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Old 03-30-2007, 07:23 AM   #736  
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Good morning.

Things to eat for more fiber.


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hig...-foods/NU00582

fiber one cereal Honey clusters 1 cup = 13 gr.
regular fiber one 1 cup= 28 gr.
Brown rice 1 cup = 6.46g


Pear1 medium5.1
Figs, dried2 medium3.7
Blueberries1 cup3.5
Apple, with skin1medium3.3
Strawberries1 cup3.3
Peaches, dried3 halves3.2
Orange1 medium3.1
Apricots, dried10 halves2.6
Raisins1.5-ounce box1.6
Grains,
cereal & pastaServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)Spaghetti, whole-wheat1 cup6.3
Bran flakes3/4 cup5.1
Oatmeal1 cup4.0
Bread, rye1 slice1.9
Bread, whole-wheat1 slice1.9
Bread, mixed-grain1 slice1.7
Bread, cracked-wheat1 slice1.4

Legumes, nuts & seedsServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)Lentils1 cup15.6
Black beans1 cup15.0
Lima beans1 cup13.2
Baked beans, canned1 cup10.4
Almonds24 nuts3.3
Pistachio nuts47 nuts2.9
Peanuts28 nuts2.3
Cashews18 nuts0.9

VegetablesServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)
Peas1 cup8.8
Artichoke, cooked1 medium6.5
Brussels sprouts1 cup6.4
Turnip greens, boiled1 cup5.0
Potato, baked with skin1 medium4.4
Corn1 cup4.2
Popcorn, air-popped3 cups3.6
Tomato paste1/4 cup3.0
Carrot1 medium2.0



the list could go on all day...

my numbers for thursday.
Cal: 1524
fat 19 %
carbs 53 %
protien 28 %
fiber 53
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:08 AM   #737  
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I have to say, my eating has really turned around from how we ate three years ago. Used to be I would have veggies maybe once a week twice at the most. Now I have them two or three times a day. Fruit was rarely boughten because it usually went to waste. Usually had apples on hand because they last a long time but other than that the occassion banana or canned fruit which just sat in the cubboard. Now, I have fruit every day. Used to use all those things like Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, boxed and more boxed side dishes, ordered pizza at least two times a week, Mac and Cheese/hot dogs at least once a week. Junk food was an every day thing and what was portion control? WOW, no wonder we are all over weight. I just sometimes look back and I am totally appauled at how I taught my kids to eat.

DH will be heading home today and will be home late tonight. I am not sure how long he will be home so I have done everything around the house that needs to be done. I will also pick up Jose tonight like usual because Grandpa misses the little guy. So I will clean the house but I am not going to worry to much about it because Jose will just tear it apart by the time he gets home anyway.

Well I cleaned the leanto last night, a winters worth of poop. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but it was still a lot. I also brushed my horses and cleaned their tails up. My horses tail was huge and fluffly when I was done. He has a naturally curly tail so it is puffy when its brushed and because its long it is beautiful. I am usually just to lazy to do it. HEHEHEHE! Still can't take them out because the road is to dangerous to ride them on. There are these horrible soft spots that if they were to step in one they might break a leg. I am ready to get them out and they are ready to get out. OH WELL! Soon.

