Changes due to gaining

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  1. Jul 18, 2019 #21

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    I suspect that when you really notice has a lot to do with both your starting weight and the sort of activities you do.
     
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    Difficulties in doing things as we gain,I think come 2 fold.Part of it IS from the actual physical changes & part of it is from societal pressure.We've had it beat into our skulls that "FAT" is bad by society.Where in reality "Fat" is what you make it.If you can mentally accept that you're NOT going to be able to do everything you used to at the same level or as easy as you once did you may find out it's still not as hard as you thought it would be.As an example,bending over was mentioned.When I have to bend over to get something from the floor I don't stand with my feet side by side.I put 1 foot back to put me in sort of a 1/2 kneel position & find it easier to reach down.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2019 #23

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    A change that I noticed when I started to gain weight a few years ago: my center of mass has shifted forward as my belly grew. I had to adjust my movements to maintain balance.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2019 #24

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    Did you have back problems as a result?
     
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  5. Jul 19, 2019 #25

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    I have an old back injury (from an accident, not weight related) that causes me some pain.
     
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    Bummer. Sorry to hear that.
     
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    A few days ago I traveled by air for the first time since I started to gain weight. I can barely fit now between the armrests on a coach class seat and can't spread my legs enough to make room for my belly.
     
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  9. Jul 19, 2019 #29

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    How much can you bend over? I can't do more than what is shown in the picture as my rather inflexible belly is in the way. Even spreading my legs doesn't help much.

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    This!!

    The societal pressure regarding the evils of gaining weight partly leads to absolutely ridiculous mind warping.

    I had this truly absurd dialogue last week with an extended family acquaintance.
    She is not overtly tall, app. 5'5"-5'6" and decidly slim with a size 4/6, now at the end of a 2 week Mediterranean vacation.

    "Oh, all the food was so good - I gained 3 kilogramms. I feel the weight so much, it really is a strain on my body. You know, it is really important to keep your weight at the ideal level."

    Luckily, I had my dark sunglasses on so could hide some of my disdain, but I couldn't help responding:
    "If 3 kgs really affect your body that strongly, you seriously need to do some muscle building. Being that weak, having so little muscle tone is totally unhealthy, especially as you age."

    She was speechless with shock, didn't know what to answer and switched subjects.....
     
  11. Jul 20, 2019 #31

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    Isn't it wonderful to watch the changes occur? Is it becoming more difficult to buckle your sandals? Can you still touch your nose to your knee? I have gone from 150 to 187 in the last 4 months. I absolutely love the changes.
     
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    I am facing pressure from my family regarding my weight gain - with the exception of my wife who is supporting me. My weight gain is in part caused by some medication that I have to take and I can't do anything about it even if I want to.
     
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    I haven't been able to reach my knees with my nose for years. I have a hard time putting on socks and tying up shoelaces because I can no longer bend over my belly to do it - this is why I wear sandals year round, it easier for me to do the straps on the back of the sandal by lifting my leg so that I can reach the foot.
     
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    I really like the feeling of helplessness i get from being unable to do things because of my newfound fatness. I feel like a damsel in distress. It's like being in bondage with no hope of release. It is a total turn-on. I actually become aroused when i knead my new belly
     
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    Thanks to gaining, my tape measure doesn't work anymore. It only goes up to 60 inches.
     
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    My tape measure is 50' (600"). I still have 15" until 60" - or 22" until .y waist has the same measurement as my height...
     
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    My waist is only 52 inches. It's my 65-inch belly that necessitates a new tape measure, because tops have to be able to accommodate my belly. I also have to buy longer tops now to accommodate the curve of my belly.
     
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