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Old 01-13-2008, 09:51 AM   #106  
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Good Morning Everyone,

My class (the one I'm teaching) is going well. Students are VERY nice & anxious to learn.

The textbook for my class (the one I will be taking) is HORRIBLE - VERY difficult to read. I can't believe a teacher is assigning this (along with 3 others) to freshmen and sophomores!

Did you ever totally believe you were in the WRONG day? I woke up this morning convinced it was Monday. I took all my stuff to the gym so I could shower & change to be ready for my dentist appointment. On the way to the gym, I couldn't figure out why my favorite radio program wasn't on (I'm embarassed to say it's Imus in the Morning). It wasn't until I got to the gym & saw the calendar that I figured out my mistake.

Hopefully, this is an effect of being retired & not an omen of a disintegrating brain!

Hope we all have a Happy and Healthy SUNDAY!

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Most Effective Weight Loss Diet Revealed, According To New Study
ScienceDaily (Jan. 13, 2008) —

Scientists at Aberdeen’s Rowett Research Institute have shown that a high protein, low carbohydrate diet is most effective at reducing hunger and promoting weight loss, at least in the short term.


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Healthy, obese men were given two different diets during their stay in the Rowett’s specialised Human Nutrition Unit. Both diets had a high protein content (30% of total energy value of the diet) but they differed in the amount of carbohydrate: One diet was low in carbohydrate (4%) and the other contained a moderate amount of carbohydrate (35% total energy value).

“Our volunteers found both diets to be equally palatable, but they felt less hungry on the high-protein low-carbohydrate diet compared with the diet which contained high-protein but moderate amounts of carbohydrate,” said Dr Alex Johnstone, the Rowett’s weight-loss expert who led the study.

“Weight loss during the two four week study periods was greater on the high-protein low-carbohydrate diet, averaging 6.3 kg per person, compared with 4.3 kg on the moderate carbohydrate diet,” said Dr Johnstone.

An important part of this study was to unravel the physiological mechanisms behind this type of diet. It is known that when people eat low carbohydrate diets, within a relatively short time their body has to switch from using glucose as a fuel to using something different called ketone bodies. Ketone bodies are appetite-suppressing and they may have an effect on the appetite centres in the brain. It’s also well known that protein itself is very good at making people feel full-up.

“In this study, we showed that on the high-protein low-carbohydrate diet the volunteers became ketogenic within 1-2 days of starting this diet and so it may be that high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are particularly effective because of the combined effect of the protein and the ketone bodies,” said Dr Johnstone.

“We showed that the volunteers on the ketogenic diet reduced their energy intake without increasing their hunger and this was a very important factor in their ability to stick to the diet.”

Dr Johnstone sounds a note of caution about her findings: “A paper published last year from the same study showed that low carbohydrate diets may have consequences for the health of the gut by dramatically reducing the numbers of particular types of bacteria. So we will be looking in more detail at the complex way in which we respond to changes in our diet before we can say whether low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets are a suitable tool for everyone who wants to lose weight.”

When the phase of the study which involved the volunteers finished in October 2004, it attracted considerable interest because of its celebrity volunteer, Cameron Stout, who lost just over 12 kg during his nine week stay at the Rowett Institute. At the time, Cameron mentioned his surprise at not feeling hungry during the study and said he had adjusted to eating smaller portions.

The weight-loss study is published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, volume 87(1), pages 44-55.

The study which investigated the impact of the low carbohydrate, high-protein diet on the bacteria in the gut was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73:1073-8.

Adapted from materials provided by Rowett Research Institute
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I am laughing Lynn.....it is being retired. I never know what day it is unless I have something to do that day or we go to church! My dh asked me the date the other day and I had no idea!

Glad you made it to the gym anyway....Phyllis
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A quick check-in on this now Sunday afternoon. I promised my DH pancakes this morning and then forget and went to church - so we had pancakes for "brunch" Haven't had them for months and months. it was a nice treat, but now I must got out and walk before the snow flies. We cleaned out our garage yesterday and now I can get my car in along with his motorcycle and the other car. Tonite, we're going to see "Cabaret" at the local theater in Rochester. We are both going to hit the gym before hand.

Welcome back, Bobbi, we missed you.

Lynn - too funny about forgetting which day it is. I've done the same.

Phyliis - Thanks for the laughs.

Rosey - recipe sounds really good. I may try it.

Meowee - wonder if you're going to get the Noreaster they are predicting tomorrow. Stay warm.

Bye for now...
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Hello everyone

Hope you all are having a nice weekend.

Have been working this weekend putting up some shelves and moving furniture around ~ finally getting this house to feel more like home. (Have been living for year amidst stacks of boxes and unable to unpack until Steve got here to help me get the furniture arranged so we could unpack.)

Got e-mail from Jen with pictures of the place where she and Mike are gonna have their wedding and reception. Kind of a rustic looking place. In one picture was Mike's mom ~ it was a relief to see that she was similar size and shape to me.

Lynn, I can identify with the not knowing the day thing. The other night at work (Sat Jan 5th), one of my patient's asked me what day it was. I didn't even hesitate and told him it was Satruday December 5th. He looked at me puzzled ~ and said what happened to January? I had to laugh at myself ~ my patient who they said was confused was more oriented than I was.

