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Kestrel Grey

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  1. Thanks, your example helps. In practice, IE looks to be more about learning what your body will want and trying to plan for it.
  2. Does anyone know of a good resource for making intuitive eating practical? My issue is "eating what and when your body wants" doesn't work in my reality. Any meals have to be planned days in advance if I want time to get ingredients and cook, and meal times depend on work not hunger. Which means any nutritious food has to be imposed by planning and scheduling, not as I want. Yet I know normal (edit: abnormally awesome) people manage it. How?
  3. Ouch, heal swiftly! There are many studies that say exercising your uninjured limb has crossover in keeping your injured limb from getting weak while it is casted, so you can probably still do a fair amount. Do you have one of those cool 3D printed casts?
  4. Bodyweight workouts are absolutely effective. I just hate them. 🤣 It's impossible to not feel pathetic when I'm struggling with just lifting my own body.
  5. Down 2lbs for the week. I'm not getting excited yet since this seems to be the initial water weight I drop when I move to a slight calorie deficit. Waiting until next week - once it's over 3 lbs lost then I'll trust some of it might be fat loss. My plans to go running every other day are on hold, which is slowing my weight loss plans. After a winter of napping indoors, the physiotherapist says my stabilizer muscles are so atrophied that I'd kill myself. So a month of strength training first! If only the gyms were safe.
  6. Running rocks! It might not make a massive difference in your overall daily calories burned, but it can be enough to move the scale in the right direction. Have you run at all in the past? I'm just asking because jumping in from never running to running every day can be hard on your poor ligaments. They need a little time to get used to it.
  7. I do centered around the belly button. Otherwise the narrowest place can shift upwards as my belly fat accumulates and I can lie to myself that I'm not getting fatter (or alternatively, look like I'm not losing as my natural waist lowers back down). If the narrowest part of my waist didn't move, then that would be easier.
  8. As far as responsible eating goes, my inner 3 year old has overwhelmed my inner adult these past few weeks. I've called in reinforcements. A friend of mine that I share gardening supplies with is going to be my accountabilibuddy; every 14 days that I eat like an adult wins me seeds. There are 8 weeks to the May long weekend (when it is traditionally safe to start planting) so I can earn 4 more things to plant in my veggie garden. First up: golden beets! Dreaming of my garden is all that has been keeping me going this long cold winter so it should be super motivating and fun.
  9. It counts! Some of us just have more fat to lose than can be reasonably countered with muscle gain, or the scale weight wouldn't matter at all.
  10. I'm in again! This time with a better plan and expecting a better result. A Goal: 10 lbs B Goal: 4 lbs C Goal: any weight loss that is trending downwards over the last 5 weeks (last time I lost some in the first half then regained it all in the second). My allies will be a weekly meal planner and daily dedicated meal prep time, and that should take care of unbalanced meals. The remaining opponent is boredom snacking. Does anyone have a plan that helped them?
  11. Definitely. ABC goals are good things, so you may not have hit your A goal but we still celebrate B/C goal achievements!
  12. This. But every year I figure out a few more things and eventually there will be enough personalized food skills that I will be able to hold my ground in any situation. Just hoping that happens before menopause hits and all the rules change.
  13. That's awesome! My plan was to take a break and maintain for a while after 10 lbs loss too. (Sadly that won't be necessary because I haven't managed to lose any weight.)
  14. Reminder that this is food waste action week. Look through your crisper drawers to see what needs to be used up, skip buying lunch out if you have leftovers to finish. I just made a big pot of veggie soup stock with the wilting veggies and the beet leaves that I usually just toss straight in the compost. I think the plan is to roll right into another 10 week PVP after this one ends. Welcome and we'll be learning from your successes too! Any thoughts on what is helping calorie counting work better for you this time?
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