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Forum: Weight Loss Tips 01-05-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By jflamingfeet
I love your list, Kathy. It's important to...

I love your list, Kathy. It's important to recognize what trips us up. Habit is a big one, and so are the large portions of decadent meals that we come to see as normal through advertising and...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 01-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By jflamingfeet
This "thigh gap" thing is not a reasonable goal...

This "thigh gap" thing is not a reasonable goal for everyone. Some people's thighs will never gap even when very thin because of bone structure (knock-knees, narrow hips) and/or muscular thighs....
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 08-31-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,482
Posted By jflamingfeet
Hi, everyone! (and good luck, mmbrown!) I've...

Hi, everyone! (and good luck, mmbrown!)

I've been sick for the past couple weeks and neither exercising nor tracking calories. I did lose a little bit anyway, but unfortunately, going two full...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 08-14-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,482
Posted By jflamingfeet
Sounds good, topspally! Yeah, I like...

Sounds good, topspally!

Yeah, I like running! Used to go 40-50 miles per week and it was a great time to let my mind wander or think through things I'd been working on. Of course, there's a...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 08-08-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,482
Posted By jflamingfeet
Welcome, topspally! Are you vegan? Me too (not...

Welcome, topspally! Are you vegan? Me too (not for weight loss, have been for years). I'm not even going to try to eliminate processed or white foods.

And mmbrown, that's awesome!
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 08-07-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,482
Posted By jflamingfeet
Hi, Michelle and Pam! Congrats to all on your...

Hi, Michelle and Pam! Congrats to all on your progress so far!

Since it's been almost a week, I thought I'd check in with some observations:

Running is going well, doing 3 mi./day consistently....
Forum: Exercise 08-05-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,760
Posted By jflamingfeet
Depends how you feel. If you can run on an empty...

Depends how you feel. If you can run on an empty stomach first thing in the morning without it affecting the quality of your run, then that's great. Eating beforehand rather than after will not make...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 08-01-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,482
Posted By jflamingfeet
Hi, Donna! I'd be happy to join you. I do share...

Hi, Donna! I'd be happy to join you. I do share your approach, which has worked best for me in the past: no special "diets," just eating mostly healthy foods, tracking calories in/out and maintaining...
Forum: Diets 01-03-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By jflamingfeet
I've been vegan for... I think 17?... years. And...

I've been vegan for... I think 17?... years. And very healthy overall, but by no means thin the whole time. During the time I've been vegan, I've had weight fluctuations and tend toward slightly...
Forum: Success Stories 10-14-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By jflamingfeet
When you have a lot of extra weight to lose,...

When you have a lot of extra weight to lose, dropping 2-3 pounds/week is feasible, but when you're just barely overweight, your body is going to make that very hard to do. It is normal for your...
Forum: FitDay 2.0 Feedback & Support 01-22-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 42,908
Posted By jflamingfeet
Hey mcsolar, I run too. Calorie burn calculators...

Hey mcsolar, I run too. Calorie burn calculators seem to vary wildly. The one here says I burn almost 1000 calories for 5 miles (!) whereas I just compared on a couple of running sites and got 530...
Forum: FitDay 2.0 Feedback & Support 01-21-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 42,908
Posted By jflamingfeet
I find the calorie burned estimates on here quite...

I find the calorie burned estimates on here quite high, by about 50% for me (it says I burn 3000 calories most days and I know it's more like 2000). That goes for both their general lifestyle...
Forum: Exercise 01-20-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By jflamingfeet
Based on other calculators and experience with...

Based on other calculators and experience with losing/not losing weight, I estimate that fitday's calculations for calories burned, both for sitting around and most exercise activities, is about 50%...
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