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alisanchez18
09-15-2009, 12:57 AM
wanted to get some support for the fellow mrc members..... i feel like its getting harder and harder for me to stay on track and not think about cheating.... im so board with the food and have yet to cheat! i feel like i do the same thing over and over and over again everyday!! my husband is an awesome support system but i need someone that know what its like.... please help me get thru this idk what else to do! :?:
thanks
alisha


misswings
09-15-2009, 01:27 AM
wanted to get some support for the fellow mrc members..... i feel like its getting harder and harder for me to stay on track and not think about cheating.... im so board with the food and have yet to cheat! i feel like i do the same thing over and over and over again everyday!! my husband is an awesome support system but i need someone that know what its like.... please help me get thru this idk what else to do! :?:
thanks
alisha

Hey Kid,
I am new at this too, and i wanted fried chicken and pototoe salad so bad tonight, but i didn't do it!!!:carrot: Don't give up!!!:hug: You have the strength to get though this tuff spot...:dizzy: I weighted today for the frist time i have lost some weight:dizzy:, so i know that not cheating and keep going and there will be results!!!! Hang in there ok, ((*Cyber Hugs from an old woman!!*)):hug::hug::hug:

Jaimesgettinskinny
09-15-2009, 01:30 AM
Hey Alisha!!

I know what you mean! Sometimes, the food just gets boring. I see all of my family eating other things that I would much rather have...I'm just sick and tired of chicken.

On the other hand, I know that I'm doing what's right for me and it won't be forever that I can't have those things...just for a little while.

Ok, so that doesn't help, right? Have you checked out the recipe thread? There's some really cool recipes in there.

I'm going to go to WM tomorrow and get some buffalo. It's really good. Also, I'm gonna pick up a turkey breast and put that in the oven. The nice thing about these 2 things is that EVERYone can have that! And, it's good!!

Don't give up! You've already gotten so far!

I hope this helped a bit. Jaime


Lori123321
09-15-2009, 02:22 AM
Hang in there, honey. We have all been there. Remember fried chicken will be there after the diet is over. But you may not feel the same about it. Remember every meal you have is a choice. Eating the right things for your body to become healthier is a step by step process. And only you can take those steps.
This diet is hard but it works! Try to think of it as a short term inconvience for a long term benefit. Right now sucks! You are feeling deprived and probably isolated from others because you are eating differently. That is the reality of what we need to push through to get to where we want to be. What are your goals? Not just your goal weight, but what does being at your goal weight mean to you? Make a list and compare it to what food is tempting you and what that means to you. Stay strong and know you are not alone! :hug:

Bath Sky
09-15-2009, 04:15 AM
I too am tired of the food and got so that I didn't even want it.

I was out of town this weekend and ate off program. It tasted wonderful but on Monday I was full of guilt because I was afraid I had undone the good I had done.

I ate on program Monday but it was hard. I know that I need to put more effort into my meal planning. I don't enjoy cooking and time is an issue too.

The things I do like about this way of eating is I am not craving the bad carbs near as much as I do on other "diets" and I do believe the protein supplements are good for me.

And this message board is full of women who have lost a significant amount of weight and believe in the program. That is why I am willing to pick up my boot straps and keep going on this program.

desilu0
09-15-2009, 10:08 AM
I am also tired of the food. I am having trouble wanting to eat breakfast in the morning. It's not that I don't like my breakfast options, it's just that I don't want to eat. Anywho. Lunch is very trying because I'm tired of salad. But I know that if I can just make it a couple more days I'll get to the green menu where I hear my options open up a lot. I'm so excited to try all the recipes since for the yellow/blue menus dinner is pretty limited. I'm tired of eating green anything, lol! But we can do it! We just have to be a bit more creative with our meals to keep interest. And if anything, post your protein here and maybe someone here can help you out.

leahruthie
09-15-2009, 11:03 AM
i got sick of salad within the first week, hehe... so now i only eat it about once or twice a week (when i go out to lunch with my work friends) and the rest of the time i eat raw broccoli or cauliflower or raw green beans, yum. or TOMATOES! although my garden is about ready to crap out, so i'll have to start buying tomatoes soon.

i agree, though, that the foods get tiring. i haven't yet been able to find any buffalo (any recommendations, ladies from lincoln?), so basically my protein choices are always either cottage cheese, hard cheese, or chicken breast, and i know too much cottage cheese and hard cheese aren't really that great for me, but i don't know what else to do. i don't always have time to cook something, you know? so the protein is definitely where i struggle the most--i'm fine with melba toast twice a day and i am fine with choosing a fruit for lunch, but protein, man....

mountain gal
09-15-2009, 11:49 AM
hey alisha! i remember u being fairly new 2 the program.. have u reached green menu yet? cuz on the blue n yellow it seems like forever with fewer food options. i suggest taking some time off to plan ur meals thru the week .. throw in treats (cheesecake 4 monday breakfast, mayb a choco strawberry dip wednesday lunch, fried chicken on friday nite ..) soups are a good way 2 quickly get thru ur 8 oz veggies if ur not really a veggie person .. i usually like 2 reward myself to a creamy at the end of the day - for staying op as well it keeps me looking forward 2 that 'treat' till the end of day .. "normal" food gets boring too n that why we pig out - remember this is the best thing u can do 4 urself now. my counselor once told me that every time u cheat it costs you an extra $20 - thats the amt of supplements/ hns u need 2 buy extra 2 compensate! hang in there n when u see ur weight loss happen n all the compliments u get u'l be so glad 4 not cheating! stay tough! u can do it!!

