“ruby.cosmo (message) June 2011
I am 5’1 and my weight constantly shifts between 98-105lbs”
Woah! At my thinnest as an adult I was around 103-5 ish… and a size 4 (US 0) was hanging off me. The strange thing was that I looked great with my clothes on… but the second I got into a bikini people would stare at me… and not in a good way. My head looked too big for my body, you could count my ribs all the way up, and I had that sunken clavicle and hip bone look people get when they’re severely anorexic/terminally ill, with the inverted stomach. Basically, I exercised down to 112, looked great… and then caught a serious stomach bug. I couldn’t eat for two weeks. Hence – super skinny at 105! Strangely, it took me months to put weight back on, as well.
The strange thing is that BMI says 105 is about my ideal weight! Just goes to show what a crock of *ahem* BMI is. I’m guessing you and I must be different builds? I’m *big*… wide shoulders, broad hips, and I muscle up easily. When I used to be in the army and we’d line up in height order, people were always amazed at how short I was because I was just bigger in the sense that there was more of me than the other shorties… if you see what I mean.
The main killers for losing weight for me are:
– You don’t count the calories in your drinks, especially if you drink fizzy drinks, or tea with milk and sugar (my weakness). Then you get frustrated… I’m starving myself, so why no weight loss?
– You eat things like nuts and seeds, but also fruit. High in calories and, in the case of fruit, sugar. Eat too much fruit and the weight goes nowhere. You have to switch for veg… more complex carbs.
– Not enough cardio… you jog for an hour when a ten minute sprint is more painful, but loads more effective.
– Alcohol is my great weakness… switch beer for gin and tonics or whisky to save calories.
-My other great weaknesses are milk and cheese…. ahhhh… cheese…
I’m sure I make other mistakes too… but one thing I try to do is not to eat anything white… no bread, pasta, potatoes, rice etc. I find that really easy to do and it works!Oh, and no crisps and desserts, but I find that easy too. I just allow myself the odd treat. That said, I really want to be 112/8st for my wedding! MUST TRY…