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  • Get back to my goal weight by the end of May. Ride my trike 1000 miles before the end of the warm season. Find a balance of being able to enjoy some treats every now and then while maintaining my weight because I'm either being strict and losing or letting everything go and eating like crap while gaining.
  • I've been relapsing and restarting for the past year or so! Last year a lot of things happened at my job that caused a LOT of stress and I am definitely a stress eater! Made my goal of losing 55 pounds in spring of 2016, and maintained for a couple of years, give or take a few pounds. Then came the storm of 2018-19 that…
  • Pringles, cookies, anything chocolate. I love ice cream and find that I can buy the ice cream mini sandwiches and make those fit into my daily calories. But if there's a can of Pringles in the house OR cookies- store bought or homemade- I'm done for. Can't just eat one or two- nope!
  • I'm also 5'4" and totally can relate to your struggle of balance. In summer of 2014 after years of on and off diets, losing 10-15 pounds, gaining it back plus more, I finally clicked with MFP and over the course of 1 1/2 years lost 55 pounds and thought I had it figured out finally- going from 180 to 125. After that,…
  • Friendsgiving radio on Pandora is also a good one.
  • I echo this. Was very thin all my life growing up, could eat whatever I wanted and even lost just about all of the baby weight after two pregnancies. Didn't start to gain until my mid-late 30s and because it was only about 10 pounds a year it was very gradual and I noticed, but didn't really pay a lot of attention to it…
  • I'm lucky to live 5 minutes from where I work, but some days there are meetings, I have been drama coach for years, you get it. You just have to make it a priority. If I was an hour away I would work out near school and then drive home. We also have people who walk the school after hours and that may also be an option,…
  • I can pretty much guarantee that everyone at the gym is in their own world- with headphones on or watching something on their phone, etc. I like to go in, be in my zone and do my thing and leave. I don't go to watch others, socialize, or meet anyone. Go, start with something you're comfortable with such as walking the…
  • Here here! I lost 55 pounds from middle of 2014 to early 2016 and have gained about 30 of it back. Stressful year, stress eating, falling back into bad habits, etc. Have tried to get back on it several times since January but hasn't lasted more than a week. Got to get back on it or I will have gained every pound back.…
  • I need to seriously get back on the bus and stay on it! I lost 55 pounds in 2014-2016 and have gained 30 back!! I keep starting and then staying on for a few days before falling off for the rest of the week and then some, and then starting again. Ugh. Just got back into bad habits and stuff, stress of life, etc. Lots of…
  • I take Blac Cohosh to help with symptoms. I rarely have hot flashes anymore and I haven't had a period in over a year now.
  • Someone told me about black cohosh (find it in the vitamin section). It really helped with my hot flashes. I take one pill every night and I very rarely get them anymore.
  • I just start taking black cohosh a couple of months ago because someone told me that it helped with the hot flashes. I still have them every now and then, but they have been greatly reduced.
  • I agree with all of the replies here- it's more about your calories. If you are not in a deficit you won't lose, simple as that. You may think that you are eating the same amount but adding the exercise which puts you in that deficit, which technically is true but the exercise will make you hungrier, cause you to…
  • Officially back- need to lose at least 20 pounds to get back into clothes. Wouldn't mind between 20-25 pounds, but must stay on it and stay serious. Going to start a new C25K and sign up for the Donut Dash in February (but not sign up for the people who have to eat a dozen donut holes in the middle of the race). I'm living…
  • I am adding a bookmark to this page. I lost 55 pounds a couple of years ago and have gained back at least 20 (haven't been on the scale in a while). So here I am again. Don't necessarily need to lose down to where I was before and in fact probably won't, but would like to be down around 15. Will bite the bullet Sunday…
  • Looking good!
  • I got down to 125 after a year and a half-but probably the last 6 months was the last 5 pounds. I'm also 5'4", menopausal, hypothyroid and 50 years old (got to the lowest weight at age 48 in 2016). I would agree with all of the above- you have to be very meticulous- no cheat meals because they can throw off your whole…
  • I'm 5'4", 50 years old, have hypothyroidism and was 180 pounds in July 2014. Took me a year and a half to lose 55 pounds and now I'm trying to maintain a healthy range - hard to do! I'm a few pounds over my original goal but I'm on the downward trend again. Anyway, I had been on high cholesterol statins for years before…
  • I agree with KeepRunning - you have to count every calorie, every bite and stay within your calorie goal in order to lose weight. Too much cardio can make you overly hungry and lead to overeating as well. Invest in a heart rate monitor so you can get accurate readings on calories out and enter those into MFP. Stay within…
  • Being very thin most of my life, and even after having two kids I got back down to 125 (I'm 5'4") it took a while to realize. I did kind of keep tabs on my weight and would try on and off to lose weight when it would creep up- which I did, and I would always gain it back plus more. I would spend 5 or so years in a weight…
  • Start by changing one or two small things until it becomes a habit. Then add other things- little by little until you are used to a new way of eating. All the while keep logging, even when you have that donut or that cookie. Get rid of the idea of good and bad foods. It's all food- no guilt should be associated with food.…
  • Oh I forgot- Nesquik- loved the stuff! Sometimes I would just eat the powder by itself with a spoon!
  • I was a skinny finicky kid, but we ate some stuff that wasn't great for you- Little Debbie's, Koolaid, potato sticks, popsicles, were snacks that were always around. We always had a constant supply of coke to drink and drank it with every meal. Though 6th grade my lunches consisted of a half sandwich- peanut butter and…
  • Took me about 3 months to lose the last 5 "vanity" pounds, and I did a few things. First, change up your workouts if you haven't already. Do different things on different days. Second, add intervals to your workouts.Third, at least for me, I stopped eating back any exercise calories for those last few weeks to get to my…
  • Feel free to add me if you wish. I've been on here since August 2014. I lost 55 pounds and got down to goal weight in March 2016. I am not as active as I once was but I'm trying to get back to it as I've gained about 15 of it back. Trying to get back down to a 5 pound maintenance range. If you remember the names of your…
  • You have the same problem that I do- kind of short, short legs and like you said- the petites are too short and the regulars I often have to hem. Goodwill was my best friend while losing weight, especially on half price Saturdays. You just have to be willing to shop around there and find some things that fit, since often…
  • Haven't been on for a couple of days- back at it now: JFT: 1. Log everything and stay in the green 2. Do day 2 of week 3 C25K I think that's enough for today. Happy Tuesday!
  • Yesterday was a total wash. Too many sweets at work, chocolate from DH when I got home and no gym because I was exhausted!! So here we go again, JFT: 1. Log everything- even a piece of chocolate and make it fit 2. Go to the gym- start week 2 of C25K 3. Drink water all day That's enough for now. Happy Thursday!
  • Wore fitness tracker yesterday for the first time- found out that the exercise bike gives me almost double the calories that my tracker does so perhaps my weight loss is a bit stalled from entering too many calories from that. I do try to only enter half the calories but sometimes I enter all of them because I want to eat…
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