Nayghtymuffin wrote: »
This will sound probably stupid, but for within your 1500 calories, 30 carbs that’s quite low isn’t it. Do you consume a good amount of protein, that’s what the Atkins diet is isn’t it?
I’ve just been playing around with my meals last couple of days as I’m not officially weighing in until Monday, to see where I can cut back on the calories. My water allowance is ok, I do drink over 8 glasses a day of water.
Exercise is not good, have recently been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, not good lots of pain, but trying to do 5000 steps a day, not a lot but I hope to improve on it.
Do you weigh each week?
Have a good weekend, and good luck over the next week on plan.
BlancheandSmooshyface wrote: »
I'm almost ashamed to post. I have a family of raccoons I feed every night around 11:00. Last night I was making them PB sandwiches, and the smell was driving me crazy, as I LOVE peanut butter. Just gave the knife a lick, after I finished spreading it on the bread. Then it was,: "Well, 1 tbs. won't hurt.". Next thing you know, more than a quarter of the jar was gone. Not only did I mess up my IF for today, but I probably scoffed down my carb and fat quotas for the rest of the year. However, that was yesterday and today is today. So, I'll just start again.
alteredsteve175 wrote: »
Hi, all. Was away for the weekend and not paying much attention to MFP. Walked in a 5K fun run on Sunday morning - managed a 16 minutes per mile pace on a hilly course. I'll take that any day.
Another vote for trying some different diets for weight loss. I have done lazy keto and strict keto - that helped me lose 50 lbs. I can maintain on a more balanced plan, but I can't seem to lose. I have started restricting carbs again and have dropped a few pounds in the last month.
Lynzdee18 wrote: »
Hi all! I was 63 in April.
I’ve battled weight most of my life. In 2017 when my dad was dying and my mom slipping into dementia, I underwent varicose vein surgery. This was a very stressful time in my life and then the weigh in before the operation slapped me upside the head. I’d been doing not too badly over the years, hovering in the 170’s. I’m 5’10”, small frame. But with retiring and my parents’ struggling health, I turned to food. July 2017, I weighted 206. OMG. I had my surgery on one leg and found MFP. Second surgery, mid September and the scale was down 25 pounds. My dad died early October; my mom had to be admitted to Memory Care in December. By Christmas of 2017, my weight was 150. I was still frazzled emotionally but weight loss gave me a sense of control over my life.
That year I started to walk lots and then run, was doing strength training 4 days a week. By the summer of 2018, I was 141. Unfortunately, that was too difficult to maintain. (Maintenance is NOT my strong suit.). After three weeks I can cut my craving for carbs like bread and potatoes, but 18 months of low carb, very little sugar, no wine took its toll. I tried to add bits of that to my diet, but over the next year, I crept to mid 150’s, then into the low 160’s and then April 2018, I lost my willpower, totally. An all inclusive 2 week holiday in Jamaica, broke me. I came home at 175. 🥴 By last winter I was back to 186. I had screwed up big time😡
May 10th I started to log on MFP again. None of my clothes fit. I had given away all my fat clothes, vowing never to need them again. How stupid was that? Size 12 was snug. No way was I buying 14’s. I had drawers of 6’s, 8’s, and 10’s.
After 9 weeks of low carb and logging carefully, I’m down to 163. 25 pounds gone. 10- 15 to go. My size 10’s fit, a few 8 shorts and jeans are comfortable.
Sorry for the novel. I felt I needed to spill my story to others - confess my shortcomings rather than say poor me and eat myself silly.
Yes. One day at a time.....
I’m on here everyday so please add me if you’d like to journey together. Lynz
Evamutt wrote: »
Hello everyone, been busy watching 3 of our grandkids who live next door for last 2 days while mom went out of town to spend overnight with her good friend. My husband is so good with them, he especially loves the 2yr old, the other 2 are 9 & 11. I don't like taking care of them at all, I know , I'm a bad grandma . My husband got a shot at dr's so it made him drowsy so I was with them most of the day & slept over...didn't really get sleep & they were up at 6:30. Our daughter got home by 1 today so that was good. I hated to be away from my dogs, we have 6. I don't really have a problem eating much of their food. They do have snacks but I don't care for them. My grand son's favorite snack is crunchy seaweed, Today was better because my grand daughter slept over her friends so it was a lot quieter. We took the boys grocery shopping with us. I'm making chicken salad for our church group that meets once a month & I barely ate anything so far & not hungry(stress) I have been with mfp since 2016, I'm just newer to this group. I'm finally able to not snack too much at night after quitting smoking in March, so I recently lost 1 pound, yay. I twisted my leg at Zumba last monday so all I did was swim & went for bike ride this morning. I'm glad to start getting my routine back to normal & will be glader when I hear from vet to find out when I know to take Eleanor out again. I feel bad for my other 5 dogs because I can't really take them out without her. She's SO attached to us, it would stress her out if I did that
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