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  • Are you sure you are logging your calories correctly? Exercise seems to be fewer calories than this app provides. Try not to let your doctor discourage you. There are plenty of predisposed people (if not all!) who have lost a lot of weight.
  • Skip breakfast and you’ll have more calories at night if you prefer to eat then.
  • I had a terrible veg diet too and don’t really cook. Now I still eat out a lot but I order things besides pizza or other cheese/bread combos. Pret has fabulous soups, chipotle rice bowls, subway veg delite or patties, cosi light salad w/tofu... I also recommend meat alternatives, especially Quorn. These meat alternatives…
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  • I was surprised to find that my BMI had pushed into the obese category too when I was a size 12-14. Personally, I think I just couldn't wrap my head around how much weight I had gained. Doesn't really matter though, because we know we have weight to lose. So I would just focus on losing your current goal and then you can…
  • All of this ^. Skip breakfast, eat a smaller lunch/dinner, find a way to fit those calories in. Or work out for some more calories. You have a lot of options. ETA: I also find that if I log something before I eat it (and see it make me go over goal) often the craving goes away.
  • It looks like you are new to the site. You received really great advice above but I'd like to add that if you haven't been at this for a while then make sure you are logging and weighing everything.
  • That amount is about right for people who just restricted calories and people on a very low calorie diet. The people who lost with exercise and less restriction actually showed less decrease in their metabolism. ETA: Although in the most current study they applied about 33% calorie restriction for two weeks, and then…
  • I thought weight loss was a mystery too until I finally decided to give MFP a real shot. I also thought weighing my food was woo. So I just started logging every meal to get a rough idea of how much I was actually eating. I didn't get a food scale at first because that sounded nuts. After roughly logging for a couple weeks…
  • Pictures can be deceiving based on camera and body angles so try to ignore the photo. You definitely have fat loss and I’ve recently read that fat loss is like a toilet paper roll-you see it most when you get to the end. It’s impossible to say if you should drop your calories without knowing your stats but when I am…
  • Sounds like you have a great plan! Best of luck
  • Great job getting back to MFP quickly!
  • I’m having a rough day too. Seems you’ve been at this for a while so I don’t know what I can say except to reiterate what I’m telling myself after reading this posted by other peps on MFP: “distract yourself” “drink water” “just do it” “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” “motivation is what happens after you do the work” “try…
  • Nicely done! You look amazing.
  • I was "naturally thin" going through 40 years and one pregnancy without dieting and remaining the same weight since puberty. I'd only eat when I was hungry which meant I skipped meals all the time but when I did eat it would be all sorts of chocolate and ice cream. Then I started on a medication which increased my appetite…
  • I think it is important to remember that 500/cal per day = 1 lb lost is just an estimate and varies by person. Personally, my maintenance is 1950 (determined during 10 day diet break) but for over three months I have lost 2.88 lbs/week eating 1200 calories per day. If 500/lb were accurate I should only be losing 1.5…
  • I can't imagine how frustrating it was for you when you did everything right but were still gaining weight. Medications can really mess with your weight. I gained 60 lbs in 18 months from my meds. Glad to hear you were able to get off the medication without a problem and on with your weight loss.
  • When I lost weight on the scale it took a while before it translated to inches lost on my stomach. But then it just started shrinking, even when I thought to be eating at maintanence. Maybe I was actually at a deficit and just had to lose more weight? Maybe I was still retaining water and that had to flush out? Maybe I had…