3ducksmom
09-15-2009, 12:09 PM
Okay, a few things I've picked up lately. First of all, I have trouble with veggies because I'm usually running kids here or there. I've learned to buy the grape tomatos. Super easy to travel with! I pretty much live on those now. Secondly, for protein... I've been avoiding my favorite seasoning for chicken, McCormics Mesquite, because it has to be made with oil and has sodium. Now, I finally thought it through, it has only 1/4 C oil for 5 or 6 chicken breasts. Also, when you divide up the sodium between the 5, it's WAY lower than even my lemon pepper which I was using. I also don't mind eating these leftovers cold. So, try looking at some differnt seasonings and see if there's something else you can use to mix it up a bit. I also use mock crab meat once a week when i'm on the run. Other ideas, if you cook up turkey breast or another meat, try slicing it super thin like lunch meat. I've also, when desperate for travel or quick protein, gone to the deli and found their lowest sodium turkey and gotten that.

Good luck and be as creative as possible! We'll get there soon...

alisanchez18
09-15-2009, 01:25 PM
hey alisha! i remember u being fairly new 2 the program.. have u reached green menu yet? cuz on the blue n yellow it seems like forever with fewer food options. i suggest taking some time off to plan ur meals thru the week .. throw in treats (cheesecake 4 monday breakfast, mayb a choco strawberry dip wednesday lunch, fried chicken on friday nite ..) soups are a good way 2 quickly get thru ur 8 oz veggies if ur not really a veggie person .. i usually like 2 reward myself to a creamy at the end of the day - for staying op as well it keeps me looking forward 2 that 'treat' till the end of day .. "normal" food gets boring too n that why we pig out - remember this is the best thing u can do 4 urself now. my counselor once told me that every time u cheat it costs you an extra $20 - thats the amt of supplements/ hns u need 2 buy extra 2 compensate! hang in there n when u see ur weight loss happen n all the compliments u get u'l be so glad 4 not cheating! stay tough! u can do it!!


i am on my final menu.... dont get me wrong there is way more stuff on there but i dont eat fish so i just eat chicken and turkey with the exception on lean red meat every once in awhile... i love veggies but not all last night i tried asparagus omg it was so nasty lol..... my favs are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, green beans..... im trying to branch out and try new things lol..... thanks so much for the helpful words im gonna try and let myself have a little something.... :hug:

alisanchez18
09-15-2009, 01:30 PM
thanks you all for your support! i love this site!!! im on my final menu until i reach my goal weight but i still feel like i may not be able to stick to it until i reach my goal weight.... i have stayed on track but boy has pizza been calling my name!!! i want some so mad!!!! so for the rest one the week im gonna try and stay focused on my goal weight and not let the pizza get the best of me lol...... thanks again everyone you guys are so awesome!

GWE140
09-15-2009, 01:48 PM
thanks you all for your support! i love this site!!! im on my final menu until i reach my goal weight but i still feel like i may not be able to stick to it until i reach my goal weight.... i have stayed on track but boy has pizza been calling my name!!! i want some so mad!!!! so for the rest one the week im gonna try and stay focused on my goal weight and not let the pizza get the best of me lol...... thanks again everyone you guys are so awesome!

If pizza's what you want then make yourself a MRC friendly pizza...I do it with 1/2 flat bread (50 cals) no sauce, but lots of veggies, sometimes cooked chicken or buffalo etc and a little cheese on top...put under the broiler and eat...I do put fresh tomatoes and seasonings and it is great...

alisanchez18
09-15-2009, 06:08 PM
If pizza's what you want then make yourself a MRC friendly pizza...I do it with 1/2 flat bread (50 cals) no sauce, but lots of veggies, sometimes cooked chicken or buffalo etc and a little cheese on top...put under the broiler and eat...I do put fresh tomatoes and seasonings and it is great...



yum that sounds good! i might just have to try that! i didnt know we could have flat bread? i have only been eating whats on the menu... maybe thats why im so board.... are we aloud to have other things if it in low in calories, sodium, carbs, ext?..

mountain gal
09-15-2009, 06:19 PM
does anybody know if braggs amino acids (4 soy sauce) is legally allowed on the meta slim plan?? i bought one & my counselor said a big NO though i remember seeing it on this site --

GWE140
09-15-2009, 06:39 PM
yum that sounds good! i might just have to try that! i didnt know we could have flat bread? i have only been eating whats on the menu... maybe thats why im so board.... are we aloud to have other things if it in low in calories, sodium, carbs, ext?..


I was told I could have the La Tortilla Factory tortillas, 50 cals each and 1/2 flat bread - lite is 45 cals and regular whole grain is 50. The brand I buy is Flat Out Flatbread health grain milt-grain with flax. I use this for making small wraps for dinner, I also tear the flat bread into small pieces, spray it with ICBINB and put cinnamon mixed with splenda on it and broil, then put it in little baggies for my starch when I need a break or want a sweet treat. I have also made scrambled eggs with cheese and made breakfast wraps with it...half of the flatbread makes a good size "borrito". I spray half a wrap with ICBINB lightly dust it with sodium free taco flavoring broil and make chips for my taco salad...all approved by my center! I have been told that the goal with the "bread" selection is to keep it at 45-50 cal, and keep only with sliced bread, approved tortillas, and flatbread.

Phat not Fat
09-15-2009, 08:45 PM
i agree, though, that the foods get tiring. i haven't yet been able to find any buffalo (any recommendations, ladies from lincoln?),

Leah --

HyVee at 70th & Pioneers has ground bison in the frozen food aisle. Also, the fresh seafood place just south of 48th & Highway 2 has bison shipped in fresh daily.

leahruthie
09-15-2009, 10:49 PM
there's a fresh seafood place?! gosh i am bad at groceries, hehehe

thanks for the help! maybe next time i weigh in, i'll skip over to hyvee and get some buffalo. where in the frozen food aisle, perchance?

