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  • Thanks for the help => I can log now and am over budget :smile: At least the habit is restarted and I can get used to trying to be in budget again.
  • Thanks for idea.. It's a good one. Will consider.
  • There's always that surgery... But besides it being risky and doing unnatural things to your body, everyone i've heard of that did it gained the weight back because they didn't change their diet. I guess liposuction might be an option too.. Also, if you're the type to gain weight when you're not dieting, be prepared to…
  • Skim has (slightly) more sugar (from a quick google), i guess i was lied to by a family member and just believed it. It was a concern to me because i am near prediabetic range on glucose tests for last few years or more. I am a fan of full fat, though. The brain is made up of 60% fat i believe (a google "confirms"), so…
  • There are some disadvantages to skim milk. For example, whole milk (or non-fat-free-half-and-half) help prevents coffee stains of teeth, while I understand skim milk does not (I heard that on "The Doctors" TV show a year or so ago). Also, from memory i've heard of studies saying people drinking whole milk with full fat…
  • Mine is [email protected] on fitbit Also add me here Did a step challenge with someone last weekend, and it motivated me to move, did 22,000 steps yesterday! Today without the challenge, I'm not moving nearly as much. -Rob
  • 41 here, and would welcome new MFP friend adds. I tend to click like on any positive progress/news, only occasionally post text comments. So far lost 56lbs (I'm at 197), Looking to lose probably another 30-35. This week marks 1 year (365 days) of logging into MFP daily for me, so i figure it's time to reach out to the…
  • I'm back using FitBit Blaze I got just over a week ago (a few years ago, i used a One and Ultra on my Fitbit account and also use a FitBit Aria scale since 2012-ish). Prior to this i was using a Microsoft Band for a while. On Fitbit, my id is [email protected] , also feel free to add me here. BTW As of today, I've…
  • MFP tracked people who lost the most weight, and it turned out high carb (specifically, high fiber, which is a carb) led to the most weight loss success. -Rob
  • It seems like allergy season has started again, my headaches have been coming back (allergy/sinus related). Lucky me, today is a rainy day which (according to weatherperson on news) means low pollen count which means less head pain. When cold (winter) season comes back sometimes it gets better too.
  • The reality is, we're all different in how our body reacts to meds. My dad was hesitant to take his heartburn meds daily (he was taking "as needed" otc) and sure enough,he had a ulcer the same day he had a heart attack and nearly died. So those medicines are important "if" you need them. I take them and have for at least…
  • Thanks @PeachyCarol -- I much prefer the guardian version for objectivity... The times had it wrong on a recent article on schizophrenia as well, and they silently corrected that 2 days later saying basically everything in the headline of the article was wrong.... They're not the best paper for scientific articles, i agree.
  • As this was in news today, i thought i'd share it on this topic related to it -- http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/cutting-sugar-improves-childrens-health-in-just-10-days Excerpt: "On average, the subjects’ LDL cholesterol, the kind implicated in heart disease, fell by 10 points. Their diastolic blood pressure fell…
  • If you're at a 'low' then i think "hang in there" can be good advice if taken right. It's kind of what i've told myself when i hit a deep depression, i could think suicidal thoughts or at least "passive death wish" thoughts, but instead I try to tell myself "I've felt better than this before, I've had good times, just be…
  • Corrections above: "not"="note" "Size"="site" Not sure why it seems some people can edit their posts but i cannot.
  • Lest you think i have this gene variant.. I'll not before i was on antipsychotics (we're talking 1997-1998) I weighed around 165lbs. On antipsychotics (Risperidone, Zyprexa, Etc.) I've been as high as 262lbs. But with exercise and watching what you eat (again with this or a similar size) you can effective fight this.
  • I stopped taking metformin when i wasn't losing weight with it for 6+ months, and shortly after started MFP and now i *am* losing weight without metformin. The rules of weight loss do not change when your on meds, have to move more and eat less.
  • I've lost weight on risperidone, i did it with a website like this in the past (and now with this website now). I was on risperidone (generic risperidal) in 2009-2010 and in that point using a bodybugg i lost 70+ pounds. I'm now on risperidone again and with tracking here i've lost over 30 pounds. In my experience, all…
  • I was about 176 in 2010 (before i gained back some weight) - at the time I had just started switching from size 36 to size 34 pants. Now at 220-ish i seem to be getting back "down" to a size 38 from a size 40 earlier this year. In shirts, Just recently switched back to XL from XXL however when i was 176 I could fit into L…
  • I had 3,008 yesterday to burn (if i believe my fitness band)... I ate 2,966 of those calories... 1,000+ of them came from 2+1/2 slices of meatball pizza!
  • I am sorry if i haven't posted too much here. I personally don't feel like MFP should be a depression support board, though i think we can safely discuss issues relating to how weight loss is affected by meds and such (and also how diet and exercise affect out mood -- i've known for at least 10 years that the best…
  • I have a disorder which 'includes' depression (Schizoaffective Bipolar Type)... I've had this illness almost 20 years now... I've been doing well the past year... Maybe the B-Complex and Fish Oil thing is right? Why? I found that my omeprazole (for heart burn due to being obese) was blocking absorption of B-12 and Iron.…
  • Thanks for bringing this up - I had premium and didn't know i had -this-, but just found it. This sounds useful, and will definitely play with the daily numbers based on my usual "peak" days. One thing, i'm concerned with whether or not if i update my diet/fitness profile whether or not the daily goals will update (i.e. if…
  • For me, I like to eat, and not necessarily the healthy foods (I know, i need to). I can limit my food to some extent, with help of a calorie tool such as MFP (I've used others too), which tells me to "stoppppp". But having a fitness band, I get to see how exercising lets me eat more. I've burned off somewhere around 32-33…
  • I have a similar problem, last night when i weighed myself i was more than 2 pounds more than i was in the morning. I don't understand why I'm gaining weight :smile: ... Seriously, in my experience body weight can regularly fluctuate up and down in a 3-5 pound range just based on things like water weight (and, for example,…
  • I'm not claiming to be an expert (my "knowledge" comes from a minor in psychology in college, a free online course on 'drugs and the brain', and finally my experience as a patient who has done a little homework), i'm part way through a book i probably won't finish anytime soon - it's called "The Gut Balance Revolution" and…
  • No one is telling anyone to stop taking their meds. Lord knows with 11 hospitalizations (most recent 5+ years ago) I am cautious.. My doc tells me i can take as little as 2mg of risperidone if i want, but by choice i take 3.25mg. -Rob
  • The new york times yesterday had a headline saying medications are not need or at least not needed as much. At least in the case of schizophrenia, which is related to my condition.
  • Consider that neurotransmitters (dopamine and seratonin, which these medicines act on) are CREATED by your GUT BACTERIA... And what you feed them affects what gut bacteria live and die and how much of what is produced, then yes, your diet affects your mental health directly.
  • I take mood stabilizers (lithium) and neuroleptics (risperidone) and what I find is some of what these meds do to me is lower my energy levels, and i can crave food with carbs as carbs are a source of quick energy... I think exercise helps (especially when i feel like i don't want to do it, i always come out feeling…
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