Simple Poll: Are you trying to gain weight, lose weight, or maintain your current weight?

  • Mako_Shark

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    Nov 09, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    When someone tells you "You look like you're losing weight", do you take that as a compliment, or as a hint to find the nearest restaurant or supermarket for food? Although my fitness goals are always changing, it seems that I'm always trying to add a few pounds to whatever weight I'm currently at. What about you? Are you currently trying to gain weight, lose weight, or maintain your current weight?

    P.S. I realize there is a difference between gaining fat versus bulking up (with muscle), and losing fat versus leaning out...and you are welcome to elaborate on that in your answer.
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    Nov 09, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    For me-

    Lose fat= Lose weight + more muscle tone.

    I'm still very flexible which I don't want to lose.
  • nv7_

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    Nov 09, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
    Lose.
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    Nov 09, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    Stay exactly the same for at least for another 44 years!!!icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 09, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
    Gain. Since I was 12 years old
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 09, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    Maybe lose a modest 5 pounds, but I'm mostly very happy with my look and weight. I would have died if I knew I'd be like this when when I was a little geek in high school. Be happy with what you have.
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    Nov 09, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    I'd like to loose about 8lbs. How's that for exact?
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    Nov 09, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    I have a history of being thin, I've always been really active and had a fast metabolism. I've held my current weight for several years now, the weight has redistributed as I've gotten leaner. But I don't have goals I just try to make good food and exercise choices and let my body do whatever it's going to do. If my energy and health aren't affected, I tend to not worry too much about weight.

    When someone says I look like I've lost weight I usually asses how they said it. Sometimes it's just an observation, other times it's a statement.
    I don't mind the observation, it's like saying; "Hey you cut your hair."

    But the 'statement' is usually loaded with judgment because I'm already pretty slight. I occasionally have people tell me they are worried that I'm not eating enough and that they're worried for my health. It always strikes me as ironic because it's always from the people that are either fat as a cow or who have some detrimental habit like smoking or excessive drinking.

    I smile and offer them my condolences on their body dysmorphia.
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    I'm trying to lose weight. I was at a critical stage in Spring this year. I could have developed diabetes, or even gone down with a heart attack. So far I had lost 15 kilos. My target is to get below 100 kilos in weight, so I still have to lose five kilos more.
    I have altered my eating lifestyle, from big breakfast to a smaller meal plus the introduction of snacking during the day. I now drink at least a glass of grapefruit juice a day, said to be good for weight loss.
    I have been introduced to perform sit-up exercises each day, mornings preferred. Lately I had an induction at a gym, or health studio close to where I live. There I have been put on the treadmill, and yes, after a number of years, I found myself running once again. All is very encouraging. People who had not seen me for a while had commented that I actually look younger, my face had changed, less round, and I trimmed off some of my tummy bulge.
    It can get difficult at times. Hunger pains come and go, it is difficult to resist a visit to the larder, at times my weight has crept up a little. But I'm determined, motivated by the nurse who is monitoring me on a two-week basis, but most of all, to be there to see my children grow up into adulthood, and one day, cuddle my grandchildren - a long way off yet!
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    chasgo3 saidFor me-

    Lose fat= Lose weight + more muscle tone.

    I'm still very flexible which I don't want to lose.
    Same here! Tighten up, shed some fat...pop the balloon a bit and bulk the muscles!
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    I lost 8 pounds of muscle and replaced it with about 5 pounds of cookies and ice cream this summer when I was between gyms, so I'm currently trying to reverse that.
  • DCEric

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    Nov 09, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    Gain. I want 10 more lbs of muscle.
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    Gain weight, I'd like to fill out my lil frame a lot more, 10-15lbs in the short term icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    in strict weight terms, prob stay the same or gain just a very few lb. But body composition needs to improve: more muscle and less fat. There are probably 5lb that need changing (I´m probably not as fat as i think as I store it all in my stomach and chest, ie where I can see it in the mirror)
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    zdrew saidI lost 8 pounds of muscle and replaced it with about 5 pounds of cookies and ice cream this summer when I was between gyms


    Sounds delicious.

    I'm bipolar about the issue. One week I'm like OK LET'S DO IT, WE'RE GAININ' GAININ' GAININ'!!! then the next I'm all ehhh...I want to look skinny for this event or that thing I'm going to...

    At the moment it's on like donkey kong for gaining. And it's HARD. Losing is so much easier, you just stop eating. Figuratively.
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    I want to do both...gain 10 pounds in muscles and lose and tight up my legs and butt which are my problem areas!
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    Gain 11kg / 24lbs. I plan to reach this goal by the end of 2011.
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    Maybe lose 5lbs but mostly trying to maintain.
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    Gain, as always.
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    rearrange my fat : muscle ratio
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    maintain weight but lower body fat and gain muscle
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    Nov 09, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    gain muscle... ugh, i joined a running club. i should post new pics... im at a buck 55 and its just not cute.
  • mcwclewis

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    Nov 10, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    Gain, like 20 pounds. I don't even care if it's not all muscle, as long a decent amount of it is. I just want to thicken up a bit.
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    Nov 10, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    I am 6'2" and hovering around 200lbs, my heaviest ever, I want to stay at 200 but go to 10% body fat. Any tips on how to gain muscle and loose fat and not gain weight. If I was 6'2" and 220 and 5% body fat...well I would be in stud land then lol.
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    Nov 10, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    Right now, I NEED to gain weight. I'm down to 150, which is really bad for me considering my height. I could gain 20 pounds of muscle, and it wouldn't really show, but it would be a great start.

    Any way to "bulk up" would be a plus right now, so I'll have to focus on eating foods that will help me pack on some pounds.