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08-27-2001, 09:44 PM
Prevention Millennium Diet*

Daily servings
veg and fruits, 9 servings ( 5 veg/4 fruit)
whole grains, 3-6 servings
high-calcium, 2-3 servings

Weekly servings:
Beans - 5+
Nuts - 5
Fish - 2

Serving Sizes

veg. & fruit
1 serving = 1/2 c. chopped fruit
1/2 c. cooked or raw veg.
1 c. raw green leaves
3/4 c. veg or fruit juice

Whole Grains
1 serving = 1 slice whole wheat bread
1/2 rice or bulgar
1/2 c whole wheat pasta

Calcium 1 serving = 1 c ff or 1% milk
1 c ff yogurt
1 c calcium fortified O.J.
1 oz. reduced ff cheese

100% DV multivitamin/mineral
500 (under 50) to 1000 (over 50) mg. calcium
100-400 IU Vit. E
100-500 mg Vit. C

Keep calories to 1500 a day - 250 cal. per meal. Eat 6 small meals a day. Do not exceed 42 fat grams per day.

Drink 8 glasses water and 1+ cup of tea daily.

* Copied from the Jan. 2000 issue of Prevention Magazine

Here is the website address for the Prevention Millennium Diet.

This is not necessarily a vegetarian diet. The guidelines summarized above are just that. In interpreting the guidelines, it is helpful to read the sample menus on the website as well as the more detailed principals of the diet.

08-28-2001, 06:34 PM
the end of a hectic day - almost anyway! I was able to start the new thread but not reply to the new thread from home ARGGHHH! But anyway..

So good to hear from you Lana and Judi. PEI - D, my mother and I watch the Anne of Green Gables videos once a year, sometimes even on Christmas because we just love them so much. It must be the most beautiful place. So glad you got to go there and have a wonderful time.

Judi, jealous, jealous, jealous, of your travels you go to the coolest places. Sounds like the life to me. Glad you got to soak up some rays.

Actually I need to get back to work but I just wanted to say hi and that it is so good to hear from you all.

Exercise going great, food good. Still feel as though I am in a good place with that part of life. Hoping to hang on to it.

Hi to shebacat - I have some kitty stories when I have more time. Hope your kitty is feeling better.

08-29-2001, 07:09 AM
Good morning everyone!

Glad to hear you are rocking along Ledom. I am going to start exercising today and try to keep at it. It was my one and only New Year's resolution which I haven't done well with. The weather is perfect for walking. Cool and fall like. SO there is no excuse at all.

I have been feeling a bit tired since I have been home. Fun is tiring, I guess.

Last night the kids came and dropped off Bentley. Is he ever cute. He is going to visit for five days.

I was interested to read the other thread about "40 points" and how the weight was lost at that. That is a quite a bit of food. I am going to try it and see if it will work for me.

3lbs of the 5lbs is still gone, I don't know if the diff is in the two scales or I gained back two.

Hope everything is going well for you all!

08-30-2001, 01:01 PM
I haven't posted in awhile because I had nothing to say. Things are still awful with my eating habits. Hopefully I will get some motivation soon! I have started walking again now that the weather is cool, it's in the 70's and fall is in the air. I take Lacee and she creates quite a challenge. My arms get a good workout too!

Ledom~Have you been on anymore kayak trips? I can't wait to take the canoe out this fall. Usually the lake is just like glass in the early morning, plus there will be nobody around.

Judi~How are all the doggies? Is Bentley the new puppy? I also thought that thread about 40 pts. sounded interesting. I think I will try it also. I have just got to do something! I think I will start it tomorrow. Tonight we are going out with some friends of our's and one of my cousins to an un-diet meal of fried clams. The restaurant will be closing for the fall & winter this coming Sun., and we want to get our last feed until next spring.

Shebacat~Is your kitty sick? I hope she is doing better. Is this the kitty that was sick sometime ago?

Take care. Alice

08-30-2001, 06:26 PM
Yes, Bentley is the new puppy. He is here for 5 days ... he is a clown. Mr. Marley's nose is out of joint though. I am kept BUSY with a geriatric dog and a puppy and another dog who feels he has to siganature everything because the boundaries have been misunderstood.

