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  • Are you in therapy or seeing some other professional? I struggled with binge eating disorder (and still sometimes struggle) and being in therapy and seeing a psychiatrist has really made a difference. They will help you with your depression and anxiety over your weight and really work with you to get better and feel better…
  • I have weird sleep habits (sleep walking, talking, texting, and the occasional night terror) and I can definitely say I've sleep made food before hahahaha. It's never anything huge but making frozen waffles in my sleep is totally something I'd do too
  • I work 7pm-7:30am so I get the night shift struggle! What I've found works best for me is to have breakfast when I get home at 8am and then I go to sleep until about 2-3pm. When I wake up I have a small lunch and then dinner around 7pm. This usually works best for me since I very rarely will work night shifts back to back…
  • I did a few years back and was successful. Chocolate was (is) one of my weaknesses so I think it was good to give up for Lent. I believe that if you're going I give up or do something for lent it should be something that would be a bit of a challenge for you! Otherwise it would be too easy. I say go for it. I felt really…
  • This is too funny! I'm so sorry you were embarrassed though. That's never fun, especially in your own place of work. Air freshener makes me nauseous and give me headaches so I don't like when it's sprayed either. I'm not sure if you've tried the Mrs. Meyer brand but they have an air freshener that's not an aerosol so it's…
  • Omg I had no idea there was a "use by this date when opened". I've 100% not drank my half gallons of almond milk within 7-10 days. I thought the use by date was for when it was open or sealed! I guess I might be using spoiled almond milk in my smoothies ugh yuck
  • How are your gym shoes? I had to eventually get fitted for proper shoes because my shin splints were so bad. I have a high arch and the standard shoes just weren't working for me and caused horrible pain. They were costly but in my opinion worth every penny. In the mean time ice and a lot of stretching helps. In my case I…
  • As others have said I would set your MFP goals to the amount you want to lose per week and your stats and start eating that amount of calories and slowly introduce more carbs back in. You'll most likely see a jump in the scale due to water weight, but again, that will even out in a few weeks! Probably around the same time…
  • I suggest keeping it at sedentary and logging your exercise calories as you get them. You can start by eating half of them back to see how your weight loss goes for a bit and then determine if you should increase or decrease how much you're eating back. If you have a fitness tracker linked to MFP and get alot of steps…
  • Could be from weather changes or other external factors! Try a thick moisturizer lotion and moisturize all over right after you shower and whenever you feel extra dry! sitting in AC all day, sitting in the sun for a long time, or experiencing cold winters can all impact the skin! I'm personally prone to very dry skin and I…
  • Oh my goodness what an amazing transformation! You look absolutely fantastic and I applaud all to the hard work you've done! This is definitely inspiring. Congratulations!!
  • That yogi detox tea (and any detox tea really) just makes you poop. And it's usually more like diarrhea, not solid (sorry tmi). They just have a mild laxative effect to make it seem like you're "detoxing". I was a firm believer in detoxing a few years ago until I finally realized I was only making myself poop excessively.…
  • It's a terrible disease! The panel for it often is a false negative. An aunt of mine got it from her husband (unknowingly of course- it can can be transmitted through sex). She had symptoms for over 8 years with no answers. She finally got her answer when another test was run and gave the positive result and she began…
  • How are you kids about veggies if they're mixed in with pasta? I make a really simple pasta primavera and incorporate different kinds of veggies my family likes into it. I based it off this recipe: https://www.organizedisland.com/pasta-primavera/ It doesn't use cream which helps with calories. Sometimes I use butter like…
  • I totally get it. I've lost almost 30lbs and I truly feel like I look mostly the same sometimes. However, my family members (who are around me every day) have noticed and my clothes fit differently. I think it takes a little bit for our brains to "catch up" to our new appearances. As the above poster said, we can truly be…
  • I like those Yasso Greek yogurt frozen bars. They come in at 100 calories and satisfy my sweet tooth with several different flavor options. Fruit wise I think clementines, mango, and honey crisp apples are sweet and the servings are calorie friendly. Dried fruit (mango and pineapple are yummy!) is always a good option,…
  • Cottage cheese and greek yogurt are great ways. I have problems with too much dairy causing acne too, but these two things don't have an affect on me!
  • You could be eating at or around maintenance (I say around because you said you did lose another 2lbs). 1000-1200 calories isn't very much so maybe you think you're eating more than you actually are since you're so used to eating at a lower caloric level!
  • I buy that G.H Cretors in the bulk size at Costco and I regret it (kinda, not really) every time :neutral: it's scary good. Every time I'm in O'Hare airport I stop at the popcorn shop too for the Chicago mix. It's seriously addictive. My entire family calls it crack corn haha
  • This happens to me as well. I'm 5'5 and am now in the low 140's for weight so I'm not large by any means. I'm actually the shortest of my friends and don't stick out like a sore thumb from being so overweight anymore! However I'm Albanian and well, Albanians are tiny. I have so many aunts refer to me as a "large woman".…
  • Hi all! I've been so busy throughout the month of November that I didn't step on the scale basically the entire month. But I'm back for December! I'll start this week with the weight I was at last weigh in and then today as well. Glad to be back! Last weigh in (Nov. 3rd): 144.8lbs Today: 142.6lbs GW: 120-125lbs
  • I'm having a really hard time imagining any place of healthcare, especially ones involving a majority of elderly, little ones, and immunocompromised, wouldn't require their employees who have direct contact with the patients to get their flu shot. I'm equally as shocked that someone who is well trained in the healthcare…
  • Pasta primavera is one of my favs! I throw whatever veggies I have in the fridge into a large skillet (peppers, zucchini, peas, mushrooms, broccoli, anything!) and sauté them up. I cook some cubed chicken and throw it in there as well. Once that's all cooked and ready to go I put the (already cooked) pasta in the skillet…
  • I have several. My vitamix, kitchenaid, spiralizer, large chef knife, scale, and immersion blender (hand held blender!) oh and can't forget the crockpot!
  • I make a pretty simple one occasionally. It has: 100 grams of frozen pineapple 100 grams frozen strawberries 1/2 cup (I can't remember the exact grams) of plain Greek yogurt 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1tbsp ground flaxseed (that's totally a personal preference, you can't taste it at all, it just gives me some…
  • I have a great recipe for those peanut butter cookies with the hersey kiss in the middle. It tastes just as great (maybe even better) when I switch out the Hersey kiss for a reeses mini cup! Those pecan butter cookies (the ones rolled in powder sugar and that are oh so dangerous) are divine as well. You can't go wrong with…
  • I'm totally trying this. Are the eggs cooked after the 15 minutes? I only ask because I'm not a fan of soft boiled! I never thought to use the steamer pot in a saucepan to "boil" eggs, that's a great idea.
  • I take a multi vitamin and a fish oil every day (per my doctors approval). I'll take extra vitamin C and suck on zinc lozenges when I'm feeling a cold coming on. I think it's totally fine to take any supplement/vitamin your body needs, however, I do think they need to be cleared with your doctor first to confirm you…
  • Check in with your doctor and see what their thoughts are on doing a sleep study. You could have a sleep disorder that you're unaware about! A common symptom is not feeling rested and constantly unusually tired even after 7-8 hours of sleep
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