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Post by McGathy on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:58 pm

My weight has gone way up and down over the last 2 years. I tend to gain weight when I'm happy and I stop eating when I'm sad.

When I met my boyfriend, Dan in Fall of 2011, I weighed 145lbs and was pretty happy with my weight. (I was also miserable and dealing with a very messy breakup...so I wasn't happy.... but I felt sexy and confident. This ended up leading to more problems because the worse time to get attention from men is when you feel completely empty inside. I think about this a lot, because now that I'm in a healthy relationship, it'd be awesome if I felt as sexy as I did then. Also, career wise.... there are more opportunities for someone who is in better shape, but more importantly, someone who is comfortable in there skin. And clothes! I want my clothes to fit better!

SO. today I am 5'10 (hopefully that won't change...and I weigh 175lbs....which is the most I've weighed in a a few years.

My goal weight is 135lbs (hopefully that's what I'll weigh on August 15th).

My first goal is 160lbs by April 27th. My friends Jonah and Deanna are getting married on that day, so I figure a wedding is a good event to work towards.

This week, I'm going to cut down on the booze I love so much and really stick to my diet.

I'm using the four-hour body diet (which I highly recommend). It's highly effective when you do it right.....

My end goal is to feel good in a bikini by August 15th, because...no matter what...I'd doing a photo spread...

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Post by tamalogo on Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:36 pm

I'm currently 5'7 and weigh at 170 lbs, and I agree with you, @McGathy that I want my clothes to fit better as well. I'm Canadian, and my parents sent over a bunch of clothes which look amazingly awesome, but I'd look like a sausage trying to squeeze into those. Embarassed I know that if I lost the fat on my body, I'd be able to fit them, and I aim to. Cool

So I've got a big goal event, as well, that I've been looking to aim towards. For those of you that don't know me, I recently got a divorce from my British husband and am heading back to Canada in July. I don't know what weight I hope to be then, but I'm hoping that by that time, I can fit those clothes that were sent to me Cool .

... a bit hesitant to mention, Erin, because you know him, but another goal of mine is an event happening in Victoria (which is VERY close to where I live in Canada). Whose Live Anyway will be there in September, and I'm hoping to get a picture with the lovely Jeff, but... not looking like a sausage in that picture.

Though that is a goal,... my main goal is July, because for the first REAL time in my life, I'm going to be single! And I'm 31! I want to at least feel confident and not so self-conscious about how I look. Focus more on how on earth I am to go about dating. If only I lived in LA, Erin, you could have helped me out with dates there, like you're doing for Dustin Smile (To be honest, I'm a little scared to be entering the world of singledom pale ).

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Post by jujujulieta on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:09 pm

I've always struggled with food, and my weight. I eat when I'm happy, and I eat when I'm sad. I also eat when I'm tired, or when I'm stressed. Sometimes I eat in my dreams too, and wake up feeling fat and guilty.

I'm joining on a whim, but hopefully getting something good out of this. I'm 5'6 and 148. The heaviest I've ever been (holidays not withstanding). I've desperately been trying to lose weight for over a year now, but I just can't get to it. It's like I hate myself, but not enough to stop eating.

For a while my motivation to lose weight was cosplaying, but ever since I "retired," I haven't been able to find anything that makes me go "you should lose weight, or you'll look ridiculous" (or, as ridiculous as you can look at an anime/manga/comics/si-fi convention).

I'm not really shooting for a goal weight, but for a body-fat percentage goal: 30%. I know that sounds high, but I'm already made out of blubber.

I have a wide torso and huge boobs, so I've already resigned myself to the fact that I'll never look thin (I never did, even at my lightest, which was 16 lbs ago). I just want my clothes to stop saying "not today, sister," and have a body that could survive in the case of a zombie apocalypse.

So uhm... yeah... LET'S FIGHT AND NOT GIVE UP!~

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Post by charlotte-charades on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:13 pm

Halloween of 2011 - my last senior year of college (lol) - and I was alone in my apartment feeling miserable about my weight and myself. The year before I wore a dress I made out of newspaper and this year I was doing nothing. I loved feeling pretty and creative and having random drunk college kids take pictures with me. I told myself I had to make a change.

This was a few weeks after I stopped drinking soda so I had lost a bit of weight. I weighed in that night around 185 and I decided to make a change.

My lowest weight was at 150 or so last summer when I had no job so I could walk every day and no money so I barely ate out. Then I got a job and started back on fast food and very little exercise.

Currently I'm at about 156 - I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks so I may be wrong. I'm less concerned with the number now as I am looking and feeling better. I have no boobs but all of the thighs/butt with plenty to spare. I want to be able to shop for jeans without wanting to cry. I have always struggled with that, right down to 4th grade when my friends made out "talent show dress code" consist of jeans and my mom bought me mom jeans with an elastic waistband. I was made fun of.

