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CMYKRGB
CMYKRGB Posts: 213 Member
Hi, have been using MFP for several months, just noticed there are groups! Looking for friends, so please add me if you'd like.

When I was 46, I had a thyroid issue, and now take levothyroxine. I gained a lot of weight (about 60 lbs) as the doctor figured out what was going on.

I started my weightloss journey in July by eating healthier, but that got me nowhere. I dropped about 12 lbs but felt like crap. Was then diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, though I didn't think that was the problem.

Long story short, my dr suggested low carb in late September, and I jumped right in. My life has turned around. No more pain from fibromyalgia, and I'm losing weight left and right. Overall, I've dropped over 30 lbs, and find the lifestyle change is pretty easy. I love meat, and while I miss breads and pastries and such, I have good self control.

I still have about 30 lbs to go. For exercise I ride my horse, and try to do so at least 4X a week. Any other equestrians here, would love to get some calorie burning info to compare to what I have.
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  • SeriousPC
    SeriousPC Posts: 23 Member
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    Hi there and congratulations! Sounds like you have things figured out well and are on course to succeed!

    What does your diet look like over a regular day? How talk are you and what is your calorie intake? Hope you don't mind the questions... I'm 48 and about 30lbs overweight.. the extra is taking soo long to leave my body lol

  • CMYKRGB
    CMYKRGB Posts: 213 Member
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    Hi! I'm 5'8". I'm eating low carb, per Dr's recommendation. A typical day for me is this:

    1 cup coffee with 2 Tblsp heavy cream
    Or
    Starbucks instant coffee in a protein shake

    Lunch:
    2 eggs scrambled in butter
    Or
    Baked chicken breast
    1/2 cup Cauliflower with butter
    Or
    2 slices turkey breast with 1 oz Cheese

    Dinner:
    80/20 grilled hamburger with either mustard or 2 Tblsp bleu cheese dressing
    Broccoli Or cauliflower

    Snack:
    1 oz cheese (cheddar, havarti, port salut)
    Or
    Small handful cocktail peanuts

    These are my main go-to foods, and there's much more variety, especially with dinner, than what's here.
  • CMYKRGB
    CMYKRGB Posts: 213 Member
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    Forgot to add, my calorie intake is about 1200 a day, and I'm rarely hungry.
  • SeriousPC
    SeriousPC Posts: 23 Member
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    AnnieHowes wrote: »
    Forgot to add, my calorie intake is about 1200 a day, and I'm rarely hungry.

    Thanks for sharing! I am 5'7 and 187lbs right now... I am focusing on 1200 calories a day but it doesn't seem enough when you add in the exercise. I'm not hungry but nothing is moving and I'm wondering if my body is hitting starvation mode. I try to wear my fitbit so I can eat the extra calories earned.

    I guess I'm just venting... its not like I'm special LOL Everyone on here is used to the slow process...

    Thanks for listening! lol
  • countrcowgirl
    countrcowgirl Posts: 249 Member
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    Hi Annie I sent you a friend request
  • Al48feelingreat
    Al48feelingreat Posts: 36 Member
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    Hi
    I am not really a diet fan however i can give you loads of tips and tricks to tone up your body all day everyday
    I'm new to this myself so don't know how to add you lol
  • birthdaysexy
    birthdaysexy Posts: 1 Member
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    Annie I sent you a friend request
  • witzind1995
    witzind1995 Posts: 3 Member
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    46 years old 5'2" at 170 right now started MFP late September with a calorie goal of 1500 . Looking for a support system to help along the way . Weekends seem to be difficult for me .
  • rn4laughing
    rn4laughing Posts: 2 Member
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    I would love to make friends. I need support and encouragement and would like to be your cheerleader too!
  • CoryBIsMe
    CoryBIsMe Posts: 74 Member
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    Add me! 42 mom of 3. I also was diagnosed as hypothyroid and take synthroid. Unfortunately also had gained 60 lbs before figuring that out. I'm not gaining anymore but really need to lose. I'm the same height too. :) No horses here though. I joined a gym and do aerobics classes, work a desk job so life is pretty sedentary if I'm not super careful.
  • ehallahan99
    ehallahan99 Posts: 9 Member
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    Hi me too. Hypothyroid. But I was diagnosed as a teenager. It was easy to stay skinny young! After college and working in NYC and age going up, so did scale. Nice supportive group!!

    One I hit 40 boy is or so so hard to budge even half a pound! I keep tracking at trying. I think though at least I'm at a point where I stopped gaining. I look for the little positives
  • TanyaAngelique
    TanyaAngelique Posts: 9 Member
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    Hi there. I am new to this group and looking for support. add me!!!
  • richard883
    richard883 Posts: 2 Member
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    Hi just logged in tonight looking to join a group for poss support on our quest
  • raulsgirl75
    raulsgirl75 Posts: 36 Member
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    Looking for friends also
  • lawhergirl7
    lawhergirl7 Posts: 2 Member
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    Would love buddies. Used MFP before lost 80lbs. Life got in the way ..bad breakup, job loss, relocation ..violins playing :) . Gained it back and then some. Started low carb have lost 50lbs. Got another 30 to go and could use and will give support.
  • sxcbut
    sxcbut Posts: 3 Member
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    Hey everybody! Just logged back in
    Trying to keep it at 1200 a day
    Been at it 2 weeks. Down 8 lbs. 20 more at least to go, I could use some buddies too!
  • cincisk8r
    cincisk8r Posts: 206 Member
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    I love new friends :)<3 XOXOXO
  • jenniferbushey69
    jenniferbushey69 Posts: 22 Member
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    Hi there I have been on MFP for several years now. Its been a great tool to help me keep myself in check :) I am always open to new friends, especially the 40 plus group since thats where I am at. I find this age takes you to a whole new level grr lol That 5 to 10 pound flux I usually dealt with all my life is MUCH harder to lose now. lol Anyways look forward to meeting you guys :)
  • frikfourie
    frikfourie Posts: 11 Member
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    Hi, I have lost quite a lot of weight the past 10 months by doing the LCHF (Banting diet) but have been stalled for the last 4 months. I still have about 45 pounds to lose, and have lost 77 pounds already. I would like to make some friends - its nice to share your experiences and ask for help when you need it, so feel free to add me as friend. I have again started using MFP only yesterday and have found my problem why I have stopped losing weight. What a great app!
  • CMYKRGB
    CMYKRGB Posts: 213 Member
    edited February 2016
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    @frikfourie I've adjusted my meals when I hit stalls. I added protein to my breakfast, and lunch is my biggest meal. Dinner is typically a Caesar salad, with or without a boiled egg.

    Also, for whatever reason, I've noticed that if I have an 80/20 burger (I have 1/4 lb) patty at lunch, and the salad at night, I seem to overcome a stall. I have no idea why, it's just a pattern I've noticed.