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  • As others have said, whatever day is consistent for you. I do it on Wednesday because I eat out Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and make quick freezer meals for lunches on weekends, so I use a couple of days to flush my system from the extra salt intake.
  • We just went there last night (Texas here). I'm not sure if they have the inserts, but ours had a few meals that were in the 450 range. If the UK menus are similar, possibly use the US data? Anyways, I got the bourbon chicken with broccoli and mashed potatoes (I had the calories. They suggest a tomato mozz salad instead).…
  • This. I pack everything I eat at the office in my lunchbox for the day. I avoid the break room except early in the morning to get water for my oatmeal and check my breakfast (so before potential snacks have made their way to the office). And when we have team birthday parties, I allow myself a single, small serving of…
  • I work as a programmer, so I'm at a desk 8+ hours a day (plus 45-120 minute commute to/from work depending on traffic and related accidents). I try to get up every hour and take a walk around my floor (using the long way to get to the ladies room), take the stairs down to lunch (I'm working towards taking them back up as I…
  • My "midpoint" goal weight is based on the BMI I need to be at for my healthcare discount (27.0, so 137-ish). But my final goal weight is one that I feel I will be happy with reaching, though I'm flexible about it. So if I'm happy at a slightly heavier weight (while still being healthy), then I'll start shifting to…
  • If a place I eat at doesn't have nutritional information online or somewhere on the premises (which is often since I eat out at a lot of small eateries), I look for things in the database that are similar, using the ones that are on the higher end of calories.
  • It's all up to you. I eat between 5-6 meals (breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and optional evening snack). It helps break up my day, and keeps me from being 'omg I'm starving' at meals.
  • I've got my meals planned a month out. But for actual prepping, it depends on what I'm cooking. I generally prep several days of snacks out so we can grab them whenever we want (and our calories allow) and I can grab when I organize lunches for the workweek.
  • I will also vote for going to a running store and having someone there assist you in finding a shoe that fits your needs. I used to just buy whatever shoe I liked from Nike, and then I moved to Houston, went to a running store and have never looked back. Getting fitted for a shoe that fits my needs has changed my running…
  • I've got a few. They're generally the date of races or required by government. For example, I have to get my BMI down to 27 by the end of August in order to get my healthcare discount. But overall goals are pretty open.
  • First, congrats on your success. I would reassess my goals and where you currently are at towards reaching them, and modify/update as needed. If you don't allow the things you are craving, I'd look at working them into my calorie goals here and there. If you can continue moderate them being in, then continue allowing. I've…
  • My fiance and I eat at a lot of local chains, so nutrition information isn't readily available. I usually guesstimate what I order and give myself wiggle room. If it's a variety of foods (for example, nigiri convoy I got last week), I'll look up the parts of the entire dish (so I logged each piece of nigiri separately).…
  • I weigh daily to watch for fluctuations, but only log once a week on Wednesday. BF%, waist, bust, and hip measurements are done every other week. Progress photos are taken on the first of the month.
  • I generally have to flavor my water. If water tastes overly metallic or has any sort of taste I consider unpleasant, I have a hard time reaching my goal unless I'm being active, sick, or just isn't an ordinary day. I buy powdered flavors, but use a pack for 32 oz worth. I also buy cases of Frut flavored water from aldis to…
  • Whatever time works for you. I workout first thing when I get home from work in the evening. It's right before sundown, so I can get my run in before it gets dark (which is getting longer), and beat out any workday or commute stress before relaxing. My fiance is planning to start walking in the mornings before we leave for…
  • I don't have a full idea of what I plan to do when I reach my goal weight, but for training goals, I want to run in the Houston Half-Marathon and participate in the MS150. I have general rewards (some owl-themed kitchen storage, spa day, sign up for runs I've wanted to do, buy either a shoulder dragon or a dress from a…
  • Mine is open because my fiance and I eat the same lunches and dinners most days of the week. To save time, he can just copy my meals. And if in the future I want suggestions of what I can do better, it's already open.
  • I weigh myself daily because I like seeing how my weight fluctuates from day to day, especially in response to when I eat certain foods. It also helps me keep it as a routine. I only really care about my "official" weigh-in day on Wednesdays when I track all my measurements. It coincides with the day I usually do my…
  • I generally eat 3 meals and 2 snacks during the week at lunch. It helps me from being hungry between meals, breaks up the day, and gives me a boost of energy when I could potentially crash. My snacks also allow me to sat higher calorie treats without over-indulging, like cheeses.
  • I'm getting back into working out with my primary focus being to go back to running 5ks with my best friend. MWF: C25K training TR: Strength training (full body dumbbell workout) SS: walk, yoga, light activity
  • There is minimal street lighting where I run, and with the drought, then rain, then drought, the sidewalks in the neighborhood I live in are far from even (there are easily sections that are a couple of inches above or below the next portion, which I've caught more than once during the day). And it has been raining fairly…
  • Thanks for the app. Installing to my phone right now. I run in the dark, but I feel extremely safe in the area I run at, my fiance knows I'm out and generally how long a run takes me, and it is a residential area that primarily has residential traffic (the only reason to be in the area is because you live there. It's not a…
  • I'm close to finishing up O Pioneers! for my reading challenge. I expect to finish it this week, then start up Gone With The Wind as the next book on my challenge list.
  • I understand that. I go to board game days and used to have Pathfinder Sundays which meant chips, sodas, and potluck meals with too many sweets (my weakness). I've recently dropped my offline Pathfinder sessions (but I'm starting up an online one, though I'll be at home with my pre-portioned snacks). But I eat out on…
  • I choose to weigh myself in the morning when I'm getting dressed for work. By then, I've used the restroom, been up and moving for a little while (reading numbers half-asleep is hard :s ), and haven't eaten breakfast yet. I weigh every morning, but only log on Wednesday. I just am curious about the day-to-day difference,…
  • I've started to do C25K three times a week and doing a beginner dumbbell routine I found on bodybuilding.com. I'll complete my first week of this, and am riding on the exercise high (more energy, better focus and productivity, not falling asleep on the ride to work).
  • I just started getting back in shape this week. I hope this group is still active. :)
  • This is my kitchen life. Plus a rice cooker and cast iron skillet. 4 most used things in my kitchen.
  • I usually pack fruit (small apple or clementine), nuts, cheese, yogurt, or pretzels in my bag for snacks. Some of these require refrigeration. Bit they're quick for me to get together in the morning and fight my mid-morning and afternoon munchies at the office.
  • Once you get your own system set up, it doesn't take too long. I spend maybe 30 minutes on a weekend weighing and packaging single portions of non-refrigerated snacks (nuts, pretzels) and have them all set up in a cupboard container so the fiance and I can grab and log when we get hungry or when I'm putting snacks in our…
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