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I'll work on exercise and weight loss, and for aesthetic, my hair looks okay but it's frazzled. I've bleached it a lot over the years and used box dyes but I want to try and get it to a softer state. I hate that it's naturally dark though so I was thinking of getting it professionally done, I don't know if I'd have to grow my hair out first or just let them figure something out.
It's down my back but frizzy, dyed red but fading to its bleached colour. Ideally if I got it professionally done I'd want a chestnut, auburn or just pretty shade of maybe lighter or more brown hair. I don't know what suits at all.
I'll try your advice with clothing, it's been years since I used lookbook! I can't afford to buy many clothes right now but my wardrobe needs a serious revamp, too much black and similar styled clothing.
if your hair really is that unhealthy, think twice about dye jobs. i imagine a good solution for that would be going to a salon, they will deep condition the shit out of it, and just to make it easier to grow it out to get to healthier hair, dye it closer to your natural color.
i had really jacked up hair a few years ago and in order to fix it, i ended up cutting off many inches spend a long while and money on some decent product to condition it and just let it grow out and kept cutting off the frazzled ends. i had a salon dye it close to the brown that i naturally have so when my roots came in, it wouldnt be so noticeable.
sometimes its just better to start from the beginning. i thought that i looked better with more red in my hair, but i got way more compliments when i was a brunette.
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Im actually in the process of this myself OP.
I am moving for graduate school soon, and have been figuring out how to fix myself up (let myself go after uni as well haha).
Here is a list of what I'm doing/have done/am working on (maybe it will give you some ideas!):
-Stopped visiting hair salons (They always over-process my hair and cut too much off during trims)
-Started DIY keratin treatments to smooth my waves/frizz (Use every 1.5-2 months)
-Started DIY hair highlights (will do a balayage soon – just bought Olaplex yay!)
-Bought professional supplies for trimming my own hair and bangs at home
-Started using more expensive hair products made for smoothing hair
-Started styling hair more regularly including straightening and using a hair curling wand set
-Threw out my old makeup and bought stuff that better suited my skin tone (used to buy too-pale bb creams or too dark foundations/too dark eyeshadows and lipsticks)
-Practiced makeup routines until I found one that works
-Bought new clothes (Found two designers that suit my body and style best – they are a little pricey, like $300-$500 for a shirt, but can be cheaper on sale or used). No more fast fashion.
-Bought designer heels (For some reason, I convinced myself to start buying cheap cute stuff instead of designer anddd my feet kept hurting and I even had a heel break once while walking lol). I used to wear heels all the time, but just stopped bothering.
-Started taking hair, skin, nail vitamins and other weird health supplements (collagen, algae etc) everyday.
-Started taking care of my skin again (Became depressed and started just washing my face with bar soap every day…) including: makeup remover, face wash, toner, serum, lotion + eye lotion + tea tree oil for spots/redness and sunscreen + primer in the mornings and face masks and exfoliating scrubs (including lip scrubs) around 2x per week
-Started steaming/ironing my clothes and dry cleaning when necessary even though its expensive…
Working On/Planning to Do:
-Losing weight (I gained weight because I wanted a fuller face and to be thicc, but now I want to lose weight and be thin again – changing my hairstyle means a thinner face looks fine)
-Working out (I'm not doing tooooo well with this yet, but will do better when the weather gets better. I love going outside during the summer).
-Lengthening my lashes (bought one of those serums you put on your eyelashes every night to grow them thicker + longer)
-Wearing push up bras (got lazy/depressed and threw them all out and bought sports bras…)
-Wearing perfume (got lazy/depressed and stopped wearing any even though I have a lot just sitting there)
-I still haven't gotten to this although I have all the necessary supplies, but doing my own gel nail extensions. I used to paint my nails using gel polish, but kept them short. I've watched a lot of tutorials on Youtube on how to create the extensions so hopefully can teach myself to do these with some practice.
-Waxing (I waxed my legs as a teenager, but stopped for some reason. I'd like to learn how to wax my secret garden though haha)
Okay, so it's a long list but I'm still looking for ways to expand it further…so open to any suggestions as well!
OP here, I'm not sure about posting myself here but I'm short, curvy but chubby on top of that from uni (which is what I'm working on losing) with fairly frizzy, shoulder to back length hair that's faded from dye, I'm happy with my face but want more makeup to suit it- I've got bold eyebrows and a square jawline and now I've got a bit of a double chin that I'm desperately trying to get rid of! My hair never seems to control itself no matter what I use on it.
I like a mixture of clothing but don't really have a style, and my confidence makes me never sure what I /want/ to wear anymore.>>57542
thank you, I'm working on diet, are there any resources for really nutrient rich meals and foods I could look into? I'm nearly 23 and really want to be at my prime by the time I am 25!>>57548
This is amazing progress, you were already pretty in the left image but you look so much more confident and your hair and makeup is lovely!
I've literally been taking notes, I've got everything in a little notebook for diet/makeup/skin now so I have something to follow, I've jotted down your points too- are there any hair products for smoothing hair you reccommend? Same for the hair/skin/nail vitamins and primers!
Right now my job just about covers my rent since leaving uni so I can't really go all out yet and spend hundreds but that's the plan….for now I'm having to work around a low budget
said that isn't me. I wouldn't post my pics to an anonymous image board, but the results are pretty drastically similar (more so with change in hair color + clothes too).
I use a LOOOT of products to smooth my hair lol but it's pretty cheap (like $20 monthly on average) and even though it sounds like a lot, most of the work is just putting the stuff in hair: I use DIY keratin treatments that last 1-3 months, decent shampoo+conditioner (Sexyhair brand is my favorite), leave in keratin serum from Tresemme + the Tresemme keratin smoothing serum + Tresemme keratin heat protectant spray + a more expensive keratin oil on my ends. Then I use an ion hair dryer (buying a nicer one when I move), heated hair brush, and hair straightener + tourmaline hair wands if I want curls like in the pic. Also hair mask once per week. Hope this helps!
This is going to sound hella bossy but I'm just being straightforward. I've had a lot of trial and error so I've learned a lot, that's all.
For me, it's about being realistic and actual maintenance coupled with focusing on what makes YOU look good. Not trends or what you admire. What we view as ideal in general is rarely what we can achieve, and the more we spend trying to steer towards it the less attractive we look for our own actual features/bone/structure/etc.
So, realism is important as well as self awareness. Self awareness is the key to looking good.
Confront your own less-ideal features and accept them, and then go from there. Ie if you have thin lips and they throw off your facial balance, either get natural looking fillers or get over it. Don't overline your lips and smear them with crusty liquid lipstick–it may look acceptable solely because SO many instathots do it, but in real life you are being made fun of and you don't look cute.
Natural is always going to look better than artificial. Without fail. If you trick them into thinking you look effortless, you automatically look more attractive and down to earth than someone who looks glaringly made up.
The holy trinity of basics are hair, skin, nails.
Take care of them and you will automatically look more put together. Prioritize that above frivolous things like acrylics, trendy dyes, fried bleach jobs.
Drop gimmicks and trends. Don't be tacky or gaudy. Don't try to look ~*desu kawaii ree*~ because I promise, the weeb online subculture may have brainwashed you into thinking you look cute, but more often than not if it isn't muted or wearable, you look special needs or like an adult baby a la Jill. >inb4 vicious weeb h8
Yeah yeah yeah, fuck you I'll do what I want!!1 I'm kawaii!!!11! Whatever.
Sure thing. You'll grow out of it eventually. In the real world, your Internet aesthetic doesn't mean shit and you look retarded lol.
I used to be fairly alternative I guess, but as I've gotten older and have developed a sharp keen eye for what actually looks attractive, I've grown out of it. I dyed my hair every color under the sun as a teenager, but now I view it as what it is: juvenile, damaging, and pointless.
Looking glowing, youthful, and healthy will always be universally attractive. Managing your diet, staying hydrated, and keeping your skin protected will drastically alter your appearance on its own. It's biologically engraved in us to view healthy as attractive.
A couple easy, quick, basic skincare products that can be used by all skin types:https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Rose-Cleanser-Stick-Type/dp/B00EIMU3NUhttps://www.amazon.com/banila-Flower-Honey-Essence-Stick/dp/B00SWFNXFO
If you're a low-maintenance type of girl, just make sure to cleanse twice a day, get a retinol day cream to tap all over your eyelids/undereyes and sweep it up your temples as well as on your smile lines, and then put on sunscreen. Get a serum for night time. Simple. You don't have to do a thousand-step routine although you'll probably eventually want to anyways.
If your hair is damaged, invest in Olaplex.
If your hair is thin, use Keranique.
Give Pantogar a try if you're willing after a lot of research.
Moisturize every day–don't skip your body. You'll begin to notice the difference.
Keep your lips exfoliated and hydrated 24/7.
Avoid powders. Pick tinted moisturizers, cushions, or bb creams over foundations and heavy concealers. I promise, that zit looks better than the huge discolored glob of slop covering it lol. It'll clear up eventually, but not if it's constantly caked in slap.
A couple makeup products that are really good for a natural and flattering look imo:http://m.sephora.com/product/P411038?skuId=1855253
in the shade "blondie"http://m.sephora.com/living-luminizer-P408973https://www.glossier.com/products/cloud-paint
Long eyelashes are always soft and pretty. You can try serums to max them out. I've heard positive and negative things about castor oil, but I have noticed a difference when I condition my lashes with it at night, so there's that I guess.
Idk sorry I'm bored with this now but I tried. Sorry if >2snob4me
but I'm just being honest.
This is good advice, thanks.
How do you learn to accept multiple facial flaws though? I've got a big nose and thin lips and I look like a tard. Sometimes I think I should save up for a nose job but it doesn't look like it'll happen before my mid-thirties.
I gave up trying to line my upper lip because as you said, it looks stupid but the thought of getting lip fillers squicks me out, plus I'm not even sure plump lips would even look good with my big round nose.
How do you learn to look at your face objectively?
Love your advice anon!
>>The holy trinity of basics are hair, skin, nails.
On the topic of plastic surgery, I went for a consult to get a nose job and the plastic surgeon told me to just fix my hair, skin, nails, and do my makeup instead. I was pretty pissed that he dismissed the nose job, but since actually taking his advice I'm pretty grateful that he didn't take advantage of my vulnerability.
>>Don't try to look ~*desu kawaii ree*~ because I promise, the weeb online subculture may have brainwashed you into thinking you look cute, but more often than not if it isn't muted or wearable, you look special needs or like an adult baby a la Jill.
I went through this phase and yeah, I cringe now haha. In the real world most of us will be fucked in our careers if we dress like this anyway. I dropped my alternative style like it was hot (it wasn't).
I'm glad I got positive response. I get worried that assblasted weebs can't swallow the reality lol.
Yeah, I actually find that I like being more neutral/relaxed style-wise now. I focus on having nice hair/a nice body/an aesthetically pleasing face and keep my clothes simple. I find I don't need decoration like I used to, because I'm not antsy to flit from this to that to sate my need to morph my appearance. I look my best, I don't need excessive piercings or hair dye or accessories to distract me lol. It's really nice to FINALLY be one of those girls that look perfectly effortless and good in sweatpants and a bun lmao.
You just have to step back, let go of the things you obsess over on the Internet, and get a grip on reality. If you aren't objective and blunt with yourself, you won't progress to your full potential.
I've never used this site, but I buy these at a beauty supply store because they're simple, affordable, and do just fine. https://jet.com/product/detail/05c9a024f5a74851a4b3978a9c986c70?jcmp=pla:ggl:NJ_cons_Gen_Health__Beauty_a3:Health__Beauty_Skin_Care_Facial_Moisturizers__Treatments_a3:na:PLA_786070203_37816623741_pla-293826742261:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&gclid=CJeG58K2jdMCFRY8gQodybUDPw
They smell pleasant and are gentle on your skin.
If you want to splurge, I'd just opt for Drunk Elephant products. Personally, I can't justify constantly spending $60-80 on individual skincare items, so I have a delux set of theirs that I alternate with this.
In terms of hair I would just chop all the damaged hair off and buy a human hair lace front wig or make one (you can get them on Aliexpress for like £70+ it's cheaper to make one btw ) while your hair grows. Plus you can dye the wig without feeling guilty about destroying your hair.
For skin care I'd see a dermatologist if you have major concerns. I don't do much to my skin because my skin was blessed genetically but Korean face masks are wonderful and make your skin look extra healthy and feel super smooth.
Fashion is a hard one. Its all about figuring out what flatters you and what is aesthetically appealing to you as well! I don't know what you look like and what shape your in but I personally like to wear coral pinks pastel pinks denim and black and always pair my outfits white heels or platforms.
For nails id get extensions if you don't already. Diy or Salon done it doesn't matter. I do my own gel nails and want to try doing acrylics and I watch Naoi Nails and Nail career education on YouTube to learn how to do anything nail related.Naoi nails has an online store that sells pretty cheap (and good) nail supplies.
For Makeup Id watch taty on YouTube of you want more everyday looks and Any other "beauty guru" if youre iNo clown IG makeup.
If you want any fashion tips I don't mind make long a throwaway email and you can contact me there because fashion is my thing and this post would become too long if I spoke about every fashion tip I have and all the shops I know etc
Sorry for the bad wording ;_;
For anything fashion related email me at
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How do I find the most flattering style/makeup for my face?
I look very typical for my part of Europe (hint: vampires n shit), which is essentially high cheekbones, a diamond/square face and a yuge nose that looks like a bird's beak. Similar to pic rel, but with dark hair and obviously younger.
Whatever I try, I know I'll never look pretty. I know dark colours suit me but that's about it.
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Well, conventionally attractive, feminine I suppose. What you would typically want a girl in her mid-20s to look like, not a spoopy, bony dementor in a dress.
Well, the girl in the photo isn't what I'd personally wish a girl in her mid 20's to look like. I'm guessing you want a rounder, softer face, shallower cheekbones, and a small nose…beside surgery, I'd recommend contouring with lighter colors at the bottom of your cheeks and maybe a blush at the top to "flatten" the area (the opposite of most tutorials since most people want
prominent, high cheekbones). You can also try to gain some weight or get fillers if you can afford them. These will help to soften your facial features. I'm not sure what you can do to make your nose appear smaller besides surgery, but the picture you attached really isn't as unattractive as you seem to think. Lightning your hair a couple shades and wearing lighter shades of makeup will make you look softer, and more feminine too. Good luck anon! Hope this helps a little
Am I the only one who found this post very sad? It's on "do this and OTHER PEOPLE will find you attractive, wear that and OTHER PEOPLE will think you look good, put on make up in a way that doesn't make OTHER PEOPLE think you're retarded"
Maybe I'm just a special snowflake, but aside from possible employers I really don't think you should focus on other people's opinions so much. It won't have any impact on your life whether or not random strangers you'll never talk to think you look good. You'll be putting all that effort into something that doesn't pay off in any way.
You read this completely wrong. The OP was just trying to help anyone reading to not look a hot mess.
They literally said to find things that flatter the individual, not stuff they think looks cute online and in Photoshoped pictures.
If you wanna dress like the most special snowflake to ever snowflake, go ahead.
Not really nonny, pretty much all of what they're saying is just grooming tips. Like they said>Looking glowing, youthful, and healthy will always be universally attractive.
they're not really talking about conforming, more about putting in more effort than the bare minimum.
