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Samantharavenclaw84 Posts: 161 MemberAs far as too little calories go I had an issue about 2 months in. I wasn't hungry but was feeling off and more tired. My husband told me I was eating too little but I said that wasn't it and assumed I was going into a flare ( I have fibro). A couple of days later I realized he was right. I was eating about 800 -1000 less than my calories given with exercise. Now I make an effort to eat till I am 300-500 below, even if that means I have a latte instead of food (if I'm not hungry).4
Exercise - babysat 7 month old granddaughter all day
Calories - yes
Tracked - yes5
Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? YES 167 min of hiking
Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? YES
Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? YES6
1. May 22 yes 9 no/31
2. June 22 yes 8 no/306
Yes x 3 for Wednesday
Two dog walks, slightly under calories.6
Exercise: Yes, 34 minutes of walking and 40 minutes of strength training.
Today wasn't as active as some of my recent days; I had only 8000 steps. Tomorrow will probably be somewhat sedentary also, but I'll be at an outdoor concert Friday night and very active.7
I have no 'junk' snacks in the house so if I do get hungry I go for olives, fruit, a spoonful of honey, a teaspoon of peanut butter, drink lots of water
Exercise yes 10 min quigong, 30 min yoga, 120 min cleaning
Exercise: yes, treadmill
Calories: yes, mixed it up a bit today.
6th Pass Day
I was on target until the very end of the evening.
Your trigger question posed the other day has really helped me do some focusing. Which is really helpful right now. Feeling overwhelmed with too many things going on, leads to lack of planning, leads to easy foods...….that are not good...…….anyways, you get the picture.
this week I have been putting more thought in to planning ahead......even if it's only a couple of hours before meal time...…...I have a long ways to go though, like always.
Today, preparing for grandkids and the inlaws to stay at our house. Making my meal list now8
Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? Yes! short walks at work, then 2.4 mile walk to the park and back with hubby
Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? Yes! well under
Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes!
Thanks for the article and comments today. I think part of the problem with my weight loss recently has been too few calories. Sounds ridiculous, but based on what many of you are saying, I'm assuming it must be true. I've been exercising a lot more than I have in the past (honestly - not at all) so perhaps my body is in starvation mode and storing calories instead of burning them. At least it's something new to try!6
Exercise: Yes, active yard work for 2 hours.
2 pass days
Thanks for the articles and the insights others have posted.5
Date: Wednesday, July 10th
Exercise Tracked In MFP: No treadmill but active for 20 minutes
Calories and Water Tracked In MFP: Yes
Within Daily Calorie Range of 1300 to 1440: 1355
Daily Water Goal of 7 Water-Bottles: 3
Pass Day Count: 3
Progress of Weekly 2-pound goal: 0.4
Keep moving forward and keep making progress….I gotta keep on keeping on : )
Exercise: Yes, 20min bodyweight resistance
finally logging in cuz the site been acting funky, why does this site shut down so frequently. "temporarily down for maintenance" maintaining what exactly?? my patience??6
Yes x 34
Today was just not my day. Came home extremely late from work exhausted. Fell asleep before I could log my dinner. No workout. Ah well, tomorrow (or should I say today) is a new day!6
Thanks @RangerRickL for all your positive posts. You are a GREAT leader!
yes x 3 for me! Very, very busy day at work too! I have to get a tracker to see how many steps I put in a day. I am in retail management on my feet minimum of 80% in at least 8.5 hours a day.
Hope everyone is having a good week! We got this!6
Yes x 3!
Exercise was deliberate walking after work. I found a new needlepoint store that was amazing but out of my budget (think "art" canvas by original artists, not an off-the-shelf kit). Walked Hobby Lobby looking for a more budget friendly needlepoint project and then decided my stash of craft projects would be utilized first!
@RangerRickL the articles were each a very good read and gave me much to consider. Thank you for sharing.5
Yes x 33
Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? Yes
Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? Yes
Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes3
Exercise? Yes, 197 min of cycling
Calories? Yes, used some exercise calories2