I was down to 188.4 this morning so everything is going well as far as my weight. I really hope it doesn't get messed up when DH is home. I am going to do my best to continue doing what I have been. I ate out all last weekend and still managed to lose a pound so I know its possible. I CAN DO THIS!
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #738  
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Good Morning!
Yesterday's menu was pretty boring and much the same as the day before since we had left-over Elk Cabbabe Rolls, etc. I did finally make the pudding recipe I had for "scratch pudding" using Splenda, yummy. The recipe was for Banana pudding but I left out the bananas and substituted unsweetened coconut instead. It's to die for, 6 small serving @64 calories each. I can cut the calories even more next time I make it by using Guar gum instead of (corn starch, 120 calories) I might try using Stevia instead of the Splenda. Does anyone cook with Stevia?
Calories for Thursday... 1,163 Fiber... 64 grams
Justme... My MIL is just like your dad and she always comes up with, "One little piece isn't going to hurt you" She's always been thin as a rail but I now weigh less than her. You mentioned that you might be "Thicker in the Waist" for your size? I am too, I carry any extra weight I gain in my waist. I never buy ladies blue jeans. If I buy a pair to fit my waist, the hips and legs are too big. Ladies jeans always have so much material in the upper part of the legs, they must think we all have fat legs. I buy mens 505 Levi's, that fit perfect. The waist, hips and upper thighs all match my figure. You might want to look into them.
Coinlee (Candy)...
Zenor... Great fiber for the last two days and I'm so happy it's working for you. on the 2 pound loss! I love Janet Evanovich books and the Fritos Lay hoist was funny.
Petra... An early congratulations on your Easter goal, looks like you'll make it.
RocknRoll... I was on South Beach a couple of years ago and lost 15 pounds on it. I've had migraine headaches all my life and after the first two days on the S.B.D. they hit with a vengence. But I stuck it out and did lose very rapidly, unfortunately it's not a plan I could live with. I missed my carbs, fruit and veggies. And of course I went back to drinking my Cabernet wine with supper everynight. It all came back on just as fast as I lost it. You could try it for a week or so and see if it's something you could live with.
Theresa... Thanks for the list and way to go on the 53 grams of fiber. on the 5 pound weight loss!
Lovemyboy... I found a good snack that I eat with my soup at noon, it's "All-Bran Crackers" Garlic Herb. They are really good, 18 crackers have 120 calories and 5 grams of fiber. And like I mentioned earlier, Kettle Corn mini bags. Awesome!
Chloeone... I find the Laughing Cow cheese at Wal*Mart too, I think the super marts are all set up the same. When you walk in the door, they have a free standing refrigerated case with all the special cheeses on the right, across from produce.
CoolMom... I hate Fiber One with milk too, but it's delicious sprinkle dry on stuff. I sprinkled it over my coconut pudding yesterday and it tasted like a up side down crust.
Abby... "1600 calories at good start?" Try it for a couple of weeks to see if you can lose weight on it. If not, lower it gradually by 100 calories.
Robin... Do you arrange all your cans in the pantry in their own groups and single file? Is there a place for everything and it better be there next time you look for it? Do your car keys always go on a special hook inside the closet by the door? I bet you can answer yes to all the questions. You probably are as organized as I am. We do think alike.
DH is going to eat a bowl of cereal if I don't get my butt in gear and make some eggs. Catch ya all later!
Hi Grammy, Woodlily and nojelly, anyone else I missed.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:36 AM   #739  
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Hi Grammy, we were typing at the same time. Yes, you can do it! All the exercise you get working out side is a plus for you as well as the horses. Do you use it to fertilize your garden, flowers, etc. My aunt had the most beautiful Rose garden thanks to horse poop. DH just cleaned out the chicken poop last week, a icky job.
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I was down to 188.4 this morning so everything is going well as far as my weight. I really hope it doesn't get messed up when DH is home. I am going to do my best to continue doing what I have been. I ate out all last weekend and still managed to lose a pound so I know its possible. I CAN DO THIS!
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:11 AM   #740  
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Bobbi ~ Strange but the thing I am good at growing are roses. These aren't the greatest pictures but this is of my archway covered with a climbing pink rose bush that was a start off my DH's late Grandpa and Grandma's bushes. My MIL killed the original bushes but at least we have a legacy of them. As you can see up buy the house all the flowers, I have going the full length of our house.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:18 AM   #741  
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Zenor ~ I weigh every day to keep me on track and as a way to gauge if I am doing things right since I am new to calorie counting. I was so excited to get on the scale this morning and be rewarded with 188.4. I want to be down to 188 by Monday. If it doesn’t happen that is alright because I still had a nice loss this week. I like backing the corn tortillas and putting beans, cheese, tomato and lettuce on them for dinner. YUMMO!

Theresa ~ That picture is SOOOOO cute! I had the same experiences as Woodlily, so I am seconding what she said. The only difference is I ended up developing kidney stones and the kidney doctor freaked when he heard I was on Atkins. He said if I wanted more stones, stick with that diet. Needless to say I went off it right away and gained all I had lost plus some. I know of at least two people that developed gout while on the program and of a few people losing some of their hair. They do work fast but please do some research and read the pros and cons. Who knows, maybe those other people weren’t doing the program right. I did it right but I got the picture loud and clear. Four days in the hospital in pain worse than labor and then they had to remove the stones because they were to large to pass on their own.

Rocknroll ~ That is really up to you what you want to do. I was going to start the South Beach diet and saw how you are suppose to do the first few weeks and decided to move to phase 2 because I can’t be on a high protein diet. I did lose weight but I was just using it as a stepping stone while I was trying to decide what to do. I was doing all kinds of research when I discovered this group and chose to just plan old count calories. I bought a lot of their frozen meals and still eat them with calorie counting because they are tasty and high in fiber. The down fall to their meals is they are often high in sodium and fat.

Nojellybelly ~ Welcome, you have found an excellent group here.

Claire ~ Positive vibes coming your way. HEHEHE! Just keep telling yourself I am not sick, I am not sick. Maybe it will keep you from getting all the way sick. It tried it a few weeks ago and I can’t explain it but I was sick but not as bad as all those around me and the time frame was a few days instead of weeks.

