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Old 08-01-2007, 11:13 PM   #16  
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Hi GG's and our new friends, Ali and Oakridge:

I'm glad you joined us. I don't know about the metabolic program. We are on different programs such as counting calories, WW, South Beach, and just healthy eating. Lots of inspiration here and women who really care. I believe when anyone hits the 50's weight loss gets really tough. The 50's are not for the weak at heart. For me to see a small weight loss I really have to watch what I eat and exercise, exercise, exercise. I also have to change my routine weekly or my body gets used to the exercise and will hang onto the weight. But, every ounce counts. Have you tried eating 5-6 small meals a day and switch your exercise each week? Maybe walk/jog a mile and the next time speed walk for a couple miles. Are you using weights? Try to trick your body to give up those pounds.

I had a physical yesterday. My blood work came back excellent. Low cholesterol 162 and tryglycerides (sp ?) 88. Blood pressue 120 over 80. I found out I have scholeosis (sp ?)...curvature of the spine....'S' shape. Not once has a doctor told me that and I've to chiropractors too. Actually it's fairly common and you are born with it. My back has been bothering me for about 6 months. I have to lose weight and it's supposed to help.

The doctor is female, looks like she's in her 30's, Vietnamese, and cute as speckled pup in a red wagon. The reason I mentioned she is Vietnamese is because I wonder if some of the following tips are from her country.

She told me that if I want to lose weight in a healthy way I should eat warm meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in order to burn the food quicker. You can add a small cold salad with the meal but the rest of the meal should be warm in order to lose weight easier. Eating a salad or cold sandwich for lunch will take longer to burn the calories and cause the body to hang onto weight. Hmmm? I have read that drinking room temperature water is better for weight loss than cold water but never heard of warm food.

She also said the three main meals should consist of as many green vegetables that can fit on a plate, a few ounces of lean turkey, chicken, or fish and a lean red meat once or twice a month.

Any vegetable that grows underground (potatoes, yams, onions, carrots, etc), any vegetable that comes from a pod (peas, beans, etc), and any bread, pasta, etc (including whole wheat), can be eaten but only equal to 3 tablespoons per meal.

Daily fat intake should be 25-30 grams. Snack is fruit, low fat string cheese, or low fat yogurt and desert is sugar free jello with 'free' Kool Whip. Calories should be approximately 400 per meal + snacks.

What do you think?

Talk to you later,

PS: Lost a 1 pound!!!!


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Old 08-01-2007, 11:31 PM   #17  
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Hiya Oak, Ali, and hi again to you, Heidi! None of us is likely to be as slim again as we once were, Oak, but weíre all aiming for pretty much the same thing - being the best that we can be, which is, of course, a very individualized process. BUT despite any differences, we all share a lot of the same challenges, concerns and life issues, so weíre a pretty supportive and cohesive group. Iím glad youíre planning to join us; I think youíll be happy here. Ali, I live in Worcester, MA and work in Boston. Drive that bloody Ďpike straight through Framingham every day of my life except for weekends, holidays, and vacations (for which I live, and thatís the truth!)
Now Meowee-Linda, nobody blames you for not knowing about our Golden Girls name and all of that. But we have an intro to our thread, too, which one of our members, Bobbi, has posted. Itís a really nice intro, and gives new members a good little synopsis of what weíre all about. So, Iím going to be posting over there, and I imagine the rest of our Golden Girls will, as well. I invite you all to join us - and Meowee? We love you, girl! Itís okay that you didnít know; I know you were just trying to be helpful. So come on over with us, and letís get this month moving!



PS - great job with the WATPís Trish! You GO, girl! Sorry that course has you imprisoned, Lynn...but you know weíre always glad to hear from you whenever you can stop in. Glad youíre through pouting, Moxie - welcome back! And happy August to you, too, Lyn...Iím slurping down that water as I type...honest!

Now where are the REST of us?????
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:50 PM   #18  
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Mommy duties complete!!! At least for today. She already has a list for tomorrow!!!

to Oakridge, Ali You'll love it with the Golden Girls I sure do.

Zoe I sure wish I had the problem of shorts falling off of my hips!!! Currently, I'm fighting to just button them up!!

Phylis The 43.5 miles that you achieved, was that for the month or a shorter period? You have certainly inspired me!!!

Lynn Hang in there. It's almost over. I'm thinking of taking a few classes after I retire...I'm not knocking my Business Adm Degrees ..But after retirement, I'm taking something that I LOVE, music!! You have inspired me.

Linda :Bravo: For the 1 pound loss!!

I did achieve my exercise goal for this week. Tomorrow is weigh-in and the first day of my weekly count. I'm increasing my goal to the 28 points recommended by WW. This August, I am setting my weight loss goal to 7 lbs. Tomorrow, I hope to change my signature to show more weight loss!!!!!

