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  • I personally did not have lipo, but a coworker of mine did years ago. She ended up regaining, but in strange places. Not to be unkind, but because most of the weight came unto her back it gave a very hunched appearance. She never really got the hang of maintaining weight loss (she's big fan of quick-fix "detox" diets), so…
  • I appreciated PF when I was a broke college student trying to stay healthy/active as cheaply as possible. Now that I'm more interested in Olympic Lifts those gyms no longer suit my needs, but I'm not upset at them for that, I'm just no longer their target demographic. I hate how it sounds when I drop my weights, but…
  • You cant trust the mirror. Seriously, I allowed myself to get to a BMI of 18 before I figured that out, it took seeing photos of me (that I didn't initially realize were me) before it clicked that I was very thin. It's been hell trying to come back from that with a disappointing lack of muscle mass. I still struggle with…
  • 5'7" and currently 125lbs. I'm generally between a 2/4 (US). I mostly choose the 4 because I like my clothes loose fitting.
  • Honestly, snarky comments are just going to happen, especially if you're drawing attention to yourself. I get very uncomfortable when people comment on my food choices, I believe it is just a self-confidence issue (on my part) that brings me back to when I struggled with disordered eating. So I do totally get why the…
  • Maintaining for the past 3-4 years and recomping for the past 6 months. My diary is open but I admit I dont usually log on the weekend anymore. You're welcome to add me too though!
  • It depends on your approach I guess. When I first started counting calories I swithced to Michelob Ultra, because it's so low calorie and I find it to be a nice refreshing beverage on a hot day. The issue is, I can drink it like water because it is SO light. Plus, the carbonation can cause some serious bloat issues (I…
  • Last night I made individual vegetarian pot pies (in ramekins) with roasted rosemary-garlic broccoli and carrots. I also made 'chocolate covered strawberry brownies' for dessert since we had another couple over and we were celebrating their recent engagement.
  • I'm 5'7.5" - 5'8" depending on who is measuring I guess. My highest weight was about 160 (US size 8-10) and I've been marinating around 125 (US size 2/4) for the past 4 years. I'm nearly 30 years old, last I measured myself I was 34-26-34 but this may have changed as I've been super focused on heavy weight training for a…
  • My wife would be absolutely miserable if I banned sweets from our house, I would never consider trying to restrict her in that way. I have come to accept (and enjoy even) that we WILL have some kind of sweet treat for dessert every night, so I plan accordingly. I workout hard and I save my calories, also I realized that…
  • I'd recommend starting with a few weeks of brisk daily walks first, yoga is not a bad idea if you're into that, especially since that is one of the workouts in 21 day fix. I don't think jumping straight into those workouts will be beneficial to you, if you don't work your way up slower you'll most likely get so sore you'll…
  • This sounds like an accurate assessment to me. I used to go to tons of exercises classes (usually twice a day, 6 days a week), at first I loved it and made a great deal of progress towards my goals. Eventually I did start getting bored with that, and felt like I hadn't made any measurable progress in at least 6 months. I…
  • I have maintained a BMI of around 19 for several years now, I agree with a PP that mentioned a recomp though. My body looks so different now that I am more serious about my weight training, even though my BMI is essentially the same it's always been. When I was just focused on cardio I dropped down to around 18.5 (120…
  • I personally maintain around 1800 as well, but I'm also about 5'8" and quite a bit more active than average. I would not be able to maintain at 1800 if I didn't workout. I'm only ever really hungry if my schedule is thrown off (like a work meeting that pushes my lunch back over an hour unexpectedly) and I do not have a…
  • I hated them cold too, but they are pretty good heated up. I'd make mine in a mason jar with almond milk + protein powder (or greek yogurt) and fruit. One of my favorites was a chocolate peanut butter flavored protein powder with bananas. I'd actually nuke the sliced banana in the jar before adding the other ingredients…
  • I feel for you two so much. I'm 5'8", size 10 and I get so frustrated trying to find cute shoes. You see them displayed in a size 6 and they are freaking adorable, even if you find them in a 10+ (unlikely) they most certainly wont look the same on my yachts. Meanwhile my wife is 5'3" with a size 6 and prefers more…
  • I think it depends on your goals. When I first started I went straight into "I must bulk to get strong" and it stressed me out so much. I decided to maintain/recomp instead, and slowly increase my calories into the winter (when I'm hoping sweaters will make bulking less upsetting, I know it's silly logic. I know...). What…
  • You look great, way to go!
  • I really like Dove promises too, I haven't looked at the inside of the wrapper in a while though, so I hadn't noticed the cute little messages were gone. I do like dark Hershey kisses, but ONLY the dark chocolate ones. Ghirardelli chocolate is pretty delicious too, I've never seen the minis, but the regular sized squares…
  • If you can afford a trainer, I'd go that route. I was so intimidated by heavy lifting, I put it off for years. I finally decided I needed proper training to make sure I didn't hurt myself learning the movements and found my coach who offered three hour long intro weightlifting classes for $100. I fell so in love with it…
  • I saw you mentioned you are confident that your meds are fine, but I've known a few people who struggled through major issues after drastic weight loss, because the dosage was no longer appropriate for their new bodyweight. If that's already been addressed with your doctors, disregard, just something to consider if you…
  • I agree with previous posters, eat some candy, just make sure to log it and adjust accordingly. I always work a sweet treat into my calorie goals, no matter if I'm trying to lose or maintain.
  • You look amazing! I love when people stick around for long periods of time, and can show that it is possible to maintain at the lower weight. Thank you for sharing
  • I hit three new PRs over the last week! I know the numbers themselves are not terribly impressive, but I'm still super proud of my progress; I have been lifting for about 3 months now, and I'm getting super close to my bodyweight on several lifts which is goal #1 for me.
  • I'd want a power rack (like the Rogue R-3 Power Rack), bench, barbell, rubber weight plates, resistance bands, and a rowing machine. I already have a decent range of dumbbells, but it would be nice to have a few more.
  • I don't think you're eating as much as you think to be honest. I was shocked by the amount of protein listed next to your item "Garden of Life - Raw Fiber, 1 scoop" for example, so I googled it. Your diary suggests it's 240 calories and 48g protein. This is the actual food label: Supplement Facts: 1 scoop (27g) contains:…
  • I get crazy hungry with meal replacement drinks, drinking meals is not satisfying at all for me. I know some people love it though. It would help if we could see your diary, what do your daily calories look like? How are your macros?
  • My very favorite lunch is Gardein "meatballs" cooked in a small jar of Rao marinara sauce, on a Kings Hawaiian mini-sub roll. Paired with a double portion of roasted brussel sprouts or asparagus.
  • I have a few favorite varieties of frozen stir fry mix that I can add to just about anything. Throw some in your pasta sauce to bulk out the meal (I find I can eat less actual pasta this way and be just as satisfied). Or cook with some minced meat/lentils, add a bit of broth and top with leftover mashed potatoes. Sometimes…
  • Very interesting question. I train for both my strengths and weaknesses, but I do tend to spend extra time on my weaknesses because I remain hopeful they will "catch up". There are certainly workouts I enjoy more because I'm good at them, but I'd like to be a more well rounded athlete, and there is some satisfaction at…