Justme ~ I am so glad that people don’t do that to me. They all know I am trying to lose weight and they respect that. Matter of fact, they go out of their way to ask if I need them to make me something special so I don’t have to eat the naughty stuff. I say that is love. I am glad your Dad is seeing the light. Do you have to order the Just Tomato stuff on line or does a grocery store chain that you shop at have them? They sound good. My DD really likes the laughing cow cheese also.

Claire ~ I find my laughing cow at Kroger. It’s the only place in my town that I have found it. I buy the low fat version. Ashcraft’s in the next town over also carries it. Yes, Sergento’s (SP?) has a lower calorie version 50 calories a stick but I find that it seems to be really salty and dry. I would rather have the few extra calories personally. The laughing cow is in the dairy section at Krogers on the top shelf and at Ashcraft’s its in the specialty cheeses.

Bobbi ~ I have never cooked with Stevia because I bought it once and I didn’t like the after taste. I wanted to like it because its natural but I just couldn’t do it. Sorry, can’t help. Pudding sounds good. Wow, looks like I am glad I didn’t decide to stick with the South Beach plan and went with calorie counting. I am just exhausted from restrictive diets because I don’t like being told no. We use it on our garden but I really do need to scatter some poop in my flower bed. I have been scattering it in small piles along the fence line for about 5 years so their is a hump which is growing some really nice grass. HEHHEE! Horses want to eat it but they can’t reach it. Thanks for the encouraging words.

I must add that the All-Bran crackers are excellent like Bobbi said. I have them with Laughing Cow cheese or Hummus. I also like my All-bran Cereal with Lite Coolwhip.
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I use Stevia, but not for cooking. It does leave an after taste if you put too much in. I've seen many websites with recipes using Stevia, but haven't tried any of them.

Bobbi~I made your TVP sloppy joes last night. They were good, but I don't think I sauteed the onion and pepper enough. I think I should have sauteed them longer before I added the TVP. But we liked it! Thanks for the recipe.
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Just a quick reminder for those eating lower lately-please try to get your calorie levels up a bit-800-1000 calories a day really isn't enough.

You should try to stay at 1200 or above-that is pretty minimal calorie-wise.

If you are on a 1200 plan, and you have 1160 one day, and 1240 the next-and they tend to average out to 1200 over the course of a few days, that is fine-but 800, 900, and 1000 calorie days are simply not enough fuel.

Weight loss calories per day for most people vary from 1200-1800 a day, depending on your current weight, and how physically active you are in your life and with exercise.
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Goodmorning everyone!

Justme~ I'm dreading going home for Easter since I don't know how my DH's family will be about the food. I know my MIL won't try to push food on me, but my DH's granfather might and I'm a little worried about it. We usually stay with him when we go. I think it's great that your Dad is getting it and not being so pushy! I hope everything goes well for me too. I plan on taking some staples with me so I'm not at the mercy of another persons fridge.

Chloeone~ I've seen laughing cow at most stores here. It comes in a round package (looks kind of like a brie package.) I've also seen it at our grocery outlet sometimes. I've found light string cheese at Trader Joe's that is 60 calories per "stick." I've also seen it at Vons (Safeway company), but it's expensive there.

Coolmom~ I don't like Fiber One either (because it's sweetened.) I've been eating Uncle Sam cereal which has 10g of fiber per 3/4 cup serving. I usually eat it with berries too, whichs ups the fiber. If you like your cereal sweet you'll have to add sweetener seperately though. I also get a good amount of fiber from La Tortilla Factory tortillas. The 8-inch ones have 8g of fiber and only 50 calories. The large "burrito size" ones have 14g of fiber and 80 calories. Another good fiber source (and omega-3s) is flaxseed meal. I put 1 Tablespoon on my yogurt with berries (I use thawed frozen berries--no spoilage.)

GrammyL~ I like to make tostadas too! When fish is a good price I like to steam it and use that on the baked tortilla with all the fixings. Yummy! BTW, Your roses are beautiful! I only grow veggies and I'm not realy even good at that yet, so I'm amazed my people who can grow roses. We have so many aphids here, I don't think I could keep them up.

Allinnell~ I don't remember seeing Bobbi's recipe, but I love tvp sloppy joes! My recipe calls for cooking the veggies in water and then adding the tvp dry with the other ingredients. I was amazed how much liquid it absorbed the first time I made it. I may have to make that this weekend now.

Everyone have a great day! You are all doing great! (I had to throw that in--I think it's new.)
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Hello,
Hope all are having sunny days today. Its cold. but the sun IS shinning. gotta love it.

For those who mentioned the protein diet to me...I agree from my research, that I will NOT do the High protein diet. Just going to keep up the slow and steady. no races!



