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Old 12-18-2006, 09:04 AM   #1  
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Default Fat Smashers Weekly Support 12/18-12/24

GOOD MORNING!

I was so busy this weekend that I didn't get a chance to post. Dh came home Thursday night and he left again yesterday. We were "going" all weekend. He is only home for a short time... so we try to fit everything into a couple of days. I did the last of my Christmas shopping Saturday. Feels good to be done. LOL.



N2Fitness~ WELCOME!!!


Hope you all have a great day!!

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Old 12-18-2006, 10:41 AM   #2  
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I had a party with new friends Thursday night and had a sample of everybody's potluck dish! I felt so horrible! Anyway, we had another party Saturday night so I'm just going to start all over again today. I WILL NOT get off this time. I've figured out what to eat and how to make it taste better without being off plan so I'm a little more optimistic and much more prepared. I can do this for at least 9 days, no sweat. Well, except when I'm SUPPOSED to sweat! lol
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:59 AM   #3  
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Good morning all you beautiful smashers!! we are doing good. lol
Sherry thanks for starting the new thread. you are the best. lol
Im finished with all my shopping myself. lol
Ladean- HOpe you had a great time this weekend. The holidays are
almost over. lol see you later buddie.
JUdy- miss you sweetie. hope to see you soon.
lem- hope you had a great weekend. see you later friend.

to eveyone else hello and hang in there. The holidays are almost over.
we will bring in the new year with a bang!! great commitment and
sucess will be ours. Iam at work so have to cut this short. break is
over. Take care and remember we can do this!! and will!! lol hope to
see all later.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:41 AM   #4  
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Hello and good morning fellow smashers..I had a great weekend and stuck to plan all weekend, and I feel great today. Only did 4 days of detox and lost 4.5 pounds so I am floating on cloud nine LOL....Doing phase 2 all this week to try to drop 1 more pound....Wishing y'all a great FS day


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Old 12-18-2006, 01:47 PM   #5  
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Good Afternoon!!!

It's day 8 of detox and trying not to weigh myself....Again. LOL. I'm waiting until Wed to post lose. It's killing me though. I'm so glad everyone is doing great. I do plan to eat on Christmas but very little is allowed on phase II. We have breakfast at my Uncles' house (Southern foods) and He's like the male version of Paula Dean. Then lunch at my Fathers house with more southern foods. Any suggestions on how to stick to the plan or should I just go back on phase I ? These are BIG in my family and around 30 to 50 people at each.

Pageantmommy.. Try not get discouraged. This is a really trying part of the year to lose weight but we'll help you. You are so worth it.


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Good Afternoon!!!

It's day 8 of detox and trying not to weigh myself....Again. LOL. I'm waiting until Wed to post lose. It's killing me though. I'm so glad everyone is doing great. I do plan to eat on Christmas but very little is allowed on phase II. We have breakfast at my Uncles' house (Southern foods) and He's like the male version of Paula Dean. Then lunch at my Fathers house with more southern foods. Any suggestions on how to stick to the plan or should I just go back on phase I ? These are BIG in my family and around 30 to 50 people at each.

Pageantmommy.. Try not get discouraged. This is a really trying part of the year to lose weight but we'll help you. You are so worth it.


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Here's a little advice. Why don't you plan to take YOUR food, or eat before you go, that way you won't be hungry, and if you nibble it won't be enough to hurt you...That's my plan, since we are going over to my sister inlaws for x-mas dinner around 3:00 pm. I plan to eat a big bowl of veg soup before I do, so If I do nibble it won't be much because I won't be hungry. I was asked to bring pies, so I will, but I am making my own desert, of a SF jello, that way I won't be tempted to eat the other ones...It's all in our planning and our WANT power...And remember it's just food, don't let it control you, YOU control the food.

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Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great Monday.

Congrats on surviving detox Mary. I am sure you will see a nice loss when you weigh in tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing about it. I am coming to the end of my 2nd detox since starting FS as well. I am finding it much easier this time around now that I enjoy eating healthy and plan my meals in advance.

Ladean - WOW! 4 days of detox and a loss of 4.5? Thats awesome! Congrats!

Hello Linda! I am so glad the holidays are almost here. I am a bit of a Scrooge so I am just ready for the new year. Just think how beautiful we are all going to look in 2007! Plus we are ahead of all those people who start dieting Jan 1.

Pageantmommy - don't stress, we all fall off the wagon from time to time. You can do it! I don't do potlucks any longer. We have them at work and I tell everyone I am not participating and I make it a point to go out for lunch on those days. It is too tempting for me!

Sherry, glad to hear you finished w/ your shopping. I tried this weekend but I didn't have the patience for the traffic or the lines at the counters. I am going to pick up the 2 little things I need on my lunch break sometime this week.

