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Old 07-24-2008, 10:16 PM   #181  
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Ahh, BillBE, one of my favorites.....Roberta Flack. She is awesome; one of those artists whose voice is truly an instrument.

I passed on the big rock and roll outdoor fest this year....getting too old for that much fun, and then found out Boz Scaggs was there...am still smacking myself in the forhead. Saw him in 1976 and he is still going strong, apparently. *sigh MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!

CoastalSue, glad to hear from you. I can't help but think that things will be easier for you with DH on board with the healthy aging plan. If you haven't read Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil, I recommend it; something in me says it would be very appealing to a man.....because he uses a lot of well thought out research; he doesn't make big sweeping promises...maybe because he is so realistic about things.....or maybe because he is not pencil-thin...dunno, but I just have a feeling it might be helpful.

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Hi everyone

feel like a "bad girl" hanging out here and not being in bed. Really been working on getting to bed early and then of course an early rise and shine to have a productive day of exercise, meditation, healthy foods and making bird houses for our up coming three fairs in August-But here I sit well after 11 pm writing and drinking a very yummy glass of white wine. Read in bed in this morining for a while with a very large cup of fully leaded coffee.-I love caffeine. All this healthy living is very trying.

The low scores of my physical fitness skills has been so sobering that I have been following my food plan well- I have been well under the 1600 limit for days so hence the wine-went out to dinner with some folks and only had tomatoe salad and roasted red peppers and crab soup-I did good!

Right now the mature adult who wants to lose weight in order to increase mobility and agility is winning over the implusive "must have this " overeater. I know I have the ability to eat any thing but only by seriously reducing my foods can my healthy improve.

Maryblu-thanks for the tip on Weil- I just got his cd on meditation for better healthy which Dh and I will use tomarrow. I love Boz- saw him in a small club in San Francisco in the late 60's about 10 people in the club and he was great- I was a social worker in SF when something callled "Hippies" started in there-that was a fun time. Then about 4 years ago he played in Fort Bragg Ca- a town north of us in Mendocino county- in small auditorium as his first show after his son's tragedy and saw him there again. On Sat we hear Ron Thompson and the Resistors in our little town-another SF guy who focuses on the blue.

BBE-that Roberta Flack song is a theme for Dh and myself-we had known each other for years and then that magical moment when we really saw each other's face changed it all. Ouch on the dropping of the weights! -looking for DVD on beginning weight lefting for me now. Yes been at the pool the last week and only a bit of orange in the air now from the fires.

onebyone-that site is a riot about the cakes-loved it. Admire your productivity and doing all the fairs. Can Dh not share the candy-mine keeps his in the garage but I swear at time I can smell it and beg him to share it.

shrinkin-yeah 7 lbs in 2 weeks. I miss using food to get extra energy when dragging-do not think it really worked but had a really pattern to overeat when tired. Much credit to you not to do that. Hope you had a good swim.

HI to Heidi-enjoy your summer-I found they went way too fast-looking for the cook book you mentioned at the libary

KulhJeannie-You are one busy lady-hope the cake decorations goes well. Much credit for the winning of the thin thinking!! I get so tired of pushing myself but must admit I often feel a sense of victory (after a bit of time) after not giving in to doing the unhealthy act.

much healthy to you all

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Diet Coaches – First long walk at lunch in a while. CREDIT moi. Made it to Trader Jo's for some pecan halves and walnut halves. I feel invigorated just walking through that store. Love that they sell bananas for 19 cents each. Bought four Gala Apples from Chile for 49 cents each. Nice to just wallow about in whole food.

Yep, MaryBlu, CD#3 was The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack

CD#4 from 13 CD’s for $1:
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Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel so uninspired
and when i knew i had to face another day
lord it made me feel so tired.

Sue (CoastalSue) - Savoring the thought of "tomato salad and roasted red peppers and crab soup." Yep, ya done good. Kudos.

MaryBlu - Now I know someone who actually saw Boz Scaggs in 1976. That's so cool.

Jean (kuhljeanie) - Watching the blur go by. Good luck on your flowers. Forming an image of El Nino kneading fondant before he is walking, LOL.

onebyone – Naughty DH; Ouch for gummy candy as trigger food. Still reveling in the forward step you took with yesterday's evaluation at the gym. Good luck with the painting for your big show. None of the 13 CDs have anything by Meatloaf, LOL.

shrinkin - Ouch for the morning funk. Congrats for 7 pounds in two weeks. Drooling for your sushi. Kudos for Calories OK. No doubt that Linda Ronstadt also sang The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

freer - Kudos for strengthening your resistance muscle. Here's the link from Suzanne 3FC about signatures: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134053. Oops, it's 30 days and 30 posts.


