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Old 03-27-2007, 05:37 PM   #676  
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Hi all,

I love all the dialogue we have on this thread -- everything from home decorating to tattoos to our daily calorie intake. It makes it all so much more fun, doesn't it?!

Lara, I've got to tell you that I really feel what you are saying about your neighbor, the slow walker. I am naturally a fast walker, even when I'm not going for a walk. I teach high school, and it drives me beserk to walk behind students in the hall. They walk so unbelievably S-L-O-W. People are always saying to me, "My, you are in a rush, aren't you" Well, sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not, I just walk fast. There were two different times in my life when I teamed up with a friend to exercise together, but they were so slow... it just didn't work. One was a friend who was trying to lose weight for her wedding. She had never really exercised much, so I agreed to run/walk with her. She wanted to do a 5K. Well, when we finally did it (we agreed to "run" together), we had tons of walkers pass us while we were jogging. The other time was last year. I do have a friend who I walk with regularly, and she and I are the same pace. We have another good friend, who really wanted to walk and lose weight, but she was having a hard time alone. We encouraged her to join us, but after a while we all realized it wasn't working. We all had a sense of humor about it, so we were ok with it, it just didn't work. We still meet at the gym occasionally, but we do different things. You may just have to tell your neighbor that you don't feel you are getting enough exercise at that pace.

Robin - Think I forgot on last post to say congrats. You had a big loss! It's so cool to just watch your weight go steadily down!

Zoe - congrats to you too. Your baby weight will be gone in no time!

Theresa - Good luck at the dr. tomorrow. Even though it won't be fun to wear that contraption, think about how much better you will feel if that is actually what you have. You will probably have so much more energy! And congrats on the 5 lbs.... that's great!

And to whoever said their tattoo just tickled... you are more of a woman than I am! And that one on Zenor's foot is super cool, but I know that hurt!!

Ok. I had a very hungry day today... I'm at 900+ and have not had dinner. Will have to try to make do on a big salad... we'll see. Hi to everyone else... have a great evening
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:02 PM   #677  
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Well, last night I ate an extra something and bumped my daily cals to just over 2k. But, back on track today, with 700 cals eaten prior dinner.

And Bobbi...I got my first egg today!!!! I can't believe how excited I am, like I just had another baby. And the chicken actually used the nest box. I've been looking around the yard occasionally, to see if they dropped any eggs in an odd place. But, nope, they went right to the box. I'm such a proud mom. lol
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:25 PM   #678  
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Thank you all for the very warm welcome.

So far so good today. I weighed this morning before my shower. I'll put that as my current weight. I am not sure what my starting weight was because I was measured at the dr.s office with clothes and shoes on and it was a few weeks ago. I guess I'll just use that number even though it isn't 100% accurate. It is close enough.

I have had 1500 calories today. I might have one of those 100 calorie popcorn snacks too. I had a nice walk until it started pouring.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:32 PM   #679  
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1291 today... not too bad, considering I ate a lot earlier in the day and really had to pare dinner down. Also walked for 50 minutes (about 20 of that was at a slow jogging pace).

Zoe - cool that you got your first egg!!! Considering I eat about 3 eggs a day, I ought to get my own chickens.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:45 PM   #680  
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Hi,



Tuesdays numbers were OK.
about 11 glasses of water, and some tea.
got my 57 gr. of fiber.
And even ate my little daily goodie.
My one piece of chocolate per day.
Lindor Truffle Balls, Mint @ 75 cal. Yummy.


walked 1 1/2 mile. not including the yard work. planted Grass seed, etc.

got on the stationary bike in the garage. First time in over 10 yrs. (bad knees)
made it about 3 min. ouch!!!

I am going to try to do that every day, adding when my knee will let me.

Total:
Calories: 1540
Fat: 28%
Carbs: 45%
Fiber: 57
Protein: 27%


sleep well.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:48 PM   #681  
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Had a great weekend for socializing but a miserable weekend for calorie counting. We went out to eat three times with friends and relatives. Made it hard to calculate my intake, but at least I didnít gain any permanent weight from it.
I have been trying to add more fiber to my diet after hearing about all of the success others have had. My question is Ė how do you dare leave the house after consuming a bowl of Fiber One and a Fiber One bar the same day? It was a little more than my digestive system could handle.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:03 PM   #682  
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woodlilly,

drink lots of water, and maybe something like Beeno if needed.
it helps me.
Don't add to much at one time. work up to the number you want.

Did you know....
If you passed gas consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.


Did you know....Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
(Don't try this at home, maybe at work)

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:25 PM   #683  
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I just have to share this with everyone.

