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  • My routine today was simple and a little random. I was more tired than usual but I feel it was an effective workout nonetheless. Warmed up with a mile on the elliptical with some resistance, only takes a few minutes. After that I stretched for about 10-15 minutes as usual. The strength routine is as follows: Seated Row…
  • I can’t wear this cute shirt very often cause it cuts off the circulation in my arms! I’ll call that progress :D
  • They didn't suggest weight loss, it was the opposite. As I was growing up, doctors commented on my weight all the time. Even when I went to see the school nurse for things like a skinned knee they couldn't shut up about my size. I was refused treatment for a simple ear infection at a pediatrics practice and told I couldn't…
  • Honestly 3 weeks isn't a very long time. Within a 3 wk period my weight can fluctuate by up to 20 lbs, however it is stable when looking back over months and years. It sounds like you're sticking to your plan and you're bound to see progress with a little patience. Keep at it and focus on how you feel, and please do update…
  • I beat my mile time. I didn’t know if I’d even be able to but yesterday I shaved off a whole 19 seconds with relative ease. I’m starting to think my body has always been well-suited to the sport of sprinting but my fear of cardio kept that talent hidden until recently. I’m proud of not only getting quicker but also of…
  • It really depends on what your goals are. Are you joining MFP because you want to look better, feel better, both, other reasons maybe? Gaining 5 pounds won't be noticeable in my opinion, even with your height. What I think a lot of people don't consider is how much the composition of your body affects the way you look,…
  • I'm pretty much the same way, plus I build strength in my upper body much, much slower than lower body. I eventually learned that I still made progress even without doing pull-ups daily. I stopped doing them as often and it surprisingly made them easier. I perform more pull-ups and with better form when I do them every 3-4…
  • Greek yogurt Eggs Hemp Edamame Most beans Almonds Pumpkin seeds Quinoa Spinach Potatoes Certain breads (like sprouted) Oats Broccoli This one is technically a supplement but spirulina. Also I get a lot of protein from plant milk. I use silk almond + cashew protein milk. It’s smooth and creamy like dairy.
  • Yesterday I did four chin ups- with big 'ol clunky skates on my feet! I'm trying so hard to beat my previous record of 7 and now I'm more than halfway there. So close!
  • I saw this yesterday but didn't comment because I'm not losing weight and I'm quite a bit younger than you. I wasn't sure if I could even be helpful. But after coming across your post today and thinking about it some more, I have something to say now. I tend to get leered at, approached, "cat-called" (I hate that term-…
  • Right now I'm motivated to beat both my mile time and pull-up record! Maybe that's not so "mini" but it's all I've been focused on lately.
  • You're too kind! I've been hiding in the gym, mostly :D
  • Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!
  • I know there's a ton of comments already and mine will likely get lost at sea but here goes... Meditation. Let me tell you, as a teenager, every school counselor, every nurse, every therapist, every freaking stranger and their dog, told me I need to be meditating. I was a VERY stressed out teen, with horrible untreated…
  • Although I wouldn't call the scale a "liar" since it is simply a tool that displays my relationship with gravity, I will say that I learned not to rely on my weight as an indicator of progress as much as other methods. While my weight did go up (I was trying to gain), it only budged by less than 10 pounds in more recent…
  • Hey You, I'm sorry for not realizing that I was in love with you years ago when it actually mattered. I'm sorry for acting selfishly and clinging onto our friendship that clearly had already changed but I didn't want to accept that. Thank you for being the only true friend I ever had and for being by my side for as long as…
  • Hey, y'all! I'm Paige and I've been meat-free for over 14 years! The first 3rd of that I was vegan, then as a teenager I went vegetarian because I thought it would help me gain weight. Nowadays I don't care about being thicker, I simply enjoy the flexibility of being vegetarian for traveling. I do eat plant-based at home…
  • Obviously, I cannot speak for anyone but myself, just to get that out of the way. For me, it is a combination of things. First and foremost, I have an extremely slim frame. My wrists are less than 6 inches around, my ribcage less than 30 inches around. While I technically could gain a ton of weight if I really tried, it…
  • My name's Paige and I'm here to inspire myself, and to keep track of how far I've come in terms of strength. Both physically and mentally. I am not here to lose or gain weight, I simply enjoy seeing my nutrition and physical activity laid out neatly and organized. It makes it easy to reassure myself that I am taking care…
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