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  • When I really started focusing on fitness, I signed up for a few different events. I completed a Warrior Dash a few weeks ago. I am doing Insane Inflatables with my stepson (goal is keeping up with him even though it's just for fun) next month. My 'big goal' is that I am registered for a 10k in Nov.
  • Yea, you must have a setting wrong (for you) if you aren't seeing miles. A 12 minute mile would translate to 5mph - which you should be able to find in your exercise database.
  • I have a friend that was in a VERY similar situation just a couple months ago. While the above advice is great if you really can make time to get food in, I also understand that it's not always realistic (even if it is illegal to not provide breaks). Anyhow, my friend 'fixed this' by ensuring she had something to eat in…
  • I almost always do wings and beer when I have major calorie burns like that.
  • Weight loss isn't linear. You aren't going to see a loss a loss every day or even every week - but that doesn't mean that you aren't making a difference. How often do you weigh yourself?
  • I'm in PA.. but I have some good friends and family living in Florida. The stress can be incredible when facing something like this. I really just want to tell you to be safe and make good decisions for you and your family! While I won't tell you to eat the handfuls of chocolate, I will suggest that you forgive yourself if…
  • I don't think the c25k app connect directly to mfp. I use a Fitbit for my runs and those steps come over. However, if you don't have some type of monitor like that (Fitbit, Garmin, etc), I believe you will have to manually enter your run into mfp.
  • I will just let everyone pick for themselves how they define 'complicated.' As I said in my original post, there are loads of people that have had success with containers. If that works for the OP, then I wish you all the best of luck! If you go a different route, good luck with that too!
  • This is your opinion -- and that's fine. But I don't know that I feel your opinion is any more valid than anyone elses. You may find the scale less complicated, but I know others that find the container system less complicated. I had a friend that said the containers took the guilt out of eating for her. When she was…
  • Based on your description, I would think things like calf raises, squats, lunges would be your best option. I'm not sure how much room you have to actually work out, but I think those would be a good place to start. Of course, you could also walk/get in some extra steps.
  • I feel like this is EXACTLy what my 6 month graph looks like-- including the jump about a month ago.
  • I love them for my bike rides. I forgot them for my 30 mile ride tonight and I was sooo upset.
  • 1 Yea, I know. As I said, it's relative to other route options. While it's a climb, it's a pretty small progression up to and down from that point. 2 I didn't replace a c210k workout for speed work. I just added one. I know that's not for everyone. A lot of people do best with the 3 day a week model. However, I run 4-5…
  • Yea, I had an old one prior to this one. I got it from my mother-in-law. It had sat in their basement for years prior to us taking it, but I needed something that would allow me to run at night with the job I used to have. Seeing the progress was nice, but I hated it. My current one is a nice model Nordic Track from Sears…
  • Thank you! I am excited but nervous! Everyone who said they would run with me has backed out at this point so I'm on my own (even though I had 3 other people sign up with me!)
  • I love Insanity. It was my first Beachbody program years ago. It's high intensity and you have to keep pushing. Of the ones you mention, I think this one would burn the most calories (purely bc of time). I haven't tried Max 30, but it seems like it's the same type of program, only shorter. If you are working at the same…
  • I have a TV on the wall directly in front of my treadmill. Netflix or tv or football games will do.
  • Well again, I do run outside. I just happened to mention the treadmill for 2 of my runs. Also.. my 10k is a bridge, so it's actually a pretty flat and consistent trail (in comparison to other races.) And my treadmill doesn't show min per mile. It's set based on MPH. But to be helpful, I guess its 15 min per mile. I do…
  • I don't mind the treadmill -- and there are times that I don't get a chance to run until after it's dark. Last night, I ran during the Alabama-Florida State game.. so I was fine. And I would NEVER get the 18-19 miles in if I didn't use a treadmill to train. Also, I DO run outside... However, that particular run was on the…
  • I was actually going for 6.2 on that day, but found out that my treadmill shuts off at 100 minutes instead... It was an experience.
  • Thanks for the advice. I suppose I should also mention that I broke the rules a bit of c210k. I know everyone says not to do more than they call for bc of risk of injury. However, I did. I did 4 runs on most weeks. This week I actually added a 5th. I actually completed the end of last week on Monday. So I ran Mon (4…
  • I'd eat the pizza... but then again, I had buffalo mac n cheese the last two nights for dinner...
  • I make an avocado sauce for pasta. It's similar to this recipe, but I use lemon juice instead of lime: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1012695-avocado-basil-dressing
  • So I'm not a doctor and not an experienced enough runner to really give advice on your numb feet problem. However, I'd suggest that you figure out why it happens outside and try to correct that. If intervals help - do that! I just don't think it's a good idea to try to plan in workouts that you know you'll be unhappy (ie…
  • Yea.. I have what you'd consider 'dessert' at least once a day and I'm good. Most days, I eat cashews/melted chocolate in the evening. Yesterday, I had a candy bar AND potato chips mid afternoon. While I care A LOT about overall health, I also like the idea of putting a sustainable, low term plan in place.
  • I had to find a program that I had a schedule that I *needed* to keep. Obviously, you still have to be motivated to continue with the program. In my situation, I signed up for a few runs - Warrior Dash last weekend, Across the Bay 10k in Nov. I know I need to run 3 days a week for my training. Last night, even though I put…
  • MPF adjusts so that you aren't double counting steps for the workout and steps. For instance, if you get 1000 steps during your workout, you don't want to also count calories for those steps for both the workout and the activity. I hope that makes sense. Long story short - you are seeing the total cals burnt. So for…
  • People have lost a ton of weight by using the containers and measuring cups. While many on here will suggest that you have to use a scale, I don't think it's necessary. It's one thing if you aren't losing weight and need help, but for many people, using the containers and getting a feel for realistic portion sizes can help…
  • When I do a 30 min walk or run, I don't eat back those calories... or at least not all of them. I may have a little extra, but not a lot. Cycling is a totally different beast and I always eat back a decent amount of those calories. Like you, I can see 1200-1800 calories burned on a ride. On a normal day, I only eat 1600…
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