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Old 03-20-2007, 12:51 PM   #451  
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[QUOTEBobbi - Glad you got a clean bill of health (except for the little bit of diverticulitis). I must say, I find it kinda hilarious that the doc told you to eat lots of fiber -- you are the woman who astounded me with your daily fiber ranging between 50-60 grams or MORE. Can you really eat any more than that?? Well, maybe if you go on an exclusively FIBER ONE diet. Like I've said before, I really need to get some stock in that company! ][/QUOTE]
He told me to eat more fiber and I told him I already did, averaging over 50 grams per day. He laughed and said he never had a patient that was able to quote exactly how much fiber they ate. He also said with that much fiber to drink lots of water. He didn't comment on how much fiber or water to drink.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:16 PM   #452  
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I'll bet he doesn't have any other patients who eat that much fiber either! Maybe you educated him a little! I just had some Fiber One and a Flat Out (the small ones -- have you seen them? They say for kids) with kidney beans, low fat cheese, and sliced onion. Getting ready to enter in fitday and see where the fiber is. BTW, I'm playing hookey from work today... I needed a mental health day!
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:22 PM   #453  
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Zenor ~ That sounds like it could be very painful with the knee caps moving. I have had knee problems since I was in high school for some unknown reason. I think I was to rough on them when I was a kid, people thought I was a boy. My DH always asks me why I would want to run anyway because I am very large busted and I would give myself a black eye. I always tell him funny, funny. They do really like flop around even in the best of harnesses.

Bobbi ~ Sounds like he was impressed with the amount of fiber your getting. I drink lots of water. The last diet I was on required us to drink 100 oz a day of just water. So, if you wanted coffee, pop, tea, flavored water, etc. it was in addition to the 100 oz. Needless to say I know every flaw in the bathroom here at work and at home. HEHEHEHE! I also know where there are lot of clean restrooms here in town. I don't drink that much anymore but I usually get in no less than 70 and I drink at least 32 oz of coffee in the morning also. So my kidneys are very flushed.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:42 PM   #454  
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aphil....I hope you ll feel better soon! I remember covering the dvds with a blanket and it was out of sight out of mind. LOL maybe it won't work, though.

bobbi...are those chickens in your avatar?? I have five chickens myself, in our suburban backyard. My blog linked below, yaks all about my two joys: my kids and my chickens.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:25 PM   #455  
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Zoe ~ What a beautiful family you have. What breed is your dog? We have a Shi Tzu and a rat terrior - only scarrier, family joke HAHAHAHA! He likes to show his teeth a lot, little tempermental. DH and I were going to get chickens until my farrier scarred us. She knows a few people that their horses got lice from their chickens and its not a pretty sit when a horse gets lice, they lose their fur. So we decided against them. I would still like to get a couple. We have horses and rabbits right now. We also tried our hands at pigs and calves. We did really good witht he pigs but the calf thought he was a horse and I couldn't ride my horses because he would get out or if we took just one horse, he would turn the other lose by lifting the gate up and putting on the ground. He had horns. What a pain and I lost a couple months of ridding because of him.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:37 PM   #456  
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Zoe,

You have a beautiful bunch of boys there. and whom ever took the pics, is very good. The pics are great.
Makes one wish they could start over again (for about 2 seconds.) love mine, glad they are adults. But....You Just gotta love grandchildren.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:42 PM   #457  
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I'm going to an authentic Italian restaurant for dinner tonight that is one of the finest eateries in the area. I'm not crazy about pasta and that's a good thing because the Hershey bar in the vending machine was calling out my name at about 2:00 this morning.

I'm four cigarettes away from a smoke-free life and better than that, I'm wearing a MINI-DRESS tonight! Ha! Who said running miles and getting nowhere was a waste of time.

Adam (tonight's dish) is HOT. And he can carry a conversation and match socks. What more can a girl ask for? He's also WAY younger! (I love it when we can do that!) A whole ten years younger. *tee hee*

Bobbi, I shoot for 25 grams of fiber a day and I think I'm up to 12 on a good day. I haven't tried Fiber One. I saw it once and was sure someone had dug it out of my compost pile. Looked like the remnants of a campfire. All that wood and everything. I may give it a shot, though. When you quit smoking, you "feel" hungry a lot and the beauty of fiber is that it "fills" your stomach.

Robin, you're right. I'm not lazy. I shouldn't put myself down like that. Bad stuff. But you know what it's like when you feel you should be doing something other than watching Lifetime for Women or whatever that channel is. You know the one... where Valerie Bertinelli is always ticked off at a brother-in-law.

Grammy, I used to try to rely on willpower and it got me nowhere. So I got into the self-discipline kick. I started telling myself REPEATEDLY that I was one of the most disciplined people I knew and within no time (three weeks), my brain started believing the lie. This was years ago.

I got into a groove of planning the next day the night before every night for fifteen minutes. Scheduled out the six most important things I had to do the following day. Got very organized and efficient with my time, so much so, that I started timing how long it took me to do EVERYTHING from laundry to dishes to showering to facials, you name it. In the end, I squeeze more out of a 16-hour day than most people I know. And I'm never late for anything.

