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Anonymous 7711[Reply]

Life sucks but it's getting better: the thread

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Anonymous 7693[Reply]

Any green tea drinkers?
Does it actually help with diets and health. I see a lot of people listing it's benefits. But I'm curious if anyone here has experienced those benefits.
I'm trying to stop drinking as much black tea and coffee.

Anonymous 7694

Why stop coffee? It's actually good for you, as long as you don't put tonnes of milk and sugar in.

Anonymous 7695

I'm trying to cut out the sugar lol
Plus my teeth are yellowing

Anonymous 7703

Completely anecdotal, but I quit coffeepot like half a year a few years ago. I noticed that after a few weeks my sweat smelled less.

Anonymous 7708

matcha tea and matcha almond milk lattes are my go-tos. matcha helps boost metabolism supposedly. I find that the more liquids you consume, the less you are hungry because your stomach is always full of something.

I always have jasmine green tea in the morning. It's calming and smells amazing. I add a teaspoon of honey if I'm craving something sweet as a snack instead of reaching for a cookie or slice of cake. It honestly hits that sweet spot and tastes like bubble tea without the tapioca!

my dietician also recommended to drink peppermint tea to curb cravings. This is particularly efficient at night after dinner. It prevents you from eating dessert!

Anonymous 7709

I really like drinking green tea. I find it gives a different kind of energy than coffee does, I think it has almost nootropic effects. I'll say that good Chinese green tea usually feels more strongly caffeinated to me than black tea, or sometimes stronger even than coffee, depending on how you brew it.

I ordered a bunch of different teas from a website called Adagio, but there are a lot of different tea-selling websites, and it would be even more fun to find a Japanese or Chinese tea house in your area and buy tea from there. Just stay away from most fruit flavored teas, they often just have added flavoring to make them taste like apple or whatever. You'll be amazed at how much flavor variation there can be in the leaf of the tea plant.

Have fun. I think tea drinking is a really comfy hobby.


Grey Hair Anonymous 7676[Reply]

For older women out there, is anyone else going grey naturally and not dyeing their hair? Especially if you have darker hair/more noticeable grey hairs in that awkward “salt and pepper” phase.

I had an aunt growing up who never dyed her grey hair and I’ve always wanted to follow her footsteps. However, people keep telling me things like how not dyeing it will hurt me career-wise due to ageism, especially as it affects women. I also don’t like how wiry grey hair tends to be in comparison to regular hair. Does anyone know of any good conditioners or hair treatments to soften out the grey hair?

Anonymous 7679

I really like the salt and pepper look, tbh. And when I see women with nicely kept, long silver hair it really catches my eye and I think it looks so good. I'm not graying yet (my hair is mousy colored and I bleach it atm so I might have some and just not notice lol) but I don't think I'll dye my hair.

On the other hand, when my mom dyes her hair it does make her look noticeably younger… So I may fall prey to wanting to hide the gray, too.

I'd be interested to hear what miners who are actually graying have to say on the matter.

Anonymous 7682

I noticed some first grey hairs past year, not feeling too bad about it atm. When I was much younger my short hair was bright red and I had a pricey process of dyeing every 4 - 5 weeks. My natural hair colour is golden brown and the single grey miniparts are not eye-catching YET. My elderly mom who has similar hair still dyes it and appears much younger. Dunno if I'm gonna follow, but it won't be red then.

Anonymous 7691


I started sprouting a few silver hairs out of one spot a few years ago. I don't think I'll dye it, I sort of love the idea of having long silver hair. v witchy.

Makeup Liv Tyler style Anonymous 7655[Reply]

Would you try this?

Anonymous 7656

Another reminder that makeup is a waste of fucking time lmao.


Anonymous 7628[Reply]

Who's been fat their whole life and actually managed to lose weight? I can't visualise a thinner version of myself because I've never been thin.

Anonymous 7631

I was overweight my whole life and finally started to workout and eat healthy. Lost about 25kg over a longer period and it feels pretty good man, I'm proud. There are a few drawbacks though, the usual stuff like excess skin or several deficiencies or that I had to buy a bunch of new clothes.

Anonymous 7637

Yeah! I lost 50 lbs over the course of 2 years after being fat since adolescence. I was an average kid though.
Despite doing it over a period of time I still have some loose skin (on my arms and inner thighs) and unfortunately developed some sag on my face. Not much, but I have nasolabial folds under certain lighting now.

I think visualizing yourself depends on where you carry your fat and just how fat you are. If you're 100 lbs + overweight or carry a lot on your face it's hard to determine. For myself, I was "smallfat" and honestly just look like a more defined and smaller version of my fat self. But I know some people look super different.

