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  • Yeah, I don't really track anymore. I've been in maintenance for a while now and only hop back on if i go up a few pounds. I think I'm going to start tracking again though, until I get in a routine with this new schedule. And will do re: fiber :)
  • Hmm I see what you're saying- I think I'll err on the side of caution and eat less on non-work days
  • When you set your activity level it uses your occupation as the basis. It says "teacher" or "salesman" or "server" so that's why I was confused
  • BMI doesn’t correlate well to my frame. It says if I gain 4 more pounds I’ll be overweight- and I’m currently at the weight as my profile pic which isn’t nearing overweight (or I guess not nearing ‘looking’ overweight). I’m healthy and when I’m in the middle of my BMI range my waist doesn’t get smaller or anything- I lose…
  • Mine has been around 5,000 and it wasn’t even a binge! I just ate out all 3 meals at decadent restaurants plus booze. And drunk me can never get satisfied lol. It was along the lines of: Crepes Chips Avo toast Eggs Mac n cheese Chicken Marsala Fries Mashed potatoes Mac n cheese Eggplant and Mozzarella pasta Filet mignon…
  • I’ve learned that when I give myself unrealistic goals, I always fail. The whole “go to the gym 3x a week and always meet my deficit” doesn’t work for me. I respond to “okay I should try to work out X times more than I did last month. I should probably try to limit my alcohol calories”. I know it’s not like an overhaul but…
  • I just want to go to my work out class (Orange Theory- and my only true form of exercise) 5 times a month lol. It’s a small goal for most but a big one for me since I quit almost all my work out classes and never go to the gym despite having one in my apartment building!
  • So happy for you!! The best thing I ever did for myself was stop prioritizing my boyfriends schedule over my own. He got to do all his errands and hobbies and I didn’t. That’s not a way to live and I’m happy you’re taking control again :)
  • Hm, wow I’m going to start wearing sunscreen as well! Other resolutions include: 1.) Have a structured life to be able to do things I love. I waste so much time doing nothing or waiting to do the next task and not taking advantage of 20 minutes here and there and then the rest are things that need to get done and leaves me…
  • Thanks, I’ll try that as well! I usually end up having two breakfasts- one around 6 am and another around 9 am which is unnecessary. I’ll try to hold out till 9 to save the calories!
  • Yes, being on a desk all day scares me! I walk to and from work so that’s a 1.8 mike walk per day so I’m hoping that helps. I don’t take account for it though because i feel like it just puts me in the same activity level as when I was babysitting / free to come and go and run errands before I stared this job. I think it…
  • Thank you! This is insightful. I can probably wake up at 6 to get my studying in if I’m productive in the morning :-). I tend to wake up and need 30 min to think straight so I need to be a little more disciplined to not waste as much time. I’ll try it :)
  • Didn’t eat too bad since we went out for Christmas dinner! My mom and I shared: A pumpkin soup Steamed lobster (with butter :smile:) Filet mignon Lemon tarte And I had a lot of mashed potatoes and some creamed kale. And fries! No alcohol, since my parents aren’t found of me drinking in front of them lol so that saves some…
  • I was working before- if anything I became less active because I went from babysitting & working at a club to now being at a desk! Earlier my babysitting would be after class and involve me moving around, going to the playground, etc, and my weekend is work was definitely a lot of movement! Now I really just have a…
  • I think a lot of that is to end judgement. I have seen “you can’t determine health by looking at someone”. I haven’t seen “obese”. When I have seen it, it’s been followed by comments of overweight women saying they’re runners, can lift, etc. I have no stamina- I can’t run. My 5’2 190 pound friend outruns me by far. I think…
  • Those to-go packets of chicken salad or tuna salad that come with crackers.
  • I'm not sure if I've ever met someone who is a size 16 who doesn't want to or isn't trying to lose weight. I think that statistic "average US woman is size 16" is more towards fashion houses to produce fashionable clothing in bigger sizes. I obviously haven't spoken to ALL women that size, but in my experience that quote…
  • Hmmm, I’m from NYC and still live here and I feel like I see more overweight than thing day to day. Granted some may be tourists but here are my general observations: 1.) In College: A fair amount of overweight people- maybe more than half but of course many of my peers aren’t from NYC originally. 2.) At my internship…
  • Breakfast: 2 eggs with Swiss cheese on an English muffin! Lunch: 2 chicken tenders, Uncle Ben chicken rice, lettuce Lunch 2: Same as lunch 1! Dinner: Something light like chicken tender on lettuce or may skip altogether because I just had a heavy second lunch! Snack: Halo Top rainbow swirl or popcorn!
  • That looks so good!! Smoothies satisfy so I stopped drinking them a year or so ago, unless it’s for a treat/dessert :p . But if I was a smoothie drinker still I would definitely be making a copy cat version of yours!
  • Even with the bigger intake of 2,900, the other advice still stands. Peak at my diary, on Monday I ate over 4,000 calories. It’ll be okay. If you’d like to try to offset it, you can eat 200 calories less for the next 5 days (meaning you eat 1,300 instead of 1,500 calories). This means at the end of the 5 days, you would…
  • I’m daily! It’s not always pretty but it’s always daily lol
  • Me too! My goal is to lose 10 pounds- I don’t really have a deadline for it though. I have a really small deficit- like 60 calories per week small because I’m really not happy when I eat less than that, so it’ll be a slow loss for me but hopefully worth the wait!
  • I estimated for almost a year and maintained. When it came to losing I found myself eating minimally to ensure I wasn’t eating too many calories. Too me, counting is freedom because it shows you what you CAN eat. Without counting, I was paranoid I was eating too much when I wasn’t. So it’s possible definitely possible to…
  • 1.) I already ate X calories over my goal, what’s the point? Then I proceed to make my 500 calories over into 1,500 calories over. 2.) If I “mess up” during the week, I always used to only restart on the following Monday lol. No idea why but getting back on track on a Thursday never seemed logical to me so my 1 day over…
  • Hmm. My heaviest was 12-14 at 155. I started restricting incredibly. Eating lettuce only and Diet Coke for weeks. Then began adding a piece of chicken. I dropped to 118 quickly and felt so proud of myself. My teachers were worried, my parents didn’t think much of it- they were happy I was thin...until I fainted at school…
  • I hear you on this one, especially if you live with them. I understand you don’t need to engage with them but people, especially family, go out of their way to say something about. They may think it’s harmless, they may think they have a right to because they’re family or they may really just not care about your goals.…
  • You really just have to learn to say no to yourself. Yes, we all know if it fits in your calories go for it BUT I often have craving that don’t reasonably fit in my calories. I regularly crave Cheetos, truffles, cheese & crackers and kit Kats in one day. My cheese & crackers alone are around 350 calories, a kit kat bumps…
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