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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2008|10:27 pm]
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handofachlys
 I just finished updating my weightloss website!

This is the stuff I added:

*New entry on the news page
*New pictures in the progress section
*A TON of new links, including a guide to Easter candy.
*A few new answers on the Your Questions page (Including one highly controvertial one)
*A few new quotes on the Quotations page

So if you have a few minutes, go check it out!

www.freewebs.com/handofachlys
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(no subject) [Mar. 9th, 2008|05:17 pm]
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fattyfarm

Hello, I'm new to this community.  Long story short, I was nearing 200 lbs at one point.  I got down to about 125 at another point.  I'm back up to 145 now.  

I like to post mostly reflections of my experience, so if this is inappropriate in any way I apologize.


<lj-cut text="A Picture is Worth a Thousand Calories">

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Calories

Anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight can tell you the satisfaction they feel when comparing a "fat" picture and a "thin" picture.  Yet, what happens when you only have your "thin" pictures?

True, you're thinner than you were at one point.  You look better than you did all those pounds ago.  Yet, something about all these "thin" pictures is still unsettling.  You still look fat!  It can't be right!  You've lost all that weight and kept it off.  When you look in the mirror, you see an attractive woman standing in front of you.  Yet, something in that flash and shutter has transformed you from a pretty princess to a dumpy demon.  They say the camera adds 10 lbs, but could it have added 20?

While it's partially true that the transformation from 3D to 2D takes its toll on us all, the real truth is that when we look in the mirror, we see what we want to see.  Our eyes focus on one feature at a time, not on our bodies as a whole.  When we're feeling sexy, we see that  curve that moves out from our bust, in to our waist, and back out to our hips, forming a perfect hour glass.  We see how beautifully our smile lifts up our cheeks and brightens our eyes.  We see how long and sexy our legs look in those high heeled shoes.

Yet, something completely different happens when we're feeling down and we look in the mirror.  That sexy hourglass suddenly becomes way too wide, that smile makes our crow's feet stand out, and those high heels suddenly remind us of how short and stumpy our legs really are.  This is similar to what happens when we see a photograph.  Now we can see how we really look.  The cloud of confidence is no longer tunneling our vision to those two or three good features we have.  We see ourselves as a whole; the way others see us. 

That's when depression kicks in.  What fools we've been!  Here we were, all this time, thinking we were hot stuff!  How embarrassing!  What awful things people must have said about us!   How could this be?! 

It's that cold, hard, painful realization that we all come to:

"Thinner than before" does not mean "thin." 

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My path [Feb. 17th, 2008|05:45 pm]
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handofachlys

I hope this works as some inspiration for some people

Check out my weight loss website:

My journey in weight loss

Lots of links to recipes and calorie counters...

Hope you guys find it helpful!

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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2007|01:52 pm]
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thewayicry
[mood |curiouscurious]

does anyone know any good lax to take or any good neg cal recipies?
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New here [Jan. 19th, 2007|02:47 pm]
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avoided83
Hi, Im new here and I have a question. I hope it is not unapropriate for this community, I am trying to be healthy about this, so if its just unrealistic what Im saying here, tell me that too.

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How Art Made The World [Jan. 14th, 2007|05:37 pm]
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nova_usagi
[mood |awake]

How Art Made The World

More Human Than Human
Pictures of the human body fill our TV screens, magazines, billboards, almost our every waking moment. Through the ages artists have been obsessed with the human form. The range of bodies they have created is breathtaking, but yet they share one thing in common... none of these images resembles a real human being.

So why is our modern world dominated by images of the body that are unrealistic?

Neuroscientists theorize this has something to do with the workings of the human brain, and point to a neurological principle known as the peak shift. In essence our brain is hard-wired to focus upon parts of objects with pleasing associations. So if you were an artist, the tendency would be to reproduce human figures with parts that mattered the most to you.