Yes, that 40 points does look good. I think I want to try it too. I am sure with exercise everyday it woud work.

Have any of you girls tried the BOCA "grillers"...I swear, it tastes like the real thing only way less calories and fat? I brought back packages of the stuff.

Alice, is Lacee still to young to walk on a lead? Bentley's feet can't touch grass until he gets his last Parvol shot. My D. said he was paper trained but it looks more like he is rug trained to me:mad:

08-31-2001, 11:12 AM
judi~I have started counting points today. I haven't exercised because it is awfully humid. We are supposed to get some showers & T/storms most of the day. Yes, I love the grilled BOCA burgers. I bought a pkg. of the roasted onion flavor and it was delicious. DH doesn't care for them so a package lasts me quite awhile. I like to put some fat-free cheese, sauteed peppers & onions on them. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!;) I am trying to teach Lacee to walk on a lead, and she is getting better. She will be 9 mos. in a couple of weeks. Poor Marley I am sure his nose is out of joint. How is he doing? I got a good chuckle out of your other dog covering. Many years ago, DH & I had 2 Boston Terries at one time. Everytime they would go outside to do their "duties" they would see how many times they could "cover" each other's boundaries.
Is Monday a holiday in Canada too?

ledom & shebacat I hope that you have a great holiday weekend.

Take care. Alice

08-31-2001, 11:25 AM
Alice, it's so good to have you back in the fold. It sounds like you are ready to roll with getting back with your program. Good for you. Wish I could load my kayak up and come paddle on your lake with you. It sounds beautiful. I think prime paddling weather is here, or just around the corner anyway. I have two camping/kayaking trips planned between now the first of Oct. as well as a couple of day paddles planned. Hopefully there will be time for some solo outings as well. I really enjoy those because I take my journal, my lunch, and really get some good thinking done. Small thrill, but I submitted a trip report as well as 3 photographs to the state paddling newsletter and when it came yesterday, they had used everything I sent. That was fun.

Got up for my video this morning. I added 5 lbs. to my barbell and it was really tough, but I made it through and it will be easier next time. Also, last night I did floor exercises. I have to be more vigilent with my diet, the last couple of days I have had social, eating out at restaurant occasions, that wreaked havoc; but still I didn't go off the deep end. I want to do some really clean eating for a spell now.

Have a lovely Labor Day Weekend to all of you.

09-01-2001, 09:01 PM
Hi ladies,

It looks like everyone is doing good. I had a stomach virus last week, and am just now feeling my normal self. I really hate being sick...all I did was sleep for a whole day. The next day I was in a training class. After I got home, I went to bed and slept until the next morning. The only good thing is that I'm completely rested.

Judi....I'm jealous too. What a great trip and now you're experiencing fall weather. I do have to say though that it has not been that bad of a summer down here. I'm sure Ledom would agree with me that it was nothing like last year.

Alice....yes, this is my one any only child that I have. She is better this week because she is interacting with me a little more, and she is using the litter box again. Yes, the ongoing problem I have. I'm still not sure what is wrong with her, but I think I'll take her back to the vet next week. I have given her a couple of IVs of fluid the past week or so.

Ledom....can't wait for the cat stories! Where are your kayak trips planned for? How's school now that it's started. Hope things have slowed down a little for you.

Hope everyone has a great holiday, and talk to ya'll later!

09-03-2001, 12:26 PM
Morning girls, did you all have a nice labour day weekend?

It was pretty dog oriented here. The kids are coming over this morning to pick up Bentley, they are back a day early...they missed him. We will miss him when he goes, all except Marley who has chosen to spend ALL his time upstairs on the bed or out on the front deck.

Good for you Ledom, adding 5 lbs to your barbell. Wow, you are so good in the exercise dept. I wish I would take a page out of your book.

Sorry to hear you had a stomach virus Shebacat. How is the kitty feeling?

Tomorrow everything is back to normal so I will be on the diet bandwagon. Though this weekend wasn't too bad food wise. I did do a lot of walking yesterday. It is easier now that the weather is cooler.

