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  • I'm small busted. Very. But not smaller when bodyfat is lower. I think that's the way that works, basically - the difference between different sized boobs is almost entirely fat - there can be fibroids and stuff, but the milk-making equipment is pretty standard. So if you are small, your body doesn't keep its extra fat in…
  • My money is on the prednisone. Cortisone can make it hard to lose weight and easier to gain fat, also can make you retain water, so you may be "puffy" and not as fat as you think. Definitely try to build some muscle, I think you will like the way you look better.
  • I'm in. I can do crow and bridge, but those weeks 3,4, and 5 look very ambitious, those are more difficult than handstand in my view. I will work the crow this week and weekend. Handstand is one of my 2017 goals in any case, so yay!
  • I'm lean and tall, and the only time my stomach was "flat" when relaxed was when I was severely underweight in my late teens and 20s, before having any kids. Even when I was my healthy barely underweight self, there was not a completely flat belly. I don't think it looks bad to have some fat held on the lower belly, at…
  • When I was dating the Fiance, right toward the beginning, I remember his youngest son (16-ish) asking for "mashed potatoes made from potatoes" for his birthday but he wasn't sure how to make them, and I was so confused by that, you mash some potatoes, how else would you make them? It's right in the name. But he'd always…
  • Mine is wavy/curly and coarse coarse textured, sort of wiry by its nature. When it was superlong I washed once a week because it took two days to dry completely; and just put it in a braid to work out, sort of looped up and low, it was too heavy to bun and then bounce around. Now it's layered and shorter, ponytail works…
  • In the mornings, I go for a run without eating or drinking anything, and after peeing (this works best for me as after 4 kids running is dicey with anything in my bladder). Not back up to distance yet but never more than 5 miles even when I am. That is at 5 or 5:30, then home and stretch and get ready for work. Other…
  • Potato chips. Once every few weeks. Fancy drinks! Once or twice a week.
  • They aren't known to be accurate & there's not really any way to tell how you are built from the photos you posted; but we have one and for me the number it gives correlates with what i get from calipers or the online calculators that use measurements, and comparing my body to images of different bodyfat %. So my…
  • I will buy most things in a pinch, for convenience, but not Egg beaters (WTF?! Just scramble an egg!) Pre-cooked rice Canned soup, except for clam chowder No canned pasta, full stop. Yuck. Always buy, even though easy enough to make: Bagged mixed salads Rotisserie chicken Lemonade (publix lemonade is good.) Almost always…
  • Yes weigh the unpopped, or even the popped, don't try to measure it out in spoonfuls. It's mostly air - if I took a cup of frozen corn out of the refrigerator and ate it, how can it be that different from popping a cup of dry corn? Corn should have the same calories as corn - 133 calories in a cup of corn, I don't think I…
  • I use a 6 ounce cup of plan yogurt into a gallon of whole milk - yeah lots of starter, but I don't like the plain de-fatted yogurt so just dump the whole thing in. It doesn't hurt anything. Ours gets tangier if it's left for too long. We do also strain it to make greek yogurt and whey, at the end of that it's usually about…
  • One thing to remember is that healthy body fat levels for women are higher than you may think, logically. I am quite lean, and thin, and at 21-23%. If I stand next to my fiance, who is the same height and bodyfat %, he looks much fatter than I do. So 50% does not sound out of line at all if you are fat now, most of what…
  • Recognizing your problem before becoming underweight is a great accomplishment, don't minimize that. It's good that you are reaching out. Tell your doctor and get help. For me it was just a dawning recognition that my body was a good body and I should take care of it, but what gets one person there isn't the same thing…
  • I'm like this too, just built like a ruler, straight up and down. I think part of the WHR idea is that if you put fat on in your abdomen, it's more dangerous, if you keep it in your butt and legs, it isn't. So yeah you can't fix it as a risk factor, it probably simply IS more risky for us to have excess fat than some other…
  • I get the bad migraines too, infrequent but very intense. I agree with terricherry2, too agressive with the deficit may be the problem. Eating healthier shouldn't be a problem, but anything that disrupts your body may trigger one, sadly. Do they come when you are sleeping? You wake up with one? Or during the day? It may be…
  • BMI is built off insurance risk tables; there's plenty of evidence to back it up by now, and the standards are the same for men and women, I think that I would try to stay well below the top healthy measure. I also do try to stay above the underweight line, as the first poster said. BMI is sometimes "wrong", but it's more…
  • I agree with run farther. I'm slow but have done one 8 minute mile, warmed up and went as fast as I could and that was it, I was about to puke. Wish I could string together even 11 minute miles, but I cant. So run longer distances, till a mile feels shorter to you, and your one-mile time will be faster.
  • Hot or iced? Unsweet iced green tea is so good that even my 9 year old strongly prefers it to sweetened. In particular the Tazo one with lemongrass and mint. Unsweet iced black tea is also good. Try a little lemon in these, that might be good to you. Unsweet hot green tea is pretty good Hot black tea I can't stand without…
  • I love sleep, but can have trouble falling asleep - it's funny, my guy falls into bed and can sleep right away if he wants, but in the mornings takes an hour waking up slowly, cup of coffee in bed and all the lights off - I have trouble settling down but in the morning can sleep while he gets up and does all his wake up…
  • I like it. White rice, kimchi, fried egg :) or just a bite of it as a snack.
  • Osteoporosis can cause "the hunch", I'm not sure if that can be fixed with exercise or not. It would be a good question for a PT. For me, I just pay a lot of attention to posture, try to remember to sit and stand straight because it's important to me, I want the muscles to stay strong. I also wanted to say you look great…
  • Lunch, I do big lunch. Smaller breakfast and supper. I can more easily skip breakfast or supper, too, without really suffering. I'm thin and have consistently confounded my co-workers over the years because they see me eating enough for two or three people at lunch, but I am more restrained with the other meals.…
  • In yoga they do sivasana (not sure of spelling) at the end, just laying still on the floor in meditation to let the workout "soak into your body like ink into paper", and I seem to get the benefits of the exercise just fine. I think a late workout and a night of sleep is an excellent strategy for recovery, personally.…
  • Today I had time and made 2 pieces of french toast with homemade bread, one egg, some milk. Usually, if I am measuring food, I do a kashi bar and a latte with one cup of 2% milk and 2t of sugar because that is more quantifyable. If you are trying to make granola better and healthier, we love love love making museli. Mix:…
  • If you are within a healthy range, inches are a much more important measure to me. I personally consider a smaller waist measurement and higher weight to be my holy grail body change. For my body type this is a certain indicator of muscle growth.
  • Vodka and diet coke sounds awful to me...For lighter in calories, I like: Whiskey and soda water with lime (wonderful, like whiskey-ade, especially with a bourbon) or Vodka and soda water with lime or Whiskey and diet lemonade and soda water or Vodka and diet lemonade and soda water, with some bitters. or perhaps Rum or…
  • deadlifts and weighted hip thrusts :)
  • You are slender already, have you actually weighed lately? You may be gaining mass, not losing, and looking more lean. I'm built like that, sometimes it looks like I lost weight when I gain muscle. My sister thought I'd lost weight when I'd actually gained 15lb after changing to heavier workouts. I was bigger, not smaller…
  • I'm thin and have been fighting the high blood pressure for years. If the cause is overweight, then losing weight will help. If the cause is un-fit-ness, then getting cardiovascularly fit will help. If the cause is dietary, then eating more fish, nuts, avocado and less cheese and meat may help. Drinking enough water and…