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  • Most of these are between 300-500 calories. Stir-fries are easy, loaded with veggies, and pretty low-cal, so you can add rice or noodles. If you're low-carb, shiritaki noodles are an option. https://www.andiemitchell.com/beef-and-broccoli/…
  • Huel, KaChava, Soylent, etc. all aim to be complete meals that you don't have to think about consuming. If you meet your macros, I guess?? It would not be a bad idea to work with a dietician on this if you can afford it. Either way, I'd really recommend meal replacements as a stop-gap solution while you investigate therapy…
  • So just to be clear: If you choose to lose 0.5 kg/week, MFP builds that into the calorie goal it gives you. If it tells you to eat 1900 calories, you will maintain your weight on 2400 calories and lose 0.5 kg/week on 1900 calories without any exercise. If you then exercise to burn another 500 calories every day, you will…
  • So after reading through this thread, I'm not sure what's being sought after here - science-backed discourse about the role mental health plays with regards to weight/physical health, or personal stories from people who are also struggling? Since this isn't the debate section, I'll go with the latter. I'm on my third major…
  • I primarily drink wine, but for a cocktail I'll opt for flavored/infused vodkas and club soda. I also make knockoff mojitos using Sprite Zero instead of soda + simple syrup + lime. If I'm going to have beer, I try to go for something between 4 and 5% - I can't handle the strong ones anymore. If you're not keen on your gin…
  • Time for a tally. Scary stuff ahead. 6/1 - 6/7: 7 drinks, 4 AF days, 29.65 miles 6/8: 2 drinks, 0.3 miles 6/9: 2 drinks, 2.8 miles 6/10: 5 drinks, 2.3 miles 6/11: 3 drinks, 1.3 miles 6/12: 8 drinks, 2.8 miles 6/13: 6 drinks, 2 miles 6/14: AF, 1.2 miles 6/15: AF, 0 miles Monthly drinks: 33/30 Monthly AF: 6/15 Monthly miles:…
  • Hello again :) Husband and I did go on the trip. It took him a couple of days of getting positive updates from SIL to finally relax, but by the time we were at the wedding reception on Saturday, he told me he was really glad we went. My MIL got to go home from the hospital on Friday. She's got in-home care visiting a few…
  • Well, I appreciate all the good vibes, but I’m going to need a few more. I’m sitting in a hospital room instead of flying on a plane right now - my MIL went to the ER last night after aspirating on water. They’ve found she has lung cancer. She had a mild heart attack this morning. We were told 4 years ago that a heart…
  • First week of June down. Mile Goal: 29.65/100
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles 6/2 - AF, 3.9 miles 6/3 - AF, 3.5 miles 6/4 - 4 drinks, 3.85 miles 6/5 - 1 drink, 3.5 miles 6/6 - 2 drinks, 1.7 miles 6/7 - AF, 4.2 miles Weekly total: 7 drinks, 4 AF days, 29.65 miles Was AF last night because I was supposed to be, but I wasn't happy about it. Last week I got told that this project I've…
  • Yikes, sorry you're having such a bad time with it. I'm on my third one - it didn't do anything to trigger weight gain, and my periods went away. However, it was absolute havoc on my mental health at first. I'd been on an estrogen/progesterone daily pill prior to the implant, and going to progesterone only resulted in…
  • Is your workout plan sustainable? Do you have enough recovery time built in? Are you fueling yourself enough for it? Are you getting enough sleep? I have days where I don't feel like going to the gym, but if I'm struggling to finish a workout, it means I'm not fueled enough or not recovered enough to be doing that…
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles 6/2 - AF, 3.9 miles 6/3 - AF, 3.5 miles 6/4 - 4 drinks, 3.85 miles 6/5 - 1 drink, 3.5 miles 6/6 - 2 drinks, 1.7 miles Split a bottle of lightly oaked chardonnay with dinner last night. Told husband to have a bit more of it because it wasn't really my thing. Tonight and tomorrow are definitely AF, but then…
  • 1) As you said, when you only have a few lbs to lose, your TDEE is not nearly as large as if you had a lot to lose. If you keep your exercise habits the same, your deficit is smaller, so weight comes off slower. 2) Diet fatigue and portion distortion are common toward the end of your journey. You think you’ve got your…
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles 6/2 - AF, 3.9 miles 6/3 - AF, 3.5 miles 6/4 - 4 drinks, 3.85 miles 6/5 - 1 drink, 3.5 miles Stuck to one beer with dinner, then had water and tea at home. I’m craving some white wine super bad right now, but I’m also craving ice cream and a sugared-up Starbucks drink, so really I’m just thirsty and want…
  • I hit the weights today after having to take a full week off from lifting. I also ate a burger at a restaurant tonight - lots of salt, and more food than normal to process in my system. I will *definitely* be up 2-3 lbs tomorrow. But this is why I weigh every day - after 10 years, I’ve got a ton of data about why my weight…
  • @globalhiker congrats on being down a pound! I’ve lost 3 lbs this week, putting me 1 lb away from the magic number, but I’ll be back up 2 lbs tomorrow since I lifted today. I just want to get there already! @Lilylady3k I want all of that food so bad. What’s the fried monster?
