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No. 211074

Previous thread: >>153564

This is for diet and fitness related things only.

-Post your goals, your current state, like your weight or measurements;
-What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?);
-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.

Feel free to post charts of your progress! If you're doing daily reports, remember to sage.

Reminder that we're all human and we all have our ups and downs. Don't blame yourself for failing and don't get fixated on small missteps. This is a marathon, not a race. Self-sabotage will only make things worse. Try to stay positive and think of the positive steps you've made to get here and keep moving forward!

Don't get fixated on numbers and give yourself adequate rest days and rewards to keep yourself motivated.

No ana, please.

No. 211088

So I figured out my main binge trigger is going out to eat. Things like special occasions, going in outings with friends etc. I don't exactly overeat while I'm out (the calories are excessive at nearly any restaurant but I can usually work that into my calorie budget), but it's like eating out reminds me that food is amazing and I binge eat as soon as I get home, sometimes not stopping for another day or two. Doesn't matter how full I am, I just wanna keep the party going.

This is more of a vent than asking for advice, though it's welcome if you've got any. It just sucks because the last thing I wanna do is avoid socialising after lockdowns, plus my birthday is coming up and I don't wanna ruin it by binging. Pray for me anons.

No. 211096

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awww nonny. i struggle(d) with that too, although my mindset was more that i'm over my limit i might as well go over even more and have dessert and other things.

i think i've sort of rerouted my mindset, or at least i'm hoping i have since i haven't had to eat out in a while but i did eat mcdonalds a week ago, just split it up into three meals over three days. i'm just trying to focus my energy on positive things because binging only makes me feel better temporarily. stuff like meditation, reading, or painting my nails or i'll make myself a nice drink whether that be an ice coffee/matcha latte, (naturally) decaf tea or a diet coke depending on the time of day.

i'll be praying for you nonnie! i hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration surrounded by people you love. just remember to be kind to yourself, even if you do slip up.

No. 211118

Aw ty anon you're sweet, I def think you're right it's that all or nothing 'well I'm over my calories anyway, may as well binge'. Especially cause I don't know the exact amount of calories, I'm like hmm well maybe I actually ate LESS than I estimated, so it's ok to eat more now…

I gotta work on my coping strategies like yours, might schedule doing my nails for after events kek

No. 211166

recovered from ana during quarantine and trying not to relapse now that i got back into exercise and healthier food. i’m 165cm and i went from 44kg to 60kg in a little over a year sheesh. i’m not weighing myself or focusing much on numbers rn but i really do want a body which isnt perfect but that i feel somewhat comfortable in. any recovered anachans tryna share some tips? i eat a very balanced diet of mostly whole foods and thats all great but the exercise part makes me want to relapse wah

No. 211172

I'm starting my first cut after years of bulking and am super excited. Buuut, holy fuck, I have to go from 3.5k calories to 1.6k to have a deficit, I can't believe how high the difference is! Currently maintaning for a month or two for an easier transition but damn lol

What exactly about it makes you want to relapse? Maybe following a program could help?

No. 211183

Idk if you're competitive like I am, but I'm happiest when I avoid very competitive or easily trackable exercises like spinning. Stick to more "mindful" regimes like yoga and pilates where you can get a workout in and build real strength, but there aren't numbers flashing in front of your eyes the whole time. (Fitness tracking apps are a trigger to me as well, you really don't need them unless you're training for a specific event.)
I like climbing and hiking too, you have to concentrate and use your head a little, so you don't have mental space to think about stuff like "am I working hard enough, is this less than I did yesterday?" and just keep your focus on the moment.

No. 211192

Oh shiiiiit bitch! You a Scorpio too? Happy birthday man.
Secondly, I got treatment for my ED and I highly recommend it. I’m able to do it with a specialist and appointments, so it doesn’t hinder other parts of my life. Some therapy and low dose medication for adhd/binge eating has changed my life.
It really helped me to figure out why I self sabatoge by binging. I think everyone’s “why” is different, so take time to evaluate that for yourself.

(Ps, astrology is fun, but not a serious thing for me, idk about you)

No. 211521

Thanks to anon on the last thread who recommended this salad, finally tried it and it was amazing, and with the chilli/sesame oil in the dressing it was a bit more filling than my lemon juice dressing. Definitely going in the rotation!

No. 211527

172cm, 85kg (GW: around 60kg)
When you are just starting out at the gym to lose weight, what is an ideal balance of cardio and muscle building? Do I split both workouts for each day I go (30mins cardio, 30mins weights) or do I spend 1 day on cardio and another day on a targeted muscle group? Or should I just focus on cardio as a fatty and then build muscle when I've lost some weight? I have no idea what I'm doing pls help

No. 211540

There's a dumplings place near me that's good but this salad is the only vegetable they have on their menu. Since I like to have veg with me big pork dumplings, I've had this salad like 6 times. It's very tasty, so I see why they only feel like they need this one salad.

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God nonitas i need help with nutrition and dieting. I once went in on this super restrictive diet where i was gradually losing weight but my meals were bordering ana-chan levels of food intake. But good news is that i got the help I needed and got back to a much healthier weight, albeit overweight kek.

How do I estimate the amount of calories I should take in a day? I once followed a calculator and said that I should just eat around 700 calories to lose weight. But I'd also like to build muscle as well.

also bump for this. i wanna know too

No. 211543

cringe and manpilled

you don't need any kind of special diet. just eat like a normal healthy person (plenty veg, plenty carb, little bit of meat & fats) and you'll have all the nutrition & protein your body actually needs unless you're a literal bodybuilder. if you want to lose weight, increase veg & decrease carbs per meal.

No. 211544

Are you short anon? I'm short and all the diet calculators say I'm not allowed to eat less than 1200 but I have to eat 1000 to be in a deficit. So annoying.
Yeah you don't have to eat bodybuilder meals, just keep your carbs in check (say no to refined sugar) and the extra weight will come off, especially if you're doing strength training too.

No. 211546

Yep! Sadly Im around 4'9 so consuming calories is a bit tricky for me and my fat distribution shit. If I get too fat I'll look a fucking dwarf from Orzammar.

Also question, how do you split your workouts? I reread the past thread and someone mentioned that they do 45 minutes of weight lifting/strength training and 40-60 minutes of cardio 3-4 times week. I'm itching to follow that honestly since I don't know any good workout routines atm.

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I like to follow the hand method for portions sizes more than tracking calories. Just eat healthy, balanced, until satisfied or maybe leave a little room until feeling full and you'll do fine

You can do whatever, it depends on what you like.
Imo it's better to have one day focused on upper body strength training, the next day for lower body and so on (2/3 times per week each) and do some cardio workout (4-6 times per week). However, you can also do full body workouts one day and only cardio the other.
You shouldn't focus on just one (doing only cardio for example) and remember that for fat burning with cardio, is better to go hard rather than long. So, a 10-20 min HIIT workout will burn more calories than a 40-60 mins of light-moderate cardio workout.
Don't forget to warm up, stretch everyday and take breaks and rest days!

That's a great workout plan to follow. Just wanted to add that the correct way is to do the strength training before the cardio, I used to do it the other way around and it was so bad lol

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i'm just starting out too and people seem to agree muscle/cardio/muscle/active rest rinse and repeat is a good routine since you get two rest days a week.

my strength training consists of kettlebell workouts i find online, i like the ones by HASfit because they show easier and harder modifications. they are full body workouts as well which is good for me since i don't have a specific area i want to target. i do light cardio everyday which consists of walking my dog but since he's getting old and i don't want to push him too hard, i'll do some solo walking before or after i go with him.

on my cardio days i've been running which i really enjoy, i tried using the c25k app but i wasn't really a fan of the sound prompts but i do use their format as a mental guide.

i definitely recommend working on strength training asap so you don't become skinny fat + it raises your metabolism since you're gaining muscle mass.

also don't push yourself too hard, i definitely wasn't able to do 30 mins cardio and/or weights when i started. i was barely able to last 5 minutes in a pilates video but tbf i didn't do ANY warmup since i didn't think about it. i then started with pic related for a week or so before moving onto youtube videos and now i don't have any issue keeping up. make sure you warm up if there isn't a warmup in the video!!!

No. 211607

>plenty carb, little bit of meat & fats

Shit advice

No. 211646

Yeah that anon is an idiot or a lost time traveller from 1920s. Eating 1200 calories of carb and veggies will make you homicidal. Staying full on 1200 calories is possible but your diet needs to be packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats.

No. 211711

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nonnies, what do you think of protein bars? there's currently a deal for 12 of this flavor for $20 AUD and i'm not sure if it's worth getting. do they taste nice? i like the idea of having one before my run in the morning or in my bag as a snack if i don't have the time to pack a proper lunch but it's not really necessary for my lifestyle since i still spend most of my time at home.

i used to eat clif bars and those were like eating rice crispies or coco puffs but these seem like they may be better? what's the texture like? are they enjoyable cold or do you need to warm these up in the microwave?

also - i'm down 6lbs since i started weighing myself 3 weeks ago :D

No. 211727

nice job cutting out "plenty veg" which i put first for a reason. anyway this is literally the usda's guidelines except imo you should eat even more green veg & less carbs. and very little protein. literally not saying anything controversial unless ypu're on some kind of keto insanity and i dont have time to deal with all that business.

No. 211728

Their cookies are nice but the one bar I tried was disgusting.

No. 211740

I only eat protein bars (Balance bars) because they taste good, lol. They're my substitute for actual candy bars. My dad eats Lara bars but, then, he's an actual athlete.

No. 211759

This sounds like some anachan volume eating shit. Nonnas, eat your protein if you want sustainable weightloss and gains.

No. 211815

Holy shit Ive always done cardio first and strength second in the past and I couldn't gef half of the workout done because of how tired I am. Doing strength first and then cardio next saved my life now I can go and finish the whole workout without taking long ass breaks

No. 211949

Definitely make sure to warm up your muscles, regardless. High paced quick walk, or using a warm up made by trainers/ yt stuff etc. I use the Nike App and they have awesome workouts and warmups to follow.

No. 212017

Should I follow her routine as a beginner? I haven’t worked out or even done light exercise in years so I’m not sure if my body can handle this

No. 212018

I skimmed. This looks fine for beginners but it's very machine dependent. If you want to build balanced strength and have gym access I'd really recommend working with some free weights, squat rack and bench, even if you're only starting out with an empty bar or 10 lb dumbbells. But that's just my opinion, doing any type of exercise is better than nothing.

No. 212084

Nta, but how does one make sure their complete form is correct when beginning to workout with free weights? It feels so daunting to try at the gym, I myself use machines for my upper body

No. 212127

I think the main thing is to avoid pushing yourself too far, too fast. Look up videos on proper form for some of the basics like overhead press, bent-over rows, hammer curl. Check yourself in a mirror and make sure it looks the same. Once you're lifting with more weight the tendency is to tighten up in certain areas and compensate with muscles aside from the ones you're actually trying to work. You can definitely see/feel this as it happens if you're paying attention, and at that point readjust your position or go back to a lighter weight.

No. 212171

Guys I have an interview and I had clothes I bought a few weeks ago not for at all, and it crushed me. Now I’ve been hitting the gym and this one top looks amazing now.
Who is she?
She’s the bitch who’s getting a better job and a pay raise.

No. 212326

I actually bought dumbbells this week. I’m gonna start using them at home, then move to the gym. Thank you for the advice. I know it’s important to watch yourself In the mirror, so I need to (joke intended) face my reflection and get comfortable with it again.
I haven’t liked looking in the mirror for a few years

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nonnas, i've been alternating strength + lighter cardio days with full cardio days but i've just stumbled into a problem.

i really really love cardio. i'm not surprised because i have massive calves and so many people have asked if i was a runner growing up lmao (i wasn't really). but i feel so accomplished running. yesterday i was so ridiculously anxious since i have had some projects due and i felt like i couldn't do anything, went on a run and felt 5000x times better. i think i'm starting to get addicted to the endorphin rush now which is sort of problematic for the days where i won't be able to run. i don't get this fix from strength training because i don't feel the wind in my face and i'm mostly stationary. it's such a fantastic feeling. i'm also a massive data/numbers fag and i get that brrr when i see numbers go up on my google fit app. i even got some new shoes and a smart watch so i can track my heart rate and steps all day.

i kind of don't want to strength train anymore because i like running so much. does anyone else feel this way?

No. 212490

Have you thought about doing weighted HIIT or something similar if traditional strength training is boring for you? I'm kind of in-between because I'm not really into pure cardio or pure strength training, so interval routines are my favorite. Interval training with dumbbells is absolutely exhausting and will have you gasping/getting that cardio high but still building strength if you're pushing yourself and getting enough protein in the day to day.

No. 212491

That's great nonny! Glad to help, I think they will help build your confidence and give you some solid starting strength, plus they're helpful to have when you don't feel like going out.

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I'm trying to lose about 26 more pounds (about 20 lost already) and for some reason I'm not inspired anymore. I've eaten bad all weekend and now feel like I messed everything up. I am so weak around snacky foods.
I guess tomorrow is a new day.

No. 212574

Or just go deep and become a runner. You don't have to strength train if you don't want to. And mainly doing one thing allows you to specialize more. Report back when you do your first marathon!

No. 212579

Think about how much better you look and feel now that you've lost 20 pounds…and looking back it probably wasn't that hard, right? Appreciate what you ate this weekend, now focus on giving your body the nutrients it needs. Don't loose your progress!

