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  • I feel this way about gluten free things. I have some self diagnosed family members who fear the terrible glutens and we get fed horrible cardboard anti-cookies at family gatherings. They pat their "wheat bellies" and moan about the carbs and glutens (fully on that whole combo bandwagon these folks) and tell me how they…
  • In case it is not clear I know that if I eat more I will lose less. I have definitely been eating more, so no surprises there - my extra eating is in my diary for all to see.
  • I do share the concerns about guestimating my breakfast and lunch. I was weighing every grape that went into my mouth up until December when I started my new job. I had nine months of weighing to help me out with eye-balling, but I will be the first to admit that its a terrible method of guessing quantity. It was stressful…
  • Good tips, thank you. I have not measured myself since the middle of last year but I really should start to look at that to get a better take on what is happening to my body at this point. I have heard about weight trend apps - it is time for that I think. I have been pushing it hard - from nothing and I am often stiff and…
  • Agreed - but I knew that before weight loss. I once had a horrible moment biting into a cookie I thought contained choc chips and it was bits of olive!!! can you imagine?? *pukes*
  • I tried a few protein bars and a few protein powders and I was bitterly disappointed in all of them. They all have that nasty chemical grainy aftertaste that gets stuck in the back of your throat. I will stick to chocolate and real protein instead. *fake* (you know what I mean) sugar of any kind is also disgusting. Stevia…
  • I am going to go big on Christmas day. I find that having a bit of an over the top day once in a while keeps me on the straight and narrow. I will eat more than I need, feel a bit sick afterwards and not want those things again till next Christmas. Having a Christmas blow out is not at all like a binge because it is…
  • Agreed. I think I am pretty good with my accuracy, but I know there are still a few areas that I could tighten up. I don't weigh eggs for example and I have an averaged amount of milk that I use as an entry for a cup of coffee. I also make a batch of overnight oats using the recipe builder, weigh everything and portion it…
  • Outside of MFP, I find that most people in my life don't understand calorie counting so don't know if 1200 is a little or a lot. What freaks them out much more is that I weigh my food. My boyfriend is fine with it, understands and celebrates my results, but family and friends are horrified that I am "obsessed enough to…
  • You beat me to it - that sweet bread? Ewww... also tons of sugar in spaghetti sauce and that sort of thing - my taste buds don't know what to do with that (they don't like it). Portion sizes are definitely different. I have visited the US and was amazed. When I use the data base I know I cannot trust the US McDonalds…
  • Eat off a side plate. Try a bit of everything. Save your stomach for the delicious things and don't eat things just to be nice! (I am guilty of this). You don't need to eat some Aunts nasty casserole if it does not appeal - you might just want to have the apple pie as the meal instead :) I am more worried about my wallet…
  • Tonight I shall call it : Dinner. I can see how some people might need a term, because you might want to mark out or plan those days in your diary, in that case, I like the "replacement day" suggestion above or anything completely uncharged and neutral where you are not labeling yourself a crazed food lunatic loosed on the…
  • The one that really works for me is "I am not a person that snacks between meals". I just remind myself of this, because it is not negotiable. I just don't do that - in the same way that vegans don't eat meat and people that hate seafood don't eat seafood. They just DON'T. It is not something they have renegotiate with…
  • Calorie counting has moved me to a much healthier perspective. I am honest with myself rather than bouncing between over the top observance (I was a fan of liquid diets) and total denial of the amount of food I was taking in, which led to mindless eating. I log everything now because I am never ashamed of what I eat or the…
  • He leaves me alone and lets me suggest indulgences (eating out, fast food etc). He is fine with whatever I cook, when it is my turn to cook. Most important - he does not tuck into leftovers of things he knows are reserved for me (and are often weighed and measured and waiting in the fridge) and in return I make sure I am…
  • Now that I have a fit bit I can see that I certainly move more on the days that I eat more, as someone was guessing above - within reason. Sometimes when I exercise more it makes me much hungrier, which cancels out any benefit of more calories. If I don't exercise - most days - I lose slowly on 1200 If I exercise…
  • I went to the Wakaberry Frozen Yogurt store and got a plain yogurt, walking past all the delicious self-serve toppings, sauces and sprinkles!
  • I had to let go of the idea that it was going to be gone by Christmas. Christmas NEXT year maybe! ;)
  • I have accepted that spontaneity is not my friend. If you are like me, you might find it is very difficult to make good choices when you are already hungry. If you react this way, you need to always be prepared by only going to look for food when you are not hungry. If I go to the store or the canteen when I am hungry - I…
  • I am spending Christmas with a small group of close family and we have decided to have a fondue (very retro..). There will be lots of interesting cuts of meat and sausage for us to fondue as well as a selection of veggies. Those of us who have no issue with carbs (myself included) will add some bread. We will finish with a…
  • You can actually gain from eating too much fruit and veggies as all food has calories, no matter what it is. There are fat vegans. Make good choices for your health, but controlling your calories is the only way to manage your weight in a sustainable way. I also thought I did not need a scale when I started and was shocked…
  • For the first couple of months I ate a ton of junk but I started to realize that it impacted my ability to stick to my plan. If you choose the fries over the broccoli (or any low volume high calorie option), you start to get hungry eating less volume and it makes it hard to stick to your calorie allocation. I have had days…
  • Is that still a thing? Whenever I see these posts I assume it is more likely to be someone trying to sell the scam in question, than trying to buy it. I feel sorry for people who fall for the idea that they will get rich selling this kind of thing. They are victims too.
  • People don't owe you anything. I keep MYSELF motivated. I have met very nice people on MFP, but I don't have any expectation that they are somehow contractually obliged to hold my hand and cheer me on, just because they added me as a friend. I only comment on 3 or 4 of their posts a day (out of a big group), so how can I…
  • Thank you for your posts. I am not hungry, but I do think I am going through a bit of a rebellious stage. I invested in a fitbit this week and I am going to start to gradually increase my activity level. I have been a lot less active this year - I have only focused on calories (which has worked - but for sustainability I…
  • I adore oats. I always prepare mine overnight style - weigh everything and mix it up in a big bowl and then portion it into 5 glass jars the night before I want to eat the first serving. 2 go in the fridge (they last about two days) and the other three go in the freezer. I grab one for work in the morning and heat it up in…
  • The hashbrowns are the best part. A standard breakfast order for me is an egg mcMuffin meal with an extra hashbrown. That was before I began the war of the flesh - now I just have one instead of two. I don't know what American cardboard tastes like, but if it tastes like salty, mushy inside but crispy on the outside…
  • You don't need to use the disabled stall to do a few exercises, a regular stall is big enough for a couple of forward lunges - I just tried it! Great tip! With all the extra water I have been drinking I will get plenty of lunges in if I just do ten every time I visit the bathroom.
  • I am getting great tips from this thread. I got a fitbit two days ago and was horrified as to just how inactive I am. I also have a desk job and I am going to try to lean into improving by getting just a bit better each day. From Jan I am ditching my car and starting to take the train to work (new job in the city), which…
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