If it was about what other people thought, they would have mentioned trends and fashion.>It won't have any impact on your life whether or not random strangers you'll never talk to think you look good.
You are completely wrong there. People always treat attractive people better and believe that they're better in general. We can't help it as humans. You literally have a better life the more attractive you are, and you can become dramatically more attractive by just looking after yourself.
>>58239>>58243>but in real life you are being made fun of and you don't look cute.>If you trick them into thinking…>Don't be tacky or gaudy.>In the real world, your Internet aesthetic doesn't mean shit and you look retarded>but now I view it as what it is: juvenile, damaging, and pointless.
I'm not denying that I'm what you'd probably call a snowflake, but it does sound like "be a normie and don't have style or people will judge you for it".
>they're not really talking about conforming, more about putting in more effort than the bare minimum.
See quoted stuff above
>People always treat attractive people better
Yeah, but looking healthy and youthful has nothing to do with not styling yourself "artificially"/not being gaudy or dressing like a weeb. People tend to treat me well because I'm prettier than the average girl where I live (inb4 32" waist chan, I'm nothing special outside my own city) and dressing normie or alternative doesn't make a difference as far as I can tell.
Sage for nitpicking random anon's tone
This is a thread about a makeover. I simply gave advice that can be applied universally regardless of various personal factors.
You chose to steer my post in that direction and decide it was "sad" because you felt personally offended and you feel the need to defend your "style."
That is your cross to bear. Not mine.
I don't care.
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I'm a little under 5'2 and I'm in the middle of losing weight. My goal weight is to be at least between 110-125 by July and I have already lost 10-11 pounds since March.
When I lost weight before and got to a regular BMI my body type was smaller and less noticeably curvy. At a overweight BMI I have very large breasts and a low WHR so unfortunately I get less attention when I slim up.
How do I keep my sensual body type and womanly curves at my goal weight? My body just turns small & petite the more I lose weight and I hate it. I wish I was tall b/c tall girls seem to still keep their womanly bodies even when their weight is low :(
I'm trying to get this sort of aesthetic right here. Petite but very curvy and voluptuous looking. Idk how to do this. Waist training?
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but Susu won the genetic lottery lol. I know this is generic but try to find the beauty in your body as it is. I guarantee it's still beautiful and will still be sought after. I think the key here is to have confidence. I have a hella below average body and get plenty of attention because I'm confident in whatever I wear or do. You can also play up your sensuality with strategically revealing skin. Short skirt with tall boots and a long sleeve. Shit like that. Or slut it up as they say if that's what you like best.
As an aside, waist training is ultimately very harmful for you, but it's your body. Just make sure to research before you dive in.
Check out missguided.com for sexy style tips, I'd say I don't a good place to start.
My body fat distribution is hourglass/pear shaped but I don't have those wide set violin hips that makes me look thick unless I'm far overweight or something. I'd say mine is more slimmer and athletic I guess, like think of those Hollywood hourglasses vs the porn star hourglasses. I look more like the former.
Welp. I was born too late I guess.
I don't spend that much actually.
As I said, I DIY pretty much everything. I can do my highlights for $10, while a salon would cost $200. For nails, it cost around $50 per year for all supplies, and I can give myself professional nails that would cost more than $50 per month to maintain. The savings add up, and there are so many resources, if you can trust yourself to follow instructions, it's easy to learn. I also use referral programs, eBay and check deals for the items I like and stock up on things I know I use (i.e. My favorite brand of hair supplies sometimes is 50% off). For clothing, I buy most of it used, and it's easy to get designer shoes for $100 or less on good sales, but you need to be patient. I do most of my shopping online, including for shoes and clothes. As I said, I found two designers I love, so I generally can expect their clothing to fit and flatter my body. Just go to a high end shopping area, try on clothes and see which designers suit you (then shop online lol). Since I buy my shoes online, one thing I've found helps is if you are between sizes (I'm a US 6.5 - 7), to go with the larger size for open toe/back and it generally doesn't matter for closed toe/back.
In my experience, I spend less than most people (who care how they look), even though I have a higher-maintenance routine/more expensive wardrobe.
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does anyone have experience with Colored contacts? are they worth it? did they cause you any trouble?
i feel like nowadays contact lenses aren't uncommon on beauty influencers, celebrities, instagram people, what have you.
it makes me feel super insecure about my brown eyes. i want to get prescription contact lenses but a) expensive b) i already have good glasses c) and i'm scared i'll damage my eyes.
any tips or opinions on contacts? are they worth it? did you feel prettier wearing them??
I don't think you'd look that different unless you get the super fake looking ones.
Besides, she has piles of makeup on the right, of course her eyes are going to look better.
not to egg you on, but if you're comfortable with your weight why are you eating so dangerously little and how do you know you're having enough nutrients without consulting a medical professional about it? get a full blood check if you haven't. "dealing with the exhaustion" just so "you don't want to be fat again" doesn't scream a healthy attitude about it.
then again, what do i know? i'm an average-weight person in a world you either have to be a self-hating ana-chan or an obese bodyposi snowflake.
I don't have much of an appetite. I take vitamin supplements and cod liver oil every day to keep my hair nails and skin looking nice >>58953
thicc (see: fat) is a hypersexualized caricature of what women look like. thin is more refined, subtle, and aesthetic.
the people who browse this type of forums are likely to be weebs. usually obsessed with japanese women or korean men. thus everyone is obsessed with super skinny women, having super pale skin skincare, doing makeup a certain way and and what not.
the type of people you'll see on insta are cool kids trying to fit the kardashian (kylie particularly, everyone wants to look like her there) aesthetic of natural but glam, skinny but fat ass, and other crazy standards that are just as dumb.
basically, we have different demographics entirely. so its not too weird. i see perfectly healthy people here get called fat all the time, meanwhile on social media i see striaght up obese people calling themselves thicc and everyone raving about them. grass is greener etc
eg. >>58961>thicc (see: fat) is a hypersexualized caricature of what women look like. thin is more refined, subtle, and aesthetic.
see what i mean. autistic shit. you'll only find this type of shit in places like here. ana chans or obese chans, no inbetween. mega sage cause this is stupid.
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I'm actually in the process of an image makeover to go with the number of life changing decisions I've decided to make. I'm starting off simple for now. I went to a salon and got my hair dyed a shade or so lighter. It's the first time I've ever dyed my hair and the first time in a while that I've had my hair straightened (doing a no heat thing because I'm growing my hair out). I'm slowly growing a wardrobe as well. Planning on getting a new pair of glasses to fit with it (because I need a new pair anyway).
Due to my birth control effecting my bone density, I've taken to lifting weights and taking vitamins as well as some other basic exercises. I'd like to lose maybe 10lbs and tone up my stomach. I'm 5'7" and my goal weight is 135lbs. (according to my obgyn the 130s is the lowest range I can be in).
I feel like my wardrobe is starting to change nowadays as I'm getting older. Though maybe it's because I'm taking life more seriously now(?)
I still see as dying my hair blonde (and not frying the shit out of it) as a huge stepping stone for a new phase in life.
Or maybe I'm just exaggerating, idk
Same here anon.
I've lost 30 pounds so far and have combatted period craving successfully until this month (But a lot of stress has come down on me this month too so i'm trying to be forgiving of myself. I'm still making it it to my training sessions at least).
What i usually do though is when I feel it, i try to hold off as long as I can. If I can, i'll plan for a snacky thing at the end of the day so I don't go over my cals and sugar goals, but if i can't do it, i'll allow myself one binge day. Just reduce your calories 100-200 more than usual the next couple days after that binge.
I haven't undone all of my work measurements-wise luckily but my weight went up on the scale. I keep telling myself "Maybe it's muscle…" but that's only an excuse i can use for a couple of days before i have to admit i'm going overboard.
All in all if it happens, just breathe and start over the next day. Also try actually exercising not just walking. Lifting will burn more calories than cardio will (but do both its good for you) and the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns at rest, so the more you lift, the more your body burns naturally, the faster you lose.
It's how i lost 11 pounds in a month so i dunno man. Try it.
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i guess i didn't phrase it right? was looking for advice from ppl in the same boat (back fat boat) but i guess this isnt the place
its so weird, right? when i lose weight it only seems to come from my legs + butt while my back and arms remain the same
dunno if its just because of the way i exercise, and how to somehow target those specific muscles
when i lose weight it only seems to come from my legs + butt while my back and arms remain the same
My weight comes off rather evenly on my body, but sticks around under my chin and upper arms. Literally, the only reason I'm even losing weight…
Let me give you a rundown on weight lifting for ladies
>You will NOT become too muscular unless you use steroids.
This is a fact. Any woman you see with a six pack is using some sort of hormone or steroid to get it. Our bodies CAN'T build muscle that way. It's just not possible without an outside influencer. You will always be able to increase strength just not mass. So don't be afraid of lifting because you're afraid of looking beefy.
Unlike guys who have to fully balance their muscle building or they end up looking weird (Ever see a guy with round muscles on his forearms that look fucked up? This is often the reason, he's only working those muscles instead of rounding it out).
You should still work every muscle in your body but it's okay to focus on specific areas.
>You can't target areas for fat loss
You lose fat all over the body. You can't target just your arms or just your ass to lose fat. You can however build muscle in those areas which will in term give definition and help melt the fat off. But you need to be lifting consistently (I do twice a week for muscles but doing more is acceptable too).
>Squats will give you the best fucking ass in the world i swear to god
I started at 241 pounds. I had a big ass already both due to being a fatass and because i have wide-set hips. Doing squats my ass, even though i'm still at 200 pounds, has given my ass so much definition. I went from having cottage cheese looking ass (i.e. cellulite) to having a smooth, perkier and firmer ass. My fiance is an ass-man and he took notice pretty quickly and has an even harder time not touching my ass all the time.
>The more muscle you have the more calories you burn at rest
Thus, building muscle = increasing the rate at which you burn calories which = faster weight loss>Lifting will decrease the chance for loose skin
So first off, some people will have loose skin no matter what. Some people start at 300 pounds and don't have any loose skin even if they only do cardio. But if you're in your mid-20s and over 200 it's a good idea to lift to lessen the chance you'll be left with some loose skin later on.
I think it's working for me based on the changes i'm seeing in my stomach.
Seriously go lift. Find a trainer if you don't know WTF you're doing (i used a site called thumbtack, and just waited until a trainer within my price range came around) Some will even do short-term sessions if you just want to learn what you should do rather than working with one for the next six months, but having one will give you someone who keeps you accountable. Having an appointment twice a week is more incentive for me to get out to the gym than me telling myself I should go, so even if i'm lazy and skip my cardio sessions i still get results because i'm working out twice a week and do cardio for warm up/cool down on those days too.
It was a huge game changer for me. In my first month by myself I lost 20 pounds of water weight, but lifting my second month I lost 11 pounds and 3 inches off my waist.
Just cardio alone is shit. Plus it feels amazing to get stronger.
I can almost beat my fiance in arm wrestling and that's fucking awesome to me (And has encouraged him to start working out too which i want for him so he can be healthier. He's not fat just sedentary)
I agree with most of what you wrote, I just felt like it's important to say you absolutely can get visible abs, you're just not going to get ripped the same way a guy can.
Women can still build muscle mass and lower bodyfat to the point that there's ab definition without having to use roids, it's just way harder to do.
Same for making sure you work your whole body, like, you might not look as weird and imbalanced as quickly as a guy would (though you absolutely can still if you've got some skinnyfat parts and some that are more muscular), but it's also important to work out to avoid imbalances that lead to injury. More important actually, in my opinion.
so by weight lifting do u guys mean> squats for legs> dumbbells/pushups for arms?
is that it or? and I've heard things about small weights and higher reps for women, but since you guys say its near impossible to bulk is that bull?
Im a cardio bunny and I've never tried resistance training so any insight would b appreciated
also the carbs & protein debacle. low carbs? high prot? or can i just count my calories as always, it works for me but i definitely haven't been doing it for awhile
Legs: squats, deadlifts, lunges step ups etc
Arms: biceps curls, triceps dips, overhead press, w curls etc
There are a lot of exercises you can do, just try out a few and see how it feels
If you go to the gym, ask a pt if they can show you some exercises
You can try calculating your macros, but for muscle building you need to eat more, eat lots of protein and carbs are good for energy
Generally by weight lifting people mean compound lifts with a barbell unless they specify otherwise.
I wouldn't ask a PT to show you exercises like the other anon said though, that's insanely hit or miss (a lot of PT's are barely qualified at all). I'd generally just recommend someone starts out with a more common routine, so the most common are things like Stronglifts or Starting Strength. Something you run for 3-6 months to get some level of strength and to be develop some confidence in the gym, then move onto more specialised stuff.
The fitnes subreddit has really good information on this stuff, I'd recommend giving the sidebar a read if you want to look into what sort of routines are available and the basics of diet.
yeah, I lost a ton of weight.
In 8th-9th grade I was around 125 pounds. while still in high school I dropped down to around 115 through exercise but still eating a "normal" amount. stayed that size until third year of uni, at which point I decided I wanted to lose lots of weight. I sit pretty comfortably around 90-95 now, I think the lowest it got was 87 around finals when I forget to eat
I'm 5'2", for reference.
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i feel rlly bad about being 112 then
what do you eat regularly rn?
diets bout 70% and excerise 30 wen it comes to weight management
not knocking exercise but you can't unrun bad diet
that might be in the normal weight range. different weights suit different bone structure
if you want to lose weight it's really not that hard
i sorta already lost weight, i was 120-125 mid 2016
so i agree its not rlly hard to lose weight its just hard to constantly keep track
i definitely wanna step it up tho
Make sure you have lots of snacks that you know you like and are low calorie around, try not to keep high calorie content easily accessible foods in the house, or if you do, only buy one packet a week.
That way if you binge a whole packet of biscuits or something it's not that big a deal, because it's just one day a week, and you can't do the same until next week.
If you stick to making sure you only buy shit once a week it'll help you be more moderate with when you eat them I find, because you miss being able to have one every now and then. Same goes for everything, and change week to every two weeks if it's a big packet of whatever.
I say keep low calorie things around because it doesn't matter too much if you overeat with those.
OP here, if you watch it, it's really cute, something about it is cosy too despite some fanservice and it's honestly really warming to see these three stereotyped girls bond as friends and just go about their daily lives
I think Galko is goals because she has a good beauty regime and is a fun character!
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Not super specific, but Aikatsu does have a episode about maintaining a healthy weight and all the girls are shown to regularly exercise. It's about a girl who becomes a J-pop star and has to learn about the ropes of it. Maybe not the best example but it was the first show to come to mind when I read your comment.
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my eyebrows are very harsh, blocky and masculine on my face, it drives me crazy.
How do I get softer, more thin, feminine eyebrows like this girl on the right? It's been my dream for years.
