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  • To tag onto tagging on. Have a read of the AllPro programme it sets up and explains reps, sets, and progressions and deloads for a programme using 8-12 lift sets. The first set up may sound like a bit of hard work but I just started with a reasonable weight I knew I could move for the 8 and worked from there. I will admit…
  • Perfectly stated @claireychn074. I remember when first in Canada and I was 105 lbs or 7.5 st and I thought the scale was wrong because I was 7 st 7 lbs. or 7 1/2 st. Took a while for me to realise it was percentages. Cheers, h.
  • @ddsb1111 you may find the intro to this thread, or the thread itself, useful for finding ways to cut back. There are a number of resources in the intro and a decent booklist towards the end. I’ve always heard the Alan Carr (sp?) book is very helpful.…
  • The first creatine I used was in capsule form, just those little clear ones that you can separate yourself. Do you have a compounding pharmacy close by that would encapsule the creatine at a reasonable price? My capsules were 3g which was a daily dose for me as I’m quite small, the caps were at the largest size I could…
  • @AnnPT77, I have it (MFP) bookmarked so didn't check stickies. h.
  • You may find the thread posted below insightful. Please note VUA21, who made the post and had the surgery, is no longer active on MFP. https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10687999/tummy-surgery-after-180-pound-weight-loss-warning-some-graphic-pics/p1 Cheers, h. The thread is quite graphic, view with this in…
  • weigh the sausage roll, separate and weigh contents then pastry look up the cals in the pastry (much easier to find a puff pastry recipe than one for the filling) minus that from the total sausage roll cals what is left is the cals for the filling. get the nutritional breakdown the same way of course that is a lot of…
  • If you wish to stick with calisthenics you still need a good progressive programme to follow. Look up Mark Lauren 'You Are Your Own Gym' he put out a good book a few years ago as well as YouTube sessions. Convict Conditioning also offers good guidance. Your results will not be as fast as a programme using weights but if…
  • Classic English style (crepe-ish), home made, slathered in butter, sprinkled with sugar, with a squeeze of lemon on top. Roll them for eating (hand held) with butter running down my wrist. Ooh, so looking forward to this once a year step back into my childhood. It was so exciting holding these hot, hot bundles of joy…
  • Happy birthday. I knew it was comming up soon so I’m glad you posted a celebration picture. Hope you are having a wonderful time in the sun and enjoying a whole lot of Filipino food. Hip hip hooray, h.
  • @annliz23 you may find this monthly thread helpful. I don't post on it but from what snippets I have read, over a number of months, it is a friendly welcoming group of folks. https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10905981/less-alcohol-january-2024-one-day-at-a-time/p1 Cheers, h.
  • If you are doing a lot of nibbles etc and want to track try using coins in your pocket. Dime = 100 cals. Quarter= 250 cals. Move from right to left as you use your calorie. Pennies for a drink. Not perfect but it can keep one mindful and may help in recounting what you did actually eat or drink. Of course it helps if you…
  • I lost all my weight logging exactly like that, one long list (a different site that closed). That was in 2009, and 30lbs lost. I joined MFP in the autumn of 2010 and continued with mainly just a list but occasionally breaking down to meals or eating timing when switching exercise routines or times. If you think you prefer…
  • honestly when I started my goal was getting out walking to the gym some days. Once I was there i thought well since I'm here I may as well go in and do something. If you find walking all the time boring or stressful try the bikes (not the spin bikes) or the rowing machine. You may find you like something else better than…
  • Blooming heck, you have a lot on your plate and exercise has no need to be an all out endevour. Take a step back and concentrate on getting your deficit at a level that you can work with. Half a pound a week is fine if that keeps you satisfied especially at the beginning when trying to improve nutrition. For your exercise,…
  • If you are starting from scratch start with a programme that is a challenge but doable. For me it was bodyweight. Once I was comfortable with that I moved on to a progressive dumbbell programme and from there to a beginner barbell programme. Here is a link to a number of good programmes.…
  • Oh gosh, I am so sorry to hear that you have had to have yet another surgery. I have hoped that it was a no news was good news situation. I do wish you the best and hope this is the last surgery. hugs, h.
  • @PAV8888 ' If you ever feel you're about to give up this means that your path forward needs adjusting towards a more sustainable option.' This! So eloquently said. Throughout our lives our eating patterns change, and it is no different when losing weight. Keto, low carb, any of the various fasting concepts, inclusions,…
  • Another way to approach what weight you want to end at is to play with MFP goals and see how many calories you get at different weights and activity levels. (I’m a sloth but figured it isn’t too bad to add an hour of exercise 6 days a week) Talk your goals over with your doctor and move towards them at your pace. Even if…
  • Have a read through this thread and its links. I’m sure you will find something to suit your goals. https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10332083/which-lifting-program-is-the-best-for-you/p1 Cheers, h.
  • For the swimming. Take lessons. Don’t go at it willy-nilly and then have to re-learn what you were doing. Speaking from experience. Like you I could ‘get by’ with no skill for a romp the pool. I decided to get lessons and it was eye opening. There was nothing wrong with my lungs, strength, or endurance, but every thing…
  • I think Yirara is talking about Doro Wat which uses Niter Kibbeh, a spiced butter. That is what makes the spices so high in cals. For me, just like ghee being an important part of many Indian dishes, the amount can be played with so you get the satisfying taste with less cals. Cheers, h.
  • Have you tried wall slides? standing with your butt and upper back against a wall, arms bent against the wall looking like American football goals, Euro rugby, and moving your arms from horizontal to vertical? Very basic but so effective. Push ups with your arms placed to focus on your scapular. Pull backs using the cable…
  • I drink, I log it. I haven't found it to impede my weight loss, or interfere with my fitness goals. My intake is not high enough to adversely affect my daily, or workout, performance the next day. I don't drink daily, but if I feel like a drink I will have one. I don't have any guilt about drinking, don't binge, haven't…
  • You may find this https://cronometer.com will track your nutrients better than MFP. MFP concentrates on calories and basic nutrition more than Chronometer which says it tracks up to 84 nutrients and other compounds. (No experience with it) Cheers, h.
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