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  • Thank you - that's so nice of you to say! I'm never really sure how to look at my cycling metrics. I admit, I'm mostly just trying to have fun and get a little variation in outdoor activities, but as a non-cyclist it's really hard for me to understand if what I'm doing is reasonable or not, since bikes and terrain vary so…
  • Welcome back! In a sense, you now have an advantage: You know some things that don't work for you. What did you learn from your previous attempts that will help you find a different, more successful approach this time? Personalizing the tactics can be a really useful path to success. If we understand our own preferences,…
    in I'm back.... Comment by AnnPT77 4:38AM
  • So, I'm confused by the bolded. are you only willing to so some exercise type work if someone can define the end "look" for sure? I don't think it's even possible to do that. A good strength training routine will move you in a positive direction, if you want to look gradually somewhat more like your "ideal body" photo. I…
  • That's one reason I'm happy to have stumbled into MFP and adopted the "MFP method" of logging exercise separately. (I won't claim it was clever planning on my part up front!). My exercise varies seasonally, plus there are those periodic unplanned breaks from injuries or surgery recovery or whatever. I feel more confident…
  • Maybe come back to the thread after using it for a couple weeks or so, let us know what you think, if yo feel up to it? I'm always interested in this sort of thing, and the community might benefit from a mini-review in this thread.
  • Every lock requires a unique key, and they aren't all the same. Glad to hear you've found yours, OP! I hope you're eating enough calories in total for decent health, and getting in basic nutrition. Actually, no. It's somewhat calorie dense and quite nutrient sparse. It's got somewhat more calories per ounce than typical…
    in the key. Comment by AnnPT77 May 25
  • I like to put pizza-type toppings on slices of eggplant (maybe 1/2" or more thick?) and bake until the toppings are hot and the eggplant softens.
  • Nuts really aren't high in protein. They're high in fats, with a little protein. They still can be a great snack choice - much of the fats are the mono/polyunsaturated fats that many of us get too low a proportion of. Portion control with nuts is pretty important, because the fat content makes them calorie dense. Have you…
  • I don't recipe much, except for baking, and even then it can be loosey-goosey with the non-structural ingredients. If you're a committed recipe-er, this won't help, but I'll share a thematic idea: Don't forget about non-leaf salad bases. * I like using a cucumber as a salad base, quartered lengthwise then sliced (usually…
  • Do the best you can with sleep quality/quantity? Perhaps add a meditation practice if you can fit it in? I'm not sure what your situation is from the vague question. I have pretty significant sleep interruption insomnia, and have had for 20+ years. I guess I'm used to it? I keep trying to improve the situation, though. I…
  • None of the above. In a typical week, 6 days exercise, one rest day (which may include some mild activity like yoga or a casual walk or something, but nothing intense). Summer routine is M-W-Fr-Sa row (on water), Tu-Th bike. (After a bit of readaptation to the summer volume, I usually add a M-W-F long walk.) Winter routine…
  • It's somewhat common to start losing again at some point after going to maintenance calories (because of adaptive thermogenesis reversing, pretty much). If you set maintenance calories based solely on MFP's estimate, a fitness tracker, or a TDEE calculator, then that would be the average maintenance calories for people who…
  • BTW, for clarity, I don't disagree at all with what you said here, that there are things that matter beyond just calories. I completely agree. (I just don't like the article's presentation/thesis much, even though reminders of some things it's useful to remember are embedded in it.)
