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  • As others have stated you are probably getting a negative calorie adjustment from the FitBit. When the FitBit syncs to MFP it estimates the total calories you will burn during the day based on your activity so far (call it your FitBit TDEE). MFP estimates your TDEE based on your activity setting and any exercise you have…
  • Don't set yourself an aggressive goal like losing 60lb in 4 months. Instead work on making habit changes that will help you the rest of your life. Set yourself some simple goals - exercise at least 30 minutes each day and eat under your calorie goal. If you do those two things you will be healthier and lose weight before…
  • Let me start by saying I'm not a clean eater.... If the caloric deficit is the same they will lose approximately the same amount. The difference might be in how well they feel or how well they are able to maintain the program. For example I know that if I eat too many carbs and not enough protein I will be hungry, even if…
  • I generally don't eat my exercise calories back. If I'm really hungry I will eat some of them. My doctor recommended MFP and when I asked her about eating exercise calories back, she told me not to. That said, I do monitor my total calorie expenditure (TDEE) and what I'm eating to make sure my deficit isn't too low. I…
  • Can it be done? Yes. Is it going to be easy? No. When I started MFP I consistently lost 10+ lbs every month. Of course I had a lot to lose. I got down 115 lbs, and then put some of it back on. I recommitted myself in March and I've lost 23 of those relapse pounds in 55 days. I'm 5'5" 48 and 206, so it is possible. However…
  • Congrats on doing so well. You can break your workouts into pieces or do them all at once. It is all good as long as you are moving and burning calories. If you are happy with your current calorie goal and weight loss, there isn't any reason to change anything.
  • I started this week. Did W1 D1 on the 11th. I think the fear of starting was worse than the actual workout.
    in w1d1 Comment by scubasuenc May 2015
  • You can't convince someone they need to change their eating, they need to decide to do it themselves. Over time she might get fed up with how restrictive her diet is, and then be open to change. Or she might find that she is tired, etc. and realize that she would feel better if she ate more. But bottom line, she is going…
  • I am 98 lbs down and counting.... The best advice I have is to find out what works for you and stick to it. Start slowly on exercise and work your way up. Don't cut calories drastically. Make small changes to your lifestyle you can live with. I have two simple guidelines each morning - exercise 30 minutes, stay under my…
  • At 120 lbs lost I have lose skin. Do I like it? No, but it beats being over 300 lbs. I am still self conscious about wearing short sleeves, and shorts skirts will never be my cup of tea. Then again, I'm not sure I'd be wearing short skirts even if my skin was perfect. The biggest help has been my BF. He insists that he…
  • KnitOrMiss - stick with the plank challenge even if you are doing small increments. I did one last Feb and was amazed. I was not able to keep up with the official challenge times, but I did steadily improve. I didn't do any planks for quite a while, and my personal trainer suggested I start doing planks again, I was amazed…
  • There is no single answer on how many carbs you should eat. Everyone's diabetes is different and reacts differently to different foods. I have one from being insulin dependent to medicine free. I eat between 90g and 125g of carb per day. I try not to have more than 50 carbs at any single time and most meals are obviously…
  • I'm going to celebrate my belated birthday with my boyfriend and mother this weekend. We are going out to dinner to one of my favorite restaurants. I've given myself permission to enjoy my meal even if it puts me over my calories for the day. We will be together for the weekend, so I'm not sure what else we will do. I"m…
  • I found four 3 to 4 week old kittens over the weekend so I was bottle feeding them until I could find someone to foster them. They have kept me busy. So not much exercise. On the plus side, not much time to eat either..... I think I finally have a home for them. The scale finally fell below were I was the Friday before…
  • 48 years old and 110+ lbs loss. Yes, I have some lose skin. I don't like it, but I prefer it to the fat person I used to be. Everything I've read says age and genetics are the primary factors. Also it can take several years for the lose skin to firm up. Exercises won't make the skin tighten up as they work muscle. My plan…
  • One of my biggest hobbies is SCUBA diving. But I haven't had time to do it much this year. I also like to read, and do arts and crafts like cross stitch or making Christmas ornaments. I've been so busy lately between work, school, dating, and exercising I haven't had as much time for any of my hobbies.
  • Another NSV today. Had my body fat measured with calipers. I'm at 26%. Healthy range for my age is 18-26%. I don't think I've ever been in the healthy range.
  • I totally agree with # 1. I have intentionally tried not to set date goals. Where I have gotten in trouble is when I'm close to a big goal and think "I'll be there in 3 weeks". Then I get disappointed when I'm not. I really believe in focusing on building the healthy habits that will lead to weight loss. #4 is another…
  • I had an NSV yesterday. I bought my first Ladies size L shirt in I don't know how many years.... This time last year I could not always fit into a Women's 3X. It made me realize how far I have come in a year.
  • The fear of failing to lose weight and/or put it on again prevented me from even making an attempt for years. My weight has gone up and down my adult life. I had WLS in 1997, lost about 80lbs and then slowly put it back on again. I had periods when I'd lose some, but inevitably the weight came back. I honestly didn't have…
  • Like you I started with 150 lbs per lose, and it was too large a number to focus on the whole thing. I set my self smaller goals. My first goal was to get under 300 lbs, which was a modest 10 lb loss. Then I had 25lb goals along the way. Then under 200 lbs. I've got another 10lbs or so until my next 25lb goal. Then I will…
  • When I started on MFP I did not eat back any of my exercise calories per the doctor's recommendation. The weight came off quickly and MFP kept dropping my daily calorie goal. By the time I got down to about 1200 calories I found my body could not recover from my workouts and I was tired a lot. I wasn't necessarily hungry,…
  • Not only would I say don't wait, but I'd also say don't give up. One of the problems I've had in the past was that I was either on or off a diet. When I was on a diet I lost weight and when I was off a diet I put weight on. There was never any stable time when I maintained. One of the things I'm having to learn here on MFP…
  • Not only does it depend on what you eat, but it also depends on what you have done before you eat and what you are doing afterwards as well as many other factors. For example I have pretty much the same salad every day for lunch. Although I don't weigh out the individual ingredients at the salad bar, there isn't a lot of…
  • I target 40% of my calories from protein. That works out to 170g per day which is about .87g/lb of body mass. That is on the high side. I have trouble reaching that number even with supplements but it helps keep me focused on protein and keeps me away from carbs. I have consistently lost weight and lowered my BF% using…
  • Is your pacer pedometer automatically syncing with MFP? I have a FitBit that syncs with MFP and by default negative calorie adjustments are enabled. Here is what can happen. Even though MFP is giving me a net calorie goal figure behind the scenes it estimates how many calories I burn in a day, for example 1900. My FitBit…
  • When I go on vacation I make the conscious decision to try to eat at maintenance for the duration. That gives me permission to indulge a little but keep it under control and not put any weight on. Generally I've been successful doing that over the last year, I might put on some water weight from the extra sodium, but it is…
  • I try to eat high protein, low carb when I'm sick. Also I know it is temporary, so as long as they aren't dangerously high, I don't worry about them too much.
  • My exercise program includes both cario and strength training. When I was still taking medication I was prone to hypoglycemic episodes mostly on the days I did strength training. This might have been due to the strength training or the fact that my exercise session was longer, about 45 minutes of weights and 45 minutes of…
  • Welcome back!!! You have a great opportunity to establish new habits and healthier routines in your new location.
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