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  • Motivation is an unreliable friend. Even if you find some for a moment, you will lose it at some point. No one has high motivation indefinitely and it's what you do when you have none that decides the long-term results. So you probably don't need motivation to start with. What you need is common sense, ability to claim…
  • Unless you live a very active life there, 1200 is totally doable. I've been staying under this much for few months now and it really is ok. Don't scare yourself in advance. It's not that bad. You don't have to give up everything you love either. Don't forbid certain foods to yourself. Concentrate on fitting into your…
  • I also have poor appetite when really stressed or sick, and on some days I just let it be. I don't see a big deal with staying low for one day. I did have an issue with not meeting my calories regularly as I began my journey with Paleo-like diet though. I added some ice-cream and chocolate to my menu (no regrets, life is…
  • I just make sure my promises to myself are doable and sustainable in the long run and then I stick to them as if the option of breaking them does not exist. For example I can not commit to exercise, at least not at this point of my life, so it's not a part of my plan. I do exercise actually, but I consider it a bonus not…
  • Well, I have accepted that and made changes to include ice-cream into my diet. I felt too guilty to have it regularly before. I have lost plenty of weight 'the proper way' few years ago. I had to take a break from that diet after a while as I was not ready to refuse some foods for the rest of my life. You can guess how…
  • I just have chocolate. I had an affair with dark chocolate few years ago but right now I go for milk kind most of the time and don't see a big problem with it. I buy chocolate in thin bars (Lindt, Villars, Ameri etc), so a 10 gram square allows for plenty of bites and is only 50-60 calories, so it's easy to fit into my…
  • I don't eat ice-cream only on the days I eat cake. Didn't stop me from losing around 40lb so far. In some ways it helped me even, as having a treat in my day prevents me from feeling deprived. I have no issues with maintaining a calorie deficit for as long as it takes because of that.
  • I've started with 3 times what you have to lose and I've lost around 16kg so far. I'm not afraid to lose focus anytime soon as I don't feel the need to be particularly focused to keep losing weight. It's just something on the background of my life right now. Tracking food is quick and more or less a habit by now. Not going…
  • +1 for trendweight. I find that daily logging actually makes me less obsessed about the number I see on the scale on particular day as I'm aware of the patterns my WL follows. I tend to stall or gain for more days than I lose but my drops are often big enough to ensure a nice downward average graph. So when I see a small…
  • My primary goal for this week is to tame my sleep. I've been struggling with making it happen at reasonable times for 1.5 decades at least. Other than that just to keep doing the usual: staying under my calorie goal and walking when I feel like it & the weather allows.
  • There are people who want some extra weight gone but don't feel generally unhappy because of it. Some have loved ones, children, nice jobs or lack of need for one and lost weight is really mostly a health and vanity improvement for them. And then there are people like me and you (from the sound of your post) that find the…
  • That's why I asked you what a cheat day means to you. So it's just eating food you don't usually eat while still watching your calories? Many here would not even see it as a cheat day. Some people intentionally save calories during the week to have a bigger meal on the weekend. That's hardly cheating. More like budgeting.…
    in Cheat day? Comment by taentea June 2015
  • Eating under 1000 calories is a way to lose not only some belly fat but some of your hair for example. I've had it happening to me when I cluelessly went on a low cal diet few years ago. As for cheat days, why would you need them and what do they mean to you? Not logging? If you log 6 days a week it becomes a habit. 1 day…
    in Cheat day? Comment by taentea June 2015
  • People don't get overweight from eating bigger portions necessarily. I was never the one with the fullest plate personally but I would often snack on a lot of sweets during the day hence the gain. Once I went Paleo for the first few weeks of my WL, I actually faced the same problem that OP has. Sweets were gone, bread was…
  • Sauerkraut. You can find some that's pretty sweet and yet you can eat like a kilogram of it for 200 cals or so. If I'm having meat/fish and potato/pasta/rice, I would usually go light on the latter and put a big portion of sauerkraut next to it. Also raw cucumbers and bell peppers. If I'm craving sushi (tasty but I need a…
  • Losing more than 100lb is a daunting task no matter how you look at it. And yes, we all have our ways to cope with that fact. You can approach the problem from either end. You can go 5lbs at a time but deep down know how many of small battles like that you'll have to win. You can set a bigger goal and celebrate smaller…
  • Motivation is usually the highest at the beginning. Use it to build habits. Motivation comes and goes, habits stay.
  • I can't say anything about LCHF in particular but I had similar pattern to yours when I started to lose weight. First 2 weeks I've lost what I planned to and even a bit more, then I completely stalled for 3 weeks (at 1200cals/day + few miles of walking). I dropped 3-4lbs a week in the 2 weeks following the stall and been…
  • My situation is even more pathetic in some way. It's not other people doing it to me. It's me. I've never asked for a job. I've been offered plenty, including some people would kill for. Heck, I even refused a % in a startup simply because I could not bring myself to meet those people and sign papers. I dropped out of the…
  • I don't visualize myself at my goal weight as I've never been there. I don't know what being average feels like, let alone fit. The picture is very vague at this point. I'm pretty sure that this new me won't be perfect. I'll quite likely look older than I do now. My skin won't magically forget hugging a 250 pound girl all…
  • I started with near 150lb to lose. Hoping to get out of this 100lb+ figure in next couple of months. New friends always welcome!
  • I don't see the result I'm trying to get in my head to be honest. I've still got a long way to go and I've never been there, I don't really know how that version of me is supposed to look. I don't really doubt that I'll get somewhere good though. Most of this confidence comes from understanding where my weaknesses are and…
  • Scales is a tool and for some people it can indeed get in the way of actually listening to own body and noticing visual changes. But for some other people this tool is invaluable. Bigger people in particular. Once you leave the onederland, your body feels bad most of the time and you kinda get used to it. You may gain 50…
  • Some may find my advice controversial as exercising seems like such a natural thing to do for losing weight, but I'd say let it go for a while if you have to force yourself to do it. Your OP made it sound like what you are doing is a challenge to you, a challenge that you can't wait to drop unless it shows results asap. In…
  • The site is trendweight.com but it expects you to use wifi scale, so you only need to stand on the scale without caring about numbers. If you don't have the wifi scale (I don't), it will accept a connected fitbit.com account where you can input numbers manually. This is how I do it: log my weight on fitbit and then check…
  • Yup, Upton Teas looks one of those small companies passionate about what they do as well. There is a number of those around actually. We have some that ship tea directly from China and some that import it first. But they all go there and pick it very carefully unlike mass market companies that need so much tea, they buy…
  • Caffeine may be caffeine everywhere but amounts of it are different, also stuff that accompanies caffeine in the drink is different. I will not pretend to know the exact science behind all of this, but I know these two drinks affect me differently. I drink coffee because I enjoy the smell and taste but it's always a bit of…
    in GREEN TEA Comment by taentea June 2015
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