Lori123321
09-16-2009, 03:02 AM
does anybody know if braggs amino acids (4 soy sauce) is legally allowed on the meta slim plan?? i bought one & my counselor said a big NO though i remember seeing it on this site --

One of my counselors recommended it for stir fry. Also said to try the orange supplement on chicken with stir fry veggies, with ginger to make an orange chicken dinner. Haven't tried that yet.

alisanchez18
09-16-2009, 09:23 AM
well have to go weigh in today wish me luck not really feeling it today

lookinfine09
09-16-2009, 09:40 AM
You can also find the bison at the Super Savers on 27th and Cornhusker and 48th and O. Just bought some yesterday.

nepeanut
09-16-2009, 12:37 PM
there's a fresh seafood place?! gosh i am bad at groceries, hehehe

thanks for the help! maybe next time i weigh in, i'll skip over to hyvee and get some buffalo. where in the frozen food aisle, perchance?

Leah,
I shop at the Hyvee on 84th and the buffalo is in the frozen section next to the frozen seafood and frozen ground turkey. You can also get buffalo at Leon's on South street. I think that's raised in Nebraska, but, it also comes frozen.

leahruthie
09-16-2009, 12:39 PM
OH leon's is pretty close to me! so is the super saver on 48th. thanks for all the suggestions and guidance, lincoln ladies :)

alisanchez18
09-16-2009, 04:40 PM
well went to weigh in today and to my surprise i lost 2lbs! this week and last week have been really hard for me i just feel like giving up and then i go weigh in and i loose 2lbs! i think i just need to fight a little more!

reuselady
09-16-2009, 05:28 PM
well went to weigh in today and to my surprise i lost 2lbs! this week and last week have been really hard for me i just feel like giving up and then i go weigh in and i loose 2lbs! i think i just need to fight a little more!

Way to go Alisha! :carrot: This will help build up your confidence in yourself too, see, you CAN do it! We all go through moody blue times so find some non-food treats to reward yourself for this 2 lb victory over not giving in. (Manicure, facial, massage - something you wouldn't ordinarily do for yourself - go ahead, you deserve it!) Congratulations, jeanette

leahruthie
09-16-2009, 06:41 PM
congrats, alisha!! i am soooo hoping for something similarly amazing to happen when i go weigh in on saturday. last week was only a half-pound loss, so i've been trying REALLY hard this week to kick it up a notch, but i'm not sure it's making any difference. send me some of that two-pound magic ;)

Lori123321
09-16-2009, 08:40 PM
well went to weigh in today and to my surprise i lost 2lbs! this week and last week have been really hard for me i just feel like giving up and then i go weigh in and i loose 2lbs! i think i just need to fight a little more!

Yeah! We need those losses to remind us why we are going through all this. I love the NSV but sometimes you need the numbers to move.
:dust::dust: Double dust to us all!

Dolly
09-16-2009, 09:49 PM
ali,

Sometimes those are the best kind of losses. The program can work even though you're not thinking about it too much.

Fifties Lady
09-16-2009, 10:22 PM
congrats, alisha!! i am soooo hoping for something similarly amazing to happen when i go weigh in on saturday. last week was only a half-pound loss, so i've been trying REALLY hard this week to kick it up a notch, but i'm not sure it's making any difference. send me some of that two-pound magic ;)

Leah...Super Saver at 27th and Pine Lake also have fresh buffalo. I tried it once and didn't care for it. It isn't cheap per pound, I would rather spend it on fish instead. jmo

I keep saying I'm going to experiment with all these wonderful recipes, but just don't seem to have the time, and weekends past by way too quickly for me to plan anything. But I am in a rut, and stir frying chicken is getting boring. I've got to try that great chicken recipe.

Breakfast is still my biggest problem...I have to force myself to sit down and eat eggs. The pancakes aren't doing it, and the French toast is good for once every couple of weeks. There has to be something else I can do for breakfast. If I could just eat a bowl of oatmeal, I would be so very happy. :?:

noahsmama
09-16-2009, 10:27 PM
Breakfast is still my biggest problem...I have to force myself to sit down and eat eggs. The pancakes aren't doing it, and the French toast is good for once every couple of weeks. There has to be something else I can do for breakfast. If I could just eat a bowl of oatmeal, I would be so very happy. :?:

I found a new item for breakfast..grilled cheese. I took a piece of bread, toasted it, sliced it in half, sprayed with spray butter and used yellow american cheese and then cooked in the skillet using the Pam Butter flavor. Yum!

Fifties Lady
09-16-2009, 10:37 PM
I found a new item for breakfast..grilled cheese. I took a piece of bread, toasted it, sliced it in half, sprayed with spray butter and used yellow american cheese and then cooked in the skillet using the Pam Butter flavor. Yum!

Noahsmama...oh you are wonderful...I never thought of that...but yes...I could have that and enjoy it. My menu calls for 3 ozs. of cheese though...that's alot for one slice of bread. But I will figure something out...now I am looking foward to breakfast tomorrow...thank you, thank you, thank you.

Are we going to get Jennifer back on here....I miss her. :?:

noahsmama
09-16-2009, 10:44 PM
Noahsmama...oh you are wonderful...I never thought of that...but yes...I could have that and enjoy it. My menu calls for 3 ozs. of cheese though...that's alot for one slice of bread. But I will figure something out...now I am looking foward to breakfast tomorrow...thank you, thank you, thank you.

Are we going to get Jennifer back on here....I miss her. :?:

I know, I use 2 oz. of cheese and that's 2 slices for me but I know (for me) 3 oz or 3 slices would be too much. You could just eat a slice I suppose. But it is awesome!! :)

I talk to Jenifer daily and was just talking to her a few moments ago. She's got so much on her plate right now. But I know, I miss her.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting as much lately. Congrats to all those who have losses. I wish I had more positive news to report for myself, but i've been going up/down 2 pounds the past week and a half and am VERY frustrated, but am continuing with the C25K program (week 4) and am holding steady at 50 pounds lost.

