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  • astridthevikingastridtheviking Member Posts: 113 Member Member Posts: 113 Member
    Allgaun wrote: »
    I'm curious, does anyone get more than 1200 calories a day?

    I'm 5'2" and if I put in I want to lose a lb a week, I get 1200 calories.

    If I input .5 lbs I also get 1200!

    I have 50 lbs to lose so it's not like I'm close to my goal weight.

    I’m 5’3” and at 185 lbs ish, losing 1.5 lbs/week at about 1450 calories.
  • xcc670xcc670 Member, Premium Posts: 76 Member Member, Premium Posts: 76 Member
    I am 5'2" and 184 pounds, 63 years old.

    I have used MFP set at 1430cal/day. Based on MFP I should lose 0.5 pound / week. I actually ate 1633 cal/day and exercised an average of 490 cal/day. My weight did not change, so now I know my neutral. My net calories were 1025 cal/day.

    My plan going forward.
    1. reset MFP to lose one pound a week, 1200 cal/day. I will tighten up my measurement on food and exercise. I am pretty good but one can always improve.
    2. continue to get an average of 500 cal/day of exercise. A three mile walk burns about 300 calories. This will be my minimum on any given day. On days that I feel good I need to really push myself.
    3. I'll listen to audiobooks while I exercise to keep from getting bored.
    4. I'll focus on eating enough fat to keep my hunger at bay. Think nuts, avocado, fish oil.
    5. I need to get used to having those hungry feelings. I want to eat every five hours. 7:30am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm.
    Allgaun wrote: »
    I'm curious, does anyone get more than 1200 calories a day?

    I'm 5'2" and if I put in I want to lose a lb a week, I get 1200 calories.

    If I input .5 lbs I also get 1200!

    I have 50 lbs to lose so it's not like I'm close to my goal weight.

    I’m 5’3” and at 185 lbs ish, losing 1.5 lbs/week at about 1450 calories.

  • xcc670xcc670 Member, Premium Posts: 76 Member Member, Premium Posts: 76 Member


    I’m 5’3” and at 185 lbs ish, losing 1.5 lbs/week at about 1450 calories.





    This is wonderful. I want to get to where you are. Do you exercise? If so, how many calories or time spent. I think I am doing everything right, but getting no results. So your success is really encouraging to me.

  • fdlewensteinfdlewenstein Member Posts: 228 Member Member Posts: 228 Member
    Did anyone have to deal with sagging skin after loosing weight? I have 40 pounds to go to meet my goal.
  • egalia01egalia01 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    kidzr4 wrote: »
    Hi.
    I’m 5’1 and 164lbs. I struggle sticking to my calorie goal. I start out strong but end up caving. I just finished a year membership with Noom. I lost 10lbs in a year. Very, very slow but I made some changes that I could live with. I still need to track my food daily and weigh to maintain and continue my weight lose. My goal is 145lbs.

  • egalia01egalia01 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Interested in your thoughts on Noom. I have been doing it for 3 months and am down 8-10 lbs depending on the day. I am thinking of cancelling and just doing MFP to save money. The group is a total bust for me and the coaching portion is as well
  • wanttobfit2020wanttobfit2020 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Hi Everyone! I'm 5'1 and my starting weight on 1/5 was 145.2 I am now down to 139.2. I have found that when I keep track of everything I eat I loose weight easier. Also I have starting walking again, trying to do 3 miles a day at a slight incline. I have also restarted doing THRIVE and that is helping as well.
  • Lcmora78Lcmora78 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I start this journey today. 5' 2" and 210 LB.
    Does any one follow keto? I need help and motivation.

  • GoRun2GoRun2 Member Posts: 345 Member Member Posts: 345 Member
    Hello all, I'm 5'3" and weigh 130 ish. My goal is 125 ish. MFP give me 1200 calories. I find to lose weight I need to leave 200 exercise calories "left over'. My main exercise is walking 4 to 8 miles per day 5 days a week with some days going to cardio class instead of walking. If I eat my exercise calories, nothing happens. I'm pretty diligent with logging and measuring. This is my experience. What about you?
  • huangohuango Member Posts: 763 Member Member Posts: 763 Member
    Lcmora78 wrote: »
    I start this journey today. 5' 2" and 210 LB.
    Does any one follow keto? I need help and motivation.

    I'm not doing Keto, but a modified version:

    I try to stay under 100gm of net carbs.
    I eat practically no sugar or processed carbs, but I allow myself fruit, beans, oat bran, and Ezekiel bread, if they fit my macros.
    I also eat only 2-3meals a day, no snacking in between meals. I love bigger meals and I feel full == no binging/cravings.
    I eat between 1700 to 1100 calories a day. I work out 2-4x a week: yoga, walking, weight training.


    WHAT I eat is way more important than how often I work out.
    I used to have this flipped and I didn't lose any weight.

    It's Day 27 and it's going well for me.

    I'm 4'11" and 115.6#.
    Working on dropping another 10# and gaining muscles.

    Let me know if you have any questions.


    Amanda
    edited January 28
  • sthurmansthurman Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    Hi there, I'm 5'3". Started at 198 lbs, January, 2019. Today I am at 146.5 lbs!! My goal is 140lbs. So close!! Picture is 191 lbs vs 146.5 lbs. mbkh1uj5m0mo.jpg
    That’s so neat to see such a direct side by side - Same clothes, same position, same everything! With that much similarity you can even see you weight loss in your FEET! Rock on girl!

    I couldn’t easily wear
    Sneakers, heels or fun styles anymore at my heaviest. I remember trying on men’s shoes just to see if anything would work. I kept thinking how did my feet grow so big?!
    I was trying on old stuff one day and decided to give my shoes one last try before making a donation pile of stuff that didn’t work anymore and was surprised to see that my old shoes did fit again! I was shocked to learn that my feet had truly changed that much while I was much larger.
  • sthurmansthurman Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    Did anyone have to deal with sagging skin after loosing weight? I have 40 pounds to go to meet my goal.

    Yes... I’ve lost large amounts before and had practically no loose skin then.
    However, this time around my body has been through too much so long my skin elasticity is shot. My arms are very loose and my inner thighs are joining them lol.
    It can be a frustrating side effect of weight loss but it’s better that we’re healthier in the end.

    Eventually when I reach my ultimate goal and maintain Id like to have surgery to remove the excess and get a breast augmentation.
    edited January 29
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