Readers – "During the past 20 years, I’ve learned through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. During this time, I discovered a number of crucial factors. For example, I’ve found that to lose excess weight and keep it off, it’s important to do the following:

• Choose a nutritious diet. …" Beck, pg 24.
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Up at 4 am for the third day in a row. Am not sleeping well and it is sure showing on me. Water intake low yesterday I think. Calories Ok, but did not make it to the pool. I know it is just a slip...but I see the slope downhill (as in that slippery slope). I battled with food desire for what seemed like the whole day. For the most part, won. I did have some pecans last night that were not on my plan. So, another slip. I am afraid of allowing myself slips if they appear to be healthy foods....easy rationalization of out of control eating? So, I am a bit unnerved today. Today is Day 16: Unplanned Eating...how appropriate.

Work productivity also down from no sleep. Cant afford that to keep happening with deadlines approaching.

BillBlueEyes-Credit to you for the walk and all the healthy bargain hunting. I can hear the song in my head, but cant ID the artist. Sure identify with the uninspired and the tired.

CoastalSue-Kudos for getting your fitness eval and then taking action! Big credits for your healthy dinner and being OP on your food.

MaryBlu-Thanks for the Andrew Weil rec. I have seen several websites by him.

Freer-20 days and 20 posts will pass pretty quickly! Congrats on being OP and for sticking with reading Beck. I am on Day

Kuhljeanie-Hope the sugarpaste goes well. Keep flexing your R muscle. Wonder if working around all the sugar and flour increases temptation? Or do you get immune from being around it so much?

Onebyone-you have already put those gummies behind you. Really funny cake blog...got me smiling inspite of myself.

Coffee is done, so I am off for a cup while I read Beck. Good morning to you all! It is a "picking myself up by my bootstraps" kind of day for me.
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Good Morning coaches !

I have to get right to it but wanted to stop by first.
I've been faithfully filling in the boxes of the foodlog. I don't consider myself an evening snacker and yet both evenings I've been recording I eat something between 8 and 9:30pm. It's just a little somethinsomethin--meatloaf and gummies one night, strawberries and 1oz of cheese last night. Maybe I always do this? How could I not know? What I do know is that going to bed totally hungry unnerves me--makes me feel anxious, some nights more than others. I am sure an evening snack is perfectly fine as long as it's planned and in line with the rest of day calorie-wise.

This morning I've got odds and ends to wrap up for the art show tomorrow and then I have to be at the school to unload the kiln around noon and then I meet with last year's painting teacher, at a bar, (his suggestion) to discuss working together this coming year. I had a brainstorm of an idea a few days ago and we'll see what he thinks of it. I can't stay long this afternoon because I will need to be back home, completing things. It is a very busy day for me... and all this prep and the show could be post-poned to Sunday if the forecast looks grim. We've had a lot of rain and if it looks like rain Saturday (as judged by the show organizers at 8 pm tonight according to the weather channel--we will get an email about it) then we will shift the show to the Sunday. Which, for me, means I wouldn't be at the Sunday Farmer's Market, thereby cutting my income-making possibilities for the weekend in half. I think we'll be on for tomorrow though. You have to be prepared for a little rain if you sell at outdoor shows! Come on people! Bring a tarp-or one of these ---> Gotta run! I'm behind already! at 8 am! ugh!
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Good morning All,

My weigh-in this morning was for my weekly one and I gained a pound. But I had prepared myself for it because I'd eaten some pretty salty stuff yesterday. I'm amazed how unfazed I am by the gain. It also may be that I saw better numbers earlier in the week, so I feel today's number doesn't reflect where I'm really at.

Since it's Friday, I've planned an off-plan meal and it's making me a little nervous. I'm worried it will become a slippery slope. I have planned the meal for lunch but then for dinner tonight we're going with another couple to a restaurant. Can I eat a plan-conscious meal in a restaurant? I've never tried it so I guess I'll just have to see. Either way, that seems like it will be two scary challenges (lunch and dinner) for me today. I have prepared to read Beck on getting back on track after tonight. If there are any other Beck words of wisdom for this particular 'challenge' I'd love to hear them.

I have not been brave enough to try Beck's experiment with putting too much food and a food not on plan on my plate so that I can push it away. That just seems quite scary at this point. I suppose I should try this after I have been on firm on-plan footing for a few days. Starting from a mindset of on-plan strength. Anyone have any good stories to tell about trying this out?

