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Accountability Thread Anonymous 3168[Reply]

The first one doesn't bump anymore for some reason.

Post your current diet here, along with your goals and progress. In your initial post, note how often you will update. Feel free to name-fag in order to keep this thread organized, and please quote your previous posts when updating!

Let's support each other and stay positive~
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Anonymous 4536

>>4533
I'd consider calorie restriction to be a fad diet.

Anonymous 4538

>>4534
>>4533
I'll probably stick to the diet that worked for me which involves a lot of fruit and veg. I think it's healthier and more sustainable. But thanks.

Anonymous 4539

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>>4536
CICO is not a fad diet.. jesus christ. Its a lifestyle change. Im not telling people to restrict to 800 calories a day, 1500 is hardly even a diet its just what you should be eating

>>4538
That diet is just eating healthy foods under your TDEE calories anyway! And how is it sustainable if you said it yourself you had to stop because it was too expensive.

Just eat healthy, fruits and veggies, but also eat cheaper stuff like rice and chicken if you cant afford to eat fruits all the time

Anonymous 4540

>>4538
>>4539
Also it didnt work for you if you couldn't reliably drop below 163lbs at your height on that diet. You were clearly eating more calories than you should have. The weight would melt off easily if you just ate below 1400-1500 calories, which is extremely reasonable for your height

Anonymous 4735

>>4516
>>4513
I don't know if you guys are the anons I was talking to on discord, but I just wanted to let you know that I lost 12lbs over the course of our weight loss buddy exchange! Thank you so much for being so encouraging. I hope you also had good results.



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long story short, I just need advice Anonymous 4372[Reply]

Trying to use cardio to lose weight, a mix of trampoline jumping, hiit sprinting, roller blading, and biking as soon as I replace my rusty chain.
I'm doing intermittent fasting, I'm taking Alpha Lipoic Acid to balance out my energy levels and metabolism, and Saw Palmetto to maintain breast size as I lose weight.
I was doing really well for a good year but stopped when I realized my breasts were shrinking, so I had to gain a little bit of that weight back and plateaued after losing 40 lb.
I was a healthy 125 my whole life until an abusive relationship, fucker had me cut off my friends, family, and all outlets that kept me in good health and I feel into depression and stress ate until I started realizing the toll the relationship was taking on me and dumped the guy.
So far the Saw Palmetto is helping me maintain my boobs, but if anyone has experience/success stories with these supplements please let me know, including any potential side effects I should be aware of if I stop taking them down the road when I reach my goal weight.
I'm just trying to lose 25-30 more lbs to get back down to my OG weight, and keep myself tone in the process.
I stretch and lift too, as well as doing hand stands, and doorway yoga, but I noticed doing too many crunches was actually increasing the size of my midsection so I stopped doing those.
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Anonymous 4699

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>>4408

hey I know it has been a while but have you trien intermittent fasting? I got great result from it and drinking a 1/4 part apple cider vinegar with a bit of lime juice mixed in with a 1 a day womens vitamin to dissolve in it with a teaspoon full of cream of tarter for potassium then add water add a bit of pink Himalayan salt for minerals your body need. throughout the day I drink that and eat a small branch of spruce needles from a local spruce tree. After about 10 hours eat a nice big meal with all the essentials.

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Do this everyday. Stay healthy. Do research and see if it works for you

the spruce needles are great greens and are packed with vitamin C

The apple cider vinegar drink with the spruce needles kicks your metabolism into overdrive and your body starts burning fat like crazy! you can build muscle and tone the right places a lot easier and keep those perky tits and ass and hips cuz you are not starving yourself :) your welcome anons

Anonymous 4702

>>4404
>>4408
Juice fasting is superior as it gives the body the nutrition it needs to metabolize the lipid soluble xenobiotics as well as stops digestion because fresh pressed juice is titrated.
Paavo Airola's books on Juice Fasting are pretty good.

