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  • Are you syncing your Garmin with any other apps? Strava, NRC, anything like that?
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  • If you don't have any hills to work with, you can always shift into a higher gear to get some extra work out of your ride!
  • My secret is a wicked case of resting *kitten* face.
  • I'm not a morning person either, but I've learned to get up anyway. Pro tip: sleep in your workout clothes. If you're already dressed for the gym, it's kind of hard to talk yourself out of it.
  • Do you have the Fitbit app and MFP set up with the same personal stats? I'd check there first. The two apps predict how many calories you're going to burn for the remainder of the day a little bit differently, so you'll sometimes see a small difference. The later in the day, the more they tend to agree. If it's just a…
  • OP, you may have heard you can't reheat chicken because microwaving it can make it taste a little gamey. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. If you find that the change in flavor bothers you, try topping it with a flavorful, low calorie condiment like salsa or mustard. Alternately, you can just eat it cold -…
  • Have you considered investing in an ice cream maker? I have the one that attaches to my kitchenaid mixer and can whip up all manner of frozen delicacies with it - including some relatively low calorie options.
  • If it measures to the gram, that's accurate enough. Walmart, Target, or Amazon should be able to hook you up for about $10
  • I love the hell out of my Balega hidden comfort. They're thick as hell and feel like a hug for my feet. They've held up really well too. I also accidentally got my marathoner sister in law hooked on them by asking for some for Christmas. I can't remember what she was running in before, but she switched to all Balegas for…
  • This lady was being unreasonable. If she had a legitimate reason to want more personal space, she could have politely asked if you'd be willing to move over one and explain that she gets a little claustrophobic. Then you could have explained that you prefer that style of treadmill and she could decide whether she wanted to…
  • Maybe change to weekly logging? That eliminates the need to even think about which day to log in, and if you're finding it difficult to get enough calories on a workday, you can make up for it the night before.
  • Sugar addiction is not a real thing. That being said, there is some scientific evidence that gut bacteria is capable of manipulating your eating behavior. So, if you eat a bunch of refined sugar the bacteria that thrive on processed sugar will emit neurotransmitters that drive you to consume more sugar. Whether that's true…
  • Infused water tastes good. The benefit is that it can motivate people to drink more water. For some people it has a weight loss benefit in that if they are used to drinking juice or soda because they don't like the taste of plain water, infusing the water may give it enough flavor that they'll switch. Not that there's…
  • I don't, because I really like to eat! I do make a point of earning extra calories on the weekend, so for example I'll try to take the dogs for a long hike in the morning so I can enjoy a higher calorie dinner.
  • Two of my coworkers have the elliptical style and they don't make a sound. When my cube neighbor uses his in a standing position, he looks pretty silly though. Like he's dancing to music only he can hear.
  • Yum! I love tots, I'll have to look for these! We do a lot of cauliflower rice at our house, if the price is comparable to making it ourselves, I'm all over that!
  • I've found that it happens in spurts. The scale will be the same for days or even weeks and then one day, it's suddenly down five pounds at once. Hang in there!
  • And I'm always careful to check the dates of threads to make sure they aren't zombies! 2007, 2017, whatever.
  • That? Sounds awesome.
  • I never drank as much soda as you did, but I used to have one or two a day. I found that the LaCroix sparkling waters satisfied my fizzy drink craving pretty well. I especially like the Coconut and Grapefruit flavors.
  • I don't think the brand matters but I can tell you right now that the 2qt one is going to disappoint you. Yeah, you can make oatmeal in it, but not much else.
  • That's what we're here for! I know it must be frustrating to see your friends lose so quickly on Hydroxycut but (and I don't mean to be a jerk here) I can almost guarantee when they stop taking it they'll regain all that weight right back. As for the 7lb gain after a cheat weekend, almost all of that weight is probably…
  • If I have to eat at a place where there's no calorie guides to go by (this is common for me since I often travel to Mexico for work) then I opt for something that's a giant slab of meat with some veggies on the side.
  • I think that cwolfman13 and BrianSharpe have pretty much covered it, but I just want to point out one more thing. Since machines are not the same as free weights, don't allow yourself to get overconfident in what you can actually lift in real life. The machines are not a real world application of lifting the weight.…
  • Log the calories for all the ingredients that go into your juice. Turning it into juice doesn't magically reduce the calories or anything. If you make juice from half a cucumber, an apple, and 30 blueberries, you're drinking half a cucumber, and apple, and 30 blueberries. You're just missing out on all that fiber, which is…
  • You can do it! Don't let yourself get psyched out! I'm a 110lb woman and I can rip off 135 lb deadlifts no problem (but I can only squat about 90). Are you sure your form is correct and you're using the right muscles? Core should be tight and your glutes and hammies should be doing most of the work - not your back! If you…
  • Hopefully nobody, because that's a damn fool idea.
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