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  • My NSV: I have recently started driving a lot more again, and I have been having so many problems because I sit so much lower in the seat. It was giving me trouble with visibility. Cause my butt is a lot smaller. I was contemplating getting a booster seat when I finally examined the driver's seat and found two tilt…
  • [quote="JustRamona; Please help me understand this. I have found that it makes much less when I add the water. so to get the same amount "of premixed so to speak" - the calories are the same? Am I looking at this wrong, because I do miss peanut butter![/quote] Regarding powdered peanut butter, it helps if you weigh out the…
  • Something that helped me a lot especially at the start, and this went along with learning portion control, was to make substitutions. For example, soda. Maybe I pick a stevia or splenda sweetened soda instead of a regular one. If I don't make any other changes that day that's still a nice chunk of calories saved. Or maybe…
  • Something that helped me a lot especially at the start, and this went along with learning portion control, was to make substitutions. For example, soda. Maybe I pick a stevia or splenda sweetened soda instead of a regular one. If I don't make any other changes that day that's still a nice chunk of calories saved. Or maybe…
  • Sounds like you found a great solution for you! These things happen, they don't have to derail you. What you do MOST of the time has the biggest impact on your success. Occasional higher calorie days may even be good for you as long as you don't make a habit out of them. Even if you just go back on normal plan the next…
  • For all you moms - happy Mother's Day! Also Happy Mothers Day to all the dads and grandparents who fulfil a maternal role. You folks aren't forgotten either. I painted this today as a way of improving my portrayal of light, and also making my mom happy - let's hear it for multitasking. But I thought I'd share. (Regarding…
  • Uber Eats keeps offering me free food. Up to $35 dollars worth actually. I haven't cashed in on it at all because when I look at their offerings I realize I can do better at home and make it tastier AND healthier at the same time. I used to be a sucker for anything free, especially anything that was free and food related,…
  • I have the same thing but I notice that it's much worse when I'm in a calorie deficit. It's partly from losing insulation, yes, but a huge part is having less fuel to burn. If I have a few extra calories I warm right up, so you may be just fine after you hit maintenance.
  • I'm having some difficulty figuring out what sizes to wear. People might have mentioned that before I started losing weight but nobody told me how oddly shaped my body would be, 20 pounds from goal. Before I could just pick 2X whatever and rock it like a tent. Now I'm wanting to get into more fitted things for the first…
  • Two things - one, always having portion controlled snacks around so if I need something to eat, there's something ready to go. That has helped a lot. Two, having a variety of sugar free beverages (for me this includes all kinds of different teas) so I always have something interesting to hydrate with. Both those things…
  • A person will only start gaining weight over time at 1600 calories if that is more than they burn in a day. End of story. They might get some temporary water weight gain if they suddenly start eating carbs but that's it. I love the suggestions to start logging everything you eat so you have an idea of what you are really…
  • So.... today, I bought a cream puff. That wasn't the NSV, but the way I went about it was. A couple of things happened there. One, they had other items with double the calories that cost less. My bargain-conscious self would never have passed that up before. And two, they told me that if I bought six I could pay quite a…
  • I have a massive "mother's apron" even though I never carried a child, just a belly. I'm about 25 pounds away from my goal weight and it's still very pronounced. I don't have anything extra on the rest of me either, it all just settled in my gut. So I'm hoping to see some successes too.
  • I'm starting a garden this year, after several failures. This time I'm REALLY trying. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Sand_TIger/view?id=i-humbly-receive-1004613
  • If 28 grams is 50% that seems extremely low. Please make sure you aren't undereating! That said, generally with fruits and vegetables more is better. So maybe start with a goal of portions and then build from there, like three portions of veggies and two of fruit, or something like that? As a general guideline, the more…
  • This latest entry basically talks about where I've been, a few of the challenges I've been facing, and how I'm not done yet! https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Sand_TIger/view?id=is-the-hiatus-over-1004477
  • I never considered how much I had been relying on my body weight for moving things around. I was at Home Depot today and found the lumber carriers harder to manage than they used to be because I couldn't just lean on them to get them to go where I wanted. They kept wanting to push me around so I had to rely more on arm and…
  • You can do it - I went from 245 to 155 in around two years without suffering too much. It definitely can be done. You will find a ton of support and tips here. Ultimately the best "diet" to do is one you can stick with where you don't feel deprived and it's easy to keep a calorie deficit. Best of luck!
  • Now I'm laughing my head off. I love that! My belly still has enough fat in it that it can't be flattened, which is another reason why I still need to work on it. Which brings me to another "nobody ever told me this" kind of thing. At 5'3" and fine boned, I'm still more overweight than I thought I'd be at 155 pounds. I do…
  • Maybe cut yourself some slack; maybe you're closer to normal than you realize![/quote] Well.... the truth is, "normal" is no longer healthy. The average person is overweight, after all. I don't demand to be slender but I'd like to not have a big gut sticking out, which I still do. Part of it is aesthetics but part of it is…
  • Yeah, I have the love handle problem too and holy cow, my bellyflap really is pronounced. It's like all the fat left on my body is right there. I'm really glad I never had kids for a number of reasons but I would imagine carrying even one would be kind of difficult for me. Things they never told me about weight loss - how…
  • I love that! I bought a cheap silicone microwave popper that is basically a big flexible bowl with a loose fitting lid, that needs absolutely no oil and you can use whatever kernels you want. Then you can use spices or flavor sprinkles after and even toss it in the bowl. So handy.
  • Yeah, I haven't been able to use the site in a couple days. I don't use the app, never will. I love the desktop version when it works right. Since I'd been thinking of leaving, even after 2 years and around 100 pounds loss, this is one more item in the "maybe I should leave" list. (In case anyone is wondering why I had…
  • Nothing wrong with eating a snack before bed if that's what you need and that works with your plan. Ultimately it comes down to this: Would a snack before bed fit into your calories and prevent bigger snacks later? If the answer's yes to that, then great! With a bedtime snack you probably want something soothing and…
  • Too bad about the loss of the discount! Sounds like you are approaching things in a healthy way though. Fortunately there are a ton of cool meal prep tips out there so you can spend a little time cooking several basic ingredients and put them aside for the week, mix and match and have your own healthy premade meals. I…
  • Latest entry - hope it's helpful! https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Sand_TIger/view?id=tips-for-beating-hunger-1001963
  • Thank you for the tip on pants! When I start wearing them again I'll need that info. Because - nobody ever told me I was short waisted! The distance between my ribs and hips is like - two inches or something like that, but I never had the opportunity to find that out before because it was covered by fat.
  • I did fifteen minutes on the mini pedaler as a warmup before my weights workout. When I started that would have BEEN the workout. And I wasn't tired afterwards.
  • Two more entries! https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Sand_TIger/view?id=for-love-of-a-beet-1001464 https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Sand_TIger/view?id=tired-of-being-drained-dry-1001648
  • I think what helped me most when I started was finding activities I enjoyed. It's really hard to start a daily routine when the exercise you do is boring, unfulfilling, or painful. I also started moving more in the small bits of time between other activities. For example, I'll often do squats and counter pushups when I'm…
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