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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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[User Picture]From: nova_usagi
2006-12-08 12:00 am (UTC)
Self-loathing happens to people sometimes. You gotta focus on how you've improved. Even better for your self-esteem would be going to the gym, or buying some workout out gear (some weights and whatnot) and working out at home on a regular basis. When you workout, knowing that you're getting stronger and healthier, strengthening those muscles and burning fat, it's kind of hard to think badly of yourself. You know that if you're working out, your current body shape isn't permanent and that you're going through a changing process.

Weight isn't really what you should be setting your goals on... Rather, how you look is better. For your height, typically 145-150lbs is average, but depending up how you're built it can vary 10 or so lbs.

Doing cardio and weights is the thing to do. For every hour of weightlifting, you should do 30 minutes of cardio. If you go to the gym, treadmill, bike machine, or whatever other thing (like the row machine even) will be fine. If not, you can try jumping rope, jumping jacks, jogging, or sprinting. Unless you eat an insane amount of protein daily, it's gonna be impossible for you (a girl) to bulk up. When you first start weight training, you might experience some weight gain or swelling but it's go away.

Now, working out may not sound like something you want to do, but no pain no gain. It takes discipline, time, and effort to reach goals. And if you're not willing to make a life change like that (getting on a habitual workout routine), you may not be able to get down to that ideal body size of yours.
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[User Picture]From: cwatergirl2003
2007-01-22 11:38 pm (UTC)
You know I think I`ve come out of my self loathing funk. I`ve definitly started working out a lot and I`m even taking a kickboxing class at school. I still want to be 150 but I`m accepting of the fact that I might always be a thick girl.
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[User Picture]From: nova_usagi
2007-01-24 06:17 pm (UTC)
Being open to always being thick is alright. You should have your body fat percentage measured though. For a girl, having something like 18-21% is good.
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[User Picture]From: cwatergirl2003
2007-01-24 11:05 pm (UTC)
Really? Ya. I`m asking my doc about my weight when I go in a month. I feel pretty good though. I think I`m almost there.
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[User Picture]From: nova_usagi
2007-01-25 06:27 am (UTC)
Usually at the doctor's you're measured for the BMI scale, but that can't tell you much. It's just used to show that people with sedentary lifestyles are overweight. People usually don't get measured for lean body mass (muscle), bone, or fat percentages. You can get it done at a gym or by a nutritionist though.
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