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  • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
    A. So many of the women here are beautiful and skinny, and you know what? T
    do you ever think there are women who look at you and think more or less the same - if not maybe its time you did
    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
    new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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    • I didnt read this, and maybe someone else posted already but it looks like it will be a good read.

      It 's Hard Out here for a Fit Chick

      In her email, she says of the blog:
      As some of you may know, last week I wrote a blog post called, "It's Hard Out Here For A Fit Chick."

      It was, by leaps and bounds,my most popular post ever.

      In summary, I discussed body image issues that I've struggled with since childhood, my fluctuating body fat
      levels, and the scrutiny I've faced in the fitness industry because I don't walk around "shredded" all the time.

      I talked about learning to give myself grace and compassion when it comes to my body. And finally, I talked
      about how you too, can learn to give yourself grace and compassion about your body, and how you can still
      LOVE YOUR BODY, even if you want to change it. That's OK!
      Last edited by gopintos; 06-20-2013, 06:05 AM.
      65lbs gone and counting!!

      Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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      • We've been made to think that women should be rail thin everywhere but we aren't (and sexier that way, I might add).
        Rail thin everywhere is not the best look in a lot of clothing styles.
        I get Marie Claire and they often show photos of runway models that get limited airbrushing and quite honestly, those women are not at all sexy looking, often very flat chested and no ass. It's not really a look I'd work to acheive.

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        • lso, I'm sure you've already tried this but I'll suggest it to you anyway: have you taken breaks from exercise? Working out six days a week is a lot. Maybe you're overexerting yourself, and your body is responding to the stress by burning muscle instead of fat.
          Yes, I stopped the workouts when I was dealing with the problem and brought them in slowly increasing the numbers. If I feel like I am fatigued, I drop cardio or go easier on the lifting. So, yes, I am watching my recovery and ability. Thank you for the empathy!

          I know that some nuts are not inflammatory, but a strict anti-inflammatory protocol will have them out as they are one of the most common allergens after all (even soaked). But I think I do not have the need to take them out. Either eggs and nightshades removal did the trick, or I am just healing on my own. In a couple of weeks I will re-introduce the eggs, as they are more important than nighshades (though I love eggplants!) & see if they were the cause.

          YogaBare, I go through the same thing every time I go to the pool or the gym. There are women of all ages, shapes and sizes in our busy rec center. Lately I endeavor to not slouch, covering up my flaws, but carry my tonnage proudly. In fact I am starting to think that in some respects me in low 130's actually look better than me in low 120s, as I think I look more proportional. Now, if only I could get firmer, lol.

          Started snatches with the PT, yay, and wrist is completely good with it!
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • Originally posted by Leida View Post
            but carry my tonnage proudly
            Frankly Leida, everytime I read something like this from you I kinda wanna kick you. I am 5'7" and 137 lbs. I believe that makes us close to the same size. I am a healthy normal sized woman. And so are you. Your body is not the problem, your brain is. I'm not trying to be a jerk but for crap sakes!!
            Breathe. Move forward.

            I just eat what I want...

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            • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
              Frankly Leida, everytime I read something like this from you I kinda wanna kick you. I am 5'7" and 137 lbs. I believe that makes us close to the same size. I am a healthy normal sized woman. And so are you. Your body is not the problem, your brain is. I'm not trying to be a jerk but for crap sakes!!
              +1 from a dude.
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              • I agree, Magnolia. I used to think those scary-thin women were pretty, but now I just think they look unhealthy. All I see is someone who might be suffering from lack of calories and nutrition.

                My sister goes to Vegas multiple times per year and will barely eat a thing for the entire week prior to get "bikini ready" if not to just drop whatever water retention she's been accumulating. If she wasn't such a moron I wouldn't think it was so hilarious.
                Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
                  I'm not trying to be a jerk but for crap sakes!!
                  I am trying to be a jerk because it is f*cking ridiculous.

                  Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                  +1 from a dude.
                  exactly.

                  Here we are on a primal forum talking about heathy eating and getting healthy and blah blah f*cking healthy and here we have a thread that makes me wonder if you all are using fun house mirrors to get dressed in the morning. "OMFG My legs are 6" long and my stomach is huge and my neck looks like a giraffe. I better stop eating <what the f*ck ever> because what I see in the mirror never lies." Good lord above in heaven.

                  okay, I feel better now.

