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Wish I would've... (at the start of my MFP journey)

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  • a_candlera_candler Member Posts: 207 Member Member Posts: 207 Member
    I did take measurements and I'm glad of that, however I wish I would have taken a couple before pictures to really SEE the differences.
  • MzMujeraMzMujera Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Just had the hubby take a before picture. Funny enough he had me take before pictures of him and I ofc was too ashamed. Glad I read this thread because I love seeing the before and after pictures. They are so inspiring.
  • CoffeeCreamerLover85CoffeeCreamerLover85 Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    Reading through here I am glad I took a before picture. I hate the way I look, but I do want to one to compare on days when I will be discouraged and seem to be hitting a brick wall. Thanks for this thread! It has been super helpful ;)
  • Sand_TIgerSand_TIger Member Posts: 465 Member Member Posts: 465 Member
    I love this thread! (I wish I could eat TDEE - 20% now - but that would be below 1200 calories unfortunately.)

    I wish I would have taken more chances to walk when I could, and gotten way better shoes instead of walking shoes that rubbed holes in my feet. "Thanks" to my mom taking surprise photos, I have a great unflattering pic. So glad those days are past me. I also sort of wish I'd exercised more at the gym when it was still open.
  • Eddie__JonesEddie__Jones Member Posts: 177 Member Member Posts: 177 Member
    before pics and measurements
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Member Posts: 1,626 Member Member Posts: 1,626 Member
    Agree with everyone. Definitely take better before pics. I have a few but they certainly were not my worst!
  • 1892218922 Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
    What is Tdee-20? Can someone fill us in lol. I was eating 1290 Cala a day and after 6 months have bumped myself up but would love to know about TDEE
  • nexangelusnexangelus Member Posts: 2,026 Member Member Posts: 2,026 Member
    Not done anything differently.

    The time is right when it is....being an ED and abuse survivor, this is something you learn....there is a time for it all. Mistakes and set backs, things you may think are negative are all part of learning.

    This is my take anyway. Glad to be here and still challenging myself in different ways.
  • garciasusan77garciasusan77 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    When I went to Texas for 2 weeks I did not work out. Went out with my family to eat out. This was a mistake. Now I am home trying to fix the mistake I did. I gain 5 pound. It’s time to start over.
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,577 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,577 Member
    18922 wrote: »
    What is Tdee-20? Can someone fill us in lol. I was eating 1290 Cala a day and after 6 months have bumped myself up but would love to know about TDEE

    Total Daily Energy Expenditure. Here is a website that explains it well, Imho. Hope it helps :)

    https://healthyeater.com/flexible-dieting-calculator

    ETA: I believe @Sand_TIger is referring to a TDEE # minus 20%.
    edited January 6
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,159 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,159 Member
    Yah, the acronyms can be a weeeee bit confusing sometimes.
  • Sand_TIgerSand_TIger Member Posts: 465 Member Member Posts: 465 Member
    Yep, you're right, Springlering! :) Basically was talking about the fact that if I took 20 percent off of my total daily energy expenditure it would be at or below my basal metabolic rate, or anyway really close to it because my body is entirely too efficient.
  • LAT1963LAT1963 Member Posts: 1,391 Member Member Posts: 1,391 Member
    I wish I had had a reliable measurement device for my actual calorie expenditures (I now have an apple watch).
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