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five more pounds gone

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day. I have. I have lost five more pounds this morning, that makes 35. It is such a relief to see the scales move. I know I should not get so stressed about it but I really want to get some weight off to help my body. I was able to also add my bike exercise today. I do my weight lifting five days a week and I either do the treadmill or the bike but I was able to do all three today. I take it I'm getting stronger and 35 pounds gone helped a lot. I am really enjoying no processed foods. Its funny I had a bigggg salad for lunch yesterday and I was still full at dinner and I could not eat it. I finally had some cottage cheese and fruit and a pack of pistachios. I remember you do not have that terrible hunger when you are filling up on vegetables, grains, fruits, you are satisfied. emoticon

  
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JUSTLYLE 3/17/2010 8:51PM

    That's just great news Dollie, what an exciting time. This Spark thing really works!

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WIITABIX 3/17/2010 8:14PM

    Excellent stuff!!! :) 5lbs is great - and overall what you've lost... WOW!!!

Hope I do as well!

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MS.ELENI 3/17/2010 7:31PM

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WOOBIE0902 3/17/2010 6:29PM

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35 pounds is terrific!!!!!! What a great st paddys day surprise!!!!

Candace

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BABYSTEP1 3/17/2010 3:48PM

    I am so happy for you. I just lost my first 5 pounds today.

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VENISEW1 3/17/2010 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon losing 5lbs!

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food

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's been a great day. I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. A neighbor brought me some cabbage, rutabagas, kale and onions that he had grown. I had to wash everything and you know what we are having for dinner. I added some corn, cottage cheese and fruit. That should take care of us. We had a huge salad for lunch. We sit and chewed for awhile. But when you are full of all that good nutrients you do not want any junk or processed food.
I should have took a picture of that salad. Listen: 3 cups of mixed lettuce, 4 radishes, 1/2 zucchini, 8 small pickled mushrooms, 1/2 portabella mushroom, 1/2 bell pepper, 2 0z. snow peas, 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of bacon bits, 1 pack of Guamole, chopped onions, 5 sprays of balsamic vinegar. You talk about a salad, yummy. My husband added turkey to his and had some nuts too. I had whole bread and peanut butter for breakfast. I hardly know how to ate not eating processed foods. I'll settle down soon and stop talking about all the foods we are eating. I just can't get over me slipping back to eating all this processed food when I know better. Oh well, live and learn.

  
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RAINBOWMF 3/16/2010 10:41PM

    Good day! You ate very well.
What did you do for exercise?

Mary

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MS.ELENI 3/16/2010 7:40PM

    Looks like you did good today. emoticon

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The only to go.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I have had a good day. We had the grandchildren today and really enjoyed. them.
We took Alyssa and got her a bike. A pink one with sparkles. She said are we going to have cake and balloons? She thought it was someones birthday. Nathan has a new bike that he has not learned how to ride yet. He is too interested in the wheels turning and won't watch where he is going. Since I am eating real food I am not as hungry it seems. What I eat last a long time. Who knew. I should have known better than eating all that processed foods. I know you need to eat as clean as you can but I get side tracked sometimes and buy into all the hipe we have thrown at us everywhere. I fixed us roasted vegetables for supper it was wonderful. I had 1/2 zucchini, 1/2 portabella mushroom, whole red bell pepper, about six slices of butternut squash, 1/2 turnip, small sweet potato and 1/2 cup of lentils, 1/2 ear of corn, and 2 carrots. All of that was oiled with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic added. I was about to pop but was it good. I can't understand why I would even consider a little dinner in a box. Why do we get swayed with ever fad that comes along. We know healthy eating and exercise is the only way. Oh well I need to go and rest up for tomorrow and all that healthy eating I will be doing. I excited to see if the scales will change this week.

  
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OLDOWL 3/15/2010 11:32PM

    That dinner sounds good I may try that my next shopping day.
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processed foods

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I weighted again this morning. Nothing. I have not lost a pound in two weeks. I have been thinking maybe I am making muscles or I'm eating too many processed foods. I started looking and I seem to be eating a lot of them. I started cutting back some. I would eat a dinner for lunch and then eat a home cooked meal at night. I am eating a lot of sugar free mints, sugar free drinks, dinners in the little trays, sugar free puddings, stripped bread, stripped milk, butter spray, etc. Have you looked at the ingredients in some of this stuff. You would have to have a degree in Lord knows what to understand what most of it is. You know the liver does not need all those chemicals. I was looking at egg beaters and they are full of stuff. Everything I looked at had too many chemicals.
I went and bought me some sprouted bread, oatmeal bread, and another loaf of home made bread with no preservatives or nothing artificial. I will start cooking like I use to when my husband and I first got married almost 40 years ago. We had no weight problems and felt wonderful. We probably are killing ourself or at least poisoning ourselves by wanting everything to be quick and easy. It really does not take very long to cook peas, beans, rice, roasted vegetables, etc. Last night I roasted us some carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, cooked greens and lentils and we had a feast. My husband wanted a baked pork chop and I fixed it to go with the vegetables for him. I am going to start making my own pudding and snack bars and doing the cooking like I use too. I am going to eat a real egg, use a little butter, a teaspoon is enough usually, eat real bread. See just what all I can start eating that is clean, wholesome food. Well enough of my ranting. I'm scared to death eating all that healthy food I'll blow up. I don't see how when I'm counting and measuring everything.
Happy eating.

