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  • You'll have to start thinking more in terms of medium-long term goals, which was hard for me when I recovered, since I was used to losing weight quite fast and seeing more obvious differences in my body. Gaining muscle is much slower, in my experience. Make sure you're eating to satiety, and yes stay away from counting…
  • I downloaded the Nike fitness app and set it to give me two bodyweight classes a week--and they are definitely difficult! They're free and well-explained. It's a lot of push ups, squats, burpees, so more like HIIT than straight up bodyweight strength, but I'm enjoying them and seeing my fitness improve quite a lot. Then I…
  • You're not eating enough. Eat more and be patient. Better to do it sustainably for better change of longterm results.
  • I logged for about 6 months after the weight loss. Then I stopped. Some of it crept back, but considering I'm a lot more active and into weight lifting, I still fit into all my clothes despite being about 8 pounds heavier, and I'm at a weight that's pretty easy to maintain. I pop on here every few months and log for maybe…
  • I'm not keen on anything that could potentially mess up a child's relationship with food. Fostering good habits, balance, and a healthy relationship with nutrition and exercise is the way to go.
  • If you cut calories so low you're going to binge--it's a defensive mechanism because your body wants more food. Another point of data, I'm just under 6 ft, reasonably active, and around 160 pounds and I maintain on like 2500 calories. If I try to lose weight I go down to like 2000. 1100 is what I ate when I was deeply…
  • I would reverse diet and maybe briefly slightly reduce energy expenditure if you feel tired or run down after the prolonged deficit. Definitely optional, and of course still exercise if it makes you feel good, but maybe be not be as stringent with the 2500 cut off every day. Not saying you are disordered, but I used to be…
  • I go back and forth. As of now I log about 4-5 days of the week. I'm very loose with it though and do a lot of guessing, but it helps me stay more mindful and actually eat meal shaped things instead of half a bag of pretzel pieces for lunch (I mean, I still do, but not as often).
  • My diary isn't open at the moment (I'm inconsistent and sometimes knowing people see what I log gives me anxiety), but I eat mostly plant based and am happy to have more friends.
  • Almonds are quite water intensive, so pb is cheaper and I think more environment friendly. There's a shop near me where I can get it freshly ground in a reusable glass container, so I do that.
  • This happened to me when I went to France in summer. Ate so much and was 2 pounds down when I got back, which confused me. My guess is that I was walking a lot and though I was eating big meals, I tended to only have 1 huge meal, a decent sized meal, and then like an afternoon croissant. I'm up a bit from my last trip to…
  • Update: called it. 159.2 yesterday and 158.4 today.
  • You don't even look like the same person!
  • The day before my period. Every time, and yet somehow I'm still always surprised. In my defense, my period stopped for 10 months (hormone imbalance) so I forgot.
  • Peanut butter and banana or sliced strawberries on rye toast Dried mangoes or strawberries Oats with chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, and cherries (or nix the oats and make it a smoothie) Have a bowl of yogurt and take some of your usual chocolate treats and cut them up small to sprinkle on top. I'm doing this with…
  • I tracked (with many guesstimates for eating out etc) for about six months, but like you it can be too obsessive. I'm tracking for the next few weeks after not doing so since...October, maybe? I'll probably track for the rest of January and then stop. Then I tend to just log the odd day here and there. I don't weigh myself…
  • I haven't weighed myself in months so I don't know. I'll probably weigh myself in a couple of days because I just did a transatlantic flight and I often maintain water. I ate a lot when I was in California visiting family, but I also did a few runs a week, went swimming and to the gym once, and did some yoga and such. One…
  • Wow, dude! A clear difference. Well done.
  • It's not low enough to get you into ketosis, obviously, but I think it'd probably be more sustainable. I don't go low carb but I do often save my carbs for sweet things. So if I have a dinner of curry I might skip the rice or only have a tiny bit, and then have the equivalent carbs in a dessert instead. Or I have a big old…
  • I wouldn't say you're skinny fat at all. You might find that adding some weight training gives you more of what you're looking for.
  • Same! I never got into super long distance running, but I did a half marathon. I personally have hypermobile ligaments and after the race I was limping and my back was so sore, despite the fact I had done enough training. Now I do moderate cardio, mostly walking and stationary bike and some short runs (5-10k), combined…
  • If the anxiety gets bad or you think you might have a slightly disordered relationship with food (don't know anything about your eating habits, so just saying on the off chance), you might want to look into a brief round of therapy if that's within your abilities. I found it really useful when I had a bad spell with fear…
  • For me, it's that I really struggle to maintain below 150, which for me is a BMI of 21.5 (with a fair amount of muscle). Below 150 I start to be able to see my sternum ribs a little too much, I start feeling tired, etc. Why not try maintaining a slightly higher weight for say six months to a year, then see about slowly…
  • Sardelsa always has excellent advice. Recomp is the way to go. Slow and steady. I used to be a cardio bunny but lifting has totally changed my relationship with my body, with food, and I really like how I look now. Plus I like being able to deadlift most of my body weight and feel like a superhero. If you've done no weight…
  • I also can't be bothered bulking and cutting. I've been doing recomp for a little over a year, but I'm happy with how I look. I also know I can maintain my current weight really easily. It's barely moved in like a year, whether I track calories or don't track. I like listening to my hunger cues and just focusing on working…
  • Seconding going to the doc. Could be cysts. In the mean time, maybe weight lifting, recomp might help? But also in general I think it looks like a nice tummy.
  • Are you actually eating enough during the day?
  • I really love the jogger style trousers, which is primarily a 'men's' cut, it seems.
  • I prefer lifting heavy to lighter weights (though for things like lateral raises I can't lift that heavy, it's more like 4 kg). Seconding you can't spot reduce. But this is the first time I've had visible muscle in my arms and I really like it. Much more confident in sleeveless things now.
  • Maybe like 2 pounds.
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