BBE - Thanks for letting me know about the 30 posts in 30 days rule.

shrinkin - I often have stranger sleeping patterns now that I'm approaching menopause. What sometimes works for me is to just take 1 or 2 Benadryl when it's time to go to bed. Sometimes it just helps to 'break' a bad sleep pattern cycle. They're not addictive and they can really help you sleep. If I find myself waking up at say 1 a.m., depending on when I have to wake up, I sometimes take 1 at that point, instead of at bedtime. I realize Benadryl doesn't make everyone sleepy, but if it makes you that way, you may want to try it. Costco sells their house brand Benadryl for like $3 for a giant bottle.
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Normally don't post back this quick, but I had to come back to say that the big tug on my bootstraps and a little music (OK and some coffee) and thinking of you folks on 3FC did the trick. Seriously, after my post and thinking about BBE and his CDs, decided to turn on the CD player for some company. Hard to be down listening to James Taylor. Made breakfast and decided to "finish off" cooking the package of bacon....Yup, the last FIVE strips hit the plate. But I just stared at them for a while, listening to James and thinking about having to record and post a report of all that bacon. Must have just looked at it for 10-15 min, just sitting there at arms length. Finally, moved 3 strips over to one side of the plate, slowly ate the rest. After another 20 min of looking at it, put the 3 strips in the frig. Felt so IN CONTROL. Read my day's chapter of Beck. By then, it was 6:30 am...and with the momentum up...decided to hit the pool before work. "If you want the advantages, you just have to exercise. NO CHOICE." WOW! What a quick turn around. Beck talks about this, but I was never sure I would get it. I am feeling so many credits right now, don't think I can count them.

Thanks to all of you for your posts! I am beginning to feel that I can make it all the way to goal. I am sure the dead tired feeling from lack of sleep will come back latter today, but at least the day has already been salvaged.

Freer, thanks for your concern about the sleep. I am there with you on the fear issues. Like you, I was afraid of that loading the plate and pushing it back task. I think there will come a time when you are ready for it. It will be soon. Maybe, like me it will take you by surprise. Keep reading and thinking about and you'll be ready. Kudos for taking today's challenges head on! You are doing great!
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Checking in,afraid I had a little setback at a family party las night.Ate quite a bit and had cake and icecream I was not planning on. Part of the trouble was going there very hungry and not eating enough earlier in the day.Had some chips and dip that had too much salt and weight was up 2 pounds after down 1 pound yesterday.I know the gain was the salt and I am getting right back on track today but I have a dinner out tonight with friends from work at a new buffet in the casino.We have the Mohegan Sun Casino here in town and they just expanded and have a Timbers buffet.I am sure they will have alot of fruits and veggies that I will make the most of and one small dessert.Afraid the actual gambling may be more of a temptation but I will not do that either!Official weigh in for me Sat.
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happy friday all!

falling over tired, and i have many miles to go before i rest. the flowers are done, and i made it to bed before 1:00 am, so that's good, right? blech. really hungry today - it's a combination of not enough leptin production and not enough food yesterday. i was so engrossed with my sugarpaste etc. i inadvertently skipped some meals and found hunger more annoying than a call to action. (muy interesting for me, since i always thought "forgetting" to eat was a mythical beast invented by skinny people to make fun of us heavy folks.) i was also shocked to discover via the magical monitor that i burned 2800 calories yesterday. 2800??? how the heck did THAT happen? rolling fondant is physically demanding, sure, but whew. apparently and counter-intuitively, cake decorating appears to have some aspects that support weight loss. who knew. and to answer shrinkin's question, i'm closer to immune than when i started, but still far from it. there are basic cakes and icings that don't have nearly the appeal they did when i started. i already know what they taste like, and they always taste the same. good, but nothing special. when i try new things, though, i'm all over the place. sometimes i can walk on by (see: spice cake) and sometimes it's all i can do to keep from licking the bowls and the beaters clean (see: new chocolate cake recipes.) i really have to find my chocolate cake recipe, because trying out different ones stresses ye olde resistance muscle something fierce. check back with me in a year - hopefully, by then, even the idea of eating cake will make me yawn.

freer, i just wanted to ask if you noticed you used the word "scary" twice in your last post? curious because i'm thinking you're not really scared of eating in a restaurant, or deliberately putting too much food on your plate. is it really a fear of losing control and not being able to get it back? just wondering. and WONDERFUL! way of dealing with the scale fluctuations. i feel like i've finally gotten my head around that too! i haven't seen a change in those numbers in months, but my pants were fitting more strangely somehow - i realized the legs were pulling at the thigh in a weird way, but then figured it out. my hips are slightly smaller, so they're riding a little lower, and the crotch is now too low, hence the pulling. ah HA! scale not telling the whole story. mazel tov!

