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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by rainbowmoon</i><br><br><b>Listen to Oatmeal. All my troubles with food and food obsession began when I asked how any calories I needed in a day and started looking at calorie charts. RUN AWAY! EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
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i agree that counting calories is a bad thing to do when you're trying to lose, you end up feeling guilty if you go over or end up eating way less than your body really needs to function normally.<br><br><br><br>
but, i'm not doing it to lose or gain, i just want to make sure i'm healthy. i'd posted a little while ago that i noticed i'm getting bony around my face and neck, my collarbone is sticking out way more than it used to. when i first went vegan i was doing ok and a friend actually commented that i looked really healthy and had more colour than usual and didn't look quite so skinny.<br><br>
last couple months i've been going downhill and look more pale and bony than ever. it's scary because i keep reading threads about eating disorders and i don't ever want to face something like that. i know they can happen for more reasons than self esteem or whatever so i'm just being cautious.<br><br><br><br>
i promise i won't obsess and if i start getting wierd about it feel free to slap me around a bit krista <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Hmmm, I understand and of course you can look/should up the recommended calorie intake, I won't hold you back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Personally what I do when I feel something's not quite right, is to experiment a bit (e.g. eat more/less, eat more/less fat, do more/less sports, etc) and see what happens. Usually I just know when I'm "in the zone", without external input. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i'm having a blast on fitday right now. you can go through and list all the activity from the day including showering, sitting on the toilet, sex...<br><br><br><br>
we burn a lot of calories doing day to day stuff!!<br><br><br><br>
this makes me wonder if i need to up my calorie intake even more to make up for what i burn all day or if that's all considered in the weight x 15 thing
 

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Good God, vegansurfer, no wonder your parents complained about you not eating enough.<br><br><br><br>
Ladyfaile,<br><br><br><br>
Sounds like you don't eat enough. Get more calorie dense foods in your diet or eat more in general.
 

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that's the idea.<br><br><br><br>
but.. i walk about 25 minutes to work and back every day remember, i walk fast. and am on my feet through my shift.<br><br>
we're talking 50 minutes of excercise about 5 times a week not considering the time at work.
 

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but hey i just filled out everything on fitday and i did pretty well. a little low on calories and a few nutrients still but not half bad really. i set a goal to get to my healthy weight according to the site which is about 115 by my birthday which is in september. it's only 8 pounds but i think it'll be tough<br><br><br><br><br><br>
eta: if i decide before i reach 115 that i like my weight i'll stop trying to gain, i'm not going freak out over every pound. but i've weighed the same since about 12 years old which is why it's going to be hard so i don't expect to really reach my goal and i'm fine with that. just need something to strive for i guess.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
and it'd be nice if i could gain it all in my chest. j/k!
 

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I don't understand your "but" - the word, not the body part.<br><br><br><br>
You admit you don't eat a lot, so that's easy to fix. Your physical activies aren't extreme, so eat more, gain back the weight you lost and see how you feel.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b><br><br>
and it'd be nice if i could gain it all in my chest. j/k!</b></div>
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That's what I was hoping when I made myself go up to 115... didn't happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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yeah with my luck i'll gain it all in my stomach. that's the only part of me that i actually could consider fat because that's where all my squishiness is, it's out of proportion to the rest of me. hard to find pants that fit my waist and aren't too big in the bum.
 
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