  • Snuck in a bike ride after running errands today, by missing the first part of the rowing club board's Zoom meeting. (I'm not a board member. I'm just an active member, and the board welcomes members attending their meetings.) We have a lot of rain the in the forecast the rest of the week, so I wanted to get a ride in…
  • I think a thing that doesn't sink in for a lot of people - at least until they start calorie counting and really think about it - is how little it takes to gain that 10 pounds a year, year after year. From a theoretical standpoint, eating a mere 100 calories daily above maintenance calorie needs is going to result in…
    in 60 yrs and up Comment by AnnPT77 May 25
  • I kind of agree with that, and kind of agree with the person you're disagreeing with. Sure, human bodies are dynamic. Some biological processes down-regulate when calorie intake is reduced. It's still about calories, still thermodynamics at the relevant level of abstraction . . . it's just that calorie counting as a method…
  • (Quoting this post ^^ as most apposite, but really replying to the last few on the thread.) Once again, in yet another way, I think you and I are very different people. (I have similarities to WunderKingKind in other ways, and to you, but not this one.) I'm more team "I'm in the healthy range so eating these delicious blue…
  • Something just above 50 pounds in a bit under a year, for me, some of that at a rate that was accidentally too fast for my own good. Eight days is a great start, but way too short a time period to necessarily see fat loss results. (Water weight shifts and digestive tract contents - on its way to the toilet - are much…
  • I lost weight without changing my exercise routine at all. Sure, I was already active (mostly at things folks would call "cardio", as if cardio were all one single homogenous thing 😆 completely distinct from strength training). I'd been that active for over a decade, while staying right around the border between overweight…
  • (Virtual kick). Get back to it, @Bodenista! Did that help? No? I thought not. 😉 Sadly, I think motivation and accountability are solo sports - at least they are for me. A thread like this just works on my thoughts/feelings about myself, so I self-motivate a tiny bit better as a result. Maybe find some exercise that you…
  • Successfully? No, not me. Maybe part of my problem is that the slugs love lettuce, and love shade. Romaine holds longer in warmer weather for me than leaf-lettuce types. Some varieties are marketed as slower to bolt. The leaf types usually bolt quickly in the heat, here.
    in Garden thread Comment by AnnPT77 May 24
  • Maybe it's just me, but a thing I really love - don't make very often, though - is sliced turnips layered with a classic bread stuffing (whole grain bread, sage/thyme/onion/garlic kind of thing) and with plentyPlenty of sliced fresh mushrooms in the stuffing layer. Bake until nice and browned, turnips cooked through.
  • @savagemrsmoose, I eat all my exercise calories, did all through weight loss as well as maintenance. I don't synch my Garmin because (1) I got it after my logging practices were already established and working well, and (2) it didn't take long to realize that it (like MFP) dramatically underestimates my daily life calorie…
  • I'm not suggesting that you re-run the calculator as you lose to get new estimates. That's still an estimate that's the average of similar people. You can get an estimate of you, based on your own data. I'm saying that after you have a few weeks of personal weight loss and calorie logging experience, you should ignore the…
    in Frustrated Comment by AnnPT77 May 24
  • Too good to be true? This may more be another case of "there is no magical on/off switch". If Spring has osteo despite much yoga, weight lifting, HIIT, or whatever . . . that doesn't mean that those things aren't beneficial, y'know? There isn't some magic thing that will turn off osteopenia/osteoporosis. I know you know…
  • It gets easier if you focus on finding methods that are easier (for you personally) rather than focusing on finding methods that make it happen fast. Set yourself up on MFP for a slow loss rate, not the maximum. Figure out how to tweak your eating to reach your calorie goal, feel full, and get adequate nutrition, while…
  • I never broke anything that major, but did break my ankle, plus have had some other surgical recoveries, some in the 4-week range. I'd suggest pure rest at first (while the injury and any surgery are in acute recovery), but after that upper body exercise may be possible, if approved by your doctor - maybe even some things…
  • I made some in the oven that came out OK. It's been a while, but I think it was this recipe: https://www.theleangreenbean.com/how-to-roast-chickpeas/ They weren't crispy to the point of dry like the commercial ones, but they were definitely crispy and not burned.
  • I made some in the oven that came out OK. It's been a while, but I think it was this recipe: https://www.theleangreenbean.com/how-to-roast-chickpeas/ They weren't crispy to the point of dry like the commercial ones, but they were definitely crispy and not burned.
  • The OP hasn't been active in the MFP Community since 4/302018, according to her profile.
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