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2013-08-22 7:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Team Skinny August 2013...Dog Days of Summer!
I'm also on MFP... Maura9900


2013-08-23 1:08 PM
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I just joined MPF, same user name. 

For those of you who have a sedentary lifestyle (sit at a desk all day, grr!) - what type of NET calorie numbers does the app give you to work with? I am at 1200 calories per day to lose 1.5lb per week. Trying to keep things in perspective- I was hungry when I went to bed last night, not stomach growling, but a very "empty" feeling. I guess that's ok?

2013-08-25 10:29 AM
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It has my base as 1200 as well, but when I log activities, I earn more points.
2013-08-26 4:35 PM
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Yeppers, mine was set at 1456. Way lower than most other sites I have tried. BUT.......

I have noticed two big things. One this is a net amount. If you dig a little the actual amount corresponds with your workout and fitness goals. I also noticed that the site is very generous with the amount of calories burned in an activity, in my opinion.

So, I put a sedentary lifestyle, but I also put in that I wanted to burn 250 calories per day. This would put me back to what most websites say I should eat to meet a 2 lbs goal per week. Personally, I am liking two things about this website over others. The food database is AWESOME!!!! I have yet to find something that was not in it. Secondly, the break down of the nutrition levels are really detailed. For a data junkie like myself I love it. On the other hand the report of exercises and specifically the cardio workouts are a little bit high. I usually take what my Garmin or even better my Strava app says. ( I know, I know, in one day I have mention 4 places that I log stuff.) I am a data junky.

I added both of you as friends, if you want add the other two users too. It is reassuring to me to see other working at it too.

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2013-08-27 10:38 AM
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Have my base at 1720.  I chose lightly active as I am on my feet for 2/3 of the working day.  Sure does not seem like a lot!  I know I was way overeating before I started MFP.  I just updated this to, I was at 1900 a number I chose at a semi random guess.

2013-08-27 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by johndiaz00

The food database is AWESOME!!!! I have yet to find something that was not in it.  

YES!! Also there is a barcode scan option if you are too lazy to search the database LOVE that.

Agree that the calories burned seem a tad high (all though not grossly high) but it gives a good reference point. Today it told me I burned 509 calories running 56 minutes/5 miles. Based on previous Garmin data running with heart rate monitor I usually burn around 90 calories per mile - so fairly close.



2013-08-27 5:05 PM
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Did a couple more test with this one and I can concur it does a pretty good job.

I will say a friend (ok, it's my girlfriend) will eat to her balance everyday! I mean like count grapes out if she has extra calories. I keep trying to tell that it is a baseline generality blind guess, but she takes it as Bible. She will walk for 12 minutes, so that she could have burned off a piece of candy. I slap my forehead and say walk the 12 minutes forget the candy. But that is an argument for another day. Makes life a little interesting with her logic.

(Ps. no she does not read this site)
2013-08-28 8:29 AM
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7/25 - 189.2

7/31 - 188.2

8/8 - 188.2

8/14 - 187.8

8/22 - 186.0

8/28 - 186.4

Recovered from my vacation.  There was lots of delicious food, and way to much of it.  Took a day or two, to get back into MFP but seem to be back in the routine.  Going to shoot for 183lbs on my race on 9/14.

 

2013-08-28 10:57 AM
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220 lbs this morning. Not exactly sure what happened this week. I ate well, and exercised hard. Oh, well expected a little better result. I will still take it.

Running Disney 10k and 1/2 this weekend. The trick for me is not to celebrate too hard with food.

2013-08-28 11:02 AM
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I am curious how many of these do you follow or fail at, and then how many do you agree with?

http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007122-18-habits-can-make-fat/...

I am not sharing personally yet!
2013-08-28 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by johndiaz00 I am curious how many of these do you follow or fail at, and then how many do you agree with? http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007122-18-habits-can-make-fat/... I am not sharing personally yet!

The one about Pinterest Yell. Pinterest is great if I type in a specific healthy food I'm looking for like grilled chicken recipe, or quinoa or something.