Anonymous 7638

Yeah I need to lose around that much. I'm sure you look better than you think anon. How'd you guys achieve this? I'm okay with working out.. counting calories and dieting is my issue.. >>7631

Anonymous 7639

ive been fat my whole life, my parents worked so my grandma watched me and you know how overindulgent they are telling you to eat even if you dont really want to. then i became a shut-in who didnt do anything but eat and sleep, last year i was my heaviest at 116kg but i also started leaving the house last year and at the end of the year i was 93kg (i counted calories but still ate shit) this year i got to 86kg but im back at 92kg atm, i take it one step at a time i dont think about the long term goal, i think lets just get to 114kg and when i get to 114kg i say thats just water weight 112kg is actually 114kg repeat ad infinitum. this thought proccess helped me last year, also i had been trying to count calories before by using tracking apps but those stressed me out and i gained more weight and binged more instead, so i only keep track in my head, i also round up for example something says 250kcal i just think its 300. its probably easier to cook but i eat mostly frozen meals or packet noodles. last year i ate 1200~1400 (but probably less from rounding up) and since i didnt eat sustaining meals + eating a lot less + drinking a ton of water i got a lot of headaches. something that also helps is to not tell ANYONE and i mean ANYONE that youre trying to lose weight, i read years ago how when you tell people youre trying to achieve something you already feel part of the way there and you do less/dont accomplish at all (or something along those lines). it might not be for everyone but i definitely have that mentality, i think i gained weight this year not only because i dont actually eat healthy + stress but also because my family knows now.

i gotta say even though im less fat i still feel really ugly and self conscious, but im trying my best.

im sorry if none of this is helpful and only works for my shitty brain, i wish you the best of luck anon

Anonymous 7641

ayrt and honestly…it's just self-control for the first few months. You really have to reprogram yourself so you can make the lifestyle shift. My steps, over a long period and one at a time:
>cut out processed sugar
>slowly eliminate liquid calories (from juice to energy drinks to ANYTHING you put in your coffee)
>identify "danger" binge foods that you can eat endlessly, and eliminate them
>eat filling healthy food (high protein and stuff like oatmeal)
>begin officially calorie and nutrition tracking
Personal choices:
>start intermittent fasting
>cut out dairy
It's still not easy though. I have moments where I must stop and consciously resist even now, although I can eat treats in moderation finally. It helps that dairy breaks me out so I can barely eat any bad things kek. Now I binge on peanuts…

Hope this helps!! I believe in you, anon.


personal color analysis? Anonymous 4938[Reply]

has any of you had a personal color analysis done? was it worth it? how much did it cost you?

I'm sort of intrigued but not sure I want to drop ~$200 on it…
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Anonymous 5012

It's all bullshit. I'm supposed to look good in grey and pale blue because I'm a light summer but actually it just brings out the redness in my face. and I'm supposed to look bad in black

Anonymous 5016


No, I look good in every color.

Anonymous 5017


>I'm supposed to look good in grey and pale blue because I'm a light summer but actually it just brings out the redness in my face.
I think you might be fall, like darker warmth to subdue your complexion, not summer. You couldn't be summer at all if you have problems with redness in your skin becoming apparent when you wear pale blue, someone has told you wrong.

>and I'm supposed to look bad in black

You can't bring up black to knock color theory.
Every living thing on the planet looks good in black, it's an absence of light, your brain isn't getting as much information and so whatever it's perceiving is more stylized and simpler, hence 'better' and more striking.
It's why the "little black dress" safe choice exists at all.

Anonymous 7616

How good does neutral work in a person with cool undertones? I want break out from the always-dark-blue but dont know where to start. Also, how to dress olive without looking like your overachieving career focused 37yo childfree cousin?

Anonymous 7623

Maybe use olive for accessories, like bags or scarves? Or style your clothes to look more modern and casual. Also, you could try a cool grey instead of dark blue for variation.


androgyne/tomboy fashion Anonymous 6802[Reply]

Would anyone be interested in an androgynous fashion thread? Some other (fem)anons and myself tried making a general for this on /fa/ but male anons shitposted it to death before it finally fell off the catalog, and someone in the vent thread suggested I try it here.

I have a bunch of hair and wardrobe inspo to dump but need to know if other people are interested first, heh.
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Anonymous 7532


Not as androgynous, more femme, but closer along my personal style, and enough tomboy to make straight men REEEE irl at me. I miss my curls. I wish I never started straightening my hair.
Afros are so gorgeous, oml. I love her coat too.
She looks a little like me, spooky.

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Anonymous 7622

Lord, that ain't even fair.


