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Sun, Apr. 8th, 2012, 11:51 pm
my2highway: the harder I try, the harder it gets?

Im new here, thought I would share a little about me.
5' 3

 I have lost some weight but am now at a stand still, and have been for a couple of months. I joined Myfittnesspal, it is a site that helps you log your exercise and calories intake and it does all the math for you. I have been on 1200 calories for about three months, The site sugjests that I should be loseing weight but I am not. Have hypo/hyper thyroid also.

It is  hard for me to exercise as I have a back injury and Fibromilgia, so the best way for me to do this is no eat, it is so hard at times I have been doing some crazy thinking about just how to well ...do what other here have problems from, I know it is not a good idea to toss my cookies after eating, just the thought lets me know how overwelmed I am.

Another problem that huge is my over spending on clothing from going up and down the past couple of years, I feel nothing looks right or feels right, keep buying in hope that new clothes will make me feel better. Any input would be helpful. Thank you!

Sat, Jan. 2nd, 2010, 08:05 pm
skinnydreams7: Gall Bladder

Has anyone here had gall bladder issues or had their gall bladder removed? I had mine removed last May and would love to talk to anyone else who's had it done as I really believe it's affected the way I can/cannot lose weight.

Comment or message me.

Sat, Oct. 10th, 2009, 09:16 pm
meghan_mascara: The Big Move

Hello, my dears,
You see I've always been "big", bigger than I've been. Growing up my Dad always let me know when I gained weight. It was usually inbetween the winter (after my dance classes ended) to the end of spring (when school ended) when I gained my weight.

I was doing really fine, sure I wasn't moving as much as I should have but I wasn't massive and on the 28th of Auguat, 2008 I moved from Canada to Scotland.

When I first moved over I was getting everything I wanted to make me feel "comfortable".
Also because my Mum and I came over and then my Dad came a month later I didn't have him telling me what I can and can't eat. I also didn't know many people or where I was going so I wasn't getting out much and I gained alot of weight.

Everyday when I'd come home from school I would have a can of Irn Bru or Coca Cola and one maybe 2 packets of Walkers Baked crisps. Now is that FAT or what.

Over the summer I stayed in a flat with my Mum and Dad. I wouldn't get up until about 11am everyday so I missed breakfast and my dad went to work at 3 -8pm Monday to Friday so we all ate at 2 which ment I skipped lunch as well. When I went back to school everyone who hadn't seen me said I'd lost tons of weight.

But now I'm back with my Gran every school day I'm worried I'll start binge eating again and get fatter than I am.

My parents are moving in with my Gran and I now my Dad will be on my back again.

Do you have any tips for simple excercise and if you could share your routines or tips for how to eat to get full quicker, then please share <3

Ta-ta for now;

p.s. Just recently I was getting pretty fed up with the way I looked so I looked up "how to lose weight" and "how to be thin" onto Google and found all these Pro-Ana websites and fell in love.

Please don't go calling me wannarexic. I don't want to be Anorexic. I don't know what it is I like about them. I just do.

Tue, Sep. 29th, 2009, 02:41 pm
bolognaforfeet: Introduction

Hi. I'm 26, and I don't think I've ever had a full fledged ED, but certainly flirted with it a few times in my life. I've been obsessed with my weight for most of my life. My mom even said that when I was in second grade, I told her I had to exercise because my legs were too fat. My main extra curriculars throughout my entire life were dance and swimming. I even took my dancing into college. Unfortunately, I'm 5'6" and broad framed--broad shoulders, broad ribcage, broad hips--that's just my bones, I can't change it, and most dancers are short and, obviously, rail thin. So I always struggled with the thoughts of how I don't look like the other dancers.

I weigh a lot more than I look. Probably from dancing and swimming my whole life, no matter how unhealthy I may be, I've always maintained a lot of muscle mass. Even at my lowest (Sophomore year of college:  1 turkey wrap a day, 5 jogging miles, crunches, pushups twice a day, 2 dance classes a day and usually a rehearsal at night), I only got down to 139 and wasn't disgustingly thin-looking. But if you knew me well, you'd be able to pick out the unnatural boniness. When I'd go home to my high school town, people were always surprised and commented on how thin I was.

Anyway, I moved to Chicago and gained weight (it is a notorious fat city). This past winter I was really poor and couldn't afford to eat much and lost weight. Then, when I would be on my way to work (I'm a waitress), starving and thinking about what I'm going to order for dinner, I'd find myself still getting picky about what I was going to have. Then I'd have two voices arguing with each other:  One encouraging me to restrict myself and see if I could lose more, and another telling that voice to shut up and I should have a steak. Then I'd get sad that I was still "sick" and realizing that I'm probably going to have to deal with this voice thing my whole life. Is it possible to make it go away?