Tomorrow we're having a party at work with cake and ice cream and am seriously considering having a small piece of cake. I've been obsessing about birthday cake for the past month or so and even a counselor at my center to go have a piece if that's what's stopping me. So, who knows what i'll end up doing.

alisanchez18
09-16-2009, 11:10 PM
thank you all for the awesome support!!! reuselady im thinking a mani and pedi lol.... leahruthie u will kick butt! i am sending some 2lbs + magic to ya girlie!!! thanks again everyone you guys are so awesome!!!

leahruthie
09-17-2009, 12:48 AM
thanks alisha, i think i'll need it ;) i'll keep you all posted!

and thanks for the buffalo help, too, fifties lady--i'm dying for a new meat other than chicken breast but i haaaaate fish, so i'm pretty limited. we shall see what i come up with :)

Jaimesgettinskinny
09-17-2009, 04:41 AM
Noahsmom!! You ROCK girl!! I can hardly wait to wake up so I can make that GRILLED CHEESE for breakfast!!

I'm one of the ones with breakfastphobia. I'm just not sure I could choke down 2 more eggs, but CHEESE!!! Heck yeah!!

Thanx so much! Jaime

GWE140
09-17-2009, 05:51 AM
I make a cheese quesadilla for breakfast with Flat bread, half a Flat Out, this would take the full 3oz of cheese...very yummy and portable.

noahsmama
09-17-2009, 08:32 AM
I make a cheese quesadilla for breakfast with Flat bread, half a Flat Out, this would take the full 3oz of cheese...very yummy and portable.

Oohh, that does sound good! Can you give me details as to how you prepare that exactly? That'd be great!

Karen1234
09-17-2009, 10:07 AM
Isn't it funny how we all love bread and cheese so much??? I remember when I looked at the plan for the 1st time I immediately thought "It has cheese, I can do this!" LOL.

Karen1234
09-17-2009, 10:25 AM
I know, I use 2 oz. of cheese and that's 2 slices for me but I know (for me) 3 oz or 3 slices would be too much. You could just eat a slice I suppose. But it is awesome!! :)

I talk to Jenifer daily and was just talking to her a few moments ago. She's got so much on her plate right now. But I know, I miss her.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting as much lately. Congrats to all those who have losses. I wish I had more positive news to report for myself, but i've been going up/down 2 pounds the past week and a half and am VERY frustrated, but am continuing with the C25K program (week 4) and am holding steady at 50 pounds lost.

Tomorrow we're having a party at work with cake and ice cream and am seriously considering having a small piece of cake. I've been obsessing about birthday cake for the past month or so and even a counselor at my center to go have a piece if that's what's stopping me. So, who knows what i'll end up doing.

Hey Noahsmama,
I'm right with ya girlie... struggling for the past 2 weeks with the same 2 lbs on and off again, finally down 1/2 lb overall, feel like I am so hungry lately and struggling to stay on plan 100%. I will tell you that I began to hit plateaus and struggle with losses when I started the C25k program, it leveled off after about 2 mo. and I'm now back to struggling again with both weight loss & hunger since changing from 6 oz of protein to 4 oz. and increasing my running from 2 to 3 miles, 3 x a week. I have had some deviences and went off plan and had a dessert last weekend. The scale bounced up temporarily, went back down w/in a few days. I decided along time ago I would rather give myself a treat on rare occasions ofcourse than to obsess over it for months just to get to goal faster and then once I hit goal pig out on all the things I've felt deprived from and gain back a bunch of weight in the process. So, I've treated myself about 3-4 times in the last 7 mo., nothing crazy, not an all day pig out fest, I stay OP with the exception of a dessert or something like that. Whatever you decide, we're still here for you...

As for me, I've recently decided I needed some help with the hunger... I went to the center yesterday and pled my case, I am starving! They agreed I needed a change b/c of the exercise/running I'm doing and the fact that my losses have slowed alot. They wanted to put me back up to the beige menu but I asked about Metabalance that GWE is using and they agreed to give it a trial for 4 days and see how I do, if no progress, back to beige I guess. Who knows what will happen but I can say this much, I had 1 starch, 2 eggs and a dairy (string cheese) this am and feel very satisfied. I hope this continues to be the theme for the rest of the day :0) and I hope to see a big drop by next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me, I'll be doing the same for you!!

reuselady
09-17-2009, 05:52 PM
I found a new item for breakfast..grilled cheese. I took a piece of bread, toasted it, sliced it in half, sprayed with spray butter and used yellow american cheese and then cooked in the skillet using the Pam Butter flavor. Yum!

Careful with American Cheese - read the labels - I know there are some processed cheese products that are almost not even cheese. I'm not sure what the cheese requirements are but the menus say hard cheese so I have used sliced swiss and cheddar, etc. and yes, I love a grilled cheese (half) sandwich when I have to grab food and run in the morning! jeanette

reuselady
09-17-2009, 06:02 PM
My most creative breakfast one day when I really, really did not want to eat anything was to take 2 oz cottage cheese and blend it with 1 package vanilla pudding HNS and about 2 oz water. I whipped one egg foamy and poured into a med hot non-stick 10 inch skillet sprayed with Pam. It cooked up like a crepe and I was able to flip it over and cook on the other side. Then I scrapped as much of the cottage cheese and pudding mixture onto the crepe as I could get out of the blender and rolled it up. If only I could have had some cherries or cut up strawberries for breakfast, it would have been like a cherry cheese blintz!
As it was, there was a lot of filling but it was warm where it 'melted' against the crepe and cool in the center and very satisfying. I still had to eat a starch so I had a slice of toast with Stevia and cinnamon. It was a nice special treat.

loveamy
09-17-2009, 06:17 PM
Noahsmama...oh you are wonderful...I never thought of that...but yes...I could have that and enjoy it. My menu calls for 3 ozs. of cheese though...that's alot for one slice of bread. But I will figure something out...now I am looking foward to breakfast tomorrow...thank you, thank you, thank you.

