Well, even within Australian (heck, within just my state), the clothing store sizes fluctuate like mad, but I’ll try to go roughly by Australian standard sizes (Sorry in advance to those not from Aus, a quick check of a converter could tell you its equivalent! :3)
I’m maddeningly in-between pant sizes at the moment: too small for a size 20 (they fall off my hips, have to put hands in pockets to prevent them falling when I walk), but the next size down, an 18, is still way too tight (can do them up, but sitting down may cause me to break in half. 8/). So I can’t wait to get rid of the couple of inches off my thighs and waist that’s holding that size 18 back.
In tops, I’m roughly between a 16-18. I haven’t really kept a close watch on my sizes; I’m buying new clothes as I need them, a great feeling to be sure. :D When I hit my goal weight I’ll be measuring everything, checking what my proper size is in all my clothes (especially bra size :C), so I can finally go on an awesome shopping spree for all new clothes omg. 83
…Not sure what do. I don’t diet anymore, so this question seems to not be relevant to me. ‘Dieting’, as in a temporary weight loss usually encouraged by the media or advertising, seems like such a dirty word now. :O
Well, I could talk about a favorite diet from the ‘before-time’, I suppose. X3 It’s not the worst idea, it’s the ‘Cohen’s Diet’, and while they talk about ‘wellness and weight-loss through nutrition’, they also mention the words ‘rapid weight-loss’. And rapidly lose weight I did. I mostly remember the idea that you could only have one type of ‘protein’ once every five hours, as your body could only process one kind at a time. (Eggs, beef, chicken, cheese etc could not be eaten together). So, it was highly restrictive in what you could eat whilst on the program, but later weaned you back onto other foods.
So yeah, not the worst thing to ever happen to me, but it taught me nothing in the long run, and I went back to the same-old within a year. :/ Not to worry, things are different nao. o3o
Commercial - ‘Australian Bananas - Nature’s Energy Snack’
Thought I’d post this, as any of you guys outside Oz probably won’t have seen it. Every time it comes on I get all proud; it’s so rare to see ads promoting awesome things like good nutrition and healthy eating. So I thought I would share the love. Also, to the girl at 0:25 - you look awesome. I will totally look like that eating and doing exercise like you. :3
Hmm, that would be…the 14th? We had our family Easter get-together, and those are the times that I save up all my junk food time for, so I can enjoy myself. I had some pizza, and holy hell it was awesome. Ate it with a knife and fork and enjoyed the hell out of it. It used to be a much more regular thing for me; we have a ‘junk food night’ in the house but I no longer partake. (Well, maybe once in a while. »)
Fiiiiiinally finished making lunch. o-o Rice, why you no cook faster?! It was just brown rice and diced chicken with vegetables, but I don’t normally do these sorts of things and was super-excited. I even squealed to myself as I mixed it up, ‘omg it’s like fried rice but good for meeeee!’ -
- Shaved a tiny bit of mozzarella onto my serve OMNOMNOM. -
- Lunch, imma eat the shit outta you and get all your nommy nutrients. 8C
[What food is your weakness?] [Warning: For obvious reasons, the following may be triggering for some people.]
Right, well, I am much more of a savoury fan than sweet, and whilst I enjoy a bit of chocolate/ice cream/etc here and there, savory food is still my favorite. Number one is hot chips, they are very, very evil and hard to resist, and probably my favorite treat (with cheese and gravy and possibly chicken salt. o.o) After that it is things like pasties or pies, charcoal chicken, and takeaway like McDonald’s or KFC. Don’t want to go too much into this, not much else to say, really. :3 But I do love my chips, omnomnom.
No, I am not anorexic, bulimic, or any variations thereof. I have never had that sort of problem with food, although I was on the opposite end of it - associating any and all events in my life with eating (coupled with a massive love for food in general) meant that I have been overweight for as long as I can remember.
I can see how weight loss could possibly become more unhealthy. I’m not an expert and don’t claim to know anything, but during my time thus far I’ve had the occasional moment of madness when I’ve thought ‘if eating this reduced amount of food has led to this amount of weight loss, surely eating even less would work even better?’ …And then I shake my head and realize how scarily easy it could be to fall into that way of thinking.
But don’t worry, I will never hate food, and I will never hate myself. Indeed, my love for myself in my own skin has only grown thus far and will continue to do so.
Is that ‘in general’ or ‘this time?’ Because in general, I’ve tried to lose weight my whole life, sometimes just on my own, sometimes with my Mum, as we share body types and had similar eating problems. ‘Yo-yo’ dieting was a word used often in my house growing up, and we were often going along with fads and detox diets, etc. In year 9 when I was 15 I did a detox diet and lost nearly 10kgs, but my mindset remained the same, as always, and nothing changed in the long run.
