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  • In some cases it probably is laziness. However, in my case it wasn't general laziness (I work 50-60 hour weeks and go to graduate school in the evenings)but I just had different priorities in my life. I'm not trying to make an excuse--could I have made more time to prepare meals and work out? Absolutely! But I was choosing…
  • I suffer from migraines and generally depending on how bad the headache is, I will just take a day off. This usually doesn't bother me because when my migraines are bad enough to skip the workout, I usually feel too sick to eat much of anything so it evens out in the end. If it's just a mild headache and I don't have any…
  • Maybe you have a wheat/gluten intolerance? You could try eating rice or potatoes instead--I don't know what you're looking for in terms of nutrients but that's what I ate when I suspected a gluten allergy.
  • I don't think it matters how well reasoned a particular method of weightloss is or how much science there is to back it up...someone somewhere is ALWAYS going to disagree...
  • SW: (Starting weight) 207.7 CW: (Current weight) 193.4 GW: (Goal weight for the month) 190.0 Weigh in Dates: 9/1-197.0 9/8-195.8 9/15-193.4 9/22 9/28 End of Month (or whatever weigh in days you use) Total weight lost:
  • For anyone who is interested (and has a Meijer near them) they have TONS of healthy choices on sale 10/$10 (11th item free) this weekend. Healthy options include: Bags of Salad Mix Raspberries Frozen Veggies Bags of Carrots Cucumbers Greek Yogurt (a couple varieties) Canned Black Beans Diced Canned Tomatos English Muffins…
  • My doctor put me on a gluten free diet for a little over a year to see if it would help some of my digestive problems. I lost 30 lbs while I was on it, mostly because I couldn't eat a lot of the foods that tempted me before (pizza, cookies, donuts, etc) When I stopped eating that way, I gained all of the weight back...but…
  • My local store (Meijer) had 10 for 10 a couple weeks ago for greek yogurt and cartons of raspberries. I stocked up and froze a ton of raspberries to last me through this winter. Not to mention I also got an additional $10 off my next grocery bill with a coupon because I'd spent enough on other produce throughout the month…
  • I've said this on other posts, but is it possible that you're under-estimating what you're eating? When I first tried this site, I gave up really quickly because I was eating in my calorie range and wasn't seeing any results. At the urging of my massage therapist, I gave it another try at the end of July/beginning of…
  • I love Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred! And the best part is: ITS ON YOUTUBE FOR FREE!!!!! With warmup and cooldown it's about half an hour--and it's challenging but there's a lot of ways to modify the exercises until you get to a fitness level where you can do them. I've lost so many inches doing this program :)
  • I keep Ghiardelli Dark Chocolate (usually 72% or 80%) in the cupboard and when I have a chocolate craving I eat 2 squares--about 130 cal. I always leave some extra room in my daily calories for it in case I want it, but if I don't crave it I don't indulge.
  • I was in 8th grade. I had stayed behind in one of my classes and had a hall-pass to make it to my next class. The band teacher at my school was running down the hallway knocking on doors and telling each of the teachers to turn on the classroom TVs. So many of my classmates were picked up by their parents. And I remember…
  • I've been on a few pretty romantic first dates...but honestly my favorite was when my now husband took me to a bookstore on our first date. I'm such a bookworm so it was perfect and inspired so many fantastic conversations during the dinner he treated me to after. And bonus points to him: he proposed to me in that same…
  • I keep track of my grocery bills very carefully and when my husband and I started eating healthy foods I was shocked when I saw the first grocery bill. It was about $50 higher than I was used to!!! BUT (and this is a big BUT) we ended up going much longer between trips to the store because we were portioning everything…
  • This seriously made my day.
  • SW: (Starting weight) 207.7 CW: (Current weight) 195.8 GW: (Goal weight for the month) 190.0 Weigh in Dates: 9/1-197.0 9/8-195.8 9/15 9/22 9/28 End of Month (or whatever weigh in days you use) Total weight lost:
  • I was exactly where you were earlier this summer. I was so upset all the time because I wasn't happy with my health or my body--and I ate to cope--which led to more unhappiness with myself so I was just stuck in this terrible circle. Here's the thing to remember: EVERYONE starts somewhere. Whether you have 5lbs to lose or…
  • I weigh every day but only log once a week to avoid all of these drastic fluctuations in weight. Just as an example, Here's my Friday-Saturday weight shifts: Friday AM 195.7 lbs Friday PM 197.1 lbs Saturday AM 194.0 lbs Saturday PM 196.2 lbs But my average weightloss per week has been a total of 1.7 lbs. Now if I had…
  • That's awesome!!!!! I can't wait until my clothes are too big :)
  • Okay I want to preface this by saying 1) I'm not single and 2) I'm not trying to be rude to people who are and ACTUALLY like it that way. But does it drive anyone else batty when people say "I'm happy being single" or "I'm just taking time to work on me" but then complain like crazy anytime there's a wedding or a party and…
  • I've definitely been that sore before after workouts and I used to take a day or two off to let my body recover. But then a friend of mine at work who is really fit said that sometimes doing a lighter workout the next day can actually help allieviate some of the soreness. So now I either go for a long walk at a moderate…
  • As of last Monday (only because I will do my weekly weigh in tonight) I had been diligently counting calories for 6 weeks and I had lost 10.7 lbs so an average of 1.783 lbs per week. Not too shabby :)
  • I use the recipe creator and just add the water and the fruit and then set the servings to the number of glasses I generally get out of the pitcher. It's not perfect and it's probably overestimating the calories I'm eating, but I'd rather be over estimating than under. Hope that helps.
  • My favorite go-to lunch lately has been veggies and hummus. I also really like salads (mine generally have mixed greens, spinach, carrots, cucumber, 1/4 avacado, grilled chicken, and light balsamic dressing (40 cal for 2tbs). I've also made avacado chicken salad (1 avacado, 2-3 breasts of chicken--cubed or shredded, 1/2…
  • I'm no expert on this--I can only speak from personal experience. For me, the more water I drink, the lower the scale number the following day--that's because I tend to bloat and the water helps flush out any extra sodium in my body. Fasting might help considering you would probably have an empty stomach and intestines at…
  • I plan out everything: meal plans, shopping lists, exercise. Until I started doing that I wasn't very successful, but once I started planning it was much easier to curb the temptation to eat things I was trying to cut out of my new lifestyle. Once I started preparing food at the beginning of the week and taking lunch to…
  • I got married this summer (Age 25) and that's when I moved out. To be honest, I was quite embarassed to have to move home after I graduated from college in 2010, but at the time it was very hard to find a job, and when I did, I barely made above minimum wage and my student loans alone wiped out $600/ month in expenses.…
  • I've had a lot of problems getting into a routine that I can stick to, but I've done really really well over the last month and here's what works for me: PLANNING EVERYTHING :) Seriously it helps so much because once it's all planned, you don't have to think too much about it. I haven't eliminated all pre-packaged food yet…
  • I think the key thing to keep in mind here is that one size 12 woman is not equal to another. I'm 5'8" and even when I was a size 12, XL clothes did not always fit me properly because of where I carry my weight (in my middle). However my mom (who has larger hips and a tush to boot) wears a size 12 and fits in to M shirts…
  • I've been trying to do much of the same things you have been (minus the juicing although I'm intrigued about trying it!!!) Although I try to avoid most sweets, if I'm going to be under on my calories for the day, I eat a couple squares of ghirardelli dark chocolate--the really dark stuff. There's not nearly as much sugar…
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