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/thyroid/ Anonymous 9961[Reply]

Straight from the doc, just found out I have serious hypothyroidism.
Kinda explains why losing weight was so hard for me, and not because I'm a huge slob (I've lost about 12 kg on myself this year but then I hit a plateau and gained 2 of them back). I'll have to take iodine supplements for the next 12 months and a hormonal one for the next 3 before the next hormone check.
Anyone else that had/has thyroid problems here? How did you deal with them? How did they affect your body image and weight?


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Bad habits that make you gain weight Anonymous 9223[Reply]

Mine: Mindless/boredom snacking. I put a picture of obese people on the inside of my cupboard and fridge, stops me from most mindless eating.
What are your bad diet habits? How do you avoid doing them?
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Anonymous 9877

>>9876
i've seen them survive almost being swallowed

Anonymous 9880

>>9877
So you want the poor snake to die because of starvation? :(

Anonymous 9893

Cooking too many yummy things and eating them all :(

Anonymous 9894

>>9874
For me it's only helpful after you eat something.
Otherwise you'll going to end up with horrible hunger pangs.

Anonymous 9960

Not being mindful of gi/blood sugar spikes. Having soup or salad, or even a boiled egg or some nuts before starting a meal really helps.



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Skincare General Anonymous 431[Reply]

Post your skincare questions, routines, recommendations, rants, raves, product recs, etc.

I'll start with my routine that's finally working for me:

AM:
Thayer's unscented witch hazel (as a toner)
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

PM:
Pond's cold cream cleanser
Thayer's witch hazel toner
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (leave on for 15 minutes)
Oil cleanse with mineral oil
Remove with Pond's cold cream cleanser
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Anonymous 9948

Anyone here use differin?

My skin is acne prone but extremely finicky. The current best routine I have found that both keeps my acne at a minimum and keeps it from getting irritated is to wash with water only, moisturize with shea butter, then use differin on top. (Differin is pretty heavy stuff which is why it's best to use over moisturizer.)

HOWEVER I'm scared my lack of a proper moisturizer has started giving me wrinkles. I have two on my forehead now. I tried to use actual moisturizer in the past but they all broke me out or irritated my skin.

I've been thinking of trying dermarolling. Will that do?

Anonymous 9951

>>9948
dermarolling really works. better than dermarolling though is the dermapen, it's much more precise and the attachments are great bc they're specialized for your needs (ones for wrinkles, ones for deep acne scars, ones for lip plumping, hair regrowth, etc) you dispose of them when you're done so there's no risking having improperly sanitized, plus you can very precisely control the needle penetration. i have the dr. pen (the real one not the crap from Wish) and i really like it but if you don't want to spend the 70-90 dollars, you can just do the dermaroller. retinoids definitely dry out the top layer of skin so you might be seeing wrinkles from dehydration of the top skin layer. drink more water and maybe incorporate a water based moisturizer into your routine too. i have experienced the fine lines from dehydration but it goes away for me when i rehydrate my skin and drink water. the top layer of skin is purposely being dried out and turned over by the retinoid so this is what happens.

Anonymous 9955

>>9948
>>9951
i forgot to say that i break out with a lot of moisturizers too, and as far as a water based moisturizer goes, i've found that basically none of them break me out IF they don't have silicone.

the problem for me is that a lot of moisturizers have silicones or oils that aren't high in linoleic acid. silicones are allegedly supposed to be non-comedogenic and everyone sings their praises, but i've found they are often so difficult to get off of my face and they trap oils underneath them, so they're not great for people prone to moisturizer break outs, and unfortunately silicones are in like, 9 out of 10 moisturizers, even a lot of water based ones, so check the ingredients list before buying

Anonymous 9956

>>9951
>>9955
Thank you so much! My mom has one of the clinique moisturizers that apparently don't have silicone. I'll try hers for a few weeks and see if it breaks me out.

Anonymous 9959

>>9951
Different anon but I'm going to check our the dermapen now. I'm 30 and noticing soft wrinkles on my forehead and it's freaking me the fucking out.



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Diet Thread Anonymous 6210[Reply]

Who here is on a /diet/?

