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fmz93

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 11:39
Hi, I'm a 19-year old girl weighing 119 lb. i want to lose 20 lb and I don't know how. I try to diet but it ends up backfiring. If anyone can help me figure out what to do, I'd be more than grateful! I do crunches and squat almost regularly for 30 minutes. I'm new to FatSecret, so I don't know much about how it all works. Please help!
maggie64

Joined: Jun 09
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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:04
you are ok with your weight why are u so vain are you trying to become anorexic.... be happy the way you are because you should feel good about yourself i know i would ,,....
karabeth

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:24
I wouldn't automatically assume that someone is trying to have an eating disorder. And if you are under the impression that is the direction that someone is headed, it probably is not the right choice to insult them.

FMZ, we need to know more about you in order to understand your goals and properly advise you. To start off, how tall are you? If you are 5 feet tall then weighing 100lbs isn't that uncommon. If you are significantly taller, that will be a hard weight to get to and maintain healthily. You are only 19, so any sort of crash dieting or strenuous eating/workout combinations may have negative effects on your metabolism for the rest of your life.

This took me a very long time to realize, but it isn't always about "skinny" it is about HEALTHY. With a healthy balanced way of eating and an active lifestyle you will be the healthiest you possible. For some the bonus is being skinny, for others it is having curves in all the right places, but for all it is about living happily in your own skin because you know that you are making the right choices for you.

We all have different starting points and different journeys. This is a positive website to help one another along the way.
CJT1217

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:40
Eat natural foods like chicken, fish, veggies, and fruits. Ditch the highly processed foods and especially junk and you should notice a difference.

Stay the course, stay on point, stay motivated, dedicated, and you won't be stopped. Discipline. Perseverance. Focus. Dig deep and you will be victorious.
apatrick1

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:44
karabeth wrote:
I wouldn't automatically assume that someone is trying to have an eating disorder. And if you are under the impression that is the direction that someone is headed, it probably is not the right choice to insult them.



Thank you so much for saying something about the first response on here. I was calming myself down before I responded to it. I thought this site was about support no matter what.
If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.-George W Patton
Lindsay6384

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:45
I agree with karabeth-slow and steady with a good balanced diet and cardio mixed with weight training and you can achieve your fitness goals.
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”
JessWhatINee...

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 12:53
Um, I'd be curious to know why she's picked 99#s and if that is an achievable goal weight for her frame/height. Like someone mentioned, if you're shorter (under 5'1"Wink it'd could be within the healthy range, but if she's 5'8"...
klbarcaskey

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 14:10
I do understand what it is like to have people who are in the obese category treat you as if you are vain or your goals are stupid because you would like to loose a bit of weight even though you aren't heavy. I do not know your height, but one of my best friends is 5'2 and 100 pounds and eats a lot and wears it well. Whether that is a healthy weight for you would have to be determined off of your own BMI. But I remember when I was thin, but not really toned i felt like i was fat, because the weight i did have just hung there... putting on some muscle, lifting weights and doing strengthening yoga made it a lot less about wanting to be a certain size or weight and more about being toned. I love the workouts in women's health and doing yoga videos, my abs look a million times better since i have incorporated planking moves.
laylaindy

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 21:45
klbarcaskey wrote:
I do understand what it is like to have people who are in the obese category treat you as if you are vain or your goals are stupid because you would like to loose a bit of weight even though you aren't heavy.

I totally agree with you. I am 37 yo and 144 lbs and size 4 right now. I am 5'8" and I have always been a size 0 and looked very sexy and toned, on the slim side. This is how I have always been my entire life until 3 years ago when I quit smoking and I took two jobs and I am also a full time student. I started to eat different things and I eat when I am hungry and usually too much. So I gained 20 lbs in 2 years and none of my clothes fit me now. People don't understand why I want to lose weight and get back to a size 2 or 0, and they say I am slim now and I don't need to lose any more weight. This comes from people who weigh a lot more than I do and what doctors would consider obese. Is it something bad to struggle to look very slender? Or do most people envy people with super sexy shapes and curves? I think that's where the problem is.
klbarcaskey

