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  • Find healthy comfort foods. For me, it's roasted veggies - I can toss some baby carrots with olive oil, and powdered garlic, and toss them in the oven for about 20 minutes, and have such a comforting snack - but without having to screw myself over. Another go-to for me is stove-top popcorn with either nothing on it at all,…
  • I'm actually looking/hoping for something similar. I've been working on getting my life healthier again over the last month and a half or so. Logging some things here, some things there. Still drinking cocktails at night and binging on pizza at work for lunch, etc. So, while I was taking steps in the right direction, the…
  • I am grateful that the sun is coming out for the first time in nearly a week, and that my husband is traveling home from his out of town work trip. I am also grateful for the wonderful, kind, and encouraging people here on MFP!
  • For me, it's a lot of what's been said. Vanity, for sure. The clothes that I miss, too. My husband and I used to be called Barbie and Ken. Now... we're just nice people. :-) But, I love doing yoga, and I used to be pretty good at it. Then I got into pizza, netflix, and drinking every night after work. Now, as I'm working…
  • Ditto what everyone else has said. You can help the process by holding your head over steam for periods of time (I'd probably just google best practices for steam cleansing your face) - it brings the blemishes out to the surface all at once, but after you get through that part, (as long as you keep on going with your new…
  • My husband and I have the Evolution20 breakfast smoothie in the mornings - it's easy/great to know to always keep those ingredients on hand. We add a little serving of vanilla yogurt, and an additional banana to make it creamier (husband's request). I'm doing a meal sharing thing with a vegetarian coworker, we each prep…
  • Hi! Great point, @barkleygal - stick with it. You didn't gain all your weight in 2 weeks, you won't see an immediate shift down in 2 weeks either, unless it's just the water weight. Alcohol is addictive - when you suddenly stop, cold turkey, you're going to go into withdrawal whether you realize it or not. Your body is…
  • Me, too! I'm jumping back in to MFP after having been away for a few months. Got out my winter wardrobe recently and realized I have zero time to turn myself around before I don't fit my clothes anymore! You all say you're looking for recipes and inspiration. Tell me, what does your average day look like, meal-wise? What…
  • I have rather mild arthritis that keeps me feeling down, but I've found a good way to keep the body moving when it needs it the most is through yoga - slow, thoughtful movement that helps you understand where you body is that day, and being accepting of it. Yoga can be done anywhere, at any time, and should aid in easing…
  • I saw this article yesterday, too, and found it very interesting. I'm glad to see all of the discussion going on about it. I agree that it's all in the calorie counting. And, I agree with @robininfl in that most of us have enough "floating around" to not eat back our work out calories. I mean, I work an office job, sit at…
  • I know I'm a little late to this conversation, but I have to say that I have mild arthritis, and when I have a "bad for you food" day, the next day always hurts. Physically. Like, from the joints in my toes to the joints in my fingers hurt. It turns into a downward spiral because when I hurt, I don't want to work out, and…
  • Feel free to add me! I need some friends and encouragement! I'm at 1200 calories. I'm trying to exercise, too, though. My hardest part in keeping my calories down is not joining in with my coworkers who are always going out and buying pizza, and burgers, and all kind of yummy looking and smelling things, *and then* going…
  • I would say anywhere in the 140s would be healthy for 5'8". That's what I'm aiming for, myself - but more than that, I want to be toned. I originally thought I'd like to get down to 138 (what I was all through high school and college, at 5'7.5"), but I'm not that age anymore, and I don't want to look like a teenager, I…
  • I agree that when it's cold, going to the gym is *not* my idea of fun! All the layers you have to wear to get in, and it immediately feels like a sauna, then leaving when you're sweaty and having to put all the layers back on... it is *not* like going anywhere else in the winter. If you have room for it, I suggest the…
  • Have you tried doing yoga, or stretching exercises? They help to elongate the muscles and help give a leaner look, rather than the bulk of muscle that regular workouts can bring.
  • Age: 33 (34 next month) Height 5'7.5" CW: 160ish GW: 140-138 I was 138 all through high school, college, and first few years of marriage. The desk job and daily enjoyment of alcohol in the evenings is catching up with me *very* quickly - and has since I turned 30! It's hard because when I get home from work each day, I…
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