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I Get Out Of Breath From Climbing Stairs

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    Update - 5 months ago I posted a story in this

    group about my difficulty climbing stairs, and that's now over 30lb's ago! I thought I would post here as I had to walk up two flights of stairs yesterday and it was very difficult. I was very winded from a few steps and needed a break after every few steps! Having to lift my 46...
    KurvaciousKendall KurvaciousKendall 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    Hmm

    i don't think i can even walk up them to start with. besides i get out of breath going from my couch to my car on flat surface. not that i can drive anymore. but who needs to climb stairs everything i want is on the ground
    jigglingthefatbelly jigglingthefatbelly 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    Had Not Been On Stairs In A While

    I was at a friends house that has stairs, my BF bet me could not get to the 2nd floor. I waddled over to the stairs and started up the step creeked under my weight. My belly is so big I could not see the steps. My huge hips filled the entire staircase. I almost riped the...
    morethanchunky morethanchunky 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    So, recently, I have been trying to gain fat

    and lose muscle. I've been successful! My belly has grown by 2 inches, my arms hang down a lot more, and my thighs are HUGE! My XL clothes are starting to look a tiny bit snug on me. Before my winter weight gain, I could run up 3 flights of stairs at 3 steps a second and not get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    More Than Winded

    Walking winds me. Climbing stairs is hell. I am pushing 500 pounds and having to haul all that weight up stairs are so hard. I have now moved into the living room of my place because walking up the stairs to bed is tooo hard. I do however have to walk up stairs at my office. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Keep eating.girls.It is impossible

    for you to be too fat!
    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M Aug 14, 2014

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    Luckily my apartment building has an elevator

    lol. I never thought I would be this out of shape.
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    Mhm

    Let me just give you a little preview...In my house there are 15 steps leading down to the landing by the front door and another 6 to the basement comeing off the original 15...Well, my room is in the basement so I travel these steps everyday. Now when you weight 370 pounds your...
    fatsonja fatsonja 18-21, F 4 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Suuuuper Winded

    Going up the stairs has been difficult for as long as I can remember, but recently I have noticed a significant decline in my fitness level. I avoid going up stairs if at all possible, but when I have to I feel like I just finished running a marathon by the top! My belly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    I Get So Out Of Breath...

    ...I don't even bother with stairs!
    Notfatenough Notfatenough 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Stairs!!! Haha

    Since I was very small I had weak legs . As I got fatter I started having difficulty going up stairs . As of today and all the extra weight on my knees I have to take break going up the stairs . I hope I won't be able to do it at all soon
    Fattyfatfat1234 Fattyfatfat1234 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    I Used To Dance???

    To think I used to dance and now I'm tired just climbing a flight of stairs! I wish my dance teacher could see me now! She would be so disgusted it would be hillarious. She hates fat people. She is the total opposite of me. I love my blubber :)
    ForeverFatty ForeverFatty 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    So I haven't taken the stairs at work in about

    60 pounds, but the elevator was being worked on today so I had no other option. I've always thought of myself as a "fit" fat girl, but evidently I need to revise that opinion. I work on the second floor and felt like I was going to pass out by the time I made it to my office...
    Deliciousdreams Deliciousdreams 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Fatty On Stairs

    Stairs are most definitely not my friend at over 500 lbs you can probably imagine why.  I struggle with walking short distances let alone climbing stairs but I still like the challenge of them every now and again.  Each time I do a flight of stairs it becomes increasingly...
    Bigobesegirl Bigobesegirl 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    So I've never been really skinny

    and fit but since christmas I've put on a few more pounds. I actually really like my belly, it feels really great when I open the button of my jeans and to feel the belly against my t-shirt. My parents are divorced and I live with my mom, she works a lot and she doesn't care if...
    Bellygirlbelly Bellygirlbelly 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Stupid Elevator

    I went to my friends and her building the elevator was out of order so I had to climb the stairs to the third floor. Haven't had to climb stairs in a long while. I had to sit on the steps at each floor just to catch my breath and when I got to her apartment I was sweaty and felt...
    BellyLovinFatGirl BellyLovinFatGirl 18-21 12 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Oh Ya Lol

    Just from climbing stairs or any kind of elevation I get winded..if its flat surface I'm fine for awhile but 1 stair and i'm panting lol
    ranmafan ranmafan 26-30, M Aug 19, 2012

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    I Hate Stairs!

    im 13 5'2 and 215 pounds. i have gained 60 pounds just this year. My whole family is fat and we eat al the time my mom makes all kinds of fattening foods 3 times a day she is worried i am getting to fat and wants me to lose weight she has me climb the stairs at this hotel we were...
    teengainer13 teengainer13 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    So with me passing the 450 point I have noticed

    that climbing even a flight of stairs brings me too an exhausting point like no other. I have to stop to take a few minute breather just because it's so exhausting. It's definitely making me think other wise about ever climbing stairs again. No use in wasting precious calories...
    BigPlumpBeauty BigPlumpBeauty 18-21, F 20 Responses May 18, 2014

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    Struggle To Climb Stairs

    My wife has about tripled in weight since we met. I think you can see why it's now difficult for her to climb stairs!
    jcruz jcruz 31-35 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Not For Long!

    At my school, if you weigh more than 300lbs, you get to use the elevator instead of the stairs! I cant wait to get back to school!
    lobsterback lobsterback 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    Back home I live in a ranch style house,

    paid for by my parents rented by me, so I used to have to deal with only one step. More recently I hired a friend of a friend to put a concrete ramp into the attached garage and another down the front step so my body, ruined by carbs and trans fats, and lungs, ruined by...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F Jan 31

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    My Arch Nemesis

    Stairs have always been my arch nemesis. I've never been able to make it up a flight of steps without losing my breath. Now I often find myself stopping every couple steps or so in order to catch my breath. At such a large weight, it is difficult to hoist myself up stairs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Yep.. Haha

    Okay, I am a thin woman, but I am Not in shape.. I tend to get out of breath using the stairs from time to time.. I'm sure it doesn't help that I am impatient and have a tendency to run up them.. haha.. yeeaaahh.. :P
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections 26-30, F Mar 7, 2012

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    I Feel Unwanted In This World

    i feel unwanted in this world cause im alone all the time its just me and the tv&bed i live in my bedroom i go 2work at night get off in the mornings and its the same routine everyday im soo stressed out bout not having i sometimes feel like just leaving i dont care where i dont...
    4beck 4beck 36-40 2 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    I job shadowed at a nearby school today.

    Unfortunately this school has 11 floors and I was on every single one at some point. Because I'm not in a wheel chair or on crutches or very old, I got to take the stairs. The first class I observed was on the ninth floor. I counted the amount of steps on each flight and there...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Stairs Aren't My Friend

    I first started having problems with stairs quite a while ago when I was pregnant being being bigger and then having a big baby belly took its toll. I found myself avoiding places with stairs and started taking the elevator more. It became sort of a habit for several years...
    dianess dianess 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Recent Struggles

    Climbing stairs has became increasingly hard for me as up late, weighing in at 435lb, you can see why. My feeder thinks I think I may need to invest in a stair lift :)
    KurvaciousKendall KurvaciousKendall 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I went to an art museum with my friends

    yesterday and it was four stories. I was already feeling kind of tired from just walking from the car that was parked pretty far, standing to look at things and walking around. Then my friends wanted to go to the fourth floor to see a particular exibit so we started up the...
    xxfatteningxupxx xxfatteningxupxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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