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  • I'm on phentermine now. I'm using it to help build that mindfulness around eating and exercise that I've lost over the years, like some of you here. Along with actively going to therapy to work on what causes my binges, I'm really hoping to use this month to get into a better spot than I've been previously. I must say,…
  • I stopped weighing myself after I moved and my tiny bathroom didn't have space to keep a scale without tripping over it every day. It's been much more freeing to go by how my clothes feel and weigh maybe once a month (if that). I'm also just maintaining right now, so the number means little to me at the moment.
  • I've planned lunches and dinners through Monday: Turkey burgers with grilled summer vegetables Pulled pork sandwiches with brussel spout and apple coleslaw and baked sweet potatoes (tailgating meal) Chicken thighs with kale caesar salad Proscuitto-wrapped peaches with kale Slow cooker steak with spinach and panchetta salad…
  • Time. I work full-time and go to school full-time. It's my last semester of grad school, so I'm trying to balance cooking and exercising with writing a full strategic plan for a company in 12 weeks for my first graduate degree and finishing my thesis for my second graduate degree.
  • I'm 5'4 and weigh anywhere from 220-230. I currently have pants ranging from size 16-24 that all fit and shirts from M-XXL. I do have wise hips and a larger butt that throws off my pants/skirt size. Even at 150 pounds I was still wearing size 12/14 on average.
  • The only thing I limit is most fried foods, but that's just because I get terrible stomach pains after eating those (especially fried chicken). Otherwise anything is game as long as it fits.
  • On the counter: Keurig + french press Toaster Foreman grill Under the counter: Large blender Knock-off Magic Bullet Crock pot Coffee grinder The only other things I really want are a digital scale and an immersion blender (would make blending soups soon much easier).
  • I log "cheat days" to an extent. For example, for my boyfriend's birthday yesterday we went to Village Inn and also had a dinner made by his mom. I logged the pancakes, but I didn't bother trying to log homemade lasagna and German chocolate cake that I didn't make. When situations like that come up, it's easier on me…
  • I make my own cold brew and add some vanilla almond milk to it.
  • Two cans of tuna and a couple protein bars. I've had my lunch break rained out too many times this summer to chance being without food. It's almost guaranteed to rain on the days where I forget my lunch or just don't pack one.
  • For me, it was a lack of accountability and life changes. When I lost weight I was in college and extremely active. Then I found myself with a full-time desk job on top of full-time grad school. Even taking out a complete loss of all thyroid function during this time, I was still eating too much and barely moving.
  • I second maternity jeans. Everyone makes fun of me for wearing them, but it's the only style that doesn't gap on me. I wear the kind without the giant belly band, just the small elastic waist.
  • I see it first in my face, feet, and hands. When I lost 50 pounds a few years ago the only place that didn't see any reduction was my butt, which irritated me a lot. It's massive, and I always have trouble finding pants that fit. I saw very little reduction in my thighs as well, but I also gained a lot of muscle there.
  • Iron, on doctors orders B12 when I'm having a sluggish day Vitamin D
  • Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and went through RAI four years ago. When I swung around to the hypo side of everything, I gained 70-80 pounds since then by not watching my food intake and not being as active as I could have been. I have been with MFP since December to help with maintenance while I finish…
  • 2 eggs scrambled with toast topped with avocado and sriracha
  • I've run the gamut from hyperthyroidism (which was initially diagnosed as anemia) all the way to no thyroid function at all. You really do need a complete panel to diagnose any thyroid issues. My initial TSH was the signal to go down this road further, but nothing was definitive until I found a doctor willing to run a full…
  • Breakfast - Scrambled eggs with mix-ins, green smoothie with protein powder, or whole wheat waffles with nut butter and fruit Morning snack - Greek yogurt, apple, or latte Lunch - Usually leftovers from the previous night, but if I'm in a bind I'll make a salad from a restaurant near my work or grab a microwavable meal…
  • My go-to smoothie: 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp nut butter, 1 banana, handful or two of spinach, 1/2 cup blueberries, and some protein powder. It always keeps much full through the morning.
  • Between $40-$90 for two people. Some weeks are just produce and some meat to restock supplies, and other weeks I run out of everything at the same time. We try to eat organic for the dirty dozen list and for meat.
  • I love scrambled eggs mixed with veggies and meat. Last week I was using swiss chard, sundried tomatoes, and shredded chicken.
  • I lost 50 pounds a few years ago with help from an overactive thyroid. I went through radioactive iodine treatment to kill off my thyroid, but I never fixed my eating and exercise habits and gained all of it back, plus some. I'm going through a much smaller setback now, where I've gained back the whole four pounds I've…
  • Shakshuka: diced tomatoes, spices, chickpeas, swiss chard, and poached eggs...all cooked together in the oven.
  • Most days, green tea. 3pm is my bored at work time, so I try to really gauge if it's hunger or boredom. If it is really hunger, a handful of cherries or blueberries works for me.
  • I'm 5'4 and aiming for a goal of 150-160 lbs (current 225). I've been down to 150 and thought I looked really good and just needed some toning.
  • Two kashi whole wheat waffles with almond butter, blueberries, and honey, along with 1 cup of cold brewed coffee blended with ice, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. Normally I go for two eggs scrambled with either half an avocado and sriracha or swiss chard, sundried tomatoes, and…
  • I usually eat plain with some local honey, almonds and blueberries, but if the individuals are on sale I'll go for lemon flavored. I also love the Chobani key lime with graham crackers and white chocolate bits as a dessert.
  • An easy way to get a little more exercise in is to park as far away as you comfortably can from where your classes are and walk. Carrying books is like using weights when walking. I do this to help up my steps and get me moving a little bit more, especially when I know I'll be sitting in a four-hour class.
  • I run 3-4 times a week. The distance depends on how long I can spend exercising. On my 20-minute days I go between 1-1.3 miles. When I have more time or the weather is nice outside, I'll get up to 3-4 miles easily (not all at a running pace though). Right now I stay indoors on either a treadmill or an indoor track thanks…
    in Running Comment by scthomas100 July 2014