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Ayurveda Plan Upate

Monday, April 07, 2014

Around March 10 I tried to start the Ayurveda eating plan. There were many road blocks not to mention not being able to eat some of the many foods that helped me a great deal with my weight loss. It has been a very difficult plan to follow, however, there are some positive aspects that I will continue to do. As far as following it to the letter – forget it!
The aspects I will continue to do are healthy and they are attainable for me to meet my goals and still be happy about doing it.
Eat easy to digest foods for breakfast and dinner. My largest meal will be lunch and my smallest meal is dinner. Eat vegetables, mostly ones that are not in the “night shade” family, fruits as long as I don’t eat too many with lots of acids, and lean meat, mostly fish and poultry. That I can do.
If anyone else has tried the Ayurveda Plan, I’d love to hear about it.

  
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MEXGAL1 4/10/2014 5:20PM

    can't help you here...know nothing about it. I just eat only healthy natural foods...and due to an autoimmune disorder can't eat gluten, cheese, night shades veggies, and nitrates. That keeps me in order.
Have a nice evening.
Sallie

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ALIIDA 4/9/2014 11:25AM

    It looks interesting and makes sense. I hope it works well for you.

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MARILYNROBERT 4/8/2014 1:39PM

    I think your modified idea is a good one and will be something you can sustain for a lifetime. emoticon

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ISLENAA 4/8/2014 6:11AM

    i havent tried it but it looks like something that agrees with you. all the best!

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SALAM4545 4/7/2014 11:29PM

    I guess every plan has to be modified for the individual. Keep up the good work!

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/7/2014 9:51PM

  I've only known one other person that followed this plan and she loved it. Good luck!

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CHANCETARYN 4/7/2014 7:31PM

    Interesting.

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Assignment to Lose the Weight

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight.

To keep from going back on medication for high cholesterol, to keep acid reflex out of my life, look better, feel better, to be physically active, to control depression as working out gives me more endorphin and makes me a happier person.

What do you want to change? My attitude, my body shape, my energy level.

How do you want to look? Fantastic!

How do you want to feel? Full of life and energy, have a sense of well being

What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?
Workout with ease, fit in an airplane seat! I barley fit in one a few years ago.

And list all the OTHER things that you want to change!
It would be very rewarding to be able to stay at a healthy weight without even trying. But, I guess it just doesn't work that way.

The most important thing is to have a written record to remind yourself of your goals and motives. During the 56 days of this challenge it will keep you going when you remind yourself why you are doing this. emoticon


Write out your strategy to avoid the Triggers. Maybe it will be baby steps to get you started or moderation. Don’t be a perfectionist. Consider most of the time you will get it right.

This is how I will avoid these triggers:
emoticon Look at the nutritional values of the food. Usually the fat grams will make me not want it.
emoticon Get outside, either go for a walk or bike ride. If it is raining I will pop in a dvd. This however is easier said than done. If that doesn't work, I'll call a friend or email one.

  
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OTEN36 4/3/2014 11:38PM

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I wish you the best of luck on your challenge
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MARILYNROBERT 4/2/2014 4:23PM

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JAYDEE1211 3/31/2014 6:06AM

    Fantastic recipe for success. emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/31/2014 12:01AM

    My List of reasons to want to lose weight.

To reduce the need for medications
To be healthier
To look better
To feel better
To be physically free to be active
To increase my energy level
To look Fantastic
To feel Full of energy
To fit in an airplane seat


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SALAM4545 3/30/2014 9:11PM

    What a great assignment! I know what you mean about dvd's, that one is tough for me. I'm trying to think of good alternatives to that myself, as we are expecting a lot of rain in the next week; maybe calisthenics like jumping jacks, marching in place, and deep knee bends while I watch t.v. or something like that. If you think of something please let me know!

