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Old 05-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #136
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Patzi - I was satasified until lunch which is unusual for me. I usually eat breakfast around 6:30 and then don't eat lunch until after 1:00. So I usually have a HNS around 11:00 becuase I am hungry. Not yesterday though. I was not hungry until I went to lunch around 1:00. I probably should have had an HNS to keep my matabolism going but I honestly forgot about it since I wasn't hungry. .
I did LOVE the grapes and almost brought them for lunch again today but decided to take it slow and went with an apple instead.
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Weighed in today and stayed the same.. 5 pounds under goal.

You will get used to the full feeling, as teacher lady said.

Ynapier... I LOVE frozen grapes.. They are so refreshing and good, esp. during summer.

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I will have to try forzen grapes. I have never had them before.
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I will have to try forzen grapes. I have never had them before.

I like to do it with the large ones...

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Gina - I'm excited too. My DH said he'll sign up and "see what happens." He's been having neck issues for the past year and is in the middle of a series of shots to relieve the pain. I told him to hold off. It is an expensive race and there are no refunds. He can always cheer me on from the sidelines.

Yvette - Wait till you get to week 5! The first words out of my mouth when I saw my menu was, "That's a lot of food!!!" What helped me with week 2 was alternate the days when I had the new food. One day would be the extra breakfast fruit, the next would be the extra lunch starch. Made it more manageable.

Patzi - Great job!!!!


Doing better with everything. Back to pre-anniversary weekend weight. Now I just have to survive this weekend. Gonna plan my menu and print it out before leaving work. Gotta stick to the plan!
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So excited to get my maintenance menu. 1200 cals. Find it curious though after looking at it, it doesn't appear to be updated to incorporate the changes made to the green menu. While I could have 1/4 cup of corn at dinner every night if I wanted, the maintenance menu says I can only do that 3 times a week. Not that I would want to, just found in interesting. I'll ask them about that on Thursday.
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Hey Jen...there were a few inconsistencies I found with the Maintenance menu when comparing it to others...but one interesting thing is pickles..on Maintenance, they are a "free" item meaning as much as you want however often has you want...but very high salt content per serving?! That baffled me.

I am hanging in there...this is my PMS week...so bloating, munchy all the time, cravings, etc...Willpower is most needed during this week alone! I keep gum in my mouth, and found these sugar free candies I LOVE that have nothing...not even sodium, so I suck away on those

I am working on snacks in the evenings at the moment...when I review my food journal, I see that the closer I get to bedtime, the more calories I consume, which of course isn't good. I usually need nothing mid morning, and mid afternoon I might have a Kashi bar, but in the evening? There may be 2-3 items I write down and it really needs to be adjusted. Evening snacking has always been a challenge for me. Most of the time, I do pick good choices...I think..LOL

Well, off to prepare dinner for the family...a couple of times a week I make a pasta dish or a mexican dish...I am just careful what I have those nights...It is nicer cooking one meal more now rather than a meal for my diet, and another meal that suits the kids...We are all eating very similar now, and it is great. They will even ask me what kind of protein should we have for dinner tonight mom? LOL I love it!
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Maintenance is going great here. Journaling in my fitbook. I cut back on exercise just a bit due to injury and my ravenous appetite...and I was falling into the mindset that I "have" to exercise lots or I'd gain the weight back. I have to remind myself "nutrition, nutrition, nutrition..." Still running into people that haven't seen me in a while and they are blown away...yet I don't feel very different. Our anniversary is in a little over a week and I will have some wine AND a dessert that night. Lots to celebrate We're planning on saving up to go to Cancun or something next year...it will be our 10th.
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OH MY GOODNESS...I just recently tried the "Chocolate Dream bars" from Diet Direct. Wow are they yummy. May want to try them if you can control eating them!! LOL Just a suggestion. They put ALL of my other protein bars to shame. I only tried them because they were on sale...now I wish I had taken advantage of that sale and bought more!

Also, I love the Syntrax Chocolate Truffle and recently bought the Latte flavor. I mix 1/2 scoop of each in the morning to get that protein going, and that tastes like a chocolate mocha treat!
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Had maintenance weigh in and lost 1 1/2 pounds, putting me 61/2 pounds under goal.

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Great job, Patzi! Can't believe you are coming up on a year of maintenance!
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Patzi that is great. How long does it take for you to take weight off when you go back on the green menu? Just wondering.

I started week 3 of stabilization and got to have milk with breakfast this morning. I have really missed the milk in the morning. I would always have milk in the morning until I started MRC. Now I'm able to have it again. I do have one question that I forgot to ask yesterday. Since I can have extra dairy does that mean that if I have greek yogurt I count it as a dairy and a protein?
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Patzi that is great. How long does it take for you to take weight off when you go back on the green menu? Just wondering.

I started week 3 of stabilization and got to have milk with breakfast this morning. I have really missed the milk in the morning. I would always have milk in the morning until I started MRC. Now I'm able to have it again. I do have one question that I forgot to ask yesterday. Since I can have extra dairy does that mean that if I have greek yogurt I count it as a dairy and a protein?
It varies... It has taken as long as a week. Re: bagel and creme cheese weight gain of 2 pounds, it was 4 days before scale showed anything.. If you recall, I lost weight slowly.. Steady, but in small amounts.. I am not sure on the dairy/vs. protein.. I am curious as to how someone answers this.. However, when I was on stabilization, I did not include dairy as protein. It was an addition of dairy. I am glad you are able to add this now. It makes things so much easier , especially if you are used to having milk products

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However, when I was on stabilization, I did not include dairy as protein. It was an addition of dairy.
I did the same thing. Dairy was dairy and protein was protein. I was pretty scared (still am) about re-gaining so I was religious about sticking to their menus and selections.
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y-that's a good question since on the "new" green menu greek yogurt is a protein. In maintenance I treat it as a dairy. Once or twice if I've had limited time/options I will use it as my protein for lunch, but otherwise I count it as dairy. Don't count it as both (as in if you have it breakfast don't say "well, I've already had my protein & dairy...unless you have a double serving). Almost every morning I have 1/2 c. of fage nonfat greek yogurt with 1 c strawberries and stevia. Yummmmy! I prefer that over regular yogurt now.
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