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Childfree thread Anonymous 102[Reply]


>"but Anon, you'll want them later!"

Yeah no.
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Anonymous 11008

i raised my siblings and i don't want to raise another child. i've had enough of that life. yes yes that was a lifetime ago i've heard it before. i would be a terrible mother anyway and i don't want to carry on my abusive mother's bloodline anyway.

Anonymous 11009

But send time with someone who is openly selfish?

Anonymous 11014

I'm still in my early 20s but I can pretty easily see myself living childfree. I have a boyfriend that eventually I'd like to marry but god, having nieces really illustrates how much can go wrong and how much of your life children can eat up even in the best case scenario. Having a fertility disorder that takes a lot of choice away helps lol.

Anonymous 11015

I have two old cousins in their 70s that could never have kids. They've been spending their entire lives traveling the globe and visiting whoever they want, whenever they want. Last I heard they're living out of an RV and are both pretty damn healthy for their ages.

Anonymous 11027

>In the end I dont get marriages despite being in a 7 year ltr.


Diet Thread Anonymous 6210[Reply]

Who here is on a /diet/?

I'm 5'4 and 165lb and trying to lose some weight. I started a diet yesterday. Trying to eat lots of veg and lean proteins and keeping my total calorie intake below 800.I'm so hungry tho
How's your diet going?
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Anonymous 9958

I hope you like white fish because you're going to need to eat a lot of it to get adequate protein on 1200 calories a day. And lots of veggies. I don't suggest doing 1200 kcal for long periods of time unless you're very small. Be kind to yourself.

Anonymous 9962

>i know so many people have heard this, but 1200 calories is what a toddler needs to eat to stay alive.
Christ, I wish people would stop bringing this up as if it's a convincing reason not to starve yourself. A toddler is tiny but they are growing a whole ass body, their caloric needs are completely irrelevant to an adult's and the comparison is pointless. 1200 is an arbitrary number and whether or not it works depends on the individual.

Anonymous 10633

I've been dieting for 1.5 months and lost 10lbs as of today!

I just saw that an Anon upthread was trying to do 1200cal and coincidentally that is my daily goal too. Some days it's really hard, but I've adjusted to the worst cravings. Something I eat a lot is smoked fish on rice cakes. Also lots of meat and vegetables that I make casseroles with. Keeping carbs as low as possible. I replaced most of my sugar with stevia.

Anonymous 10635

im so proud of you anon! i fell off the wagon a bit so this inspires me.

Anonymous 11026

Seconding this blogpost with my own. I lost 50 pounds as a short (like 5') mega fatty (morbidly obese going by BMI) by restricting myself to 800-1200 calories a day. Drank water when I felt hungry to suppress the urge to eat. It felt great and I lost all that weight in like 6 months. But it doesn't work in the long term. At some point the weight lost plateaued and I fell into depression and started eating the same way I used to. I fucked up my metabolism majorly and gained even more weight than I had lost back when I couldn't take it anymore.

Don't be a retard and starve yourself.


Thongs suck Anonymous 10665[Reply]

How do I cope with this shit being up my butt all day. My boyfriend likes them but I feel like I'm back in middle school being wedgied.

Would it be shitty to tell him I'll only wear them if he wears thongs too? Could be funny
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Anonymous 10676

Don't be fooled by these knickers. The seam at the back is just as bad as a thong. You want ones where there are no vertical seams anywhere (especially the gusset).

Anonymous 10677


Anonymous 10679

Do the H&M panties last you a long time?
Literally all the panties I buy get ruined in the wash after about a year, even the cotton ones, might be cuz I buy the cheapest options, though.
I'm willing to spend more if I know they're gonna last, though.

Anonymous 10680

Are you washing them at too high a temperature? Using too much spin? A tumble dryer?

Anonymous 11024


Why are you wearing them all day and not saving them for special ocassions if you hate them? Do you wear heels all day too? Ain't no moid that's worth that on this Earth.


Best at home workouts? Anonymous 9261[Reply]

Never been the type to care about exercising besides occasional daily walks. Any video or link recommendations (specifically for reducing arm fat)
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Anonymous 9267

You can put mass into the rest of your body to draw attention away from them.

