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  • What a great achievement!!! Congratulations!!
  • @BlessedGmaof4 The "magic formula" is to eat less than you burn, or as they say on here, CICO (calories in calories out). It can take trial and error to figure out your own "sweet spot" but I believe the best starting point is to input your stats into MFP, losing .5 or 1 pound per week. Measure, weigh, and log your food…
  • @AnnPT77 I love the idea of your rowing barge. Our club has two dragon boats; one seats 20 paddlers and the other one seats 24 plus they both have a steersperson and a drummer. Our weather has picked up and we've had some beautiful evenings on the lake lately. Glad that your bike is running better for you! @BCLadybug888…
  • YES!!!!! 🙂
  • Exercising like you did is a total win-win situation because during that 2 hours of swimming you probably weren't snacking nor were you thinking about food! Good job! Our bodies were made to move and when we don't, things don't work as well as they should. Imagine that you own a gas operated car and it sits parked for a…
  • Never plan your meals for the week before checking what's on sale. Buy the groceries that are on sale and then plan your meals based on that. Or better yet, look at grocery shopping differently. Instead of shopping for each meal, shop to re-stock your supplies. For example, if chicken is on sale, stock up on it. If flour…
  • I found this recipe years ago on MFP. I can't remember the person's name so I can't credit him, but I remember that in his profile picture he was wearing a bike helmet. I've made this recipe using chocolate protein powder and froze it in serving size pieces to eat for breakfast with berries.
  • AnnPT77 What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening!! Gorgeous view 🙂
  • Having "activity appointments" works well for me too. I retired shortly before the pandemic started. At the time most stores had to close and we were advised to have a social "bubble" of only a handful of people. A group of us who dragon boat paddled together started getting together to walk three times a week. After our…
  • Finding a doctor that you connect with is no easy feat! Believe me when I say that I truly am sorry that yours is retiring. My doctor (who I rarely saw, but liked immensely) recently moved to a larger city so I know a little of what you're feeling 🙁
  • Well the dragon boat padddling clinic was great. We paddled two hours in the morning and then the same again after lunch. The coach had been taking video of us in the morning and we watched that while eating lunch as she reviewed our individual techniques. It's funny the bad habits that you pick up over time. But not…
  • @AnnPT77 Axe throwing? Seriously? That's so awesome! And speaks well of your upper body strength from rowing :) @BCLadybug888 have fun with the grandkids today :) I have an all-day dragon boat clinic today with a coach coming from out of town to train us (out of town = expert LOL). My lunch is packed. My gear is packed.…
  • It's been quiet for a couple of days on here! I hope that everyone has just been busy doing fun things. I paddle with a dragonboat club twice a week and even though our weather has been very unsettled this week, the sun broke through and the rain stopped long enough for us to have a wonderful paddle on both evenings. I…
  • Belated Happy Canada Day! I walked in the morning with friends and then we watched the opening ceremonies in the park. In the afternoon I took the dogs for a short hike and realized five minutes into it that I had forgotten to put on bug spray and the spray was at home. So yes, I was a fresh treat for all the mosquitoes in…
  • @AnnPT77 I was talking about the kids being in grade 6 and 7 in school i.e. 11 and 12 year olds. Sorry for the confusion! A handful of teachers use it as their classes' end-of-school-year outing. Our boathouse is in a public park so they come to the park, do some scavenger hunt type stuff on the trails, picnic, and go out…
  • Like @AnnPT77 , I've been spending quite a bit of time on the water lately. But my vessel of choice is a dragon boat. We had two grade 6 and grade 7 classes from one of the local schools at the boathouse today. Our boathouse is in a park so the teachers do activities with some of the students while we take others out in…
  • That's exactly what I'm talking about 🙂. Exercise doesn't have to involve a class, or a gym pass, or expensive equipment. Just find something that you enjoy doing that involves movement. For me, I only exercise indoors when I have to i.e today is a strength day and my weights and bench are inside, or if we have a spell of…
  • There's a crazy paradox about exercise: the more you move, the more energy you have. Isn't that amazing? And it doesn't have to involve jumping up and down in a fitness class, or peddling to loud music in a spin class (though I loved my spin classes before the studio closed!). Exercise might just be a short walk, or a…
  • My husband once had a job where he regularly ruined his jeans, usually with spilled battery acid. So he started buying his work jeans at the thrift store. He had his "good" jeans for non-work occasions, but a $10 pair of respectable looking thrift store jeans were perfect for his job. Maybe your husband would be more…
  • @AnnPT77 thanks for the beautiful picture. I'd love to try rowing. Maybe one day when I'm on holiday somewhere that has a rowing club I can trade my paddles for oars. 🙂 Meal Plans: I find that for me, most meal plans have foods that require too much cooking or are wasteful. For example "Day 2 breakfast: half an avacado".…
  • I reached my goal weight in 2016 but I still log in just about every day (there have been some camping trips where we had no cell service). For me, these MFP forums are what keep me going. I know that I can't do it on my own and every time I get cocky and think that I can, I gain weight. In fact, I am battling a few pounds…
  • Re Vitamin D, I just read a couple of articles on vitamin D deficiency in people living in northern climates. One was published by Harvard and the other by Tufts. They both determined that people living north of the 37th parrallel don't receive enough Vitamin D from the sun's rays and must therefore make up for it in their…
  • When you travel, Google the area you're in for dragon boat clubs. I believe that most clubs will offer a "drop-in" fee and set you up with a paddle and life jacket, and put you in a boat that's an appropriate skill level. A first time paddle with us is free at my club :) I think the main reason I enjoy the dragon boat is…
  • Sounds like a fabulous trip! I went to Uganda on a humanitarian trip about 10 years ago. We worked hard and then treated ourselves with a few days at a lodge in a national park before we came home. The food was amazing and we were able to tour around the park and see the animals. They say that when you've been to Africa…
  • One of my many loves is paddling a dragon boat. We usually start the season in early May and paddle till late October. Our weather has been really unsettled this month with lots wind, rain, hail, lightening, etc and so last night was the first time I've been out in the boat this season. It felt wonderful!! And we were…
  • Would tracking your food and averaging it out over the week be of any help to you? That way you can eat above your calorie goal on some days, providing you eat below on other days. Choose "Nutrition" from your diary page (that's the little "pie" in the top right corner). Then click on "Calories". You can set it for daily…
  • I'm not a lover of pasta so my go-to at BP is a small veggie pizza. Congrats on making it work for you! I'm sitting at Whitespot right now 😆
  • Pre-Logging: I usually log my day as I'm drinking my first cup of coffee. I have the same breakfast most mornings (plain Greek yoghurt and berries), and lunch is usually a salad, homemade soup, or leftovers. So it's just a matter of deciding what's for dinner. I tend to grocery shop to re-stock my freezer and pantry with…
  • It is an interesting journey as we get older... C25K is more or less designed for you to run three times a week, or every other day. But at my age I have found that I actually need two days recovery in between running, and not just one. I also find that I can't cross country ski every day because, of all things, it bothers…
  • I walk with friends three times a week, plus I walk or hike with my dogs every day. Every spring I re-start C25K so I do a bit of running too (emphasis on bit!). On the days when I run, walk the dogs, and walk with friends I end up with about 20,000 steps. On days I do yoga or strength training and walk the dogs I only end…
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