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am I obese?

When most people see me I look like a normal girl. I'm 5 foot 7 inches and weigh about 180 pounds. Am I obese? When I look in the merrier I see how far I am. How come no one else does?
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649848 tn?1534637300
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Whether or not you're obese, depends on your age, as well as your height and weight.  If you have a large frame (bone size) you might be able to carry more weight and not look fat to other people.  You might also have a distorted view of your body.

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If you want to have a positive feeling about yourself, you should start it within you. You should think first, if what is your main goal? Do exercise it can help you a lot, not only physically but also mentally. You can start your workout routine by walking around your village every morning. Also, don't forget to have a healthy diet.
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Well, how young are now? Obesity is based on your weight, height and age. Stay positive about yourself. Adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting a regular physical activity is good for you not only for physical aspect but emotional aspect too.
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I'm 19 years old
649848 tn?1534637300
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Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28.2, which is classified as overweight, not obese.  

One thing to keep in mind, is that you're probably looking at yourself in the mirror without your clothes on, whereas other people are seeing you fully clothed.  People don't usually think of me as fat, either, but they don't see me the way I see myself, when I'm getting ready to shower or change my clothes, etc. When I'm dressed, I have all the bulges and bumps covered up so the "appearance" of fat isn't there.  

The bottom line isn't what other people see, anyway.  It's how we feel in our own skin.  If you feel comfortable with your body, just be happy with who you are.  If you don't feel comfortable with your body, this might be time to make some changes.

Being overweight can detrimental to your health now and in the future, so it's always a good thing to try to maintain a healthy weight.  We try to work at these things together.  I've been struggling with my weight for several years since my thyroid stopped working.  
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