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  • would sure love to see that!
  • Used 2009 Acura NDX suv - last night (my darned car [2001 acura 3.5RL) has a head gasket issue and it would cost more to fix it than car is worth :(
  • at home: quick and satisfying (for me) = 2 eggs (whatever way I feel like at the time, poached, scrambled, fried) + 1 WHOLE (but cute, small) avocado, sliced, on top of eggs + 1/4 c. salsa. on top of that. If I am REALLY hungry (and craving carbs), I will add a 'slice' of pre-cooked polenta, warmed up in the pan while the…
  • when I first lost my weight (8 years ago, via mfp), my cravings then were very much about chocolate. I 'treated' myself everyone night at bedtime with one small square (1"x1" approx.) of the very best semi-sweet chocolate. I sure made that little square last too! LOL One tiny crumb of a nibble at a time, just letting it…
  • I have had 3 family members have weight-loss surgery. They had not reached 600Lbs .. but all were over 300Lbs minimum... in all 3 cases it was not the first attempt they'd made to lose weight. They all had tried many different ways with greater or lesser success, and over the course of a lot of years. (I myself have not…
  • Speaking as a meat-eater, and a Canadian, we've already had the beyond meat burger at A&W for almost a year now... and just recently the 'beyond meat' sausage patty for their breakfast sandwiches was rolled out. I've not tried the breakfast sandwich one yet, but, the beyond-meat burger was delicious! Now I do love…
  • THIS... I turn 63 this year... and other than back surgery about 23 years ago, and a nasty sneaky development of raging bursitis flaring-up in my left hip this last fall (thank the gods for cortisone shots... I am not used to not being able to 'just walk it off'), I am in surprisingly decent shape/activity level (Now that…
  • Just turned 62 last month. My second time around in mfp. Jan - October 2011 lost 75 lbs went back to work, high stress/desk job... slowly gained it all back :( but... Jan to October 2018 I have relost 60lbs so far... BUT in the last 3 months have developed Bursitis in left hip which has drastically affected my activity…
  • and nanaimo bars with a side of poutine or butter tarts!? (used to be we could brag about Shreddies and Salt & Vinegar chips too but amazon changed that LOL) Oh the joys of being Canuk and not loving smoked salmon or fresh lobster (downright un-canadian of me!)
  • THIS! I hit goal 7 years ago... and thought 'woohoo! no more tracking!' I was so wrong Choosing to not bother track anymore is why I had to re- lose the same weight again this year... (60lbs down, 12 more to go). But THIS time I am pretty sure I can handle maintenance much more effectively by continuing to track. But... in…
  • As other people have mentioned, seeing the Dr for advice for you specifically would be best idea. That being said, Personally I have been dealing with a pain issue the last two months, and as a result, having to take pain meds (over-the counter strength only) every day. (I realize this may not be your situation, I just…
  • I am a perfectionist. This is not a good thing. This ends up resulting in me leaving a project unfinished because it just isn’t turning out the way I want, OR I cannot start it at all until I’ve researched, read, learned, watched it being done, spoken to experts or sometimes even tried to figure out a batter way to do the…
  • I so feel your pain... I do the same thing... even though I am aware I am doing it I cannot seem to stop.
  • Just a note... if it is possibly an indication of low potassium levels, you really should see your dr and get the appropriate blood testing done. As I found out 2 years ago (when on 2 diuretics for hypertension/water retention, which in turn was flushing too much potassium out of my body), if you are too low in potassium…
  • my bra size changed ONLY because of the weight lost around my back and underarms, but my cup size didn't change appreciably, I've always carried alot of weight in those areas though, and have a broad back to begin with, so alot of space to carry fat there and for the fat to be spread across. Luckily, when I lose weight, it…
  • absolutely this (except menopause was a natural occurence). I am now 61, and with age (speaking only for myself) came patience, focus, determination and it is just plain easier for me NOW than it ever was when I was younger. Note, I've been actively trying to get a handle on weight literally all my life, it's only been…
  • I don't diet. That's likely why I love using MFP. It's just a tool I have come to recognize I don't want to do without. I am someone who needs to stay in control of my own personal 'stuff' and that includes the simple fact that i NEED to track because if I am not consciously tracking my food choices, I drift. MFP is not a…
  • I am now guilty of having double standards. I've never found bald or balding men to be unattractive (unless they do comb-overs) BUT I now spend too much time trying to make sure my own hair is carefully brushed into place to try to downplay how much thinner it looks now with all these white roots. (Dont know why I bother…
  • 7 years ago I successfully lost approx 75 lbs and reached my goal. For the first time in my life I felt good.. healthy, normal, active... just a shame it took me reaching 54 to get there! But the success was due to consistently using mfp to track both my calorie intake and my exercise, and never netting below the…
  • Just adding.. hardest lesson I had to learn was that yes, getting fit/healthy does feel selfish...(it did for me) BUT... not if you think of it as something you are not just doing for you, but for your family as well, setting an example, establishing some boundaries (those are good things), as well as ensuring you are…
  • - How much more clothing can be fit into a suitcase! - How much smaller the bags are for clothing purchased at regular size shops. - How amazing it is to take a pair of jeans out of the dryer, convinced they shrunk way too much because they look so small, and I will never get into them, only to 'try' to put them on anyway…
  • You totally can do it... now when I have a roll, or muffin, or whatever baked goody.. I savour it, whereas I used to eat it so fast because I was craving it so much. It's weird the way your cravings and taste buds really can change, although the first stages of kicking the habit is just like kicking any habit... not…
  • Bread (pastas, cakes, muffins) has always been my nemesis. A few years ago I had managed to kick that craving in the head by cutting WAY back on any kind of bread products (although I never removed them completely, and likely never will) and after a few weeks I realized I was no longer craving them. When I did indulge it…
  • In 2011 I first joined MFP and soon decided that '10lb milestone' markers, something permanent, would work best for me..and not food :) Since then (and many life challenges) weight has crept back on so I am now in the process of re-earning my 'markers', and I find them just as rewarding as I did 7 years ago. Milestone…
  • awww... a kind man... now THAT is sexy :) Thank you.
  • I was once told I had a sexy voice... but that was when I had laryngitis for a week and sounded more like a man on the phone. But that was indeed the only time I've been told anything about me was sexy, ever. As a naive 20something year old I always hoped my self-perceived intelligence might be sexy to some, however, the…
  • Just adding 2 cents worth :) I had alot of success here about 7 years ago (back now because I gradually let things slip). At that time I was 55, 5'7". One major thing I learned during that time (and had never believed could possibly be true let alone necessary when I first heard folks talking about it) is i HAD to eat back…
  • will be 62 this year. 7 years ago last month I first joined MFP. lost 75 lbs in approx 10 months. Felt better than I had in my whole life, literally, (and first time in life I reached stage of no longer being obese LOL). In fact I felt so great I went back to work. Ack... high stress job (which I love) combined with having…
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