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Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 23:04
I think it's just a lack of understanding. People base their standards off of themselves and the people in their life.Most obese people are raised by people who are overweight and studies show people who are obese usually have obese friends. The size of their meals would seem outrageous to us, and the way we eat would seem meager to them. I remember reading a study that said that most people who are in the overweight category consider themselves normal, and most people in the obese category just consider themselves overweight. People consider what they are doing normal and if you are close minded it is easy to consider someone who does things differently than you as doing things wrong. We are very similar in size, I am 5'9 and to be between 125 and 130 is definitely at the low end of my healthy weight, but still in the healthy weight category, yet if i say i am watching what i eat and turn down junk food people will sometimes be judgemental, I think mainly because to them that seems weird because they dont have that mentality. The "you dont need to diet, you are already thin" thing baffles me the most.... I always wonder how they think one stays thin, its by aproaching the problem when it is small, not waiting until you have gained fifty pounds. Wanting to be a hundred pounds for someone who isn't petite might put them into the underweight category, but thin people have body image issues too, and for someone who hasn't been there it is easy to be critical.
paperiniko

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Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 02:22
Going back to the original question, I agree with Jess... and you should first make sure that your goal is reasonable and within a healthy range. BMI is a rough measure but can give some indication, a better way would be to get your body fat measured. For a girl 20% should be the goal for a healthy level 15% the absolute minimum (for men is about 5-6% lower).
Once you have done that if in fact you need to loose fat just create a calorie deficit by calculating your calorie needs (using the online calculators and then fine tuning it based on your experience) and logging all the foods you choose to eat. You can eat anything you want as long as the calories are less than what you burn. Some people prefer to cut carbs, some others to just eat anything by watching portions and trying to eat sensibly nutritious foods rich in fibers (including carbs), that is only a matter of personal preference there are many ways of achieving the same goal.

You might want to create deficit just through more exercise particularly resistance ones, especially if your body fat is already low as it seems from your weight and what you need is more likely just more toned muscles
hotha

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Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 04:55
i am 25 yo boy my weight 85 kg. i want to loss it.
posterchild6...

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Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 08:26
A wise man once told me "Its 80% what you eat, and 20% what you do".

I believe it now. I tried the other way, I really did. Fried chicken + jogging = still fat.
janex911

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Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 03:56
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klbarcaskey

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Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 16:14
@ paperinko: essential fat for women is actually about 10-13% and when i was doing a lot of weight lifting i was down to 12% and 140 lb, you can be lower than 15% and still healthy... but I do agree with your essential point. When I wasn't working out very much but was very thin I felt like I needed to loose weight because I felt like i looked flabby, and if anyone had told me if I actually GAINED muscle i would look better I would never have believed them, and that is something that a lot of girls dont know, a lot of people equate gaining muscle with looking buff, but the fact is that it is really hard for a woman to look "buff" a bit of weight lifting isn't going to turn you into a body builder, just eliminate some jiggle.
fmz93

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 06:25
Thank you everyone so much for your response, (except maggie maybe). Anyway, I'm 5 feet 3 inches. It might not seem that I need to lose weight, but the 20 extra pounds I have are because of bloating. I don't know how it happened but I guess it gradually started last year. And yes, being healthy is exactly what I want.
Nimm

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 06:32
fmz93 wrote:
It might not seem that I need to lose weight, but the 20 extra pounds I have are because of bloating.


If you're retaining 20 extra pounds of water at a starting weight of 100, you should probably be visiting a physician promptly, not asking for advice here.
stinky26

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 07:26
Hi, I'm new to this but only weighing 118lb and trying to lose 20lb is dangerous and will be putting you underweight. To weight under 7 stone is putting your health at risk. Maybe you should just think about toning up instead of losing weight xx
aaesme

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 07:53
5'3" 100 lbs doesn't sound unreasonable.. just eat clean cut out processed junk and exercize will mqk you liok laner at any weght..
fmz93

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 08:12
Thank you Nimm for your concern but what I actually meant was that the extra 20 pounds is because of bloating and fatty deposits. It's not like I'm a balloon or something.
I consulted my physician and it's okay for me to 15 lbs. Still I need help to do that. More than help, I need motivation.



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