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  • ^^ Second all of this! The machine tells you you burn x amount and then you think BAM look at all the calories I burned. Then you eat them back and gain weight. Why? Because you didn’t burn that many calories in the first place. I caution to ALWAYS err on the lower side with calorie burn so that you don’t undo all of your…
  • So I took a big step today. I have kept my various sizes of clothing to help me adjust up and down over the years. Today I bagged up the 14-18 clothes. All of them. And put them in a pile for the Salvation Army. I’m too cheap to buy new clothes, so if my 12s or below (when I get there) start to get too tight, I’ll know I’m…
  • I don’t have a specific goal in mind, but I did start a spread sheet tracking my steps for the year. I love hiking with my dogs and went on a long one yesterday (about 7 miles), so yesterday was over 20000 steps between the hike, the gym and just general moving around. It’s super early in the year, but I’m at over 10k per…
  • My mother in law fell and broke 3 bones in her back. They own 2 horses and she slipped on the back steps. My husband and I know nothing about horses. He’s actually slightly afraid of them. So, now I have added cleaning out horse stalls and taking care of 2 horses to my daily list. On the plus side, cleaning out their…
  • I JUST missed a newer model D listed for $200 less than an hour from me on Facebook marketplace. I messaged the seller 4 min after it was posted and I was second in line. 😔 As I said, sweet deals on used ones are available, they just take much patience to get. OP best of luck with whatever rower you ultimately decide to…
  • Good advice above. And yes, it absolutely is NOT you committing to purchasing new to get on the wait list. 😊
  • I have found buying and selling used gym equipment that most people don’t want to wait 2 weeks nevermind 6-7. In my experience, most people consider that a long wait. We live in a society spoiled by things like amazon prime where they order it and get it the next day (or 2 days later). I am cheap and patient, so I get…
  • Search the used market for a concept 2. You can find them reasonably priced and even more so if you don’t HAVE to have a model D with a PM5. I use a model B with a PM2 and am completely happy with it. I have crap knees and like Ann, rowing doesn’t bother them. That said, I also know people who found rowing to be too much…
  • You already do squats; deadlifts as mentioned above. Lunges are another option that you can ad in. I don’t do them as they ALWAYS hurt my knees no matter WHAT I do, so I gave up and found other exercises that don’t cause me pain. 😊
  • ^^^ THIS! If it’s easy and you only do it for 30 min, there is no possible way you would burn 300 calories. I would also submit that exercise is for health and CICO is for weight loss. It’s much easier for me to avoid eating 300 calories than it is for me to burn it off. That said, I enjoy exercising and do like getting…
  • I’m a firm believer in eating what I want when I want (in moderation). For many people going with extremes ends in them giving up pretty quickly. There is only so long one can deny themselves the foods they enjoy before they cave. I allow myself dessert every single night. I try to make it fit into my calorie goal, but…
  • Dogmom1978 PW: 171 CW: 169 Goal weight: 135 LTD: 33 FINALLY in the 160’s. I’m going to have to focus this week though so I DO NOT creep back into the 170’s
  • Hello Dogmom1978 from NE PA where I live with my husband and 7 dogs. I enjoy dog walks, hiking, and need to use my ridiculous home gym more often (I’m reliably at 3 days a week with the exception of Xmas week). I gained a lb for the week of Xmas, but then followed that up with losing 2. Obviously most of that Xmas lb was…
  • Photo 2 the model also had an extreme cut for a few days prior to the photo to help them look skinnier. He’s also likely dehydrated (often done for these types of photos so that there is no water retention to mask the muscles). That in addition to lighting and makeup. One of my brothers is a professional photographer and…
  • If you are in the US, get a food scale from somewhere with a return policy. Set it to grams. Put a nickle on the scale. It should weigh exactly 5 grams. Also useful to check the batteries as they tend to become less accurate when the batteries run low. 😊
  • My husband did WW as a kid (his mom made him do it). He used to save his daily points for bread and cupcakes. Certainly not a healthy diet for anyone. One would hope an adult would follow the program in a healthier more sustainable way. He could have done the exact same thing with counting calories. I like the precision of…
  • If space is not a concern, I would check out the used market and get a used commercial treadmill. Tons of gyms are going under all over the country and they need to unload the space, so you can get some crazy deals on a used one. The cons to commercial: They don’t fold You need a trailer to move one (or a large suv and…
  • I can’t remember the last time I took a nap outside of if I’m sick (I napped a lot last March when I got the coronavirus but that was for a week or so and only when my fever was high). That said, I agree with Ann. If I’m fatigued from lack of sleep and COULD nap but don’t have time to do so, I feel hungry. Your body is…
  • ^^ This! And have realistic expectations regarding weight loss. The first week you lost a bunch of water weight. Your rate of loss is going to slow as your body doesn’t have all of that water weight to shed anymore. Daily weight fluctuates. It drives me nuts, so I only weigh weekly. If weighing daily is going to cause you…
  • Food scale, weigh all solids on it. Double check entries in the database vs the package to make sure you are selecting correct entries. The first few weeks logging might seem annoying (and it can be if you eat a lot of different things). BUT it gets easier and becomes a habit and you’ll start logging without even thinking…
  • As others have said HIIT is over rated and will NOT have you burn 399 in 12 min or whatever other nonsense you’ve heard. There are other benefits already mentioned, so if you enjoy it keep doing it. If you’re only doing it for weight loss, there are better options (mainly CICO since you can’t out exercise a bad diet).
  • I think in order for true advice to be given, you need to know what your goals are. Feeling healthier can be accomplished through food choices and as suggested, possibly walking more. Losing weight is about CICO and requires 0 exercise. That said, if you have some form of exercise you have enjoyed and done in the past, I…
  • As others have said, eating “clean” whatever you define it as, does NOT correlate with weight loss. CICO for weight loss and there might be a million different ways to achieve that. Eating healthier doesn’t mean you are eating in a deficit though.
  • When you exercise, particularly if you lift weights, your muscles retain water for recovery purposes. This water weight can make it appear as if you have gained weight even when you haven’t. If you don’t work out 7 days a week, perhaps you could try your workouts around weigh in day. For example, if weigh in day is…
  • Santa brought me a new Bluetooth speaker for the gym, a used cybex 5435 bench to replace my hoist bench with a gap that was too big, and lock jaws for my oly bar.
  • Mine is public, but I’m super picky, very boring (usually same breakfast and same lunch every day) and I eat like a 5 year old. Anyone that wants is free to check it out though.
  • You can eat 1500 and lose (depends on how much you have to lose and how patient you are). I originally selected 2 lbs to lose and got 1200 calories. After a few weeks of being miserable, I changed my goal loss per week to 1 lb a week. Sometimes I eat a little less or exercise a little more and lose over a lb. sometimes I…