Prehistoric artists were clearly caught up in peak shift tendencies, creating exaggerated statues like the famed Venus of Willendorf. For their part, the Egyptians perfected a more stylized, order-obsessed human figure, only to have the Greeks break out and create fantastically heroic — but totally unrealistic — images like the Riace Bronzes.

So why then are we moderns constantly inundated by unrealistic images of the body?

In reality, we humans don't really like reality - we prefer exaggerated, more human than human, images of the body. This is a shared biological instinct that appears to link us inexorably with our ancient ancestors. -More Human Than Human


Venus of Willendorf: Exagerated BeautyCollapse )


Egypt Obsessive OrderCollapse )


Ancient Greece Naked PerfectionCollapse )
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New member and articles [Dec. 7th, 2006|07:09 pm]
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nova_usagi
Hi, I'm a new... Here are some articles that I found interetsing:

20 Pounds of "Hollywood" Muscle! Moderated by Chris Shugart

Deconstructing Paul Chek by Chris Shugart

The Jamie Eason Experience by Chris Shugart

8 Exercises for a Rock Hard Female Butt by Christiane Lamy

The Top 10 Post Workout Nutrition Myths by Dave Barr

The Fahrenheit Girl by the editors

Fat Loss in Four Minutes by Dan John

Free Will & Free Weights by Dan John


I'm not interested in getting as ripped as those women and probably most members here aren't trying to get as buff or strong as these people. But it is inspiring.
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One Man. One Mission. 365 days. [Dec. 7th, 2006|12:10 pm]
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jazzgoddess
Hi all.

I just wanted to share with you an amazing story of a man who was eating himself into oblivion, who hated his job, and indulged in food to make his life have some kind of meaning. A man who the doctors predicted wouldn't live past 50, if he kept going the way that he did. A man who some thought would never make the change - let alone share that with the entire world.

You can find him at 3SixtyFive.

This is Michael's story.






x-posted
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2006|03:17 am]
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cwatergirl2003
Hi! I`m new to this community. I read the user profile and think this could be a good community for me. I have been thinking a lot about my wieght recently. I used to be 230 pounds. Somehow, I really have no idea how, I got myself down to 180. I guess my body changed or something because it`s not as if I intentionally went on a diet. I just started eating less. I never ate bad foods. I have always stayed away from sugary and fattening foods. I just ate too much of a good thing and never exercised. I was also depressed. This was when I was a teen and all moody and dark. I`m 22 now and so far from being moody and dark. I used to just hole myself up in a room and now I`m always making friends and out and about. I guess I just realized enough was enough and I was`nt going to allow myself to be a loner forever. I think I`ve been pretty lucky in life. I can only think of one time in my entire life where I was ever truly made fun off for being fat. It was some comment about Jenny Craig or something. Everyone has always saiid I carry my wieght well. I guess that`s why I escaped the fat girl comments. Now that I`m 180 I`ll admit I look a lot better but the truth is I feel worse. I used to be fine with my wieght. I never stood in the mirror and loathed myself. Now I do. All I want to do is get down to 145-150. I`m 5`8. I don`t think that that is unrealistic. I just can`t seem to get down to my goal wieght. It is kinda depressing. I`m determined to loose the wieght though. Anyways, I`m rambeling. Just had to get it out.
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First time poster with questions. [Sep. 6th, 2006|11:54 am]
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thelonew0lf
I was wondering if you could help me out here. I'm thinking of getting in shape, and am like, 30ish pounds overweight. I have medical problems with running (which I wont be getting into), so I thought I'd focus on my diet and exerscise routine.

I have a bit of a problem with overeating, I think. Not so far as having a disorder, but sometimes I dont feel "full" till I see I've stuffed my face with a large portion. Also, I do have cycling as an exercise alternative. What should of diet routine should I have or exercise routine should I keep up?
I'm willing to listen to whatever or whoever and follow through on things, so, suggestions guys?
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