Are we going to get Jennifer back on here....I miss her. :?:

Fifties Lady,
I usually eat an egg with an ounce of cheese on a piece of toasted bread, its yummy! You might do 2 eggs with cheese but at least it changes the flavor a bit from just eggs!

GWE140
09-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Oohh, that does sound good! Can you give me details as to how you prepare that exactly? That'd be great!

Noahsmama, it is very simple, take half a FlatOut bread (Flat Bread) put cheese of choice - I like pepper jack for a kick - fold in half and "fry" in a non-stick skillet - flipping to both sides until cheese is melted and bread is toasted...just like making a Quesadilla. Very Yummy

TeresaG
09-17-2009, 08:00 PM
I don't know if you ladies in NE can get it but here at King Soopers you can get Roberto's fresh salsa in the dairy case. When I first started this program I was at a meeting with every manager from CO except the center in Colorado Springs. They all said you can have as much of this salsa as you want. It's made at a restaurant in Ft. Collins. I use it with cheddar cheese and tortilla to make a quesadilla and also use it a lot for a dressing on my chicken taco salad. I put some on top of my spicy buffalo burger for lunch, along with 1/2 slice of pepper jack cheese. It's pretty much the only salsa that is in my house and my DF loves it too. I figure if a chef really likes it then that's just another bonus to only buy it and nothing else. A combination of egg and cheese for breakfast with some salsa for a breakfast burrito works well too.

Recently, I've done the egg salad thing for breakfast and it was a nice change.

noahsmama
09-17-2009, 10:10 PM
Hey Noahsmama,
I'm right with ya girlie... struggling for the past 2 weeks with the same 2 lbs on and off again, finally down 1/2 lb overall, feel like I am so hungry lately and struggling to stay on plan 100%. I will tell you that I began to hit plateaus and struggle with losses when I started the C25k program, it leveled off after about 2 mo. and I'm now back to struggling again with both weight loss & hunger since changing from 6 oz of protein to 4 oz. and increasing my running from 2 to 3 miles, 3 x a week. I have had some deviences and went off plan and had a dessert last weekend. The scale bounced up temporarily, went back down w/in a few days. I decided along time ago I would rather give myself a treat on rare occasions ofcourse than to obsess over it for months just to get to goal faster and then once I hit goal pig out on all the things I've felt deprived from and gain back a bunch of weight in the process. So, I've treated myself about 3-4 times in the last 7 mo., nothing crazy, not an all day pig out fest, I stay OP with the exception of a dessert or something like that. Whatever you decide, we're still here for you...


So I ate a piece and it tasted really good..but I immediately got a headache. Sugar rush?! I then ot tired a few minutes later and have felt like crap this evening. I'm worried what the scale's gonna say in the morning :?: I've drank about 180 oz. of water and honestly don't think I can drink any more. I also had fish for dinner, trying to keep it as lean as possible and not use oil or anything. I also did yoga, didn't feel like running of course. Argh, i don't think i'll do that again. At least I got that out of my system I suppose.

Careful with American Cheese - read the labels - I know there are some processed cheese products that are almost not even cheese. I'm not sure what the cheese requirements are but the menus say hard cheese so I have used sliced swiss and cheddar, etc. and yes, I love a grilled cheese (half) sandwich when I have to grab food and run in the morning! jeanette

Oh yes I know. I use the yello american cheese out of the deli. My center said that that was okay. Thanks for the heads up!

Dolly
09-17-2009, 10:20 PM
I thought "American" cheese was all processed and the equivalent of cheez whiz. This is why I can't stand to eat at subway. And fish sandwiches with cheese turn my stomach.

As for real cheese, I could eat it for days!
Those deli ladies at Marsh must cringe a little when the see the cheese lady coming.

Phat not Fat
09-17-2009, 11:49 PM
I don't know if you ladies in NE can get it but here at King Soopers you can get Roberto's fresh salsa in the dairy case. When I first started this program I was at a meeting with every manager from CO except the center in Colorado Springs. They all said you can have as much of this salsa as you want. It's made at a restaurant in Ft. Collins. I use it with cheddar cheese and tortilla to make a quesadilla and also use it a lot for a dressing on my chicken taco salad. I put some on top of my spicy buffalo burger for lunch, along with 1/2 slice of pepper jack cheese. It's pretty much the only salsa that is in my house and my DF loves it too. I figure if a chef really likes it then that's just another bonus to only buy it and nothing else. A combination of egg and cheese for breakfast with some salsa for a breakfast burrito works well too.

Recently, I've done the egg salad thing for breakfast and it was a nice change.


Thanks, Teresa! I know HyVee has a pico de galo that's to die for, but I'm not certain it would follow the program -- a lot of white onion in it. Maybe I'll experiment! Thanks for the tips!

Fifties Lady
09-18-2009, 12:01 AM
thanks alisha, i think i'll need it ;) i'll keep you all posted!

and thanks for the buffalo help, too, fifties lady--i'm dying for a new meat other than chicken breast but i haaaaate fish, so i'm pretty limited. we shall see what i come up with :)


THe only way I liked fish if it was fried....but I was getting very tired of chicken, so I purchased some Orange Roughy and Mahi Mahi and started to grill it outside. I spray some ICBINB on it when I sit down to eat and it is just delicious. So now I am a fish lover, as long as it is grilled. I tried the microwave way, but it tastes way too fishy for me that way.

