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Skinny fat girls?


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I'm reaching out to you. It's that annoying point where you're too thin to be considered overweight, but still not quite in shape. I only have about five pounds to lose, and it's the hardest thing I've ever done. I'd love to find someone who's also struggling with the same thing. Any takers for some motivation?
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Although I am not in the same position you are, I kind of know where you are coming from. I've never had an issue where I've had to loose weight, but I have been in a situation where the weight I had was in the wrong places!!! Too much hips, no stomach, unfirm butt, no chest. While in physical therapy during the past two years, I learned that it's all about targeting. Aerobics will help shed the little extra pounds you don't want, while weight training and resistance will help build the good muscle and give you the "shape" you want. Then as you get closer to your goal,  you can adjust where you need to target more or less. You need to be motivated, but also not overwhelmed. I was taught in my profession that you can do anything for 10 minutes. So start like that. A quick 10 minute fast paced walk, the next day 10 minutes of leg work, the next arm work, then ab work, etc. Soon, it will be routine and you can increase time and see results.  Good luck and keep me posted as to how you are doing!!Laughing
I used to be skinny fat.. I was mostly bones and fat lol [= at 112lbs & 5'7.5. Well i changed that around ..i started to eat more (And still am eating 2300 calories) to gain muscle mass & im now 118lbs =] with muscles and less fat.
Thanks....you've given me hope! I just had my first day of complete calorie counting and was sadly surprised on how little I ate and felt full.  On the other hand, my husband was shocked that he ate so much and was still hungry. I guess it's all relevant. My calorie goal now is 2300 as well, so we'll see how it goes. The thought of lifting weights, however, makes me cringe!
I am exactly in your same situation...I don't consider myself fat or skinny and my doctor says i look ok but it would be good if i lose 5 pounds...I stand at 5'2 ,weigh 130 pounds and should go down to 125.
I'm the same too. I'm 5'0 and weight 119, and I'd like to wish 5 to 10 pounds. It's nice that I'm not overweight, but it's such a pain that I'm not "skinny". The weight drops extremely slow, since I'm in a healthy BMI. It's a test of patience.

I hear you in this area.  I have about 10 llbs to lose and all i hear from people is how I'm not fat and I'm perfectly healthy (which is true) but tell that to my Jeans that no longer fit anymore!!!!! 

Big test for me and I'm surprised I got to this point....

I feel the same way all the time too! I always tell my friends I want to lose weight and they won't take me seriously and help me out! I just want to lose 5 or 7 pounds just so there's no question at all at whether I'm fat..and I'm tired of being just a lil chubby! what an evil word..chubby....too all those girls out there tryin to lose that last 5 pounds! stick in there it'll all be worth it in the end

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOUR ALL GOING THROUGH! I've been around 120-125 pounds for a while now, always wanting to lose 5/10 pounds just so i could fit into my jeans and i do cheerleading and we have to wear half tops so a flat belly is a must. Over the summer i lost about 10 pounds because i wasn't eating very much and i wasn't cheering so i lost a lot of my muscle. WELL... cheerleading started heavy again and i gained back my muscle and backkk to 123 lbs. I've recently started eating organically, and staying away from anything processed and i'm loving it. I feel so healthy and i feel like i'm not dieting because i can eat all the vegetables and fruit i want (Both of which i love so this works for me). I'm running a marathon in march so i'm hoping to slim down 10 pounds staying super healthy while i train=]!

wow this is so familiar to me! trust me. I'm 5'3" and I weight 125 and I've been trying to lose 10 lbs. everyone keeps telling me that i'm not fat but I'm just not...thin. I really want to get fitter and flatten my belly and lose some fat off of my hips but it's really very hard! I made a resolution to lose this weight 3 months ago and since then I have fluctuated constantly but I guess the good thing is that I'm aware of the food I now eat.

 I think dinner binging is the thing that always kills me. but it's great to know that i'm not alone :)

Jumping in! I totally understand. I'm trying to get down to 110-113 right now just from 115 and its very very very hard. I've decided though to stop focusing on the weight and numbers and set a goal more geared to health and fitness... For example- nail my triples in dance and run a 10 K in April!

Hopefully this will simply motivate me to keep moving and burn more calories!

