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    avatarFyodor
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    In case anyone is interested, this site has a good collection of articles reviewing scientific literature on strength training, muscle gain, weight loss, dieting, etc.

    https://www.bodyrecomposition.com/research-review

    #734746 Reply
    CopaCopa
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    Today is my first day back at work in almost two weeks and my dress pants are TIGHT. Heh.

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    avatarscorpio
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    Same @Copa! Wearing mostly yoga pants for two weeks vacation seemed like a good idea at the time!

    #734761 Reply
    hfantodshfantods
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    This is why I’m wearing a dress right now!

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    avatarK
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    I’ve been eating like crap over the past week or so and I feel like a slug because I get most of my exercise from hiking and I haven’t hiked in over a month, and it’s been abnormally cold here. This weekend I’m definitely getting outside and doing something. Have to remind myself that it’s only really bad if it’s windy…

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    avatarFyodor
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    “Today is my first day back at work in almost two weeks and my dress pants are TIGHT. Heh”

    The city I relocated to last year has much better food but the drycleaning is terrible. All of my pants have shrunk.

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    CopaCopa
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    @K It is SO cold where I am right now. I had initially planned to use some of my time off for long, leisurely dog walks and exploring new areas of the city. But some of the days, even the high temps are still negative right now. Add in the wind, and NOPE – imma stay inside getting fat, thx. It’s always hard coming back to work (I feel overwhelmed trying to get through the e-mails I missed while I was out), but I’m glad to be getting back into a routine that doesn’t revolve around holiday food and booze.

    #735386 Reply
    CopaCopa
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    A couple weeks ago — somewhere in the holiday eating frenzy — I bought a pair of dress pants at Banana Republic. I didn’t try them on, because I was buying the exact same cut/style/size as a pair that I tossed because they had a huge hole. When I tried them on, they didn’t fit (I’m sure due in large part to water weight). For now I’m focusing on “just eating real food” (apparently this is known by the acronym JERF, which I had to look up yesterday after seeing it online haha) instead of calorie-counting. Even after a week of (mostly) a clean, whole foods diet, I’m comfortably back in the pants. YAY.

    #735402 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    Could also be you got a “bad pair” of pants, you know how they stack many layers of fabric and then cut them all at once… they don’t all end up exactly the same size because it’s not as precise as cutting one piece. Or yeah, maybe you’re bloated.

    #735403 Reply
    avatarktfran
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    If you haven’t bought the pants in a while, they could have altered them slightly. That’s happened to me before buying the exact same brand/style of pants but bought a significant amount of time apart.

    #737220 Reply
    CopaCopa
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    So, I started working with a nutritionist at my gym and it turns out relying on MyFitnessPal to figure out how much I should be eating has led to under-eating for quite awhile. Whoops! Counting/tracking macronutrients is so much easier when you have more food to work with. Tonight I’m going out for drinks and I’m planning my day around two glasses of wine, and still have plenty of calories/macros to work with to make that realistic. I’m so excited 🙂

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    avatarCET
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    I found that making a cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to eat pizza and satisfy cravings yet reduce carbs. It works for me. You should try it! It ends up being a thin, crispy crust and I think it’s delicious.

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