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"Do I look fat?" No... (yes!!)

My husband sometimes asks me, "Do I look fat?" The answer is yes, but I don't know how to say "yes." Should I tell him the truth? Here's the context: For several years he has been hitting the gym hard. 5x/week at Crossfit, and currently in training for his third marathon. He went from a skinny, twiggy guy to a mass of muscle. He looks great, feels great, is healthy (we are vegan but do drink lots of beer on the weekends)... but as his muscles have grown, his belly has, too. It's big and looks fatty, even though the rest of him is muscly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 34 answers

Everything that kills me makes me feel like poop

Over the past 6-8 months, I've fallen into a lot of bad habits that affect how I feel in my body. I want to improve, but there is so much that needs improving that I'm not sure where or how to start, and I don't have a lot of motivation. How do I begin to turn things around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2014 - 24 answers

Need to exercise. Low motivation. Low willpower. Ideas?

What are some good ways to get into a modest exercise routine when you know that you lack motivation and willpower and will likely want to quit after one day? Anything from a lifehacker-y website/app/bracelet gadget that somehow guilts/encourages/blackmails you, to a person who shows up at your apartment and drags you to the gym. I live alone in Manhattan. I suffer from depression - I see a therapist and I take medication (one of the major side effects of the medication is weight gain, unfortunately). I'm not really looking for mental tricks to GET willpower - I've read posts about this - I'm looking for ways to exercise given the fact that I have very little willpower.
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 35 answers

I want to eat a lot. How should I work out?

What kind of exercise regimen can I get into that will allow me to/require me to eat a lot? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2014 - 20 answers

What type of exercise helps most with depression and anxiety?

If exercise helps with depression and anxiety, what type of exercise helps most? I'm open to both sciency answers of the "Here's a study that says structured group activities yield the fastest results" variety and personal accounts like "Long distance running saved my life." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2014 - 53 answers

Am I eating too little on this diet? Or exercising too much?

I've been really good about sticking to my diet in 2014, but now I'm worried that I may be eating too little and worry I'm burning muscle instead of fat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2014 - 14 answers

How can I inspire my partner to be a healthy, fit person with me?

I want to be a healthy, fit person, and I want my partner to want that, too. What's the selling point? How can I convince my SO to make this change with me and notice how our generally very sedentary life is sucking the life out of our relationship? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2013 - 31 answers

People don't change. Or do they?

When we first met, my boyfriend was overweight and drank too much (by his own account). Four months into our relationship, he's changed quite a bit: he goes running, eats healthier, and drinks way less. He says I make him want to be healthier -- which is great. But I'm worried that this is just new-relationship energy, and that he'll slide back into old patterns once we're more used to each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2012 - 30 answers

Exercise classes for fat people

I'm fat. I want to take an exercise class that meets 2-3 times a week to help with weight loss and have fun doing something active. What class should I take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 31 answers

oh my gawd becky

What workout DVDs will help me get a great butt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me recover from my recovery

Help me recover from my recovery: advice sought on diet, fitness, repatriation, etc. after a long hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise?

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 25 answers

Lose without being a loser

I'm trying to go from a mostly sedentary person who, frankly, is greedy, to someone who enjoys exercise and eats well. But working in an office full of gymbunnies and no-carbers is making it surprisingly hard... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 - 24 answers

I want a life without all of this medication

I am too young to be on all this medication. I’m willing to make drastic lifestyle changes to get off of them. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 35 answers

Help GF deal with recurring ED thoughts?

My girlfriend confided in me that old thoughts from her days of having an active eating disorder are cropping up again. Help me help her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me work out.

I'm a 24 year old guy who's very skinny and has never really worked out. However, by virtue of sitting behind a desk every day for the last couple years, I've developed some stomach flab. Besides that, though, still skinny as can be. I want to join a gym to accomplish a few things: - lose the stomach flab - get slightly bigger / more muscular elsewhere (tough since I'm so skinny…main area I'd like to improve are my arms) - get some stamina From what I know, the stamina part will come through cardio, but that'll burn a lot of calories and go against the whole 'getting bigger' idea. Would love for those with knowledge or experience to give me some ideas of what to do…machines to use, exercises to try, etc. Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 - 26 answers

i swear iʻm not slacking!

so...how do i tell my trainer iʻm not going to workout on a day when iʻm on my cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me gain weight in a healthy/cheap manner

Please help me in my goal, which is to gain weight in a healthy way, and to do so as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 24 answers

Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the (weight loss) plateau...

Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

I must, I must, I must decrease my gut.

I would like suggestions for a long term plan of diet and exercise to help me lose a significant amount of weight while keeping my spirits up for the long haul. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Dude, where's my period?

Dude, where's my period? Or, does anyone have any experiences to share of what most probably is exercise-induced amenorrhea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Why do I get so shaky when exercising?

