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Old 03-17-2007, 12:38 PM   #376  
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Suzanne is working on the fix and she thought it'd be up this afternoon.


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Old 03-17-2007, 01:21 PM   #377  
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Whew! I just read about a week's worth of posts on this site! Like Mami said (oh, 7 pages back or so), life has been busy. I've either been too busy to post or my hubby has been hogging the computer to record music.

I'm very happy to report I weighed in yesterday morning at 138.75, finally breaking my plateau of 142, which is where I had been stuck for nearly 3 weeks. Yea! It feels so good! I attribute it to a combination of cutting out my daily nuts (thanks Robin!), upping my fiber (thanks Bobbi for the initial inspiration on that), and lowering my overall calories ever so slightly...I spent the week being very diligent and making sure I got my exercise in.

Bobbi - I'm so glad to hear you had good test results! What a wonderful feeling to get such a clean bill of health! My husband has been having horrible gastro-intestinal issues for the last couple of months; he was sure he'd have to have colonoscopy or some other awkward tests, so I was interested to read your experience on that. On a totally different note, I'm planning to make your french toast for our Sunday breakfast!

Diva - It sounds like you are on a roll... with fitness, men, and life in general. Your positive energy and confidence is spilling out all over this thread, and it's awesome to read. I know you are getting close to a quit date with smoking, and I'm wondering if you're considering any pharmaceutical help or if you are going to push through with willpower (you clearly have a lot of that!). My husband, type 1 diabetic (smoking is the last thing he needs to be doing), has quit several times, but about a year ago quit for good (fingers crossed) using Chantix. It's fairly new and not an antidepressant like Wellbutrin. Anyway, he had GREAT success with it.

Theresa - Just wanted to say that it sounds like you are working really hard and making so many positive changes. Keep up all the good work!

Grammy - Welcome to the calorie counting thread! I must say, it feels weird calling a younger woman 'Grammy'! I am 39 with no kids (lots of amazing nieces and nephews though). But gosh, you are a young grandma! Very cool.

To everyone else...have a fantastic weekend! Try not to have too many green beers tonight. My goal is to not splurge too much this weekend... I can't if I want to see the scale go down again next week.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:23 PM   #378  
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P.S. After reading all the posts from the week, I think I should buy stock in FIBER ONE!! Love it!!! Thanks to Bobbi, Robin, and Susan who inspired me to try it.

P.P.S. It felt SO good to change my ticker... finally! I hope it shows up!
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:26 PM   #379  
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Aphil ~ I just read how you came up with your sons name. You really put some thought into it and I really like how you came up with the name. Very special name!
Thank you.

All of my children have extremely special names-that have special meanings/mementos/cultural/family and other personal significance to us. It just never seemed right to me, to name my child something just because I liked the sound of it. I always wanted my children to know that their names were very thought out-with history behind them.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:46 PM   #380  
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Wow Bobbo, you're just 2 pounds from goal! That is excellent. You did that QUICKLY!

walking2lose, thanks for the Chantix tip; my dad's a smoker and wanted to find something to help him quit so I just googled it and emailed the info to dad. I wanted to order it but it looks like you need a prescription.

I'll try the fiber one in my yogurt today and report back.
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:40 PM   #381  
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Bobbi ~ I didn’t get to make the French Toast for my DGS. So, maybe tomorrow I can make it for DD and I. I can be a bit picky on certain things but I am going to give it a try again on the turkey bacon. I am a volume person also. I like feeling satisfied and full. WOW, you are doing fantastic, almost to goal. I look forward to that day.

Theresa ~ Thanks for the warm welcome.

DGS stays the night with me on Fridays. Well about 2:30 he got sick all over my bed, me, him, the hall, living and everywhere in-between. I called DD and we rushed him to the emergency room because he is only 14 months old. They ended up putting in an IV for about 3 hours and I sat and held him while he slept because he didn’t want anyone else. My butt was so sore. Since I am pre-diabetic with diabetic spells I made DD’s go get us some food. Needless to say much more calories than I wanted to eat for breakfast so I have to really pay attention the rest of the day.

Bobbi ~ Same experience with the sweets. I never at a lot of sweets until they were off limit on my last plan. Now, I can’t enough SF, FF pudding and SF Jello.

Aphil ~ The only one who has a special name is my DGS, Jose is his first name. We named him after my FIL to say thank you for all he has done for us and he is very ill. He is just an amazingly strong man to have survived this long. 12 heart attacks, diabetes, kidney failure, liver problems, going blind and a massive stroke and he is still here fighting. I would have given up a long time ago.

Walktolose ~ thanks for the welcome. I turned 39 in January so we are the same age. I had my kids when I was young and my DD had him when she was young. I am glad I chose that path because I am already going thru menopause. Our family goes thru that young also. I am so glad I have lost 40 lbs so that I have the energy to keep up with him, one advantage to being a young Grammy because he is very active. Your doing fantastic and keep up the good work!

