Wanted to share an interesting article in my paper this morning.
Use hot peppers for a hot bod.
Here's once of our favorite diet tips. To lose a few pounds, think hot when you're in the kitchen. Add spice to your foods. Red hot peppers will curb your appetite so you eat less and stay satisfied for hours.
It only requires several bites to get the full fat burning effect.
Guess I'm getting some jalapenos at Safeway today.
Oops, a little late. Forgot to get on the scales yesterday. Well, I switched back to low carb and have lost 3 pounds, but I think at least half of that is water weight (thanks goodness!) so back to -5.5 I think. Still having difficulty getting myself to exercise. If Adamland stays quiet, I might manage that too. Onward and downward, never give up!!!
"Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivian Greene
Darn, I'm still just down -2 even though sometime yesterday I was down 3 and at the start of the week down 4. pffft. My husband is losing weight simply by cutting down portion size. I think the thought of it makes me eat more than him. I am starting to think about what I'm doing more. Too often it still comes afterward but I'm seeing a progression.
Congrats to flowergirl and stardust on your weight loss!
I guess the thread is inactive now as we've all had our DVD viewing parties. I managed to lose a total of 32 pounds for the party and then had a few off days eating all the food I'd made. I'm back on WW and this morning was down again for a total of 33 pounds. This whole week will be bad as it's one dinner party after another and lots of eating out due to concert run-outs but I'm determined to stick it out for the long haul.
It's hard and it's easy to forget how terrible it feels to be obese when months have passed and one just feels like eating whatever. It takes a lot of self-talk and discipline - but I know that from the first time around. Is anyone planning to continue with the weight loss program?
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2011 19:49:03 GMT -5 by Melisende
Sorry I'm late. I did weigh this morning and yeah! and extra day, an extra pound. Down 3.
To answer your question Melisende, I don't have any choice but to keep working on weight loss so I'll be here every week eventually. This whole process has made my mind think quite a bit more often about what I'm eating and I've been introduced to new foods. Bought some more Kale today in fact. I'm riding my bike and walking the dogs. The scale may not be headed down fast but by golly it is headed down so I'm happy.
For most of the week I've been down 4 so that's what I'm using.
I've been a little worried about how fast my DH has been losing weight this last year. He says he's changed what he eats, my belly says nope. So I went looking into his prescriptions and I think it's his diabetes drug Metformin. There seem to be quite a few people who've lost weight with it although it doesn't work for everyone. Anyone here on it?
Hi Jablea. Nice to "see" you. Hubby takes Metformin and has lost 30 lbs. in the past 6 months. It's a combination of that, a bad sinus infection which left him nauseous (antibiotics cleared that up), and the fact that he shrunk his appetite after his bout with the infection. I did not know about Metformin having that side effect, but perhaps that has contributed. Anyway, it's great because he really needed to lose the weight. I don't know what type of diet you eat, but when hubby cut way down on carbs, his sugar level went down a lot. He still takes the meds, but the low carbs definitely had a positive effect.
I'm going with my low weight for the week which was -5. Yeah! This next week will be interesting as I'm going in for a nose op (fix deviated septum) and I'm told I'll be pretty miserable for 3 days at least. I think I'll be on gruel. It will make it easier if I think I'm doing it for weight loss too. ha
sugaree, I finally got my hubby to read/skim the diabetes book I bought - Dr. Bernstein's Low-Carbohydrate Solution- after having it a year and it seemed to resonate with him. Well enough so that he talks "carbs" anyway. I think we have cut down some. Glad to see your DH doing to well.
Tues Check-in Well down -5 with clothes on and it night. That usually means an extra pound gone in the morning, yeah.
So, if you don't eat and combine that with not moving well the pounds don't just fly off and I have set a pretty high standard the last several days for couch potato-ism. Adding fruit juice to the mix which of course is high in calories is a necesary evil, hehe.
