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alinnell
06-07-2007, 04:11 PM
Give a choice of two things (but let's try and keep it diet centered). The next person identifies which he/she prefers and then comes up with a new choice of two things.

For example:
Atkins or Calorie Counting

(answer)
Calorie Counting

(new choice)
Brown Rice or Quinoa

Get it?
So here is the choice:

Morning Exercise or Evening Exercise


ennay
06-07-2007, 04:26 PM
morning

cardio or weights

bargoo
06-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Cardio
Jenny Crig or NutriDiet


cbmare
06-07-2007, 04:52 PM
Neither. Prefer my own food.

walk at home videos or outside?

nelie
06-07-2007, 04:55 PM
Outside (I never heard of Nutridiet, tried looking it up, still nothing?)

Dessert - Fruit or Low calorie ice cream?

alinnell
06-07-2007, 05:02 PM
Low Cal Ice Cream (any day!)

Breakfast: cereal or toast?

cbmare
06-07-2007, 05:43 PM
cereal. I love my Kashi Go Lean Crunch mixed with Trader Joe's Flax cereal.

If want a baked potato - regular potato or sweet potato?

srmb60
06-07-2007, 05:49 PM
regular potato


diet soda or water

alinnell
06-07-2007, 06:12 PM
water!!!

vegetables: steamed or roasted?

srmb60
06-07-2007, 06:15 PM
roasted

strawberries or blueberries

cbmare
06-07-2007, 06:27 PM
ooooo. I love them both but I'd have to say blueberries.

Maybe you can answer this. I have diverticulitis as just about everyone on here knows. I can't have blackberries because of the seeds. Are strawberries in the same category? I've never noticed seeds with them.

summer or winter squash?

alinnell
06-07-2007, 06:31 PM
Winter, if I have only those to choose from (actually I like Acorn best)

Strawberries have the seeds on the outside--you can see them, but they are smaller than blackberries and raspberries.

Broccoli or Brussels Sprouts?

cbmare
06-07-2007, 06:37 PM
broccoli

grapes or cherries (fresh not canned or frozen)

SoulBliss
06-07-2007, 06:59 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhh! Organic cherries, deeply red and sweet-tart! (They are $6.99 a pound here :( ).

Night swim or day swim?

cbmare
06-07-2007, 07:34 PM
Night if it is in a pool.

Pool or river/lake/ocean?

jtammy
06-07-2007, 08:24 PM
Pool

protein pancakes or whole wheat pancakes?

jelynn
06-07-2007, 09:56 PM
whole wheat pancakes

elliptical or treadmill?

srmb60
06-07-2007, 11:54 PM
elliptical

walnuts or almonds

sockmonkey70
06-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Almonds

Tuna or Salmon?

srmb60
06-08-2007, 12:12 AM
salmon


a tub of greens with chicken or a meal replacement bar?

lizziness
06-08-2007, 12:48 AM
greens and chicken please!

brown bag lunch or fast food salad?

srmb60
06-08-2007, 12:56 AM
my brown bag is a plastic shopping sack :D


light dressing or fat free

SoulBliss
06-08-2007, 01:31 AM
Light!

Sparkling water or green tea?

sockmonkey70
06-08-2007, 01:58 AM
Green tea please!

grapefruit or strawberries?

srmb60
06-08-2007, 07:33 AM
grapefruit


weights ... upper body or lower body?

NightengaleShane
06-08-2007, 08:55 AM
Upper body! :D I'm all about the toned arms

Shapely legs or a toned stomach?

ennay
06-08-2007, 09:21 AM
well, I'd LOVE a toned stomach, but shapely legs is a better bet

diet dessert often, or the real thing occasionally?

srmb60
06-08-2007, 09:38 AM
the real thing occassionally


crunchy or slurpy

jelynn
06-08-2007, 11:14 AM
crunchy

diet coke or crystal light?

ennay
06-08-2007, 11:53 AM
diet coke all the way

desperate times: go hungry or eat fast food?

srmb60
06-08-2007, 11:58 AM
If I'm alone ... I go hungry or find a store that will sell me one replacement bar. If I'm with other folks I chow down on the fast food.


