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Old 03-06-2007, 01:32 PM   #121  
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Rai, I have the Salter Nutritional Scale and it does everything plus. I leave my plate right on the scale, weigh my meat, record it on paper than zero it off and add the vegetables, etc. Zero off after every additional foods, the plate weight automatically comes off everytime you zero it off. These scales have nutrition keys for calories of food, sodium/Protein/Fat/Carbs/Cholesterol and Fiber. You don't usually see these scales on E-Bay as they are high end scales. But you can Google and find all kinds of places that sell them. Hope that answers your questions.
P.S. TVP can be used in place of hamburger and takes on the flavor of whatever seasonings you mix with it. I have a recipe for "Sloppy Joes" that is excellent if anyone wants to try it, DH loves them.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:58 PM   #122  
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The flu is behind me, thank God! I'm too old for that stuff, ya know?

Anyway, threw on a pair of jeans today and they were B-A-G-G-Y. I never knew such poor-fitting clothes could make me feel so sexy.

Calories yesterday were at 892 with 332 calories coming from ginger ale. I should have bought diet ginger ale. Shucks!

Going back to the gym today. I haven't been in eleven days but I'll get my three days in this week, so in reality, I've only lost a week.

I'm still beating myself up for missing that third session eleven days ago. I gotta stop doing that... beating myself up when things don't go perfectly. What IS that???

God... so much to work on!
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:08 PM   #123  
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Bobbi~I'd love your recipe!

This is the scale that I got. It is a Salter. I need to play with it more to see all of its functions.

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:09 PM   #124  
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Hi all!

I lurk alot (a few times a day) but rarely post. A little shy I guess . But, I have been counting calories since October. Have'nt lost a lot, but slow and steady. I have been shooting for 1200 to 1400 calories a day with a ratio of 30 fat, 40 carbs and 30 protien (I read that somewhere that is a good ratio). Today on fitday I am 1183 calories, 31 fat, 40 carbs and 29 protien. I think thats as perfect as I can get. It was a goooood day!

I have zig zagged alot (probably why I have the slow weight loss) and am not a big fan of excercise. I have, though, been excercising the last couple of weeks, 3 times a week for 1/2 hr. each time (mixing it up with treadmill , exercise bike and weight bench ). I think I might be seeing a little progress, inch wise and I have lost 2 lbs. this week.

Anyway, I'm pretty excited this week and despite my shyness, just had to share.

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:45 PM   #125  
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Hey everyone,

Sounds like everyone is doing well.

Thanks for the welcome everyone. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. And the advice, it's always nice.

So far today calories are okay, I only have a few left for later, and I'll probably try and just eat a plate full of veggies so that I don't go over tonight. But I've been really active today, so being hungry is quite understandable (I biked to/from school. Went for a 30min bike ride, and ran 2miles, plus I have to go to soccer in 10mins... so yeah very active today).

That's one fancy scale alinell.

AbsoluteDiva, I totally agree about baggy cloths. I love a good pair of old-not-stretchy jeans that fit all loose and broken in. So comfy and they do make you feel sexy .

Abbyin: exercise is good. Good for you for keeping it up for a few weeks. Good calories to shoot for as well. Has it been working well? And don't worry about being shy, I'm shy too! I like this site, because it some degree I'm anonomous ( i spelt that very wrong.).

Alright ladies, see you all later, I have to go gear up for soccer!
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:16 PM   #126  
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Hi everyone.

hope all had a nice day

trying hard to use the tread mill more.
I walked 1 mile, in 25 min. Not very fast after looking at the speed and miles ran by others. I hope someday to be able to do as much as the others. I checked my blood pressure before and after the treadmill.
before..129/79 pulse 101
after....126/84 pusle 124


Curves again in the a.m.

total cal 1525, for today. One of my higher days.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:17 PM   #127  
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Hey everyone... Boy, I sure do wish my jeans were getting baggy. They are not yet, but hopefully I'll notice that soon. Glad everyone is doing well. Seems like some of you are having especially good weeks.

I am really tired/sleepy today. I had a hard time functioning well at work, and I had to work late (till 7:30). Needless to say, having a 12 hour work day and being exhausted is not conducive to exercising (or eating well either). I will get back on track tomorrow. I will weigh in Friday, and I'm determined to be below 142!

I'm enjoying all the scale talk. I will have to sit down this weekend and see what I can find. I think I will look for a Salter (might as well get a good one).

Woodlily -- I am wondering if my doc ever checked for Lyme's disease. I cannot remember! I was checked for MS, Reiter's arthritis (I actually have the gene - they tested me for it because my dad had it in college), lupus (my sis has had it for 10+ years; fortunately she is doing very well), and I don't remember what else. I rented a little cottage on a very wooded lot at the time onset of symptoms. I did a LOT of mountain biking back then. Hmm.... this just has me thinking.

Well, I'm off to bed. I hope everyone has a good day tomorrow!
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:47 PM   #128  
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Yeah for you Abbyin!

Miz Diva, you are absolutely right..you need to ease up on yourself. Life is way too short to be beating yourself up and feeling guilty and bad..especially for no reason..you didn't hurt anyone, not even yourself for missing one or two workouts here and there. We all deserve a break, esp. after being sick.

