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Old 01-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy need advice please !!

Hello there I am new on here I don't know exactly in which subject I should post but oh well here it goes..

I used to be overweight ever since i was little two years ago i used to weigh 208 pounds at 5'5 i decided that was it i was tired of being like this i have 2 sisters and one brother i am the youngest in my family. My sister has had a weight problem aswell and same for my brother .. my other sister on the other hand is very fit and slim shes 5'2 105 pounds.. i always felt like a fat monster compared to her and wanted to prove i could diet and lose the weight.. so it took me two years and i now weigh 139.0 pounds at 5'5.. i did it all natural small meals, no carb, and i also became a vegetarian. i don't eat any dairy,sugars,carbs as in pasta,bread,potatoes etc.. no soda.. no fats.. except fish.. I have become very active and into fitness and dancing i dance everyday sometimes up to 4 hours a day .. lately ive been dancing 5 times a week for an hour and half, i have started dancing my main inspiration is michael jackson i am a huge huge fan and even more so since he passed on..every single day i listen to his music, dance to his music, i sometimes am so addicted that i actually want to be him or look like him.. ( mainly his thriller era) i am trying to lose as much weight to look like him and to have a ''dancers body'' i hardly eat anything lately.. i eat very very little portions i want to be 120 in order to look like him.. or to be thin like he was.. i thought it would be ok to talk on here i have no one to talk to really.. my mom once made a remark stop it with your michael jackson dancing its creeping me out i feel like you want to be him or something.. anyways every morning i wake up and weigh myself in the hopes that the pounds shed off at night i have detox teas to cleanse and every morning i wake up feeling exhausted i have coffee and i still can't wake up.. i get terrible anxiety when i see it doesn't move or i gain 1 pound i want to cry.. i feel 139 pounds is chubby i want to be skinny ... what would the ideal weight be for me?

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Old 01-21-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: need advice please !!

Oh my dear, 139 pounds on a 5'5" frame is most certainly not chubby. In response to your final question, an ideal weight for you would be one at which you feel healthy (which it seems you currently do not) and one which can be sustained long-term without making managing your weight a full-time job. My congratulations for having made such remarkable progress from 208 pounds. Be proud of yourself. A few years ago, I lost a bit of weight on a similar diet to the one you describe (went from 131 to 113 pounds on a 5'3" frame). This was achieved not by eating very little food, but by eating low-glycemic foods (mainly fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and a few unrefined carbs).

The low-GI diet I followed gives a healthy weight range for someone of your height as 114 to 144 pounds. Whether 120 pounds is achievable (or even desirable) for you, I can't say. If the "55" at the end of your name represents your age, realistically you should probably aim for the top of the healthy range for your height (the 138 pounds you already are) instead of the 120 pounds you'd like to be.

It's commendable to use Michael Jackson as an inspiration for your dancing -- an excellent exercise for both the body and mind. But, don't let him become an obsession, or allow trying to emulate him result in unhealthy lifestyle practices. Try to avoid weighing yourself every day -- once a week is more than adequate. Most people's weight fluctuates by as much as a couple of pounds from day to day. Judge your progress by how you feel.

I'm hesitant to raise this issue, but here goes . . . You mentioned not knowing under what subject to post. May I (kindly) suggest you take a look at the "Eating Disorder Recovery" message board. You might obtain some excellent advice there.

With reference to your chronic fatigue, it is possible that with a bit more food, and a bit less exercise, you'll start to feel less exhausted. Take care, Isabella. I bet you are lovely, just the way you are now.

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