  
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RAINBOWMF 3/15/2010 5:38PM

    I just assumed you were eating clean. I guess I have been doing this so long I forget some people still eat frozen and pre mixed stuff.

So very bad for you, the sodium is the real killer, they add it to make it flavorful.

Fresh food is the way to go, no white stuff, sugar, salt, white flour.
Try for a week see what happens.

If you are not sure what to eat, hunt around for someone who has lost a lot of weight and see what they eat. I have some very motivating friends if you would like the link to their page.

Hugs Mary

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 3/15/2010 12:23PM

    Hey classmate... I hear you... I have found that when you take out ALL PROCESSED foods from the diet, only use unrefined salt, cut out all sweeteners, cut out all caffeine, and stay away from free fats, that you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight. I'm already a strict vegetarian who doesn't do caffeine or refined products, so it's easier for me... I already live on just fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, legumes... but it really works... calorie counting on here really works as well. So take your pick... calorie counting or eating a lot of the high fiber stuff ; ) You're so right to suspect that the "quick meals" are bad for you so are the "sugar free" stuff. I don't know if you're aware of High Fructose Corn Syrup, but it's in A LOT of stuff and it makes you want to eat MORE. Since I've stayed away from that, it's been so easy to STOP myself from over eating.

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FRANRN76 3/15/2010 2:22AM

    Sounds like a good plan. emoticon

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SOMOMOM 3/14/2010 11:50PM

    Good for you!! My sister Alicia and I both have started cooking more also. It's amazing at the additives in processed, ready-to-eat foods that are sooooo convenient. Just taking a little more time really makes a difference and you know what you're eating and that it's good for your body. Keep up the great work!

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HEALTHYJOANN 3/14/2010 10:39PM

    I never realized how bad these process foods wer. I took a diet frozen entree to work every day f & wondered why I did not lose any weight. I am learning but it's still hard. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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TIKITAMI 3/14/2010 10:09PM

   
It's amazing how those secret ingredients in the processed foods can hold us back. I love eating healthy and am trying to stick to natural foods and home cooked meals whenever possible. My husband was really struggling on here until he let me step in, now he is packing his lunches instead of buying quick meals on the go and he is finding he has more energy and can taste his food more.

The convenience was nice, but you're right we don't need all those chemicals.

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FLAMINGOLESLIE 3/14/2010 9:22PM

    I use Splenda & spray butter like crazy! It can't be healthy!!! emoticon

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JETTSTAR999 3/14/2010 9:09PM

  Very good insight, I enjoyed reading this. It's amazing how food has changed over the years!

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DEBRITA01 3/14/2010 9:07PM

    emoticon I think you're onto something. If you can't pronounce the ingredients, you probably shouldn't be eating it! emoticon I'm trying to avoid those type of foods also - they can't be good for you.

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Wondering

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm trying to decide what am I going to do. It has been two weeks since I weighed and the scales has not moved. I have exercised, counted my calories, stayed under 1350, drank lots of water. I know I am building muscles with the weight lifting, treadmill and stationary bike. I am having a lot of pain in my hip traveling down to my knee. I just know if I could loss 30 more pounds it would stop hurting. I don't take anything except Tylenol when I can't stand it any more. The exercise seems to give me relief for a while after. So I do not think it is the exercise. We do not have insurance now, it just got too high, and I just don't go to the doctor unless I think I am dying. I reckon I just want to pay him to tell me I'm dying. I know its not funny but you do get fed up sometimes. I really am healthy except for the weight. I know that is bad for my joints and everything else. I take no medicine except vitamins. I guess I really just need to keep on doing what I am doing and be patient. That is not one of my strong points. I tell myself this is the way I will eat and exercise for the rest of my life so why worry the weight will have to come off sooner or later and the exercise is a must for my health. That's probably why I'm healthy as I am I have always been a walker. Well, I've decided.
I will keep on keeping on and I will just see how this journey pans out.
Spark friends if you see that I need to do something to help me lose better please tell me.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/14/2010 7:23PM

    i did peek at your food and fitness hope you don't mind.you are eating very healthy and at the low end for calories. if you exercise and do not eat enough you will not lose. also make sure you are sleeping well and free of stress. you should see that number on the scale move soon. remember small changes are good. i have been here one year and three months and for the first couple of months i didn't lose anything now i have lost 25 . it will happen to you too. emoticon

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RANJINI4 3/13/2010 9:16PM

    I know what you mean-pain can be a great deterrant and a great motivator.please hang in there.You are doing all the right things.Not all doctors are the same -some might help your pain but keep walking. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 3/13/2010 7:47PM

    It sounds like you are doing all the right things. Maybe you aren't eating enough.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/13/2010 5:04PM

  Hi!

You might be hurting your leg by walking and or exercising. You can't go to the doctor to get them to tell you to maybe slow down. I'm not saying to stop walking by all means.. but, please be careful because I wouldn't want to see you hurting yourself more. :(

But, it sounds like you are doing great .. exercising, keeping track of your daily calories. If I were you, I would go on the scale and see if you've lost any weight. In two weeks, more than likely I think you would've. If you step onto the scale and it hasn't moved.. maybe it's because you are lifting weights and it's becoming muscle.

Remember.. you CAN do.. and, you WILL do it. :) You can do anything you want. Just try to be patient and you WILL see results. :)

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TIME4COFFEE 3/13/2010 3:35PM

    I think you answered all your own thoughts and questions quite well! Since it's a lifestyle of healthy choices, that scale is bound to reflect a lower number sooner or later. Have patience, I know you can do it!!
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