No. 212581

Thanks anon! I can definitely see a difference in my weight already. Seeing my old clothes become baggy is satisfying too. The snacky stuff I ate all weekend was delicious but as you said, it's time to focus on the good stuff now.

No. 212582

i'll have to give that a go! also i did something dumb today and went running (lightly) when i was developing some blisters from my new shoes. the back of one of my heels hates me but i feel awesome and accomplished so??

thank you nonna <3

wow! 26 pounds is amazing, that's more than a bag of potatoes. the next time you go to the store pick up one of those up, that's how much excess weight you've lost. that's seriously incredible.

treat that weekend as a reward to get you motivated to keep moving towards your goal. in the past i felt crummy when i'd do that and completely fall off the wagon which is such a toxic perfectionist mindset to be caught in. remember why you want to lose weight. are you doing it because you want to improve your health, strength, or appearance? think of all of the awesome goals you've accomplished outside of the scale. do you sleep better? do certain clothes fit better? are you stronger? does your hair and skin look better?

you can do this!

i think i'm going to definitely try and focus on being a runner and decide if i want to focus on strength later. you're so sweet ilyy

No. 212627

I am 5'8" and had a really rough time at the end of 2020 to most of 2021, and at my highest I weight something like 180 pounds. I was definitely using food as a comfort. But this summer, I got down to 172-170 lbs from my job, where I was walking around all day and didn't have much time to eat. After that, I decided to just roll with it and really double down on committing to losing weight. Today I weighed in at 162.4 lbs and I am super proud of myself! It's been mostly diet that made the change. I'm walking a bit more than last year due to being in-person for university, but mainly, I've been watching my serving sizes and cutting back on shitty foods that I used to eat in order to cope with stress. I used to bake chocolate chip cookies all the time in order to take my mind off of things, for example, which I am not doing anymore.

My goal is to reach 150 lbs. I won't be toned and don't expect a perfect body just because I'll be thinner, I will probably be skinnyfat, but I would take skinnyfat over regular fat any day.

No. 212628

AWESOME WORK NONNA! sounds like you've done a great job kicking the bad habit of comfort eating, that alone is a massive accomplishment.

although personally i still really love baking as a stress reliever. idk if you're refraining from baking because you feel like you don't have self control but i think you should keep baking/cooking if you enjoy it. what i've been doing is i share my baked goods with my friends and family (since you're in uni maybe you can share them with your class or group mates if you have any this sem) and i also freeze like a good portion of the batch since they stay good there for ages. some dishes you can bake the uncooked version and then throw them in the oven.

No. 212632

i tried many sports but secretly hated them and just went for the sake of doing exercise and larping as an athlete. i have a gym membership now i got on discount but i am going to cancel because it is so boring.

No. 212648

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Ok let's do this. I got through week one so I've got some momentum

>SW 158 (Nov 1st)

>GW 130
>CW 156.5
>Progress: 5%

>Fridge well stocked with healthy food
>Vegetables at core of every meal
>Choose water or unsweetened drinks over alcohol or sodas
>choose healthiest option when eating out or ordering in
>Choose fruits or tea over sugar bombs like candy
>exercise at least 3x per week, my fitness is zero so it's just walks and yoga for now but I will start incorporating weights and HIIT over time
>good evening routine and sleep hygiene especially during the week because being sleepy is a huge craving trig for me

>Weekly weigh-in on Monday
>update this thread weekly with progress

Why I'm committed
>I want my body to feel healthy, stable and energetic, now and into my later years
>I want the strength and flexibility to do sports I enjoy
>I want healthy clear skin I can enjoy without makeup
>My job is easier to do when I'm healthy
>I love waking up naturally after a restful sleep, which will happen more often with exercise and a good bed routine
>I look so cute in clothes when my waist is defined and my belly is flatter
>I want to feel confident in shorts and skirts in Summer
>I like waking up feeling good after a party and not having hangovers!
>I want to feel like if I was in my waifu's universe she would notice me kek

No. 212670

Same, I just find exercise so boring most of the time. I haven’t gone to the gym since before rona and now I’m completely unmotivated. Ring Fit was the only thing I found kinda-sorta fun but I no longer have a Switch. How do you nonnies make exercise fun?

No. 212671

I just pick exercises I like, in my case that's lifting, I just love it and the progress is addicting

What do you guys like? What have you tried? Some apps such as zombies, run! turn exercise into a game. I really liked it but the unlocking of episodes became slow

No. 212717

Hey anon, just someone with similar goal/plans as you. Is it alright if I ask what your specific exercise plan is? I'm struggling there right now on how to plan the 3 days I'm going. Good luck with everything!

No. 212727

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I think I'm starting to drop the excess water weight from starting a regular exercise routine. I'm in the healthy BMI range now and I feel proud :D

I told myself that today would be a rest day since I have a lot of work to do but last night when I crawled into bed I was excited to run again. So I went for it even though I have a blister on one of my heels but surprisingly it feels better than it did when I started? Who knew exercise could be so fun? I promise I'll rest tomorrow though.

I also managed to convince two friends to do a 5K with me, one will probably walk it but it's for a charity/issue that is very close to my heart. I can't wait until I can jog a 5K!

No. 212730

>Check yourself in a mirror
don't EVER check yourself in a mirror while doing deadlifts, you could really fuck your spine up

No. 212781

No problem! I go to yoga classes twice a week which is a mix of yin and "power yoga" so some days we do flexibility and stretching and some days we do a lot of core, bodyweight and balance. Those are 1hr classes. I'm also doing at least one walk around my neighborhood which usually takes 40 minutes. Sounds like nothing but as I said I'm starting from zero so getting back into moving will take a few weeks.
After that is established and I'm ready for more, I really want to do a modified version of a Caroline Girvan strength program, maybe Epic Heat but only once or twice a week because I get too into programs and end up with injuries by rushing myself lol.

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How do I figure out the amount of reps/sets i need to do when lifting? Im still very new to lifting and Im currently doing 4 x 10 on a daily with a pair of 2lbs dumbbells but I sometimes do 3 x 5 on a pair of 4.4lbs dumbbells. Is what I'm doing good or am I doing counter productive?

Pic related. The dumbbells I bought goes up to 20lbs

No. 212811

Your optimal weight is when you can do the exercise with good form and it's not too easy. So if you can do 12 reps without issues increase the weight.

You might want to follow a program. If not, 4x8-12 is sort of the standard

No. 212815

I have such a hard time staying motivated with cardio after weightlifting for the targeted areas. Should I just split it into 2 separate workouts in a day? For example, cardio before work, then weights at night?
Or, am I going to hard on the weights, and I need to go lighter on the weight choice?
Also, I just don’t like the gyms cardio area. There’s too many screens. Put me on a trail though? I’m gone for 3-4 miles easy.

No. 212817

You can do cardio right after lifting, as long as you don't do like an hour. Or keep it seperate by days. I always also do a core workout since cardio by itself is not satisfying

No. 212818

Good points. I think I’ll keep them separate for a while and see how that goes. Thanks!

No. 213104

>>204744 from last thread reporting back in.
Diet completely fell off this past month because I went on holiday and then got ill, but I haven't put any weight on at all. Still stuck at 60kg.
Since months of dieting and a month of eating terribly won't change my weight at all, i'm beginning to think that a) there's something wrong with me or b) my food intake isn't affecting my weight at all. Maybe i'll be forced to go to the dreaded gym after all.

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Nonnies, how has incorporating regular exercise + changing your diet affected your menstrual cycle?

I have a really irregular cycle and my period is usually late like 35-40 days long. This is my second period into this lifestyle and I just started my period 27 days into my cycle. I had a feeling it was coming since I got my telltale chin zit + I was exhausted yesterday but holy shit! I'm ecstatic! I haven't had a cycle that was in the twenties in years. I really hope that this trend continues, I'd really love to have a regular cycle. I have never had one before. When I was thinner due to my disordered eating patterns I'd regularly skip periods or just have them super late. PRAYING THIS ISN'T A ONCE OFF and I get to join the clockwork period club.

No. 213230

girl WHY would you want to have more periods a year. as long as your periods come within the same 3-5 day ish window having them every 35-40 days doesn't seem like a bad thing. irregular periods are a different beast, if I'm understanding your post correctly

No. 213239

they are irregular periods (i've gotten anywhere from 32-44 in the past year) and i've struggled with a lot of hormonal issues in the past such as PMDD. i found that my PMDD was worse when my periods were fluctuating due to stress + undereating so i would rather be regular even though i don't intend to get pregnant for a long time.

No. 213326


Week 2 update!
>SW 158 (Nov 1st)
>GW 130
>CW 155.5
>Progress: 9%

Things that are working
>I lost a pound so I'm still making progress!
>fully stocked healthy fridge helps a lot and has gotten me excited about cooking again
>that smacked cucumber salad is my favorite thing now
>no alcohol has been awesome, I didn't realize how heavy and fuzzy my nightly glass of wine was making me feel
>knowing I was updating this thread and weighing in today kept me motivated to avoid binging on the weekend

Things to improve
>only worked out twice due to period pains and fatigue, I could have done a third workout on the weekend when I felt better
>Couple of sugar fails including eating 4 cupcakes someone left at my house instead of throwing them away in the trash, I threw them away into my body because I didn't even want them lol - not really sure how to fix that
>this week's goal is to take my bedtime routine seriously as my health really hinges on it, and I fell asleep on the couch a few times lol
>NEW RULE: STOP WATCHING FOOD YOUTUBE I tell myself it's to alleviate cravings but it just makes it worse!

Thanks to anyone reading lol, I can't believe I'm 9% of the way to my goal! I kept double checking the math lol. I know the first few pounds feel easy compared to the rest but I truly feel motivated knowing my simple choices are helping me reach my goal.

No. 213335

This was actually a really nice read and has given me some motivation again lol.

>SW 150 (April 3rd)

>GW 100-110
>CW 134

How to:
>Intermittent fasting
>Usually 48 hours
>While fasting, I drink that Mediterranean salt water concoction (I’m sure yall have seen it online)
>While not fasting, eat in a one hour window
>Usually have chicken or salmon, a TON of veggies (mainly broccoli, spinach, kale, carrots, etc), and a sweet/smoothie
>Once or twice a month I eat liver bc is most nutrient dense organ meat. Except I HATE liver so I mix it with ground beef and eat it over quinoa or rice, and then on the side I add veggies/fruit. Also, I’ll have a cup of bone broth soup with an egg or something
>I’ve been fasting regularly enough that I snap back into ketosis by the next morning so I never worry about eating
>Light walking but very rarely honestly
>Get 8 hours of sleep EVERY night, no exceptions
>Avoid weaknesses ie Starbucks fraps, chick fil a, chipotle, coffee etc like the plague
>Also avoid refined sugar bc makes me break out like a motherf*cker
>Weigh myself every morning and use ketosis sticks to see where my ketones are at

IF works very fast. I lost the first 12lb between April and May. However, I stopped dieting and working out from June until a week ago, which is when I lost an extra 5lb. Probably just water weight but whatever. Somehow I maintained just by not eating out, but I’m ready to get back on track again.

>because I’m 5’1 and every extra 5-10 pounds makes me look super heavy
>because my arms are way too big for my age
>because the fat on my face and neck area literally drag my face down and you can barely see my jaw
>because the best I ever looked was when I was fit and ~105lb
>also because I have a narrow (front facing) but wide (if you look at me from the side) rib cage so again, every 5-10lb I’m overweight makes me look compressed
>because I want to be petite and cute again and have my legs not look like albino sausages in sundresses
>because in the past I’ve been very irresponsible money-wise by spending tons of money on food without even realizing it

What I’ve learned:
>Coffee makes me feel like shit no matter what
>not sleeping enough while fasting is a death sentence
>Liver is so disgusting, I hate the taste and texture, but I can get by with the ground beef mixture. It’s super important for me to have it once or twice a month because even though I take supplements every morning, the best stuff comes right from the source in my opinion (ironic since I’m cooking it, but I digress)
>Learned about many different supplements, one of them being lion’s mane which was helped my brain fog during this time
>Also improved my discipline. I think fasting really helped me temper my spending and the urge to get something sweet or fried. I can more easily say no or think to myself “I don’t need this” than before

>fast every other day once I hit my gw
>or just do OMAD
>research about nutrition more and start lifting

It’s weird because I look at pictures friends have taken of me and I swear I can just SEE the potential. It makes me feel so hopeful instead of miserably insecure, like it did before. Now that I’m about 20-25lb closer to my gw, the pounds will slip off slower, most likely a pound or so every two days?

But I’m surprisingly okay with that. I love how nice my skin is now. I love setting boundaries around food, ie not eating until I feel like I’m going to pass out. I never had a binging issue; I just sometimes would overeat because I wasn’t listening to my body’s cues. I love seeing the progress, wearing crop tops, catching glimpses of my abs finally coming back. Also, my bank account isn’t suffering from getting Starbucks every single freaking day.

I’ll check back on this post in a month and hopefully I’ll have stuck to my commitment to finish this once and for all lol

No. 213374

>SW 128
>CW 111
>GW 100

nonningtons I fell off the wagon these past two days. I ate chocolates throughout my shift at work yesterday because our company supplier sent us a huge box of cadburys snacks as a gift, and this evening (after eating healthily all day) I had a bit of a crappy time and ate a pain au raisin, two mochi ice cream balls, and a bar of galaxy. I feel like I've gained all the weight back and I don't know how to keep myself from assuming I've ruined my whole weight loss journey and giving up. tips would be appreciated!