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles 6/2 - AF, 3.9 miles 6/3 - AF, 3.5 miles 6/4 - 4 drinks, 3.85 miles Opened a bottle of wine with dinner last night. Husband had some, but he was in a cocktail mood so I ended up drinking most of it, then chased it with a splash of port. Oops. We had fun watching baseball and arguing about the merits of…
  • I'll join in tracking this here. Goal is to move 100 miles, probably walking + elliptical. 6/1 - 9.0 miles 6/2 - 3.9 miles 6/3 - 3.5 miles Mile total / Goal: 16.4/100
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles 6/2 - AF, 3.9 miles 6/3 - AF, 3.5 miles Another AF night down. Husband had a miserable day but didn't drink either. I'm grateful. @Lilylady3k Oh man, excellent choices. Last time we were in NOLA we did ACME oysters (across the street from Felix) and Cochon (same restaurant group as Peche). There's so much…
  • Are they baby eels? There's a tapas place near me that serves something like this, it's pretty tasty: https://www.bascofinefoods.com/spanish-recipes/saute-baby-eels-bilbao-style/ ETA: Asian fish market, so probably the big eels, huh. I got all excited remembering that tapas dish. I think I've usually had eel in some black…
  • @AR10at50 That article really does make you look at your habits and choices! Prickly pear is delicious. It shows up on Mexican restaurant menus from time to time around here. It's on my to-do list of things to learn how to cook.
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles 6/2 - AF, 3.9 miles Work was busy yesterday and I didn't drink enough water, so I focused on rehydrating last night. Husband opened some wine to go with dinner. He asked me if I wanted any, I said no. He got drunk, I stayed sober. I am starting to reach the end of my patience with this pattern. About to…
  • What do you hope to accomplish by transitioning off keto? Do you miss eating more carbs? Do you have concerns that you're eating too much saturated fat? Do you spend a ton of time on meal prep for keto and want something simpler? In terms of "healthy balanced eating," what does that look like to you? Why is keto not that?…
  • Hey I think I saw you post in the Less Alcohol thread at the very end of May. We've got our new June thread going now. If you don't get enough dry buddies here, there's at least 3 people in the Less Alcohol thread that are going dry for June:…
  • 6/1 - AF, 9 miles. Starting off right! @lmlmrn There is no running for me yet, haha. My 6 month post-op follow-up is the first week of July, so they'll let me know then if my fusion looks healed enough to safely run, and even then it might be too painful. This month I'm counting everything - all walking, all elliptical, if…
  • In addition to cost/maintenance, how many of the gym's members would actually USE an arc trainer? My current gym (LA Fitness) has a ton of cardio equipment, and yet the treadmills are what gets used the most by far, followed by the Stairmasters. The ellipticals and their cousins are always sparsely populated. My previous…
  • I just finished reading this (lengthy) article. It's fascinating. It's a great deep dive into why we drink: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/america-drinking-alone-problem/619017/
  • Easy! Go into her diary, find the meal you want, click "..." in the bottom right of the meal, choose "Copy to Date," and pick where you want it in your diary. If it's something you eat often, you can click "Save as Meal" and it will get added to your list of foods.
  • Is having friends on MFP helpful? I'm friends with my husband so he can grab meals out of my diary, but I don't add other people because I find myself not being as honest about what I've eaten in case they look. What’s an underutilized part of this app? The stickied posts on the forums. Just about everything you need to…
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