I think on a day to day basis, I really only consume 300-400 calories and I manage to burn them off somehow (probably from the shit-ton of walking I do almost daily). And I think I’ve lost maybe five pounds in the last week (not really sure, don’t have a scale but my pants are a tiny bit more loose than they should be).
My goal, and I WILL MAKE THIS GOAL, is to be down to 115-120 before winter break. I have a mission and being fat will not help me with that mission. With it, I’m quitting drinking and mary-jane. And possibly even cigarettes. That just really gives me about two months to lose 20-30 pounds, I can do this easy.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for it. I hope I make league in something other than a relay.. I really want to go for a 50free or a 100free, both of which I’m a few seconds slower than the standard but I think if I give it my absolute all, I should be able to shave off at least five seconds, which is what I need.
Hey! I saw your post about swimming. I'm thinking of taking up swimming to lose weight, but I read somewhere that it isn't very good at helping you lose weight because the water is mostly supporting your body or something. So I just wanted to ask if it's worked for you? How often do you swim in a week and for how long? Thanks, love! ♥
It’s works really well. Swimming, I think, is one of the best workouts; swimming through water has more resistance than running and it’s working just about every muscle in your body. Whoever said that never tried swimming xD
I swim somewhere between 13-15 hours a week, five days a week… So I’m doing about two and half to three hours a day. And within those three hours, I swim somewhere between three to five miles.
So I had my first swim meet the other day, it was such a thrilling experience. I was so terrified but now that I’ve done a couple (literally, two) I’m pretty good :)
One thing I’m loving about this swimming thing, is I basically eat all that I want to and I’m still losing weight. I’m eating about four to five times as much as I was eating when I was Ana (which was literally around 250 calories a day) and I’m feeling awesome.
I used to think that eating as little as I could was the best way to go about losing weight, but now I think differently. Like, when I went about doing that, I felt so much like shit; I was tired all the time and I always felt so guilty for even craving food.
But now, I just eat when my tummy tells me it needs some fuel, but I make sure not to eat a lot. So I’m basically eating a bazillion snacks throughout the day and one big meal. And swimming about four miles a day. And I’ve already lost somewhere around twenty, maybe thirty, pounds (I stopped taking count) and I’m stronger than I’ve been since I can remember.
And things are actually started to work out since I’ve gotten a bit more confident in myself. I used to loathe myself so much when I was Ana but now, not so much, like, I wish I could lose a bit more weight around my hips and have a flatter stomach but.. hmm, just got to keep swimming and running till I see that :D
I completely recommend whoever wants to lose weight and feel awesome, to take on swimming because it’s just such an awesome sport/pass-time/exercise.
I’m pretty sure I’ve lost another five pounds but gaines like seven in pure muscle. I’m getting so buff and I’m ecstatic. This whole thing started off with me just wanting to lay around and not ever eat. But now, all I want to do is swim. I want to forever be in the water and never come out :)
I know the doctor said I lost four-five pounds within a week and I felt so awesome. I just want to keep it up till I finally reach my goal of 110 then I’ll finally be happy
I’ve probably lost around fifteen pounds in fat, but gained seven in muscle since I started swimming. And I can feel it, the pants I had that fit perfectly, are now too big and the pants that I specifically bought a size too small just about fit. I wish I had a scale though, then I could actually see how well I’m doing.
I’m burning around two-thousand calories a day (with just swimming alone) but I’m only in-taking anywhere between five-hundred to seven-hundred calories a day. (I think yesterday, I only had about three-hundred) That’s a big calorie deficiency, so I should be dropping weight like *snap* that, shouldn’t I? And my metabolism has shot through the roof (and people with high metabolisms are usually skinny as rails- well, most of the time).
My legs and arms are getting buff- for the first time in my life, I’m buff- but my stomach fat just doesn’t seem to be going away. Know any exercises that might help with that?
Gosh, I’ve been gone for like two weeks, I didn’t have internet and I moved to a new apartment.
Life has gone well, and I believe that I’ve lost five to seven pounds in the last two weeks… I hope, my mother took the scale away because she noticed something was up >.>
But I know, my appetite shrunk down to about half and I’ve been swimming and exercising almost endlessly (maybe a bit of an exaggeration but close enough) and I’ve become buff :D first time I’ve ever been anywhere close to buff.
God, I swear I’ve burned, like, eight-thousand calories in the four days with swimming, and probably only consumed about 1,500 calories all together. Haven’t weighed myself recently but I feel like I’ve lost at least seven pounds in the last week. I’m really enjoying the swim practice though :)
I’m getting closer and closer to being able to successfully fast easily. It’s gotten to a point that even the mention of food is enough to make me feel sick. And then eating food makes me feel so nauseous that I want to throw up..
Well, I guess I’ll lose that weight faster than I thought :)
I’ve lost, like, another three pounds. I’m around 144 now, and I’m ecstatic. I’m just four pounds away from my first goal weight. And then I’ve got another thirty to lose after that.
And I felt so happy today, I almost started to binge but three bites into the macaroni and cheese and I was ready to throw up. So I just ended up making myself some green beans and spent almost an hour eating them..
Swim practice really helped a lot today, I felt like a complete and total idiot because I couldn’t get the hang of a side-breath, but I finally got the hang of it… Like, two bazillion laps later. The top swimmer on our team told me I was the best new-comers she’s seen :) I hope she wasn’t trying to flatter me any >.>
And I hardly ate today, maybe a whopping 400 calories but I burned that and more with two hours of mostly vigorous lap swimming.
Well, I feel accomplished :) I made it through a day of swimming yesterday; today, I get to actually swim. And also yesterday, I managed to get through the day only eating half a muffin so I felt somewhat proud of that. Today, I hope will be the same, if not better :)
I’m determined to lose at least another fifteen pounds by the time school starts then I’ll be incredibly happy. And after school starts, I’ll lose another twenty pounds because I’ll have, like, no way to get food except after five or six in the evening, and then I’ll probably not feel like eating and just doing my homework for the two A.P courses and honors course I conveniently took this year :)
I’ve been exhausted lately, maybe I should cut bread and gluten products out of my diet again. I’m supposed to not eat those anyways because I have celiac but I fail and been eating muffins and cake >.> and thus have been getting, like, twenty hours of sleep a day. Which is no bueno because school starts soon and I need to finish my summer homework and stuff like that.
So fudge pops, here I come.. because you’re the only thing to eat in this house. and cheese.
I’ve been living off of ice cream (like, fudge pops and mexican fruit-ice cream bars) and Naked juice (mighty mango, for the win!).. So much so that I’m debating whether to just go and purge, I just really don’t want to gain a pound when I’ve already lost like eight in the last week.