Lately I've been working out well and trying to eat well. I think I'm still restricted to about two meals a day, total, though, so that's not good. And I constantly find myself absent-mindedly measuring my wrist with my fingers or playing with my collar bone (I'm obsessed with collar bones). But, at least, when I do eat, I don't freak out too much about what it is--though I'm likely to say no to pizza or pancakes.

My "boyfriend"-like guy (long story) wants me to be healthy, loves the way I look, and wants to know what he can do to help. I don't know what to tell him. Compliments can 1) infuriate me if I'm being unhealthy 2) encourage me to be unhealthy 3) make me happy (of course), so that's like Russian roulette. Are any of you in a relationship with someone who wants to help? What have you found? I also would like to quit smoking someday, but of course am terrified of gaining weight. Any thoughts on that?

Sorry it was so long. I just wanted to say hi and find people to relate to, with this. Cheers!

Wed, Jul. 8th, 2009, 10:57 pm
syjjang: (no subject)

Hi everyone! Im kind of umm nervous, it's my first time posting here. I just wanted to know if anyone would have some advice for me or if you've been through something similar as me? I kind of feel like nobody in my life understands what i am/have been going through and my weight issues have really been taking a toll on me.

Basically i went through about half a year of eating about ONLY half of the calories i need per day(or basically just 3 teeny tiny meals a day and i restricted EVERYthing that was "junk food") so I lost weight really quickly. My parents and some of my friends noticed I looked really sickly and my parents brought me to our family doctor and when she told me that im pretty much anorexic, thats when it kind of hit me - oh crap I need to really gain a little bit of weight. Basically, my family doctors comments started up this huge binge eating thing for me. My weight is already not very high because i had a kidney disease when i was younger, so i wasn't allowed to have a lot of milk and things with calcium(because of high phosphorus content). And so I did gain weight, i went out to eat every day at lunch time(in school) and ate all the junk I could get my hands on. Chocolate, icecream, fried stuff, and I ate until i was so stuffed and absolutely FULL that I couldnt move. I did this because i felt so much pressure from everyone that I absolutely had to gain TONS of weight. According to BMI, my normal healthy weight was very underweight already so I guess i felt even more the need to gain weight to get the doctor off my back. I gained over 25 pounds in two weeks and I know it doesnt sound like a lot but to me it definetely is, and it was really not a healthy way to gain. At first i tried gaining weight "healthily" by eating things like nuts but it got out of hand and I just kept eating until I basically couldnt bring myself to eat anymore. I constantly binge ate and.. yeah.

Now, I still suffer from it and its getting to the point where the excessive eating(even though I KNOW im not full) is really affecting me. I can't sleep because i feel too bloated, i feel terrible all the time because I look bad, and I just feel uncomfortable all of the time and I try to stop eating that extra stuff but at the end of the day i just end up binging on a ton of food. And I just wanted to know how to get myself back on track. I really dont know what to do, my friends dont support me(they judge me or laugh it off when i tell them its really affecting me negatively.) Doctors/nutritionists tell me no i dont need to lose weight again and that i need to gain even more - but eating so much everyday is so uncomfortable to even the point where my sides and stomache ache and are sore. And I dont know where to turn anymore really. I just kind of want to give up and call it quits for life sometimes because of all these eating issues I have.

Im already very well over my original normal healthy weight before i started that terrible crash diet and im scared my binge eating is going to keep going up and out of control. I want to have control over this and have a healthy normal relationship with food but I just dont know how to start it. I tell myself oh i'll have this, its low in calories and healthy! But then later in the day I just go "screw this im having this icecream, and these crackers, and chocolate.." and ack. Im just in a really big rut and dont know how to get out. I dont know how to stop this binge eating cycle.

Thank you guys so much for your time, and if this is too wordy I can most definitely put this under a LJ cut if you wish. I wasnt sure if I should or not. Any helpful tips or really, anything, is so appreciated.

Fri, Apr. 3rd, 2009, 10:23 am
whomajigi: (no subject)

Hi folks!

I hope this is an okay community to post this, and not just for people who are already thin to chat. Alternatively, if this is an ana group and I overlooked that, sorry! If it is, I'll delete this post. I'm at a loss here.

