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  • Ok I see 😊 Less of a strategic thing and more of a spontaneous thing. But of course people do it strategically too, per the other thread. Either way it's always good to be reminded that freaking out isn't helpful and nor is this idea of perfection. @AnnPT77 that sounds like a very doable and enjoyable way to go about…
  • Thank you for bumping this! I love seeing this. I am wondering when is a good time to start allowing or including refeed/ taking a break from calorie deficit days. I'm 2 months into my weight loss, and haven't lost enough weight yet (6 lbs so far) to where I'd feel confident doing this. But I'm wondering if it would be…
  • Great job breastfeeding! My experience with breastfeeding is that my body seems to need a fat reserve and if I tried to eat at a deficit I'd just lose my milk. Some women have trouble keeping weight on while their bfing but some of us it's sort of the opposite. That was me. I'd say just do the best you can with eating…
  • Yeah. I have always been your average nobody (not in show business) but years ago I was a drug addict. And you might be surprised just how many compliments I got for looking so "good" and even "healthy" (I'm not kidding, I was on illegal drugs getting told I look healthy). Drugs can take your appetite down to almost…
  • Same here. I was on keto for quite a while and yes it worked for weight loss but I cannot bear the thought of doing it again. I guess I thought I was going to lead my whole life doing keto but I just can't.
  • I know it doesn't help but you have described my current situation. If I'm correct you're a couple months in like me? So between the early success of several lbs loss and menstrual cycles messing with us, it all sounds pretty normal and typical. Hard to deal with though. I'm trying to have patience and just keep at it.
  • Thanks, @beulah81 ! I will keep that in mind. I like walking. My situation (even before the pandemic) is that I am with my kids at all times (homeschool) so it's hard to get out for the kind of walks I'd like and they can be whiney about coming with me. I started the bodyweight workout bc it's short, intense and can be…
  • That's good to hear @cmriverside. I actually do (started back in November) a pretty challenging bodyweight workout most days of the week and wonder what the point is sometimes. I mainly do it bc I want to stay strong with my scoliosis but of course I really want to lose these extra 50 lbs and I don't know if the exercise…
  • I can relate to this. Being in a deficit seems to be very difficult for me. I would just push through it except for how it affects me mentally and emotionally. It's draining and makes me feel unstable. It's not thirst or boredom. I think I'm going to have to find the smallest possible deficit and just learn to be ok with…
  • I am 5'5" and fit size 10 in the 155 range (I am pretty evenly proportioned). However with size inconsistency between brands what it is, you never know.
  • Well I'm glad to hear all this. I have what I feel like is keto PTSD (was keto for 3 and 1/2 years). Now that I'm trying to lose the 50 lbs that I put on during a year+ long free-for-all after I quit keto, there's still a lingering fear that maybe it's true that carbs make you fat etc. I'm eating every food group. I can't…
  • I deal with pretty bad insomnia at times. Here is my list of things I do, not always everything together. -- Magnesium supplement. I use Natural Calm -- Exercise during the day to wear myself out. -- 5HTP (a supplement) -- Not going to bed too hungry -- White noise (I use a box fan in my bedroom)
  • My thought is that obsession is actually not healthy but it's been elevated in our current culture as an admirable quality. With all the talk of pushing and hustling and crushing and smashing your goals... I definitely have a weight loss goal and it's been relatively slow so far (it feels like it anyway) and I'm impatient…
  • Yes, I've definitely hit the disagree button by accident. I scroll w my right finger and it's exactly where my finger ends up. I un-disagree whenever I do it, but maybe I've done it without noticing too.
  • As far as school and the distance learning situation, I feel for parents with this. We are longtime homeschoolers with kids between lower and upper elementary. Even though everyone is calling it homeschool, the distance learning that most parents are now having to oversee is not even close to what most homeschoolers do,…
  • It's interesting to me how different it is for everyone. For me... first trimester: crippling nausea and vomiting multiple times per day. So much vomiting that your back and abdominal muscles are sore and you get black eyes from the pressure of the heaving breaking blood vessels. And that's WITH Zofran, a medication they…
  • I'm sure it's different for everyone depending on their normal routine and their situation. I actually already do a home bodyweight workout as part of my normal routine. That and the fact that we're a longtime homeschool family and happen to do home haircuts too (I do a good job, we don't look weird) a lot of this is…
  • I think one big picture thing that applies to many of us is that we (Americans) live in a food environment that makes it so that overeating is often the default. It's just so easy. The human capacity to eat past what's reasonable is basically gamed in our culture with the foods and eating habits that are presented to us.…
  • I recently posted something that I think is similar to what you are getting at. I think that when the intuitive eating community talks about dieting, they are referring to all the worst versions of it. The most disordered, least sustainable, crash diets, etc. Yes there are some who say ANY thing you do to intentionally…
  • You mean still tallying up the calories after doing things like eating a sleeve of oreos? Or otherwise going way overboard with eating that day? It is my goal to track calories no matter what. If I stay at my calorie goal or go way over. Part of my approach this time around is honesty with myself, even when that day or…
  • @beulah81 thanks so much. Yes, I think you can really relate. What you've settled on is pretty much what I'm trying to do now. The things I've learned from intuitive eating plus CICO. It's really nice to be able to budget in chocolate cake and a heap of broccoli in the same day. Here's to hoping it works well. I'm so happy…
  • Thanks for the replies, all. To be clear, what I described is not my mindset. It's just something that I think about and I guess it troubles me. If I fully believed that trying to lose weight was pointless I wouldn't be here. MFP is vilified in some corners of the anti-diet, HAES, intuitive eating community. I have learned…
  • I don't know if I can respond. I turned 40 this year and haven't lost my weight yet. But I do have thoughts. Aging happens. Looking old and looking bad are not the same thing. When I look at some of the now fairly numerous "silver" fashion models out there, some of them look way better than me at 20+ years older. Look at…
  • Hubby's work just "furloughed" him for 90 days. I guess furlough sounds better than laid off with no pay but that's what it is. We're in sort of a hot spot in Texas for community transmission of the virus. We are a one income family. Not sure what we'll do. How things change so quickly.
  • A few have mentioned the current state of their exercise regimen. It's a distraction and can be good for mental (and physical of course) health. Having gotten in the habit of a home bodyweight workout is coming in handy right now. I've jokingly called it a prison workout (bodyweight squats, push-ups, lunges, dumbbell rows,…
  • @AnnPT77 I never knew something like this existed. I am married and have young children. However my extended family is both small and a sad, fractured, alienated mess. Husband's family has issues too. There are most definitely reasons (birds of a feather flocked together in our case, part of why we hit it off initially).…
  • I'm in north Texas. Had to go get my son's asthma controller medicine from the pharmacy today. A lady behind me in line was talking on her phone saying Costco is a mob scene, many things sold out, no meat etc. Huge lines. I was going to try to go there in the morning for a few things but now I don't know. This Costco, only…
  • Everyone will have their own reasons for binging. Sometimes a person's definition of binging is not what someone else would call binging. All that aside, I think one of the most common reasons for binging is restriction. Either not eating enough or even the mental restriction of believing you must not eat past a certain…
  • Thanks for the replies, everyone. I am not even sure if I was binging when eating 4k calories a day. For me personally, I really think it was a reaction, a very hard pendulum swing after I stopped my lengthy keto experience. It's almost like I needed a length of time to feel like I'm allowed to eat what I want after…
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