Are we not adding weigh in threads any longer? I noticed they disappeared while I was out of town. I am content to post my results on this thread so it doesn't matter to me. I will weigh in Friday to see where I am. I am hoping for a 7 lb loss which means I would be at 145. I wanted to lose the 5 lbs I picked up while I was out of town (and out of control I might add) plus 2 more. I have been in Jazzercise Sat, Sun and today so I am back on track there. I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed eating everything (pizza, Mexican food, white rice, bread, cookies every single day)while I was gone. But it is nice to know I can detox for 9 days and get it back off (hopefully).

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Nevermind, I see where Judy added the weigh in thread last week. I guess I just overlooked it Lem
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Good Evening!

How is everyone doing? Joshua and I had a good day today. He is such a little monkey.

Lem~ I'm sorry I forgot the weigh in thead! I just started one. I forgot it last week, too. Judy was on top of things, though. Glad you are back!

Ladean~ Eating before you go is a good strategy. I love your ending statement....***"It's all in our planning and our WANT power...And remember it's just food, don't let it control you, YOU control the food."*** POWERFUL AND SOOO TRUE!!

Mary~ I agree with Ladean... bringing some dishes of your own and eating before you go are great strategies. I am from Texas and I know southern cooking is very fattening. Guess that is why I am over weight now. ): Good luck to you!

Linda~ HEY! How are you doing? Are you on phase 2 now? I want to stay on phase 1 for a while. I have so much trouble with phase 2. I just go crazy! Portion sizes continue to be a problem for me. I also have a problem with going back for seconds. I have a mental issue there. My mind tells me that I am not full until I go back for seconds. You got any strategies to help me with those issues???

Pagentmommy~ We all have done it!! You are back in control and that is most important. Don't beat yourself up. You can do this!

Hope you all have a great night!!

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Sherry and all , I thought this may be helpful with all of us.lol


t's holiday time and if you're following a weight loss plan, there are three different approaches you can take for those festive mealtimes. 1. Keep Your Eyes On The Ball Approach:
you're working hard to reach your goal weight. This year, you plan to buzz through the holidays with intense workouts, lots of lean turkey, plenty of veggies; skip the stuffing, potatoes and pie – after all, you're almost there. 2. It's Only One Day -- Let's Fall Off The Wagon Approach;
start your holiday morning with a killer workout, enjoy a feast with reckless abandon and jump back on the wagon the next day with a killer overcompensating workout and an undercompensating menu for the day. 3. Middle of the Road Approach;
embrace your new BL lifestyle, enjoy many of the traditional trimmings of the day, but observe the new BL portion sizes you've come to know and substitute some of the BL ingredients and cooking techniques of your traditional holiday fare with your new arsenal of BL knowledge. Whichever decision you make, I hope you'll savor every minute of it without guilt. Here are a few tips for to help you sail through this holiday season: 1. The first rule of thumb for holiday gatherings, especially if it's not at your house, is never go to the party hungry. Maintain your normal daily routine starting with breakfast and a workout. Have a snack before you go - a half a sandwich, yogurt and fruit or a glass of milk. Be sure when you arrive you aren't starving. 2. If there's a buffet, plan your strategy before you step up to the table. Figure out how you want to approach the buffet table, if there is one. 3. Try to remember that most of the food should be whole grains, fruits and vegetables; the remaining third can be lean meats. Fill up on veggies that aren't drenched in butter or sauce. 4. If it's impossible to resist trying everything on Auntie Em's table, at least make sure you take very small “tastes” or small spoonfuls of high-calorie dishes. 5. It's true that the timeframe from Thanksgiving to the New Year isn't that long when viewed in the context of an entire year. And it's important to remember that a holiday is just one day, so it's ok to indulge yourself a little. Many people begin a downward spiral over the holidays, every year, beginning with Thanksgiving. One day of temptation leads to another and before you know it, they've spiraled out of control by Christmas. Don't let that happen to you. Decide which approach you'll take this year – ahead of time -- and stick to it. You don't have to be too hard on yourself and cut out all indulgences on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas. You've worked so hard this year – you deserve a few rewards -- just stick to smaller portions and get back on track on the next day. If you're the designated chef, here are a few tips to help you in the kitchen: Turkey
1. Use a rack to roast the turkey so the fat drips away from the bird. 2. If you're roasting a whole turkey, bake the stuffing in a casserole OUTSIDE the bird. Stuffing baked inside the bird absorbs fat from the turkey. 3. If the stuffing calls for sautéed veggies such as celery, onions, mushrooms -- use a nonstick pan to minimize the amount of oil required to cook them. 4. If you're using broth for stuffing or gravy, be sure to choose fat free. 5. Use a fat separator to skim off all fat before making your gravy. This tool is easy to find in most stores. It looks like a liquid measuring cup, but the spout comes from the bottom of the cup so the fat stays behind as you pour the liquid (fat free) from the bottom. Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie
1. Use cooked mashed sweet potato to substitute for pumpkin in your favorite pumpkin pie recipe if you favor sweet potato over pumpkin. 2. Make pumpkin (or sweet potato) pies with canned, evaporated, skimmed milk. As much of the water has been “evaporated” the remaining milk is more concentrated --- rich and creamy and lower calories and fat than regular evaporated milk. 3. Try to use half the amount of sweetener requested in the recipe, and if you have access, trying using agave nectar as your sweetener (available at health food stores). Unlike sugar, it's loaded with antioxidants. Yes it has calories, similar to those of honey, but it's NATURAL and not artificial or chemically processed. Taste pie filling before baking to be sure it's sweet enough. Sometimes kicking up the sweet spices, e.g. cinnamon, cloves, ginger, etc by about 25% helps to stretch the flavor so the lesser amount of sweetener isn't as noticeable. 4. Substitute most or all of the whole eggs with egg whites. 5. Eat just the filling of the finished pie and skip the high fat crust. Or if no one else minds, bake the filling in a springform pan WITHOUT any crust at all. Miscellaneous
1. Season vegetables with fresh herbs and low sodium seasonings – skip the butter. 2. Skip the dinner rolls; but if that's not an option for your family, buy whole grain rolls.

