Frequently Asked Questions
How do I lose weight?
Read my post here. It’s EVERYTHING you will need to know about weight loss. Essentially, eat healthy, moderate your portions, and exercise.
How long did it take you to lose the weight?
8 months, though I wasn’t always trying to lose weight in those 8 months. Maybe 5 months of actually trying. I know it’s slow but that’s the way I roll :3
Did you make the doodles yourself? What program do you use? What font do you use?
Yup! I use Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet. The fonts I use the most are Celeste Hand and Hand of Sean (you can download them from dafont.com).
What are your statistics?
Height: 5’5” | Age: 17 | CW: 106
Goal weight: N/A … just health, fitness, and happiness!
Are you still trying to lose weight?
Nope! I’m trying to maintain/gain muscle.
How do I lose fat from (insert body part)?
You can’t target fat loss. It’s genetics that determines where you lose weight. A combination of exercise and healthy eating/portion control will result in overall fat loss.
How did you get your thigh gap?
Again, you can’t target fat loss. I got my thigh gap because my fat happened to come off my thighs when I lost weight and how my hips are shaped. However, if you want to slim down without building leg muscle, run/bike/whatever on a flat surface for a long period of time as opposed to an incline/hill or short bursts of very intense cardio (like sprinting).
How did you get your abs?
Crunches, planks, situps, and yoga. I also lost a bit of body fat so my abs showed up better.
Do you have a progress blog?
Yep! It’s 100pounds100daysprogress.tumblr.com. Message me for the password.
What do you eat?
Currently I’m eating anywhere from 1700-2000 calories a day. While I was losing weight I ate 1200-1400 calories a day of the same food. My grocery list:
Fruits/vegetables - asparagus, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, romaine lettuce, bok choy, mushrooms, carrots, oranges, apples, bananas, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, squash, seaweed, onions, beans, potatoes, celery, mushrooms, grapes, kiwis, strawberries, salsa, chives
Grains - whole wheat bread, rye bread, oatmeal, rice, spaghetti/pasta (very occasionally), cereal (kellogg’s all bran, kellogg’s corn flakes, cheerios, kellogg’s rice crispies)Protein- chicken, pork, fish, shrimp, pretty much all seafood, beef, tofu, eggs
Dairy - skim milk, yogurt
Other - peanut butter, almonds, almond milk, nuts, ice cream, spices (cinnamon, pepper, curry powder), canola oil, hot sauce, soy sauce, vinegar
I mostly eat sandwiches, salads, stirfries, and soups. I typically make my own food instead of getting premade/packaged food. Sometimes I eat junk food though! But in moderation, of course. I always drink at least 8 cups of water or tea per day. I try not to count calories because it’s stressful; I eat intuitively because I know that’s something I can continue with for the rest of my life.
What’s your exercise routine?
I don’t really have a routine but I aim for one hour of physical activity a day. I do yoga (poorly haha, I’m new), long-distance running, dance, zumba, and various strength exercises.
When I was losing weight I worked out 3-6 times a week. I did half an hour of cardio and half an hour of strength training per session.
I’m (insert height) and (insert weight), is this a good weight for me?
I can’t tell you because I don’t have the expertise nor knowledge of your body/habits/lifestyle to be able to. Please consult your doctor.
Can you come up with a eating and workout plan for me?
No, sorry! I don’t have the time or expertise to. There are also lots of meal and exercise plans floating around on google. I used to post my intake/exercise too so that may give you an idea.