Posts by hardcore_softedges
|Young Calorie Counters||Why do I feel like the fattest girl in the forum!?!||Aug 18 2008
Deep breath.... Self loathing is one thing you absolutely can't keep inside. It needs lots of fattening food to keep it company. If you can just get rid of a little bit of that self loathing, you will feel better about dieting. You're NOT the fattest girl on here. This is a big community of people who are all trying to do something positive in their lives and support each other while doing so. Maybe right now you should focus less on measurements and more on motivation. A lot of people here have great stories, really good ways to handle temptation, fun things to do instead of binging, etc. You don't need to apologize, we have all felt just sick about our bodies at one time or another. It's not about hating yourself, it's about loving yourself enough to change. Here's a couple things for you to focus on:
1. Your hips are smaller than mine, and I'm 5'6.
2. You have an agent. A modeling agent. That kicks ass.
3. Just being here can be the start of an awesome transformation. It's the first day of the rest of your beautiful, exciting, fabulous life.
|Motivation||i just ate 5000 calories.||Jul 28 2008
Wow... while I know this isn't terribly supportive or helpful, I just had to say it... you have AMAZING stomach capacity. To eat 5000 calories of lean, healthy diet food? Just wow. It may not be your goal, but it's still kind of unusual and impressive.
In your case, since you seem to be eating a whole lot of diet food, maybe you need to just have a regrouping day. Sometimes it's just kind of exhausting being on a diet. Always worrying about every little thing you put in your mouth, it's like having a whole other part time job. Maybe you're mentally rebelling about being on a diet. If I were you, I would have a stern talk with myself about my self destructive behavior, but then I would take a couple of days off. Really, really off. Go to a steak house. Get a steak with all the trimmings. And some loaded mashed potatoes. Have dessert. Get some wine or beer. Go nuts. Have a yummy, fattening, succulent meal or two or three. But then have a day to go back on your diet, and really mean it.
Also, you might want to consider building little breaks into your diet plan. Every Friday, or every other weekend, or something, just give yourself permission to eat what looks good. Not binge all weekend, but just to eat normal meals without worrying about the fat content or the portion size, or the constant 'How many calories are in a shrimp? Is that a normal shrimp or a jumbo shrimp? What about popcorn shrimp? What if they're breaded?....' Sometimes you might just need a break, and bingeing on diet food isn't going to get the job done. You'd be soooo much better off with one decent plate of greasy, cheesy nachos than with the 17 pounds of fat free deli turkey you might eat instead.
|Motivation||Do you use revenge as motivation? Share!||Jul 26 2008
Yeah revenge. Sort of. I have known for a while that I was on a very slow but nonetheless perpetual downward spiral of fitness and weight control. Over the past couple of years I have been busy taking over a company and have dropped all 'frivolous' extracurriculars like working out. And doing my laundry weekly. And sleeping. Running a company is really hard. But the point is that I have gained about 15 pounds in the last 2 years. Before that I was 'curvy', and it turns out that curvy + 15 = chubby. So sad.
Taking over this company involved moving across the country. I a
'I always heard fat girls could do amazing things with their mouths. I guess it's true.'
|Motivation||The thing I hate the most about being overweight........||Jul 26 2008
Original Post by ddeceive:
Yup, me too. I own my own company, I have a genius IQ, I have amazing natural hair, nails and skin... but now that I'm losing a little bit of weight, it's like these guys that have known me for a year and a half are meeting me for the first time... a la Joey... 'How YOU doin?'
|Foods||EGGO ideas!||Jul 24 2008
Not only are eggos delicious, they are also something you can pop out of the toaster and eat on your way to the car, or at work, or whatever. I adore them. At the beginning of the week I take a dark chocolate bar (70 - 80% cocoa) and put it through the food processor. This basically turns it into a powder. In the mornings I take my yummy hot waffle of joy and drop a spoonful of chocolate powder on it. Then I cover the powder with light whipped cream (from a can). It tastes like a brilliant dessert, it's crispy and hot and cool and satisfies my chocolate craving and gets my day off to an emotionally balanced, cheerful start.
|Motivation||5'7" Accountability Group- Weekly Weigh In||Jul 24 2008
Hey! I'm 5'6 1/2, so I'm rounding up. I just started counting a couple of weeks ago. I've never been on a diet, and always been pretty healthy, but I'm at the point (about to turn 29) where I need to decide either to just keep gaining a few pounds a year til I'm 45 and 225 and hate myself, or to get healthy now and stay that way. So this is my first diet. I'm pretty excited. It's working, and I'm sticking to it, and I'm really glad I can apply my ridiculously hard head to something that is good for me for once. Also, I'm built with a perfect hourglass figure, so once I trim it down, I'm going to be a total knockout. Just FYI. Yeah, I'm awesome. Anyway, now here's the numbers:
SW: 7/12/08 - 172.2
GW: 140 (?) by 10/31/08 (?)
7/19/08 - 168.6 (Down 3.6)
7/26/08 - 164.4 (Down 4.2, most likely dehydrated)
8/2/08 - 166.0 (Up 1.6, probably more realistic than last Saturday)
8/8/08 - 168.0 (Up another 2, not worried. It's my birthday, so this could very well be the result of a big celebratory dinner, then a night of drinking, then 4AM calamari)
8/16/08 - 164.0 (Down 4, but really probably only down about half a pound. Slowly but surely making progress)
|Motivation||Sayings to stay MOTIVATED!||Jul 24 2008
What do I love more, myself or this ________ ?
-Snickers, philly cheese steak, ice cream sandwich, quesadilla...