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why would you want ugly droopy eyebrows? you can pluck them and trim but you will likely get some degree of sperm syndrome.
who are these people? the only decent looking one is in the middle
nothing wrong with thick brows as long as you keeped the groomed, pluck or shave away strays, trim them with cuticle scissors, brush them, gel them down etc, it should look fine, I don't recommend making your brows thin because it looks unnatural and women with thin eyebrows tend to look like a lunatic
i've had it from the beginning so i'll give my take
pros:>full sized items
i hate boxes that only give 1 or 2 full sized things and a bunch of samples.>variety
they give you stuff for skin, makeup and body/bath usually all in 1 box.>instructions
the instructions they include are useful and explain how to use all the specific products.
the items overall quality kind of fluctuates so it's difficult to gauge if I'm actually getting my money's worth sometimes. i also feel like they need to open an online shop since it's hard to find stuff after you've used it. and for things like face masks it'd be great to be able to buy and use more.>shipping
this is sort of getting fixed but there's no tracking on boxes so it's impossible to tell if they're lost or how long they'll take. it's really frustrating and usually takes 1 month to arrive.>inclusive-ness
they sent bb cream out last month. fucking bb cream, which i can't use and i'm sure most people can't. i wish they focused more on skincare/beauty instead of makeup. i have a cheap pallette, eyeshadow and bb cream now i can't even use.
overall, i use it cause i like surprises and it gives me a chance to try out stuff i wouldn't normally buy. i am however thinking of unsubscribing since i live near 2 makeup stores that carry mostly japanese products, but could see it being good for someone who doesn't.
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Does anyone have any tips on remaking their wardrobe? I don't have any clothes I generally like because I was in a depression and I only wore baggy/ugly clothes because I didn't like my body. Now I want to wear cute clothes and just look nice and take care of myself but clothes are so expensive and I'm not sure wear to get nice clothes even. The only place I can think of is maybe Forever 21 but even most of their clothes are ugly. Some examples of how I want to dress are Jess Woods and some of Anzujaamu's outfits. IS there some sort of style website where I can create outfits or find my sense of style?
Im addicted to food. I need food rehab. Or at least a pill that will reduce my hunger.
The way I see it is that if i didnt have the PT and wasnt exercising , I would be a whale.
>>61484>I need a food rehab. Or at least a pill that will reduce my hunger.
No you don't. What you need is a decent amount of willpower. Eat less and your stomach will shrink soon enough. If you still crave more, eat a lot of low-calorie stuff like vegetables to fill up.
Come on, anon. Are you really so devoid of willpower you will drug yourself up before just putting down that fork?
>>61485>Are you really so devoid of willpower you will drug yourself up before just putting down that fork?
Yes. Absolutely. I am in my thirties , I know what I can and cannot do.
I do think that my eating habits are related to my level of stress/anxiety (im always stressed, for the dumbest things). That is why I started doing yoga, so it can help me relax. If it works, and I stop eating less and losing weight, I will stop having private training classes. I mean there's nothing else I can do regarding my muscles, they are in good shape and as good as they can look (without going into Madonna-territory).
So yes as you can see I have a plan. Would be much easier/faster if I could get some adderall tho.
Do they really do that? link pls>>61545
Unfortunately (for me) you have to be considered obese to get the rubber.
>>61597> Natures Bounty Hair & Nails Biotin
Heard these give you pimples. Just FYI.
> no soda or energy drinks
If you are craving soda, try drinking just soda water.
Why oolong tea?
i used to put use oil on my lashes before in hs but stopped b/c too busy for self care
so i know I'm not the type to get eye pimples and I'm pretty good about not letting the oil drip onto my cheeks
its a risk I'm willing to take, since I've been dieting my hair keeps shedding everywhere and i want it to be thick again
if it gets too bad i can always stop, but I've never gotten hormonal acne b4\
Im actually pretty okay at drinking just regular cold water but the crystal light flavoring packets in wild strawberry are my favorite atm theyr only 5 calories a packet and livestrong says theyr not bad for you
oolong tea is just slightly stronger than green tea, both teas are known to boost metabolism
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Before jumping into that style I'd recommend you to get basics:>A LBD you can wear to parties/formal events. >A blazer >A trench coat>2 pairs of jeans, dark blue and one lighter (white or light denim)>Leather jacket >Tailored pants>White blouse>Skirt
All of them in black, navy, camel. White for the blouse. Make sure you also have some t-shirts you can combine with these things.
Once you have what in my country we call 'mattress wardrobe' (when you have nothing to wear you mix the things listed above, put on some accesories and go out). You can buy 'special' pieces. For that style, keep an eye on Zara, they sometimes release cute blouses and beautiful skirts. Stradivarius,too. Asos also have some cute things. If you buy on Taobao, Bobon21 is one of my favorites. There are lists on tumblr of good taobao stores for that kind of style, just type 'cute taobao stores tumblr' or 'good quality cute stores taobao' 'jfashion taobao stores'.
some examples: https://world.taobao.com/item/550541369853.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.NjOYN4#detailhttps://world.taobao.com/item/546466801001.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.2015080705.18.ARx884&id=546466801001&scm=1007.12006.72291.i550541369853&pvid=5ae825f2-3c07-481e-916b-4a079af84599https://world.tmall.com/item/542796904588.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.TWLblu
This store is cute and they have several golden crowns (meaning it has good quality and is reliable) : https://shop64185146.world.taobao.com/?spm=a312a.7728556.2015080705.4.nwmVmU
For shoes I don't recommend Taobao unless you find a reliable store with good reviews.
NTA, but won't that kind of prescription dressing make you look super generic? As in, won't literally everyone know you have nothing to wear? Another thing to consider is the fact that not everyone suits black, white, navy, or likes leather jackets.
I was taught to always look for my colours and pick basics based on that, then a muted colour I like (like brown or dark green) and then something colourful like burnt orange or red so it doesn't look boring. I don't look good in blue, so I pick dark grey jeans instead for example. If anon looks bad in black and white (it's common, especially if she has olive skin) she'll look tired in a LBD, and if she likes pastel kawaii uguu clothing it'll clash with her basics (especially the blacks) so she won't be able to wear some of those pieces ever. Money wasted. Also if you buy things off of the 'top 10 items every girl NEEDS in her closet' listicles you'll look like you were dressed by the 'minimalist French capsule wardrobe chic' part of the internet.>>61264
Polyvore for outfits, Pinterest for wardrobe curation.
Some stores off the top of my head:
-Mercari, fril.jp, mbok and Yahoo jp auctions for 2nd hand clothes
-Modcloth, Cath Kidston, Des Petits Hauts, Miss Patina for cute Western clothes (also buying used on eBay)
-sometimes also Ivko, Miss Selfridge, Molly Bracken, Laura Ashley, Orsay, Oilily but it really depends on the season. LA and Oilily are mad expensive so you'll want to see if you can find them second hand, but Oilily is better known for their children's wear so it's hard.
I don't know much about American brands but you can order from pretty much anywhere without being bogged down by customs so go wild.
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Some of them I don't see as basics tbh. Nor do I think the navy and camel are necessary. This reads a lot more as "babby's first office job" wardrobe than anything else.
I agree with the LBD, 2 jeans and plain t-shirts, but the rest reads office or preppy fashion. It works for some but it depends on their lifestyle. Blog-tier but I've literally only worn a white blouse for a Uni event, have never needed a blazer, leather jacket and a trench can be interchangeable with any sort of coat.
They can do feminine dresses without it looking OTT/weeby. I think if they want to start a girly wardrobe getting a couple of dresses or skirts that can easily be worn formal or not, usually mid-length button ups work really well and work with patterns. Also skirts are always flattering, and playing with lengths is fun.
I just came from the moomoo thread and realized i've become way to similar with her:
I'm 21 yo 5'10 and weigh nearly 180, i barely sleep and my hygiene is shit. When i was younger i really struggled with starving myself and become very thin, but over the past 6 years, i've been gaining more and more. Now my clothes don't even fit anymore and my confidence has hit rock bottom…
I was very shy to begin with, but now it's getting worse and worse, sometimes i even feel paranoid and not being able to go to my classes. This whole year i only went out once and in uni i don't have any friends at all. I just lie in bed all the time and can't even study anymore.
Every single day i tell myself that tomorrow i start over, eat healthy and less, take care off my appearence etc but in end i don't do it. I allways buy lots of sweets and snacks as sort of 'last meal' before diet, but then i don't diet… It's i terribly circle that i somehow can't escape, anybody has some tips? My mom tells me i'm wasting my youth and i totally agree, but i somehow simply can't change, it's making me so depressed…
you're only 21 and while you're definitely overweight, you're not heavy enough to compare yourself to moomoo. you're definitely not fat enough to despair over your weight and ruin your life being paranoid about it. if you're wasting your youth, you're not wasting it by being "fat", you're wasting it by making up problems and preventing yourself from enjoying your life. i hope this is what your mother meant.
do not try to binge and then go cold turkey, that never works. junk food causes more hunger for junk food. just slowly replace shit in your diet with healthier items within the space of a week. see a doctor and a nutrionist if possible. stop lying in bed constantly, it practically rots your brain. try to be outside, moving at least 1 hour a day. it doesn't have to be a workout; go to a mall, browse books, feed pigeons or something. your current habits are feeding into your depression and depression will cause you to isolate yourself more and eat more and waste even more of your life in a vicious cycle.
everyone doesn't have to look and be and eat perfect, anon. just try to do right by yourself. try to think of yourself as someone who's your best friend; would you treat her like this? if the answer is no, why are you treating yourself this way? love yourself.
its also likely that her history of starving did damage to her metabolic rate, so her body might b burning way fewer calories than what is normal for her age/ height/ bodyweight
the best way for her to find out what her actual bmr (basic metabolic rate) is to weigh herself in the beginning of the week, then eat what a bmr calc says is her bmr and then weigh herself at the end of said week
if she didn't lose or gain any weight than her bmr is normal! If she gained weight than at least she knows what her actual bmr is by calculating how much weight she gained and divide by 7 to find how much she over ate>>62147http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/
good luck, I'm rooting for ya
u don't want to wait until ur 30 to fix ur health up, it only gets harder w/ age
I'm pretty sure that my bmr is probably even higher than average. Before i started dieting for the first time, i actually always ate a lot and was already underweight to begin with.
Now i just eat so ridiculously much that even my good metabolism is making me gain weight. Sometimes i track my calories and even on average days i eat up to 4000 sometimes even 5000 kcal; everybody would get fat eating this way, it's actually a wonder, that i didn't gain it even faster… Right now i'm just so used too eating this much, that i also quickly get hungry again, like an hour after eating
im kinda jealous your metabolism has carried you this far but I concur this has been a double edged sword in ur case
my random diet tips:
Try MyFitnessPal, its a great tool to log your daily intake. I've been using it for 2 weeks and I've lost 2 lbs. >eat off smaller plates (I eat out of a small jar most of the time)>don't drink ur calories// just water or green tea (i like crystal light flavoring tho)>if you can, cut what you'd normally eat in half to get the ball rolling>eat more protein, can't go wrong w/ fish (mhm salmon) // find veggies u like, broccoli asparagus ftw>avoid fast food
I've also been swapping out things I normally have in the kitchen for lower cal substitutes: like instead of a squeeze bottle or suckers jam, i get a natural fruit spread thats 50 calories less a tbsp>little things like that can make a huge difference
If you're used to eating a high volume of high calorie foods, add in some low calorie high volume foods like popcorn, celery, cucumbers etc. just slowly replace one or two snacks with that and keep doing it over time and the weight should come off.
Also pick up an exercise you actually like. Finding one can be a pain in the ass, it took me like a year to figure out that I actually enjoy doing Pilates after trying a bunch of other things. But that one is good because it's calming for the mind on top of toning and strengthening the muscles, so it's good for depressed people (which I used to be/still am but majorly less so)
I like to call this the self sabotage rubber band effect. Those incidents where any effort or thoughts to self-improve seems to snap back and backfire until you're actually worse off than before. It happens to a lot of people so you're not alone.
1. Write down your goals and detail what you want (that's good for you) as thoroughly as you can. The simple act of writing can help organize your thoughts.
2. Start with just one little improvement instead of hyping yourself to change everything in one day. Cleaning your room a little bit is a good start. Clean it up a little more the next day. Cleaning and tidying your living space can be pretty meditative and help you to see more clearly what you want and how to get it.
3. You have to realistically negotiate with yourself on what will get you to move your ass, not be a tyrant to yourself through sheer force of willpower. It's why starting small with one thing is a better idea than trying to juggle everything at once.
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5 years? more like 15. why ruin such a cute face :(>>57814>>57819
watch this korean tv show, Get it Beauty, they constantly talk how to make your face less sharp, more full, soft and feminine. It's usually the opposite of current western trends (like kardashians) - lots of highlighting, lack of sharp lines, using brown instead of black when it comes to eyeliner etc
they have plenty of good tips on how to look feminine and fresh. worth watching.
and that pic you posted >>57814
this is the exact makeup that will give you "bony dementor look"
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/g/irls who have lost weight,
>when did you start buying new clothes?
>did you got rid of all your old clothes too?
this year i've lost 30 pounds. i don't know if its all in my head or not, but i feel like all my clothes are too big for me now. even my bras feel weird.
i don't know if i should buy new clothes or not. because i'm not sure if i'm going to keep losing weight (or what if… i gain some of it back…). so i'm scared. its been six months since i started losing weight, is it time? should i wait more before buying new clothes? should i get rid of my old beloved clothes?
I have the same problem. I usually keep my fat clothes just in case, but I'm planning on losing more weight so I don't want to buy a whole new wardrobe.
My advice is to keep your fat clothes and just buy a few things that fit. Get a cheap bra, find 2 pairs of pants that fit and get a few tops that fit properly. That way if you lose more weight you haven't wasted your money buying an entirely new wardrobe, but you will still be able to celebrate your new body by wearing clothes that flatter and fit your new shape.
Congratulations on your 30 pound loss btw. I know it's not easy.
Like the other anon said, I'd keep your old clothes for now.
How much more weight do you think you're going to lose? Is it something small like 10, or more drastic like another 30+? If it's a small amount, I'd say you can start to replace your wardrobe.
For now, just get a few staples, like bras, so you're not miserable in clothes that don't fit. Also look into buying stuff that will fit/look nice at both higher and lower weights; loose and flowy clothing, or stuff with elastic bands, instead of tight, fitted clothes.
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thank you anon. i got a bra and some jeans and life feels soooo much better now. i'll throw away some
of the old clothes though, it makes me feel better about buying more. >>62588
i wanna go from my current 108 to like 104-103. so like you said, i think its time. thanks /g/irls!
i've been wanting to buy skirts/a loose dress for weeks now so i can't wait for my next paycheck. thankk god.>>62742
i'd suggest jeans that are just a tiny bit tight imo. a friend was helping me pick new jeans and she agreed that the ones that fit a liiittle tight looked the best + that i should get them because i'm still losing weight.
>i rlly don't wanna waste 25 bucks on ill fitting pants and i never wear belts
yeah i'd get a size down. maybe take a pic and send it to a close friend? to ask if they look good on you or not?
I'm the anon you replied to and hell yes, I love blogilates. When I first started trying her videos I thought I'd hate it since she's so peppy and cheerful, but I actually ended up really liking her attitude and the way she's so encouraging during videos. >>62507
I'd at least buy myself some new bras, anon. Those will make you feel really good. You could also try going to some thrift/charity shops for new smaller clothing so you can have some cute stuff in your new size for cheap?>>62512
I stopped biting my nails using nailpolish too, anon. I find glitter polish to be the best to stop me from biting because it feels and tastes awful when you go to bite it. Also pick up some biotin to help grow healthy nails!
