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  • @kiay131982 I’m so jealous and inspired! I am trying to get back to my pre-pregnancy fitness and my kiddo just turned 6! I’m guessing I’m around 4lbs away. Certainly at least a half size-a size off. Seems like the hardest 4lbs to loose ever! Just going to keep trying...
  • Hi all! It’s hot as you know what here and I’ve been doing a bad job getting out on a run early. This has resulted in so overheating and yesterday in a skipped run. Getting ready to go out now and it’s already 86F. The 80w are unfortunate for running, the 90s suck. Food wise I was doing well, then PMS and late bedtimes…
  • Hi all, it’s been a while. @PatriceFitnessPal your attitude is always so calm an encouraging. Congratulations on getting under 150 — a great accomplishment! I’ve been doing pretty well. Very well with running and exercise, decent with nutrition. Clothes are all noticeably looser, so I’m happy about that. The bad news is…
  • Welcome @birdy1539. You’re on your way. You can still eat that good stuff, but maybe not so much or not every day. :) You got this. Ladies, I’m not gonna lie. I had a bad night. Really bad food and sleep wise. Kind of a disaster. Sigh. Today is a new day. Just got back from a run, and set a new PB — 4 miles in 31.11…
  • @crystalsan726 I think when you are looking to loose a significant amount of weight once a week is appropriate. As I’m sure you’ve discovered, getting on the scale every day is a good way to burst your mood and motivation if your weight hasn’t gone down or if it has gone a bit up. Daily fluctuations are normal and probably…
  • Hi everyone! Welcome @crystalsan726! We’re here for you. Congratulations on your rainbow baby — you’ve got this. Ladies, I slipped. I stopped checking in regularly, told myself I was too busy, and the started sliding on both my tracking and my sleep (you all know what a major health goal that is for me). And guess what?…
  • Hi guys! I hit the mark yesterday (Monday) with calories and bedtime — it felt so good! I’m a bit off today with both, but nothing crazy. Going to try and regroup tomorrow and hit the mark again. I’m making another cake again, this time for my little guy’s 6th bday on Thursday. This cake is MUCH smaller though, so I’m…
  • So, I think this is a response to @kiay131982 and @kstpierre52020...I think I have my calories set at 1200 and then MFP also does its little thing where it tracks my calories burned through exercise. I count my calorie deficit after all those MFP calculations so I end up eating more like 1800-2100 calories per day as I’m…
  • Welcome @arameni! I’ve been MIA on posting for too long. Definitely let myself skip a bit. I need to get back with you all to help keep me accountable! Took my measurements today. The good news: waist is down an inch! The bad news is the pot belly hasn’t budged. :( I have been all over the place this week with calories and…
  • Oh, and to keep me honest, here are my goals for the week: 1. 300-500 calorie deficit at end of day every day. 2. Minimum 7 hours of sleep every night. I know the last one may seem unrelated, but I snack at night when I’m sleep deprived, and I have been horrible about my sleep this past week. So for the weight…
  • Hi everyone! Welcome to new members I’ve missed while I’ve been MIA for a bit. Things got a bit crazy here. I had a really good eating week last week, pants definitely feeling looser, and I was feeling better. BUT I was not good this weekend. I feel like I need to get back on track with extra seriousness. You all continue…
  • Hello everyone, and welcome new friends! I am damn tired! It’s my fault. I’m failing miserably at getting to bed on time. The good news is that I haven’t let that derail my nutrition and fitness goals. I think of all of you and stop the chocolate binge. 😊 Still working on the coconut cake (it’s sooo good!), but I’ve still…
  • @LJRS2019 I think the mindful eating is definitely the way to go. If you can plan your meals out it will really help. I personally think it helps to essentially eat the same breakfast every day. That way you don’t have to think about it, and you know it’s a healthy and satisfying way to start your day. You may have to play…
  • Hi all! Getting back to the group after a busy couple of days with Easter and getting homeschool started back up again. Back at work today. I’ve not had good calorie days (until yesterday when I finally ran a deficit), but I’ve been happy with the way I have been eating — no crazy nighttime chocolate binges. Unfortunately…
