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  • For a long time, I used to think I had to get in shape to start going to the gym. So, I just never went. Now, I've learned that it's kind of like ripping off a band-aid. When I join a new gym, I always feel uncomfortable for the first few times I go. But the thing is, I KNOW that I'm going to feel uncomfortable, and I also…
  • This is interesting to know. I'm always suspicious when people post their HRM daily calorie burns on here--they always seem insanely high! Now I understand why.
  • I have no idea what any of my friends or family weigh, or how much weigh they do or don't lose. It sounds like this kind of talk is making you feel bad, so I'd just stop discussing weight loss with others, or at least so specifically.
  • Pinterest. Seriously, it's almost hard to find recipes on there that are NOT for the slow cooker, there are so many. :)
  • I use the MPH estimate that MFP provides for various walking paces. I know it is almost exactly a mile from my home to campus, so that helps me calculate the time it takes me. Although I usually underestimate my pace, again, to give myself a little more wiggle room on calories.
  • I'm a grad student and usually walk about 4 miles a day on average. I actually enter my activity level as sedentary because 1) I'm sitting down working or in class the rest of the day and 2) the extra calories I burn walking give me a little more room for error in my daily calories (I'm often in situations in which I have…
  • Personally I find it problematic that someone takes advantage people's Christian beliefs to sell a diet book. It doesn't really jive with my understanding of the religion/what Jesus would be cool with. Religious fast for spiritual purposes? Sure. But you don't need a catchy brand name to do that. Weight loss? You can just…
  • I'm also hoping to start trying new kinds of meat! I'm into this thread. :) Definitely practice roasting a whole chicken--its actually much easier and quicker than you'd think, and makes for wonderful leftovers (plus you can save the bones for stock!). Seriously, it's easy enough to do weekly. I stock up on quality whole…
  • Well, hopefully more farms will be able to do this! (I think I'm from the same part of the country as you, by the way). Remember that the US meat industry is an increasingly smaller portion of the world's meat production, though, as industrializing countries adopt an increasingly meat-based, western-style diet. Just…
  • Oh, well I agree with a lot of these, such as just not liking meat (also: way jealous of your chickens!). I'd point out, though, that many of us try to find ethically raised meat as well (I buy whole chickens from the same farmer I get my eggs from). If you find killing animals no matter what unethical, of course, that's…
  • Well, I think part of the point is that meat that is raised more sustainably/ethically tends to be a lot more expensive. So if you eat less meat, you can afford to buy stuff that is better environmentally.
  • This is a really stupid term that makes me want to KILL SOMETHING, but it is a concept that I whole-heartedly agree with. Reducing meat intake saves money and is more environmentally sustainable than eating large amounts of meat. Personally, I feel like if you're not going to go full-fledged vegan, what's the point of…
  • Well, the good news is that theoretically if you're eating LESS food than you were before, what you buy should last you much longer! Not eating out also saves a ton. To save money on food, I've found one of the best things to do is to not get too hung up on following recipes exactly. When I go to the produce section, I buy…
  • I also always eat the yolks. I mean, eggs are pretty darn low calorie to begin with--I've never understood the point of trying to reduce the calories (and nutrition) even more?
  • I think an important step--in terms of feeding both kids and yourself--is to stop using labels of "good" and "bad" food. Nothing you listed is "bad" enough to need to be banned from the household, nor do what you consider "good" foods (like chicken and lettuce) need to be reserved for adults only. Adults CAN eat gummi…
  • Ugh, why did I reply to a zombie thread?! I can't figure out how they end up back on the main page years later. Sorry guys, didn't check the date. :) Oops.
  • Your friend is probably being pushy because it is virtually impossible to make money (or even break even) in a multi-level marketing scheme like Shakeology. If you care about your friend, please don't enable her involvement in this "business" by supporting it financially. Shakeology, like other multi-level marketing…
  • Nothing says safe, legitimate clinic like spamming unrelated websites...
  • This is how I feel if I net 1200 calories per day--even if I'm actually eating a lot more due to eating back exercise calories. I don't feel "hungry" per se but I do feel weak, lethargic, brain-fogged, and grumpy--not matter what I eat. For me, it is a sign that I need more calories to function. You might want to readjust…
  • Wait, this is a thing people (other than competitive athletes before weigh-in) are doing now? Sounds like a way to get dehydrated (which will have a NEGATIVE effect on your skin, if anything) and make exercise super miserable. Miserable exercise is pretty hard to stick with in the long term, in my experience.
  • I think it's a good practice, no matter what culture you're in, to avoid making comments on other people's bodies, either positive or negative. If someone says I look thin, or compliments my eyes, I'm like, well, OK, that's mostly genetics and something I don't have much control over. A compliment about something I DO…
  • I like to cuddle for a few minutes. Then I am like GET OUTTA MY WAY, YO.
  • I think perceptions of a "healthy weight" depend more on one's region and social surroundings than just the U.S. in general. I live in an urban area that often ranks as one of the "fittest" cities in the country, and hang out with a reasonably affluent (relatively speaking) crowd that is somewhat (but not insanely)…
  • Are you referring mostly to the MFP activity level setting? If so, it sounds like you're getting hung up on the word "sedentary." I consider myself pretty active, but for accuracy (and because I do work a desk job), I put myself on the "sedentary" setting and log most of my activity--walking more than 10 minutes, commuting…
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