The american heart asso. also said that "Yes, you will loose. but...
Because the weight loss is generally coming from the wrong place, and once the diet ends, the pounds come back."

""Drawbacks
"Much of the weight lost with the Atkins diet is water," says Karol Watson, MD, co-director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology.
Watson explains that eating only protein forces the body into starvation mode because most tissues, including the brain, typically prefer to run on glucose, or blood sugar, which is supplied by carbohydrates. On a carb-deprived, high-protein diet, trouble sets in.
"When there is not enough carbohydrate to convert into blood sugar, the body is forced to use stored blood sugar from the liver and muscles," Watson tells WebMD. "This process results in muscle breakdown. Because muscle is mostly water, one will lose weight very rapidly in the first few days. If the carbohydrate restriction is prolonged, the brain eventually will run on fat stores for fuel, called ketosis."
Unfortunately, ketosis brings with it more than weight loss, but a host of problems -- some serious.
"Ketosis is associated with irritability, headaches, and enhanced kidney work," says Johnston. "Also, ketosis may cause heart palpitations and has been implicated in cardiac arrest."
The effect of high-protein diets on the heart doesn't stop there -- the cardiovascular system comes into play as well.
"High-protein diets are often also high in saturated fat," says Watson. "Increased saturated fat intake raises the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. In addition, some high-protein/low-carbohydrate diets limit intake of high-fiber plant foods, which can help lower cholesterol."
Overall, these diets might be power-packed in the protein department, but beyond that, they're lacking.
"High-protein diets lack critical nutrients," says Watson. "Restricting carbohydrates means you restrict plant-based foods, which are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants. These chemicals offer protection against cancer and other diseases.""
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/p...n-diets?page=2

I am sure that their some it works for. But when I look at the menus for the week. I don't feel like its for me. To much meat not enough veggies or fruits.

Curves keeps pushing it. The owner is not going to be happy. But its my health, not her's.


Bobby,
My house is like yours too. Yes my keys even have a home.
My dd won't put my canned food away. She thinks I am tooo picky. lol . You should see HER room.
Oh, where do you get Guar gum? I have heard the name. Never seen it.

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I agree about the change in my way of eating. Its not completely where it should be... I am still working on it though. I have canned veggies and fruits that only my hubby eats. I have always preferred the frozen or fresh.
No pop either. Its been a month since I have had a coke. So far Its been easy to not drink it.

You and Bobby have a strong stomach. The is NO way, I could clean out a stall. Not a city girl. but... yuk!
I would think riding horses would be great excersise. Do you ride alot? its been years!
Oh, I am so envious. I can not grow a rose. Maybe we need some off that natural fertilizer!!
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Hi everyone!!!

GrammyL-Your roses are beautiful! I really started getting into gardening and landscaping about 5 years ago, when we bought our first house. I started very simple-with wildflower seeds in one part of the yard, 2 small rosebushes in a small raised bed, and basically tried to "see if I could do it".

Now that we moved into the newly built house-this year I am starting from scratch. I am very interested in getting a climbing rose, and planting it with a trellis...but I have a question for you or Bobbolink-what do you do different with a climber in the winter, than you would do for a regular rose bush? With them climbing up a trellis, etc. how do you protect them? I really want a white rose climber to coordinate with our house. (Light tan siding on top, tan/beige/brown shades of brick on bottom, and white trim around the windows/porch pillars, etc.)

Yesterday I ended up at around 1600 calories (I currently lose on 1500-1600 a day) and I walked on the treadmill.

Today I am aiming for the same calorie-wise, and I am strength training.

I have been really busy today-paying the bills, mailing out Saber's new pictures to family, running errands, laundry, and going to the store. I go to Aldi's to buy "basics" for cheap-cannisters of oatmeal, frozen broccoli, cat litter, etc. and then I hit the regular grocery store for the other stuff.
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WOW! Thanks for all the fiber info. I can't wait for berries at the farmers market, and I'm definitely getting the fiber One again. The tortillas Zenor mentioned sound interesting. I hope they taste good
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Thanks, littlered!

I printed up the list of high-fiber foods and plan to consult it before grocery shopping. Now I want peaches.
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Aphil ~ Here is the good picture of the archway. We are thinking about putting a second right beside it because it keeps tipping to the side. I originally had it on a trellis but it became to large so I bought the archway. Now its to big for the archway. I have to trim it back a few times a year to keep in under control. I don't do anything special for it in the winter, I just cute the dead off in the spring. Other than trip it, I just make sure it gets watered in the dry season in the late evening. Mine is from a very old stock and they require lots of TLC.

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Here it is. It is now that full on both sides and I make sure its trimmed.
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