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The Lounge Starvation Mode - When will I get out of it? Aug 27 2016
03:23 (UTC)
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I wouldn't be so worried about counting calories, except to actually make sure you are getting A LOT more than used to in the past.

Make sure the yogurt is full fat and if possible Greek so it has extra protein.

When starved for so long it is very important to get protein to rebuild muscle.  Some people fail to remember the heart is a muscle and when you lose muscle mass in starvation, it can also result in heart damage

Make sure you are eating full fat foods, don't go for the "diet:" stuff.  eat real food.  don't worry about calories or weight gain just eat to fuel the body and heal the body 

 

Games & Challenges 3 rd Quarter Challenge 2016 - JOIN ANYTIME! July 1 - September 30 Aug 27 2016
00:44 (UTC)
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Sorry to be missing lately.  Go ahead and take my name off the list of challengers at this time.  Maybe I'll be motivated to join the next one.

I am joining an online challenge via Facebook and also one of my coworkers told me about a website where you make a monthly "bet" you will lose weight over a period of time.  I'm contemplating joining that as well.  I seem to do better when $$ is involved.  

the website she told me about is https://www.healthywage.com/

 

Fitness August Fitness Challenge- All are Welcome Aug 26 2016
13:48 (UTC)
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This whole website has been dead.  Seems it's all spam on this forum.  I'm not doing any activity lately.  

I kind of lost my mojo when I lost my dog to a predator bird

The Lounge Starvation Mode - When will I get out of it? Aug 26 2016
00:44 (UTC)
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I would suspect it will take at least as many weeks to get out of starvation mode as how many months  you've 

been eating so few calories, so if you're ever been eating 900 calories for a year I think letting your r body adjust at least 12 weeks.  Your body is going to need months to know that there is food available and it doesn't have to hold onto every calorie you feed it.  I think you're need to realize you're going to gain weight, because ythe r body is so used to starving it isn't going to trust the calories it's getting and is going to hold them and probably store them as fat for the time being.

i would hide the scale until the end of the year. Also if you look into the mirrors and think you're fat avoid full length mirrors for the next few months as well.  Give your body time to regroup and fill out.  If you think you're flabby or getting fat, maybe do some body weight exercises to build up muscle.  When you starve your body for too long it stores everything as fat and uses muscle for fuel, you want to regain muscle mass, which will also result in pounds gained, but muscles are more importNt for metabolism then anything, so that is why it's important to ignore the scale.

eat lots of proteins.  You say you're 100 pounds so try to eat 1 gram of protein for each pound you weigh.  Eat healthy fats, butter, avacado, nuts, nut butters.  Eat complex carbs, grains, sweet potato, veggies, fruits, quinoa 

if at first you can't eat a lot then eat the high density calorie rich foods like peanut butter, almonds, and other nuts.  Have some eggs fried in butter.  Cheese is a good source of fats, protein and calcium.  Drink whole milk.

these thing might freak you out, but the only way to heal your body to feed it and if you can get help.

The Lounge Spam: which is the most irritating? Aug 25 2016
13:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by smashley23:

The sheer volume of the spam is ridiculous. There's more spammers in the fitness forum than there are people talking about exercise.

I used to like the fitness forum, now it's devoid of fitness and just a bunch of junk.  

I think that one thread that used to be active is now drowned out.  So sad.

The Lounge I OVERATE BY 600! What should I do? Aug 22 2016
19:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Skittles, is this you?  

If so, I can't tell if this is just attention seeking or if you genuinely have an eating disorder. 

I found the thread you might be referring to and sounds like the same person, different story on who is responsible - her or her mom.  Either way eating disorder is probable a family issue

The Lounge I OVERATE BY 600! What should I do? Aug 22 2016
13:33 (UTC)
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Something will be wrong with your metabolism if you continue to starve it.  using the calculator by supergirl it shows you are in the 80% percentile for growth and a great weight- an ideal weight.  

If you aren't happy with your shape maybe increase calories while getting into an activity to build muscles and reshape yourself that way.  If you workout you need to eat even more than the 1900 calories the calculator says 

 

The Lounge I OVERATE BY 600! What should I do? Aug 21 2016
21:08 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethyst_:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

Your parents are Effed up!  To tell someone this is so off- no wonder you have an eating disorder because if you are only eating 900 cal and feel you overate by eating 1500 calories then your not thinking rationally.  

I don't know how old you are but if living with parents if you are a teen then you should be eating well over 1500 cal a day closer to 2000 of healthy foods.  Fruit, veggies, protein and good healthy fats and carbs.  The only person who should eat 900 cal a day is a small child or someone in a coma.