No. 213388

I had uncontrollable PCOS and no discernable cycle (cause pill gives me blood clots, how fortunate) from age of 19 (BMI 26) to like 27 (borderline obese) when I started consistently losing weight and it miraculously reversed itself within 3 months, before I even got to a healthy weight. But I also started getting PMS while I have never ever before. So yeah, gl nonny.

No. 213392

I am finally seeing some changes in regards to my weight so I'm posting here to keep me accountable and the measure my progress.
SW: 194.4
CW: 192.4
GW: 120

I'm keeping to an intake of 1200 calories a day, except on days I work out when I am allowed a little more to allow room for my protein shakes. I don't go overboard though its only an extra 200 calories at most. I am hoping to lose at least 6 pounds by Christmas (if I lose 2 pounds a week then it'll be 10 pounds but I want to give myself some wiggle room). And then try to minimize any weight gain over the Christmas period so I don't undo all my progress and then kick it all back off when I return from my parents' house afterwards.

Next year is going to be the year I get down to a healthy weight. I am determined to make it happen!

No. 213433

It's just one bad eating day anonita dont let it get to you too much. Just pick yourself up and redo your diet again. If the urge to try some snacks get to you I like to take a small piece and then drink lots of water after.

No. 213444

105 at 5'1" is a reasonable goal. But this soundd alarming:
>I love setting boundaries around food, ie not eating until I feel like I’m going to pass out.
After you get to your GW are you going to stoo fasting for 48 hours?
I used to fast for health but I never exceeded 24 hours in a fast, but it was almost too nice of a feeling to have so much control every day.

No. 213579

Hi, so what I mean is that because I’ve been fasting consistently, I get very, very tired if I eat, for example, a bowl from chipotle with extra rice and chicken and chips on the side. Like, I need to rest for a good 30 minutes or take a nap. Obviously this would be a large meal for anyone, but in the past I would feel bad about wasting the food and also wouldn’t make sure if I’m feeling sleepy or not.

I’m going to go to my primary soon to make sure my vitamins and all that are in a normal range (they were about three months ago).

>are you going to fast for 48hrs after GW?

Hellll no. I won’t have enough fat on me to sustain it. Even now, I’m really only like 15-20lb over weight. That’s not a lot of fat so I would never do a 72hr fast. Once I get to my GW I want to either do OMAD or fast every other day. I know that your body kind of “chooses” it’s healthy weight if you just count calories. I like food and don’t want to be a complete skellychan so I really don’t want to push it or anything.

No. 213581

I agree that your body has a certain maintenance weight, and fasting helps reset it. I'm 5'4" 110 lbs, down from 120 lbs without counting calories, just intermittent fasting

No. 213896

I'm extremely unconfident about my Monday weigh in. This week has been so stressful I only walked once and missed my yoga,been sleeping like shit and eating all carbs instead of vegetables like I should.
It's Friday, is it too late to course correct with intermittent fasting and cardio over the weekend? Or will that sudden change just give me water retention?
I'm not trying to lose a bunch in two days I just want to get back on track and hopefully not have gained on Monday.

Also to make up for bumping the thread here's a high protein delicious looking recipe that's floating around TikTok, Ive never tried silken tofu but can't wait to make this! https://drivemehungry.com/silken-tofu-korean-soy/ pic keeps breaking pls no ban for imageboard

No. 213925

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There's a really similar but unfortunately not vegan Japanese dish that uses katsuobushi (bonito shavings, you can usually find it at Korean grocery stores if there aren't any Japanese ones) instead of gochugaru. It's my go-to starving-but-don't-wanna-cook food, especially in the summer. I recommend having some rice with it or something though, because it's pretty much just a block of protein and nothing else.

I'm slowly creeping up to the goal weight of 120 lbs (54 kg) I set for myself and even though objectively gaining weight is healthy for me I still don't like it one bit. I had a pretty hard relapse this week aka starving myself in a futile attempt to shed two pounds and it's really tanked my focus and motivation to do anything that requires thinking. This happened the last time I got close to 120 lbs, and I fear it's going to become a pattern. I still climb and do climbing-specific training so I know logically I won't get fat if I eat more, but being unnaturally thin has become so tied to my identity at this point that I would feel disgusted and ashamed if people who know me notice I've gained any kind of weight, even if it's just 'wow you look healthier'. This turned into dumb anachan sperging so feel free to bully me anons, I need it.

No. 214124

hello if anyone would like a diet/fitness/exercise/lifting accountability buddy please feel free to add me at babyshaymin#5954 ^^(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 214158

should i quit my intermittent fasting habit? im trying to build muscles + lose fat at the same time and i think i have a decent grasp on nutrition at this point compared to what i was doing back then.

No. 214159

If you can get enough calories then there's no need to

No. 214179

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I don't know how to phrase this but I feel like I can't really do any strength training, or exercising in general. Here's my preidcament:
>get into fitness in like 2019
>lose 10kg within a year by changing eating habits and tried to gain some muscle through convict conditioning (in hindsight, I don't think I was gaining any muscle) and 2kg away from underweight
>eventually burn out and stop exercising
>now skinny fat, despite weighing less than I started because of the muscle loss

I know that, when you start weightlifting, it's a period where you can both gain muscle and lose fat. I don't want to waste that period of time on ineffective exercises that don't maximise muscle growth, and that I shouldm't create my own routine, so I shouldn't just follow YT callisthenics routines. But because of this, I have an all or nothing attitude. I don't think I can get enough protein to gain muscle currently because of my financial situation and needing to meal prep but I want to at least do something that I would also find fun because I hate weightlifting and calisthenics, so I was wondering if I should try out pilates, netball, archery and/or swimming at my local clubs. I might want to try out volleyball and/or badminton too, though I'm concerned that they'll exacerbate my skinny-fat-ness

No. 214189

Did anyone ever try to make a meal plan for themselves or something similar?

I'm starting a cut next week or so and I have to eat high protein. Found some nice, easy recipes but fuuuck me cooking high protein while you have dietary restrictions is a nightmare. I just don't want to lose the little muscle I have lol

No. 214199


>I know that, when you start weightlifting, it's a period where you can both gain muscle and lose fat.

That period is always, if your doing strength training while keeping yourself at the same weight you gain muscle and lose fat. It's called recomposition.

>though I'm concerned that they'll exacerbate my skinny-fat-ness

Do the pros in any of those sports look skinny fat to you?

The best form exercise is the one you'll actually do, so you should absolutely look for something you like.
As for the all or nothing thing, yeah if your goal is getting as big as possible then weightlifting is best, but how is that fitness goal any better than wanting to get good at badminton? Weightlifiting fucking sucks for that one.
For me the thing I enjoy most is climbing and it's completely changed my approach to training too, because I'm actually training for something and not just because I feel a vague pressure to "be in shape".

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I'm 5'1, 140 lbs. Despite being overweight I don't eat much and I exercise quite often.
I'm still embarrassed by my stick arms, so if there's any tips from anons here I'd be glad to listen
(had to repost because of unspoilered underboob)

No. 214243


Week 3 update
>SW 158 (Nov 1st)
>GW 130
>CW 155.5 (same as last week)
>Progress: 9%

What's working
>I didn't gain… Yay? Having this update in the back of my mind is really helping my accountability, because I promised I would update even if I didn't have good results to share. Normally I would quit altogether after that stressful week full of bad habits so I'm glad I refocused and kept going
>did an intense cardio class on the weekend and man I forgot how good it feels to workout to your max. Can't wait to work on my fitness more!
>still loving the no alcohol rule. I was out a few times last week and wasn't even tempted

What's not working
>like I said here >>213896 last week was super stressful so my self care went out the window, I didn't go totally wild but definitely wasn't healthy eating like I want to be. To be more mindful I'm going to follow a quick guided meditation every morning to remind me of my goals. I'll post when I've found a good one to follow!

I have a busy few weeks coming up because my family is hosting a big reunion, it's exciting because I haven't seen much of my extended family since before quarantine but it means my normal routine is out the window. On one hand there will be a lot of walking, activities and I certainly won't be bored lol. But on the other hand, lots of eating out and pressure to drink and "treat myself". So I think the mindfulness will be extra important, and taking time to myself to not get too wound up by family lol. Wish me luck, hopefully I'll have good news for next week's weigh in!

No. 214251

>SW/CW: 57kg
>GW: 52kg but mostly just to not gain more weight and get my diet in order

I’ve gained 10kg in a relatively short period and while I’m not super unhappy in my current body, I definitely will be soon if I keep gaining. I’m also moving in with my partner next year and my partner has a shit diet so it’s a good time for me to get some good habits back and stick to them.

How I’m gonna do it:
>less snacks, I work from home now and I’m constantly snacking which is bad
>to help with above, intermittent fasting which i’ve done before and really liked, not just as a way to lose weight but also just generally made me feel better
>only allowed to order food once a week
>probably counting calories. it works really well for me but I feel that it’s v time consuming which is why I don’t love it lol

I hate all exercise so focusing on diet but hopefully adding some at home workouts into the mix when I have the time and energy

No. 214255

I have so much trouble sticking to fasting. I lost and maintained my weight at 18:6 but I can't even managed a 12 hour fast anymore. There's a disconnect between my mind and stomach. Advice?

No. 214256

what kind of diet do you have? you could be snacking on the side and your exercise might not be enough. kind of exercises do you do? is it mainly cardio or do you do some strength training too?

if you do wanna get a body like that focus on strength and do cardio thats short but explosive. and your food should be high in protein, veggies and some carbs. I dont like counting calories lmao but the way i measure it is just have a whole ass plate of veggies, lean meat thats the size of my hand and just a spoonful of rice (white or brown)

good luck out there anon! i hope other anons can give a much better advice than mine

No. 214258

Stop trying to fast if it's not working for you. Eat low cal food through the day or high protein to dtay full longer.

No. 214396

shorties (like around 5'2, or smaller) at what weight do you start looking chubby. i'm not sure if BMI works well for setting goals when you're below average height.

No. 214399

Bmi is garbage for setting goals unless you're maybe overweight and need the motivation

No. 214402

That depends a lot on bone structure and other factors as well. Not everyone is the same. There are people with smaller bones than others.

No. 214410

5' here, I'd say 115-120+ personally

No. 214494

I'm coming to terms with the fact that I have a food addiction and not just normal overeating. It's hard to find peers for this online; all of the forums I've browsed around the issue have primarily people who nonstop crave and gorge on specifically fast food or processed food.
I eat wholesome homemade food with lots of veggies, protein, and complex carbs; the trouble is that I center my life around it, get too excited for it, and rather than eating to my TDEE I eat until I'm over full.

I literally can't think about anything but my homemade meals until my stomach is physically filled to the brim. I've tried to distract myself with journaling, gaming, exercising, hiking, etc. but I'm always thinking of food during it.

I successfully lost a lot weight several years ago just by doing "keto'; I started at 5'7" and 165, got down to 130, and kept it off for a couple years until an overnight office job where I worked alone got me in a position where I ate for comfort.

Now I've ballooned to 180. Photos of me make me absolutely cringe and I ache in my joints a lot. I love how it felt and looked to be skinny. Everyone was nicer to me and I had a great body image.

The problem is just choosing to suffer daily for at least 6 months to get back there, and then eating at a low TDEE (approx. 1300-1500 calories/day) forever. It's really daunting, choosing between eating what I want but staying in whale mode, or looking how I want but forever "undereating" to stay there.

I didn't mean to make this into a pity party, but I like the lolcow community's input and feedback, and feel like I can't relate to the sentiment of other "food addicts" on reddit (mcdonalds daily doordash neckbeards) and facebook (lil debbie gorging suburban moms). I hope to hear from other folks who had a food addiction of having to eat until more than full, and overcame it.

No. 214497

5'0 as well and feel like I look skelly at 115, at 130+ is when I start looking chubby. I also naturally gain muscle easy

No. 214502

I’m 5ft tall and start looking chunky at anything over 120, I stay just under or right at 120 and look great imo

No. 214503

That sucks so bad, it really makes it harder bc you’re already eating healthfully and have good dietary habits, but food addiction gets in the way. I can relate—I’ve never gotten very heavy, heaviest 139lbs at 5ft tall, but I gained all that eating homemade food. I had the mentality that as long as it’s not takeout, I can eat way more. I don’t know if I have advice considering all that you’ve already tried and do, and I sympathize with TDEE being low and having to adhere to that being torturous. Maybe try working out? Find a type of exercise you like, and at least offset it in that way. It’s an additional healthy habit that might naturally work into wanting to eat better/less as well—I’ve had success with that. Good luck nonny. You’re gonna get through it

No. 214504

Yoooo nonnie I used to be a food addict cum anachan. They’re two sides of the same shit coin tbh. Took a lot of analysing what food was replacing and then recontextualising the food as a necessity, rather than my source of comfort (zoning out during a binge, the comforting dopamine hit sugar gives etc etc)

So like, a pattern was to binge carbs when I was sad. To break that habit, I changed the conditions I’d eat the food in. Started by eating toast only on a Sunday morning, outside in the garden. Turned it into a pleasant ritual that focussed less on the eating and more on the environment I ate in, and found more comfort in the being outside than the toast.

It’s like a pothead needing to dump their loser friends to stop smoking. You gotta dump the context you do the addict behaviour in and it’s easier to control the behaviour.

No. 214505

It's it possible to have a decent body doing calisthenics or would I actually need to do weight training?

No. 214506

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Depends on what you mean by decent, but if you're going for lean and sculpted it's definitely achievable without weight training. Aerobics and pilates instructors always have great bodies, so that might be something you could explore.