Noahsmama,
I tried the grilled cheese this morning, but I put way too much cheese on a half slice of bread. Plus all I had was Extra Sharp Chedder, so the cheese was way overwhelming. I will purchase some of your American Cheese and give that a shot instead. But it will be such a great break from eggs. About the only way I can eat them now is boiled.

Fifties Lady
09-18-2009, 12:03 AM
Thanks, Teresa! I know HyVee has a pico de galo that's to die for, but I'm not certain it would follow the program -- a lot of white onion in it. Maybe I'll experiment! Thanks for the tips!


What is with the white onion? I know the menu says green onions, but what is it about white. I have been using it for stir frying, and now I wonder if it was a no no. :?:

alisanchez18
09-18-2009, 01:28 AM
what is ICBINB?

Fifties Lady
09-18-2009, 01:34 AM
what is ICBINB?


I Can't Believe It's Not Butter:D

alisanchez18
09-18-2009, 09:21 AM
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter:D

duh! hello! lol :dizzy:

Fifties Lady
09-18-2009, 12:13 PM
duh! hello! lol :dizzy:


Don't feel bad...I had to ask what TOM stood for...now there is a DUH coming from a woman!:D:D:D

leahruthie
09-18-2009, 12:45 PM
here's one i'm curious whether it's OK or a no-no: every friday my friends at work and i go out to lunch and we usually go to a place that has really good salads for my sake (for you lincolnites, bread&cup--pretty much my favorite restaurant of all time, no lie), but the salads don't have a whole lot of protein on them, so last week i tried a salad with a small scoop of their fresh chicken pesto on top. it's all fresh ingredients; they have a tomato pesto made with chicken and garden-fresh tomatoes and olive oil and a traditional basil pesto with fresh-grown basil... do you think that's a huge problem? or is it OK? because it was really delicious...

1greatgal
09-21-2009, 08:48 AM
The food does get boring. At some point I came to realize, I am eating to fuel my body not to reward myself or all the other reasons I ate too much and became overweight. I love my baggy size 4's. The saying that nothing tastes as good as being thin feels is true. Just stick with it, you can do it and the results will amaze you!

Phat not Fat
09-22-2009, 07:52 PM
What is with the white onion? I know the menu says green onions, but what is it about white. I have been using it for stir frying, and now I wonder if it was a no no. :?:

I think there is a naturally high sugar content in white onions. White onions carmelize easily where green ones don't. It's the sugar content that makes carmelization take place. (That's a very uneducated guess though!)

kimtpa
09-22-2009, 08:06 PM
not having a good day.... I love my husband but he is driving me NUTS! He eats a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and then goes to bed Mr. I weight 150. Saturday he decided he wants Mel's Hot dogs and I give him the look of death, but like a trooper I go with him and I have a bottled water while he has his 2 slaw dogs. Tonight it's Chinese food. I told him to get me steamed chicken & broccoli and I get it in the sauce. Guess I will be drinking extra water to get rid of all the salt. I'm not sure if he is doing it to see if he can get me to cave, or what but it's got to STOP!:dizzy:

Fifties Lady
09-22-2009, 08:18 PM
not having a good day.... I love my husband but he is driving me NUTS! He eats a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and then goes to bed Mr. I weight 150. Saturday he decided he wants Mel's Hot dogs and I give him the look of death, but like a trooper I go with him and I have a bottled water while he has his 2 slaw dogs. Tonight it's Chinese food. I told him to get me steamed chicken & broccoli and I get it in the sauce. Guess I will be drinking extra water to get rid of all the salt. I'm not sure if he is doing it to see if he can get me to cave, or what but it's got to STOP!:dizzy:

My Husband is being very supportive, he fixes his dinner while I fix mine and we sit down to eat together. I sit across to a bake potato, a salad with Bleu Cheese dressing (gobs) and either grilled pork chops or some nice looking beef. Smells wonderful, while I look at my fish and "almost" dry salad....seems so unfair doesn't it?

I often said, it would be fun to check into a fat farm for 6 months and let someone cook and feed you the proper foods to eat, to excercise you every morning, relax in a nice hot tub and maybe a massage and pedicure. Someone to fix your hair and chick flicks at night enjoying a bunch of women who are there with the same goals you have. Or better yet, all this on a cruise ship.

Wake up....it was all a dream. Guess I had better rinse the dishes now and figure out what to fix for lunch tomorrow. Oh Hum!!! :(:(:(

kimtpa
09-22-2009, 08:51 PM
FL...Well we just had a little talk, and it was nice that he told me he was glade that I was loosing weight, he doesn't want to see a size 4 (that is our daughters size, very petite) he just wants me to be happy with me. It was nice to hear him say it doesn't matter what size i am he love me for me and nothing else. I just told him that I don't want to go to the women's department, i want to buy regular size clothes!

Fifties Lady
09-22-2009, 09:39 PM
FL...Well we just had a little talk, and it was nice that he told me he was glade that I was loosing weight, he doesn't want to see a size 4 (that is our daughters size, very petite) he just wants me to be happy with me. It was nice to hear him say it doesn't matter what size i am he love me for me and nothing else. I just told him that I don't want to go to the women's department, i want to buy regular size clothes!

Good that you had your talk...that helps so much. I know my husband always says he loves me the way I am, but deep down, he has to be remembering the thin woman he married. Besides, he knows I am not happy with myself like this. :dizzy:

Dolly
09-22-2009, 09:48 PM
I want to go to a Fat Farm too. When I was l little, my friend's mom went every summer. She was always so happy to go and would come back looking slim and tan.

Can you imagine the luxury of eating everything you wanted all winter and spring knowing you would lose the weight again while surrounded in luxury?

Maybe I should start playing the lottery.

Dolly
09-22-2009, 09:50 PM
leahruthie,

That salad sounds okay to me, but I'd ask one of the counselors.

