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CYPRINODON Posts: 7,586
11/5/02 1:26 P

Ledgirl:

You are following in my footsteps so I will tell you where they will lead you to by the time you are in your 30s:

Chronic Fatique
Hypoglycemia
Sleepy Allways No Matter How Much You Sleep
Anxiety, Depression
Bad Skin
Bad Hair
Bad Nails

To fix all of these things when you have already done the damage for years, you will have to get on a seriously strict eating plan that makes you feel better and able to function through the day. The strict lower carbohydrate eating plan won't taste as good and may not be quite as healthy as an absolutely great higher carbohydrate eating plan, especially if you become pre-Diabetic or even develop Type 2 diabetes, but it will be the eating plan you need to stick with to feel normal and avoid blood sugar swings during the middle-aged years. To keep the stress level down, you will have to avoid thinking about the osteoporosis that has probably already done some irreversible damage and you will have to heavy weight train in the hopes that when you are old, you won't necessarily have a stooped back, hunched shoulders, and bones that break easily.

What do you get for all of this? You get to be skinny forever and you get to eat sugary foods at night for about the next ten years or so.

Better Idea: DON'T DO AS I DID! Read all of the nutrition information presented on this board, including the referenced books and web sites, and get on a healthy eating plan now. Then when you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100s, you can be very healthy, eat well, and eat plenty of good carbohydrates that taste great.

And guess what? You can still be skinny!

5'8" at 140 pounds followed by the statement that you could lose 10 or more pounds does support the idea that you have body image problems. Here are two tricks that work for many: Take a photo of yourself or use a second mirror to look into the first. For many people with fat mirrors, these tricks work. Seems extremely weird but it's no weirder than seeing a huge fat person in the mirror when a thin person is standing in the bathroom.


Edited by: CYPRINODON at: 11/5/2002 (13:32)
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11/4/02 11:05 P

The perfect person to talk to is Cyp but I think that she is working real hard this week and therefore won't be on the boards as much for the next week anyway.... In the meantime check out "My Spark" and get started setting goals for tracking etc. and hang in there... Keep posting ok and let us know how things are going for you.

LEDGIRL9911 Posts: 2
11/3/02 1:47 P

I'm a high school runner. I run about 15 miles a week on average (5 day schedule, not including races.) My eating habits are very poor, and real unbalanced. Most days, I wake up and don't eat breakfast, some days I do, but I never eat lunch. Then go to practice. And when I get home at 6:30, dinnertime, I either go for cereal and yogurt, or other things like pop tarts and granola bars, or if my mom is cooking, I'll eat what she has. (trying not to eat too too much red meat.) Some days I go not eating much at all, and others I will eat bigger portions to recover from the lighter days. (not binging) During the weeks that I eat lighter than usual, I feel myself pushing more to go the same speed. But I can do it. I know I'm not the healthiest person, that's why I'm asking for help. I have major body image problems and I need help balancing weight and running. I'm 5'8 and about 140 lbs. I could stand to lose 10 lbs, mabey more. Is there anyone who is a nutritionist who can help me make better chioces with eating???? I don't want to continue to be vulnerable to injuries while running (I've already hurt my knees this season.)



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