Anonymous 7617[Reply]

Why do you have an eating disorder? What is the motivation behind it? What goes through your head when the topic is food? How can you disregard hunger? What do you think of others when they eat a lot or express love for food? What do you think of fat people? What is your opinion on diets? Exercising?
And most of all,
Do you want to get better? Why does (at least with the cases i see) treatment rarely ever works?

Anonymous 7618

I dont know if this counts as an eating disorder, but I do alot of sports and have to force feed myself to get enough calories. I hate eating food, the thought of it makes me sick, but I do it anyway for the sake of athletic performance

Anonymous 7619

>Why do you have an eating disorder?
I don't think I have an eating disorder but I do forget to eat sometimes and find the act labor intensive. I also don't like pooping so more food just makes for more effort later. I do however like eating new varieties of food. I find eating novel things (especially sweet ones) to be an incredibly enjoyable experience, but I don't have the energy, time, want or knowledge to reinvent my weekly groceries to keep trying new things every single week.
>What is the motivation behind it?
I don't think I have a motivation as again, I'm not doing it intentionally I just forget sometimes and find eating unpleasurable most of the time.
>What goes through your head when the topic is food?
Is it new? Hope this tastes good. Have I had it before? Time to keep my body functioning.
>How can you disregard hunger?
I don't understand the question, but ignoring biological processes is incredibly easy to do. Disregarded your need to eat is only slightly different from forcing yourself to breathe slower and not immediately shitting yourself when you feel your bowels.
>What do you think of others when they eat a lot or express love for food?
Good for them if it's not obesity causing, and if it is obese causing, why do I care if they shave a few decades off their life?
>What do you think of fat people?
Chubby can be really cute. Normal fat people are nice to okay. Obese ones are disgusting.
>What is your opinion on diets?
Fad diets are just that, fads, and will disappear. I would say going by the original definition of a diet, anyone should add exercise into their routine with the diet. Else they'll just be low energy all the time and feel like shit in a different way indefinitely.
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Anonymous 7620


It's the opposite for me. I work out regularly and have to force myself to stop eating. I do eat healthy, but I'm such a sweettooth and can eat a lot of food before I really start to feel full regardless being high or not. Serving sizes are a joke.

Anonymous 7621

When I was bullimic I would eat because it brought me comfort. I was super depressed and eating was an escape for me. I would binge and then purge, or I would buy a ton of cheap junk food and chew it up and then spit it out behind a grocery store. It was absolutely disgusting.
I still do the chew and spit thing once in a while, but I rarely force myself to purge anymore.


Anonymous 7504[Reply]

What does /hb/ think of the 'soft-girl' aesthetic?

Anonymous 7505

I like it

Anonymous 7506

Mostly agree with >>7505 Some of the looks I've seen under the "soft girl" tags on instagram are honestly ugly, but pastels and more girly looks have been my aesthetic long before this trend started. Got me more out of my comfort zone when it comes to showing skin as well.

Anonymous 7514

reminds me of grandma's house

Anonymous 7555

My gf is this aesthetic. (I'm more androgyne, not really fashion-sensible.) Can confirm it's kino.

Anonymous 7582

i love it


Anonymous 7262[Reply]

Was there any bleeding the first time you had sex? Have you ever used tampons/masturbated/had some form of penetration before that? Does age have to do with it (i.e. hymen wearing away over time)?
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Anonymous 7318

I was in my early twenties my first time. It hurt a bit but I wouldn't call it painful. It felt like I expected it to, I guess. But I was pretty comfortable at the time. I had never used tampons or really inserted anything substantial into myself before. I don't recall bleeding afterwards.

Anonymous 7319

I didn't bleed at all (I was 20). I used tampons before I started having sex, but I could never fit a dildo up there (still can't unless I recently had sex either).
I do believe that the hymen does wear away over time, but I think it was more due to my tampon use than anything else

Anonymous 7453

2 or 3 drops of blood afyerwards and that was it.
I almost thought that we didn't do something right because we really didn't understand how himen works. Still thought it will 'break' at some point.I was 14 he was 16 and we've been together for about a year, lost virginity to each other.
It makes me laugh now about how young we were.

Anonymous 7540

I was coming off my period when I lost mine (I'm a really light flow anyway) so if I did I wasn't sure to the extent. I bled the second time too when I was fully off my period but that was a lot rougher than the first time. I think it can take a few goes sometimes to fully break it because you'll be more nervous your first time than your second.

Anonymous 7586

I've only had sex once and it was really painful. I didn't bleed the night it happened but I did bleed a little bit in the days after.

I did masturbate and never experienced bleeding that way. I'd also worn tampons, but they're about the same size/smaller than what I would use to penetrate myself.

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