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  • My mom has been overweight most of my life that I remember. She was very thin for a long time, up until she had my younger brother and sister (four kids under age seven, I cannot even imagine how little time she had for herself!). She's recently lost a bit of weight after she retired and got really into taking long walks.…
  • One of the most helpful things I read when I was trying to start exercising was "stop trying to find something perfect, and just find something". I went on walks a lot, then I tried zumba, hated it, but it was a good calorie burn. Did C25k, loved it through the summer/fall, but lived in Wisconsin and cannot tolerate…
  • I should try this. I am so low energy during those couple of days, and when I'm tired my willpower to not snack and eat crap food is lower than it usually is.
  • See your dentist as soon as you can. Get a temporary mouthguard if it's more than a couple of days before you can go. Grinding your teeth is BAD, and can cause a whole host of major health problems. Also, grinding is sometimes a symptom of stress or other mental concerns, so perhaps seeing a therapist or counselor about…
  • I wear padded shorts for riding outside, because any sort of terrain (even crappy streets) is what causes the jostling that makes my rear sore. Spin classes generally make me a little sore, but I don't know that it's enough to merit wearing padded shorts in class. I also only spin 2x a month (the most classpass lets me do…
  • things like couscous can suck up a lot of that water, so that might be why your chicken was dry? I've had luck with cooking chicken on its own in a crockpot with either broth or salsa.
  • Avacados, dark leafy greens, salmon, coconut water, bananas.
  • Anything new, I generally take a pretty good look at the nutrition label as a whole. Whether or not I get it depends on what it is, and then the calories, macros, ingredients. For example, yogurts that have sweeteners, I tend to stay away from, because I know i'm not going to like the aftertaste.
  • Can you find another activity that you find relaxing? My snacking generally comes from feelings of boredom, so if I'm activley engaged in something, I'm far less likely to be grazing. Even just changing rooms in the house helps sometimes too, like if I go read a book in the bedroom instead of the living room (open concept…
  • Happened to me a few years ago when I lost a significant amount of weight. My hair stylist remarked on it, and said it's something she sees in people who have sustained lower calories over a period of time. It seems to be pretty much back to normal.
    in Hair loss Comment by jbee27 March 2017
  • Just having it nearby is enough fo rme to sip on it. Thirst may not always be enough to let you know that you need some water, for me, I'm very cold in my office, so I tend to not drink it if I don't have it on hand, I think the cold must distract my body or something?
  • Me! I'm in my brothers wedding in August, and the thought of being in pictures was the kick in the pants I needed to get back on track.
  • Some great ones, some not so great ones, both in terms of nutrition and taste :-) I am not a big frozen meal person, it just never feels like enough food for me, I end up wanting to knaw my own arm off halfway through the afternoon.
  • Yes, but I attribute it largely to my height and my proportions. I'm 5'9" and people are floored when I say that I'm over 200 pounds. I carry my weight pretty evenly, so i'm not obviously larger in one spot than another. I do agree with posters above that our perception of what is overweight is pretty distorted by the…
  • i try to make it as easy as possible for myself, and remove any 'barriers' to not going. Meaning, pack my bag the night before and put it in the car. I also do the ClassPass workout app, that if you cancel a class with less than 12 hours notice, you get charged for it anyways, and I hate wasting money, so that's a good…
  • At my old job, there was a woman who purchased one of these, and it squeaked when she used it, which drove me (and many other people) crazy. I think there is a line between being active, and being appropriate in an office setting, that you may want to think about.
    in Desk cycle? Comment by jbee27 March 2017
  • I love Trader Joes. The cheese section is fantastic, and the best priced for some of the fancier cheeses that I've seen anywhere. Wine too. Produce is kind of hit or miss, but they consistently have some stuff that's sometimes hard to find at other stores (leeks, fennel), and some of the prepared produce is a nice…
  • oh my gosh this sounds amazing. Going to try this. My typical steel cut oats is to prepare them, divide it up into servings for the week, and toss in the refrigerator. In the morning, I'll add almond milk, 1/4 cup of dried cranberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Warm it up in the microwave when I get to work.
  • Also, if you're buying chicken breasts, they don't have a lot of fat in them to keep them moist, which can mean they end up dry quickly. I bake them in a covered casserole dish, with a tablespoon or so Italian dressing on top, and a tiny bit of water in the dish, and they are nice and juicy.
  • Ditto. OP, perhaps you have gallstones. This is what happened to me after I made my first push towards healthier lifestyle. I had a major attack after months of not eating junk food when I had some fast food chicken strips on a road trip, and found out I had gallstones and needed to have my gallbladder removed. Your pain…
  • I had the same thing happen, went to a new hairdresser about 4 years ago, and she asked me about my haircare routine, and about passed out when I said that I used 2-1 shampoo/conditioner everyday. haha. She pointed out that my scalp was really dry (likely from stripping all the oils everyday), and that I had a lot of "new…
  • This happens to me occasionally after particularly vigorous cleaning. I mostly chalk it up to all of the odd movements that are involved, particularly bending and raising/lowering/tilting of the head. I have issues with motion sickness, so I think that perhaps it's the same type of force at place when I feel a bit…
  • I heard this a few months ago, in terms of goal setting, not specifically about weight loss is that "Motivation comes and goes, discipline is what keeps you moving forward even when motivation is lacking" So. F-ing. True.
  • Your goal is to eat only 1,000 calories a day? And you aren't getting there? OP, you may want to consider professional help. Nutritionist, therapist, any qualified medical professional.
  • salsa chicken, mentioned above is awesome. Pork roast with a can of rootbeer, cooked, then shred and add BBQ sauce of your choice is very tasty. I enjoy skinnytaste.com, she has some great recipes, and can't wait for her slow cooker cookbook in October!…
  • Love this thread, and how it affirms so much of yoga being unique to each person! Plow was crazy easy for me, I couldn't believe that people struggled with it, whereas simple crescent lunges have me wobbling alllllll over the place.
  • I have the same problem, particularly with Bodypump. I seem to getting a tiny bit better at them by completely ignoring the class tempo for that track, and just focus on doing as many as I comfortably/with good form can. I also don't use weights, and just put my hands on my hips to help with balance.
  • Working out before hand is not an issue, but working out afterwards might be. I always feel a little faint for the 12 or so hours after I donate, but usually back to normal by the next day. Listen to your body, don't push yourself to any extremes.
  • I love a little balsamic vinegar drizzled over avocado toast with a sunny side up egg, sprinkled with a little sea salt. :-)
  • I think many posters have already covered the top points, it doesn't impact weight loss, it's not that bad for you, etc. However, if you want to cut back, it has upsides. I sleep better and I save a lot of money on beverages. I was horrendously addicted to caffeine while I was in graduate school. I was consuming coffee and…