09-04-2001, 11:07 AM
I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. I had a wonderful weekend. The majority of summer people have left and it is nice to have our peace & quiet back again. We will have a lull before the leaf-peepers come in droves.

ledom~That's super adding 5 lb. to your barbell. Your body composition must be changing. I wish I could be as dedicated as you are.

judi~I am with you, now that the weekend is over with I am very seriously getting back to dieting. DH & I walked yesterday with Lacee. I don't know if it was because she's not used to having "Daddy" around, but she was such a brat on the leash. We met some elderly ladies who thought that Lacee was soooo cute! I was ready to hand one of them the leash and tell her to take the dog. :rolleyes:

shebacat~I'm sorry that you have been ill. I hope that you and your kitty are feeling much better.

Take care. Alice

09-04-2001, 01:29 PM
Alice, Lana, Judi, Shebacat, Mrs. Jim (?),

I am so frutrated about not being able to post from home. When I am at work it is hard to find time for a decent post, but I do have a minute now so I'll not waste it all complaining!

Everyone sounds as if they are headed into Fall with a good resolve. I wish I was as dedicated to my diet as I am to exercise, but exercise just makes me feel so good. Today I am wearing a black Jackie O type sheath/shift dress. Formfitting and slightly above the knee. I can't decide if I look fabulous or horrible. Probably somewhere in between, but I do feel in shape. Otherwise I wouldn't have dared.

Kitty stories, toward the end of summer break D and I started feeling guilty that our cats never got to go outside. We started taking them out for little supervised exercise sessions. Well, they got a taste of that and they just wreaked totall havoc on the house until I finally decided they could stay outside, unsupervised, during the day. We live on a quiet street, and so far they seem happy to stay in the backyard. Hopefully they will be safe, but I couldn't deal with how badly they behaved until they got their way. Talk about regressing!

I got out for a short kayak tour on Sunday, the rest of the holiday was pretty ho-hum. Just stayed at home, but it was nice to be at home.

Take care all.

09-06-2001, 05:00 AM
Hi ladies!

Ledom, I bet you looked GREAT in your dress:cool: I wish I could get some of your resolve to exercise...maybe you could bottle it and send it to me. Just even after a short walk I am huffing and chuffing away.

Alice, Bostons don't seem to like the leash at all. Even if you JUST snap the leash on Bentley's collar he starts acting like he is being tortured. No one is even trying to walk with him just move him out to the deck to sit with him.

It is really fall here. It is almost cold. What a short summer we had.

My friend who is doing really good with WW is now a WW receptionist. One of her keys to losing the weight is drinking the water all day and every day.

At the end of next week we are taking some holidays for a week and going to Alberta and Saskatchewan to visit my DH's dad and my brother then we are going on our usual Ca. jaunt. It will be nice to see some fall color and I am looking forward to the drive.

Shebacat, how is the kitty feeling? Your cats Ledom, certainly seem to know their own minds. One of the things that suprised me when we went on our last trip with the RV is how many people travel with their CATS. One RV had 2 of them on leashes just sitting outside.

I bought two new cookbooks, one is a Veg. Jewish lowfat cookbook (it looks very good) and the other is the WW veg. cookbook. I think I have to find some new recipes and not be eating the same old thing all the time.

09-06-2001, 11:29 AM
We are having some great weather. It feels like fall, but they say that by the weekend summer will return for a few days anyway.
Tues. night we had a horrific T/storm come through and we lost our electricity for a few hrs. Thankfully it came back on before morning.

ledom~How are the kitties doing being outside? When DH & I first got married we had a cat that we tied out whenever the weather was warm. We used to get a chuckle out of her because when the first sign of spring arrived she would start to meow at the door wanting to be let out, and when fall came she had no desire to go out. Since she normally was an indoor cat, we never could figure out how she knew when the weather turned. How is your exercising coming along?

judi~Your trip sounds wonderful.:cool: How I envy you taking so many trips. Do you have a lot of color in Canada now, or is it just starting to turn? We have seen a few trees starting to turn around our area, but we won't reach peak where I live until the middle of Oct. We will start getting the bus loads of leaf peepers in a few weeks. We had this one Boston that was completely terrified of the leash. One time we were out for a very long ride and we stopped to let her do her duties. We snapped the leash on her and she starting yelping, leaping in the air, and landed on her back. DH & I were so stunned we were motionless. I'm sure people around thought that we were giving her a severe beating. It was weird because she just did it that one time. Needless to say it is something we still talk about.