A big salad or a bowl of veggies?

rubberlegs
06-08-2007, 05:42 PM
Depends what the salad has in it!
But veggies are quicker to fix, so veg

FF or LF milk?

ennay
06-08-2007, 05:58 PM
1%

breakfast: cereal (oatmeal included) or eggs?

rubberlegs
06-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Eggs

popcorn or pretzels?

jtammy
06-08-2007, 07:08 PM
Neither - although I like popcorn better

Yogurt or cottage cheese?

SoulBliss
06-08-2007, 07:13 PM
Soy yogurt, all the way!

Baked sweet or other potato fries?

rubberlegs
06-09-2007, 02:52 AM
Yam fries

Pudding or Jello

kateconfessional
06-09-2007, 03:34 AM
jello!

running with music/ipod or running with the TV on?

rubberlegs
06-09-2007, 03:54 AM
Music

weights or aerobics

srmb60
06-09-2007, 05:42 AM
weights


walk or jog

jtammy
06-09-2007, 08:54 AM
Walk

Higher fiber bread or No sugar added bread (or does it matter to you?)

rubberlegs
06-09-2007, 04:18 PM
Higher fiber - usually less points!

froyo or lf ice cream?

meowee
06-09-2007, 06:15 PM
Frozen Yogurt - preferably NSA

Raw veggie: carrot sticks or celery sticks

rubberlegs
06-09-2007, 08:13 PM
Depends... carrot sticks if plain, celery if I get PB or some other dip.

smoothie or skinny latte

ennay
06-09-2007, 09:19 PM
latte

exercise more or eat less?

lilybelle
06-09-2007, 10:27 PM
eat less

watermelon or cantaloupe?

SoulBliss
06-10-2007, 12:14 AM
Watermelon!

Peaches or nectarines?

lilybelle
06-10-2007, 12:20 AM
Peaches

Pineapple, fresh or canned?

rubberlegs
06-10-2007, 01:23 AM
Fresh

extra light or extra virgin olive oil

SoulBliss
06-10-2007, 02:08 AM
Extra virgin!

Olives or capers?

srmb60
06-10-2007, 05:26 AM
olives

written food journal or computer?

meowee
06-10-2007, 07:03 AM
computer

Dinner time -- Before or after 6 pm

JazzyNurse
06-10-2007, 08:34 AM
Before 6 pm

Work out at home or the gym?

SoulBliss
06-10-2007, 09:20 AM
Gym!

Beer or wine?

EZMONEY
06-10-2007, 09:46 AM
Beer

chips...with or without dip

jtammy
06-10-2007, 01:26 PM
Hmmm, no chips usually, definitely no dip

Peanut butter - natural or Jif type

meowee
06-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Natural . . . but, actually, part way in between is my favourite . . . Kraft has a PB that is hydrogenized (I know, not good) but is without added sugar or added salt.

Best with the PB . . . apple slices or celery sticks?

zenor77
06-10-2007, 01:36 PM
Organic Fuji apple slices

Real sugar or Artificial sweeteners?

jtammy
06-10-2007, 01:58 PM
Splenda

Tomatoes- grape/cherry or slicers

meowee
06-10-2007, 02:03 PM
Used to be slicers in a sandwich with Miracle Whip . . . but now its the little ones in a salad . . .

Favourite (of the bads) Cake or Pie?

rubberlegs
06-10-2007, 03:16 PM
Pie. I've had too many diet soda cakes.

Crystal Light or diet soda?

meowee
06-10-2007, 03:18 PM
Crystal Light

FF/SF Jello - Lemon or Strawberry

rubberlegs
06-10-2007, 03:24 PM
lemon

cereal bar or protein bar

srmb60
06-10-2007, 05:18 PM
protein bar


before and afters ... pictures or success stories?

jelynn
06-10-2007, 05:22 PM
Both! But I LOVE pics!

smaller portions of "real" food or "diet" or fat free options?

srmb60
06-10-2007, 05:25 PM
real food!

um .... beef or chicken

SoulBliss
06-10-2007, 05:38 PM
Mock Chicken, please! :carrot:

Raw or roasted beets?

walking2lose
06-10-2007, 05:39 PM
Hmmm. I really like pickled beets, but I guess I'd choose roasted over raw.

