Friday, September 22, 2023


As far as your weight goes, would you rather… ?

Before you continue, we feel it’s important that you know and are always reminded that we have no way of knowing how you answer in these polls. They are completely anonymous! If you are sensitive about your weight, feel free to skip this question and come back tomorrow for another unrelated question.

As far as your weight goes, would you rather gain 20 pounds? Lose 20 pounds? Or neither, and stay exactly as you are right now?


  1. I started walking 1-2 miles a day about 6 weeks ago to lose weight. This was after having gel injections in both knees. I wear knee braces when I walk. I am doing this because I need to have both knees replaced and I know my recovery would be faster if I wasn’t as heavy. So far I have lost around 10 lbs. This is weight I put on because I wasn’t walking like I had been due to knees aching.

  2. When I retired a few years ago I weighed about 205 and looked and felt terrible. I changed my diet, became more physically active and dropped 50 lbs. I’m now lower than when I retired from the military almost 30 years ago.

  3. I lost 75#s during the covid lock down. Now to lose another 30 but I have been stuck here for 3 months. A friend took me on a “hike” on Sunday that turned out to be a mountain climb. Hoping that doing that will kickstart me.

    • Great job, Vanessa! Climbing a few mountains will certainly get you to your goal pretty quickly. 😯 Keep up the good work – You’re almost there! 😀 –Diane

  4. I find it interesting, but understandable that when people realize I wish to gain weight they are totally confused. I’m 6 feet waist size of 33 and weigh 200 lbs. I am 56 and overweight based on BMI and have a sub perfect life insurance based on this BMI score. I’d like to gain another 10 to 15 lbs (keeping my waist the same 33 inch.

  5. I gained 40 pounds in my mid-section due to medical treatments. After a summer of physical work and dieting last year, I lost all of it. Now to keep it off ……

  6. I’m always envious of folks who can complain that they “just can’t put on any weight”. Huh?

    We met a guy in a campground years ago who said, “I used to have a nice butt, but somehow it all slid around to the front”.

  7. I just turned 71 and the past 7 months have been quite the journey for me. I was (no other way to say it) “FAT”. I have lost 38 lbs and am planning on losing 10 more. If I can do it anyone can. It is all mindset.

    • Way to go, Gil! Don’t you feel lots better physically and mentally? I know — been there, done that. Keep up the great job/journey! 😀 –Diane

  8. I only weigh about 5 lbs more than I did in high school almost 60 yrs ago, but I still would like to lose those. Do some light weight excercises 6 days a week and try to walk 2-3 miles every other day. If I stick with my excerises and walking, I feel better and don’t gain weight.

  9. Actually, I’d like to lose 20 lbs of fat and put on 10 lbs of muscle. However, at my age the opposite is happening.

  10. Too bad there’s no way without exercise. (that’s NOT “extra fries”. I need to get my hearing checked.)

  11. There weren’t enough choices. How about gain or lose 10, or 5? 20 is a bit much, well at least for some of us. I need to gain 10, but not 20!


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