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TRIED OF WALKING ON THIS ROAD

Sunday, August 19, 2012

HELLO
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO GET STARTED ON THE RIGHT ROAD .SO FOR ALL I HAVE DONE IS WALKED IN CIRCLES .I WOULD LOSE A LITTLE ,THEN GAIN IT ALL BACK ,IF NOT MORE ... SO ON AND SO BACK AND FORTH.,BACK AND FORTH .BUT I'M TRIED OF IT! TO SAY THE LEASE I'M DOWN RIGHT SICK OF IT! SO THIS TIME I'M GOING TO TAKE THE TIME TO SEARCH OUT A BETTER PATH AND LOOK FOR THAT HELP I NEEDED SO BADLY,NOT BE AFRAID TO SAY I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN .
YOU KNOW THAT THERE A LOW CALORIE RECIPE FOR ABOUT ANYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT , BELIEVE ME I BEEN LOOKING LOL. BUT I BEEN JUST TO LAZY TO FIND IT AND MAKE THEM .SO I WOULD GRAB THE EASIEST FOODS THERE WAS OH AND DON'T EVER THINK I WOULD LET MYSELF GO WITHOUT CHIPS , ICE CREAM, CANDY OR AND GOODY .BECAUSE WHY SHOULD POOR LITTLE ME BE DEPRIVED WHILE MY FAMILY GOT THEM . BY DOING THIS HAVE GOT MYSELF WHERE MY BLOOD SUGARS O OVER 300 TO 400 .MY EYES OR GETTING WORSE FAST .HAVE STARTED WITH MY KIDNEYS ,HEART AND NERVE GETTING WORSE DAY BY DAY .
THEY HAVE GOT ME ON THE MOST POWER FULL SHOTS MEDICINE THEY HAVE 5 X MORE POWER FULL THEN MOST .I TAKE PILLS ON TOP OF THAT FOR IT .SO IF YOUR LIKE ME AND HAVE DIABETES DON'T BE A DUMMY LIKE ME AND THINK YOU CAN EAT WHAT YOU WANT AND WORRIED ABOUT IT LATER .LATER IS A ROUGH ROAD TO WALK .
SO THIS TIME I BEEN SEARCHING FOR LOWER CALORIE VERSION OF MY FAVORITES . GETTING SUPPORT AND STARTED ON THAT NEW ROAD .I HOPE AND PRAY I DON'T TURN BACK ON THAT OLD PATH IF YOU LIKE TO BEFRIEND ME AND DO THIS TOGETHER FELL FREE TO ADD ME, POST ME , AND REACH OUT TO ME .LET NOT WALK THIS ROAD ALONE BUT WALK IT TOGETHER .MAYBE THEN IS ONE OF US FALLS WE CAN PICK THE OTHER ONE UP AND KEEP GOING . emoticon

  
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HUNGRYWOMAN2 3/6/2013 11:03PM

    It is so easy to justify our behaviors. Particularly when the consequences are not immediately noted. We live in a world of instant gratification. However, every behavior does have a consequence, and fortunately we can choose the direction we want to go each step of the way. It appears you are breaking through the denial and are motivated to actively work on the changes you want to make. In my case health issues literally scared me into making the necessary lifestyle changes. I have walked a similar path, and never want to go there again.
I wish you the best as you continue to pursue your chosen life goals. emoticon

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NOMORESTALLING 10/7/2012 3:15PM

    Girl I learned quite sometime ago that if mind body and spirit are not in sinc then it doesn't matter how determined or how motivated you think you are it will only be temporary. But if your mind body and spirit are all "on the same page" and you've got that and the right life time, lifestyle plan that you won't get bored or frustrated with your commitment, consistency and control are unlimited.
The lifestyle change has to be just that a LIFE style change, not something temporary that you are told to eliminate and deprive yourself of this that and the other..... while your losing and until you've lost your weight. That has NEVER worked and never will.
Believe me I've been there done that. never again.




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MKONAR 8/19/2012 12:20PM

    I also got tired of walking that road and going in circles. So that is whey I came here. I do believe that the community support will make a difference. I'm sure there are tons of healthier versions of favorite foods, but I have found some new favorites too, right here in the recipe section, just give some of them a try. emoticon

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CJJANISS 8/19/2012 10:42AM

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MYBULLDOGS 8/19/2012 9:27AM

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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Living healthy and loving it !

