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Gained weight in college Anonymous 4962[Reply]

This is my last semester of college. And even though I told myself I would never fall trap to the "freshman 15" I've gained 50 lbs since freshman year.

I want to get a head start on losing weight before I graduate.

There is a huge rec on campus. So I can basically do anything.

What are some good exercises to lose weight? I'm thinking running, biking, or swimming? But I know weight lifting is probably important too.

I hope I'm not the only one here who got fat in college

Anonymous 4965

You should definitely focus on your diet. Lifting is a great addition to a good diet to lose weight and gain muscle. Fitness alone won’t help, you have to take care of your calories in some way. I personally hate counting calories and intermittent fasting works magic for me, but each body is different, so find something that fits your routine and preferences. Good luck, anon! You can do this!

Anonymous 4968

You're not the only one anon! I was grew 2 pants sizes in college, I started a 7 and went to an 11 all from drinking soda all day everyday and overeating.

I can't really help you much with exercise advice since I really only used WiiFit & Just Dance and youtube videos because I don't like going to the gym. I can help you with some tips to change your diet in general.

>stop drinking your calories and drink water

>read and pay attention to your calorie intake: 1,000 - 1,500 a day is good
>eat smaller portions or on smaller plates, also eat slow and take your time with your food
>do not eat until you are full, eat until you are satisfied
>drink water in place of cravings
>eat dinner earlier: 5PM - 7PM

Also if you decide to eat some junk food for one day, don't beat yourself up over it and promise yourself that you will get back on track once you are done eating it. You can do it anon!!

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Nail biting thread Anonymous 4646[Reply]

>Who else here is a nail biter?
If so
>how many years have you've been biting them.
>Have you've ever tried to quit.

my whole life basically
Yes haven't bitten them in two months
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Anonymous 4659

I used to do it out of nerves since elementary school, but now it's incorporated into my routine as grooming. Probably gross, but whatever.

I could stop if I wanted to. I only get the automatic urge when shit's really going down.

Anonymous 4661

I don't bite my nails, I rip them off. I make a notch near where I want the cut-off point to be, then I pull .

Anonymous 4662

same here anon. For me it's either all or nothing, once I get started there's this overwhelming urge to destroy every last one of them.

Anonymous 4909


I'm an unreformed nail biter, no one can stop me.

But yeah, I've been biting them since I was 10. I started nibbling at my cuticles as a nervous habit, and my mum used to scold me for biting my nails and I used to get annoyed because I wasn't actually biting my nails but she wouldn't listen to me. So to show her I started biting my nails. Now I'm 22, and I just can't stop.

I quit once for prom (I was 16), put the anti-nail biting stuff on that makes your nails taste bad, let my nails grow. Then they broke when I was trying to change my bedsheets and I got so annoyed that I bit them all off again.

And yes, sometimes I go too far and make my fingers bleed. Ouchie.

Anonymous 4910

I did it for all my teenage life (pulled off my toenails too) and finally managed to stop when I found a good job and wanted to take care of myself. I'm extremely fidgety and prone to dermatillomania and pica so it's extremely hard and I go back to it when I'm stressed. What helped me was to buy nail polish and apply it religiously, at one point I got a DIY peel-off gel nail kit and did my nails with it once a week. When I get the urge to pick or bite, I chip off my nail polish instead.


Celebrities you find beautiful Anonymous 643[Reply]

I'll start.
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Anonymous 4896


I worked the ISA in 2018 and couldn’t keep my mouth closed when I watched Greta Gerwig posing. I don’t have strong feelings for any films she’s been in - she’s a little MPDG - but the way she carried herself and oozed beauty was absolutely striking. pic related.

Anonymous 4897

She looks so cute here!

Anonymous 4898


Son Chaeyoung from kpop girl group Twice

Anonymous 4907


Rachel Mcadams <3

Anonymous 4908


garbage opinion but ok
love her

always thought emmy rossum was fuckin gorgeous in phantom of the opera


Vegan General Anonymous 1186[Reply]

Take all ethical, environmental etc. debates to >>>/disc/263

ITT let's share favorite recipes and vegan ~life hacks~

>how long have you been vegan?

>what made you go vegan initially?
>what makes you stick with it?
>noticed any health benefits?
>tips for beginners?
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Anonymous 2723

I don't use measurements but boy do I love smoothies!