Well, Friends, we are starting another month together so I'm sending to you (and me, too)!!!



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Old 08-01-2007, 11:55 PM   #19  
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Trish: Good luck with your weigh in tomorrow. Here's some right back at you.

I saw this on another thread and it looks yummy:

Originally Posted by Gramma3
Does anyone still have an old recipe for WW muffins with pumpkin,prunes,4 slices whole wheat bread torn in small pieces,skim milk powder ,eggs etc?
It used to allow 3 muffins a serving for 1 bread, 1 fat, 1 protein,1 fruit.
I loved this recipe and unfortunately lost it.
Here you go...
Pumpkin Muffins
In a large bowl, combine:
2/3 cup dry powdered milk
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 tbls. Flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
In a separate bowl, combine:
3 beaten eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup raisins
Slowly mix the dry into the wet ingredients. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
Serves 6 3 points for 2 muffns

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Old 08-02-2007, 12:04 AM   #20  
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Hello GG's!!
Things have been pretty hectic around here for me the last few days so I am way behind on chatting with everyone.
Welcome to all the newbies!! And Trish--- Hope your birthday was just great!! Sorry to be so late.
We had a young couple stop by Sunday after seeing the For Sale sign and wanted to know if they could see the house. Sure glad that I had everything clean and straight!!! Anyway. it was the man his wife, who is expecting another baby, and a young boy about 3. They went through it and really seemed to like it a lot. Her parents live up behind us a ways back. They were gone just about 10 minutes MAYBE and she called me and asked if it was OK if she brought her daughter to see the house. She said her daughter wanted to pick our her room first!! She is 8 years old. So she and her daughter came back along with her Mom. She said they were going to check in to getting financing on Monday. So yesterday evening she called and said that she had someone working on it and hoped to know something by the first part of this coming week. Their lease is up on their apartment on Sept. 1st. so maybe this will be a god thing!!
I went to the Wal-mart orientation but decided to put that on hold. After finding out that you can't transfer to another store for 6 months and if you quit you can't reapply for 1 year. So after talking with them we all came to the conclusion that it would be best to hold off and see just what would happen with the house. So they put me back into the computer as "rehirable" and that way if the house sells then I can go and reapply when we get back to MO. if I want to. And they seemed to really appreciate the fact that I told them about it now instead of waiting until the day they open the new store. Which is September 13.
So that is what has been happening here. I haven't been doing very good with my eating or exercise! I don't think I'm eating real bad but I'm not paying as much attention to it as I should be.
I can't believe the grandkids start school here on Monday!! Seems like it gets earlier and earlier every year.
Guess I'd better get going for now. Just wanted to pop in and say HI!
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:07 AM   #21  
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Hi Karen:

So happy about your house. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a sale. It's good that you are waiting on the Wall Mart job. Once the house sells, and it will, you can begin your new job without the stress.

I'm looking for GG's introduction link and just can't find it. I looked on the GG's where all the other links are and I can see where I have opened the posts (the little envelope) but I still don't see anything else to click to get to the place for intros. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 08-02-2007, 12:48 AM   #22  
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Hi LindaD,
I was just looking and I think this is the link that you are looking for. I haven't posted there yet but will try to get to that soon. Karen
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:03 AM   #23  
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Happy August 1st, I'm wishing you all a great month

meowee, the popcorn article was interesting, so you're telling me that 135 lbs per sq. inch of carbs, and the seams burst, LOL.....

oakridge, & Ali, hiya, I'm a newbie here.

Jayjay, good luck with phsical tomorrow!

ellabella, Trish, Zoe, Paula, Heidi, Lyn, Paula.....HI YOU GOLDEN GIRLS YOU!

Hi lady Lynn, have fun in Wilmington, that casino & Maryland. I hope that the internet course goes well!

moxiesd, did you like the movie Hairspray? I haven't seen it yet.

I went for my CAT scan today, I'll find out the results in 3 - 4 days.

Have a good week all
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:15 AM   #24  
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Hi Girls, I agree with the original Golden Girls post. I just opened up the original thread that lets anyone know what we're about. The first thread said it all, so anyone that opens the thread at the first of the month should use that format.
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Hello All

Pal...this is a quick reply....

Hairspray was unusual. I wonder what anyone else thought about it. It is a musical. Hardly any verbal language at all in it. The subject matter is an interesting twist to reality. Very much over simplifies the real drama of the civil rights movement. There is so much energy exhibited by the dancers that you want to dance your way out of the theater when it is over. It's a feel good toe tapping chick flick!
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Good Morning Everyone!!!!

