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Giving up vices/ bad habits: advice, support, celebration Anonymous 7240[Reply]

What vices are you trying to leave behind? Why? Let us know and let's help and support eachother.

Some starting points :
>What are you giving up/stopping?
>How long have you gone without so far?
>What are you struggling with?
>What's helped you the most?
>what victories have you made?
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Anonymous 8184

…and I’m definitely not as in control as I thought because there’s a lot of stressful things going on in my life and I want a drink soooo bad. I can feel myself throwing a toddler crying tantrum for alcohol in my head 70% of the time recently.

Anonymous 8221

I need to stop eating sugar. But I'm addicted to sugar.last night I wanted a snack and I didn't realized how much of what's in my cupboard is sugar. My diet is over 75% carbs. No wonder why I am so fat.

Anonymous 8222

Does anyone want to be weight loss buddies? I can verify myself and everything through vc or videocall but it needs to be mutual. I weigh around 170 lbs, 5'3.

Anonymous 8223

Everytime you go overboard with sugary stuff you win a full hour of strenuous cardio each day, pick your choice

Anonymous 8224

Try cutting it out slowly. As you go through the sugary stuff in your house, don’t buy new sugary stuff to replace it with.

I have a huge sweet tooth, too. I know it’s hard.


Period gone Anonymous 8236[Reply]

Haven't gotten my period in 3 months and I'm a virgin so no way I'm preggo. I get random rare spotting every now and then. I'm worried, any of you have an experience with this?
Pic unrelated

Anonymous 8237

>virgin missing period
>it's a pandemic
You're obviously going to birth christ.

Anonymous 8238

Are you particularly underweight or overweight? That can have a noticeable effect on menstruation.

Anonymous 8239

No, I'm an average weight (5'8 127lbs).
Wow, I'm honored

Anonymous 8240

>No, I'm an average weight (5'8 127lbs)
Uh, I'm 5'2" and 123 lbs. My weight is considered average as I have a BMI of 22.5. Your BMI is 18.7 which is right at the start of the "underweight" category.

Anonymous 8241

Stress, weight loss, and travel do it for me. If you're young it might just be your period still settling into a routine.


Anonymous 8185[Reply]

>Download myfitnesspal
>Would like to lose 1-2 lbs a week
>1200 CAL deficit
>MFW End up consuming 1700 - 1800 Cals EVERYTIME
Started working out in hopes of burning any extra calories off. Today I did 30 mins cardio, but it obviously isn't enough..
>feels bad.gif
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Anonymous 8198

Maybe try a vegan or low fat mayo instead? Or switch to mustard?

Anonymous 8203

Are you me because I am suffering from the same problem

Anonymous 8204

Eh.. Yeah. But I don't really love the taste. Started measuring half a tablespoon instead. Also realized my habit of drinking coffee with milk would throw me off so I'm trying to add less milk and less sugar. Normally a sweetened cup of coffee with milk would add up to around 100 cals, but I'd have like three cups a day. So I'm correcting that as well.

The struggle is real.

Anonymous 8210

Check out the various kewpie brand mayonnaise (varying levels of low calorie, and they all taste pretty good).

Anonymous 8220

Best Foods mayo is what I currently have, I'll check for those next time I go to the store


Anonymous 8199[Reply]

Solutions to darker inner thighs? Fml
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Anonymous 8215

Is thigh gap a triggering buzzword now? Jesus. Just do some cycling if you don't want your legs to touch. It's much more comfortable and you avoid ripping your jeans through the friction. And in OP's case it'll definitely help.
Yeah not all types of toned legs produce big gaps, but you can always make it better. This isn't even about aesthetics.

Anonymous 8216

Most thigh gap photos are more due to photo angles than weight.

Anonymous 8217

why is a tigh gap preferable? seems Odd to me, like some beauty thing from ancient Egypt.

