I agree to a point. Although, I am one of those "athletes" that you are talking about (not the unhealthy kind either). At least I *think* I look like an athlete and I compete in athletics. I could be delusional however.
Originally Posted by Griff
I think part of this boils down to where you are coming from too. Those that are (or have been) obese and have health problems want to "lose weight" to be healthy. Those that already deem themselves "healthy" (or at least not fat I guess) do this to remain a non-fat person and, as in my case, challenge themselves to see what they are capable of doing with what they have.
I agree wholeheartedly that the scale is nothing but a mind-fuck and should go the way of the Dodo. And being "thin" is no guarantee of health as is commonly believed.
Griff, you have done an amazing job and you have lost at least 100lbs. You had to know that you had to lose weight to get rid of your health problems. 400lbs of mostly fat or mostly muscle, doesn't matter, will certainly take a toll on a person's well-being.
People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.