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> bit nails for years and grow back see through whites and no clue how to file or shape same with toes
> split ends from bleaching hair and hair salon dyed brown over it and it's patchy and sad
> big bushy eyebrows
> stretch marks from weight gain and loss and only lost a stone so far and I'm now 11 stone and want to be 9 and don't know what diet and plan to go on to get the rest off
> huge tummy and flab and cellulite
> hide in summer because no idea what summer clothes flatter me or look sexy on me
> always feel scruffy next to other girls
> skin gets random spots and oil despite cleansing and moisturising and toning
>>62926> bit nails for years and grow back see through whites and no clue how to file or shape same with toes
There are multiple nail products that target specifically this in pharmacys or even drugstore. Otherwise, there are a lot of supplements you can take for them to be stronger and whiter.
Used to bite my nails, the white went too far down. 10 years without biting and doing absolutely nothing other than shaping them and applying some 3€ growing serum from kiko, they are back to normal.
> split ends from bleaching hair and hair salon dyed brown over it and it's patchy and sad
Cut all the damaged hair off, let your natural hair grow back. Use good products for it.
If you are willing to do big bucks, look into Kerastase products, they are absolutely amazing and have saved my fine hair. Also they have amazing oils called elixir something that is killer for dry looking hair.
Otherwise, pantene conditioners are amazing to repair hair, and le petit marsellais masks are really nourishing.
Also find a good hair dresser that knows how to treaat your hair and how to save it when it's at it's worst.
> big bushy eyebrows
They are on trend. Take out/cut any stray hairs that bother you. But i'd say don't overpluck, you'll regret it in the future. Maybe try microblading if they bother you so much. I have bushy eyebrows and i don't really do anything to them other than shape them a little and cut the unruly hairs and i look bomb.
> stretch marks from weight gain and loss and only lost a stone so far and I'm now 11 stone and want to be 9 and don't know what diet and plan to go on to get the rest off
If they are very new, bio oil/aloe vera might work, otherwise, if you are pale, when they fade to a white color they'll barely be noticeable. Most women have them, even models. I have them and have yet to see anyone comment on them.
Consult a dietician if you are very unsure about your diet, otherwise save your money (which is your best bet), look for healthy foods, research online multiple HEALTHY diets (no, eating 700 kcal of bananas or smoothies a day if you are not dward tier is not healthy), even if you do not like them, add them to your diet if they are good, at the end you won't mind them. When i started to lose weight i barely eat vegetables and now they are my favorite food.
Just download google fit+Myfitnesspal and check how many calories you consume versus how many you eat and adjust accordingly. Do not try a crash diet, it will not last and it will make you miserable. Build a strong foundation of nutrients and calories.
> huge tummy and flab and cellulite
Simple. Work out. Get Down Dog to do some yoga if your have 0 flexibility. And youtubers like blogilates are free and amazing. I got a killer body from her videos and i used to be very flabby and chubby.
If you are willing to spend money, maybe a gym and some running shoes to do some power walking. (i wouldn't reccomend running if your weight is very high, it could fuck up your knees.) Maybe try dancing for cardio if everything else bores you. (i find thefitnessmarshall on youtube to be a great source for that.
> hide in summer because no idea what summer clothes flatter me or look sexy on me
Go into a store. Grab all the pieces that catch your eye. Try them on, try different combinations, try even the ones you don't like until you find something that you like. Don't find anything? Well, sorry sis it's your brain playing tricks on you.
Maybe you think that dress looks horrible on you, but maybe it looks killer and flattering but you can't see it. Get out of your comfort zone, try things, otherwise you'll always be stuck.
Contrary to popular belief, chubby girls can look amazing in clothes even when they are transitioning into a thinner version of themselves. (see ASOS plus models, or fuck, everyday girls walking around, you surely must not think every one of them looks gross.)
> always feel scruffy next to other girls
Girl, treat yourself. Get a skincare routine for your face AND body. Search around, try products until you find the ones you like the most and work for you. Get a cleanser, a toner, a moisturizer and a serum at least. Maybe try some vitamins if your sking is dull from within, also DRINK A LOT OF WATER, it's the most important thing for skin and hair and everything.
Learn to appreciate what you have, and play it up, either with makeup or just skincare. Once you are glowing from within you will not feel that way anymore.
Walk into a room/street like you own it and you are the most beuatiful girl that place has ever seen. Fake it till you make it.
> skin gets random spots and oil despite cleansing and moisturising and toning
Absolutely normal. Even the girls with the most extra skincare get spots and oil. It's just the way skin is.
You have at least 80+ more years to live and enjoy yourself the same way you are now, and maybe it'll take 1 or 2 to fix your insecurities, so 78 years of being a confident beautiful girl from the inside out, sounds pretty good to me.
Hey, thank you so much
I've saved this all, you made me feel all warm inside too thank you anon
I'll start this as a list and gradually work through it and make these into goals
At the moment I' scraping by moneywise and can just about afford rent and food but want to save to afford better clothes and gym more often, so there's an aim already
Sometimes I worry this extra weight and huge tummy will never burn off but I hope with hard work I can and I'll try to deal with nails and hair too
oh lovely anon, i feel like you are me.
what i do is clip the sides of my nails, like the corners, then file them so they're smooth and almost pointed. i hadn't bit my nails in like ten years and the other day i started again and my hands look disgusting god damn
would you consider chopping your hair? I was in your exact position last year but i took the plunge and got a fuckin pixie and everyone was so nice about it even though i fucking hated it but now my hair is shoulder length and perfectly healthy, i would absolutely recommend doing it as a gift for future you.
I'm actually 12 stone and i'm so curious how you lost a stone?? don't say you "only" lost a stone, thats a fucking massive achievement im so jealous!!!
I hate summer too, anon.
For clothes - try on various lengths of skirts to see which ones you like. I really hate shorts, so tend to stick with skirts for summer. My favorites hit around or above the knee, but sometimes long maxi skirts look good too. I like to wear longer shirts to conceal my stomach, but it is important that they hit at the right place. Try everything on.
Avoid ankle straps.
Have you done a bra fitting at a good store? That can immensely help your confidence and make your clothes fit better, especially if you have a large cup size. Invest in 2-3 good bras in your new size. This IS worth it. If you have trouble with the cost, buy one bra at the fitting, then look online or go to TK Maxx to get a few more.
I have so many hang-ups about my weight, possibly because of an ED history but also because I really can't seem to shift any. I walk to and from uni 5 days a week, go to the gym 2/3 times a week, am a vegan and eat 1000 - 1200 calories a day (I'm 5'3) and yet the scale has barely changed in a good 4/5 months. No body changes either, I'm not losing fat or gaining muscle. It just goes down a bit and then up and down. This isn't possible. Like, it's not even scientifically possible. I thought it was my underactive thyroid but I take meds for it. I log every single one of my cals and weigh out food.
So I'm just kinda trying to accept that weight loss is slow and I should be happy with my body while changes happen but it's hard. Summer makes it harder. I'm just under 9 stone, not overweight by any means but I'm pretty 'skinny'fat and it makes me feel huge (esp. when I see pics of cows here that my body is similar to and they're called chubby or lardy or fat). I want to be around 7 and a half stone to 8 stone which isn't underweight for my height, just slimmer.
How are you guys dealing with wearing skimpier stuff in summer and trying to lose weight and generally trying to accept yourself regardless of the changes you're trying to make. I feel like it's a real 'one step forward, two steps back' whenever I try to be all 'body positivity! love yourself!' and I just spiral and get worse. Sorry for the rant.
Well, I don't wear skimpier stuff. I try to hide. But I don't think that's a healthy attitude.
Definitely don't compare yourself to others, and don't focus on your weight as a number. I've seen "overweight" girls who look slimmer than "normal weight" girls. It's all relative. If you are doing the right things, you will lose. But a lot of things can affect the rate at which you lose weight - including hormones, exercise, water retention. You're not overweight and I'm willing to bet that you can't see your body accurately if you have ED history.
What helps me is improving my overall look while losing weight. That way, even if I am not losing weight fast enough, I feel more confident. I've learned what colors look good on me. I got a good haircut and maintain that. Wear the clothes that make you feel pretty/handsome. Go to parties or events if you like doing that - watch all the people who don't give a crap about their bodies just dancing and having fun. I'm very introverted but I somehow like watching people interacting at events/festivals.
I'll be honest - I had a serious eating disorder in the past, so I know that I can't evaluate my own body. I avoid mirrors on bad days (because every single one makes me look different) and count down the days until fall. But I've committed myself to a few goals - go to a couple events this summer, take my dog for long walks, study, go out more… these things will make me feel better about me
- and that allows me to make better food and mental health choices (to the extent that mental health is a choice - it's not entirely, but I can affect it).
You might not be eating enough anon. Are you eating every 4 hours?
I was exactly like that, working out, walking everywhere, trying to eat at least 1000 calories a day (I'm 5'0) but I saw no change. I went to see a dietician and she told me that I actually wasn't eating enough, and my meals were too far apart so my body was retaining calories and I was staying at the same weight when I should've been losing weight.
I have a history of ED as well and she told me my best move was to stop counting calories for every meal and instead focus on having regular portions of nutrient loaded foods every 4 hours, while not depriving myself of any foods because they're "bad" and making sure I have snacks between meals if I feel the need to. After a few weeks on the plan I found my portions getting smaller without me having to painstakingly weigh them myself anyway and repressing the need to count calories has slowly gotten easier. I feel better, it's easier to be active, and I've dropped 7 lbs in a month and a half even without exercising as intensely as I did before.
So the best advice I can give you is make sure you're eating enough and frequently enough, and honestly focus on healing your relationship with food and your body image and the weight loss will come naturally. Weighing your food is eating disorder behavior, and I'd even hold off on counting calories since it can quickly go from helping you portion to obsessive. If you can see a dietician so you two can formulate a specific meal plan, if you can't just make sure you're having all of the nutrients you need. Avoid comparing your body to anyone else's because your judgment is warped, you're at an appropriate weight whether or not you lose any and the most important thing to focus on is your self love and nourishing your body.
I've found what helps me most when I'm feeling self conscious is to focus on a body part I like and see if I can emphasize it in that day's outfit, and also reminding myself if anyone thinks negatively about me solely because of my weight that they're not a person I would want to be around anyway. Good luck!
says, meal planning is the way to go so you can track what you're eating and make sure you stick to the diet. I also hope you're not trying to fast until the evening. Ensuring that you eat regularly will help you from becoming too hungry.
Another thing that I do I make sure there's not any extra food available to eat. I'll go wander into the cupboard for a snack if I'm bored or stressed and there will be nothing. I might do this a couple of times before I finally just give up and do something else to occupy myself.
I have terrible self control, so I have to slowly work my way down to smaller and smaller portions. like, instead of getting myself another serving, why not get a bowl of rice or veggies instead? Or finishing half a bag of chips instead of the entire thing. Salads are great fillers too.
Don't expect to have total self control on the first day of your diet.
God, me too. The binging is bad enough and I need to stop it, but I'm still fucking starving half the time no matter what/how often I eat. And it's not like bored-hungry or dehydrated-hungry, it's like hungry where I feel sick from it and can't concentrate.
I wish I could just stop thinking about food all the time. I don't even care about losing weight or being thin at this stage, I just want to get through the day without obsessing over what I eat.
Can confirm, my scale was acting fucked up for awhile registering different weights. Saying I weighed less after a full day of eating.
Also depending on how old your scale is that plays into it.
You can alter the appearance of your eyes and draw them upward with winged liner but if your eyes are on the bulbous/round side it can look really weird because you're fighting you natural eye shape. Makeup shouldn't be about fighting your features but rather working with and beautifying them.
Cut crease and 60s style makeup looks amazing on round eyes and heavy eyelids. In fact having bigger eyelids means more room to play with eyeshadow and you can pull off heavy liner/shadow, so you actually have an advantage over people with hooded or narrow eyes.
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>Suddenly get stretch marks out of fucking nowhere all over my ass and legs, haven't gained any weight
>Big/oddly shaped nose
>Tried to dye hair a dark blonde, hairstylist kind of brushed me off and just lightened my brown hair to an ugly gold color
>Don't know how the fuck to do my eye makeup, my eyelashes always look like mosquito legs unless I wear fake lashes
I don't know what to change. I've been struggling with my style because I feel like my flaws kind of invalidate any efforts I might try to put into dressing or looking cute. Frustrating
This is so late but thank you for the encouragement about my hair and weight, I wish I could see the difference losing a stone has made as really I'd like to lose one or two more and the scales are hard to budge
You do sound a lot like me
I got stressed recently and bit my nails again so I'm back to step one now!
Also sorry to miss this out!
I just stopped eating as much and I'm a fussy eater but I've tried to eat more balanced meals
What I found makes my pores seem small and my complexion smooth and even is to drink 1 gallon of water per day.
My nutritionist said to drink 1oz per pound. So let's say I weigt 137lb/62kg. That means I drink a little over 137oz. or 1gal/4 liters of water to keep myself sufficiently hydrated.
It does wonders for appetite, water retention, skin, and hair health. Mix it with a little green tea or lemon and you're golden!
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What about teeth?
I'm pretty much okay in every other department so I guess it's time to fix my teeth.
My bottom teeth are crooked in b/c of overcrowding and pretty much look like the picture provided, I just don't know if it's worth the money to fix it cause
1.) broke college student
2.) I don't notice it unless I'm flossing, and nobodies ever commented on my teeth, even my worse critics
It probably depends on how big your hipdip is but I got rid of mine by getting a bigger butt. Pilates, yoga, hill walking, running and strentgh exercises sort of round out your butt and even out the dip if that makes sense?
And for the hair - how often do you wash it? Hair holds style better when you only wash with shampoo on alternate days.
For volume, a really easy trick is to dry your hair in the opposite way you'll style it. If you part your hair on the left, dry it parted on the right and then style it to the left when dry. If you're wearing it down, dry it upside down. It takes a little more effort to style it how you like but the volume will be there.
Letting your hair dry in styles might work better for your hair type, so things like rag curls and pin curls might work better than tongs.
It’s not huge, but as I’m so small it’s really obvious, especially in jeans. Thank you for that tip, I will start a butt-rounding routine. :)
I wear a full fringe so my hair is centre-parted. I already dry it upside-down but after one night of sleeping on it it’s flat again. I wash my hair every couple of days as it doesn’t get greasy fast. I was actually considering getting a perm but scared of looking like a 40 YO woman.
yeah, I'm just used to looking at my dad's perfect smile
but he has dentures so i don't even know why I'm self conscious about it
sage for dumb
Teeth are a funny thing because, at least with me, when I had crooked teeth I honestly didn't care. No one cared. But then after I got braces they look so much nicer that I kind of wonder what the hell took me so long. And everybody else seems to think so too.
So teeth are kind of thing that if they're not good no one cares but if they're good they're great, it adds a lot
Even walking or yoga help! Or, depending on your location, casually biking, hiking or swimming. It's good to just move around more in general and to stay active. You could start with 10k steps a day for example.
And maybe you could get extensions?
>>74531>chin hair galore
laser it away. its the only permanent way to get it away.>soft body but stocky/wide build
hmm, you're tall and thin, which is good but it might make it obvious that you're build stocky. I'd suggest working out and putting on some weight (both fat and muscle).>hair I cut into a bob with bangs that does NOT look good and will NOT grow out
try using coconut oil and massaging your head. I think its called the inversion method.>dull skin and beginning to see nasolabial folds
go to a dermatologist and get professional tips :)
sorry if I had any typos, english isnt my first language
Congrats on your weight loss, anon!
