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  • Exactly. It's pathetic. Everything here is a fight now.
  • MyFitnessPal used to be awesome. Now it's a mess of people just talking about "WHICH POSTER WOULD YOU SLEEP WITH?!" It's dumb. I practically had to beg for help with an actual fitness-related question.
  • Yeah, I'm frustrated with not getting an answer to the question I asked.
  • No, I weighed four and they averaged out to 30 g. All the thighs in the freezer are the same total weight and size. I don't freak out about a difference of 20 calories for food. I have too much left to lose to be that precise right now. If it becomes a problem, I'll reevaluate.
  • I just ended up doing it the normal way, which I planned to anyway if I couldn't find a rule of thumb. I don't know why tomatoey felt the need to spell out simple math...? :/ Why does everyone on the internet seem to think everyone but them is stupid? Anyway, I only ate one. Pawned the other off on my bf who had two of his…
  • You don't need to be a jerk. I googled the hell out of it. Go away.
  • I just called it 150 calories per thigh. The 16.5 is two thighs. Guess everyone's too busy on the chit-chat threads.
  • I do have a scale. Was asking how to weigh the whole thing without pulling the bone out. :/ I guess no one has a rule of thumb then???
  • Please, any help at all?
  • Yeah, also not true for me. I think fat is great. Gimme all the cheese, nuts and avocados you got! People love to stereotype others though. How stupid to do it over something like people using a bit of PB2 to spend calories on something else. It's good, it's versatile, it's earned a place in my pantry. The end.
  • We all "eat real food." And your opinion doesn't mean much when stated on its own. PB2 is a nice little thing to add to keep calories down but have a healthy diet. That high-horse stuff you're doing is really not helpful at all. I always wonder about people like you in the forums...
  • I have a Polar FT4 in green. I love this thing. I wear it as a normal watch. Also comes with a chest strap for heart rate function. Syncs up to any Polar machine, too. I highly recommend it for just $60. It's been great!
  • I find that my Polar FT4 heart rate monitor is pretty close to the Brayden Calorie Calculator. So, I just average the two and use 80% of that as my conservative burn figure. Hope that helps. :)
  • 16 kilos is GREAT! That's a really wonderful start! For me, I have days where I FEEL like a bottomless pit but can only eat a little. Whereas, before, as in just two short weeks ago, I was horking down a really large volume of food every meal. Twice we've ordered pizza and I could hardly finish two regular sized slices.…
  • The MFP database says 829, plus the 100 for sour cream would be 929, so not that far off. I think I'll call it an even thou. Answered my own question! Good talk, me!
  • I'm so sorry you went through that. That kind of loss is certain to manifest in physical and emotional ways and I want to send you some hugs. <3 Mine is just simple: Because I was athletic in school. When I stopped doing sports but kept eating like I was burning thousands of calories everyday, it started piling on. Gained…
  • I bought mine at Costco for $5 for a huge tub that will last me no less than a year!
  • After wanting to get it for YEARS, I finally picked some up. I love it. I mix it with water and add to greek yogurt with some splenda to dip apples and celery. Now, I get a full cup of peanut-buttery spread/dip for 190 calories when a serving of regular peanut butter, by itself, is that much! My boyfriend was making a face…
  • Just use Splenda or Stevia or whatever alternative sweetener you like. Eventually, your palette will realize you don't have to douse things in high-fructose corn syrup to taste them. My coffee is a homemade Americano with a packet of Splenda and tsp. of coconut oil. Good and pretty good for me.
  • How much you'll resent positive attention about your looks. Logically, when I'm thin, I know I look good. And, when I'm fat, I look bad. But I still get irrationally angry at people who think they can suddenly comment on my appearance. WHO ASKED YOU??? I genuinely do not care what you think of how I look. I care what I…
  • The savory applications interest me the most. I love a good satay.
  • I know they make a chocolate PB2, also. I just happened to see this jar of plain at Costco for $5 so I snagged it. That sounds really good.
  • I used to make cheesy mashed potatoes by mixing one potato with half an 8-oz. block of cream cheese, 4 Tbsp. of butter, 4 oz. of greek yogurt, 4 oz. of cheddar, garlic and some bacon bits, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne and chives. Then, for dinner, the exact same thing but replaced the potato with pasta. I should have just…
  • Me too! My boyfriend and I quit in November but will share a clove on occasion. :) And by occasion, I mean twice in the last 9 months. No harm there.
  • I also don't care for sweet. I like veggie scrambles. 3 cups of steamed broccoli, 1 whole egg + 5 egg whites. Little non-stick cooking spray, heat together in a pan, with some garlic, til the eggs are cooked. Season to taste. Usually, though, I just have coffee for breakfast and eat a hearty lunch. Also, greek yogurt with…
  • I lost 80 lbs. in 2011. I stopped eating right and gained it all back. I know now that I have to remain vigilant and committed. That's it. :)
  • 1 lb. is not abnormal. I vacillate within a 7 lb. range on any given day between water retention during my period, weighing after breakfast, wearing heavier clothing on the scale, the scale having been tweaked a bit, etc. I honestly wouldn't worry about it unless it keeps up.
  • Yep, either get a heart rate monitor or manually measure your heart rate a few time over your workout, average it and use the Brayden Calorie Calculator. MFP is generally way off, so never use what's in the database. http://www.braydenwm.com/calburn.htm As for HRMs, I have a Polar FT4 with chest strap. It was $50 on Amazon…
  • Same for me. I think it's psychological. For me, anyway, it is. I can be at the gym, on the bike, bottle of water ready to go and think to myself, "Meh. I should just go home." How ridiculous is that?! Then the first 15 or 20 minutes, I'm having to force myself to stay and finish the workout. I do 30-minute sets on the…
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