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  • You are right! I was googling metric tablespoon in ml (15 ml) rather than Australian tablespoon (20ml). I wish it was the same. In any case, this probably means that it's totally fine to reduce the olive oil component whether to 15 ml or just a spray :D
  • Thanks for all your support everyone. To be honest, even just writing it down and articulating the problem helped - yesterday I was able to ignore the munchies and even though I started to say: "I've done 1000 calories of exercise today, surely one more oatmeal biscuit can't hurt" ... :P I ignored the urge and confined…
  • Yes, I agree that the oil is really needed to properly cook meat. But I totally agree that the new stone coated / ceramic pans are better so I think I'll see how I go swapping tablespoons to teaspoons OR using a spray oil rather than pouring it in. Thanks so much for all the ideas - lots of food for thought - no pun…
  • are you in the US? I think an Australian tablespoon might be different to a US tablespoon - or maybe our oils are higher in calories?? In any case, all oils here seem to be between 143 - 163 calories: https://www.calorieking.com/au/en/foods/f/calories-in-oils-olive/nQ9uRRc5T-29gN1asimTTQ ETA: I think calorieking might be…
  • I have fallen off the wagon and am trying to get back on again. I lost 32 kg in 2019 going from 86kg down to 54kg. Alas, I've put 8kg back on as I'm currently 62kg. This is frustrating to me because I know precisely why it's happening as I still diligently log all my calories in and out on MPF. I've been able to maintain…
  • I have struggled. - January 2019, I was five feet tall and 86.6 kg - very overweight - latter part of 2019, after working very hard I got myself down to 54-55kg ... losing 32-36kg, getting to around a size 8 - 10 after having been a size 16 / size 18 for the last 20 years or so - end of 2019 / beginning of 2020, we had the…
  • We call them op shops here in Australia. They and Target were my best friends and I started buying new clothes as soon as my weight loss started becoming noticeable even though I wasn't near goal weight. Ironically, the clothes i was buying in the op shops were way more stylish/fashionable/better brand names than the ones…
  • Ha, I fluctuate in kilograms, not pounds. In the last few months since I hit maintenance, I've fluctuated 1-5kg depending on exercise, food etc.
  • As mentioned above, you can't spot lose and it's very frustrating ! This has been my weird dilemma. I had fat calves but fortunately, towards the end of my weight loss journey, my fat calves miraculously slimmed down. My problem is my thick waist. The rest of got down to a size 10 / 8 even six depending on the clothing…
  • Hi there as someone else has pointed out, this might be the wrong forum so you might want to post in the weight loss areas. I was at 86kg in January 2019 and by September 2019 I had lost 32kg. As pointed out above, calorie deficit is the way to achieve it and I did this by way of watching my calorie intake and exercising.…
  • Bushfire season is done (for now) thankfully so the good air is back, so we can go back to exercising again like usual - which is a relief. I've switched myself on MFP back to weight loss mode though. I know a lot of people say that the "If every day were like today... You'd weigh x kg in 5 weeks" is useless but I have…
  • Our scale is in the bathroom so I hop on it when I'm in there - but I really only officially log once a week or so. The fluctuations I see during the day/week don't mean much.
  • It's very daunting. I found even just walking in the first time very daunting, but I'm lucky that my gym is mega mega diverse. It's small but we have all ages, shapes, levels of fitness and motivations. People just go in there, do their own thing and leave. Sometimes you chat but if you don't feel like chatting, you just…
  • MFP is actually easy. The way I think about it is that 2400 is your daily budget - which I have to say seems a little high but then I'm a five foot tall female so my daily weight loss budget was 1200 :) You can spend your budget any way you want to and as long as you stay within your budget, you should lose weight. So then…
  • So ... I managed to get back on track after the slight but entirely expected and predicted deviation in December during the holiday season... Alas, as many people would know, Australia's currently being devastated by horrific bushfires. I'm in Canberra and although (given that we are not in the firezone) what we are…
  • Ha, I was a bit nervous about posting in case I got kebabbed but I can confirm I definitely do not spend my whole life exercising and do not obsess about exercising - which is one of the concerns about doing a lot of exercise. In 2019, as well as losing 32kg, I read 113 books with the goodreads reading challenge, I kept a…
  • I love seeing another snapfitness gym buddy :) I'm in Canberra, Australia. As you can see, all my progress photos are taken at the gym haha My stats are: Height: 150 cm Maintenance weight: between 54.6 kg and 55.6 kg Starting weight was 86.6 kg I've been in maintenance since September 2019.
  • I pre-log and trying to factor what I'm going to eat that day. When I was in weight loss mode, I knew that during the week when I was at work, I couldn't be very productive if I was hungry during afternoon meetings, I brought in little snack boxes of fruit and nuts that I could use to graze on slowly throughout the…
  • I was around 54.6kg / 55kg at the beginning of December. I went up as high as 57+kg towards end of December, but i went back into a normal routine from boxing Day so as of today I'm back around 55.2kg and almost back to maintenance weight.
  • I'm pretty sure my Garmin overestimates my exercise calories but for me, an hour + of Zumba (which I do every morning before work via youtube), tends to burn 600+ calories compared to how much I can burn on a treadmill or an elliptical. For reference, a 40 minute HIIT class tends to burn around 350 calories. I capture all…
  • I had pretty much done zero exercise before 2019 so asked my gym to recommend a PT for me. He's been great and worked within my limitations - I have asthma, I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand so can't lift really heavy weights, I hate running ... so we came up with a cardio, strength and eating regimen that…
  • My accomplishments are much tinier. I lost 32kg and got to goal weight - but my surprise accomplishments were: 1. from only being able to plank for 20 seconds, I could plank for 2 minutes 2. I could walk up a hill/stairs without feeling like I was going to die
  • December was a tough month for me generally because of all the extra social functions and food. I did extra exercise to offset but still gained because I was still eating a lot more than I usually do. I had fun though, the food was good so I regret nothing. I'm now back into my normal routine and definitely not beating…
  • I am a chocoholic and had/still have a hard time controlling myself around chocolate. I often find it hard to stop at one piece/one portion because of how much I like it. Depriving myself of it makes it worse so so there are ways I've found to cope/manage it so that I can still eat it. 1. Eat chocolate you can have in…
  • Yes! no one told me that weight loss can also lead to your shoe size dropping. I've just discovered this recently myself.
  • I kept vague track. Not to stop myself, but just to know how bad the damage was. I wanted to enjoy myself and eat what I wanted, but after the fact I did go and record what I ate. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I well and truly blew my daily calorie budget, but I expected it and had a nice time. From Boxing Day, I…
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