Well, guess I will go do something.

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Oh, Lordy, I am back and have read through all the posts that I've missed, and have a few comments, but not enough time to go through each one, and I apologize for that in advance, but we are still horrendously busy getting settled - this has simply been the pits, I tell you. DH is studying that C# programming (thanks, MaryLynn & Rick!) which is a GOOD thing, but I've got to say that there's a lot of the unpacking and putting away that just doesn't get done unless I'm home to be insistent about it. Okay, and because I'm very anal about where my stuff goes. That, too. Picky, picky, picky. That's me. This weekend we've managed to get the living room, dining room and our bedroom finished off, which sounds great except for the fact that all MY clothes go in the spare bedroom closet, and that room is still being used as a repository for everything that's still in boxes, which includes my clothes, which are still hanging in wardrobe boxes. Things are starting to come together nicely, but I have to say that I'm really feeling tired from the constant activity. Plus DH's snoring, which has sent me scurrying out to the couch more often than not, so getting the spare bedroom set up is getting urgent from the perspective of my getting an uninterrupted night's sleep.
Bobbi!!!!!! SO great to see you back again! We've missed you lots! Quite a few of the old gang are still around. In my case, I've just been trying to get moved, so I haven't posted as regularly as I used to, but I'll be back on my old schedule soon.
I'm going to just send hugs to all my Golden Girlies - and if you don't see your name, it's not because I don't wuv you...it's just that my brain can only handle but so much these days... I'll be so glad to get back to my old routines....anyway, please don't give up on me...Phyl, Lyn, (Jo-annie in Maui), Karen, Gayle, Rosey, Freda, Lynn, Meowee-Linda, LindaD (hope everything's okay), Deb(s), and everybody else...
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Hi everyone.. another very cold day here..i was up early and did laundry..i got to talk to my mom today(i call her every sunday since my dad passed, as she said sundays where the hardest and lonliest days for her) she sounded more like her self and the dr.'s are pleased with her progress. altho hes still in the hospital she is improving..my dh is getting so bored,his finger still hurts and he has to be careful till the tendon heals..ella bella i can relate with the snoring hubby.. mine sounds like chainsaw and i can eve here him from across the hall and his door closed ..hope u are all having a great weekend (((hugs))) for all rosey
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Hi Golden Gals,
Thanks for the welcome back, it's been awhile. Life out in the country was going great until today. We were going to bring a standing lamp into MIL apartment today, only to find her in a guest apartment, her bedroom totally cleaned out and a huge fan going. She turned the faucet on in the bathroom, left it running and went back to bed. She flooded out her apartment and part of the next door neighbors apartment. (She lives in an assisted living apartment) This stress is what put me back to over eating, pigging out, etc. Tomorrow we'll have to go back in and see what's to be done with her. I think they'll kick her out and we'll have to put her in a nursing home.
On a better note, I've dropped 6 pounds since starting on the Flat Belly diet through Prevention magazine. I saw a segment of it on Good Morning America and thought it sounded interesting. Anybody else on this plan?
Have a good one, Bobbi
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I've dropped 6 pounds since starting on the Flat Belly diet through Prevention magazine. I saw a segment of it on Good Morning America and thought it sounded interesting. Anybody else on this plan?
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Hi Bobbi,

Sorry about MIL - Nursing Home would probably be the best place for her.

OK about this Flat Belly diet - what does it consist of?

I read an article recently about one's waist size and the the potential for heart attacks. Women's waist size should be about 32 inches! I've got a LONG way to go for that! Sounds like a Flat Belly diet might help the situation.

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Things are starting to come together nicely, but I have to say that I'm really feeling tired from the constant activity. Plus DH's snoring, which has sent me scurrying out to the couch more often than not, so getting the spare bedroom set up is getting urgent from the perspective of my getting an uninterrupted night's sleep.
Hi Zoe,

Take care of yourself. Get rest. Moving is a VERY stressful event.

I'm sending you comforting vibes -

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Good Morning, Everyone,

Rosey & Zoe, you've got hubbies who snore. I get awakened by my dd's visiting cat who cries out about 4 times/night (sounds like someone screaming) to get fed!

There's about 1/8 of an inch of snow on my driveway. I'm trying to decide if it's enough for me to cancel my dentist appointment. I guess not. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

Check back later,

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I had a busy day yesterday but at least it was a fun-busy for a change. Back to the work-busy today but hopefully that will be the end -- at least for a little bit of time.

We are supposed to be getting upwards of 6 to 8 inches of snow over the next 24 hours and that will be a shock to the system after the past week of nothing but melting and more melting. who knows . . . maybe it will never develop.

Have a greaat day and I'll see you all later , , ,

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Good Morning Golden Girls, made it through another weekend of eating well. So far, so good. I am actually going to sort through my closet this week. Pack away all the "too big" clothes. If I slip up and have to go unpack them, maybe that will be enough of a wake up call for me to get back on tract.

Lynn, When I don't work I forget what day it is. Of course, if you were in the hospital and I asked you, I would have to say you were only "Ox2.

