I'm heeere. Anti-theist. My first goal is 139 because low to mid 130s was my normal for most of my adult life. and i realized recently that i havent seen 130anything in 7.5 years. I refuse to let 140+ be my new normal! So, I joined the Halloween challenge and am going to try to get to 139 by then. Im down 4.5, have 26 left. In 16 weeks I think that's very doable, I just have to buckle down and remain consistent. I just got back into weightlifting. I try to follow a mostly primal diet, and I am tracking my food on Fitday. I have had disordered eating issues for over half my life, and in the past few years it has turned more to bingeing than restricting. So, that will be my biggest challenge to keeping myself on track.
Eta: my ticker is currently set to fit my 10 Lbs Before August 1st challenge. I'll update it to the Halloween challenge numbers once the Aug 1 one has passed. I am hoping to blow 10 out of the water this month to get myself ahead of the game for the next 3 months.
__________________ Start: 210 on Nov 5 Goal: 160 by Feb 24 Final Goal: 135
Hi Jez! I'm in much the same boat. The 130s were pretty normal for me much of my life, but just keeps creeping up to the upper 140s time and again! I tend to just stop thinking about my weight for a while, and then bam, it blows up again. I also had disordered eating problems for a long time, but have worked through most of it just by doing the right things and changing my mindset. I guess I have somewhat high standards for myself, but nowadays it's more out of personal preference and cause you only live once! Good luck!!
I dont think people are as willing to admit they are atheist as they are to admit they are religious....Its weird really. Ive had other atheists explain themselves as "religiousless" in an attempt to ease their way into saying atheists....
I dont blame them much, people in my town will jump down your throat with all kinds of bulls* if they find out you arent a jesus lover.
Im doing p90x, sadly though ive recently taken a break from it since I hurt myself (a totally unrelated injury cause by a trampoline). I want to get back into it.
I dont really want to focus on weight (thought 56 kilos would be nice haha) so my goal is more of an "appearance" goal. Im not terribly far, but it just seems to be taking for ever you know?
That's pretty interesting. I guess where you live can have an impact. This is kind of a quiet sub forum though. I post on another weight loss forum whose atheist thread is always bustling, so I assume there are plenty of us out there.
Atheism's a sharply growing demographic in my age group, so I've never felt worried about being outspoken. The only dissent I've encountered were a couple former friends telling me that they hated atheists. After I embraced atheism however, I don't think their attitudes changed towards me. That kind of thing just makes me want to identify even more openly, because many people just have a negative view of us, whereas I've been told I'm really quite nice. I don't want to fit into their mold of what an atheist is like... I want to change the mold and represent.
My only issue with identifying primarily as 'atheist', while it works for casual conversation, is that it focuses on something I don't believe in...and never even think about. It's like calling myself an a-unicornist. God just isn't a part of my mindset one way or another. Naturalism is 100% me and the way I think, even though they might basically mean the same thing to others.
You've got a point.
Ive been told that I am "Too nice" to be an atheist. Even my own mother confused it with satanism when I first told her. (on the other hand I've often been surprised when I find out some of my friends are religious. So I suppose I have some pre-notions about religious people as well *.*')
But, just as there are christians giving other christians a bad name, there are 'atheists' giving people horrible ideas about us.
haha yeah... Or the notion that we just hate god. ...I don't believe in god, so how can I hate him/her/it? I guess it can confuse people who have based their entire lives on having a belief system... It actually confuses me that people take it for granted that we're born atheists. I don't see why it's so taboo, or why we have to explain ourselves... and yet they don't have to explain their beliefs.
What is the other weight-loss forum you post on?
I don't know if I can mention other sites...? It's associated with an app... (LoseIt!) There are plenty of overweight atheists in the world. ahha Just not here, apparently... :/
Hi all! I just joined this forum and I'm pleased to see a place for atheists. I'm an atheist. The kind of atheist who just flatly states that gods don't exist and I usually refuse to get drawn down the "but you can't know that" rabbit hole.
As for my weight loss, I started at 298, I'm currently at 245 and I'm using Weight Watchers Online.
Saw this the other day - I always liked the idea, you know about how many different gods there are and how many people believe in but I like his attitude, very light hearted.
Anyway, hi everyone! I just didn't see this post before and I haven't really looked in this section before, I just happened to see a 'new post'. Glad I found it, I think when I first joined I did a search for Atheism but not much came up.
Another Anti-theist here. I have lost almost 30lbs by cutting out soda and juice, scaling back on the snacking, and walking a few times a week. I hope to lose another 25lbs by exercising more, eating more fruit and veggies, and just finding a general diet that can work for me in the long run.