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Found a picture on messenger.

Friday, December 24, 2010

It came to me that I had a picture of myself on messenger, that I could use here as well, so you have some idea of how I look.
Promise there will come more in time. Just have to use the camera..

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J-ALEXIS 12/27/2010 6:25AM

    Great smile!!

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/27/2010 12:23AM

    You look really sparky!

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When you already do everything right... HELP!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All tips about changing your habits to get healthier and lose weight is somewhat depressing when you canīt apply them.

1) Stop smoking. emoticon
- I never even tried one cigarette in my life!

2) Let go of the fast food. emoticon
- Canīt remember the last time I went into one of those places, doesnīt tempt me at all.

3) Stop drinking soda. emoticon emoticon
- I donīt.

4) Eat more vegetables. emoticon emoticon emoticon
- I usually make a lot of vegatarian dishes each week, and we always have salad with the meals.

5) Donīt deep fry. emoticon
- I donīt even now how to...

6) Stop drinking beer. emoticon
- I donīt like beer!

7) Start exercise regularly. emoticon
- I already exercise as much as my body can take!

8) Stop eating sugar and sweets. emoticon emoticon
- I rarely do.

9) Eat whole grain.
- Already do. I make my own bread to control whatīs in it.
We only have brown rice at home.
For breakfast I have oatmeal with flaxseed and bran with soy milk.

10) Drink more water. emoticon
- I drink about 2 litres/day.

11) Eat better/less fat. emoticon
- We donīt have margarine at home and I only use olive oil when cooking.
The only cheese we have is low-fat.

Something has to be wrong but I canīt figure out what!
This is how Iīve always lived and still Iīm overweight. How can this be?
I really would like a consultation with one of these fitness-diet-pro:s who can read your body, but itīs too expensive here and not that easy to get.

Sometimes I feel it would have been easier if I had had a lot of bad habits to just get rid of. (I know itīs not "just to get rid" of them!!!)
I donīt know what to change!
A thinner slice of bread here and one less raisin there is that what will make me lose weight??!

Sorry for complaining but it gets to me at times. I guess my body thanks me for having healthy habits even though I have these extra kilos. BUT I REALLY WANT TO LOSE THEM!!!

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DSJB9999 12/29/2010 1:51PM

    I am following that eating plan I think Meddy Peddy mentioned in the UK thats Slimming World, body optimising on the web site.

I rarely stop eating but still have lost weight. Okay so its much harder when you get close to your goal and you look SO GOOD, I don't think you need to lose much more.

Its important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, drink the 8 glasses of water a day, limit carbs and fats a bit but I eat loads of fat free yogurts and am rarely hungry.

I always lose more weight though if I track my intake too.

Good luck
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Donna x

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SVENJAH 12/24/2010 11:55AM

  DO speak with a doctor!?
What can you not accomplish that you want to do?
What are your goals, not physical, but the purpose or motivation for changing anything physical?

"A thinner slice of bread here and one less raisin there is that what will make me"... too tired to... "already exercise as much as my body can take"...????

Do you listen to your own body? Do you ignore the information and just listen to what your own body tell you, as when you feel full or exhausted or ...?

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ESPERI 12/24/2010 2:50AM

    - I have started control my portions since I joined SP, they are smaller now.
- Yes, Iīm overweight. My BMI is closer to 30 than to 25.
- No, I havenīt gained weight, but not lost any either, since my foodcals went

Thanks for caring! emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/24/2010 2:41AM

    I had sort of the same problem – sort of because I knew that I ate way too much, but if I compared myself to these people that ar swhown in "you are what you eat" I did not recognize myself, I love salad, I havenīt had a pizza in years, I donīt drink sodas or alchol etc etc.

But Iīve seen one program once – british – that compared two women. One was underweight, ate only junk food, fish and chips or burgers all the time. The other one made wonderful healthy food, but ate a lot of it.

The picture you use now does not show an overseight person so my question is – what do you mean overweight? Did you have a professional opinion on this?

And it is interesting that you put in an extra 500 kcl – have you gained weight from that or is it the same?

When I came out of chemitherapy my weight would not change as it usually does as soon as I cut down calories. My body was obviously so stressed by that chemo that i clung to every gram...

But today I am back to "Normal" - that is that my body reacts to my calorie intake and gain or lose. Not always immediatly, I can pig out one day and it does not show on the scal (or refrain from eating and it does not show) But in the long run it is simple math – energy in versus energy out give effcts in my body.

