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Old 09-08-2002, 08:13 PM   #61
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Well, I'm a little unsure about my comittment for this week. I am interested in overhauling my diet to be more plant and whole-grain based... with lean proteins like chicken and seafood. I am reading "The Okinawa Program" which presents a 25 year study on the residents of Okinawa who are the longest-lived and healthy people on the planet. Their diet is high in complex carbs, veggies/fruit, and fish... with very little sugar, fat, red meat, dairy. I am thinking I would like a combination of the Okinawa eating habits with Mediterranean eating habits.

So to this end, I am going to focus on minimizing/eliminating the following foods from my diet this week:

red meat and fried foods

This is going to be difficult because I love anything deep fried. I would probably eat a deep fried worm if I could dip it in ketchup. The meat I can definitely live without, as I don't eat it that often anyway. However, I do love a good cheeseburger... sigh... but I really can't be eating that stuff anymore. I am coming to accept the fact that unless I want to end up 500 pounds and die at an early age.... I am NOT going to be able to continue eating whatever I want. Its not fair but I have to face the reality of the situation.

Good luck to everyone else on their commitments this week!
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Old 09-09-2002, 09:05 AM   #62
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okanowa diet..? could that be from a healthy dose of radiation???
(I know I spelled that wrong, too lazy to scroll back up..how sad is that!) new week, new commitment...
no more...eating while at the computer.
it will take months before I can not eat in the car...baby steps, baby steps.
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Old 09-09-2002, 09:29 AM   #63
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Well I did keep up the water drinking all week and the almost instant result (besides peeing) is at 4 days from menses I have NO sore breasts, and little or no PMS and bloating. I noticed this before when I drank lots of water...

This week I'll add no eating after 8pm, two nights I work til 8 and we do take a break for supper, so I don't need to fill my face the moment I walk through the door...

Oh! Also what I began doing last week is walking my paper route each morning rather than riding my bike. So I'm getting a hour and a half walk each day, except Sunday. Plus I ride my bike everywhere else.

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Old 09-09-2002, 01:11 PM   #64
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Wink No...

the US decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki... not Okinawa. The Battle of Okinawa occurred there and it has also been the site of American military bases. But beyone that, most cancer is literally unheard of in Okinawa and they live to be fit and healthy into their 80's, 90's, and 100's. Their healthy statistics put to shame our western ways. Very interesting lifestyle... the book details several aspects of their healthy lives. This includes diet, exercise, social connections, spirituality, respect for elders, and low stress.
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Old 09-09-2002, 08:16 PM   #65
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I am going to do the not eating after 8 thing. It is kind of cheating because I normally don't anyway. Still trying the excersie thing.
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Old 09-10-2002, 09:58 PM   #66
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I must confess that I nibbled on some fried Pakoras at the Indian restaraunt today. But I restrained myself and only had a little and restricted my food to one plate at the BUFFET. So, back on track with no fried foods and no red meat for the rest of the week.
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Old 09-11-2002, 10:41 PM   #67
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I have had a rough time sticking to LAST week's commitment, and NO SUCCESS WHATSOEVER adding in the new one. Too much anxiety and sadness leading up to today. I need to get back on track.
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Old 09-12-2002, 01:23 AM   #68
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Hey Den, I don't blame you for feeling stressed and sad about 9-11...hope you feel better today and more energized to go on with creating positive things for yourself!!! Let this anniversary remind you of how precious life is and Be well. Love, Soozie
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Old 09-12-2002, 02:52 PM   #69
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Thanks Soozie!!! I slept really well last night, and woke up feeling refreshed.
TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS!!!!
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Old 09-12-2002, 09:14 PM   #70
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Well I managed to cut back on the caffeine and drink more water, but I have had a half (* donkey butt) attitude towards eating. I have been eating out of boredom and depression this week so I will have to get my but in gear.
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Old 09-15-2002, 03:26 PM   #71
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Angry Ahhhh...

So here we are heading into our third week of change! How are folks doing? This week I slipped a couple of times on the fried food issue... but no serious gorging. One was intentional (pakoras at the Indian restaraunt) and the other was actually accidental. We were at the Chinese buffet (DANGER... DANGER!!) and I was so focused on eating as little as possible that I really did forget about the fried food commitment. Thus I did have a crab rangoon (ok... two) and some General Tso's chicken (my favorite). I did surprisingly well at the buffet despite nibbling on the fried yummies. The red meat thing is not a challenge at all.

So this week I am going to make exercise my commitment for the week. These last couple weeks I have been exercising two or three times a week and have been enjoying it. This week I am going to increase the amount to exercising five days! Plus I will continue with not eating after 8:00 and cutting out fried food and red meat.

Whoo hooo... off to a fresh week! I really feel like I am on a roll. I am going to spend some time today reflecting on the changes I have made and recommiting my spirit to working toward a new, healthy me!

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Old 09-15-2002, 03:47 PM   #72
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Mauvais, are you still depressed, sweetie? It's just not like you. I mean, PERSONALLY, I'm depressed 25% of my life, but that's just an ailment.
What are we going to do with you? You need a change in your life. It's gotta be the job, huh?
hugs and prayers... let us know if we can do anything for you...
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ps I'm still up for robbing a bank if you are... you could quit your job and retire... we could even buy some of those ummm, limburger baskets.
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Still sticking to the not eating after 8. I am a pro at that

And I am really truly going to try doing 5 minutes of exercise a day. I have tried for 2 weeks now and probably have done it 4 times. Once I get the 5 minutes I will try uping the time. I have enough problems with the 5 minutes that I refuse to set myself for a bigger failure of like a half hour. For me modifing my eating habits was a **** of a lot easier then getting up off my rear.
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Old 09-16-2002, 12:10 AM   #74
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Question Hey Virginia...

How are things going with the no smoking commitment?

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Old 09-16-2002, 12:38 AM   #75
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Okay, the last week has been CRAP. Like if I was presented with a limburger basket (YUCK ELLIS!!!) right now I might actually eat it!!! Which reminds me of a story...My dad used to buy Limburger and put it at the back of the fridge for months until it had properly "aged". The fumes alone probably stunted my growth.....

Back to the present. I have been SO bad the past week that I will go back to the no eating after 8 commitment, and 10 crunches a day. (In other words, what I said i'd do LAST week.)
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