Posts by amethystgirl

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Weight Gain priorities Jan 14 2015
19:14 (UTC)

I think you need to see a medical professional. You could be at risk of refeeding syndrome and might need to be monitored as you increase. I wish you the best of luck, but I think your question is beyond the scope of a message board.

Health & Support Getting family to understand? Jan 14 2015
13:07 (UTC)

I'm glad you are going to be getting more professional help. Please be honest with any new doctors you see, and make sure they know everything that is going on with you.

The Lounge in light of the terror attack in Paris... Jan 13 2015
19:27 (UTC)
Original Post by kikt:

The whole freedom fries thing was already incredibly funny back then. They shoulda just called them chips.

Chips in American English already mean either chocolate chips or potato/tortilla chips (I think Brits say crisps). To add fries as yet another possible meaning, especially given that it's the British word would ... not happen.

Weight Loss the weight loss plateau Jan 13 2015
16:09 (UTC)
Original Post by kelly_saunders6:

Thanks for your help it says I should be eating 1540 which is a bit high I think. I will aim to stick to the 1300. I never let myself get too hungry I always eat a snack. And I'm losing weight again. I think I stopped because I was gaining so much muscle. Fingers crossed it keeps up.

It's highly unlikely that you are gaining measurable muscle eating 1540. You certainly weren't if you were undereating (1000-1100).  For most people, it takes a lot of hard work of lifting heavy weights and a calorie surplus to gain any appreciable muscle.

You lost weight quickly in the first couple weeks, much of it likely water weight, and then your water weight evened out, causing the scale to stay the same (I agree with oxford, that's not a plateau).

Fitness Feel exhausted after workouts Jan 13 2015
15:04 (UTC)
Original Post by ashleyvdk:

For those wondering: I do strict cardio at the gym. Walking on the treadmill on 10.0 incline at 3.4 speed for 30-45 mins. I also jog around the indoor track 5x before I leave. Then I come home and do PiYo later in the evenings as well.

What Kevin said. But also, I'd be tired after doing this, because I'd be really bored of it.

Does your gym have anything other than treadmills? Weight area, perhaps?

Weight Loss 2-year plateau after 60lb loss? Jan 12 2015
18:06 (UTC)

Gaining like that can be an indication that you had been keeping your calories too low for too long... if you were low carbing, and then reintroduced carbs, it could be water weight, but presumably you'd have lost that again, if that was the case.

With your stats, you shouldn't be eating less than 1500 or 1600, but eating that much should allow you to lose weight. I'm sorry, I don't really have a good answer. In theory, I would suggest spending more time at a maintenance level, and let your metabolism rebound, but I know that can be a hard solution to put into practice.

Health & Support When should you start worrying? Jan 12 2015
18:01 (UTC)

"Better" is not the same as recovered.

Not being able to maintain while eating a healthy amount of calories is an indication that you are not physically recovered. Your fears about becoming overweight by eating enough suggest that you are not mentally recovered.

Weight Loss 2-year plateau after 60lb loss? Jan 12 2015
17:54 (UTC)

Have you taken a break from trying to lose weight? Sometimes spending a few weeks, or even a month, at maintenance (for you, I'd estimate that's 2400, if you are moderately active, and it sounds like you are).

Weight Loss 2-year plateau after 60lb loss? Jan 12 2015
17:44 (UTC)

How much are you eating?

Health & Support When should you start worrying? Jan 12 2015
14:00 (UTC)
Original Post by vegandaisydoll:

I'll try to eat more.. I just freak out whenever I gain weight because I'm terrified that I'll become overweight if I add more calories in, even if some days I am a tiny bit more hungry then usual..

Yep, definitely time to start worrying.

I can't keep track of what your history is (I'm suspecting you might even be a old user/new name?) but seek help from a professional with expertise in eating disorders. Even if you don't have one now, better to get help before you slip further towards one.