I realized this morning how much 40 lbs lost has changed my life. My DGS was sitting on my lap and we were reclined on the bed. He weighs almost 20 lbs and I looked down and realized I used two of him, 40 lbs of fat on my body, that is a lot. WOW!

Friday calories: 1633
Walking: 90 minutes

Must be doing something right because the weight is going down.

Have to get going and will talk at you all later.

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Old 03-17-2007, 02:47 PM   #382  
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:48 PM   #383  
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Walking2Lose,

I'll be quitting cold turkey. I work for Pfizer (home of Chantrix, Viagra, Zoloft, and all things artificial and scary) and have seen the clinical trials and do agree that they are impressive as all get out. Chantrix targets that tiny part of the brain that says "I NEED A SMOKE". That part of the brain, on ME, is not so tiny! LOL

Actually, cold turkey is my method of choice because it is painful, difficult, and debilitating. All these things show me what I'm really made of, and the best way I know to boost the self-esteem is to do what is painful, difficult, and debilitating and STICK WITH IT.

Five days to go... and fear not! You'll be reading all about it here.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:19 PM   #384  
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I tried to put yesterday's diet extravaganza into fitday but phtht! It was just really really bad. I can hardly remember now what I had at the buffet and I certainly have no idea what it's called.
Today is better. Perhaps not good nutrition but better calorie wise.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:22 PM   #385  
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Hello Everyone...Even though I haven't been posting everyday..I have been lurking, lol. Well as of Today I am down to 160!!! Yah for me!! I have been this late since I was pregnant with my first one (she'll be 8 in July). I have been doing pretty good with the calories. I have been at target pretty much every day except for last Saturday, but It didn't harm me, since I dropped more weight this week.

Diva- You have tons of willpower!! I just tried to quit smoking using the patch and well made it 10 days. My kicker was going out. I think that I will try to quit again and I do know that I will use the patches, but I am going to wait until I am closer to my weight goal. I didn't loose any weight while I was trying to quit.

Well time to finish painting...
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Mary - Congrats on the big loss this week! My husband is in a band, and playing out is what did him in too. He doesn't drink much, but he will have a couple beers when he plays in bars, plus the bass player smokes a lot. When he was on the Chantrix, he said he just had no desire for cigarettes at all. It was pretty amazing. He had quit many different times before using different methods -- cold turkey (made him ultra grouchy), the patch, and whatever that pill is that's like Wellbutrin (can't remember the name). Even though he quit with all of them, within 3-6 months or so, he had started again. This time it's lasted a year, so I'm hoping it's permanent.

Claudia - I hope it helps your dad quit. It's a tough thing to beat. I quit when I was about 25, but I still remember how easy it was to lapse back.

Diva - Yes, it's true that we do appreciate things more when we have to work hard for them. You are stronger than most people, including my husband. But I totally understand where you are coming from.

Susan - I can relate! I just came back from a baby shower, and I don't even think I'm going to try to enter in fit day today. It's so much easier to enter stuff that I make myself. There were all kinds of salads and dips and things -- I had a couple of bites of most everything. I have no idea how to enter all that! Oh well...
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I was gonna bargain with walking2lose to do a little extra exercising this evening .... I wonder what her real name is?

15 minutes of weights walking2lose aka ????
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Calories today were at 1093 with 29% coming from fat. My race is tomorrow *gulp* and I am working until 7 AM. Leave here, go right to the race, run, get home and have lunch with my girlfriend, sleep three hours, and then back to work.

Walking2Lose, if I had to live with someone while quitting smoking, I might use an aide for THEIR benefit. Your husband is smart... he wants the marriage to survive the withdrawal. :-)

I am researching marathons to run, and I think I'm going to go with Philadelphia Thanksgiving weekend.

I think that's a perfect race for me because it will mark the one-year anniversary (to the DAY) of when Dweeb decided we were over. Yeah... I think that's the one to run.

26.2 miles, smoke-free, fat-free, fiber-rich, protein-ladened, muscle-bound... yeah!
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Hi Guys! I'm new to this part of the forum but not new the calorie counting! I have tried my fair share of diets (special k diet, atkins, south beach, fat smash, and more) but one thing has stayed the same when i'm losing weight- my calories. I have found that if i exercise around an hour a day and eat 1200 calories i lose 2-3 pounds a week. I just have fallen into that low carb crowd and have eaten sometimes around 2000 calories but since its low carb, its 'ok'.

So, thats why i'm here... to share my calorie counts and finally do something i have always wanted to: eat in moderation.

Calories for today: 1246
Caloried burned: 400
Fat: 24%
Carbs: 37%
Protein: 40%
what should these %'s be around for a good diet?

I guess my daily goal will be 1000-1400
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Hi and welcome RocknRoll!

Oh Diva ... I could hardly walk in the morning after a night shift! Do good!

walking2lose ... I did 20 minutes of weights last night. Did you do some repair work after your party?

I was quite low in calories yesterday. I just was not hungry.
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