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  • Stress always makes me shed hair like no tomorrow, make sure to schedule some relaxation time. I didn't lose any hair when my thyroid decided to stop working, well off my head anyways, it was great not to have to shave my legs very often. But it is…
  • Simplest solution, don't bring money to work, you can buy chips, you can't eat them. Start there, then start bringing your own food for lunches and stay away from the free hot food. Baby steps, maybe also start with a small deficit like 0.5lb a week…
  • ^^ I second this ^^ Forget about macros for now and just start the rest will fall into place over time.
  • I can't have many cereals anymore as they are mainly fortified with iron and unfortunately that means the interfere with the uptake of one of my medications, it would mean I couldn't have breakfast until 10am at the earliest and I would be pretty ha…
  • I started at a 38E and I'm now in a 32E/34DD at 77lbs down. I've had myself remeasured at a few intervals when the bra's became uncomfortable and just bought a couple, from the sales rack where possible, once I'm at my goal I will probably invest in…
  • If I'm hungry and very few calories left for the day or no food at hand (think last hour at work) I have a cup of tea, that will usually do the trick until the next meal. It also rules out thirst as you can confuse this with hunger.
  • To me every loss on the scale is a win, I don't see not having reached my goal yet as failure. I weigh less now than I did at 14 (I'm 35) it's a win! I feel better in myself than I have done in years, also a win. The biggest win? Keeping it off once…
  • The first week is always fast and the majority of that loss will have been water weight. Now you have lost that excess of water you will be in fat loss zone which slows down to where you should be. No more than 1% of body weight a week is recommende…
  • Well done for recognising the slippery slope of weight gain and stopping it in its tracks before being back to square one. You are still lighter now than you were at your heaviest. I would recommend getting some help for your depression it is an il…
  • First goal was 84kg from 107.6kg which was a weight goal set by my doctor and got me to a bmi of 29 to qualify for a procedure I needed. From there I set my goal to 73 kg which is a bmi of exactly 25, I'm 75.4kg, a little over my lowest a few weeks …
  • Sure, but like @VintageFeline said it's psychological followed by sloppy logging, I'm at a weight now I haven't been in more than 25 years it's hard to keep in the losing mindset and stay consistent as i haven't seen myself look like this in such a …
  • I do something similar to this ^ Generally I try an resist for as long as possible, it's usually in the afternoon slump (between 3pm and finishing time for me) I get "snacky", by then it's usually all gone, it's a surprise if anything is left at lu…
  • A bit of advice I can give you is don't look at it as a diet but a lifestyle change. It reads to me as on both occasions you lost what weight you wanted to and then went back to old habits and put it back on, you want to keep it off for life right? …
  • A little bit of hunger at some point during the day is normal. But it is going to be a balance between what you find tolerable and what you want to achieve. If you are constantly hungry then the solution would be to reassess your weekly weight loss …
  • Shape wear is going to be your friend. Just try and lose the weight the best you can and have a trip to debenhams for some underwear that pulls you in you can get underwear that go from just below your bra to the knees if needed. A full stone in 5 w…
  • 4.5 lb overnight, I retain a lot of water if I have flown so the day after my holiday I was up 11lb spend the day peeing like mad and whoosh the next day 4.5lb lighter. Lost another 2lbs the day after that hope it carries on but haven't weighed sinc…
  • Sushi is a great choice for a meal out when watching calories for 600-800 kcal you can get a decent selection and get pretty full. I tend to go for avocado or cucumber maki (8 pieces) and then some salmon/prawn or tamago nigiri (2-4pieces) and I'm s…
  • It may just be that you have reached the lower limit of 1200 kcal that mfp sets to lose less than 0.5kg per week. For example if I set mfp to lose 1kg a week it gives me 1200 kcal, if I set it to 0.75kg a week it gives me the same therefore it stan…
  • I don't see what you are saying on the forum personally, yes the advice given is sometimes blunt and to the point but I don't take it as an attack. At the end of the day what I aimed to do was to give some perspective on the risks of losing too fast…
  • Thanks! Glad you think it's helpful :)
  • On average I probably do eat it once a week and lost just fine. Enjoy your pizza and let the evidence speak for itself, no need to demonise it, it's not bad for you if you moderate.
  • Don't really like potatoes it won't be the first thing I choose to spend calories on especially not if they are boiled or mashed I will eat a jacket every now and then but chips (fries) I do like but don't have very often at all. Also don't like wh…
  • If you make it at home and substitute about 2/3 of mayo with fat free yogurt you can really reduce the calories. My favourite shop bought is about 120 kcal for 40g (a heaped tablespoon) the home made stuff I can eat nearly 200g for the same amount o…
  • First well done for losing 20lbs that's a great loss and pretty fast for 6-7 weeks. Did you lower your cals because you haven't seen any losses in a while? How far have you lowered them 1200 kcal is the bare minimum for women to get adequate nutriti…
  • 300kcal isn't going to impact your loss massively. You could eat 300kcal less the next day or a bit less than usual but I doubt you see a huge impact on the scale. Unless that food was really salty then you may see a little water weight. Try eating …
  • I never suggested that you should lose weight over the same timescale as you gained it, the phrase you didn't lose the weight fast therefore you can't expect it to lose it fast is a way to point out you can't expect to lose a large amount of weight …
  • Surely with loss your calorie goal went down which means that if you lose your weight slowly you gradually learn how to eat less to maintain your smaller you, if you lose fast you are less likely to stick to those behaviors. Someone said on the for…
  • It's easy to start put your details in to mfp set a goal, a reasonable rate of loss with which I mean don't make the deficit too big. Start logging what you eat now, a food scale would be good for accuracy. Look at your diary after a week and try a…
  • The people I work with like to eat, and I mean really like to munch away. I've had to resist, Reese peanut butter cups, cake, homemade cinnamon rolls and biscuits all brought in on separate days this week. So I get it temptation was there all week a…
  • Yep hair loss is another.