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  • Good advice from sijomial, IMO, and the source he links is very well-regarded, science-based. For myself, I prefer the simplest routine that can get me to my goals. Therefore, for me, there was no explicit carb cycling, even though I'm pretty active athletically. I strive to get good overall nutrition on average, hit my…
  • Hello, June, and welcome to the MFP Community! There are a bunch of us 60+ folks here. I'm 66 and female myself, but at a different stage of the process, having lost weight from class 1 obese back in 2015-16, now hanging around here to maintain my weight in that healthy range. So far, in year 6+ at a healthy weight, so…
    in Newbie Comment by AnnPT77 September 19
  • The Compendium of Physical Activities, a source that compiles research on the relative energy expenditure for various activities (exercise, occupations, etc.) suggests that standard motorcycle riding is only slightly more energy-spending than driving a car or light truck, i.e., 2.8 METS for motorcycle, 2.5 for driving a…
  • Welcome to the MFP Community! There seem to be multiple people here who've found calorie counting to be more helpful than counting WW points, because the WW points are trying to influence your nutrition in addition to your calorie intake, and that can muddy the waters some. Here, you can consider each of those things…
    in Hello Comment by AnnPT77 September 19
  • The calorie burn from lifting stuff isn't very high, even though it feels effortful. It's also hard to estimate, maybe harder than cardio-type stuff. If you were doing weight workouts in the normal rep/set format, I'd suggest you use the MFP database to estimate the calories from that kind of workout. It's better than most…
  • I don't think that is how this works. Even at the same body size, someone else's calorie needs, exercise preferences, tastes in food, etc., are going to be different from yours. IMO, you should be trying to work out a personalized plan for eating and activity (both exercise and daily life activity) that make it relatively…
  • Some people "calorie bank", i.e., eat somewhat fewer than goal calories on some days, to have a bigger calorie budget on other days. You could consider that. (I do it, but not weekday/weekend patterns - more random, because I'm retired and don't have weekends, or maybe it's all weekends? 😉) There's an intermittent fasting…
  • *I* cannot have ham. Not any kind. (I'm vegetarian.) You can, if you want some. Why not? It's food. It has nutrition. Count the calories, fit them in, you're all set.
  • One of my morning rowing buddies, a guy who just took the learn to row class this season, bought a beautiful new-to-him old wood Hudson racing single from another club member who'd bought herself a new boat. I thought the boat geeks here, such as @mtaratoot, might enjoy seeing it. (I asked my friend if he was OK with me…
  • You haven't shared yours? I don't really get why I'd be proud of how I eat, any more that I get why I'd feel bad/guilty about how I eat. It's just food. We need some. I try to stay within my calorie goal, and get overall decent nutrition on average, while eating foods I personally enjoy eating. Others' tastes will vary.…
  • Calories determine weight loss . . . specifically, eating fewer calories than you burn in all ways (breathing, heartbeat, digestion, job, hobbies, formal exercise, etc.). Macros are about nutrition, which mainly affects health, energy level, body composition (muscularity, to some extent), and that sort of thing. Nutrition…
  • Someone else here used the phrases "tyranny of low expectations" and "bigotry of low expectations" . . . about another subject altogether, but I think that's what's going on in our culture regarding aging. It's low expectations of older people at a cultural, and too often also within an individual person (self-limiting).…
  • Working to create a social context where others share similar goals, and support me in my goals. My rowing club friends are a part of that, and friends I made at the Y. Staying involved in the MFP Community is a thing that has similar benefits for me, though in the virtual world rather than the physical one.
  • Have you checked out possible groups/threads in the Challenges area? There are different ones, general things where you set your own goal, or for hours of exercise, plus some that are more specific to activities including walking, such as:…
  • If people are behaving badly in the Community, please report it to the MFP staff or moderators so the bad actors don't harass other people. Bad behavior would include things like solicitations for money (or hints along those lines), requests for phone numbers/email address/social media account names outside MFP, dating or…
  • This group appears to still be somewhat active: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/15651-lets-lose-100 Another good group that's active is one for people who have or had 75+ pounds to lose: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/15651-lets-lose-100 You can take a look at those, join if they look like they…
  • FWIW, if you want new tags, you can suggest them here: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10855981/tag-suggestions#latest I don't know whether anyone's suggested #Menopause yet. There have been some other threads on this topic that you might find through the search function, but I don't have the links at my…
  • The good (?) news is that metabolism is pretty constant from our 20s into our 60s: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34385400/ That's metabolism in the strict sense, i.e., the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. The implication is that the changes that take place as we age, that…
  • I'm severely hypothyroid, but properly medicated. Are you still in the process of adjusting medication levels to get to the right level? That should help. They can't give us the right dose initially, because there isn't a numerical way to predict it, giving us too much is dangerous to health, and it takes a few weeks for…
  • I have no idea, honestly. Maybe the pale color? Cypress Grove tends to name their cheeses: Humboldt Fog, Lamb Chopper, Psychedillic, Ms. Natural, . . . .
  • Saturday night, and I'm hitting the cheese drawer hard. 😆 I'd forgotten how good Cypress Grove Midnight Moon is. It's an aged goat cheese, rich taste, pale color, mostly very smooth but with a bit of those protein crystals that some aged cheese get (pleasant). I bought just a little chunk. That's probably a good thing,…
  • There was a paper written (for coaches, etc., of all levels of athletes) with recommendations about return to exercise/training post Covid. The basic idea is to ease back into it, which doesn't sound like what you've been doing? Here's the document:…
  • Rowing actual boats . . . the long skinny ones like in the Olympics, it's just that mine goes lots wer. Riding my bike on the local trail system is fun, too.
  • A very low intensity 7k in bow of the double, on a lovely morning. My main/favored double partner has been out of commission with a ribcage problem for a couple of weeks or so, and today was her first day back, easing back into it. The group didn't let her carry boats, then we kept it steady and easy on the water, just…
  • If you ate more carbs than usual - even perfectly healthy amount of carbs - you'll potentially retain more water until those carbs are metabolized. (There's a reason they're called carbohydrates.) That water adds weight on the bodyweight scale. If you ate 90 extra calories above your calorie goal, but still below your…
  • That's not necessarily how water retention works. A healthy body holds onto extra water for lot of different reasons. With some of those reasons - like retaining water because we ate more salty things than usual (even if still a perfectly healthy amount), drinking more water can potentially lead to less water retention.…
  • Have you seen that doctor yet? If yes, what was the result? How recent was the surgery - before the Noom, or after? Exhaustion soon after major surgery is normal. Did you try to cut calories right after surgery, or before and after? That would prolong the surgery-related exhaustion. Exhaustion seems like a medical issue of…
  • Nah, I don't think so, at least not MFP-led. Trolls? Sometimes. Toe-dippers who don't want to swim here? Sometimes. Short attention spans? Yeah, some. Etc. Most people don't accomplish long term weight loss. A lot of people don't even accomplish a semi-long-term attempt, I'd bet. Follow some link, join free MFP. Chat with…
  • Row day again, 2 seat of the quad, because I bullied someone else into rowing bow. Stroke didn't want to do power pieces, but she took off at a stroke rating (strokes per minute) a couple of beats higher than we usually do for recreational rowing 😆, and the splits were noticeably faster than average throughout - partly…
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