My son. 27 yrs old. has been so impressed with everything I have been doing and learned here, that he is joining me in the weight loss game!!!

Every night, he calls me to ask me something about calories, etc.
I feel like a good mom. Both of my kids have joined me now.

Now, if hubby would try....Not!
Maybe when I start to show some weight loss.

Thanks for listening.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:11 PM   #684  
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hey everyone~

woodlily~I hear ya on fiber and the digestive system..definately takes some getting used to!

littlered~ Yea for your son and daughter...you're going to have one healthy family soon!

Robbin and Bobbi~ you two are my heros for the week....wow...110 lbs for Robin, at goal for Bobbi...amazing. I'm honestly speechless!

calories for the day, 1600
I've averaged about 1550 for the last week, which is really good for me (aka I lose weight slowly on it...so far at least!)
with a herniated disc that keeps getting worse though, I have been forced to stop exercising completely...none for the last 5 days...getting really frustrated b/c I'm not sure if i'm able to reduce calories right now (i am one hungry 23 year old!), but i dont know if I can lose weight w/o exercising AT ALL (even a 10 min walk is very painful) any thoughts?

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Old 03-27-2007, 11:40 PM   #685  
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I'm just about to get to bed, but decided to come read here a bit first..I'm like an inch away from the screen...since I already took out my contacts...I CAN'T SEE!!! Forgive any typos!!

I did good today 1215 calories...half came from lentils...LOL It wasn't going to be like that, I cooked a pot of red lentils around 10am...original plan was 300 calories of it today....300 calories tomorrow...I ate it all in 3 small meals....SOOOO YUMMY!!! I love lentils...I think tomorrow I'll make some soup...(lemony lentil and spinach soup...)
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Hey Justme33!

I would really like to try some of your lentil recipes....can you post some?
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mmm, I love lentils! That sounds delicious!

1664 cals today, including two Corona light beers. That makes my overall food intake a little low, but I had over 2000 yesterday.
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Hi all! I'm new here- hope you don't mind me jumping in here! I work 2nds and I can't help myself i get the munchies at night! What do you guys do?
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Rockinrobin ~ I see they created an avi for you. Your doing fantastic. I noticed you lose regularly, any tips
Yes, I got me a 110 lb avatar!!! Although I hope I don't keep it for long. 115 sounds much better. As far as tips. I think it's kinda like what Bobbi said. I know we are coming from very different places, me being so huge when I first started out. But the truth is it's a mind thing. I too am a very determined, stubborn person and I FINALLY made the DECISION to lose the weight, once and for all, no kidding around. I got tired of being fat and realized that, hey if I don't want to be fat, well then I don't have to be. So since I made that decision, that's all there was to it. I know that sounds simple, but that is the bottom line. I found willpower in me that I didn't know existed. I have basically stuck to my plan for close to 7 months now. Very, very few days of over calories and the few days that there were, they were over by very, very little. I also tried to elminate trouble spots for myself. I was bad with leftovers in the house. So, now I just make enough for a meal at a time. This way there's also no going back for seconds and no leftovers to nibble on. Foods that I overeat, I no longer make. I eat tons of veggies, if I overeat them, no big deal. I also make yummy food that I really look forward to and it helps me to stay on plan. I eat every 2 1/2 hours or so. I tell myself, when I'm done eating, well you can eat again, something delicious in just 2 short hours or so. And luckily I've become obsessed with the weightloss. It is my new hobby.

Tuesday's calories - about 1100.

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Old 03-28-2007, 08:03 AM   #690  
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I have to warn you.....I'm not a big cook...some would say I can't cook very well....I found a recipe for lemon lentil soup and then I changed it to be easier and healthier. I wsan't sure how it would turn out and brought it to my mom's for a family dinner...Everyone loved it!! So the recipe may not look professional because of changes I made....I got a basic idea from a recipe and just threw it together...

Lemony Lentil Soup....

INGREDIENTS

2 cups diced onions
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1 1/2 cups finely diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
2 bay leaves (I never have any so never used this)
1 cup dry lentils
5 cups water or vegetable stock (I use water)
1/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (I use slightly more)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (again sometimes I dont have so dont use)
4 cups packed chopped fresh greens, such as kale, chard, spinach, or mustard (I use a bag of baby spinach..the whole bag..remove stems and then chop)
salt and pepper to taste


Now the original recipe called to saute the veggies in olive oil..I never do....I also use a thermal cooking pot, so I'm not sure how long this would be all coooked together on a stove. Basically I just throw all of it together...EXCEPT the lemon and spinach and cook until its done...towards the last 5-10 minutes add the lemon and spinach...

ANYWAYS, EASY and yummy!! Well at least my family liked it!!

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