Anonymous 8218


Anonymous 8219

agree with this
really cringy and unnecesary post


Can't tell what I look like Anonymous 8129[Reply]

Not sure if it belonged here or /feels/. I know for sure I'm fat, I have been since I was a kid. But I struggle with understanding what I really look like to others and how I compare with the other women around me. There are for sure plenty of bigger girls, but even looking in a mirror or at a picture, it's difficult to wrap my head around. I've gotten a lot of different feedback from different people I know irl but obviously they're biased. Does anyone have a solution/ any tips? A tip other than "lose weight" preferably
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Anonymous 8147


You are big, but you don't look bad. Actually, your thigs look nice, like the meat is not gelatine (I have smaller thigs withe celulitis and they look like two melted ice-cream cones xD). You seem to have quite long fingers and that makes your hands delicate. Having a dewlap it's another important thing.
> Does anyone have a solution/ any tips? A tip other than "lose weight" preferably
From the upper-right photo I can see that you hide your butt with your shirt. Do you do that regularly? Would you rather find another style for clothes? I used to hide my butt, now it depens on the jeans.

You're skin is too good ;-;

Anonymous 8149

Ty for all the compliments :')
I hide my butt with my shirt a lot, yeah. Mostly because I wear leggings a lot so it's a habit. Also my butt is pretty flat and doesn't look that great imo. Tucking my shirt in makes me uncomfy with how it looks/brings attention to certain things but that could be irrational.

Anonymous 8186


You'd want to bring out your waist and shoulders. Belts, corsets and skirts would do you well. Short biker jackets and thin scarfs are your friends.
You have a nice bossom and skin, bring that out too.
It's mainly wardrope issues that hurt your looks.
Also a bit of style would make you pop, you are pretty much perfect goth fodder.

Anonymous 8202

Wanna be weight loss buddies? I think I'm around your size

Anonymous 8211

I also think you have really beautiful skin, I think you should wear blouses that have a big neck opening lmao I don't know how else to call them but maybe I am biased because I love to wear such blouses.


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 8155


I have some skin discolouration on my forehead which, I think, was caused by my acne- how do I get rid of 'em?

Anonymous 8157


What should I do to my diet to get a better completion (softer, less oily skin), aside from limiting my sugar consumption?

Anonymous 8179

Cutting dairy does more to improve my face than avoiding sugar. It might just be me though.

Anonymous 8180

Milk is usually high in sugar. Around 13g per cup

Anonymous 8181

I find no caffeine+low salt+lots of water helps with softness! Also regular chemical exfoliation and two moisturizers layered on top of each other in my routine.
Still a greaseball after a few hours though. If anyone has topical suggestions lmk since I've tested diet elimination of so many things over the past year and none helped with that.

Just goes to show how different bodies can be: I cut milk out for MONTHS since I thought it was a culprit, but I think it may regulate my hormones in some way and things are improving again. Cheese breaks out my back though, maybe something about the yeast or bacteria? Idk.

It's tragic that there is no right answer.

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Anonymous 3712[Reply]

What's your favorite scent?

Any particular perfume you really hate?
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Anonymous 8120

M-me too…

Anonymous 8121


Anaïs Anaïs by Cacharel is my favourite perfume, it was a fragance I had certainly smelled before and it turned out that my mother used it when I was very small. So I bought one bottle one year ago and I started using it as my everyday perfume. Today I have read the bar code with the app ''Yuka'', that helps you telling you about the ingredients on food and cosmetics and…THE PERFUME HAS BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE, apparently it is an endocrine disruptor that affects particulary the thyroid and also has effects on sex hormones and it even may affect fertility and development. I'm sure other perfumes will have it too. I got anxious because I apply it directly to my skin and what the hell, I keep smelling it all day.

So now I'm changing, I'll buy an eco perfume, something with jasmine or rose o muguet. Damn, I really like Anaïs Anaïs.

Anonymous 8123

Try browsing around this site, they have recommendations for similar perfumes for each one listed and which notes they contain:


There seemed to be a few similar ones under “Anais Anais”, this is just one page.

Anonymous 8125

I know this page. The thing is I'd rather change my scent and wear an eco perfume. This website recomends big to regular brands and I don't think their recommendations include eco perfumes. Thanks, tho :3

Anonymous 8170

I just got Elizabeth Arden's "Always Red" but due to coronavirus it won't be here for a month

I like floral and citrus scents, I just want to smell "pleasant"


Celebrities you find beautiful Anonymous 643[Reply]

I'll start.
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Beauty Failures Anonymous 3308[Reply]

I just cut a hole in my eyebrow trying to look like Lauren Bacall. How's your Thursday going?

