Young Adult Weight Loss Support Group

posted 1 week ago in Beehive
Post # 2
Hostess
8531 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

brideandblue :  When you say young adult, what kind of age are you talking? 

Post # 4
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735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

In theory it sounds great, but I am yet to find anything weight loss related online that is body positive. 

Post # 5
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724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I’d be interested! I’m part of a few groups that I love, but have all gone a bit silently lately. I’m trying to get fit and healthy for the wedding and future babies! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Weight loss and body positivity can’t coexist. How do you navigate the situation when a fat person joins the group? In one post, “Your body is beautiful. You should love it.” In the next post,  “How can I lose weight so I don’t look like you?” It doesn’t matter that you don’t say the “so I don’t look like you” part; it’s implied.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

ilovelift :  I feel like body positivity and weight loss certainly can coexist, as both should be focused on health (not just physical, but mental as well) and happiness. I’m looking to get healthier because I love my body, not because I hate it. I also understand everyone’s goals, bodies, etc. are different so I would never bash someone if they are happy being 300+ pounds or 110 pounds. I feel there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to transform yourself, whether that’s to get stronger or more fit, or just mentally transform to love what you have now. Losing weight doesn’t mean you’re “body negative” or hate your body. I love my life now too, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to refuse to ever get a promotion, or fight for bigger dreams/goals, or improve.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2019

Hey!  Love this!  I actually follow fitness blender junkies on FB because … I use Fitness Blender at home worksouts lol you can get them all for free on their website or just on youtube or if you want structure you can pay like $15 for a set routine!  I paid $20 for an 8 week program that has hour long workouts monday through fri and then a stretch day on the weekend and its awesome, I’ve gone through it twice already!  They also have healthy meals and stuff…

But! The best part is the community.  It ranges from young to older, high fitness level to little to no fitness level, small to large bodies, women who are dealing with pregnancy weight, literally anyone and everyone who is looking for a community of people who care about their bodies!  Everyone is so helpful and encouraging on there and it’s really the only reason I use facebook anymore lol.  I 1000000% recommend that group and the workouts!!

Post # 11
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215 posts
Helper bee

CloverBells :  Long-term significant weight loss isn’t achievable without long-term obsessive focus on food and exercise. Legitimate studies show that 95% of people who go on diets gain it all back (often more than they lost even!) within 3-5 years. Losing weight and regaining it and losing it again and regaining it again and over and over… it’s bad for you. Feeling like a failure every time you go off the diet or eat something you “shouldn’t” (instead of recognizing that diets have failed us all … hello, billion dollar industry profiting off our dissatisfaction with our bodies), it’s bad for you.

You can improve health without losing weight. You can get fitter without losing weight. You can love your body without losing weight. You call it transforming your body, I call it manipulating. Why not respect it and take on those healthful behaviors while accepting it at the size it is? What mental health or physical health goal can be achieved by shrinking your body that can’t be achieved with behaviors that we can actually and immediately control?

Post # 12
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2019

ilovelift :  totally agree, “fad” diets are not the way to go!  They are reallyunhealthy for you and will not work long term. But, improving your “diet” overall is a good thing. Increasing the number of veggies you eat, cooking more and eating out less, eating less sugar, etc are all part of a good diet!  And working out is good for your body and your mind whether you just do low impact or high impact, moving the body is good!  And as for losing weight, for some there are major health concerns that can improve because of losing weight. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love yourself but there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your diet and excerise moderately.. which usually leads to losing weight if the weight was there in the first place. 

Post # 13
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2019

ilovelift :  also… you can have long term weight loss without long term obsession about food. Maybe at first there is a higher focus on what to eat since you are changing a habit but eventually it becomes routine just like everything in life. It’s taken me years to understand how to cook and eat right and figure out what excerisizes are best for my body but at this point it’s not an obsession! It’s just a lifestyle! And the OP is only trying to create a community for women to come together to discuss a mutual journey together.. I’m really not sure what is so terrible about that lol you sound jaded or something?

Post # 14
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470 posts
Helper bee

Speaking as someone who recently lost and gained about 40lbs due to a medical issue, healthy does NOT = thin for everyone. At 110lbs I looked like I was at death’s door. My skin was dull and lifeless, my eyes bulged in my face, my hair was lank, and I was fucking miserable. But I’d still have people telling me “Oh, you look so pretty and thin these days! I try and try to lose weight but it never happens. What diet are you doing?” and I would look at them and say, “It’s called barely being able to keep 400 calories a day down. Wanna try it?” 110 lbs is a weight that many people consider normal for a woman of my height, but it was not normal for me. Noticing how much you’re gaining or losing if it’s on the extreme side or if other things about your lifestyle have changed is part of keeping an eye on your health (hence why they weigh you at your annual physical), but focussing on weight loss to the point of obsession when you are observing otherwise healthy habits (exercise, eating vegetables, drinking water….come on, we all learned this stuff from Sesame Street) can be just another unhealthy outlet for a need for control over one’s life. And for young adults, who are spending so much time indulging their super egos and comparing themselves to others for reassurance, this risk of obsession multiples astronomically. 

Just my two cents 🙂 .

 

Post # 15
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2019

ecrisrien :  yeah.. definitely shouldn’t focus on it to the point of obsession.. but there’s nothing wrong with focusing on something good for you? lol kind of like wanting to focus on a relationship to make it better but obviously not to the point of obsession or else it becomes unhealthy.. and I don’t see why it’s considered a bad thing for someone to want to control in their lives? It’s something in my life that I love that I have control over and I see nothing wrong with that? 

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