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  • Check out the concept of "volume eating." That really helps me when I'm super hungry. The premise is that you eat a large volume of very low calorie foods, so your belly feels full.
  • If you are truly only consuming 600 calories per day, then you aren't eating enough calories. When you starve your body, it wrecks your metabolism and prevents you from being able to lose weight. You should definitely read the "must read" set up guides and articles here to get a better understanding of your nutrition…
  • I hear you! After Covid I'm up 15-20 lbs, and back up to my post baby weight (it's been 6 years since I had him). I'm finding it much more difficult to lose this time around too. The scale isn't going down as quickly as it did a few years ago. Sigh. Trying to remember that it's consistency that counts. As long as I stay on…
  • We have similar goals, though I'm about 10 lbs behind you. I'll add you!
  • Good to meet you! I've been using MFP off and on for years. Mostly off for the past year, but it's time to get back on the wagon and start working off my Covid 15. :neutral: We have a lot of the same hobbies!
  • Don't minimize your wins! 25 lbs is a lot of weight. That there is still a long way to go doesn't mean the distance you have come is any less meaningful. The journey will be long and the road will be difficult, but you will get to see and experience many wonderful things along the way. Also, regarding the feelings of…
  • In addition to all of the great advice/responses from people above, I would also say that your head needs to be in the right place in order to lose weight. Right now you are letting your negative thoughts about yourself spiral, where you demean your self worth because of your weight/weight-loss. That will not help you lose…
  • Holy cow. This is amazing.
  • Woah! Holy cow. Really great work. Maybe I can do that too... :smile:
  • Facebook strikes again. Nice work!!
  • You look absolutely fantastic. Nice work!! Thanks for sharing your story!
  • This is a really powerful thread. Thank you everyone for sharing. It's helpful to see how sticky depression can be in relation to food and weight; how depression can eat at you while compelling you to overeat. I've felt out of control in so many aspects of my life... with food, alcohol, fitness, emotional stability... As I…
  • I’d love more friends! Feel free to add me. I like to post about daily successes and/or navigating the occasional pitfall.
  • My calories are broken up similar to yours. It's hard finding dinner options in the 600 cal range, but it's doable. The trick is subbing out higher calorie foods for low calorie foods. Basically, eat a ton of veggies. I tend to have a late lunch of a low-cal soup, because the volume fills me up so I'm not too starving come…
  • I'm back at it too. I'll be your friend! :smile:
  • I like to roast a big batch of veggies (onion, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zuchini, mushrooms) at the beginning of the week and use them as an add in for meals or for a savory snack. This week I have been adding 1/2 cup of roasted veggies to 2 scrambled eggs and a bit of feta cheese for breakfast. It is amazing.
  • Drink 1 glass a day rather than 1 bottle. :) White wine is high in sugar so you may need to keep an eye on that. I drink red wine probably 3-4 times a week and manage to stay within my calorie goal most of the time.
  • I weigh frequently, not quite every morning but almost. I only log my weight on here when it's lower than my previous weight. :smiley:
  • Sometimes when I need chips and salsa or I'll die, I'll use mini popcorn or rice cakes to scoop up salsa. It works. As for sweets, I'll eat a small piece of dark chocolate, chelate Silk, or if I'm really hard up, spray a small sauté pan with a shot of cooking spray and brown a banana in it, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • I need more friends too! I find it motivating to read other people's check-ins, including their ups and downs. I try to communicate mine as well.
  • I make my own. It's so simple, and honestly tastes way better than store bought to me. You can change it up by adding things like dijon mustard, different types of vinegars, herbs, garlic, fresh tomato, anchovy, ginger, etc. Here is the basic template: 1/2 cup vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Pinch of sugar…
  • I agree that cooking a batch of food on Sunday that you can reheat and eat throughout the week could be really helpful. Home cooked food is much cheaper than processed or fast food, and way healthier too. Most processed frozen foods and fast foods are empty calories that lack nutrition. If you are underfeeding your body,…
  • Marcella Hazan has amazing frittata recipes in her classic book, "The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking." I recommend this book on many levels for many reasons, but the frittata section great. Here's a recipe someone lifted from her book and put on the web. Omit the parmesan and butter to slim it down. Still delicious!…
  • I am on a team with other people from work. Mainly young dudes, so I'm worried about being the old lady who slows people down. Lol. I AM pretty tough though, so I know I shouldn't let my insecurities get in the way. :smile: I'm looking forward to the team bonding! Can't say I'm looking forward to getting shocked in the…
  • Mom of 2 here (4 and 2), looking for friends! I love to work out but I also love to eat and drink wine so here I am... Ultimate goal is to lose 45, but I have a mini-goal of 20.
  • Last night I made a big pot of veggie soup to take with me to work for the week. I heat it up in the morning and put it in a thermos because I don't have a microwave at work. I had a lot of fresh veggies lying around from my garden, so it's a bit random. It's only 90 calories for a 3 cup serving! 2 cups chicken broth 3…
  • I usually drink red wine. It has less cals than white! I tend to exercise more on days that I know I'm going to drink so I have some extra calories in reserve.
  • I recommend signing up for a race. 5k is a great first race distance. You will be surprised how much faster you are when you run with others in a race setting! Last weekend I ran a half marathon, and I told myself to expect to run 12 min miles (based on my speed during training). I ended up averaging 10.5 min miles during…