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  • After walking six days a week for a while I started a couch to 5k program 4 weeks ago. Today I jogged for 12 minutes straight! My breathing was deep and even, my legs didn't feel weird, tight or heavy. I felt like I could just keep going forever. It was amazing.
  • The recipe builder on here is really useful. I have lots of dinner/baked goods/smoothie/popsicles done up. You can get pretty accurate if you make the serving 1 gram and it's easy to do. Put in all your ingredients for the cake and the frosting. Normally I do this ahead of time and put in for servings a guess like 12 and…
  • My husband and I are currently in the planning stages for our next project on our property. Ideally we want to create a 90 by 60 foot orchard, depending on exactly where our property line is and work will begin next year. We have recently learned that with a little babying we can grow lemons and limes here. For reference…
  • Before you actually go there, call them and ask if they have it in stock.
  • I finished sewing up my dress! Didn't have enough fabric to do floor length but I still love it, beautifully soft breathable bamboo. It was my reward for hitting 220lbs and keeping up with my healthy habits. (Walking most days and incorporating more vegetables into my meals.)
  • Today I pulled out my dress pattern to make my reward dress. Last time I had made this particular pattern I was a size 22 bust to 26 waist/hips with this designer. So I pull out my measuring tape just to be sure of the size and I'm pretty solidly an 18! I even briefly flirted with making a 14/16 size because of the amount…
  • I am horrible at guessing calories, which is why I measure everything I can to the gram. But I'll guess approximately 1000-1200 calories. I am not a volume eater myself. If I make stirfry I have 250 grams plus 1 serving of white rice for dinner and then I'm full. Snacking is my real downfall. I would easily go back every…
  • I decided a few months ago to write down some rewards for hitting certain smaller goals related to fitness, measurements and weight. Today I hit my first one! My reward is to use my very pretty and expensive bamboo fabric with wide jewel toned stripes to make a sleeveless maxi dress. So excited!
  • I just wanted to add another thought. My friend has PCOS and for her it can play havoc with her cycle. I personally gain water weight at ovulation (usually 5 lbs once 9.5!) This weight sticks around until the second or third day of my period usually with another little jump up the day before. Once my period ends I start…
  • A few years ago I got rid of most of my socks and my husband's socks. I hated folding and trying to find the pair. I went and bought two packs of the same socks for him and two for me. Made life so much easier. Now I only wear Wright socks from running room with the double layer. They help ward off any blisters which I am…
  • @puffbrat I'm sorry, that sucks! We could get pregnant but between eclampsia at 28 weeks the first time and pre-eclampsia at 36 weeks the second, we didn't feel safe to have more. My husband and I have had the adoption debate again and again. It's a hard decision to make. In the end we decided not to as I'm really happy…
  • Hello everyone! It has been a while but it's nice to see that people are still about. I jumped back onto MFP when lockdown/stress/boredom eating was sending my weight up in leaps and bounds, haha. Tommy is two and adorable but full of stubbornness. We've had some delays with walking which have been mostly resolved with PT.…
  • Now it's been long enough that I have some solid data and comparable points in my cycle. Mar 27 I was 232.2 May 22 I am 227.6 That gives me just over half pound a week loss when I'm aiming for one pound a week. The adjustments I've decided to make is to eat 75% of my Fitbit additional calories instead of 100%. These…
  • I am super cranky and annoyed because I don't get to have my hour sewing time by myself today. I really appreciate having that one hour without a toddler tugging on me constantly and it just makes me want to eat all the things!
  • The dog and interm garden area is fenced off and we started building boxes. So excited for veggie and fruit goodness this year.
  • Ah, numbers! As much as I prefer weighing daily, I'm lucky if I get to go to the bathroom by myself most mornings these days so my thoughts are to record weights weekly and compare to four weeks previous. Weighing daily in the past has given me great insight into my cycle though. I know I typically gain about 5lbs of water…
  • Hello everyone! My name is Natasha and I have about 100 pounds to lose. I have a two year old son who I want to be able to keep up with. My husband and I just finished building our forever home in an isolated, outdoor living town. I love to bake, cook, hiking, walking and we are trying our hands at a garden this year. I…
  • Hi everyone, It has been a very long time since I have seriously been on MFP. This last year especially has been pretty much the best and worst of my life. My husband and I had a baby boy, Thomas, he is five months old, adorable, happy, healthy and a great sleeper. When I was about 28 weeks along, my daughter, Rebecca, who…
  • Thank you. I just got back from a 30 minute walk and besides being sweaty I feel better than I have in days. As for your question, people know I'm working on losing weight but I don't tend to talk about it, especially recently. I have enough problems with being social that I definitely don't need a reason to avoid people.…
  • Hi everyone! This thread is definitely for me as I completely stopped for the last few months. Thankfully I've only gained a couple pounds, I was expecting much worse. Things have gotten tough with Becca; she has a new brace for her legs she needs to wear at night which means neither of us are getting much sleep. Her PT…
  • We had to travel to the city this weekend. Hatched a couple eggs, weedle, polywag and something else I can't remember. Playing downtown in a real city is crazy and awesome, it was a pokemon promise land. I even caught a 938 polywrath which is now the highest CP pokemon I have!
  • We are planning to go to the West Edmonton Mall in October. It has an indoor water park, amusement rides, shopping (of course), and plenty of restaurants. I personally don't like being hot or lying on the beach. I attract every bug and get sunburned no matter what sunscreen I use or how often I apply it. Becca also hates…
  • I hatched a pretty kick *kitten* Grimer yesterday out of a 5k. And a Paras the day before. Unfortunately I missed a few days since my MiL was here and we were trying to clean the basement apartment in our house after the tenant moved out. I've also yet to get my hands on a 10k egg! I'd likely end up with an Eevee though,…
  • Nice, psyduck! Aug 6th, I hatched a Paras from a 5k.
  • Aug 4th, hatched a Goldeen from a 5k Today, Aug 5th hatched a Pikachu from a 2k (My husband was so jealous!)
  • Aug 3rd I ended up hatching a doduo, first one of those for me! Today I have another 5k egg to hatch, mostly because I can't seem to get 2k or 10k ones. I wish I lived closer to where the pokestops and gyms are in my town. Though we have to go to Vancouver next week for a few days. I'm really looking forward to that!
  • Rural, isolated town, British Columbia, Canada. Team Valor and I picked bulbasaur to start.
  • Saturday is the Seafair parade at 10am in our town so we'll probably take Becca to that. This weekend Becca goes for respite care for six hours (Noon to six) on Saturday. So Jason(husband) and I will probably go for lunch, maybe thai food, then play some Pokemon Go at the beach. Then as my step-mom likes to say we'll…
  • @VeryKatie Yeah, my husband side-loaded it because I've been excited about it for months. I actually don't have a smart phone yet, I'm waiting for it to officially come out in Canada. Though mid-August we have to travel to Vancouver and if somehow it isn't out by then I'll be getting it anyway, so many pokestops compared…
  • I've been reading the Raven's Shadow series. I'm on the second book, the first, Blood Song was really good. It was a little hard to get into at the beginning, but worth it. My husband downloaded Pokemon Go and we've been enjoying playing around with that. I met him for a walk at lunch yesterday and last evening we took…
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