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  • Some nonfat foods taste absolutely horrible. Light sour cream is okay.
  • I can't lock cabinets or the fridge. It's theirs. I don't have a door, so I can't put a lock or alarm anywhere. The worst episode was I got fully dressed, makeup on and made my Dad drive me to Wal-Mart at 3am. The psychiatrist said to deal with it because those meds are the best treatment. As far as adding the wrappers up,…
  • I can't move out. I have severe disabilities and am reliant on Social Security. I barely make enough to pay basic bills and co-pays for medications. As far as the doctor, I have bi-polar disorder and those meds make me very sleepy. I'm pretty sure meds cause the sleeping walking, but I have no choice. I have to take those…
  • Yes. I've been asking her for years. But, I get the same answer and that is her house and she'll do what she wants. My whole family is overweight. Mom had gastric bypass 27 years ago and I had gastric sleeve in 2013. She lost a lot but never below 250. My dad is about 400. I went from 221 to 170 in a year and a half, but…
  • Thank you, CyberTone! I will check out those links.
  • Ice, sugar free chocolate syrup, strawberries, blueberries, pretty much any berry, orange juice with berries. I drank mine today with unflavored protein powder, one scoop of chocolate Slim Fast, 5 strawberries and ice. It was great.
  • Haha!!! Nice. I swear there's a guy at the my gym that looks like, and does, that exact move!!!
  • HA! Mine are more like hazelnuts. I will have to check out Boob-eeze. Thanks for the info.
  • Nope, not trolling. I guess it's just something I'll have to live with. It is just weird, when I am doing a set of shoulder presses and my (as I call them, my second set of eyes) are staring me down. I can't afford expensive bras. That's why I double and triple up on the three-pack sport bras from Wal-Mart. I think I'm…
  • Eh, no worries. I just did crunches, then flipped over and did push-ups.
  • BTW, don't worry about the "obese", blah, blah, blah label. I loathe charts, graphs, etc. You do what works for you and ignore the labels.
  • Yes. In fact, you might need to be eating MORE!! This is where TDEE comes in.
  • Hmm. Have you adjusted your activity level on your goals page? I think it even lists nurse as an example. It's mostly trial and error. You will find what works for you. :flowerforyou:
  • I agree with trudi. I think in your case, it would be better to make the calculations and go from there and use your device as a secondary/guide to see how much you are burning. Try the TDEE method for a week or two and see what happens. Use your device more as a pedometer (sorry, I'm not too keen on what a Fitbit does).
  • Firstly, are you wearing a bodybugg/bodymedia device to monitor your daily burn or are you using a heart rate monitor? A heart rate monitor is not a tool to use all day. It is best used while exercising. You will not get an accurate calorie burn from a HRM solely. A bodymedia device is specifically made for this. No, you…
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  • Thanks guys. I'm glad to hear about the Cuban lifts. It's nice to know I'm not the only one. As for the deadlifts, I like the idea of using smaller plates. I found that I had to lower my weight using a wider grip. I will continue doing the ab work. It can't hurt, right?
  • Welcome. I share your stats. I am 4' 11 and shrinking (length wise, not width wise). I was at my heaviest over right before Christmas. Though I have been on this site since 2009, I have yet to actually go "[email protected] to the wall" and get going with the program. I have lost 9 lbs, give or take. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis,…
  • I started Stage 2 on Wednesday. My diet is pretty awful, but I have managed to lose a couple of pounds. Mostly though, I have lost inches and have started to see a lot more definition in my legs. I will take measurements when Aunt Flo hits the road. I'm curious to see what other responses will be. I too, don't want awesome…
  • Squishy strong. Veins everywhere kinda scares me. But, I also hate outweighing a guy (and being able to lift more).
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  • Thanks guys. I joined a group and there's another MFP'er that is helping me with spreadsheets. The plan is to start this next week. Hopefully my RA plays nice with me!!
    in NROWLFW Comment by FireRox21 April 2013
  • I have been a swimmer for 16 years. I started in college and swam 2 years for my college team. I now compete with US Masters Swimming. Nope, never lost a pound. All of my workouts now average 2500-3000 meters daily. I was swimming 5 days a week, but a few months ago, switched it up to include Zumba, a weight lifting…
  • A new one for me tonight: during Zumba tonight, this woman right next to me was popping and snapping her chewing gum so loud that I couldn't hear the music! I actually wished she would've choked on it. (That's mean, I know, but it was so annoying). And the ever present problem of people NEVER putting the equipment away or…