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  • For me its important to share my goals/objectives with those I'm close to. It helps if they know, and it helps me to stay on track because I know that they know. Because then if I get lazy I have witnesses to the event lol.
  • I used this for a while, but got to a point where I had to quit doing new bets. Because each new cycle saw higher goals and I could not continually increase my activity.
  • Have you ruled out vitamin deficiencies? A general checkup with your physician may be in order. It could be iron, B vitamins, D.
  • I think it could take 1-2 weeks to get back to normal. Be kind to yourself, and maybe even pat yourself on the back. I know many times when I've taken a few days 'off' from logging & 'on' for overeating, it has been many more than 4-5 days before I reign myself in.
  • Has your doctor recommended a liquid diet for a reason? If so - did he/she direct you to a dietician to help with that or discuss any specifics with you? What are your short term & long term goals? "Liquid diets" are not sustainable in the long run. For me it would not even be sustainable for a short term of a few days.
  • Weight change over the course of a few days is easily water weight shifting. This could be due to stress, hormones or a # of other reasons. Has your doctor given you a timeline for following this strict way of eating? The best way to monitor weight loss is to look for a trend over a longer time period than a few days. And…
  • My scenario may be atypical. Healthy Wager requires (and this may not be exact) a minimum of 10% weight loss, minimum of 6 months. I think the max is 18 months but not certain. I think its a profit of about $20 beyond my $25 x 9 payments. (My app needs an update so I can't confirm real #s.) So for me - starting around…
  • If you can find a way to focus primarily on improving health & fitness, and let weight loss be a 'side effect' of that it makes it a tad bit easier. But essentially you have to come to terms with the fact that weight loss and then weight maintenance is a long term (life long!) process. There is no 'end' date. It is…
  • For using with MFP I don't think the model of the Fitbit matters - they all use the same Fitbit app/software. The size, features, etc. that you prefer should be considered. I have the Versa 3 now, and my Hubs has the Sense. The Sense has a few extra features that I would not use so I didn't see the point in paying $50 more…
  • I'm using Healthywage right now. My bet is minimal: $25 per month. And my profit will be very slight, as I do not have a lot to lose. For me it is motivational to NOT lose the $ I pay in, and helps me look to a longer term goal as my plan has me going thru April. I wanted something beyond the 'holidays'. But motivation is…
  • I know what you mean! I've been so close to goals, to only slip back to old habits (I'm lazy by nature lol) and so it always feels like 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. I don't know what it will take for you. For me, I have to constantly remind myself of what I want. I even sometimes consider that I can just buy new/bigger…
  • My personal thoughts... Calories matter for weight loss. Macros can matter for how satiated one feels, and that may take some trial and error to figure out the right balance for YOU. For example: I can eat raw veggies or fruit and 20 minutes later: feel like I didn't eat anything. But if I eat the apple slices or celery…
  • If you're changing clothing sizes - then chances are you ARE losing inches too. Personally I have never trusted myself to measure properly. It is so easy to hold the tape a little differently and get a different #. Take pictures, such as on the 1st of each month (or more often if you'd like) in a similar pose, similar…
  • It is just Hubs & I at home for dinner these days, so I'm picking up dinner most days on my way home from work. I have an 8-5 office job, and though Hubs is home before me: his cooking does not really 'help' on my weight loss efforts. So I don't 'encourage' that more than every now & then. My daily goal/target is 1400-1600…
  • I'm an office worker. Not very active at all. I may randomly have a day where I happen to only eat 1200-1300 calories, but in general that is not enough for me to feel satisfied & satiated. I find 1400-1600 works much better. I'm 5'5", 47 years, 142ish heading for 130ish. 5k-6k steps is my goal daily, and I don't always…
  • You have a 1300 calorie goal but you're eating 1100: of course you are hungry! I assume the 1300 target is from putting your stats into MFP and stating you want to lose weight. So eat the 1300. That extra 200 per day could go a long way to help your hunger.
  • Ps-I went from 180ish to 130ish in 9.5 months in 2014, eating 1400-1600 daily and getting about 10k steps daily at age 39. I am 5'5".
  • Yes. I say this based on the math. At 5'5" 185 pounds, active at 10k steps per day, you would be in a calorie deficit. I would estimate based on BMR of 1575 and that level of movement that your total daily energy expenditure would be 2200-2500 so a deficit to lose roughly 1.5-2 pounds per week on average, over time. But…
  • Personally I set MFP to 'maintain', let Fitbit track my calories burned. My 'calories remaining' is actually my deficit. Works for me!
  • .5 pounds per week means aiming for 250 deficit daily. This is about where I am... It is EASY to overeat by 250 if not being precise. But you are almost certainly retaining water if you have sore muscles from the new workouts, and you mentioned being constipated. And some women retain during ovulation or TOM or…
  • How consistent are you? I don't know how active you are, but eating 1500 daily should result in weight loss over time based on the stats you mentioned. Do you log every day? Maybe you need to make it a priority to be consistent with your logging & accuracy for the next 8 weeks. It can be so easy to get into a routine of…
  • You started 3 weeks ago. How often are you getting on the scale? Is it the same scale each time? And are you weighins consistent? For example if I check my weigh today at 3pm a couple of hours after eating lunch, it is not a good comparison to checking my weight tomorrow morning after I wake up. Remember that the scale…
  • This should be on a tshirt or something! I do eat pizza, and log as best I can. If eating from a small/local place that does not publish nutrition data then I log using Dominos for Handtossed crust. Figure the details should be in the same area. Lately I'm hooked on Pizza Hut's cajun dry rub wings. Wish they came in 8-10…
  • Weigh daily if that works for you - but compare your weight either weekly or monthly. If comparing data points weekly, you need several to be able to form a trend. If you compare your weight now to your weight at the same point in your previous cycle (I am assuming you are female) then that will help to alleviate water…
  • I'm here logging most days. I admit I have gotten lazy about my feed, and checking in with friends there.
  • At a restaurant, I'm a customer and paying for a service/product. It is up to me how much of that product I finish. I don't really consider what the wait staff thinks. For my circle of family, friends: I cannot think of anyone who would be offended if I did not eat everything offered, as offered.
  • Looking at your diary: You have frequent 'homemade' and 'generic' entries. Are you looking for entries that sound like the food you're eating, and using them? If so that could be the reason for your stall. You'd have no way to know if the nutritional value of YOUR food matches a random generic or homemade entry from…
  • Do you mean you're getting an adjustment from Fitbit of ~1000 calories a day? If so that indicates that Fitbit is reporting your daily calorie burn is much higher than what MFP assumes. And since you are exercising, and MFP's projection is based on no exercise, that may be accurate. Or it may not. What is your activity…
  • How accurate is your logging? That is the key in the end because the smaller body (closer to goal/ideal weight) burns less energy overall than when it was heavier. So estimating in the beginning is less impactful than when it comes down to the last few pounds. If you've stayed the same for months: where you are eating NOW…
  • Just open the app or website. It does not matter if log food or not - or if you complete your 'day' or not. It is a logging in streak, not a diary logging streak.
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