Dieting becomes unhealthy WHEN SKINNY LOOKS HORRIBLE

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 24, 2008 5:39 PM GMT
    OK, most of us here think about our weight and concern for our health and wellness. Some here work on losing weight... but what happens when you go overboard?

    I have a very good friend who is about 6'3 and weighed probably about 200 lbs. I was told both he and his partner were reducing weight. I know they work out regularly. He emphasized to me that they were eating healthy and all was in good order. He weighs about 175 now. I hadn't seen both he and his partner until very recently.

    I was really kind of shocked. They didn't look healthy at all. My friend's face didn't even look that great and the partner looked gaunt.... like he'd been through some cancer treatment.. thin little arms and legs. I immediately wondered if drugs were somehow involved. They looked much better the other way. It was far from what I expected.

    I thought about bolemia or something like that, but I doubt thats the issue. Comments?
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    May 24, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    At 6ft 3 and 175lbs they are well within the normal BMI range so perhaps you are worrying unnecessarily.

    Perhaps you have become so used to seeing fat people that you don't realise what a healthy weight looks like.
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    May 24, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidAt 6ft 3 and 175lbs they are well within the normal BMI range so perhaps you are worrying unnecessarily.

    Perhaps you have become so used to seeing fat people that you don't realise what a healthy weight looks like.



    Not hardly, I know what healthy is... and what it isn't. And I'm of a healthy weight... I don't have to look at fat people.....LOL
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    May 24, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    What I'm trying to say is we're supposed to be lean machines that can spring out of our caves and go hunting at a moment's notice!
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    May 24, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    Hunting for food or sexual prey Redhead??? LOL
    I just couldn't help myself.. after all its you Redhead.
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    May 24, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    You are a cheeky cheeky boy. icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    May 25, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    I might get nervous if a friend lost so much weight that he looked gaunt. I worked with someone who did just that - told people he was happy with his new diet and weight loss, kept a happy spin going - not telling anyone he was actually dying. After he died, poor guy - his parents said he had sucommed due to AIDS.
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    May 25, 2008 5:42 AM GMT
    I was 6'4 and down to 130 icon_sad.gif

    The pictures of me from that period of my life are pretty ... ugh, but after lots of therapy, and a hell of a lot of peanut butter I'm back to a semi-healthier weight...

    but during that period, the following happened:

    developed heart murmur
    reduced bone size
    developed early onset arthritis
    Hair was falling out
    suffered dizzy spells, black outs, scintillating sarcomas, and fainting
    became horribly feisty and bitchy
    lost all sex drive
    suffered "tremors" and chills
    chronic dry skin
    lost a lot of friends, my boyfriend, and a lot of trust


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    May 25, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidI might get nervous if a friend lost so much weight that he looked gaunt. I worked with someone who did just that - told people he was happy with his new diet and weight loss, kept a happy spin going - not telling anyone he was actually dying. After he died, poor guy - his parents said he had sucommed due to AIDS.


    How awful. I have to wonder - what made him decide to not say it? Did he want to try and live the rest as happily as possible... or was he in denial? Just some rhetoric...

    It's terrible though - that someone should go through that (I hope he had someone there with him).