Anonymous 4716

I found fenugreek to be far more effective for helping retain size and shape than anything else. Supposedly stacking fenugreek with either or both of saw palmetto and red clover works best of all but I’m nervous to take that many supplements.

If you don’t mind playing with fire, there’s also pueraria mirifica, which will give you amazing boobs but like quadruples your likelihood of breast cancer (it’s what many ladyboys take in Southeast Asia if they don’t have access to hormone therapy).

Anonymous 4725

>>4405
This. You should be happy your boobs are getting smaller, that means you are deeefinitely losing fat. Also if you lose a ton of weight, your -big- boobs will get super saggy and you'll look like you have flat pancakes.
If you want to be super thin and have big boobs then get fake tits.

>>4716
Fenugreek is taken by lactating mothers to make their milk supply higher. Imagine if you start lactating in the middle of a run lol

Anonymous 4728

>>4725

Yes, fenugreek is commonly suggested for women to help with lactation, but it doesn't do that if you didn't just have a baby. I take one dropper full twice per day and and I've never lactated lol (25yo).



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Contact Lenses General! Anonymous 2591[Reply]

I didn't find a Thread about contacts (circle lenses or normal ones)so here we have the Contact Lenses General!

I've had my eye (lol) on the solotica ones for a while and im thinking of getting a pair for my birthday.
Do you guys have any experience with them?? what other realistic brands do you know??

Anonymous 3710

I used to wear them quite a lot for fancy photos n shit when Id paint my face and stuff.

I just got nearly whatever brand as long as I saw customer photos and thought they looked pretty good :)

I guess my other two cents is that Scleras can be hard to get in and that I hate some containers Ive had for them because If I dont check on them periodically they dry up >.>

Anonymous 4527

>>4492
>>4526
Based and pinkpilled

Anonymous 4713

I finally got some cute Kuromi circle lenses that are 14mm in diameter and they're too fucking big on my face. wat do?



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Are you happy with your face, anons? Anonymous 1021[Reply]

What would you change if you could?
Would you get surgery?
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Anonymous 4593

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Make up certainly helps

Anonymous 4594

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How could anyone be happy with a face that has brought nothing but misery? If I were to fix my face to match aesthetic ideals, I would need a lot of work done.
>braces
>maxillo-mandibular advancement with lower jaw rotation
>combo jaw and chin implant
>orbital decompression
>oculoplasty for ptosis
>laser eye surgery
>eyebrow lift
>buccal fat pad removal
>midface lift
>rhinoplasty for bulbous tip and weak nose bridge with rotation
>veneers
>zygomatic arch implant

I'd opt for surgery over fillers because those tend to turn women into balloons. Of course I'd only get these procedures done if I could afford preferred surgeons like Eppley and Taban. I saw some post-op photos for a zygomatic arch implant done by Eppley that was the best surgical cheek improvement I've ever seen. I don't think I'd go to him for the jaw, though I haven't decided which surgeon would be best in case the advancement isn't enough and I really do need an implant. It depends if I only really need the chin implant. As for the nose, I'm wary because rhinoplasties rarely end up looking good. I already have an upturned nose, so I might need to go to a revision specialist even though I've never had work done. They tend to be more competent than the average facial plastic surgeon.

Anonymous 4597

I think if I changed my nose I'd be prettier. wish my face was smaller too. I can't tell if my eyebrows are too bushy for me, like if they're making me look more harsh. I'll have to try to get them waxed and see at least, i'm too pussy for a nose job

Anonymous 4697

>>4593
I like your glasses.

You do not look ugly.
Braces are qt 3.0

I like your glasses.

Your acne is not that bad and your cheeks are really cute on your face.

If you want some advice get some sun. Go outside and get some air and sun.

I am sure you do a lot to help with your skin as you are self conscious about your acne. One simple thing that worked for me was drinking a small amount of apple cider vinegar and applying it to my face after washing it. First thing in the morning and before bed after removing makeup. Maybe it will help you but your acne is not that bad and you are not ugly at all.