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Good Morning!

Linda~ Thanks for your post! There are some good tips there. I am gonna take the second approach. The fall off the wagon... it's only one day approach. But...our menu isn't as off plan as Thanksgiving was. So... I am already better off than I was at the last holiday. lol.

Have a great day!

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1. Stay on plan and within calorie range 0/1700

2. Drink 64 oz. of water 0/64

3. Exercise for 30 mins. 0/30


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Good morning smashers! I just posted my weight on the weigh-in thread. I hit my original goal this morning. It feels great. I plan to stay on track and hope to lose the last five lbs by New Years!
I'm also a full time undergrad student and this is finals week. So far I have been able to resist the urge to snack while studying. I hope to keep it up and remind myself constantly what I am working for. I have not finished Christmas shopping yet. Yikes.

Linda- Thanks for the great article. I will be hosting Christmas dinner at my house this year and plan to introduce my obese relatives to some healthy low fat alternatives! (They are going to hate me...LOL)

Sherry- Joshua is so adorable! What a cutie!

Lem- Yeah for you! Back on track! I miss Pizza. I would have enjoyed all that food too.

Ladean- 4.5 lbs is awesome! Good for you.

ATSBeautiful- You are doing great! I agree with Ladean about eating before you go and maybe having a bite of something here and there.

Pagentmommy- Screwing up is ok. I screw up about once a week which is why this plan is so perfect for me! I can get right back on track the next day.

Good morning to everyone else!
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Well done Sarah! You must be thrilled only five pounds to go!!!

I'm on day 6 phase 1 and have lost 5lb so far in 5 days! I'm very happy with that and I'm still finding things pretty easily - probably still eating too much fruit, but oh well!!!

I was out the lunch yesterday and found a place that had fabulous Carrot and Orange soup - it was gorgeous!

Hope everyone is doing well
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Well done Sarah! You must be thrilled only five pounds to go!!!

I'm on day 6 phase 1 and have lost 5lb so far in 5 days! I'm very happy with that and I'm still finding things pretty easily - probably still eating too much fruit, but oh well!!!

I was out the lunch yesterday and found a place that had fabulous Carrot and Orange soup - it was gorgeous!

Hope everyone is doing well
5 lbs in 5 days is fantastic! Way to go Jacquie!

I am excited about the last 5 lbs and I hope it takes care the pudge hanging around the middle.(Does this ever go away?!?!) I am going shopping for clothes next week as everything I own either falls off or just hangs on me now. It's irritating to keep hiking my jeans up every few minutes, but as far as headaches go I will take it over the days when I couldn't button my pants.

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WOW some great posts this morning, y'all are amazing, and a real inspiration...That's what I love about this thread, we're all on the same plan, and are motivating each other...Doing phase 2 and feel great, I just feel smaller, and I LOVE that feeling, I think all the toning IE I'm getting is starting to show, so all my hard work is paying off wooohoooo....A big good morning to everyone..And keep going, we can do this, don't let the holidays stand in the way of what you want...Remember it's Jesus' Birthday, not our LAST supper LOL.

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