KCJen wrote: »
I have read about the maintenance phase with calorie counting after people reach their goal weight, and I was thinking maybe this time I should start with my "maintenance" calories and just learn how to have a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable for the rest of my life. I remember I read an article that it takes 11 to 13 calories to maintain one pound of weight, depending on the person's lifestyle. So I was thinking for the sake of "easy math" I will use 10 calories to maintain one pound of weight, and that for my height the charts list 130 to 144 pounds is the healthy weight range for me. So with that said my calorie range should be 1,300 to 1,440, so I will use the 1.440 calories per day to learn how to have a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
I wanted to post this and see what others thought. I have read a study of people who learned how to count calories by "maintenance" versus the strict 1,200 calorie diet actually reached their goal and kept off the weight.
Thanks for everyone's thoughts!
KCJen wrote: »
@BMcC9 @MadisonMolly2017 Thank you. The posts by both of you have been very helpful. I am so glad that the UAC is still active and thankful for both of you and everyone else in this group. When I told my doctor I was upset about my weight gain, he told me that the best thing I did for my health was to quit smoking. He said that I can re-lose the weight, but quitting smoking was the best choice out of the two. I am very encouraged to start my weight loss journey again with the UAC group.
Last night I was looking thru the message boards and found more insightful posts from @MadisonMolly2017 and others. The problem is that I can spend hours looking thru the posts and join too many groups that I cant manage properly and still get my to-do list done for the day. I would like to find good educational information. I am currently limiting my message board reading, and of course, the UAC is the my main support group on MFP.
Does anyone have any suggestions on good reference information on health? Like exercise, weight loss, calories, healthy meal planning, and nutrition? I used to read the articles from Sparkpeople. I haven't found anything from MFP yet. Does MFP have a section for info educational articles?
Just a quick edit: I just found the MFP blog section!
BMcC9 wrote: »
We just had a tornado warning alert delivered to our cell phone (the last one to touch down locally was 2 years ago ... I have lived here all my life and I can't remember ANY farther back than that!)
Odds are it WON'T happen to go right through the power station again .... but if i don't show up late this evening or for a few days that would be why.
Fortunately, the next loaf of bread-maker bread will be finished in about 30 minutes and THIS time we have a little coleman camp stove for boiling water for tea / coffee (trying to do that on the bbq last time just DIDN'T work well ... )
Jana_2020 wrote: »
I did reasonably well for last month's challenge until the very last week. One night I ended up working late. Unfortunately this was the week that I didn't have much of a meal plan nor much groceries in the house. I told myself I was too tired to cook or exercise. So I ordered a pizza and gorged myself for 24 hours straight. Since I ruined my chance of being in the July winner's circle I gave myself permission to overeat for the rest of the week, including eating junk like ice cream & popcorn. Well 3 pounds later, I am solving this problem for myself. I now have 7 frozen meals in my freezer to pop in the oven. And several 1 or 2 servings of meat packages that can be taken out and thawed in a couple hours to BBQ along with a potato - always easy to add a canned/frozen vegetables or boil a cob of corn. There are a few side dishes in the freezer also like arancini (rice balls), frozen herbed potatoes, etc. I am so done with my excuses: life happens, I need to learn to deal with it properly. These habits of my past will change! Tbh, there were some quick meals I could have pulled out of the freezer and pantry last week: like make an omelette, thaw some smoked salmon and eat it on toast with cream cheese, etc. But ofc I didn't think of that, I just reverted to old habits. I'm learning lots with this challenge, thank you!
KCJen wrote: »
Pass Day #2
I spent the whole day with my family and we ate out twice, which blew my calories.
I know that I will be disqualified soon, however, my main goal for August is to develop tracking habits, learning correct portions, and starting to develop new healthy habits while I stop my bad unhealthy habits. Also, I forgot to mention, finding healthy recipes, cut-out the eating out again, start drinking water, and get back on my treadmill. So that is my focus for August.
I live with my teen in a small town about an hour east of Kansas City, MO.
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