't want to be called "fat" anymore....HELP!...


 Can I lose 30 pounds in two weeks, if I starve myself?
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 Am i fat?be honest?
im 13, 14 in august
im 127lbs (about 9stone1)
5ft5
my waist is 30inches
hips are 35inches
thighs 22inches each
wrists nearly 6inches?

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 Im 5'3 and 90 lbs now , but i want to be 80lb?
is this ok , do you think? i ave already lost 2 stone to get to ehere i amnow , but i still want to be lower, can i do this ??

xxxx im 16 and in need of help ! ...


 What do you think of junk food for every meal?
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 Why can't I gain weight?
I'm 5 foot 6 and I weigh 110 lbs. My friends call me anarexic (I don't think I look anarexic, I mean, I not like flat or anything) since I'm skinny and I always forget my money so I ...


 Can anyone give me some words of encouragement?
I've been on this diet, I've done really well and have lost 4 stone, but just recently (the past week) I've lost my willpower, I can't be arsed anymore but I still want to lose 2 ...


 Plz answer truthfully...am i fat?
im 15 5'6 and 104 pounds. i think i need to lose weight wat do u think?...


 How do you get taller?
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 I need help! am i fat??????
ok im 11 years old and i weigh about 70-75 pounds and im about 57inches i no im short but am i fat? if im not how much do i have 2 weigh??...


 AM I OVER WEIGHT PLEASE HELP!!! i nnnnneeeedddd help!?
I am 5ft 2 and weigh 312 im 17 how do i get out of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...


 I weigh 85 lbs. and i am 14. i feel like im anorexic but im not? tell me all the ways i can gain weight! FAST!
i really want to gain weight and i want to look a little thicker than i am right now i have heard that excersizes builds muscles and that helps gain weight but i want to gain FAT...on places....i don&...



Kelly s
In your general opinion, do you think women who are plus size are lazy and eat alot?
I was curious. I am plus size and have a hypothyroid problem. I eat very healthy, never eat fast food period, have a very active lifestyle and am very healthy in my general health. When I started taking my pills I started losing weight. In fact I went from 275 to 200. I have never used diet pills and have never changed my diet or changed activity to lose this weight. But, do most of you think that people who are overweight or obese are inactive? I was just curious as to your opinion.
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They hypothyroid problem was undiagnosed for sometime and they did not know what was wrong.
                     




Florida Gal
I have to admit that sometimes I do think like that. I'm a size twelve and I know I could be smaller if I excercised and ate better, so I think, yeah, I bet they could be smaller too. But now Im seeing that that isnt always the case. That some ppl really just cant help it.


Oh Suhnny Day
No, some of the large women I know do the most dancing and other activities. Mostly I think it's metabolism, age, genetics and of course diet and exercise do a play a role. Of course i know MANY skinny women who eat all day and sit around doing nothing!! Go figure!


Lovely
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Being honest, and I guess this is what you want... Yes.... I think they are lazy and have bad alimentary habits.... EXCEPT those who have problems with their thyroids or other problems (there are many others)... in those cases they can't do anything about it and it's not their fault, like you, you eat healthy, you are active, but... it's not up to you.. but keep the good job, you know your heart and your whole body will thank you.


holachica
No, i don't think that everyone who is overweight is lazy! However, i think if someone is highly obese they must be doing something to contribute to it.


Cileg
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Do you eat "organic food only" do you do acupuncture, do you detox? Do you spin?

I have done some research and found some unusual and interesting ways of loosing weight in a safe and natural way.

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Bridget J. ♥
no


Staying Quiet
no, that's not my first thought/impression when i see a heavy person


SASSY
like how? some people cant help it.


Betrdz
no, some people just simply struggle with weight more than others. It's genes.


teresathegreat
When I see an obese person (medically obese, not just a little overweight), my first reaction tends to be pity, because I assume that they have some sort of gland disorder, which making attaining a healthy weight difficult, if not impossible. hoever, I don't think this excuses them from *trying* to maintain an active lifestyle and doing whatever it takes to combat their condition.

There's a difference, of course, between obese and just overweight or plus-sized. I tend to feel that overweight people are more in control of their situation, and are therefore more responsible for it - ie, they are more likely to be inactive and poor eaters, so I tend to have less patience with their moaning of their weight.

But I also know that sometimes you just weigh what you weigh, and it has nothing to do with your actions. I have a plus-sized friend who is a far better athlete and more food-conscious than I could ever be, and I on the other hand am rather underweight, which is due entirely to genetics, and does not fluctuate with any amount of exercise or food.


pajamapants59
NO


One Weird Dude
No.

To be honest, I don't know that many, but those I know are ethical, hard workers.


Sierra.
not all but some you can tell.trust me, i was just saying that i'd rather be ubderweight then overwight, but if you look at some celebs, like nicole richie, they are going to die!


moe h
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no, not at all


zzzzzzzzz27
I would say the majority of obese people do eat too much. But not all overweight people are obese and not all obese people can help it if they have Thyroid problem.


babubabuni
Not at all. Sometimes obese people are like that because it's genetic and yet they lead very active lifestyles and others may be ill and unfortunately a few may not be able to move around due to their illness.


