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02 Jan 2011 - 17:3147574
I'm going on a diet on thursday with my mum, heh. Sounds weird but hey we both need to do it and I want to be able to do it for myself and such.


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02 Jan 2011 - 17:4647576
Quote NightmareWings:
I'm going on a diet on thursday with my mum, heh. Sounds weird but hey we both need to do it and I want to be able to do it for myself and such.


Cool, I know a lot of women that do that too.
Perhaps you could keep a thread here of your progress? To help you keep on track?


02 Jan 2011 - 17:4947577
Quote Kaythenia:
I got stuck with broad shoulders, large bust, small waist, big hips. Even with the work I'm doing I'm never going to be delicate and gamine which is pretty damn depressing


Can I just say that you've described what many regard as the ideal figure?

People have mentioned this already, but I'll reiterate it here: don't get SLIM, get HEALTHY. People have drastically different body types. As much as I'd love to have the same figure as some of my tiny svelte friends, it'll never happen - I'm just not built that way. Conversely, many of them envy my big boobs and butt. If you're not designed to be incredibly slender, trying desperately to get an incredibly slender figure will do you more harm than good, and you may risk developing an eating disorder.

Eat healthy food in good proportions, and do plenty of exercise (both cardio and toning), and you'll get the best figure that's meant for you. It might not be the one you'd really like, but if we all looked exactly the same the world would be really boring!


02 Jan 2011 - 17:5447578
Quote Odangochan:
Quote Kaythenia:
I got stuck with broad shoulders, large bust, small waist, big hips. Even with the work I'm doing I'm never going to be delicate and gamine which is pretty damn depressing


Can I just say that you've described what many regard as the ideal figure?

People have mentioned this already, but I'll reiterate it here: don't get SLIM, get HEALTHY. People have drastically different body types. As much as I'd love to have the same figure as some of my tiny svelte friends, it'll never happen - I'm just not built that way. Conversely, many of them envy my big boobs and butt. If you're not designed to be incredibly slender, trying desperately to get an incredibly slender figure will do you more harm than good, and you may risk developing an eating disorder.

Eat healthy food in good proportions, and do plenty of exercise (both cardio and toning), and you'll get the best figure that's meant for you. It might not be the one you'd really like, but if we all looked exactly the same the world would be really boring!


I must agree, being slim is very rarely the most attractive look on women (trust me, I'm a man.) A healthy apperance is more often than not the most attractive one!


02 Jan 2011 - 18:3447583
Quote Odangochan:
Quote Kaythenia:
I got stuck with broad shoulders, large bust, small waist, big hips. Even with the work I'm doing I'm never going to be delicate and gamine which is pretty damn depressing


Can I just say that you've described what many regard as the ideal figure?

People have mentioned this already, but I'll reiterate it here: don't get SLIM, get HEALTHY. People have drastically different body types. As much as I'd love to have the same figure as some of my tiny svelte friends, it'll never happen - I'm just not built that way. Conversely, many of them envy my big boobs and butt. If you're not designed to be incredibly slender, trying desperately to get an incredibly slender figure will do you more harm than good, and you may risk developing an eating disorder.

Eat healthy food in good proportions, and do plenty of exercise (both cardio and toning), and you'll get the best figure that's meant for you. It might not be the one you'd really like, but if we all looked exactly the same the world would be really boring!


That's what the friends keep telling me but I don't see my body type as a good thing, it's annoying. No matter how much weight I lose, clothes never fit or they fit in the wrong places. Like buttoned shirts! They're either bursting around my chest and fit on the waist or the other evil is they fit my bust but swamp me everywhere else! None of the other girls in my family have my body shape, even my size 8 mother! They're all tiny and gorgeous...and then there's me >_< It's not great for my self confidence.

There's some cosplays I would love to do but are so never happening to save you all your lunches.


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03 Jan 2011 - 12:0747640
Quote PhobosMoon:
Quote NightmareWings:
I'm going on a diet on thursday with my mum, heh. Sounds weird but hey we both need to do it and I want to be able to do it for myself and such.


Cool, I know a lot of women that do that too.
Perhaps you could keep a thread here of your progress? To help you keep on track?

thats my plan, Im also going to be adding stuff to it, like recipies and stuff for anyone who wants to lose weight and are finding it hard.

I need to do this as I am sick of being the weight I am.


