I'm still motivated. Hooray. My granddaughter called me last night to buy some girl scout cookies. I ordered five boxes but I am going to give them to her to put in her freezer. They always have a houseful of kids so they can eat them. Now that is out of my mind where it will stay and I will not think of those cookies again. I will not think of those cookies again. I will not think of those cookies again.
Today I am eating:
Breakfast: same as yesterday
Lunch: Tossed salad with 2 tablespoons of diet dressing, 1 whole wheat kaiser roll, ice tea
Dinner: Baked chicken (5 oz.)(baking it in salsa) Medium Baked Potato (no butter) Spinach (with lots of garlic) Strawberries (1/2 cup) drizzled with 2 tbs. vanilla yougurt 1 diet coke
Snack: 1/4 cup cottage cheese 1/2 apple (this snack is good with the apple grated into the cottage cheese with a little apple pie spice on it.)
Is anybody watching Revenge on Wednesday night. It was really good last night.
Walked around the grocery store this a.m. and my feet are swollen. Time for my white stockings. Talk to you all tomorrow. My scale is fixed but waiting for Monday to weigh in. Changed the battery and the digital 00 lit up.
Last Edit: Jan 5, 2012 15:43:02 GMT -5 by irish1139
I'm very happy that I managed 3 miles jog today as the roads were partly wet snow and partly icy.
I'm not able to report again until Sunday. I'm leaving to summer cottage. The sea is probably going to freeze soon so this is the last time we are able to go there this winter until the ice is thick enough for walking.
Hey. I made a long post in here early today. Someone even answered me. Where did it go? Was I deleted? Did I say something wrong?
Nevermind. I put it in the recipe thread. Dumb blond moment. Here it is.
Hi guys. Didn't realize there was a new thread. I'll sign on as cheerleader and recipe poster. I've never had a weight problem, but my husband has always had one. I do think that to some extent, weight and metabolism are hereditary. Everyone on my mother's side of the family has always remained thin and we eat whatever the hell we want. However, everything has always been home made with almost no processed foods at all.
Anyway, high protein/low carb has worked great for my husband. He recently lost 30+ pounds and went down 2 waist sizes. You can eat butter, bacon, marbled red meat, whole milk and cream, etc. Just try to eliminate most carbs. Dinners are a meat/fish/poultry and a large amount of veggies. Again, fresh is better, but frozen is good too. Just stay away from the ones with the sauces - butter is better than processed gunk.
I make him an omelette to take to work for breakfast. No bread, muffins, etc. Lunch is a whole wheat wrap, salad or dinner leftovers. It only takes me about 10 minutes to make breakfast and lunch for him in the morning, it's better than eating out and it saves a hell of a lot of money. It takes the same amount of time to make something and bring it as it does stopping at a drive thru.
He is diabetic also. He now uses organic blue agave instead of sugar. It's all natural, tastes great and has 0 calories. It's in the baking isle at most grocery stores.
He doesn't drink fruit juice or soda. I make lemonade with the agave and he mixes that with flavored sugar free seltzer.
I rarely buy snacks anymore. Football snacks are raw veggies with a dip. A plate of cheese and cold cuts - no crackers. Popcorn with real butter every once in a while.
I still make potatoes, rice and pasta - but only every other week or so. I make a larger portion of veggies for dinner and if he's still hungry, he takes the bowl into the LR and finishes them.
He still has occasional desserts. However, since cutting back on sweets, he hardly has cravings for them. He even lost two pounds over the holidays. Even with a few cookies.
This is an ironic story. My dog has had a skin condition for years, and my vet was not treating it properly. I researched on the internet and found out what it was and the medication and shampoo that was needed. In researching this, I read that dogs and cats should not eat grains. They're natural carnivores - duh. I started reading the labels on the dog food and snacks and the main ingredient is grain and a bunch of chemicals. I now buy grain free all natural food for her. It costs a little more, but it's sooo worth it. With the meds and diet change, her condition was gone in just a few weeks and hasn't come back . In a month she went from 22 pounds to 17 pounds (she's always been a little over weight). She used to sleep late and didn't play a lot. She's 12 years old and now that the grain has been eliminated from her diet, she's up at 6 am for our morning walk and wants to play all the time. I just think it's so cool that my loved ones are getting skinner, happier and healthier eating high protein and low carbs.
This might not work for everyone, but I just wanted to share my experience. I'll post recipes in the recipe thread when I think of them.
Mahalia and anyone else who ever wants to quit smoking. I quit for 6 months using the electronic cigarette. I LOVED to smoke. I've done so since I was 11 and I'm 52. That was a pretty long time. You get your nicotine fix, without the smoke and carcinogens. You also get to simulate smoking. The tip lights up when you inhale and you suck in a vapor that blows out looking like smoke.
That being said, I was a stupid ass and went back to real smoking. I really don't know why, because the e-cigs worked great. I have COPD and when I quit, I felt sooo much better. Now I'm wheezing and coughing again. It sucks. I just ordered 6 cartons of real cigs, so I won't be quitting until they're gone. But I fully intend to.
Most diets incorporate a snack between the major meals but new research (courtesy Dr. Oz in my local paper) says that the mid-morning snack is better skipped because there is usually less time between breakfast and lunch than there is between lunch and dinner. Because you are usually legitimately hungry by then, the afternoon snack helps train your body to only eat when it’s hungry and not just when it’s bored.
