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Old 01-27-2007, 12:40 AM   #1  
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Talking You on a Diet ... support thread #4

Hi Everyone ...
I hope nobody minds that I started a new thread for support but, since it was up to 9 pages I thought it might be time.

Besides I selfishly have some great news and wanted to share it with everyone:

Today is the FIRST day I actually completed 10,000 steps!!!
I walked 10, 260 steps to be exact.

I am so proud of myself ... I had to share with someone. I bought the Omron pedometer that Dr OZ recommends and I've had it for 3 weeks now. However, my lazy butt has usually only managed to get in 4500 - 6000 steps

Today I walked 3 miles after dinner and that made the numbers fly by ...now if I could only stick to the food plan...

baby steps is better than nothing.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:18 AM   #2  
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Ally, good for you. I too dont get my walking in as I should, but my new job will take care of that. I got a job as a dog walker, I have several dogs thur out the day I have to walk 3x a day. I just hope the temps saty above freezing.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:36 AM   #3  
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Good job on the walking Alley! That's actually one area where I'm not doing very well. I'm following an exercise program by Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser fame, but I also want to get the 1/2 hour, or more, of walking in as well. It is finally still daylight here at 5pm, so once the days get longer, it will be much easier for me to be motivated to do so - I just can't bring myself to go out for a walk in the cold, dark night!

This has put me a bit behind on my 500-mile challenge, so I really need to get my backside in gear! A friend has asked if I could come to the gym earlier so that he has some motivation to be there, and if I do that I could get the 1/2 hour of walking in after the other workout. If I get out of bed 15 minutes sooner, and am a bit more organized, I could easily get myself out of the house 1/2 hour sooner. So that's my goal for next week.

B-day party tonight will be a challenge - lots of drinking and eating with a crowd who does it well! I will really need to stay strong. May bring some peel-n-eat shrimp with me so that I know I'll have something I can eat as an appetizer and I'll just have to stick to diet soda and/or water to drink. Wish me luck!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Hi everyone,,I hope you dont mind if I join you all. I bought this book two weeks ago ,,,and really liked the common sense of the program. I used to do Core but gave it up. Recently my brother found out he has to have heart surgery..this is my big wake up call. He was the healthy one in the family. I have lots of pages to go back and see how everyone is doing and what you all are doing...
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Hi Patty, you love love this program. I bet you are having some frigid weather up there. When the Candian air blows down here in NY, it is just blustering cold here.
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Hi Patty, you love love this program. I bet you are having some frigid weather up there. When the Candian air blows down here in NY, it is just blustering cold here.
Not sure how far north in Canada Patty is but I am in Southern Ontario and our winters are about the same as what you get in NY. Right now it is pretty cold and somewhat snowy(typical for this time of the year though). It's supposed to be up to -8C(which is about 17F).

Now to get back on topic for myself....I just got the book yesterday(as an early b-day present from my friend....she asked me what I wanted and I told her about this book)...I started reading it lastnight and I am really liking it so far...however I am a slow reader so it will mostlikely take me a while to get through it.
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Happy Monday everyone! How's it going here in You:ville?

I am SO pleased with how much my appetite is reduced on this plan. You may remember that I have been struggling with late-night eating. Well, last night around 9pm, I thought "it's time for some cereal". Then I realized that I wasn't hungry. For the next hour I kept thinking that at any moment I was going to be hungry and would have to have some cereal, but that moment never came! I went to bed without having to have anything else! This is a MAJOR breakthough for me if I can keep this up! I'm pretty happy about that.

I planned my dinners for the week yesterday - all healthy and on-plan, so that take care of a lot of the work - I don't mind cooking, it's the figuring out what to cook that gets me sometimes.

I plan to try Kashi 7-grain pilaf instead of rice with a Chinese dish this week - has anyone ever had it? I'll let you know what I think.

Everyone have a good one!
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:15 AM   #8  
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LATE NIGHT Eating is my arch enemy ... Its a habit that I struggle with daily.
aaaarrrghhh ...sigh!

I know that if I could go bed earlier it would help. but I so Love my quite time late at night when the kids AND my husband are sleeping. I settle in to an easy chair ... watch some mindless TV ... and then BOOM ... I decide to snack. I can ruin a perfectly good day, by finding a late night movie or watching Leno.
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Hello i am new to chicks website and have only just started dieting and am in desperate need of a buddy and any slimming world recipes i can, as all this fresh we are eating is getting so bland. Please help.
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Ally, I am in the same boat as you, I also like my alone time at night. But I think it is the boredom that gets to me and I want to eat. The almounds seem to be working for me late at night. Sipping on water just doesnt do it for me.
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Although I'm not an owner of the book (yet) I have a question for those of you that have read it....have you heard of and/or tried a product that appears to be endorsed within the book. It is called Z Trim. I read about this a few weeks ago and it sounds promising. I actually ordered some and it arrived today (it looks a lot like vaseline--ick!). It comes with a recipe book and a DVD (which I think are all the YouTube things from their website). Anyway, if any of you have tried this, please let me know if you liked it or not. Thanks!!
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Interesting about Z-Trim. As I didn't read all the chapters in the book as thoroughly as I should have (still going back and going through them), I missed this part. I went to the Z-Trim site and looked at it.

I think if I had a family who wanted me to bake goodies, I might try this to see if it would be an acceptable way to cut some fat and calories.

I'll have to go to YouTube and see what they have posted there.

So do let us know how this works out!
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I LOVE the YOU plan!! I have been doing it for a little over 4 weeks now. I cut all the sugar (real and artificial) out and I have NO cravings for the sweets anymore (which in itself is a miracle to me) I am very happy with how this plan works. I eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, and I am never hungry!! After reading the book, everything just "clicked" for me ~ I hope you all are having good successes too. (I lost 16.5 pounds and 7" the first month!)

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I'm not a big sweet eater, so that's never been my problem, but I do love rich, creamy, fatty foods. Last night, I was making fish tacos for dinner and had run very low on sour cream (I refuse to buy the low fat kind--it tastes like flour has been mixed with milk--ick!) and decided to mix in the Z Trim. I mixed it half and half like they recommend--no one could tell the difference! Next I'll be trying it in a Bechamel sauce, in a dip, and mixing it with my full-fat salad dressing to see what the results are. You can use it to halve the fat in baking cookies and cake, though.
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I too have had great sucess and LOVE this new lifestyle. I am not thinking of it as a diet. I am saying good buy to those sugar laiden goodies and butter is a thing of the past. I don't feel hungry, I feel as if I am eating 2X as much food as before and I have lost 16 pounds since Jan 14/07. My biggest problem is getting out and walking (I too am up here in the North about 40 minutes north of Toronto) hate the cold! But I am forcing myself out the door and into the gym as well.
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