I'm 5'4 and 165lb and trying to lose some weight. I started a diet yesterday. Trying to eat lots of veg and lean proteins and keeping my total calorie intake below 800.I'm so hungry tho
How's your diet going?
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Anonymous 9888

>>8569
fasting is best way to lose weight actually. I would know

Anonymous 9889

>>9888
It is.

9912

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I want to lose 20 lbs so I go from a BMI of 23.9 to 20.4. Is this a reasonable goal? I was once my goal weight, but I was in high school. Back then my body wasn't done growing, so I'm not sure if that's a bad goal. I don't want unrealistic goals or to focus on anything particularly unhealthy. Does it sound reasonable? I'm trying to get there through diet and exercise. Like, getting under 1200 calories a day and exercising daily

Anonymous 9957

>>9886
I get where you're coming from anon, and also think that girls should focus on losing weight healthily instead of becoming ana-chans but you make it sound a lot rarer to have a low TDEE than it is. I'm less than an inch shorter than the average height where I'm from and according to the calculator you linked if I want to lose 2 lbs a month I have to eat under 1200 cals a day.

>>9912
Over what time frame? It can be hard to get adequate nutrition in terms of vitamins and shit below 1200 calories. I suggest starting at a more moderate goal and if you feel like you have plenty of energy and don't have to obsess over what you eat to get under your goal, you can lower it.

Anonymous 9958

>>9912
I hope you like white fish because you're going to need to eat a lot of it to get adequate protein on 1200 calories a day. And lots of veggies. I don't suggest doing 1200 kcal for long periods of time unless you're very small. Be kind to yourself.



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Period Discussion General Anonymous 9864[Reply]

Discuss any findings from the period survey >>9534 or any other period related things here.

One thing that surprised me from the survey was how many women have at least one extremely painful day every month, yet this is barely spoken about and all women are just expected to get on with things.

Did anyone notice anything else?
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Anonymous 9923

>>9921
literally WHAT lol.. idk how you can equate soy sauce and menstrual blood; Also yes we have scented pads in america (some that don't even mention they are scented) but most people know those aren't the most healthy option to use. The brand Always sells pads usually floral scented

Anonymous 9924

>>9920
the odor-neutralizing chemicals must be crossing wires in your brain

Anonymous 9926

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>>9923
Seriously. Smell a used (unperfumed) pad and then a bottle of soy sauce. Compare the colours, deep reddish brown. Yuck.

Anonymous 9927

>>9926
Idk, my last days of period aren't the same brown, more of a greyish brown.

Anonymous 9954

>>9918
Lmao I'm so morbidly curious about smelling these buttery pads and toilet papers now. Never smelled this shit in my life and you'd think in burgerland we'd be the first people to have mildly food scented toiletries



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eating disorder thread Anonymous 4629[Reply]

eating disorder thread - its time for another

do you have an eating disorder?
which one?
are you attempting recovery?
how long have you had it?
what caused it?
how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?


i have a purging disorder.
i kind of want to attempt recovery sometimes, then i see something like my crush looking happier talking to another girl thats skinnier than me, i think about how much better i could look/how i could compensate for my stupid ugly fact, and i think about the comments my dad gives me when i 'eat bad' even though im 19 bmi/skinnier than him (hes overweight, i think.) ive had mine since i was 13. i was a fat child growing up because my parents didnt know how to feed me, and instead of giving me healthy food they just called me fat/made fun of me. it disrupts my daily life heavily because i cant eat anything without purging after, and it just ruins my mood and has disrupted my health. ill be devastated if i go up 0.1 a pound
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Anonymous 9866

>>4629
>do you have an eating disorder?
Maybe, I don't think of myself as sick though.
>which one?
EDNOS/OSFED I suppose.
>are you attempting recovery?
No
>how long have you had it?
Over a year now.
>what caused it?
Horrible eating habits in my family and my mother's ED (excessive exercise + binge eating), also her shaming me for being fat. Glad I don't live with her anymore, but the inner shaming persists.
>how does it disrupt your daily life, if it does?
Sometimes it takes for me over 2 hours to buy groceries because I look at every single item of the food type I want and compare the nutritional values and/or bargain with myself whether to buy this high-calorie food and starve the next day or buy shit like tea, zero-cal drinks, rice cakes, etc. (I'm a broke student and I can't afford both, so this is harder)
Currently I'm trying to make myself not enjoy food that much and suprisingly, my ED is helping me pick up new hobbies and somewhat socialize at the cost of purging, disturbing gut pains from taking lax and feeling lethargic.
Also I've taken a lax diarrhea water dump in a lot of places over my small city now and I don't know if that's a thing to be proud of

Anonymous 9903

>>8411
Here again.

