• I can't control my "food addiction" and I want advice please?

    I'm not obese or anything. And I put quotes around "addiction" because it's not a doctor diagnosis, nor is it a legit addiction. However, I'm trying to stay healthy because I don't want to grow up to be an obesity statistic or get high blood pressure or diabetes. I especially have to be careful because diabetes and high... show more
    I'm not obese or anything. And I put quotes around "addiction" because it's not a doctor diagnosis, nor is it a legit addiction. However, I'm trying to stay healthy because I don't want to grow up to be an obesity statistic or get high blood pressure or diabetes. I especially have to be careful because diabetes and high blood pressure are not a rare occurence in my African American family. I'm 17 (for 3 more months), 130 lbs, 5"6, normal blood pressure/sugar. Most of my weight (I would guess) is in my thighs, butt, and tummy (I appear to have a flat tummy, but it's not exactly flat). I have a naturally slender figure that I try my (sort of) best to maintain. But I can't seem to stop myself from over indulging in junk foods. I love instant ramen, sweets like cake, and sausages. Even though I also eat a lot of my favorite healthy foods also (apples, kale, spinach, almonds, green beans, fruit), I still eat oversized portions of almost everything I eat. So lately, I totally cut off snacks foods and only eat fruits/veggies for snacks. I also do at least an hour a day of work out (walking, running, sit ups, excercise games, etc). But I still find myself always going back to the kitchen, even though I'm busy with my many hobbies. Any advice on how to regulate food choices and portions (for someone who just loves food) is greatly appreciated ^^ Thanks for reading ! (and bearing through my excessive use of parenthesis and rambling)
    Diet & Fitness · 9 months ago
  • Advice for an aspiring musician please!!?

    I'm a total music obsessed melomaniac. I play electric and acoustic guitar, keyboard/piano, bass, ukulele, and want to learn drums and violin. I don't go anywhere without my music and a pair of earbuds or else I'll be really cranky. So to put my talents and obsession to good use, I've decided I want to be a professional musician.... show more
    I'm a total music obsessed melomaniac. I play electric and acoustic guitar, keyboard/piano, bass, ukulele, and want to learn drums and violin. I don't go anywhere without my music and a pair of earbuds or else I'll be really cranky. So to put my talents and obsession to good use, I've decided I want to be a professional musician. Only problem is that I've been trying to write songs for about 4 years now. (I'm now 17) I'm horrible at writing lyrics. And my composing skills are slightly shy of what it takes to be amazing. Music is how I want to express myself and my feelings. It's what I love and it's my passion. But I get so discouraged because I don't want to only play other people's songs. I want to have my own voice for once in my life. A voice that people will listen to. I want to be heard for once! I know lots of talented pro musicians had the same struggles I have had growning up. But did they all have natural talent for music? Most of my lyrical taste comes from Eminem and Twenty One Pilots. I sing but I don't rap. (But I freaking love rap!) I like Jeff Williams who composes music for Rooster Teeth, I believe. I listen to mostly rock, punk, metal, ska, and alternative. I'm not in a band but I would love to be. I wish I weren't so shy, I would have started one already. Are these problems all musicians have? Or do I not have what it takes? I'm not giving up no matter what though so I'll get what it takes if I don't have it. Any advice is greatly appriciated ♡.
    4 answers · Performing Arts · 1 year ago
  • Help me make a book title?

    Please give me suggestions for a title for my story? There's a shy teenage girl with magic who has been abused as a child. She was disowned by her parents. She spent a lot of her childhood chained up and locked away. She was always resented by her family and by others. Many people despise her because she unwillingly caused a war in the magic... show more
    Please give me suggestions for a title for my story? There's a shy teenage girl with magic who has been abused as a child. She was disowned by her parents. She spent a lot of her childhood chained up and locked away. She was always resented by her family and by others. Many people despise her because she unwillingly caused a war in the magic world she comes from. There is also a large gang of power hungry enchanters who want to steal her rare magic. She has to train with her new guardian to get strong enough to defeat them and stop the war. So she goes to the human world and poses as a student at a high school so she won't be found. She was afraid to make friends because of her fear of being hated, abused, or resented, but she did want friends. The story follows her quest to get stronger, learn to trust people and make allies, and to finally restore peace to the world. It's got some action, comedy, romance, and drama. It takes place in a fantasy world, in Japan, in America, and in England. Any suggestions are appreciated. I write stories all the time and I've never had this much trouble coming up with a title. Thanks ♡ (ㆁᴗㆁ✿)
    3 answers · Books & Authors · 1 year ago
  • Guitar playing question(s)?

    How long did you fingers hurt while learning guitar? I've been playing (seriously) for at least 8 months and I practice everyday with little exception. Still, when I practice for long intervals, take a break, and try to resume playing, my fingertips will hurt so bad that I just stop playing until they're better. Also, I feel like it's... show more
    How long did you fingers hurt while learning guitar? I've been playing (seriously) for at least 8 months and I practice everyday with little exception. Still, when I practice for long intervals, take a break, and try to resume playing, my fingertips will hurt so bad that I just stop playing until they're better. Also, I feel like it's hard for me to play chords because my posture is so horrible. Haha. How are you supposed to look when you play standing up? Where should the guitar be? It's very hard for me to play even the most basic songs standing. I just started (seriously) learning my first song on rhythm guitar (I usually play the lead parts) and I find that the chords are hard for me. Like, I'll try to play one of those chords where you play all 6 strings with 3 different frets, and i won't be able to get sound out of one strings unless I hold the guitar like a cello and then I end up looking funny. Maybe I should do finger exercises to adjust? I don't know. [when I say "seriously", I mean actually taking it seriously and not screwing around or skipping important things] Any tips are appreciated. Thanks! More details- I'm a girl. I play electric. I'm 16 years. Fender squire bullet. I've never taken any lessons. I'm like at not quite beginner level. Like the level between beginner and intermediate. I also play keyboard/piano, which I'm much better at having been playing for many years. But I also never took lessons for that.
    4 answers · Other - Music · 2 years ago
  • Are God and Jesus that same God?

    I don't want to sound stupid, but I honestly am not very sure about this. They always say, "God sent his only son Jesus". But we pray to one God, right? Sorry for being idiotic. But I really should know this. I'm 16 years old and I was born in a Christain household. I don't wanna ask anyone in person because, you know, dumb... show more
    I don't want to sound stupid, but I honestly am not very sure about this. They always say, "God sent his only son Jesus". But we pray to one God, right? Sorry for being idiotic. But I really should know this. I'm 16 years old and I was born in a Christain household. I don't wanna ask anyone in person because, you know, dumb question. I know God made the world and Jesus was born from Virgin Mary and died on a cross for our sins. I know all the "basic" things. But is Jesus God's son or is Jesus God? Thanks~♡ Btw: don't bother trolling or saying inappropriate crap because it won't affect me. And I'm not the type to get offended by people online. Just fyi.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 years ago
  • What is love?

    Baby don't hurt me
    Baby don't hurt me
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 2 years ago
  • Japanese translation?

    Anyone know what "sokora no kigurumi no fuusen to watashi" means? I think its written like そこらの着ぐるみの風船と私. Its the name of a closing song from the anime Watamote
    Anyone know what "sokora no kigurumi no fuusen to watashi" means? I think its written like そこらの着ぐるみの風船と私. Its the name of a closing song from the anime Watamote
    1 answer · Languages · 2 years ago