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  • I think airlines should automatically upgrade anyone who's tall to premium economy or an exit row or somewhere they can sit more comfortably. I believe many airlines already do this but it's inconsistent. I do think a tall person is responsible for trying to get a "tall friendly" airline that will do an upgrade or paying…
  • How many people have you inspired in this manner?
  • Coach seats are small but prices are also really low considering what you get. (You’re traveling in a metal tube through the sky and can end up halfway around the world in less than a day!) If you want bigger seats then upgrade. If you can’t afford to upgrade regularly then travel less often. Alternatively, check SeatGuru…
  • I am also a very anxious person who has a history of extreme tension in certain areas. (Ten years ago I would go to the massage therapist and my upper back was like a brick. It was that locked up.) There’s a lot that helps a little like reducing stress and epsom salt baths and making sure I move regularly if I work at a…
  • I'll also add that bloating (water weight) can add a lot. I'm 130 lbs and can weigh in 2-4 lbs heavier at various times of the month or if I've had a high sodium day. I would get a food scale so you can more accurately log your food and give it another two weeks before making changes.
  • I'd see a dermatologist for all of those issues. Cellulite may be less visible after losing weight but it probably won't go away entirely, I'm sorry to say. It's pretty much a fact of life for many of us. (Even models, as a PP pointed out.)
  • What are jello bites? I buy the kiddie tray with no butter on the popcorn and a diet soda.
  • I saw this thread the other day so I bought some strawberry when I went to the store. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I just went back today to get Pistachio, Cookie Dough, and Red Velvet. It's not as delicious as full calorie ice cream but being able to eat half a pint for 140 calories compared to 500 calories for half a pint of B&J is…
  • If you're near a running store that does a gait analysis then that's your best bet. Personally I like Asics for running indoors and Salomon for trail running. Then for casual sneakers it runs the gamut (Adidas, Puma, New Balance, etc.) But that's very specific to me. You might find a totally different brand that works best…
  • If you've tried physical therapy then I'd recommend one of those highly qualified pilates studios with one-on-one instruction. Make sure it's legit and don't skimp. It will cost a lot. ($80/hr) I found it reminiscent of physical therapy but holistic and much more helpful because they weren't trying to rush me out the door.
  • I second the suggestion to freeze the loaf (after slicing it). It's super easy to defrost in the microwave or toast from frozen. It tastes just as good as if it were fresh. It also makes it a little more challenging to grab a slice and it keeps it off the counter and out of sight.
  • I use it as a tool to help my accountability. It's also a way for me to stay aware of the fact that losing weight is my goal because I get into the habit of logging all of my meals thus 3+ times a day I'm consciously assessing the fact that I'm trying to lose weight each time I do. Otherwise it's very possible for me to…
  • When I was a teen I drank water, juice, hot chocolate and soda. I only got soda at school if I bought it with my own money. My parents refused to have it in the house which was probably a good thing.
  • Are you comfortable at this weight? Do you like how you look when you're wearing your favorite outfit? How old are you? Most of us will never have perfect bodies, even if we get to an ideal weight. We'll have wrinkles and cellulite and some areas that are imperfect. Even celebrities get their flaws photoshopped all the…
  • Reading this thread made me think of my friend who has a 9 year old son who is very overweight. She doesn't restrict his food intake and he's allowed to eat whatever he wants but I think the bigger issue is that he's extremely sedentary and plays video games in his room for hours after school. He never plays outside. He…
  • My balance and coordination had always been atrocious until I took an adult beginning ballet class. (These exist! I never knew until last year.) After two months of weekly class I noticed an enormous difference in my ability to balance. I can now stand on one foot and shake a pebble out of my other shoe without falling…
  • I'd heard about this Milo in passing but didn't know what he was about until I watched about 15 minutes of that clip. He seems like a repellent individual. Very hateful and catty. He's not crass. He's just an *kitten*. As for fat shaming - it doesn't work. That's not to say that we should normalize or accept obesity. I…
  • I agree that it sounds like you're a supertaster. And everyone has provided excellent suggestions. Soups are my favorite way to get vegetables in my diet. I think it's great that you're still open to veg. I don't think there's anything wrong with puréed or mashed veg. Don't feel obligated to eat them raw if you can't…
  • When you get your free checkup can you ask them to test you for deficiencies? It could be any number of things and a professional needs to assess you. Not running any tests and saying you "seem healthy" isn't good enough, IMO. As for your original question - I was a bit more active when I lost weight because I had more…
  • Have you seen a doctor? Lack of energy could be caused by all sorts of things.
  • It's important to keep in mind that when you lose weight your body shape stays the same. It just gets smaller. So when you look at yourself in the mirror you can think you haven't changed at all. My thighs still look large because they're larger than my tiny chest at the same ratio they were before I lost weight. My…
  • Also, when someone has an interest then it can be difficult for the other person if they don't see the point. Your husband thinks your weight is fine so he probably doesn't understand why you're investing all this time and money. Ideally he's got to respect that it's important to you even if he doesn't understand your…
  • Am I trying to do too much? Yes. I would focus on calories and worry less about the gym. Plan to go to the gym right after work a few days a week but stay home (and work out later or at home or not at all) the other days. I don't buy into supplements but if they bring you joy then by all means use them. How do I balance my…
  • If you quote the post in question you'll see the real word.
  • Each time I glance at this title I think it's "Legitimate vegetable disasters". I was hoping for pictures ...
  • I do it each morning because knowledge is power.
  • I use a convoluted process for snacking. All snacks are in cupboards. I only take out a (weighed) portion of the snack and I will log it in MFP before I put it in my mouth. (I know some advocate weighing portions in advance and putting them in baggies but I prefer the extra time it takes to weigh it each time I want it.)…
  • I used to hate exercise. Now I can go to the gym without bribing myself but I still prefer activities to working out. I recommend doing things you think are fun. Such as hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, walking places, dancing, swimming, biking, etc. Basically anything that gets you moving. It's a plus if you can do it…