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  • Plus location, and need for a sub-specialty (adolescent, addiction, etc.). I have good access even now through a my large pre-retirement employer's counseling service for limited-course needs, and there are therapists in numbers in my mid-sized metro area. (I don't know what their backlog is, haven't needed to find out…
  • Back to the usual 7k rowing bow of the double - under threat of a storm, but we got the row in. Did a group of steady 10 (stroke) hard, 10 moderate intervals once we got out of the area that was a little roller-y due to wind direction and intense due to wind strength (depending on whether we were going upstream/upwind or…
  • OK, we'll see. A lot depends on weather. My RowErg and BikeErg workouts tend to be more intense but shorter than on-water or bike. I need to manage total volume/intensity, in order to keep things fun. If I have decent weather in week 4, so I can row on water, I can probably add the short-ish bits of Erg to get to 40k, yet…
  • Just to be sure: I'm assuming you know this is water weight, for muscle repair? That it's not muscle, not fat? The scale won't keep going up and up from this. This'll level off. For me, I reliably and nearly immediately gain about 2 pounds (unexplained by calorie intake) when I restart strength training after a long break,…
  • Sometimes I don't even know what I'm thinking. Sure, it was not as hot as sometimes, but it was hot enough (mid-80s F). Nonetheless, somehow it seemed like a plan to go for a bike ride, then go row at the open rowing session. Fortunately (?), I got a late start on the bike ride, so only rode 16.4 miles, in order to get…
  • I dunno. On-water meters count, and a normal week would be about 4 x 7k in boats, so it's pretty much all gravy up through week 3, if the weather cooperates (I'm already short one day this week because of weather). I think it's Not Nice that they count rowing on water or machine, skiing on snow or machine, but only BikeErg…
  • Right answer from lietchi! Our fat cells can give up fat from anywhere within an area of body fat - it doesn't come off the outside first and proceed neatly inward. As a result, the fat mass can be more lumpy, bumpy, squishy, floppy . . . and even hang more, since the remaining fat inside the skin conspires with gravity to…
  • ((Hugs)) @Mangoperson88 - I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. That is just awful. I'm so glad that you've made progress. Hang in there, keep going! I'm sorry that my initial reply seemed harsh, sincerely. I think I didn't communicate well, didn't hear well where you were coming from, didn't communicate my full…
  • Trust me, there actually is major stigma in the US in most subcultures about seeking therapy or related medical treatment. The "toughen up" "put on your big boy/girl pants" "it's all in your head" (etc.) rhetoric is common. On top of that - even with that stigma limiting people seeking support - the backlogs to get help…
  • To put a sharper point on it, for that prediction to be accurate: 1. We'd have to eat the same total actual number of calories every single day. We can't: Think about it. One apple is a little sweeter than the next (so more calories), one burger gets a little more oil on it in the frying, etc. 2. We'd have to move in ways…
  • I like some parts better, some parts less. Overall, it's mostly just different. I can figure it out. Nothing is so bothersome that I'm going to rage-quit over it, and I don't believe in getting fussed about things I can't change, so I'm just getting on with it. 🤷‍♀️ I wish we didn't have a thread about it in just about…
  • Therapy can be very, very helpful. If we have trouble figuring out eating, we can consult a registered dietitian. If we're having trouble with thought patterns, we can consult a therapist. It's smart to use the professional's expertise that we need. You can see a therapist and post on MFP both, if you want, though. 😉…
  • I admit, it doesn't look that photogenic, but it tasted good, and it used up a good bit (557g) of zucchini - a definite bonus at this time of year. That's a 10" pie plate very full of food, 570 calories, 38g protein, with over 800g of produce. What is it? Shredded zucchini, lightly salted then drained (pressed a bit) in a…
  • It can also be a little crazy what we let get into our heads and let live there rent-free (when it comes to other people's opinions). That's the part that's 100% under my control, though: What I decide to let sink in, affect my behavior, mood, attitude. I like @mtaratoot's idea about compassion, when it comes to some of…
  • Just as an observation: No one knows the number on the scale but you, unless you tattoo it on your forehead or something. (Please don't. 😉) Only one data point, but: I used to be closely associated with a university's women's rowing team. Most of them were taller than you (rowers are usually tall, 5'10"+). One I knew well…
  • As a very active person - presumably with some extra muscularity as compared to an inactive one even without explicit strength training - you may get some positive surprise in your final TDEE, too . . . even if you're calculating it off your loss rate, but especially if you're believing a fitness tracker or calorie…
  • Just some observations about my personal experience that may or may not apply to you: At BMI 25, I was still over-fat. That won't be true for everyone, but statistics suggest it's probable for most women (still not all). I don't have dramatically low muscle mass, either - it's higher than average for my demographic,…
  • Welcome (back), @MRaye803! I'm betting food tracking and increasing movement will indeed lead to positive things for you. Stop in here now and then, let us know how you're doing, if you feel like it, OK? And if you run into any challenges, this is a good place to chat about them, get ideas to try. Wishing you much success!