I've been bad about posting with a lot going on work-wise, but hopefully will be able to catch up soon.

Linda, that "diet" sounds a lot like SB...lots and lots of vegs!! I don't know if I've posted this before and if I have, just ignore me, but there is a SB dessert I just adore if you get sick of jello (jello is like eating nothing to me)
You will need a no sugar added fudgesicle, ALL NATURAL peanut butter (I like Smucker's chunky) and some lite cool whip.
Mix a tablespoon or so of the peanut butter with a glob of cool whip, then remove the stick from the fudgesicle with a fork and mash it up with the other stuff. It tastes like a peanut butter cup and is very filling and satisfying. I have been trying to get my Mom (skinny Mom!) and my sister to try it for a long time and they finally did the other night...they had to call right away and tell me how much they liked it.

Well, I was on cloud nine yesterday. I have been doing Creole Genealogy research for many years (run a site and discussion group also). I have had a "brick wall" for about 6 years trying to find out what happened to a particular ancestor and yesterday, I got a big chunk of the puzzle after finding a christening document online from Tampico, Mexico.. Seems that they went from New Orleans to Tampico for a few years. It was like a birthday and Christmas all rolled into one that is opening up a door for more interesting research. I called a cousin at 6:30 yesterday morning her time and realized it when the phone was ringing..but she didn't care and was thrilled..we have both gone nuts trying to find a birth and death certificate and this puzzle piece is helping us in trying to find them. Long story and long journey, but tres interesting.

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Dietary carbs linked to vision loss

Reuters Health

Monday, July 30, 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The carbohydrates present in a diet can influence the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of vision loss in older adults, according to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"AMD appears to share several carbohydrate-related mechanisms and risk factors with diabetes-related diseases, including (eye) and cardiovascular disease," write Dr. Allen Taylor, of Tufts University, Boston, and colleagues. "However, to date, only one small study has addressed this issue."

To investigate further, the researchers conducted a study of 4,099 participants, aged 55 to 80 years, in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study.

The team classified a total of 8,125 eyes into one of five AMD groups based on the severity of the disease and other factors.

Regular consumption of a diet with a high-glycemic index - a diet containing carbs that quickly raise blood sugar levels -- significantly increased the risk of AMD relative to regular consumption of a diet with a low-glycemic index.

The researchers calculate that 20 percent of AMD cases could have been prevented if subjects had consumed diets with a low-glycemic index.

SOURCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 2007.
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Good morning everyone!
First off, thank you for your warm welcome. I've just gotten back from my walk with a friend of mine and I'm cooling down in more ways than one.

Meowee, I too have hot flashes, which aren't too bad and thankfully I do not have night sweats. I do get hot during the night though. We put the A/C down to the low 70's, also there is a ceiling fan over the bed and that's cranking every night. DH just huddles down into the blankets to keep warm. The funny thing is, after I had weaned myself off of HRT, I had the chills rather than hot flashes. I stopped the HRT for the same reason you did.

Lyn, that's a good idea about writing down the food that you eat. It's something I should do because I may be eating more than I realize.

Lynn, have fun in Wilmington. It sounds like you'll have a wonderful time.

Zoe, AHHH....the Mass Pike. I haven't been on it for a couple of years. I absolutely dreaded driving on Rte. 128/ Rte. 95.

Linda D, congratulations on the good numbers. You gave good advice about changing your workout routine. I've been doing the same thing for 6 mos. The only change we do is increase our miles, except for right now. It's too hot & humid to walk any longer than we do.

Hi to everyone

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OK, now I'm confused. Where should I post? (I confuse easily!) This thread seems to be moving along pretty well, so I'd just as soon stay with it...but I'm flexible.

Amazing how when I get back to keeping written track of my calories (in my case WW points) how much better I feel in just a few days. My home scale says I'm already down about a pound too. I guess when I don't track what I eat I forget what I've eaten and end up eating more.

Lynn - my galavanting friend - have fun on all of your mini-trips.

Cat - Thanks for the new dessert recipe. I'm always looking for sweets that don't kill my diet. That's my biggest downfall.

Can't remember who posted the pumpkin muffins- but those sound good too.

Karen - on your possible house sale. We are getting a new WalMart Super store here in LeRoy. There was a lot of resistance as we are a small rural town, but last week the town and village board approved it. I was undecided. We need a local place to shop for all those necessities - all we have now is a supermarket, a Radio Shack, and a couple of hardware stores. No place to run out and buy underwear, socks, inexpensive clothes etc. I just hope the new store doesn't cause the businesses we have now to close. Our little main street is alreay full of empty stores. Anyway - I have a good frend who has a high stress job right now who says her goal after retirement is to be a WalMart greeter. Low stress and fun.

Ah well, on to work.

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