Stripeness Member

About

Username
Stripeness
Joined
Visits
12
Last Active
Roles
Member
Points
132
Badges
15
Posts
511

Replies

  • I've had a wedgie the last couple of days...bc my underwear is now too big. So. Much. Happiness!! (& I'll be replacing them this weekend!)
  • This July I will eat vegetables and fruit as a significant part of my food intake. I will plan my week's meals each weekend. I'm going to eat appropriate portions of bread/pasta - so I will have to fill up on veggies. Weekend meal planning/shop will remind me to think about macros, and vegetables will be built into my…
  • We are ALL about walks, at any time of day. We also do some "fetch", so she can do some real sprinting. I'm just so SLOW! But we live in a rural area, so she gets lots of good sniffies while we're out together.
  • AmStaff/AmFoxhound
  • Moved across the country 5 years ago, and now best friend wants to visit. Suddenly "slow & steady" is out the window & I'm all about the next 16 weeks...15 weeks 6 days (but who's counting?!)
  • Never thought I'd be here. As a year-round swimmer & runner, my weight was ~140 w/good muscle. When I was feeling a little chunky, I'd just rev up the workouts for a while until things sorted out. Then I went hypothyroid and quickly put on weight, which resulted in pseudotumor cerebri/IIH -->restricting the types of…
  • ...no murder. They'd have to hire one first ;-)
  • By starting by just logging. That way I was able to make the RIGHT small changes for me. Look for something small and obvious, based on YOUR log. Who cares what someone else started with?
  • Step away from the scale. Either weigh less frequently, or find a way to not have the daily variations drive you crazy. I've found if I handwrite the daily number on a calendar, the fluctuations don't bother me like they do if recorded in MFP or a spreadsheet. I have NO explanation for this (OCD+early onset dementia??) But…
  • TL;DR - change your self-talk. You DO have a choice! My adult daughter and I had the exact same feeling. And as we lost our first 5 and then 10 lbs, it actually got WORSE! I forget which one of us mentioned it, but we had a good laugh together. It's like, I've done all this work, and I'm still in this HORRID place! I joke…
  • So sorry you're going through such a tough time. As others have suggested, don't throw everything out the window. Do what you can in a kind way. If a "workout" feels good/distracting, that's great - go for it! But if it feels like ONE MORE THING...then take a deep breath and just get outside for an amble around the block.…
  • For me the weight is at the tail end of things, as it were. YES, I get frustrated if the scale doesn't move for a bit, but I remind myself to look at the more important stuff: logging - did I? Consistently & accurately? Are there any easy tweaks I can make to eat better, or have I improved my eating (celebrate!) exercise -…
  • Perfectly reputable source, and true - and backed by most of the other responders. So I'm just gonna SAY that after months of getting ALL excited by a low weight on the last few days before TOM...*MY* experience/pattern is that it is my LOWEST weight ALL MONTH. It's infuriating, really. Sounds nice, but honestly, who needs…
  • I may have missed or misread something, but it sounds as if you're not particularly happy with any aspect of your life right now. Not work, kid, wife, or vacation. You mentioned being Buddhist - are you practicing? If so, how is *that* going? When my kids were growing up, I was going to school, working, and raising them as…
  • Huh, I did a saltines & ginger ale cleanse for 3 days this week. Lost ~1.5 lbs. Didn't die (so few people do of stomach flu) ...and ready to get back into real life now. If you are trying to make balanced eating seem appealing, any restrictive diet or fast will do that. Broccoli sounds AWESOME today. Beyond that? Nah. No…
  • Fewer cravings, and a LOT more drive to exercise - the colder it is, the more delighted I am to get out there in it. Which means I get to EAT a lot more, too! It's a total win-win, and I feel genuinely grumpy during heat waves when friends are making cheery "woooo - summer workouts!" noises. i mean - great for them...but…
  • I think "destined" is too strong a word. Are there varying genetics and family habits? Absolutely. That said, you get to decide how you're going to live. You can get educated about health and fitness, and find the goals and tactics that work best for YOU. And, while you can't magically drop weight by "thinking thin," you…
  • Not too different from many of the other respondents: I count calories and watch my macros. The one other bit of effort is making sure there are some veggies and fruits eaten - it is REALLY easy for me to eat NONE at all, while still hitting my carb macro just fine. I think we can all (almost all) agree that it's best if…
  • ^^Echoing others PLEASE see a PT. I've had back surgery and a few rounds of sciatica. One thing I'd add to what the others have said is that depending on EXACTLY what the PT finds, your exercises may be the complete opposite of someone else's. For example, during one round of back pain, I was absolutely *forbidden* to do…
  • ^^This. And also comment re: where your body stores fat. Over time you may see differences in where you hang onto your fat, but be kind to yourself. There *are* also genetics at work. For me, despite putting on 80 lbs @ one point, my boobs hadn't gone up a single cup size - we don't have complete control over where fat…
  • Currently, walking ~5 days/week, on a schedule that keeps me ready for a 1/2 marathon. Which is less than I did in my early 40s, and less than I'll be doing by this time next year. It varies, according to a whole bunch of things - where I live & what makes sense (gym, buying equipment, outdoor resources, health issues,…
  • Funny to see your post - just last night I mentioned to one of my MFP buddies that I was seriously tempted to just copy a week of her meals. She's always got a well-balanced day at about the same calories I should be eating. All joking aside...that's not a terrible idea. Lots of folks have open diaries, and there's no…
  • Talk with your doc or physical therapist. I've had severe sciatica that resulted in back surgery in '96, and this year did 4 months of physical therapy and heavy duty prescriptions due to another bout (my own fault - poor form lifting something heavy). It's not something to mess around with, and if you don't treat it…
  • For argument's sake, if we assume they really do eat at maintenance (whatever that is - let's also pretend they're having their metabolism medically measured just to be sure of what their BMR *really* is before, during, & after)...then of course they will keep the weight off. BY DEFINITION. IMNSHO, what causes more…
  • Thank you all very much for the input! I've got a doctor's appointment next week, and you've given me some great ideas for things to ask about. And YES - it should TOTALLY up your metabolism! Can you imagine? Downside: hot flashes. Upside: lose weight. *sigh* alas :-D
  • My question is - this is an all-day/night thing, not just for a few minutes. Was that also your experience? Or was it something that passed in just a minute or two?
  • What works for me is remembering that I'm an active, healthy person. Seriously, it's that simple (to me). Thinking of myself that way gives me a lift, and helps me be patient while my extra weight goes away - and meanwhile? Hey, it's like those stupid ankle/wrist weights, right? :laugh: Look what you said though - you…
  • and not only the boys. Ladies who work squats look hot too!
  • ??? She answered your questions. Losing slowly means (relatively) high calorie compared with losing quickly. And she's been successful. Me? I lost 15 pounds that are NOT shown on my ticker very quickly on very low-cal/carb medically supervised diet. And it was fine for that 15, but absolutely the wrong solution for me…
  • Sorry, the term is escaping my brain too. But yeah, there's actually at least 2 ways cycles are used in training: 1. pounds/mileage doesn't just keep increasing every week. There's a cycle of say 4 weeks where things increase, then you drop back a little and ramp from there. 2. annually, it's pretty common to peak for a…
Avatar