Fifties Lady
09-22-2009, 09:51 PM
I want to go to a Fat Farm too. When I was l little, my friend's mom went every summer. She was always so happy to go and would come back looking slim and tan.

Can you imagine the luxury of eating everything you wanted all winter and spring knowing you would lose the weight again while surrounded in luxury?

Maybe I should start playing the lottery.


I love this from your profile:

There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom ~~Anais Nin:hug:

Fifties Lady
09-22-2009, 09:55 PM
I think there is a naturally high sugar content in white onions. White onions carmelize easily where green ones don't. It's the sugar content that makes carmelization take place. (That's a very uneducated guess though!)

I sort of wondered that...kind of like the cooking the tomatoes. I went out and bought green onions, and put them in my chicken soup tonight...yummy!!

Are you going to the food class tomorrow?:hug:

Karen1234
09-23-2009, 12:18 PM
I want to go to a Fat Farm too. When I was l little, my friend's mom went every summer. She was always so happy to go and would come back looking slim and tan.

Can you imagine the luxury of eating everything you wanted all winter and spring knowing you would lose the weight again while surrounded in luxury?

Maybe I should start playing the lottery.

Seriously? I can't imagine my mom leaving for the summer to go to a fat farm, I think we children would have starved or had to go to Grandma's for the summer b/c Dad could only cook hot dogs and generally refused to try to cook otherwise, SERIOUSLY!! He would have never dreamed of coming into that kitchen, LOL.. Coming from a somewhat traditional southern family you can imagine I knew how to make a full course meal, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits, dessert by the time I was 12 on my own in the kitchen, LOL!! What's funny is as we moved away and my parents became empty nesters, Dad has now started grilling and even joins Mom in the kitchen helping to prepare "healthier" meals for these two dieters and one a cardiac patient (Dad). I think it's cute :0)

My Husband is being very supportive, he fixes his dinner while I fix mine and we sit down to eat together. I sit across to a bake potato, a salad with Bleu Cheese dressing (gobs) and either grilled pork chops or some nice looking beef. Smells wonderful, while I look at my fish and "almost" dry salad....seems so unfair doesn't it?

I often said, it would be fun to check into a fat farm for 6 months and let someone cook and feed you the proper foods to eat, to excercise you every morning, relax in a nice hot tub and maybe a massage and pedicure. Someone to fix your hair and chick flicks at night enjoying a bunch of women who are there with the same goals you have. Or better yet, all this on a cruise ship.

Wake up....it was all a dream. Guess I had better rinse the dishes now and figure out what to fix for lunch tomorrow. Oh Hum!!! :(:(:(

My hubby is like yours FL, he helps in the kitchen alot, sometimes is the one cooking if I'm late and we always try to eat the same basic meal and it's a lot of chicken. They try not to complain too much. We usually go out once a week so they can eat what they want and we order or make pizza usually once a week and I have leftovers or a randomly put together meal that eve. It works for us.

As for the fat farm dream on a cruise, you're really cracking me up again! Just one q, can I go?

leahruthie
09-23-2009, 01:13 PM
Good that you had your talk...that helps so much. I know my husband always says he loves me the way I am, but deep down, he has to be remembering the thin woman he married. Besides, he knows I am not happy with myself like this. :dizzy:

josh is the same way--i know he'll love me no matter what (he says he doesn't care as long as i don't give up on myself and let myself go), but i know from all the compliments i've been getting over the past six weeks that he's excited to see skinny leah again, since he hasn't seen her in at least two years hehe :)

leahruthie
09-23-2009, 01:17 PM
Dad could only cook hot dogs and generally refused to try to cook otherwise, SERIOUSLY!!

heeee, this is josh exactly, only with peanut butter & jelly sandwiches!! he is perfectly happy to have PB&J every single day of his life, so if i don't feel like cooking, i am SOL because it's PB&J city! it's frustrating sometimes, though, because the responsibility always falls on me to make dinner, because if i don't, what can i eat?? just once, i'd like him to take over making dinner. it usually ends up like this, though:

me: what's for dinner?
him: PB&J.
me: i can't eat that!
him: then make something else!
me: i'm tired and grumpy and blah blah...
him: ok, i'll just have a PB&J.
me: WHAT ABOUT ME?!

desilu0
09-23-2009, 05:35 PM
My hubby also says he loves me the way I am and just wants me to be happy. Then four months ago he was in a funk and pulling away from me and come to find out he's not happy with the way I am. He said he wasn't attracted to me anymore.... and basically we had the worst day of our marriage that day without going into a lot of detail. I even had lost 30 lbs a couple months before!!! Anywho, that definately cut any self-esteem I had from losing that 30. We made up, I got him to realize that I wasn't happy with me either and if he really felt that way he should have told me in the first place, darn men and their fear of letting others know how they feel. Still working through a lot of stuff in my head. It's hard to let go of the hurt. But my house sure got a heckuva makeover from me trying to heal, lol.

Anyways, he gets to eat what I do for dinner, just larger portions. He is very supportive, what with asking me if I should weigh my portions instead of eyeballing 1/4th since it's 4 servings. How would I weigh it anyways? I tried that once and it took almost half the recipe to get 8 oz, so I didn't do that anymore. I usually cook because I get off work at 230pm and him not until 6pm so I usually have more time.

kimtpa
09-23-2009, 07:11 PM
Anyways, he gets to eat what I do for dinner, just larger portions. He is very supportive, what with asking me if I should weigh my portions instead of eyeballing 1/4th since it's 4 servings. How would I weigh it anyways? I tried that once and it took almost half the recipe to get 8 oz, so I didn't do that anymore. I usually cook because I get off work at 230pm and him not until 6pm so I usually have more time.

