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Am I becoming overweight?

Asked by Sonora (14points) August 15th, 2010

I’m a college student who started gaining weight during the last finals season. Summer hasn’t been going much better for my waistline, either, though… But I wanna know just how fat others perceive me to be. So…what do ya think? What’s the damage?


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rebbel's avatar

Taking the number of your photos you take of your belly in account i would rather say you seem a little obsessed with it.
And a little on the big size.
But then again if your belly is the only part of your body where there are some kilos extra then it could be that you are not overweight at all.
Try to get your BMI, that will tell you more.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Carrying extra weight around your middle has negative long-term effects on your health.

Seaofclouds's avatar

As @CaptainHarley stated, having extra weight around your midsection is known to have negative health affects. Finding your BMI would give you an idea of where you stand, but your abdominal circumference actually is a better indicator of health. Carrying extra weight in your midsection puts you at a higher risk for cardiology (heart) and respiratory (lung) problems. The best thing you can do is talk to your doctor about it and your family history and go from there.

janbb's avatar

Yeah – you are.

josie's avatar

Not good. Sorry.

chyna's avatar

I suspect you already know the answer is yes. From the amount of hair, I do hope you are a guy. Cut out the junk food, stop eating late at night and if you are consuming beer, stop that also. Start exercising. If you are gaining weight at this young age, it will be hard to stop your bad eating habits and you will be very overweight by the time you graduate.

gondwanalon's avatar

You are over fat. Don’t compare yourself to other people who are extremely over fat. Jump up and down and see the jiggle and work hard to limit it down to the point where the jiggle is gone. This takes hard work through regular and vigorous physical exercise as well as eating a healthy diet and elimination of recreational drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Good luck!

Austinlad's avatar

If you’re really concerned about your weight, take positive steps. Start by cutting calories (no beer, sodas, fast foods or heavy desserts). But that’s not enough. You have to burn calories, too, and the best way to start is by walking. Pick 30 minutes of so morning or evening and try to increase your pace every few days starting tomorrow. You don’t have to run—just walk briskly. do it at least 5 days a week.

And then don’t weigh yourself every day—do it once a week. After about a week or 10 days, you’ll see a slight drop in pounds, and the more you lose, the more you’ll want to lose.
Good luck. Nothing is better for self esteem that when you can start buying smaller clothes! And more importantly, you’ll feel better.

perspicacious's avatar

How odd for you to post these pictures. Maybe too much beer.

Pandora's avatar

Yeah, there may be a little too much drive through food and beer entering your system. It really is bad for your health to gain at your waist. Eat more vegetables and fruits for snacks and either hit the gym or go jogging or join a sport. Remember its always easy to put on but gets harder to take off the older you get.
Maybe take a yoga class to help with the stress. Stress can really make you pack on the pounds.
Good luck.

Haleth's avatar

From the question, I totally expected you to be a chick. You are a little overweight, but so is the average American- you look no different from most college students.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

My concern for you is that you may be overly focused on your body image. Yes, it is wise to stay healthy and fit but don’t obsess over it. Eat sensibly, keep active and live your life.

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