I would look into getting some counseling or something

First of all, my parents are NOT effed up. The only reason it seems like they are over the top was because I wrote it the wrong way. What really happened was that they came home and my mom said "It's great that you're taking care of your body by eating right, but maybe we can go to the gym to tone out the excess weight?" and I asked her if she thought I got bigger, and she said yes, but that it was ok and that I just needed to get moving. Sorry it seemed from my post that my parents were being harsh, but in reality, they were only doing this for my own good.

 

Secondly, yes I agree that 900 calories seems like its too little, but in reality I need to be eating that as my MAXIMUM because of how bad my metabolism is. I gain weight so fast you wouldn't even believe.

But my question is that, since I ate 600 calories over my limit, should I work it all out at the gym or should I diet better? How can I make up for it? 

no one can see a "gain" of 600 extra calories in a day and if your mom suggested to you that you need to go to the gym to fix this is effed up - she is not being helpful but harmful to your well being.  sorry but this is the fact of the matter.  She is enabling your eating disorder and even making it acceptable behavior.  I gain a regular 3 lbs over a day and will lose the same 3 lbs within a day when I eat some lower sodium content foods.  No one can see a 3 lb gain in a 24 hour period and suggesting to you that you need to "tone the weight" off is horrible.  Your metabolism is crap because you are starving yourself. 

Read up on Anorexia and Bulimia.  sounds like maybe your mom suffers as well and is projecting her own disordered thoughts on you.  They are NOT doing this for your own good, they are killing you.  They are enabling you to starve and feel good about it.

I am curious what your stats are?  how much do you weigh and what is your height?  Your profile indicates you are a teenager and 900 cal for a teen is starving and you will die.  Look up Karen Carpenter for an example of a famous person dying due to anorexia and Bulimia.  

 

The Lounge I OVERATE BY 600! What should I do? Aug 21 2016
18:01 (UTC)
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I see you are a "short" teenager.  Height has nothing to do with metabolism.  I have 2 daughters one is 5 ft and the other is 5'6" and they both are thin and eat A LOT!!  both have had babies in the last 2 years ( they aren't teens anymore) but the youngest used to be very thin.  Since having her baby she is now looking well.  

http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutriti on/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/how-many-ca lories-does-my-teen-need

Since you are growing the bone mass and bones needed for adulthood now be sure to eat a good amount of healthy foods.  Also being female getting adequate calcium now is imperative.  Starving the bones now will make you one of those little old ladies you see with hunchbacks and can't walk faster than 2 miles an hour.   One fall and you risk breaking a bone because you can't be getting enough calcium and vitamin D at 900 calories.  

 

The Lounge I OVERATE BY 600! What should I do? Aug 21 2016
17:51 (UTC)
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Your parents are Effed up!  To tell someone this is so off- no wonder you have an eating disorder because if you are only eating 900 cal and feel you overate by eating 1500 calories then your not thinking rationally.  

I don't know how old you are but if living with parents if you are a teen then you should be eating well over 1500 cal a day closer to 2000 of healthy foods.  Fruit, veggies, protein and good healthy fats and carbs.  The only person who should eat 900 cal a day is a small child or someone in a coma.

I would look into getting some counseling or something

The Lounge My dog got "hawked" Aug 18 2016
13:28 (UTC)
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It is crazy you don't think a bird could lift 10lbs with ease off the ground.  

Yesterday at the little coffee shop next door to work there was a picture of a dog who looked very much like mine saying the dog was missing.  I suspect that little one probably was victim of either a bird or coyote.  

 

The Lounge Rio 2016 Aug 11 2016
10:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by minn_kota:

Lilly King!

Boudia & Steele were valiant but the Chinese diving team was incredible.

What a name though Steele Johnson! When you give such a name to your son, you'd better help him become an Olympian.

I have a friend whose name is Steele Sacks he commented he wasn't sure which is better!

The Lounge Rio 2016 Aug 08 2016
22:05 (UTC)
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I too downloaded the app and you only get 30 min of free time!  Plus they had commercials in that time. I don't have pay tv either.  I wanted to watch gymnastics

Fitness August Fitness Challenge- All are Welcome Aug 06 2016
22:04 (UTC)
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I have been terribly MIA the last few months.  

August might prove a good month.  I did lose my dog on Monday to a bird predator - took the poor little thing right off the ground.  Never did find any remains or anything other than the talon marks in the mud.  Although it's sad and horrible I have been able to do some quick jogs/ runs this week because she hasn't had to stop and smell all the other dogs markings.  

I have done a few walks and jogs this week.  On Monday I searched the neighborhood for the dog ( she was a min pin / chihuahua mix about 10 lbs) with no luck, but did find where she was snatched based on footprints ending .. 

