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  • Obviously there will be very individual differences, just was looking for the general recommendation breakdowns like provided above. That said, for me, as a woman, a difference of 250 calories can be HUGE in terms of managing my hunger. That said, ya, unless I'm very close to goal I'd hope to be losing closer to 1 pound…
  • @Lietchi thanks, that covers what I was looking for - I've seen it a ton, but couldn't seem to find it!
  • It's a rare treat for me to get sushi, so I just try to find an entry that seems similar and use that. If I was going weekly, then I might feel the need to get more particular, but I get to go out for sushi a couple/few times a year, so not like it's going to ruin my diet LOL.
  • Long week with lots of new and uncommon activity. Burned a ton of calories, but my body is sore and reacting to all the activity - I had a couple major muscle groups VERY sore for 2 days, feeling better today, but I know I'm still recovering for a bit - generally adding new activity takes about 3 weeks for my body to adapt…
  • I keep mine private, mostly because I'm not looking for feedback from anyone else, it's for my information.
  • Can't say I'm looking for accountabilty, but I was in a somewhat similar situation - very active jobs and lifestyle, pretty much ate what I wanted, if a few pounds were creeping on, just cut back on the junk. Then I got the dreaded desk job - and it's been a struggle ever since since my hunger never seems to adapt. A few…
  • I'm struggling to figure this out with new jobs that are a lot more active - some days are just a lot of steps, some are fairly physically demanding, others are just a day at the desk. Weekend gig (new) is very physically active. I bought a FitBit Inspire2 to help me determine if I'm remotely in the ball park or not. A few…
  • I'm only slightly taller than you (just under 5'7") - while 145 on my frame (and where my weight goes) is still a bit much, I don't look or feel overweight at that by any stretch - just not where I want to be. With my current muscle not sure where exactly I'll end up, but into my mid 30's (last time around my goal weight)…
  • So far loving this thing, going to try chicken breasts tonight. Have done shrimp, homemade potato wedges/fries, watermelon radishes, and sweet potato. Will check out the recipes soon since the basics are proving to be pretty easy and turning out great! Are there any ACCESSORIES people suggest? So far I'm just using the…
  • Yes it is, I can tell you the track, corner, and year, I'd have to look back to figure out which round, and not sure I could pinpoint which race that weekend it was lol.
  • Been dealing with this for about 6 months now - went to donate plasma one day and couldn't because my bp was too high - asked the numbers and was shocked! Scared me a bit, as I had no clue. Most of mine is caused by stress, which I have had good reasons to be crazy stressed the past 3 years, but it was still a wake up…
  • Interestingly enough, now that it's almost 2 months since I posted here, I have successfully been living on 6-6.5 hours of "sleep" each night. I try to be getting into bed at the 7 hour mark, leaving some time to relax, and then able to be lights out going to sleep no later than the 6 hour mark. Other than a couple nights…
  • I can't relate to your particular situation (no kids) but have my own time challenges (working 2-3 jobs, one of which is full time+, commuting, boyfriend/dating, my sport, keeping the house and yard all by myself and finances not allowing for just hiring some help, pets....). A few things I've had to do lately to keep my…
  • I have a wide variety of bands and use them regularly. Primarily, I use them for twisting/rotating moves to offer extra resistance, and for some specific old injury strengthening/maintenance. Also will add them to some balance work I do for extra difficulty. One trainer who put together a workout plan for me really focused…
  • Well, in my sport, that exact muscle group is actually one of the main ones that physically holds me back - so as a female, doing what I do, there is a big focus in my lifting routine on a variety of bench and core/twist exercises. Not that those are all I do by any means (I actually have a 5 day split if I'm doing it all,…
  • Figure out when your store(s) pull the almost-out-of-date items and put them in the sale area (especially for meat in my experience) and shop on that day and get those deep discounts before other people grab them. Check out the discount stores - not sure where you are, but around by me that would be Lidl and Aldi - I…
  • Over the years, BESIDES tracking, these are the things that have helped the most, and led to the most success I've had at various times in order of most to least effective: 1. Eating low(er) carb (below 100g net carbs/day) and higher protein/fats - this was effective more than anything else below due to the simple fact…
  • Daily with a trend app
  • My "app" is a printed out spreadsheet I keep on a clipboard and write in my entries for my preset exercises (weight & reps are what I track). Pulling out my phone every time would be a PITA to me, much prefer my old school method lol.
  • What are you doing the rest of the time? ie desk job, watching TV, etc or do you also have an active job? For me, when I was doing two workouts a day heavy exercise would have been plenty, sometimes even too much as the rest of the time I was pretty inactive (very sedentary desk job). Currently, with my new job and part…
  • I've had to cut back on my sleep, so therefore I've also had to get very strict about my bedtime routine. Several things I have done:* I have my phone auto turn on the comfort shield * Fairly consistent bed time and get up times * No caffeine drinks at least 6 hours before bed * Minimum of 30 minutes before sleep time I…
  • I've only had it a few days (so can't speak to longevity) but thus far am liking the FitBit Inspire 2. I've tried a cheaper step tracker in the past, which didn't last long and was a bit glitchy. I don't need/want a smart watch or a ton of features, but wanted something that would be fairly accurate and get me what I…
  • 5'7", 43 years old Starting Weight 1/3/22: 155.8 GW: ~128-132ish 2/23/22: 150 3/30/22: 147 April goals: adjust my schedule and workouts to the new job, get my "routine/schedule" down, and focus on learning the new job...keep up with my "Win the Day" critical task lists. ~~~~~ 4/6/22: 149.4 4/13/22: 148.4 Got my FitBit…
  • Yes! Seems good so far - will be a LOT more active than my last job, so double bonus there. I've got a lot to learn, but none of it is going "over my head" so I'm not too worried about gaining a grasp on things - it's all new, but I feel like I'm understanding it well as it comes in. Felt like I needed to invest in a step…
  • 5'7", 43 years old Starting Weight 1/3/22: 155.8 GW: ~128-132ish 2/23/22: 150 3/30/22: 147 I started the new job this week after a weekend at the track, so my weight has been all over, even spiked one day, then today was down over 2 pounds from that - so there's going to be some adaption here. New job is a lot more active…
  • Depends on how much you eat. I've had meals at a restaurant where I'm not even through the appetizer and have blown my deficit for the week, and that's not even getting into the meal itself! Add in drinks and anything else that day and yes, you can gain weight with a 1 day binge even if you're in a deficit all the rest of…
  • I'll offer an alternative perspective - no, Andy's style isn't for everyone, but I find his authentic approach (yes, even when it offends me) refreshing. I don't follow his most recent podcast (RealAF) very closely as it's a lot more cultural/political which isn't what I'm seeking, but I listened to the MFCEO from start to…
  • Love that you're facing those challenges head on and aren't letting them define you or push you into the "easy/lazy" way of handling them (which in the end always seems to make things worse, but we humans are prone to avoiding the present pain more than the long term results). I'm a number of years behind you, but have a…
  • IMO, the "is it a good thing" really boils down to the conversation and what that person is asking/talking about. Solicited vs unsolicited conversations/questions. I'm not going to blow smoke up your you-know-what, but I'm not going to provide unsolicited criticism, either. For example, my mother has always been rather…
  • I really need to be able to select 2 options as my BEST weight loss came when I was strictly counting macros PLUS calories (calories before macros). Generally I do pretty well on calories alone, but I have done BEST with a combination of the two. Unfortunately it ended up being a pretty expensive and time intensive way of…
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