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    i really don't know why but over the past few weeks i have become sooo conscious about my weight. i am a sie 8-10 but i have curves in all the wrong places. i don't think i am particularly fat, but my dad pointed out to me that i seem to have put on a lot of weight recntly and i should get active. i have been under a lot of stress with exams and exercise has been the last thing on my mind. i told my dad i would start up swimming, even though swimming is my nemesis. the trouble is, my exams are close to finishing and i don't want to do. would it help to do an hour swimming once or twice a week? i really don't want to do it and even thinking about it now is making me panic. i'm not the sporty type and my friends don't do anything to help. what do i do?????
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    stop obsessing and do something?! of course it would help swimming twice a week. it's not exactly going to do any damage, is it?!
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    i know but the thing is i can't!!! i spent 5 f**in yrs tryin to get out of pe lessons cos i am so so so rubbish at any sport.. the only sport i like is tennis and i cnt do tht on my own! anytime i know i'm going swimming, i spend the nite before workin myself up even though i know how good it is for ya!
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    well this is obviously a pointless thread and i am just being pathetic. point taken
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    well then, don't swim. i know it's not the *best* exercise in the world but if you're really that worried about it, just buy an exercise dvd. You can get all kinds...aerobics, pilates, tae bo etc. People like imasillynarb will probably say they're rubbish but to be honest if you're moving and getting your heart rate up, it's good for you and you'll see results.

    Plus they can be fun, and since you're in your own home you don't have to worry about looking silly or paying big amounts of money or whatever. And you can do them whenever you want
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    i would strongly recommend doing some sort of excerise. It's good for you- it relaxes, destresses and helps stimulate your mind so i can imagine it wll help in conjunction with studying.
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    (Original post by *starry_eyed_*)
    i know but the thing is i can't!!! i spent 5 f**in yrs tryin to get out of pe lessons cos i am so so so rubbish at any sport.. the only sport i like is tennis and i cnt do tht on my own! anytime i know i'm going swimming, i spend the nite before workin myself up even though i know how good it is for ya!
    anything from walking the dog, bike riding even house cleaning is exercise! Surely you can do something like that for half an hour of your day?
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    The answer isn't excerise (altough everyone should do it), Don't you think it may have something about what your dad said? It's seems comments like that may have affected your confidence. I think you need to start feeling comfortable about yourself, as cliché as it may sound, it's true.

    But i agree with that people have said, excerise also help reduce stress.
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    Swimming such good exercise, and remember that once you're in the water no-one can see you. Is there any reason you don't like it? Also try walking to places instead of driving or getting the bus, and drink lots of water to flush out all the toxins.
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    You clearly don't like swimming and seem to hate sport... if you spent 5 years avoiding it why would you do it by yourself? You should find some sport that you enjoy.. do you live near a park or some fields where it would be good to go running? Swimming isn't that bad, I used to love going to the swimming pool when I was younger..

    Its much better with a friend though, keep bugging your friends to go once and see if they like it.. I can jog twice as far with someone next to me (and four times with them in front of me) and don't feel the pain nearly as much
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    I got ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with my weight during the time leading up to my GCSEs and during them. Are you very stressed about exams? There's a possibility it's displacement stress like mine was, and will clear up when they finish
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    I'm size 8-10 with a fat ass, fat thighs, skinny lower arms, tiny boobens and "back of the jeans pokey out fat"
    Lol, that's sounds exactly like me!
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    you wanna know why i am freaking out like this? ok i know i will never be perfect- nobody is and i accept that. It might be stress of exams as many of you point out, but I feel fat. I feel disgusting. As I said the only sport I like is tennis, and you can't really play that on your own (my mates won't come with me even for a laugh) I have tried dancing but the problem with me is i get bored easily... so I feel that if I go swimming, it'll remind me why I am doing it and I will hopefully stick at it. Yes I do feel swimming really is that bad... it brings back the five years of humiliation , dread and hopelessness I put up with I can't seem to get rid of that feeling either.
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    Man if my dad said that to me he'd enter a world of pain. Comments like that from parents are really *****y! Who says you have curves in all the wrong places? Fashion magazines etc? Obviously exercise is important for your health but exercise for yourself not to please your father or some magazine dictated ideal of how you should look. Most people I know who have 'curves in the wrong places' are actually really attractive.
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    (Original post by *starry_eyed_*)
    you wanna know why i am freaking out like this? ok i know i will never be perfect- nobody is and i accept that. It might be stress of exams as many of you point out, but I feel fat. I feel disgusting. As I said the only sport I like is tennis, and you can't really play that on your own (my mates won't come with me even for a laugh) I have tried dancing but the problem with me is i get bored easily... so I feel that if I go swimming, it'll remind me why I am doing it and I will hopefully stick at it. Yes I do feel swimming really is that bad... it brings back the five years of humiliation , dread and hopelessness I put up with I can't seem to get rid of that feeling either.
    hun i know exactly how u feel.....
    and its worse because im a few sizes bigger than u,(although that is partly down to bein a big build)
    like u i hate most sports, the only ones i like are actually team sports. because i live in the middle of nowhere it means i cant join any teams (im actually a brilliant hockey player and was on the school team when i was younger) but since i left year 11 at school my weight really piled on

    these days i try to go out cycling with my brother a few times a week and go about 2 - 5 miles, including alot of hills. couldnt u do somthing like that, or even just go for fast walks? anything will help a bit...

    i do totally understand how ur feeling, i just simply dont have the drive to get out and excercise unless someone forces me nowdays....(i had to be forced into any other sport at school apart from hockey and netball)

    hope it works out for u hun.

    ps.my dad says things like that to me too, (e.g. "ur looking fat/huge/discusting today") this is only because their worried that ull gain even more and want u to look ur best. (believe me ive wanted to seriously hurt my dad sometimes for saying those things, but i know its only for my own good.)
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    I go to a really relaxed, dance aerobics thing which is fun because it has a wide range of good music...why don't you go down to your local leisure centre or gym and find out what classes they offer? You're quite likely to find something you want to go to, and I've found that most people who go to mine are't great lol, which is good because I'm not either :P

    But I wouldn't bother about it until after your exams, you've got the whole summer ahead, just get them over with first.

    And if my dad said something like that to me I'd slap him lol.
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    ol.. should i get my wet fish for slapping then??
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    this happened to me last year. wait till your exams are out of the way, and then get down to some gentle excercise. and tell your father not to be so insensitive. the amount of times you hear about people who say their annorexia was started by one persons thoughtless comment...
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    Your dad was completely right to say he thinks you're putting on weight, it's for the best.

    If you're really worried about exercising properly or whatever, you could always just cycle around, nobody has to know you're doing it for a reason. Also try eating a bit less sugar/carbs in general - they make you feel more hungry more quickly than other foods.
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    (Original post by Chris.)
    Also try eating a bit less sugar/carbs in general - they make you feel more hungry more quickly than other foods.
    i know i sound really dumb but i never actually knew that! o well will try that as well thank youuuuu
 
 
 
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