But if I just look at everything it's awful - filled with photos and links to the worst stuff for me. I just sit there and let myself get hungrier and hungrier. I've stopped going there regularly and only go there now if I can count on myself to filter to "fashion" pins, or am looking for a specific type of healthy recipe. 



2013-08-28 6:47 PM
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8-7 227
8-15 225
8-28 227

Vacation and then some empty nest celebration over the weekend did me in. Back at it trying to get in some good workouts this week before slowing down a little next week before my HIM.
Somehow I don't think I will hit the 220 mark I wanted to race at, but why should any of my plans for this race go according to plan?
2013-08-28 7:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Team Skinny August 2013...Dog Days of Summer!
Originally posted by johndiaz00

I am curious how many of these do you follow or fail at, and then how many do you agree with?

http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007122-18-habits-can-make-fat/...

I am not sharing personally yet!



Probably about a 1/3 of these apply to me.
2013-08-29 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by johndiaz00

I am curious how many of these do you follow or fail at, and then how many do you agree with?

http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007122-18-habits-can-make-fat/...

I am not sharing personally yet!



So I did a little soul searching and came up with this list.

1.I know my calories
2. I eat on giant plate
3. I shop with a list pepperplate.com helps with budget and food
4. Eat with a plan pepperplate.com
5. Dine out too often. Break #4 once my plan breaks the week suffers.
6. Completely Distracted eater (TV Computer Candy Crush)
7. Weigh in (too much, a little OCD about this. )
8. Not a big fan of pinterest, but I text my food out to friends and they back to me.
9. Consuming liquid calories (wine and beer only and not that much really like 3 a week)
10. No Night nibbler, (maybe icecream once a week)
11. I eat Carbs, I really try and stay balanced
12. I try not to be the perfect eater, My OCD does kick in though I have been known to eat 2/3 of a sandwich to keep it in balance.
13. I have lost friends over food, I eat with a different group for lunch now, the old friends ate horribly for lunch everyday.
14. Emotional snacker totally ,I get pissed I eat.
15. Not really too sweat
16.Sometimes Bank ( salad for chocolate)
17. Sleep, most of the time i get 7, but usually no more. I sleep when I am dead.
18.There is always time to Exercise, I do not get people that say this. Go for a quick walk 20 minutes.

Made me think about my bad days and good days, I am not perfect but I have changed my lifestyle. It not a diet, it is how i eat now.

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2013-08-30 3:14 PM
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1: I just started using MFP.  I was shocked by the amount of calories that I consumed.  I was consuming probably an extra 500 calories than I thought.

2: Not an issue for me.

3: Guilty

4: Getting better.  Dinner is my worst.

5: Yes, I have been making healthy choices though.  It’s more of a cost thing.

6: Lunch maybe, dinner and breakfast I eat at the table every single meal w/o TV (thanks mom!)

7: Opposite problem I weight myself daily.

8: No.

9: The only drinks that I have that have calories are sports drinks – during a workout.  I limit diet soda.  I will occasionally have a sweetened tea.  I’m not counting beer because – well I’m not lol.

10: Yes, I need to stop this. 

11: I love my carbs

12: I’ll have bad food once in a while.

13: Not an issue

14: I have no emotions! But seriously not an issue for me.

15: Millions of years of evolution is hard to suppress guilty as charged.

16: I used to do this – I don’t anymore.   I use real butter, real cream cheese.  I just limit portions now.

17: I get 7 hours of sleep a night.  I can’t function otherwise.  I wish I could, I would get more done in a day.

18: I’m lucky to have an extremely flexible job, so there is always time.

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2013-08-31 12:25 PM
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Last day of this month (horrible for me) tomorrow we start fresh, who is coming on board for the journey? New thread up tomorrow!


2013-09-04 12:40 PM
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7/31 187.8

8/1 - 185.6

8/8 - 184.6

8/15 - 183.4.  

Just closing the loop on this, left for IM Canada 8/22 at 183.6.

Raced... well completed.,.. IM 8/25, then ate my way through much of British Columbia     Came back and this morning was 191.4.   Have a bit of work to do!

2013-09-05 11:02 AM
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