Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Current Events and Debates For discussions and friendly debates about politics and current events, check out this forum.

View Poll Results: Do you find weight numbers triggering?
Yes 24 33.33%
No 27 37.50%
Sometimes 18 25.00%
Other (explain below) 3 4.17%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#41 (permalink)) Old
SouthernBelle. Offline
I've been here a while
SouthernBelle.'s Avatar
Name: Anna
Gender: Female
Location: West Virginia, US

Posts: 1,056
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: November 30th 2010

Re: Do you find weight numbers triggering? - June 17th 2012, 04:17 AM

Not anymore, but I voted "sometimes" because I have been triggered in the past by weight numbers on other sites.

I like to be in shape, and for a while (when I wasn't exercising and was either eating too much or to little of all the wrong foods), it became very triggering for me to see weight numbers. I'd admittedly developed something of a fear of food and scales, because I hated to see how "much" I weighed. Now that I've discussed a proper diet with my family and my physician, and I've gotten back into running and yoga like I used to, it doesn't bother me. I now understand that I'm at a healthy weight, and no matter how little someone else weighs, it's not a competition.

The only way it bothers me now is to see girls my height on other websites who obviously have eating disorders (according to their weight and height) and aren't getting the help they need.

Anna's Personal Keys to Happiness
1. Do what you want within the bounds of reason, whenever you want to, and regret nothing. 2. If you have an opinion, don't beat around the bush, or there isn't a point in saying it. 3. Don't keep the company of anyone who won't like you and will try to change you.

Users of TeenHelp have rated post 887784 as the most helpful or liked. Click here to skip right to it!
  (#42 (permalink)) Old
Squiggly Offline
I've been here a while
Squiggly's Avatar

Posts: 1,028
Join Date: December 17th 2011

Re: Do you find weight numbers triggering? - June 19th 2012, 11:55 PM

Yes, I find them triggering. I have not had an eating disorder before (recently have been hoping I am not developing one). But I have always been self conscious about my size and weight. So when I hear or see weight numbers I cant help comparing to myself witch often doesn't make me feel to good and never ends well.
  (#43 (permalink)) Old
crazychick10793 Offline
Not a n00b
crazychick10793's Avatar
Name: Vicky
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: NJ,USA

Posts: 81
Join Date: January 25th 2010

Re: Do you find weight numbers triggering? - June 21st 2012, 10:31 PM

i voted sometimes. in cases where people are like "oh I weigh XX pounds I'm so fat!" I'm like well I weigh X more than them they must consider me giant.

But if say my friend was on a diet and said to me oh I want to lose X pounds by September I wouldn't really care.
  (#44 (permalink)) Old
Guile Offline
Head Jimmie Rustler
I've been here a while
Guile's Avatar
Name: Guile
Gender: Male
Location: United States

Posts: 1,616
Join Date: January 24th 2010

Re: Do you find weight numbers triggering? - June 24th 2012, 10:42 AM

I think it would be beneficial because it can help gauge what would be appropriate, dieting and exercise wise. Someone who is morbidly obese might have trouble with "Run 5 miles three times a week", and if we actually knew how much they weighed, compared to their height, we could give better advice.

It would also allow people to report on how they have been losing weight, and getting healthy. There's nothing to be more proud of then getting healthy, and it'd be nice if we could say how we're doing, getting support along the way. It's not very interesting to just read "lost weight this week".

We have triggering labels for a reason, and when you're warned about a topic that may trigger you, nobody but yourself caused you to view the thread, unless some mad scientist has you strapped to a chair with your eyes taped open, barring that, I'd say we're good.

You choose how your body looks, if you want to be healthy, you eat well and exercise, if you eat fried food all day and live a sedentary lifestyle, you've done it to yourself. Yes of course, there are extreme examples, "I have no legs, I can't run", etc. But when there's a will, there's a way. You choose what you put in your body, show some self control.

As a personal example, I made a thread about military weight and physical requirements, asking about exercises to prepare me for all of that, and the weight numbers were deleted.... the ones published by the governmnet every year, it's a fact, not an opinion, and I can't really get my answer without saying "Hey look, XYZ is the maximum weight allowed, I need to be below that by this date, here's how much I need to lose, do you have any advice or encouragement?"

Or we could comprimise and say "No opinionated weight numbers", so no saying "UGH I'm so fat because I weight XYZ", but allow simple facts such as "I weigh XYZ, I want to lose X pounds by Y date, do you have any advice on what it would take to reach my goal?", or, "I'm so proud, I lost X pounds this week, I've really watched what I ate, and put in a few good hours of cardio". If you can't handle that, the real world's going to be Hell.

Space Flight Awards

Geosynchronous Orbit (Kerbin)
Manned Capsule and return (Kerbin)
Space Station and Docking (Kerbin)
Equatorial/Polar Probe (Mun)
Landing Resulting in the Loss of a Kerbanaut (Mun)

Last edited by Guile; June 24th 2012 at 10:51 AM.
1 user(s) liked this post or found it helpful.
  (#45 (permalink)) Old
Obliviate Offline
Mother of Dragons
I've been here a while
Obliviate's Avatar
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Location: Earth, England

Posts: 1,633
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: June 6th 2010

Re: Do you find weight numbers triggering? - June 24th 2012, 01:07 PM

I don't have an ED, however, I do find weight numbers triggering. I have issues with both my self esteem and body image. And when someone writes something to the effect of 'I weigh XX and want to lose XX lbs' it makes me feel like I should be doing that, and I should be like that. And then one thing lead to another.
I don't think weight numbers, BMI or caloric numbers should be allowed.

Closed Thread


find, numbers, triggering, weight

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2018, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.