No. 214524

>I changed the conditions I’d eat the food in. Started by eating toast only on a Sunday morning, outside in the garden. Turned it into a pleasant ritual that focussed less on the eating and more on the environment I ate in, and found more comfort in the being outside than the toast.
I love this, it's an idea I've been playing with myself lately. I'm sick of the binge restrict cycle, at this point I'd rather just be normal with food and average weight than skinny, stressed, and guaranteed to gain it back anyway.

I bought a chair and table for my balcony recently, it's really nice out there. I might use that as a ritual spot for eating.

No. 214527

It’s really nice, but it does take a bit of discipline to keep yourself focusing on the pleasantness of the entire experience and not just one aspect. I know mindfulness is thrown around like confetti at a wedding but it’s legit when you’re trying to learn how to respond to hunger cues instead of emotional hunger.
You’ll get the hang of it with practice, just a lot of ‘this is nice..this is good..I might have another slice or I might not and that’s good, mmmmhmmm sunshine is nice and that plant is great so nice’ and you’ll drive yourself nuts at times, but you can absolutely change your relationship with food for the better.
Hope it helps you!!

No. 214533

ayrt that's interesting! i'd be interested to see the differences in our bodies
it was really helpful for perspective to see women with similar heights to ours on mybodygallery.com

No. 214535

I need advice on how to lose some weight.

I’m 5’4”, and weigh approximately 130-134lbs. Despite rarely consuming sugar, junk food, and other things my weight doesn’t go down. It only goes down when I'm practically starving myself..and lowest I’ve gone is 126lbs by doing that. But obviously I don’t want to starve myself every day.

Any advice would be appreciated

No. 214555

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I've been exercising everyday (30 minutes each, and this is my 4th day) and only eat meat or fish dishes and veggies (I get my carbs from veg too and avoid rice and bread because sadly, I bloat when I eat some) I've also been avoiding sugar, and milk (lactose intolerant) for now. I'll eat some in regulation when I finally reach my 1 month goal of exercising regularly because from the past week and months, I basically ate junk almost 5 times a week and my life's gotten pretty boring, kind of depressing, and I feel grumpy all the time so I decided to actually tone and lose some weight.

I was 127 pounds (I'm a 4'11 midget kek) and today I'm now 122. I'm worried that I might be losing weight too quickly? Or is it hopefully just water weight from the bloating last week? I've never experienced dizziness or fatigue, If anything I feel more energized, wake up earlier without an alarm and I make sure to feel full when I eat. Did any other anon experience this too? Please do tell if you've also had this experience.

Anyways, I wish to have a nice and peaceful weightloss journey and so far everything's going way too well. Thankfully once I've stopped eating sugary junk, the craving feeling went away! It's a really big help to my plan for improving my health.

No. 214560

Yes it's water weight! You've made drastic changes on your eating habits so it's normal, don't worry. If you want to supervise even more your weight loss to make sure you aren't losing too much weight too soon, start measuring body parts (like the waist, the legs, the hips) everyday (or just often) before having breakfast. You can even try to measure and calculate your body fat percentage on your own, which is more reliable than weight and BMI. Look it up for more detailed descriptions.
Congrats for the changes and hope everything goes well!
Seems like your metabolism is slow. Sometimes eating few calories contributes to that, there are many ways to activate your metabolism, I'd try that. A lot of people have had success by doing intermittent fasting but you have to make sure to eat healthy and well when you break your fast. On another note, are you exercising? It's important to move to burn more calories, HIIT sessions and bodyweight/lifting exercises also help with metabolism because it helps you burn more calories even when resting. Hope it helps and you find a solution!

No. 214593

I've heard of calculating body fat percentage, And would like to give that a try, cause measuring body parts lowkey confuses me lol. I'd definitely look into that. Thanks a lot, I really appreciate the advice and encouragement!

No. 214620

do any of you ladies have the most frustrating period when it comes to weight loss? i need to give it another few months to confirm this is definitely happening but i seem to dehydrate before or at the start of my period then balloon up within a few days with my weight staying high for WEEKS afterwards. it sucks because i hit my lowest weight and i'm like congratulating myself on doing something right only for it to appear to be a lie.

and this doesn't seem to matter whether or not i restrict or i overeat/eat at maintenance, my weight fluctuates like this either way.

the data science fag in me wants to weigh myself everyday since i love collecting data but my body going SIKE like this makes it so frustrating. i wish i was like most women where they bloat at the start and then it disappears within a few days/when their period is over. my period ended a week ago and i'm still higher than my lowest.

also, i fucked myself over with overtraining since i was enjoying exercise too much which was also a pretty big damper on my mood. don't do what i do and ease yourself into it no matter how much you love working out. having to have days where your physical activity is limited to the most minimal strength exercises, stretches, foam rolling and walking SUCKS.

No. 214643

I'm not sure where to put this, but I've lost nearly 20 kilograms over 2-3 years now and I still look kinda chubby sometimes, and I realized at this point it's mainly because of loose skin. Sometimes it makes me hate myself and cry thinking that no one will ever want to touch me or will be disgusted. I feel like I'm deceiving people because for the most part I look normal. I guess at this point the best thing I could do for my self-confidence is to work out and try to gain muscles.

No. 214842

I'm starting a cut on Monday and am overthinking lol

Do I eat back the calories I burned from a workout?

No. 214908

No. Then you’d be eating at maintenance and not in a cut. Generally you want to eat fewer calories than you burn during a cut.

No. 215009

>joined free trial of Noom thinking it was bullshit
>really liked the interface and calorie tracking more than mfp, was surprised
>lost 14 pounds in a month and its still going and I like vegetables who the fuck am I

No. 215057


i'm interested in trying noom, do you have any tips or tricks for how to make it work for you? i'm a bit nervous trying a program, since i've usually done weight loss by just manual calorie counting/making my own workout routines. i'm curious if structure could help me lose my quarantine weight faster though.

No. 215136

In a weird way, the red/yellow/green segments of my daily calories is helpful. I thought it was a total gimmick paying for a weight loss app, and tbf I still do, but the fact I'm paying for it actually really motivates me to stick with it and not fuck it up. If you try to cancel after the free trial it'll offer you a flat price of like 20 a month. It also has a lot of really good recipes and the learning/reading of it is good enough, kind of forces you to acknowledge why you're binging and that it isn't making you happy.

Have you already used the likes of my fitness pal? You might find a generic calorie counting free app is fine enough, and I don't want to encourage you to blow your money on Noom in case you don't like it, but you should totally try the free trial if you can! It took a week or 2 of me really trying to stick to it and I stopped craving shit. If you try it I really hope it helps you too.

No. 215258


I have tried my fitness pal and using lose it right now, but doing it all myself has been slow so i'm wondering if something guided might help me more. The extra lessons and recipes are also intriguing since I'm good at being active but the nutrition side of things I think hold me up. Thanks for the additional info, i'm gonna give it a try!

No. 215403

fuck holy shit i followed this method of portioning out food and I've lost 4 lbs. this shit is life changing i never have to calculate shit ever again

No. 215427

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me again, i've just been on another holiday where i barely ate anything for over a week (im never hungry when i travel) and the scales still haven't budged from 60kg. i've noticed that even when i've clearly got a lot of water weight, i'm still never more than 60kg. never more, never less.

i'm losing my shit nonnas, the scales aren't broken or anything. think im going to have to REALLY change up my diet to see any progress, and probably start working out too.

the problem with changing my diet is that i'm 90% sure i have ARFID - not a super extreme case, but i absolutely hate certain types of foods based on texture and taste (cant stand most squishy or liquid-y things), and i also absolutely hate trying new foods (although i suppose that's unavoidable!) the only foods I'm not fussy with are meats and breads, which would be great if i were a medieval peasant, but its not so great for slimming down.

if anybody has any advice, i would be very very grateful.

No. 215459

Meat and bread is ok, so long as the bread is portioned out and you pair it up with lots of veggies. Try making some chicken wraps with whole wheat tortilla wraps. Aside from that, I do think you may need to switch up your diet. Try new foods and don't eat too little, you'll end up binging that way.

As much as possible anon, cook for yourself. If you're feeling a bit lazy you can always just steam your veggies and meat and have some carbs on the side (brown rice,etc) If youre having trouble counting calories or portioning them out, you can follow this >>211555. Ive been doing it for a few months now and its working well for me.

Lastly, if you dont want to hit the gym, youtube has a ton of workouts you can follow. Start with low impact ones and then shift to HIIT ones once you feel the need to push it more.

Good luck anon!

No. 215502

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Height: 5'1
SW: 165 lbs
CW: 160 lbs
GW: 120 lbs
Hi nonnas, I'm someone who's also dealing with some form of food addiction like >>214494. I was a normal weight up until 5 years ago, when changes in my personal life led to me resorting to binge eating for comfort, as well as stopping any sports I did. Earlier this year I'd had enough of feeling lethargic all the time. A wakeup call came when I calculated my BMI and realized I was almost obese (something that I never thought I would be). I began going to hour long karate classes twice a week shortly after, but didn't change the way I ate. In fact, I ended up using food as a reward and started to eat more to compensate for 'burning it all off'. I only started changing the way I eat back in May, losing 5 lbs in a month by keeping to 1200 cals a day before I had family over. I ended up eating very unhealthily (though rarely overeating) with family visiting, as we show our affection through food and all of us are foodies who enjoy cooking. I stopped logging what I ate after this.

Earlier this month I had to take a trip, something which usually triggers my want to eat a lot (and unhealthily). Though I ate less healthy than ideal due to the options available, I kept within 1200-1600 cals a day, which is a big triumph for me. This also marked the first week in a while that I logged my food. However, the second I came back home I started to excessively snack on very unhealthy things, as if I was making up for the amount of food I missed eating during the trip.

I've noticed that I think of food in a more opportunistic way, in which I will take any chance I get to eat something yummy simply because I might not be able to try that specific thing again or regular ol' FOMO. Once I slip up a single time I'll just give up on the whole thing and stop logging my food. However, while restricting my intake earlier this year I did learn that you can still eat the things you like as long as you do so in moderation, and that many of my favorite foods were already pretty healthy. This is something I'll keep in mind.

I'm returning to work (and therefore seeing people) at the end of January. I want to be around 140 before I go back (130 is when I stop looking chubby at my height to answer >>214396), and yes, I know this will be very hard to do. I'm accepting the fact that I probably will not reach this, but am happy that I will end up working towards that goal.

Keeping in mind that I've (for the most part) reigned in my tendency to overeat on the daily, I now want to focus on my relationship to food. I'm going to do this by in part by practicing self discipline through working up to water fasting for 3-7 days at a time and taking advice from >>214504, changing the way (or where) I eat food inbetween fasts and still sticking to 1200-1400 cals since it wasn't too tough for me to manage. I will also amp up the exercising I do, since I enjoy walking I will try to get over 10k steps most days.

I'm also say that what I'm doing definitely is not for everyone, especially anachans (who I also wish the best of luck to in reaching their goals). Checking in at around the 24 hour mark for the first day of my water fast, the hunger pangs started getting strong at around midday. They became nearly unbearable at around 4pm and worse again 7pm, but since then they have nonexistent or mild. I've had no other side effects such as dizziness or headaches yet. I'm not doing a totally clean water fast, as I'm still drinking black coffee and green teas. I was originally planning to only fast for today since it is my first time, but I have heard it gets better the second day. If I can tolerate it I will max out at 4/5 days, since I have another trip then (which will also test my discipline with not overeating/food FOMO). I also made sure to put a bit (about half a teaspoon) of salt in my water to make up for what you lose throughout the day, I plan on buying some potassium chloride and magnesium when I can. I'll be sure to check in again tomorrow for accountability, sorry for the long post!

No. 215621

Hey nonnas, I'm back for my 48 hour checkup on my water fasting. I got some MiO water flavoring that has no sugar in it for electrolytes (and because I'm sick of only tasting plain water and salt). It's been pretty rough at points today, though the hunger pangs themselves have been milder the mental want to cave in to eat food just for the sake of it has been hellish. My friend brought over homecooked fried rice and it killed me to turn it down, but I stayed strong.

I have felt a bit weak today, but I have no dizziness or headaches (maybe because I've been keeping my sodium/electrolytes up). However, when I woke up today and weighed myself I was 166.7 lbs, so I must have gained weight in the few months I wasn't tracking…
The good news is that I weighed myself again today and was 164.2 lbs, maybe by the end of this I can look similar to how I did at the start of the summer, even if I gain back water weight I've already noticed my stomach is flatter so the fat must be burning by now.

Best of luck to all the nonnas in the thread once again!

No. 215729

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any advice for overcoming gymtimidation? i got a gym membership & really want to get into lifting weights. i’m kinda broke so i can’t afford a personal trainer just yet, but i’ve got a program set up & know what i want to do in the gym (free weights, machines, etc)

i just get so panicked and intimidated when it actually comes time to do anything. there are so many exceptionally fit-looking people and muscular guys in my gym & i feel like i’m going to embarrass myself so badly in front of everyone being a beginner at all this. i’ve used some dumbbells & machines but i want to move on to a hip thrust machine & smith machine so i can really start adding serious weight and getting into the major lifts.

how long does it take to get over the fear in the gym?

No. 215731

Everybody has to start somewhere and you don't have to prove anything to them. Just focus on getting in a good workout and don't worry about other people. Watch YouTube videos on proper form and technique so you're less likely to feel like you don't know what you're doing.

