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  • Hi everyone! I basically disappeared for the month of August....a combo of visiting family, then me going to visit family, and my scale going kaput. It was absolutely amazing to visit family (I watched my 2 little nephews for over a week while their parents were on a trip) and then got to see my Grandma, whom I haven't…
  • Hi there, everyone! :waves: It's been a few weeks since I've been around - was traveling for multiple weeks and then my scale broke. A new one is on the way, but I've made use of an older, backup scale for the last few days. I started my weight-loss in July 2021, and am finally *FINALLY* about to cross the seventy-pound…
  • Anyone else salty with MFP after getting the email update re: barcodes? Not going to lie, I've already downloaded Lose It and find it MUCH better to use. Am going to try that out for awhile and only spend time on the community section of MFP. @CupcakeCrusoe - you do this with Cronometer if I'm not mistaken?
  • Hey there! Checking in from vacation. I did NOT bring my scale, but am continuing to mostly log what I eat and am still attending OTF so in a fairly stable routine. Made my mum a birthday cake (the same she used to make us as kids) and am enjoying my reasonable portions with delight. :smile: The break from the scale is…
  • Hey there! I've been slacking on this thread lately, but I miss you all! I'm getting ready to head out of town for over a week to see family, and I'm debating just not bringing my scale with me and trusting myself to keep working out and eating properly. I'm driving, so it might end up in the trunk after all. We'll see!
  • Thanks! I'm also traveling through the end of the month, so no regular weigh-ins for me. I'll be back in September. :smiley:
  • Hi there! My scale is currently broken, so no weigh-in for me this week.
  • I just weighed-in at the doctor’s office at 227. I wonder if my scale needs new batteries? I trust their scale more than mine. 🤔 @CupcakeCrusoe - I use the adaptive TDEE calculator and it’s kept me in the same range for awhile. It’s been spot-on before so I don’t have a reason to mistrust it. I’m seriously wondering about…
  • My weight fluctuation the last few weeks has been bananas! 7/25: 232.9 (new low weight) 233.7 235.8 236.4 236.2 236.7 237.2 235.6 235.9 237.1 8/4: 235.8 I'd like a whoosh now, please. :D
  • Don't be in tears! It happens. It's so frustrating to be doing everything "correctly" and still see gains, but stay on-track. :heart:
  • Hey everyone! Happy August! I can't believe it's been a full year since I started this journey. user: seltzer_lover weigh-in day: Mondays SW (7/2021): 300 7/25: 232.9 8/1: 235.6 August GW: under 230 No idea why I've retained SO MUCH water, but my weight went up over 5 pounds since last Monday and is just starting to drift…
  • Seltzer_lover Weigh-in Day: Mondays 7/25: 232.9 8/1: 235.6 Sigh. No idea why I've gained - bodies are weird! Assuming most of it is water retention - my muscles are SORE from my weekend workouts.
  • PATIENCE. Being patient and trusting that I'm doing the right thing for my body, especially when the scale is not being kind for a month or two.
  • Seltzer_lover Weigh-in Day: Mondays 7/18: 235.2 7/25: 232.9
  • Seltzer_lover Weigh-in Day: Mondays SW (7/2021): 300 6/27: 236.8 7/4: missed 7/12: 234.4 7/18: 235.2 7/25: 232.9 July GW: 228 - 232 Finally feeling like I'm on the mend and attending OTF later today! I'm planning to ease back in since I'm still not close to feeling 100%, but I'm definitely improved.
  • Good morning everyone! Just popping in to say god bless modern medicine and that I hope everyone else on here who is ill recovers quickly. I'm not 100% better yet - heck, I'm not even at 50% - but the meds my doctor prescribed last night have helped dramatically in less than 24 hours. Hoping I can be recovered by this…
  • Everything hurts and I'm dying. Telehealth appointment with the doc tomorrow because this is not clearing out, but is settling into my lungs, throat, and sinuses like it's here for a long vacation. Took yesterday and today off work and cancelled today's workout. Fingers crossed for Friday.
  • Seltzer_lover Weigh-in Day: Mondays SW (7/2021): 300 6/27: 236.8 7/4: missed 7/12: 234.4 7/18: 235.2 July GW: 228 - 232 I'm pre-TOM, suuuper sore from weightlifting on Saturday, and am on a whole host of pharmacologicals as I have some sort of upper respiratory infection. Cough, sore throat, laryngitis....the whole works.…
  • user: seltzer_lover weigh-in days: monday PW: 234.4 CW: 235.2 It's almost that TOM, I'm suuuper sore from weightlifting, and I'm on all the meds because I'm fighting an upper respiratory infection. So it is what it is this week.
  • @bojaantje3822 - I'm with @CupcakeCrusoe on the protein shakes! I mix powder with vanilla almond milk (never just water) or I mix the powder in with fruit, spinach, etc for a smoothie. I make extra to freeze!
  • Hey everyone! I missed weighing-in last week due to the holiday and then spent this past weekend on the West Coast. Just got back last evening and promptly slept for 11 hours. Was able to get in one OTF workout near the hotel, plus did LOADS of walking - sightseeing, around the convention area, etc. While I wasn't entirely…
  • user: seltzer_lover weigh-in day: Mondays 6/27: 236.8 7/4: missed 7/12: 234.4 I completely forgot to weigh-in last week! Then I traveled to the west coast and back over this past weekend. Very surprised by this loss.
  • I formatted my before/current photos so I could visually see the progress. It's hard for me to understand exactly how much I've lost but seeing this....wow. Almost a full year of MFP + OTF!
  • @JAC581 - I'm so sorry Emgality hasn't done anything for you. For me, it's been a wonder drug. Hoping you find something that helps! @CupcakeCrusoe - hope your friend joins you! And that the first day back isn't *too* painful. @lmgoff232 - You're looking fabulous! @goal06082021 - You're so close - fingers crossed you make…
  • user: seltzer_lover weigh-in day: Mondays 6/20: 238 6/27: 236.8
  • Seltzer_lover Weigh-in Day: Mondays SW (7/2021): 300 5/31: 241.2 6/6: missed 6/13: 238.8 6/20: 238 6/27: 236.8 June GW: 236 - 240 ✔️ June Goals: 🌷 Reorganize my closet and get rid of anything that's too big ✔️ 🌷 Push myself in my HIIT workouts ✔️ (just upped my base running pace! and distance victory!) 🌷 Carefully meal…
  • Feeling much better yesterday and today. Thankfully the crazy passed and I was able to minimize the damage as much as possible. Looking forward to lunch with old coworkers today and a great OTF class! I hope everyone has a nice weekend. Edited to add: Just saw the news. Now I want to eat everything in sight. And maybe…
  • I've been on the struggle-bus this week emotionally (thanks, TOM) and yesterday I was feeling fairly insane. Ended up on in a snacky, bingey kind of mood but only overate meringues, so like....90 calories. Logged it, moved on, was still under on cals for the day. It's just such an awful feeling to KNOW, logically, that my…
  • Also, I saw this article in the WSJ and thought you all might be interested in it. It's about over-exercising and the negative effects it can have. https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-you-exercising-too-much-studies-flag-risks-of-overexercising-11655410337?st=gkwa3uuu8jpp6pi&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
  • Seltzer_lover Weigh-in Day: Mondays SW (7/2021): 300 5/31: 241.2 6/6: missed 6/13: 238.8 6/20: 238 6/27: June GW: 236 - 240 ✔️ June Goals: 🌷 Reorganize my closet and get rid of anything that's too big ✔️ 🌷 Push myself in my HIIT workouts ✔️ (just upped my base running pace! and distance victory!) 🌷 Carefully meal plan and…
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