Hello Shebacat, I hope all is well with you and your kitty

Take care. Alice

09-06-2001, 02:17 PM
Isn't that strange, that is exactly what Bentley did!! I wonder what it is about Bostons and leashes. Does anyone know? He is going to go to puppy kindergarden so we will see what that is like.

No, BC doesn't have as much leaf color as the prairie provinces and down east has the most. I was in New England twice and thrilled at the color there. I didn't arrive at the peak time either but once too early and the other time too late but to me it is still pretty spectacular. I am also looking forward to the vivid sunsets on the trip. The sky is pretty amazing in Alta. and Sask. we have more muted sunsets here on the island because of the water in the air.

I am going to do that 40 point thing with exercise everyday just to see what happens. I am going to do one week perfectly then weigh. Now even I can do one week:^:

09-07-2001, 11:29 AM
Lacee took me for my walk this morning:rolleyes: and we just got back. We are having a beautiful day weatherwise. It appears that summer is making a come back.

judi~Puppy kindergarden sounds so cute! I don't know why Boston's have so much trouble on a leash. It must be from their independant streak:lol:. I did the 40 pts. on Tues., and I did not come anywhere near the 40 pts. I didn't even get to what I need for daily points range, which is 20 - 27. Unfortunately, I more than made up for it the next day, as we had to go out of state to deliver some parts and we ate breakfast out. I had a big breakfast so that I did not want to have lunch, but late in the afternoon I needed something. We were still on the road, so I had a candy bar. But, I did have a light supper. I have started counting points again today. I also can count and do exercises for a week. I found an easy way to manage that is just say to yourself each day, just for today I will count my points and exercise. Let me know how you do, and I will do the same.
When will you be leaving on your trip?

Hi ledom & shebacat, I hope all is well with you.
Take care. Alice

09-07-2001, 01:18 PM
Alice, I think that 40 point thing will be good. I know that if I am aware of what I eat and make wise choices (like apples instead of potato chips for a snack) it is easy to stay within my point range (26-33) and I am very satisfied.

I blew it last night though, we had Chinese food and guests over for dinner. It was all vegetarian but I ate so much of it followed by a mountain of orange mousse. Yuck! When I think about it this morning. I think I have a food hangover.

It is a hoot about the puppy kindergarden isn't it?

Today is a lovely fall day I plan to go for a walk on some trails in the woods.

Ledom, how is it back at school? Are you busy?

Hi Shebacat? Is the kitty still on an IV?

I bought myself a long dark denim jumper in a size too small. (I look like a sausage in a denim skin). BUT, I have faith in myself and believe I will get to wear it one day. It is a pretty lightweight denim so I think it can be worn in any season. I also have a pair of pants that I bought last year to try to get into.

09-07-2001, 05:57 PM
judi, yes I am really busy but so far I really like this semester. I have a better schedule and fewer students so I think it will be fine. It is good to be in a routine, in some ways I do better. I also have some fun things planned for every other weekend through the next 2 months (mostly pertaining to kayaking) so that makes life interesting.

judi, once again I wish you were near me so I could help you with your exercise. I know my first interest was motivated about 10 years ago by a friend who got me into hiking. It just feels so good and the thing is, you don't have to hurt yourself or be miserable doing it. I love FIRM videos, for some reason I feel challenged by them. They also have a great introductory video that is full of inspiration that you receive free if you call and ask for it when you order directly from the company. The basic hips, abs and thighs, is my favorite beginner video they put out. And you don't have to do every repetition at full throttle everytime. With the video I do now, every 2 weeks or so I add something that makes it just a little harder. That way I am always building strength. I was reading in the new SHAPE how exercise boosts confidence and self-esteem. I find that so true, if I know there is going to be some kind of social challenge during my day I make certain to exercise that morning. It just gives me a real boost, I guess it is the endorphins. OK, I'll get off my soapbox.