No. 215752

Today I bought raspberries instead of candy!!!!
And I made chicken lettuce wraps instead of frozen pizza.
Feeling really good after losing pregnancy weight. Sending vibes nonnas

No. 215756

If possible, I'm a big advocate for setting up a home gym. Even when I don't get self conscious, which took about a month of 3-4x/wk for me, I still had to deal with moids who couldn't mind their fucking business. I literally stopped going after one kept coming over to my space uninvited to "correct" my form and got offended when I told him to go away. Anyway, try the gym. But know you can always quit it if it isn't for you.

No. 215757

Admittedly, I haven’t gone to the gym in a while, but it’s so annoying when I’m doing a machine or squats or something and then someone comes over and “corrects” my form or tells me I’m doing it wrong. I tried lifting weights once a while ago and of course some guy comes over and is like “haha you seem pretty new, that’s not the right way to do it!” They’re usually pretty nice about it, but goddamn I just want to work out and learn at my own slow autistic pace. It’s so frustrating when you’re a newbie to have people watching you and recognizing that you’re new, offering unsolicited advice. I feel like a jerk if I say no thank you (because I really do have shitty form I’m sure) but also feel awkward to know I’m being watched so closely, it makes me even more awkward and stupid and not want to work out to avoid the interaction.

My advice is just to do easy shit at first, like the treadmill or bicycle. Having people run over to me like “no no no, not like that!” is so anxiety inducing to me. And yes, I know I’m a dumbass, I just hate it because I feel judged and laughed at.

No. 215776

have any of you nonnas tried the stronglift 5x5? i enrolled in a gym again after so long and I got tired of my dumbbells. itching to follow this instead of randomly guessing whatever the fuck im doing

i fucking feel this so much but anon just do it. start with light weight warm ups and stretch and go use the free weights right after. if someone goes out and corrects you, don't feel embarrassed. they're doing it to help you and it will improve your form.

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anon who’s scared of the gym reporting back in

first off, it’s nice to hear from so many other anons who lift weights and feel the same awkwardness/intimidation. i feel less silly and alone. today i went into the gym, grabbed a secluded corner and banged out some back squats, hip thrusts, & weighted lunges. then went to the machines and did some stuff there.

i think i’m gonna email the gym and ask if they have a trainer who can demonstrate how to use the squat rack machines etc just so i don’t feel so clueless.

>I feel like a jerk if I say no thank you (because I really do have shitty form I’m sure) but also feel awkward to know I’m being watched so closely, it makes me even more awkward and stupid and not want to work out to avoid the interaction.

relatable, i hate the feeling of being “perceived” in the gym. it makes me panic. if only there were a women-only gym near me. at least with other women in the gym i don’t worry that they’re looking down on me or ogling my ass or whatever

No. 215790

meant to reply to >>215757

No. 216347

Week 4/5 update

I have no weigh in stats but I promise I'm a fat fuck lmao, we have my aunts whole family crammed into our one bathroom house and when I say there's no privacy, I mean I can't take a shit in peace let alone weigh myself without it becoming a family drama when they discover that I'm trying to lose weight.
I have been drinking EVERY DAY because I get fomo in the evenings and I am so burned out on socializing I have zero willpower. They also brought their giant untrained dog so I can't even take a walk without my aunt insisting I take the dog with me and I can't control this animal when it can knock me over by pulling on its leash so hard.
I am hiding in "my" room pretending to sleep just to stay sane lol. I miss yoga classes too because we've been busy showing the family tourist attractions around our city.
This morning I couldn't deal with being in the crowded kitchen long enough to make oatmeal, and everyone commenting on my food choices,so I just took a bar of chocolate and went back to bed,then realized I need to update this thread so I don't completely spiral into bingeing until new year. is this reunion giving me autism?
It's hard to remember my own goals and needs when I am totally reverted into sulky teen mode around my family. Things will get back to normal in a week but I want to feel more in control now.
What to focus on:
>No snacking, only water between meals
>fill up plate with vegetables when available, if not then small portions and no seconds
>Take water on outings so I don't get hungry and buy snacks
>Take my anti-anxiety medication because I fucking need it, instead of trying to power through and then self medicating with food and booze
>only ONE drink per night, make it last, and that counts as dessert
>busy myself with chores to get some alone time without lying completely sedentary in bed
>do a few minutes of squats or lunges in the bathroom after peeing but before flushing lol, this is starting to sound like anachan shit but I swear this is a weird situation and I would normally just exercise in my room but it's covered in cots for guests to sleep in and like I said there's zero privacy
I know I have probably gained several pounds but I will make the most out of this situation, if I reel myself in now I can minimize the damage and it will be easier to get on track when life gets back to normal.
I want to feel healthy and comfortable in my body. I can make good choices today!

No. 216372

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I started working out at home in April and I'm definitely more muscular but I also started eating more.

I need to eat healthier. I gained 22 pounds in two years. My BMI is fine and my stomach is flat but I feel like shit. I don't look fat but it's slowly getting worse. I'm afraid of being fat.

How do I know if I'm fat or at a healthy weight? I tried to calculate my body fat and it gives me horrible result.

No. 216373

What is your height and weight? If you have a wide/large bone structure, you probably carry weight better.

No. 216376

I'm 5'7 for 154 lbs, so a BMI of 24 which is only one point away from being overweight. I had to buy new clothes so maybe I can't see how fat I'm since the clothes fit? Even if I gained some fat, I can see my muscles but it can't only be muscles and little bit of fat. The BMI wouldn't be so bad? It's killing me.

No. 216393

hello everyone, i am also joining this thread.
i've been trying to lose weight since 2018 with no success. In 2017 i was at a high normal/barely overweight range of around 24-25 bmi. i lost a lot of weight in a pretty short amount of time, around 40 lbs in 3 months, and i was the thinnest i had ever been. it would've been great for it to stay that way if i hadn't gained all the weight back and much more.
right now i am probably sitting at around 180lbs at 5'3 but honestly i am too scared to check right now. my last highest weight was 170lbs but that was a couple months ago when i last weighed myself and i am sure i have surpassed that number because i feel a bit heavier.
i have been yo-yoing back and forth these past 3, almost 4 years and my lowest weight since the time i gained all my weight back was 140lbs in august of 2019. when i look back at videos of myself at that range i don't think i look too bad at all. at the time i thought i still looked fat but now that i look back at it i feel i was pretty cute.
well enough of the sob story, it is 9pm right now and i am starting now, not at midnight. i will come give an update in this thread every week. i will start weighing myself starting january 1st because i think focusing on the number at this point will do nothing productive.

my main goals are:
>drink more water
>eat more vegetables/fruits and whole foods in general instead of just processed stuff like protein bars (which i consume way too many of)
>limit calorie intake, but don't think it's the end of the world if you go over it sometimes
>walk as much as possible and do yoga 2x a week

wish me luck nonas. i've tried this many times but i feel this time around it will be different. just a feeling in my bonesss

No. 216413

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Hey. Not going to weigh myself.
>//Beginning Of The Month//
>i feel and look softer.
>muscles are only slightly defined.
>not flabby but my under arms jiggle more. noticeably

>/No longer eating in the bedroom

>/Started HIT cardio again
>/Will go out tomorrow for a 1 hour wandering walk
>/Finished my period yesterday, no cravings this time around
>/Past few days I have been more mindful of what food I ingest

Okay, now focus on something else.

No. 216744

Howdy. It's me, the food addict admission nonnie. It's been 16 days since posted to this thread and I've lots 6 pounds. Most of that is from water weight ofc, but daily weigh-ins are showing a steady -0.2 pound/day.

It was extremely rough the first few days, feeling so hungry because my stomach was "empty", and craving the experience of food. I addressed that I was emotionally connected with my homemade favorites, and that I have to replace that with something healthier.

In the past week or so, I've lost interest in food and only eat because I have to. I genuinely hope that trend continues, because that's how a normal person should feel about food with the exception of special occasions.

I'm really excited that, if I continue this discipline, I'll be at my goal weight by my birthday. I have a whole 45 pounds to lose, and I've decided to get another tattoo for each 15 I lose, as my silly little treat.

I'm happy to be returning to this thread with a more optimistic mindset instead of feeling hopeless. I'll keep checking in, my sweet nonnies. I hope the others in this thread are working towards a positive and optimistic direction from here on as well.

No. 216800

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>I'm happy to be returning to this thread with a more optimistic mindset instead of feeling hopeless.
I love u nonna, and wish for you all the strength!

No. 216882

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I'm visibly leaning out but the scale is not really moving. I thought I'd lose at least 1kg in 2 weeks but it doesn't seem to be happening? Not like I need to lose weight, but I'm confuse that I actually seem to be losing just fat?

No. 216895

>have any of you nonnas tried the stronglift 5x5?
Yes, as my first lifting program. It's good. It's pretty much a copy of the Starting Strength program but doing rows instead of power cleans. I was scared to do power cleans so that's why I did SL instead of SS.
On either of these programs you will make really good progress. You should definitely do it.

No. 216936

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>want to lose at least 10 lbs

i gained some weight i don't like due to covid stress-indulging and starting new medications. i've been slacking on exercise. i have been getting way too much fast food and ordering grubhub. plan is:

>absolutely no fast food except maybe once a month

>absolutely no more grubhub. delete account
>no more snacking at home unless it's healthy. throw out all sweets (done), replace with fruits and low cal salty snacks to sate cravings
>exercise more. no more weekends spent procrastinating on it

most of this stuff i was already doing, but i slacked hard over the past 2 years.

No. 216937

muscle can weigh as much if not more than fat. try to look at overall appearance more than the numbers

No. 216962

Can I post body for progress?

No. 216976

This is a good thing nonny!
You should take your body measurements to see how your body is changing. Muscle weighs more than fat, and having muscle is so good and healthy for your body.

No. 217345

formerly disordered anon here and i just wanted to share a recent victory. i hope this inspires someone who may be struggling. but focusing on exercising has just let me completely let go of focusing on calorie restriction. i do have a vague idea of how many calories are in what i eat but i have a reasonable idea of portion sizes + have figured out how to eat intuitively.
last night i was struggling with my mental health and just didn't have the appetite or energy to make dinner for myself. i understood that skipping dinner even though i'm not hungry would affect how much energy i would have for my workout tomorrow so i ate a protein bar. it's not ideal but it's way better than just skipping dinner altogether. i really think i've come leaps and bounds when it comes to how i view food. it's something that gives me energy and helps me make progress on my fitness goals.
my heart is with any nonas struggling. love you all.

No. 218430

Week 8 update
SW 158 (Nov 1st)
>GW 130
>CW 157.5
>Progress: 1%

OK so as I predicted, I gained and wrecked almost all my progress in the last few weeks, but I'm surprised I didn't go over my SW. Things are back to normal at home (thus the weigh in with actual numbers!) so I'm confident I can get back on track. My method was working so I'm going to recommit to the rules.
>Vegetables with every meal
>Water instead of soda/alcohol and fruits instead of chocolate
>Exercise 3x week, I have been building my fitness so more confident about increasing intensity
My stress levels are also lowering as work calms down in the run up to Christmas, so that's cool. Can't believe there are only ten days left of the year! My short term goal
>Feel calm and on track on January 1st instead of hungover and desperate for salad lol

No. 218431

So I gained 17 pounds in a month, going from 133 to 147, very ashamed of myself and now I'm working on fixing this. I know that sounds insane, spent the entire month just shoving trash in my mouth while recovering from an operation and finishing up my final courses of university. I'll try to get back on track through keto, alternative day fasting, and burning 500 calories a day through exercise.

No. 218452

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Nonnies, at about what stage of your fitness journey did you really start seeing major results? For the past two months I've been going to the gym 4-5 days a week, eating better, and just being overall more health-conscious. Having no money to splurge on fast food has helped too, but even though I feel and look better the scale doesn't really reflect that IMO? I'm about to get off my birth control and could that help losing some lbs too?

No. 218484

you are bad at math

No. 218488

>you are bad at math
I actually gained 17 pounds, I went from 133 to 150 but when I posted that I was 147, now I'm 144. My weight fluctuates so much, hopefully, I can get back down to 133 by the end of the month through implementing my strict diet measurements.

No. 218489

prolly shouldve wrote 14 pounds tho

No. 218492

How often do you measure weight?

No. 218521

Probably twice a day

No. 218607

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I started working out again after a short break. I was too tired to do anything for the last two weeks. My weight is the same as last month but my body looks great. A friend of mine said that I look cute and buff. The new year is in less than two weeks and I'm satisfied with my progress.

It's normal that the scale doesn't reflect your progress after two months. You are going in the right direction if you are feeling better. If I was you, I would continue working out and eating healthier and then if you are still unhappy, then you could start counting calories and see if you are overeating. Don't stress yourself too much, not everything can be perfect from the start. I'm only seeing how much my body changed after six months of strength training. Don't forget to take pictures so you can see how your body is changing.

No. 218776

Lost 60lbs but still feeling weak so I’ve decided to start lifting. Currently only at 5lbs dumbbells but I have weights coming that scale up. I’m wondering if anyone has any YouTube recommendations for beginner level hiit and strength? Or anything that’s purpose is to tone specific areas (like legs, butt and stomach) would be great?
And does anyone have milder forms of abdominal exercises? I’m concerned about going too hard with that type of thing again because last time it caused some issues (I probably overdid it last time but it’s freaked me out ever since so I want to ease back in).