Wed was a short jog, Thur and Friday I did a little bit more walking and jogging.  

My plans for today were sidelined due to a sick granddaughter who needed me to hold her while her mom had to be away for a couple hours.

I will be on vacation next weekend (thursday - sunday) but hoping to get some exercise in the other days of the week, even if just run/ walks.  

I want to get back to ilfting.  I love lifting and miss it.  

 

Games & Challenges 3 rd Quarter Challenge 2016 - JOIN ANYTIME! July 1 - September 30 Aug 06 2016
16:19 (UTC)
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NAME:  Marianne

STATE:  Arizona

AGE:  56

HEIGHT: 5'6"

STARTING WEIGHT: 204

CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT:  182.5

WEIGH IN DAY:  Friday

CHALLENGE GOAL WEIGHT:   160

7-1  182.5

7/8  180.1  -2.4

7/15  182.5 + 2.4  - forgot to post last week sorry

7/22  184.7  +2.2

7/29  187  +2.3

8/5 185.8  -1.2

total gained 3.3 this challenge

 Another bad week.  Hadn't exercised at all.  Monday morning when I let my dog outside to do her business she was taken away by a large bird.  She was a min pin chihuahua mix about 10 lbs - not sure what kind of bird but my suspicion is a hawk or owl.  It was really early in the morning so more likely an owl.

Then Thursday my daughter who lives with me and her daughter (20 months) said she is going to admit herself into rehab so now we are trying to find someone to help take care of the little one - I can't take care of her at night because she doesn't sleep through the night and I have insomnia and if I wake up in the middle of the night I'm up.  I might be a horrible grandma, but this is what it is.  My ex isn't working but he won't help, despite him saying he'd do whatever he can for the baby.  

Stress is a bit high!  

I won't be reporting next Friday as I am going to Nebraska to spend some time with my bff.  Also will go see my parents in the nursing home on Friday.  short little trip.  

 

The Lounge My dog got "hawked" Aug 04 2016
01:58 (UTC)
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Thanks everyone!

Having a hard time adjusting to not having the little thing around. 

The Lounge What should I pack for 2 weeks in Florida? Aug 04 2016
01:56 (UTC)
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what pavlo said and mosquito repellant

The Lounge Most Inspirational Speech Aug 02 2016
01:30 (UTC)
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I found the DNC convention uplifting and policy.  I thought the Obama's both had great speeches.  I also found Reverand William Barber of the Moral Monday movement inspirational.  I have heard Reverand Barber many times on a talk show I listen to over the times he started the Moral Monday movement.  

Had Trump kept his Twitter quiet no one would have noticed the Khan family as they weren't a prime time speech, but now I think they are now the motivational speech of many people jumping the GOP ship and going either 3rd party or even Clinton.  Today I saw that Jeb Bush's top advisor has officially left the GOP because of Trump. 

The VFW has made a formal announce to they would not support Trump.  So I think this has become the motivation for many to not vote Trump.

The Lounge Vacation to Florida...will not be fun. reassurance might help Jul 30 2016
18:55 (UTC)
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Sleeping arrangements and having fun shouldn't matter.  How far is your condo from the beach house?  I think you're making too much of a tiny sleeping matter

I think the adult married couples should in fact be in their own rooms, maybe the boys in one room and the girls in the other so that is 4 bedrooms split between them.  It's too bad the arrangements were made late and you feel left out, but in the long run are you really going to be having to sacrifice fun just because you aren't sleeping under the same roof as your friend?  

Also something you may not see, but the parents are is the kids are no longer pre teens, and my first thought was as I was reading the ages of the boys was hell no way I'm going to have my teen daughter near teen boys.  You may think "eww gross" but maybe those older boys don't think so.  

Take advantage of the hours you do get to spend with the friends and the parents.  I am sure there will be more hours of fun and activity like you want, than time spent seperate.  Make the best of a perceived "bad" situation

Games & Challenges 3 rd Quarter Challenge 2016 - JOIN ANYTIME! July 1 - September 30 Jul 29 2016
13:03 (UTC)
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NAME:  Marianne

STATE:  Arizona

AGE:  56

HEIGHT: 5'6"

STARTING WEIGHT: 204

CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT:  182.5

WEIGH IN DAY:  Friday

CHALLENGE GOAL WEIGHT:   160

7-1  182.5

7/8  180.1  -2.4

7/15  182.5 + 2.4  - forgot to post last week sorry

7/22  184.7  +2.2

7/29  187  +2.3

Total gained   4.5  

Not doing well at all.  

 

 

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