>kale, avocado, banana, matcha, honey liquid. I like to add cocoa powder or blueberries instead of honey
2.banana, espresso, oatmilk, kale.
3. Peanut butter, kale, banana, cocoa powder, liquid.
4. Mango, pineapple juice, kale, cucumber lemon
5. Carrot, kale, pineapple juice, lemon, capsicum.
6. Melon, banana, mango, kale, liquid.

Kale can be subbed with spinich, these are bases so I will often add additional chia seeds, flax seeds, yogurt etc.

Things I use to thicken: ice, mango, banana, physillium husk(??)

Anonymous 2777

It's been awhile since you posted, but it might help to have some raw greens or a digestive enzyme as your body gets used to the fiber. Some raw broccoli might help. I don't get gas and bloating anymore, but if my tum starts to stick out I hit the broccoli hard with normal meals and it reduces it in a couple days down to nothing.

Anonymous 4886

What do you guys eat when you're trying to lose weight? I'd like to get some ideas. My goal for 2019 is to lose and to do that I need to eat more fruit/veggies and stop relying on processed meat alternatives and carbs. I prefer simple, one-pot type dishes. I'll share a few of my favourites to get started!

Dry soya protein, kidney beans, black beans, tinned tomatoes, onion, garlic, bell peppers, vegetable stock, tomato paste and spices (cumin, paprika, cayenne…). Normally I'd make a really big batch that lasts a week and make different things out of it every day (chili with rice, nachos, quesadillas…) but since I'm cutting down on carbs, it tastes delicious by itself too.

Ramen noodles (used sparingly when I'm dieting so I can fill myself on broth rather than noodles), vegetable broth, kombu, miso paste, a few tablespoons of soy sauce, chili paste (might use fresh chilis since the paste contains flour and salt), spring onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, bok choy, mangetout, soft tofu and sometimes a little soy milk.

Chickpea curry
Chickpeas, tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, ginger, spinach, bell peppers, curry powder and even more spices (coriander, turmeric, cumin, chili powder). Would normally serve with rice but again, tastes great on its own.

Onion, garlic, carrot, celery, herbs (basil, oregano, parsley, thyme), tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable stock, cannellini beans, spinach/cabbage and zucchini.

Anonymous 4891

I'm a vegetarian who leans vegan, when I'm alone I only cook vegan and I only buy vegan things. I make exceptions for family dinners and such, they barely understand me being a vegetarian. My biggest drives are environmental reasons and reducing animal torture. I kind of eat like shit most of the time though, like I'll eat vegan chicken nuggets + vegan mayo, or have a day thats all carbs and no protein. I want to start eating healthier, like more legumes and green vegetables.

Anonymous 4903

I'm thinking about going vegetarian. Meat is just starting to gross me out. I used to like sashimi, but lately thinking about eating a slice of raw meat kind of disgusts me.

I already eat a lot of vegetables and soy products (tofu, edamame, etc).

My partner has been on the fence about going vegan before so I think they'd be supportive.

I've been getting into yoga, and it seems like a lot of practitioners advocate plant-based diets as well. But it's hard to separate shilling and real advice.

WHfoods has fish and stuff on their site, and I really trust them. But I suppose omega 3s are available through chia seeds and other plants, as well?

Does anyone have stories about slowly moving over to vegetarianism /veganism?


Weight loss: things you didn't expect Anonymous 4878[Reply]

Share some experiences you've had after weight loss that you didn't expect. How did you feel afterwards? Did people treat you differently? Were there changes to your body that you didn't anticipate?

I lost around 15kg / 33lbs recently and I just notice how strangers happen to be a little nicer to me than before. Females as well as males. Unfortunately i've been catcalled on the street more often. I also noticed a lot more changes in my face than anywhere else and sex has become a LOT better.
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Anonymous 4883

Sorry to hear that anon, everyone should try to love/accept themselves before starting to lose weight or trying to change their body

Anonymous 4884

I lost about 30 lbs and still losing. I lost it all during the summer so when I went back to school no one questioned nor said anything about it. I did not say anything about it unless someone asks. The only person who said something was my best girl friend. I'll probably show off my weight loss on fb once the new year hits just to show off for once and then delete it.

Nothing really changed all that much in my life except that now I feel justified to say that I won't date fat guys, my options for finding cute clothes has expanded, and the confidence to take more tease pics and buy sexy things for myself.

