Sorry for the appalling title. My stepdaughter is living with my husband and I for the next year. Shes an educated young professional who’s saving up to buy her own home.
Since she’s moved in with us (past 3 months) she’s become increasingly snappy and unhappy with how her dad and I run our lives. We aren’t environmentally conscious enough because we don’t compost our waste, we are negligent because we leave lights on when we leave our home for security reasons, we should switch to electric cars, we are contributing to the inhumane treatment of cows by consuming dairy, the list is endless.
My cat Mango is getting to be an old ass man and he has lived a full life of eating whatever the fuck he likes (obviously within what’s safe for a cat) and hes happy that way. My stepdaughter is now insisting she will purchase vegan cat food because seeing Mango eat meat makes her sick.
We feed him in the kitchen and she will literally throw up / retch/ leave the kitchen if she sees him eat mea... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a 5'2, female aged 23 and I weighed 233lbs at the start of my weight loss journey.
I have since lost 8lbs in my first week and I decided to write a list of embarrassingly real reasons I need to lose weight.
This does not mention the countless health benefits of eating well and exercising regularly but I thought I would post this list so you might be able to relate to it and maybe we might not feel so alone in our weight loss journeys together!
I ate a whole dominos pizza, normally I would order a large stuffed crust pizza and eat most of it and a side and dessert and feel gross for the next 48 hours and hate myself. Today when my family decided to order pizza for a treat I panicked and thought I’d throw all my progress out the window getting my normal order. But instead I went on their nutrition website and realised that a small regular crust veggie pizza was only 850 calories and with a garlic dip it was only 1000 calories for the whole meal. So I planned ahead and only had a protein shake throughout the day and then got to eat a whole pizza and feel super satisfied and not go over my 1200 daily calories. I wanted to let other people know that you can still eat takeaway with your friends/family and stay on track with your weight loss goals as long as you do a little research and plan ahead with the rest of your meals. I know this isn’t a huge victory like a lot of posts I see on here but I’m really proud of myself and none... keep reading on reddit ➡
That is until the next morning when I found her on the floor, spasming as the tapeworm burrowed deep into her brain.
I went over to my dad's to do some yard work for him (as partial repayment because he helps me financially). Soon after I got there, he made a comment saying "You look like you need exercise." I replied "What are you trying to say?" He said "You look weak" and I responded "You don't have to be a dick."
I moved out of his place 6 months ago. Six months prior, I moved back in with him after living on my own for a while, so I lived with him for the majority of 2019. During that time, I was using meth, but he didn't know. I'm 6'3" and while I was living with him, I weighed about 170 lbs (BMI of 21). The least I ever weighed while I was using was 145 lbs (BMI of 18.1). But in November, I quit using, and in December I moved out. Since then, I've gained about solid 20 lbs (so 190 lbs, BMI of 23.5). Only one pair of pants I have fit anymore, but I'm glad I'm no longer skin and bones like I used to be. I used to look bad.
But my dad doesn't know about any of my drug use. So I couldn't exa... keep reading on reddit ➡
I feel like such a great idiot. Yes. Salad is healthy. Yes it was beans and cucumber and chicken and lentils with other veggies and olive oil. It is healthier than the processed food however it was not helping me lose weight because it was 700 calories just for my lunch. I was eating a 1000 calories extra justifying my self that it was healthy.
The scale didn't move and now I know why. I will now do portion control of whatever I eat. The salad that is 700 calories per serving? I divided it into 2 and store it to have it tomorrow.
So if you aren't losing weight despite eating healthy do log in to see what how many calories you are eating. CICO only works well when you keep a track on what you eat and how much you eat.
GUYS! I HIT MY FIRST GOAL
F/22/5'3" SW: 193 CW: 150
In the last five months, I've officially lost around 40 lbs. I feel GOOD, and Imma say it: I look FUCKIN GOOD.
I have so much more muscle, and I'm eating way healthier than I really ever have as an adult. Originally the plan was for this to be my first goal and try to drop 20 more lbs.... But it may not be completely necessary??
Honestly my collarbones, ribs and hips are starting to poke out a good amount. There's still some pudge on my lower stomach and thighs, but I'm planning on continuing Insanity and other strength training to do some recomp.
I'm honestly less excited about getting to eat more than I originally thought I'd be. I mean, it's not like I'm going back to eating pizza and ice cream for dinner every night lol now, it's more like "oh boy, an extra chicken breast and potato".