onebyone ! what a great piece of awareness about the evening snack. even better to simply take it and say, oh, i do this - need to work it into my plan. cool cool cool! good luck with all the work! i feel you on that, sister.

bill, you make me feel like a natural woman. seriously. el nino would definitely help if he could, but his "help" tends to be mimicking me in all the worst ways (trying to play with the burners on the grill, going after the knives, taking bottles out of the fridget and shaking them, etc.) at this point i'm relegated to working after he's in bed for the night, which makes for late nights. i'll give him another year or two before i put him to work. those little fingers will be great with small detail pieces.

sue, best best wishes on your continued path to fabulousness! have you seen that picture of helen mirren in a bikini that's been all over the internet? it's crazy inspirational that a woman in her 60's can have such a bangin' bod. you keep plugging like you do and they'll be saying that stuff about you. more victorious thinking ahead!

cheers everyone...miles to go before i rest (tomorrow afternoon at a pool party. dh is taking el nino for the afternoon and i'm going solo. ahhhh!) happy weekend!

almost forgot - anniversary cake. didn't turn out as pristine as i would have liked, but it's pretty. terrible lighting for the picture - make it out as best you can.
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Morning all,

off to go swimming now-but had post to BBE now I'll have that tune by Aretha-Natural woman-in my head all day-fun challenges but then it is said long term memory is better for us oldsters.

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Hi coaches,
Swinging by right now. I am falling........ help.... so, I am here to reset my "ON PROGRAM" button officially right this second. For my own accountability, I would like to write out what my day will be like and what I am going to do to take good care of myself.
now-2 pm: clean kitchen, get dressed, go with dd to hike with the doggies-we will find out where that trail that we always go on for only a short spell and then turn around leads..we can do this today since we will be bringing or water bottles and fanny packs (dd MUST have a fanny pack for a long hike...). Food for me: packed turkey sandwich, lots of veggies, juicy nectarine and water
2-4 dd has soccer camp. I will make a few phone calls and then READ for an hour-watch dd for the other hour. Food: fruit smoothie
4-? drive up to Seattle and have dinner with my dad and my bro (who is here from Minneapolis)-always healthy options at my dad's at dinner time... no worries there. No dessert for me tonight-lots of water though and fun times with family.

kuhljeanie: that cake is just gorgeous-seriously...wow.

Sue: you are inspiring me with your motivation and determination. It is really wonderful that you and dh are able to work toward your goals together.
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kuhljeanie - How perceptive! I AM afraid of losing control! I just had my off-plan "planned" lunch and I definitely overate. There was something in my mind that was telling me, take it all in! You won't see this food for at least another week!

However I am noticing some sort of change in my mind in that, typically, I would say, hmmm, well since today's the day I give myself one off-plan meal, why not make a day of it??!! So far, I don't have that feeling.

I'm nervous about what I will eat at the restaurant tonight. One problem is I'm not sure where we're going so I haven't been able to look at the menu online. I think I'll read Beck for a little reinforcement.
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just a quick note.....

Im playing hooky from the shop today and tomorrow. Dd and my stepgrandaughter spent time in the pool, I got most of august's newsletter done and ALL the laundry! Who would have thought getting laundry all done would be an exciting thing.

Hubby is taking me out to dinner tonight. (pray for me) I am going to do my best to not over-do it. We are going to a fancy schmancy place, and I have to find something to wear that fits......that isnt work attire, or business stuff.

Have a great day everyone!
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RobinW-sometimes just checking off a job as done, even laundry, lifts the spirits. Will be thinking positive thoughts for you tonight. Kudos for getting the mind ready ahead of time.

freer-hang in there. You can do it, but if you have any little slip tonight...just get back on track!

hbuchwald-kudos for resetting your buttons to "OP"!

coastalsue and BBE-after someone said "Aretha" all I've been hearing in my head is R-E-S-P-E-C-T...sock it to me, sock it to me.
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Thanks shrinkin' your right!

I overate at dinner, but I made good choices. I had the chicken parm, with garlic green beans instead of the pasta.

Thing is the sauce was sooooooooo good, I could have eaten with a spoon like a soup.

I should have kept half of it for tomorrow, but I flubbed up on that one. It sure was good tho
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