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ESPERI 12/22/2010 4:11PM

for all your comments!
I do use the foodtracker for all my food. It told me that I ate to little for the amount of exercise I do so I put in some 500 cals extra/week in the fitnesstracker and the foodcals went up.
I thought I ate too little, and that was it, but so far I havenīt seen any difference on the scale...

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PCOH051610 12/22/2010 8:21AM

    Use you food tracker for a few weeks and see if anything happens. If nothing happens, make an appointment with your doctor as he/she may be able to see what is wrong. Perhaps they could refer you to a nutritrionist.

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JLITT62 12/22/2010 8:08AM

    I have to agree -- take a cold, hard look at your portion sizes. You can get fat on too much healthy food, too.

For instance, olive oil is a healthy fat, but it's still a fat -- too much and guess what? Yup, you'll put on fat! Oatmeal and brown rice are great sources of whole grains, but not by the bowlful.

Not saying you're doing any of that, of course, but I know portion sizes are part of my downfall, too.

My only downfall on your list is the sweets. I work hard to control my sweet tooth!

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LINDYPAINTS 12/22/2010 7:46AM

    I agree with Edwina, I think it is worth tracking what you eat - personally, I do eat very well (not as well as you, though!) but I have problems with portion control. This only really shows up when I track, so I track everything I eat.
I hope you find an answer! Best of luck!

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EDWINA172 12/22/2010 5:35AM

    Do you track your food? You can still gain weight with eating only healthy food if you go over your calorie limit for the day. Most people under-estimate what they eat and over-estimate how much exercise they do. Have a great week.

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Why I donīt have any pics of myself.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When we first came to Spain from Sweden our computer crashed because of the uneven electricity here. With it all our music and pictures (read: our whole lives) disappeared.
We try to have it fixed but so far no one has been able to do it, even if they are cocky and sure they can do it before they try. emoticon

This has resulted in that we are very cautious with what we store on the computer nowadays. Everything important goes into an external hardware or on discs.

And I am too lazy to get hold of the pics to post them. emoticon
Yesterday my sister-in-law sent me an email with pics from this summer, some really nice ones on me emoticon
but I couldnīt import them - they where too bad a quality...

I would like to show you all what I look like so maybe weīll have a camera session someday. Could be nice having the proper "before picture" - look out for it - I will post it!

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/22/2010 12:44AM

    Hmm, I have some years stored on my old computer. It is not broken (yet) but if it does, those pictures will be gone.

It is overwhelming because they are so many, maybe I should just pick out ... twenty altogether and save them. And realise that we live in the age of pictures so they are not as rare or valuable as in the old days, one has to be more exclusive in choosing...

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INGMARIE 12/21/2010 8:48AM

    External hard drive is a good idea,
i have lost some stuff myself,and have no clue where to find it.
It just dissappeared one day emoticon

Just wishing you a great day, hope you did not catch the cold bug.

emoticonsome hot chocolate might help?

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Monday, December 20, 2010

I am so terribly tired this afternoon.

Today it has been sunny. emoticon
We have been walking for hours along the seaside, maybe it is all the fresh air
- or I am coming down with a cold. emoticon
Feels like there is a temperature rising in the body...
Protest! I do not want that. I know what it does to my schedule.

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COFFEE-MATE-Y 12/20/2010 12:19PM

    I bet your tired! BUt walking is great!!!

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What is SP doing to me??!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

First of all; Iīve already been up almost an hour and itīs 7:06 in the morning AND SUNDAY!
What am I doing up at this time?!
Woke up at 5:47 but refused to get up.
After only some minutes I understood that no more sleep was going to come to me, so at 6:00 I got up from the warm cosy bed where my husband still is sleeping. emoticon

Made myself a nice cup of tea and sat down in front of the computer - and here I am...

I used to have a hard time getting up in the mornings (only one alarm did not get me out of dreamland emoticon) and look at me now.

Not even 2 months after I joined SP - my body has become a machine.
At the moment a sore one but even so...

I had some chocolate this weekend.
It was very good but my body reacted to it, my heartrate increased and I felt tired in a strange way, because of the sugar I guess.
Did I use to feel this way only some short weeks ago? emoticon Scary!

As you can see the scale doesnīt agree with my body that things are happening, but on the other hand the inside maybe has to change first. Havenīt stepped on the scale for a week I think but for now thatīs not the most important change. What I believed should be a help to lose some weight has turned into a serious health program.

My body is thanking me by waking me up at this hour... emoticon

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INGMARIE 12/19/2010 1:58PM

    well lets see where you are heading towards, just remember baby steps to make sure you are safe. emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/19/2010 2:59AM

    Interesting, it will be exciting to see what this leads to! Congratulations on a good job so far!

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