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Old 07-07-2008, 12:59 PM   #61  
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Angelmomma here..you can call me angel or am for short. The reason for the name is that our eldest dd died in 2002. She was total care and was not suppose to live 1 year...she was almost 22 when she died...so I am in angelmomma and her birthday is feb. 10 therefore 210. No asking for anything just wanted you to know the story behind the name.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #62  
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Doing the ir diet and today is a good day. Stayed op and had dh make chicken and steak on the grill. I had a piece of chicken, some augratin potatoes and green beans. I did have a few bites of steak and then cut everything up for dh for lunch. He is diabetic so I try to help him for his lunches. I am insulin resistant and so we can do this together. Thanks for the welcome. I leave for vacation in 2 week and will be gone for 3. I do plan on checking in whenever I can. I will be in WI, IN and Mi....we live in WA. We will be flying and I am already planning my meals while flying. Gonna carry some things with me.
Hi Chris,
I just read your intro. How sad about the loss of your DD.
Don't know how anyone lives through that. My DD was in critical condition for over 6 weeks after a botched hysterectomy. The worst 6 weeks of my life.

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Good evening all,

I'm trying to psych myself up to start back on my low carb, high protein eating plan tomorrow. I'm new here and need some support to get off to a good start. I'm 53 and live in Reno, NV on an acre of land with a big organic garden, a dozen chickens and assorted cats and dogs. I've worked in early childhood, teach teachers and write curriculum. I'm divorced for 8 years after being married for 25. My 2 kids are grown and I have 6 grandkids.

In 1998 I followed the low carb, high protein diet and lost 80 lbs. Slowly I have gained it all back. I'm 5'5" and weigh 245. I would like to lose 100 lbs.

I know my thinking is faulty. I think I should be able to diet perfectly and lose steadily and I know intellectually from reading your posts that this is not realistic. I want to make healthy choices, not emotional choices. My sister died a month ago of ovarian cancer and I have been pretty sad and overwhelmed with everything but I can't really use that as an excuse.

I don't feel good at this weight. I want to get back on track. I'm going to eat a bowl of Cheerios with skim milk for breakfast, take a salad with tuna and red wine vinegar for lunch, Have strawberries as an afternoon snack and salmon and veggies for dinner.

It was great to read about you all and I look forward to following your successes and roadblocks.

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Hi Darlene,

WELCOME! This is a GREAT group of women. It's definitely the place to be for advice and support.


Chris & Darlene, I also eat a low-carb, high protein diet. However, I do find that unless I am VERY vigilant, my carb intake drifts upward over time. Also, the more carbs I eat, the hungrier I am.

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Old 07-07-2008, 01:23 PM   #63  
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Ignoramus here needs some cp help. My dd sent me a attachment that I can't open. I have to go to control panel and "Set Associations"?????? How do I set this?
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:44 PM   #64  
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Good Morning ladies, Lovely day here, but it's getting a little muggie. We've had such cool weather I'm not used to heat!

Rosey, I was wondering where you were! Sorry to hear that you've been so sick. Good to hear from you again.

AM, so sorry to hear about your daughter. My heart goes out to you.

Gayle, Sorry to hear that Kitty hasn't found his way home yet. I'm sure another family is loving him.

Eileen, 3 lb. is awsome!!

Darlene, Sorry to hear about your sister. I'm glad you found us here.

Every one have a good day, Freda
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:43 PM   #65  
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You're right Ladyinweighting. My carbs tend to increase over time. I try diligently to remember what I ate but nothing beats writing it down! So far today I've done well. I do a lot better, too, if I don't wing it and make a plan for what I will eat for the day. I REALLY want to get to that not hungry spot.

It was really hard getting out the door and going to work today.

Have a great day everyone,

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Old 07-07-2008, 05:29 PM   #66  
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DARLENE . . . and for everybody . . . this has been an ultra busy day. Hopefully I'll get lots more time tomorrow for chatting. See you all then.
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Hi All

And big to all the new ladies! I'm a little bit (O.K. a big bit) of a fly-by poster and have a tendency to get waaaayyyyy behind on the personal notes but I think of all my dear GG's often!

Decided to (once again) plagiarize Lynn's (where would I be without you Lynn?) idea of looking back at old menus and discovered that I have been on a serious fruit feeding frenzy lately. I wasn't thinking of trying to do anything low carb but I am thinking I need to cut back on some of the really sweet fruits - like peaches and pears, and nectarines and grapes I seemed to do really well when I stuck to most of my fruit being berries or citrus so I'm going to take a little bit of a step back and put those big bags of grapes I just bought into the freezer for occasional treats instead of part of my everyday foods - and console myself with the thought that since I didn't gain anything while on was on my little fruit jag I can add them all back next summer when I get to maintenance.

gotta run - If I don't make it back in the next couple of days, have a wonderful, healthy week
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:16 PM   #68  
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Evening all...What a busy day here. Welcome Darlene.....

Staying Op, but sure do want some rich gooey foods. I keep promising myself I will have something, but nothing rings my chimes enough to waste the calories on it. Ahhh well...maybe just thinking about it will be enough.

Eileen...you've become a quiet little losing machine. Keep it up, lov!

Freda...have you found anything that helps you sleep during the day?

YoYo...I have a hard time with fruit carbs and white flour carbs. Just a half a peach can put me into the craves mode and a slice of bread not only does the same, but now gives me terminal heart burn. Best advice is listen to your own body...no not the little devil that whispers chocolate.....