  • @CatieMay123 Don’t be discouraged! The scale is often not our friend and makes us feel crazy or bad, which is why I got rid of mine years ago! My senior year in college I would jump on the scale 6 times a day and beat myself up every time. Crazy! Maybe try taking your measurements (biceps, waist, hips, bust, etc.) and…
  • Ohhhhh nooooooo! My husband bought chocolate covered almonds...and a chocolate bar! Ahhhhhhh!😱😱😱 Is he trying to sabotage me??? I’m doing really well today. 425 calories under AND I had half a beer with dinner. If I open those almonds I’m done. I can’t stop once I’ve started. I can’t. I’ve tried. Sigh. Okay. I’m gonna try…
  • Hi everyone! West coast having a slow start to the day here. No breakfast yet, getting ready to run. Scratch that. I’m hungry, breakfast first. So, I feel like maybe some folks are feeling a little down? Motivation waning as COVID lockdown saps our emotional reserves? As @Cerizez said, find your mood boost. Doesn’t have to…
  • @TeriKollerKaeding Oh, my goodness you have your hands full! I only have 2 boys, 5 & 9, and overall they are good eaters. The youngest is a no-go on spinach unless I hide it in stuff and/or call it “herbs”. 😂 On the plus side he loves kale chips. We eat a lot of broccoli, kale, spinach, and salad. Also a lot of beans,…
  • @LJRS2019 heal that toe! So frustrating to get injured. Welcome @TeriKollerKaeding! I’m 45 and about your height as well. Weight loss in your 40s poses its own challenges. Slow and steady lifestyle change I think is the way. You’ve got this! I missed the post on challenges getting protein, but I’m intrigued b/c I do find…
  • @LJRS2019 I’m a clinical psychologist (therapist). :) I was never a runner until I had my first son. In fact I hated running! I was always a walker (I still love to walk, but I’m hooked on the quicker nature of the run), but then my little guy didn’t want to sit in the stroller for as long as I wanted to walk. So I slowly…
  • Hi everyone! The super moon was extremely bright last night here in CA. My dad, who passed away a few years back, always loved a full moon, so it was nice to think of him and how much he would have enjoyed last night’s pink moon. Yesterday was a wash with the headache, but I started today off with my typical run (4 miles,…
  • You ladies are crushing it! I have to say that 1200 calories most of the time leaves me starving. I probably eat closer to 1800-2000 and burn 400-500 calories on the days I run and do my full core/PT exercises. I’m so impressed with your willpower! No run today and I’m at a bit over 1300 calories with a teeny tiny 65…
  • Hi everyone! Hope your days have gone/are going well. Good news: I didn’t eat the M&Ms! Hooray! Not so great news, didn’t achieve my calorie deficit for 4/6, but I’m kind of okay with it b/c I feel like it was an appropriate day of eating, just more of a maintenance than a loss amount. Today is more difficult as I don’t…
  • So far pretty good: done with dinner, had a cookie with the kids and am at a 200 calorie deficit for the day. But now I’m in the danger zone. It’s 7:15pm, the kids are getting ready for bed and this is when I usually start to snack. I’m full from a good dinner right now, but I know the urge to eat those peanut M&Ms my…
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  • Good morning everyone! Well, good morning here in California, not sure where the rest of you are. :) @LJRS2019 Keep up the good attitude! It is a new day. The 4 mile walk sounds great. Really good mental health break and great exercise to boot. Also you might try picking a favorite appropriate breakfast and eat that every…
  • Hi guys, can I jump in, too? I’m a runner, a mom of two, and I eat pretty well...until after dinner and the kids go to bed and then it’s like sugar bomb time! Need help breaking that cycle. I’m actually really close to my goal, but can’t quite get there and this has been going on for 6 years!! I can help with the good…
  • You got this! I’m a mom of 2 still trying to get back to that pre-pregnancy fitness (it’s been 6 years, lol!). I’d love an accountabili-buddy, and I’d love to help you meet your goals too. Starting right this minute for me: no cookies before dinner, and got to get those core exercises done!:)
  • I remind myself how great I feel both during and after my workout (I run, no gym membership at this time). I find the the immediate mental health benefits to be more motivating than any of the physical goals I have. Good luck, you can do it!