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Eating out

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Ok, I'm trying to go low carb. What kind of choices should I make when we go to fast food places? I don't really care for the salads at fast food eateries. My mom is also doing low carb, she usually will order a grilled chicken sandwich (ex. Wendy's) and just take it off the bun and eat it. I could go that route, but I also don't want to be wasteful. So, what are some healthy options? We don't eat out all the time, but at least once maybe twice a week depending on what's going on with our schedules.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/15/2014 7:16AM

    hubby is diabetic so I am doing South Beach (low carb). I think we should just open a low carb restaurant. I've yet to find a good place to eat this way.

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JAMBABY0 10/7/2014 9:47PM

    good luck

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Doing...not trying

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I had my first night at the gym. I did multiple exercises on different machines. I worked out for 45 minutes and I feel great! It's a start, but I'm proud of myself for doing it! I have a schedule put together so that I make sure I get in workouts, welding time, and time for my son's sport practices/games.


Really need to step it up...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I'm more frustrated than ever. I feel as if I'm not living. I was supposed to lose 20-25 pounds by October and I've barely lost a few pounds. I was supposed to be losing this weight for the last few months. I'm eating horribly! I've been snacking on junk food when I KNOW I shouldn't. On my way home from work I catch myself stopping for mozzarella sticks at the local Sheetz or grabbing a Diet Coke and 2 candy bars...then I have dinner as soon as I get home. I'm so scared right now...I do mean REALLY scared! With my cholesterol being as bad as it is, I could drop at any would think that would give me the drive to do better, but it's this horrible habit that gets in my way...I'm getting in my own way! I wasn't kidding when I said I'm the World's Worst Dieter!

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 9/21/2014 10:11PM

  Please treat yourself like you would your best friend. Don't be so hard on yourself. When it is time for you to lose weight you will. Don't give up on yourself. I know you will get plenty of support on SP. I think sometimes we are our own worse enemies. emoticon

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Fatigue...need some answers...

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am in a bit of a dilemma. My son wants me to come out to play basketball, throw the baseball with him, and ride bikes. I love doing those things, but here's the problem...I am constantly tired! As soon as I start to play or ride bikes with him I am immediately exhausted. I just started taking B12 vitamins to help boost my metabolism. What else can I do? I am trying to lose weight, so of course he's trying to help me with that. He's my mini personal Any other suggestions would be a tremendous help!

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FITTERGIRL9 7/14/2014 7:38PM

    Diane7786...I forgot to mention that one detail. I just had blood work done a few weeks ago. Everything is normal except for my triglycerides. Normal is 150...I'm at 305. I've been trying to be as careful as possible with what I eat.
I promise I will continue to stay active with my son! :)
Thank you for the encouragement!

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DIANE7786 7/14/2014 6:32PM

    It might be good to see your doctor to rule out any problems. If you're fine, play with your son! The first few days might be rough but then you'll feel so much better.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

I've been killing myself for 2 weeks! Exercising, eating small portions, drinking my water...and NO CHANGES! I did lose 4 pounds, but I was hoping for at least 10! I know not to give up, but I'm terrified that I will not get out of the 200s. I'm 2 pounds away. I'm actually very scared about not losing this 60 pounds! I'm worried that I won't stick with it and I'll give up like all the other times. I'm not young anymore, so I expect weight loss to be slower, but this is frustrating!

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DRPEPPIE121 3/28/2014 3:44PM

    Congrats on the weightloss, but you expected TEN pounds in two weeks????? That's incredibly unrealistic and slightly unhealthy. Sparkpeople encourages 1-2 pound loss per week if you can do it (if your body can do it). Seems like you're on point!

Take it SLOW...otherwise you'll gain it all back when you accomplish your goal because you gotta do it with the right motivation in changing your lifestyle SLOWLY rather than "dieting" to "get thin".


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WERSPBUDDIES 3/28/2014 2:26PM

    emoticon congrats on the weight loss.

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LESLEE33 3/28/2014 12:42PM

    Any loss is better than a gain. Don't give up your doing great. Don't let a number determine your happiness. As long as your happy being healthy, that's all that counts. emoticon

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    and in fact not only islosing 5 lbs a week unrealistic, it can be dangerous, espcially if you are trying that over a long time perod.. take it slowly and don't beat yourself up .. this is definitely a 3 steps forward one step back journey .. good luck and don't give up ..

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NEPTUNE1939 3/28/2014 12:13PM

    I hope you have eliminated ALL processed foods and bread. Losing 5-Lbs. a week is really unrealistic. 2-Lbs a week is a better way to go as it gives your body a chance to adjust. 1-Lb a week is even healthier. may be a site that will aid you in your goals. There are some good articles on reaching plateaus - we all will eventually reach them. So don't get discouraged. emoticon emoticon

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TRIXYMAHOGANY 3/28/2014 12:06PM

    Ten pounds in two weeks is completely unrealistic unless you're really, really heavy. I'm talking 300 lbs + heavy. You should expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week, so you seem to be doing an awesome job to me! Great work!

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