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JUSTYNA7 3/30/2014 6:39PM

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Gearing Up For The 5% Challenge!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

emoticon Thanks to everyone that gave me some great tips for curbing my " bad eating habits"! Today on Dr. Oz discussed curbing salty and sweet cravings also. I hope the next eight weeks goes as well as the past 2 days. For a list of strategies from the show go to Doctoroz.com . For dinner tonight I tried broccoli, couscous, turmeric and curry spice mix with a wedge of laughing cow cheese. Also had a salad and a biscuit. I am totally satisfied.
Printed off the checklist
Was going to plan 3 meals for tomorrow but our stove died! It isn't even that old! So I have breakfast planned.
I have lots of fresh veggies so will have salads for 2 of my meals and will have to go shopping for some microwave dinners.
Have my workouts planned
Have snacks planned.
It's a win win! Have a great weekend! emoticon

  
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GRANNY2B2 3/31/2014 5:17PM

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/28/2014 9:48AM

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SETTIMIA 3/28/2014 8:56AM

    YOU CAN DO IT

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ISLENAA 3/28/2014 1:53AM

    planning is key and looks like you've got it covered. have a great weekend! emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 3/27/2014 10:46PM

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I'm all stocked up with good veggies, fruits, and healthy food options. It sure makes eating right easier. emoticon

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ALIIDA 3/27/2014 8:57PM

    Good for you! It sounds very healthy. emoticon

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JAMBABY0 3/27/2014 8:53PM

    good luck

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Joined 5% Challenge - I'm Ready!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quick update on my blog for eating the Ayurveda way. Eating for your body type. Last week did go better but it was hard to eliminate a few things, ah, like beer and salt! No, not together, but I seem to remember my dad drinking his beer and sometimes he'd put salt on it. emoticon
Weighed in today and am up a lb. Dang, I knew I shouldn't have drank beer, but I have good excuses! Twins vs. Rays game for one thing, oh then there was the kettle corn. Tell me, who can go to a ball game and not have beer and popcorn? emoticon Well, if you can, good for you! emoticon More power to you! I am going to keep trying to eat for my body, I am noticing things like more energy and feeling better mentally. I really do think it will be good for me so I'm hoping this new challenge will help speed up the process and get me to actually give up those bad foods.
A couple days ago one of my SP friends sent me an invite to join this 5% challenge. I'd seen it around but never really thought about it. Challenges really do help me meet my goals and I'm really excited to get going on it. I hope my weigh in weight is down by the time it starts. emoticon Hope to see some of my SP buds there!

  
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I_WILL_ROCK_125 3/27/2014 11:47AM

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MEXGAL1 3/26/2014 6:06PM

    oh no, kettle corn and beer....I used to love both but am not allow to have either anymore.
To me my good health is more important so I will stay away.
have a nice evening.
Sallie

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KATIBUG49 3/25/2014 8:20PM

    'll try my blog tomorrow, not sure what I will write.

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DIGIT00 3/25/2014 8:13PM

  Good luck!

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KALISWALKER 3/25/2014 7:58PM

    Giving up salt really helps with weight loss - water retention but also gets you away for salty snacks

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MARILYNROBERT 3/25/2014 7:33PM

    I'm going to write my 5% blog tomorrow afternoon. Got some thinking to do and fine tuning of goals. emoticon



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Square One

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Well, I thought it would be easier to get on the Ayurveda plan, but I had a hard time last week with the eating plan. Although I did my regular activity I gained a pound. emoticon
This week I am starting it again and today I have done very well. I am hoping that the rest of the week will be good as well. Of course, it could change tomorrow. It isn't easy staying positive, but I am trying. Even though we are going out for dinner I think it will be okay too. I checked out the menu and see the restaurant has a 500 calorie menu! emoticon emoticon

  
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ALIIDA 3/22/2014 10:40AM

    I hope you enjoyed the meal, and wishing you success with your Ayurveda plan.

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MARILYNROBERT 3/21/2014 11:08PM

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One day at a time emoticon

Good job on keeping up the workouts emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/19/2014 7:20PM

    Hope this is the right plan for you.
Here's to healthy eating.
Sallie

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ISLENAA 3/19/2014 4:40AM

    you'll get better at it and if you find its not to your liking...you can always try something else. emoticon emoticon

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JENNYMARIEC 3/18/2014 9:53PM

    What does eating on the Ayurveda plan entail?

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/18/2014 5:18PM

    Hang in there!! emoticon emoticon

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MRSRIGS1 3/18/2014 5:11PM

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