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19 May 2011 - 06:3156881
i'am so glad i'm not the only one trying to loose weight for cosplays lol ive been trying to loose weight also i walk miles and miles but i dont seem to see any difference i hardly snack and i only eat certain abouts of food but i do curently still drink coffee and fizzy juice :/ was reading though some comments and there where pretty good ideas witch i'm gonna try out for myself

i will have the will power to fight this diet!



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20 May 2011 - 19:0457107
Quote Kaythenia:
Quote Odangochan:
Quote Kaythenia:
I got stuck with broad shoulders, large bust, small waist, big hips. Even with the work I'm doing I'm never going to be delicate and gamine which is pretty damn depressing


Can I just say that you've described what many regard as the ideal figure?

People have mentioned this already, but I'll reiterate it here: don't get SLIM, get HEALTHY. People have drastically different body types. As much as I'd love to have the same figure as some of my tiny svelte friends, it'll never happen - I'm just not built that way. Conversely, many of them envy my big boobs and butt. If you're not designed to be incredibly slender, trying desperately to get an incredibly slender figure will do you more harm than good, and you may risk developing an eating disorder.

Eat healthy food in good proportions, and do plenty of exercise (both cardio and toning), and you'll get the best figure that's meant for you. It might not be the one you'd really like, but if we all looked exactly the same the world would be really boring!


That's what the friends keep telling me but I don't see my body type as a good thing, it's annoying. No matter how much weight I lose, clothes never fit or they fit in the wrong places. Like buttoned shirts! They're either bursting around my chest and fit on the waist or the other evil is they fit my bust but swamp me everywhere else! None of the other girls in my family have my body shape, even my size 8 mother! They're all tiny and gorgeous...and then there's me >_< It's not great for my self confidence.

There's some cosplays I would love to do but are so never happening to save you all your lunches.


I have this issue. Although I can stand to loose weight (and I will!) I'm aware that my natural body shape will still be hard to shop for. It'll put a bigger dent in your budget, but you need to shop at "women" shops. Typical teenage clothes shops (IE New Look) are typically cut in the "tall and slim" style, meaning curves are a no go.

Shops I recommend are ones like Debenhams. They're cut for women, so people with curves. Also, Matalan has a curvy girl range (big boobs small waist).

I find the best option is also mens jeans. They fit me a lot better, cause they actually go pretty wide for the hips, but are relatively narrow for the waist.


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20 May 2011 - 19:2057114
Quote NixieThePixie:

I find the best option is also mens jeans. They fit me a lot better, cause they actually go pretty wide for the hips, but are relatively narrow for the waist.


I recently found this too, much to my surprise! A pair of my brother's old jeans ended up in my fabric cupboard after he'd not worn them in years, and they fit me better than most of the ones I owned already!

I totally agree that you have to find a clothing range that suits your body shape. For me there's a couple of Next lines that are perfect. It does sometimes mean you have to spend more though ><

My mum's advice is always that you should wear a size that fits you, and ignore what it says on the lable! No one knows what size it is, and you'll look a great deal slimmer in a larger size that fits you, than in a size too small.


21 May 2011 - 17:3757203
Losing weight is very easy, as long as you have the will power to start and keep at it.

The biggest thing you can do, is get on a beter diet, calculate what you are eating on average a day calorie wise, and subtract 200-500 and stick to it.
Eat wholegrain foods as apposed to the white alternative.. eg. Switch to wholemeal past, brown rice and brown bread. Make sure to eat plenty of fibre and protein and avoid sat fats. Don't avoid ALL fats, as some are good for you and can actually aid weight loss.
Also fruit and fibre are your friend, they get your motabolism going! Try to eat half a grapefruit in the morning just after you wake up, wait an hour then have breakfast. Citrus fruits contain a chemical which raises your insulin levels to give your motabolism a flying start in the morning.

Believe me, once you get in the habit of eating better, it becomes second nature and you will not miss fast food ever again.

As for exercise, you need to sweat and get that heart beating to get the best workout. Try to find something you enjoy. For example, squash is an fantastic way to exercise and it is fun. playing for an hour can burn as much as 700 calories! It will also help build some muscles (muscles will aid in weight loss too)


Alot of people falter after a couple of months of doing exercise and a new diet because they don't see a big decrease in weight, alot of the time this is down to putting on muscle and loosing fat. Muscle weighs alot more than fat does, so while you will be losing fat, you might be gaining enough muscle to counter it. Just keep going and in the end you will start to SEE the difference and feel better for it.


