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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.
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. 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.
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
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>>211166
What exactly about it makes you want to relapse? Maybe following a program could help?
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.
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)
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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. >>211527
also bump for this. i wanna know too
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.
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.
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 >>211527
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! >>211546
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!!!
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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
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?
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.
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 >>212565
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!>>212574
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
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.
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.
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Ok let's do this. I got through week one so I've got some momentum
>SW 158 (Nov 1st)
>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
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
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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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Why: >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
Maintain: >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
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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
>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)
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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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.
>>214504>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.
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!!
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
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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.
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! >>214535
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!
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.
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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.
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!
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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!
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!
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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?
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.
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 >>215729
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
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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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>>216744>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!
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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?
>>215776>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.
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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.
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.
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
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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?
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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.>>218452
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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
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>5'4 >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?>>221025
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!
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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
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.
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.
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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.
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!https://cronometer.com/https://macrosinc.net/macro-calculator/
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
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.
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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
>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.
Not the same person but this 30 days challenge is amazing if you want to improve your posture.https://www.healthline.com/health/guide-to-better-posture-exercises
I add beans to everything, beans + tofu or tempeh. Chickpeas are nice too.
Has anyone here tried to make kale chips?
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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
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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.
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>>225305
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
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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.>>225542
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.
nta>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
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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.
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 >>225893
kek hello fellow fatso
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.
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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