Get some sun for your skin and be a happy girl. :) you are special.

Anonymous 4698

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>>4544
that is a sad story anon. kids can be cruel I am sorry that happened to you.



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Am I peeing too much? Anonymous 4643[Reply]

I've peed 14 times today, is that normal?

I had a couple UTIs when I was younger, but it doesn't feel like I have one now (it doesn't burn, I pee a normal amount instead of just a little bit).
I don't think I am drinking more water than usual either, and when I googled it it said up to 10 pees is still normal, but is it REALLY? Do you pee how many times a day in average?

Weird question, I know that, but I don't have other people to ask about it irl.
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Anonymous 4673

>>4643
mb you have diabetes

Anonymous 4675

maybe you arent getting enough sodium?

Anonymous 4677

Have you lost weight recently? Super hungry? Very thirsty?

Anonymous 4686

>>4643
Have you been losing weight? You might have the beetus.
>I don't have other people to ask about it irl.
How about a doctor?

Anonymous 4696

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Pic related.

Check your diet. Maybe your estrogen levels are low?
Are you bloated or gaining weight?



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eating disorder thread Anonymous 4629[Reply]

eating disorder thread - its time for another

do you have an eating disorder?
which one?
are you attempting recovery?
how long have you had it?
what caused it?
how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?


i have a purging disorder.
i kind of want to attempt recovery sometimes, then i see something like my crush looking happier talking to another girl thats skinnier than me, i think about how much better i could look/how i could compensate for my stupid ugly fact, and i think about the comments my dad gives me when i 'eat bad' even though im 19 bmi/skinnier than him (hes overweight, i think.) ive had mine since i was 13. i was a fat child growing up because my parents didnt know how to feed me, and instead of giving me healthy food they just called me fat/made fun of me. it disrupts my daily life heavily because i cant eat anything without purging after, and it just ruins my mood and has disrupted my health. ill be devastated if i go up 0.1 a pound
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Anonymous 4644

>do you have an eating disorder?
yes
>which one?
binge eating
>are you attempting recovery?
i wish, but atm i'm not doing anything against it
>how long have you had it?
it got really bad around 4 years ago, but i've had it for over 7 years already
>what caused it?
i was ana as a young teen, gained weight, started hating my body even more, tried to make up for the lost time by eating everything i abstained from before, had the mentality of "i'll eat lots today and then start dieting tomorrow".
after graduating hs i lost friends, didn't get new ones and now i eat constantly out of loneliness.
>how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?
my life solely turns around food, it's my only source of happiness. even in rare moments i'm doing something i still always think about what i'm going to eat next. i only want to lay in my bed with my laptop and eat non-stop.

before my ed started i probably had the perfect body, 62-63kg at 178cm - yet because of my tall height and shyness i always wished to be somehow smaller. i also was a perfectionist, wanted to control every aspect of my life and especially the way i look. i was kind of a failure at being ana, no matter how little i ate, the lowest i ever got to was 55-56kg. i ate the same exact thing (400cal) for months, but my body didn't change that much.
i guess i should be thankful for having a somewhat good metabolism, because eating on average 3500-4000cal a day like i did the past years would have killed others. right now i'm chubby, some might say curvy, but of course i absolutely hate it. i just wish i lost enough weight to feel comfortable in tshirt and shorts again next summer. but the stress and sadness college causes me, makes me unable to cut back on food.