You get into a groove like this and everything you do will have purpose. I also invested in kitchen timers. I had three of them and I would set it to 20 minutes to clean the kitchen, bathroom, whatever. I knew I had to get the task done in that time and you'd be amazed how much extra time I found every day.

As for the gym, running, all that stuff, I can't imagine my life without it. There are days when I want to go so badly but my body is aching and telling me to sit down and shut up. So I listen. I set new behavioral goals for myself each month (beats the New Year's Resolution garbage) and at the end of the year, I do inventory (on my birthday in December). It's amazing, girl! I adopt twelve new behaviors every year. Who can beat that? And I keep those behaviors so that it redefines who I am.

December was calorie counting. January was running. February was reading. March was paper-processing (no more junk drawers or piles of mail staring at me). April will be bring lunch in to work.

Get excited about redefining yourself. Figure out WHO you want to be and then map out the course that will get you there.

Life begins when your children are grown. And my life has just begun!

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Old 03-20-2007, 04:52 PM   #458  
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Hey all,

I'm back for another go at this weight loss thing. Thought I'd join the chat. Hi!

Anyway, I have a question. How do you figure out what your goal weight should be? I put down 165 because in high school I was in good shape at 170 but had a bit of a pot belly. However, I'm 29 now and have definitely put on some muscle, so that might be too low. Any formulas or rules of thumb?
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #459  
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Zoe~ You're my hero! Not only do have three beautiful children, but you're a cloth diaper mom! We don't have kids yet, but I'm researching everything in preperation for when we do (this is how I cope with all my friends being prego--I research .) I've always liked the idea of cloth diapers.

I'm glad you chose to join us! I've only been on this forum for a short time, but it is so helpful. You'll be watching the number plummet in no time.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:10 PM   #460  
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Hey all,

I'm back for another go at this weight loss thing. Thought I'd join the chat. Hi!

Anyway, I have a question. How do you figure out what your goal weight should be? I put down 165 because in high school I was in good shape at 170 but had a bit of a pot belly. However, I'm 29 now and have definitely put on some muscle, so that might be too low. Any formulas or rules of thumb?


For me my goal weight is still in process. I was anywhere between 125 and 155 until about a decade ago (in otherwords, in high school and shortly after.) I felt most comfortable around 145 and no one was telling me I looked like I needed to eat. I don't know if I can get back down to that weight or not (I'll be 30 soon), but according to my BMI a healthy weight for me is 149. I figure I'll try to get down to that and see if I want to go farther.
You can always revise!
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Jman~you don't show your height, so it's a little hard to tell if that would be a good weight or not. But this is how I decided.....I lost a lot of weight several years ago and weighed 128. It was hard to maintain that, but when I gained a few pounds, I easily stayed between 133-135 for several years. That's why my goal is 133.

A lot of people re-evaluate from time to time to determine what their best weight is. 165 is a good start because you know what you looked like at that weight. Perhaps as you get close to that goal you should re-evaluate to determine if that is still a good number. The only other suggestion is to check your BMI and shoot for a weight within your healthy BMI.
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Jman~you don't show your height, so it's a little hard to tell if that would be a good weight or not.
Oops! I'm 5'9".
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Hello everyone!

I'm new in calorie counting, I've been recording my food in fitday for about a month now, but I have some questions I was hoping you could clear up for me.

Is it enough to not go over my calorie intake? I mean, this week for example I haven't been too good with my diet, I ate some fast food but managed to keep my calorie count around 1400. Will I still loose some weight? and the next question is: I cook almost all my meals, I don't add any kind of oil or grease to my cooking and no salt at all as I have high blood presure. Still I find my fats intake is high (At least I think so, an average of 33% in this past month.) How can I loose some fat on my diet? I eat mostly skinless bonelss meat or fish, very little read meat. I try to eat whole cereals and low fat dairies. I did buy some turkey sausage and those turned out to have too much fat and salt, so I'm not eating them anymore.

any help will be much apreciated
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:45 PM   #464  
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Grammy...we have a Shihtzu. He took 4 years to be potty trained, but I have to say he is now the best dog ever. He never barks and has a wonderful temperament. When he dies, though, It'll be hard to go back and do the puppy stage again. That was rough. We're still eagerly awaiting our first free range, organic egg to be laid from our chickens.

Littlered...thank you! I have a photography business, part time as well as my part time nursing job. So my poor kids have a photographer mom 24/7 LOL.

Zenor...cloth diapers can become quite a shopping addiction, and they aren't so cheap! But, I controlled myself this time and bought some second hand diaper covers and things. and we got lazy and bought a pack of Pampers to get us through the first couple weeks of poop-a-thon. I would have hung my head in shame, if I had even thought of doing that with my last baby. haha!
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Oops! I'm 5'9".
5'9" and 165 puts you at a BMI of 24.4 which is within normal limits. I'd say it is a good goal to shoot for. You've got a few to lose to get there so just keep evaluating as you go. You may find that 170 is good, too, or you might find that 165 just doesn't cut it and you will want to go to 160.
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