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  • Really looking for an active menopause site. Weight flew on after I hit menopause and I battle back down to healthy weight but to do so had to be so strictly that my younger self would have been severely under weigh if I followed the same regiment. Sick and tired my appetite being so freaking out of whack with my…
  • For me logging (food and exercise) and weighing (me and food) keeps me honest. I see immediately when I get off track and take action while it is a minor not a major correction.
  • You can connect with more than one. My husband wears a HR at work and use a Garmin with workouts because he sweats a lot.
  • Steps are great for challenges but there is a big difference in my calorie adjustment on the quality of steps. Big difference between 10K steps puttering around the office and 10K hiking up a mountain. I start in the hole when I start the day that goes away pretty quickly. I stopped wearing my Surge 24x7 so a drop…
  • Not just you, I find it annoying then I remember what really is important for weight management is the calorie adjustment.
  • I hit goal May 2015, starting end of August till mid September lost 3 and slowly dropped the rest by 1st of the year. Yes I lost over the holidays a first ever. I have a food scale and use it enough to keep me honest without being obsessive. I use a Fitbit Surge to track calories out and turn negative calories on when so…
  • I'm 5'6, started at 173 with original goal of 145. My setting was set to 2lbs a week. My average loss was 1.97 so I was pretty consistent, but even with that average it to 5-6 week to lose the last pound. Be consistent and persistence and it will come off. After I'd been maintaining for several months I dropped another 10…
  • I've been maintaining for over a year. I'm still logging food and use a activity tracker to monitor my burn. I weigh daily but don't log weigh very frequently because it isn't varying all that much. My to my surprise I've a harder time with dropping too low than creeping up to high.
  • I ride and I can tell you if you ride with intensity you'll easily burn more than 220 calories on a 40 min ride. I'm 50, female,, 5'6", 135lbs on a moderate route at 14 mph (which is not fast) I'd burn in the 300s. I eat my calories my tracker gives me and have been maintaining, when I don't I lose. I know trackers don't…
  • I too love food. Nothing was off limits when I was losing and nothing is off limits now. If I can work into the plan I do it. I am far pickier about what is worth it. I see a number of comments about hating exercise, I don't get it. Weight loss would have been pure hell and maintenance an unbearable life sentence if I…
  • If you feed your activity from your tracker to MFP, set your activity level and turn negative calories on. If your tracker and food log is anywhere close to accurate then a negative adjustment means you picked an activity level too high. Consistent large positive means it is set too low. Its been my observation it is not…
  • The range people pick vary for a variety of reasons. A lot of people pick +/- 2.5 lbs. I chose +/- 5 lbs because I'm not always regular. 2 miss BMs can easily add up to a big non real jump on the scale. You want a range that is meaningful to you so that you are willing to take action but not so tight that you are always…
  • Spring and fall are the easiest - perfect temps for being active. Heat in the summer puts a damper on rigorous activity but hot also kills my appetite when I am active. Too many rich comfort foods are associated with winter and the snow, ice and cold slow things down.
  • An advance healthcare directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, medical directive or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or…
  • You look great. Let the stupidity fall into the garbage where they belong.
  • My husband has BP problems. For convenience sake I followed the same guidelines at home and my BP dropped borderline too low. If you don't eat much processed food, you're not likely to need to restrict beyond that. Everyone needs some salt.
  • Only the extremely naive think Living Wills (which outline the conditions of DNR) are only for the old, bad things can and do happen to even the young. I had my kids have one since they were 18 so they could name who they wanted to represent them in health matters if they became incapacitated and to document their wishes.…
  • I don't get it either. If you have your activity level set correctly (I suspect many people who hold exercise calories back have the wrong activity level), you need to eat them back in maintenance or you will continue to lose. Even when I was losing I didn't eat under 1200 unless I was sick. If I only ate half back, the…
  • For people who embraced a lifestyle change, it is not uncommon to drop below goal before you stabilize. I lost 10 lbs in maintenance before I allowed myself to be comfortable with eating all my exercise calories back. It took that long to convince myself that my food logging and my Fitbit were accurate enough that I should…
  • Once you are in maintenance, it doesn't much matter. It was fairly accurate for me but I was pretty darn consistent with my deficit and logging food/exercise when I was losing. I believe it is more accurate if you keep the deficit consistent because not only your food but your exercise also factors in to the projection.
  • You need to provide more info, age & activity matter. What are your settings? If you use a tracker, do you have negative calories on? How accurately do you log? Do you vary how much you eat back exercise calories? I don't have one set number for calories. I have a baseline number and eat back what I get back from my…
  • Too funny, I'm just the opposite, I look at some of women's goal weight, my same height and age and think WTF why do you think you need to be that underweight? I suspect many are skinny fat and would benefit from more exercise rather than less weight. You can lose all the fat you want but if there is no underlying muscle…
  • Eat slower. Many overeating because they out pace their body's ability to register full. When in doubt drink water to make sure you're not hungry but thirsty.
  • I do this all the time, I find I'm more mindful of whether or not I really hungry. I find when I don't exercise much I naturally want to eat less.
  • My tracker works fine for me and it gives be substantially less than and of the web estimators where you only enter height, weight, age, gender, which I don't like but obviously reflects the real me. I eat back my exercise based on my HR based tracker. Step based trackers are useless for calorie estimation, IMO. I have…
  • I didn't keep anything off limits during weight loss and dont do so now. I plan for what I want but I stick to the plan. At least 80% of the time I eat healthy food, I like healthy food too. I do eat based on activity level so I tend to do more active things when I want more or want something indulgent Weight loss is way…
    in Eating Comment by BikeTourer June 2016
  • I weigh myself daily and enter it weekly or every other week. Weighing daily is NOT compulsive, over thinking every up/down is. Many people use other apps to get a trending of their weight, I find changing my progress graph to all my entered data or 1 year allows you to see minor daily fluctuations for what they…
  • Lol, no such thing as a plateau. Seems a funny comment for a maintaining weight community. Isn't maintenance an intentional plateau at a weight of your own choosing?
    in Plateu Comment by BikeTourer June 2016
  • Weighing daily is not obsessive. Do it at about the same time, mornings is better. Weighing more than once a day it not very helpful and not recommend.
  • I lost additional weight since I didn't have a eating disorder before based on your assertion what I'm experiencing is not possible and I should be slipping back into my bad habits and getting fatter. Instead I happily eating the extra calories to keep from slipping into the 120s... I'll take that any day of the week.
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