So, all in all, I'm back down to my "comfy" weight and feeling very confident, but my health journey is definitely not over! Time to focus o... keep reading on reddit ➡
The truth is... I eat damn near my starting weight in sugar free jello. I know fake sugar is manufactured crap. My friends give me shit whenever I sheepishly admit I actually like the taste of diet Coke. I'll eat complex carbs and fresh veggies and liters of water in public... But at home... When no one can see... I sneak a sugar free lemon lime jello out of the bottom of my fridge for my fix. And sometimes, if I'm feeling extra naughty, I put a little bit of reddi whip on top. The sound of the can dispensing "whipped cream" sounds like a warm southern mother shushing me, but with a mouth full of lies I've already accepted the truth to. Sue me. It's key lime pie for a meek 25 calories. Neon green with an aftertaste like licking a stamp, I peel back the aluminum seal and whisper "fuck you aspartame... CICO is victory, and you are but a pawn in my war."
Edit for people telling me I'm a horrible lying toxic person who eats garbage: I love you too
This happened decades ago but it popped into my mind when reading this sub.
In my twenties I had the misfortune of falling in love with wrong 'un. He was always in debt (because the bank was 'messing him around'), unfaithful ('she's lying, I never slept with her') and full of get-rich-quick schemes that his parents had to bail him out of.
He was also incredibly beautiful, very vain, and fastidious about his looks. He worked out religiously, wore the most expensive clothes, and continuously told people how large his biceps...and other things...were. That kind of guy...
I, on the other hand, was about 10 pounds overweight and not interested in having a six pack, perfect eyebrows and a tiny waist. So he was always insulting me about that. Not openly but small, continuous digs at my size, shape and weight. Insinuating that he could do better.
I found out one day that he was being unfaithful...again. And it was the last straw. Unfortunately we lived and worked together at his business (... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve lost ~100lbs after being obese for my entire life and am in maintenance now, but there are still little things that surprise me. I never knew that your armpits were supposed to be actual pits! Shaving is so much harder now because they’re actually concave instead of flat. And I’m amazed by how much easier it is just to do normal daily tasks now. I never realized how much effort it took to just get through the day 100lbs ago.
I never had much of a weight problem until I started infertility treatments. Sure, I had 5-10 vanity pounds I would have liked to lose, but over all I was a healthy weight.
In 2016 my husband and I were starting year 5 of trying to start a family. We finally decided to see a fertility doctor. Over the course of the next 2 years, we had multiple failed fertility treatments. All the high powered, hormone filled drugs led me to gain about 50 pounds.
In 2018 we took a break from all the fertility stuff and focused on ourselves. I lost 40 pounds that year and felt great. I was running faster, and felt stronger and healthier than ever.
In 2019 I finally got pregnant, 3 times, and miscarried every one. With each miscarriage I gained more weight. I was eating everything in sight, just trying to handle my emotions. I gained back all the weight and more.
I'm finally back to a good place emotionally. So I'm ready to start my weight loss journey again. I have 52 pounds to lose and today wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ok lads so here is a bit of a harsh truth. Keto works as a weight loss aid largely because it helps deal with hunger and energy while removing the quick dopamine hit that drug-like edible things cause. Of course there are other benefits regarding inflammation, auto-immune diseases and so forth but I'm going to stick with weight loss here.
There are many foods that are low in carbs that trigger binge eating in people who are prone to binge eating. Keto cheesecake is great but not if you cannot stop eating it once you start. While it may not cause the same blood sugar roller coaster that a sugar-laden dessert would, eating 2000 calories of cream cheese on top of the rest of your food that day is one reason many people stall.
Ask yourself this: When I eat a thing, am I more hungry or less hungry after eating it? If you are more hungry or the same level of hungry, consider removing it from your diet.
For me, the triggers are sweet things and roasted salted nuts. I can easily eat... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m really tired of people who never had an issue being overweight weight, telling me that my weight is fine. I know that they are just trying to make me feel better, but at the same time it just shows a little that they don’t know what it feels like.
It’s like men pretending they know what it’s like to be a woman or a woman pretending to know what it’s like to be a man.
And I wish instead of just being told it’s fine (although they’d never want to be my size themselves) I would get some encouragement for weight loss. Instead it’s always being told it’s fine and “you can eat this.” It’s like when I try to decline food they just continue to offer it to me and tell me it’s fine and I should just eat it. If you offered someone alcohol and they said no, you shouldn’t push them to drink. So I don’t underhand why people feel the need to push me to eat instead of just being supportive.
EDIT*- After reading some comments, I do wanna day that I regret the title a bit. I stand by what I sa... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wanted to share my journey. Not sure how to upload photos although I have tons!
It's been nearly 2 years now since I started my weight loss journey. I have been chunky since a child and told myself I can't get to 300. I made it to 264 and decided this is it, I'm done with this.
