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  • Like @JaniceWilliams221 suggested, I think I’ll make a pavlova, which would work for you, too. I’m not going to bother with the curd and will just use fresh fruit and whipped cream. Maybe a quick chocolate drizzle if I’m feeling fancy.
  • Iodine is stored effectively in the thyroid, thus it would normally take months without iodine for deficiency to appear. Not three days.
  • Hi - I understand that you need to step away. Thanks for your leadership and dedication. This group has been very motivating and instrumental in keeping me accountable. Good luck in meeting your goals and thank you again!
  • Hi All - Sorry for my absence. I was traveling - to Mali, West Africa! It was quite a challenging and busy couple of weeks. I have filled in the blanks with the closest data that I collected: Challenge start weight 130.2 Challenge goal weight 124 Jan 8 #1 127.8 Jan 15 #2 130.0 Jan 22 #3 130.2 Jan 29 #4 133.0 Feb 5 #5 128.4…
  • I agree with @DebLaBounty and @tiptoethruthetulips that your frustration is due to your self imposed deadline and a number on the scale. While it is good to have weight or fitness goals, we shouldn’t be too hard on ourself if we miss. Especially when we miss the goal by just a hair, BUT the overall achievement is amazing.…
  • Wow - so cool that you were proactive and talked to the cook!
  • [quote/] Nice run. I hope your husband is ok! [/quote] Husband is doing well. Still on crutches but he’s on the mend. Naive question: if you have your iPhone if your over the shoulder purse, does it record steps properly? I think I’d does if I’m wearing a small bad that hits my hip. I haven’t done “the experiment” to…
  • I travel a lot and just try to estimate as much as possible. It can be very challenging. I was in S Korea when I was actively losing and had no idea what many of the lovely foods were called so had no way to log them. But, at least they were small, beautiful portions, so I wasn't too worried. Drink lots of water to help…
  • Hubby slipped on ice last weekend and is on crutches so we’re driving more :( But I did a proper run in the snowy woods this morning that gave 7200 steps but want to show where I ran - can you see the photo?
  • I do not think this is normal. There are heaps of people on MPF who have lots weight and they are much older. I was 51 when I lost 30 lbs and have maintained for two years. I am small and aimed for1200 cals per day when losing.
  • I log before eating, too, and it really keeps me in check. Also, if I am at an event where there are hard-to-resist treats (e.g. at a cocktail party or work meeting with nice snacks at coffee break), I take one or two bites, just to satisfy my curiosity, then I discard the rest. Often at work events, people just cut the…
  • I am pretty lazy in getting my steps in this winter. It's been cold and icy. We have tunnels all around the campus and I will try to at least get down there for a walk as much as possible.
  • Challenge start weight 130.2 Challenge goal weight 124 Jan 8 #1 127.8 Jan 15 #2 130.0 Jan 22 #3 130.2 Jan 29 #4 133.0 Feb 5 #5 128.4 Feb 12 #6 129.2 Feb 19 #7 127.0 Feb 26 #8 127.4 A positive thought I had this week was: Even though it's my TOM and I had a couple of restaurant meals, I still logged as best as possible.…
  • I lost 30 lbs using MPF as a tool when I was 51 and am now 53 (maintaining). I’m in much better shape than I was when I was in my 20s-30s. I can fit into my high school prom dress from when I was 17. I’ve never felt better about my fitness and physical shape. That said, my skin is not as nice as when I was younger, and…
  • Wow - great tips! I’m going to stock up on seeds and incorporate coconut milk into my cooking. I love legumes, so will definitely try the chickpeas. Have you tried baking with chickpea flour? I have done so with success a few times as hubby is GF. Thanks -new ideas to try!
  • I lost 30 lbs in 2015 and stopped logging my food. Although I try to be a mindful eater, a few pounds were creeping back on in 2017. Thanks to this group, the consistent logging has been VERY helpful to get me back on track with my eating. I also truly appreciate seeing that most of us have weeks that are good and…
  • Don't feel badly. Yes, TOM can make a huge difference to some people. You can retain water for lots of reasons (salty food, new exercise, etc.). Most importantly, the closer you get to your goal weight, the slower the losses. A food scale might just be the answer! You are really doing well, so don't beat yourself up.
  • My tips to get me through: 1) When I was not so fit, my goal was to do whatever exercise (e.g. video, 20 min of cardio, 10 pushups - whatever) at least 5X over a week or two before throwing in the towel. I just mustered the grit to make it though 5X. Every time, I would see a bit of progress and become more motivated to do…
  • Hi @cxwhit3 - I have to intervene and say that your progress is amazing. I don't know what you truly expect to see on the scale, but you have no reason to be disappointed. Think about it, in less than two months, you have lost OVER 10 lbs. That is amazing and a very healthy, SUSTAINABLE rate. Perhaps you should have other…
  • Challenge start weight 130.2 Challenge goal weight 124 Jan 8 #1 127.8 Jan 15 #2 130.0 Jan 22 #3 130.2 Jan 29 #4 133.0 Feb 5 #5 128.4 Feb 12 #6 129.2 Feb 19 #7 127.0 A positive thought I had this week was: I definitely detect progress. I only have a little to lose so it is very slow going, but the trend is there. LOGGING…
  • I thought that lots of people like IF not because there’s a magic formula to lose weight but simply because it limits when you can eat. Therefore, all your calories are consumed in a narrower time frame, which feels less restrictive or easier to manage to some. I think there’s a small scientific literature on IF and…
  • You might also need to define “hungry”. Ravenous-cannot possibly sleep-hungry is one thing, but a little peckish or simply wanting a habitual snack is another. Decide which and then consider the advice above.
    in Hungry Comment by spzjlb February 2018
  • You need a bit of a reality check, because you’re progressing wonderfully! Keep it up and be extra patient, because the last pounds are really slow to peel away. Don’t dispair, be patient! Bravo!
  • I never miss a workout when I travel, whether for work or on vacation. Keeps me in a good mind frame and gives me leeway with my calories, because I drink more on holiday. This is life - if I stopped eating mindfully and exercising on vacation, then how am I going to maintain a lower weight forever? Besides, fitness is…
  • You’re still with us and that is a good thing.
  • I have a hard time understanding how giving up chocolate will bring someone closer to God, but whatever!
  • Just want to get back to the early simple, solid advice for the OP. I would also add that you should take several body measurements, because sooner or later, you'll get frustrated with the scale, so some other metrics will be heedful. Good luck! Stick with it, be very very patient, keep using MPF as a tool and for…
  • Challenge start weight 130.2 Challenge goal weight 124 Jan 8 #1 127.8 Jan 15 #2 130.0 Jan 22 #3 130.2 Jan 29 #4 133.0 Feb 5 #5 128.4 Feb 12 #6 129.2 A positive thought I had this week was: My clothes fit a bit better. I won't beat myself up over the slow changes on the scale. I looked up my BMI and am fine for my height…
  • I predict that most of that will disappear by next week: You'll have retained water from the excess Na in the restaurant meetings, so I am confident that you will be back to normal numbers in a few days. I am inspired and proud of you for posting a number that must feel kind of crappy. We need to see everyone's blips to…
  • Wonderful job! You’ve already surpassed your target!!
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