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  • Reminds me of my experience trying to eliminate all the "bad" foods. Eventually I had a mild mental breakdown over my "lunch": a mozzarella cheese stick wrapped in a slice of deli turkey all wrapped up in a romaine leaf. The culprit? You know deli meat has a lot of sodium... And that mozzarella stick was full fat. Here I…
  • Nobody tells you that one day you'll have so much success losing weight, you'll go online and post about it in a forum dedicated to just that--which eventually gets derailed into a bunch of subjective bologna :)
  • I have this exact problem with my most comfortable sweatpants. They sincerely need to be retired--they're at least one size too large (like the difference between M and L) so I'm constantly hiking them back up, the fabric is worn away in spots on the elastic waistband, and the cuffs of the pants are frayed all to hell. ...…
  • Psssst! That dress is so cute on you! (Where'd you get it???) And you have such a dazzling smile. :) Congrats on your progress; I hope you get where you want to go!
  • Exactly! I also have a "uniform": whichever dress seems appropriate for the day, a sweater (typically a cardigan), and either flats (for work) or boots (for play). My sweaters and shoes are all pretty neutral colors, so it's way easy to mix and match depending on the dress. So easy! "Wow, you're so dressed up!" Oh,…
  • You kidding me? Anytime someone asks, "How did you do it?" I send them this link. They may or may not read it, but credit where it's due!
  • You know... I live in Montana and most people here dress similarly to how you say folks dress there--jeans rule the day for most people. But you don't have to be most people! I haven't worn pants (outside of yoga pants for working out or sweatpants for lounging in the house) for years. All dresses, all the time.…
  • I'm not sure I even understand what you're asking me here. Of course... there aren't threads like that...here...? This is a fitness site? Maybe you didn't notice, but I'm also not one of the people who thought that it would be good for a restaurant not to increase their seating, citing social pressure and/or encouraging…
  • Well, our culture isn't exactly knocking it out of the park in the battle against obesity, is it? (Nor has it been since the food pyramid was introduced through much government lobbying, despite the rising levels of obesity being the main reason for the food pyramid to begin with.) Love the mish-mash of idioms, though.…
  • I guess I was just thinking of all of the people who do get to be larger without really realizing it. How many threads are there on MFP about, "What was your 'eye-opening' moment?" Then the thread is full of people who chime in to say, "I had no idea I had gotten so large until XYZ." A lot of the XYZ-stories involve…
  • Just regarding the bolded, some Eastern cultures very much do this... and to complete strangers! All the time! Especially to large Western citizens... I admit that I also would find it offensive, but apparently not everyone does. Offense is very subjective. And, from what I gather, it's not as though the people saying it…
  • My sizing isn't quite on the same level, but I echo your first sentiment. I used to think I might one day need a reduction... Don't think that's necessary anymore, but a lift or some kind of reshaping might be nice.
  • I can't speak to a heart rate monitor because I've never had one, but I did find that some kind of daily activity tracker was helpful to me. It was easy to see an approximation of how many calories I burned each day based on general levels of activity, and then just consume fewer calories than that, on average.…
  • Didn't you read the TLDR at the top of the post? The TL/DR version: People need to step up and take more personal responsibility...for their health, for their finances, for their life choices in general. Don't claim to be a victim. Don't expect others to take on the burden of accommodating you if are unwilling to make the…
  • Perhaps restaurants do that. I'd be interested in your source for the bolded, re: restaurants intentionally making people uncomfortable. That said... No one is forcing anyone to eat at those restaurants. People can vote with their dollars and take their business elsewhere--specifically to restaurants which are a pleasure…
  • Another option that was pointed out to me is that sometimes folks will cruise the forums on their mobiles, and it's super easy to accidentally react to posts while you're scrolling. Could totally be erroneous woos
  • I dunno. Maybe the same thing that happened to sending Telegrams or writing letters? And maybe whatever works best for you, regarding personal problems, isn't what works best for everyone. How about not drawing public attention to yourself while also not putting down someone else for asking for help? I'm sorry you have to…
  • Did we read the same thread? There was good advice from people with a lot of posts... And then there was terrible, dumpster fire advice from a lot of (I assume) new members with lost post counts. For example, here's some advice on a calorie counting forum about how you shouldn't count calories: And here someone recommends…
  • Sorry, OP. You can't really "spot reduce" when you're losing weight. The weight will come off where it does as it pleases, like Teabythesea_ said. She gave you some really excellent advice.
  • I guess it all really depends on your perspective. I find plenty encouragement here, and I have "stomach issues." I've had a gut for as long as I can remember--and it's also covered in stretch marks, despite not having had any children, ever. I'm sorry you don't find this post helpful. I personally find it very…
  • Still awaiting a source, any source, besides only your own anecdotal experience.
  • Here is the post that started all this. It does seem ambiguous. Either--increasing your fiber intake somehow, magically tells your hormones to deal with the fat around your midsection and not the fat in your boobs, or--increasing your fiber intake somehow, magically tells your hormones to bypass your boobs entirely (or to…
  • Don't you understand that other people just want you to cite some kind of source for this quackery of fiber=boob-saver? Edited to add: Something besides, "Well, no one can replicate this, but it worked for ME. No questions!"
  • 600 calories for dinner is ... a warm up. You need to figure out what works and is sustainable for you, @KristaMac88 . I know, for me, I am not satisfied with a day unless there is one really big meal. I'm not so hungry in the mornings and actually eating a breakfast makes me feel ill, so I don't. It's that easy. :) I have…
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