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Forum: Looking Good, Feeling Great 10-16-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,574
Posted By kaplods
My enthusiasm for sewing is greater than my...

My enthusiasm for sewing is greater than my skill, so I use very simple patterns and fabrics that are easy to work with. Soft knits with a bit of Lyra and a lot of flattering drape are my favorite. ...
Forum: Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 10-12-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By kaplods
Because of the sporadic, "up and down" nature of...

Because of the sporadic, "up and down" nature of my health issues (fibromyalgia and autoimmune issues) how much I do myself depends how I'm feeling.

I make things from scratch when I can: yogurt,...
Forum: 20-Somethings 09-30-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By kaplods
Everything your body does burns calories. If you...

Everything your body does burns calories. If you never got out of bed, and slept most of that time, you'd still probably be burning at least 800 to 1000 calories a day.
Forum: Weight Loss Support 09-09-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By kaplods
A pound doesn't seem like much until you realize...

A pound doesn't seem like much until you realize how few people actually accomplish it. I have lost virtually all of the weight I've lost so far at the rate of no more than two pound per month, and...
Forum: General chatter 09-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By kaplods
Except for the skin allergy/reaction and need for...

Except for the skin allergy/reaction and need for epi pen, your symptom list is identical to mine of a few years ago. I still have many, except my allergies, asthma, and respiratory infections have...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By kaplods
Only by osmosis. I like hearing when they win,...

Only by osmosis. I like hearing when they win, but I don't watch the games. When it comes to sports, I have the attention span of a gnat.

Hubby is the native Wisconsonite (I was raised in...
Forum: General Diet Plans and Questions 08-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,049
Posted By kaplods
TOPS is very affordable. $22 per year (as of a...

TOPS is very affordable. $22 per year (as of a couple years ago), plus monthly dues ($2-$5 in most groups), and many groups run contests where you can win small amounts of money.

You can follow...
Forum: 300+ Club 08-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By kaplods
Can "it" be done?" I think a lot depends on...

Can "it" be done?"

I think a lot depends on what you decide "it" means, and how you define success while you're at "it."

When I defined success as losing at least 2-3 lbs per week, I would give...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-21-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By kaplods
My husband and I are also in a similar position...

My husband and I are also in a similar position with our weights (except we have more weight to lose. About 200 lbs each from our starting weights). We're both down 70 plus lbs from our highest...
Forum: Carb Counters 08-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,930
Posted By kaplods
Only 4 of the 9 grams of carbohydrate are from...

Only 4 of the 9 grams of carbohydrate are from sugars, and 3 are from dietary fiber. As a rule, you can subtract fiber grams from the carb total, so almonds have only 6g effective carbs.


You...
Forum: Featherweights 08-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By kaplods
In a perfect world, we'd all get and give the...

In a perfect world, we'd all get and give the perfect amount and type of support when and in the manner we want and need.

That's not possible in the real world, and even the closest of friends...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 08-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,790
Posted By kaplods
I've used it, as well as self-hypnosis, and have...

I've used it, as well as self-hypnosis, and have a little bit of training in both (from college and grad school getting my BA and MA in psychology).

It is most helpful as a motivation-booster...
Forum: Carb Counters 08-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,088
Posted By kaplods
I have had moderate to severe IBS since my teens,...

I have had moderate to severe IBS since my teens, and significant diet change, especially in terms of fruit and veggie intake is a major trigger.

I used to think I couldn't increase or decrease my...
Forum: Weight Watchers 07-28-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,829
Posted By kaplods
The difference between 1200 and 1500 calories is...

The difference between 1200 and 1500 calories is so small that, at absolute worst, it would take about 12 weeks to see even one pound difference in weight loss.

Over a week, those 300 "extra"...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 07-23-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By kaplods
My hubby lost 80 lbs doing it. He didn't measure...

My hubby lost 80 lbs doing it. He didn't measure his food or keep any kind of food log, he ate whatever he wanted, even the junkiest of junk foods, and almost never stepped on a scale.
Forum: Weight Watchers 07-21-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 37,188
Posted By kaplods
1/3 cup quinoa = 1 bread exchange The old WW...

1/3 cup quinoa = 1 bread exchange

The old WW exchanges were identical to diabetic exchanges, which are still commonly used today, so whenever you need to find a food's exchange value, you can...
Forum: Dieting with Obstacles 07-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,313
Posted By kaplods
Hubby and I both disabled, and are also extremely...

Hubby and I both disabled, and are also extremely overweight and both have painful joint and mobility issues (for me, the weight came first. For hubby the joint problems came first).


Hubby was...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 07-21-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By kaplods
On a daily basis, you never can tell exactly how...

On a daily basis, you never can tell exactly how much weight on the scale is excess (temporary) water gain or the weight of undigested food in your stomach and intestines.

You just have to accept...
Forum: Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 07-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By kaplods
We also always go with only a tentative list and...

We also always go with only a tentative list and a very open mind, because we never know what's going to "speak" to us when we're there (or what some of the vendors might throw in free).

Our Hmong...
Forum: Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 07-15-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By kaplods
Hubby and I went today, and picked up ...

Hubby and I went today, and picked up

Pea-sized potatoes
Two bundles of kohlrabi (the second a freebie from our favorite vendor)
Flowering bok choy (looks kind of like a bouquet of weeds with...
Forum: Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 07-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By kaplods
Hubby and I love our local farmers markets. Our...

Hubby and I love our local farmers markets. Our absolute favorite vendor is an elderly Hmong couple. The lady speaks little English and her hubby barely speaks at all. He and my hubby carry on...
Forum: Exercise! 07-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By kaplods
Washing with a zinc pyrithione soap or shampoo...

Washing with a zinc pyrithione soap or shampoo like Head & Shoulders and then using Gold Bond Medicated Powder on dry feet and in shoes can work wonders.

Both work as antimicrobials so they keep...
Forum: Ideal Protein Diet 07-01-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By kaplods
Where was the rudeness? I only saw an honest...

Where was the rudeness? I only saw an honest effort of advice giving and idea bouncing in Ian's post.

Your response seems more hostile to me than Ian's, but I'll assume you lashed out because you...
Forum: General chatter 06-28-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By kaplods
Nutella does come in single serving packets,...

Nutella does come in single serving packets, often sold near the cash register, sometimes in surpising places (like craft stores).

Dollar Tree also sells a box of 10 or 12 packets of the Forrelli...
Forum: Ideal Protein Diet 06-27-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,907
Posted By kaplods
While you can't replicate IP on real food, you...

While you can't replicate IP on real food, you can create a plan with similar (and even superior) calories and nutrients, but it can be quite the daunting challenge if you don't have a fair amount of...
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