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  • Because people will be able to change their macros during the free trial, and MFP/UA just can't have that. Maybe they figure once everyone changes their macros on the trial, they'll cancel and won't pay to have the feature any more. Who knows.
    in MFP Premium Comment by misskym July 2015
  • I think the cost is ridiculous. I could easily purchase the MyNetDiary Pro app on my iPhone for a one time fee of 3.99 and receive the capability to personalize my macros. The premium "upgrades" are not worth $10/mo. It's disappointing. Quite honestly, we have lived with ads for years now. I don't care if they are there or…
    in MFP Premium Comment by misskym July 2015
  • I never thought about it that way! Thank you for enlightening me. It all makes a lot more sense now!
  • That makes a lot of sense. Here is another question that I've been thinking about today. If I eat 1600 calories, but my HRM tells me I expended 540 on a workout, which is more than usual, my total net calories would then be under 1100. Do I need to eat some calories back? Am I looking to make sure my net calories doesn't…
  • Sorry for hijacking this thread, but I have a question for you, heybales. When you say "Forget wasting money on HRM, won't be useful for calculating calories burned from HR. " Do you mean that I don't really need to use my HRM, even during cardio (which is all I can do due to wrist injury)? As long as I am accurately…
  • Always use unrefined coconut oil! I get mine from the health food area at my local grocer. I don't cook with it. The flavor is too strong for my husband, so I stick with olive oil in the kitchen. I use unrefined coconut oil on my daughter's curls and on my face and hair. I use only a little bit on our hair. I've been using…
    in Coconut Oil Comment by misskym July 2013
  • I would definitely listen to everyone's advice. And I'd get a HRM if you don't have one already. There have been moments where I've had my doubts about EM2WL, especially when I went two or three months without any weight or inch losses. I've been doing this for 7 months now, and I've only lost 4lbs, but I've lost 3.5…
  • I do weigh my food and have for a few months, since I know my deficit is very small. I see now how my TDEG is 1795 in the spreadsheet. I didn't realize it was 5% from my *goal* weight TDEE, not current TDEE. Since I have been using current DEE - 5%, would you recommend I lower my calories to *goal* weight TDEE - 5%? The…
  • I did take a few weeks eating at what I thought was my maintenance, approximately 2000 calories. I didn't gain during that time. I do think that I ate more than I should've for a month while my activity was lower than usual. I've only dropped it within the last two weeks or so. Initially, before I altered my numbers in…
  • I completed W5D3 yesterday. I wasn't sure if I could run the whole 20 minutes, but I surprised myself. I averaged 4.3 mph, which was faster than I meant to run. I tried to slow down, especially during the first mile. I managed a 13 minute mile without trying (down one minute from before), and 25 minutes for two miles. I…
  • If you're eating 1400-1500 calories and working out hard, without eating back any of your exercise calories, you're probably below your BMR. There is a good probability your plateau is partially stemming from that. If you are eating back your exercise calories, you definitely want to make sure you are netting your BMR…
  • Thank you, heybales. I always appreciate your insight! If I raise my activity level to moderately active 3-5hrs/wk, Katch puts me at 2328 for TDEE. If that's my TDEE and I eat it for two weeks, I shouldn't see a gain or loss, right? If I gain, that means it's over my TDEE? How much would I gain in two weeks if I'm over…
  • It's been six days since my last run, and I finally completed W4D3 today. I have been extremely fatigued this past week with finals, but I forced myself out of bed this morning to get back on track. Once I hit the pavement, I realized how much I missed being out there. It felt so good! I paced myself a little slower this…
  • ^Like, +1, this, all of the above. MFP needs a like button.
  • I completed W4D2 this morning. It was a lot easier than W4D1, but I also took a different route which was substantially flatter. I had to mentally slow down, which was hard, but my average MPH decreased to 3.9 from 4.2. I didn't struggle during my last running segment the way I did with W4D1. My one mile marker was only 20…
  • I tried on 10 or so pairs when I went to the running store. I loved the Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s immediately, more than the Brooks, NB, Asics, and another brand the lady brought out. I'm an overpronator, so the Wave Inspire 9 felt great. I initially bought the first pair of shoes I tried on, which were NB, because they had…
  • I will have to slow down more, then. I averaged 4.2 miles per hour this morning. It's a lot easier to think I'm slowing down than actually slowing down!
  • I *feel* like I slow down during my run segments, but I guess you always feel a lot slower than you are. I think the end segment exhaustion stems from a few things: not slowing down enough, running up a slight hill, and having to speed up at crosswalks (especially going up hill). I was running up the hill, which isn't…
  • I did W4D1 today. I managed a 14:08 mile, which was down from last week. I started out fine, but I struggled during the last 5 minute run. I wanted to stop so many times, I just felt exhausted. I even ran slower than I walked, but it was still difficult. I think what threw me off was the first running segment. It was 3…
  • I have the Zen Labs app, and you can double tap the days you've completed, then swipe to switch days.
    in :( Comment by misskym April 2013
  • I completed W3D3 this morning! I'm a little nervous to start the next week and the 5 minute runs, but I'm excited about it, too. I'm still trying to perfect my running form, and I noticed I have to remind myself to stop looking at my feet. I find looking down really slows me down in terms of focus, breathing, form, and…
  • I completed W3D2 today. It wasn't bad at all, but I kept looking at the time during my last 3 minute run segment. It probably didn't help that I was running up a slight hill, it was cold and drizzly, and I'm working on changing my running form. I was running improperly from W1 - W2, and my knees killed me. I am definitely…
  • I'm in!!! I weigh in usually every 3 or so weeks, so what's one more week?! :) I actually haven't weighed myself in a week or two, so I'll be going even longer.
  • I have a 32oz hospital mug both at home and at work. It's the only thing I will drink my water from (unless I'm not at home or work, obviously!), and it's just become habit. I fill it up with ice and water as soon as I wake up, and I drink it before I make breakfast, during, and after. I drink at least 4-5 mugs of water a…
  • Yes, I feel a reset would be required in your case. No, eating 400 more than 1200 will not reset your metabolism. Nikkit wrote: "I came up with a BMR of 1426 and TDEE of 2211 (using 3-5 hours a week of moderate exercise). A 15% cut would put you at 1879. " You're eating 1600 calories, which is approximately 200 calories…
  • I have 2 kids under 3, work part time, and go to school full time. Feel free to add me!
  • I am glad you are still encouraged, but you need to ensure you are actually eating 1,570. Having a goal of 1,570 and netting below a 1,000 doesn't mean you're eating 1,570. I suggest using a tape measure to track your measurements. Measurement movements are more likely to occur initially than scale movements. If you don't…
  • I try to post encouragements on my wall, such as my NSVs and how I'm able to lose inches while eating 1900 calories. It's such a touchy subject that I don't want to offend my MFP friends. Sometimes I want to reach out and say, "HEY! You're eating too little. You're breastfeeding. YOU NEED TO EAT!" but again, I don't want…
  • That is such a wonderful NSV! Even if you haven't seen measurement or weight movement, I can definitely see the difference! Sometimes it's easier to see your NSVs when you put before and after (or middle :) pictures side by side.
  • What activity level are you selecting? Are you tracking your caloric expenditure to ensure you aren't netting below BMR? Hypothetically speaking, if you're cut value is 2000 and your BMR is 1500, you have 500 calories to expend on work outs. If you work out and expend 800 calories, your net calories for the day will be…
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