18 months seems healthy as long as it's natural and not the result of anorexia/bulimia. And staying 300 for eighteen months isn't necessarily as unhealthy as losing 140 via EDs and other shit methods.>>9553455>>9553459
Really, a lot of it is your diet and exercise but it isn't everything. I used to think the same way, but there's so much to also take into account, such as an individual's metabolic rate, other heath disorders, genetics (yes, genetics), bone structure, etc.
Of course, most of that is fairly obvious, but it's things that these boards want to push aside like they don't exist and every fat person is just funneling food into their mouths. That happens, yeah. It's kind of distressing though that people are so quick to blame everything on the fat when it's seriously around 50/50 that there are underlying problems where the fat is the effect, not the cause.
Carbs also shouldn't promote fat retention unless you're shoveling them every single day in elevated quantities. And then, it's mostly the processed sugars in those things. The fat just kind of packs on in layers if you're shoveling sugars, making it much more difficult to lose.