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  • Hard work =Great results. Good job!!!!
  • Been having a rather glum day, gym was meh and I was ready to pack up and just go home. A little Oingo Boingo in the earbuds soon set that straight. 😉 I can’t do the heavy metal like everyone else.
  • Watching both parents die miserable, unhappy, prolonged deaths, due to weight and related issues.
  • Hi, Ann. Welcome to MFP. I’m assuming you started MFP in June? The first 2-6 weeks can make no sense at all. Most of us throw ourselves in. Cutting calories, drinking more water, beginning ir accelerating exercise, often beyond our ability, if we’re honest. Your weight is bouncing like a pinball. Fewer calories! Ding ding!…
  • Oh! Oh! I got more!!!! Extracts- I add a few drops to my puddings, pancakes etc. I keep lemon, almond and (of course) vanilla in squirt bottles. I’d like to add a few more extracts to the squad soon. Cinnamon: Saigon or Vietnamese cinnamon is the bomb. It’s stronger, hotter and sweeter than regular Ceylon cinnamon. Good on…
  • I think we should congratulate him for looking at food differently. We all went through this period at the beginning, feeling our way through the first stage of weight loss. Like him, I tried to organize my thoughts - and what I thought I knew- with similar lists- on my fridge, phone, desktop, post-it notes. And we all…
  • You don’t have to refrigerate eggs, freeing up space in your mini fridge . Hey can be left out at room temperature. I’ve done an safely for several weeks. Ditto butter. Google “butter bell”. You can leave it on the counter as long as you change the water regularly. Bonus: much easier to spread so you can use smaller…
  • I experience the same issue. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the chips and salsa, or the burger and onion rings that generally accompany it. 😇
  • I agree with the others. Don’t vilify foods and don’t make a “writ in stone” list. I did that at the beginning, and have definitively changed my outlook since then. I’d rather have a “real” hard candy than a sugar free. Hard candies are generally pretty negligible in calories anyway. Sanded lemon drops are about 5 apiece,…
  • I volunteer at a front desk position once a week. It’s usually quiet and a bit boring. I’m bad for boredom eating so I used to tuck a fresh pound bag of M&Ms in my tote and would usually finish them off. That’s 2240 calories. Now, I pack a bag of crisp vegetables and a container of zero calorie ranch dressing. Today’s haul…
  • Absolute #1 thing I did was begin weighing and logging. That led me to realize how many calories a day I was consuming. And that my occasional evening walk wasn’t burning off the family size package of Oreo Doublestuffs I’d consumed earlier, as I innocently - and stupidly- thought. Planning meals and sticking to my…
  • How many eaten at bunco. 😱
  • Hi @zagadee and welcome to MFP. My first question for you, is this part of work, or are you simply browsing or gaming. If it part of work, you -and your employee- need to build in time to get up and walk away from the monitor. What good will it do you to ruin your health, or them to (sorry to put it this way) retrain…
  • Yes! This!!!!! After a high calorie day: night sweats, insomnia, headache, restlessness, muscle aches, joint stiffness, morning malaise. In fact, enough discomfort that simply knowing it’s coming sometimes staves off the pig out, or at least makes me reel it in.
  • Please don’t laugh. I am habitually dehydrated, so I’ve made it a game to drink 12 three-ounce Dixie cups of water the minute I get out of bed, so I know I’ve started my day off well hydrated. Out of curiousity, I weighed myself before and after the other day. My scale does tenths of pounds. The difference was exactly 2…
  • This would have been the last kind of mindset that would have made weight loss “easier” for me. Counting calories while still allowing myself sweets or crunchy salty snacks is the only way I could have stayed on track. My routine Sunday morning giant, sugar encrusted apple fritter is the pinnacle of my week. I’ll come in…
  • I love this! For me it was a knit pencil dress many sizes less than what I was wearing, which I insanely bought the week I started. I hung it sideways in my closet so it was the first thing I saw every time I walked in. I had to move it to get underneath to my clothes. I talked to it. Stroked it. Whispered sweet nothings…
  • Interesting that your starving children were in Ethiopia. Mine were in China. I guess it was a generational thing.
  • Agree with @MsCzar I prelog the night before, sometimes several days out. Having an expectation of what and when I’ll be eating relieves the anxiety of oh-god-I’ll-never-be-full-again. I specifically schedule in several good snacks, as well as several hot drinks. Hot tea or coffee require a short ritual to make, can’t be…
  • You look fab!!!! It took a couple of years for the dysmorphia to fade away for me, so I totally get what you mean. Even though the scale kept going down and I dropped many sizes, I still saw fat me in the mirror. What made the difference for me was regular progress photos someone else took and sent to me. (I still couldn’t…
  • Unless you get into body building- and you’ll certainly know if you are because it takes a lot of dedicated work and very specific nutrition- chances are slim (ha!) that you’ll bulk up. Here’s a couple of threads you might be interested in. They have visuals of ladies working out, or posting results. These are some lovely,…
  • I always make it a point to have a good lunch before going to see my trainer. If I don’t want something super heavy before hand, I’ll eat part before I go, and the rest afterwards. Like maybe a chicken sausage on white bread before, and another or a big salad afterwards. Or I will save several of my breakfast pancakes to…
  • Oh no no no no no NO! Please don’t do this. Cleanses are bogus. Your body is a great big cleansing filter. There are no toxins hiding in your body keeping you fat, or preventing you from losing weight. Close your ears to that nonsense. And btw, excessive salt would make you put on (temporary) weight. Where would your mind…
  • I have those days. Instead of sitting cross legged, I stand and do exaggerated hula hoop moves. Or, get on your hands and knees, and make sexy hip circles, and rock hips toward the ground on either side. Or a standing wide legged forward fold and basically jiggle, rock, or circle hips for some relief. One of my favorite…
  • Thanks for the shout out, but I’m not certified and have a general issue with people who instruct who aren’t. I will say, though, my very favorite stretch is a simple hip circle. It loosens up a lot of joints and helps with back pain and stiffness in particular. You just sit cross legged and rotate your body over your hips…
  • 59 5’7” 134 Started 2+ years ago as an obese newb with very little strength. My goal was to build upper body strength to achieve yoga poses. I have arthritis like pain that “flits” from joint to joint. It might be severe pain in my lats , then my back. This week I can’t bend my right knee. Frustratingly, that often…
  • My pie chart would be : custard, lemon meringue, chocolate icebox, and peanut butter. I’m grateful none of those have shown up in my chart lately. There’s a really foul and disgusting thread about pies somewhere around MFP. You really do not want to see it. It’s just food titillation. Full of sick, forking pie porn. I…
  • Oh wow. So here’s @ninerbuff ’s original stomach vacuum post. I started practicing extended stomach vacuums last November, after responding to this thread. Granted, I do a lot (and variety) of exercise per day, have maintained weight and nutrition, and have been fortunate with skin tightening up, but I just want to share,…
  • I thought the article was brilliant. Really “food” for thought.
  • To save you some time, page 2, towards bottom, has two year anniversary photos of skin “results” https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10763291/my-turn-to-overshare-my-adventure/p1 I’ll be posting an update at three years. Skin has continued to shrink, and I now understand that when I see fine lines, especially…