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  • Starting weight with MFP: 212 (few years ago) Challenge SW: 178 Jan. 6: Jan. 13: Jan. 20: Jan. 27: January Goal: 170 January Actual: Feb. 3: Feb. 10: Feb. 17: Feb. 24: February Goal: 165 February Actual: Mar. 2: Mar. 9: Mar. 16: Mar. 23: Mar. 30: March Goal: 160 March Actual: Apr. 6: Apr. 13: Apr. 20: Apr. 27: April Goal:…
  • Name: Christina Age: 24 Height: 5'3" From: US Start Weight: 191 Goal Weight: 182 1st January: 191 8th January: 189 15th January:189.6 22nd January: 29th January: 1St February: Well, I went backwards this week, but at least not by too much! Hadn't gone grocery shopping so quite a bit of eating out this week. But made it to…
  • Yay! Getting there! Name: Christina Age: 24 Height: 5'3" From: US Start Weight: 191 Goal Weight: 182 1st January: 191 8th January: 189 15th January: 22nd January: 29th January: 1St February:
  • I am in!! Name: Christina Age: 24 Height: 5'3" From: US Start Weight: 191 Goal Weight: 182 1st January: 8th January: 15th January: 22nd January: 29th January: 1St February:
  • Torani's sugar free flavored syrups are usually sold at any grocery store in the coffee isle. Its kinda pricey but also strong so the bottle lasts a while. for me at least!
  • Agreed, go see a doctor. But this sounds like me when my asthma gets triggered. Something as simple as walking up stairs on a bad allergy day and I'll have the same symptoms, and with asthma it can take awhile for it to come back down afterward. like another post had said, if you keep trying and it keeps getting harder,…
  • My vote would be to either eat at whatever maintenance is including the weight lifting at least, or if you are comfortable with gaining a few lbs, then eat at a slight surplus and build up some muscle. I'm no expert but I think that will help get rid of "belly fat" and look more fit and toned then loosing weight that you…
  • Men lose significantly faster than women, and if his diet is anything like my boyfriend's, it is probably mostly water weight now that you are actually paying attention to what your eating and sodium intake is naturally lower. 5lbs in 2 weeks is amazing. I agree, you need to change your expectations, not what you are…
  • I think the point wasn't that Caesar salad is unhealthy, the way I feel about it, and not sure if this is what the other person mentioned, but when a salad has the same amount of calories as a burger an fries and I'm paying 10-12 dollars for either the burger or the salad, bet your butt I'ma go with the burger and fries…
  • pinto beans! I bought a 25 lb bag for 13 dollars about 3 months ago, cook a batch once or twice a week, and still have over half the bag left! Beans are super healthy, high protein, easy to mix with other cheap food sources, and full of other nutrients!
  • It depends. In my case though, it did go away when I lost weight. I've had asthma my whole life but I've also always been overweight. I lost 40 lbs and it completely went away (except for when I get colds, I still ALWAYS end up with bronchitis and long recoveries from coughs). I've gained 20 lbs back and now use my rescue…
  • I Have a similar schedule, I'm home more than you are, but my dog stays in his kennel when I'm not home. He is more comfortable there, he hangs out in his kennel when I'm home even! He has no behavioral issues, is very well trained, I live in a very tiny studio apartment and haven't had any issues with him. He is very very…
  • Your a god to me now!!! lol Can't wait for it to get cold enough to try this out!
  • I didnt so I plan on, but depo which is the same hormone makeup, Igained a lot o* weight but also had issues emotionally, as in iI went psycho. Lol. I'm taking microgestin FE, lowest hormone dosage they can give me, and it'sbeen wonderful! No emotional or physical side effects that I'maware of, but iI've been on it about…
  • I struggled with it throughout my teen years, and medication never seemed to help, I literally tried every single one and the ones that did make me feel better had side effects that made it not work for me (i.e. 50 lb weight gain at 15). Starting to exercise and losing some weight did genuinely help me feel better.…
  • YAY! VACATION! Just make the best choices you can when you eat out while still enjoying it. Look up menus beforehand so you already know nutrition info and what you'll be getting, and prelog, maybe do a little body weight workout in your room (or gym if they have it) in the morning to help offset it. Last year we went away…
  • It's never too late! If your body can't handle the exercise, focus on your diet in the beginning, stick with the calories MFP tells you, every 10-20 lbs re-evaluate to make sure your goal isn't too high anymore, and you will lose weight without even exercising. As soon as your able, start with short walks, more movement…
  • My mom lost 40 lbs, slowly started putting it back on, and was kinda beating herself up about it, Finally went back to the dr's and turns out her thyroid was all out of whack again so she needed to increase her medication, thus explaining why she was doing everything she was supposed to, but gaining instead of losing.…
  • When I first started going to the gym, I was jogging on the treadmill and I guess set the pace too high and was reading on my kindle, didn't realize I was going just slightly slower than the belt so was slowly moving toward the end of it. Next thing I know im flying off the end and trying to use my hands to catch my fall.…
  • Pff, my boyfriend and I have both gained 40 lbs since we've been together! Honestly, focus on what you are doing and he will eventually follow. You can't force him to eat healthy. What works for me is making little competitions between us. Whoever loses the most weight by X (an event, date, whatever), gets something from…
  • Never said raging alcoholic, never said alcoholic even, but maybe evaluate why 10 drinks a week is worth it. I said for ME, 10 drinks a week would scare me because I have seen it destroy everyone I love.
  • That is definitely true!! I'm more of the cartwheel and handstand type!! Terrifies my friend when I start doing it in driveways, but that has to cancel out some of it! lol
  • Granted, I come from a family of alcoholics so I try to keep my drinking low, specially being in college, its easy for that to spiral out of control in my case. Not to judge or insult anyone else, but for me anything more than once or twice a week for me in particular scares me. Just sayin...
  • Why would you cut 45% of your energy needs? Your feelings of being run down and cranky should be a clear indication that you are not eating enough!! Even if you have a significant amount of weight to lose, you shouldn't be going below 20%. 925 is not nearly enough calories for the day, you may lose weight but you won't get…
  • No. Alcohol also increases the rate at which your body stores fat, and it also slows down your fat burn. So if you are drinking 10 drinks in one week (a separate issue that maybe you should address, and further most are more than 100 calories), you are making it very difficult on your body to lose weight, and the extra…
  • Hmm, sounds like 30 day shred!! Lol. For me, when I get that sore to the point going up the stairs or peeing is painful, even though it doesn't seem like it would help, going for a walk really really makes them feel better for a while!! Drink plenty of water (if they are that sore the muscles are retaining fluids most…
  • If you are logging correctly, than I would guess it may be one of two things: water weight Or more likely, you're not measuring accurately and estimating portions so you are actually eating my than you think you are and overestimating your exercise. Do you weigh/measure everything?? I learned today that 1 cup of grapes, at…
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