Art is supportive as well, he just has to remind me every so often that he's not the one on the diet and he would like something besides chicken:rofl: We both work and don't get home until 5:30 so I am the one who cooks sometimes I end up cooking something for me and something for him. Gee I wish he would be happy with pb&j

learning2Bhealthy
09-23-2009, 11:05 PM
Art is supportive as well, he just has to remind me every so often that he's not the one on the diet and he would like something besides chicken:rofl: We both work and don't get home until 5:30 so I am the one who cooks sometimes I end up cooking something for me and something for him. Gee I wish he would be happy with pb&j

My husband is very supportive also. He tells me to make whatever is easiest. Believe me HE IS NOT A COOK. It would take him 25 minutes just to make a pb&j, no joke.

I cook 3 meals on Sunday to get him through the week so I don't have to cook 2 separate meals for us each night. Thank goodness he likes leftovers. He could eat what I eat but for some reason I feel sorry for him b/c he doesn't have a weight problem and half the stuff I eat I normally wouldn't eat if I wasn't on this program, so I don't want him to eat something that's not that good. I feed him everything I can't have. lol Also it becomes very hard for me to figure out what I can eat. For instance I can have 2 eggs, if I cook 5, then I have no idea how to measure 2 eggs out. So in the mornings, I usually have 2 skillets going with eggs in them. I am completely exact when it comes to measuring things. I guess I'm that perfectionist were not supposed to be. :joker:

BTW...We eat scrambled eggs....lol just caught what I said about the eggs.

funshine
09-24-2009, 12:12 AM
It really helps when your husband is supportive and I am blessed to say that mine is. The day after my very first WI I got in my car to go to work. Sitting on my seat was the sweetest card about Strength and Encouragement that I've ever seen and he congratulated me on my 5lb loss and told me he loved me. Awww...

...no, we're not newlyweds...we've been together for 17 years. :love:

Lori123321
09-24-2009, 05:12 AM
It is great to hear about these supportive men. Even the ones who are marginally supportive. Guy friend has been good. He even was upset that I cheated when I was with him and had a glass of wine a couple weeks ago. He loves to grill and went out of his way to make lean burgers and stay within my menu for dinner. Then I had the wine and he felt like I didn't appreciate his effort to support me. However, like a typical guy, he didn't say anything for a while and let it build up. It took one of our heart to heart talks to bring it out. I don't get guys, I think they don't want to say anthing because it would upset us. But they draw back and we end up hurt and upset because we don't know what is wrong!

GWE140
09-24-2009, 08:06 AM
My hubby also says he loves me the way I am and just wants me to be happy. Then four months ago he was in a funk and pulling away from me and come to find out he's not happy with the way I am. He said he wasn't attracted to me anymore.... and basically we had the worst day of our marriage that day without going into a lot of detail. I even had lost 30 lbs a couple months before!!! Anywho, that definately cut any self-esteem I had from losing that 30. We made up, I got him to realize that I wasn't happy with me either and if he really felt that way he should have told me in the first place, darn men and their fear of letting others know how they feel. Still working through a lot of stuff in my head. It's hard to let go of the hurt. But my house sure got a heckuva makeover from me trying to heal, lol.

Anyways, he gets to eat what I do for dinner, just larger portions. He is very supportive, what with asking me if I should weigh my portions instead of eyeballing 1/4th since it's 4 servings. How would I weigh it anyways? I tried that once and it took almost half the recipe to get 8 oz, so I didn't do that anymore. I usually cook because I get off work at 230pm and him not until 6pm so I usually have more time.

Desilu - It is sure is a wake up call when the person you love so much is honest. My husband always tells me that no matter what my weight is he always loves me etc...but truly I know if he had gained the 80 pounds since our marriage 23 years ago, I know I would love him but surely feel different about my attraction to him...so I know deep inside him he must missed the thin me that was around even after having 4 kids - only 8 years ago I gained all this weight of all things going back to school at the U of A ! Sometimes it is a wake up call...for me it happened last January when I went up to MO to visit my father and grandmother...I had swore all my life I would not end up fat as my aunts...well it was like looking into a mirror when I saw them all...I was my aunts and I hated it! I then decided to give MRC a final try and I am now nearly 50lbs less and still going...I am so much happier and my husband is too! Off MRC, are you ready for Bike, Blues & Barbecue! My kids love to go on Saturday to hits the FOOD stands...ugh! No funnel cake this year :)

desilu0
09-24-2009, 08:31 AM
Desilu - It is sure is a wake up call when the person you love so much is honest. My husband always tells me that no matter what my weight is he always loves me etc...but truly I know if he had gained the 80 pounds since our marriage 23 years ago, I know I would love him but surely feel different about my attraction to him...so I know deep inside him he must missed the thin me that was around even after having 4 kids - only 8 years ago I gained all this weight of all things going back to school at the U of A ! Sometimes it is a wake up call...for me it happened last January when I went up to MO to visit my father and grandmother...I had swore all my life I would not end up fat as my aunts...well it was like looking into a mirror when I saw them all...I was my aunts and I hated it! I then decided to give MRC a final try and I am now nearly 50lbs less and still going...I am so much happier and my husband is too! Off MRC, are you ready for Bike, Blues & Barbecue! My kids love to go on Saturday to hits the FOOD stands...ugh! No funnel cake this year :)


On MRC: That day in May was definately my wake up call. So here I am! lol. I am really glad that I had a slap in the face to get me to come to MRC, I love the program so far and we both believe it will work. Congratulations on the almost 50lbs! Are you going to celebrate when you get there?

Off MRC: I am soo ready for Bikes Blues and Barbecue! Two of DH's friends are coming up and we're going to ride the motorcylces a lot. No vendor food for me, I don't like funnel cakes anyways. I am disappointed, though, that I won't get to taste test the BBQ tomorrow. We went for all of ten minutes last year but had to leave because my car was being towed.