Bread or wrap (tortilla or flat out or whatever)?

rubberlegs
06-10-2007, 06:02 PM
Bread. But people put cooler things in wraps....

soup or salad

jtammy
06-10-2007, 10:49 PM
hmmmm... salad

berries or citrus

rockinrobin
06-10-2007, 10:54 PM
Defintely BERRIES. Yumm...

Red peppers or Green peppers?

SoulBliss
06-10-2007, 10:55 PM
Red!

Chocolate protein shake or fruity protein shake?

rubberlegs
06-10-2007, 11:52 PM
Can I have chocolate with fruit inside? Pretty please?
Ok, ok, just fruit then


fish or chicken?

kateconfessional
06-11-2007, 04:55 AM
chicken.

sugar free fudgesicles or fruit yogurt?

wannabplayboy
06-11-2007, 07:48 AM
fruit yogart

treadmill or elliptical

SoulBliss
06-11-2007, 07:52 AM
Treadmill!!!

Yoga or Pilates?

ennay
06-11-2007, 02:33 PM
yoga

salty or sweet?

jtammy
06-11-2007, 03:03 PM
sweet

You've overeaten for the day (and it was unplanned) - Are you more restrictive the next day or do you eat the same calorie level as usual?

rubberlegs
06-11-2007, 03:44 PM
Same. If I eat below my target points I'd be starving myself and I don't need to mess my metabolism up further

creamy or crunchy (not necessarily peanut butter)

alinnell
06-11-2007, 03:59 PM
creamy

elliptical or treadmill

AndyNY
06-11-2007, 04:39 PM
treadmill

Richard Simmons or Tony Little?

rubberlegs
06-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Not sure who Tony Little is but he's gotta be less annoying (to me) than Richard Simmons.

Work out alone or with a buddy

srmb60
06-11-2007, 04:58 PM
I like both on occassion .... my walk/jog? is better without witnesses.


dumbells or bands?

BabyBrownEyes
06-11-2007, 05:52 PM
bands

Kickboxing or dancing?

kateconfessional
06-11-2007, 07:15 PM
kickboxing.

treating yourself to a spa treatment for a good workout/weight loss or treating yourself to having one day where you can eat anything you want for a good workout/weight loss

BabyBrownEyes
06-11-2007, 07:32 PM
Now that I'm viewing things differently.....Spa treatment.. ;)

Carbs or proteins?

SoulBliss
06-11-2007, 07:37 PM
Both...I'm vegan...my carbs have proteins and my proteins have carbs :p

Thai or Indian?

kateconfessional
06-11-2007, 07:47 PM
thai! can't give up that green curry tofu.


running in a park or swimming laps in the ocean/beach?

walking2lose
06-11-2007, 09:28 PM
Running (with a little walking) in a park! Or, swimming in a POOL!

dry cereal or cereal with milk?

zenor77
06-11-2007, 09:51 PM
cereal with soy milk

Eat a small portion of what everyone else is eating (as in at home) or fix yourself something different?

murphmitch
06-11-2007, 10:49 PM
Fix a healthy meal for all and eat a sane portion of it for myself.:)

Low-calorie pudding or yogurt?

WindyCityChick
06-12-2007, 12:08 AM
Yogurt

Low fat or fat free

SoulBliss
06-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Low fat!

Bing or Reineer cherries?

walking2lose
06-12-2007, 07:44 PM
Never had Reineer (probably missing out), but I love Bing cherries!

3 meals a day, or the less traditional several small meals?

srmb60
06-12-2007, 08:17 PM
I eat all day long


light weights with many reps or heavy with fewer?

kateconfessional
06-13-2007, 11:06 AM
tough choice.

i think light with many reps. i haven't worked out in 5 months (started again 2 weeks ago), i'm not that strong! heh


taking a spinning/intense aerobics class or running on a treadmill

rubberlegs
06-13-2007, 06:35 PM
Treadmill. I want to be a long-distance runner.