Anonymous 4890

Honestly, nothing changed socially. No one got nicer and I haven't got more attention. I sometimes get comments about my body (wether it's nice or not, I hate it tbh, why do you need to comment on my body ?) but that's it.

I just have an even harder time to find clothes that fit me correctly, and I lost a lot of my cleavage. Oh, and my knees hurt when I sleep on my side and they're on top of each other.

Anonymous 4901

i lost a lot of weight last year, and i feel like it was such a waste because of the fact that i still hate my body. im built like a man, and getting fit only made that seem exaggerated. im working on building a bigger ass right now to balance out my broad shoulders. its a bad feel.

Anonymous 4902

Lost 30 lbs in 2018.
I thought because I had big hips when I was fatter I had pear fat distribution but when losing weight I lost on both my waist and hips. Which is fine, it's just not a dramatic difference between the two which is disappointing (only 10 inches). My legs are still comparatively wide though and I have broad shoulders, so idk. I guess I just have no idea what my body type is now.
And same as OP happy with face changes, glad to have a nice jawline.

People I knew while losing weight commented, but strangers haven't treated me differently.


Anonymous 4838[Reply]

Why are there so many threads and posts about being overweight, but every post that references being skinny (aside from a few on /hb/ get deleted)? Fat girls have it easier because they can always change when you’re skinny you’re in your endgame and you know there’s no way it’s going to get better and thisis what you have to work with. Also, I’d really like to inspire and help all the fat girls here to lose weight and become the skinny queens they want to be, but it’s not allowed which is dumb: why disallow self-improvement?

Who /skinny/ here?
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Anonymous 4851

I used to be pretty chubby but now I'm skinny to the point where I get regular comments about it. There is no possible way that fat girls have it better. They're generally treated pretty poorly by everyone

Anonymous 4853

I think the OP meant fat girls have it better in terms of self-improvement stuff. When you are fat you can make yourself look twice as good simply by losing weight, when you are skinny you are more limited. Makeup, clothes, and exercise only does so much after a certain point.
Of course fat people are treated more poorly though.

Anonymous 4854


no, this is wrong. skinny girls can do a lot to make their bodies more attractive. it's super hard work though.

Anonymous 4858

I'm not a skinny girl but I say never fully trust what you think of yourself. You might perceive differently to other people without realizing it. I always used to be a chubby girl but I thought I was monstrous. Now I'm fatter and I look at old photos of me and see that I was just a little chubby. I probably had a BMI of 24 at the time those photos were taken. Even though my BMI is much higher now I literally feel the same about my body and I realized this when I actually looked at older photos and reflected.

Anonymous 4894

How long have you been lifting? I'm curious because my pecs too are my weakest muscles (but I'm "novice" all over otherwise)


Ideal Body Type thread? Anonymous 1672[Reply]

What's your ideal body type, anons?

Are you into being thin, or curvy, or maybe fit? Were you born a cone shape but long to be a pear? Or maybe you're a banana but would rather be an hourglass?

I'd like to hear your opinions and what you're doing to get there!
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Anonymous 4376

I'm a pearshape and I used to hate it when I was a kid. I was overweight and people would call me fat (one time a man yelled insults at me from a truck) because you couldn't see my body shape. Then I lost weight and people would think I was older and see me as a sex object.
I always wanted to be skinny, I have never been skinny but I am getting there. I no longer care how men look at me, it's my body, it belongs to me, I shouldn't have to worry about people saying things to me. My dad told me when I was younger that I should not be ashamed of how I dress, he told me older men should be ashamed of looking at teenage girls.
I still don't like my body, not all of it, I still want to be skinny, but I am thankful I have a good hip-to-waist ratio, and I don't mind having A cups or being tall. It's the way I am. I also like having small shoulders. I am not perfect but I'm not aiming to be perfect, I want to like myself.

Anonymous 4501


I just want to look like Jazzma

Anonymous 4549

Based dad!

Anonymous 4767


Don't worry. Being thin will always be in fashion and a beauty standard. This thicc trend is just fat girls capitalising on dumb rap trends.

Anonymous 4882


Pretty much a leaner version of the golden era Hollywood/pinup girl body. I’m already blessed with an hourglass figure and big boobs, just need to work on getting a toned stomach/bigger butt


Routines Anonymous 2141[Reply]

>Morning Routine?
>Evening Routine?
>Misc Routine?
>How consistently are you able to do your routines?
>How long do they take you?
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Anonymous 4745

Circulation I guess.

