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  • Nope. Female. 47 years old. 215 lbs. Up from 175 lbs 3 years ago and yearning to get back there. Work out 4 times a week on average - cardio and strength. Average 10-15k steps a day. Eat 1500-1800 calories daily to lose. The higher calorie days are workout days. *ETA - when I lost 25 lbs 3 years ago, this is the way I did…
  • It's not possible. I hope you're not losing anything big in the bet
  • My 10 year old son was starting to get chunky so I started talking about how much I enjoyed the gym and how eating good foods fueled my workouts - and also about how many years of eating poorly made me overweight to the point that I can't do what I'd like to at the gym until I get healthier. Eat reasonable portions. Get…
  • usually eat 1-8pm-ish. I prefer to work out 8 or 9 am. Usually it's fine. Occasionally if I have a 9:30 class at the gym that's extra strenuous I find I hit a wall by 10:15. So for me, through trial and error, I know I'm fine to work fasted, but if I'm doing a later morning class I may have a few bites of yogurt…
  • Now you've got to party like it's 1999!!! (Just with dancing, not cake! 😂) Onederland is a great feeling. I'm anxious to be there again myself. Speaking of which, I changed my weigh in day to Friday mornings and this morning I'm 207.0. Down 1.2 since last week, 12.4 total. Step by step.... inch by inch......
  • TL;DR - Lose the boyfriend and start lifting some weights to recomp
  • OK, going to try personals again without screwing it up this time. Here we go….. @AlexandraFindsHerself1971- I always preferred working out early also. Get it done before the day gets in the way! @ChrysalisCove - the Space Museum sounds like fun! You’d be surprised how many calories you burn walking around all day!…
  • 2300 is your goal. 679 are your exercise calories which MFP expects you to add in. Most people start with half of the exercise calories. So you should be able to eat about 2600 and lose weight. The best way to judge is do that for 4 weeks and see if you're losing like you expect. Adjust accordingly
  • I can't tell one picture from the next. You look the same in all of them
  • Just lost a huge post full of personals. To recap, I was witty and thoughtful and said just the right thing and I'm proud of all of you o:) Age:47 SW: 219.6 (08-05-20) CW: 208.2 GW: 175 then re-eval 09/04 209.8 09/11 208.2 (-1.6) 09/18 09/25 I think I'm moving my weigh day to Fridays. The weekends are just too…
  • @KeriA my friend swears by Brooks. Yours are lovely! @MuttiNM decluttering feels so good. I'm waiting for the Vets to start doing pickups by me again so I can unload a ton of stuff! @torihudson6 my gym is happily still doing online workouts also since they opened last week. I'm miserable working out at home. Finding this…
  • Catching up but it's a lot! Kids went back to all virtual school in NY so I'm balancing plates here as they get settled into a routine. Eating has been ok. I'm up a pound since my low last weigh in but considering I had a few "food heavy" get togethers recently I'll take it. Managed to get 30 minutes on the assault bike…
  • Sunday check in! Did a core workout this morning. I'm going to try for 3 workouts a week, plus get my 10k steps a day. Having a BBQ with my inlaws today but since I'm cooking I can slip a turkey burger on the grill for myself instead of a double-the-calories beef burger. Still 90% of my calories today will be dinner. I'm…
  • This helped me so much. Eat mindfully. I used to eat standing up, little of this, little of that while I was cooking - by the time I sat down I'd eaten a meal already.... or I felt like I didn't eat at all and would still be hungry. Waiting to eat until I could sit like a person and take 15 minutes just to eat my meal was…
  • What does MFP tell you when you enter your stats? With only 16 pounds to lose you should set your goal at .5 per week and eat what MFP tells you to plus some of your purposeful exercise calories
  • @orangequilt - when my husband is working on losing weight he always weighs in sunday night because he says it forces him not to eat too much over the weekend! I also weigh daily and record in a trending app but only record on MFP once a week
  • Happy Saturday! Had a socially distanced birthday dinner with two friends last night - greek food, yum! And oodles of wine. I was up two pounds last night but I expected that. Did a crazy difficult workout with a friend (on a video call) this morning - like, tears in my eyes difficult - but we got through it which makes me…
  • What a gorgeous place for a walk!
  • @balaff - I pace :) Seriously, that's a lot of my steps. I walk through the house when I'm on the phone. I walk back and forth cleaning and putting things back where they belong. When I worked at a sedentary job I would come home and jog in place during commercials when I watched a show at night. When you find yourself…
  • @chupacabragumbo - a 3 week road trip sounds awesome. When I was your age (I'm old enough to say that now!) I used to camp all the time and it's still some of my best memories <3 @muttiNM - great job on the weight loss! @honeyrobin20 - 219 was my highest too at the beginning of August. Great job so far! @PennycillinEQ - I…
  • I love walking around the house barefoot. Sadly I'm pretty sure that's over for awhile. Hopefully if I am nice to my heel it will feel better and I can get on with life :/ Got Indian food with a friend tonight. It was DELICIOUS and I ate way too much - but not crazy crazy too much. The funny part is that after being back…
  • @cupcakecrusoe - if this was a group for avid long distance runners you could apologize for giving basic running advice. Otherwise you're good in my book ;) I'll have to pay more attention to my stride - I've always felt like I "plod along" when I run so I very well may be landing on my heel or flat on my whole foot. I'll…
  • @eliezalot Yes I'll definitely look into inserts if the shoes don't help. I WISH I HAD MY GYM AND A ROWER OR SOMETHING!!! Super frustrating to want to work out and as much as I hate running (and I'm bad at it) I'd rather run than do nothing. Struggling a bit with food tonight. I'm a night time snacker and I'm trying not to…
  • Ugg I think this is what I have going on in my right heel. I'm not a runner but with the gyms off limits I've been trying to run and walking a LOT - but it seems I should give it a break and stop beating on my poor heel. I ordered new cushioned running shoes too since my workout sneakers are very worn out
  • Great group @RavenStCloud I've been lurking for a few weeks trying to get my bearings but there are so many of you and this group goes so fast that I decided I'm just jumping into the new month and I'm gonna do my best! 47yo F, married with 2 kids SW 219 CW 211 GW 175 then re-eval I lost weight with MFP 3 years ago - from…
  • No I'm set to 1 lb a week and I'd be happy with that. I just started cutting calories again 3 weeks ago so the first 7-8 pounds I'm losing is just water weight and comes off quickly. I lost 1.5 last week and I'm on track to be down 1 this week. If after another month I'm feeling like it's not enough calories or I'm losing…
  • Makes sense. I can check stride length again. And definitely not in any rush to lose it. I'll be very happy with .5-1lb a week. Trying to make sustainable changes so I can keep it off this time!
  • Generally about 11-12k steps for me is 5 miles. Looking back, the miles seem to be in range.... 19k = 8 miles 16k = 7 miles 17k = 7.5 miles 21k = 9 miles The calorie burn on fitbit is generally between 3000-4000. I did measure my stride when I first got it. This new watch does track exercise though so I wonder if it is…
  • Totally agree. She who eats the most calories and still loses weight wins. I always lose the first 8-10 very quickly and now I'm on pace to lose .5-1lb per week. Also although I'm walking a fair amount more, I'm not going to the gym 4-5 days a week. Instead I'm doing only one, maybe two gym workouts at home per week.…
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