I hear you in this area. I have about 10 llbs to lose and all i hear from people is how I'm not fat and I'm perfectly healthy (which is true) but tell that to my Jeans that no longer fit anymore!!!!!
Big test for me and I'm surprised I got to this point....
I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOUR ALL GOING THROUGH! I've been around 120-125 pounds for a while now, always wanting to lose 5/10 pounds just so i could fit into my jeans and i do cheerleading and we have to wear half tops so a flat belly is a must. Over the summer i lost about 10 pounds because i wasn't eating very much and i wasn't cheering so i lost a lot of my muscle. WELL... cheerleading started heavy again and i gained back my muscle and backkk to 123 lbs. I've recently started eating organically, and staying away from anything processed and i'm loving it. I feel so healthy and i feel like i'm not dieting because i can eat all the vegetables and fruit i want (Both of which i love so this works for me). I'm running a marathon in march so i'm hoping to slim down 10 pounds staying super healthy while i train=]!
wow this is so familiar to me! trust me. I'm 5'3" and I weight 125 and I've been trying to lose 10 lbs. everyone keeps telling me that i'm not fat but I'm just not...thin. I really want to get fitter and flatten my belly and lose some fat off of my hips but it's really very hard! I made a resolution to lose this weight 3 months ago and since then I have fluctuated constantly but I guess the good thing is that I'm aware of the food I now eat.
I think dinner binging is the thing that always kills me. but it's great to know that i'm not alone :)
Hopefully this will simply motivate me to keep moving and burn more calories!
Just fyi- I started at 125 and was never in the "unhealthy/overweight" range... it is possible to lose those "vanity pounds" as some call them but you MUST MUST MUST go about it in a healthy manner and take it slow and steady... I lost them at less than 0.5 lb a week but it worked and I've kept healthy!
Good luck you guys! We can do it!!!!
Errgh, me too! I just want to stop fluctuating between 112-115 and be 110, I know its not a big deal, and its just a little thing ut I would really like to just loose those 5 lbs, but I've decided I'm going to focus on excersize and toning, even if it makes no difference, I would still feel better being more active!!
I know exactly what you mean! I am about 5ft 6in and weigh about 121. I want to get down to about 117 or so, but it is so hard! I know I am not overweight but I am also not fit. My hips, thighs and butt are all way too big and not in proportion with my small upper body. I just want to have smaller hips and thighs so bad!!
I hear you on the smaller hips/thighs/butt thing. I'm 120 pounds at 5'5 and reallllly would like to be 110. I just have no patience at all and even tho I've been working out every day and eating few calories, not much change has occurred. After reading these posts tho I definitely feel more motivated...I'm glad other girls out there are going through what I am. I'll just have to keep sticking to it and being patient!
By the way, on average how many calories do yall normally eat a day?
I am skinny fat. Some days I feel fat fat, but most of the time I am skinny fat. I hate being skinny fat. I have minimal metabolism, so I really have to watch every bite of food that goes into my mouth, which is hard when all your friends eat like truckers and are super skinny. Also, I am only 5'1", so weight shows on me much easier. I weigh around 152 and I wear a size 10 pants. I can't wait until 1) I get into the single digit sizes 2) when my BMI says "normal" and 3) when I weigh less than 130. I shoot for 1200 calories per day, no more than 1500. I need to lose this weight so my skinny clothes start fitting again. On the bright side, I would much rather be skinny fat than fat fat.
i hear you.
im still way in my healthy weight range, but im not satisfied so im trying to lose 20 lbs, but my family and friends are all against it because I "look so healthy now"
by healthy, they mean chubby.
This is exactly how I feel. I'm 5'2, and weigh 118, but really wish I weighed 110 or even 105 lbs. In fact, it's not even so much the weight- I dance every day and have a fair amount of muscle. I just want to lose the fat from my thighs, back and abs.
I used to be able to eat anything (amounts- I've always eaten healthy) without gaining, but in the past year, i've put on about 5 lbs that I want to dissapear.
I have a friend that's verging on ano though, and I don't want to become obsessive like her. This is also why I can't let anyone know I'm trying to lose, because everyone is
a) on high alert for this kind of thing, as am I really, and they would worry about me
b) totally sick of it
Original Post by missmichelle:
I am in the same position. My BMI is technically well within the healthy range, but I can't stand the way my body looks. Mostly because I'm flat chested and out of shape, so my proportions are totally off. >.< I could use a buddy if you want to try and do this together, though admittedly I'm just starting (I just signed up here today but I have been dieting since the 1st- minus a 1 week slip) so I have a while left to go. If you want to partner up, I could use someone to talk to because I tend to lose determination in the face of cake. My AIM is evilbunnie2006 if you want to chat. I don't know if this thing has any kind of messaging.
I'd love to partner up with you. I'll send you an IM the next time you're online