As an adult, what was the highest and lowest weight you've been, how old were you, and how did you feel about it?

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    Jul 04, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    Ok, I'll start.

    When I was 18, I was 117 lbs. I absolutely hated it and just felt completely inferior to every other male on the planet. I rarely took my shirt off.

    Last year, at 41, I got up to 191 lbs. I actually felt pretty good about it until I took a picture of myself with a shirt off. One of the pics in my profile (in the locker room) is when I was 188 (I went up to the 191 a few weeks after). I was proud of the size I put on through eating and working out, but I hated the size of my midsection. I really was eating pretty badly: donuts, danishes, cakes, fast food. It wasn't constant, but it was enough. At the time I was working in an office and that stuff was always around.

    I am currently at 172, so I lost 19 lbs since last year. Though I feel like I deprive myself of carbs a bit too much so I wear out quickly during my workouts. So I'm trying to get that balance.

    EDIT: Good suggestion, Ario. I'm 5'7"
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    Jul 04, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    Posting your height would also be helpful for context. I'm 6'1. When I was 24 and moved to Chicago I force starved myself. I was at around 162#, well on my way to killing myself. This is the face of an eating disorder. It is...extremely...difficult...for me to even share this image.

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    I'm at my heaviest I've ever been right now around 220#
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    Jul 04, 2012 8:51 AM GMT
    I was 5'11" in high school and weighed about 138, I thought skinny was hot (anime-damaged), so I thought it was nice. Then I had a total turn-around and being that skinny was devestating, and wanted to bulk up.

    I realized that while it had been easy for me to stay skinny requiring almost no effort, it was very difficult to gain weight. Now a couple of years later, well almost like 5-7 years later, I'm a little taller, a bit over 6 feet and weigh 172-176.

    Ariodante, I must say your progress is stunning, and you look amazing now! I'm happy you got out of your eating disorder.
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    Jul 04, 2012 8:55 AM GMT
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    Ariodante, I must say your progress is stunning, and you look amazing now! I'm happy you got out of your eating disorder.


    Thanks man, but an eating disorder never goes away. Ever. I relapse at least once a year (which is the reason I can't build on my progress, I'll get around 200 lbs then BAM I'll lose 20-30 in a month). An eating disorder is manageable though, and with time you learn to identify the major triggers.
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    Jul 04, 2012 9:50 AM GMT
    Wow, Ario, that is very courageous of you to share that image, but it's also pleasing to know of your progress and continual recovery. You should be commended on your success, and your realization that it isn't easy and takes constant nurturing to stay healthy. Feel good about the man you are today, my friend.
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    Jul 04, 2012 10:43 AM GMT
    I'm 5'11 and in December of 2009 I hit 263. About a year ago I was 182, though yesterday morning I was 189.

    It's hard to know how much fat has been lost and muscle gained in that time, but I will say you guys who have built up from very low weights have really done impressive work! You should be proud of what you have accomplished.
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    Jul 04, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    87kg a few years back when on creatine, felt bloated and ugh
    68kg after a very serious illness when I couldnt eat. Felt very hungry

    Am now about 77kg. It´s about right.
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    Jul 04, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    at my heaviest at age 41, I peaked at 325 LBS, now thankfully to a decent gym and determination, have dropped down to 244 LBS, still got a ways to go.
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    Jul 04, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    I am 45, 5'9, and last year I hit 190#. That's about the heaviest that I have been. Right now, I go between 155-160# depending in activity (if I am outdoors doing work and sweating I will drop quickly).

    I didn't starve myself getting here. In fact, I have eaten more in the last six months than ever. But I changed my nutrition approach significantly, which took quite a determined effort.

    Ario: I'm inspired by your courage to talk about eating disorders. Thanks for sharing your personal challenge.
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    Jul 04, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Heaviest: At 35, I was 317. Miserable - I may have been higher at one point, but wasn't weighing in.

    Lowest: Around 25, I lost over 100 pounds and got down to a weight of 151 pounds. It was strictly with diet and not exercise. Back then, I still wanted to lose another 30 pounds. I look at the pics now and realize I was too skinny.

    While I still have a lot of shaping in my body to do - and will likely have to have surgery for the excess skin someday, I am comfortable staying somewhere between 185 - 195, just want to keep it below 200.

    Oh, and I'm 5'11"
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    i'm 5'9.

    LOWEST: when i was 18-25, i weighed 155lbs (70kg) because it was my weight category in rowing. i was lean but not muscular, and it was hard for me to make weight every time before races, having to fast and go on sweat runs. it was hard to maintain that weight.

    MID: when i was 35, i weighed 165lbs (75kg) which was probably my natural weight as an adult. in decent shape.

    HIGHEST: now i'm 43 and the heaviest i've weighed this year is 187lbs (85kg) after 3 years of hitting the weights hard, eating lean/low-carb, and supplementing with whey protein and creatine. i think this is good for me and thats what you see in the pics on this site. i like being beefy and muscular but i can cut down to 175 (80kg) for a more shredded look.
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    not a lot of fluccuation. Presently I am 158. Because I work as a landscaper I go up a bit during the winter and at my leanest in the summer. My highest was 167 a few winters ago but the past couple of winters have kept it more like 162-163. My lightest recently was 153 which was just way too light for me. I was too lean, did not like that look. 5 pounds do make a difference. Before I went to college I was at 132 at 18 and predictably gained the freshmen 15 and ballooned to 147.
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
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    Through my teens I was 140-150. (was very self conscious about taking my shirt off and was called scrawny all the time). Went up to about 160 in my 20s. In my early 30's I got an office job and being chained to a desk all day, not working out, and not eating properly I ballooned to 216lbs. (Felt VERY insecure and awful)

    At 34 I changed careers, hired a trainer and a nutritionist. Within 6 months I was down to 172lbs and feeling the best I had felt in a long time. My Mom passed away and I stopped working out and went up to 190lbs. Then I quit smoking last November and went to 204lbs.