Yeah, flowergirl, Adam said he fixed a deviated septum too. Several ways of doing it. Because mine was pretty severe and twisted they could have reshaped it if they wanted too. In fact found out afterward that they decided to break one of my cheek bones (on purpose) because the two sides weren't matching back up. My whole face swelled up into one of those shiny faced "plastic surgery gone bad" photos but started going down after the 2nd night. I'm on day four and I can recognize myself again. whew. They took the straws out of my nose this morning and the outside cast will come off on Thursday. Then I'll just have to deal with the nose hair stiches for another week.
I'm giving a shout out to my coconut oil (one of our earlier topics) it works when chap stick and petroleum gelly give out for my lips and when the cast and my eyes swelled into each other it was something I could use to masage crusties away from my eyelashes. Plus it's good on the whole bowell movement thing that general anesthesia and pain meds tends to put a damper on.
My appetite came back today along with the ability to open my mouth so time to watch the intake again. I'm already back on the computer full time so since I work from home that means work lol. But then I have an even better excuse than normal not to do housework. yeah!
So we have 3-4 months now for album release and even less for a single release. We may have to rename the thread again.
Well this thread isn't hopping these days but that's ok. Imma still going to check in every week because while I'm not just shedding pounds off I am indeed losing and for me that is big since I've never done it consciously over a period of time. So checking in gives me incentive.
And...... still down -6. Yeah! I know it's not much in the general scheme of things but it's over 25% of my first goal so it's significant to me. I'm able to do some gentle exercises now after my nose surgery so I have to put heavy duty sun guard on my nose and do some dog walking and I did some floor exercises last night.
You do not have to shout but if you want to chat....
crazylady: login" again and then I will get the "redirecting" message at the top. Weird, huh
May 14, 2013 12:58:36 GMT -5
butterfly: I also have to login twice, such as crazylady.
May 14, 2013 13:43:48 GMT -5
crazylady: Sorry you are having the same login problem, butterfly, but at least I am in good company! At least we can log in! I'd panic if I couldn't! LOL
May 14, 2013 16:50:29 GMT -5
maitospf: crazyladym...happening to me too!
May 15, 2013 19:42:49 GMT -5
ayleim: Just checking - so there were NO Adam-sightings in the performance show right? Then I don't have to worry about being near the TV later tonight, I can just listen from the kitchen. :D
May 15, 2013 22:25:54 GMT -5
Q3: The second log-in is part of the security system to protect the site from hackers. If you want to avoid it, select the option to keep me logged in.
May 16, 2013 11:18:07 GMT -5
vivlite: Good to know about the log-in option..I kept wondering if I was imagining things when I had to log on twice..whew..
May 16, 2013 13:59:55 GMT -5
vivlite: Gotta stop down here more often..
May 16, 2013 14:01:03 GMT -5
crazylady: Q3, thanks for the update on the login process! Really appreciate it!
May 16, 2013 18:20:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Yes thank you Q3. Thought I was jinked there for a minute
May 16, 2013 21:11:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Woops - sorry! jinxed (the ghosts of my english teachers would haunt me for not proofreading, so there you you go) ... 8-|
May 16, 2013 21:13:49 GMT -5
minnie12: this is great, Sauli deserves the support. There's no negativity here and that's nice.
May 17, 2013 23:57:11 GMT -5
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minnie12: Nice to see all the pics of Sauli and his friends. Has a lot of female friends. Goes out a lot with Ade?
May 18, 2013 23:48:39 GMT -5
blueberry: A tech question. When I post, I'm stuck in BB Code, can't get back to Preview. Any ideas? I have Preview as default in my profile, but that doesn't help.
May 18, 2013 23:56:59 GMT -5
Q3: blueberry. there should be a two labels on tabs at the bottom of the REPLY box -- one labeled Preview and one labeled BBCode. Can you see these or are they gone?
May 19, 2013 2:08:40 GMT -5
blueberry: Q3, I can still see the labels, but when I click on the Preview label, nothing happens. And every time I start a new post, it automatically takes me to BB Code. Otherwise it doesn't matter, but posting pictures would be easier in Preview (copy+paste).
May 19, 2013 2:14:12 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Q3 - I forgot where I click to make a contribution to Atop.
May 19, 2013 10:30:45 GMT -5
Q3: Oh in the site conversion the link to support ATop went away. I will restore it.
May 20, 2013 9:30:25 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Thanks Q3.
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