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Old 03-08-2007, 11:38 PM   #181  
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calories: too many!

rai: I am in pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota...so if anyone has any medication questions let me know (just kidding, I'm only in my first year...I don't know much yet ). civil engineering?? wow. that sounds really hard and not fun to me! ps congrats on your bball championship...i played bball in undergrad

syncrosweetie: did you start out eating so few calories right away? or have you cut down calories more since you started your 'diet'? (does that make sense?) i ask because we are approx the same starting weight (well, i am still pretty much there) but i know if i tried to eat 1200 cal/day right now i would be hungry all day. just wondering.

lfweens: this is the first time i noticed your picture, just wanted to let you know that i think you are gorgeous!
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:40 PM   #182  
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hi everyone.

The sun woke me up, it was so nice to see sun all day. more of that coming.

I was up early today. Threw my day off. Ate breakfast early.

2 pc. turkey bacon, 1/4 egg beaters, 1/4 hash browns, leftover from hubby. and 1 pc. wheat toast with fake spray butter,(no cal.)

lunch.
Made a chicken stir fry today. Ate with 1/2 brown rice. lots of veggies in it!

dinner.
Ate At my son's house, he made some kind of chicken casserole,
no idea how many cal. etc. I made a guess. It is nice to have someone else cook
played With my granddaughter.
Nah... I not attached to her!

came home and ate a bunch of carrot sticks with a fiber one bar. peanut butter and 4 rice crisps.

total cal. about 1250.

went to curves again today. Weighed in. lost 1 1/2 lbs.

my first weigh official in.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:04 AM   #183  
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GOOD morning everyone!

Diva, you are too funny. Mack truck? I highly doubt it. Man, you're hard on yourself. I'm not gonna lose faith Diva, you too. I mean we just CAN'T and yeah, Mr. Durant said it all, didn't he?

Thanks to everyone. I am glad to report I am back on track and it's a GOOD place to be - Thurdays's calories -about 950. I know I don't need to tell you calorie counters this, but what the heck. Yes, it's a tad low, but after having a few days of well not so low days I needed to get that number down nice and low. The weekend is here, it won't stay low for very long. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary and lo and behold all 3 of my kids are sleeping out tonight, totally unplanned and random. How cool is that? We've got the whole house to ourselves, such a freakin' rarity. And no we're not going out to celebrate our anniversary. We're staying home. I am making a delicious healthy meal for dinner tonight. First stop this morning will be the lingerie store. I feel like buying myself something pretty, something I haven't done in oh I don't know 17 years or so.

Have a great and healthy and safe day everyone.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:26 AM   #184  
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1700 calories again yesterday. Not really good food but ...
I've been quickly scrolling this morning. I'm going to fix myself a coffee and have a good read here in just a minute. Nice to have a quiet morning to do that.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:48 AM   #185  
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Estimated Calories for Yesterday:
Total Cal: 1243
Fat: 26g (19%)
Carbs: 191g (56% )
Fiber: 25g
Protein: 74g (25%)

Theresa: Good job on the weightloss! How old is your granddaughter?
Chloeone: You think civil engineering is hard? Man, I could not imagine specializing in pharamacy. Too much memorization for me. Give me an equation, and I can devive it. Yep. But don't ask me to memorize 10,000 formulas. Nope, I just can't do it. How do you like Minnesota? Are you originally from there?


My husband made some curry chicken last night. Both our parents are from the West Indies, so we're trying to find ways to eat our traditional foods but make them slightly healthier. Curry chicken is relatively healthy. I've been making it with chicken breast, but the breast does not have as much flavor (and moisture) as the thighs and legs. So last night, I told my husband he can use legs an thighs, but he has to take the skin off of it first. He said okay. Next thing I want to tackle is making rice and peas. It's just that there's so much coconut milk, that I don't know if I can get the same flavor without the coconut, but the coconut has sooo many calories.

3 days have gone by since my last workout. I've been bogged down with work. I hope I can make it to the gym this evening and get a run in. I have a dentist appointment this afternoon. I'm always scared that he's going to find 20 new cavities or tell me I need a root canal or something.

Gotta go.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:56 AM   #186  
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I'm in a bit of a mood today. Oh it's a good mood, honest.
It's not that I've been particularly good. I haven't. Although I have exercised ... it's been spotty, short sessions without much sweat. I'm averaging around 1500 cals but percentages are out the window.
All that seems to be at cross purposes with my motto.
And yet ... I'm losing about 3/4 lbs a week and shrinking nicely.
I'm encouraged by this ... for me and on behalf of those who don't know where to start.
You don't have to do everything perfectly or even right.
There's room for error.
There's room for improvement.
Yes, I'm encouraged by that.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:16 AM   #187  
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Arghhh....Calories yesterday were just about 1,000. Day before 1294. Weighed in this morning at 142 -- exactly where I was 2 weeks ago, and then last week I gained .25, so I guess I lost 1/4 lb. I exercised 4 days this work -- good workouts, trying to do intervals, lots of sweat. Also lifted 2x and dranks lots of water. I FEEL a little smaller and pants are a little looser, so I was disappointed that the scale didn't reflect that. I'm doing a biggest loser thing at work, and it's frustrating that I feel like I am doing well, but the scale is moving so VERY VERY slowly. I'm going to stay on track this weekend and hope to be down a couple lbs. next week.