Bobbie
It doesn't matter what other people think. What do you think? You know that you have to eat well and exercise to be healthy. If you are doing that and are still plus size because of your health issues then so be it. You can still be beautiful and no one should tell you otherwise.


rikki105
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Nope, and good for you with your weight loss!


tomimegi
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I am not a plus size women and I don't think that everyone who is overweight is lazy. I think that people who are overweight can exercise or be active. I do think that they eat more that they even tell themselves. Anyone who isn't over eating may be slightly overweight due to a health issue, but not way overweight.


m9995
well I don't no what hypothyroid is but, I do think some of them
are not active. Because sometimes if they do try to excersise
they might mess up there heart rate. But plus size are great to me I have friends that are plus size. There regular people. That
sometimes it is hard to go from a bad habit to good one though.
Usually being plus size is sometimes stress full to some. I am
not plus size. I'm just speaking my mind.


DNA
When I was younger I thought so. Now as an adult and after developing a Thyroid problem I now know that just because someone is overweight does not mean they are lazy. I put on 60 pounds due to the hypothyroidism. The Thyroid meds did nothing for weight loss. Because of the weight I gained while being hypo, I developed insulin resistance. The insulin resistance made it impossible for weight loss no matter what I did for exercise. Once I got that treated and continued with exercise I lost 35 of the 60 pounds. It's a start I guess. I now don't assume anyone overweight is that way because of overeating. Because of what I have gone through, I now try to answer any hypothyroid questions I see on yahoo answers in hopes of helping someone.


Popsicle_1989
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As an overweight teen, i get stereotyped a lot. People say I am lazy, that I must eat fast food for every meal every day, that all i do is watch TV and sit around.
But, I do not eat fast food at all. I exercise in gym class (3x/week for 1 hr) and speedwalk twice daily (30 mins each). I drink 2 cans of pop a WEEK. And more than the reccommened amount of water per day. Generally I am healthy, besides a sinus condition.
The medications I am on have caused me to gain weight, and since I am still on them, it is hard to lose it. I have lost a bit of weight, but it comes off slowly.
However, I do know overweight people who do not exercise, or eat good food. And do fit the stereotype. It all depends on the person and their situation. It may be medical (condition), or a medicine, their genetics, or some other legitimate reason for it.


Lady in Red
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Not all. I think a majority of the overweight population (men and women) could fix their problems by changing their diet and exercise habits, but there are some people with legitimate problems such as yours. Same for people who are too skinny. Some people see people who are way too small and say, "they must be on meth" or "they're anorexic", but that's not necessarily true. Some may have a hyperactive Thyroid.


kakkoub
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No, only the ignorant will think that way. People are built differently and some people are just big.


Shibi
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No, not necessarily.


lovenote♫
i dont jusge people i mean some people cant help it like you and my mom...or theres just weight they cant lose...medical problems are probably what most of america's obesity is caused from...its not MCdonalds or burger king


[email protected]
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ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!! I was always very lucky, petite, 5' tall, wore size 2-4 petite, ate like a truck driver, never excersized, couch potato that read alot. My mom was 5'3, at tops was 275 lbs. She worked as a waitress and short order cook, kept the house immaculate, and ate normally. I clearly remember as a little kid noticing people making fun of her weight.

I think today, with more education and information, only a very ignorant person would judge an overweight person like that. Also, recently there has been alot in the news and fashion and health articles about the extremely underweight role-model models.

It's about time. Like "Real women have curves" and Hanes commercials that use real women in their ads.

And I thank the good lord, because I am now over fifty, and guess what? I'm not skinny anymore. (Not Fat, but definitely nowhere near a size two anymore. But that's life. Good luck with you Thyroid problem. Also, some medications cause people to gain weight without eating more( I know, I'm one of them)

So Bless your heart, and I was so relieved to see that the majority of people who answered before me appear to be well educated on the subject and don't look down on heavier people!


sure
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not always .. it depends on the women herself ..
p.s : i think heavy ppl are funny and really have sense humor


Gen•X•er (I love zombies!)
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Yes and no. Inactive doesn't necessarily mean "lazy" but lazy definitely means "inactive!"

Also, amounts you eat are all relative--it's about metabolism. You can eat the same amount of something as a person with a higher metabolism, and they will burn it off faster.


Abdullah
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I don't think so unless the woman is really fat. Maybe the person has a low metabolism. Everyone has some fat on them these days.

Congrats on losing so much weight btw!!!


Judge Judy of Y/A
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I honestly do not think plus size people are lazy or eat too much. I have always been really thin and people accuse me of being anorexic and it makes me mad because I've never dieted, I eat junk food like crazy and I never exercise yet I still can't gain weight. So, I know that a person's size doesn't necessarily have anything to do with their eating habits and/or amount of exercise.


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