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  • @WaterLily82 - welcome back. Forgiving yourself when you slip is a really important lesson. Shame is not helpful. Neither is denial. Both hold us back from reaching our goals. I bet your learned a lot on your sort detour from your goals. And now you will be better equipped the next time something leads you away from your…
  • @WaterLily82 - that's what compression leggings are for. :) And my reason: For being able reach that itchy spot on your back and give it a good scratch.
  • 43 days of faithful logging is a huge accomplishment. Keep that up and the weight will come off, I promise you. The way to victory is to keep it up and never quit. It is hard to be patient. And while 25 pounds is a lot, you probably aren't seeing a difference when you look in the mirror. But your body is feeling the…
  • @LynneM1980 - you can do this and you don't need weight loss surgery to manage it. The surgery is not a miracle cure. Bariatric surgery works if you are super careful about everything you eat for the rest of your life. While that isn't so different from what you need to do to maintain weight loss, there is a big…
  • Happy birthday to @goal06082021 and @FadedNovelty ! @OnceAndFutureAthlete - It's true. If I don't engage in exercise, my maintenance calories are about the same as what used to be a 1000 calorie deficit when I weighed 125 pounds more. Seems hopeless, doesn't it? But it's only hopeless if you view this way of eating as a…
  • Two years ago today I got my act together. I was at my wit's end, due to not sleeping for the past 3 days. The reason I couldn't sleep: shooting, searing nerve pain down my right thigh because excess weight was crushing my right femoral nerve. I logged back into MFP and started logging my food and haven't quit. Here's what…
  • Granola is like that for me. It's supposed to be healthy, right? Or so I used to think. So many calories! Just not worth it. I sub PBfit for peanut butter in smoothies now, but I really miss a good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich - with crushed potato chips inside.
  • Name: Jane Age: 56 Height: 5' 9" SW: 286.5 (6/3/19) GW: 155 Weight tracking: May 1: 159.2 May: 8: 160.2 😕 May: 16: 159.2 😊 (didn't weigh on Saturday, as I had to get up at 4:00 to catch a plane and the scale was already packed. Yes, I packed my scale on vacation. ) May 22: 160.1 😕 Honestly, not too bad considering I ate…
  • Name: Jane Age: 55 Height: 5'9'' Total weight lost: ~125 Time it took to lose: 16 months How long in maintenance: 6 months Maintenance weight range: 155- 160 Average weight recorded for 2019: 247 Average weight recorded for 2020: 181 Average weight recorded for October 2020: 164.3 Average weight recorded for November 2020:…
  • Best list ever! 100% agree on everything. For me, #6 was really important. I had to learn to forgive myself for getting fat. Getting fit is an act of self-love. I had to believe I was worthy of that self-love. And #11. Having hope that I would be successful, that I wouldn't quit half way or gain it all back has been a game…
  • @eliezalot - your PCP should have let you know that dropping weight can throw those cholesterol numbers into whack. This is because you are burning fat stored in your body so, your blood cholesterol is behaving as if you had a stick of butter for dinner. Not to panic! It's normal, a good thing, but medication won't fix it.…
  • @jaygunn - just to clear up confusion about your metabolism slowing down - I suspect what is really happening is that when you ate too few calories while amping up your workouts, is that you were putting your body under physical stress and that may have lead to water retention. It's also possible with the high intensity…
  • @bmeadows380 - thanks for popping in and giving us an update! Been thinking of you. So glad you are both so happy. Big changes for you both, but life will settle down soon and you'll be back in the grove with your fitness goals.
  • @jwall956 - and to add one more bit of advice, if and when he does go walking with you, thank him for doing so and let him know how happy you are to have his company. It's the "catch them doing good" part of husband training.
  • I want you to know: You ARE worthy. Right now.
