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  • Let me rephrase this so we don’t sound snarky. We want you to succeed. I’ve been where you are, where the GERD keeps you up all night and the joint pain keeps you from getting out of the bed without clinging for dear life to the four poster and going hand over hand to reach the other bed post. But sometimes people have…
  • I had the GERD From Hell. The kind where you keep sick bags and changes of clothes in the car, and live in fear of barfing in public places and wetting your pants. (Both of which -very very traumatically and very very publicly- happened). Weight loss absolutely and definitely helped it disappear. I’d say aw yeah, it…
  • Sorry. Motivation comes from within. But, I found reading these boards to be phenomenally helpful. I learned weight loss myths, learned new techniques, became engaged in thoughtful discussions, and when I had tough moments, I boarded Success Stories and the NSV thread to boost me through them. Set aside ten minutes a day…
  • https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/categories The threads should come up most recent at top. If you’re using the “search function”, it definitely returns a lot of obsolete threads. Good for you for learning to read the boards. Your % of success will increase exponentially with your board engagement. My opinion, FWIW.
  • Well, if your welcome post gets noticed, yeah, you’ll be inundated with people who have done this successfully. I lost quite a bit myself, and I wasn’t even mindful about macros til I reached Goal. It’s all about calories in vs calories out, the great CICO. Some people swear by Keto, but I’d rather have the freedom to eat…
    in Carbs Comment by springlering62 4:53PM
  • Oh man, does this ring painfully true. There was a comedian who had a whole schtick about little kids plotting to get candy and the nefarious things they’d do. That was me. At 56.
  • I often log a whole week in advance, but usually have at least two or three days pre-logged. That way, I’m always thinking ahead. If I’ve scheduled a lot of workouts in a day or two, am I allowing enough fuel for that day? How’s my protein looking, especially on weight days? Or, if Bunco snuck up on me, can I cut for a…
  • Your waist looks more defined now. Sometimes you gain a little but remain same size, even lose a little bit of size. That looks like you. Don’t panic. Deep breaths and stay with it. You’ve come too far and done to well to be a “back again” poster in a year or two. 😘
  • My husband started last august at 66 and has lost enough he’s completely off diabetes meds. Although I’m a bit younger, I’ve lost 40% of my own body weight here, too, weighing logging and exercising. . Agree with @SilverSage1. Unless you are obese or above, “a few pounds a week” is neither likely, nor safe. Give yourself…
    in Hello Comment by springlering62 May 14
  • Welcome back! Question? Why are you so embarrassed that you quit and leave? We’re all in the same boat here. This is probably one of the least judgy corners of the internet you’ll find. My diary is open. You can see my good days and my bad days for six months (if you’re that bored and have that much time on your hands).…
  • I tried to hit “wedding day” weight. Seemed like a good goal, right? Two pounds away, I finally realized I looked, frankly, anorexic. It was a great weight at 25, but at 58, I just looked ill. I’ve added back seven or eight, look and feel healthier, and you know what? The wedding dress fits. It’s too big, as a matter of…
  • We’ve come up with a new plan so we can treat ourselves to something nice every week. We enjoy the occasional pizza, shawarma, or Mexican meal out, but it’s hard to make them fit. We’ve started having “early dinner” on Fridays. We will either skip lunch, or have something super light (a few slices of deli meat on a piece…
  • This!!!!!! I was 125 when I got married, and thought that would be my ultimate dream goal. At 127, I looked way too thin and fragile, and was losing muscle. The weight sits radically different several decades later. I’ve chosen to hover around 135 and look much healthier. My wedding dress is loose, even at the higher…
  • I love you. You are one of my inspirations and I’m so happy for every milestone and NSV you post. I am always silently first pumping with everything you post and log. XS is next. And Target’s XL girls clothes are the same size as S and XS. Just make sure the neckline is OK. Some tend to be too high since, duh, they’re made…
  • Welcome back. IMHO, people who check back and get in the habit of visiting the forum and participating have a far higher level of engagement, and a muuuuuch better chance of success. The boards, my fitness tracker and my food scale have been my three ingredients to carry on! You’ve already beat 90% of newbs simply by…
  • Make extra grilled, lightly seasoned chicken or low cal steak (some cuts are only 140/4 ounces) on sundays and chop. Chop and roll into low carb tortillas (45 cal each), put on salads. Especially good with a small smear of Lidl Karate teriyaki sauce on the tortilla wrap. Lidl has great chicken sausages that are 110-120…
  • Officially a grandma since January!!!! There’s a lot of truth to loving on ‘em and then gratefully handing ‘em back, lol. How did we ever cope the first time around? 😱
  • My daughter made a lot of her own vegan cheeses. They’re basically soaked and liquified nuts, as I understood it. You could season them how they like. It wasn’t difficult. She did it nightly.
  • Wow. That’s a boatload to deal with all at once. Hugs! I can’t help you with any of that, but once you’ve had a chance to talk to your specialist, and presumably, a dietician, we’re here to help with food suggestions, site advice, and moral support to make things a little easier.
  • You don’t indicate if you are looking to gain, or bulk what you have. https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/categories/goal-gaining-weight (And bodybuilding) https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10226536/bulking-for-beginners…
  • Arms open! Welcome @Shametrashun! Wishing you much success. You’ll get a lot of info , experience and support here from the community, if you visit regularly!
  • Glad that helps. It’s such a counterintuitive shocker to “put on weight” when you’re trying so hard to lose. I promise you, if you’re weighing and tracking, once that soreness goes away, you’re probably going to seriously enjoy a long long weewee, or a whole bunch a short ones. We got back from a cross country trip Friday…
  • I’d just like to say that you may have a point there. I had a big azz salad for lunch today. By the time I got through with it, I was actually wondering “how many calories did I burn chewing that mother of all salads?”
  • You have to both start and end the exercise to get it to record to MFP. If you forget to stop it, it will vibrate gently to ask you if you’re still exercising. Touch the little green running man, select the type of workout and press start. They look like this when they record to the app. All of these were logged via Apple…
  • ….and I sense that you forget @cwolfman13 and I are also here due to weight issues. Just because we’re now a “normal weight” doesn’t preclude us from totally having been there done that. You think we’re here for fun? If you want to talk carbs, at age 56, I was eating 10,000+ calories a day of mostly candy, cookies, cakes,…
  • Seems like we have this conversation every few months with you! 😉 I lost a substantial amount of weight eating more than just fruits, vegetables and proteins. I also consume breads, cheeses, empty carbs, gallons of chai and coffee, chocolate, and many variations of dairy, including nightly homemade ice creams. If you’re…
  • OP, listen to the posters with thousands of posts, versus the one with two. These people have been here for years, and have been very helpful through my own substantial weight loss, and into maintenance. My personal observation, having been here for nearly four years now, is that the people who post and participate…
  • Please don’t try to crash diet. I know you’re frustrated and it’s probably going to be a temptation, but it leads to frustration and failure. Sobering experience of too fast loss: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10761904/under-1200-for-weight-loss/p1 Set a plan for slower loss, learn and maintain new…
  • TL:DR You’re not failing. You’re learning. PS: don’t forget , when starting a new exercise regimen, it’s very common to get really sore. Your body reacts to soreness by retaining water to direct to the sore areas for repair and healing. Expect to put on several pounds of water weight til the soreness passes. You haven’t…
  • Reframe your thoughts. Don’t think of it as “failure”. You’re just starting out. It’s all a learning experience. Did you get a 100% on every test in school? Was every date “the one”. If you’re a parent, were you always perfect? Or did you throw the diaper in the hamper by mistake when you were bleary eyed? Give yourself…
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