(Closed) Healthy Doesn't Always Mean Skinny

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

Body pump is the best! I agree that healthy does not mean skinny. I no longer step on the scale and I just base my progress off of how I look and how my clothes fit

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

@bluegreenjean:  “And skinny doesn’t always mean healthy! 

It annoys me to no end about how much the fitness industry is geared toward weight loss.  It can be really harmful to women who don’t need to lose weight.

Exactly!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

Amen! I’m currently losing weight and getting fit and it annoys me. What good is being skinny if you can’t run and all you eat is junk? It may not show on the outside, but it does on the inside.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Great post!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I totally care what the scale says. I can’t help it. I exercise and naturally have an athletic build anyway so when my scale goes up (not really changing that much into muscle), it’s because I’m actually getting fat. Sigh.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I used to be 138lbs and run half-marathons.

Now I don’t run marathons, but weigh 127lbs… and have the EXACT same measurements!

It was very eye-opening for me!

Post # 23
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Helper bee

@PhillyProper:  I had to log in just to say thank you. I have been in the gym 6 days a week for 5 weeks and even though I feel better in my clothes the number on the scale isn’t moving. It’s been driving me mad. This week I was in tears because I just didn’t get it. I know for a fact I have lost inches in my waist and when I look in the mirror my legs look so much better but that number has been screwing me up to the point I almost gave up. That article you posted just renewed my motivation.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ScenicRoute:  I’m really glad that the articles were able to help re-focus you. A lot of hardworking people give up because of the stupid scale. Your goals should be health and happiness. Weight is really only the measurement by which we measure gravity’s pull towards the earth – it is meaningless.

If your clothes fit better you are on the right track!

Keep at it!!!

Post # 25
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Newbee

VERY TRUE!!! I use to be over 200 pounds and was very healthy!! Up until around October of last year I weighed around 128 and had (still have!) high blood pressure and need to be on meds for it, and have heart problems. Now I’m 139(damn my winter coat!!! LOL) and I’m still unhealthy but I’m not skinny, just…normal. When I was 21, I weighed 98 pounds and was knocking on deaths door after mysteriously losing 17 pounds in a week and a half. Nasty…

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am much healthier when I have a higher BMI.  When I was skinny minny I was sick all.the.time.  I have also noticed with DH- he eats a lot more now working at an organic store, and he is so much healthier.  I also don’t agree with BMI- there are factors it just doesn’t take into account.  I go by how my pants fit in that regard. 

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