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  • There was icecream in the house. You were hungry, you were feeling down and disheartened, it was dark and cold and all the work you were doing to lose weight didn't feel like it was paying off, and I'll BET that icecream was DELICIOUS. Now, I just did a wee google and I'm figuring a tub of icecream is around a thousand or…
  • Doesn't it just? And I loved those jeans. They are- I mean, were- high waisted enough to hide the worst of my tummy fat, and at the same time just the right shape to make my butt look great :'( ...guess the only option is to make my tummy and butt look great even WITHOUT those jeans, but we all know that ain't happening…
  • Oh, ffs. Are there ways in which people treat people worse if they're larger? Yes, of COURSE there are. We KNOW people can be mean, and we KNOW people can be really mean to larger people and to look down on them. Are there also some health consequences to being really obese? I ain't a doctor but people who ARE doctors tell…
  • Ooh, there could be a ton of reasons for that! Like Machka9 said above, that could be the levelling off after losing the initial water weight. For a lot of people the act of eating less salt-filled foods (and also, uh, having less, um, mass of food going through yer system at any point in time..) means you get this whooosh…
  • I do something similar- I tend to let myself have one or two meals per week that aren't accounted-for precisely. That's how I manage with what was mentioned above about eating out or restaurants etc. I'll still put some estimate in for those meals, mainly because I hate the look of an empty row, and I don't want to throw…
  • Yeah, I think for me the hunger manifests most as sugar cravings? Which I've noticed a lot because before it I never really used to crave sugar at all. Maybe for a couple of days around my period but otherwise, I always craved salty/fatty snacks more than sugary. I enjoy sweet things but I would always be perfectly happy…
  • Thank you for this! Yeah, I like it for the same reason- the initial weight gain and sleepiness were the only side effects I had, and after a year on it and some dosage adjustments those have reduced a lot. It's brilliant, in comparison to some other side effects I've had on other pills. I am actually really surprised by…
  • Most mornings. Wake up, stumble to the bathroom, wee, weigh myself and record the number, brush my teeth, and then zombie my way downstairs in search of coffee. I do get a bit of a kick out of predicting which way the numbers will have gone, depending on alllll the factors that go into water retention every day. I kinda…
  • I'm about 5'2.5 or 5'3" tall. Ish. I'm at 151 at the moment, and as for goal weights? I'd like to take things as they go and see how I feel/look. The 'dividing line' between overweight and healthy weight for my height is about 139-140 lbs. So my first goal is to get past that line into the sweet sweet healthy weight range!…
  • So, I run a small business. What we do is pretty high-skilled work, and every one of my employees is essential to getting things done. And as a small business, barely out of start-up territory, balancing the books every month isn't an easy task. It's essential to the survival of the business that the people who work for me…
  • (Also: I'm one of them IF-ers, and on weekdays I tend to not take in anything but a couple cups of coffee before lunch. So I'm defo not gonna tell you that you need to eat breakfast, or anything like that!)
  • First, I wanna say: gaining weight when you're stuck in a pit of grief isn't "your fault"! Yeah, in an ideal world we'd all eat/exercise well all the time, no matter what life throws at us. But this world is far from ideal, and it's so normal and human to end up making the easy choice when our life as a whole is too damn…
  • This probably isn't the answer you want to hear, but I'm a huge proponent of the idea that the best kind of exercise for you is the kind that you enjoy. In the long run, do you want to be grimly dragging yourself to the gym a few times a week to endure another eternity on the treadmill? Me, I hate cardio machines at the…
  • If you're obese right now and you want to get to a 'normal' weight range, then you definitely don't want to do something super-restrictive! Losing a significant chunk of weight will take time, so you want to figure out a plan than you can live with for months and months at a time. Of course, the first thing to do is to…
  • I'd say that defined abs is as much about doing strength/resistance training to build the muscle as it is weight?
  • Honestly when it comes to fruit and veg I don't worry overly much. Cause most veg, especially, are pretty low in calories-by-weight overall so I don't mind if I'm off by a few cals. I figure, I just really strictly measure the high cal density foods, 'cause those are the ones where an unmeasured spoonful can really throw…
  • If you're losing 5kg in 3 weeks on 1500 calories, then you should DEFINITELY be losing weight at 2170 calories.
  • As for yo-yo dieting: I think the big culprit there is catastrophic thinking. What one person thinks as "ruining all their good work", another would think of as "oh, I put on a few pounds- but hey, after the last time now I know exactly how to lose them, and I'll work harder on maintenance next time". Life happens.…
  • But seriously, OP: nobody here is knocking IF! Strategies like that work really well for some of us and I think everyone would agree that if that's the trick that helps you stay at a deficit and eat well in the long run- awesome. What people are frustrated by isn't you, really. It's the whole magical thinking that people…
  • Same! I eat from 1pm-8/9pm (depending on when I get home to cook dinner) and you bet I tend to feel pretty hungry from about 11am-ish. But like.. eh, I just make sure I'm busy for those hours and it's only a short while really, in the scheme of the whole day.
  • Are you new to IF? Cause, okay, IF can totally help maintain a calorie deficit for lots of people. If you're new to it, though, your body may be having a really difficult time not getting food when it "expects" to. A lot of people find easing their way into IF is way more sustainable than just jumping in 10, say, 16:8…
  • Hey hey! I'm in a similar boat to you- I'm on medication that causes an increase in appetite. It sucks! But here's what's worked for me. Like with everyone, your own experiences may vary: 1. I did some research into why my particular medication causes appetite increase. In my case it's due to blood sugar dropping really…
  • Everyone knows that the most important thing to weight loss is 100% perfection! One single bite of food outside one's eating window or calorie budget will put on SEVEN ZILLION POUNDS and the only way to make up for it is to beat yourself up forever and punish yourself with even more strict restrictions! ...just kidding.…
  • First I'd say: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good! If having coffee with creamer in it helps you keep your eating within a particular window, which in turn helps you to keep your calorie deficit? Awesome! Do the thing! From my own reading around IF (I give myself a 7-8 hour eating window every day as well,…
  • It sounds a lot to me like you're.. maybe going through a cycle of self-recrimination and punishing yourself. Which is both a really crap way to work towards a goal, and a really awful way to live, really. It's also incredibly hard to break that cycle. But I think it's important. Cause losing weight shouldn't be about…
  • If it works for you, then go for it! I do a fairly chill form of IF these days- with a 9 or sometimes 10 hour window of eating in the day. It works for me cause I feel better if I eat a couple big meals and maybe a snack, than eating small things throughout the day. That's what leaves me feeling satisfied on a smaller…
  • I've got a pinterest board full of vegan recipes here :)
  • I guess I could go approach some of them hot 30-year-olds... but that might mean leaving the dance floor. And the other thing nobody tells you about all this is how you transform from someone who wouldn't be caught dead dancing to someone who has to be dragged off the floor at the end of the night. Our lives are just the…
  • That it's, like, awkward when you go out dancing and people 15 years younger than you keep hitting on you and then get super shocked when they find out your age... ;) (Yes, this post was brought to you by My Rapidly Expanding Ego. But also like, NOBODY used to hit on me. And now all these ~20 year olds? I mean listen, I…
  • Any gym I've been a member of offers a complementary assessment session and workout plan with a trainer as part of your membership. If you're nervous around the gym then I can't recommend that highly enough! They can find out your goals, give you a plan and show you how to do everything :)
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