Re: Fat and Fit?



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Gandolf Parker

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"Cecily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:2004122918465115409%[email protected]
> Over the last two years, I've been on a self-improvement kick. I lost a
> whole whack of weight (150 lbs), but I'm still considered a fat person,
> even though I'm now on the small end of mid-size.
>
> All the while I was taking the weight off, I was working out and moving
> toward becoming a more fit person. Now that my weight loss has
> stabilized, I have to make a decision: do I want to continue to lose
> weight (meh) or do I want to focus more on being a fit fat person?


You are very confused. Losing weight and fitness are not mutually
exclusive. You should be focussing on both.

> If you're someone who works out on a regular basis, would you mind
> sharing your experiences with me? How do people react to you when they
> see you training for a marathon, for example?


I just changed my mind. You are very stupid.
 
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Roger Zoul

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|| "Cecily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
|| news:2004122918465115409%[email protected]
||| Over the last two years, I've been on a self-improvement kick. I
||| lost a whole whack of weight (150 lbs), but I'm still considered a
||| fat person, even though I'm now on the small end of mid-size.
|||
||| All the while I was taking the weight off, I was working out and
||| moving toward becoming a more fit person. Now that my weight loss
||| has stabilized, I have to make a decision: do I want to continue to
||| lose weight (meh) or do I want to focus more on being a fit fat
||| person?

Continue to do both as both have benefits.

||| If you're someone who works out on a regular basis, would you mind
||| sharing your experiences with me? How do people react to you when
||| they see you training for a marathon, for example?

Why do you care? Do what you enjoy doing and reap your own benefits. Never
let others place limits on you.
 
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Ted

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Gandolf Parker Dec 30, 8:08 am
I just changed my mind. You are very stupid.


Who is this idiot? He must've just read "How to make friends and
influence people".
 
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Donovan Rebbechi

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On 2004-12-30, Gandolf Parker <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> "Cecily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:2004122918465115409%[email protected]
>> Over the last two years, I've been on a self-improvement kick. I lost a
>> whole whack of weight (150 lbs), but I'm still considered a fat person,
>> even though I'm now on the small end of mid-size.
>>
>> All the while I was taking the weight off, I was working out and moving
>> toward becoming a more fit person. Now that my weight loss has
>> stabilized, I have to make a decision: do I want to continue to lose
>> weight (meh) or do I want to focus more on being a fit fat person?


Your weight loss has stabilised because of the law of diminishg returns. If
you were to lose 75lb/year, you would vanish after a few years, so the process
does have to slow down somewhere.

Don't focus on being a "fit fat person", labelling yourself as fat is
a fundamentally defeatist idea.

Instead, focus on becoming *fit*. You'll lose weight (though not as quickly
as before) as your fitness improves.

>> If you're someone who works out on a regular basis, would you mind
>> sharing your experiences with me? How do people react to you when they
>> see you training for a marathon, for example?


Whether you're fat, thin, or whatever, you get some silly reactions from
hooligans when you're out there. It's a law of numbers thing -- get out on
the road for a few thousand miles (about 3000 for me this year) and you're
bound to encounter a few idiots. The best thing to do is ignore them. If
you're overweight and feeling self-conscious, you may think it's got something
to do with you, or you being out of shape. It doesn't, such hooligans tend
to yell indiscriminately at runners of all shapes and sizes.

Also, you do get some reactions from people who are genuinely curious, or just
plain freaked out that someone is running in the snow, (or in some cases,
running at a fairly brisk pace). I've had people yell out to me, "how many
miles ?" and things like that (I just answer them). So, when in doubt (when
you're running, you often don't catch what they're saying), it's always better
to assume that they're just surprised/impressed, and not insulting you.

Cheers,
--
Donovan Rebbechi
http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~elflord/
 
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Pat

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Just put on a big smile and wave at the idiots. It'll drive 'em nuts!

Pat in TX
 
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Pat

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: > Just put on a big smile and wave at the idiots. It'll drive 'em nuts!
: >
: > Pat in TX
: >
: >
: Hi, Pat! Your suggestion works on the road, too!

I have given this some thought, and I think it works so well because by
being cheerful and welcoming, you are including them into your 'world'---and
they want to be out of it so that they can have an "us versus them"
mentality toward you. When a person becomes chummy with a tormentor, that's
the last thing they want or expect. To them, it's like being included in a
group of people-to-be-made-fun-of.

Pat in TX
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bc

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Donovan Rebbechi wrote:

>
> Whether you're fat, thin, or whatever, you get some silly reactions

from
> hooligans when you're out there. It's a law of numbers thing -- get

out on
> the road for a few thousand miles (about 3000 for me this year) and

you're

Wow. a continuous year of 60 mile weeks? That's a lot of running.
For me it is anyway.

- bc