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  • @LauraSrock18 I too had a baby boy two months ago and am starting to lose weight. Frustratingly, I dropped weight super quickly after the birth, but then regained six pounds due to lack of sleep, lack of exercise, anxiety, and ease of access to super good home-baked goods courtesy of my overly kind and helpful…
  • JFT Wednesday, 09/04/18 * Go for a walk * Step foot in the gym. Even if I don't go for a run, if I walk into the gym while dressed for a run, I count it as a success. * Drink eight bottles of water * Log everything * Eat 1,500 calorie or under
  • Haha, you indeed spotted me! I am not a native Texan, just recently transplanted here, and soon moseying along my way. :) I haven't tried the no-sugar added Blue Bell--I will have to give it a shot! Ice cream has definitely been a temptation for me. For about the first nine months of counting calories I didn't keep it in…
  • Thanks for the congrats! I wrestled with what to call it exactly. To me the actual state of having an unhealthy BMI is what I would term as being "overweight," "an unhealthy weight," "fat," or "over-fat" (as Stephan Guyenet terms it), etc. But there's this idea that having physically lost the weight doesn't change my…
  • I agree that the comparison to alcoholism is probably apt. While obesity doesn't have the same horrific life and relationship-shattering consequences, there is still that mindset that in order to keep the monster at bay, you have to realize that it's never gone.
  • @SophNewts Seska422 hit the nail on the head! I'm sorry that my original post was unclear in the phrasing. Please know that I take absolutely no offense to what you said, and I appreciate your offered help! My original victory post (which I link to in the beginning of my post above) goes into the details and strategies…
  • Lol! Me too . . . I saw that conclusion coming a mile away, so after experiencing crippling shame and anger at myself, I threw out the rest of the ice cream and proceeded to take the trash out at 3:00 AM in the morning. :P Halo Top is the only thing that is left to me now . . . at least if I polish off a carton of that I'm…
  • Honestly, I eat pretty much the same thing most every day, except for the breakfast I have with a friend at a local bakery on Fridays and one day on the weekend when I cook a nice meal. Every other day, I am in grad school and working nights on top of that . . . Time is a hot commodity for me right now. As a result, I…
  • My father is morbidly obese; he had been most of my life. Heart attacks, Type II diabetes, the whole shebang. My mother has been overweight to mildly obese at different points in my life. I have a whole host of overweight or obese uncle's, aunt's, cousins, etc. More than genetics, I feel that my obesity stemmed from…
  • I second (or third?) the tea drinking habit. I am in grad school . . . Previously, I used to snack non-stop while studying. That quickly had to go, so water and tea are my constant companions. Also for me, I meticulously plan out my meals. I have also worked on mindfully enjoying my food. Having a variety of foods at my…
  • The biggest thing no one told me about weight loss, well actually calorie counting I suppose, is that it would hugely improve my money management. It took me a couple months in to realize that if I was tracking every calorie, then I should be tracking every penny just as closely. I got a tracking app for that and all the…
  • I lost 63 pounds, my snoring (so awesome!), some of my boobs (I went from a 38DD to a 32C), a double chin, a giant belly, and several ring sizes. My butt looks about the same size, even though the measuring tape begs to differ. I gained a waist, a lot more energy, and a ton of confidence!
  • Wow! You are seriously amazing! I want to be you in 1497 days. B) That dedication to log and keep logging is a true victory. I hope that the same dedication will carry you through whatever has you down right now. Thank you so much for sharing with us!
  • Hello! I just reached maintenance (one week as of this past Tuesday!). I have been hugely inspired by watching you maintainers post here every week, so I am jumping on the accountability bandwagon! Name: Callie Age: 26 Height: 5'9 Total Weight lost: 63 lbs. (Give or take a bit, given the day) Time it took to lose: 9 months…
  • Eggs PB2 Oatmeal Protein shakes Broccoli Avocados Peanutbutter Canned tuna and/or chicken String cheese Cottage cheese Grapefruit What a good staple food is really depends on your goals. My goals are high fiber and protein content (because those make me feel full). Because I am in maintenance now, I have room for items…
  • When I hit puberty (probably even slightly before . . .) I hugely ballooned up. I constantly snacked, ate whatever I wanted that was in the house for breakfasts and lunches, and got myself seconds and thirds after dinner. My father was morbidly obese (I imitated his eating habits subconsciously) and my mother was…
  • What an inspirational story, thanks for sharing! Do you have a maintenance weight range? How often do you weigh in? What rules or habits do you have to hold yourself accountable long term?
  • I second the OXO 22 pound scale! That's the one that I use at home and I love it. It's awesome to be able to weigh huge dishes by the gram, and since a lot of my dishes are really big, the pullout feature is fantastic. It's easy to wipe clean as needed also. I also have a cheap $11.00 scale from Kroger. It's super slim and…
  • Last October, I was where you are. I looked back at how I had lost all this weight before, then stopped doing what I had been doing and regained it all (plus more). In October I knew that I wanted to change, but it just felt so overwhelming. Doing all that work all over again. No longer being able to eat endless (and I…
  • The really good news is that losing post partum is the same as losing weight at any other time: for any kind of weight loss it doesn't matter what you eat. The only thing that matters is eating less calories than you burn. 1. Make sure that you set a reasonable weight loss goal (with how little you have to lose, you should…
  • You're the closest twin I've found yet! I am female, from the US, and: 5'8" SW: 207.8 CW: 148.6 GW: 145 (Although I'm thinking of dropping a few below that . . . We'll have to see!)
  • I drink a protein shake daily. Also, I second those who recommend incorporating protein throughout your day. My days frequently include: Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, PB2, canned tuna/salmon/chicken, regular chicken, eggs, string cheese, chia seeds, flax seeds, nuts, and peanutbutter. Some of those sources are more calorie…
  • You have to evaluate the people in your life and who might be able to help (or not). My husband is super supportive; he is in the Army and truly does believe in living a moderately healthful lifestyle. As a result, he acts as my coach: he knows my weight, he encourages me to keep pushing, he tells me when he thinks that a…
  • Thank you so much for sharing your complete story! Wow! It is good to remember that weight is just one aspect of overall health. I hope that you continue to grow an even stronger and more full life. Congratulations for all of your absolutely monumental achievements!
  • I'm in the last five pounds myself right now--I have about 3.6 to go. It's the exact same as before for me, it's just I try to be even more accurate right now. One thing that has really helped me is to average my calories out over the week, whereas before I tried to hit a daily range. Earlier in my weight loss I typically…
  • When I tried to lose weight in college I used to weigh myself weekly, and it was horrible. I thought my weight for the week was a strict evaluation of my fat loss (or not) for that week. Thus if I weighed in and had lost several pounds--yay, I was a fantastic human being! I should eat some more ice cream because I am so…
  • 1. Feed your stats into MyFitnessPal and set it for a modest deficit (two pounds a week if you are obese, one pound a week if you are overweight, a half pound a week if you are a normal weight). 2. Get a kitchen scale and weigh all your solid foods in grams. 3. Log everything you eat or drink (if it has calories).…
  • I sent you a friend request, but just so you know for the future, you click on the person's username, a pop-up appears (at least on the desktop), click the person's name again, and there should be two big green buttons, one says "Send message" and the other says "Add as friend."
  • 1. I echo everyone who said to choose small, sustainable changes. For me, it started with taking my dog for a thirty minute walk every morning. Then I started weighing myself. Then I started tracking my calorie intake. Then I added in an evening walk. In January I started running. Right now I am working on adding in…
  • Yowza! You are amazing, and you look amazing to boot! Thanks for the huge inspiration!!
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