Exercise in AM or PM?

meowee
06-13-2007, 06:40 PM
AM . . . I'm definitely a morning person. :coffee:

Do you tell your "real world friends" your real weight or not?

srmb60
06-13-2007, 07:19 PM
Yup, if they ask ... or peek over my shoulder while I'm on the scale at work.

Would you rather just tell them how much you've lost?

rubberlegs
06-14-2007, 03:17 AM
I guess, but I don't really like to discuss it, period.

pasta or rice

meowee
06-14-2007, 07:03 AM
Pasta

Would you describe yourself as "scale phobic" or "scale fanatic"

walking2lose
06-14-2007, 10:48 PM
I have never owned my own scale until about 6 months ago (I mean as an adult - my family did have one when I was growing up). So I'll say I'm a scale newbie. I now weigh every Friday, and it's become routine. I don't think of weighing any other time.

If you had to pick one type of clothes to wear every day what would it be (for example, warm ups, jeans, shorts and tee, dress casual, professional, etc.)

walking2lose
06-14-2007, 10:51 PM
oops... it's kinda late. I just realized the thread I'm on is not just the question thread, so let me change that to a diet related question.

Portion control: Do you use measuring cups? A scale? Or do you guesstimate your portions?

WindyCityChick
06-14-2007, 11:50 PM
When I started counting calories, everything was measured in measuring cups. Now that I have a better sense of amounts, I guestimate on many thoings (but anything really high in calories - e.g. nuts, peanut butter, etc. - I still measure)

Ok, how about measuring success - inches or pounds

MariaMaria
06-15-2007, 12:48 AM
Inches (measured via clothes, not with a tape measure).

Exercise: outdoors or indoors?

walking2lose
06-15-2007, 08:48 AM
Outdoors! But, I need to get into a better routine of going to the gym to lift, which I plan to do this summer. But I love to walk/run outside and BIKE!

Does everyone in the house eat your healthy food or do you prepare and eat separate foods?

rubberlegs
06-15-2007, 02:30 PM
Seperate. But we'd be doing that anyways because of work schedules.

Do you prefer to cook or just nuke your food?

SoulBliss
06-15-2007, 02:44 PM
I cook...NO microwaves for me! (Never had one, never will).

Do you have a laptop or a desktop?

cbmare
06-15-2007, 03:04 PM
Desktop. In fact, my boss just made me the guinea pig for Vista.

Mineral or spring water?

phantastica
06-15-2007, 03:27 PM
I'm sorry, mare, about being the Vista guinea pig. I've had only unsavory experiences with Vista.

I'd say mineral water over spring water, but I prefer tap water over both.

Exercise: do you prefer to do it as a solitary thing, or as a social event?

cbmare
06-15-2007, 03:35 PM
Actually I'm getting along quite well with it. However, I have to remember to save word and excel files in compatibility or the people receiving them can't read them.

Solitary. I'm still too bashful.

walking on a flat surface or up/down hill

walking2lose
06-15-2007, 05:33 PM
A few hills make for a much better workout ... I live in the flats (coast), so I have to seek out hilly walks.

Favorite low cal alcoholic beverage? Or do you abstain?

sockmonkey70
06-15-2007, 06:40 PM
Try to abstain..But Vodka and Diet coke.

Yogurt or Frozen Yogurt?

EZMONEY
06-15-2007, 08:20 PM
yogurt

Ginger or Mary Ann

MariaMaria
06-15-2007, 08:55 PM
Neither one, they're not included in my eating plan.

Exercise gear: Cruddy grey tee shirt, or pretty fitted girly stuff?

EZMONEY
06-15-2007, 09:05 PM
get a new plan

pretty girlie stuff ;)

Safe shoes or flip-flops?

Shrinking Mama
06-15-2007, 10:12 PM
Safe Shoes

All or nothing diet or have you learned moderation?

Misti in Seattle
06-16-2007, 12:45 AM
moderation

summer or winter?

SoulBliss
06-16-2007, 12:58 AM
Winter! (Which in San Diego is as warm as some summers elsewhere :p ).

Corn or flour tortillas?

