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    If you want to lose 50 pounds easily vote for Owen Smith twice in the Labour leadership election.
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    (Original post by cantgetvalidname)
    The reason I thought it's realistic for me to be that way is because up until about 3/4 years ago I used to be incredibly athletic
    growing up and I was always incredibly skinny always. For the past few years I've suffered through depression during which I would just eat and eat all the time and stopped exercising altogether and would just sit at home and eat and not go out or socialise or anything. Which is why I feel like I can be that way again since it's just me trying to get the body I once had form my point of view - would you still say it's unrealistic?

    Another thing I wanted to ask was since thats the kind of body I want and doing weight exercises build muscles - after seeing those pictures, would you still recommend for me to lift weight? Or should I just go running and that interval training or something? (sorry I forgot the names).
    Fair enough, if you've been at that level before then its fair to have a similar goal in mind.

    Yes, I definitely thing you should weight train concurrently with interval training or intense cardio. You want to be toned and that's the way to achieve it. I guarantee you'll like how you turn out if you do it properly. But again, most important thing is caloric deficit.
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    (Original post by BristolFresher15)
    Fair enough, if you've been at that level before then its fair to have a similar goal in mind.

    Yes, I definitely thing you should weight train concurrently with interval training or intense cardio. You want to be toned and that's the way to achieve it. I guarantee you'll like how you turn out if you do it properly. But again, most important thing is caloric deficit.
    Another thing worth considering though, what age was OP when she was at this 'level' - if the girls, in the pics, can be thought of as being on a 'level'? If you are 17 now and have been out of shape for a while... are you comparing yourself to being 14? I hope I don't come off as being melodramatic but I have struggled with an eating-disorder/body-dysmorphia before and this post makes me think.

    Please be safe and don't get too caught up with images that have nothing to do with you. I can tell you from experience that if your head really is in the wrong place, getting that skinny will not make you feel better. And if it's all good then cool, keep it that way. Good luck with your efforts! I am also in the process of improving my health and fitness so if you wanna talk to someone about it, maybe I can help.
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    (Original post by Dreadfuse)
    Another thing worth considering though, what age was OP when she was at this 'level' - if the girls, in the pics, can be thought of as being on a 'level'? If you are 17 now and have been out of shape for a while... are you comparing yourself to being 14? I hope I don't come off as being melodramatic but I have struggled with an eating-disorder/body-dysmorphia before and this post makes me think.

    Please be safe and don't get too caught up with images that have nothing to do with you. I can tell you from experience that if your head really is in the wrong place, getting that skinny will not make you feel better. And if it's all good then cool, keep it that way. Good luck with your efforts! I am also in the process of improving my health and fitness so if you wanna talk to someone about it, maybe I can help.
    I agree. I was going to say the exact same thing. I have a friend you used to be quite thin, and she always reminded me of that, but she shows me pictures of her at 13/14. You grow and develop, so you body changes. Now she retains more fat with wider hips and so on, so its very unlikely that she'll return to the shape she wants to.

    And I too agree, as aforementioned, that the pictures OP is looking at may very well lead to body dysmorphia.
 
 
 
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