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  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: 160.4 October 18: 158.6 October 25: 159.0 October Goal: 159.0 October Actual: 159.0 October Loss: 4.2 lbs…
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: 160.4 October 18: 158.6 October 25: 159.0 October Goal: 159.0 October Actual: 159.0 October Loss: 4.2 lbs…
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: 160.4 October 18: 158.6 October 25: 159.0 October Goal: 159.0 October Actual: 159.0 October Loss: 4.2 lbs…
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: 160.4 October 18: 158.6 October 25: 159.0 October Goal: 159.0 October Actual: 159.0 October Loss: 4.2 lbs…
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: 160.4 October 18: 158.6 October 25: October Goal: 159 October Actual: October Loss: Weight lost this week:…
  • One thing I've really enjoyed with Greek yogurt is using it with savory flavors instead of just with fruit, if you're interested in experimenting a little. It can usually pretty easily be subbed in for mayo or sour cream in recipes and still gives a nice texture. I like mixing it with a bit of garlic, onion, parsley or…
  • I weigh most of my food, but there are some veggies I don't bother weighing carefully like lettuce, especially eaten raw where even a large quantity is only going to be tens of calories if that - it's probably within a usual margin of error. My usual strategy is that whatever I'm doing is fine as long as my weight is going…
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: 160.4 October 18: October 25: October Goal: 159 October Actual: October Loss: Weight lost this week: 1.0 lbs…
  • Way to go @RunsOnEspresso ! Distance Log: 10/2 6.46 10/4 5.84 10/6 5.42 10/8 6.38 10/11 6.39 Total: 30.49/75 miles
  • Yes - this is one reason I find the athleisure trend kind of baffling, though I guess not everything under that umbrella is actually made from those materials and just has the look of them. I like them for working out, sure, but as soon as I'm done, they're coming off. I probably dress a little less casually than is…
  • Distance Log: 10/2 6.46 10/4 5.84 10/6 5.42 10/8 6.38 Total: 24.1/75 miles @katharmonic I definitely prefer a women's shirt too; I think it's a good idea to bring attention to it! @polskagirl01 I would definitely prefer a t-shirt over a medal! A lot of races here have opted into a shirt purchase but you still get the medal…
  • I've been curious about a similar thing with regards to my own weight loss. I didn't take measurements when I was last at my goal weight, but vanity sizing can't really have changed that much in just 15 years, can it? Maybe it has! Other factors include my changing clothing styles and no "mummy tummy" 15 years ago, which…
  • Distance Log: 10/2 6.46 10/4 5.84 10/6 5.42 Total: 17.72/75 miles @quilteryoyo My usual route is a combination of trail and road. It's early enough in the morning that there are very few cars, and I run with only one earbud turned down pretty low. I feel like my awareness of my surroundings is pretty good. It's dark for my…
  • This might be more work than you want, but what about an egg bake or casserole? You have to cook it the first time, but after that individual portions can be reheated. I use this recipe as a base: https://www.crazyforcrust.com/cheesy-sausage-egg-casserole/ I like that it uses cottage cheese (and it really does work texture…
  • Distance Log: 10/2 6.46 10/4 5.84 Total: 12.3/75 miles It was a little drizzly today so many fewer people (and dogs.) I got nervous because I heard one barking rather fiercely through some woods and had no idea where it actually was or why it was barking, but thankfully it ended and then it was quiet the rest of the time.…
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 202ish lbs Feb 2021 YOUR CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 163.2 lbs YOUR CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: 151.0 (12.2 lbs) October 4: 161.4 lbs October 11: October 18: October 25: October Goal: 159 October Actual: October Loss: Weight lost this week: 1.8 lbs…
  • I think it certainly helps to expose kids to a wide variety of foods, and even that it helps more at younger ages than older because people do become set in their ways, but I think it's also worth cautioning against the idea that it's somehow not worth it to try later, that the way is totally fixed after a certain age,…
  • I wonder if you need more time to tell - a medical issue and surgery could mean lots of water retention due to extra stress on the body, and it may take time for a trend to be detected. I would not be alarmed by one day at a higher calorie consumption and a higher weigh in the next day - that could be due to the food still…
  • Probably not, if I understand the mechanism correctly. I am in lactational amenhorrea at present (with a few sporadic mostly anovulatory cycles) and only in one ovulatory cycle did my weight follow that kind of fluctuation pattern. There might have been slight variations otherwise with menstruation, but it's inconsistent.…
  • @MsCzar Oh, I'm intrigued about the making your own pectin! Part of my interest in this stuff is definitely "what if the worst happens?" and wanting to have a sufficient level of skill so that my family and I could get by reasonably at least for a time without being totally derailed by something like a longer term power…
  • Distance Log: 10/2 6.46 Total: 6.46/75 miles Everyone stayed asleep when I got up this morning! Huzzah! It was colder than expected (high 40s F) but after a mile or so I felt fine. I tried out my new shoes today and I could tell they made things easier. Lots of dogs today. I know most of the usual dog walkers I come across…
  • Hoping you're feeling better soon @julieannegannon ! Not off to a great start here - baby was up when I woke up this morning. By the time I settled her back down, I still had time for a short run if I was quick about getting ready, but then my 3yo came into the bathroom while I was getting dressed to inform me that he had…
  • This is my strategy for cloth diapers and it works like a charm. I am very lucky in our new house because the previous owners actually rigged up a substantial clothesline in the laundry/utility room and it never would have occurred to me to use the space that way - several wood posts come down from the rafters, so even in…
  • What matters for weight loss most is the trend - it may very well be that your scale at home puts you at a lower weight than the one at the doctor's office, but is it by a consistent amount? Are you accounting for the different time of day, having eaten or not, having clothes on, etc? How often do you weigh yourself at…
  • I have rewritten this post several times now to try and not sound like a total whiner, but I'm not sure I can succeed at that so here it is: I've realized several of my relationships were more toxic and one-sided than I thought they were. I'm not ready to ditch them all just yet because in most cases I don't think it's…
  • My vacuum has a switch for carpet or hard floors. The brush roll used on the carpet can damage the finish on the floors - we have real hardwood. I do sweep in between because the vacuum is heavy (well, my kids do, but they tend to not get everything) but when I want to make sure I get every crumb, yep, it's the vacuum's…
  • Yes, I wear mostly skirts and dresses, which tend to be more accommodating, too. I have a few pairs of jeans which I pulled out now that we have cooler temperatures here and I was shocked at how they fit (in a good way! Two pair went straight to my donation box!) I do document trends over time by using measuring tape…
  • I think going by measurements can make a lot of sense, but at least for women who cycle there's going to be some fluctuation there too (what is often called "bloating.") In this case you just might be able to see and feel in your clothes the extra water retention that would show up on the scale, too, that will go away on…
  • Thank you @jedaschultz ! I'm in - hoping to get down into that normal BMI range this round! :)
  • Hello to @mshawski and @momtoCMG! I'm in for 75 miles this month. :)
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