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  • I definitely think it depends on the person. Some people can log and have really healthy outlooks when they go over their calories or just in their relation to food in general. I've noticed that I, personally, have more consistent losses and a healthier relationship with food when I don't log. I just become obsessed with…
  • They were beginning to go under when I left, but with Covid, business is probably booming for them because it was for medical billing. They have a hard time keeping good workers though; I see them trying to fill the role I was in all the time.
  • Nepotism is real. I used to really believe that people who got fired were fired because they were worse workers than they let on. I worked at this horrible place for 1.6 years and we seriously had a running joke where we wanted to place a sign up that said "xy days without incidents" aka people getting fired. It rarely…
  • I have a fancy scale with bluetooth that I got for free through my insurance. I weigh in every morning, but only check the information on my phone once a week. I like the information over time, but it can be discouraging. The digital scale gives me the best of both worlds.
  • I haven't used it for big recipes-- mainly just reheating frozen meals. Tyson grilled chicken and sweet potato fries are my biggest two. Eating those keeps me from going to the drive through. I have also used it for bacon and broccoli.
  • [quote="l I actually prefer running shoes for walking. My walking shoe of choice, the NB 990v5, isn't classified as a "running" shoe (it's a "lifestyle" shoe, whatever that means), but the heel is elevated 12 mm and you can really feel the difference. I have Achilles tendon issues, which are nearly 100 % absent when I use…
  • Have you always taken 5k Walks or is this something new that you have picked up? Any new exercise that I pick up, it causes a little gain but then it subsides. A couple of other things that affect me-- that time of the month or constipation. And sometimes overestimating my calorie burns. You are definitely not alone!
  • Hey Ann, I actually do read your responses a lot and really appreciate your approach. Yes, I do think that people post for accolades and atta-boys , just like people post for 'likes" on Facebook. I know this has been my intention a number of times lol. I think that my concerns with the information isn't the information…
  • My intention isn't to set up strawman to make my point...but I do see where I am tipping in that direction. I think the further I get into this debate, the more strawman it gets (on both sides). I am for information and balance. I get rubbed the wrong way with posts like this because I do see the "technically" right…
  • That is fine, but don't use "This is how MFP was intended to be used" as a trump card to prop up your opinion in the "eat back your calories" debate. It is reasonable to assume that there are good parts and not so good parts about MFP and that some will do better with it than others. And wait...let say they are selecting…
  • Just saw that you posted the pictures. I will definitely check those out!
  • That is what I am wearing today! After this post, I remembered that I have some dresses that I hate by themselves but actually don't look bad paired with leggings and a cardigan. I love getting a walk in on my lunch break so I can just go home after work and get other things done.
  • Lol because I do sweat during my walk (I am in Louisiana even on cooler days it is 72 on lunch) and I have walked in my work pants or jeans but they promote chafing.
  • But again, the information is contradicted when you say "let me educate you on how MFP works"....then "but MFP inflates calorie burns"... you are essentially saying, "Trust MFP's set up... except for when we say otherwise." I also did not receive a lesson in weighing food when I signed up-- I had to come to the forums for…
  • I believe it is mathematically correct advice. But literally every thread does not have to be "weigh and measure" and eat calories back. I can click on just about any given thread that will repeat this over and over for advice. There's more going on than people not knowing how buy a food scale. And so when others give…
  • I wouldn't have asked in that way because I didn't have an eating disorder then. I developed one as I become obsessed with the numbers and frustrated with my results. You say that the best advice is to "use MFP correctly"... but above you said that you should eat 50% of your calories instead of all of your calories...…
  • I didn't argue for 0%...I said it would be different for each person. But it could be 0% if a person isn't losing weight and does not want to weigh and measure.
  • I have been a myfitnesspal forum lurker for like 10 years (I've had some other accounts besides the one I have now.) What I have often seen is cut and dry, matter of fact, often condescending answers to people who oppose people with more than 1,000 comments next to their name. This isn't EVERY person-- I have seen many…
  • I think it matters for the individual, but the advice given to many is the same. Weigh and measure, eat your calories back..... sorta. Many in this thread spoke about how Myfitnesspal was meant to be used and how you are supposed to eat your calories back. But if myfitnesspal inflates calorie burns, then do we disregard…
  • I really think it depends on the person. I do sometimes and I don't sometimes. MFP forum veterans are sticklers for weighing and measuring every morsel of food. So much so that if a person isn't losing weight and asks for advice, everyone jumps on them to open their diary so that they can prove that that person is not…
  • OOOh that did remind me of a couple of dresses I have that might work!
  • I definitely understand wanting to get the weight off asap. During April, I gained 15lbs and immediately tried to get it off as fast as possible. I was really embarrassed and wanted it off asap so I did some drastic things to try to get it off. Just some thoughts: - the faster/harder I tried to get the weight off, the less…
  • I definitely think it is a preference. I have always been more of a social butterfly and a verbal processor. So any "diet" I have ever done, everybody and their mamma has known about it lol. I do tend to like working out alone as a rule, but love when social events include a walk or something active. But I think the big…
  • Giiiiiiiirrrrrl I was in that boat for most of my life. lol I am 33 and have been single for the majority of my adulthood. This is my first serious relationship and that is part of the reason I am asking. I have beeeeen doing it alone for all of my adult life. So having him want to help me is a complete mystery to me and I…
  • That is sooooo adorable! I love the idea of having a "fancy tea". @sign_painter Time is always racing by and I would imagine getting a PHD while working full time is a doozy. I'm getting my community college education while working full time and it can be so much, already... then adding weight loss to the mix (mainly food…
  • @kristingjertsen I am sorry to hear that. I do think that you have done awesome given the situation! 203 to 150 is amazing! @kittengirl88 Love that! My boyfriend has become a lot more aware of his eating habits even though he doesn't have a big weight problem. It is funny how being with another person can influence your…
  • Diatonic, I don't believe you are actually reading my post. I think you may be having a knee-jerk reaction to past posts, because I have not said one-time not to take responsibility for yourself. I am also not looking for a spouse to be my sole "motivation" or "will power". You are responding to someone else. SO's are part…
  • Love this! It's true that they can be an important part of the process. My SO is always wanting to support my journey, but I never really know what to tell him. Today, I was thinking... Okay.. he can't lose the weight for me, but we can structure our time on the weekends to include meal prepping (he is an amazing cook) and…
  • So... no help from significant others at all? I don't know that that is realistic. I depend on my SO for a whole host of other things and he depends on me. Not in unhealthy ways, but he is stronger in certain areas and I am stronger in other areas...so I don't know why this wouldn't be different? For example, I am…
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