EZMONEY
06-16-2007, 01:06 AM
both...flour for burritos...quesidillas...corn for enchiladas and tacos...best corn ones at Costco's...near us SoulBliss

walk/run ~ with/without dog

sockmonkey70
06-16-2007, 01:07 AM
Flour

Cardio or Calisthenics (push-ups, etc)

rubberlegs
06-16-2007, 05:53 PM
Cardio

Pilates/yoga or dancing

kateconfessional
06-16-2007, 10:00 PM
dancing..i tried yoga once, it was just too slow for me. but i give props to those who take it and can get into all those crazy positions :)


have your whole family eat whatever they want in front of you (while your dieting) or have your whole family eating healthy with you?

srmb60
06-17-2007, 06:47 AM
My family eats a little differently than I do, right at the same table ... the funny thing is, they're eating more like me all the time ;)


pork chop or steak?

rubberlegs
06-17-2007, 10:12 AM
steak :drool:

crockpot or oven?

MariaMaria
06-17-2007, 10:20 AM
oven

exercise bras: mash 'em down, or hoist 'em up and out?

srmb60
06-17-2007, 10:22 AM
I mash'em down er flat

shorts or jogging pants

veggielover
06-17-2007, 03:47 PM
shorts.

butter or margerine?

nicolen
06-17-2007, 03:51 PM
Butter.

Exercising - before or after work...

walking2lose
06-17-2007, 04:17 PM
After (I'm not a morning person!)

Are you in control of late night snacking? It's one of my struggles...

kateconfessional
06-18-2007, 03:35 AM
yep, i'm pretty much in control with late night snacking...it's during the day is when i have trouble, ESPECIALLY when i'm alone.


following a magazine's (like glamour, cosmopolitan) guide to losing weight with food/gym routines OR follwing a specific diet (south beach, atkins, ww, etc)

rubberlegs
06-18-2007, 09:34 AM
Specific diet (WW). I ain't doing no grapefruit diet :no:

diet OR exercise

MariaMaria
06-18-2007, 09:44 AM
Both.

Would you work out in a skirt (http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/NBW1260/)?

http://s7ondemand1.scene7.com/is/image/roadrunnersports/NBW1260?wid=323&hei=238

junebug41
06-18-2007, 10:18 AM
Both.

Would you work out in a skirt (http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/NBW1260/)?

http://s7ondemand1.scene7.com/is/image/roadrunnersports/NBW1260?wid=323&hei=238

Absolutely if it won't ride up on me!

fitness classes:

Dance/aerobics or spin?

** Stacye **
06-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Aerobics

Exercise :: AM or PM?

SoulBliss
06-18-2007, 11:03 AM
BOTH!

Big breakfast or big lunch?

srmb60
06-18-2007, 03:55 PM
Bigger lunch


iceberg lettuce or mixed greens?

walking2lose
06-18-2007, 07:03 PM
Mixed greens are tastier to me and a bit more nutritious

How many times per week do you have something dessert?

kateconfessional
06-18-2007, 08:06 PM
if you consider fruit as dessert, then 5 times a week.

do you treat yourself with your favorite "unhealthy" food?

srmb60
06-26-2007, 12:45 AM
um, no, I eat ice cream without much discretion.


cauliflower ... raw or cooked

rubberlegs
06-26-2007, 09:37 AM
Cooked, especially mashed cauliflower with Butter Buds

Oven fries or mashed potatoes?

srmb60
06-26-2007, 09:42 AM
Once in a blue moon I eat a potato and then it's baked.

Do you have a goal weight or would you just like to lose weight?

walking2lose
06-27-2007, 01:00 AM
I have a semi goal weight, so it's not terribly rigid. I would like to be around 130 - that may mean 132 or so or it could mean 128 -9. We'll see. I'm being as healthy as I can (trying to focus on all over wellness) and plugging away dropping these last few lbs.

That was a good question... same one for the next person:

srmb60
06-27-2007, 01:05 AM
I don't either, but you have to put something in your profile. I'd just like to sturdy up my wobbly thighs and reduce the tummy roll.

Next person, same question.

Pita09
07-08-2007, 05:50 PM
My goal weight at the moment is 140. If I make it to 160 I will see how it goes. I want the weight off more than I want some distant number I haven't seen in over 20 years.


Grilled or baked fish?

