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I want to lose 31 pounds


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So, I'm currently 17, about 5"1, I'm a girl, and I want to lose 31 pounds and be 99 by July 2011. 

The thing is that I don't look like I weight 130 pounds at all, but by just looking at the scale and seen such big number makes me kind of sad/depressed. I'm kind of obssesed with counting calories, fat, carbs, etc... My family thinks it's kind of un-healthy and crazy, but I don't see anything bad in it. I really don't like to see myself in the mirror because I think I'm fat.

I'm not here to ask for "Pro-ana" tips or anything like that, I really hate people who think those kind of stuff is good. Just want to see if people are in the same situation as me, and can help me.

By the way, I consume around 900 - 1,00 calories a day and I know, super un-healthy! ><; But I'm scared I'll get fat! and I burn around 1,712 - 2,512 calories a day.

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Hang in there and start slowly  take it one pound at a time.

Look at what you eat don't try to limit your self to 900-1000 that is not healthy it has a lot more to do with what you are eating, try "eating clean". send me a message if you need advice as I am a shorty too :-) ~hth

Original Post by nyanpooh:


The thing is that I don't look like I weight 130 pounds at all, but by just looking at the scale and seen such big number makes me kind of sad/depressed. 


Ditch the scales. If you look good and are a healthy weight, then the number on the scale does not matter. Sure, I can understand if you want to lose a little weight, but if you look healthy now, chances are you'll look emaciated if you lose 30lbs. That is a lot of weight, especially given that you are relatively small.

900-1000 is way too little, especially for a teen. The minimum you should be aiming for is 1800. I'll admit that, when I was your age, I didn't practice what I now preach, and messed up my health and metabolism as a result. Trust me, it's not worth it. 

 

You need to eat more or your body will go into starvation mode. If you continue to exercise and not eat terrible foods, i promise you will be fine. When I was 17 I also thought i was overweight and fat, but when i look at pictures from back then i am amazed how i thought I was.

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