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  • I guess I should’ve said I’m a woman🤣. But I am a Shaq fan
  • That’s how I feel; it’s like every part of my body needs a different size! If I buy a shirt loose enough for my shoulders & biceps, then I look like I’m wearing a sheet around my bottom half.
  • Important thing is you are getting back on track!
  • I was never a smoothie person but decided one day to give it a go & I love them, have them for breakfast or snack just about every morning/evening. Mine is pretty simple but I like it. I use: 1 cup of frozen triple berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberries) 1 cup of kale (I put it in the freezer) 1 cup of 1% milk 1…
  • 2 egg beaters, slice of 12 grain bread, 1tbs almond butter, cup of 1% milk
  • I went through menopause last year; within that time I lost 100+lbs. I still have about 10-15 to go & these last 10-15 are moving like molasses in the winter time. I’ve been losing/gaining the same 1-3lbs since around July. I do HITT cardio, weight lift, & walk 4-5 days a week, I measure my portions, try to keep my “free”…
  • I think a lot of people deal with this “all or nothing” problem; I know I did & still do sometimes. For me in the beginning it was just a matter of “breaking through”, finally just deciding that I’m NOT going to cheat because I knew, at that stage, if I did, it would just put me back into the ol “well I already screwed up…
  • That’s kind of how I feel right now. Not sleeping sucks but I’ve got lots of energy & haven’t noticed an increase in appetite
  • Thanks, that’s pretty much my thoughts now. I’ll keep an eye on my protein goal because of my exercise routine, make sure I eat a healthy & varied diet, & forget about macros & focus on calories. It was frustrating trying to make those numbers match & really not even knowing why I was so worried about macros; Hell, I don’t…
  • I also struggle with this. I’ve even asked the boards advice. Basically what they told me was that I was being way to strict during the week & I needed to “lighten up” & stop labeling food good/bad or restrict certain foods to only the weekends. That’s what I was doing, so when the weekend rolled around, everything I had…
  • “Tip: stop weighing so much.” I only weigh once a week, the only reason I weighed 2 days in a row is because I was just curious to see what a night of eating out, eating over my calories, would do.
  • I’ve lost 100lbs with about 10 to go, Welcome Aboard! First things first, you have made the decision to do this, that is always the hardest/scariest part. What worked for me is/was pre-planning meals, grocery lists, even outings, & logging foods on MFP. Never be unprepared; if you can help it. It takes a while to get the…
  • How many calories do you consider “low calorie”? Rice cakes Hummus & raw veggies No fat Greek yogurt smoothie with fruit Cheese sticks Fruit 100 calorie snack packs Frozen fruit
  • I am short, 5’ 2”, & lost 100lbs; people are always telling me that I am melting away, that I don’t need to lose anymore weight, they always “guess my weight” much lower than it actually is but in reality, I still need to lose about 15-20lbs. Personally, yes I do have some body issues, I don’t think I’m skinny nor that I…
  • My new favorite breakfast but pretty sure it would work wonders for satisfying an ice cream craving too, is one package of Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Greek yogurt, I Cup frozen berries, I Cup 1% milk. I put that in the bullet blender & it comes out smooth & creamy. It’s really like having a thick milkshake.
  • 1. Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels 2. If I still want/crave it by the weekend, I’ll treat myself then. (Most of the time I can’t remember what I was craving by the weekend)
  • I still struggle with that but I’m getting over it by taking off the “good food bad food” labels & realizing that food is food & it’s all about calorie goals & portion size. I’m incorporating more what I used to consider “bad food” into my calorie goals weekly; if I’m hungry for something like that. It’s helping to…
  • I’ve had a recent “semi” relapse & it was caused by long term, over a year, restrictive dieting & finally just getting bored/tired of eating the same things & feeling bored & dreading working out. It started with me eating whatever I wanted/craved on a Friday, which basically meant I pigged out on all the stuff I had…
  • Make salsa. Or add into anything your cooking as you would an onion or bell pepper.
  • Part of my problem is, I am so strict during the week (was even stricter when I first started) that I don’t even allow myself anything that wouldn’t fall into the “healthy food” category even if It would fit into my calorie allowance for the day. That is something I NEED to change. I’ve been trying to look at this journey…
  • Thanks for all the insight & support. I’m basically taking the stance that “today is a new day”! I woke up, hit the gym, then actually went for a pretty rigorous walk. I’m gonna try & forget about the past 2 weeks & look forward to feeling better about making good choices & staying healthy.
  • I’ve really been enjoying making what I call “shepherds pie”. I season (whatever seasoning blend you like) & brown 4-6oz of lean ground turkey with onions, red bell peppers, baby bellas, & any other veggie Im in the mood for. I add 2 tablespoons of steak sauce when it’s just about done. Plate that into a small casserole…
  • Bourbon or Scotch & water
  • Thanks for all the encouragement & for helping me put into perspective that I’m not out here on an island doing bad things that no one else has ever done-it helps to remember everyone struggles. Mark 0664, over the last 5 months the I’ve added strength training (kettlebells & resistance machines) to my cardio, I’ve even…
  • Yes it does. I find it much better than the plain riced cauliflower, the sweet potato cuts that “cauliflower” after taste. Last night I added it (1 cup) to some browned/sautéed ground turkey, onions, asparagus, red bell pepper, & baby Bella mushrooms & it was delish. I’ve also had it as a side dish.
  • I’m measuringnwith cups when the nutrition info listed on the package is cups per serving. When it’s ounces, I weigh.
  • When I first started losing weight I was super strict, wouldn’t stray from my diet. Then, as I got nearer to my goal, I loosened up a little & would allow myself a “treat” on the weekends. What I did notice was that the “treat/cheat”, whatever you wanted to call it, went from Friday, then Friday & Saturday, then Friday,…
  • On the weekends, I don’t weigh/measure but I do try to make good choices but I know I go over my calories for the day. During the week, I do measure & weigh everything. I think I find it hard to meet the 1200 calories because I eat lots of low calorie foods like loading up on veggies instead of adding more protein, fats,…
  • To answer some of the questions in the responses: I am measuring all my foods using measuring spoons, measuring cups, & a food scale. I said I've got about 50 more lbs to lose, that is on top of some weight I've lost already. Before dieting, I ate a lot of carbs, ate out often, & really didn't watch portion control. I also…
  • Chicot State Park has some great "hills" & inclines. As soon as the weather gets cooler, sends the snakes, ticks, & redbugs into hibernation, I will start doing the trails there. The trails make for a great workout.
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