(Closed) How quickly will I lose weight?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I recall you posting a couple of months ago saying you were happy with yourself and accepted your body as is. What changed?

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, a bunch of Internet strangers can’t make you love yourself. Only you can do that. IMO your plan is not healthy at all and a quick fix to a deeper issue. 

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper

*Sigh*

 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper

@MrsElopement:  I agree.

 

You’re too beautiful to have so many insecurities around your weight and appearance. Crash/fad diets aren’t the answer.

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@OrchidsandCandles:  yeah no. You look the same. Honestly, if you gained 30lbs between those first two photos, how in the hell does the same shirt still fit you? You look within 10lbs (at most!) in all three photos.

Focus on just eating healthy and getting good exercise.

But I think your problem is psychological. 

 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t see a difference in all 3 of the pictures. 

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

To be honest, I think you’re more likely to lose weight if you up your calorie intake.  Your body’s just in starvation mode at 800.  Also, if you keep eating so little, if you’re to gain weight again, it’s going to be A LOT harder to lose weight next time.

 

I know how frustrating it is, OP, as I, too, used to be thinner (I think we’re about the same height), gained weight, and have NOT been able to get below 140.  There can be a big difference, though, between an in shape 140 and an unhealthy 140.  

 

In the picture, you don’t look that different at 110 as you do at 140.  Could part of it be that you’re a bit older now, and you’ve matured into your “adult” body?  To echo what someone said, you look more womanly now, and I mean that in a good way! You don’t look remotely fat, you look curvy (yet still petite) and you’re gorgeous.  

 

I was feeling really depressed about the weight gain, especially in my face, and then it occurred to me that my body’s not something to be battled and conquered.  It’s something to be loved and nourished.  It’s totally changed my attitude; it’s inspired me to exercise more and eat better.  While no weight’s gone, I’m losing inches everywhere, and feel much better.  I went from a chubby 140 to a much leaner 140.  Most importantly, I’m healthier.  While it would be nice to get back down to 120, if I can’t, it’s not the end of the world, because at least I’m doing good things for myself.  I hope you can reach a similar mindset that works for you; you’ll be a lot happier and healthier!

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

not that you should ever change yourself for a guy…but I think if you showed these pics to guys they would all prefer the “heavier” pics.

 

this is really unhealthy and make me 🙁 . I used to have a eating disorder and I think a lot of people don’t realize how easy it is to go from a diet to extreme diet to eating disorder that totally destroys your life.

Post # 44
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Helper bee

So unlike previous posters I do see a difference in before and after, but you look GREAT in both of them. You’re lucky in that when you gain weight, you gain it everywhere – butt, thighs, face, arms – so you’re still proportional. I’m the same way: when I gained 20 lbs (thanks, exam season) people told me I didn’t have any weight to lose, but once I did, they said “wow! you look great!” It probably took me about two months but I didn’t watch what I ate (other than to cut out junk food) but I basically LIVED in the pool. If you swim, nothing targets thigh/butt fat and cellulite like swimming and treading water. I’m not qualified to offer an opinion on your diet plan; I just wanted to say that I totally get where you’re coming from in wanting to drop weight, but please be conscious of the fact that you look great NOW. Do what you need to do, but don’t get obsessive about it -> adjust the plan if you find it’s negatively affecting you. You’ll get back down, and even if it takes a bit longer, you seriously already look amazing. Note – I only got back down to my old “heavier” weight for awhile, so 115 might be more reasonable. (started 149, dropped to 132, currently back down to 128. I’m 5’7″)

Post # 46
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@OrchidsandCandles:  I understand!  I know what it’s like to cry because you see yourself as this puffed up version of yourself!  It sucks, and is a real hit to the self-esteem.  I’m just trying to say that mindset changes everything.  Our bodies are things that work best when they’re taken care of, and not things we should try to diet into submission.  Striving for health and not for a number on the scale makes the whole process so much happier, healthier, and easier!

Post # 47
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Helper bee

Also: ignore the posters that say that “a guy would prefer more meat on your bones”. Your body size goals should be based on what makes you happy, not what you think will attract guys. You look great and healthy at 110 so I don’t see a reason why you can’t aim to go back down to that if that’s what you want (although please try to do so with a mind for your health! if you find yourself low on energy or super sick or unnaturally negative, reevaluate and adjust the plan)

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