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  • I'm not an expert by any means, but from what I have read on these boards and other research, the very low calorie diet of 500 to 550 calories a day for eight weeks might have been the trigger for those metabolic and hormonal changes, not the weight loss.
  • Awesome perspective
  • Without knowing anything about how MFP operates, they can't be any worse than any other site or ISP. We should just assume that, unless stated otherwise as a selling point, everyone can (an probably does) track IP info and likely more. It's called metadata and is the cost of participating in this awesome thing called the…
  • If you are not currently in marketing, you might consider it.
  • I had read somewhere that soaking anything in ACV turns it into a zero calorie food. But only if you eat it before 4PM.
  • I dunno. If you let holidays be an excuse, what else might you use as an excuse later? Being sick, hurt back, break up, car's broken, job stress, family stress, or one of the endless curve balls life throws at us. I don't have an answer for you, only you can answer yourself. Just consider that you are basically asking for…
  • Thank you @cwolfman13 and @estherdragonbat . I appreciate the experience and wisdom. There is so much information out there, many contradicting each other. I'm kinda stoked to get started. I'm going to keep it simple, starting off with a very low weight until I have the form correct and then figure out how to progress,…
  • I listen to this video at least once a day, sometimes more. I know, crazy... I need the constant reminder or I fall back into a path-of-least-resistance decision making. Maybe it will help you. https://youtube.com/watch?v=0wcEQ2tr9VQ
  • Thanks @leggup That last article was too much science! :) I'm gonna have to use Google for translation. It seems like it is as I thought. I can keep lean body mass and leverage newbie-ness to some initial gains. I'm going to make sure to track macros and workouts well, but like @NorthCascades said, time will pass whether I…
  • This would be an interesting question to send to the manufacturer. It must be measuring electrical resistance, what else could it be measuring. In that respect, what is the difference between being on your knees and, say a short child using it? Curious. I love your sense of humor!
  • Thanks. Funny that you say "time will pass" as that is exactly how I see it. I'm definitely doing it, I was just curious as to the science of it.
  • Remember when you were a kid and Christmas was coming (or something else you looked forward to)? You probably thought about it months in advance if you thought you knew you were getting a certain gift you really wanted. Even as kids we have vision, the ability to see something in the future. Use that inate ability to…
  • Hunger, fatigue and possible injury were mentioned. What happens in your body when you don't eat back your burned calories and are way below your deficit mark? Is it the same as not exercising and eating below your bmr? Will your body shutdown non essential systems? Does it matter if its just a day or two, compared to a…
  • I'm 45 and have 55 more lbs to lose. I've lost 9.5 so far. I am not exercising yet, just focusing on CICO. I have plenty of honey-do's that are exercise to me. For example, I'm about to clear out a fig tree stump that won't die on its own and prepare my front yard for curbing and landscape rock. I'm not looking forward to…
  • I added some MFP friends and interact with them through the status updates on the homepage. I 'like' positive updates from them which results in them liking some of my updates. These likes and comments send alerts to my phone throughout the day. These alerts constantly remind me of my goal and keep me focused. Plus,…
  • If you are strong enough, keep being an example to her. If not, and there is no shame in this, put yourself first and isolate yourself from influences that can prevent your success.
  • Evenings are my hardest time as well. Mostly because during the day I am busy at work, focused on other things. When I get home, after my chores, I’m just relaxing. Idle hands...
  • I'm digging Sobe water, Strawberry Dragonfruit. I've used it the last couple of weeks in place of Dr.Pepper. I like the taste better if it is cold; However, the price is rather high buying it one at a time from my work cafe. I need to check out wholesale prices.
  • I don't know, something something about glass houses. I smoke knowing it's bad for me. I also have had a life full of vices. I'm here today and my brother, who was pretty perfect (non-smoker, in shape, amazing dad and husband, etc...) is not because of driving while texting. So, to me texting or just being on the phone…
  • If it helps motivate you, your belly looks like mine did when I had my heart attack at age 43. Cholesterol build up. Watch some YouTube videos on visceral fat my friend! You might have more healthy arteries than me but you might not.
  • You are the best @CyberTone ! Thank you for the guidance, resource and specific answer. I did search the threads prior to posting, but not the FAQ. This worked!
  • Umm, sure there is. Stevia, Truvia, Sweet and Low, Equal, etc... Not sure if that is what OP meant. Maybe not physically, I don't know enough to argue that, but a person can have mental addictions that are just as controlling as physical addictions. EDIT: I just noticed a previous post from psuLemon that has a thread about…
  • I had to look up what a long black was. Now I want one.
  • I did indeed just change the batteries this last Friday and they had buildup on them I had to scrape off the connection points that I could reach. Good point. I also live with my wife and two step-daughters. The chances of it (or anything) staying in one place is pretty low. I don't go to the gym :( I think I am going to…
  • I think everyone agrees with that Lesscookies1. It should be ok to say, once we agree that eating in a caloric deficit is 100% required to lose weight, that there are other aspects of losing weight worthy of discussion.
  • I'm about 60 lbs from my main target. I just picked the top number in the BMI chart for normal/healthy. I figure I can adjust that target as I get closer. I do need that end target number though, so I understand what you mean. Maybe your target isn't a weight, but something else like no underarm wiggle. I would just pick a…
  • Why is this woo? mph323 states CICO is the way to lose weight. The he/she goes on to ask about macro and micro nutrients in a way that supports CICO. Are we so CICOized that we aren't allowed to talk about other health concepts? Macro-nutrients are real things and from what I have researched, can have their ratio adjusted…
  • I am not even thinking about exercise right now, just focusing on getting the cico concept working for me. I would also be to embarrassed to do anything in public. When I get to an exercise phase, I'm sure it will be in the privacy of my home. Except walking perhaps. Make your plan work for you I say.
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