Anonymous 4652

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>do you have an eating disorder
yup
>which one
anorexia, restricting subtype. purging looks really satisfying, but it just doesn't work out
>how long have you had it
about 9 years
>what caused it
toxic family, my upbringing, sexual trauma, feeling out of control of my body, and abusive relationships
>how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?
it isn't so bad these days. i've become used to it now. feeling full terrifies me; it just will never feel right to me. the biggest concern is just my lack of energy and feeling anhedonic. i'm okay otherwise

i've been in treatment for most of my teenage years. i find treatment centers in my area very ineffective. they expect you to gain so much weight in such a little period of time. i found it extremely traumatizing to see my body change in such a brief period. i felt fatter than ever. their whole "muh behavioral change" treatment philosophy legitimately scares me. most eating disorders, from what i've seen, are trauma-based. i just wish centers had more of that trauma treatment. or more exploring of the causes to it. thankfully, i'm back with being underweight. i definitely am not as thin as i used to be, but i need to sacrifice my need for energy over continuing down that spiral. i know it's maladaptive and wrong to continue with my eating disorder, but it's a very tempting path because i'm inherently self-destructive

Anonymous 4664

>do you have an eating disorder?
yes
>which one?
bulimia mainly, but i have restrictive/ EDNOS tendencies as well
>are you attempting recovery?
i've relapsed hard in the last 2 years and feel like i attempt recovery every week and then fail immediately
>how long have you had it?
almost a decade now, i think i started when i was 14. i've had terrible and constantly changing BDD for around the same length of time if not longer
>what caused it?
the dysmorphia probably, i was never a fat kid but i was never stick thin either and having a naturally athletic build was a huge insecurity. the sad thing is that my mom went through the exact same ED and raised me super healthy but somehow i ended up even worse? i've always wondered if i had a genetic predisposition to it or something because i'd ended up being bulimic without ever knowing what it was first, or knowing that my mom had it as a teen.
>how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?
i could easily say it's ruined my entire life and i wouldn't even be exaggerating. combined with my mental illness and generally terrible habits i consistently fuck myself over and let myself down. i'm in my fucking twenties and i feel like an insecure child who can't grow the fuck up and live my life like a normal person

Anonymous 4689

do you have an eating disorder?
yes.

which one?
diagnosed EDNOS. Used to purge occasionally. I cycle between restrictive and binge phases; currently losing weight rapidly by restricting and I think it’s actually permanent for once in my life.

are you attempting recovery?
hell no, although it’s obviously the healthiest choice.

how long have you had it?
I think i’ve had disordered eating habits since I was little, never was taught anything about proper nutrition or portion servings from my family. Regularly and constantly binged on junk food for most of my life up until high school.

what caused it?
depression, social anxiety, feeling like a completely unattractive landwhale that no one ever would want to talk to.

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Anonymous 4693

>do you have an eating disorder?
which one?
not diagnosed, but anorexia
>are you attempting recovery?
I sort of recovered when we moved and our new house doesn't have a scale. For me it was always about numbers so not having a scale put a stop to starving and binging. The thoughts remain but I don't act on them
>how long have you had it?
about 4 years, sometimes better sometimes worse
>what caused it?
I was never fat or even chubby. I just compared myself to others and one summer I was swimming with my beautiful athletic cousins and that pushed me to start innocently dieting which developed to anorexia
>how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?
it doesn't really disrupt my life other than occasional self hate

I know that when I move out I'm gonna get a scale and spiral out of control again which scares me. Now I have time for recovery but I don't want it. I want to be stick skinny because my brain is sick and I consume too much east asian media.
stay strong anonettes



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Anonymous 3812[Reply]

#gynoselfie will this remove the stigma of getting annual pelvic exams? Tell me what you think?

https://twitter.com/Sarah32293898/status/1019415879405142019?s=19
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Anonymous 4460

I find it extremely weird.

>>3819
>>3814
Have to agree with this ano.
Instead of trying to be cool and like "Hell yeah look how brave I am!"!
We should be taught that it is no brave act. It should be normal, not like a trendy thing you do. Like groceries shopping or brushing our teeth.
That is a problem with many health issues, that it is not talked about because it is a hush hush.

Due to some mental problems I never visited a gyno (nearly 30), but I never had sex so.
It is a body shame thing for me, so I hope I never have to go there.
That is not good. I know that. But the risk what I could do to myself after this visit, because of shame, is to high.

