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  • Who cares? Probably nothing to do with you at all. Maybe he's miserable. Maybe he was in pain. Maybe...who cares. You're there for YOU...not the creeper! LOL
  • Old habits related to food are the hardest to give up. I can and have made life changes, but now and then, for short or long periods, the old habits have their way of creeping back into my life.
  • Are you still checking in on this? Just skimming through posts and saw this, but it's obviously from a while back. I'm also diabetic and may have some suggestions if you need them.
  • All of the above sound yummo! Here's another to add to your list! It's my go to for chocolate almost always! I have a silicone cube type of tray to make things like square brownie bites or something, but you can do in an ice cube tray, too. (If you do use a regular ice cube tray, you'll have to spray with a little cooking…
  • You can do many things at home without equipment. There's a few sites/apps you can download for free, that will give you quite an assortment of exercises. I like SWORKIT, app, with videos, etc. You can do just about anything. Jefit is another and then there's some short videos on ShareCare and Bodybuilding.com. So, no need…
  • Rather than criticize or blindly comment, can I see what your diary looks like? Friend me. I can use a new friend. Oh and I don't check diaries of others frequently....too much of my own crap to worry about. LOL
  • For lunch, I usually make that a serving when I'm making dinner. So, I immediately have lunch for the next day and it keeps me from picking later in the evening....even if it's a salad. But I often make a big pot of chili or soup on the weekends, put it into containers and it's ready to grab and go...same with chopped…
  • One of my faves, too! Love, love, love any and all kinds of tacos, but I'm a crunchy lover, so letting go of the tortilla's is tough. Here's what I've done, since I tend to be a "use whatever I have in the house/fridge" type of cook due to my busy schedule: Any type of low carb tortillas, around 60-80 calories, high fiber,…
  • Adding to what gmstarr1 said above....check out some diabetic sites, too. No matter what you decide to do, if you go extreme for a while in one direction (example very low carb) and then suddenly eat all the carbs you want again, you will regain. So, if you don't make a lifetime change, then gradually make adjustments as…
  • So here's why I can't post these questions....I forget to go back and check....just too busy working and/or working out. Sorry, that was a question from April and it's now July...YIKES! Oh well, thanks for the responses. All good points.
  • Love the idea. Someone told me today about an app called kickstart....it's the place to market such an idea. Ya never know, could be your future fortune?????
  • Not all trainers are created equally! Some are certified via short courses and a test, but don't really have experience and enough background knowledge on anatomy and physiology…which is essential for training people in general, but especially people with some physical limits/issues. Makes sense? Get a new trainer if you…
  • You're right about not eating back your calories to some degree if your goal is to lose weight, but you really aren't eating enough calories to begin with, even if you weren't working out. That alone…take out all the discussions on sodium, water, timing, muscle mass….that alone can cause you to gain weight…if not now,…
  • Oh for sure...if you're looking for super smooth and/or looking for the fat....it's really not the best choice....you may as well just stick with regular peanut butter.
  • Yep, have to agree...tasty! I bought it to use in a low fat, low carb cookie recipe, but that was just disgusting! But, as is, fabulous! And, I can see how great it would be for sauces, smoothies, protein drinks, etc.
  • All the ideas above are awesome and this overlaps some, but thought I'd add to the list. Since you said you like thin crust, chicken, spinach, no sauce... Whole wheat pita, Mission or Tumaros...or some brand... of low carb/low calorie tortilla/wraps. If you want it crispy, toast in toaster oven or regular oven without a…
  • Sorry, saw men only and felt compelled to see what the deal was....I'm obviously not a man. Funny, I can see how/why your wife would think that......no worries. See, there's already a dude that's responded...funny comment, too jeoporta.
  • Hey Zippie2223, Have you had and PT from when you had your surgery for your back? Also, what's the estimated recovery time on your foot? Do you have access to a stationary or recumbent bike? First I have to say "KUDDOS TO QUITTING SMOKING" That's huge and of course you're gonna put on a pound or two from that. Growing up,…
  • Agree with the comment above from Jacwhite…strength training, if done properly, will help strengthen, support and stabilize your knees. I'm sure you're over compensating with the sling and that's probably causing some of your knee pain. Plus, I find treadmills, to be less forgiving to the joints in our bodies, than and…
  • Everything's good in moderation and depending on what works for you. If there's something to eat that you'll have a hard time controlling once you take a bite…steer clear. If you think you can munch on this and that and try to make trade offs to eat the few special things, then go that route. I'll be home, one sick in the…
  • True all of the above…to some degree. At your age, 20, it's most likely that you really don't need to get your body fat so low, but yes, you do need to get any extra weight off…if that's your situation. Different ab and core workouts regularly, not once a week, you should see some results within a couple of months, but…
  • Okay fishnbrah, you didn't answer the questions….how long did it take you, etc, etc? I have been doing all types of core and ab work for a while and, yes, I'm much older than both of you. BUT...Diet makes a huge difference, because if you've got a lot of weigh to lose, you're not really going to see the muscles below the…
  • Don't know where to begin, I have so many! Are you looking for you or for the family? VLC Chicken Chili-Make it on the weekend so it's grab and go anytime during the week. No beans, so my family will eat it, too. Fish Tacos, or any tacos (but I don't use regular tortillas) Grilled chicken...anything....I grill a bunch of…
  • Found a link and lost it....anyone know what it is? It did a general calculation that would syn with goals info in MFP. I didn't do it automatically because I had to see what my settings were set to from my nutritionist as opposed to MFP recommended. If anyone knows, please send me the info...kangaroo33. Thanks.
  • Oh, regarding the Glucerna mentioned above, you want to use the Glucerna Hunger Smart Shakes or hunger smart snack bars...those are lowest in carbs and are somewhat time released to prevent spikes. They're really good, too. Also, love the Glucerna Nutrition Bars Mini Snacks. They are small, but only 80 calories and…
  • Regarding your breakfast, even if you don't count your non-starchy veggies, you should count the tomatoes and carrots if you eat them, too. They are both on the high end. All fruits have carbs, so I'd check another site and cross reference. Another important key...as much as you want to watch what you eat, timing is…
  • Same as what EllieBoyd1967 said. If you don't have a fridge or microwave…you're really limited to jerky, peanut butter, almond butter, seeds, nuts, protein bars and shakes…that's if you wanted to focus on mostly proteins, as you said in your post. Otherwise…there's a ton of snack items you can buy and keep for late in the…
  • What about stationary biking...not a lot to worry about with balance????
  • I have both pf and spurs. Have had the cortisone shot, but didn't feel if did much good, just immobilized me for a longer period of time because it created more residual pain. I stretch with a belt on both feet every morning before my feet hit the floor. It's just a few minutes. I hang the belt over the edge of the bed…
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