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not going to give up

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

well i didn't exercise for 2 days i didn't feel like it and i feel bad cause when i stop i want to stop all together. so i went and did some little exercise to get rid of my back fat and then i felt like doing my treadmill. that thing is so loud it's like 7 or 8 years old so i don't like using it to run well jog i have asthma so i can't run. but i did 15 min on that and i feel better that i didn't give up and quit on exercise all together. i'm tring to think positive. but i am always hungry. after i eat like breakfast well i ate that at like 9am and around 11am i was hungry again. so i did my exercise and i'm hungry again. what is wrong with me? there must be something wrong if i'm always hungry. this morning i ate cereal and a package of pop tarts and water well sense then i haven't ate nothing. i'm tring to not eat so much only 3 times a day and 1 snack in between meals. well my belly thinks i should eat like 6 times a day.

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CHICK8526 8/2/2012 6:53PM

    that phantom hunger sounds like that's what is going on with me i just hope i can stay strong.

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    If what LESSOFPMCD doesn't work, you might want to speak to a Dr. and get checked out. You might be just having phantom hunger, but it could be a medical problem!

Good luck!

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LESSOFPMCD 7/31/2012 2:04PM

    Try eating 6 x a day if that is what your body is telling you. Just break down your meals into mini meals.

Instead of cereal and pop tart both for breakfast have one at 9 and the other at 11.

Same # of calories - just spread out over the day. Make sure you use the tracker or you may end up eating too much.

For exercising - just tell yourself you will just do a couple of minutes - will help you get up and start going. Once you start you will end up doing your full amount of time - it is just the getting started that can sometimes be difficult.

You can do this and you will do this - just have to tweak your plan to fit your needs.

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sweet tooth challenge

Friday, July 20, 2012

well this is week 2 and i have to admit i haven't had that much sugar for awhile and if i do want something sweet i eat fruit. that helps a lot. i love fruit more then sugar i have to admit. and i lost 5lbs i think from not eating all that sugar. but i would like to know what kind of foods to buy that is still sweet and not all sugar. and also what about splenda is that better to use then reg. sugar?

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CHICK8526 7/23/2012 9:36PM

    thanks for the comment

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DAZZEEDOO 7/20/2012 9:45PM

    Yay YOU!
50lbs lost - that's emoticon!

I use splenda instead of sugar. I'm sure there will be some who come along and say all artificial sweeteners are bad, but I like splenda in kool aide, and my tea and I buy blackberry jam sweetend with splenda. I have not cooked or baked with it, the rest of my family doesn't like the taste of it. But once in a while a little sweet spot is nice.

Continued SUCCESS on your weight loss journey

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eating sweets to much

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ok well i'm not good at bloging but here i go. i eat ice cream every single day after i eat dinner or sometimes lunch. my challenge is to stop that. i'm doing the sweet tooth challenge and i hope this helps. i did eat the sherbet ice cream today and i feel so bad cause i just think i exercised for no reason today cause i ruined it by eating ice cream. it's sherbet cause i have irritable bowl syndrome. but i still eat some dairy products. how do you all deal with your sweet tooth attacks? i am on a very tight budget and buying healthy food is like omg to high priced. but i know i'm gonna have to buy more higher price things if i want to lose weight. and when they say eat like small meals 3 or 4 times a day don't that make you gain more? your eating all the time if you do that.

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CHICK8526 7/16/2012 12:41PM

    ya i have been eating a lot of fruit instead of ice cream but i don't want my ice cream to waste cause i don't want to eat it anymore. it's like half a gallon left. what should i do with it i thought every 2 days i can have a small bowl

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SHAYSIE 7/16/2012 7:15AM

    It's hard to avoid cravings. One of my favorites is cheesecake. So, now, I buy a sugar free brand that tastes wonderful. If I want that as my daily treat, I cut a smaller portion of it and add fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries. Have your daily serving or treat but watch the portion size and add a healthy option along with it. Don't deprive yourself just watch portion size. emoticon

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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/13/2012 8:58AM

    A couple of things you can do:

1. Try substitution: instead of eating a bowl of sherbet, why not purée some frozen fruit? Frozen peaches and raspberries in the blender are pretty sweet on their own, but adding a bit of almond milk and/or soy milk will make it sweet and creamy. If you pop it back into the freezer once it's puréed, then it will even have the texture of ice cream! Or, if you find fresh fruit in season, and you find it's going bad too fast, purée it up and toss it into the freezer and have a spoonful after dinner: another fruit serving! Just don't fall into the trap of adding sugar to it.

