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This question is for the members that had started off skinny and had incremental goals - you can still have incremental goals if you reach your goals - and had the inclination for getting fat but were still worried about getting fat.

Was there a point where that anxiety subsided and you felt alot more comfortable about gaining weight. For example you set a goal of putting in 15 pounds and once that you reach that 15 pounds you thought ok this isn’t so bad I want to continue and see how I feel and I’ll put on another 15 pounds snd re-assess from there.
 

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What's up Poet? Is the desire to gain weight just an aesthetic preference or a deep-seated need or both? What does the gain get you/what does it represent?
 

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What's up Poet? Is the desire to gain weight just an aesthetic preference or a deep-seated need or both? What does the gain get you/what does it represent?

That’s a good question. On the context of aesthetic preference - i don’t want to feel rail thin anymore. I like feeling like I have substance like I’m bigger all around.

For me it would represent letting go of something that was a lot of maintenance constantly thinking about weight or feeling hungry - I like the extra energy that you get from being constantly satiated. I like the feeling when I’ve put on weight.

It would be more about feeling comfortable and less militant on diet for myself in a world that is fatphobic.

I was really skinny at one time and hated it.

I got really confident when I got to 250 and it felt perfect to me.

Of course the gainer bug hit me and I ended up gaining more.

Thanks for sharing this. I want to get other peoples experience with where they felt like they’ve reached a milestone and felt ok I’m feeling more comfortable with where I’m at in regards to their weight.

I’ve stayed at 170 for a long time after a 40lbs gain - probably knowing that the next 30 there’s probably no turning back and thinking about what I want.
 

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I reached a point at 425 lbs where it was actually too much weight.
Doing simple every day things were getting hard to do.
Tying my shoes, going up and down stairs, getting in and out of my SUV just to mention a few things.
I'm only 5'4 and being that heavy was not all that much fun.
I do deal with compulsive over eating and that was how I ended up that heavy.
I did manage to lose weight and get down to 345.
My weight does vary 5 or 10 lbs either way.
Being winter I am currently 350 ish.
 

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I reached a point at 425 lbs where it was actually too much weight.
Doing simple every day things were getting hard to do.
Tying my shoes, going up and down stairs, getting in and out of my SUV just to mention a few things.
I'm only 5'4 and being that heavy was not all that much fun.
Thanks for sharing your experience. You made changes that suit you. It’s not one size fits all.

I want to change my relationship with food and self image - not be so conscientious with asthetics - be healthy and happier.

Since you were skinny like me, may I ask you if there is anything in particular that you did to push through that plateau? Was there anything that you did to increase your appetite?
 

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To push thru a plateau I would eat a bowl of ice cream or drink a glass of heavy cream before bed.
Doing that kept the calories coming in. Sort of nudging the metabolism.
I also just kept eating larger portions at meal time even if I wasn't gaining at the time.
 

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For me it was probably at about 225 pounds. For me (5'8", relatively light build) that size had quite a substantial belly, enough that it was slightly awkward working around it and that there was no hiding it. And I felt obsessed with how I looked, I was always looking in the mirror and taking pictures. I did subsequently lose close to twenty pounds for practical reasons, but knew that at some point I'd gain it back (and more), which I did for a while.
 

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I think I'm definitely in my "comfort zone" right about now. I've been hovering the in the 240-ish range now for almost ten years now. I know that as I start to approach 300, that's when things on my body start to go "haywire" -- so as much as the idea of being that soft and fluffy might be appealing, it likely shall never be for me.
 
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