A lot of worst moments came from being called fat in school. I didn't even get teased a lot but I always felt like I should be getting it, thus putting it on myself.

I don't have a goal weight - though my WiiFit suggests 140 - but I'm looking to set reasonable exercise/weight goals so by the end of April I'll feel like I've accomplished something. Losing as much as I did between October - Last July felt amazing. I miss that feeling.

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Post by Myopic Wonder on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:20 pm

Hello fellow terribles.

I'm an indecisive 6' 0" weighing 326 lbs. I'm in treatment for depression, which has always had a big impact on my weight gain. I have to head to work so I'm going to figure out what my goals are later. Something a little more tangible and positive than "not be so fucking fat."

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Post by PhilipL on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:50 pm

I'm 5'7'' and right around 195. I've gotten to the point where my clothes are getting tight enough to be both uncomfortable and a little embarrassing. My long term goal is to get down to at least 165. Officially my "ideal body weight" is 155, but I don't know if my body type will ever actually allow that. My short term goals are to start walking and stop eating snacks. My diet is usually pretty ok, but I eat WAY too many snacks. They get me with their deliciousness.

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Post by Doc Aquatic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:57 pm

Hello!

I'm 6'2" and 342 pounds, and I've been fat all my life. Not THIS fat, but it's something that I've just become so used to, and trying not to fall back into gaining weight again has been super difficult.

It's hard for me to point at any given thing that stands out in terms of me feeling terrible about my body. I've never felt good about it, and I've always felt like a horrible, unattractive blob. It's just kinda become ingrained, I guess.

My first goal is to be down below 340 by April 15th, and my extra bonus goal is to be at 337 or 338. Usually I just lose a pound a week but maybe if I can take this seriously I can do even better.

In terms of dieting, I basically just count calories on my phone's Livestrong app, but I still kinda eat like an asshole. Like, if I have yogurt for breakfast and a frozen dinner for supper, I can eat a pint of ice cream for lunch and be under my calories for the day, right? I think there's a better way to do that than this, but I haven't found an easy way to keep track of how much fat I'm eating so it's not like half my diet.

I also don't exercise as much as I should, but I might be light enough to start WiiFit, so that might be my thing.

Edit: Fuck it! I'm gonna be in with Erin, too. On August 15th, I'm gonna try and pretty myself up and post swimsuit pictures, just to give myself the extra motivation.

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Post by jujujulieta on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:35 pm

Doc Aquatic wrote:Hello!

I'm 6'2" and 342 pounds, and I've been fat all my life. Not THIS fat, but it's something that I've just become so used to, and trying not to fall back into gaining weight again has been super difficult.

It's hard for me to point at any given thing that stands out in terms of me feeling terrible about my body. I've never felt good about it, and I've always felt like a horrible, unattractive blob. It's just kinda become ingrained, I guess.

My first goal is to be down below 340 by April 15th, and my extra bonus goal is to be at 337 or 338. Usually I just lose a pound a week but maybe if I can take this seriously I can do even better.

In terms of dieting, I basically just count calories on my phone's Livestrong app, but I still kinda eat like an asshole. Like, if I have yogurt for breakfast and a frozen dinner for supper, I can eat a pint of ice cream for lunch and be under my calories for the day, right? I think there's a better way to do that than this, but I haven't found an easy way to keep track of how much fat I'm eating so it's not like half my diet.

I also don't exercise as much as I should, but I might be light enough to start WiiFit, so that might be my thing.

Edit: Fuck it! I'm gonna be in with Erin, too. On August 15th, I'm gonna try and pretty myself up and post swimsuit pictures, just to give myself the extra motivation.
Counting calories gets you nowhere significant. You may lose weight, but maybe what you're burning is muscle, rather than fat. I was eating about 1100 calories a day when I was at my lightest, but I also had a 36% body fat percentage D:
It's all about balance.

I'd recommend having a nice, high-protein breakfast, which will leave you not feeling as hungry throughout the day, and have low-calorie snacks in-between meals. Also, you know what works? Seeing a nutrician :O I don't know how expensive they are wherever you live, though... it's good, because they teach you how to eat well, and you're not hungry throughout the day.

Many people recommend the 4 hour body diet (which you can download via torrent, harr harr), but I haven't tried it myself...

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Post by Doc Aquatic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:41 pm

jujujulieta wrote:
Counting calories gets you nowhere significant. You may lose weight, but maybe what you're burning is muscle, rather than fat. I was eating about 1100 calories a day when I was at my lightest, but I also had a 36% body fat percentage D:
It's all about balance.

