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i had problems like that in elementary school to the point my homework weighed more than me

despite all the efforts from my parents with like weight gaining supplements and stuff nothing really worked until a side effect for some anxiety drug i was on inadvertently increased my appetite when i was in the eighth grade. not saying drugs are the answer but if you have stamina to exercise or do something that could naturally increase your appetite, i think that may be a vital step.

just keep in mind that when youre a chronic undereater, your stomach capacity is actually quite small so it doesnt take much to feel full. small snacks throughout the day may help you more than a massive dinner.
 

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i had problems like that in elementary school to the point my homework weighed more than me

despite all the efforts from my parents with like weight gaining supplements and stuff nothing really worked until a side effect for some anxiety drug i was on inadvertently increased my appetite when i was in the eighth grade. not saying drugs are the answer but if you have stamina to exercise or do something that could naturally increase your appetite, i think that may be a vital step.

just keep in mind that when youre a chronic undereater, your stomach capacity is actually quite small so it doesnt take much to feel full. small snacks throughout the day may help you more than a massive dinner.
When I was younger they wanted to put me on steroids because I was so small, luckily they didn't.
You actually make a good point with having several small meals. Everywhere I go I get a kids meal and I can never even finish, lol. Since I can't eat a lot at once it's probably a good idea to eat a little... a lot.
 

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When I was younger they wanted to put me on steroids because I was so small, luckily they didn't.
You actually make a good point with having several small meals. Everywhere I go I get a kids meal and I can never even finish, lol. Since I can't eat a lot at once it's probably a good idea to eat a little... a lot.
I might not be the best help here since I have had the opposite problem my whole life of overeating/binging and never really feeling full. But I agree with the small snacks/meals thing. When people have been starved for a long period of time doctors introduce food to them slowly and in small portions. Because like Frax said, your stomach can't handle large amounts when it's not used to it.

Maybe you could try finding some calorie dense foods you enjoy and try eating those throughout the day. It takes 3,500 calories to gain a pound. You can calculate how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight here (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/in-depth/calorie-calculator/itt-20402304), and that can give you a guide to around how much more you should be eating to consistently gain weight. Though of course you won't be able to up your caloric intake too much starting out. Since it takes time to adjust to eating more/less. But maybe since you said you forget to eat a lot, you could start a food diary to keep track of what you eat. And keeping up with the diary will help you remember to eat.

Sorry if all the advice is unwanted. I just know the struggle of weight issues and wish I had known some of this info earlier in life.

Good luck with trying to better your diet!
 
Kind of in a weird mood today. Ended up joining an official discord server for a game (which I haven't done since 2018 and cut all ties with them in 2019) and now I'm just kind of sitting here doing mental exercises about... why am I still so afraid? I still hate the culture of official discord servers, and I think the biggest problem with their culture is in cases where the server is run by the devs, because it just becomes some weird competition among people to get senpai's attention.

Idk if I'll stay, apparently most of the devs of this game aren't on discord so it's a couple of them and friends of the devs running it, but I don't really expect to participate in anything. But it's making me kind of wonder if I should be giving other official servers a chance after the fallout of the HK servers, but I kinda wish I would stop asking myself about it because I don't think it's something I should jump on.

Really miss small fan communities though. People are so much more authentic about their love of a game or franchise when they don't believe the developers are watching.
 

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I had watched the 2+ hour Lion King review by yourmoviesucks with my friend, and in the video he showed a few clips of people involved getting excited about showing their kids The Lion King 2019 so it can be like how they saw the original back then, but here's the thing...why not just show your kids the original???
I don't get it, if they wanted to share the nostalgia of The Lion King with their kids, then have them watch The freaking Lion King! They act like the original movie was snapped from existence and the remake is the only way for them to experience Lion King, but it's not. I don't know, I just find what they were saying to be weird, as if the original was too old or outdated or something and the remake was the only way. Makes it all the more better when the remake ended up getting subpar ratings.
 

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I think it was on this thread I mentioned before that I kept accidently forgetting to eat meals. I've been trying my best to be more consistent with that, but I'm having a really hard time.
My basic problem is I've come to the realization lately that I'm actually dangerously underweight. You know how the Body Mass Index takes your height weight age etc and measures it on a scale of 1-100 with 95% being dangerously overweight? I'm at 1%. That's... not good. And no matter how much I eat and try to gain weight, I just... can't. I've been the same weight for like 5 years. And I know some people are like "hrm de hrm wish I had THAT problem" but it really is a problem. My doctors wanted me at 90lbs by the end on 2018. I'm 78lbs. I can see my ribcage. That's not healthy. I just realized I accidently ate barely any food again today and I think I'm going to have to seriously try and focus on fixing my diet. Wish me luck.
I was a similar weight for a lot of years when I was younger. Now I weigh a bit more since I am taller but am still very underweight and have the same problem where I'll either forget to have a meal or just skip it due to not giving myself the time to eat. I hope you can find a strategy that works for you, I think I need to start using specific alarms or some kind of app to track my meals so that I don't miss any.
 

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After a couple of months (not working on it daily or even weekly) it's finished! My holy church of cross stitching :D Damn I'm so proud of it!
Every tiny detail I did all by hand. All details inside and outside. Cutting the damn pieces was the toughest job though



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I think it was on this thread I mentioned before that I kept accidently forgetting to eat meals. I've been trying my best to be more consistent with that, but I'm having a really hard time.
My basic problem is I've come to the realization lately that I'm actually dangerously underweight. You know how the Body Mass Index takes your height weight age etc and measures it on a scale of 1-100 with 95% being dangerously overweight? I'm at 1%. That's... not good. And no matter how much I eat and try to gain weight, I just... can't. I've been the same weight for like 5 years. And I know some people are like "hrm de hrm wish I had THAT problem" but it really is a problem. My doctors wanted me at 90lbs by the end on 2018. I'm 78lbs. I can see my ribcage. That's not healthy. I just realized I accidently ate barely any food again today and I think I'm going to have to seriously try and focus on fixing my diet. Wish me luck.
I used to be very skinny and it was because I under ate but when I got into bodybuilding I started tracking my calories and protein using the MyFitnessPal app and now I make sure that I hit the right amount each day according to my goals.

The human body does fluctuate in the amount of calories it burns so being super rigid is not necessary and some people actually do it to an unhealthy way with the fixation on hitting the exact number of calories, but tracking apps can be a good guide for sure and you might find it helpful to get you started. Eventually you will develop a pretty good sense of how much you need to be eating a day to stay around the weight you want to be
 

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