Can You Be Fat and Fit?

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  • I am 230lbs my blood test come back PERFECT and my #s are a lot better than some of the thin people in my work dept. I do believe you can be of size and healthy. My problems are my tendons, both in wrist and feet which is from working in retail for years and my office job and bartending. So healthy hard worker here - 7/23/2015 3:14:11 PM
  • I, too, believe in health at every size. I've lost weight countless times in the past but I never felt healthier when sllimmer, on the contrary. I'm quite healthy now, and if I want to lose any weight, it's because i can't afford to buy new clothes a size large. - 7/7/2015 1:56:35 AM
  • Agreed! I weigh 260 and I can hike 20 miles about 3x as fast as almost any thin person I know. :-)

    ( Imagine what I could do if I was 100lbs lighter, ha! ... and there's the motivation!) - 5/20/2015 6:10:50 PM
  • There is so much truth to that video and makes me feel better. Not that I can now go pig out but keep eating healthy. Had my cholesterol checked and it was way down and I too am not on any medication but a calcium pill and a Vitamin D pill. Not even an aspirin. The weight will come off if God wants it to.. - 4/28/2015 6:44:56 PM
  • Amen to all of your comments - I also have 100 lbs to lose but am on no meds, have great bloodwork, blood pressure and heart rate. Why? Because I walk a mile or more 6 times a is encouraging to me that I don't have to be doomed to ill health because of my weight problems. - 4/28/2015 9:22:23 AM
  • I think it is possible to be healthy at any size. - 2/22/2015 7:31:39 AM
  • As crazy as it seems my numbers are good and I need to lose over 100 lbs - 10/22/2014 4:29:25 PM
  • I so completely agree with this. I am the overweight one of the family but have perfect bloodwork and no medications. I recently got sick for the first time in over a year and that was only because I caught strep from my daughter who caught it at school. My brother and Mom on the other hand are thin with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and never ending sinus infections and colds AND they're both on cholesterol and blood pressure medications with pre-diabetes. Thanks but no thanks. I'm here to get fit and if I lose weight as a result that's great, but not at the expense of my health. - 9/18/2014 3:30:45 PM
  • I think most people will still look at this video with skepticism even though it is true. I was obese and active for years. My doctor would get visibly annoyed when my test results would come back perfectly normal. She tested me endlessly trying to find something wrong with me. She even convinced me to take a dangerous weight loss medication. Guess what? Losing all that weight made me sick and I developed NASH because of the drastic weight loss. Our society is too ingrained with bias towards fat to accept that being active is more important than what you weigh. Not having someone to feel morally superior is just too is difficult for the fat shamers. - 9/18/2014 2:28:55 PM
  • Good news for those of us who understand we will not be able to reach and maintain being a size 4 or 6! I feel very fit when a size 12 as long as I'm exercising regularly and eating healthfully. - 8/25/2014 8:57:24 AM
  • This video popped into my view at just the right time.

    I literally just asked my fiancÚ about if this were possible last night and this morning while looking for a fitness video to do, I saw it.

    This makes sense. We are active being. Made to do physical things. I have always been obsessed with that number on the scale, something I'm working on, but more often then not, I let it keep me from doing anything. thinking "I'm already there, why even bother."

    This is why!

    Because it is still a great thing for my body to be active.

    - 7/17/2014 10:48:43 AM
  • Skinny does not equal healthy.
    I have a dear friend who is very thin. Everyone envies her figure.
    What only her close friends know is she's very ill. Due to severe stomach issues, she can only eat pureed foods. She can never go out to eat, ever. At parties people are constantly pushing food at her, foods she would love to eat, but can't. And then they give her a hard time about not having just a bite.
    Poor thing, even a bite would make her violently ill. She's quit socializing because she just does not want to be harassed & forced to discuss her health issues.

    - 6/8/2014 10:27:58 PM
  • I actually just made a blog post about this the other day...I went to see a doctor last week and he was amazed at how good my blood pressure is and how healthy I seem other than my weight. I was surprised last week when I realized I'm actually fairly healthy. I know my weight is a problem (I have about 50 pounds to lose) but I've never had problems with blood pressure, cholesterol, or any kind of heart problems. I'm in better shape than some "fit" people I know, too. - 5/6/2014 7:22:21 PM
  • Good information. I know I will never fit the weight charts that tell me I should be 130 . I am striving to get to 165. This video reinforced that goal. - 5/4/2014 3:47:23 PM
  • I seriously have to question the term "obese." I think it's a term the insurance companies use to discriminate against overweight people. I know slim people who have fits with high cholesterol, diabetes, high triglycerides, etc. Then, there are, indeed, some people who are overweight and healthy. I was getting obsessed with what would be a healthy BMI for me, and my regular practitioner told me not to focus solely on that because she has other patients who have a healthy/good BMI, but their overall health is poor. I figure every bit I lower my BMI is getting me in the right direction of good health. What those charts say I should weigh and what is right for me may be two different numbers I truly believe family heredity has more to do with your health. However, if the family history is not good, then being overweight, seriously, can be another risk factor. By the way, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be attractive to other people. It's what you do with it. I also realize I may never weigh what I did in high school, and I'm not sure I care if I am ever that thin again. Our bodies change as we get older, and for women, if we have children, our shapes change too. What was healthy for us when we were younger might not actually be healthy for us in later years. Good video!!! - 2/12/2014 2:02:15 PM