The shits are still weird. Fairly sure I am lactose intolerant as well.

I have yet to go to see someone about it.

My clothes are not fitting well again. I had a bout in college when I noticed that I had gained weight and started wearing the same sweater and pants all the time. I can't do that now that I work, but my wardrobe has become more limited.

Wondering how I got back to a size that was sort of equilibrium without trying.

Anonymous 9906

Crossing my fingers that tomorrow I reach 115 lbs. It's so disgusting when one keeps in mind that I used to weigh much less. How'd I let myself get to the state where I have to lose weight because I'm this grotesque?

Anonymous 9911

Does anyone has experience with metformine? how did it go?

Anonymous 9947

>>9911
i took it as an alternative treatment for hormonal acne to see if that would work. i was on the thinner side though and didn't lose any extra weight but regular metformin fuuucked my stomach up, so if you can get it, i'd recommend extended release met. regular metformin made me almost pass out multiple times and completely destroyed my stomach. a lot of people have awful gastro issues with regular met. other than that it is well tolerated and people say it works well for weight loss if you're overweight.



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soft feet Anonymous 9881[Reply]

How do I get nice soft feet? I have dermatillomania (skin picking disorder) focused on my soles and toenails and the bottom of my feet are rough. I've gotten it largely under control but I'm still insecure about how they look. I've tried babyfoot but the parts with thick skin stayed the same, it only affected the already soft-ish skin around them.

Here's a babby picture bc I'm not about to go looking up womens' feet on the internet.
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Anonymous 9909

>>9908
Not the OP but I had a skin picking problem too (in my case, on my scalp). I managed to stop by paying attention to when I was doing it. Usually it was when I felt stressed or bored. I would then try and self soothe another way, such as distracting myself by reading something or just writing down what is stressing me to get it out of my system a bit.

What also helped was paying attention to how much it hurt while healing. The hurt feels good while you are picking but, in my case, washing my hair was extremely painful. I imagine walking with picked at feet must be painful too.

Hope this helps.

Anonymous 9910

>>9909
I forgot to add, also thinking about how much I didn't want other people to see it, or worse, comment on it. Feet picking is probably easier to hide, but there are still times when your feet will be visible, even if it is only to your family or partner.

Essentially, all these things took the enjoyment out of picking and emphasized the negatives, making picking a less enjoyable thing to do.

Anonymous 9913

>>9885
These really do work, but they take a few days.

Also, moisturize your feet a lot.

Anonymous 9914

>I have dermatillomania (skin picking disorder) focused on my soles

my sister…… I do this so much and I have terrifying zombie feet now. Sometimes I have deep cuts in my soles because I start taking off the hard skin with a nail clipper and tear it off too hard. You already mentioned babyfoot, for me it doesn't do anything for the really hard parts either but I still love using it because it satisfies my skin picking thing sooo much. I always have 2 packs in my nightstand (I use a cheapo version for 5 dollars per 2 socks and only do 1 foot at a time)

sorry for no contribution but yeah.

Anonymous 9925

>>9883

Counterpoint: wearing socks all the time encourages fungal growth. My toenails have been gross for years now because I used to do this.



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Period Survey Anonymous 9534[Reply]

I've never been completely sure if my periods are normal or not so I would like to do a survey:

>Are you on any period or contraceptive related medication (including pill, implant, IUD, etc)?


>How long does your period normally last (including discoloured discharge)?


>Do you have spotting in between periods?


>Is your period usually light, medium, or heavy?


>How painful is it normally on a scale of 1 (not painful) to 5 (excruciating)?


>How long does the pain last?


>How often do you need to take pain medication?

