nmidwood13 wrote: »
Thanks for the welcome everyone. So should I find out how many calories I'm suppose to have in order to lose weight? I'm afraid I will put too many calories on my plate.
newmeadow wrote: »
Hi all. I've been lurking around this group and there seems to be some wonderful things happening here. I'm starting tonight. I work late nights so my meal of the day will take place between 11 pm and 1 am. I plan to meticulously weigh and measure the food and track it daily in my diary, just so I know how much I'm actually eating. The thought of not having to eat anything else until late tonight is such a relief already!
I've made a deal with myself. Once I get halfway to goal using this method, I'll open my diary for public viewing if it can help others. I have a feeling this might be the way to go for me.
I'm a 49 year old who eats huge quantities around the clock and has been significantly overweight for 21 years. I'm 5 foot 5 and currently wearing a size 20. I've been on MFP for 2 years, losing and gaining back the same 30 lbs. many times and still not being anywhere near goal. I've used many methods at MFP - calorie counting with three meals a day plus snacking, paleo, primal, and low carb. I've used other methods before joining MFP such as: The Zone diet, Weight Watchers, juicing, vegetarian, vegan, food combining, Overeaters Anonymous and all sorts of gym memberships and "working out" for weight loss. Blah, blah.
Aside from being in the prison of a fat body, the worst is the mental obsession with food. I'm so tired of thinking about food all the time. Then there's the shopping for it, spending big bucks on it, cooking it, pre-planning it, lugging meals around with me when I'm not at home - I can't stand it anymore. If one meal a day is the key to unlock these prison bars, I'll take it.
newmeadow wrote: »
Thanks for the welcome. Right now I'm experiencing a sudden feeling of exhaustion - 1st day. My binge ended at 9 a.m. this morning so it's only been 13 1/2 hours without food. I don't know if I should just go to bed now and continue to go without food until tomorrow at 11 p.m. and make tomorrow my first day. That would be 38 hours without any food though. I feel much too tired to cook a meal right now. I also wanted to take a pic of my meal with my phone and then move it to the computer and then upload it to this thread but I have no idea how to do that and I'm bummed out by it. I envy everyone else's skill with technology but I'm a dunce with it.
Nevermind. I've decided. I'm not going into food obsession. That's why I want to do this, to make that torture stop. I'm going to the Wendy's drive thru RIGHT NOW and get a burger, fries and a soda. 24 hours from now I'll have a home cooked and carefully planned meal...Wow - this tiredness! It's intense.
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