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  • I use align. My reasons are just to keep things moving. I’m older and despite exercise this has become an issue for me. My son’s doc recommended it for him so that’s why I chose it. It’s expensive though. Costco has the best price here in Canada.
  • I lost in the beginning without exercise. I started walking about three months in. That was the only exercise I did to lose over 100 pounds. I have gained a few with Covid but managed to maintain over 90 pounds lost. I agree with everyone else weight loss happens in the kitchen. I will however add one regret... I wish I…
  • 4 pounds a week is really high. 1 to 2 pounds a week is my dream. As you lose the calories required to maintain drops. Thus your rate of loss drops. Take your time. Losing fast tends to result in rebound weight when you decide to go back to “normal”. You learn more and are more likely to maintain if you take it slow. As…
  • I have an old Garmin Vivofit 2 and have been very happy with it. I’m sure the newer versions are good. What I like is the sleep tracking and step count that shows miles, steps etc. I am also very happy with the battery life which is a watch battery so I don’t have to charge daily. It says it’s good for a year but I usually…
  • Yes the liquid counts but drinking juice is a very high calorie way to get your liquids in. It's also alot of sugar which is why someone who is diabetic is often given orange juice to raise their sugar in a hurry. One glass of orange juice contains the juice of 4 to 6 oranges. When I got a juicer that was driven home to me…
  • Yup, that's a change I made this time and sometimes found it wasn't as bad as I thought. Keep going.
  • I've been eating alot of brussels sprouts and found that cutting them in half and steaming in microwave 3 - 5 minutes depending on size cooks them really fast. Then I can roast or pan fry based on what I'm using them in. Your dish looks yummy.
  • I would like to echo the sentiments most people here have. I tried to diet my entire life. I always started out with a goal within a time frame. If I slipped I felt I might as well binge and I would undo all the work I did. Finally I started making small changes. It took me 2 years to lose 100+ pounds. For a long time no…
  • I find it's a bit off (I don't lose quite as much) but I know that now. If I never had a taste of anything while cooking or skipped weighing my food occasionally I would guess it would come closer. Truthfully not too many people eat exactly the same number of calories every day for 5 weeks and move in exactly the same way.…
  • If you find yourself out of control (as I have) the best thing I could think of was to eat at maintenance until I got past the stress. I feel like I'm more in control now. I'm back on my regimen but it took a while to get the new routine in place with working from home and not going out to exercise. The worst thing that…
  • I live in Canada. Schools in Alberta are officially closed until September. I am working from home. Most places are closed or have reduced hours. Cases are doubling roughly every two days. We have 97 (confirmed cases in Alberta only) as of this morning's news. 70 of those cases are in my city. Grocery stores are out of…
  • You're not alone. Boredom is my biggest issue and the frustration of trying to work from home. My computer won't connect so I'm trying to work from a 10" iPad, lol. Hang in there, this won't last forever but will likely get worse before it gets better. Just keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • shredded cabbage does it for me every time, lol. If I eat it in place of lettuce on tacos or add it to stir frys I seem to stay full much longer. I also find keeping carbs a bit lower and protein higher works well for me. Everyone is different so you will have to play around with it but I also wouldn't discount getting a…
  • Yup, I weigh weekly and I give myself three days to decide which day to step on. Frankly the trend is what it is, no matter what day I choose but if I'm up it's really depressing. I am about 14 pounds above my previous low weight. I am about 7 above my goal range. When I tried weighing daily it was really frustrating.…
  • Welcome back!
  • I have the Renpho but I have little faith in the readings. Mainly I just wanted a ballpark idea but one of these days plan to go get a dexa scan to see where I really am.
  • I remember... Feeling hopeless, feeling like a 2nd class citizen, feeling like everyone was judging me. I was 59 years old and had been obese my entire life. I had tried every single diet out there and even had bariatric surgery (lapband) which had to be reversed. I felt like I should just accept what I was and give up.…
  • It never got better for me. Before MFP I didn't drink hardly at all. Not kidding. How I never damaged my kidneys I'll never know. Anyway I drink 8 to 10 - 8 ounce glasses of liquid daily now. I run to the bathroom constantly. I've been doing it for 3 or 4 years and it has never changed. Sigh. On the upside I have an…
  • I find this conversation very interesting. I was measured recently (I've lost 96 pounds) and I was half an inch taller. Since I'm 63 I was shocked to say the least. I fully expected to be shorter not taller. I think I would have to vote for posture too. It's the only thing that makes sense to me.
  • First of all you have not damaged your metabolism. Speaking with a doctor about your struggle is something you might want to consider. IF worked for me about the way it worked for you. I thought about food all day and felt like I was always starving. For me the best route has been to keep my carbs on the low side and…
  • I use shredded cabbage in so many things these days. It is very filling and I like cabbage anyway. I add it to tacos instead of lettuce. I add it to stir fry. I've added it to pasta dishes to make them stretch. I buy the bagged stuff cause I'm lazy and use it almost daily. If I were a bit less lazy I'd buy the whole…
  • She needs to see a doctor. It could be anything. Dr. Google is not enough. Tell her to get checked.
  • To get a podcast on your phone depends on what operating system you have. If it is Apple (IOS) then you have a little purple icon for podcasts. If you open it you can browse for the podcast you want then on the right hand side you can download or you can play live. I like We Only Look Thin. I've also heard alot of people…
  • There are groups on here dedicated to this. I have listed one below but if you search groups a bunch more will pop up. https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/125568-bariatric-and-gastric-sleeve-support-faqs
  • When I was younger I always suspected my thyroid was low. My mom's was. I used to think to myself that the doc would find it one day and once I was medicated the weight would fall off and I'd be normal. Well I was finally diagnosed and medicated and I didn't lose an ounce. In fact my doc said my thyroid was so low he…
  • I agree with others not to lower your calories but instead lower your expectations. There are multitudes of folks on here who have done that over and over and then regained the weight. This is hard on you and can result in loss of muscle mass. You don't want that as muscle is needed and don't forget your heart is a muscle.…
  • I have to second @Annpt77. I am also hypothyroid and I lost 108 pounds on mfp. It took 2 years but I am maintaining for the most part. In fact interestingly enough my thyroid meds had to be reduced this year. It can be done and all you need is patience. Personally I lost a bit slower than some but I did lose. Don't expect…
  • I agree with @Danp. First thing I noticed was the confident smile. Great work!
  • Yes, it's slow. I'm 63 and started my journey at 59. It took me 2 years to lose 108 pounds. Be patient. The slower you lose the more likely you are to keep it off. .9 of a pound is an excellent loss. Choose a rate of loss that gives you enough food that you aren't starving all the time. Most folks choose 2 lbs. a week for…
  • John I feel your pain. There is a lot of controversy where antidepressants are concerned. I took them for years and for a while they were the best diet pill I ever took. But as you probably guessed I eventually gained the weight back. I wasn't taking them as a diet pill, I was actually depressed, but I was eating my…
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