I know this is topic is probably boring and overdiscussed, but as someone who is struggling with weightloss it frustrates me how much Iack in terms of discipline to just simple not eat. I'm not a supporter of ana, because I think it does more harm than good, but I do want to be the thinnest I can possibly be healthwise, and just never go under or over. I've recently been watching a lot of success stories and I've been praying about it. I realized that just like going to school, or work, weightloss requires work and a lot of mind exercises. From my trials and errors I've learned a lot about myself, with my knowledge I'm gonna try to lose weight for real, no more short-term goals. I want this to be a lifestyle. through my college years I made the mistake of not caring about what I eat or how look, and I'm paying for it now. Thankfully I'm still in my 20s so if I lose weight now I won't have any flabs, and I'm not morbid obese. I'm embarrassed about my current weight so I won't reveal it but let's just say its above 140. I'm Somali btw, and one thing thats known about Somali girls from my observation growing up is like certain other ethnic groups they're known for being thin, or curvy or thin-curvy. I was very thin in my highschool and early college days. My lowest was 112 and at the start of college I was around 130. I'm 5'2 so to me this would be the weight I would consider the maximum weight I can never go over. my goal weight is 99. even at 112 I wanted to be at 99, but I lacked the discipline, but I ate a lot so it was not hard to maintain my weight (I miss my fast matabolism from my teenage years). when I started eating junkfood often is when my weight gain occured, and it was a slow process. I feel like I gained 10-15 pounds each year. My aunt who is my namesake is my thinspo. she is a mother of 3 but she is for sure under 100. she is the thinnest relative I have, and my mom told me she went on an extreme diet to get there. I will not be taking that route, because I work and am a student, and don't find the possibility of passing out in class or on the job appealing. however OMAD has worked for me in the past. I also want to stay under 500 calories.
I've gone through soooo many posts on here and have found a lot of comfort in reading some of your stories. truly they've been inspiring. I don't support eating disorders. but I don't see why you should feel bad about wanting to be thin, just don't be extreme.
while some of you are trying to hide your ED from family, mine is telling me I need to lose weight, and I'm not even obese, so I have this advantage if you can call it that. I'm now very sensative about my weight, and it used to make me feel so sad knowing that my family thinks I've let myself go. I'm now using this as motivation to lose weight. 99 is the number.
I say all this to say
what weightloss and exercise advice would you have for someone who is naturally a pear shape. my problem area is my butt, and legs. I know after a few months of cardio I'm gonna lose my stomach, and hopefully my arms. but my biggest fear is that I don't end up with thin legs. I'm avoiding squats atm because I'm afraid its gonna build muscle which I'm against atm since my legs are so bulky.