Group photo
Author:
NANHBH's Photo NANHBH Posts: 23,844
12/27/18 12:04 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Interesting article. I know that my nieces, who are in their 20s, are a lot heavier than I was a their age. Too much technology? too many meals eaten out?

Nancy

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." ~ Philippians 4:8


 current weight: 158.2 
173
164
155
146
137
JEANKNEE's Photo JEANKNEE Posts: 22,443
12/22/18 3:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Bess, I had an aunt criticized her entire life about being fat. She was told by her mother that she could not attend her senior prom until she lost some weight because she would shame the family. She made her way to a Weight Watcher's meeting pronto and was not allowed to join because she was not overweight.

Her mother (not our biological grand-mother) had very warped eating habits and severe body image issues. All of her biological children have paid a price because of it and have, unfortunately, not been able to extricate themselves from the psychological damage done. All are suffering with extreme health issues and many have died prematurely. It is a very sad state of affairs.

So, as you mentioned … choose your hard? Yes!!!


Jeanne
Pacific Time

Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


283 Maintenance Weeks
0
75
150
225
300
JEANKNEE's Photo JEANKNEE Posts: 22,443
12/22/18 3:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
PHEBESS, I am taller than average too. Even so, I managed to march myself right into that obese category before the stress in my life precipitated lifestyle changes. Weight loss ended up being a side effect of those changes.

Jeanne
Pacific Time

Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


283 Maintenance Weeks
0
75
150
225
300
JEANKNEE's Photo JEANKNEE Posts: 22,443
12/22/18 3:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Bonnie, I definitely think what you've mentioned is a contributing factor for many. And, as Nell and Barb have mentioned it is a complicated problem and the statistics speak to lifestyle on a societal level.

I continue to be surprised by how many children I see that are far more overweight than their parents/grand-parents. Personally, I find the health implications alarming.


Jeanne
Pacific Time

Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


283 Maintenance Weeks
0
75
150
225
300
PHEBESS's Photo PHEBESS Posts: 44,836
12/21/18 8:26 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm just happy I'm taller than average!!!!!

"Dance as if no one is watching."


 Pounds lost: 45.0 
0
21.25
42.5
63.75
85
ECONLADY's Photo ECONLADY Posts: 7,079
12/21/18 8:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I remember trying to convince me to go on a diet and I was 120 pounds.

 current weight: 138.7 
154
150.175
146.35
142.525
138.7
SUSIEMT's Photo SUSIEMT Posts: 10,189
12/21/18 7:57 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, I have this to say about that CDC report, Woo Hoo for me! I am smaller than that 2000 and 2016 average woman. I am 5'3" and weigh 145.8 pounds! Picture this a sparkly 68 year old doing a HAPPY DANCE!!!

Susie South Central WI

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results"
Kenneth Blanchard

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!


"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to some


 current weight: 144.9 
325
278.5
232
185.5
139
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (870,578)
Fitness Minutes: (380,104)
Posts: 444,411
12/21/18 7:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just my memory here, but I recall when I was young that most girls were slim, then gained weight after children, and plumped up toward menopause. Boys were very slim, then gained weight after marriage and domestication. Now young people are so much heavier, so they start that process at a higher weight. My sister taught high school for nearly 40 years, and marveled at how much heavier the students had gotten over that time, especially the girls. It's a complicated problem, no one thing to blame, so many factors that come down to personal choices that can't be regulated in a free society.

Nell
Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


 current weight: 0.2  over
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
BESSHAILE's Photo BESSHAILE Posts: 10,705
12/21/18 6:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am not surprised - and here in rural south - it's much worse.

My husband's aunt was criticized her entire adult life for being fat - and if you saw a photo of her you'd think "looks pretty normal to me". I'm guessing she weighed 160-170. Average. Normal.

So - choose your hard, right? Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Believe it
Do it
Become it


 current weight: 156.5 
159.4
155.3
151.2
147.1
143
ECONLADY's Photo ECONLADY Posts: 7,079
12/21/18 5:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Fascinating!

 current weight: 138.7 
154
150.175
146.35
142.525
138.7
IAMAGEMLOVER's Photo IAMAGEMLOVER Posts: 45,329
12/21/18 5:43 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow---more women in the work force and not home cooking a healthy dinner??

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






level 25
599,953 SparkPoints
ONEKIDSMOM's Photo ONEKIDSMOM Posts: 10,236
12/21/18 5:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Those are indeed sobering statistics. And they speak to lifestyle on a societal level!

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

Max lifetime weight 224.5 (1989)

Maintaining with 125 marked as "goal"


 current weight: 152.8 
224
199.25
174.5
149.75
125
JEANKNEE's Photo JEANKNEE Posts: 22,443
12/21/18 5:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just read an article sharing some statistics from a recent CDC report:

In 2000,
-- the average woman was 5’3"; tall and weighed 163.8 pounds
-- the average man was 5’7"; tall and weighed 189.4 pounds.

While our height hasn’t significantly changed in the last decade (if anything we’re slightly shrinking), in 2016
-- the average woman weighed 170.6 pounds
-- the average man weighed 197.9 pounds.

That puts the BMI of the average American adult just shy of 30, which is technically considered obese.

www.msn.com/en-us/health/hea
lth-news/n
ew-cdc-report-reveals-what-t
he-ave
rage-american-now-weighs/ar-BBRh
qY
t?ocid=spartanntp


Another sobering statistic from the report that leapt out at me:
"According to the CDC, the average American male weighed about 166.3 pounds in 1960, while the average American female weighed 140 pounds. That means that, today, the average American female actually weighs more than a standard man in the ’60s."

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 12/21/2018 (17:31)
Jeanne
Pacific Time

Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


283 Maintenance Weeks
0
75
150
225
300
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
7/31/2019 9:39:58 PM
8/31/2018 10:14:26 PM
1/17/2019 1:51:35 AM
8/21/2019 9:59:19 PM



Thread URL: https://sparkpittsburgh.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x70642062

Review our Community Guidelines