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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

My plan:
300 calories for breakfast
300 calories for lunch
1000 for dinner
Add a 200 calorie snack--more realistic---1600- 1800 if consistent, would lose weight

Eat breakfast as late as possible so as not to be starving by lunch.

Eat protein both at breakfast and lunch so as to feel satisfied with the small amount of calories.

Use a few walnuts or almonds as a snack instead of candy, cookies.

Note when chocolate craving comes and substitute with a Cafe Rio--- Or are they called Coffee Rio? All I know is they are hard little candies with very few calories that satisfy a craving for sweets and for chocolate.

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MTPOETNH 5/9/2012 8:58PM

    Sounds like a good plan, I find a protein snacks ( ie a hard boiled egg, 1/2 cup hummus , or s3 0z chicken breast , I change it up every day) help keep my appetite pretty well satisfied. Good luck , planning really makes a difference - Hugs Peggy

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JEANNE229 5/9/2012 12:27PM

    good planning girlfriend.

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GGMOM06 5/9/2012 11:01AM

    emoticon sure hope it works for you. I would be emoticon but that's just me. emoticon

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ate brown rice for lunch.It turned out to be good with shallots sautéed in a teaspoon of olive oil and added to it. But actually a cup of b. rice is rather caloric.

Trust me, it really needed the olive oil and shallot. Tasted horrible plain.

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ZEEDRA 5/9/2012 3:26PM

    Yes, I do that for the Asian students staying with me. Also, shake either a small amount of hot pepper flakes or lemon pepper on it. I almost always use basmati rice now because the aroma is so great.

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TWNOMWE 5/8/2012 8:14PM

    Try cook it in Chicken broth next time. It tastes great.

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Not in mood

Monday, May 07, 2012

Not in mood to track or exercise, but I recall reading that successful writers write whether they are in the mood or not. Applies to all other fields as well. I am certain ballet dancers are not always in the mood to practice!!!

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JEANNE229 5/8/2012 11:59AM

    Those of us who do not do it when we are not in the mood are not succeeding. Wise advice.

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CAROLEE1945 5/7/2012 8:03PM

    Yes, it is the sugar products that do it.

And the beer.

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KINEPS 5/7/2012 7:55PM

  We all have those days when we just don't feel like it!!! As long as it doesn't become a habit - one day won't hurt.

Positive thoughts for tomorrow!


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VINGRAM 5/7/2012 2:41PM

    emoticonMe either

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MYBULLDOGS 5/7/2012 9:09AM



I lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products.


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Sunday, May 06, 2012

I am trying to instill a new habit it myself. To do a strength workout while my hair dries after my shower. I know that sounds weird, to work out after a shower, but trust me, I do not work up a sweat!! ha ha Maybe if I get more advanced, then I will do it before the shower.

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FUTUREHOPE49 5/6/2012 11:11AM

    You can do a strength workout anytime! LOL! You have showered, that is what is important. It does not sound strange to me. I bathe and then garden. It gets rid of aching muscles. You can always wash or shower again at the end of the day. Or have a long luxurious soak in a bath if you have one. Nothing nicer than relaxing with some essential oils. Massage if you can't bathe. Try rose and lavender at the end of the day. Mmm! smells delicious and feels great!

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Habits, again

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Still reading the fascinating habit book! In the appendix, the author talks about how to change habits. Now I understand why it is so hard!!!

Every habit has three parts: a cue that gets you going, the behavior itself, and then the reward. You have to identify the reward. It is very difficult to know exactly what the reward for a specific habit is.

Figuring out the cue is a bit easier.

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FUTUREHOPE49 5/6/2012 11:06AM

    Never thought of it that way before! emoticon
I need to get back to the habit of blogging!

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GINNAR 5/5/2012 12:01PM

    This is a good point. I never thought about the fact that there is more to habit than just what you do rather mindlessly.

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