2. Another thing to help the budget: try making a lot of your foods at home. Making bread is pretty easy, and the most time-consuming part is the rising period. If you have kids, you can get them involved, and then they'll eat whatever they make (easy way to make the switch to whole-wheat bread!). You can make healthy (low-sodium) spaghetti sauce buy buying strained tomatoes and adding your own spices and blended veggies (fresh or frozen spinach and kale are easy to blend into sauces, making them thicker and adding iron!). The spark cookbook can help you make a menu for the week, then you're not buying excess of anything!

Good luck!

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BANANAFANNAH 7/12/2012 8:31PM

    I'm not really a big on sweets person, but when I do have that craving, I used to go wild. I wouldn't go for a bowl of ice cream, I'd go for a HUGE bowl, with toppings, and maybe cake etc etc.

Sometimes I feel like I am craving something sweet, and I really only need a taste of it, and not a huge big serving. Maybe you can put some in small containers, that way you are only allowing yourself a small bit. I wouldn't try and deprive yourself of it all together.. sometimes that makes it so much worse for me!! I wouldn't beat yourself up about feeling like you exercised for no reason. If you feel you want to treat yourself to ice cream, work it into your daily totals.

For me, when I have to have something sweet, I melt chocolate, and mix in pistachios, then pour it into a large ziplock baggie. I lay it completely flat in the fridge and smooth it out until it hardens, then break it up and put it in a container I leave in the fridge. Then, when I need something, I have a small piece.

Gosh, this post is getting long lol :) As for the 3 to 4 meals -- they are 3 to 4 small meals. You're eating more frequently and less likely to binge because you are sooooo hungry.

Good luck :)

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i'm in a slump

Monday, February 06, 2012

i need help. for like a couple of weeks more like a month i have not done any exercising i'm starting to feel it now. I gained a pound and i feel like i gained like 6. i am struggling here i havn't been on sparkpeople for a month i think and when i quit exercising i quit using sparkpeople can anyone help me? how did you overcome your struggle?

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CHICK8526 7/13/2012 10:10AM

    we don't have much rock climbing where i live we don't have much at all really all you can do it walk/run at the parks

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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/13/2012 8:59AM

    Find something you love to do, so that exercise doesn't seem like a chore! I dance, rock climb, and play softball, none of which do I want to skip because I'm feeling blah!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/6/2012 3:01PM

    Me too lets do this

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what to eat

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

i never know what to buy at the store. also there are some veg that looks wierd and dont know how to even start cooking it. so what should you buy if your on a budget and eating healthy?

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CHICK8526 1/15/2011 12:55PM

    wow thanks so much i needed help with alot of these things. i am doing so good at losing weight and i don't want to mess it up

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THELUCKIEST018 1/15/2011 12:07PM

    A lot of people love Aldi for a good place to get cheap food, and they are starting to carry more healthy foods. I am going there for my next trip to see how I do! Ifyou see vegetables that you don't know how to use, get online! A lot of websites have recipes/cooking info, and you can always post on the Sparkpeople message boards, too.

Cheaper foods that I like to buy, and recommend, are:
Frozen veggies (broccoli florets and green beans are my favorites)
Frozen chicken breast (the Great Value brand at Walmart is good)
Turkey for sandwiches
Whole wheat bread
Brown rice
Bananas, apples
Zucchini and squash
Skim milk
Fresh spinach for use as a salad or topping on sandwiches, tacos, etc.
Butterfly pork chops (easiest recipe is to brown them and then simmer with 1 can golden mushroom soup and 1/2 can water. This is great served w/mashed potatoes if your calories allow it)

If you can get asparagus or fresh green beans on sale, they are my favorite veggies. For the green beans, I just boil them for a few minutes until they are soft but still crunchy and add some olive oil and salt and pepper. I like to roast asparagus in the oven with the same seasonings, sometimes with some garlic or lemon juice.

Some of my favorite healthy recipes are Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken (it's on the Sparkrecipes website) and Lemon Broccoli Chicken from the Weight Watchers site (it tastes like take out but so much healthier!). Chicken cacciatorre is wonderful also (brown chicken breasts and then simmer for 1-2 hours on low with can of diced tomatoes, garlic, tomato sauce, onions, and bell peppers). If you like fajitas, I use half a seasoning packet with the regular amount of chicken or lean steak (to cut down sodium), and pump it up with lots of peppers, onions, and salsa, and use whole wheat tortillas instead of the white tortillas. Yum!

While I am not always the healthiest eater (I crave salty snacks and yummy breads), I have a lot of substitutions to make eating healthier. If you ever have any questions I can try and help you out!

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