Just fyi- I started at 125 and was never in the "unhealthy/overweight" range... it is possible to lose those "vanity pounds" as some call them but you MUST MUST MUST go about it in a healthy manner and take it slow and steady... I lost them at less than 0.5 lb a week but it worked and I've kept healthy!

Good luck you guys! We can do it!!!!

Errgh, me too! I just want to stop fluctuating between 112-115 and be 110, I know its not a big deal, and its just a little thing ut I would really like to just loose those 5 lbs, but I've decided I'm going to focus on excersize and toning, even if it makes no difference, I would still feel better being more active!!

xxxxx

I know exactly what you mean! I am about 5ft 6in and weigh about 121. I want to get down to about 117 or so, but it is so hard! I know I am not overweight but I am also not fit. My hips, thighs and butt are all way too big and not in proportion with my small upper body. I just want to have smaller hips and thighs so bad!!

 

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I hear you on the smaller hips/thighs/butt thing.  I'm 120 pounds at 5'5 and reallllly would like to be 110.  I just have no patience at all and even tho I've been working out every day and eating few calories, not much change has occurred.  After reading these posts tho I definitely feel more motivated...I'm glad other girls out there are going through what I am.  I'll just have to keep sticking to it and being patient!

 By the way, on average how many calories do yall normally eat a day?

That sounds just like me! I have been working out more than I have since college, which was about 2 1/2 years ago now. And my main thing is that I don't eat the healthiest...I never had to worry about it before, but now my metabolism is not what it used to be. I eat about 1400 calories a day, but sometimes when it's been a long day, I might go over or under depending on my mood:) I've also been trying to eat better when I go out to dinner, because my boyfriend and I do that a lot. It's hard, but I have been able to stick to it lately!

I am skinny fat. Some days I feel fat fat, but most of the time I am skinny fat. I hate being skinny fat. I have minimal metabolism, so I really have to watch every bite of food that goes into my mouth, which is hard when all your friends eat like truckers and are super skinny. Also, I am only 5'1", so weight shows on me much easier. I weigh around 152 and I wear a size 10 pants. I can't wait until 1) I get into the single digit sizes 2) when my BMI says "normal" and 3) when I weigh less than 130. I shoot for 1200 calories per day, no more than 1500. I need to lose this weight so my skinny clothes start fitting again. On the bright side, I would much rather be skinny fat than fat fat.

I'm starting to put on a lot of muscle from training so much now. So now I'm one of those muscular skinny fat girls, yaknow? =P
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i hear you.

 im still way in my healthy weight range, but im not satisfied so im trying to lose 20 lbs, but my family and friends are all against it because I "look so healthy now"

 

by healthy, they mean chubby. 

This is exactly how I feel. I'm 5'2, and weigh 118, but really wish I weighed 110 or even 105 lbs.  In fact, it's not even so much the weight- I dance every day and have a fair amount of muscle.  I just want to lose the fat from my thighs, back and abs.

I used to be able to eat anything (amounts- I've always eaten healthy) without gaining, but in the past year, i've put on about 5 lbs that I want to dissapear. 

I have a friend that's verging on ano though, and I don't want to become obsessive like her.  This is also why I can't let anyone know I'm trying to lose, because everyone is

a) on high alert for this kind of thing, as am I really, and they would worry about me

b) totally sick of it 

 

I am in the same position.  My BMI is technically well within the healthy range, but I can't stand the way my body looks.  Mostly because I'm flat chested and out of shape, so my proportions are totally off.  >.<  I could use a buddy if you want to try and do this together, though admittedly I'm just starting (I just signed up here today but I have been dieting since the 1st- minus a 1 week slip) so I have a while left to go.  If you want to partner up, I could use someone to talk to because I tend to lose determination in the face of cake.  My AIM is evilbunnie2006 if you want to chat.  I don't know if this thing has any kind of messaging.
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I am in the same position. My BMI is technically well within the healthy range, but I can't stand the way my body looks. Mostly because I'm flat chested and out of shape, so my proportions are totally off. >.< I could use a buddy if you want to try and do this together, though admittedly I'm just starting (I just signed up here today but I have been dieting since the 1st- minus a 1 week slip) so I have a while left to go. If you want to partner up, I could use someone to talk to because I tend to lose determination in the face of cake. My AIM is evilbunnie2006 if you want to chat. I don't know if this thing has any kind of messaging.

 I'd love to partner up with you. I'll send you an IM the next time you're online

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