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  • Sympathies, @GoRun2 . . . I think all of us probably have an off day here and there. Still, a bad day is just one single drop in the ocean of life. It's a good idea IMO to spend a few minutes thinking through how to handle things differently next time similar circumstances arise, but guilt about it is 100% optional (and…
    in 60 yrs and up Comment by AnnPT77 June 21
  • Hello, and welcome to the MFP Community! You might find some kindred folks in this thread: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10718336/60-yrs-and-up#latest Don't be dismayed if you open that up and see old posts. Like any long-running discussion here, the oldest posts are on page one, and the newest ones at…
    in 60+ 140lbs Comment by AnnPT77 June 21
  • Hello, and welcome to the MFP Community! It sounds like you have an energizing new plan, which is a great start. The more we look for strategies that work for us as individuals, and practice those, the higher the odds of success IMO. Finding ways of moving more that we actually enjoy, and ways of eating that are…
  • Good sources suggested above! I'd add the the nutritional advice from mainstream national/international bodies is also quite good: USDA, NHS, WHO, etc. Many people have an oversimplified understanding of what those resources offer, kind of the "glance at page 1" view. If you take a look at their sites, the actual…
  • I think others gave you really good advice above. I'm just going to mention some probably more-minor factors you could consider. For me, my willpower/motivation is a very limited resource. Some things that can deplete the willpower budget are non-obvious. If you can improve your sleep quality/quantity, that may help.…
  • I was over my MFP default sugar goal every day during weight loss (and for 6+ years of maintenance since). It was almost entirely from fruit, sweeter veggies, and the inherent sugars in no-sugar-added dairy foods. I lost weight fine, and health markers improved. I did make it a point to get adequate protein and fats, which…
  • If you're here on MFP, I'm hoping/assuming you're willing to log your food. If so, do that. Weight loss is going to be a matter of finding a calorie level that results in sensibly gradual weight loss, but doesn't leave your feeling fatigued or depleted. Appetite/satiation is another key variable, and specific food choices…
  • The usual roughly 7k rowing bow in the double (in a near-comatose state after a night of short and extraordinarily poor sleep), then a mostly kibitzing, meandering visit to the learn-to-row class - no vigor there, tonight (fine by me).
  • In a sense, some of us think the definition of maintenance is "cyclically gaining then losing the same 2 (3) (5) pounds". It's a little bit of a range, and managing it is very possible. IMO, it's possible to overstress oneself, trying to narrow it tooooo much.
  • That question doesn't have a precise answer. There is no "one true state of perfect steady state hydration", there's a reasonably-healthy range. (In some disease states, water retention can be a health problem. In other states, severe dehydration is obvious. In between, there's just a range of what a healthy body does to…
  • In that case, I think this thread would have information useful for you: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10177803/recomposition-maintaining-weight-while-losing-fat It's exactly about staying at a steady weight, but gaining muscle while losing fat, and discusses a lot of perspectives/experiences.
  • If a thread is on the first page in a Community topic area, it has relatively recent content. Some popular threads started years back, so you'll see old posts on page 1. New posts are at the end, on high-numbered pages. There are many, many new posts here every day. Some are on old threads, some start new ones.
