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  • I'm in! I have a fitbit, so I'm ready. Out of curiosity, I checked my steps for Oct, and I clocked 341,148, which averages out to 11k steps a day. My (personal) goal is to beat that number.
  • OP, what’s your dosage? On the advice of my bariatric/metabolic dr, im on a low dose of Qsymia (7.5) and in conjunction with a low-carb, higher fat way of eating, I’m (FINALLY!) having success staying in a caloric deficit. I haven’t noticed any side effects, and I’ve been on it about 3 months; I started taking it a few…
  • I've lost 16.75 inches between 8/1 and 10/1.
  • I’ve been doing (lazy) keto for about six weeks, and I’m down 20lbs; the first 7 or so was water weight. This way of eating feels really sustainable for me, I’ve felt very satisfied on it, not deprived at all, and what I love the most is I have had no desire or urge to binge. I’ve struggled with binge eating my entire…
  • You have to find a way of eating that is sustainable for you, whatever that may be. I’m six weeks into my keto journey, so there’s still a lot for me to learn, but I can tell you there’s a wide latitude when it comes to how you can approach it. For example, I don’t keep to the less than 20 grams of carbs a day; I don’t…
  • I’ve been doing keto for almost six weeks, and I’m about 19lbs down. I’m not strict keto; my net carbs can range anywhere from low 20s to upper 40s, depending on the day, but I feel this WOE is quite sustainable for me. I’ve battled with my appetite, binge eating and sugar addiction (yes, hangry haters, it IS a thing!) my…
  • We have one so out of curiosity, I’ve started using it; and you’re right, it IS amazing! Interestingly enough, I’ve actually been underestimating my proportions! Like I said in a previous post, I was surprised how many almonds actually made up 28 grams. Weighing will definitely keep me interested for a while, even if I’ve…
  • I started using the scale yesterday afternoon; I haven’t weighed peanut butter yet. But everything I did weigh out, was actually more than I’d been giving myself. I was surprised at how many almonds was actually 28g, compared to the palm-sized portion I had been doling out! I’m a little neurotic at times, so weighing stuff…
  • I appreciate the insight/input. A good 8 pounds came off quick and was probably water weight; I started out at 276, am currently at 259. I’m losing (minus what I think is the water weight) an average of aboit 2.5lbs a week. My diet is 2-3 eggs most mornings, sometimes with a breakfast meat, sometimes with avocado; there’s…
  • I've been doing this for almost a month, and I've lost 17lbs. Like I said, I've not "stalled" or anything that would make me think I'm in the supposed starvation mode... I was just curious on thoughts about a large caloric deficit, sometimes being under that magic 1200kcal, and not eating if not hungry. I simply don't see…
  • Yeah... we have scale, Ive just hesitated using it, because it seems like so much more work (cleanup) and I'm not experiencing a stall or anything. It is something I probably should be doing, though.
  • I don't think I'm in starvation mode. I'm actually questioning if it's even a thing, especially for those of us who have a buttload of extra stored energy for the body to burn. My carbs come completely from vegetables, of which I'm a fan; and generally, I am above the 1200kcal for the day.... but I'm almost never anywhere…
  • Thanks! Lean- ours has a full menu- apps, entrees, salads, desserts. Sue, I'll have to do that. We love the Tavern Taters and Chimay burgers, and I'm morbidly curious as to their caloric cost!
  • This. in order to have gained two pounds of fat, you would have had to consume 7,000 calories over maintenance. You're likely retaining water, so don't stress about it. Keep doing the right things, and the weight will come off.
  • Haha, I have an a-hole furbaby too... but as long as the butter dish top stays on and I don't leave the bacon fat out, I'm safe. Invest in a butter dish and enjoy that spreadable, buttery awesomeness! :drinker:
  • Regular food, because the type of food isn't the problem- it's the quantity. I think the only "low-fat" thing I eat is fat-free yogurt; I prefer the taste over the kind with a higher fat content. Which, is strange, since I find most low-fat items to taste horrible.
  • Sweet Basil is my favorite. And garlic goes in very nearly everything I make.
  • Sometimes we need to do things like this to remind ourselves of how far we've come. Often, I think many of us get so focused on the goal, and how far we still have to go that we fail to notice our progress. Congrats Q! :drinker:
  • I was, prior to being married. If I were single, I think it might be a decent place to meet someone- by chance though. I wouldn't go to the gym looking for or hoping to meet someone, but if it happened organically, why not? After all, at least you have a positive, healthy thing in common!
  • A little bit of both has been my strategy. There are certain things I can't keep around (chips and cookies) because I haven't yet gained (cultivated, more like) the ability to "just have one". However, I do keep two things stocked at all times to help with salty/crunchy as well as sweet cravings; cashews and good quality…
  • And they are just that- opinions. From what I've seen in the year and a half on MFP, most people are just trying to help. Very often, people who are giving the advice you mention do so because they've "been there, done that". I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who preaches moderation or the like to be pushing it…
  • Congratulations on your success; it's wonderful that you've found what works for you! I am curious though- are limiting carbohydrates and sugars the only changes you've made? Are you eating the same as before with only that exception? If not- if you are eating a wider range of vegetables than before, leaner meats, etc... I…
  • That bothers me as well. I read a lot of news online, and it's frustrating to see how many errors are made by those who write for a living. Of course everyone makes mistakes, but whatever happened to proofreading?
  • This. Everyone makes mistakes, myself included, and I think for the most part those who always write using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation generally see our mistakes and edit to correct them. Sometimes, we don't even notice an error, and that' doesn't bother me in an otherwise intelligent and readable post. When…
  • OP, a little friendly advice- don't use the "D" word. Speaking from personal experience, it's apparently it's offense to some people around here, even when it isn't directed towards anyone. It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to get reported for it. Personally, I think it's ridiculous myself, but if people being…
  • :laugh: I have the same urges! (sidenote- I saw the worst of two worlds the other day coming out of target- hipster guy in skinny jeans, but he was wearing them half-way down his *kitten*, like a homie. :noway: )
  • Haha- "weeble wobbles"! My 'fitness center' sounds much the same! Actually, it's a good mix that runs the gammut, with the seniors probably beating all other segments out. Can't blame them though, the facility and the staff are stellar. But yeah, OP, it's just you being silly and insecure (which you recognize) so you can…
  • I never said it wasn't sustainable. I *did* say I love the concept, though I've found it doesn't work well for me in practice. I am asking the OP for clarification, because Intermittent Fasting and Daily fasting seem to me, to be distinctly different. If OP is fasting daily, I would imagine it's difficult to get in 150g of…
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