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  • The only things I don't weigh are things like apples that I eat at work. I don't have a scale at work so I can't weigh the core to see exactly how much I've eaten. And if I have the occasional (and it really is rare) treat that isn't already portioned exactly, I usually overestimate on the calories to be on the safe side.…
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  • I also have a 3 year old, and work full-time so finding that extra time is super hard during weekdays. I pick up the kids from daycare at 4, and they go to bed around 6:45, so that only leaves less than 3 hours for baths, dinner preparation, errands, eating, etc. After that I'm doing laundry and meal prep and going to bed…
  • I'm weighing literally everything I eat except for my apple at lunch (because I don't have a food scale at work to weigh exactly how much I ate once I only have the core left). Breastmilk Burns about 20 calories per oz produced, and my average of 20 oz a day was actually rounded down. I mostly exclusively pump so I have a…
  • My logging is pretty darn tight. My food scale gets used more than my husband gets kisses. Lol. Every once in a while I'll have a day or two where I don't log into MFP, but I'm still weighing food and calculating in my head.
  • I used to weigh every morning for the first 6 months when the weight was falling off like crazy. It was a huge motivator. Now that the weight is coming off more slowly I do once a week or every 10 days or so. That way I'm not discouraged when I don't see the scale move.
  • Yeah, realizing that's probably my best bet. I'm a dummy.
  • I've been too scared to weigh myself, but I know I did. I've been back on track for a week and won't weigh myself for another week. If I'm at the same weight I was at before the holidays I'll consider it a success!
  • I've found that naturally weaning myself to "worth it" foods also has other positive side effects. For example, let's say that by the time dinner rolls around I have 600 calories. I've been planning on chicken, broccoli, and mashed potatoes for dinner, but I also REALLY want cheese puffs before bed. A lot of times I'll nix…
  • I'm guessing I was about 240 in the first picture (never wanted to step on a scale then...wonder why). In the second picture I'm about 195. Down about 10 more lbs since then, but don't have any good recent pictures. (Sorry for the huge size of these pictures)
  • Needed new underwear and saw that AE was having a Black Friday sale on their Aerie underwear. I haven't been able to fit into AE clothes for 10+ years. Bought their largest size, thinking "I'll be lucky if they fit". They came in the mail and they're huge!! I could have ordered two sizes smaller. Guess my mind hasn't…
  • 2010- about 230 lbs 2015- about 190 lbs
  • I started at 235 lbs, and it wasn't until I was about 195 lbs that people (besides my husband) started commenting that they could see a difference. Hang in there!
  • I'm 5"8, started at 235 lbs about 7 months ago and currently at 191 lbs, and I eat 1450/day. When I first started and I was eating 1450 I easily lost 2lbs/week. That pace has been slowing the smaller the scale shows, but I don't plan on decreasing my calories. I have a sedentary job with little/no exercise.
  • Cheetos and chocolate cake/cookies/brownies. But I'm getting better at eating a serving and calling it a day (MOST times...)
  • As someone whose life was derailed by medical bills in my 20's (with insurance!), I can't blame you for trying to get the procedure in ASAP when you've hit your max deductible. 1600 calories a day can be doable if it's done right. I have less to lose and I'm on 1400 calories a day no problem and losing steadily. Good luck…
  • This is going to sound really weird. I've always had a VERY high butt crack. To the point where I have to wear high-waisted pants and granny panties to not display it to the world as a size 20. I've always been in wonderment when I see movies or am getting dressed around friends and they have a crack that ends mid-butt.…
  • I've lost nearly 40 lbs and am only 1 or 2 dress sizes smaller. I started at a US 20 and am currently an 18/16. It takes a while to see the dress sizes drop!
  • About 235/240 lbs here is my best guess (excuse the extremely surprised baby...my nephew. I had NOT just given birth). And this was last month at 199.3 lbs. This kid is mine. Halfway to goal!
  • This is why I don't buy him what he wants for breakfast. Because he never knows and never tells me. One day he's in the mood for Coco Puffs and the next he wants honey Bunches of Oats. I leave it to him to buy what he wants. So if there's nothing in the house he likes I put that on him.
  • Thanks everyone. Just to clarify, I DO add variety into dinner once a week or so. Pulled pork, chinese sausage, etc. And I eat to fit it in my goal for the day. But the majority of the time we're eating more lean meats and vegetables. The problem is my husband wants every night to be pasta and sausage and I just can't eat…
  • As of this morning I'm down 2.2 lbs, so it looks like some of that was water weight. Hoping another lb comes off tomorrow and then I can deal with a 3 lb gain. I did great the first day of vacation and just ate at maintenance. But then we went out to dinner the next night, and who can say no to a lobster roll and fries…
  • I agree that there are very different definitions of "healthy". When I was 100 lbs overweight I didn't have any heart, blood pressure, joint, etc issues at all. On paper, other than my weight, I was "healthy". But I couldn't walk up 3 flights of stairs without being winded. I couldn't get up off the floor without using…
  • Depends. I think if you're 150 lbs over your "normal" weight, there really isn't any way on earth you're healthy. But if you're a little over and exercise regularly, sure you can be healthy. When I was in high school, I was considered overweight by about 25/30 lbs. BUT I was on the track team (shot put and discus), was a…
  • I hit up McDonald's twice a month or so (more lately as we're selling our house/buying a new one and life is hectic) and I fit it into my calorie goals. Funny enough, when I wasn't counting calories I would fill up almost daily on multiple McDoubles, apple pies, and fries. I wouldn't even enjoy most of it and would feel so…
  • My daughter had massive issues with chewing/swallowing/etc as well due to some health issues. We started feeding therapy at 12 months when she was still gagging on purees. She was also VERY picky and wasn't even on the growth charts. Periactin was advised as an appetite stimulant and it did good things for her. At nearly…
  • I'm 31 with a nearly-2 year old little girl and I work full time. I started at 235 lbs but I'm now at 214 lbs. I'd love to be your friend!
  • I agree and disagree with cheat days. If I know I'm going out at night, or if I REALLY want something like pizza one week I eat less that day and work it into my goals. But every once in a while (it's about every 5 weeks for me) I have a day where I allow myself food I normally wouldn't eat in excess, either due to intense…
  • I lost 15 lbs of the 70 I'm aiming to lose. I'm blind as a bat and shower without my glasses on. Today I was in the shower and looked down and immediately got freaked out, thinking I saw some bugs on the shower floor. Took me a second to realize they were my toes! Haven't been able to see them over my belly in a LONG time.…
  • I think what you're feeling is completely normal. For me, it's not that I'm jealous of other people per say; I'm really just sad that I can't binge on chicken tenders, fries, chocolate, etc like I used to. I never used to care how many calories was in what I was eating. As much as I lament not being carefree like that…
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