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  • My version of this was my partner interrupting a hug out of surprise to tell me that he could feel the ribs in my back!
  • First I want to say that I think sijomial's advice is really good! And I appreciate the PM check. It's always nice when someone takes the time to share comparison data about device accuracy :) I suspect that part of the problem might indeed be the difference between gross calories burned during a ride and net calories…
  • I'm not sure that I would call myself a success story yet, but I wanted to post to encourage other folks in my kind of situation--relatively small weight loss goals (maybe 10-15% of total body weight) and overall fitness goals that we're trying to accomplish slowly and sustainably. Height: 5'7" Starting weight: 167.5 Goal…
  • After a couple weeks of no SVs whatsoever (thanks mostly to falling off food-tracking), I was pretty happy to have some NSVs today: 1) I did my second run-walk (first week) on C25K. Which means that I kept it up and didn't quit! 2) My average pace, even with the walking, was 12:10/mi. (I should mention that I used to run…
  • OdiroEasy, you look great! I just saw your post from April and you can really see a difference there in the muscles in your arms especially. I'm glad you've been able to keep it going. Thanks for reviving this thread, too, I needed the inspiration today :)
  • I'm 5'7" and currently fluctuating between 161-164, down from 167.5 (and several inches down in body measurements) from a couple of months ago. I'm 31. Aiming for about 145, but honestly I'll be very happy if I can hit and maintain the mid-150s. More on why below! 167.5 was my highest recorded weight--I started in the mid…
  • You look great in your dress! My wedding was postponed due to covid, it's rough. I hope you get to celebrate in a really lovely way, and that you can share (both your celebration and your photo) with more of your loved ones before too long!
  • You're doing great! I'm especially excited to hear about your push-up form and crow pose. Celebrating small goals and achievements is a great way to stay motivated, so I don't think it seems too little at all.
  • Looking great both before and especially after. Congrats on keeping it up! You're doing great!
  • As a fellow newcomer, I think a lot of this is just up to you and what you feel most comfortable with/what your goals are! I linked to this article in a post above, I found it really helpful. There's a link in there too at the very beginning of that article about how to know what weight to start with. I started with 5 lb…
  • So many amazing posts here from folks who do really intense routines and have really great long-term progress! I've really enjoyed reading your posts. I also thought I'd share my much gentler home routine and experience as a near-beginner. No pics from me right now, but I've been lifting weights at home 2-3 times a week…
  • I also want to say that I get why it's important to eat foods with a low glycemic index/load for those of us who are insulin-resistant (and it's supported by solid scientific research), but I think that everything I've read about dairy possibly being bad for PCOS is extremely sketchy. That's no reason not to cut it out if…
  • @xxzenabxx I've personally never had any issue with dairy, including cheese (which I love too!). I've never completely cut it out of my diet, but never noticed any difference between times/days when I'm consuming a whole lot and times/days when I'm not. Other people might, but I just never have seen a difference. If it's…
  • @tashahueift I'm a latecomer to your thread, but great job with managing your weight and your PCOS symptoms! I love your bangs in the second picture. I was diagnosed with PCOS through an ultrasound at 19, 12 years ago, and even after all that time I'm really glad to read your posts and some of the other comments. I know…
  • I've lurked on MFP for a long time but had to finally comment to let you know that I really love your post! I'm so happy for your realizations and for the care you're taking of yourself. I also love both gardening and cooking and find them such nourishing activities (even when the plants sometimes die...it's also good to…
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