Health & Support When should you start worrying? Jan 10 2015
21:31 (UTC)

Height, weight, how much are you eating?

Foods Opinions: Am I eating enough? Am I eating OKAY? Jan 10 2015
19:10 (UTC)

I don't know your stats, but generally 1200 is the bare minimum for a small sedentary elderly woman. Eating less than 1200 for pretty much everyone isn't a good idea.

Rather than shocking your system by eating too little, have you considered giving your body a break from weight loss - still a shock to your body, perhaps, but a much healthier shock. Eat at about maintenance for a few weeks, and then go back to a (moderate, not extreme) weight loss amount.

New Members no plan Jan 09 2015
18:30 (UTC)

Start logging what you are eating, to get a sense of how much you eat in a normal day.

Use the tools to figure out how much you burn based on your gender, age, weight, height, and activity level - there is a calculator that does this for you.

For activity level, you can either set yourself to sedentary and log your exercise, or pick an activity level that best describes you in total, and don't log activity on top of that. Either way, get an idea of how much you burn in a day (remember, you burn calories all day long, not just from exercise).

For most people, it is reasonable to aim to eat 500 calories less than you burn in a day, which will let you lose 1lb/week. This can often be achieved by modifying portion sizes or reducing the number of snacks you have, or by increasing activity - it doesn't require a whole-sale change in your eating habits. Make small changes that you can stick with over time, rather than make large changes that aren't sustainable.

The Lounge Email Spam Jan 09 2015
17:11 (UTC)

My mom runs a listserv for her neighborhood. Many of the people on the listserv are fairly new to or oblivious of technology - perfect victims of the "log onto your yahoo account now through this link or your account will be closed" tricks.

Relatively recently, a woman on the listserv sent a message to everyone, asking to be removed from the listserv, saying that the woman who was sending flirtatious notes to her husband needed to stop, and that she was deactivating her email account because of this untoward harassment.

I was able to guess the name of the woman sending the flirtatious emails, because at the time, I had about 6 of them in my spam folder - "Hello darling, my name is xxx, I'm a 21 year old ...." you get the drift. Always the same name (at least that month).

My mom told me this story, and I am picturing a 90 year old woman, waving her cane at the computer, saying "hands off my man". Turns out the woman is 30-something. Which made me find the story so much more entertaining.

Foods Food Jan 08 2015
20:01 (UTC)

Weight gain drinks don't require a prescription. Ensure is a common brand, I believe. They are in the grocery store.

Fitness bang girls out there? Jan 08 2015
18:34 (UTC)

On the full site, there should be a link that says edit in the blue box where the thread name is.

If you are on the app, you might not be able to.

Edit: you might want to mention in your post what bbg is. When I google, I get Broadcasting Board of Governors, and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

Fitness Exercis effect on metabolism Jan 08 2015
18:32 (UTC)
Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I'm also curious if, through exercise, your body becomes more efficient thus lowering your base metabolic rate?

For example: An unfit male has a resting heart rate of let's say 65. A fit male has a resting heart rate of 45. Doesn't it stand to reason that it will take more calories for the heart to pump blood 65 times than it will 45?

GRANTED that the benefits of being fit far outweigh the "benefits" of being not so but I still think the case could be made by someone that trying to find a captive audience of sloths.

I remember this being discussed before, and I thought people (trh, armandounc?) said that you did not burn less calories by being fit, but I think it was for exercise. Twins with equal body weight/composition, but one is much fitter than the other, would burn the same calories running a mile.

I think.

But when are you ever going to have twins who are the same in all ways with regard to weight/fat/muscle, yet one is markedly more fit than the other?

Health & Support How the heck do you let go? Jan 08 2015
16:18 (UTC)
Original Post by richieyo:

Petite_chicago and Linden, I'm not sure I understand your posts?

You were told to completely stop running. You then posted "I'll try to follow your suggestions. I'll run less..."

That was not the recommendation. The recommendation was to STOP running. Running "less" is still running.