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  • I managed 21 days without FB last July - Aug. Life was so good! Unfortunately I find I do need it for the groups I am in. I volunteer with cat and dog rescue, and have many contacts on FB through groups, with no other way to communicate to those folks. I also have one of my dogs in Agility and found an Agility group that…
  • Ahahaaa, thank you @JeromeBarry1 Old school teaching: eggs were grouped with milk and cheese when figuring out RDA (recommended daily allowances). Yep, I am old.
  • I agree with all the above. - see a specialist - see a PT - do upper body weights, and core training I have knee issues, and take a high dose prescription NSAID morning and night. I was walking with 2 canes, until my primary doc referred me to a specialist. He is the one who set up the script. This allows me to walk and…
  • Think of the old kids' joke: what weighs more, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? They are both A POUND, they weigh the same. But the bricks are quite compact while the feathers are loose and fluffy and all over the place. That is the same way with muscle vs fat. So, it DOES make sense that with some strength…
  • Nikki, the difference may well be that you have been working out for some time, have built up some muscle and have revved up your metabolism. A newbie would not be in that situation, but hopes to get there! Just a thought.
  • KMart has marked down all the winter clothes - Basic Editions - to half price, so I've just picked up a few things to see me through to Spring!
  • Drew, I'm a bit confused. I am seeing your post on one of the the 'myfitnesspal' forums. Have you set up the goals? I set up my goals, with a desired weight loss of 2 pounds per week. I diligently log in each and every morsel I eat, and all my exercise. Like you, I do weights to build some muscle; and cardio. The first 3…
  • Many gyms, and the staff at the Y were I attend, say your maximum heart rate should be 220 minus your age. That is an average. Your target heart rate should be 85% of that maximum.
  • Ivar's menu look so good I am drooling, lol. The mixed greens salad, the Ceasar salad (hold the cheese) with the anchovy - garlic dressing OMGOSH YUM. They also have a papaya - ginger vinaigrette (listed on the Taste of the Northwest dinner) you could ask for that! If you eat beets (I love them) the Roasted Beets and…
  • If your gym has circuit training weight machines, look at those. Figure out which muscles are where you are focused on. The fat just below the butt, working the glutes will help with that. No, you can not spot reduce. You CAN build up a particular muscle, and as the weight comes off and the fat goes, you will have the tone…
  • I don't live there, but wanted to suggest you find folks at the gym you are going to use. I go to the local YMCA and have a great group of friends there. We call it our second family! So what if they don't do MFP, I come home and log in what I did. Oh and my Y has Expresso bikes, which upload automatically to MFP!
  • Slow and steady will be healthier in the long run. Losing 40 pounds will take less than 2 years. If you push it you risk so many issues and set backs that it will end up taking you longer than the 2 years.
  • Yep, under Cardiovascular, it has circuit training, general, as one example. The strength training items do not include any calories, because it depends so much on the individual, that is cannot be generalized for entries.
  • Here is the nutrition label for the Pereg product: http://www.shopwell.com/pereg-quinoa-lemon-herbs/rice-other-grains/p/1356800181?f=sp256773 Here is the one for the C&F product: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/c-f-foods-organic-natures-wild-grains-quinoa-104098448 The pereg product includes potato. The C&F…
  • I do not see ANY ads. I have Ad Blocker Plus. This is a free program, downloadable and takes up little space on your computer. Use Google, put in the name of your browser and ad blocker I never see any ads anywhere, and I am always shocked when I am visiting someone and see ads on their computer. Put in like this: Firefox…
  • Um, why do you say to calculate the BMR? But if you use Google to find a TDEE calculator, that is calculating your BMR, so you don't have to do that first Google search at all. And mine comes out to within a few calories of what mfp says, so I use the mfp data.
  • How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Keep the steps small, this helps you be successful. And success is encouraging! So you continue. 10 pounds at a time is a good goal. Forget the 'big picture.'
  • Quinoa, farro, amaranth, spelt, the old old old grains, all have a protein content, it was the basis of diets for centuries and still is in some parts of the world. .
  • For some reason, many folks with diabetes crave sugar, and carbs in general. It's not because it is a 'forbidden fruit,' it seems to be part of the disease. Finding ways to satisfy is hard to do. I don't have diabetes; my Dad does and lived with me 12 years prior to moving in to a nursing home a year ago. This was often…
  • I think you need a multi- level approach. First, both of you need to attend a DOE program: Diabetes Outpatient Education. This will get both of you on the same page with what works and what does not for a diabetic. BTW, my Dad became a Type 2 diabetic at age 68, and lived with me for 14 years prior to moving to a nursing…
  • This recipe has become a staple for me! Made it twice since someone on my FB page shared it. Complete meal, and since I am alone, I make it and it lasts a week. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/health/mixed-grains-risotto-with-kale-walnuts-and-black-quinoa.html?_r=0 Same person shared this page, and several of us are…
  • Protein builds muscle. Veggies contain vitamins and minerals, which go to nutrition. Carbohydrates are fuel, but the body will store this as well. Fat, well goes to fat. Sorry you had an iron issue. Did the doc send you to a nutritionist? You will learn what YOU need, say 4 ounces three times a week, or whatever. The other…
  • So you ARE taking the replacement pill correct? Then, you need to settle in to a workout routine that suits your schedule. For me, workouts in the morning are best. So I go to the YMCA three times a week. I do the weight machines - lower and upper body - and then I do the Expresso bike. Food: I don't use any specific diet…
  • I have Hashimoto's, take Levoxyl. I find using this site to track my food and exercise helps with losing weight. Biking works for me. I do weights machines to build muscle, then ride the bike for half an hour. Using Expresso bikes has REALLY helped me!
  • Oatmeal - I use the Quaker One Minute. I buy frozen blueberries, blackberries and cherries in the frozen food section of the grocery store -- just fruit, no sugar added. Put some berries in the bottom of the bowl, add the cooked oatmeal from the pan. The fruit thaws AND cools down the oatmeal!
  • I thought about this overnight and wanted to add this: When you are working, you need to stop periodically and move, relax the shoulders, do some shrugs, arm stretches, and so on. Set a timer if you have to, so that you take a break about every half hour.
  • I certainly understand that all those machines seem like a mish mash of 'stuff' just now. I would suggest you take the orientation again. And as you work through that, ask the person about core exercises. For weights, a circuit program is often used. I use one at the local Y. Our circuit starts with lower body, then moves…
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