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  • Ugh, because I gained some weight over the last year and a half of cancer treatment, following a massive weight loss. (I had lost 60% of my total body weight from my highest weight). My "skinniest" clothes are now too tight and I'm TIRED of giving them to my teenager. I'm also tired of being reminded how good I once looked…
  • Actually did some tri training this weekend. Got in a couple of swims. One of them was a mile. Practiced the bike route for the tri (that is less than 2 weeks away) with my trainer. Made it up the hill from hell. I'll finish the race.
  • Hi there, I'm a fellow survivor, but mine was Breast Cancer. I WAS 240 lbs down at my lowest, about 235 ish down when I was diagnosed at age 42. I'm cancer-free now after surgeries and radiation but the anti-estrogen drugs and accompanying depression have done a bit of a whammy on my energy levels, self-esteem,…
  • I tried the Real Good poppers. They were real "meh."
  • First post-cancer tri in a little over 6 weeks. I just want to finish and show my girls that Mama doesn't give up, ever. Of course I'd like to not come in last but even if I do, finishing is a big deal to me after the last year off.
  • Yep. I've had them, and yep, I love them. My favorites are coconut and tangerine, followed by cinnamon. The chocolate was "meh." They work with my macros. I really have trouble believing they're only 38 calories and no carbs by taste, but hey...I'll log it that way!
  • Biked the route for my upcoming triathlon yesterday. Didn't die. First time on a bike in 2 years. Wanted to quit halfway through. Didn't.
  • PR in my most recent 5K. I was originally scheduled for my first half marathon but medical issues and lack of energy made me realize that wasn't a priority. Quite honestly I was considering blowing the whole thing off the day before. Instead I braved the freezing cold, the drizzle, the medical stuff, and the early morning…
  • A lifetime of bad decisions. Consistently eating WAY too much of the wrong (read: high calorie, low nutritional value) foods and not moving enough. I was super morbidly obese. Make that super DUPER morbidly obese. I also ate my feelings. Something to celebrate? Food and booze! Sad? Lonely? Depressed? Angry? Meh? Food…
  • I just checked, the brand is Cupid and it's the extra firm kind.
  • I think it's my tiny human, who is now 3 and a half. It wasn't the fact that I was at one point staring 400 lbs in the face. It wasn't the fact that everything hurt, all the time. It wasn't being at the deepest end of the fat lady stores, it was Little Bit. She was hitting her milestones early and copying everything I did.…
  • I'm layered up like an onion, I swear. I use one of those longline panties that go up to your armpits (ok not quite, but under the boobs) and a torsolette that goes down tho the gut so that my formerly size 30/32 or 30W size bod can squeeze happily into my size 8 or (vanity) sized 6 stuff without a muffin top. Spanx just…
  • I understand, and yes, I am 100% having the same problem. I know a lot of people say that medication does not affect weight...but my oncologist will beg to differ, as one of the potential side effects of one of my medications is indeed weight gain and I definitely gained over the past year with thorough logging and a…
  • It's pretty dead, as you can tell. Does SA not MFP anymore?
  • First of all I'm relieved that you don't literally mean that. You didn't hit 300 overnight, you won't lose the extra weight overnight either. Small steps do add up. I'd suggest seeing your doctor and a nutritionist to find a plan that will work best for you. Accurately weighing and logging everything will make a huge…
  • Wow, that is a lot of stress. Does he have family that can help you out? Will you have a support network in place? Is there any postponing the move until it will be easier for you? If not, do your best. Breathe. Reach out. And good luck.
  • I'm willing to bet that the other people have their own insecurities that they are dealing with. They are altogether not likely to be noticing you at all. Focus on your happiness, making positive memories with your family. I am also one of those people that was nearly 400 lbs and am a good 215 below where I once was. I…
  • Move on. I didn't cheat this weekend, but I definitely ate more than I have been accustomed to, without the exercise that can sometimes help me balance out those bad says. Log it, learn from it, and do better in the future, honestly. There's no use in trying to erase a bad day, but you can make better choices from that…
  • Oh man I want to make them feel as awkward and crappy as they made me feel. At one point a former neighbor poked me in the belly and asked if there was another little one on the way. My (honest) response was that no, I wasn't pregnant, I was just putting on weight due to the fact that I wasn't able to exercise as much as I…
  • Yeah, not a fan of the whey either. I'd never heard of the pressed dry stuff before this thread and it sounds right up my alley. Yay!
  • 1- My kids. The 3 year old is FAST and imitates everything I do. I need to be healthy to be around for her as long as possible. It's bad enough that my age may make people think I'm her grandmother. The 15 year old? I'm not gonna lie, I hate when she steals my clothes, but I LOVE that we can wear the same size on a lot of…
  • My guess is it's pool-related. I used to swim 3-5 miles a week and along with any anti-chlorine measures for my suit and hair after a swim, I always made sure to wet down my hair, suit, and body before getting in the pool, then shower after. I am being a bit of a hypocrite but I'd also recommend a good, unscented…
  • My advice would be not to let a doctor push you into a life-altering surgery if you do not want it. Aside from the potential risks involved (death being a big one), any weight loss plan, including surgery, will require you to make lifelong changes in order to be successful. It requires continuous commitment to an eating…
  • My first post-cancer 5K, followed by a second 5K three days later. Shaving 7 minutes off the time between the two (in fairness, each time I purposely slowed the pace for family members or friends).
  • It was pretty much a fail for me. If low-carb is the goal, the 90 second mug bread is better. Fathead dough is better. Pretty much everything is better.
  • This may not be helpful but you are in the normal range of the BMI chart. I realize that it is not the answer you are seeking. It's great that you are going through therapy. I hope you are able to love yourself.
  • cheese, peanut butter, nuts, spinach, and chocolate.
  • It's been forever since I've had one of these. My (admittedly lame) NSV is that my family and I took a mini-vacation this weekend and I stayed on plan and within calories all weekend. There has been a lot of drama since our return and I'm not eating my feelings, so make that 2 V's.
  • I needed to remind myself of this since I'm having a tough time. My daughter. She's 3 and copies everything I do. I have to be there for her, leading by example, and I have to keep up with her. My husband. He's had enough loss in his life in the last 2 years. That stupid cancer stuff I just beat. We don't need to go…
  • Yes. I have 100% felt the same way. My high weight was 387.2. I'm maintaining in the 160's now, 5 years later following many ups and downs, a pregnancy, multiple surgeries, cancer, and a medication that is causing weight gain. You CAN do it. It's not always going to be easy, but it will be worth it. You have kids to be…
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