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  • Hey,Kelli! We’re almost surgery twins - I had my sleeve on June 12th. I lost before hand and lost some after but I’ve now hit a plateau that’s partially due to PMS and partially due to the ‘3 week stall’ everyone talks about. I’m eating about 300-400 calories a day - it’s what my doc recommends and I can’t really eat more.…
  • Can you do the cracker test with Chicken in a Biscuit crackers? And artichoke dip from Publix? Asking for a friend.
  • We do Home Chef. We do 3 meals a week, 2 servings per meal (my kid has texture issues, so I just get it for my husband and myself). Yes, it's expensive, but we actually save money on our grocery bill. I also recreate some of the recipes (there's a pan-fried chicken recipe that even my kiddo LOVES, so I make that regularly)…
  • Thanks - I usually do include a lot of veggies in my diet, just the last week and a half, my diet has been crap because of the nausea. I'll grab a probiotic tomorrow - I also have some fiber powder for water that I'll drink. Things are starting to move again, albeit slowly. I really want to give this medicine a chance so…
  • Thanks - I've got a call into her, so hopefully, I'll hear back by tomorrow. I was honestly surprised to see a loss this morning because I completely ignored my calorie goals for a trip to Charleston last weekend and I've been waiting for that to catch up to me.
  • Good to read how someone else handles their anxiety and depression, and I hope you have success :). I have GAD and clinical depression, and sometimes it feels like we can get one under control, but not the other. Right now, my GAD has improved with medication and exercise, even though I still have anxiety attacks, but my…
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  • I have a desk job, too. Working with software in a non-profit, so I'm pretty much stuck at my desk. I try to get up every hour or so and get in 500-1000 steps by running in place. (I have my own office, which helps). Bring my lunch nearly every day (and the days I eat out somewhere, I eat the same things and know the…
  • The way my weight is shifting now that I'm older. Or maybe I'm just not as hard on myself as I was at 26. But I feel like I look thinner at 40 than I did at the same weight at 26.
  • I'm honestly going through something similar - been at this for about five months, lost 35 lbs, and I am having the hardest time staying on track (and I still have about 65-70 to lose). I'm not going off track every day or even by too much every day, but I'm paying for it with the scale not moving right now. I also do…
  • I eat homemade tacos at least 3-4 times a week (sometimes more). I use chicken, homemade taco seasoning (after learning the recipe, I'll never use the packets again), tomatoes, red onion, salsa verde, fat-free sour cream (I use the FF kind because I freaking LOVE sour cream and I can use more this way), and sometimes…
  • Wait, sci-fi and audio books make us 14 year old boys? :wink: Seriously, from one 40 year old woman to another, I listen to audio books (mostly history, though), watch sci-fi (I will give up my Farscape DVDs when they pry them out of my cold, dead hands), and I have a constant craving to play The Sims (although I resist…
  • It was working SO WELL for awhile yesterday. I'm about a half day away from getting a Fitbit instead. When the app works, it works really well. But it doesn't work consistently and that's really ticking me off.
  • Strict. If I'm not strict, I'm not going to see much of a difference (as evidenced by my lackadaisical logging on Saturday).
  • I'll talk about if asked or like last night, a friend asked for suggestions for weight loss and a bunch of us chimed in (all of us successful, just using different strategies - I was kind of exuberant, but that's just my personality with this particular group). I've mentioned milestones twice on my FB account just because…
  • This reminds me of the folks in one of my weight loss FB groups who INSIST that we're not going to be successful if we don't eat breakfast, eat too many carbs, and eat past 7 PM. Why? Because Dr. Oz said so. Well, I'll just be over here shoveling in ladyfingers and peanut butter at 10:15 PM with my 35 lb loss. And I won't…
  • It stopped updating again. I've gotten another 1500 steps that it won't add. I get my steps late and eat late - I really need it to update, darn it!
  • Seems to be updating steps! Yay! No calories, but it may be too soon for calories.
  • My steps are showing in MFP (hours later) but the calories are barely updating (I got 12 calories for my almost 7K steps I'd so far synced today). I'm just adding a manual cardio exercise and adding those calories manually. I only tend to use a few anyway so it's more for my record keeping.
  • I'm having the exact same issue. I've started a thread in a FB Garmin group and on the Garmin forums, but so far, no answer. I'm going to find a way to call them soon - this is really getting on my nerves.
  • tiffkittyw, I covet your kitchen :). The cats are pretty darn cute, too. My 17 pounder likes to make me chase him around my son's room at bedtime before he hides under the bed and won't come out (we usually try to shut the kid's door before bedtime, but don't remember all the time, and the cat wants to be with his boy).…
  • I don't eat breakfast. I'm not usually hungry until at least 11 or 12, and I've also found that waiting to eat until 1 PM or so helps with my blood sugar - if I eat first thing in the morning, it's pretty much guaranteed that I'll be a raving hungry lunatic all day. I also eat right up until I go to bed at 11 PM - hasn't…
  • I'm 5'2 and probably 120-130 for me.
  • I'm keeping a pair or two of pants, but I've been selling and giving stuff away to Goodwill. If I know I don't have that cushion, I'll be less likely to backslide.
  • Talenti gelato - a few bites usually satisfies me late at night. Cookie butter - it's 190 calories (I think) for a serving of the crunchy version, which I usually just eat off of a spoon. I don't tend to eat a full serving, though.
  • I read the article earlier today, and man, if I weren't already here, I'd think calorie counting with MFP is super depressing!
  • My kid is older than yours so that makes it easier probably (also, my husband works a late shift, so I don't have to worry about getting dinner on the table for him - or vice versa, as the case may be). We usually have activities going on, so I'm trying freezer meals this year (my SIL sells Wildtree, so we've done that for…
  • I usually have cooked chicken in the fridge/freezer or those Tyson cooked chicken chunks in the fridge - I cut up tomatoes and onions (onions are sometimes already chopped and in my fridge) and make burritos or I'll make some pasta with chicken and jarred sauce (Classico sauces are my favorites). Pretty much my go-to meals…
  • I eat a good sized dinner at 8:30 or so (we're stuck at my son's football practices most nights), and I've lost almost 24 lbs in 3 months. I don't eat breakfast, and I don't eat huge lunches, so I have a lot of calories left for dinner and a snack - usually around 800-1000 most days. Meal timing doesn't matter - it's that…
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