Good job Susan B... and everyone else. I'm hoping for a good week next week
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:25 AM   #188  
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walking2lose .... never never forget that smaller is good. Scale measurements are only one tool. I'm extraordinarily happy that you are smaller.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:31 AM   #189  
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Good Morning GANG!
I haven't posted for a few days because my computer CRASHED! I purchased a new HP Vista, it's only been out on the market for two weeks. Hope they got all the tweaks out of it. I'll make this short since I'm so far behind.
Yesterday's menu is low again because I spent most of the day downloading programs.
Calories...904
Fat...12%
Fiber...51 grams
Breakfast: Vitamin Mix ~ Fiber One ~ Applesauce w/Cool Whip. (It's a good thing I love Applesauce since I make and freeze all the apples on our trees)
Lunch: Turkey breast on low cal bread, lettuce & mustard ~ SF Pudding with C.W.
Supper: Chicken Vegetable soup (When I make a batch of soup we live on it for a few days, it sure comes in handy.)
FF Cottage Cheese
Evening snack ~ 100 Calorie bag Popcorn
Bedtime ~ Calories too low so I ate more Applesauce/C.W. sprinkled with Fiber One and a glass of milk.
Babs... Nice to see someone on this thread in their 60's, I'm 61 and turn 62 the end of May. I'm glad you enjoyed my Maxine joke, I usually change it everytime I change my ticker but my weight has taken a nose dive lately.
Jubee, Ifweens & Zenor
Angie... We eat popcorn most nights and it doesn't slow my weight losses. I printed out the article you posted about the colon cleanse, are the cup of fresh grated beets raw? I'm going to try this, we have lots of frozen beets in the freezer but they are all blanched.
Rai... Good idea about taking your picture, I wish I'd thought of that at the beginning of my diet. How did you do that, stand in front of a mirror or have someone else take it?
Diva... You've been so informative lately, thanks!
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I am so, so happy, guys. All that hard work is paying off, but again I say, I'm not going through this ever again. Once I get this fat off, I'm sticking with my calorie counting and I'm sticking with my training. It's easier to maintain than it is to abstain.
We're all happy with you and I doubt you have body fat, I think you told us once but I have "Old Timers" disease.
Theresa... Shoveling snow works magic on the scale. I sometimes get "Cabin Fever" and it's so refreshing to get outside, even if it's shoveling snow.
Greeting to all the other posters, this thread is just too long to post to everyone.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:07 AM   #190  
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Good morning!

Calories yesterday: 1216
Fat 24%
Carb 32%
Protein 19%
Alcohol 25% (darn that wine)

Plan for today: light breakfast (drinking a banana/yogurt/milk shake)
light lunch (salad or sandwhich somewhere)
fish for dinner (DD is working so I can fix fish!)

Bobbi~how do you like Vista?

Have a great day everyone!
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:43 AM   #191  
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Yesterday's calories were 745 with 12% coming from fat. Ran 4+ miles and had a killer chest/triceps workout.

The ex posted a personals page at MY site. Dweeb! I know he did because we can see who has looked at us and there he was! Couldn't believe my eyes. So yeah... wept a bit this morning over it, and was shaking as I was reading it last night while at work.

A week ago I would have crawled under the covers and died. Today, I'm hitting the gym instead. And that's a lot of progress!
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:54 AM   #192  
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Chloeone thank you so much for the compliment! Everyone on this thread is so nice. I am really enjoying reading and posting. Thanks for making a newbie feel welcome.

I heard on the radio this AM that today has been dubbed "get over it day". There is even a website (getoveritday.com) where people can proclaim what they have decided to 'get over'.
I have decided to get over the fact that I look so overweight and unhealthy in my recent family vacation photos. The pictures with me in them are painful to look at. It has been killing me this past week. I just keep staring at the pictures wishing I had taken the photo so it wasn't "ruined" with my chubby butt!

But today, I am over it. I am moving on. Those pics are part of the reason why I started counting calories last week. Those photos will become my "before pictures"!
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getoveritday.com. Pretty cool. I like the song by Ok Go, too.

Don't know what I need to get over, though. Maybe my self defeating behavior!
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:19 PM   #194  
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chloeone- i try to keep my calories between 1000 and 1200 calories a day because i have found that that is the amount that i need to have in order to lose weight (usually 2-3 pounds a week). whenever i have had more, i have trouble losing weight. i tried making my limit 1500 but i only lost half a pound over the one week, so i try making my limit lower. however, everyone's needs differ; you should experiment and see how much you can have and still lose weight. if i were you i would start out making your limit 1500 for a week and see what happens, and if you dont lose weight bring the limit down to 1200 or so. yes, you may be hungry the first few days because your metabolism is used to having 2000 or whatever amount of calories that you had before, but you will adjust quickly. you should probably also try to eat foods that are low in calories but fill you up like veggies or grilled chicken. i also find it helpful to eat more throughout the day so that i am never really hungry but also never really full, and also my metabolism can stay at a good pace.

walking2lose- i hope that you can move out of your plateau! it must be frustrating, but just be patient. maybe you can try eating different types of foods like more protein? i dont really know why people plateau, but if it goes on you can try asking for advice about it from an expert. also, susan makes a good point - even though the scale says that you arent losing weight, you can still be getting thinner. maybe you are gaining muscle?

leaving for warm georgia in 4 hours! 18 hour bus ride YEAHHH
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:50 PM   #195  
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Susan and Sychr -- thanks so much for encouragement!!!

Yes, smaller is better. I would have loved to have been down today, but I guess I need to "Get over it!" :-) Thanks for that lfweens!

I am a natural optimist and tend to look on the bright side of things, so I have been telling myself that maybe it's muscle. I just don't want to lie to myself. But, also on a positive note, I know seeing 142 for 3rd week in a row will keep me very focused OP this weekend! So that's good.

Bobbi -- hope you are enjoying your new toy!

Happy Friday everyone... I'm so ready for the weekend!!
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