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                  • Originally posted by excursivey View Post
                    Frankly Leida, everytime I read something like this from you I kinda wanna kick you. I am 5'7" and 137 lbs. I believe that makes us close to the same size. I am a healthy normal sized woman. And so are you. Your body is not the problem, your brain is. I'm not trying to be a jerk but for crap sakes!!
                    Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                    +1 from a dude.
                    +1 from a chick! I also think Leida's "problem" is that she's undermuscled for her frame. 115 at one point and still seeing "fat" is the main clue. Maybe start hanging out here for a sanity check.

                    Also I'm a size 8-10ish hourglass with a very present butt, I still rock the skinny jeans.

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                    • If you guys don't like the thread, don't read it. If it wasn't helping anyone we wouldn't be posting on it. There's a lot of positive reinforcement here, in case you didn't notice.

                      And for the record, I think the last thing Leida needs is more abuse.
                      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                      - Ray Peat

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                      • Women at the same height and weight will look very different depending on the proportion of fat vs muscle. I know that my weight is 'healthy', but healthy doesn't mean that my body is not doughy, flabby, has bulges and do not look fit. I don't want to be thin, I want to be firm and look good in a swimming suit. You wanna hit me because of it? You probably need to carry stick around and beat up 99% of women around you. Because, frankly, I think that most women want that, just afraid to express it, because someone might consider them vain or inconsiderate of the feelings of others.
                        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                        • So, here's an interesting thing. I realize that I (needlessly) see myself as "different" from a lot of people here. I did lose weight (body fat) over 6-8 months (about 15 lbs) when I went primal. I think things had to happen in a certain order for me so that I could stay sane, find my awesome therapist, try out amino acids for my mood disorders, and ultimately, re-focus my goals on becoming FIT, not thin. Ultimately, people want to be healthy, right? Since my digestive issues have started resolving (not constipated all the time), I've found it easier to embrace my body as is. I'm still striving for improvement, but it's more about being functional than achieving a certain aesthetic. If I have to buy new clothes because mine don't fit anymore, so be it.

                          But here's where I surprised myself: I thought, "I think I'll make it a point not to weigh myself for the rest of the year." And I was scared. I don't often weigh myself. There's a scale at work that I use maybe every couple of months and that resets my reference point. It's so ingrained in me that I should know how much I weigh (even though it's completely arbitrary) that it scares me to not have a recent number to reference. Wow. I guess it's time for me to commit to this. I'm going to have to ask my fiancÚ to weigh the cat (weigh himself, then weigh himself holding the cat) or look at the numbers for me, when I borrow my parents' scale once a month to check the cat's weight loss progress. Haha, does that make me a hypocrite (to weigh the cat)?

                          I'm looking forward to hopefully a new frame of reference in how I view myself.

                          Edit: the "seeing myself as different" comes from telling people to get rid of their scales, but not being willing to 100% commit to not using one myself. "I'm not actively losing weight, I don't need to know, but that means it doesn't have a hold on me." Wrong.
                          Last edited by namelesswonder; 06-20-2013, 10:43 AM.
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                          • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                            And for the record, I think the last thing Leida needs is more abuse.
                            Agreed and I do not think that is anyone's intent. Perhaps it's because I am a dude or ignorant or a moron, but frankly it is sad when perfectly healthy weight and attractive women look in the mirror and hate themselves. It just doesn't make any sense. I guess I will just add it to the ever growing list of 'sh*t canio doesn't understand about women-folks' and leave this thread alone. Best of luck to everyone in it. I hope you find the happiness you are seeking.

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                            • For the record I was NOT trying to be abusive! I've been reading these boards since last September and getting a lot out of them. But honestly it seems like it's always the same thing for some people, they just refuse to consider that maybe they do look good or even great and it's more a body dysmorphia problem than anything else. I have seen your photos Leida and the mean things you say about yourself (and basically any other normal sized women) are just insane. Has it occurred to you that maybe the stress of this obssession is half the battle?
                              Breathe. Move forward.

                              I just eat what I want...

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                              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                                Agreed and I do not think that is anyone's intent. Perhaps it's because I am a dude or ignorant or a moron, but frankly it is sad when perfectly healthy weight and attractive women look in the mirror and hate themselves. It just doesn't make any sense. I guess I will just add it to the ever growing list of 'sh*t canio doesn't understand about women-folks' and leave this thread alone. Best of luck to everyone in it. I hope you find the happiness you are seeking.
                                All I was trying to say...
                                Breathe. Move forward.

                                I just eat what I want...

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