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  • I don’t even bother with modesty. If someone says I’m looking thinner, I’m like YES THANKS I’VE LOST [X number of] POUNDS AND AM SO EXCITED!! I like to think of it as being enthusiastic, but I’m sure some people find me obnoxious. Either way, it sparks some interesting conversations. Two of my friends got inspired and have…
  • That is awesome, glad you are able to manage it that way! I think the no alcohol thing may end up becoming a reality for me as well at some point. I have cut back to only having one or two drinks a week, but I’m not quite ready to give it up completely even though based on symptoms I probably should.
  • I posed the original question back in February, about six weeks after I started this journey. I asked myself the same question of if it was worth more pain quite a few times. Soon after though, it was as if my body adjusted to the changes, and many of my issues started getting better. The flare let up. Since then I’ve been…
  • YES!! I wore heels a couple nights on the cruise ship last week, and I was able to walk miles in them without a problem. I haven’t done that in about ten years.
  • I may have read through about 100 pages in this thread earlier today while waiting at an appointment. So incredibly inspiring and educational. I nearly spat out my water a few times because some of you are hilarious. Eventually I’ll go back and read the rest. I saw a few posts about people suddenly getting into fashion,…
  • @wunderkindking @AnnPT77 @steveko89 Thank you for the thoughtful replies. It is reassuring, the idea that even at maintenance nothing is static and the skills I’m using now are the same ones I’ll be calling on to get me through whatever comes my way. My “new” habits are pretty ingrained at this point, so even though there…
  • What triggered my decision was getting absolutely plastered on Christmas Eve, then being so sick I vomited bile for eight hours. It made me take stock of my life and my choices, and I realized I’d been slowly poisoning myself for a very long time with both an excess of unhealthy foods and alcohol. I gave up alcohol…
  • @Lietchi So true. @springlering62 I see what you’re saying. I’m pretty sure it’s overestimating though, going by all the data including my as-accurate-as-possible intake data and my rate of loss. I would expect to be losing a full two pounds a week if it were accurate, but I’m hanging out around 1.15-1.25. I’ve had my…
  • @wunderkindking @AnnPT77 @springlering62 This is so much excellent information- thank you for sharing! @Lietchi Yep, you're right- I'm basing this on my reported calorie burns during exercise from my Apple Watch. My heart rate has absolutely decreased as I've gotten fitter. Over the last month or so I have been eating…
  • @springlering62 @AnnPT77 and anyone else who has lost a significant amount of weight and maintained it: What is the difference in your maintenance calories compared to what it was when you started? How much strength training do you do vs. cardio vs. nothing? I am trying to gauge what my maintenance calories may be once I’m…
  • This gives me a great deal of hope, thank you. Also- yay Buc-ee’s!!
  • Thank you everyone for your kindness and support! It is much appreciated. @dralicephd I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. My daily workouts keep me level. Even when I have a rest day, I tend to walk or do some light spin. (I have a bike at home.) My mind always feels calm after.
  • Love!! I used your pudding skyr recipes to make my own. So far my favorites are lemon using vanilla pudding mix, white chocolate pudding mix with strawberry Walden Farms syrup, and pistachio pudding mix with chocolate Walden Farms syrup. Butterscotch pudding mix with caramel Walden Farms syrup is an honorable mention. I…
  • I am at the halfway point in my weight loss journey, and I am right there with many of you in the fear of going off the deep end and reverting back in a way that ruins all my progress. I’m at the weight where in the past I’ve hit a wall and decided to give up. I am determined not to let that happen this time, and in many…
  • Yasss!! I do love a large bowl of veggies with protein. How is the Walden Farms dressing? I am loving their chocolate, caramel, and strawberry syrups. I use them in my Creami recipes. I have been really hesitant to try any of their savory stuff.
  • “Only tracking carefully for a while can figure that out for a person.” 100% agree. I’ve been using my Apple Watch for a few years now. After about six months of daily wear with careful calorie counting, I used my data and did the math to see if my rate of weight loss was as expected- it was almost dead on. At this point…
    in Apple Watch Comment by EliseTK1 April 1
  • Yay!!!!! Congrats on that. My tiny huge victory was suddenly being able to cross my legs. 😄
  • Commenting on the previously discussed idea that some people are "moderation" kinds of people, and others are "avoid it completely or else overdo it" kinds of people. I used to think I needed to avoid certain foods or risk going waaaaay overboard. One of my biggest culprits was a whole fresh roasted chicken or turkey- I'd…
  • I use the Ole Xtreme Wellness Wraps in my enchilada lasagna- they’re perfect!
  • I’m an avid gym goer and frequently wear my activewear out and about. I’m partial to Fengbay pants from Amazon because they have pockets, are super comfy, and are thick enough to not show panty lines. Shirts are from all over the place, and sports bras are almost exclusively Fabletics. I haven’t bought from them in more…
  • I used to be that person who spent 2+ hours at the gym. When I first got really into weight lifting, I would meet up with a few friends to work out, and it was a combo of socializing and concentrating on 1-2 major muscle groups with ample rest between sets. I was doing a 5-day split of back&biceps, chest&triceps, legs,…
  • This is awesome! Thank you for the inspiration. May be time to try my hand at making skyr. I’ve just been buying it when it’s BOGO at Publix. I’ve been brewing kombucha for years, grind my own wheat to bake bread, and just started growing blue oyster mushrooms- I’m all about foodie DIY!
  • My diary is open, and I log pretty accurately. I welcome supportive friends!
  • @springlering62 Excellent! Thank you for sharing. I have a few sugar free pudding packs in the pantry as well as plenty of skyr, so I’ll be trying that today. We tried the pineapple, and it was super similar to Dole Whip which is one of my favorite Disney treats. Allulose is a very low calorie sweetener. It’s a type of…
  • @springlering62 I received my Ninja Creami a few days ago. It took some finagling with recipes, but now I am completely enamored with it. I did one with 1 cup of plain skyr, 1 tbsp of allulose, and 1.5 tbsp Walden Farms caramel sauce. It’s like a powdered frozen butterbeer, and I LOVE it. Super refreshing and only 100…
  • YASSSS to the red beans and rice! I am originally from south Louisiana, and this is a delicacy. I can make them from scratch, but that’s not nearly as easy as opening a can of Blue Runner. My parents bring me crates of the large cans every time they visit. Finding calories really is a huge deal. That happened to me today…
  • That sounds reasonable. I have been losing 1-1.5 lbs a week. I’m thinking I may push through it for a few months longer to get closer to a healthy weight range, then slow down to a more sustainable pace. I’ve added more yoga to my routine as well which seems to really help. Is it joint pain that’s limiting for you,…
  • @springlering62 Thank you SO MUCH for this fabulous thread. I’ve been reading through it for about a week any time I have a few extra minutes. Thanks to you I now have a Ninja Creami in my Amazon cart. There are so many things I wanted to respond to, but I’ll just say this one- thank you very much for your shoutout to…
  • I feel this. I use an Apple Watch, but same concept. I have my calorie goals set a little lower than they need to be, and I originally planned to eat back all my exercise calories. However I’ve noticed that most of the time I don’t need to since my appetite has decreased and I get full faster. I’m also not eating sweets…
  • If you are truly consuming at or below your calorie needs and still gaining weight especially if it’s paired with swelling in your feet/legs and shortness of breath, go see your doctor and have blood work drawn. A rapid increase in water weight can indicate a heart or kidney problem.
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