Here's my story. I'm 5'1, 23 and about 225. I finished college in December and always promised once I was out and had a real schedule (instead of 16 hour days) and control of what I could eat (instead of relying on school food), I'd do my best to get healthy and in shape. So far, it has been 4 months and I'm REALLY proud of myself. This is the first time in my life I'm trying to be healthy and I'm doing well.

I'm eating 3 meals a day, covering all the food groups, doing a mostly low-carb diet (I indulge every so often, but not that much), I've given up soda, coffee, candy and fast food. I exercise 3 times a week (I used to get NO exercise, so though I could do more, 3 times is a huge change right now). I'm not proud to admit it, but I'm trying a diet pill (1 week so far, 7DFB-X).

I've turned my entire life around. Eating well and healthy and being active. I've been doing this steadily for four months now. So could someone please help me understand why after four months, I haven't lost a single pound or inch? I'm enjoying being healthy, so I don't plan to stop just because I'm not getting results, but after four months, not even a little difference? I'm getting really discouraged.

So I turn to you guys. What am I doing wrong? What can I do to lose weight if all the things I'm supposed to do aren't working?

Thu, Apr. 2nd, 2009, 05:51 pm
starvewithme: Hi I'm new here and to LJ [:

Well I hope I will be welcome here?!. I struggle with my weight alot, I'm a plus size girl. Now I starve myself to lose weight and no I'm not looking for people to support it. I just want some people that can relate to how I feel about my weight. I don't consider myself anorexic because I'm not a size 0 or close to it. I guess I just want someone that can relate. Feel free to add me!

Thu, Mar. 26th, 2009, 07:36 pm
rotf_lmao: (no subject)

Hi, all. I'm rotf_lmao, one of the co-moderators here. In light of a post that was recently placed in the moderation queue for approval, I felt the need to make a post. I don't post in here often, but this particular potential post (hi there, alliteration!) really touched a nerve with me.

I know, as no doubt most of you do, that among our membership we have people with varying degrees of disordered eating. Let's face it, if you've got weight issues, *most* of the time, some type of disordered eating goes along with that. And of course, I know that we have anorexics and bulimics here among us. People living with those conditions are certainly welcome here at weight_issues.

What is not welcome in this community, however, is material that can be potentially triggering to others. I am aware that there is a "pro-ana/pro-mia" movement out there, and while I disagree strongly with their message, I am not here to argue that they have no right to believe as they do. I know that there are members in this community who are "pro-ana", and "pro-mia". That is none of my business, nor is it anyone else's...as long as it does not impact on others in this community.

We try very hard in this community to keep any and all potential triggers from infiltrating. That's why we have moderated posts -- so that one of the co-moderators can read the posts coming in and determine whether any changes need to be made before the post can be made public. Usericons, numbers, calorie counts, videos -- all of those things are checked, and when we see something that we deem a potential trigger, we ask the poster in question to edit their posts accordingly.

We are here for support, to provide (hopefully) helpful advice and encouragement for those seeking it. We are not here to promote any sort of dangerous or potentially life-threatening practices -- and while we do accept the right of pro-ana and pro-mia individuals to hold those beliefs, we are also not here to promote material that can trigger anorexics or bulimics into the continuation of dangerous practices.

Please be aware, when you are posting material, that there are members here who ARE dealing with anorexia and bulimia, and are here to find a safe haven without the possibility of triggers. Be sensitive, and above all, use common sense.

Thank you.

Thu, Mar. 26th, 2009, 02:01 am
skeletalscrible: support anyone?

Hi, i am new to this community but not to LJ..
I found it in search of some support for weight issues.
I hope i came to the right place, cuz my last search was a complete backfire. lol.

A little about myself . .Collapse )

Tue, Feb. 24th, 2009, 11:55 am
glitteringlynx: Some helpful information I found on losing weight

I was perusing WebMD for completely non-weight loss issues but stumbled across some nonetheless.

Here's a great one about portion control techniques and uses common items that can be handy for remembering serving size:

This slideshow covers some common dieting mistakes:

I know it's very common as humans for us to incorrectly estimate portion size (I'm still bad at knowing what a "serving size" for rice or pasta is, just by looking at it). It's even worse when you consider some of us younger folk (like me) don't remember the 50s and 60s when smaller servings were typical. It's hard to know that we're eating too much when you've never seen smaller serving sizes used. So it's nice to have some common household objects to use as mental size references.

I hope others will find this as beneficial as I did, or at least as a mental refresher.

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