    On boxing day of 2011 I went back to the gym and starting making more health conscious decisions about what I was eating.

    I now fluctuate between 176lbs and 180lbs. Still have some flab around my mid section but it will go eventually. My goal is 170lbs lean or 175-180 with more muscle. Right now I'm focusing on some muscle gain but mostly on fat loss. I feel good.
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidPosting your height would also be helpful for context. I'm 6'1. When I was 24 and moved to Chicago I force starved myself. I was at around 162#, well on my way to killing myself. This is the face of an eating disorder. It is...extremely...difficult...for me to even share this image.

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    I'm at my heaviest I've ever been right now around 220#


    Hey, Ario, I'm not sure if it's good for you that I say this, but: Even @162# you looked amazing. Very handsome, and... it's not like you were 120lbs,

    @162# your BMI was around 21.4 which is perfectly healthy for a male. (You're underweight if your BMI is under 18.5, which, for you, would mean something around 139#!!!!) Source: http://men.webmd.com/weight-loss-bmi


    You're handsome and healthy either way. Plus, you're a funny smart ass.
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidPosting your height would also be helpful for context. I'm 6'1. When I was 24 and moved to Chicago I force starved myself. I was at around 162#, well on my way to killing myself. This is the face of an eating disorder. It is...extremely...difficult...for me to even share this image.

    I'm at my heaviest I've ever been right now around 220#


    I can actually relate to some of that... when I first came out, I dropped from 197 to 163 at 19. I looked scrawny, and was still active in the gym, so I was somewhat strong, but gaunt looking. My heaviest is 215 at 21, and I disliked that, too, because it wasn't muscle weight. I'm back somewhere around 195-200 now of mostly quality weight. I'm also 6'1".
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    125 -> 192

    currently 190 hoping to reach 200 one day
  • Jerebear

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    Jul 04, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    6'1"

    Highest: around 340-350lbs. in 2009. Felt pain and numbness in my legs, thought I was losing the ability to walk. Overall, felt like shit and constantly in a mind fog from sleep apnea. Highest scale weight when I finally bought a scale was 334lbs. on New Year's 2010.

    Lowest: a few days ago 196lbs. I feel alright but I'm still 2 or 3 years away from my ultimate transformation goals, and that's okay, I'm 100% patient, committed and confident.
  • Fritter

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    Jul 04, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    At one point, I got to 242 lbs of pure lard. Thats when I finally decided to change things around. Over 5 years, I've gotten down to 189 lbs, but still with a gut. Right now I'm 210lbs with a decent amount of muscle, however waist size still a problem. I'm 5'9". I really don't have a goal weight, just concentrating on waist size.
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    My highest weight was 235lbs of pure fat. That was in my mid thirties. I started working in a sporting goods store where we had to try out the equipment and know how to use it. I dropped down to 157 lbs and looked and felt great. a couple of years ago, I had some issues and ballooned back up to about 230 lbs again and am now down to 170. Need to work out with weights more and I have now massively changed my diet. Feel good and am looking much better.
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    Jul 04, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    ~6'
    Highest: 156lbs - medication made me gain weight somehow
    Lowest: 136lbs - I was eating hallowe'en candy constantly throughout the day, so the sugar kept me from being hungry enough to go and fill my belly up. I couldn't pig out because of those damn wrappers-- they spaced them all out.

    Didn't like gaining 15lbs in a couple months when I hadn't changed weight since high school. But lost it via better food and eating habits. It was nice not having to wear a belt all the time tho.

    Going down to 136 was nice for the belly but always having to pull my pants up was no fun.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 04, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    Kind of a guesstimate.... lowest, when I graduated from hs.. about age 18, I weighed 155 and at one point about 2 years ago, I weighed about 195 I believe...
    190 is about ideal, which is where I am at right now.
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    Jul 04, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    16: 55 kg (125 lb)
    17: 60 kg (130 lb)
    18 now: 165 lb (75 kg)

    I'm 6ft tall



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    Jul 04, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    Heaviest - 2005 I was about 360lbs.
    Lowest- March 2012, 199lbs
    Currently, 210lbs

    I'm 6'2"
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    Jul 04, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
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    This is the scary thing because to me you look amazing in that picture despite the fact that you were unhealthy...........

    Anyway my lowest weight was about 120lbs when I was 22. I looked really ill, like crack addict ill but at the time I was obsessed with being skinny and I hardly ate anything.

    The fact that my Dad started crying when he saw me and how frail I looked was a massive shock because at the time I thought I looked great.
  • A_1991

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    Jul 04, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    I'm 5'6
    Lowest- 108 pounds
    When I started working out this year- 127 pounds
    Heaviest- Now at 138 pounds