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  • Great Thread! Speaking of clothes, I was talking to one of my friends describing this journey. And explained how I had refused to buy pants larger than the 28's I was in at the very start in May 2018. But as I started to lose weight they went from being too tight, to comfortable, to slightly loose, to I could take them on…
  • I came back here today to review this again. Why? Well last week or so been struggling a bit. And yes I did let the scale number annoy me. So I just had to have that stern talking to myself. It is glorious strawberry season here in Florida. And to me the best way is crush them up a bit, a wee bit of truvia and then when…
  • Something I have just started to look into, from a slightly different angle. And it was brought to my attention by my Diabetes Dr. I intend to look into what is called a Panniculectomy. Which is that apron of skin that hangs low over the gut. What my Dr. explained to me about that loose skin there was kind of gross and…
  • To keep it from happening over and over. What I have found that works for me is Gold Bond Friction Defense. I also use something called a tummy liner, literally a piece of cloth, cotton/flannel mix, that I stick under the apron and change daily. Hmm I am going to go look for the Hibiclens as have not tried that, but have…
  • If you do not have a food scale buy one. And then weigh all solid foods, because then and only then do you really know how much food you are putting in your mouth. Which equals to how many calories. I found for me the biggest things that made a difference. Was the food scale. Committing to logging all food, even when I…
  • Original starting weight -305, May 2018 Restart Weight 250.6 September 2019 February starting weight - February goal - First big goal, then will decide how much more 190 Age 61 Height 5'9 I weigh in on Saturdays, but want to see if I can lose a bit more this week. Still working on January. 1st - 7th- 14th - 21st - 28th -…
  • I have tried a variety of the different so called lightened up ice creams. Halo Top is my favorite, followed by Rebel. I like the Carmel Sea Salt, Strawberry and the Vanilla Bean. I understand what the portion size is. But I buy and literally take out of its container and put in smaller individual containers and into…
  • Well I live in Florida, and I have been buying Oxtails here for over 20 years. Some chains do carry them. Depends where you live maybe. I have a couple of different Oxtail recipes, but admit I have not done in slow cooker. I normally cook in pot method, and put oxtails and some of the water/juice they cooked with in…
  • Are you positive it is weight you need to lose? The reason I am asking this is right now at 122 lbs your BMI is 19.7 so you are already trending on the lower end of safe for your height and weight. The absolute lowest safe weight is 114.6. So your goal would put you underweight for your height. Maybe some light exercise…
  • Original starting weight - May 2018 305 January starting weight - 228 January goal - 223 Ultimate goal - Once at 188, I will determine a more realistic goal. I weigh in on Saturdays 1st - 228 4th- 227.8 11th - 226.4 18th - 224.8 25th - 225.4 Well went the wrong way, issue was I snacked too much, and not enough exercise. I…
  • blooie1, my simple thoughts. Keep doing what you are doing. Use MFP to log all of your foods. Then print it all out to take with you to your Dr. appointment. Also you may want to make sure to print out the reports part as well, because that will show based on your food logs the breakdown for carbs, fat, protein, sodium,…
  • You know how sometimes we just have to be saved from ourselves? I fall under that category at times. I have never liked coconut in anything ever. Which in turn kept me from trying coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut oil. All of which for low carb which I do follow. Being a diabetic for 20 years. Part of…
  • This is very helpful. And I have really struggled with much of this. When I first started really trying to lose weight in 2018. It was so confusing. I knew what my BMR was as I was receiving it at the time from a Dr. I saw on a monthly basis. And on the main threads would see how MFP went by the N.E.A.T. method. My Dr. to…
  • I know first hand that low carb can make a huge difference for Diabetes. I have been a Type 2 diabetic for over 20 years. And metformin never really helped me, I now am on insulin. However I have been reducing the amounts. And when I stay on low carb I have awesome blood results. I brought my A1C down from over 12 to 6.7…
  • So let me guess as a male you chose 1500 as was the lowest you could choose. And by chance are you also doing some exercise and not eating those calories back? As you have gathered the theme of responses is you have lost a huge amount of weight in a very small window of time. And now it has slowed down, which is very…