I'd recommend having a nice, high-protein breakfast, which will leave you not feeling as hungry throughout the day, and have low-calorie snacks in-between meals. Also, you know what works? Seeing a nutrician :O I don't know how expensive they are wherever you live, though... it's good, because they teach you how to eat well, and you're not hungry throughout the day.

Many people recommend the 4 hour body diet (which you can download via torrent, harr harr), but I haven't tried it myself...

I'll definitely check that out and try working on it after I go through the food I bought this afternoon.

The breakfast sounds like a great idea, too. My usual breakfast is just a thing of yogurt and that keeps me going for a while, but maybe adding an egg or two to that could be a good idea.

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Post by jujujulieta on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:21 pm

Doc Aquatic wrote:
jujujulieta wrote:
Counting calories gets you nowhere significant. You may lose weight, but maybe what you're burning is muscle, rather than fat. I was eating about 1100 calories a day when I was at my lightest, but I also had a 36% body fat percentage D:
It's all about balance.

I'd recommend having a nice, high-protein breakfast, which will leave you not feeling as hungry throughout the day, and have low-calorie snacks in-between meals. Also, you know what works? Seeing a nutrician :O I don't know how expensive they are wherever you live, though... it's good, because they teach you how to eat well, and you're not hungry throughout the day.

Many people recommend the 4 hour body diet (which you can download via torrent, harr harr), but I haven't tried it myself...

I'll definitely check that out and try working on it after I go through the food I bought this afternoon.

The breakfast sounds like a great idea, too. My usual breakfast is just a thing of yogurt and that keeps me going for a while, but maybe adding an egg or two to that could be a good idea.
Yeah, try a couple of eggs, but instead of cooking oil use like, PAM or something like that. Also some fruit. Avoid bad carbs (like bread, cookies, sugary cereal, and everything that's delicious in general), and drink water?

I feel kinda irresponsible giving you advice, given that I'm not a food expert, and what our bodies need is probably very different Razz

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Post by Doc Aquatic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:55 pm

jujujulieta wrote:
Yeah, try a couple of eggs, but instead of cooking oil use like, PAM or something like that. Also some fruit. Avoid bad carbs (like bread, cookies, sugary cereal, and everything that's delicious in general), and drink water?

I feel kinda irresponsible giving you advice, given that I'm not a food expert, and what our bodies need is probably very different Razz

Fruit's kind of a pain for me. I legit have problems swallowing it (I don't know why, I love the taste of a lot of fruit but I have gag reflex issues I'm trying to work through with a lot of them), but it's something that I definitely need to get more of and less bread-y things.

And it's no problem! I mean, I'm sure a lot of this stuff is pretty universal (I should totally go with buying less bread-y carb-full stuff for instance) and it's cool to have someone to talk to about this that's actually interested in it. This sounds like a good topic for another thread, though, so I think I'll start that up.

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Post by rpeavyhouse on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:59 pm

For the majority of my life, weight hasn't been an issue. I ate what I wanted and did what I wanted. I was always under the "recommended" weight for my height/weight and was generally active and healthy. This continued into adulthood.
I never really worked out but when I joined the Army, I began working out quite a bit (obviously). Running 5 miles a day and doing an unimaginable amount of situps and pushups will get anyone into shape.
Everything was good until I got out of the Army. I'm not sure what happened but I lost that spark that kept it all together. I like to think it was growing up and finally have loads of spending money and being able to drive everywhere. But perhaps I just ate too much.
Currently, I'm 5'10" and 248 lbs. Before and during my Army time, I maintained between 175-190 lbs. This doesn't seem, to me, to be an unreasonable goal. The lower end, 175, is certainly a much more far off goal. So, if we're using August 15th for the deadline then my goal is 200 lbs. I can do it.

I sit here and complain about my weight and lack of exercise and general feeling of getting weaker and older - and do nothing about it. I eat poorly. I pass the gym in my apartment building with bitterness. I no longer where the clothes I wish I could.
All the tools I need to achieve my goals surround me. I just need to use them.

Good luck, everyone!


P.S. The worst outcome of being overweight, other than health outcomes, came from when I went to the Harmontown show in Portland. Afterwards, I got pictures with Dan and Erin. The Dan picture wasn't too bad (although, I seemed to forget how to smile on that one) but the picture with Erin drives me nuts due to my increased weight. It's a fine picture. Don't worry Erin, you take a great picture. But in my head it overshadows the memory of the picture. It brings back the frustration and self-consciousness felt while being in an uncomfortable skin that night.

