(Closed) Why do I weigh so much? :(

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SweetCheeks: It’s both. You need to excercise. A lot of times it doesn’t matter how much you eat (or how little) if you aren’t excercising.

Post # 4
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you in your 20’s? I noticed once I got past my highschool days/young college, my body changed significantly.

Sometimes its related to body chemistry/hormones ( you can be as health as an apple but still be overweight) 

Post # 5
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s the lack of exercise. I’ve been losing weight at a pretty good rate because I walk more and take the stairs, rather than elevators. When Fiance got me the Wii Fit, I really started dropping weight just using it every other day for half an hour.

Post # 7
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d say it’s a combination of both!

Have you ever kept a food diary or counted calories? You might be eating more than you think you are (it happened  to me, it wasn’t till I wrote all my eating down that I could see it).

I’m not sure how old you are but I also wanted to say that I’ve put on twenty kg’s over the last ten years, some was related to my lifestyle choices, but some of it was also just my body doing its own thing as I got older (18-29)

Post # 8
4824 posts
Honey bee

Have you actually tracked what you eat? Try signing up for mydailyplate.com or sparkspeople.com and track what you eat without changing anything for a week. We often underestimate how many calories we eat and how many “treats” we allow ourselves. 

Figuring out exactly what you are eating and you may be surprised how it adds up. And that coupled with no exercise can do a number on the waist line.

Dont forget exercise is more than just the gym. It can be a dance class, bike ride, rock climbing wall etc.

Post # 10
4824 posts
Honey bee

@SweetCheeks: Looks like Kemma and I posted at the same time. It only takes 3500 extra calories to add a pound. And since you dont eat a lot of veggies, everything you are eating is going to calorie dense per volume even if it is “healthy”.

3500 calories extra per month = 12 pounds gained per year. 

3500 calories could easily be an extra

5 extra slices of whole wheat bread

5 extra serving of lean chicken

5 extra servings of salad dressing

20 beers


Its really easy to eat just a tiny bit too much and have that add up. It really would help to track.

Post # 11
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@SweetCheeks: Has your dress size gone up? Do your clothes fit differently? Can you see differences in how your body looks?

Post # 12
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

you could have a thyroid disorder.  ask your dr. to test this.

Post # 15
14485 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think lack of exercise is enough for someone to gain weight.  I have very healthy eating habits also, I usually cook my own meals – simple stuff, no creamy sauces, no butter, not a lot of oil, etc, I dont eat much junk food or have much soda on a daily basis.  I definitely indulge in wine every week and a bag of chip or some kind of junk food every so often.  I’ve maintained the same weight +/- about 8 lbs since highschool, simply on eating habits since I dont exercise at all.  I’m 31 now and weight the least I ever have (except for the one year I did work out, so to lose weight, yes, exercise is definitely necessary).  But I think its definitely possible to not gain weight and not exercise.  If you’re eating healthy, and your eating habits havent really changed at all and gaining weight, I’d probably see about thrroid issues as Carolyn72 suggested.

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