Lyn, doesn't it feel good to clean out something, like your garage? I don't know what's wrong with me! I'm in this cleaning mood. Some one stop me before it gets out of hand!!!

Gayle, I'm glad to hear that you are getting your house together. More like home now? When is daughters wedding? Still lots of time to lose weight? I know you will look lovely. Never too soon to start looking for the dress though.

Zoe, I agree with Lynn, Moving is terribly stressful. Take it slow and don't stress yourself. The work will get done. My big priority would be getting that spare bedroom finished, to avoid DH snoring. My husband snores too, but I can just roll him over and he stops. Don't think I could stand that all night!

Bobbi, Sorry to hear about the trouble with your MIL. They may not let her live in the assisted living area any more. And, if she is doing things like that, it might be better that she isn't left alone. Do they have a nursing home in the same facility? Some do. I haven't heard about the flat belly diet either, but I'm always looking for something that will help. At my age, I think a flat belly is asking a lot, but I'm willing to give it a try!

Meowee, Looking forward to when your pace slows down a bit and you can get back to posting. Miss you!

Rosey, thanks for the recipe. Looks good, I'll add it to my file

Everyone have a good day, Freda
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I read an article recently about one's waist size and the the potential for heart attacks. Women's waist size should be about 32 inchesI've got a LONG way to go for that! Sounds like a Flat Belly diet might help the situation. 
You might want to google it, too long to explain but it hits the area in women that's the hardest to lose, belly fat. The first 4 days is pretty regimented, but after that you can pretty much eat what you want as long as you get 3 good fats in a day, olive oil, nuts, peanut butter, etc. and stay in your calorie range. I lost 6 pounds in the fist 4 day jumpstart program, the web site for this is up but has lots of kinks to work out. They are overwelmed, didn't know the segment they aired on Good Morning America would brings thousands of dieters to their site. I think this diet is compared to the Mediterranean plan that uses lots of good fats and it's very healthy. They reccomend all organic produce, foods, etc. I can't afford all those organic items, so make the best of what I can find locally.
Lynn...you are too funny, 1/8 inch of snow will put off going to the dentist! Ha, Ha, I have a better excuse. You can't find your car keys so you'll have to cancel your dentist appointment.
Snoring>>>>>>My DH and I have had separate bedrooms for 31 years due to his snoring. It sounds weird but it worked for us, not only did we both start getting a good nights sleep but our sex life improved too. We stopped fighting because of lack of sleep. If you have a second bedroom, move in an enjoy a good nights sleep. Amen!
Bye everyone, hope I have good news when I post again, have to go into town to see what's going to happen with MIL after the flooded apartment incident.
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Good Morning Golden Girls!! Today is pretty nice here--- today that is! They are predicting really cold temps and snow starting tomorrow night!! i am really getting to old to think of snow as being a good thing anymore!!

Bobbi, so sorry to hear about MIL problems. Try to stay focused on your diet since you have started off so well!! I know it has to be hard but think how good you are going to feel when the weight comes off. Things always have a way of working out for the best--- even if we don't think so at the time. I may have to do some more checking on that Flat Belly Diet! Sounds like you are doing fantastic!

Gayle, glad to hear from you. I'm so ready to get things moved and set up in a new house--- just have to wait for a buyer!! I did get a few more boxes packed up yesterday. I really want to be ready when we get a contract. Plus the more I have packed up --- the less I have to try to keep clean! There is a method to my madness!!

Zoe, I'll bet you have your place looking like a doll house in no time at all! I remember the pictures you posted of your home before and you do a great job!

Linda(meowee) I am loving my Gazelle!! This weekend I did pretty good with exercise. I did 15 minutes on the ab lounge (300 curnches) 15 minutes on the treadmill, and then 20 minutes on the Gazelle. Then since I still have the elliptical here I went and got on it--- was only able to make it 5 minutes but it was still moving. I figure I can do my own circuits here!

Lynn, you made me laugh about the snow! We still have at least 3 inches on the ground from the last storm and more coming! But I'm like you, it is a good excuse! I have a 4WD Blazer and very rarely has it been driven in the snow! I am just not a confident enough Winter driver. So at least I know that and don't drive unless it is an absolute must!

Phyllis, How are things going for you? Do you have any buyers lined up for your place? I'm still hoping that the people that wanted it but couldn't get financing until February come back next month! I kept their email so I will probably send them a note on it and see if they are still interested.

Marylynn, How are you? Are you still tiring the boys out every day? I ended up buying a laundry basket for Ginger and Sissy's toys! The little basket that I had just wasn't big enough! The picture is Sissy in the middle of them all! She gets right in there and roots around until she finds just what she is looking for. They keep me smiling all the time.

Rosey, I may have to try that recipe-- it sounds pretty good!

Lyn, Have you tried the protein oatmeal pancakes?? They are so good! I don't know if I would even like the regular ones anymore!

Lynn, in all your busy days-- don't forget to make time for you! And I too sometimes forget what day it is. I think it is "normal?"

Well, need to get busy. If I missed saying Hello to you it wasn't intentional and I'll try to catch up next time.

Have a great day!
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