LindseyLouWho
07-08-2007, 06:09 PM
Grilled... because it usually doesn't cook in a sauce and is a little bit less heavy on the calories.

Okay, this is a toughie for some people...

A larger serving of fat free cheese or the caloric equivalent of the real thing (much smaller piece)?

srmb60
07-09-2007, 12:09 AM
The larger serving. I'm an admitted glutton.

Exercise? all at once or in short stints?

murphmitch
07-09-2007, 12:36 AM
All at once. About 45 min. 30 min cardio, 15 min resistance.

Do you work out at home or at a gym?

srmb60
07-09-2007, 12:38 AM
At home.


Cardio? outside or on a machine?

butterflykiss
07-12-2007, 07:19 PM
Outside

Veggie Pizza or Meat Lover's Pizza?

srmb60
07-12-2007, 09:20 PM
Veggie ... I love the cheese.

cold cereal or oatmeal?

butterflykiss
07-13-2007, 08:28 PM
oatmeal

Morning Person or Night Person?

murphmitch
07-13-2007, 09:21 PM
night person


soy or dairy?

butterflykiss
07-17-2007, 12:55 PM
Dairy

Introvert or Extrovert?

strawberryeyes
07-17-2007, 03:37 PM
extrovert

chicken wings or thighs?

stacylambert
07-17-2007, 06:00 PM
wings

chicken salad or tuna salad

butterflykiss
07-17-2007, 09:19 PM
Chicken Salad

Plain Water or Flavored Water?

strawberryeyes
07-17-2007, 09:50 PM
flavored water
sugar free creamer or regular creamer?

srmb60
07-17-2007, 11:17 PM
regular


pork chop or steak

stacylambert
07-18-2007, 12:33 PM
pork chop

go lean or fiber one

ennay
07-18-2007, 01:44 PM
errrgh..um I guess if I have to choose - go lean:p

Chicken or fish

srmb60
07-18-2007, 02:02 PM
chicken

barbell or dumbells?

Slashnl
07-18-2007, 09:06 PM
dumbells

green tea or regular tea?

EZMONEY
07-18-2007, 11:25 PM
Angie...regular tea

ME...coffee

2 lite beers or 1 regular....wink

strawberryeyes
07-18-2007, 11:57 PM
absolutely no alcohol or drinks
starbucks coffee or dunkin donuts coffee?

shannonanigans
07-19-2007, 10:54 AM
Starbuck's any day

Yoplait Regular or Light? (I hate the Light personally.)

strawberryeyes
07-19-2007, 04:07 PM
yoplaits yobaby(whole milk)
sugar or artificial sweetener?

FitinTime
07-19-2007, 04:32 PM
the sugar kind.
real eggs or egg beaters

butterflykiss
07-20-2007, 11:40 PM
Real Eggs

Veggie Burger or Beef Burger?

srmb60
07-21-2007, 05:24 AM
Beef

tomatoes ... raw or cooked?

EZMONEY
07-21-2007, 09:19 AM
raw with pepper

white or wheat pasta

purpleorc
07-22-2007, 06:00 AM
Wheat

vegetables:~ steamed or roasted.

srmb60
07-22-2007, 06:03 AM
roasted

wheat bread or some interesting grainy mix

dream710
07-22-2007, 01:11 PM
wheat bread

cottage or ricotta cheese

FitinTime
07-22-2007, 01:25 PM
cottage cheese

ocean or lake?

dream710
07-22-2007, 04:02 PM
Lake

green grapes or red grapes

butterflykiss
07-22-2007, 08:37 PM
red grapes

Red Delicious Apples or Granny Smith Apples?

EZMONEY
07-22-2007, 08:49 PM
red for me green for Angie

Red or white meat

srmb60
07-23-2007, 07:35 AM
White meat


olive or canola oil

butterflykiss
07-23-2007, 02:41 PM
Olive Oil

Butter or Margarine?

srmb60
07-23-2007, 03:32 PM
olive oil margarine ;)

cooked and mashed squash or little squash sauteed

EZMONEY
07-23-2007, 07:48 PM
squashed squash

cucumber or pickle

srmb60
07-23-2007, 08:05 PM
cucumber


water ... ice cubes or no