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  • I HAVE to snack at work. I plan it out so that I can have small meals/ snacks all day everyday and have been successful. Go to's: Sargento Balanced Breaks Boar's Head Everroast Deli Chicken mixed strawberries and blueberries Siggi's greek yogurt half a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat coffee cashews and if I know I've…
  • I was weighing everyday to start, but only logging MWF. I don't know why, just less note taking I guess..but then I started to like to look at the daily trends. Like you said, if I ate salty on Tuesday night and Wednesday's weigh in was crappy, but then Thursday was good, I felt cheated, like darn I'm not tracking…
  • We are the same person! I'm trying to meet a goal tomorrow, so that english muffin at work will not go in my tummy today, next week however, it's on, with zero guilt!
  • Sleep is a BIG one for me too. If I sleep like crap or go to bed late I definitely have an unexpected high number on the scale the next morning. Same with other posters, I usually see that extra drop beyond the loss of the water retention too. I think now that I am nearing my goal weight (145lbs is goal and I am 5'6") as…
  • Yes! Me too. The day after lifting I usually see an increase of 2 pounds. That actually takes no less than 3-4 days to come off. I know the benefit of strength training so I don't freak out, but I sure see that gain! 9 pounds would have had me panicking, but we all know the body is sure a strange thing!
  • Before Close to 200lbs and sad every day that I looked like that at my best friends wedding... After 153lbs...12lbs down past my original goal and 8lbs to my new goal!! ya'll ladies are so inspiring! :)
  • I am 5'6". Lost 40 pounds in the past 40 weeks. Waist: 28" Hips: 40.5" I'm glad I found this thread! I want to lose 10 more pounds. Original goal was to only lose 30 and now that I've lost 40, I see the benefit and have the drive to lose a full 50! I won't mind if I lose from my lower abdomen and arms, and keep those above…
  • I definitely eat what I want. But in moderation, and planned out. If I know work is treating us to bagels for breakfast, the rest of my day is lean and light. If I want pizza on a Friday night, then Thursday and Friday day time are light and lean. I watch carbs so that I don't waste calories and feel full and retain water…
  • I totally was the same as you. You don't look 220 and I was close to 200 and I truly thought, there is no way I look anywhere near 200. I am 5' 6", however, but still I was in the same boat, almost denial. Until I started disliking every picture I saw of myself. Particularly in my best friends wedding. I was the heavy…
  • Eat at about 500 LESS than your TDEE for a one pound a week loss. It's very hard for me, personally, to guess what I burn each time I exercise, and for fear of guessing wrong on either calories in or calories out, I use TDEE which gives you one number and that number works for every day, no matter the type or duration of…
  • I love this thread because I do think that it needs to be promoted that when dieting and losing weight, it is NOT about cutting anyone one (or multiple) thing completely out! I have so many friends/ family that are so all or nothing. I am down 35 pounds and when they ask me how, I feel bad that their brain goes immediately…
  • Walking is great. Keeping calories low is probably the best thing you can do. From personal experience, I walk my dog a lot. I mean a lot, and it stopped working for me because my calories were not low enough. I think you have a good plan!
  • Similar to another poster, my mom is tall and thin. Always has been. Never out and out judged or been mean to me about being heavier, as we both knew I got my Dad's side of the family genes. But I always knew in the back of her mind she was thinking something to the tune of, "don't get any heavier, please lose some…
  • Thank you for these options. Like I mentioned I don't need a diet break for satisfaction or for any reason other than the thought that they work. I like the idea of TDEE 3 days and deficit on the other 4. I actually did that sort of calorie cycling at the beginning and liked it. I didn't go back to it simply because I…
  • Funny you bring up the thyriod...mines been tested 12 times....nothing wrong, but different doctors insisting on tests over 29 years. 12 times. But I never let myself blame my weight on it growing up or now because I went the other way and didn't want anything medically "wrong" with me. I agree with don't jump the break, I…
  • As, I have been following this, I am so glad to see all the success stories and different tactics and tips and tricks. I wanted to ask about multiple breaks due to multiple plateaus? I mentioned in my post about a break at 16 weeks in (plateau 1) and then a break at 23 weeks in (mini plateau and friends in town.) The first…
  • I want to edit myself and admit to being impatient about my own progress....the second 4 day diet break DID work! It took longer to see it on the scale...but now about 3.5 pounds has dropped off after 2 weeks back on track. It just took a little longer this time!
  • I'm glad I came across this! I was wondering if anyone else's weeks followed a trend... I used to count Monday as my "weigh in day." I weigh myself at the same time every morning but I used Monday as a checkpoint for week to week loss. That however, I found was a terrible idea. Reason was because Monday's weight, although…
  • I had 30 pounds to lose. As of this morning I have 4 pounds left to reach that total 30 pound loss! I originally gave myself until May 12 to do this, so I hope I beat my own goal! I have taken two diet breaks. One at 16 weeks in and one at 23 weeks in. The first was 10 days long and came at a good time for a mental break…
  • This is not my style of music on a daily basis but Dragula by Rob Zombie will get me to work super hard. I also find doing an ab work out to Work *kitten* by Britney Spears is very motivating! :)
  • For me, I want to lose 30 pounds and I, on a good day, have lost 24 so far. Its been steady weight loss most weeks but I have hit 1 "mini" plateau and now the real one. I say "mini" for the first one because it wasn't that long, but long enough for me to say what the heck? The mini plateau was at 16 weeks in and I read up…
  • I fully agree with this. I know nothing is to be deemed impossible as far as setting in stone that you "absolutely can't lose" x, y, z. I know that many folks will say that yes you can in fact lose that last little bit. But I agree with this poster because I have always noticed a point in which my body is "happy" aka my…
  • I like this because I really like that you listened to your body on when to transition into maintenance and not "push it" since you as an individual decided you are happy with your weight and your overall feeling. How did you know that you were ready to transition into this? How has it been the past few weeks? I ask…
  • Mine is to have lost 25 pounds by the time I see a good friend that I saw back in November 2017 when I was at my highest weight. I have til March 28th! I'll be back to the weight (withing 5 pounds of it) he knew me at before we each moved a few years ago. The weight loss is for me, but I'll feel good knowing I don't look…
  • First, Ill start by saying I am a big proprietor of TDEE instead of calculations for eating back or not eating back calories burned during workout. It is just my preference and makes sense to me a little better for day to day tracking. Then, I was reading this thinking, "wait, did I write this in a dream or something?"…
  • Was this directed at me as the OP? Was it directed at the folks who have been sharing their experiences? Was it directed at anyone who is different that you and your husband? In any case, how dare you. I have so much to say but I'll leave it at that. To everyone else, your input has been awesome. I'm having an amazing…
  • I know this post is older but I was curious about this. I have been on Seasonique for 11 years and LOVE it. I do not think that it made me gain weight. Not at all. But due to when I started my weight loss journey (right after last TOM) I have been on active pills for a little over 3 months while losing weight successfully.…
  • " Realistically, the healthiest weight for you is the lowest weight you can maintain reasonably comfortably provided it's not underweight. " Exactly... no need to go crazy with calories and worry just to maintain something that is difficult if I feel great and look how I prefer to look just a few pounds heavier. Track and…
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