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I've been totally raw sense November last year, and before a whole year before that was hcrv with some rice and beans.
In the whole year being raw I noticabley gained 30 pounds. I've only lose 5 i n the past, but even though I'm excersizing and getting a lot of fruits and vegg, I can't lose weight! Its so frustrating.
My excersize is at the gym (I'm not allowed out side) doing the cross ramp for 40 minutes (which is like high knee jogging) and 20 minutes on the bicycle. Do I need to add anything else added in? Id be happy to.
I don't eat overfats, maybe once every three weeks an avocado or durian, but that's it. And its not organic fruit. We can't afford it.
I just don't feel good about the weight on me. I get comments about my weight a lot. I'm 5'5" and 127 lbs.

Am I missing somethin? I roughly get 2,000 calories a day. I try for more.

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Comment by Ayllx Kalen on April 26, 2012 at 1:23am

Thank you, Lee, those are very wise words.  :)  Very good points I'll try to keep in mind.

Comment by Lee Mack on April 24, 2012 at 9:42am

I'm a 68 y/o, dirty, old man.  I've been a low fat vegan for 5 days now, and I'm using garbanzo beans in my homemade salad dressing.  I'm also eating cooked rice and high-carb veggies  (yams and squash) when I feel a cooked food craving.  I've lost one (1) pound in 5 days, but I'm trying not to worry about the weight.

 

At my age I'm worried about the obesity-related, chronic degenerative diseases that dirty old men get.  But I'm beginning to realize that there is a spiritual component to this program also.  I should be considering some spiritual things in addition to all the material things I'm thinking about.  There's more to this than weight, health, looks, money and material things. 

Nobody's perfect!  I hate to see all you beautiful, young girls worrying so much about being perfect.  Our society puts a bit too much emphasis on that, I believe.  If you're working this program, you're probably in the top 3% of healthy, good-looking women in the USA.  Look around!  Our society has terrific problems with weight and health and wellness.  This is the right place to be.  Don't sweat it.  Let God do the work, in God's time.  And be greatful for what you've got.

 

As a self-appointed expert, I will say that the women on this site are in the top 3% of the healthiest, best-looking women in the world!  Now why should somebody like that worry about weight?

 

 Lee Mack

Comment by Ayllx Kalen on March 31, 2012 at 2:17pm

That's a good idea. :)  I will definiantly start weights.

Comment by Ayllx Kalen on March 30, 2012 at 1:32pm

oxabbsxo:  I know,  I'm trying to get a lot more in lately.   :)  Just other people  Iknow.. I hear it a lot.  Its just annoying and a bit hurtful.
Greenmama: Ahhg, the whole girl-woman thing.  Yeah it is a bit stressful not being allowed outside, I love the outdoors so much, I just stare out my window somedays.  That's true, there are other things underneath, and I agree with the "never being thin enough" thoughts. Its tough.  And ahh no, I hope I never have eating issues again.  :/ 
Valeria: I know, I can feel the difference, its so wonderful.  I'm trying to get my cals in!  I'm getting more slowly.  :) 

Comment by Greenmama on March 30, 2012 at 12:13pm

Your body is transitioning from a girl to a woman.  That can bring some anxiety.  Your dad is pretty fearful about everything, sounds like, and even restricts your ability to be outside, so that's stressful, too.  Sometimes when we have fears, it's easier to fixate on something simple like, "I could be happy if only I was thin."  But really there's a lot of stuff underneath the surface.  And we never feel satisfied no matter how thin we get.  I think everyone who is giving you encouragement just longs for you to feel happy and fulfilled, and wants you to be healthy and not develop an eating disorder that will trash your health and mental well-being.  A lot of us have been there!  Hugs!

Comment by oxabbsxo on March 30, 2012 at 10:52am

2,000 calories is barely anything…i'm 5'3" and 98 pounds and i eat 2500-3000… i wouldn't dip below that at all really. whos giving you comments if your bmi is PERFECTLY healthy?!

Comment by Ayllx Kalen on March 30, 2012 at 9:08am

Greenmama: Yeah, it kind of is.   

Lena- Good advice!  I'll start lifting a lot more.  :)    You're right, we really are our worst critics!

Shannana-  That would make sense. I'm sticking to it, too, and hoping for the same thing.  :)

Littleone- I do take measurements, I rarely use the scale.   I agree that scales are pretty misleading.I haven't lost any inches in months. :/

Comment by littleone686 on March 30, 2012 at 3:22am

Hi there. Try not to get hung up on the scale. Take your measurements instead.  If you are gaining muscle that will make the scale go up. I feel scales are misleading. I have lost inches but not really lbs. I stopped using the scale. 

Comment by Jenna<3 on March 29, 2012 at 4:07pm

Hey Aylix, 

So I can understand you being that weight and still feeling frustrated with your fat, and I get that while your BMI is normal, you can still look in the mirror and feel like you have tons of fat on your body. AND its really frustrating when you know you could look better and everyone keeps telling you that your fine and normal. I can definitely relate, I am 5'1' and every single pound of fat gained is blatantly obvious to me. && yeah, maybe we should still feel happy in our skin, buts its a personal issue that needs working out, and just because someone tells you your fine doesn't mean you'll just wake up one day happy with yourself. It takes patience and time to grow into that kind of person. We are our worst critics, for sure. But I notice that you really only do cardio everyday. If I could recommend some changes it would be to maybe cut the cardio down to either the cross ramp or the bike everyday, like 40 minutes is good, then lift. Lifting one of the best ways to get firm in a gym, look up just some standard weight routines and alternate between upper and lower body whenever you lift. When I lifted every single day, that was by far the smallest size I've ever been, but I still weighed about 10 pounds more than when I just ran everyday. The more muscle, the less obvious the fat is. 

And 2,000 calories really isn't that much for this diet, but if you don't wanna increase up to like 3,000 right now, just slowly add in like 100 calories a week or something. And as you gain more muscle, you'll get hungrier and increase your intake naturally. 

Comment by Greenmama on March 29, 2012 at 3:03pm

Hey Aylix, I'm gonna say something that might sound kinda weird but think about it and let me know if it fits with your experience.  I'm wondering if you are feeling scared and would really like to feel safe in your body?

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