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  • I agree with Heybales - neither one sounds very accurate!
  • Hey all! I'm looking to get back to it too!! I lost about 20 pounds using MFP about 4 years ago... been slowing putting it all back on and then some. Went off the rails entirely around Thanksgiving and now am paying for it. :( Please feel free to add me, I'm always looking for positive, motivated people! I hope 2020 will…
  • I know what you mean!!! I took a small break right after Thanksgiving (honestly there was just TOO much stuff going on in my life!!!) and now everything I lost before then is right back on. But I'm holding myself accountable and getting right back to it. I know that losing weight (not just water weight) is going to be a…
  • I had a good friend a few years back that was loosing weight on a pretty strict diet. She also just did it for her health, not because she wanted to "show off" or anything. It took a long time to people to say anything to her, she felt discouraged but I know a lot of people didn't want to point anything out or make her…
  • I'm back again too! I lost 30 some pounds using the app and was REALLY good and consistent, until I started working full time as a teacher in public school. Lets just say I dropped the ball and stopped caring about me in order to survive the school year. 5 years later, I no longer teach, but am changing careers (and I love…
  • All of these pictures are so INSPIRING!! Thanks everyone for being willing to share with others and to help motivate the unmotivated side of me!! I want what you all have!!! Only this time, I have to be willing to do this for me! Love to you all!~ :)
  • Hey everyone! Feel free to add me too (I'm 41 - how did I get so old???) I am just starting up (again). I lost about 20 pounds just tracking and exercising about 4 years ago, then life got incredibly busy and the pounds came back (and then some). SO now I'm giving it another go, thinking of taking of an Atkins approach…
  • Hello everyone! My name is Chris and I am just getting back to exercise and better eating - yea nutrition!! I am looking for some accountability and have set a goal to just MOVE everyday. I love to walk and running seems like the next step (no pun intended). I hope to run about 30 min a day on my treadmill or around the…
  • I am always looking for more positive people, it really is the best way to stay accountable and cheer each other on!! I'll send you a request! :)
  • I agree with ouellegw, the key to successful weight loss - if you're serious and committed!- is to weigh and log everything (including exercise), don't eat back your workout calories, and be patient. Losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time is NOT good for you, teaches you nothing and does not help you to make any…
  • I try to get around 300 to 400 calories per meal and then for snacking I like to have tea (sweetened with either stevia or just real sugar, but I measure 2 tsps. EXACLTY/cup) I always eat protein at dinner which is always before 7 pm and I don't eat after.... for breakfast I almost always eat cereal and 1% milk (but again…
  • WOW!!! Amazing job everyone!!! You are truly an inspiration to me and to many others! Thank you for sharing :smiley:
  • Your story is very inspiring to me! Keep up the great work - and congratulations!
  • Ugh... did he really post "girls" ?? Please add me too, I wish to increase my lean muscle mass as well. I'll send you a FR. Thanks!
  • I have a little trick I do that might help you - might not... when I feel the need to eat more than I know I should of something, I get a drink of water - and drink it ALL, so my stomach feels full. Then I take ONE more portion of that delicious thing I want to eat way too much of, put it in a bowl or cup or whatever, then…
  • Ok, I'm in.... been looking for a good Challenge since the Halloween one ended a few weeks ago, I'd like to lose about 8-10 lbs. - count me in and I'll send you FR! :smiley: Thanks!
  • WOW! Great job - your hard work and effort are paying off! You are an inspiration to those of us who are still pursuing weight loss goals - really Amazing job!
  • I would like to try this, but don't know where to go to even get started... any tips? Add me as a friend if you want as well, I'm always looking for positive people to work with! :)
  • Hello!!! I just finished a Halloween Challenge - I really like to do these, they keep me accountable better than just going it alone - Please add me to your list, I hope it's not too late. !! :) Hooray!!
  • I'll send you a friend request too!! I am always looking to add a few more motivated and positive people as well! Together the journey is not so bad - and I have learned SOOO much on MFP, everyone is pretty helpful and encouraging. Welcome!!
  • Your body needs 6 essential nutrients: Carbohydrates (grains - unrefined is best!), protein (lean meats, eggs, beans), fat (yes, a reduced amount of healthy fats - like olive oil and nuts, fatty fish - is good for you!), water, minerals and vitamins.... and plus one: fiber!!! You acquire calories or energy from carbs,…
  • It's hard when we realize we are turning into our parents! But you are unique and special and if you are here on MFP, you have an opportunity to learn so much about physical fitness and nutrition. Best of luck on your education!! :)
  • Wow~ This was amazing to see - what a transformation - thank you for sharing your story, I really needed to see/read this today... some times I struggle with motivation and just want to give up. Thank you!
  • Hey Layne! Great job for coming back and now - wow! with an extra challenge as well! I commend you for wanting to get back to a healthier way of life! I'll send you friend request as I am always looking for more positive people to add to my friend list - :)
  • I am looking for a few more friends myself! I'll send you a request! :)
  • I would encourage you to walk (I love it for more than physical exercise - it's one way to think, breathe, connect with the outside world and if a friend comes along, you can maintain a conversation). BUT I would also encourage you to not eat back any calories you spend from walking AND I would also encourage you to mix…
  • Hello - I'll join too! *Side note for newbies if you want to keep returning to this thread, click on the little star in the upper right of the screen - abc63 hope you can return! I have been using MFP for about 45 days and have not lost much, I don't consistently weigh foods..... sigh... Any who, I'm 5' 3" and weigh 158,…
  • I know this may sound weird but you could/should try drinking a LARGE glass of water BEFORE you eat any of the sweets. Then wait just a few minutes (even 30 seconds is enough time), if you are still in the mood for a sweet little something, then eat it (get your own though - don't eat the kids'), but many times you might…
  • I used to do a lot of hiking before I had children - now that they are older I tried to get back into it (and take them along) but it's more enjoyable with people who actually want to be there of their own free will.... anyway, I used to wear boots, but they were well worn in. I also used to wear two pairs of socks, one…
  • It's definitely a change of mind and heart, so it's not "dieting" but a permanent way of approaching food . I have been using MFP for about a month (maybe more) and I find that logging keeps me accountable to me. I have faithfully logged (even when it's WAY over) and I have kept up my workout regime. It's not much, but…
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