This time was different. I have a friend on tumblr and out of curiosity I looked around. I actually came across the ‘thinspo’ or ‘pro-ed’ community first. I wasn’t ever considering that as a viable weight-loss option, but occasionally the messages had the right idea (junk food you’ve wanted for an hour < the body you’ve wanted for years, etc). Branching out from those particular messages, I stumbled upon the fitspo community. And there was a moment where I literally felt I just ‘got it’. Like a switch clicked on in my brain and I realized just what I’d been doing to my body. Not long after I made my own blog to keep all my inspiration in the same place, and here I am. :3
[Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or vegetarian?]
No, I am not vegan or vegetarian and no, I’ve never really considered it as a lifestyle for myself. I really do love my meat. :3 I won’t bang on about it, because there isn’t much to say; people are totally entitled to do what they will. I know a balanced diet is achievable as a vegan or vegetarian, and that they can lead just as healthy lifestyles as me. Just for me, personally, no, I’ve never wanted to do that.
[What’s your UGW? When do you expect to reach it?]
Well, I thought I had one when I first began; looking at my height showed that a rough healthy weight was around 60kgs, so I aimed for that, knowing absolutely nothing about if that would even be accurate. I’ve never been that slim in my life so had nothing to base my decision on except an average healthy weight range. My Mum saw it and was like ‘hun, I think you will be emaciated if you get down to 60kgs.’ My (very tall) slim friend is around 70-75, so I am now not sure what weight to aim for.
I think possibly 75-80kgs would be a good range to get to, and then see how I look and feel. Because I have never been that small I am just playing it by ear until I achieve a body shape I am comfortable with. At the moment it’s less of a ‘UGW’ and more of an ‘UGBS’, an Ultimate Goal Body Shape.
I am hoping to reach it in a year, so hopefully January next year? In saying that, it is not a race. Toning up and learning to work out right will take time, and this is for life, so two years now will pay off forever. After all, ‘it took more than a year to put it on’, so I expect it will take more than a year to work it off. I’m definitely hoping that the addition of exercise in ‘stage 2’ will kick-start my body. :3
[Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?]
I’d certainly like to believe that this is the healthy way to lose weight. Everything I’ve seen so far shows me that it is: losing weight slowly and surely, no saggy skin due to rapid weight loss, eating clean and properly, not starving myself, surrounding myself with positive messages (no self-hate), not ‘punishing’ myself if I make a mistake, eating breakfast, drinking water…just add in exercise (>_>) and possibly a couple more hours sleep at night, and I’ll be good.
Hmm…well, I live on my own and do all the grocery shopping, so there is little to no junk food in the house. I am working on my ‘if-its-there-i’ll-eat-it’ mentality, but I know it is still present, so I am sure to not even bring the temptation into the picture. Also, I am a shift worker and sometimes work funny hours, so I have been working on getting proper nutrition to work around my break times and stuff.
Anyway, food. I will usually eat an egg on wholegrain toast or a bowl of organic oatmeal with low-cal sweetener and cinnamon with a piece of fruit and a cup of tea for breakfast, and some kind of small mid-morning snack later on. I love toasting bread for my sandwiches for lunch, I have them with turkey or chicken and salad a lot. I also buy small cans of tuna in water if I have to eat lunch at work, for that protein energy, along with a piece of fruit. I buy a lot of raw meat and chicken and cut it into single portions and then freeze them to have for dinner with veggies, and sometimes with brown rice or pasta as well. I do cook other things, though (spag bol/chicken tonight), and sometimes I will just have a small serve of that instead (when I’m feeling lazy. :P)
Wednesday night (after weigh in >.>) is ‘junk-food night’, and whilst it used to be an excuse to pig out, I often sit it out nowadays and just eat normally. Sometimes I will have the 400 calorie mini-pizzas from dominos, though, they are so nom. o-o
Include with this a truckload of water, and that’s roughly what I have. There’s a more fruit thrown in there as well as a few other things for snacks, but all of it has come from the lovely blogs here, all healthy stuff. Wow, that went for a while. ^^;
Pic very related! Seriously, this girl is amazing. *shameless advertising* She’s quite a well-known fitblr here, and she is probably so sick of me reblogging her things, but I’d be hard pressed to find something she had posted that I didn’t like, it was one of the first fitspo blogs I found, and the one that finally helped the switch in my brain click on.
She started her journey literally an exact year before I did and it is very motivating to see just how much progress can be made in a year. Also, her start weight was just one pound higher than mine. Awesome motivator. Fantastic person. Go follow her. >.>
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