Anonymous 9268

If you have proportionally larger arms, I recommend working out. Make everything else muscular and get down to a lower bodyfat

Anonymous 9272


It's been said to an extent already, but you can't specify where fat would be eliminated/reduced from. Your body's fat storage location is pretty much randomized (though typically distributed somewhat evenly).
If your goal is fat reduction, your diet is half the battle. Despite what HAES advocates like to say, calorie management is the end-all solution to weight loss. The /fit/ sticky explains this well (it's been up for the better part of the decade, unchanged, because there's nothing worth replacing it with). Exercise certainly supports that goal, though, in addition to all the other benefits it provides.
If exercising for the purpose of calorie burn specifically, walking is probably one of the most effective in comparison to time spent and perceived effort. If and when you're fit enough for it, that can be upgraded to jogging/slow running; after some practice you'll be able to run pretty much indefinitely at slow paces, provided hydration.
And finally, for workouts performed in the home, look into calisthenics/body weight fitness. The related reddit has a stickies with the related exercises, routines, and whatnot.

Anonymous 11021

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This diet is pretty much 75% of it. Try substituting sweet foods with fruits, get a food scale, and get a calorie tracker. Look up some recipes using low calories meats (think chicken, fish, turkey) followed by veggies (olive oil, salt, pepper, dash of paprika, 400F oven for really basic anything at 20 minutes). If you have access to a gym or can buy dumbbells off craigslist/ebay/whatever use it. Don't forget to throw in some cardio (C25K, swimming, biking,martial arts, copious amounts of sex). Read the sticky @ the chan.

Anonymous 11023

I've been doing cross crawls. I put my leg up as high as it'll go and they are aching in minutes. It is pretty simple. You can do jumping jacks or jump rope too. I don't do these because my downstairs neighbor would kill me


Hair thread Anonymous 569[Reply]

What are some of your favorite hair related YouTube channels?

What's your hair routine?

Do you take any supplements/do (you think) they work?
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Anonymous 11006


Anonymous 11010

>I also used to trim it every 8 weeks as recommended by my hairdresser to avoid split ends
Hairdressers tell you this to keep you coming back. Same as why they always try to convince you to cut your hair short.

Anonymous 11011

based but no way am i putting mayo in my hair

Anonymous 11012

I mostly agree with this.
I do think it's important to regularly detangle wave/curly hair though. Maybe with straight hair you can get away with not brushing at all.

Anonymous 11013

It’s a small price to pay for soft hair.


Holy Grails Anonymous 9781[Reply]

post your holy grail skin products, hair products, and i guess, makeup
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Anonymous 10175

I am HOOKED on liquid keratin.I do my bangs every 2 weeks.

Anonymous 10642

My holy grail for skincare is bentonite clay or "aztec healing clay" mixed with lemon juice, used as a mask at night. It's great for acne and hyperpigmentation.
And before people tell me "lemons are too acidic and super dangerous!" The clay is basic, so you're supposed to mix it with an acid to neutralize it and make it foamy.

Anonymous 10643

This gave me broken veins. I don't know if I left on too long or what but I wouldn't recommend it.

Anonymous 10650

Oof…Well I've personally never had that problem anon. I only use it once a week and wash it off once it's mostly dry, plus I use it when I don't have to use my facial muscles at all. Like, when I'm not eating or talking.
Idk if any of that makes a difference, but thought I'd share in case doing it that way helps anyone to reap the benefits while avoiding any side effects.

Anonymous 11002


This stuff is amazing. No crunchiness. Gets flyaways and baby hairs down. Washes out easy. Not greasy. Not too expensive. Don’t need too much. Gets frizziness down so you don’t have a halo of frizz. You may still need to use frizzease or whatever if you got crazy amounts of frizz like me but even frizzease doesn’t help with the frizz halo.

Fuck that it says it’s a men’s product, this shit is absolutely a holy grail.