No. 218778

I know this is a couple days old but are you getting enough sleep? I notice months where my sleep schedule is garbage I seem to retain all this water and shit and the moment I start sleeping better and stop paying attention to the scales I lose 10lbs. I was so upset because my weight kept hovering and fluctuating and I knew I was putting in the work and counting my calories, I was spitting mad honestly lol but then I just ignored the scales and now I weigh myself like once a month. Even then I don’t take the number too seriously (I gain like 5-7lbs every time I have my period).
I measure my success now by how much I can lift, how many reps I can do and how long I can run now vs how long I could run when I started.

No. 218821

I like Anna Engelschall (growingannanas), she has HIIT both with and without weights and you can use whatever amount is manageable for you. There is a range of lower/upper/full body stuff so you can segment your workouts. Not really sure on ab recs, most ab-specific workouts are only like 10-15 min in the first place so it should be tough to overdo it. What happened that concerned you the last time?

No. 218822

It sounds like you are seeing results?
>I feel and look better
That's pretty much all that matters. You may not weigh any different because you've dropped fat but gained muscle (which actually weighs more than fat). A better way to judge is to take your measurements. Typically you might not lose weight but your measurements will go down as you get leaner.

No. 219114

So I’ve put on over 10kg since the pandemic started. I’m 165cm and used to be 52kg, I’m now 65kg… it also doesn’t help that I graduated at the end of 2019 and since 2020 have also been working full time in a stationary job. I eat relatively healthy, I don’t have the same active lifestyle I used to have when I was studying (I used to walk and cycle everywhere). This week I found an outdoor gym in a quiet park on my ride home and I tried using some of the equipment. I’m hoping that if I do 30 minutes every second day I can ease myself back into fitness and drop some of the weight.

No. 219948

People really don't talk about how easy it is to blow up in just a couple of months once you're in your early-mid 20s. I've gained 20 lbs since September and it's very surprising because it doesn't /feel/ like I drastically changed my diet all that much, just a little more takeout, going out for drinks, snacking etc. I gained 10 lbs my freshman year but I was going hard on pizza and beer and weed back then so it made sense. This time I hadn't even realized until multiple relatives pointed it out to me at Christmas.

No. 219991

in 2022 i'm actually gonna start losing weight the healthy way and exercising. for the past few years i've either been eating nothing or eating like there's no tomorrow which ultimately led me to maintain weight in an overweight range. i will finally get healthy the right way! good luck to all of you nonas as well, hopefully next year will be a good year for us and our goals come true

No. 220044

Hey guys, updating after some silence. I’ve lost more weight but haven’t checked the scale in a while… avoiding the ED Slip up, and also working different goals. I’m wearing a smaller jean size! My bras are looser in the bands, and my bf has commented on the weight loss accenting my booty (hell yeah).
I also see it in my face and arms, and I’m starting to feel like who I was before my brother died.
I’m still going to the gym, but I also got a new job and it’s in retail, specifically produce. I love it. Surrounded by fruits and veggies all day, cardio and lifting. I walk a minimum of 5 miles a shift, so it’s doing wonders for my mood too.
Once I go down another Jean size I may weigh, but now I’m in the groove it doesn’t feel so impactful anymore.
Hope all the nonnies have a solid start in the new year! Also, please wash all fruits and veggies you purchase. They have been touched by so many people.

No. 220074

Because your body doesn't inherently become worse at burning calories once you hit 20 30 or 50. Your habits just change.

No. 220075

Eh, not quite. You burn significantly more calories when you're growing in order to fuel that growth. When you stop growing, your calorie requirement will drop, and you need to adjust your diet accordingly, which some people fail to do.

No. 220092

I put on way too much weight during pandemic. I don't look too different due to the style of clothes I wear and where the fat is however I feel ugly. I used to be very hourglass and the weight has gone mostly on my waist. I was about 56kg two years ago and now I'm 75kg. Today I'm taking my bike to be repaired and going to the asian food store to buy a fuck ton of lentils - I'm so sick of being this way.

Covid wasn't good for me - I lost a parent and a grandparent and now realise that I although I wasn't "depressed", I did eat my sorrows away.

No. 220145

Hey there, I’m glad you posted. I understand the grief gain, I really do. I hope this new year is more positive for you! I recommend slowly adding workouts in, and cleaning up the pantry and fridge. Once you get to 3-4 days of moderate workout you’ll feel the difference.

No. 220158

Glad you're still doing good anon!
>please wash all fruits and veggies you purchase. They have been touched by so many people.
Thanks for the reminder lol

No. 220700

If this were Reddit people would ask for pics

No. 220706

Anonitas who don't eat candy or processed unhealthy food, how do you deal with people who try to pressure you into eating it?

>Struggling with binging and purging for years

>Cut out sugary food and only eat healthy food
>Binge and purging habits disappear
>Friends pressure me into eating sugary food
>Mfw eating a little bit of candy triggers a huge binge purge cycle

I don't even know if this is a food issue, maybe it's more of a boundary issue? Ironically, some of my friends think I have an ED because I only eat healthy stuff. I don't want to tell them that I used to struggle with over eating and that's the reason for me avoiding unhealthy food, but very few people seem to listen to me if they offer me something unhealthy and I decline.

This made me realise how hard it is to stick to a healthy diet because there seems to be some pressure to "indulge" in unhealthy food several times a week. So many people comment on my food choices and portion sizes - which are completely normal!

No. 220712

I'm 5'6 and around 116 lbs, I prefer how my body looks at this weight, but I think my face looks kinda better when I weigh a bit more. Is there anything I can do to make my face look less tired at this weight? Like any supplements or anything? I only take vitamin D atm and eat mostly low carb, not sure if eating more carbs or protein would help or if it's just something to accept if I want to stay at this weight

No. 220715

I know this might not really help at the moment, but I used Lent as an excuse– I gave up sweets, I'd say. It really helped people not give me anything. Otherwise, I'd just hold steadfast and ask the people pressuring you to hold you to your restrictions, so they'd feel responsibility.

No. 220717

up the carbs and protein and start taking omega 3/fish oil. i looked the healthiest and actually lost weight when i only ate rice and chili con carne and took lots of supplements. high protein intake made the biggest difference when it comes to my skin and hair.

No. 220720

Thanks, that's really helpful. Unfortunately I got into the mindset of being really scared of carbs even though a couple of years ago I used to eat a lot more of them and wasn't heavier.

No. 220722

Do daily multivitamins actually help at all? If you don’t have a very balanced diet already?

No. 220737

If they are pressuring when it comes to sugary things tell them that you're having cavities and your dentist told you to stop eating sugar or something

No. 220864

They help but you're better off targeting what you need and only eating a 2-3 vitamins. Multivitamins will be a waste, literally and figuratively

No. 221025

Anyone else doing the Yoga with Adriene January challenge? I gave up pretty early last year but I decided to take better care of my health at the end of '21. I did some random youtube workouts near the end of December, they felt good and all but I have a hard time sticking through with doing them daily as I don't have the habit just yet, and the thought of getting all tired and sweaty and gross puts me off before I even start so I think this will ease me into making it a regular thing while also building some strength.

Ahhh I want to feel good in my body but somehow always talk myself out of doing things that are good for me and I hate it

No. 221254

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Ahh I have Covid and had to weigh for a a doctors appointment and FUCK I’m sick I feel awful but of course my eating disorder is going off in my brain.
The reality is, I am still working hard, I am still losing weight, and I am still going to, I don’t need to micro manage my intake anymore. Still my brain is spinning out and wants to relapse ™️. No. No no. We are resting and surviving Covid, and once that happens I can get back in motion. I’m probably just flipping out over water weight anyways. I’ve lost 20 lbs since I started posting in these threads, and damnit I’m gonna reach my goal without then self loathing.
Binge eating is so easily triggered.

No. 221979

I'm trying to make positive changes this year, and take care of my body. I'm unable to go to the gym due to lockdown and living really rurally, so I'm investing in some home gym equipment! Very excited.
I won't be weighing myself because it often just makes me overthink and form bad habits, so my main goal is to regain stamina and energy that I've lost over the past few years.

No. 221981

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>SW: 143 / CW: 134 / GW: 121

Hello nonnies, I am joining the thread! I hope to update my progress every now and then

Currently, I am working out 4 to 6 days a week, on a combination of running (doing my first 10 K this sunday), strength focalized in distinct areas (upper body with resistance bands, the rest of the body with bodyweight routines) and yoga (mainly, for improving my elasticity). As an ex-ana I try not to focus too much on my weight and what I eat, and instead I am aiming to complete other specific goals, such as running a half marathon and a marathon this year (I started working out with that goal about two months ago). I also notice that exercising has helped me improve my mood and concentration in other areas of my life. Also my acne is finally clearing out for the first time since I was 14, and I'm 24 lol.
Soon I will be adding a jumping rope into my routine, does any nona have any experience or tips for a beginner?

I am doing the challenge as well! I think that you should try to convince yourself that more than working out, the sessions are like dates with you, as they try to let you know the flow of your body and breath. I am really in love Adriene's relaxing voice and her dog, doing those videos are one of the best parts of my day. Hope you get to complete the challenge, as well!

No. 221983

I was doing so well, lost like 20lbs in a month doing OMAD, then xmas derailed me and haven't been on track since.

No. 222141

I reached a new level of degeneracy today. It snowed today and I didn't have work so I just stayed in bed all day binge eating an obscene amount of food while watching Kitchen Nightmares and other cooking shows. Went through an entire bottle of wine too.

No. 222178

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The story: interesting case of a girl who starts out skinny at 120 lbs then gains some weight, has an eating disorder relapse later and exercises like mad, then gets in a better mindset and then gains more weight and surpasses her previous highest weight, like over 220 lbs.
Christian Bale levels of gain and loss
Spoilered for triggers
But for anyone trying to lose weight it's amazing motivation

No. 222225

Much motivation, and also sadness for how much she clearly struggles

No. 222226

Update. Still sick but I can’t taste or smell anything. I tried to eat pho and it had the texture of soup but taste like paper. So does anything else I tested, including hot peppers that would normally burn like a mf.
Plus side, it’s gonna help me avoid over eating since there’s no sensory pleasure from sweet or salty.
I hope it doesn’t last long though.

No. 222230

I hope you just had a moment and not creating a pattern. You can do it nonnie! Drink some water, eat some fresh fruits and veggies.

No. 222263

Probably a dumb question but I recently bought a scale (never owned one before). I'm 165 cm (5´5). When I frist weighed myself I was 55 kg (121 lbs) and was adamant on losing weight. The thing is my legs and skin look better this weight compared to now that I went down to 52/53 kg (114 lbs). I have been way skinnier than this probably around upper 40's and I cringe at myself becasue I looked terrible naked. Does that mean 55 kg is my ideal weight or should I stay this weight and exercise to get muscle back? I look more out of shape being this slim tbh I just want to look slim thick.

No. 222265

nonna, never drink at home. I have a rule, never bring alcohol inside your home. I'm probably projecting but I used to down a whole bottle of wine in an afternoon too. The liver is important in skincare etc.

No. 222327

I don't think anybody (including yourself) can think about it in terms of weight on a scale.. everyone carries their weight differently so it might be more constructive to think about your body in terms of appearance rather than numbers. If you want to look better naked putting on muscle is almost always the way to go

No. 222401

Youre right. Weight really has no factor in determining how good you look. Besides, the skinnier i am the less energy i have and i just lay in bed worring about food whereas when I was heavier id walk around alot more and exercise. Im going to stop restricting calories and focus on being more active.

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I started counting calories this year and I'm at a very small calorie deficit. I feel more satisfied now since I finally eat enough protein AND I'm losing weight. This is amazing. for the workout part, Caroline Girvan is kicking my ass and I love it.

No. 222509

I've been feeling down and now I'm skinny fat and flabby. No more abs and my under arms hang and jiggle. I'm hoping to get back into shape by summer. For now thank good it's winter and I can wear sweaters. I don't want anyone to know

No. 222617

this might be a dumb question and I know people say a lot of different things online on how to but how do yall wash your veggies and fruit?

No. 222625

I use the unscented dr bronners, the light blue bottle. One or two drops in to the water, rinse it through.

No. 222632

I used a cloth or scrubby depending on what it is and just rise with water.

No. 222643

End of week 1, weighed myself and I gained weight. I'm trying not to be too hard on myself because I just started exercising hard after not exercising at all so it could be my body retaining water from being sore etc… But I also don't want to make too many excuses. I didn't eat too much at all, i'm pretty sure i was in a deficit at least 6/7 days but i also wasn't strict with counting calories. From now on I will be weighing my food to make sure i'm getting 1200-1500 a day and nothing over. i'm on day 8 of the Chloe Ting weight loss 2022 challenge and I might add some extra exercise on top of that. I won't let this demotivate me!

No. 222646

1200-1500 isn't that much at all. You are probably going to starve yourself and eat fat things to get the calories to survive. You should track your macro. It's very easy to eat too much fat and not enough protein. For the weight gain, I wouldn't stress myself too much, it's common when people start working out. Good luck nonny, you got this!