  • Solid food should be weighed for accurate results. Yes even people on Keto, low carb etc to make sure portion size is correct if solid needs weighed. Measuring cups or even package size will not be accurate. Chances are you are eating more calories than you think you are. Buy a food scale and use it. Also are you drinking…
  • No, cannot say I have. Do you see a endocrinologist aka a diabetes specialist, among other things they treat? I really think that for diabetes that we are better off with Endocrinologists than any type of regular Dr. being the lead Dr. in our treatment. Are you checking your blood before take the insulin and have a sliding…
  • Update January 21, 2020 Hitting water goal daily Hitting fiber goal almost every day. I think missed 3 days this month. Hitting exercise goal. So much easier now, that we are actully getting some cooler temps here in Florida. Staying under calorie/carbs daily. Staying good on fats and proteins easy, it is always the carbs…
  • I love sweets. Having said that, and fact I am a diabetic I follow a low carb diet. For meats I eat, pork, chicken, some beef and fish. Today I made chili in the crock pot. Just used less beans than I normally would and used more veges but still made with toms, ground beef, onions, celery, chili powder and tried out…
  • This may surprise you or not. But Dr's who have patients go on low carb diets. Do not say go forth on a low carb diet and eat X amount of low carb and go wild on protein and fat grams. They normally say this is how many grams of carbs you should have per day, how many for fat, and how many for protein. And by giving…
  • I use, but for a foot problem and it has helped stabilize my foot. I did go through PT twice in 2019 for a low back/SI issue. And have worked on keeping up with most of the exercises. Something that has helped long term is I got a good small Tens unit to use at home. I also bought one of those long green strap things for…
  • I have been cooking with radishes! For almost my entire life I thought of a red radish as something I sliced up and put on top of a salad. But mid December I was looking for recipes for roasted vegetables. And came across one that stated to slice up and roast radishes with turnips, parsnips, carrots, onions. And I was like…
  • Lots of interesting thoughts and comments in this thread. My journey as I call it that has no end, but will have different roads for the rest of my life is ongoing. I do not refer to it as a "Diet" because to me that word is something I am the total mistress of total failure at for decades. So I refuse to use it under any…
  • I am low carb. I know if I keep on track with my carbs, fat and protein and I do. As well as logging and weighing because it works for me I am good. Because my macros add up to a certain number of calories. So count calories without specifically counting them one by one. I do via macros and for me I find it easier. Again I…
  • Good job. I too have found that MFP incredibly useful for tracking everything I put in my mouth. Including when I go off track a bit. If I eat it, I log it. And I weigh everything solid. Getting and using a weight scale has been a huge win for me. And boy did you hit on another great little thing in your post. There is…
  • Maybe I am an outlier for my thoughts on this subject. But I think for many people just achieving weightloss is not going to make them healthy. And maybe just maybe, what many need to work on, during the journey is also learning to make better food choices. I do not mean it is has to be the 180 change. As just losing…
  • Regardless of what diet you choose could be Keto, Mediterrean, Flexiterrean, Low Carb, Dash, Vegan, Vegetarian or just calories in and out. Every single one follow something in common. We lose weight by burning up more calories than we take in. First put in your stats age, how much you weigh, how tall you are. How much you…
  • After reading your post, I admit I jumped to the internet and did a bit of reading. I have used some of THM, recipes only because they fit in with my low carb diet that I follow. I happen to be a diabetic so low carb works for me. But I fit my carbs, fats, and proteins in around how may calories I get per day. I have never…
  • If you still have calories to eat, then there is not an issue with having something to eat that late. I often have a snack of nuts around midnight, as I have saved calories for them. Have you tried drinking a glass of water maybe a bit before late at night to give the sensation of being full? Actually I saw there is a…
  • Original starting weight - May 2018 305 January starting weight - 228 January goal - 223 Ultimate goal - Once at 188, I will determine a more realistic goal. I weigh in on Saturdays 1st - 228 4th- 227.8 11th - 226.4 18th - 224.8 25th - So far down 3.2 lbs lbs in January. Hmm did ok this week, think I will have fish more…
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