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Post by kaitlinkelly on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:43 pm

I used to be super, super fit. Until I was 14, I was in a professional ballet company. Around that period, though, two things happened: 1) I horribly injured my knee while mountain biking; 2) I was diagnosed with a joint disorder called benign-hypermobility syndrome, which literally means that all of my tendons are very loose and that I dislocate joints incredibly easily—I also have a great deal of chronic joint pain and stiffness. It's awesome and I totally recommend it to everybody. My doctors told me in no uncertain terms that I had to stop dancing, period. So, I did. I was happy to get out of a system that pressured girls into eating disorders and gave unrealistic expectations on bodies. Once I got to high school, my physical therapist told me to start going to the gym to do weight training. In my senior year of high school, I was 110 pounds and most of it was muscle (I'm 5'4"). I was in amazing shape. My pain and dislocations had subsided a great deal. That was in 2008.

Now it's 2013 and I'm sort of surprised at how quickly a body can change. I went to school in New York City and though we had a gym, the knee I had injured while mountain biking had gone way beyond what it was supposed to. At the time, the doctor I saw said I was young and would heal; now, my doctor was considering the possibility that I had arthritis. When it rained, I was in excruciating pain and was rendered immobile. Exercising as I had before was impossible and surrounded by overpriced grocery shops and fast, free delivery, I went from 110 up to 140. I hated how I looked, none of my clothes fit and on top of it, I couldn't do anything about it. Gaining weight isn't just an aesthetic issue for me; it makes my joint problem worse. Muscle keeps the joint tight and happy; fat is the opposite, and the extra weight means I'm in more pain.

Since then, I had knee surgery and moved to California and in the process dropped 10 pounds. I've been working out much more steadily that I have in four years, but sometimes it's hard for me to stay motivated—I'm still recovering from surgery and with my bad joints, I frequently have to take time off. I want to lose weight not just because I'd like to feel strong and athletic and sexy again, but because I want to get back to the things I did before my knee screwed up my life: I used to be a great downhill ski racer, but haven't in three years. I'd like to be able to pick up something heavy without my elbows popping out of joint. I'd like to be able to cut down on my use of NSAIDs and generally be in less chronic pain. Even though 130lbs at 5'4" is far from "overweight," it's overweight for my body.

My goal is less of a number thing—since I'll be weight training with the goal of building muscle and losing fat, my weight won't reflect health. I'll know it by how I FEEL. Having been at opposite ends of the spectrum, I know how healthy feels and I know how unhealthy feels, and I need to get back to where I was in 2008. So my goal is to lower my body fat percentage safely, positively and healthily. I don't want to get angry at myself or fatalistic, but challenge myself while adopting a healthier diet.

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Post by andrewlincoln on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:21 am

My name is Andrew and I just ate a slice of carrot cake for breakfast. I'm 5' 9" and currently weigh 185. When I weigh this much I can definitely see it in my face and stomach most. I used to be on the 4 hour body diet and went down to 170, which was nice. I've since gotten lazy, and poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and massive amounts of antidepressants don't help the situation.

My goal is to get back on the 4 hour body diet asap, or at least a low-carb alternative, and get down to 165.

Nice to meetcha!

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Post by katiemae on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:04 pm

Hello! Like many of you before me, I have had body issues pretty much my entire life. When I was an infant, I had surgery to repair pyloric stenosis, leaving me with a large and deep incision scar on my stomach. This scar now plagues me by making me look like I have rolls under my clothes no matter my weight. As a fat/chubby kid, I have early elementary school memories of taking polaroids of myself, exposing my stomach and making a food journal that I hid under my bed. Body issues along with depression and anxiety turned into bulimia through my teen years as a competitive all star/high school cheerleader.

Like Erin, I didn't really "let myself go" again until I was finally happy in a serious committed relationship. While I had gained weight as I slowly shifted to a sedentary lifestyle, I ballooned to a massive 230lbs.

To my knowledge, I am currently 190. My goal is 120. I am only 5'2 1/2" with tits, not just boobs. I have a medium to large boned frame for my height, so I've always worn my weight well. There comes a point where dressing your body shape can no longer hide your weight, and I'm still beyond that.

I have had recent success with losing weight over the last year, but I've gained 15lbs back after a tonsillectomy and the holidays. I had met with a WONDERFUL nutritionalist, who really taught me a lot about food and what my body needs. He broke down what to eat every single day, and it worked. I lost a healthy 2 pounds a week (meaning I wasn't losing muscle mass nor retaining water.) I'm tired of not wanting to leave my apartment because I'm uncomfortable in my body and clothes.

My Goals:

Follow my meal plan strictly.
Drink all my water, every single day. (Following my nutritionalist's guidelines of 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day. 160lbs = 80 oz of water daily.)
Weigh in weekly (when my new batteries for my scale come in.)

July 20 - Bride's Maid in my cousin's wedding. I would like to be at 162-165.
August 15 - 140 lbs
November 8 - 120 lbs (Final goal weight, if I can make it without cheating!)

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