Anonymous 4773

It's so cute that you go to have breakfast with your friend. Makes me miss being a student.

Anonymous 4774

yes, it's great. Sometimes I take it for granted that I have friends here, some people are here all on their own and have to share a room with someone they never met before, and I have my roommate, who is my friend from highschool who I always sat next to.
I'm scared that once we finish college we won't see each other often anymore :'( the adult world is so scary

Anonymous 4776


You might drift apart, but the internet makes keeping in touch a lot easier. And then there's work, where you might make new friends.

But I've also seen friends stay together from high-school into adulthood! Don't worry too much about it.

Anonymous 4879

during uni I have a pretty strict routine

>wake up at 7am

>go make myself eggs on toast and a cup of coffee for breakfast
>scroll social medias etc for a while
>get dressed (i don't usually wear makeup or anything so it doesn't take long)
>go to uni for 9am
>work in my studio at uni until 12.30
>go to lunch in the canteen, usually with friends
>resume work until 5pm
>on specific days I'll have a group critique for an hour at 4pm
>go home, relax for a bit, hang out with flatmates, sometimes I dinner sometimes not
>go to the gym around 7pm
>work out for an hour, 30 mins cardio 30 mins muscle building
>go home and smonk
>watch tv in bed and sleep by midnight


Mental Health General Anonymous 974[Reply]


So how've you been feeling lately, Miners?
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Anonymous 4765

I've been doing meditation after initially being very skeptical about it, and it really helps! I'm neurotic and pretty much anxious 24/7, it calms me down especially if I'm in the middle of a panic attack. It feels really difficult to start especially noticing how hard it is to breathe and how tight my chest gets during it, but after a few minutes it's almost like the panic attack didn't even happen. I suggest starting with some guided meditation rather than just sitting down unguided and overthinking shit, it really helped me.

Anonymous 4822


Do you have any suggestions for guided meditation? I remember I downloaded an app ages ago that had lots of free guided meditation, but more of the ones I listened to really grabbed me (I probably gave up too soon).

Anonymous 4835

I don't have a good suggestion since I use an app that is linked to a fitness device, but I think you should keep trying to find a guided meditation that works for you.
Other than apps, there's always youtube videos. Different genres to experiment with are breathing, walking, visualization (like going on a mental journey), body scan, focus, and a lot more. Go for it!

Anonymous 4850

There's a huge compilation of stuff here https://mega.nz/#F!7gNEiJqR!nnYY0HznoK5mtmj1vXzPPg, I recommend you start with the Take 10 series first if you aren't used to meditation. I'm still going through it so I can't say exactly which programs are the best, but that's a good starting place.

Anonymous 4855




Anonymous 4777[Reply]

Sup miners,
So, how does one develop their own fashion style? This includes hair, makeup etc.. I don‘t want to dress like a basic bitch. Images are encouraged.
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Anonymous 4789

Hory shit, she does! Thanks for letting me know!
Holy fuck pic related is amazing. Is it real vintage?
Rip lookbook. I downloaded the vogue app and runaway vogue app, so maybe I‘ll find some fun styles there. But I‘ll definitely give it a try.
Damn I have really thin hair though. But I‘ll order some rogaine. Thanks for the pics, I really appreciate it.

Anonymous 4790

I found the source, it's an etsy store, I don't know if it's real vintage: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JUNKKYARD/items?ref=pagination&page=3
(I dunno if the link will work but if it doesn't just google junkkyard)
If you liked that you can also check the site of Dolls Kill, although it's pricey.

Anonymous 4791

I'd suggest going on Pinterest so you'll have a little dashboard of stuff you like that you can look over to determine any patterns/recurring themes. Also there's nothing wrong with being a "basic bitch". Dressing like an IG art hoe or a tumblr girl or a goth gf are also very basic and formulaic, even though people try to adopt these styles to be "original".

Anonymous 4815

Holy shit thanks! I think I found my style.
Well that’s what I meant with basic bitch. What did you have in mind? Pls post pics.

Anonymous 4852

I don't have anything in mind for you because I don't know you, but it appears you've found an aesthetic (internet girl) so that's good! Just wear what you like – I suggest going thrifting at first so you don't invest too much money into a wardrobe that you're just testing out.

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