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May 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

I am not fat but I guess sometimes people can get fat due to stress as some get to eat much


You can however make sure you get to work out. It should be even easier for you if you are indoors during the day. Just get a work out routine

May 11, 2016 at 12:32 am

I fall in the sedentary group, as I have arthritis in my back.  All (or at least most of my fat) is in my stomach.  I also had my gallbladder removed.  I also use to work outside the home as well.  Maybe it’s age too!!  I want to get a pedometer or fitbit to see how many steps I walk a day!!

May 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

@sunil good to know, I think with that size you are still thin and I hope you are healthy.

@swalia pedometer at your phone, oh I thought Pedometer should attached to your waists, that is new to me. I will research on that one.

@dawnwriter actually I consider myself fat and I am having a hart time losing weight. I don’t want to lose slimming pills or capsule because I know it will not take effect on me as I have nerve problems. I think thinking positive that I might lose weight in the future will really help.

@thinker I would want to do brisk walking. I guess I need to look for my pedometer again.



May 11, 2016 at 5:15 am

@heroine I agree and sometimes not thinking about the food that you eat is the problem too.

@4cryingoutloud I am thinking getting older as we normally have slow metabolism but there is a home remedy to make it faster again.

May 11, 2016 at 8:51 am

@Maggie  As I have mentioned before, I am absolutely fit and proud to weight almost same for last 2 decades or so! 

@Grecy Garcia actually there is a standard weight chart for men and women which says 1kg/per inch for men and 800 gms/per inch for women +- 5% is the standard weight

@JoDee Stout I don’t think gallbladder removal makes any difference on weight management as long you walk and jog as much your body allows you to. Age is a factor but it goes both ways. 

May 11, 2016 at 9:43 am



I had a gallbladder surgery removal too, 11 years ago.

Back then, I weighed 60kg for a 146cm height mom.

That is a short, plump POE for sure.

Then I kept having gastric pains, went to see doctor and he said I had gallstones not gastric pains.

My weight went down drastically from 60kg to 40kg because I had to watch my diet.

But it didn’t reduce the pain. It got worsen.

Had a surgery to remove my gallbladder and the gallstones.

After since the surgery, my weight maintains at 45kg, whether or not I diet or keep chowing down food.

That is because, everything I eat, goes out – BM.

No gallbladder, cannot digest fatty food anymore.

I don’t understand, how did you gain weight instead?

Did you have your gallbladder removed or just “repaired”?


May 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

There were two periods in my life I was a bit plump or chubby, when I was a toddler and when I was in high school. When I showed my high school photos to my friends, they didn’t believe I was that fat. Most of my aunts are quite plump, so my family members always think I am like them too, I believed in that too.

When I was in high school, I always stayed up till very late and studied, and my roommates always has a few tin of biscuits and we always ate together. I guess that’s how I became fat.

I started to lose weight or slim down because of stress. Stress of exam and then later work made me worse. I did not have appetite to eat when I was stressful.

Though I do not look fat now, but my belly is quite fat too, perhaps it’s because I am lacking of exercise and also I have given birth to two children. But I am sure I became healthier now, because I do not just sit in front of computer as I used to be, and I am always doing housework and also bringing my children to the park. I still think doing more exercises and eating healthier will make me healthy and fit.

May 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

@peachpurple I had gall bladder removed. I don’t know if the weight gain is directly linked to the surgery. I used to be quite physically active before the surgery but somehow settled into a sedentary lifestyle after that. But much of the problem was due to stress. Last two years were quite stressful for me. People tend to lose weight when stressed but I am the opposite. I find comfort in food when stressed and become quite careless about my diet.

May 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

@grecy There are several pedometer apps available for both android and i-phones. Though they are not very accurate but still you get an approximate idea of your daily steps. If one is not in a position to spend money on a new pedometer, they can always download a free pedometer app on their cellphone.

May 11, 2016 at 11:16 am

@shaloo walia & @peachpurple  Thanks for providing me a nice plot for an article as I have also gone through GB removal surgery.  

May 12, 2016 at 3:47 am

@sunil I will search for that. However, I know I am obese for my height and age.

@peachpurple there are scenario that when the gall bladder is removed it makes you gain weight. I don’t know the explanation. I have friends who keeps gaining weight since the start of the removal. I will search on this one.

@kaka135 you lose weight because of stress, me, I gain weight because of it. I don’t know why, but it always happen, though in college I was busy and always tired, I was thin.

@swalia I wish you have your thyroid check too sissy because some people who got tired easily, like me, has a thyroid problem, though I don’t have that, my doctor just think I  have it.

Thanks for the pedometer, I found my pedometer now and I know this one is accurate, as you said some apps are not accurate.

May 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

For my weight and height, I am considered Normal weight, I had checked the BMI calculator, yup I am OK as for now.

11 years ago, I weighed 60kg (132 lb) for a small built mom

That is overweight , I wouldn’t care what others think.

I had gastric pain very frequently until one day I couldn’t stand the pain.

The doctor told me that it wasn’t gastric pain. It was gallstones in my gall bladder.

I had to cut down on my weight from 60kg to 40 kg ( 80lb).

Still, the pain in there and unbearable.

Do you know what I ate?


7 days a week for 2 months, I ate porridge.

I had tofu and veggies daily

I had fish 2x a week

No pork, chicken or whatever because my gallbladder couldn’t take it.

I had 6 stones in it.

After surgery, my weight came back to 45kg.

Now after 11 years, my weight maintained at 42kg to 44 kg.

No matter how much I ate, burgers, fries, pizza, hotdogs, fried rice, chow mien,etc, I still weigh 42kg to 44kg


If you want to lose weight, my advice, eat porridge!!

May 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

Taking a lot of sleep doesn’t make a person fat. According to my reading, people become fat because they have a quiet kind of living. They never have time to exercise, to do some works that they get perspired. People who don’t move everyday, meaning doing a lot of body’s effort like brisk walking, running and playing are possible to become obese. A burning of fat is an important factor for a person not to get fat and it could be done by making exercises in any form just to make his body working and sweating.

June 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

In some cases taking a lot of sleep makes people fat. My doctor advised me to only sleep for 6-7 hours a day, not too long to avoid headache. If you will sleep more than the required, then you are lazy, lol. In some cases, being fat is associated to sleeping too long as some people sleep late at night, then they will sleep more than the required in the morning. They will not able to eat breakfasts. Then they will eat lunch. The food that will be eaten will not be digests firsts because it will be stored as fat. Your brain will likely to hold the food, stored it for the meantime as you are skipping meals. It gets afraid that your body will not able to get some food for your nourishment sake. If the food is just stored in the body as fat then it will become belly fats. That belly fats will might widespread in your body to be a fat itself, that makes you a body that has a lot of fats.

June 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm

@grecy095 For most people here in Singapore, it is the lack of sleep plus the lack of exercise that make them fat.

They have to eat more sweet things to make up for the lack of sleep.