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  • I have been eating back my exercise calories because for me it's a good motivator to work out (i.e., getting extra calories for the day). But I'm not opposed to trying eating at a static number. I usually get hungriest in the afternoons, and I've usually gone through all my snacks by then. I work out in the evenings…
  • Total Daily Energy Expenditure. http://www.quickbmr.com/what-is-tdee.html
    in TDEE Comment by jody664 June 2013
  • ^^This. And I'll add a couple more: * Eat back your exercise calories (if you are following MFP's calorie recommendations). Don't think you'll "lose faster" if you only eat the 1,200 calories (or whatever) that MFP gives you. * Buy a food scale (I got mine for about $20 at Walmart). I'm horrible at eyeballing amounts.…
  • I love these two tips! I'm going to do both. Thanks!!
  • This is FANTASTIC advice. I'm such an "all or nothing" type person that when i slip up, I tend to give up. I'm learning that it's okay to fall off the wagon occasionally. What's NOT acceptable is staying off the wagon. I'm learning to give myself permission to not do this perfectly. What's important is consistency, not…
  • Congrats! That's a big accomplishment!!! I was in the same boat a couple of years ago. I did C25K and I ran in my condo complex. Initially I was worried about what my neighbors and friends would think, but they never paid me any attention.
  • I snack all day too. My lunch bag usually contains the following: Apple Banana Almonds Cheese (either string cheese or pre-portioned cheese snacks) Turkey pepperoni Baby carrots Pickles Hard-boiled eggs or deviled eggs Peanut butter
    in snacker Comment by jody664 June 2013
  • Bottom's Up - Treyz Songz Boyfriend - Bieber (no comments please. LOL) Break it Off - Rhianna Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Down - Jay Sean Give it Up to Me - Sean Paul Independent Women - Destiny's Child Jump - Flo Rida In Da Club - 50 Cent Low - Flo Rida Not Afraid - Eminem Ridin' - Chamillionaire Roll - Flo…
  • Mine: Bottom's Up - Treyz Songz Boyfriend - Bieber (no comments please. LOL) Break it Off - Rhianna Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Down - Jay Sean Give it Up to Me - Sean Paul Independent Women - Destiny's Child Jump - Flo Rida In Da Club - 50 Cent Low - Flo Rida Not Afraid - Eminem Ridin' - Chamillionaire Roll -…
  • Exact same thing happened to me. I went from a 38C to a 36DD. Weird, but I'm not complaining. I kinda like the girls the size they are. :smile:
  • My trainer also told me not to eat them back...............until I explained how MFP worked. Then he said, "Oh, I get it....then hell yeah eat them back!" :wink: I've done both (MFP's way and the TDEE-% way) and I've lost weight both ways. I'm currently back to doing MFP's way, since getting to eat more is a great…
  • I love mine. It has motivated me to move more, and I like that I get a better estimate of my TDEE daily. I've been using mine about a month, and I'm seeing a lot better weight loss results since using it to watch my activity level and calorie intake. If you ordered the Flex, I think that one you can shower with. The FitBit…
    in fitbit Comment by jody664 June 2013
  • I didn't know my portions were out of whack until I started using a digital scale to measure everything. Six ounces of chicken is WAY less than I thought it was. I never eyeball anymore because even though I *thought* I was pretty good at measuring one cup of something, it would always be more like 1.5 cups. As for peanut…
  • I do too. I know there is a lot of controversy here on using an HRM during strength training, but I've been having success using the calorie burn to eat back and I'm losing consistently 1 lb/week. I usually do 30 minutes of strength training and 30 minutes of cardio for a total burn of about 450 calories, give or take. The…
  • Thanks. I pretty much had concluded the same thing, but just need some confirmation. I have plenty of fat still to lose, so 1 lb a week seems reasonable to me.
  • Yup. I was there. When I started working out with a trainer again in March, I would only do weights with him. He finally asked me why I wasn't doing weights on my non-PT days. So I gathered up my courage and started going to the free weight area. Keep in mind I'm in 47 years old overweight woman in a room full of…
  • I go to LA Fitness. The package I bought is $140/month. This is in addition to my gym membership which is $39/month. It included 6 weeks with a trainer at 2x week, then drops (this week :cry:) to once a week. It was a one-year contract. I actually hate the way LA Fitness does personal training. You cannot buy ad hoc…
  • **shameless bump**
  • That makes sense. Yes, my bf% is 44% currently (measured by the calipers at the gym and by my bathroom scale). I'm assuming since my bf% is so high, I can continue with the 1 lb/week setting for awhile, correct?.......I'd love to get it down to the 25-30% range, but I realize it's going to take a long time for that to…
  • ^^ This. Definitely make sure you talk to the club manager. Make a stink. Tell the manager you are very disappointed in the PT. The club manager doesn't always know how a PT is treating clients and needs to know. Demand that you be refunded the amount you paid this PT and that they assign a new one to you promptly.
  • Here's my recipe: 5 tablespoons vanilla (or any flavor, I prefer vanilla) protein powder* 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 2 eggs 1 tabelespoon of water Mix the protein powder, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and water. Pour the egg mixture into the dry mixture and mix until just combined.…
  • Deviled eggs, hard boiled eggs, cheese, turkey pepperoni, turkey bacon, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, the occasional protein bar.
  • You use it the exact same way you use it for sleep. Long hold on the button until you see the timer start and long hold to stop. It notices that you are moving a lot more than if you were asleep so it assumes you are recording an activity. It's pretty cool. I use it when I work out so I can override the calories with what…
  • If you go to www.fitbit.com, there are a lots of articles and explanations about how it works and what each model tracks (for example, the Zip doesn't track sleep patterns, but the One and Flex do).
  • Exactly what I do.
  • I took a self-defense course last year and it was awesome. Not only did the instructor teach us specific martial arts moves to get away from an attacker, he also taught us some of the "mental" part of dealing with an attacker. For example, he told us that most bystanders won't get involved in helping you if they think it's…
  • Wheat - particularly white bread and pasta. A large pasta meal will literally make me hungover the next morning. Whole grain bread and pasta are better, but I still can't eat much of it in a day or it will mess me up. Cantaloupe - I love it, but it does NOT love me.
  • I should mention too that I contemplated the One and the Flex but ultimately decided on the One. I want to wear it all the time, and I thought with the Flex, if I'm all dressed up to go out, I didn't want to be wearing a "sports bracelet" that might clash with what I have on. Just my $0.02. Hope that helps.
    in fitbit... Comment by jody664 May 2013
  • I had two recent gym fart situations, both involving squats. A friend of mine was working out with me. He set up the bar with my weights and I got under and ready to lift it.......when I felt a fart coming on. So I just stood there for a few seconds. Then did two squats when I felt another coming on. Paused again. Finally…
  • I have this one and I love it. Came to $95 with tax. Very easy to set up and very easy to use. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Polar+-+FT4+Women%26%2339%3Bs+Heart+Rate+Monitor+-+Purple/Pink/6609307.p?id=1218762300844&skuId=6609307
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