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Being overweight is not necessarily unhealthy, indeed there is evidence that people who are up to 10 pounds overweight actually live longer than those of normal weight. It is only when we become seriously overweight or 'obese' that our health begins to suffer. Another important factor is where we carry our excess weight. For example, an obese man who carries his excess weight around his middle is more vulnerable to disease than an obese man whose excess weight is distributed more widely. Finally, exercise has a very important influence on longevity and quality of life.
We are all brainwashed into thinking that losing weight or dieting means eating tiny portions. But it's not true. Because some foods contain a lot more calories than others. For example, one small pastry can be higher in calories than a whole plateful of chicken, potatoes and vegetables.
Losing weight means eating fewer calories than we need. However, by choosing foods which are low in calories (and taking regular exercise) we can often lose weight WITHOUT eating less. In fact, sometimes we can actually eat MORE.
Don't be misled by fad diets that make blanket pronouncements on the dangers of carbohydrates. They provide the body with fuel it needs for physical activity and for proper organ function, and they are an important part of a healthy diet. But some kinds of carbohydrates are far better than others.

The best sources of carbohydrates—whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans—promote good health by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of important phytonutrients. Easily digested carbohydrates from white bread, white rice, pastries, sugared sodas, and other highly processed foods may contribute to weight gain, interfere with weight loss, and promote diabetes and heart disease.
I have found i stay fuller longer and fill satified .not like i used to staved all the time .
The digestive system handles all carbohydrates in much the same way—it breaks them down (or tries to break them down) into single sugar molecules, since only these are small enough to cross into the bloodstream. It also converts most digestible carbohydrates into glucose (also known as blood sugar), because cells are designed to use this as a universal energy source.

How much fiber do I need?
Adults need at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day for good health. But most Americans get only about 15 grams a day. Learn how fiber helps protect against disease.

Fiber is an exception. It is put together in such a way that it can't be broken down into sugar molecules, and so it passes through the body undigested. Fiber comes in two varieties: soluble fiber dissolves in water, while insoluble fiber does not. Although neither type nourishes the body, they promote health in many ways. Soluble fiber binds to fatty substances in the intestines and carries them out as a waste, thus lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or bad cholesterol). It also helps regulate the body's use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. Insoluble fiber helps push food through the intestinal tract, promoting regularity and helping prevent constipation.
For optimal health, get your grains intact from foods such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole grain pasta, and other possibly unfamiliar grains like quinoa, whole oats, and bulgur. Not only will these foods help protect you against a range of chronic diseases, they can also please your palate and your eyes.

Until recently, you could only get whole-grain products in organic or non-traditional stores. Today they are popping up in more and more mainstream grocery stores. Here are some suggestions for adding more good carbohydrates to your diet:

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Brown basmati rice

Try brown rice with a twist: Check out this recipe for Spicy Coconut Rice with Limes, courtesy of Harvard University Dining Services.

* Start the day with whole grains. If you're partial to hot cereals, try old-fashioned or steel-cut oats. If you're a cold cereal person, look for one that lists whole wheat, whole oats, or other whole grain first on the ingredient list.
* Use whole grain breads for lunch or snacks. Check the label to make sure that whole wheat or another whole grain is the first ingredient listed.
* Bag the potatoes. Instead, try brown rice or even "newer" grains like bulgur, wheat berries, millet, or hulled barley with your dinner.
* Pick up some whole wheat pasta. If the whole grain products are too chewy for you, look for those that are made with half whole-wheat flour and half white flour.
* Bring on the beans. Beans are an excellent source of slowly digested carbohydrates as well as a great source of protein.
I know a diet is hard no matter what one we pick,but isn't is better to pick a healthy one ,good for us and satifieds us too .
I'm so happy my weight is coming off . we can do it !
LC

  
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SLCB1023 6/24/2009 7:51PM

    AMEN ... words to live by for a lifetime. emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 6/24/2009 3:50PM

    Very good post and very educational. Thank you!

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MKPQ51 6/23/2009 1:48PM

    Another great article; thanks for posting it.

I'm certainly going to keep better track of my fiber intake.

Kat





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change in diet

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

This is the plan my Doctor put me on . I have found it had gotton hard to stay on a diet . i was alway hurgry . so she said this would help .i look forward to getting to goal this year .
The basics – choosing wisely
Eating smarter with Weight Watchers means choosing the right foods and tracking what you eat and drink. You’ll see how to make healthy choices, and keep track of them so you learn from experience. You’ll also learn which foods help keep you satisfied, and how to incorporate them into your daily life. Our interactive tools will make choosing and tracking easier, to help you stick with the plan.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
How weight loss works
How our food plan works
Note: Remember to track your weight each week. You’ll get an idea of your progress, especially as you adjust to the food plan.

How weight loss works
The only scientifically proven method for losing weight involves burning more calories than you take in. 1
This is known as the law of thermodynamics. Yet only 1/3 of Americans trying to lose weight try to do so by using the recommended method of eating less and exercising more – the fundamental foundation of weight loss.2

How our food plan works
Choose satisfying foods, and track for improved success.
The Momentum™ plan is built on a proven method for weight-loss success: burn more calories than you take in. Weight Watchers will guide you towards wise food choices, choices that will help you stay satisfied. And you’ll learn to be aware of those choices by tracking the foods you eat.

