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SLIMMERKIWI
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3/20/13 3:49 P

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My husband recently died (3 months ago) but altho' it would have been very easy to derail myself, I decided that the best thing I could do was to continue my healthy lifestyle. Once I had that in my mindset, I found it very easy to continue on this journey.

I can understand how easily it would have been to get derailed. Altho' you lost weight, you did it on 1200 calories PLUS exercise. That is actually UNDEReating. 1200 calories is the bare minimum for a woman who is average weight and very sedentary. Overweight people need more calories, and when you factor in exercise, you actually need more calories to compensate. I know it sounds strange, but it won't derail your efforts, and will help you to get where you want to go and then stay there.

BIG hugs,
Kris



TIME2BLOOM4ME
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3/20/13 10:01 A

fresh fruit and vegetables.



HMILLY2020
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3/20/13 9:46 A

First off, stop beating yourself up. I am a total believer in confidence. I have seen it in myself. No matter how hard I tried or crazy workouts I did, if I put myself down because I didn't fit into my jeans or just felt fat, my health suffered, both physical and mental.

When I use positive thought, I find my workouts more effective and much more willing to eat better. If I put myself down, I'm racing toward the potato chips and McDs. You are your toughest critic and if you put yourself down and hate yourself, who do you have to lift you back up and give you the confidence you need to be the best you?

If you don't have the space to workout, focus on nutrition.

In your semi, pack a cooler with cold water, carrots, apples, veggies, string cheese, turkey sandwiches, etc. Carry almonds, tortilla chips, etc.

At home, the crockpot can be a great thing for eatting better! When the weather gets better, break out that grill and make some chicken or fish.

Everyone goes thru ups and downs but you can't win if you aren't on your side, know what I mean?



RANCHETTA
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3/20/13 7:40 A

When I lost the weight I was cutting calories, 1200 a day, and working out. I stopped doing both in June, I lost my best friend to cancer and moved. I got busier and felt like things were way off track and I never got back on.

I forgot to mention that I also am in a semi once in a while. Like today I will be in it all day. That makes eating healthy so much more difficult. We usually stop at fast food places or convience stores with the fried food deli. Sometimes I'm lucky and they have a Subway.

Thank you all for your input! My weight is really getting to me here lately, every time I know I eat badly or more calories then I should I feel really guilty and get down on myself. I don't know where to even begin on trying to eat healthy is the main problem, where I don't feel hungry. I've even tried to drink water when I'm hungry.



DIVAMAMAOFTWO
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3/20/13 6:43 A

Love slimmerkiwi's comments... I found that I can stay within my calories limits by planning my meals each day. Initially, this can be difficult but a little planning goes a long way. With time, this has become a habit and it gives me a sense of empowerment that I control my food vs. my cravings controlling me. Good luck!



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/20/13 2:30 A

When you lost the weight in the first place, did you do it by "dieting" - I ask this because this often causes one to gain the weight back when they go 'off' their diet when they have reached their goal.

I am wondering if you have resorted to a fair bit of processed foods. They will push the calories up but not the nutrition.

Try to eat plenty of fruit/veges, and get quality lean protein into your diet. You don't need something big to cook it on. One pot stews/casseroles are easy enough in the crockpot. just put the veges and lean meat into it and cook it. Add some lentils to it and you get more fibre which will help to keep you full, and also the lentils can mean that you can decrease your meat a bit but not dip out on the protein. You can cook veges easily in a microwave.

As far as eating when you are away, generally anything on the menu that says 'poached' is going to be healthier than others. Try to avoid those which say 'butter' or 'creamed' - very high fat.

Below is a link that you may find helpful
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkdining.a
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Kris

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 3/20/2013 (02:31)


ANGELCITYGAL
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3/20/13 1:40 A

The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution.



RANCHETTA
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3/20/13 12:11 A

I'm sorry, what is the name of the book?
Thanks



ANGELCITYGAL
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3/19/13 11:59 P

You might try something like the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution. Really good way to jump start your metabolism and quickly learn what/how to eat. The book is available from Amazon. Highly recommended. Has helped me soooo much.



RANCHETTA
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3/19/13 11:50 P

I have gained back all the weight I lost last year. I've tried to watch what I eat and gained. I found today that I was constantly hungry. I ate almost 2000 calories. I'm really hating my condition right now.
I live in a travel trailer, not much room at all let alone to workout. I'm seriously considering joining the rec center in town. I have been walking the half mile to the road from our house, down and back is a mile.
The only cooking I'm allowed to do in the house is on the George Foreman grill, the crockpot, the microwave, and oven. With the weather finally getting warmer I'm thinking about pulling out the outside grill. Not to mention we eat out at least once a week, sometimes twice.
We are going on a weekend get-a-way in 10 days, I'd hoped to made some progress by then, but at this point I know that it's a long shot. I graduate school in May and have a graduation that I really want to look good at so that is my next goal date.

I need some help mostly with eating, I need to know how to eat healthy when we go out to eat? What to eat to help keep me from feeling hungry? Any advice on what to do first as far as my diet?
Next what can I do that works my whole body? I have weight to loose in my hips, thighs, and belly area, I am pear shaped. I would like to tone my arms.

I am open to any and all suggestions and/or criticism.... at this point I need anything to get this weight off! I'm hating myself!!! emoticon
Thanks




 
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