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  • I'll probably send a few friend requests to you guys :) I lost 100 pounds around 2008 and I've kept it off. I've always had around 15-30 pounds left I wanted to lose and never do. I do fluctuate but only by about 5 pounds - if I get higher than that I seem to be able to drop it pretty quickly but I'm always stuck where I…
  • So I haven't read all the comments or the article for that matter but there's a lot to be said for mindful eating and not counting calories. I lost 100 pounds not counting calories and maintained for over 5 years. When I start counting 100percent I get obsessive and don't get any additional benefits. Everyone is different.…
  • I'm a super boring eater and I've been eating less bread just because I've been eating less of everything trying to lose weight... Sometimes I just take the components of a salad and put them on a plate and eat them separate. So, a piece of cheese, some lean meat, some cucumber, and some tomato and there I go. My breadless…
  • Omg awesome. You look ten Years younger!
  • Alli actually has evidence to prove it works and is a less potent version of a prescription drug. However, it really trains you how to eat because if you eat too high of fat you will end up with poop in your pants. No joke. It has chemical components to prevent lipids from being taken up into your system but the side…
  • Why not have half of that particular fruit each day? Some fruits are definitely higher calories. Some, like blueberries, you get a larger volume than others.... at least if you eat it slowly. :)
  • I haven't been injured but I've had two major surgeries and knocked off my routine for 4-6 weeks at a crack three times in the last 14 months. I went from running 60 miles a week and lifting 3 times a week to having to modify. SOmetimes are harder than others. Make sure you watch your diet. Don't let the time off get you…
  • Oh I do also like smoothies - my favorite is Vanilla almond milk, chocolate protein powder, banana, strawberries, flax seed, and chia seeds. I drink them a few times a week. SOmetimes as a meal and sometimes I'll drink half for a morning snack and the other half for the afternoon.
  • The most filling breakfast I find is oatmeal with one tablespoon of peanut butter and one banana all mixed in together. The fiber, protein, fat combo seem to keep me satisfied for quite some time. Eggs should be good (or egg beaters) but I find they fill me up and I get hungry or want something else later. For lunch and…
  • I also have hypothyroidism. I haven't made any diet changes and wasn't told to. I was encouraged to keep working out regularly as that helps your overall body processes!
  • good luck! the hard work will be worth it and you'll be glad you started over now instead of waiting until it feels impossible!
  • I found that when I add the ingredients they don't like into foods like soup, they tend to like them. My daughter and husband are both really picky but I made a mac and cheese soup (from skinnytaste.com) which had tons of broccoli and some other veggies. My daughter swore she wouldn't like it and she loved it and got some…
  • My daughter eats either frozen waffles with sugar free syrup or cereal every day. I generally try to encourage whole grains at breakfast or fruit. However, breakfast in my house is a more laid back, quick, yummy meal. It's also my "treat" meal where I can start the day with something sweet. I know what she eats for lunch,…
  • haha - yeah nobody probably asked to save you from embarassment if you looked like you were OK. I can tell you this is exactly why I methodically will touch the treadmill bar in the center of the treadmill when I'm running where the TV is not on the machine but maybe up to the left or right. Otherwise, I lose my balance…
  • TOM questions for ladies. For the love of everything that's good - you are going to bleed every month until you are in menopause. Unless you have a severe, debilitating condition, pick up and move on with your life. Work doesn't stop. your life doesn't stop. So whyw ould working out and eating healthy stop? Blows my mind…
  • The only people who are rude and dumb enough to say something are usually irresponsible teenagers. This can, and might, happen. but, who cares. MOST people won't say anything. And 99.9999999% of people will think it's amazing that you are doing something to be healthy. Nobody, aside from my grandpa when he was alive who…
  • I haven't ever teared up at success stories here. Been extremely moved and inspired? Yes. Tears and that powerful feeling in your chest of "OMG that's so incredible I stopped breathing so I don't cry at work" has never happened. Your pictures, your story.... the way you've captured it is amazing. you have done an…
  • You guys are all so impressive! I doubled the size of my garden from last year to this year and was super proud but my goodness lol. I have tomatoes, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, brocolli, green beans, squash, carrots, and a lettuce varietal. I only did the tomatoes, cucumbers, and other veggies/herbs last year so we'll…
  • I can't give you specific advice without specific details - but either tempo runs, interval training, or a combination of the two will help with your speed. I try to do speed work twice a week for marathon training and half marathon training but I've been running for a while. If you do incorporate any speed work, I had a…
  • I've also done dips at work. Sometimes I do lunges now that I have a roomy office but when I did them in "general population" i got a lot of weird looks. Calf raises. We have a four floor building so I try to get up every hour, get coffee or water and then make a few trips up and down the stairs. I used to go 5 or 10 sets…
  • I don't vape and really don't know much about how it - like that there are accessories. However, I just went to etsy and typed in "vaping" and it brought up "sleeves" which resemble the picture you posted lol. Good luck :) ETA: Really proud of you for quitting smoking!
  • Air pop popcorn. Get a few seasonings to add to it and everyone can also have their own variety. I eat this stuff all the time. Salsa is also fairly low calorie so if you eat it with baked chips (or even regular chips) you can get a lot of bang for your buck in my opinion. I'd eat it with red pepper, but I legitimately…
  • If someone told me to do that I would throw a steak at them. No reason to ever eliminate any food group, aside from allergies, intolerances etc. I'd continue to do what you're doing with the lower carb for the Diabetes and continue on. A plastic surgeon is one branch of doctors I would never take nutrition advice from.
  • 6. 2 days a week I lift in the morning and run 3.5-5 miles at lunch 3 days a week I just run - usually between 4-7 miles, sometimes 10+ mile run or more 1 day a week I lift and then run a medium distance - 5-6 miles right after. Occasionally I'll add an extra lifting day but not usually. i find 3 times a week is about hte…
  • It's harder for me at night and weekends because I'm not by my computer and it just takes more time to log on the phone. I either pre plan and pre log my dinners OR I know how many calories i have left before I leave work. When I make my dinner I still weigh and measure everything and make sure that meal is within my…
  • This is why you kick butt and I"m glad we are friends :) For almost a year now I've been dealing with different, but very severe gyno symptoms. THey cause intense pain, irregular bleeding, and extreme discomfort. Even at my worst I go to the gym. I have been running and got such bad pain that I have had to stop, hunch…
  • I second this 100%. I haven't had to follow at raining plan after 3 years of continuous training for distances from half to full marathons. The past year I've been running at my leisure, how frequently and fast or slow and long or short I want to go. My running has actualyl improved with the freedom. I'm starting marathon…
  • Coffee also kills my appetite so I'll tend to drink a cup either black or with SF creamer. I also have protein bars, single serving chocolates, fruit of various kinds, yogurt, and dry cereal on hand. always.
  • I don't get irritated, but I do kinda wonder why. If you are using something else to protect your privacy, like a general image, fine. If you are using your kid, to me that's a little strange. I am not bothered by people in photos with their kids, but just alone is a little interesting.
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