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Anonymous 9863

For those of you who lived with other women, have you ever head of menstrual synchrony? I have never lived with any women my mom aside, but on college some of my friends that lived in the dormitory mentioned how their period synchronized after a few months with a colleage of theirs.

Anonymous 9865

>>9863
I just made a separate thread for period discussions if you want to post there >>9864

Anonymous 9873

>Are you on any period or contraceptive related medication (including pill, implant, IUD, etc)?
I was on the needle for almost eight years, and I would have stuck with it if not for the weight gain and the depression. Right now I am not on any birth control and I won't be anytime soon because I do not have a boyfriend, but if I do get back on it I will probably go for the copper IUD. I am very anxious at the thought of insertion, though.

>How long does your period normally last (including discoloured discharge)?

About seven or eight days in total.

>Do you have spotting in between periods?

Never.

>Is your period usually light, medium, or heavy?

It depends on the day. The first day is okay, the second day is hell, the third day sucks and after that it's easy sailing.

>How painful is it normally on a scale of 1 (not painful) to 5 (excruciating)?

Even on my worst day it's about a two or a three. I am very lucky compared to some other ladies.

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Anonymous 9895

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>Are you on any period or contraceptive related medication (including pill, implant, IUD, etc)?
No
>How long does your period normally last (including discoloured discharge)?
4-5 days
>Do you have spotting in between periods?
No
>Is your period usually light, medium, or heavy?
Medium
>How painful is it normally on a scale of 1 (not painful) to 5 (excruciating)?
2
>How long does the pain last?
It's at the highest point in the beginning 2 days and on the rest it's not painful at all.
>How often do you need to take pain medication?
I don't.
>Does your period have an impact on your daily routine?
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Anonymous 9901

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>Are you on any period or contraceptive related medication (including pill, implant, IUD, etc)?
I've had an implant since 2015. Was on the pill for 4 years before that.

>How long does your period normally last (including discoloured discharge)?

Pre-BC 7-10 days. On the pill and implant 3-6 days.

>Do you have spotting in between periods?

When the implant was first put in, and around the 3 year mark so I got it replaced. Originally the prescription info said 3 years, but the nurse told me it was ok for another year. I was tired of crazy spotting though, so I re-upped.

>Is your period usually light, medium, or heavy?

Pre-BC heavy. Currently medium-light.

>How painful is it normally on a scale of 1 (not painful) to 5 (excruciating)?

The pre-cycle mood swings were/are the worst. I don't get crazy abdominal cramps, but sometimes the crotch just feels heavy and sore.

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Nail polish collection Anonymous 6196[Reply]

Show off your polish collection
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Anonymous 7382

Nail polish is actually a really slutty form of make up. ESPECIALLY red nails, disgusting. Lose respect for any girl with it on instantly.

Anonymous 7384

>>7382
>Oh fuck, that girl has colored nails, WHAT A HARLOT

Anonymous 9071

neobio-nail-polish…

I quited painting my nails but now I have recently purchased some ''organic''? nail polish bottles (top layer and dark red). I'm looking forward to buy some other colour that's less intense to wear it everyday (otherwise I couldn't style my long nails), and that's pretty much it.

Anonymous 9152

>>7382
begone SCROT

Anonymous 9900

>>7382
most retarded shit I have heard in a long time, good job.



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Holy Grails Anonymous 9781[Reply]

post your holy grail skin products, hair products, and i guess, makeup
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Anonymous 9851

>>9850
no idea, sadly, i've bought it a while ago and already moved it into a separate container with the rest of spices

Anonymous 9854

has anyone here used kukui oil for their face and body? has anyone found it to be comedogenic?

>>9851
maybe just use that one for food and (idk if you're american but target has their organic line that's cheap) try the organic kind or just a more reputable brand in general. i'm using mccormick right now and the verrrry slight yellow fades super quickly.

Anonymous 9897

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This is the best serum I've ever used in my life. My face feels so smooth and bright, more smooth than anything I've ever used in my life, and I've used a lot of acids, retinoids, etc

Anonymous 9898

>>9781
does anybody have a face moisturizer they'd highly recommend that isnt super e? i have normal/oily skin and right now i just put body lotion on my face nd i think i need something better

Anonymous 9899

>>9898
**expensive, not "e"



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