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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    I've tried before to cut back but it always comes back on (due to bad family habits) and my appetite never seeming to die back. I also really really enjoy eating and it's not really a problem while I'm still playing sports and being reasonably healthy
    You're well into the obese range and planning to gain more
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    I've tried before to cut back but it always comes back on (due to bad family habits) and my appetite never seeming to die back. I also really really enjoy eating and it's not really a problem while I'm still playing sports and being reasonably healthy
    You might be book smart and good at exams, but frankly you come across as a bit thick.

    You can't see any benefit to not being a bit lighter?
    You can't help putting weight on and eating shite because of family habits?

    The mind boggles.
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    (Original post by difeo)
    You're well into the obese range and planning to gain more
    Im not planning to gain more I just know that I will given how I eat
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    You might be book smart and good at exams, but frankly you come across as a bit thick.

    You can't see any benefit to not being a bit lighter?
    You can't help putting weight on and eating shite because of family habits?

    The mind boggles.
    Yes, I am out of shape, but I'm reasonably fit, I play rugby 2/3 times a week now and don't really have any problems. My family is a big part of why I eat shite but the main reason is just because I enjoy it. I've tried not buying stuff before and after school but it's not my fault I'm hungry and that most healthy foods aren't nice
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Funniest thing I've read all week
    Why haha
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    College food is pretty gross, so you will naturally lose weight
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    Are you American?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Are you American?
    No, 100% English
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    Im not planning to gain more I just know that I will given how I eat
    Then get a grip and sort out your diet. From what you've said you'll be a great candidate to get type 2 diabetes at some stage.

    Are you a prop or second row? I bet you get out of breath easily after short, intense runs? If you lose some weight you'll get fitter and be a better player.
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Then get a grip and sort out your diet. From what you've said you'll be a great candidate to get type 2 diabetes at some stage.

    Are you a prop or second row? I bet you get out of breath easily after short, intense runs? If you lose some weight you'll get fitter and be a better player.
    I'm a prop, but even if I lost the two stone, I'd still be fat, and if I lost more I'd be kicked off the team
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    I'm a prop, but even if I lost the two stone, I'd still be fat, and if I lost more I'd be kicked off the team
    Put on more muscle then.
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    I'm a prop, but even if I lost the two stone, I'd still be fat, and if I lost more I'd be kicked off the team
    Nothing wrong with being heavy if it's muscle and you're training regularly. Maybe look at combining a better diet with some gym work?
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    Why'd you think that?
    I don't know man....firstly why would they actually be biased against you because of your weight, but, secondly, how would anyone actually know? I'm interested to hear how many overweight people were told - or even feel - they were rejected cause they were too big.

    I feel your pain though. I'm not overweight but I love food, and I literally have to exercise myself to death just in order to sustain my bread intake AND current weight.
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    Yes, I am out of shape, but I'm reasonably fit, I play rugby 2/3 times a week now and don't really have any problems. My family is a big part of why I eat shite but the main reason is just because I enjoy it. I've tried not buying stuff before and after school but it's not my fault I'm hungry and that most healthy foods aren't nice
    You're "reasonably fit" because you're 17. Continue to make excuses like this (especially if you quit sport) for another 10-15 years and see what a state you've put yourself in then.

    I totally get that crap food is delicious and easy, especially if your family also have bad habits, but having been through the whole obesity - weight loss struggle, the earlier you try to sort your diet and lifestyle out, the better.
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    (Original post by MouseyBrown)
    I don't know man....firstly why would they actually be biased against you because of your weight, but, secondly, how would anyone actually know? I'm interested to hear how many overweight people were told - or even feel - they were rejected cause they were too big.

    I feel your pain though. I'm not overweight but I love food, and I literally have to exercise myself to death just in order to sustain my bread intake AND current weight.
    Bread intake?? From my food diary mine seems to be more sugary foods with some fattier foods interspersed. But it is difficult to reduce your appetite at all once it's grown so much
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    You're "reasonably fit" because you're 17. Continue to make excuses like this (especially if you quit sport) for another 10-15 years and see what a state you've put yourself in then.

    I totally get that crap food is delicious and easy, especially if your family also have bad habits, but having been through the whole obesity - weight loss struggle, the earlier you try to sort your diet and lifestyle out, the better.
    I guess I could probably end up properly obese if I kept eating how I do, but rugby and exercise in general can actually be painful especially since I had a knee operation a couple of years ago. I think I'm gonna work on trying to eat more healthily or less
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    (Original post by venividicenavi)
    I guess I could probably end up properly obese if I kept eating how I do, but rugby and exercise in general can actually be painful especially since I had a knee operation a couple of years ago. I think I'm gonna work on trying to eat more healthily or less
    Try swimming or an exercise that won't put too much strain on your knee.

    If you continue down this road you're going not going to live a very good, or very long, life.
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    Unfortunately, weight bias is subconsciously present in most people, it's just a natural reaction. Just try to appear hard-working and you'll be fine, though.
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    Your weight won't be a problem, your attitude will.

    You won't lose weight because 'you don't want to' even though it'll help you immensely. What happens when you don't want to write an essay or go to a lecture???? You need to be prepared to work hard and you're not.

    There's an easy way to prevent weight bias.
 
 
 
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