I was there at the beginning of this thread as well, but for me everything turned to the worse… >i gained even more weight (i now weigh 180lbs at 5'10)>i cut my hair, so now it's at a really short and awkward lenght>my hygenie is pretty non existent>i can see fine lines starting to form on my face>my body is full of stretch marks >and i feel like my lips are getting thinner and my eyes even more hooded each single day…
When i imagined myself as a 22 year old as a child this is definitely not what i had i mind…
Sometimes i have randomn bursts of energy there i tell myself that from now on i will take care of myself, but those never last long and i end up struggling to just shower and brush my teeth again. Depsite my age, i've never dated before and honestly even if somebody was to ask me out, i'd decline because i simply don't feel pretty enough
My goal would be to just become enough comfortable in my body to be able to get confident enough to make some friends
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>Eat like pic related
Is it too late for me?
I bought a sample pack of a meal replacement shake just to try it out. My grandmother thinks that it's going to kill me. What should I do?
You need to adress the reason you are eating yourself to death… Seriously no one needs to eat that much it's insane.
Don't try shitty fad diets, learn to view food as fuel most of the time and pleasure/indulgences sometimes only.
Anon also try biotin it fixed my hair after being fried
Keratin will break the bongs in your hair I really wouldn’t recommend at all specially if you are trying to use castor oil
Cool sculpting if done wrong will have no results.
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Update on >>74676
Just started on OMAD. I lost 15 pounds so far. Eating healthy is so expensive! I shouldn't have wasted my money on junk food. >>74677>>75931
I don't know. I think I just wasn't taught how to control my cravings and I ate when I was bored. Now that I'm cutting back, I'm not as hungry anymore. Go figure.
I was lucky enough to find a gym that was a 5minute walk away from me open 24/7 with a smaller section off women only gym you get into with your pass! Going at night (as an insomniac that is but even at 11-1am the fem section gets pretty desolate) it was a way to built confidence in what i was doing and deadlifting mixed with fun (seriously i mean fun, loud fun music on the fattest headset you got etc) stretch routines and core exercises i came to adore it. I've broken warm up records on uphill stationary bikes because I got way too into a JJBA soundtrack playlist. Being alone in a roomy gym to be goofy while working up a sweat (i did mind form and got a very concise routine out of it too!) made it easier to integrate not only to being around other women in the gym but also using the unisex spaces because i knew what i was doing and i was focused on those things with my jams daydreaming while doing vertical sit ups.
To rewind even more, before i even considered a gym i was doing beginners stretches to learn to do the splits since i was a bonafied neet and wanted to prove people wrong lmao. That derailed into getting a yoga matt, learning core excersies, watching victorias secret fashion shows or anime on my ipad while my legs are all up around in the air and my stomach is heating up. A gym membership isnt needed, i love wandering miles just getting lost in thought, planning projects or reflecting over issues while taking the roads less traveled for the sake of the extra steps.
I hope these tips help somewhat or just reassure you that gym or nah you can still get some activities in that give ie learning to do the splits as a teenager on a whim. Small things done consistently over time can come with rad results! Good luck and thanks for the feedback its nice to hear others who can relate and its not like i hate others with curves or chub they look amazing i just cant get over the whole anxiety fueled past
Try pouring hydrogen peroxide on your toothpaste/brush before brushing once a week, and rinse well of course. I drink a shit ton of coffee and it keeps them pretty white. >>81293
Honestly, I got over this by just staring at myself in the mirror all the time. May be egocentric, but it helps replace all the bad memories. It's also a big case of basically forcing yourself out of the house in 'revealing'/fitted clothes. Perhaps train yourself by wearing them around your room first to feel more secure, too.
Source: Actually wore a mini skirt with bare legs the other week, wow.
I can relate. For me, viewing nourishment as a routine helps. Can you have a stash of good nutrition bars in your bag and next to your bed? I hate cutting up fruit and veg so I buy smoothies sometimes or dried fruit to eat on the way to work.
Do you live/eat alone all the time? If not, can you arrange to eat a couple days a week with a friend or coworker? I found my shit diet to be embarrassing next to my coworkers' lunches, so I started eating better at lunch.
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Reporting back after nearly 1 year and my life has been continuously getting worse.>going to be 23 this summer>gained a good 10 pounds, so now I weigh minimum 190lbs>just yesterday I stayed up until 3 in the morning, eating potato chips in my bed and then didn't even wash up or brush my teeth. Ended up sleeping less than 4 hours meaning i felt awful and sick in the morning and have a headache now>barely any of my clothes still fit. My jeans keep getting ruined because of the friction of my thighs rubbing together
Going to Uni is such a pain, since all I see is cute, well dressed girls with perfect bodies who hang out with their friends and have fun.
Meanwhile I sometimes even skip class due to anxiety and nearly suffer a heart attack before exams etc. Just walking through town makes me break out in cold sweat, because I feel "stared at".
The total number I went out this year so far: 1
On my last birthday (which was already in August) my own mother even told me that I should try and eat less so that I feel confident again, but I can't…
Things I'd like or actually need to change:>get rid of calluses on feet (for some reason I also get blisters really easily)>I have cankled, super muscular calves and varices - but no idea if there's something that can be done against>fat thighs (but also bulky muscles?) tons of stretch marks (even at the back of my knee) and cellulite>not that I'm ever going to have sex, but I wish I could shave my inner thighs and pubes without getting 100s of ingrowns…>getting rid of love handles, since the stretch marks are getting higher and higher up my waist>prevent boobs from sagging further>get rid of hangnails, how?>just a few months ago I suddenly started getting bacne>on my face on the one hand I still have pimples, but on the other already fine lines + major dark circles>get motivated enough to at least get some school work done>magically cure social anxiety…
My hair is somewhat okayish or at least I don't think I could change it to anything better. I absolutely don't have any fashion sense, but right now I don't have the confidence to wear anything else other than long jeans and a loose shirt/blouse anyways.
I don't even want to look or be anything special, i just want to live life as a normal and happy girl.
hi I have experience with teeth whitening, ( had lazer white, dentist trays and home trays) I don't want to make a blog post, so will concentrate on the home kit Yes home kits can work, in the UK, dentist cannot use over 30% bleach, so you will not get the B1 super bright teeth, but you can get A1 Teeth, I have A1 teeth which are white but natural looking. When they go do say A2 level due to my love of coffee/tea , I use 30% bleach because I know my teeth can take it. I have special teeth /gum moldings that my dentist took, he then gave me 16% bleach after examining my mouth, the 16% got it to A1 level, when they began to darken, he said they were suitable for 30% which is the Max you are allowed, There are places that sell the same products dentist use for a fraction of the price. The main cost for dental trays is getting the trays fitted and not the tubes of bleach itself, The Bleach can damage your gums, and your teeth for whatever reason may not be sutible for 30%, So assuming your teeth are fine, go for the 16% bleach before you try the 30% it should take about a 3/4 weeks, my teeth were A3 at their yellowish and tbh that is still whiter than the average person teeth, if your teeth are just stained then use tooth past that remove the stains, if you are young and have good dental health just using these teeth products can get your teeth to A3 A2, to get A1, you will need bleach, some places offer trays that you can boil and mold yourself ( I have heard bad things about these) causing the bleach to get on the gum and damage the mouth. some people lost teeth by getting too much bleach on the gums. my advice is to go to your dentist, say that you would like to have dental trays and ask the dentist if your teeth are suitible ( Teeth must be ib good condition to get bleached by trays) if he says yes, then consider saving up to get the dentist to do your trays. I have had my trays for 5 years and everytime I want my teeth to go A1 bright I just use the bleaching for a few days. you can buy the bleach of websites, but do NOT go over 30% of use 30% multiple times in one day, it wont bleach your teeth any faster just damage your gums, if your gums start hurting remove the bleach. your issues sounds like suface stains if that is the case then there are teeth products without bleach that can remove the surface stain but your teeth are probs at an A3 level which is normal. Celeb teeth cannot be attained by bleaching due to the strict laws that dentist must abide by. if you cannot afford teeth bleaching then I doubt veeners teeth implants etc will be in your reach. just buy products to remove suface stains, save up to get dental trays as once you have them, you have them for life and just have buy a tube of bleach. I just noticed a pic where I stood next to a co worker my teeth look celeb white despite being A1, as her teeth is normal shade, teeth are not meant to be Tippex white. I see some ppl on here complain about dirty yellow teeth, when they are on about a cow that has A3/A4 teeth, or have a dead tooth that needs internal bleech ( bunny/graveyard girl, her brown tooth is likely to be dead and need internal bleach) and do not try teeth whitening strips from ebay. A close friend of mine did and it damaged her enamal and she cannot afford to have her teeth fixed by the NHS. any questions please ask. Will answer when not sleep deprived lol
I used to have eyelash extensions it damamged my own natural lashes, and it took about 3 months for me to have normal eyelashes again, regular eyelashes extenstions is not a good idea. I tried both coconut and castor oil on my hair, it had little or no effect, I did however start cutting my own hair and just used took a tiny snip at the ends ( I always made sure my hair was in good condition and used products from the salon. Keratin treatments are bad for your hair health, please do not go down that road. also 900 cals a day? it would be doubtful you could maintain that? 49-53kg sounds a healthy weight, how tall are you? unless you are midget tier, your figure must be smallish? focus on core strength, weights and just extra exercises rather than cut to 900 cal as you will lose muscle. I don't understand how fillers under your eyes when you have fatty tissue will help?. also be research lip fillers carefully, esp if at age 21, you don't want to have wrinkles by constant lip filling, have you tried those plastic things of ebay? it will prob bruise your mouth but it give me a good idea of what my lips would look like if I had fillers. Cool scuplting? not something I tried but due to the expense, try natural methods first. Also this is my personal feeling, but nail extentions seem tacky in 2018, just keep nails neat and clean. I already posted a long blog style post about teeth whitening, but go to a DENTIST not have them done a beauty place. where is it you are moving to that everything is so "cheap"?
Anon, I know it's hard to convince yourself that it's not as bad as you think, but do consider that fatter girls than you manage to go out and have fun.
They may not have perfect bodies, but it doesn't stop them from living life and creating experiences.
If you shut yourself in until you reach your ideal, you're probably going to be missing a lot. It's so sad to read about how you see other girls being happy but you feel like you can't. Chances are if you have poor self-esteem now, that won't change once you lose weight either (I speak from experience).
Trust me when I say that nobody cares.
Here are the basic things you need.
>do your best to eat as little as you need to get by day-to-day; look up your TDEE and eat at that or just under it.
>eat protein, especially if you're going to restrict a bit or lose weight; it will fill you up for longer and ensure that your hair and nails stay relatively strong.
>fruits are great, but fruit juice is just sugar water. eat fruit for the fiber and nutrients, but avoid fruit juice.
>make your own food as much as possible. try to buy as much fresh produce as possible. frozen is fine if you're on a budget or if you can't get to the grocery store very often or if you live alone. but if it comes in a package and/or is found in an aisle of a grocery store (as opposed to a produce area/meat area/etc.), then do not buy it unless you think it's absolutely necessary.
>avoid dairy as much as possible. there are other sources of calcium, and dairy is bad for your skin. the only exception I personally make to this is eggs and greek yogurt (again, for the protein).
>drink at least 2L of water daily.
>take a multivitamin, again especially if you're going to be restricting.
>avoid heavy meals that will make you feel sluggish. eat light foods.
>train yourself to appreciate the sweetness of dried fruits instead of candy, and to enjoy the taste of almonds over chips, etc., etc.
>get in at least 5 hours of some cardio-type activity and at least 3 hours of strength training per week. this sounds like a lot, but it's really nothing. if you spend an hour walking to/from work every weekday then that's your 5 hours there. you can divide up the 3 hours into 30-minute segments across the rest of the week and take a day off for your muscles to recuperate. good strength exercises you can do at home include planks, side planks, pushups, wall sits, squats, lunges, dips, and anything involving balance. you probably spend some time watching tv anyway, so just work out while doing that. make sure you work on flexibility at the same time.
>avoid social media. if someone important to you wants to contact you, they have your phone number/email/whatever. don't make yourself so available to everybody, it cheapens the interactions you have with people. if nothing else, then at least avoid interacting with people online if you see them regularly.
>avoid TV and the internet as much as possible in your free time.
>take up a creative hobby. some people think that reading is a productive hobby to have. it's a fun pastime, but it's consumptive. you won't grow unless you are productive. do embroidery, write, draw, program, etc., etc.
>open your windows and blinds. it's good to get some sunshine into your life and breathe fresh air, if you're not going outside that day.
>drink a ton of water and stretch/do light yoga first thing in the morning. it will help wake you up.
>make an effort to dress up, even if you're just sitting at home.
>make your bed first thing in the morning. clean any mess you've made that day at night. it will make it manageable, and (for me at least) it's a lot more mentally soothing to be in a clean space.
>get one of those gel masks you can put in the fridge, and put it on in the morning while you do your stretches. cold spoons also work in a pinch. your main goal is to actually wake up instead of feeling groggy in the morning.
>no electronics for an hour before bed.
>have a regular sleep schedule.
>wake up before 10 AM.
>clean your entire living area thoroughly at least once a week (vacuuming/sweeping, wiping down surfaces, using air freshener, taking out garbage, etc.)
>shower every day. I hope this should go without saying. if you're doing no-poo, then put your hair in a shower cap. but you really should shower every day.
>brush your teeth at least once in the morning and once at night. floss at least once a day.
>clean your face every single morning and every single night, even if you're not wearing makeup.
>keep gum or mints on you at all times.
>keep your feet clean; wash them in the bathtub once you get home.
>clean under your nails, behind your ears, any place that you might miss.
>keep your groin area clean and dry. all the internal cleaning is taken care of by your body.
>wear a liner every day if you tend to have discharge.
>keep the hair in your armpits and pubic area trimmed; hair holds on to odour.
>exfoliate your entire body at least once a week. I have this brush-type body scrubber that I use with my regular soap all over my body.
>moisturize your entire body every day.
>take proper care of your feet. eliminate dead skin, moisturize if dry, etc.
>have a good skincare routine. it must include at least a cleanser, sunscreen, and a moisturizer. (ask me for my skincare routine if you're interested, I've found it very successful so far and it's pretty cheap.)
>take care of your hands - moisturize them, keep the nails trimmed or nicely shaped, paint them if you want but do not leave the house with chipped polish.
>find some perfume that you like and apply it every day if you're going out. don't use it too heavily.
>if you're wearing makeup, keep it minimal and looking fresh.
>take care of your facial hair. for me this means threading/plucking my eyebrows and threading upper lip hair. I do this once a week, or things start to get unruly.
>take care of your actual hair. do your best to avoid using heat on it, and when towel drying, don't wrap it up in a towel like you see in the movies and don't rub your hair with the towel. instead, gently squeeze it with the towel, move down, squeeze, and so on. be gentle with it in the shower, too.
>replace your sheets once a week, replace your pillowcase every 2-3 days. silk pillowcases are really good for hair and skin.
that's all I can think of for now!
First of all, your skin is probably different from mine so don't follow the routine to a T and expect it to have as-good results for you.