No. 222654

I don't weigh nor measure myself, since I focus on my form and the function of my lifestyle. Basically, I focus on the inner or underlying work and simply see external results follow. I only started following my routines consistently one month ago yet have already seen major results. Honestly, I never thought I'd be able to live this way, so I'm extremely happy. I focus on my mobility, posture, form, relaxation and breathing with one of my daily routines. After that I also do my daily cardio and strength training. I limit my cardio and keep the work out simple. Every few days I work on my flexibility. I've been working on splits but have been making so much progress that I think it's time to move on and explore more soon. Aside from that I go running every so often when I feel like it. I just enjoy the activity a lot so I don't need to adhere to a schedule since I know I'll want to go running regardless. It just depends on the weather usually, but even then… Anyway, my results have been phenomenal. I can barely recognise my body but feel extremely confident. Due to addressing my posture on so many different levels and working out briefly next to it, I have become much thinner and more elegantly shaped. My body has even more of a feminine and slim shape than before. Now that I've become more confident, flexible and fit, I'd like to start dancing again. I haven't done it in a year and wasn't properly in the zone the years prior. But now I am focused and I feel capable of taking on something I love so much again! Don't give up nonnies, and focus on what's most important: your foundations. If you direct your energy here, working out and simply living will become easier. You'll feel healthier and happier after fixing your posture and form. Breathing better will also improve your life majorly and make exercise easier. And after you've been directing all of your energy here, you'll look in the mirror one day and suddenly see how much your body has changed for the better. <3 ban me for the emoji idc

No. 222667

Thank you for your advice nona! You're right, I should focus more on protein, I've mostly been getting my calories from carbs as of late. I'm 5'3 which means my BMR/TDEE is pretty low as it is, the only thing saving me is my weight which is at 167 right now which increases my metabolism kek but the websites you sited give me a 1600 per day if I'm slightly active which isn't that far off from my 1500 limit anyway. I won't weigh myself until the end of the month and will just focus on eating healthy and sticking to my work out regimen. I find that numbers on the scale can really disappoint me and fuck with my mentality.

No. 222669

Any recs on mobility, posture, form exercises? And I'm happy for you! Thanks for the kind words

No. 222675

Checking in! I set up my elliptical and am so excited to start using it. It was the machine I loved most when I was a gym regular.
I have been tracking calories and eating at a deficit for the past month, noticed I feel less bloated, and some things are fitting a bit less tight!

Not really a fan of how I feel when at a sedentary deficit going to try reading more into my nutrients and see if I can see why I feel so low from it.

No. 222683

My mom took a candid photo of me over the holidays and I really hated how I looked in it. I've been working from home this past year, so all I do during the day is sit on my ass and walk when I need to run errands. My mental health was pretty shit last year so I didn't care about my appearance, but it's a new year so I'm going to try to start exercising again. I don't have a lot of time to leave my house (because work), so I think my plan will to be to fit in a couple of Youtube exercises per day and then do something fun and active on the weekends, like hiking (I was also thinking of getting into rock climbing if it isn't too expensive) My diet is generally okay, but I'll also try to be more mindful of incorporating more veggies into my diet.

I'm currently 5'8" and 145 pounds, which I guess is average. I know numbers shouldn't be the focus since everyone carries weight differently, but I'm definitely kind of skinnyfat at my current weight so I definitely want to go down a bit on the scale. Not sure what my goal weight would be though.

No. 222684

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I might just be having health paranoia again but I'm steadily becoming convinced that beans/lentils are the solution to most dietary ills. Zinc deficiency? Beans. Low magnesium? Beans. Vegan protein source? Beans. Fiber? Guess what, motherfucker, beans again. The sprouts are also plenty nutritious, so is there anything beans can't do?

Bonus: lazy fuck red lentil soup recipe
>couple ribs celery
>one large carrot
>one yellow onion (or half, if they're massive)
>1 fat clove (or equivalent) garlic
>1 smallish knob ginger
>1 cup red lentils
>paprika, turmeric, chili powder, black pepper, bay leaf, tomato paste
>Salt obviously
>Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large pot on medium heat. Throw in onions, then garlic and ginger after about a minute. After this becomes fragrant, add the rest of the veg and sweat lightly. Once they start to become tender, add spices + tomato paste and sautee til fragrant. Add red lentils, stir a bit, then add water/chicken stock/veg stock to cover AND SEASON WITH SALT TO TASTE. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a happy simmer. It's done whenever you want, but I recommend waiting til lentils are tender and broken down.
Feel free to use whatever spices you like, but I strongly recommend against herbal/vegetal spices like thyme, sage, or coriander because they're overpowering.

No. 222700

yeee I love me some legumes, about to have green peas for lunch

No. 222701

Sounds delicious anon, but personally I'd add way more garlic haha!

No. 222717

>one fat clove
(Ny italian loudness) I’m gonna need at least 5 more, common! Show me tha garlic!

No. 222720

Not the same person but this 30 days challenge is amazing if you want to improve your posture.

Yoga too.

I add beans to everything, beans + tofu or tempeh. Chickpeas are nice too.

Has anyone here tried to make kale chips?

No. 222818

I've finally been working on getting an exercise routine established, but I've run into a snag because my IBS (or whatever the fuck it is that they're calling IBS) has flared up again recently and the constant pain and bloating has completely taken me out, it's worse than my period.

I know everyone says that regular exercise can really help relieve things like this, but I have such a hard time forcing myself to do it when I'm actually experiencing the symptoms. I just want to lay down. I know ultimately the answer is to just tough it out and trust that it will get easier over time, but I would love any advice from anons who deal with chronic or recurring pain/discomfort but still exercise regularly. How do you hype yourself up for it? Or do you just take a few days off to recover?

I'm focusing on weight training primarily.

No. 222824

be an opportunist and do whatever you can manage at home while you have a burst of energy and aren't suffering too much.
lately my wake/sleep cycles have been disrupted beyond the point of no return so when i lie awake in bed and can't get back to sleep i get up and stretch and do lunges and sumo squats and lift weights. it's a good way to start the day and i think it gives me a better physical baseline to deal with the fatigue and pain later on.
i'm not super regular with my exercise so i try to be pretty lenient but determined. treat yourself like a tired mom or something. sometimes you're going to have off days or off weeks. just get back to it when you are able and try to notice when your baseline is tolerable enough to fit in a quick bullshit routine. i have certain exercises i enjoy and i always start with them and loosely throw together some reps of other things that work the surrounding muscle groups. try to rest well and don't be hesitant to whip together some nutritional sludge or drink a high protein boost or ensure to meet your macros if need be. don't work out on an empty stomach and make sure to have a recovery meal.
if you tend to follow youtube routines or read fitness communities try to use them as a reference for proper form and helpful tips and build your own routines so it doesn't feel like an insurmountable chore. i find following routines/videos/posts too closely creates a weird mental block where it feels tiresome instead of rewarding and physically enjoyable (especially with lifting).
meal prepping one pre workout meal per week that can double as a recovery meal and won't trigger your GI symptoms also saves some fatigue and tiresome mental blocks. it's not as annoying as doing a bunch of different ones and it's easy to put together something bland and inoffensive impromptu and freeze it when you have a bit of energy. ganbatte

No. 222826

forgot to say i do more than lunges and sumo squats when i wake up but i enjoy those and just bullshit together things that fit and work the surrounding muscle groups and then ease into lifting a bit. it's always good to start with the things you enjoy so it doesn't feel like grinding.
a lot of the mental burnout from chronic pain requires workarounds kind of similar to how people might study or do chores with something like ADHD. im always so tired and frustrated already that i have to trick myself into just doing it and remembering that i enjoy it.
try to minmax your way into doing something that's not too demanding or tiresome until you begin to enjoy it and reap the rewards enough to settle into a lax and forgiving semi-consistency with it. it's better to stick to something like doing something mild twice a week than to go too hard or make yourself do it every single day and develop an aversion to it. good luck anon. you'll feel better at the end of the day having done it. don't give up

No. 223408

I'm doing Caroline Girvan's Beginner EPIC and it's going so well. I'm dead after every workouts but I'm so proud of myself. I really recommend it if a nonny wants to start working out. It's difficult but not impossible.

No. 223412

Yesssssss I'm a bean bitch for life. I got a slow cooker and it's so easy to make good beany food with no effort whatsoever. I will eat baked beans out the can because of all the reasons you described, but also so I can feel like a cowboy out on the plains.
Related, I can't eat gluten and I've been going crazy on the lentil/bean pastas.

No. 223423

>bean bitch for life
Need this tee shirt asap

No. 223443

Yeeeessss kale chips are delicious! The trick is to get them as dry as possible after you wash them; I use a salad spinner and only add a tiny bit of oil when I season them. I just pop those suckers in the oven on low heat for 15-ish minutes and they pop out nice and crispy. You can add whatever seasoning you like, but I'm a weeb so I like mine with soy sauce, sesame oil, furikake, and chili flakes (and salt). Here's a good recipe from Serious Eats: https://www.seriouseats.com/kale-chips-with-lemon-and-ginger-from-salty-s
Kale chips kinda remind me of nori, which is also a great healthy snack.

No. 223474

Beans are the fucking bomb. I'll go all in with this anon on the >>223412 bean bitch for life. I just made myself black eyed peas for the first time and they are absolutely delicious!
Tip for lentil/bean soup - use a can of diced or crushed tomatoes. It adds SO much flavor and I'm never making soup without them again.

No. 223497

I tried making kale chips this week but I'm not a fan. It tastes too healthy.

No. 223500

kale chips suck, people are lying to themselves. okra chips are incredible though. i HIGHLY recommend.

No. 223503

Nonnie have you tried them with pink salt? I used to hate them and found out I wasn’t using enough olive oil / salt and pepper.

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about a month ago i bought this giant bottle of magnesium pills because i read somewhere that most people take in wayyyy too little magnesium and that's why they crave dumb shit, especially chocolate. apparently that also makes cramps worse and is the reason why you crave chocolate on your period (because dark chocolate has magnesium). anyways. my cramps are still painful and i need to take pain pills, but who cares about that. after about a month now i realized it's easier to ignore candy/cake/sweet drinks/ice cream. like sometimes i think "should i get something sweet?" and then i realize it's way easier to just walk away from it. the other day i was tempted to buy cake and then i suddenly thought "oh no, you're having decision fatigue, better pay and leave!" so i went to the checkout without any cake. i feel like i have so much more clarity towards my decisions re: foods that throw me into a binge eating spiral. the effect wasn't immediate and i still need to chew a piece of gum after a meal because i hate having the taste of a savory meal stuck in my mouth, but i think it's definitely due to magnesium that i'm doing a bit better now.

tl;dr: magnesium pills possibly fixed my constant sugar binges.

No. 223999

Just wanted to post what my vitamin intakes are every day, I do this for my bf and I.
Morning: A cup of water with a spoonful of husk and chia seeds, with 1 zinc, 1 selenium, 1 NAC and 3 drops of edible iodine in the water.
Night: A cup of water with 60ml of pure aloe vera juice with 1 magnesium and 1 st johns wort

No. 224001

samefag, and every monday I give us a tablet of Vitamin D but its the strong variant that contains almost 7 days worth in 1 tablet.

No. 224003

Nice, anon! Magnesium was pretty beneficial for me as well, found my digestion a lot more regular once I started using it regularly

No. 224008

this looks absolutely deadly. i'm halfway through chloe ting's weight loss 2022 challenge and it isn't too hard, i definitely feel tired after but i can manage it. i'm thinking about which challenge to do after i finish this one and i don't think i could manage caroline girvan's kek

No. 224013

My lower back keeps locking up at work and I don’t know how to work on it, and I’m afraid to weight lift until I know what’s going on, but I’m afraid to lose momentum in my workouts. Any recommended videos for stretching or yoga?

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I love youtube 'Yoga with Adriene' she has plenty with lower back stretches and some that incorporate the hamstrings, hips etc.
Mandy Morrison is good for shorter videos

pic for inspo

No. 224167

Update! I’ve been doing 45 min every second day since I first posted. Haven’t noticed any weight shift (I also don’t own a scale) but I have found that I’ve gained some stamina and strength! Some of the
exercises that I couldn’t do or had difficulty doing at first have become much easier.

No. 224399

Update: I actually ended up gaining weight this week because I tend to eat when I'm feeling stressed/depressed and I just started up school and my internship again. I managed to exercise 4 out of 7 days last week, which isn't bad, but I'm disappointed that my shitty eating habits ended up working against me. I'll just continue exercising and work on figuring out ways to stop eating whenever I feel depressed as a way to relieve stress.

No. 224952

Hi nonnies, joining the thread in hopes of getting some advice on toning up and maybe shedding a few pounds but I genuinely don't know where to start. I'm 22 and still live at home and my mum tends to enable me in my lazy lifestyle but I'm terrified of being fat more than anything so I'm willing to give anything a go.

>Height: 5'2

>Weight: 139lbs
>Measurements: 35 bust, 27 waist, 40 hip

I think I don't look particularly chubby because of my fat distribution but I feel as though I'm inching ever closer to fatassery and I'm terrified. My diet is pretty shitty and carb-dense and I don't really have much energy to exercise but since classes have resumed I'm out walking 3 days a week.

I feel as if my problem areas are my back and biceps (starting to get a bit of a soft tummy too but it still looks flat-ish under clothing) so if you guys could recommend exercises to target those areas I'd be eternally grateful.

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Targeted fat reduction is not possible– a "toned" look comes from a lower body fat percentage overall and increased muscle size. The locations where fat is loss happens first and where it's stubborn are mostly genetic. So your best bet is losing weight by improving your diet and incorporating more exercise to build muscle. I'd recommend starting by just trying to eat more protein/fiber so your meals are more filling, cutting empty calories like soda, and walking more. Once you have a handle on that you could give calorie counting a try. Unironically also read this: http://4chanfit.wikia.com/wiki/Harsh%27s_Worksheet_(WIP) which goes for anyone else in this thread looking to get healthier. Ngl you seem to have some misconceptions about fitness and weight loss anon

No. 224967

ayrt and yeah, I never really had to think about fitness and weight loss until recently because I was underweight for most of my life despite eating the same shitty diet. Guess my shitty choices are catching up with me. Thanks for the tips and resources!