Food is another thing, I am struggling right now. I need to sit down and make a plan to get more vegetables and to stop taking little liberties with snacking, etc. i have taken the reminder about getting enough water to heart and have been working on that the last couple of days.

Well, fall is hinting a little, but temps. are still summerlike. A little tinge in the leaves and the light lets me know it is around the corner, as do the Cardinal flowers and other fall blooming flowers.

I won't be able to post 'til next Monday as posting from home is a thing of the past it seems. I probably could start a new thread though. Maybe I'll just add my post at the end of the diet this time. If not, I will be reading your posts and thinking about you this weekend. Have a good one.

09-08-2001, 01:19 PM
Ledom, yes, I wish you could help me with my exercise pogram. Yours sounds so good. It is a good thing too, I think that you are already planning something special to do every couple of weeks especially with your busy schedule.

Are the kitties still going out on their daily outings?

Today is a lovely fall day, very sunny. I am going to go to Vancouver and look for some transisitonal season clothes. Everything I have is either to warm or cool.

I bought the WW Veg. Cookbook. It looks quite good. Last night, I made the Greek Potatoes out of it. (It was made with potatoes, can of tomatoes, zuchinni but I left out the feta and upped the olive oil. It was good.)

How is walking Lacee going Alice? Or is it Lacee walking Alice?:)

Hi Shebacat? Hope to hear from you this weekend. Hope all is well with you and the kitty.

09-08-2001, 04:55 PM
Hi ladies,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm doing fine, except that I'm extremely tired. I'm sure it's because I've been working too many hours during the week and on the weekends. I'm back to my normal schedule where I have Sundays off, but working every weekend for the past 5 weeks has taken it's toll on me. Oh to be young again.... My cat seems to be doing better also. I took her to the vet again on Tuesday, and she still could not find anything wrong with her...just elderly aches/pains I guess. She did give me more medication to give her. I just try to keep her quiet so she does not start choking.

Ledom, I'm sure you looked fabulous in you black dress! Kudos to you for keeping up your exercise program. I'm going to be walking in the AIDS walk in October, and (I'm still thinking about this) I might walk in the National Breast Cancer walk this April. It's between Dallas/Ft Worth and (here's the clincher) you have to walk 20 miles a day for 3 days, and you have to camp out in tents. That's the part I'm not too sure about. I like to take hot showers and sleep in my own bed!

Alice/Judi, it looks like ya'll are sending us a cold front this way. The high for tomorrow is only going to be 78! Yeah!!! Can't wait to open my windows for fresh air. Not to mention it will be great on the electric bill! Judi, the Greek potatoes sound wonderful....maybe you could post the recipe.

Well, guess I better get back to work. Talk to ya'll later.

09-08-2001, 05:34 PM
Is anyone following it? I read it in my Prevention magazine and fits in with the way I eat--I am a vegetarian. I just don't limit my breads and therefore am toooooo heavy!!!
I tried to go to the Prevention website but couldn't find the diet on there. Anyone know how to find it? I mean, I know that I have the magazine here, I just don't know where (LOL). I have tons of magazines around here.
Sigh,I guess I will just have to dig.
Let me know if anyone is doing it. I would be glad to team up with someone and go at this thing one on one through daily email correspondance!

09-10-2001, 09:52 AM
Shebacat, good for you for planning to do those walks! That 3 day one with the nights in tents sounds like IRON man stuff.

Glad to hear the kitty is doing OK. What kind of medication is she on? Parasha hardly eats such little bits and is so skinny that it is painful. Poor geriatric pets.

Hi! Alexa!!! Welcome. I will let someone else answer your questions about a PMD. The PMD foods are what I eat but I have a hard time doing 6 little meals and drinking the water. (I like 3 meals and wine) I thought I was the ONLY heavy vegetarian in the world.

How is the 40 point count going Alice?

Goodmorning Ledom!