I am an overweight woman in my late 30's and I have been trying to add more exercise to my life. I am about 100 lbs overweight and since I am really, really out of shape I've only been doing 20-30 minutes per session. I've been finding that anytime I do anything physical, even a mild walk, I get shaky and lightheaded and I sweat profusely. It feels very similar to a low blood sugar feeling. I have this experience both when I have eaten recently before exercising, and when I have not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 - 31 answers

Can has physical coordination?

How can I train myself to become less of a clumsy oaf and more physically coordinated? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Why does it look like a murder scene when I blow my nose?

Why does it look like a murder scene when I blow my nose? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Off, damned fat!

What cardio exercises/machines would you recommend to someone who really, really hates cardio? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 45 answers

What to expect way before you are expecting

I am not even pregnant yet, and I feel like my husband is already concerned about the state of my body after pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 - 57 answers

Fat legs in a short dress: FatshionFilter

I'm attending a wedding in 3 months (late June) for which I have been asked by the bride to wear a specific short dress. It's actually very cute - black, sparkly - and is flattering on me in every way except that, well, it's short. And I have fat, pale legs. I'll be wearing nude high heels, but besides that, how can I make my lump gams appear nicer? Quick-fix exercises? Spray tans? Tights/stockings are not an option.
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 - 33 answers

We both want it, but how do I help?

How can I support my girlfriend in losing a small but persistent amount of weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 80 answers

Should I abandon my half-assed fitness regimen on the second day?

After a lifetime of indifferent body maintenance I am engaging in a fitness regimen of sorts. One day in and I am extremely sore. What am I in for? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Exercise Programs For Ex-Junkies?

How should an ex-junkie start exercising and being active again after pretty much ruining his body's constitution with drugs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 28 answers

Calories in and calories burned: is there a trick?

If it's as easy as move more and eat less, why aren't I losing weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 54 answers

How to get from scrawny to...normal?

Male, 24, ridiculously skinny/flabby. I have a set of dumbbells and a workout bench. Can I build some muscle with this alone? What exercises/regimen should I follow? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me help my body help me

What's the best exercise for depression and/or anxiety, and how do I stick with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2010 - 36 answers

How can I tactfully suggest that my wife do Kegels?

How can I tactfully suggest that my wife do Kegels? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Begone, Belly

What exercise should I add to my daily workout which will show visible results to my stomach? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I lose this flab and keep my muscle

I've gained some muscle...and lots of fat. I need some help with losing the extra fat, keeping the muscle I have gained, and dealing with feeling lots heavier. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2010 - 9 answers

How do you prevent bouts of PMS from getting in the way of your exercise?

Ladies of Metafilter: how do you prevent bouts of PMS from getting in the way of your exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Not a bodybuilder. Simply trying to understand how my body's built.

I'm neither an athlete nor obese, but am trying to lose 20 lbs while also building muscle, on a very low carb diet. My question is about depleted muscle glycogen stores while doing strength training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Is this strength training program worth the money?

Am I expecting too much from our (fairly expensive) exercise program? Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2010 - 5 answers

DietFilter: How do I balance food and heavy exercise while still losing weight?

Can you help me diet while remaining extra-active? I lost lots of weight with mild exercise but now that I've stepped things up, I'm stuck... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Why do I keep gaining weight?

Why do I keep gaining weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 48 answers

When will I drop pounds and not just inches?

I'm losing inches, but not so many pounds. How long til the weight drops? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Exercising on Concerta

I'm looking for advice on how to exercise effectively but safely on ADHD medication. My heart rate has been jumping up to about 170 (90% of the heart rate zone for a 40 year old woman) with moderate exertion, but if I lower it, I don't feel like I'm getting much of a workout. I'd like to find a solution that would let me remain focused and still alive. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 - 6 answers

What dance lessons should I take?

I want to start dance lessons to get more in shape-- but I am awkward and uncoordinated. What should I take?
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 26 answers

Help this chubby office rat (and his wife) get motivated and active

I'm more sedentary than I'd like to be, and I'm putting on weight. Please help me get motivated to work out, and help me encourage my wife to join me. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 - 22 answers

Spandex is not a right

Knee surgeries, spinal injuries and systemic arthritis. No heath insurance. This has stopped me from moving around very much. Now I'm Rubenesque. There's been a ton of advice on exercise, but none of it seems to be aimed towards the movement impaired. Yoga has been helpful for regaining some mobility, but isn't helping with weight loss. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 20 answers

I went to sleep with a flat stomach and woke up with a muffin top

I am a 35 year old female who has all of a sudden developed a potbelly. What to do? I have no experience with dieting and little with exercise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 26 answers

How do I make my short, stumpy legs less stumpy?

What are some exercises I can do that *won't* strengthen my calves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Big man workout system?

I need a workout system for a BIG man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Solutions for burnout

I feel stressed out, fat, and awful. Do I need therapy, weight watchers, a medication adjustment, or to just buck up and exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2009 - 25 answers

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