No. 224970

No problem. In that link the most important part for beginners is just diet so I'd recommend reading that first. If there's any sport you're interested in taking up, that's a great starting option for exercise. If not then I would highly recommend weightlifting. You can start with a simple body weight routine like a few sets of modified push-ups, squats, lunges, and crunches at home, then join a gym and try to figure out a routine that you like

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Sage for blog but I think I’ve finally reached a peaceful place in my relationship with my body. I’m from a family where skinny = pretty and for ages i was the chubby ugly duckling. During university I lost a lot of weight thanks to being a broke student. My family commented on it all the time but even then I didn’t feel good about myself. I moved home for work about six months ago and at the time I was terrified of gaining that weight back, but since then I’ve only put on six pounds and am miles from my heaviest weight. Now that I have money to spend on real food my relationship with it has gotten so much better. I got complimented on my figure for the first time in a long time just the other weekend by other women I didn’t even know. Now it really feels like the only way is up. If I want to take it easy and end up putting on a few more pounds it’s no stress. If I want to step up my fitness, that now feels achievable for the first time. Idk what point I’m trying to make but I wish every woman ITT could feel the way I do rn.

No. 225016

good for you, anon. that's a good and realistic, healthy place to be at.

No. 225218

Anyone have experience with trampolining ("rebounding")?

The claims are that 10-20 minutes of a solid trampoline session replaces 30 minutes of running

Likely that's not accurate, but a couple of studies show that it does impact the body in an excerizey way without being as damaging

I'm looking for a way to exercise without triggering my asthma or knees so if anyone knows anything about this, I'd love to hear it.

No. 225225

Nonnas I am so frustrated! I’m about halfway to my goal (20lbs down 20 to go) and I’m seriously not seeing a difference, if anything I feel bigger. I’m doing intermittent fasting because I did it naturally anyway, and trying to stay at about 1100-1200 calories a day. I take my dogs for a ~30 min walk daily (they have short legs and tire quickly kek) and do a short workout with weights 2x day. I usually have a salad and hummus with cucumbers for my meals and only drink water and black coffee. I’m at a “healthy” weight finally but I’m still huge and have so many rolls and a huge pouch. I just feel like there’s no way I’ll look how I want after losing another 20lbs. I’m ovulating rn and probably about to start my period so I know some of this is bloating and water weight but I’m getting so discouraged does anyone have any tips? Also congrats to nonnies in this thread that have made/are making progress I’m so proud of all of you and I believe in you!

No. 225251

Dont give up anon, if you’ve lost 20lbs but you feel bigger it’s likely only psychological just because you want to see more dramatic results/ still have your end goal in mind. Another 20 is a huge amount and it’s impossible for it not to make any difference, plus you walking so often is good for your health (and your dogs!). Maybe try to not fixate on losing weight - keep your routine going but distract yourself from any negative/obsessive thinking for a week or two and then see how much progress you’ve made? Keep going we believe in you!

No. 225285

wow that sounds so fun! How do you do it though, by going to a gym or setting up your trampoline in the park? I'm also interested into how much it burns calories

No. 225302

>The frustration trying to explain to a family member that you need to count calories and exercise to lose weight but they do anything else but that.

I don't see the point on going on a crash diet and forcing myself to eat foods I dislike to then bounce back after a few days, you have to exercise, you have to count calories.

It's tiring being in a fat family and trying to be the only one to break that cycle but they still buy junk food and fast food and sugary snacks week after week.

>Also I desperately need ideas what I can use to replace potatoes with on a meal, almost every other meal I have is potatoes/veg/meat, I need suggestions please.

No. 225305

i kind of want one because they are good for urinary incontinence but its hard to justify spending $80 on a tiny trampoline lol. maybe there's one on aliexpress. it could still be kind hard on your knees though, you'll def want to do some leg strengthening stuff

No. 225391

Cauliflower, celery root, carrots, parsnips

No. 225434

I used to have a small trampoline growing up for I assume a similar reason and the one I had was about the size of a coffee table
I'm sure there is some sort of specialty gym, but I was just planning on keeping on in my closet and pulling it out every other day while watching some sort of training video

I've found a pretty cheap one near me for about $40, but I have no way of knowing what a quality trampoline would be like

As an experiment, $40 isn't too much for me to spend I think
If I find any further information, I'll let you know

No. 225467

Thank you anon, I appreciate the kindness. I definitely get caught in negative feedback loops with myself. Walking daily has been so nice and it makes me really happy to see my dogs have so much fun, I’ll try to focus more on making good memories as opposed to losing weight. I’m not going to weigh myself until my period finally comes and goes, and I’ll just stick to fasting and eating well without overthinking calories and measuring myself. Thank you again nonna your reply was very sweet and it helped a lot to read that! I hope you have a great day

No. 225479

I'm currently around 170lbs 5'3 (76kgish 160cm). I always get stuck in the loop of restricting my calories too low and ending up binging. I have past problems with eating disorders so It's very easy for me to go towards both of the extremes. How much would you recommend me to eat?
I've tried eating "intuitively" but for weight loss this just isn't going to work out for me. I wish I could eat freely but I've fucked up my body too much for it to give me the right signals. I can "intuitively" eat a whole loaf of bread and a tub of hummus.
This month I've gained weight so far, 1kg in fact. However, there is a slight win of me sticking to a work out regime for longer than I can remember. I'm doing the Chloe Ting 2022 weight loss challenge and have made it 20 days without skipping one day! Now I only need to get my eating in check and I will start properly losing weight.
What do you reckon a good calorie intake for me would be based on my stats and activity level? Something that would result 2lb loss a week or slightly more. I want to lose 10lbs a month preferably since I have a lot to lose.

No. 225509

Hey nonna, I have the exact same weight and height. Our basal metabolic rate is approximately 1200~1400 kcal, so eating from 1400 to 1600 kcal (if you exercise and have a more active lifestyle) should make you lose ~1lb per week. Last week I just restarted my diet and exercise, I will post an update to keep us both motivated. Good luck!

No. 225511

Also, any calorie counter app is you friend. I tend to underestimate my portion sizes, so weighing the food to record a more accurate calorie intake helps you getting visually used to the portion sizes.

No. 225514

thank you for replying! have you noticed you lost 1lb a week while on that amount? I know there's apps that calculate approximate weight loss but I never tend to trust those because I feel they underestimate the weight loss

No. 225528

covidanon, did your taste come back eventually?

No. 225535

do you need to lose weight/body fat before trying to gain muscle? I've heard that it's hard to do both at the same time. I'm a bit skinnyfat (5'4 120-125 pounds, but very squishy) so I'm not sure if I should focus on one or the other.

also is planet fitness any good? it's cheap and if I'm understanding it correctly apparently they have trainers that can make an exercise routine for you. I've just seen some memes about them lol. the alarm bell is a bit cringe

No. 225542

Do macros actually matter weight loss wise? I've always heard people say "calories in calories out". Is there any other science that proves a balanced diet will cause more weight loss than an unbalanced diet that consists of the same amount of calories?

No. 225561

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If you're a beginner it's definitely possible to do both as long as you eat enough protein, the most important macronutrient for building muscle, while being in a small calorie deficit (think only ~200 cal below maintenance). Try to get at least 1g protein per kg bodyweight to start and more if you really want to maximize the process. Skinnyfat is the best body type for losing fat while gaining muscle (also called body recompositon) so it's a good strategy to start with for sure! Also yeah planet fitness is absolutely fine, it just has a reputation that the people who go there do silly exercises/have bad form because it caters to beginners, but of course that's just a meme. I think they also don't have barbells which are necessary for many staple compound lifts which people more into lifting want. But as a budget option they have everything you need.

The only thing that matters for weight loss is calories in calories out, BUT the macros greatly affect how full/satiated you feel, and if the weight you lose is from fat or muscle. If you eat 1600 calories of only simple carbs like sweets, bread, and cereal, you will probably not feel very full after each meal and are more likely to go "over" your calorie limit for the day. The CICO principle is still true, but your "calories in" will be very hard to follow if your diet isn't satisfying. If you still stay below your calorie limit on a poor diet, you will lose weight, but your body will find it hard to build/maintain muscle without getting enough protein. So you might lose weight but still have a more skinnyfat look because you won't have built any muscle either from intentional exercise or everyday activities, and you might even lose muscle in the weight loss process. So TLDR, CICO is true but the quality of diet impacts how easy it is to stick to and what the results look like.

Sorry for the long-winded responses.

No. 225658

>The only thing that matters for weight loss is calories in calories out
I sure hope so. I've been on Lyrica for 3 weeks and I just read that people are experiencing major weight gain despite not eating more. IDK if it's because of the pills or the stress, but I've lost my appetite and feel normal for the first time in forever. It's like my BED is gone. I think that I eat less calories than what I'm burning… but I'm so scared that Lyrics will fuck me up

No. 225687

You can't violate the laws of thermodynamics. Medications can fuck with your hormones and slow down your metabolism by 100-200cals or increase your apetite but it's impossible to gain weight if you are truly eating below maintenance. People who say they gain weight without upping their intake sre guesstimating how much they're eating and aren't accurately counting calories.

No. 225881

Got some bad eating habits last year, and the pair of jeans I wore in October are so uncomfortable now I can barely zip them up and moving around in them is agony.
My problem is baking/making desserts, pretty much several times a week. I also spent two months, while struggling to keep up with a study schedule, eating an outrageous amount of store bought sweets. Sad to stop making desserts, but I have to do something now if I still want to wear my clothes this year.
Yesterday, I threw out a batch of cupcakes with frosting after having some and subsequently feeling sick coupled with angst, so pretty sure I've reached a point where I'm not going to enjoy what I've made anyway until I feel better about myself.
I had a really good 2020 so I'll go back to those meal plans again. Focusing on making it a week at a time to begin with and hopefully I'm just as determined in a month, let's gooo

No. 225882

yeah I got fat

No. 225891

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I really like doing Yoga with Adriene, but there are poses like pic related that I just can't get into because my legs are pretty short.
If I try to do this position my leg doesn't go forward enough and then I just support my weight with my arms and my shoulders and my neck gets strained.

No. 225893

sames, sad kek

No. 225898

samefag I took my newly fat-ass out for a 5 min jog and 10 min jump rope sesh. I’m attempting to do planks and elevated pushups now
kek hello fellow fatso

No. 225904

I felt my soul leave my body when I started paying attention to the calorie counts of my favorite foods. Just being more mindful and making better choices I’ve lost so much weight.

No. 225916

I think your muscles are just too tight still. Particularly your hamstrings, and your hips are not flexible enough. I'm short too, with short legs and feel like I'm on the correct path to be able to do that pose while keeping my weight mostly supported by legs and core and keeping my back straight. Not all the way there yet tho lol. Don't forget yogis are usually not even tall. The more you practice, your body will be able to do so much, consistency is key, so just keep working on it!

No. 225919

I re-downloaded Cronometer and I gained five kilos since the last time I logged my food. Fuuuuck that, I'm back to logging everything that goes in my mouth.

No. 225955

Just got back from a weeklong holiday and I wouldn't be surprised if I've gained over half a stone. I'm not overweight luckily, but I have a history of binge eating/bulimia and I really don't want to fall back into it, how have others managed the transition back into mindful eating after prolonged overindulgence?

No. 226000

You’re not alone anon, I recently got back from a week’s holiday and overate the whole time too.

I found that stocking the house with fruit for residual post-binge sugar cravings/snacking during the day, and veg to cook filling but healthy things like stews, pasta dishes and curries at home, low calorie desserts for chocolate cravings (like those mochi balls everyone’s obsessed with atm) really helped. I basically got a load of recipes and made sure to get in the habit of cooking again, mainly things high fibre. Drink lots of water/ herbal teas too! You’ll find that in a weeks time so much bloating will have decreased and you’ll feel better about yourself too. Try not to beat yourself up and make sure to forgive yourself.

No. 226036

Thanks anon this gives me hope. My hamstrings are definitely tight so I will just keep working on it. Good luck to us.

No. 226062

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Any tips on how to make a meal plan for myself that fits my macros/calories?

I have so many great recipes and it SOUNDS so easy to do but actually sitting down, putting it all together and doing basic math crap just kills me. Google also isn't too helpful and most local or well known "influencers" with a degree don't do meal plans above 2k calories

No. 226064

Thanks anon, fruit fibre and forgiveness is key, just have to keep shitting through it haha. Hope it's easy enough for you too.

No. 226079

I’d recommend using MyFitnessPal and either using it to calculate your nutrition goals, or manually inputting them if you already have specific numbers. I think you can set your calorie goal and percentage of each macro. Then honestly just go a few days of making some of the meals you like and tracking them, and soon you should be able to create a list of good breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that in total fit your goals for the day. The app lets you scan bar codes on packages which helps a lot with tracking as long as you measure accurately. I find this method works better for me than laying out a whole meal plan first because like you said it’s a bit tedious. Best of luck anon

No. 226093

I've been using mfp for 3 years daily haha

No. 226148

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I use bodybuilding.com for high cal meal plans that are more suitable for gaining muscle.
I also like https://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/healthy-eating/ultimate-clean-muscle-building-meal-plan/

No. 226173

I've lost almost 30 pounds since I last posted here in april or may or whatever, LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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