Considering switching from electric to manual treadmill
I've been walking on my ginormous electric treadmill for over a decade (Smooth Fitness). It's been awesome, minimal upkeep, etc. It may last another 10 years, for all I know, but I already feel I've gotten more than my money's worth. I'm considering switching to a manual treadmill for a couple of reasons. I would love to…
Peppermint Mocha Muffins
I found out recently that I need to cut my sugar consumption for a health problem, and I've also discovered that too much Splenda causes me some severe issues. And, of course, all the sugar free cake mixes have Splenda, which means my lazy way of making muffins for breakfast was out. After doing some digging around, I…
What do you do when you forget it's a refeed day?
I've been calorie cycling (IFing to reduce my calories by 700 per day, M-F) and eating at maintenance on the weekends. Today, however, I kind of forgot it was a refeed day. So, I didn't eat until 5:00 pm, had some pretzels, potato soup, and some peanut butter hearts. And I feel stuffed. There is no way I'm going to eat…
I'm back, and I'm fatter than ever!
I used MFP to lose and maintain my weight loss, did so for about 3 years, until... I thought I could do it on my own, but then I sprained my knee while hiking and aggravated an old injury. It took longer to heal than it should have, and I ended up doing a lot of self-pity eating while doing zero exercise. The only reason I…
Pivotal Living Band?
I've been interested in getting a fitness band for awhile, but I just haven't been able to justify the expense to myself. I got to my fitness goal without using one, and I'm maintaining just fine without one, but I'm still curious. Am I depriving myself of 20 calories a day I could be having, lol? Anyway, I just discovered…
The Depressing Part of Weight Loss
I joined MFP, because I cannot do it on my own. So, I reached out to a few people, got a smallish support team together, and we've cheered each other on. Sometimes, the accountability factor was the only thing keeping me in the game. I am such a prideful person that I couldn't stand the thought of someone thinking I…
Serious Question - Don't laugh at me!
I normally work out in knit capris, but it's starting to get cold, and I was thinking I'd like something to cover all of my legs. Does anyone actually workout in yoga pants? Is that even a viable option, lol?
Reassure me, please
I started off about 35 lbs overweight, because I used to have HORRIBLE eating habits. I ate junk pretty much constantly, and I just suddenly decided to lose all this weight I've been carrying around and to actually eat food that is good for me. I've started doing things like eating breakfast, eating GREEN VEGETABLES, etc.,…