Started working out 4 days a week, cut out soda and all processed foods, candy, meaning I would buy raw not messed with meat from the store and cook it myself at home with a nice portion of veggies. I would eat what I knew I needed and not what I Wanted to eat. It was completely hard but I found a treadmill for cheap online, bought it and started walking on that to build up my strength. I am now working out 4-5 days a week doing Pilates. Blogilates (Cassey Ho) is the channel I credit a lot of my weight loss too. I also do workouts from Madfit (Maddie Lymburner).
I'm now in a size small most of the time, and I just want to share my weight loss journey and advice/experience with anyone else. Love everyone st... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a 20-year-old male who has been active my whole life. I played three sports in high school and would lift weights 5 times a week. I’ve weighed around 220-230 for the past 4 years until this year. I started my weight loss journey in January and as of today, I am 175 pounds and am slightly stronger than I was at 220-230.
I’m telling you all this because I’ve seen so many young kids on this reddit page and I want to give them good advice that works.
FIRST. You can run 10 miles a day, but if you come home and eat a box of doughnuts, you WILL NOT lose weight. Weight loss is 95% diet and 5% working out. The first thing you should do is look up your TDEE and set your activity level as sedentary. Your TDEE is the amount of calories you burn every day by just being alive. This number is NOT 100% accurate!!! It is simply an estimate. If you want to lose 1 lb a week, eat 500 less calories, if you want to lose 2 lbs a week, eat 1000 less calories. Now, you can add the amount of calorie... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know this sounds harsh but please hear me out. I’m using a throwaway because my friends know my main account.
I am 33 years old and my wife is 29. We have been married for 6 months and she is 4 months pregnant.
My wife was a fashion model from age 15 to 24. She worked in high fashion and they really stressed the importance of being rail thin. My wife is 5’11 and I don’t think she’s ever weighed more than 125 pounds her entire life.
We found out about her pregnancy 2 months ago. The doctor said during the first 3 months of pregnancy she should aim to gain at least 5 pounds, especially since she’s underweight (currently 125 pounds). He wants her to gain like 30 pounds at least throughout the whole pregnancy. However she has not followed his advice and continues to eat very little (around 1000 calories a day).
My wife swears she has never had a eating disorder in her life but I think her years as a model really screwed with her head. It’s hard for her to wrap her mind around being a... keep reading on reddit ➡
So here's some back story:
My spouse and I had our first kid back in February. My one aunt has always been overweight and on weight watchers pretty much as long as I can remember, she was married into the family and always makes comments that annoy the shit out of other family members.
Going back to December 2019 we had my big family dinner, this was the first time in a while that they were able to see my partners pregnancy progress. I too have gained a bit of a belly (was always a skinny kid and my metabolism has finally slowed down) since her and I have been together. My Aunt comes up and touches my stomach laughing saying "are you sure it's not you who's pregnant?!"
So... I did something no one else has dared to do, I looked at her in the eyes and laughed saying I thought funny she was joking about my weight then I asked her how her weight watchers was going. She looked taken aback and didn't speak to me the rest of the dinner. My cousins thought it was great but some of my other... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m 30. In my early twenties, I was a little overweight - not a lot but I was on the chubby side.
My bf at the time was amazing. I gained weight, I lost weight - either way, he never said anything and always thought I was beautiful.
But we had other problems, and got together when I was young and still felt like I had more things I needed to do before I committed like that. We broke up amicably.
Over the next few years, I found footing in the field I always wanted to be in that is really competitive. I almost doubled my salary and gained a lot of confidence in my character and intelligence. I had been vegetarian for about 5-6 years at that point, but started eating healthier and more vegan (not strictly, but more often). My weight dropped and now, I feel like my body is banging. I’m 5’9’ 140 lbs, and have normalized my diet enough that i don’t really fluctuate much anymore.
Ever since, the guys I date become more and more critical of my appearance over time. Both of my most rec... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry for the weird title, I wasn’t sure how to summarize my situation. I (24F) am getting married this October, providing corona is over by then. One of my bridesmaids is my friend/ cousin “Mila” (25F).
For whatever reason, Mila has been gaining a lot of weight over the past few months, and I’d estimate she’s up 30-40 pounds since last fall. We went dress shopping in October, and since I ended up picking a somewhat expensive eggplant velvet dress to match the autumn theme, I told my bridesmaids I’d pay (I’m pretty blessed financially, so I could afford it).
Now, Mila has broken it to me that she “grew out of” her dress and will need a new one. Unfortunately, the style is not available in plus sizes and would need to be custom made, if it’s possible to get at all. I already paid for her dress, and I think it’s inconsiderate for her to put on weight when she knows she won’t fit the dress. She’s honestly been really entitled in assuming I’ll just figure it out and replace her dress a... keep reading on reddit ➡