You guys should also look into cosdna.com if you're finding that products irritate you, it'll help you figure out what ingredients are setting you off.
also look into liah yoo and gothamista on youtube, they do really good videos on skincare.
morning skincare: >use soft cotton pad (similar to shiseido facial cotton, but cheaper) and micellar water to wipe my face clean. the micellar water costs me $20 and I have to repurchase every four months>put on toner. I personally use Thayers witch hazel (the unscented one, though the rose one is my favourite). for the mornings I like to spray it on - you can buy a small spray bottle for less than a dollar and load it up. the toner costs maybe $15 and easily lasts me 4 months. >put on moisturizer. I use Clean and Clear dual action moisturizer because it's light and has some salicylic acid. Costs about $8 and lasts me about two or three months.>put vaseline on my lips and under my eyes. >put on sunscreen. I use the Biore UV aqua rich watery essence (or whatever it's called, lol). Costs me $15 and lasts me maybe two months. >before I put on makeup I also like to moisturize with one or two drops of cold-pressed rosehip seed oil (it will be enough for my entire face). I get the bottle for $7 and it lasts me 6-ish months since I use so little. >for makeup I usually just dot concealer on some really old acne scars and a bit under my eyes. I don't wear any other face makeup, but I use liner/cream blush/mascara/clear brow gel/brow pencil/lip tint.
evening routine: >remove all makeup, sunscreen, sweat, dirt from outside, etc. with micellar water again on a cotton pad >tone and moisturize just like in the morning >vaseline on lips and under eyes again
night routine: >cleanse with cerave hydrating cleanser (about $15 and lasts me for 3-4 months) >tone with witch hazel, but this time on a cotton pad >apply bha (chemical exfoliant). i use cosRX and it's $20 and lasts me 4-ish months. >wait 15-20 minutes for it to absorb, then apply aha (another chemical exfoliant, same cost as bha) >wait 15-20 minutes for that, then apply The Ordinary zinc and niacinamide serum (zinc helps with dermatitis and niacinamide helps brighten your skin and reduces the severity of acne scars before they form (as in it won't help your old acne scars)). make sure to press it in, not smear it over your skin. it costs maybe $7 and lasts me three-ish months. as I wait for this to absorb I might do a lip scrub (which apparently you have to leave on your lips for a while after you finish scrubbing) >if I do have any spots, I'll apply one drop of tea tree oil to the affected area. >if I have a pimple that's popped, I'll put on a hydrocolloid bandage that will pull out all the fluid. >apply nighttime moisturizer. I use the rice ceramide emulsion from the face shop. it's like $8 and lasts me for two months. >vaseline on lips, around eyes, on eyelashes
Thank you Anon.
What's the use of vaseline under the eyes, does it moisturize and reduce their appearance? And what's the use of it on eyelashes?
I got 100x better looking within the past year, and while I've lost weight, developed a more cohesive sense of style, and improved my makeup (still minimal but apply it better and use lash primer, sugar lip scrub, etc now), I attribute most of it to revamping my hair.
>used to look terribly flat (I have fine, very straight hair) from just growing it out and not getting proper haircuts
>now splurge on reliable haircuts every 2-3 months for subtle layers that give way more volume
>brush "outwards" instead of downwards to not flatten it, and set with hairspray to make it stay in place so it appears more thick and voluminous
>ditched the awful middle part I had after growing out my bangs - now I part it to the side with longer side bangs to frame my face but still hide my bigass forehead
>dyed from darkish brown to black which made a huge difference, since I dress in all black and have pale skin + light eyes
I think hair and style play the biggest role, because I looked like shit when I was 18-19 but get a lot of attention now and I really don't have a very pretty face.
Same. I used to have hair down to my lower back, but it was incredibly thin and fine hair, and the length weighed it down even more. It didn't flatter my round face at all. People would compliment the length of it, but I never heard anything beyond that.
It's now cut to just above shoulder length, creating a gap that makes my neck appear longer than it is. I also bleached it a bit more from my natural dark blonde, which added some texture. It has a lot more life to it now. When I had long hair I just wore it in a ponytail most of the time anyway.
Do you like preparing and making food? If so, if there's time for it, maybe you could try slow-cooking meals and stews and such that has to be a few hours in the oven, or preferably meals that takes a bit of time to prepare.
As a food-lover myself, I really enjoy the whole process of making a meal. If it is hard to get food off your brain, I found this to be a nice way for me to enjoy food in a different way than just the process of eating it.
It can be kind of hard when you have an otherwise busy schedule, but when I'm busy I don't have time to think about food anyway, so I often do this on free days or shorter days when I know there will be more time for me to sit around and think about what I'm gonna eat next.
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I'm sorry for not replying earlier.
I still eat junk food, but I cut back heavily, ate more fruits and vegetables, drunk more water (about 6 cups a day) and excercised everyday. That's it.
I had a bad week and relapsed, gaining weight (up to 305 pounds) but I got back on the diet about a month ago and now I'm at 286.1.
I'm upgrading from OMAD to OMAW. Don't worry, I know what I'm doing.
Same way everyone else has to, diet and exercise. You lose weight evenly all over.
That said, anyone has some recs for a decent at home routine? Maybe with simple hand weights? I just need to come up with something that's more total body and I'm not knowledgeable enough to come up with it myself.
I've had glasses since I was ~10 and have only worn glasses since.
Hair has never been much of an issue for me, I think you can pull off most hairstyles for your face shape whether you have glasses or not.
Makeup is a different story, as glasses tend to hide eye makeup. I would always look up glasses specific tutorials on youtube to get an idea of what would and wouldn't work. It also depends on your frames as some tend to hide more and vice versa. Heavy eye makeup never worked for me. I would usually just put on a little mascara (not too much or it would scrape against my glasses and annoy the fuck out of me) and a small eyeliner wing.
I avoided eyeshadow completely because you could barely see it, but again, it might be different for you depending on your frames.
anon said is harsh but it's kinda legit. if you want to change, start today no matter what. i lost like 40-50 lbs so its not as much as your goal, but i do think its important that you stop using your weight/situation as an excuse to be have a defeatist attitude. or else you're just gonna keep making excuses and giving up and making more excuses and you're gonna remain miserable anon. seriously. its best to start today than tomorrow.
>lose 55-75 lbs
it's nice that you consider cutting out the bad shit, but do focus on calorie tracking more than anything. sometimes you set yourself for too much and then you end up eating a whole pizza by yourself and hate yourself. it's okay to do those "bad habits" every once in a while so you don't go insane. just track calories. most skinny girls you know do all those "bad" things, they just don't do them like once a week instead of everyday, and they eat smaller portions on a regular. its okay if you can't keep that a 100%, don't give up. see a nutriologist if you need to.
>get more manageable hair
it is true that having longer hair helps bigger girls. BUT if you don't have a cute haircut/take care of your hair, you're still gonna look ugly, messy and unclean. go to a hairstylist and treat yourself. you don't have to go for a bob right now, but at least get rid of some volume, split ends and shit like that so its not as messy. it's stressful to do the whole stylist thing when you're depressed, but if you go to a nice one and get a cute new haircut it can boost you up.
>start a capsule wardrobe
i cannot stress this enough, don't focus on new clothes till you're close or in your goal weight. seriously. once you start losing weight and your clothes fit loosely you're gonna want to throw everything away or buy a whole new wardrobe. don't. give it some time. keep things in case you gain some weight. only buy what you need during the weight lost process. seriously. i bought so much clothes when i got close to my goal weight and now they just collect dust because they look like shit now that i'm in the GW. if you're gonna lose weight, don't waste your money on clothes till you have settled. youwillregretit
>start wearing contacts
do look into it, anon! i would too if i could afford it, i want my eyeshadow to be noticeable :(
>start taking care of myself in general
Do all of those things! i'd say focus on those things for now. clothes later, skincare and new haircut and contacts for now, since your weight loss will take months. focus on doing those fun things to like yourself more now
. and tbh add going for a walk or some light excersise you enjoy, it helps your headspace a bit and its a good habit to start.
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It's hard to say without seeing your room but storage is everything, it creates space and make things look neat and tidy and matching. The less stuff you have the better, especially in a smaller room.
You're super young Anon, you have plenty of years in front of you to become beautiful and put together.
I have the weirdest tip for frizzy hair, I had them for the longest time and one day I slathered my hair in Nivea cream (blue pot) it took me 4 shampoo to rince it off I was convinced I just ruined my hair, but once I rinced it all out it made my hair look so shiny soft and beautiful, now I'll do it every so often when my hair start misbehaving. Get your split ends cut it looks dirty and like you dgaf.
Your bloated stomach is probably due to what your eating, carb, dairies, etc. And when you're eating it, I stopped eating after 6 pm and I wake up with a flat stomach every day.
You can wax your body hair. And let grow your bangs if it doesn't fit you / annoys you. It's a super awkawrd process and you will have some serious ugly phases but it'll be all good in the end. Just get an easy to maintain haircut that makes you look put together.
Are you sure you have enlarged pores? People tend to obsess over them but most of the times they're just regular sized, if you're looking at your skin 2cm away from the mirror, you're only going to see greasiness and pores, look at yourself from arm distance. If they still look big it's time to invest in skin care.
The only way to get better at makeup is practice, my favorite mua right now is Mariah Leonard, I love the way she does skin and how low key but put together her makeup is. Same for fashion, practice, try different stuff, try to look up capsule wardrobe if you need a blueprint to build a wardrobe.
Obviously get the help you need for your mental illness.
Like I said, I want to become 115 lbs which is still on the light side of my ideal weight range for my size but it's a more realistic goal. This is about getting healthy, my weight fluctuates a lot and currently I'm at 90 but recently I'm more often at 100. I've been 114 before and that was the healthiest weight I've ever been and I was still really skinny, but more filled out in my face and ass which looked really nice with the curve of my waist, my face not looking like a skeleton was nice too. Muscle also weighs more than fat so working out will help me get my goal along with eating more (I struggle to eat enough to not be at a deficit due to a slow digestive system that keeps me feeling full too long and caused my body to rarely register hunger my whole life). Losing weight isn't the be-all end-all, some people are higher than their ideal weight, some people aren't, that's all there is to it.
Being underweight sucks and not just for looks. You're always tired cause your anemic or deficient in some vitamin cause nothing is stored on your body, you'll try drinking energy drinks but since there's no proper carbs there the energy gets burned too quick and You're tired again in about 10 minutes. You're always too cold, catch everything under the sun, your body hurts cause it has trouble supporting itself, in part due to my lack of muscle which I can't gain without eating more food or I'm just loosing more precious calories and muscle needs certain nutrients to grow. There's more but that's all I can think of right now, and I'm usually not even close to dangerously underweight! I can only imagine what ana chans go through!
I can't give any good recommendations as far as hair stuff goes since I'm still growing mine out and I can't do anything fun with it yet, but for makeup, I absolutely adore Lisa Eldridge. She's an actual professional makeup artist, not a random teenager from Instagram, and she has tons of very classic looks that are super easy to follow. You can just go to her channel and sort by most popular, there's a lot of good tutorials for the absolute basics of makeup. Many of her videos are done on different models, so you can also see how the makeup looks on a variety of women, which is cool.
Wayne Goss is another makeup artist who has informative and helpful videos. The titles and thumbnails are clickbait-y but I promise the content is worth it!
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any tips for fixing your posture? since it can make us look chubbier and shorter.
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she has the worst posture though
it's also because shelves and work tables are too tall for short girls but also too short for tall girls. a lot of jobs require constant slouching.
Fuck I hope people don't think my bad posture is because ~i'm shrinking to seem smol uwu~ when it's really because i can't reach the cutting board at work otherwise
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i know that's why i posted her lol. her posture is so bad it amazes me. and i was overweight for most of my life so my lordosis is pretty effing bad. i really do wonder how none of her PR team told her to wear a posture brace or something.
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So I was doing really well with dieting and then I lost track….I feel so ashamed, I lost so much weight before. Anyone got tips about getting BACK into a diet?
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holy fuuuuuck that's agressive for no reason what the hell.
it's usually linked with being overweight, if you look for lordosis causes overweight/obesity is always there. it doesn't mean its always caused by it, but theres a connection that's common. don't want to fight over this cause i'm aware that it has many causes and treatment, but being overweight is absolutely a real way to get lordosis. theres a point where braces won't do shit too. no idea why someone would be so mad over this this, i never said i thought that it was the only way to get it, its just how i for example got it https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/types-of-spine-curvature-disorders#1
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I'm addicted to buying food and it's ruining what was a good diet last year
I lost a relative to cancer and came out of a horrible relationship a few months ago and ever since my diet has gone out the window. I'm not only poor so it's bad to do this but I need to do healthy once a week shops that I stick to and can budget with. Where are some good shopping list references for weekly? I also eat meat, not veggie or anything.
How do I stop doing "comfort runs"? My job is an abusive retail one but on night finishes it's so bad getting chocolate or something…
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>>89430>afraid I'll just get some tacky shit again because it catches my eye.
this is how i shop if i haven't thought about what i want until i'm in the store. so to combat it i plan out what outfit i'm trying to create ahead of time, imagine what it would look like on me specifically, and just go out looking for the pieces. i rarely impulse buy unless it feels really really right. most of my outfits are black/neutral but if i were to just shop with no plan i would only gravitate to loud tacky prints kek. . that's how i was in high school.
they're a lot more enticing in the store than some obscure thing like a neutral layering piece.
Go sugar free
Get a blood test and get vitamins accordingly
Water instead of juice or soda
Brown rice instead of rice
Veg and protein for two meals a day
Fruit and protein for breakfast.
It’s easy to compile the list you just need to stick with it
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>>89572>they are bothe the same lol
Brown rice is a whole grain. That means it contains all parts of the grain — including the fibrous bran, the nutritious germ and the carb-rich endosperm. White rice, on the other hand, has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of the grain.
Sit the fuck down
Thanks for the advice! I’m actually 24 so it’s nice to hear I look that young. (Unless you mean immature looking in which case That’s why I’m working on it.
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Alright anons, I’m ready to do some hard ass makeover work after losing 40lbs. (Still halfway there)
I took this a few minutes ago after coloring my hair. I’ll have $600 to use for everything, as already have a good shampoo conditioner and hair “primer” I like but clothes, makeup, accessories and hairstyle (not color. I’m keeping the green.) advice are all welcome. I’d like to have a relaxed and natural pretty look and am completely willing to put in all the extra work required. I have a skincare routine I like and need to start doing but I’d love more advice on it.
I’m a Fenty 100 in foundation according to Sephora.
It's still possible to have fashion coloured hair and look natural and relaxed imo.
You need to have a light hand with make-up, not too much foundation, no contour (unless you really feel like you need too. And be light handed with that as well), use gloss instead of matte lips, a nice, natural highlight, and we'll groomed but not overly filled brows
Anyone here have experience removing henna from hair? I've already bleached twice and used a lightening hair dye (that has bleach in it). I don't want to do any more damage to my hair. I've about hit my limit with what oil will do. I just want to tone down the red that's left. My hair is still strawberry blonde, almost ginger red now.
Recommendations for yellow based foundations? I need a very light one. They all seem to be suited for medium to darker skin tones. Pink base makes me look sunburnt, and blue/neutral based makeup looks too pale/powdery/flaky on me.
Tips for smaller waist? I'm thin as hell, but everything around my abdomen is stubborn.
