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Bright_Star
04-21-2009, 04:22 PM
My family is up-in-arms cause they think I'm too skinny. My father had a fit on Easter cause he took one look at me & said that I need to eat more cause I'm much too thin. I told him that working at Sam's Club has me running around all day working & as a result has caused me to lose weight.
I did weigh 145 pounds when I first started working at the club & now am down to 137. I'm not a big eater so that combined with the work I do, I can't help but lose weight. I eat a lot of salads & veggies. I stay away from stuff like cookies, cakes, pies & all that other garbage. IF I snack on anything it's either popcorn or pretzels & I drink a ton of water.
I think that's a good thing. I'd rather be on the thin side anyway. I'm 5 feet 4 inches in height & I'm not going to grow any taller BUT I'll be damned if I get wider...lol.
I wouldn't mind getting down to about 125 pounds. I'm only 12 pounds heavier than I was when i graduated from high school & that was 25 years ago.

blas
04-21-2009, 04:25 PM
I'm just trying my hardest to not gain OR lose any weight. I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding in October, and I'm not paying a penny for alterations!

Unfortunately, I think I have gained a couple of pounds....which is all too easy to do, for me. Eat a cookie, bam....Kim Kardashian butt pops out. Eat a cupcake and wooof! Thunder thighs!

AdminAssistant
04-21-2009, 04:33 PM
When I was in high school my entire family thought I was 'too skinny' (I was actually about right for my height). Of course, now they all have to remind me how overweight I am. Gee, thanks Mom, my self-esteem is skyrocketing.

Gravekeeper
04-21-2009, 05:20 PM
Ah yes, I was in the lean category from high school till about age 25. Now I'm in "My mom doesn't say anything but always checks for ribs when she hugs me to make sure". =p

I just don't eat junk, ever. So <shrug>.

Evil Queen
04-21-2009, 05:23 PM
I think you're a fine weight. Tell your Dad to bugger off.

Geek King
04-21-2009, 05:30 PM
You sound good to me, but if the loss continues at that rate (it is a quick 5% drop in body weight, after all), you could be in for trouble.. The only thing I might add is to make sure you have some protein in your food intake. That will help shore up the muscles you use while working hard, and keep the body from "borrowing" from other parts of your body to make up for it. You might talk to a doctor or dietician just to be safe, as I'm the medical equivalent of the old guy playing checkers at the town store. :D

ArcticChicken
04-21-2009, 05:40 PM
The only person who gets to criticize your weight is your physician, so tell your family to shove off.

SilverOrb
04-21-2009, 06:30 PM
There really are only two questions that matter here.

Are you healthy?

Are you happy?

If both are yes then screw em.

One-Fang
04-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Although, just to be on the safe side here, most anorexics think they're healthy and happy. So while yes, that's what matters, sometimes the actual individual is not the best judge of their own health. I'm not suggesting Bright_Star is anorexic, just that those who are, don't usually think they have a problem. So it does pay to listen to outside sources even if you think you're fine.

If everyone you know in your life is telling you you're too skinny, you might want to investigate whether that could possibly be true. :)

Now, if a few family members have mentioned it, and 137 doesn't sound like 'too skinny' on almost any frame to me, then it's only a couple of people and just chalk it up to their opinion and move on.

Do some research - are you at a healthy weight for your height? If so, yes, tell them to shove it.

Nurian
04-21-2009, 10:43 PM
IMHO you don't sound all that skinny. You sound as though you're in good health and making healthy choices for your food.

When I was in high school, my BMI was less than 1%. My doctor suspected I was anorexic (a little illuminated trend of young men) and told my mother so. It was the first and last time I saw my mom laugh in someone's face.

RayvenQ
04-21-2009, 11:29 PM
My family is up-in-arms cause they think I'm too skinny. My father had a fit on Easter cause he took one look at me & said that I need to eat more cause I'm much too thin. I told him that working at Sam's Club has me running around all day working & as a result has caused me to lose weight.
I did weigh 145 pounds when I first started working at the club & now am down to 137. I'm not a big eater so that combined with the work I do, I can't help but lose weight. I eat a lot of salads & veggies. I stay away from stuff like cookies, cakes, pies & all that other garbage. IF I snack on anything it's either popcorn or pretzels & I drink a ton of water.
I think that's a good thing. I'd rather be on the thin side anyway. I'm 5 feet 4 inches in height & I'm not going to grow any taller BUT I'll be damned if I get wider...lol.
I wouldn't mind getting down to about 125 pounds. I'm only 12 pounds heavier than I was when i graduated from high school & that was 25 years ago.


You're not skinny.

Hell, I'm Male, 23, 5' 11" and I weigh a massive...133lbs or thereabouts, my weight has hardly changed an iota since I was 15, no matter how much or what I eat

Cat
04-22-2009, 01:07 AM
Ya sound healthy...and while it is incredibly annoying having people comment on your weight, I hope they mean it sincerely (that they are really worried about you)

mmhhhh prezels......

Bright_Star
04-22-2009, 01:17 AM
Ya sound healthy...and while it is incredibly annoying having people comment on your weight, I hope they mean it sincerely (that they are really worried about you)

mmhhhh prezels......


I love broken pretzels...mmmmmmm.

Cat
04-22-2009, 01:22 AM
Oh me too!!!

Right now one of my healthy snacks at work is pretzel goldfishies.....yummy!

4love
04-22-2009, 01:50 AM
... you are not too skinny. You're my height, so 137 is a totally healthy weight to be. How long have you been at Sam's Club? 8 pounds lost in a single month might be cause for concern if the trend continued for another month. 8 pounds in 5 months? Yeah, not so much.

Jester
04-22-2009, 02:14 AM
From age 16 to about 32, I was the same damn weight: 130 lbs, give or take a pound or two here or there. At 5'8" and male, that is thin, but not really cause for concern. I looked thinner than I was because, as a lifelong bicyclist, I have very muscular legs. (People who have met me in jeans or pants often think, mistakenly, that I have chicken legs....when they see me later in shorts, they are a bit surprised. No, my arms and legs are NOT proportionate. :lol:)

Now, I am not in any way a medical professional, but as a female at a height of 5'4", none of the three weights you mentioned (145, 137, 125) sound dangerously skinny to me. The only way I could see these weights being ultra skinny is if (pardon my crude language here) you have really huge tits.

For comparison, I was out the other night with a lovely blonde bombshell. She is curvy in all the right places (hence the descriptive title of "bombshell"), she stands a puny 4'11", and she tips the scales at about 108. You are five full inches TALLER than her. Think about it. I could cite other examples, but you get the point, I hope.

Now, why do I have the nagging suspicion that these family members who think you are "too skinny" are either Jewish or Italian? Anyone else hearing in their head the stereotypical Jewish/Italian grandmother chastising the OP, "You're all skin and bones. Here, eat, eat, mangia, mangia!"? :lol:

blas
04-22-2009, 02:23 AM
Going back and re-reading, seeing that Bright Star is only 1/2 inch taller than I am, if she's anorexic, then I'm about to fall through the cracks in the floor.