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  • You can think of this in two ways - That you have to log forever or that all you have to do is log (a few minutes/day) and maintain your goal weight. I think in terms of developing habits. While in caloric deficit did you take time to remove "bad" habits that caused you to eat in surplus? Did you replace these habits with…
  • My primary outer shell is a Mountain Hardwear purchased sometime around 1998. I think two years ago the zipper broke and I contacted customer service - sent in the jacket and they repaired it for free. At the time it was one of the more expensive pieces of gear out there, but it certainly held up well. Multiple ascents and…
  • If you're typing this from anywhere other than a critical care unit, then you have not damaged your metabolism. Take a careful review of your intake and output and ensure your calculations are accurate.
  • Depends on the gear. I seek out last year's models sold at discount retailers or online warehouses to find bargains. I bought 5 pairs of UA running shorts 6 years ago and they're still holding up great with little wear and a ton of use. I found them in a local outlet and they were on sale for $10 each. I have a few UA…
  • My gym had a similar policy, but one woman (friend of mine) noticed some unusual activity and reported another woman in the family changing rooms. She quietly told someone to get management and they confronted her and secured the phone.…
  • Is this already covered by policy? I can't imagine the owners being ok with any sort of recording device being used in a locker room or sauna. The acoustics however are awesome.
  • So much of this. As a father of three amazing kids I cannot think of not having any of them in our lives now. We tend to overplan to the point of absurdity. There's never an ideal time. As for the guilt. Never been a fan and don't find it particularly helpful unless it leads you to a positive change, otherwise let it go…
  • It sounds as if you are working beyond your current capacity and sacrificing form to game the calorie count. If you use bad form - holding the bars in this case - you are already not burning as many calories as the algorithm reads. Lower this incline to something you can manage.
  • Same here. I pre-check my bike and carry the above in a seat pouch. Made sure my kids could fix the basics before going out on their own.
  • Assuming this is lack of calories/nutrition/rest/recovery or some combination of. I use the Polar Flow tracker as a guideline on how hard I can train and for how long. Been using this for years with a consistent improvement over time.
  • Try a different bean/roast/blend. ...or just add something to it. I either drink it black or with a small shot of cream (~40 kcals).
  • Plateaus are nothing more than a person's caloric intake at maintenance, which is why a true "plateau" lasts >6 weeks. Bodies hold onto water/glycogen during times of stress - whether this be chemical - from a high sodium/high carb meal, psychological, physiological - from a change in workout regimen or intensity, or a…
  • What exercise are you doing? I found my joint pain reduced completely when I started compound lifting - squatting specifically. Lifelong runner and endurance athlete and always had joint pain on some level.
  • The temperature sensitivity is an adverse effect and may never fully go away. I'm fully supplemented and I cannot take the cold anywhere near as well and pre-thyroidectomy days, but it is better than when I'm unsupplemented. Still trying to discern what causes this.
  • If you left it at that the post would have been received better. What was the purpose of speaking about a stranger in an anonymous manner on a public forum? The behavior is dishonest and passive aggressive. Nothing good can come from this.
  • As others have already stated - you're good. I'll also mention that MFP is designed with a modest margin of error, so even if you go over budget, you're still likely below or at maintenance, especially if you increase your activity.
  • The short term success of low carb may seem attractive, but think of this more as water weight. It's a quick physiological reaction that becomes irrelevant as time goes on. The human body is largely a big bag of water - certain molecules tend to hold onto water longer than others - sodium and carbohydrates being the…
  • ...because it has a logical framework. ...because it is calmly rational and well reasoned where even if one may disagree with the conclusion, one can recognize the path from origin to conclusion.
  • Been at this for over 5 years and had more than one of these. No big deal. Be mindful and think about what put you in this situation. Personally I can demolish a bag of chips in no time, so I'm cautious around these. I limit the opportunity to sit and eat. So I read instead of watching TV/internet. I drink 16 oz water 30…
  • I like this twist on the Zeno paradox. I don't think people realize that precision does not exist in reality. As close as we can come to it is extremely expensive and unnecessary in most situations. Saying you can't use calorie counting to lose weight due to not knowing precisely how many calories are burned is akin to…
  • Ha! Yeah that's why water courses have the highest attrition rates - the breathing thing. No worries - this will come over time. Swimming is a pretty alien task for humans at first and just takes time. I'd get a trainer to check your form and spend a good deal of time with floats and a kickboard while you adjust. It will…
  • Objectively - no. At least not long term. There are a few small population studies that suggest a shift in metabolism when losing a great deal of weight in a shorter period of time in comparison to predictions. Note there are currently no directed studies proving this and the existing studies rely on self reporting.…
  • I weigh in daily. First thing in the morning after voiding for consistency. Doing this for the past 5 years helped me realize what to expect and establish a causal relationship to food/activity. Understanding the math behind it took away the fear.
  • There really is no such exercise that "wastes your time" any activity is better than no activity. Walking and swimming are fantastic and can really help you ensure a caloric deficit - not to mention the myriad of benefits by exercising.
  • Probably a good amount for the average person. Not much objective evidence behind this number thought. Better to go by urine color: Drink more or less based on activity.
  • There are a few long term posters here who don't log now, but did at some point. It's a learning curve and a worthwhile exercise to understand what your maintenance calories should look like. Long term success require some level of management - either through deliberate exercise or deliberate behaviors to limit intake.
  • If your plan is only lasting 2-3 days, then this isn't a viable plan. Motivation is emotional and will rise and fall. You need to incorporate some manner of discipline around this, but with enough flexibility within the plan to last long term. There is nothing slow about your metabolism - this is quite fixed based upon…
  • Lower back injuries are most common, especially for anyone new or increasing their workout routines. The general recommendation for anything lower back is to ease off and allow 5-7 days to heal. Alternate with hot/cold water. Drink fluids. Manage soreness with OTC anti-inflammatories. Check in with a medical professional…
  • I'm questioning many of your "knowns". What isn't healthy about this mindset? What rules are you breaking that this is cheating? What is your daily caloric budget and how does this compare to this meal? If your plan doesn't allow for food you love, then it's a sure sign that such a plan won't work long term. Time to dump…
  • You cannot change the behavior in others. You can only change your own. Agree that leading by example is the best (if not only) course. I really like addressing this from a financial aspect as this is critically important to a marriage. Do you budget and are you planning for the future? This may be a great way to cross…
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