Post # 16
I don’t think anyone should be judging you for wanting to look a certain way, as long as it’s healthy. I wouldn’t focus so much on the scale though and would focus more on how your body feels (like you said, you dont like the way your tummy is, so focus on the changes you see there, not on the scale). 1200 calories is WAY too little.Your body is probably trying to hold onto every single calorie that goes in. 1200 calories is enough if you are sitting at home doing nothing at all for exercise. But if you are exercising as much as you say you are, you need to be taking in at least 1500.
Post # 17
Bosswedding2016: I’m turning 25 in about a month and yes I’ve thought of that…I think the fear is just how people say during their twenties their metabolisms start to bottom out and they gain all this weight 🙁
Post # 18
My college roommate was the same way. She was always super tiny, but she has definitely gained weight as she’s gotten older. She still looks great and certainly is still thin, but just more “womanly” if that makes sense.
The most you can do is continue working out and eating well. You still look great!
Post # 19
I gained 15 lbs after our wedding, then over time dropped a bit of that.
I no longer own a scale, though, since it’s easy to get caught up in numbers when what matters most is how you feel. Don’t let the scale number dictate how you feel about yourself – I say hide/get rid of it, and live as you would like. If you think you look bad, sure, change that up. But sometimes the number can be misleading – especially if you are being more active and gaining muscle mass but losing fat.
Hope you feel better soon. But also keep in mind, you’re still *very* small at that weight for that height.
Post # 20
I wouldn’t sweat 110 at 5′ 5″ that’s still so skinny!!! I would welcome it and accept it.
Post # 21
My metabolism has crapped out since hitting my almost middle twenties. It is just a fact of life. Keep working out, eat when you are hungry. So don’t deprive yourself when your tummy is grumbling. High protein, low carb diets are great for fat loss. Wine puts weight on tummies so stay away from wine if you want to stay flat. There are various YouTube work outs which focus on high intensity belly blasts which might work as well. I used to attend a fifteen minute belly work out at my gym and I had abs of steel. Now I have gut of blub but I’m chipping away at that slowly. . .it mainly. . .goes to my ass. . .
Post # 22
Birdiebaby4: I personally would not be trying to lose weight. I’m your height, when I weighted as much as you did, it was because I had bleeding ulcerS and looked like an anorexic skeleton. I have since gained weight since the ulcers healed. I’ve been as “heavy” as 150….and I still looked on the thin end. I felt healthiest, with muscle, at 130-140 pounds and don’t need to calorie count.
Post # 23
Just wanted to update that I took everyone’s advice and actually dropped down to working out less (3 times a week and less intensity) and started eating more (around 1,600 calories a day give or take) and I’ve actually LOST almost three pounds this week (and I’m about to get my period in a few days so I should technically be retaining water right now)! My weight hasn’t been yo yoing really either it’s been very consistent, how weird!