Like 8toinfinity I need to figure out my triggers. Most meals trigger me into a chocolate seeker. I guess I need to use Stampsgal’s apple dessert recipe. Some work items make me get up and pace to think about it and since I work from home lots of things are within reach.
Still catching up on my welcomes. There's promo going on elsewhere and my discipline is lacking.
Moncher, yes we are all for team spirit. Have you tried the method of parking at the far end of the parking lot to add some built in low-impact walking to the start and end of your day. It's always the end of the day walk back to the car that would get me. Oh and I added some exercise smilies on the first post in the thread.
Ladyoz, cute prayer from your sister about not mixing up the fat bank account with the thin body. Do you get to do your water aerobics with other people? That’s always fun.
JanuarySnow, it looks like there will be lots of people joining you in counting kilos instead of pounds. Dancing with Adam is great.
Slapdash LaRue, how long is this fence line you plan on walking? Sounds like a cowboy term.
I've had really good luck with the 70%+ cocoa chocolate ... it's not really sweet so it doesn't seem to bring on sugar cravings, but it does satisfy the chocolate craving. And if I take just one small square out of the package and savor tiny bites, letting it melt on my tongue, I can get up to 10 minutes of delicious chocolate taste for about 25 calories!
Dinner: Broiled haddock 6 oz., 1/2 cup corn or 1 corn on the cob, small tossed salad (with 2 tbs. diet dressing, 1/2 cup strawberries with 1 tbs. vanilla yougart drizzled over fruit
Snack: Raw vegetable plate (mixture of 6 each of carrot sticks, celery, cucumber, cauliflower with diet dip.
I can't wait for Monday. I am dying to know how much I lost. I feel lighter. I have to get used to feeling empty instead of full. I have to learn to like empty. I have lived most my life feeling full and satisfied. Now when I eat it is just for fuel and I can't stuff myself. I have to get used to that feeling of not overeating and like it. Normally, I would not stop at 1/2 cup of strawberries-I would eat the whole box. Now I have to stop at 1/2 cup of everything that I love. That is the part that takes getting used to doing.
Looking forward to the Press Party interview with Adam. I wish they would post it already. Have a great weekend everyone. I think my husband and I are going to see Mission Impossible.
Just wanted to throw in a few thoughts I've had and a couple ideas. I will wait for Monday to post my weight and exercise plans. I'm actually getting kind of excited about doing this, and enjoying all the posts and progress from yall!
8toinfinity - love jigsaw puzzles! Great way to occupy your time! I work Sudoko (I'm addicted to them) while babysitting hubby when he watches the 50th football game of the week. Also, I find I don't even think about eating while glued to the puter stanning AFL. Have missed many a meal!
Sugaree - thanks for the tip on the e-cigs. I bought them last summer, but haven't figured out how to properly operate them! Glad you're on board as a cheerleader for us!
JustKaren - have you tried buying the small snack size candy bars? Not the bite size ones, but the small ones that come in a pack of 8, you can get them at Wal Mart. Just the right size to satisfy your candy bar craving, but not big enough to have a ton of calories. That's if you can eat just one!
Irish: Have you tried putting picante or other salsa on your baked potato? It's really good that way, spices it up and adds flavor and not too many calories/carbs.
Also, I have found that lots of times when I think I am hungry, I am actually thirsty! A good idea is to drink a glass of water when you think you are hungry, may take care of it, fill you up, and help with getting in the amount of water that you need to drink.
Snack idea: Frozen red grapes! They are sweet, satisfies the sugar craving, but healthy.
Last Edit: Jan 6, 2012 13:04:17 GMT -5 by mahailia
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Another great snack idea ... frozen cherries! Cherries are one of the lower-glycemic fruits so they don't spike blood sugar as much as some fruits ... unfortunately, I can eat a whole bowl of fresh ones without even thinking about it! But the frozen ones take a little longer to eat, so I eat fewer of them. They don't get hard like strawberries or grapes, they are just icy like a popsicle that has just started to soften a little. Cherries have a very short season, so I buy a couple of big bags at Costco and freeze them, they are particularly good in the summer when you want something cold to snack on.
Right now this is the one supplement that is a must for me. I've had it prescribed for me by two different doctors, one was for reducing cholesterol and the other was for lubricating my eyes. It's a pain to take because the sugessted amount is 3 of those big honker pills a day. To cover my bases and because my brain wraps around it better to have different looking pills instead of 3 the same I do a regular fish oil, an Oceans fish oil pill, a krill oil pill, and a liquied lemon merange flavored smoothie. I've read that I should be looking for a seaweed or plankton based pill instead of krill or fish based but I haven't gone looking for that one yet.
I thought I had problems with all my pills. Sorry Jablea about those three big Omega 3s.
One thing I have noticed on my diet is that I have more energy, and I feel so much better not having sugar or fat in my diet. I would still like to have some because it makes everything taste better but I can sure feel the difference. Today my husband and I eat the following:
breakfast: same as always. yesterday I switched the cereal to oatmeal. There are lots of bananas in this diet. I suppose it is for the potassiam (sp.).
Post by 8toinfinity on Jan 7, 2012 14:15:43 GMT -5
Thanks for the tips everyone. I forgot about freezing grapes and I never heard about freezing the cherries. I love cherries. I'm going to try both. The more "legal" stuff available, the less likely I am to stray.
Didn't get around to setting up my jigsaw puzzle yet. :-/ I definitely will today. Watched a movie on TV last night and, sure enough, ended up having cheese and almonds when logically I knew I wasn't hungry and too close to bed time. :