I don't want to loose my abs
Hey guys! So I'm trying to gain at least 10 pounds (more in the long run but making a shorter term goal right now). I weigh about 96 and am 5ft 4. I know I need to gain and I really want to!! But I'm being held back/ finding hard to because I don't want to "loose" my nice stomach. I have always had nice abs and really like them and don't want them to go away with weight gain! I know weight usually goes to the stomach and then "redistributes" but I still don't even want that to happen! I know this sounds terrible and it's impossible to gain weight everywhere but my stomach (I really want it to go to my arms and butt because there soo small/flat!) but how can I get over this "fear"?? My stomach is just holding me back!! Ahhh help please!!!
How old are you? I'm guessing either you are completely uneducated or you are young... and uneducated.
It's lose your abs, not loose. Loose is an adjective, lose is a verb.
Anyway- seriously? You weigh 96 lbs and you're worried about your abs? You should be worried about causing your internal organs permanent damage or permanently damaging your metabolism. The abs should be the least of your worries. You need to put on a good 15 lbs. at the very least.
Remember the long term goal. I had the exact same fears before I started recovery, and yes I have put some weight on around my waist, but no way near as much as I thought I would. The quicker you get over the weight gain stage, the quicker you can get into a healthy maintenance, your body will even out, and chances are your abs will become toned again.
Armandounc- haha sorry you're right about the grammar.... I'm 16 btw. Just wasn't really thinking about grammar when I was writing.... Kind of the least of my worries. Anyway, yea I know your right and I know my health is more important than my looks or whatever but like I said it is deffinatly a "barrier" and im just finding it hard to pass (mentally)
Obbybobby- and did you really not put on as much as you though you would around the waist?? And you became toned again? Because that would be great if I knew that was what was going to happen to me!! Ah I hate how this is "holding me back" when I know it shouldnt be and it should really be the leat of my worries!
Thanks for the replies both of you!
Along the way anorexia with mess with you, and torment you, but you can't listen to it. Be prepared to feel bigger, but remember that bigger does not mean fatter! It means there is actually a layer to protect your bones and organs. I feel good about my body now, it takes time, but you'll get there too if you push past the hurdles. Make sure you get help from friends/family/professionals so that you keep on track.
(p.s I wouldnt worry about the grammar, it's not like you have to qualify an english degree to post on here...jeeeez.)
Thanks obbybobby:) knowing that it is just anorexia speaking and I will actually learn to love my new body is really encouraging! Thank you for your replies!! I really hope I will make it through all these hurdles and quickly because I'm sick of this controlling my life! I can't wait to actually have a normal body that I can actually be healthily proud of haha