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  • I posted and then realized this is an old conversation brought back to life (edited to take out comments to the OP). Yes, I'm interested in the elimination diet and will keep an eye out for a new discussion. I had migraines for years, went to the emergency room a couple of times when they wouldn't stop, and even had an MRI…
  • Terrific post! Glad you found some peace and congrats on the weight loss!
  • An older man who lived through the London bombings in WWII taught me this. He used to sleep with his family on the subway platforms. He was also a student at the time and had to get some sleep to continue his studies. Lie on your back. Relax your muscles once you lie down. Starting with your feet, tense your toes and other…
  • I can sympathize. I work from 10 PM to 7 AM. The MFP food diary changes to a new day at midnight. Generally, I log from midnight to midnight, although my "day" in reality doesn't flow like that. You can also record everything under the right meals and not close the food diary. The diary will allow you to go back and add…
    in Work hours Comment by Hollis100 April 6
  • If the anxiety doesn't go away on its own, I would see a doctor. The anxiety might be temporary and tied to events in your life, or it might stem from a physical problem. Either way, please ask for help and hopefully things will get better.
  • Correction: I referenced the wrong Ann. I was replying to @AnnPT77
  • That sounds like a question for your medical provider. Hopefully, they will have some answers. As far as being hungry, can you change the peanut butter to something else? Vegetables? Many entire bags of frozen vegetables without sauce or seasoning have about 100 calories total and should stop hunger. Or you could try fresh…
  • @Ann__777 Thanks for the explanation about your weighing method -- that makes sense. I found weighing to be interesting the few times I tried it, to know exactly how many calories were in my apple or banana, but I didn't have the patience to keep it up. The OP's original question was which is more accurate, weighing or…
  • Thanks for that explanation. MFP is full of discussions from people who have problems losing weight -- for people like that, or people who enjoy data and being exact, a food scale would be the way to go. I would just use the calorie numbers from the bread label instead of taking all those steps. Yes, slices can vary…
  • Maybe I'm missing something (always possible!), but I still had to put my food on something or in something when I weighed it on the scale. I still had to wash a container, unless the food was like an apple that I could put on a napkin. I say try both and use the method that works best for you. Especially if you have…
  • For what it's worth, I lost about 35 pounds two years ago. I bought a food scale and used it twice. Of course, the scale is more accurate. However, I'm a Neanderthal, used measuring cups and spoons, ate the same kind of food many times, and eyeballed a lot of it. I didn't have any problems losing the weight. To repeat, the…
  • Did you check the pharmacy papers that came with the medicine to see what they said about side effects? You might also ask the pharmacist if weight gain or loss is a side effect, or more specifically, how the med works. Good luck.
  • Just a quick note about sit-ups. Research shows they can damage the spine over time, making tiny breaks and even herniated discs. Here's one BBC article out of a zillion on the topic: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160418-the-surprising-downsides-of-sit-ups?msclkid=67c47ab9aae611eca05a72d161962eab
  • This is fantastic, working on a worthwhile project that will give everybody the memories of a lifetime. :)
  • I am no longer on high blood pressure pills and want to keep it up. I was eating out all the time and changed my high sodium food to lower sodium and more potassium. Yay to better food and no pills.
  • Yes, call your medical provider. Also read the pharmacy papers for drug side effects, and if possible keep a written log of blood pressure readings you take at home or in a pharmacy blood pressure kiosk -- you can give your medical provider the log. Good luck!
  • Nope. When I eat out at my favorite local restaurant, which has Chinese-Japanese food cooked by a family (no chain, no website), I enter 5000 calories for the meal on MFP and then just enjoy the food. But seriously, taking a photo of your plate is a great idea. You can make a more accurate guesstimate later on, and round…
  • First, congrats for the decision to improve your health. I can sympathize with your post since I was diagnosed with hypertension, too. I'm a widow who HATES to cook, so for years I've been eating out, too, never paying attention to the sodium in the food. Decrease the sodium and increase potassium. As a non-cook who hates…
  • To me, the main thing would be to let her know you care about her, that she matters, and you are sending good thoughts to her. Include a nice card and a personal note of support and kindness. The other things in the package would be secondary. I would focus on comfort and cheerfulness -- perhaps a package of fragrant…
  • First, I hope you're okay now after your hospital stay. Scales often show different weights. Perhaps your scale and the hospital scale are not exactly in sync. In addition, while I'm not a medical professional, t seems to me you would have had something more to eat in 4 days than just a saline drip -- did you eat anything…
  • I can't address the theory, only give my experience. I'm a lifelong sugar fiend. I've read there are two types of people, abstainers and moderators. Moderators learn to have a little and would feel deprived if they cut out a favorite but problem food. I'm definitely an abstainer. If I eat a little every day or even every…
  • Intermittent fasting -- I skipped breakfast and delayed eating until around noon. Then I ate in a window of time and didn't eat after that window closed. I told myself I could have the regular amount of calories within the window, but found the IF, specifically delaying eating until noon, reduced my appetite so I didn't…
  • Hollis100 Day/Weight/Comment I joined MFP 3 years ago and lost 30 pounds but gained 10 back. I would like to lose 5-10 pounds and improve my high blood pressure. 3/12 145.4 3/13 147 (who knows why, eating a low sodium diet) 3/14 147 (holding steady) 3/15 3/16 3/17 ☘️ 60 F here today after freezing weather for weeks -…
  • SW: 145.4 Day/Weight/Comment I joined MFP 3 years ago and lost 30 pounds but gained 10 back. I would like to lose 5-10 pounds and improve my high blood pressure. 3/12 145.4 3/13 147 (who knows why, eating a low sodium diet) 3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17 ☘️
  • @coblujay My sympathy for the loss of your dear kitty. It sounds like you and Bubba were the greatest of friends and shared a lot of love.
  • Hello, everybody, joining today March 12. I'm 5'3". SW: 145.4 Day/Weight/Comment I joined MFP 3 years ago and lost 30 pounds but gained 10 back. I would like to lose 5-10 pounds and improve my high blood pressure. 3/12 145.4 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17 ☘️
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