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Posted 8/24/16
is it? as they always say muscle always weighs more and the more you excersise the more you get, I used to be 185
of course everyone is different, for me I have a heart condition, back injury and PCOS which makes it very hard to lose weight without metformin
im 5 foot 1, female
so is 120 in reality realistic?
there are people who are 150 near my height and thin as shit but weigh that much because its the muscle

it has taken me 5 months to lose 4 pounds, I walk/fast walk every day playing pokemon go I do jumping jacks and sit ups and squats to the best of my ability, I cant do it straight I have to take breaks after about 10 sit ups or so, I used to only be able to do 3 at a time

i don't do soda i don't really do junk food except on occasions

and as i said the more you excersise the more muscle you get, and i cant lose muscle


and there are people who are 150 are thin and its all muscle
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Well, sure. It's realistic. How you do it may not be a good option.
But, more importantly, is it healthy for you? Everyone metabolizes differently and, as you already touched upon, muscle plays a factor into your weight.

I suggest not even looking at the number. Are you healthy? Are you reasonably fit?
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MrsAppleby wrote:

Well, sure. It's realistic. How you do it may not be a good option.
But, more importantly, is it healthy for you? Everyone metabolizes differently and, as you already touched upon, muscle plays a factor into your weight.

I suggest not even looking at the number. Are you healthy? Are you reasonably fit?


i mean i have fat no doubt, on my thighs stomach and arms, but you can def see the muscle, i can flex good lol, its like, i really have toned up but i cant get the excess fat off the thighs and underneath arm part , and stomach , my stamina has gotten better though and i have strengthened my back so it doesn't hurt as much anymore but of course it wont go away
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Not sure if your methods are the most effective, and I don't know how your health conditions affect you, but this is what I do:

Drink cold/chilled water (actually increases metabolism because your body has to bring the temp up).

Drink a shot of lemon water THE VERY FIRST THING in the morning. It boosts your metabolism and digestive system.

Cut all meat. Not forever, but start off with a full week. Eggs and veggies can fill you up.

I eat a crap ton of seaweed. It flushes out toxins and digestive buildup so you absorb more nutrients properly.

Coconut water/milk is good stuff, if you're OK with the flavor. It goes well as a drink or in soups/curries.

Cardio to bring your heart rate up. You have to bring your heart rate up in order to lose weight. Doing exercises mildly or leisurely is about as effective as not doing it.

I still eat whatever I want a lot of the time, yet I've been losing weight. Of course I work out too. :P

Doing the above has also helped me with the possible PCOS, and overall health.
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How about getting decent sleep hours in order to prevent fat storage? Usually the most active person including me is able to lose up to 1 lb per week even while being the most active. Of course like Mrsapple says, everyone's metabolism is different.

Then again I am not sure if a man who goes to gym 5 days a week with 2 days of cardio and abs can help you.
If you want specifics on how the whole fat losing process works I am go deeper
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Posted 8/24/16

1stladyent wrote:

Not sure if your methods are the most effective, and I don't know how your health conditions affect you, but this is what I do:

Drink cold/chilled water (actually increases metabolism because your body has to bring the temp up).

Drink a shot of lemon water THE VERY FIRST THING in the morning. It boosts your metabolism and digestive system.

Cut all meat. Not forever, but start off with a full week. Eggs and veggies can fill you up.

I eat a crap ton of seaweed. It flushes out toxins and digestive buildup so you absorb more nutrients properly.

Coconut water/milk is good stuff, if you're OK with the flavor. It goes well as a drink or in soups/curries.

Cardio to bring your heart rate up. You have to bring your heart rate up in order to lose weight. Doing exercises mildly or leisurely is about as effective as not doing it.

I still eat whatever I want a lot of the time, yet I've been losing weight. Of course I work out too. :P

Doing the above has also helped me with the possible PCOS, and overall health.


my heart condtion is called POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, so basically posture affects me from sitting to standing standing to sitting etc, my body cant circulate the blood right and i get dizzy and can pass out also my heart flutters and jumps into my throat- it feels like - lol and i cant breathe
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Truthfully numbers mean nothing.
If your fit your body keeps up with what ever you put it through(6 miles or something like 50 push ups(for me)) and you can still get up your pretty darn fit and healthy.(Hopefully!)
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my heart condtion is called POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, so basically posture affects me from sitting to standing standing to sitting etc, my body cant circulate the blood right and i get dizzy and can pass out also my heart flutters and jumps into my throat- it feels like - lol and i cant breathe


Maybe try swimming. It is a great form of cardio. Also since your body is horizontal when you swim, you won't have as many problems with blood circulation (no sudden changes). I don't know anything about POTS, but I have had problems with Vasovagal Syncope (pass out when going from sitting to standing position) and I have never had any problems when I swim.
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Turn up the intensity if you can. Incorporate some sprints and circuit training. I don't know about hitting that weight but I do know you can greatly increase cardiovascular efficiency and achieve athletic bradycardia. (seriously though consult a doctor to see if that's a safe thing to do)
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Hmm it is possible but in all honesty do not cut calories to quick this will stall your metabolism, take it slow, do not make a lot of changes in your life all at once, a rebound is more likely to happen. make one or 2 small changes at a time.

Get the app Myfitnesspal, it tracks your caloric intake, you just search the food you eat and BAM. (very Helpful)

Depending on how much time you have, create a 3 day split or 5 day split gym routine, even if its only body weight exercises it will help tremendously. Do not worry about getting bulky, as a girl unless your taking enhancements you will not look like a man.

Most importantly you will fall off the wagon, that is only natural; we all do, do not kick yourself for it, find a good group of positive thinking people in your life that legitimately care about your goals and aspirations and listen to them and talk to them.
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are there spices that help with metabolism and stuff?
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I never understood people's obsession with the number they see on the scale. While yes, it could be an easy shorthand, lifestyle and diet have more to do with one's health than a specific number.
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Maybe that's just how your body naturally is. Have you tried going vegan?

Watch the documentary called Earthlings. I was told that watching this film will make you a vegan for good.

or you can watch this light-hearted animation :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGZQopQTkfA
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Bowie-Sensei wrote:

I never understood people's obsession with the number they see on the scale. While yes, it could be an easy shorthand, lifestyle and diet have more to do with one's health than a specific number.


i cant speak for others but i have been treated differently because of it by DOCTORS, i was underweight and my SEVERE constipation was blamed from it, like i can go a month without shitting lol, its bad, i was 115 and was told by my doc if i go to 120 i would be over weight, i hit puberty at 18 because i was underweight for so long that my hormones were suppressed and mix that with weight gain sight effects from meds...i went from 115 to 185 in 4 months, went from boob b cup to 48 ddd lmao, ugh it sucked, then what am i told? everything i have, myheart condition athsma reflux constipation was because of being obese, then it was because i had a boyfriend- lol ok-
but anyways doctors really get on you about your weight even sometimes deny treatment because of it, or much needed surgery

it is absurd
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Yet you should talk to a doctor about this, I would think especially if standing up causes you to faint. You shouldn't be refused treatment because of it, that's absurd.
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