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Weight Stuff-Seriously [Sep. 12th, 2008|01:13 pm]
I'm not really working on it. While I'd like to be higher than I am right now, I am focused on getting through a busy time at work, a hard health time, and through my presentation.

Yes, I suppose I COULD force myself to do more shakes and gain the 10lbs, but if I don't get that done until this winter, I don't see that it's some huge deal. I'd be more worried if I was regaining 10 to 20lbs per month more than I am about a slow drop in weight due to medication side effects. My BMI says "healthy".

I think I look good. Yes, I'm on the slim side of healthy for my height, and after years of being obese, that is ok for now. I am taking a short break from being hyper focused on weight and I'm working on these other things for a month. Granted, if my weight were impacting my health I might be more serious about it, but for now, I feel ok. Ultimately, I'd like to gain 10lbs of muscle, but that is not going to happen overnight with all of the medication making me nauseated. It doesn't mean I think everyone should get on the low side or somehow it looks better than a bit bigger would, it only means I accept it for now, it's really hard to change, and I expect other people to accept it too. I'm not trying to make anyone else change.

So, to summarize, I'm not that worried about it. You please don't be that worried about it. Lots of us are physically not the "ideal" we'd like to be at all times. I haven't forgot about it, it's just not the top thing on my list right now. I have 2 extra hours of PT plus 1 hour or so every day of exercises to do. That cuts into my eating time to some extent since eating when you have a tiny tummy takes AWHILE.

p.s Midnight loves S. Beach Diet. He tried to eat my Orange Beef lunch! :)

[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-09-12 08:24 pm (UTC)
Focusing on your health doesn't always mean focusing on your weight. Good for you!

Midnight is a smart kitty Orange Beef sounds delish!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-12 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I was really serious about it, but since I started PT I've realize something has to give. I can't focus on gaining AND do everything they have asked AND do my job AND take all of these drugs. It's too much. Slow change. I think this winter things will slow down, money will be more, and it will make everything easier to balance. Plus, naturally we all put on some lbs in the winter I think.
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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-09-12 08:49 pm (UTC)
Isn't this the same Midnight that would eat anything? LOL

I am not really worried about it right now either. I have a little more to lose, but I am not tripping on it. I am more focused on eating the right things to give me vitamins and energy, not to lose weight. I am "healthy" as well, so I am not worried about it. It is good for you to be focused on other things!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-12 08:51 pm (UTC)
Midnight tries to eat the outlets as well as our chair and the bedroom fan, so yes, he will eat ANYTHING. He was attracted to my lunch enough to wake up and try to charm me for it though.

I agree, at some point it just isn't the top thing. High 5 for just doing ok with the weight and accepting it's imperfection.
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[User Picture]From: meowlet
2008-09-13 12:52 am (UTC)
As long as you're not anorexic now. Ha! That would be bad. :( Your icon looks way skinny.

Aw @ Midnight =^_^=
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-13 12:59 am (UTC)
In my icon I'm wearing a corset and it's shot from above, so it does emphasize skinniness, but I'm not that small in real life. Well, sorta small, size 4 and 132lbs. It's ok for now, but I'd like to gain a bit. Strangely, no guys ever say I'm too skinny, only girls. Boys say I look "great". Midnight is the cutest evah! I love him, but he doesn't need the S. Beach Diet. He needs the kitty Kidney Diet. I'm so glad he is doing well and hasn't had anymore scary kidney issues.
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[User Picture]From: meowlet
2008-09-13 01:20 am (UTC)
You weigh less than me and I'm 5'4"! :O

Yeah, guys will do that. Especially the typical dude type guys who prefer skinny girls. Men. Fortunately there are all types of guys out there and mine seems to prefer me. ^_^ I wouldn't say you look too skinny though, because everyone is different and it's not like you're starving. Unless you are, in which case I recommend not starving. Highly.

Kidney issues seem to happen a lot with cats.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-13 01:23 am (UTC)
I'd like to gain 10lbs + of muscle and be about 145lbs, but that is going to take awhile and my health issues have me nauseated, so for now I accept I'm a bit on the thin side, and hope when I have time off this winter to add a bit. Craig is happy both ways so long as I'm doing my best to be healthy. I think your figure is darling, so you have nothing to worry about. In fact, I miss being curvier, but no use crying about it. I'll just enjoy what I have going for me now, and work on my health.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-09-24 06:20 pm (UTC)
*affects bad Italian accent* Oh, sweetheart, you so skinny! Manje, manje! hehehe I don't think men EVER think any woman is too thin. There's an actress on "Skins", a show we sometimes watch, that Lan thinks is the hottest thing ever and I just think she is so skinny that she has no figure. So don't expect to hear that you're too thin from any man.

Seriously, as long as you're healthy and not trying to lose any more (which probably wouldn't be very healthy) I don't want anything different from you.
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