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>>3812
This is a wonderful idea I wish others would do the same!

Anonymous 4567

>>4565
Cringe

Anonymous 4573

>>4567
I don't get what's so cringy about it?

Anonymous 4684

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>>3812
I went to the gyno yesterday I finally got around to finding your post.
Hope this helps #gynoselfie



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Anonymous 4631[Reply]

>conditioner says it makes brushing easier
>it's still just as hard
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Anonymous 4641

Try a silicone free conditoner and use loads. Then use your fingers to detangle, working from the bottom to the top. You can then use a detangling brush (I use a tangle teezer, although there are cheaper knock offs) again working from the bottom to the top to get rid of any remaining knots.
Be really, really generous with the conditioner. The more slick the hair, the better the untangling process will be.
If your hair is curly, it's normal to have a lot of hair that naturally sheds but 'sticks' in your curls until they are brushed, which could cause a few more knots.

Anonymous 4667

If you having a hard time brushing is due to dry hair, maybe you need one of those deep conditioner treatments, the ones that you just leave on your hair for like half an hour (plus points if you wrap a towel around your head)

Anonymous 4668

I switched to the low-poo life brushing has been much better for me. I use sulfate shampoo once a week and every other time I use a co-wash. No issues here.

Anonymous 4670

>>4668
How often do you co-wash?

Anonymous 4674

>>4668
No-poo only works if you have a sedentary life. If you do sports/exercise and do no-poo you'll stink like ass



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Model Thread Anonymous 4559[Reply]

Have you ever dreamed of being a model?
Is there anybody here who has experience in this field?
Who are your favourites?
Model diet and beauty secrets?

Anonymous 4564

No, but one time when I was in my teens, my dad told me there was a model casting call next door to his business. I'm not really attractive or tall, but my mom talked me into it. I couldn't find anything about it online. My mom drives me over because I don't have my license yet. I open the door, walk in, and see all mid-20s male models. I immediately walk out and my mom is confused, so she walks in and starts chatting up the director. Then when she walks out she sees another man about to go in and starts talking to him too. At this point I've been staring at handsome man face for a few minutes and realize how far I am to ever be eligible for modeling.

Anonymous 4572

i modeled for abercrombie and fitch a few years ago
it was actually pretty fun and modeling pays well, i think i got like $500 for about an hour and a half of working. it was for some kind of ad campaign. i sort of wish i'd asked them to send me the photos afterwards because i don't really buy magazines or shop there so the likelihood i'd see it out in the wild was pretty low. I did see one of my pictures on their instagram feed a while back.
the worst part was getting up at like 6a.m. and staring into the sun the whole time they were taking pictures.

Anonymous 4580

>>4572
That's so cool anon! Would you be willing to share your height/weight and how you stay fit/pretty? How old were you back then?

Anonymous 4669

Yeah when i was younger i definitely had that cute alien face going on so i had hope
but then i turned out stocky and 5'2"
kill me



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How to book hair appointments for newbies Anonymous 4628[Reply]

What's the proper procedure in booking hair appointments that are reliant on the state of your current hair?

Such as coloring fucked up hair? I've never gone to a hair appointment before, I've always cut my hair and my mom has always dyed it, but I recently tried to dye it on my own because I wanted to learn how, and I fucked up my hair. Well, the color has washed out almost completely (it was semi-permanent), but the really shit part of the job was that it was bleached unevenly. I basically just want my hair bleached evenly taking into account the extra two-three inches of virgin roots that have grown in.

I want pricing to be upfront. I know that even just coloring my hair might be $200-$300 because of the length and thickness, so how do I go about this in a polite way? I don't want to lead them on and then just leave. Is walking in and asking the best option in this case? Or is booking an appointment online and hoping for the best my best shot? I'm so nervous and scared.

Anonymous 4635

>>4628
Just call whatever salon you want to go to and ask them about pricing.

Anonymous 4665

>>4635
This. A lot of them give discounts to first timers too.



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