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  • I know the closer I get to my goal weight, the tighter my logging has to be. Also try eating back only half of your exercise calories (or even less) if possible. Remember that weight comes off in the kitchen, not the gym. I am living proof that you can exercise every day and still gain weight. Keep track of BLTs (bites,…
  • Anyone else have the "I might as well wait until...." mindset? It's hard to get out of! Any ideas to combat this??! I might as well wait until.... - after I go on vacation because I know I won't want to/be able to track as closely during that time - after the big cookout I've been invited to this weekend because I know…
  • Thanks for the words of encouragement. The first week is generally the week I lose the most because of the water weight that is lost. Perhaps being menopausal now has something to do with the slow loss the first week. Hoping that I don't quit (again) due to being discouraged. Last time I even waited to weigh after a month…
  • Is my age catching up with me? First week back on and only lost .6 pounds. A week of carefully logging and weighing everything leaves me discouraged. I admit that I did go "off" a little bit here and there - a cupcake on two different days not really logged, etc. But still - can that undo 7 days?? I guess it's time to…
  • Hello- I'm new to this thread but it looks like a great, supportive place. I'm 54 on Saturday, and the doctor's scales this past week had me at 10 pounds from my highest recorded weight (again). I feel mad at myself for allowing myself to climb the weight ladder yet again. In 2014 I thought I had it figured out and got to…
  • I'm right there with you. Lost 55 pounds from 2014 to 2016, gained back a little when I started maintaining, but then in 2018 my whole life was turned upside down at my job with too many changes to note, then two years of pandemic plus working amidst the pandemic in the schools this past year -- I really need to find…
  • @msalicia07-Like I said- it's all individual and how and where you carry weight. I think I just was a little obsessed with seeing a number on the scale - more so to see if I could actually see it than anything else. When I look back and photos of myself at 125 I can see that my face and neck just look a bit gaunt and…
  • I'm 53 now. When I was 21 I weighed 117. Losing 55 pounds a few years ago got me down to 125 and I found that brought out a lot of wrinkles in my face and neck. I wasn't even thinking of the health benefits of carrying a little extra weight as mentioned above. My "ideal weight" according to the doctor is anything from…
  • This resonates with me so much. I joined MFP for real in 2014, lost 55 pounds over the course of a year and a half through careful calorie counting, and did an okay job of maintenance until the fall of 2018 when a huge amount of stress hit my life and didn't let up and THEN we all went on lockdown. Someone on Facebook…
  • Sweet pickles for something sweet with a little bit of crunch. Air popped popcorn for a high fiber low calorie snack. A banana is always good if you're craving something sweet as it's high in natural sugar. Puffed rice chips flavored with caramel is nice and sweet and crunchy but you have to watch that you don't eat too…
  • I have a recumbent trike and take it on 15-20 mile rides whenever I can.
  • If you like music and dance, zumba is a fun workout. There are a lot of free workouts on YouTube. Congrats on losing 11 pounds!
  • I see that I am not alone! Way back in 2006 I went on a very very restrictive diet- The Hilton Head Metabolism diet and lost about 20 pounds over a summer. Then of course once I went off of that gained about 5-8 pounds right off the bat and kept gaining. I'd go on a diet which would help me lost 5-10 pounds over a month or…
  • You can add me! I started several times on here about 9 years ago, then for real in 2014. Lost 55 pounds over a year and a half. Maintained it for the most part for about two years and then had a very very stressful year and put on 20 pounds. This past year with the whole coronavirus and the stress of that added another…
  • Never stopped cycling actually. My husband and I bought recumbent trikes a few years ago and we live close to several rail/trails. They are much safer and the trikes make long rides much easier. He used to be a competitive cyclist in college but after five back surgeries could no longer do the upright bikes. Trikes are…
  • Definitely gained about 8 pounds since it all started. Back on track now. Sad thing is that I got back to my January 1 weight (lost about 8 in January/February) then promptly gained it all back. Too close to the refrigerator working from home. :(
  • I'm right there with you. I was doing very well in January and then about early February lost all motivation and haven't been motivated since. And the stay at home thing has NOT helped at all. I am trying to get out and exercise as much as possible, but as we all know, you can't out exercise a bad diet. Too much snack food…
  • Kind of the same for me. I miscalculated a meal and realized I was over my calories but I was still very hungry, which made me a bit annoyed, so I ate a few more things and went over by another 300-400, so not a total binge, but didn't stay under my goal for the day. Also just annoyed that my houseguests ate some of my…
  • * Drink water * Start small- change one habit and once you get used to that, add another. * Prep veggies once a week to quickly throw on a wrap or salads; rotisserie chicken works well for that too * To keep you feeling full for longer- choose high protein that is lean; healthy fats in small quantities; high fiber/low…
  • I have found that if I want to indulge I best do it at the beginning of the week and never the day before a weigh in, because inevitably the food will be high in sodium which of course causes water weight gain (and most restaurant foods have a lot of sodium as do things like pizza, etc). So if I step on the scale after a…
  • Ballet is one of the activities/sports most commonly associated with eating disorders because there is so much pressure to be thin and the whole aesthetic of someone being that super slim ballerina is what they have in mind when they envision themselves. As for opening up a dialogue, I would just say that talking about…
  • I know it's hard with the schedule of a busy teenager, but maybe having dinners with her will help you monitor what and how much she's eating. You can even explore some vegan recipes together and make some things for the family that everyone would like- and she can help if she has time. If she never eats in front of you or…
  • Just not going too long between meals and not over-exercising, which leads to overeating. Eating a banana right before stopping at the gym on my way home keeps me from turning into an eating monster when I get home, and planning meals at dinner also helps because I'm not coming in tired, hungry and eating whatever I see.
  • I'd say if it's not a trigger for you to keep drinking it- just plan it into your total calories for the day and allow yourself that drink in the evening. If you can't stop at one- just don't keep it in the house. My triggers are sweets that are bite sized because I don't realize how many calories they are and often can't…
  • Another thing nobody tells you - how incredibly easy it is to put the weight back on. It's like it misses you so it flies back on your body and gives you a big squishy hug!!!
  • I am here and I hear you!! I worked hard, logged and tracked everything for a year and a half, went from 180 to 12 125 from summer 2014 to March 2016. Then slowly over the course of a couple of years gained about 12 pounds but was still in a healthy range so wasn't too worried about it. Fall of 2018 hits and all hell…
  • I feel like I'm addicted to water lol. I've craved water - no ice and it has to be COLD out of the refrigerator and in a glass glass - ever since I breastfed my first child.
  • I hear you. Sometimes I'm not really even hungry, just wanting to munch on something sweet. I try to buy those mini ice cream sandwiches and save some calories for them, because they have good portion control and I know I'll only eat one and it's much better than trying to scoop out one "serving" of ice cream. My biggest…
  • Feel like I've been on again, off again for a year now. Doesn't seem to last more than 2-3 weeks before stress and life take over. Hope to maintain throughout holiday season and then be back at it serious in January because I know that I won't be able to totally resist all of the holiday sweets, but losing a pound would be…
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