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  1. I'm going to discuss this with my new doctor when we get together to discuss my blood work (next Tuesday). I was only losing weight when I kept my calories between 900-1100/day. However, once I started exercising, and increased them to 1200/day, everything stopped. Then, when I completely quit counting calories, but controlled portions and quality of food, I was eating closer to 1500-1600 calories per day, I cut my exercise back to walking 4-5 miles/day, and I neither lost nor gained. So...I'm wondering if all those months at 1000 average calories messed up my metabolism...or if it's just my age...or if it's a number of factors...which is likely the case. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Super helpful, thanks! I'm going to be 53 in September, and still no sign that menopause is near. Which sucks, because now that I'm done having kids...I'd kinda like to get things over with!
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not familiar with any of these people. :)
  4. Adding this to my behavioral mod list... Great point. :)
  5. You look fantastic - assuming that's you in your profile pic. :)
  6. I think that's about what I need, as well, based on my weight trends. It's disheartening that an 80 lbs weight gain over 12 years computes to only 60 or so extra calories a day. It's so EASY to eat 60 more calories than one needs...especially when one loves food. :)
  7. Thanks for the input, Ladies. I think you're all right - eating less, being aware, moving more... all good stuff. :)
  8. If you have maintained your ideal weight, or close to it, pretty much your entire life, would you share some examples of your daily eating habits? I'm interested in seeing how food quality, quantity, and calorie count vary among individuals. Also, are you physically active, moderate, or sedentary? Active would be a regular exercise regimen. Moderate would be no formal exercise program, but not a lot of sitting. Sedentary would be mostly butt-in-chair. I'm assuming there aren't many forum members under age 30, but I'm mostly interested in hearing from the over 30 crowd. I'm curious because I'm trying to get to the bottom of my own weight issue. Until my mid-30s my weight stayed close to ideal, but over 12 years I'd gained almost 80 lbs! I lost 50 of it on a highly restrictive diet, but plateaued about 25 lbs from my goal and stayed there for about a year and a half, no matter how I tried to lose that remaining weight, nothing worked. Now, my weight is creeping up again, and I'm in a panic. I am having blood work and other testing done this week to see if there's some underlying problem, but barring health issues - I'm guessing it's just that I'm eating too much, even at under 1500 calories a day, and will need to cut back and/or move more. Thanks in advance for your help. I haven't been on the boards for a long time, so if there's a similar thread, don't hesitate to point me to it. I did a cursory search, but couldn't find what I'm looking for.
  9. I am not used to this forum. Each time I come back I get lost.

  10. Well...I'd hardly call that a fair review of the book, more ad hominem than objective. I have read TJE as well as the companion book and, though I gleaned some good information, TJE is, in essence, just another child self-directed approach, leaning towards unschooling. I do remember thinking that including Covey in his list of classics was a little odd, but none of the other books singled out in the "review" are even listed in the actual TJE book. I haven't checked the website, though, and the article does say the list came off the website. I thought the reason for the name Thomas Jefferson Education was because TJ was life long self-learner who studied directly under mentors for the bulk of his formal education. To me, that's the gist of the book. Meh, I didn't really feel greatly inspired or enlightened after reading the book...I like Charlotte Mason's stuff, better. No mention of a One World Government, either. :)
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