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  • Thanks for your candor. The constant message from society that we are merely the sum of our purchasing power and our happiness is tied to that is horribly wrong. You are more than that. We also separate your bodily health from our mental health, and we shouldn't. I know it seems insurmountable, but please take the first…
  • Amazon has decent digital scales for $14. I like the tare feature that lets me set the scale to zero with an empty plate on it then I can weigh the food. I have even done this in steps so that I weigh the chicken, tare the scale, add and weigh the rice, microwave, log, and enjoy.
  • January to December 2020 Be careful of joking with your wife about a limited run Christmas card for select friends, things can escalate...
  • Tea all day. I have an electric kettle in my office and at noon I switch to caffeine free. I have a drawer full of black, green, oolong, ginger, and assorted herbal. It forces me to get up frequently to walk to the bathroom, and I take the opportunity to go to the restroom one floor up. That is while I was working on-site.
  • My foot stopped hurting. That was the first thing that got better. I think it was mostly extra weight causing strain. However, the more I read about inflammation caused by poor diet the more I credit swapping in fruits and veggies for the drastic improvement. Slowly my mental state shifted, my physical activity increased,…
  • I recently hit my goal weight, and have been trying to be more active. I will continue to log food to maintain weight through the end of the year; walking and jogging outdoors as much as Chicago weather permits and using my stationary bike when it does not. During that time I will decide on a new goal weight (currently 5'9…
  • My previous job was managing a 30,000 square foot building materials thrift-store. I would walk 20-30k routinely and more on busy days. It was not good for me. Not for my body or my mind. I was physically depleted and ate like a beast at lunch and when I got home. I currently work at a desk and have to really focus on…
  • Last spring if I wore a certain pair of shorts without a belt the button would unsnap periodically from the girth-pressure. Now I can slide those shorts off without unbuttoning. So at both ends of my weight loss, I require a belt.
  • Great job! I had a similar epiphany on 6/10/20 at 261 lbs, and lost the first 50 in about the same time-frame as you. I love having energy to run with the kids and even have them wear out before I do. Keep it up!
  • I weigh everyday. It is a ritual part of my day that sets me up to pay attention. I wake up, use the bathroom and log my weight. I am paying attention to what I eat, to my activities, to my mood, my bank account balance, and to my weight. All of these things fluctuate, this is fine. For me, I like to know what the normal…
  • Eating a lot less fast food is something: Good job! Fast food is not out of my diet entirely. One thing I do when my family is getting burgers is to just order a sandwich and an unsweetened tea. The fries and pop just don't add any value to me so I forego them. I can imagine others valuing the fries above other parts of a…
  • I too would use work as an excuse for turning to fast food. It is difficult to fit it in to a calorie budget, and like other budgets I weigh my choices against what things are later limited by those choices. Cutting fast food has also boosted my cash budget; our lives are so often incorrectly segmented as though we have a…
  • My face is showing lines that had previously been smoothed out on my chubby face.
  • Total intake... I know it is way too low. I am learning much about nutrition on this journey as well.
  • Great job! Keep it up...
  • I currently work as a manager of support staff at a community college. I started in June and it has changed my life. There are reasonable hours and clear boundaries between work and home. For 11 years prior I managed a building material thrift store . It is a challenging and frenetic workplace, exciting and rewarding, but…
  • Before is me at about 260. It was shortly after my workplace went fully remote and because there was no pressure to present myself professionally, I dyed my hair blue (seen here fading to green) and grew a sweet mustache. I started my new lifestyle on June 10th. This more recent photo is me near 205. I am currently at my…
  • I started a new job this June and my slacks and button up shirt were strained to contain me. And I was very uncomfortable in them. I forced myself on to the scale to learn I was 261. I have logged every morsel since that moment and have stayed inside a tight calorie budget. This morning I was 199 and ran two brisk miles. I…
  • At the kids bedtime I lay on one of their beds and read on my phone until they're asleep. I used to lay on my stomach and prop up on my elbows. I have gone from 261 to 199 and the loss of gut means this position is no longer an option. The angle of my spine in that position now causes intolerable discomfort within minutes.
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