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  • MKT2018GGMKT2018GG Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Back at it again, anyone out there on this thread feel free to send request. At least we are back at it, trying to move forward. Could use support and will try my best to be supportive back. Mel
  • MySlimGoalsMySlimGoals Posts: 279Member, Premium Member Posts: 279Member, Premium Member
    QUESTION - I have a 1,200 calories limit per day but when I workout additional calories are added that I can use per day........ Use them? or not use them? 1,200 is hard to stick to, I am basically eating fish and vegetables and unfortunately I know I won't be able to stick with it for long if I don't have a beer/wine every once in awhile, my guilty pleasure, but there are just not enough calories in a day to spare.....


    For me I've found out on previous (and successful) attempts at MFP that I've stuck to around 1200 (usually just a tad over) for much of each week, but once a week I have a day that goes to my max allowed calories. It also always helped to break any plateaus I was experiencing. It worked for me. But if you're still hungry as long as you eat within them you are still winning. I don't know how much exercise you do either and that would factor into it I guess. I was doing some long walks last time and usually not eating extra.
  • RaevsRealityRaevsReality Posts: 21Member Member Posts: 21Member Member
    Started to look for threads re: adding friends when I found this one. Wow that title, it's me all over lol

    Began this journey 100 times with the fire of a thousand suns, only to get thrown into the car wash of life. And once again taking care of everything else mattered more than taking care of myself. Except that never works well, does it?

    Welp, here I am. Time to actually go on the journey, instead of walking back and forth over the starting line endlessly ;)
  • AbandondedKSChargerAbandondedKSCharger Posts: 551Member Member Posts: 551Member Member
    @RaevsReality Boy you nailed it on the head with your description, "only to get thrown into the car wash of life". I've been hanging out here since this thread was created, so many have stopped in for a one time visit, hope to see you around more. I have had a tough couple of months and it's so easy to get away from taking care of myself. I am trying to be consistent with logging my food into MFP to keep me focused. Having support from other here sure does help! Have a great Wednesday.
  • KCJenKCJen Posts: 312Member Member Posts: 312Member Member
    @AbandondedKSCharger Love my Chiefs!! My teen is back to school and Chiefs are back on TV - all is right with the world!! ha ha ha :)

  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,556Member Member Posts: 1,556Member Member
    @cmcgill1984 I've always eaten 90% of my exercise calories & lost weight. Your body needs it when you work out
    One of my gym trainers who lost 60 lbs herself told us to eat an hour before class & have some type of protein after
  • Longing4MauiLonging4Maui Posts: 42Member Member Posts: 42Member Member
    Catching up on threads, as again couldn’t get on Community for a bit. August has been rough for me, but I am maintaining within a pound. Fighting back pain for past week, so activity level way down. Hoping it is just muscle strain from yard work, but go see my back specialist on Wednesday as pain is very similar to what I had a few years back before I had a spinal fusion. I don’t want to go through that again, but so want to be mobile and not in pain with walking/standing. Stayed in calorie limit today for FIRST time in two weeks, been fighting the cravings in the evening. Thanks for all your encouraging notes as every little helps, that what we can do for each other. Newbies, hang in there; this site does help as there are so many encouraging friends who know the struggle.
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