  • It's going to vary person by person, because satiation is quite individual, based on what people report in posts here. For me, things that are high volume but low calorie (such as raw veggies, even water or herb tea and other zero-calorie drinks sometimes) or protein-y are the most filling snacks. Protein-y snacks I like…
  • Look, it's fun being kind of snarky or sarcastic, which we are doing. It's not helpful, really, though, I'm aware. This next bit is absolutely serious, and is meant as a true expression of concern. As I said in my first post on the thread: Overgeneralizing is both a symptom and a trigger for anxiety and depression.…
  • From Minneota Extension Service, https://extension.umn.edu/vegetables/growing-peas Temps in the 80s are not good pea weather.
  • Happy first MFP-iversary, and congratulations on your persistent work that's led to such wonderful success!
  • Yeah. And even then, dosage matters, and timing. I've walked down streets in inner city Detroit, NYC, and the South side of Chicago - places with bad reps for good reasons. Improbably (😉), there were no shootings when I was there, and I personally am still alive, unwounded. (Not saying those are all ultra-safe places to…
  • @MsCzar - I'm still thinking heat. The only way I know of to beat heat is to get the earliest possible varieties, and plant at the earliest viable time - they can go in much earlier/colder than a lot of other garden veg. Pre-sprouting them helps, though early damp, cold soil is still more prone to root rot and damping off.…
  • The thing to do then, IMO, would be to pursue a more in-depth understanding. A good start would be to read this, if you haven't already: https://physiqonomics.com/the-weird-and-highly-annoying-world-of-scale-weight-and-fluctuations Other MFP-ers talk about their personal experiences with that phenomenon here:…
  • I would not advise any extraneous meds/supplements to try to reduce the water retention, unless a person has a doctor-diagnosed relevant health condition and needs meds the doctor recommends.. Water weight shifts are part of how a healthy body stays healthy. Healthy bodies know what they're doing. Please don't try to…
  • Hi, and welcome back! I'm honestly a sub-par accountability buddy, but I wanted to stop by and comment on your "strength training recommendations" question. One good starting point, where MFP-ers discuss many different programs they've found beneficial, is here:…
  • Hi, @alteredsteve175 - always good to hear from you. Hang in there, you've proven yourself strong, kind, and capable, but I understand (somewhat) how difficult such a lifestyle-marathon effort can be, as time rolls on. Sending strength! Hi, @BlessedGmaof4 - Have you considered "lettuce wraps" as a sandwich alternative?…
    in 60 yrs and up Comment by AnnPT77 July 31
  • Like the others, I'd like to understand more about why that needs to be the goal. Normally, trying to lose 25 pounds a month would be very extreme, significantly health-risking, unless well over 600 pounds to start, and under very close medical supervision (like weekly checkups with regular blood tests and such). Losing 50…
    in Hello Comment by AnnPT77 July 31
  • Hi, @educationforward2016, and welcome to the MFP Community! I have a similar life arc to yours: I didn't develop good exercise and calorie-intake habits until post-menopause (which came early for me, mid-40s, due to chemotherapy). I started being active after cancer treatment in my mid-40s, but stayed fat (class 1 obese)…
    in Hello- Comment by AnnPT77 July 31
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