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  • Involve/incorporate your kids in your workouts! I used to take them to school by bike, switched to walking (with an extra loop whenever possible). We also try to go for a long walk with the kids during te weekend (pushing a stroller is extra exercise!!), take bike-rides or go swimming with your kids. My eldest (5 years…
  • Certainly keep exercising and weighing yourself. If you keep track, your weight won't spiral out of control without you noticing it. What works for me is eating about 400 cals under my daily needs during the week (as I did when losing). That leaves me all the room I need for parties/dinners/birthdays etc in the weekends. I…
  • As part of my weight loss journey I started running. Over the course of 2 years my speed and distances improved. This month I managed to meet a new goal: I ran 10k in under an hour!
  • If you don't know where to start, swimming, cycling or weightlifting would be great for now, risk of injury isn't very high and you'd be able to burn some extra calories. As soon as you have lost some weight and have built some stamina, you could add walking or even jogging. As others have said, in the end it is most…
    in Exercise Comment by Caecile84 June 2020
  • MFP overestimates exercise calories! So you might be eating back too many exercise calories. When I log a 1 hour run in MFP it says I burned 632 calories, whereas my Garmin watch (combined with a HR monitor) says I burned 560. For cycling it was even worse MFP 1396, Garmin 922. As soon as I started eating back my Garmin…
  • Find a workout buddy (friend, professional or animal), it is harder to find excuses if someone is waiting for you! Reward yourself afterwards. I for example love to take some me-time after a workout (take a bath and watch a series on Netflix). But the most important thing is to find a form of exercise you do like!
  • I reached my goal weight about a year ago (lost 35lbs) and stopped logging after I maintained that weight for a month. I do weigh myself 2-3 times a week and as soon as the scales start to show I'm heading in the wrong direction (+2-4lbs as minor fluctuations are normal) I immediately start logging again. When I've reached…
  • Congratulations on the birth of your baby! I agree with what is written above. Only 7 weeks after giving birth I guess it would be wise to consult a medical professional about dieting, especially if you are breastfeeding. The first thing I did after giving birth was trying to go for a walk every day with my baby. I was…
  • I don't have a clue how accurate it is, because the same day for 5 weeks never happens. I use it for 2 things: 1. As an encouragement "you are on the right track" 2. As a warning "don't have a day like this too often..."
  • Finishing a half marathon last Sunday. Couldn't run 10 minutes straight 6 months ago.
  • We too are working on it. Goal is to lose about 70 pounds between us (me: 30, my husband: 40). At 40 pounds so far (22 and 18). It is so much easier when doing it together.
  • 1200 is not a lot, you will probably feel better eating 1400-1500 a day, but will need to accept that it will take longer to reach your goals. Make sure to also make the right food choices if you eat only 1200-1500 calories. If you eat the right things (lots of veggies and lean meats or fish) you can eat more mass and will…
  • Congratulations, you look amazing. Well done and don't let others discourage you.
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  • I tend to eat part of it. I use the exercise calories for something I normally don't allow myself to eat or drink. A piece of chocolate or a glas of wine with my dinner.