Annoying minor health problems Anonymous 9004[Reply]

Figured I would start a thread to discuss problems that are annoying which don't completely warrant a trip to the doctor's, in the hopes that some fellow anons might have helpful tips/insight.

I'll start:
>been having incredibly sore knees for the past several days, usually this happens around my period but that isn't due for a t
>go into a "food coma" whenever I consume a non-tiny amount of carbs or grease (literally can't control when and where I fall asleep) and wake up with flu-like symptoms after
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Anonymous 9036

>your finger
i'm very aware of that technique. luckily i'm female and not a moid. i'm trying to take a test to see if it's a thyroid issue, because it's not like i've had the same diet my entire life, but i've always had the same problems. hydration makes no difference either. i have other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but life without healthinsurance is hard.

my butthole is kind of ugly too

Anonymous 9037

>it's not like i've had the same diet my entire life
That's true but things like dairy, wheat, and soy are in almost everything these days.

Anonymous 10275

When you say carbs and grease, are you getting those from processed foods with too little fiber? If so, try getting your carbs from whole grains/fruit and oil from whole nuts/seeds. That helped me, personally to feel less tired/sleepy after meals. Also try eating 5-6 small meals/snacks more frequently instead of 2-3 large meals per day.

Anonymous 10977

i get dizzy fucking constantly. im not diabetic, i drink water, i dont have any related issues
i just get dizzy spells all the fucking time and i hate it

Anonymous 10998

Sounds like iron deficiency or anemia, anon.


Anonymous 9774[Reply]

I can't wait until wedgies stop being fashion and go back to being minor inconveniences in life.
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Anonymous 10572

It will never go away because most people are fat now and this allows them to tuck their rolls in and still be "valid cute uwu"

Anonymous 10685

this, fatties wont let it go away

Anonymous 10808

I wish that I could tell how that'd look on me. Black women aren't buying this stuff but it's always a black model

Anonymous 10978

tf? im a fatty and this shit makes me look even fatter

Anonymous 10997

I think they may have used a black, dark skinned model for contrast, since the suit is such a light color.
Also, if you think black people aren't buying these, wouldn't it make more sense to advertise to them? Gotta get more new customers, not just pander to people who already purchase your stuff.
For the record, I don't think this suit would look good on you if you have very pale skin and the color would blend in with you. Go for a darker color.
Though, as others in this thread have pointed out, the style is ugly af regardless of color.


Anonymous 10974[Reply]

>have hairy arms
>someone says i have man arms
>get self conscious
>decide to shave arms
>arms now covered in ingrown hairs and blemishes
this is actually hell
why does everywhere i shave get fucked up
ive tried everything
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Anonymous 10984

with. i exfoliate too.

Anonymous 10990



Anonymous 10993

Hmm. Try a safety razor. They cause less irritation and ingrown hairs.
Also, I’d try some of these:
Hope this helps anon.

Anonymous 10994

Also, I have a safety razor and it’s amazing. You can find some pretty cheap. The blades are dirt cheap too.
This one is like $19

Anonymous 10995

certain shaving creams can clog your pores or irritate your skin and result in ingrown hairs. Try shaving with just water or with acne body wash instead.


Skincare General Anonymous 431[Reply]

Post your skincare questions, routines, recommendations, rants, raves, product recs, etc.

I'll start with my routine that's finally working for me:

Thayer's unscented witch hazel (as a toner)
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Pond's cold cream cleanser
Thayer's witch hazel toner
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (leave on for 15 minutes)
Oil cleanse with mineral oil
Remove with Pond's cold cream cleanser
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Anonymous 10684

>2 years after quitting isotretionin
>skin getting worse
I'd never undergo it again bc of the side effects
but I really miss the clean, silky smooth skin

Anonymous 10695


aloe vera gel. helps them fade waaaay faster than they normally would. i apply every night

Anonymous 10707

Thank you!

Anonymous 10976

does anyone else get a ton of blackheads/sebaceous filaments on their breasts? how do i get rid of this?

Anonymous 10992

Use an acid to exfoliate. Don't be tempted to squeeze them as it will just make the pores bigger and they will reappear worse.

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