Anonymous 3310


went to the hairdresser to trim bangs and the stylist decided to get creative. i look like a freaking unamused poodle.

Anonymous 3311

>lauren bacall
oh I remember her from various bogie films. She was a top of the line actress. It is good to see young people have not forgotten her and draw inspiration from her.

>just fuck my shit up

Anonymous 4490


I tried to cut my banges into a fringe , but my bangs kept sticking up like in dbz

Anonymous 8122


Are you me? I try to have Patricia Morrison's eyebrows.


anti-depressant thread Anonymous 8099[Reply]

hi, not sure if there has been a thread like this before. figured i’d start one.

are any of you guys on anti-depressants? i finally started taking cymbalta (currently 20mgs but upping to 40mg in a few days). i can’t tell if its working or not but i will say my insomnia has gotten worse and i get nauseous every night since taking it. i also feel extremely fatigued throughout the day, but i can probably attribute that to lack of sleep. it’s been about 2 weeks since i started.

what are your experiences with anti-depressants? especially curious for those who have stopped taking them or are tapering off. are they worth it in the long run or should i just focus on getting help without meds?

Anonymous 8100

Talk to your doctor about the symptoms. They might be able to switch you to something else.

Anonymous 8101

I'm taking duloxetine which is a generic cymbalta. I went from 30 mg twice a day to 60mg at night.

When I first started I also suffered from extreme fatigue, falling alseep at work to taking a nap and it being a 12 hour nap. I was suffering from hyposomnia before. So I thought the pills where making it worst. I was nauseous as well but I thought it was more to do with being on antibiotics as well. But that all kind of stopped after the first week.
My doctors did stressed to me to stop taking it, if it made me feel worst and more suicidal.

That being said you should seek professional help before listening to a anon on the internet. Everyone behaves and reacts differently to medication.

Anonymous 8102

it can take around 4 weeks for antidepressants to kick in, feeling fatigued is normal. i agree with the above poster about talking to your doctor.
i took zoloft 2 years ago for 2 months and stopped because it wasnt helping my anxiety and made me feel numb. i wouldve experimented with other meds but my insurance is shitty and it would take months to schedule appointments with my psychiatrist, plus my mom was being a bitch at the time trying to convince me that none of this would work.
meds are different for everyone, i have friends who have drastically improved from them and others who havent. honestly i am a complete mess and have gotten a lot worse since stopping, though i personally think i need weekly therapist appointments and a reason to live rather than medication.

Anonymous 8119

I've been taking fluoxetine (prozac) for several years now, also tried zoloft and some other mental health meds (mostly for anxiety) before that.
OP it's really important to know that most antidepressants reach their full effect at 1-2 months. Even though some people claim to feel better within a few days of taking them, some don't and get discouraged. Just know that it can take several weeks to reach your new normal.
Other important stuff:
-idk if you're suicidal but some people are at greater risk of self harm or suicide in the first weeks/months because they get some energy back but their mood doesn't get any better - this is a well known side effect and you need to look out for it if you continue to take them.
-there are so many kinds of antidepressants which will work differently on everyone. If you get unbearable side effects from what you're taking, go to your doctor ASAP for them to change it and/or taper it off for you. Don't do it alone because sometimes the withdrawal can have harmful side effects too. I tried to taper off myself once by reducing the doses or extending the periods between them but it was too much and I felt like hell.
-in general, don't get discouraged if it takes a while to find the medication that works. I'm lucky I have a really good GP who listened to me and was willing to make changes, but also noticed when they were working and encouraged me to stick it out and stay on them.
-as much as it might sound ideal to be off meds, tbh this can be hard to achieve for lots of people. I've accepted that my meds are a crutch that keeps me functioning on a day to day basis, but the energy and progress I've gained since being on them isn't something to ignore. I think I would need really good therapy, coping techniques, etc. to fully come off them and I've promised myself not to try life without them until I really get all my shit sorted.

Best of luck OP and let us know how it goes.

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