Hi Ranae, I think we're a bunch of fuddy-duddies tonight. I was just checking the forum before going to bed and caught the Live Chat.
U still HERE?
Hi Sweetie .. yes, I am here and was running a little late myself. Will probably stay on a while and see if some others join later or give those on the West Coast a chance to chime in .. loll How you are doing????
Hi Ranae, I just joined the community.
I replied to your post on the social forum telling you I really would like to join the chat tonight and fortunately I was able to do it. Would like to share experiences and ask questions as well. :)
Hi to both of you.
Welcome, PrettyKitty. It's good to have you in the community and here tonight!
Hello PrettyKitty .. so glad to see you are here and posting! Haven't had a chance to read them yet, but did see them when I got on. Sorry .. was running a little late from work tonight.
Would love to chat .. so .. what would you like to ask? And WELCOME to the group! Thrilled you are here!!!
Thanks! I would like to stay here and share my own experiences for a long time. I think this is a great community and I'm glad I joined......................again!
Good, we need people who are willing and eager to share their experiences. That's such a big help and encouragement to others!
Gotta put a 6-year-old to bed...back in a flash!
Twehner is one of our drill sergeants .. lolll ... she helps with some of the exercise challenges (like crunches) and always has a welcoming smile.
Yes, with pleasure. Due to external factors like stressful job and other conflicts, my weight has decreased very rapidly, I think. I’ve lost 7 lbs in a month. Would you say that this is normal, to lose 6 lbs in a month? I don’t eat and it isn’t because I see myself overweight or because I think I’ll gain weight. It’s just a bit of depression and owning a hectic life. Would you guys say I have eating disorders? I weigh 127 now. I just stepped on the scale and that was the number I got. I am 5’3 but do not have a small from. Naturally, I have big hips, you know, I am curvy. Those who know me say I am getting underweight. My face, I admit I look like I suffering from starvation. Would you say I have eating disorders? What do you think?
*sigh* I have been healthy all my life, running, working out like crazy, and eating healthy. Now my health has gone downhill due to my busy life. What can I do about it?
I KNOW I'll get the support I need from you guys. I just need to know if I really have eating disorders and if I do, how can I work on it. I swear I cannot eat. I can't :( I don't get hungry anymore.
Oh, I didn't miss anything - I thought you'd try to tell her some sort of evil about me...
Good thing you didn't! She'll find out soon enough.
Ohhh .. sure Twehner .. tucking the little one in brings back wonderful memories... :0)
PrettyKitty .. you still there? Would love to hear your experiences!
You could say I have lost between 6-7 lbs.
Sorry, when I typed that, your response wasn't showing up yet!
I meant to say small frame lol
PrettyKitty1, do YOU think you have an eating disorder? Sometimes we do drop weight rapidly... But NOT being able to eat isn't good, either. It could be physical, or it could be, like you asked, an eating disorder. Have you had a complete physical in a while? How do you feel? You mentioned stress and depression. That's not good, but you've gotta eat!
Hi all....I've been watching the dog show and just got here. Welcome PrettyKitty
Did a few quick calculations .. and based on 5'3", 127 pounds, 24 years old and average exercise, you need to eat 1,850 calories a day to maintain your weight. Your BMI is approximately 22.5 which falls in the normal range.
Now, as for not eating, that is not healthy. Your body needs energy to function properly. Try eating a little something six times a day .. it doesn't have to be so much .. just do it because you know it is healthy. Our lives do get busy and hectic, but we need to take time out to make sure we are healthy.
How much are you eating in a day? How many days are you not eating? Losing 6 pounds in a month is not bad if you are at a heavier weight, but you are fairly small. Not sure about whether you have a true eating disorder or whether you have allowed your busy life to dictate your activity. What do you think????
Hi dai3symae. It's good to have you join us!
PrettyKitty....how do you feel? tired?
Welcome dai3symae .. So nice to meet you online! How was the dog show? Do you have a dog? Thanks so much for joining us!!!
Hi twehner5 it's good to be here
Thanks Ranaesheart....I have 3, which is 3 too many sometimes. I'm rooting for the spaniel in the westminster dog show
I'm going to bed. I get up in 8 hours, and you know what they say about getting enough sleep and weight-loss!!!
Sorry I can't stick around to keep you guys serious. I'm the serious one around here.
See everyone around.