We're in the middle of another hugh storm and back porch is flooding....have go spread my water eaters......hugs, Karen3
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'Evening Chickies

to Darlene and again to Angel, glad that you both found us. I'm still a newbie myself and so appreciate the support.

Seems as though each of you has had some recent loss. I'm so sorry . I'll keep you each and your families in my prayers.


Thanks to the all of the Chickies for the help and praise with a special Chickie for Isabella, Freda and Karen 3.

As I posted about 2 weeks ago, I think that the upside of my thyroid cancer is that the medication combined with food journaling ( a must for me) exercise and good food choices helps. I know that with only the medication I can gain weight , so the other changes are critical. I really think that it is why I 've been able to continue losing.

Also I weigh myself daily, but chose Sunday as my official weigh in day and post that one. Flucuations are normal, so I try to not make myself crazy.

Thank you all for the help.

Good night

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Hello Angel and Darlene. Nice to meet both of you.

And a very sleepy good morning to everyone else. I'm up too early again but at least I'm dead tired when I go to bed. Yesterday was such a hot one that I didn't accomplish much other than get to the mall, although I baked three cakes early in the morning for our church sale when it was much cooler so it didn't heat up the house much. I bought new sheers for the living room window to match the ones that I put up to the patio doors and wouldn't you know I couldn't find a curtain rod long enough. So now I have the sheers and nothing to hang them on. We're going on vacation to our son's place this Friday so I'll have a look for a rod while we're away. Something is sure to turn up.

Today DH is going to try and lay laminate flooring in the basement. I say try because he has some work to do with the floor before the laminate can go down. The floor goes uphill in one corner so he has to take it apart and fix that. I hope it doesn't turn out to be a major reconstruction job. We have removed most of the carpet from our floors in the past couple of years and have only the three main bedrooms to do. I hate the thought of taking everything out of the bedrooms to do the floors. DS has said nothing will be done in his room until he moves out permanently.

Must go have breakfast so I can go for a walk before it gets too hot. Have a good day everyone.
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Good Morning Lovely Ladies, We got some more rain yesterday, but only for about 1/2 hour. This has been a wet summe so far. My tomatoes are still not ripening they way they should be, and i'm getting anxious for a fresh tomato. lots of green ones on the plants but nothing getting red yet. I know it's due to the lack of warm weather, but i'm in a hurry here! I usually babysit on Monday and Tuesday but this week the kids are at their other grandma's, so I'm free. I had my husband take my bike down and check it out so I could start going bike riding with the kids. Since they aren't here, I went for a long ride by myself. Oh My!! I have thigh muscles! I exercise (walking and lifting weights, even some squats) but I guess i didn't target those. I remembered why it's good to change up the exercise from time to time.

Darlene, and all you others that make out your menu and write everything down, that is the only way i can stay on tract. If I don't write it down the calories just keep edging up. I occasionally have to pull out the measuring cups to remind myself what a cup looks like, 1/2 cup....

Karen3, I guess you must have me confused with someone else. I work days, I have problems sleeping at night. Unless you mean getting up too early. I do still do that. No, still get up too early, but it's usually because my back is making it impossible for me to stay in bed. Darn back...I just get angry at it sometimes!! When I get the craving for something gooey/yummy I find that if i think about it awhile I come to the conclusion that it's just not worth it. if I REALLY want it, I have a small portion. And then I find it really wasn't worth it. Just knowing that I can have it if i want has cured a lot of the cravings

Darleen, We can't do much about the things that happen, but we do what we can to make things as good as possible. Eating healthy and exercising and keeping your journal will make your overall health as good as you can make it. I guess we have to play the hand we're dealt, huh? I admire you for making the choice to do what you can with what you're got!

Isabella, Lots of construction going on around your house lately. So messy while you're doing it, so nice when your'er finished! We just redid the family room and it looks so nice and fresh. Ready for my next project, redoing the bathroom. that wall paper is looking so outdated!!! I get in these moods sometimes. Hopefully it won't last too long!! ha!!

Make it a good day, freda
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I just noticed i replyed to Darleen twice. The second time was to Eileen. A mind is a terrible thing to loose.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:33 AM   #73  
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Not much happening today...will try to write more later.
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RealAge Tip from Dr. Oz (Oprah's Dr.) and Dr. Roizen (Video's can be seen by googling "Real Age", free site.)
Eat Less by Keeping This in Mind

So you grabbed a bag of chips, and a short while later, you were down to the crumbs. How’d that happen?

While you’re figuring that out, here’s how you can stop it from happening again: Practice mindful eating. There’s a growing army of slim people singing this savor-the-moment practice.

Your Mantra:
Relax, Focus
To teach yourself how to eat mindfully, start with a raisin. Take a deep, relaxing breath as you pick it up. Look at it for a few seconds. Smell it. Place it in your mouth and roll it around on your tongue. Feel the wrinkles. Now bite. Note the chewy, gritty texture -- the sweet, fruity, astringent taste. Extract all the flavor before you swallow. That’s kind of the idea with mindful eating -- to savor the look, smell, texture, and taste of every bite. And it works! It had a huge impact on curbing chronic binge eating in a recent study.

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RealAge Benefit: Maintaining a constant desirable weight can make your RealAge 6 years younger.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:47 PM   #75  
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Well . . . here I am, late to the party again . . . Got up way to early (3:30 am) and started cleaning out closets first thing and I'm now exhausted and soaking wet even with the A/C going; but proud of myself. Eight large bags for the garbage and another three for the SallyAnne. I was ruthless. If it wasn't so hot and humid, I'd tackle the garage while I'm in "the mood", but afraid that will just have to wait.

Have a good day everybody . . .
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