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  • If you are used to large portions understanding what a serving is will be eye opening. When I first started I was hungry ALL the time & felt obsessed with food which made it much harder to stick to my MFP calorie limits. I learned to eat smaller bits more frequently. I would eat breakfast, a mid morning snack, lunch, a mid…
  • It's only about CICO. Everything else is a myth. If you need to play some game with yourself to stay on track . . . OK. When I 1st started this I was starving all the time. My trick was to eat 5-6 times per day: breakfast, a 100 calorie or less mid morning snack, lunch, a 100 calories or less afternoon snack, dinner & a…
  • I guestimate some things . . .usually I inflate the amounts I eat. For example my cooked chicken breast weighed 3.7 oz so I wrote 4 oz in MFP. Some times I'm over. . as in I logged 1.2 oz of cheese as 1 oz so if my calories are within 100 of what they "should" be I'm at peace with that. When I'm good & weigh everything in…
  • We could check in. Accountability is always helpful. Come over to the less alcohol thread if you need help on that front. I rocked Dry January but then deluded myself into thinking I could add booze back in a little at time. Ha. Although I have managed to string together to AF (alcohol free) days this week.
  • Do you log your calories? Even a balanced diet isn't so balanced if the portions are out of whack.
  • Thanks. I feel better now.
  • Thanks but OMG that sounds intimidating. I don't think I've done 100 push ups in my whole life! OK probably in HS somebody forced me to do at least that many over the 4 years of gym glasses but I can't say I have done more than 5 push ups at any given time since then. I have never -- literally NEVER -- done a triceps dip…
  • There is a big long, on-going monthly tread about less alcohol & even longer one about no alcohol. Come on over.
  • I went for a walk this morning. That's something. I'm on a quest to lose 15 lbs by Memorial Day.
  • Herbs & Spices are your friends. They are great low calorie ways to add zing to otherwise "boring" steamed, broiled or baked healthy foods. Since you like fruit, add some to other meals
  • managed 2 AF nights in a row because boy did we go to town for my birthday. Mindless drinking is bad. Plan had been to split 1 bottle of champagne with DH. We managed to polish off 4 additional bottles of wine. Not good. When the world was open I was religious about at least drinking a pint of water between glasses of…
  • Hi! I'm sort of back. I successfully did Dry January then went back off the wagon but it did make me more aware of what I was consuming so even on the days I drank, nearly every day, it was a lot less. My tolerance has been re-set to a lower level, so I am drinking less overall, which is good. Last night was AF but only…
  • I'm very discouraged. I'm not even going to make it to 5 pounds down by V day. I have to figure out a way to incorporate exercise into my life at home. It's too cold to walk outside & too snowy. All the shoveling doesn't seem to be helping. :{ I used to love the elliptical at my old gym. I can't even buy one because there…
  • Hello Namesake. My accountability is through the tracking. It's also about comfortably wearing my wedding rings. I have gained enough weight at times that they hurt. Right now my 1st goal is to get that scale to a number that gets me below the obese category. When I realized I was 10 pounds into that range I freaked.
  • I am a couch potato so I may not be the best person to answer but I think you get a course of PT after surgery so speak to that physical therapist about safe options. I would think biking and water based activity would both satisfy your need for intensity but be easier on your back.
  • If you are hungry, eat. If you are not hungry bank the deficit & be thrilled for yourself.
  • I would be happy to mutual cheer lead. I know very little about food & nutrition but I know alot about (succumbing to) temptation. When I started my 1st MFP journey about 4 years ago what I learned about portion control was eye opening. I also know about trying to keep up. If you find yourself portioning out dinner with…
  • Woke up refreshed. Another AF night & a Saturday night to boot. What a difference after Friday night drinking & Saturday morning feeling like crap. Not sure I want to drink during the game today. I will probably indulge since one of my favorite wino B) friends is coming over. She will most likely go through 1.5L of wine &…
  • I didn't know there were so many bitters either. Wow
  • I didn't realize rice was OK. That makes things much easier. I can make a nice risotto! Thanks!
  • Whoa! @Womona & @dawnbgethealthy I did not know that. It explains a LOT. Thanks.
  • Now the hard part. With Dry January being over, I went to the store & bought a case of wine. I need to prove to myself I can resist temptation. DH & I drank last night, which was planned. I was tipsy after 1 glass in part because we were drinking on an empty stomach. I did over do it. I drank about 3/4 of the bottle but…
  • There is a fully sober thread around here somewhere but there's also a drink less thread in the Motivation section. We try for AF days but celebrate simply drinking less. If you are regularly drinking a case, maybe try to drink 23. However you will probably benefit from medical supervision to ensure that you don't have…
  • Being good. Drinking tea but there's no booze in the house
  • You misunderstand. It's not about being done . . . it's about accountability for 10 pounds per month (approximately). She'll probably do another group like 10 pounds by Easter. Then 10 pounds by Memorial Day & so on just to break it down so people aren't looking at those big scary numbers. Personally I need to lose 25-30…
  • [quote="Rannoch3908;c-45713713"any ideas for healthy, good, affordable ones?[/quote] Affordable? Does not exist. You are paying --through the nose -- for the convenience. If you want affordable you will have to do your own planning, prepping (including weighing) & portion control. Nutrisystem is probably the best for what…
  • I think a subscription service may be what you need.
  • I'm a big fan of eating when you are hungry. If I don't snack when trying to lose weight I starve myself then binge which is not helpful. So be mindful about your snacks. I would load up on filling low calorie things: a piece of fruit, a container of yogurt, certain bars (I found Fiber One because I don't get enough fiber…
  • Those max drinks per week always get me too because I have consumed that many per day too. :o @Fit_Happens_2021 we can't have one of those special bottle cellars / racks either. They get consumed. The people who successfully have them never run out of "drinkable" cheaper wine. That is not drinking less but drinking lesser…
  • Hi all! I'm pretty happy today. After drinking on Saturday I skipped the scale for my weekly weigh in as part of the Lose 10 lbs for Valentine's Day challenge but all that snow helped: forced exercise. I'm down over 5 pounds, almost 6. I probably won't be able to drop the last 4 by Valentine's Day but I will get close. I…
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