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  • This is why i clear anything like that out of my house when i'm on a health plan. A jar of peanut butter is a trap. ha. Seriously .. set yourself up for success. If that stuff wasn't in your cupboard .. you wouldn't have been able to binge.
  • Darlene, I don't drink heavy.... but i can get into a routine of having a glass or two of wine with my husband each night. So, i break that and it is nothing to be scared about. If you do drink heavy and it is more difficult and you're scared. Maybe you can talk to someone about that... i'm not saying you're an alcoholic.…
  • It is always so awkward starting back at the gym, for me. It isn't them .. it is me. I wear something modest and baggy.. so you I blend in.. and dive in. Anyone who works out respects others who try. Don't let the devil on your shoulder talk you out of becoming your best self. In your gym, you will find your greatest…
    in Gym Fear Comment by elisa123gal April 1
  • Good for you for taking the first step to losing weight and getting healthy. I understand how you want the fat off and fast. Truth is.. if you simply start eating healthy and track your food here.. you're going to lose pretty fast and in a healthy way. When a person is large.. they lose more easily as their calorie goal is…
  • My husband is on Zepbound. He takes his third shot at half dose this Wednesday. The only symptom he has is feeling overly stuffed later in the day if he didn't watch his eating. His weight loss is nothing staggering. I don't even know if the medicine is working.. or it the weight he has lost is just him eating more…
  • I will continue eatng to get what i think i need into my diet. For example.. i just ate an all greens salad after my chicken and carrot main entree for lunch. I was more than full eating my chicken dish.. but i felt i needed some greens for nutrition in my system. and right now.. i feel i need to eat half of a grapefruit…
  • If some empathy and sympathy help... here I am. I can relate. When my little beloved dog died over a year ago.. i put back on all the weight i had just lost. Losing that little joy is what took away my desire to continue on my fitness path. I didn't purposely eat .. i just didn't care any more. Iv'e gotten back on the path…
  • your answer is no.. just eat the caloires you factored in to lose the amount you want. If you feel super hungry.. you may want to up your protien. But that is your choice. I notice that people here get into macros once they've mastered losing weight and are well on their way. Their shift seems to move from losing weight to…
  • it is the worst.. the .. i swallowed a beach ball look. We all understand. Keep doing what you're doing. most likely your stomach is where you gained it first.. and the place you'll lose it last. That's how it works with me.
  • I'm sorry.. i wasn't thinking you were faking anything.. i thought you were trying to show us how posture and how we stand or sit could make us look larger.
  • I'd listen to your body.. what is working? Ice at night. So do that.. Maybe try to take ibuprofen for a week..and try to get the pain under control or dissipated. Then do what works for your body.. maybe it is slow stretches and slowly trying a few things. I had a painful achlies tendon injury for a few years. My biggest…
  • Eat steamed vegetable of your choice.. A cup of broccoli is 30 calories.. a cup of celery cut is 14 calories. You most likely know the answer to your question.. if you think about it..
  • For sure... i lost all my weight five years ago.. and kept it off until this year. In fact.. it was easy to keep it off.. i was simply smaller.. and it was glorious. It ins't a mystery as to how i gained it back. I ate it all back and stopped exercising.. covid didn't help much.. but really most of the gain has been this…
  • What a great transformation. I'm not powerlifting.. but something you said rings true with me at the moment. That losing weight doesn't have to be complicated. This year.. i started back at the gym, but instead of spending an hour on the eliptical first.. then lifting weights with the energy i had left; I decided to just…
  • You look so youthful. almost like you're the daughter of the woman on the left. Wow! beautiful.
  • go onto youtube and search "derma rolling for saggy skin or lose skin". There are a couple of impressive videos ...one woman derma rolled her stomach.. just once a month. It was a surface derma roller.. meaning she didn't draw blood.. just rolled it over her skin surface .. she did it once a month for six months and it…
  • If you think you may be obsessed ... or letting other important parts of your life go for the sake of exercising more... you may want to think about it. My personal opinion is many overweight people have a problem with balance when it comes to diet and exercise. . It is all or nothing... they overeat and have to come on…
  • You look amazing.. Great job!
  • For years.. many.. i've purged my kitchen of anything that wasn't on my eating plan. I also got rid of any alcohol. AFter all these years.. just now.. can i have a few of those things around and not be tempted. So yeah.. in after 20 yeras of keeping junk food and alcohol out of your house. you can build enough will power…
  • somehow, when i do these things or use these things.. i lose weight. Log onto MFP daily to read posts ( I never track calories) small cooler for my car great lunch bag lots of meal prep plastic containers. keeping fridge stocked with my whole foods and goodies. light weights and exercise gadgets in my house
  • I love how Starbucks displays the caloires of each drink. I still go all the time.. i switched to a low calorie coffee.. and i have my own cinnamon in my car so i can put that in. ha.. I do non fat mistos.. americanos with skim milk.. i always look at the calories.. it helps ..just make a shift and keep the fun.
  • you can change that number..don't let it get in your head and freak you out. Do easy things.. move more.. lift some weights...and start eating more healthy and cut out the bad food. This way .. you;'ll lose fat.. gain muscle and get your metabolism humming. You will see the change.
  • Exercise as you do your normal daily stuff. Squeeze your glutes at stop signs and red lights on the way to and from work. Do calf riases as you stand at the stove and cook. Let lifts as you lean on the sink. Grab each door frame as you walk through and push your body weight like a standing push up.. do it a few times. keep…
  • Making a rule works for me. I won't drink during the week.. and have a few drinks on weekend evenings right before dinner. It has worked for me in losing weight.. and keeping an eye on the drinking.
  • the habit of drinking every evening is just that.. a habit. If you can push through three evenings of not drinking.. it is actually easy. I suggest you shake up your normal routine that leads to you pouring a drink. When i want to stop drinking for a while.. i'll work later..so all ihave time for is to eat dinner.. take a…
  • If you read your own post.. it is pretty clear why you weigh 300 pounds. It is also clear you don't want to do the work to lose the weight.. but you are at the point of thinking about it. that's good. I wish i could tell you . you can eat fast food....and not exercise and do something easy to lose more than 100 pounds. But…
  • I applaud your decision. We love our family..but we didn't choose them.. and there is nothing saying... that we have to keep them in our lives.. especially if they are not our cheerleaders and put us into a box we don't want to be in. If you are always the punching bag.. you will be again and they'll poke at your wonderful…
  • i googled the "fist is the size of your stomach". and it is when it is empty and at rest. But. it doens't mean you only eat a fist size of food. The stomach stretches many times larger when we drink and eat.
  • Well, you realize the problem.. that's a great start. I vote.. drink a few glasses of water.. double up your vegetables.. weigh out your protein and any startch... and only take seconds of vegetables until you're full. That routine shoudl work.. then start trying to change your clean plate behavoir as time goes on.. you…
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