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  • I'm dealing with the 'but you don't need to lose any weight' thing. Yes, I am in the healthy BMI range. No, you can't see my jiggle, but trust me, it's there and it gotsa go!
  • Feel you here. Not sure what your tactics are right now, but it might be a brilliant time to start looking at your strength/cardio regime. Just for me, incorporating HIIT was massive in how my body looked, regardless of the number on the scale. You may also want to check out this thread:…
  • Brilliant work!! And even if you can't stay 'motivated', you can still keep with what you've been doing and making it work!!!
  • Yes, now I'm nearly back to GW, the difference between my rib cage and my bust is 1.5 - 2", depending on whatever. I'd never thought I'd be a flapper, and there's still a bit too much at the back to properly do that, but yes. And congrats on the small gown (and possibly confusing technicians in the best possible way)!!!
  • I would imagine that you sort of did the structure of C25K without being guided through it. And there are certainly people who finish C25K and say 'thank goodness that's done, never again!' Best wishes on increasing your pace, though!!
  • This should have come with a caution: do not read while drinking anything unless you want to run the risk of getting your screen wet. May be stealing the bolded. Anything side (including bog standard plank) is so not on for me; may have to follow @springlering62 's example (not surprising as I have serious #goals any time…
  • You can do all mine ;) My NSV is a bit of a barbed one: today's the first day in a good while I haven't woken up tired. It's partly due to sleeping through workout time, partly being able to get to bed a bit earlier last night... But insufficient rest is frequently a source of weight stagnation for me, along with loads of…
  • Absolutely wonderful! I found couch to 5k (I used the NHS one, but there are LOADS out there) a really good way to get my body into running. Even running slowly, which some days I absolutely do... Brilliant work!
  • Just want to celebrate your insightfulness here. So very very true, and one of the things leering at me (~4 kg from maintenance...).
  • Given the recent interest in 'slow TV' (at least in the UK) it may be a perfect foil the the over-amped, steady cam hyper-dramatised little bits of those sorts of shows I've observed in past years. I do sometimes feel like yelling at the radio (or whatever medium the entertainment is on) 'You're missing a HUGE part of the…
  • Weekend bump: perfect time to get NEAT!! Ours is pretty well built in: driving the mile or so into town to do our weekly shop means being stuck in the bumper to bumper traffic our little market town has become, so we walk it. If it's not raining REALLY hard (and sometimes even if it is, hello Storm Dennis!) Little Man gets…
  • Or just in a large enough microwave-safe bowl with a plate on top. I do it without oil quite happily. How do you people finish your cups of tea/coffee in one go? That only happens at work for me, never at home. The most common use for our microwave is reheating a cuppa (and then forgetting it there. My partner and I have a…
  • Of if you make your own soups, you can cook some down so it's more condensed, take that into work and add hot water to it (might end up being a bit more water than you like...) Also, if you are doing the improvised bain maire idea, heat the larger container, drain that and then do the hot water and submerged item (also…
  • Absolutely! In the forums, click on the blue username below the photo. You'll get a box with their name (again), send a message or ignore as clickable features. Click on the username again, and you'll get as much of their profile as is set to public. You'll also see options to send message or add as friend - click the…
    in Help Comment by katsheare February 2020
  • Perhaps a better term to use is 'harmful' rather than 'bad'. 'Bad' suggests a moral determination. 'Harmful' is absolutely true, and there are measurably harmful foods that are best avoided. I also don't advocate dishonesty. I know that there are a lot of people who have never learned how to deal with guilt, who cannot…
  • Thank you all so much for the replies! There is plenty of food for thought in here (pun fully intended), and I've got some baby thoughts that I'll be exploring over the coming months. This really was the breadth of observation I was hoping for :)
  • Where is the 'LOL' response. But you're not wrong...
  • Welcome to My Fitness Pal! You are in a place with tons of excellent knowledge and surrounded by people who have more experience than you can shake a stick at :) I hope you enjoy your time here! There are some stickied posts that may help, but may require a fair bit of reading to get through:…
  • There are a couple really great ongoing challenges/groups in that section. You'll be surrounded by like-minded (and situationed) people in a slightly more structured setting. It's great stuff. I agree, you can do this. Keep it realistic - small person throws all previous life out the window (at least it did for me - but…
  • @amusedmonkey I hope you have this so you can just copy/paste it over an over. So much good food for thought here, and reminding folks that there are so many different elements of this 'one' thing is spot on! @KernowRed74 I second the suggestion to look at challenges and join groups here. It allows your journey to be a…
  • - Knowing I'm being proactive about my long-term health; - Finding new things I like doing; - Progressively getting better. I'm a very solitary worker-outer, and need to squeeze that time into the rest of my family schedule (trust me, they do squeezing around me, too!). So knowing I've successfully done that in the day is…
  • Yes, I'm in the Home Counties so really can't complain... I did think of this thread on my run this morning, though! The road I run on (at 6 AM, so not very busy and yes that is intentional) had several flooded bits. Only one person SPED UP approaching one of these very wet sections just before I was in it (I could see…
  • Amazing first post and so many hugs to you - hopefully you feel stronger in all parts of your self through this!!
  • We had spinal alignment consultations at the office today, and aside from the head being a leetle bit forward (which it has been since well before I started working at a desk) and my non-dominant shoulder slightly lower (?!), I'm pretty well aligned. Hips almost perfectly square and weight balanced to within a kg on each…
  • February bump :)
  • Interestingly, cravings weren't a problem for me until my first time calorie counting and losing about 20kg. When I got to 'maintenance', all the foods I had had to decide 'is it worth the effort or not' became the only things I wanted. Eating less sugar, fat, within my caloric limit did not make me not want those foods;…
  • 100% agree with @88olds . The NHS in the UK has a 12-week weight loss plan and the first week is simply logging. Not changing anything you eat necessarily, just knowing where you are, precisely where you are. Once you have that, once you've been able to accurately log, you can start to look at creating a deficit. Which, by…
  • I usually workout at 6 AM. If I don't, when I finally roll out of bed at 7 or so I'm in negative territory. I haven't set either Fitbit or MFP to know that I work out first thing. I have noticed that after about a week of the workout happening consistently, if it doesn't I'm at - exercise starting out. Anecdotal but bears…
  • (In addition to the really good advice above) Don't be afraid of your data. The calories you're taking in and expending: data. Your weight: data. Use those numbers to guide your next choices.
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