  • The macro totals still appear in your food diary. In the free version, I think you can still customize the diary columns, too, if you want to show a different set of them. In the phone/tablet app, you may need to orient the device to landscape to see all the columns, and last I knew there was one device (Android?) that had…
    in Macros Comment by AnnPT77 June 20
  • Have you taken a look at edamame/soy pasta? It isn't (to my taste) a wheat pasta substitute - chewier texture - but IMO nice in pseudo-Asian preps, with stir-fried veggies. Selected nutrition info for Explore Asian brand edamame/mung fettuccine, as an example, 2 oz dry: 180 calories 20g carbs 24g protein 14g fiber I like…
  • As long as you keep working at it, seeking for those improved habits you can sustain, I believe you can do this. The quality of life rewards will be great, IME, from being more fit and at a healthy weight. Some of those rewards come along the way, it doesn't take being all the way at goal to start feeling some. Keep going.…
  • I've always estimated exercise calories carefully, then eaten them all back, all through almost a year of weight loss (50+ pounds) and 6+ years of maintaining a healthy weight since. Since my exercise is seasonal and weather dependent, that works well for me. On top of that, calorie counting doesn't stress me at all,…
  • I didn't even notice they were there, at first. In general, I dislike motivational quotes (but love the demotivator posters at the despair.com web site (with which I'm not affiliated in any way, except as a fan)). However, I also like Epictetus' "People are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of…
  • I think it sounds really smart, and like a good plan. I'm not that structured myself, but philosophically on that same wavelength. Motivation and discipline aren't my strongest skills, but I can still accomplish some good-sized goals with time, patience, and persistence. It's the old "How to eat an elephant? One bite at…
  • Welcome to the MFP Community - wishing you excellent outcomes!
    in New member Comment by AnnPT77 June 19
  • I was on the borderline of needing BP meds (part of the rationale for making changes). Weight loss put my BP solidly back in the normal range. I've seen others here report being able to reduce or eliminate the meds as they made weight, eating, and fitness improvements. If you have family history of high blood pressure,…
  • A beautiful Sunday morning row, hardly anyone else on the river, just one slow outboard boat fishing, and a fishing pedal-kayaker, plus our single and quad. I was in bow of the quad again, because (sigh) everyone else said "I want to be engine room today" (so did I, TBH). But one of them stroked, and someone has to bow, so…
  • Yes. It's a science fair project, not a character test, let alone an epic battle between good and evil.
  • I think something is still unclear. BMR is the number of calories you'd burn in a coma, motionless, basically. Your BMR is the same if sedentary or active. Your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) is the number of calories you'd burn doing everything that you do (job, chores, exercise, etc.) in addition to the BMR. (The…
  • Hola! Este es un foro en inglés para MyFitnessPal. Hay un foro en español aquí: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/es Las calorías determinan el resultado del peso. Los nutrientes son para la salud. Sin embargo, si a menudo tiene pocas proteínas, sería bueno mejorar eso, para reducir el riesgo de pérdida de masa muscular…
  • Would something like this help you choose different foods you like that better meet your goals? There are lots of variations of this sort of thing on the web.
  • Since you've joined MFP, I'm assuming you're willing to calorie count, at least for a while. If that's true, one option is a "keep it simple" approach: * Get a calorie goal from MFP, ideally 0.5%-1% of your current weight as a maximum, with a bias toward the lower end of that unless severely obese. * Log what you're eating…
  • Speaking as a retiree with some practice at it (I retired in 2006): The retirement schedule flexibility also permits increasing active fun, if you make those choices. I'm careful about "dosing", i.e. gradually increasing activity, and managing overall volume/intensity . . . but my total active volume is higher than I could…
    in New members Comment by AnnPT77 June 18
  • Oh man, I totally misunderstood: Sorry! But that sounds like So. Much. Fun! On a few rare occasions, I've had an opportunity to help with scout troops or Y camps or something, getting a rowing experience by rowing in a barge (which is like rowing your living room, totally safe/stable). Such a good experience (for me *and*…
    in 60 yrs and up Comment by AnnPT77 June 18
  • Unless I can count doing a few sun salutations on the dock (in beautiful sunshine and moderate temps, BTW), while dockmastering for learn to row class, then it's just a lovely, lovely rest day. Happy!
  • I think yoga is quite under-rated, in the popular understanding, for strength purposes. When we do poses that support a fair fraction of our bodyweight - especially if we're still somewhat overweight - it can be gradually beneficial to strength, as long as muscularly challenging. There is a "too gentle" range, but if it…
    in 60 yrs and up Comment by AnnPT77 June 18
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