  • Hey there everyone! I went on vacation last week and missed a couple of Saturday check-ins and am posting my stats from last Saturday a few days late. Lots of catching up to do! Name: Jane Age: 55 Height: 5' 9" SW: 286.5 (6/3/19) GW: 155 Weight tracking: May 1: 159.2 May: 8: 160.2 😕 May: 16: 159.2 😊 (didn't weigh on…
  • I got a headache yesterday. And then it occurred to me - just how unusual that was. When I was morbidly obese, I used to wake nearly every day with a headache. I used to have heartburn nearly every day too. But now, 125 pounds later, these events are so rare that they surprise and worry me when they do happen. Being fit…
  • Name: Jane Age: 55 Height: 5'9'' Total weight lost: ~125 Time it took to lose: 16 months How long in maintenance: 6 months Maintenance weight range: 155- 160 Average weight recorded for 2019: 247 Average weight recorded for 2020: 181 Average weight recorded for October 2020: 164.3 Average weight recorded for November 2020:…
  • @sandielewis2001 - One week at the same weight as last week is not a plateau. If you logging accurately and eating at a deficit, you are losing fat. You do not have to lower your deficit or eat at maintenance to change things up. You just need to be patient. Because our bodies occasionally retain water, weight loss seems…
  • Name: Jane Age: 55 Height: 5' 9" SW: 286.5 (6/3/19) GW: 155 Weight tracking: May 1: 159.2 May: 8: 160.2 😕 May: 15: May 22: May 29: May 31: Fitness goals: Obtain average 7 day weight of 158 by end of month Weigh daily: 7/7 Log food consistently: 4/7 Run or Row 6 days a week: 7/7 10,000 steps/day: 7/7 45 Zone Minutes/day:…
  • Name: Jane Age: 55 Height: 5'9'' Total weight lost: ~125 Time it took to lose: 16 months How long in maintenance: 6 months Maintenance weight range: 155- 160 Average weight recorded for 2019: 247 Average weight recorded for 2020: 181 Average weight recorded for October 2020: 164.3 Average weight recorded for November 2020:…
  • @CariTJR - WELCOME TO ONEDERLAND!! You just posted that number up there without any fanfare. Congratulations! 🥂🎉🏆 I'm sorry about losing your rental. Wishing you good luck in finding a new home
  • Nearly 2 years ago I restarted logging my food on MFP for the 4th time. I had lost 100 pounds, I gained in back, tried two more times to get back there - stopped short of where I was and still gained it all back. The shame I felt for losing and then regaining 100 pounds was pretty intense. In fact it stopped me from…
  • @ericar_1993 - because you are active throughout the day your NEAT (Daily calorie burn) is going to be higher than most people's. Lucky you! So it's no wonder you get hungry between meals and need to snack. I recommend you make snacking part of your daily meal plan and make sure you have access to lots of high protein…
  • @conniewilkins56 - Losing weight has been the best gift I ever could ever have and it seems that you feel the same way. The gift of movement, energy, health, increased confidence and self esteem. And yes, I also hear you on the difficulty even now, of resisting temptation and just diving into a bag of something salty or…
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  • @sarahozigi - yes. Absolutely. My first 4 months tracking on MFP I did not engage in any intentional exercise. I lost 49 pounds during that time. (Starting weight was 286.5). After 4 months I decided that I needed to add strength training to the equation because I was losing muscle along with the fat and I wanted to try to…
  • Well, I did manage to figure out at least one day of exercise when I am in Houston. I reached out to the Great Houston Rowing Club to find out if they allowed guest rowers. And they invited me to join them on May 16th!! I don't know if I will be in a single, a double or a quad, but I think this will be great fun to row in…
  • Awe thanks @Charmmeth! Photo is 6 months and I've lost a bit more - but those last 15 pounds all came from my top - went down 2 cup sizes, but honestly, shirts fit better now and it's easier to run, so it's all good. :)
  • @charmmeth - nicely done! I want to be like you someday. :)
  • Hooray for Poobah! So tell us, which has been harder, quitting smoking or losing 71 pounds?