28 May 2011 - 19:0757865
Might I suggest Cho Yung tea - it's a safe way to lose weight. Be sure to follow the instructions, though!

I need to try it out for myself (have 2 samples; can buy a whole pack of tea at the end of the month after next), so I'll let you know if it gets me out of my weight plateau.



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28 May 2011 - 20:3257866
Quote Yatak:
Losing weight is very easy, as long as you have the will power to start and keep at it.

The biggest thing you can do, is get on a beter diet, calculate what you are eating on average a day calorie wise, and subtract 200-500 and stick to it.
Eat wholegrain foods as apposed to the white alternative.. eg. Switch to wholemeal past, brown rice and brown bread. Make sure to eat plenty of fibre and protein and avoid sat fats. Don't avoid ALL fats, as some are good for you and can actually aid weight loss.
Also fruit and fibre are your friend, they get your motabolism going! Try to eat half a grapefruit in the morning just after you wake up, wait an hour then have breakfast. Citrus fruits contain a chemical which raises your insulin levels to give your motabolism a flying start in the morning.

Believe me, once you get in the habit of eating better, it becomes second nature and you will not miss fast food ever again.

As for exercise, you need to sweat and get that heart beating to get the best workout. Try to find something you enjoy. For example, squash is an fantastic way to exercise and it is fun. playing for an hour can burn as much as 700 calories! It will also help build some muscles (muscles will aid in weight loss too)


Alot of people falter after a couple of months of doing exercise and a new diet because they don't see a big decrease in weight, alot of the time this is down to putting on muscle and loosing fat. Muscle weighs alot more than fat does, so while you will be losing fat, you might be gaining enough muscle to counter it. Just keep going and in the end you will start to SEE the difference and feel better for it.


I concur with everything you said bar a couple of things:

"Losing weight is very easy, as long as you have the will power to start and keep at it."

Not for everyone. There are conditions that make it difficult to loose weight, but easier to gain; diabetes, PCOS and overactive thyroid glands for example. This isn't an excuse as to getting fat or anything, it just means you've gotta work harder.

I have PCOS, I've not gained a pound for a long time now. I'm very proud of this fact, since it's a condition that makes it easier to gain weight. I know if i want to loose weight, I have to exercise hard. I want to loose weight and damn if I'm gonna let some stupid cyst condition get in my way!!!

"The biggest thing you can do, is get on a beter diet, calculate what you are eating on average a day calorie wise, and subtract 200-500 and stick to it."

Try to ensure that your calories are the daily recommended amount (1800 for women, 2000 for men). Going too little or too much is detrimental to your health. You need calories. So if you already have the calorie amount of that much (like I do) but basically because you eat a load of crap, change the crap you eat, and keep to the calorie amount.



I find that the best way to tell if you're slimming is by using the "string technique". Basically, get a ball of string, and measure the three "vital areas" (chest, waist, hips)You want one piece of string per area, and it needs to be a couple inches or so longer than that area is, then mark on that where you actually are. That is thus your start size. During your slimming/weight lossness, use that to measure yourself, and mark on the string what you are if you've changed (with tape, and something you can write on to date it).

This method, you don't have the horror of having to find out how big you are, it's almost done blindly. And it still gives clear evidence where you lost weight! Then, when you want to, you can then lie it against a tape measure so that you know :3

A lot of people get a bit glum when they only loose a little. With that technique, you don't see how many inches you've lost, just that you've lost some weight :3


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29 May 2011 - 16:4357881
1. sign up for the Fitocracy beta

2. ~500 Calorie Deficit/day. Eat healthy. It's a lot easier and cheaper than it sounds, just do some research and maybe buy a new recipe-book for inspiration. Learning how to make your own food makes a huge difference, and adding some fail-safe recipes to your repertoire makes everything easier.

3. Exercise. Check out Bodyrock - Home Workout Movement if you're not into gyms, or if you want to take a step further than jogging or walking.



In general you might want to take everything you read on the internet with a grain of salt. You're better off buying some literature from educated individuals and talk to your GP or a physiologist (personal trainers are not always as knowledgeable as you'd think...).

Anyone wants any inspiration for exercises I believe I can help.


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