I've only worked out 2 times last week and not at all this week, though I plan to go tomorrow. My new elliptical finally shipped, so I'm hoping to increase the exercise since I won't have to leave the house. No excuses. I'm planning on doing 4 hours a week on the elliptical and go to the gym 3 times per week at lunchtime for weights. I can do an hour each on Fri, Sat, Sun as I'm off, and then try to do 20 minutes 3 nights during the week. We'll see. I can already see myself not doing the 3 nights, but I think I'll do the 3 sessions when I'm not at work all day. I'm tired when I get home!
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:50 PM   #129  
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Total calories today were 373 with 24% coming from fat. Stomach still feels queasy. Ran 3.93 miles and worked shoulders and abs. Feels good to have that ache in my muscles. I feel better today than I have in two weeks. Gotta love the gym.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:48 PM   #130  
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hello, lots of new posts since yesterday!

angie- i know how discouraging it feels to see that you are the same weight after a week of being really good, its happened to me many times before. sometimes people plateau and it is the most annoying and dissapointing thing. although i am not an expert at this and i cant tell you for sure why it happens, i have some ideas. your metabolism may have slowed down and adjusted to the number of calories that you have been eating. sometimes its good to have a big meal for one day every few weeks just to speed up your metabolism again. you can also try eating different types of foods and introducing a new type to your metabolism so that it will be shaken up and have to work harder. or you could have just had an off week for some reason; just move on and dont be discouraged by it.

diva- i have also been in your position, where you dont go to the gym once, and then you dont go again, and then you just get really lazy about it and out of the routine. i try to tell myself when i dont feel like going or when i am out of the routine, just DO IT. just go. because once you get there, you get back into the exercise mode and feel more motivated to continue with your diet. and even though you went 11 days without going to the gym, you shouldnt feel bad about it, you should just move on, which you did do; good job on going back today!

i was pretty good again today. i am in college so i often have a problem because the dining halls are like having 2 all you can eat buffets every day, there are so many temptations. but i am teaching myself to just say no to the bad-for-you-but-really-yummy foods, and to only eat until i am almost full, that i dont really need that much. i was good up until i started making trail mix baggies that i could snack on (with nuts chex and yogurt covered raisins.) there were a lot of yogurt covered raisins left and i had one and then one turned into about 20 and i ended up throwing out the rest just so i wouldnt eat them haha. but it could have been bad, i could have totally gone off the diet but i stopped myself before that happened, thinking "forget it" (just as you suggested aphil), and i am happy for myself because of that. anyway my totaly calories was 1145.

sorry that was so diary entry like haha i was just getting into it.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:24 AM   #131  
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Hey guys. I'm back.

My calorie count was a little high today 2100 by my calculations. But considering my exercise looked like this:
biked to/from school (6k)
biked for at least 30min (8-12k)
biked to/from soccer (6k)
2mile run 18min
40min soccer game.

I figure it's okay. It's because my roommate made cupcakes, and she had one for me to try. And since it looked good, and I was hungry I had it. I'm happy it didn't turn into a binge though . I didn't even think about it. I enjoyed the cupcake and just moved on. And that feels even better than all the exercise. Seeing as I'm exhausted I'm off to bed. Have a good night everyone (and wednesday since I won't get on the computer at all tomorrow, really busy).
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:49 AM   #132  
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Good morning everyone! 1500 cals yesterday with a nice bunch of activities.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #133  
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Total calories yesterday, 2160. Ewwwwwwwww. Why did I eat all that??! Well I worked from home and I always over eat when I do that. Today its snowing and I REALLY dont feel like going to the office. Thinking about calling the boss to see what he's doing as he may not go in. In which event I'll be home again, but when I go to work I'll eat so much less and will make it to the gym, so I should probably just get off my butt right now. Grrrrrr. The scale was still at 145 so at least I didn't gain anymore for my past few bad days (usually the scale always goes up after I've had a high day so I've actually gotten used to it).

KEEP IT UP GIRLS!
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #134  
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Man I am tired...even after coffee.

After Jasmine gets off to school, I have to take Saber to get his 6 month vaccinations...I HATE doing that. I always feel like he thinks "I" am hurting him, because I have to hold him still while they do it.

Today is strength training, and I teach beginning class tonight...so exercise will be about an hour and a half today to an hour and forty five minutes. Give or take.

I have so much on my plate right now-classes, a couple performances coming up, planning spring landscaping projects (we moved into a newly built home a year ago, and couldn't landscape really last spring/summer because of the new sod rooting in-so basically all I could do last year was flower containers on the porch and patio, and the one young tree planted in the front.)

Bobbolink, I may need your expertise in this area.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:29 AM   #135  
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Stats for Tuesday:
Calories: 1314
Fat: 21g (16% )
Carbs: 166g (45%)
Fiber: 32g
Protein: 119g (40%)

Went to Red Lobster yesterday (does this seem like a trend for me?) with some friends. I thought this would be the real test, since the last couple of times that I went there, I was with people who were also counting their calories. Well, ladies, I was not even tempted by the cheddar biscuits. I got my usual 1 pound crabl leg dinner with broccoli, and I was good. Scale is up 0.5 pounds today, but I'm not worried over it. I know it will go down as long as I continue to eat right and exercise.

Oh, I have good news. My intramural basketball team has made it to the championship game! The game is tonight at 6pm, so wish me lunch. I want to win. We're playing a team with a couple of refs on it, so we hope that the refs will call the game fairly (yeah right).

Bobbo, I still have a question about the Salter scale. Does it automatically rezeros each time you remove the plate (or whatever you are putting on it)? I want a scale that remembers the point where I zeroed it. I gave an example earlier of what I mean.

Hi Abbyin! It's good to have you join us. We are lively (and fast moving) group. Your calories sounds pretty good to me, and it's good that you are also measuring in order to gauge your weight loss.

Syncrosweetie88--Wow! That's a lot of exercise in one day. I wish I had that energy. You will be at your goal in no time.

Mami-Yeah, I was pretty happy about being able to run 5 miles too. My husband wants us to do the half marathon in october, but I don't even want to think about running that many miles again! I will probably do it though. Right now, I'm just trying to build my base and enjoy my runs.

So much more I want to say, but I gotta run!
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