My favourite yellow-based foundation is NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia. It might not be the best for oily skin though. NARS also has some other foundations in which the shade Gobi is more yellow than Siberia. If you're looking for a less expensive product, Google the product name plus the word "dupe"
As for a smaller waist, you can't spot reduce just by working out, so it can definitely be tough to trim down stubborn areas especially if you're thin. I've resorted to other methods to supplement my workout regime.
I lost an inch off my waist in one day with just one session of laser lipo. I wrote extensively about this in the plastic surgery thread if you're interested in learning more about this experience.
Another option that requires a bit more dedication is waist training with a steel-boned corset. Mine just came in the mail yesterday and I've only worn it once so far but I already love it so much. It helps my posture immensely, and I anticipate that it will also help with my menstrual cramps and the lower back pain that I get from standing for long periods of time. Obviously you would need to wear the corset for long periods of time before you can achieve a permanent waist reduction, but even just wearing it loosely provides a lovely hourglass silhouette.
I've found it's worked rather well. I was able to lighten my hair from an incredibly dark, almost brown red to strawberry blonde with some darker batches and patches of yellow blonde. I just want to even out the patches as much as possible so I can cover it.>>89874
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out.
I've been considering a fat graft, so maybe I can just take it away from my waist.
As for corsets, I don't want to damage my organs and wearing a looser size really wouldn't do anything for me, as I've already tried.
yes, but the strawberry blonde is the henna, the light blonde patches are just areas where you didn't get the henna in good enough.
i'm not trying to argue, i'm just saying the reason henna is so popular is because you don't need an activator because
it attaches to your hair shaft.
I'm aware of that, I do know some people have had luck getting it out of their hair though, which is why I asked.
I'm dumb for hennaing, but I hated my natural hair color enough I was willing to use a basically permanent hair dye method. I decided I'm going back to my natural hair color because I don't want to keep dyeing, which is going to be a pain since it's blonde.
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>>89772>>89707>what is theme
I entirely forgot “natural” typically means no makeup, no hair color, no real adornment instead of “taking style inspiration from nature” hope some anons are less scandalized now.
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I saw your hair, it looks damaged and thin.
Natural means boy beat look to everyone else but you
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You are never going to look good until you actually lose weight.
You look 16 due to the permanent baby face fat gives you not because you look “good”, honestly even the girl you used as an example of “natural” is about 10 sizes smaller than you if not more.
Accept that you need to take care of your health before giving yourself a difficult to upkeep hairdo as a band aid for a bullet wound.
Everything about this look screams ‘I love the used but my mom won’t buy me all-black clothes’
The colour choices are jarring with green hair, like a Christmas theme.
The belt is so outdated and is doing nothing but bunching up the top/dress whatever.
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Something like this is a 'natural pretty and relaxed' look. Green hair with flowers in it and a bohemian dress? That's what I call 'Fantasy Elf'
Yeah, I’m probably giving up though. I’m severely disabled, fat, use a walker, and mostly bed bound. If the weight loss keeps up at the rate it’s been consistently at I’ll be underweight by the end of the year and have too much loose skin.
I was hoping to be at least a little bit happy with myself and feel human again but it’s probably impossible.
Don't give up, but don't spend 600 dollar on a makeover when you're going to lose even more weight.
And don't post pic of you on lolcow ever again.
You're proving >>90041
Dunno but reaching your weight goal (which I hope is a healthy weight and not underweight) within 5 months is pretty good actually. 5 months will fly by, I don't see any reason to give up on that, unless you're literally starving yourself right now to keep up said weightloss rate.
Has there ever been a room/apartment decor thread on /g/? I feel like that would be a fun thread
I was here last year so I’ll give a run down on my glo up
>dumped my deadweight boyfriend>lost the ten pounds I needed to lose>hair grown out to about waist length, and it looks good on me. I have it dyed about 1-2 shades deeper/richer than my natural brown color, it adds depth and dimension>cleared a melasma shadow on my upper lip, now I don’t look like I have a fcking mustache anymore>skin in better condition>in great shape thanks to pilates and ballet
I’m not done, I need to work on being more social/outgoing, and being more consistent in doing positive things for myself, but it’s huge progress. A year ago I was just coming out of an 8+ year long major depression and I’m stoked to be where I am now
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Posting my goals towards glowing up:
- go to bed earlier each night
- get in a productive routine BEFORE work not just after
- stick to drinking over 1l of water a day
- cut down snacks and sweets
- stop biting nails/take nail vitamins and supplements
- stop picking the scab on my head (my worst habit, I hate it)
- lose 20lbs healthily
- clear out wardrobe with honesty towards what I don't wear anymore
- work on self confidence
well good news, i'm your height, have been your weight, and also have violin hips.
i could never get rid of them completely but when i was 145-155 they were definitely less noticeable. With the weight I gain weight, the top part of the violin hip gets fat so it's more exaggerated and love handle-like. Having less fat there makes them look more even. I'm never going to have round ig baddie style hips but at a lower bodyfat % i don't think they stand out as a "flaw"
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Sharing my plan, hopefully I’ll be able to stick to it:
> wake up at 8
> get up and dressed immediately, no looking at phone
> brush teeth, wash face and put on moisturizer quickly (+ sunscreen if necessary)
> eat yogurt + oats for breakfast, take pills
> start studying immediately, don’t go on the internet
> no internet during breaks as well
> sit somewhat straight, don’t cross legs
> eat as little as possible during lunch, no seconds, no dessert and no sugary drinks
> continue studying (or work, it depends)
> one small coke light allowed, if I feel like it
> on workdays: choose something healthy for dinner and again, only 1 portion
> on off days: eat as early and little as possible (if at all), workout afterwards
> don’t forget pills
> no lying in bed (alone, on the internet), spend evening with family
> go to sleep before midnight
> evening skin care routine: wash, put in braces, moisturize, eye cream, lip balm, hand moisturizer
Individual routines for each day:
> Monday: use moisturizer (for body and feet)
> Tuesday: exercise, wash hair (always use conditioner, blow dry if cold, brush afterwards)
> Wednesday: exercise, moisturize
> Thursday: exercise, moisturize
> Friday: moisturize
> Saturday: moisturize
> Sunday: exercise, wash hair
Cut nails (put on nail polish on toes), shave (use after shave lotion), pluck brows and exfoliate face, body or feet if necessary, same with flossing.
> no nose picking (or picking at/touching any body part in general)
> no masturbating
> text at least one friend every week
> don’t cry
> don’t clench teeth together if nervous
> change clothes more often
> wear perfume and makeup when going out
> read more + start to play the piano again
> 1. stretching, 2. squats, side leg raises, leg raises, push ups, reverse push ups, 3. jog
If anybody actually read though all of that and sees anything wrong with it, please tell me.
>>93188> no masturbating
> don’t cry
this also seems really unhealthy for your mental health. no therapist ever will tell you to stop crying. you can't be happy all the time and sometimes it's good to let the bad feelings come out.
i also agree with the other anon, you should introduce things slowly instead of everything at once. that's really a lot of stuff you listed, and if you don't already do these things it will be super hard to stick to all things at once.
yeah cutie make sure to pace yourself. building a routine takes work and is better done with baby steps. if you find yourself struggling, make sure you have your goals written down or idealized in realistic and doable form. dont force too much upon yourself at much.
try and break it up a bit (maybe bullet journaling will help? i have an atrocious memory and am terrible at prioritising so it helps)
especially with taking meds etc. are high priority tasks but like, "no lying in bed" should be considered "10-15 minute lay in bed/meditation session" as a reward. you need to balance the routine and hard work with some chill and the reward system. i know it sounds bullshit but Jordan Peterson actually has some real good shit on staying motivated and task-based when you're trying to build a new routine.
anyway regardless, really proud of you for trying anon <3 making a plan like this is a huge step to begin with so you should be proud of yourself. you can do it!
remember if you need any advice or are struggling there are always amazing resources online and if not there's always people to talk to and you can find other people to help you keep yourself accountable. anyway, good luck! keep us updated cutie <3
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dont drag this messiah of virgin menchildren here
Is there some kind of back story to this?
Just do it and keep doing it. I used to be similar to you, I even dressed exclusively in men's clothes and had super short hair lmao. Somehow now I'm always more dressed up than my peers.
Anyway, if you keep doing it then you'll get used to it and accept it as yourself. The first week or so will feel awkward, but chances are people will just wonder if you're dressed up for something rather than judge you harshly.
Oh, samefag, but I should add that you're also best off dressing for yourself. Pick a style you actually enjoy (for makeup hair and clothes) and it will be more worth it.
I originally started taking care of myself in order to get a bf. And I've failed, but in the process I learned that I actually have a lot of fun with clothes. You'll feel more secure in yourself if you follow your own tastes than you will competing with everyone else.
This is an old comment but if anyone is still interested in great advice : MAGNESIUM supplements. Take that shit with a meal that contains at least a bit of fat (never on an empty stomach) and you'll feel a huge difference.
On another note… I have huge tits and I hate them. They sag like Luna's except mine are size G. I've finally found good fitting bras that make them look good but they're still so big. My dream breasts are like B or C cup max.
I know I can get surgery but it still wont make them actually small and there's a risk that they'll grow back (happenned to my mom). I also really don't have the money. I'm trying to pay back some debts but it will get me years at this rate and there's very little prospect I'll ever get a good paying job. Guess I'm just stuck with having huge Big Mamma boobs.
Thank you for your encouragement!
I tend to be very harsh on myself and think there's no point in even trying since I'm ugly anyway.
But I'm willing to try again, starting with the small things and hoping they stick and become normal to me.
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Anon I'm in a very similar boat. I've been isolating myself for over 10 years (28 y.o.). It's hard not to feel discouraged bc it feels so pathetic to focus on normal shit people do everyday, but >>100314
are totally on the right track. Just submit yourself to being proud of baby steps.
Pic is my whiteboard with my baby steps toward making routine for my life. I only made it yesterday so pls don't think I'm on the ball just yet!
Shit is hard and if you've been in arrested development like I have it's very difficult to make the changes.
I actually completed everything on my list for today for the first time
, despite feeling like I didn't want to and like I was a pathetic loser for "babying" myself. Think of it as something unpleasant you have to get through in order to feel good, like a transaction or a dose of nasty medicine.
I feel really really good rn because I put intention behind those actions. I hope this helps you realize you're feelings are normal and valid!! Keep on keeping on!
(the bra thing I wrote on there is so I don't feel so sloppy and like a slob every day. It's a baby step towards getting dressed in actual clothes every day. I'm a neet so I don't "have" to get dressed etc. etc.) also sorry for the shitty pic and also I don't mean I wash my hair daily as per #2 I just mean groom it accordingly
oh my god, this is like IRL pretty princess points.
im not hating tho, im struggling kinda like you and you're one step ahead of me by marking down you tasks.
It's great, anon.
I do this in form of a google keep to do list.
That little check when you get something done and seeing all the things checked at the end of the day make me feel good. It really helped to get my shit together.
and Lmaoooo >>>/ot/77993
This is so bizarre and hilarious ty anon
I guess it is kinda like that (fu lol) but instead of my mommy rewarding me with tendies I'm rewarding myself with a fulfilling life.
Try not to be so hard on yourself. If you're like me you legit think in the back of your mind you're as pathetic as the PPP depictions. Who cares, just let go of the judgements in order to get better. That's what will free us!
You may or may not have been projecting with that comment, I can't say, but good luck on your journey anon
also I deleted and edited this post a million times sorry
Slow and steady anon. start off by drinking more water. if you drink shit like soda or juice, try to drink water instead. if you have coffee, drink it black or with very minimal cream/sugar.
A lot of diet is replacing one bad item for a good one, so you form a good eating habit. You can do it!! I gained weight due to job stress and i'm trying to get back on track myself.
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Sorry it's such a gross picture but I need some advice on dark circles. I have what I think are rather severe dark circles and they seem to be genetic. They look worse if I'm sleep deprived, but eating healthy, sleeping well and drinking tons of water doesn't do much for them at all. I've tried collagen under eye masks with minimal results. Is there anything that can actually be done for this?
I do try covering them up with makeup but I feel like concealer doesn't really give proper coverage, it makes them look better and more even with the rest of my skin but I still look 'tired' or like I haven't slept well. I've had this problem since I was a young teen and it's frustrating. I feel like it makes me look so much uglier.
Congrats anon, that already sounds great.
Can I ask how you managed to lose so much weight?
I heard that sometimes skin can take some time tightening up again.
and although I don't really understand discord I would be happy with something along these lines! Make it happen anon!
Random tip/experience: I've given up dairy recently, completely and the difference in my skin is CRAZY.
I heard the phrase "Dairy is bad for your skin" a lot before, but I thought it wouldn't make a difference for me because I didn't think I ate a lot of it… but I ate it consistently… Cheese every now and then, maybe yoghurt for breakfast, Egg, butter… I always had consistent acne. Not a lot of it, but al-ways there. Then, I started having oats with a lot of milk for breakfast for like, 3 weeks straight. During that time my skin BROKE, I felt like scratching off my skin with my nails, it was that bad. When it lasted, I realized: the only thing I changed in my life was eating so much more dairy. So I cold turkey quit all forms of dairy (including butter, man that was hard to give up tbh lol) and my skin immediately cleared up AND is better than it was before I started having milk and oats for breakfast. I was even planning on seeing a doctor for my adult acne soon, but I don't think I have to now.
This is great, anon. But>dairy>eggs
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I have this body, but my ribcage is a bit bigger and my "boobs" are smaller and even at bmi 16 I have a chubby stomach. It's probably the most unfortunate body type I can think of. How do I work with this or fix it? Implants to balance it out seem my only option, but they seem very dangerous.
hey i'm >>100378
i'm definitely projecting at least a little bit, but really like i said i'm not hating and making lists is a good thing, actually i've been making them since seeing you post so thank you and good luck to you too !!
hyaluronic acid breast injections
they're like if fat transfer worked, no scars, no implants, just a small needle where more flesh is needed.
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>bmi 16>i swear i still have a HUGE stomach!
I know theres a chance this isnt exaggerating but i think its more likely that your body perception isn't the most accurate. At this bmi i felt the same about my legs because i'm short but literally everyone IRL told me i didn't have fat legs like i thought i did. My therapist says theyre anorexic thoughts and nothing else. I know some anons will arguee bmi 16 is fine but…
Lets be real here /g/irls…
I've never even heard of that stuff, I'll have to look into that family of drugs. Thank you anon!>>100693
I figured out how many calories I could have in a day to lose a pound a week (you have to take in 500 less than your TDEE, but I calculated from my BMR instead because I treat myself to a little junk food once a week)
I use bmi-calculator.net to do the math, they have a lot of neat tools outside of BMI autism. >>100717
I didn't really go through too many different review sites but GNC Women's Ultra Mega One Daily checked out pretty well and I was able to buy in bulk. I'm set for doses until like mid-2020 and I only spent maybe 50 dollars.
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At BMI 16 I am bony everywhere and look like a spoopy skeleton, but I store practically all my fat in my stomach. It's not jut bloated, it's actual jiggly fat to the point that my belly button is a horizontal stripe. It's the most unfortunate bodyfat distribution you can imagine. It looks like I had a hysterectomy or c section. I got the pic from google but my stomach is pretty close to that, but then imagine a very harsh line at the bottom and it looks like it sags.
I'm in a similar-ish situation, most of my social life is strongly tied with binge drinking but I'm trying to lose a little weight. The thing that works best for me is to eat less over the week to "prepare" for the extra calories from alcohol on Fridays and Saturdays. I use MyFitnessPal to log all my food and always aim for a healthy week instead of stressing over every single day.
