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Getting a bit too thin?

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carrie74 Mon 23-Nov-15 11:52:32

Please don't hate me, but I've always been slim without needing to exercise much, but started exercising properly about 2.5 years ago, and now see a PT fortnightly, and do lots of weights at home in between (but not tonnes of stuff: maybe a total of 2.5 hours over a week?). I'm starting to think maybe I've got a bit too slim, some friends have mentioned it (in a "have you lost weight?" Kind of way), and my clothes are definitely looser. I'd say I was always a big 10 at 5'7", and am now an 8/10, and am hovering at around 9stone, so I don't think I'm underweight, but 9 stone has always been a bit low for me in the past (and usually was a result of an extended period of illness). I don't watch what I eat, but I wouldn't say I'm an overeater (if I've gone out for a big lunch say, I'll usually skip dinner, or just have crackers and cheese or something, as would be full still from lunch).

I'm not really sure what (if anything) I should do about this? Has anyone else found this happening to them?

nmg85 Mon 23-Nov-15 14:58:43

Stop working out perhaps and stop skipping meals? I do know what you mean, I feel I have become to thin and have had negative comments. I am trying to eat more and not work out although still walk at least 4 miles a day with dog etc.

ChristmasPartyDress Mon 23-Nov-15 15:02:56

I'd skip dinner too after a big lunch, nothing to do with the size of my ass or my gut but just because it feels unwanted. So I don't think there's anything wrong with skipping dinner after a big lunch.

Don't worry about it, you're healthy. I'm not naturally slim and I work at it.

When I was 9 stone doing jillian michaels five times a week I fitted in to smaller clothes than I do now. 8 and a half stone but not exercising so much. weights and cardio together will give you a really lean body (but not necessarily the lightest you have ever been).

So I mean this nicely but there's nothing to worry about is there? If you can afford the personal trainner good for you but I couldn't afford to keep that up indefinitely. Will you adjust to not having a PT?

YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Mon 23-Nov-15 15:02:58

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carrie74 Mon 23-Nov-15 21:05:48

Thanks everyone, you've been v kind. I think you're all right and am just worrying about nothing. I don't really want to cut back on the exercise, before I started, my body fat was very high (ie despite having a low-ish BMI, was in the obese category according to body fat %, which was a bit of a shocker). And I do genuinely think I eat enough, I eat what I want when I want, but if I've had a 3 course lunch, I really don't have room for much at dinner time, is that not normal?

And the PT? That's my motivator, he's pretty good value comparatively, and keeps me going in between. Eventually I guess I'll stop needing to see him, but I'd never work myself as hard as he works me.

Thanks again all.

YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Mon 23-Nov-15 22:19:27

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TheMightyMing Mon 23-Nov-15 22:25:43

If you feel ok and look ok, you probably are ok! You probably couldn't do PT and weights if you were weak and underweight. I have a PT too, I share a weekly session and it's the best thing I have ever done. It's totally re shaped my body but I am still work in progress! I think it's something I will carry on as long as I can afford to, I see it as a good spend!

YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Mon 23-Nov-15 22:47:08

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TheMightyMing Tue 24-Nov-15 19:57:45

We pay £150 each (2 of us ) for 10 sessions. We do different days but usually early 7am - gets it out of the way before work.

I am on my third set of ten, I think you need to do it for a few months to see progression. I am lifting much heavier weights than when I started and my body shape has changed - I'm thrilled and plan to continue. I would rather go without other things than my PT!

carrie74 Wed 25-Nov-15 08:02:10

My one to one sessions are £270 for booking a block of 10. 10 years ago I paid £35 for 1 session in London, so this seems pretty good value to me. We have a set weekly (not fortnightly) session. Poked, and if for whatever reason one of us can't make it, we try to rearrange for another the same week.

The MightyMing, you're absolutely right, I wouldn't be able to do all this if I wasn't strong enough and nourished enough (and I'm a nightmare if I'm hungry: moody, irritable and a bit lightheaded. I don't manage very long hungry, that's for sure!).

toffeeboffin Thu 26-Nov-15 13:23:54

Of course it's normal to not eat dinner if you've had a huge lunch.

We're just socially conditioned to eat three square meals a day, which is rubbish! Listen to your body instead.

ThatsNiceDear Fri 27-Nov-15 18:19:52

You're a healthy weight so you're only 'too' thin if your personal preference is to be a bit bigger. Don't stop the exercise, it's so good for you and will be making you feel so much better in yourself as well as fitter and toned. You can add Calories by having a protein shake before bed, or adding a bit more butter/cream to your cooking. Quick release carbs are also great after exercise so think of that as a great reason for a mars bar snack within an hour of finishing exercising.

aWowChristmasGuna Fri 27-Nov-15 19:10:13

Unless you can afford to keep it up indefinitely, I'd try and do a work out at home. Just to know that you can do it without somebody in your ear saying come on come on. I love fitness blender. Jillian Michaels has some of her work outs on you tube.

MrsMook Fri 04-Dec-15 16:54:39

I naturally eat lighter if I've had a heavy meal in the middle of the day. By the end of the day, the calorie balance is probably back in line with your regular consumption.

It's getting harder to judge what is thin, healthy and slightly overweight.

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