I also make sure to have some healthy snacks at home so I don't feel tempted to go get fast food after the pub.
Could it just be bloating? I'm at a fairly low weight and my stomach stays flat because I cut out meat and dairy, make sure I'm pooping regularly (I eat very little so this involves coffee, nicotine, and lots of fiber and water), and try not to eat late in the day.
If it's really that stubborn, it might just be the way your body stores the little fat you have left, and you might just have to learn to live with it. I have a little pocket of fat under my chin that doesn't go away no matter how low my BMI is. A touch of fat is youthful and soft, don't stress.
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Keep going, you're all gonna make it
Mostly replace all of the sugary foods with better foods, and add more vegetables to your diet
Replace all drinks with water
Keep an eye on the portions of what you eat
You can have what you want every once in a while
Make sure to lift weights consistently and do strenuous cardio at least 3 times a week
Plateaus in weight loss are generally due to mistakes in nutrition and calorie counts (eating too much without realizing it)
The skinnier you are, the harder it becomes to lose more weight, and as a result you need to check your nutrition to make sure it's 100% correct and in line with your muscle gain and fat loss goals
This is going to sound uwu old tumblr stupid, but try yoga in front of a mirror and notice your posture. Correct it.
If you can see an orthopedist or physical therapist they can help too!
posting my 2019 goals to get some accountability.
I'm 22 (23 in Jan), between 5'8 and 5'10 (every time I get measured it's different but always between there), roughly 175 lbs. Measurements are 40-31-42. Pretty face, hazel-green eyes, dyed black hair, very pale skin. Acne has been a huge problem since I had a miscarriage in April.
My face: I've been told I look like a cross between Scarlett Johansson and Kat Dennings. I have a big-ish, slightly protruding, mildly dimpled chin but I'm learning to love it. Trying to grow my brows back after shaving the tails off for months to be able to draw them in. I have persistent dark circles under my eyes and they've been there since puberty.
I put on muscle really quickly but lose it just as fast. I carry most of my weight in my stomach and thighs. My mom's tried to tell me I've literally had a little belly since I was a baby and it's ALWAYS been there but I want to minimize it as much as I can. I have a big ass but it could use some definition and muscle. Lanky limbs, big feet, weird bumps on my toes that I don't think are callouses.
ANYWAY. That's the rundown on my looks.
>get from 175 to 140 lbs>reduce appearance of violin hips>wax unwanted dark body hair>do something about hyperpigmentation in bikini area and underarms>body brush once a week>start exercising 3x a week>DO NOT CUT HAIR - only trims>reduce sugar in diet>cut out dairy in diet>only have junk food once a week>start OMAD diet>eat more vegetables than fruit, more fruit than meat, and more meat than grains>look into botox injections to reduce hyperhydrosis>quit nail biting
Face: >begin consistent skincare routine>stop picking/popping>look into birth control>DO NOT WAX BROWS>find a makeup look that suits me
Hair:>cycle supplements>replace shampoo with apple cider vinegar rinses>use hair healing serums>reduce dyes>reduce heat styling
Lifestyle:>clean room every other day>spend 5 minutes a day tidying room>spend less time in bedroom>only use bed for sleeping>get a job>handle debt>reduce frivolous spending>take meds every day>do one nice thing for self each day>say one kind thing to someone else each day>do more serious research of Judaism>publish novel
wish me luck, fam, i deserve more than what I've been giving myself
samefagging but i also want to be able to move out of my mom's house and go back to school.
2018 was really really unkind to me tbh
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I'm the >>100310
I lost that weight and now I'm 110 lbs. Took less time than I expected (I was 120 when I started), but I was probably just bloated from all the salty snacks I ate.
Bought myself a pack of ramen noodles to celebrate, realized that in 20 days of not eating shitty junk I lost the appetite for it completely, barely was able to finish it.
Going to class turned out easier than it's been before, I only skip 1 day a week for now (instead of my usual going TO class 1 day a week) and I hope to stop skipping completely before the new years since it's my final year and I need to get good grades on exams and write a graduation thesis.
Did not smoke a single cigarette in a month, didn't drink at all on week days, started drinking more water (with which I still struggle, I can barely fit 1,5 liters in a day)
Washed my face with a cleansing foam, used apple cider vinegar toner, actually moisturized for two week straight and my skin feels somewhat better. It wasn't bad before, but I hope it would improve even more once I include more steps in my routine. Didn't go through with learning make-up, but it's a huge leap for me right now and not a priority at all.
My back healed, but I still struggle with exercise. That is going to be the thing I'll work on now.
Also I forgot to mention that I try to take all my meds on fixed schedule now (Medisafe is a godsend!)
Generally I'm doing better. I'm smiling more, I have more energy, I made a new friend immidiately after starting school in November so I have all the more reason to go to class. I eat much less, but I think exercising would burn extra calories when I would actually start eating healthy.
Turn out beating depression really starts with self-care and not meds. And I used to laugh every time someone suggested yoga or keeping a sleep schedule before. Small things like these really help a lot with your outlook on life.
Deadlifts my g.
That's literally the easiest way to do it, your spine will hold itself
upright without you noticing.
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Feeling better now, anon? We're all so impressed!
So, without the unhelpful bitchy attitude (seriously, what the fuck?) here's some advice. It's really just about calorie restriction. Especially if you can't do any exercise. I've posted in a couple other threads but this past summer/fall, I went from ~170 to ~125 simply by eating less. I have a ft desk job and don't really like working out much after a long day.
Calculate your BMR/TDEE and find out your optimal daily calorie intake.
Track it with MFP, and keep yourself accountable with weekly weigh ins. I find weekly to be better because you will see greater drops than daily, and you will begin to become motivated just by seeing your losses! I do it every Sunday.
Also, there are some supportive subreddits out there like r/loseit and r/cico. Say what you like about reddit but many of these people are super friendly and helpful, and there are inspirational stories.
You can do it! Anyone can, you just have to really stay dedicated and count everything you put in your body. If you are tracking properly, you will soon become aware of which kinds of foods "cost" the most and just naturally start to avoid those. Good luck anon!
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So three years ago I did this big makeover, but now three months in my first-year of uni, I kind of feel that I'm starting to lose myself (not really in appearance way, but more in what I'm really am and what I like). The biggest part then was going from 90 to 65 kg maybe even less idk (I'm 174 cm so now am kind of average), sadly by losing weight I stupidly developed ed behavior .This time I would like to resume my makeover in healthier way and just better-myself even further. I already eat quite healthy by default and do well in my education, but would like to take few steps even further. So here is my plan:
> Stop biting my nails, so I wouldn't need fake ones.
> Eat with deficit, to lose a few more kilos.
> Sort out my style and wardrobe.
> Fix my teeth.
> Grow longer hair.
> Stick to my skin and hair routine.
> Go to gym and take up running again.
> Get my eyebrows and hair professionally done.
Mental and other care:
> Draw more.
> Study even more.
> Meet more people.
> Become more positive and be kind to people around.
> Build confidence.
> Start to regulary update my social media.
> Reduce my spendings and waste less.
> Start sorting my trash.
To all the anons good luck with your goals!!!
Using nail polish regularly helped me. When they're colorful I pay more attention them, instead of gnawing on them absent-mindedly. I also file the sides often so they're smooth and round, and it's harder to get a hold of them with my teeth. You could use fake nails as well to give the real ones some time to grow underneath.
In general just taking care of my nails more (using cuticle oil every day, buffing occasionally if they're not too thin and brittle) made me "remember" to keep them out of my mouth.
maybe hot or cold compresses? drinking plenty of water and getting your vitamins and electrolytes in, perhaps.
please take care and keep getting better, anon!
Who ever you are Anon or if you ever read here again, you should know I read this this morning and it deeply resonated with me and I want to make some changes towards this.
Thank you for this! Truly
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not that anon but what's up your ass? Not everyone wants to dress like a Forever 21 catalogue or a walmart shopper. >>106454
I'm guessing you mean like a everyday style? I think the key is simple cut pieces, classy colours and a well balanced look. From what I've seen, its important to have a little tasteful splash of colour.
You're thinking of street fashion anon. I currently live in Korea and the reason women look so put together here is because of simple pieces that mesh well, as well as doing hair and makeup.
Even when there's high school or university students walking around in sweats and Adidas, they have their hair and makeup done well and they look much more put together.>>106454
Simplicity is key in fashion, a well made coat and pair of shoes can help bring an outfit together faster than 20 minutes trying on skirts. Spend the money on a nice item you can wear with other things (hence coat and shoes) and match your wardrobe with basic staples and see how you feel with it.
Try out new hairstyles, new makeup styles. It'll help.
Always remember: putting on earrings makes it look like you've put in a lot more effort than you have.
I have the same issue. My skin is quite clear - except for once a month - but my pores are quite large. I've tried a few things like pore refining masks and all but in the end they stay the same and don't change much.
Since years I use pore strips on my nose because of my blackheads but no real change either. I use them twice a week but barely any change. I come to accept them because nothing really helped. Suggestions?
just did some research and holy shit, Anon, you're right! Those aren't blackheads at all. I didn't know there was any difference in it.
Thank you so much! This helps a lot! Maybe I can still fix my skin a little bit more.
yep, really gentle.
not sure how the others taste, but the sumigaki toothpaste i use has kind of a grape flavor, and it's barely minty.
it cost me like $8 for a decent sized tube. i haven't finished it yet. i stopped using it after about 3 or 4 weeks because the results show pretty quickly. just save the rest of the tube for later in the year.
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Not sure if thats a right thread for this but can i still look ok with a weak jawline like this?
YouTube will teach you how to use cosmetics, style hair, and shape your eyebrows.
You can mimic outfits from pictures until you learn to put together an outfit.
youtube is a goldmine for makeup and hair tutorials. I recommend lisa eldrige for makeup specifically. but try typing makeup for beginners, maybe other anons can recommend some channels?
I'm more or less in the same boat as you though since what I know about makeup and hair is super limited. fashion too, though pinterest is my go-to. I usually type 'minimalist fashion' or something, whatever kind of look you're going for, for inspiration if nothing else.
You can't pick and choose where to lose or gain.
If you want to get stronger and build a butt eat more and lift.
You won't get too big, anon. You'd have to dedicate hours and hours of your time every day to working out before you started getting "big", in terms of muscular.
I'd say the odds are good that you won't lose your basic shape. Your body composition is very difficult to change, if at all, so if you are happy with your current HWR you won't lose it. Butt MAY get less jiggly…that's the only thing. Just don't do weighted squats, maybe. For me personally I'd rather have a 'lifted' butt that was slightly less soft, so I'm in for squats.
Hey anon, my starting weight and height are almost identical as yours when I started working out.
You can start with body weight exercises and full body workouts like twice per week until you get the form right. I also have almost no apetite but working out helps a lot and you'll eventually get used to eating more.
If you have a target weight you want to be, use a tdee calculator how much you should be eating to get there and use myfitnesspal to log it all in. It will be a bit overwhelming at first but you'll get used to it.
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Any of you gals waist train? I dont have a great hip to waist ratio and id like to change that a bit, mostly for cosplay but a slight change for the every-day would be nice too.
I currently weightlift and do ab/core exercises three times a week and i have a light ab outline (mostly the v, still working on the I I Lines). I can def see decent progress but id like a little extra help.
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I have really heavy genetic hollows under my eyes, and a correlating lack of support in my upper cheeks. I have the money to get under eye filler but I’ve been digging my heels in actually scheduling an appointment with the doctor, part because I’m terrified of the procedure and am afraid he will punctuate my vein and leave my blind (I know this is extremely rare but it’s still on my mind because I’m a neurotic)but also because of the cost (860$), I feel like its a huge waste of money but then again I waste hours of my life already staring into the mirror agonizing over how ugly they are. I don’t have body/image issues otherwise, besides my teeth which as also busted I like how I look and I feel like if I wasn’t such a coward this could change my life. Farmers, please bully me into not being such a baby. Pic related.
I used to waist train pretty regularly when I was around 18, I was into the goth look and also wanted to alter my songebob body lol.
In combination with diet and workout, I say it did help make a difference. I had a 30+ inch waist and now it’s probably like 25, in addition to losing weight.
I used the steel boned corsets from orchard corset or corset story, been thinking about ordering again. Just remember to order no less than 4” off your natural waist or you’ll risk damaging the corset or hurting yourself.
anon you are me except you aren't cursed with super dark circles (also genetic) to complete the look.
the only thing that's worked for me – and that works rather well, actually – is this product called SubQ Eyes by Hylamide (another range by Deciem). over time it plumps the skin so the eyesocket line isn't as prominent, and i don't wanna jinx it but i feel it's also acting on the darkness of the skin. maybe try it for a couple months before you spend all that cash?
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Has anyone made significant improvements in how good they look naked?
I've spent this summer losing a few vanity pounds and it's going well. I seemingly have a cute slim hourglass silhouette, and when I wear well-fitting clothes I'm really happy with my body… but when I take my clothes off, it's like there's no difference no matter how much weight I lose. I look skinnyfat and doughy despite my ribs sticking out, also in an unappealing way. My breasts are so saggy and kind of far apart. A few years ago I was <110lbs at 5'6'' after going through a similar glowup project and I'm soon at that weight again, but even then I never seemed to look nice without clothes despite being a bit underweight already.
I know the solution is improving body composition with strength training, but I guess what I worry about is that I might never be able to get a good-looking body because of how I carry fat and muscle. Looking at real, less edited pictures of women who train a lot (e.g. on Reddit rather than Insta lol), so many end up with a slightly muscular but still kinda skelly anachan look maybe with a small pouch, not really feminine and attractive. And so many of the nice progress photos are obviously shopped or posed in a highly specific way, it's getting hard for me to believe people with normal genetics can look actually attractive even with effort lmfao.
I know it's silly but it makes me so sad. When I started dating my last boyfriend, I wore sheer tights a few times and he was in awe of my legs and always complimented how long they were and how crazy he was about them… but once we got to the stage where I was fully naked, he never said anything about them again kek. I feel like this applies to my whole body too.
Also I feel like getting the toned, healthy, and defined look would still require losing a lot of body fat. Getting toned this way means my breasts will deflate further, and while I'm considering a lift, I don't want implants. I also can't lift heavy because I have bad joints and my sister really damaged hers that way… will higher rep, moderate weight training even make your muscles significantly more defined?
Random googled pic related, it gives me hope, but is it just tricks with flattering lighting?? I just want to look healthy, slim but curvy like I do with clothes pls help
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I wanna make an accountability post.
My daily life atm is really sad. I used to be such an optimistic person and had so many hobbies but I feel almost dead because of shift work/being in a new place/weight gain. I'm having so much trouble feeling confident. I feel like such an outcast and it sucks not being able to even console in myself by feeling confident.
> 23F, 190 lbs (gained 40 in a year)> Spend ALL my time in front of the computer, unless I work> Not in school (my biggest goal) and can't work much right now because my lower back hurts like fuck> Wear my husband's hoodies/long sleeves and slouchy shorts everyday > Hair looks like trash because I have 2B hair but have no motivation to take care of it because I typically don't leave the house lmao> Scared to leave the house because new country (despite being here a year) and unfit now.
Hopefully I can check back in a year and have a better life.