The plan centers around four basic concepts that help you choose wisely

Healthy core food
Less fatty food ( No Fried unless using amount of oil alowed )
Extercise
Drinking 64 oz water a day


TIP: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS
It’s not necessarily to eat less – it’s to eat smarter. Think about the choices you’re making now, and will show you how to use healthy, delicious substitutions that will keep you feeling satisfied.

* Filling Foods are usually foods that contain more fiber and water, so they help keep you feeling full longer. Once you how to identify Filling Foods, you’ll see how easy it is to incorporate them into your daily meals.
* The Good Health Guidelines add to the equation by guiding you toward healthy choices as you lose weight. You can track these in your Healthy Checks.




Filling Foods
Not all POINTS values are created equal. Filling Foods keep you satisfied even as you’re taking in fewer calories, so you can lose weight. They’re packed with water, fiber and sometimes air and can be good sources of protein – elements that help fill you up and keep you satisfied. Using your POINTS® values on foods from the Filling Foods List will help you stay full throughout the day.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
What are Filling Foods?
Why eat them?
Build a filling meal

What are Filling Foods?
People tend to eat the same volume of food each day— by filling their stomachs with food, they avoid feelings of hunger. Some foods — Filling Foods — help keep you full longer, and fill you up on fewer calories. By incorporating Filling Foods into your meals, you’ll learn to stretch your Food calories and make better choices.

Take a look at the Filling Food groups. You’ll find lots of delicious choices.

Whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, potatoes and grains


Vegetables and fruits


Whole-grain cereals – without added sugar, nuts or dried fruit

Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs,


Fat-free milk and milk products


Soups, made with Filling Foods


WHERE ARE THE DRINKS?
Beverages, with the exception of milk, bypass the body’s hunger detectors. That’s why, even though they have lots of water in them, they’re not considered Filling Foods. This includes fruit juices.


Look for the diamond which will identify Filling Foods throughout the site.

Why eat Filling Foods?
Knowing the Calories of foods will help you make smart choices. Sometimes, though, foods have low calories, but lack staying power. Five jelly beans, for example, have only about 10 Calories . But how effectively will jelly beans keep you feeling satisfied? Before long, you may need another snack, for more calories. On the other hand, one slice of low-fat or fat-free cheese has 50 calories value, and is a Filling Food. This means you probably will be satisfied for longer.

Filling Foods keep hunger at bay longer. They’re great sources of protein; or they’re packed with water and fiber— elements that fill you up and keep you satisfied. Choose foods from the Filling Foods List in the Plan Manager and you’ll stay more satisfied throughout the day.

You can also print out this list of Filling Foods.

Build a filling meal
PLAN MANAGER: IDENTIFYING FILLING FOODS
You can find a complete list of Filling Foods in the Plan Manager. Look for the diamond which will identify Filling Foods throughout the page.

* Try it now

Think about eating filling foods at each meal. When deciding what you’ll have for a meal or snack, ask yourself, “Are any of my options Filling Foods?” From there, you can get creative with flavors, ingredients and preparations.journal your Calories each day, notice how many Filling Foods you ate, and think about how hungry you were after each meal.

The Simply Filling Technique
Because tracking is not a fit for everybody, we also have the Simply Filling technique. You can eat as much as you want from the Filling Foods List – as long as you remain aware of your hunger levels and choose wisely. Find out more about the Simply Filling technique.
S-T-R-E-T-C-H your Calorie values
Two foods that have the same Calories might not have the same staying power.



Another way to keep track: Simply Filling
Tracking is our preferred way of maintaining control, but some people just aren’t wired for it. So we have another technique: Simply Filling. Simply Filling requires that you give up some flexibility in your choices and requests, and that you rely more on listening to your body’s signals — those signals are how you’ll maintain control. In exchange, you don’t have to track Calories values. Don't worry; if it's not for you, you can always switch back to tracking.
you may notice that the Simply Filling technique is similar to the Core Plan. The difference? This plan incorporates the concept of portion control, which helps you avoid overeating. And there are a few differences between the Core Food List and the Filling Food List (See below.)
Why Simply Filling works
The Simply Filling technique will work to help you lose weight, because the science behind Filling Foods — they’re usually filled with protein, fiber, and water — will prevent you from overeating. You can eat as much of the Filling Foods as you need to be satisfied; but you should pay attention to portion size and Hunger Signals. It’s like being accountable to your body’s signals, instead of to your POINTS Tracker.

How to use the Simply Filling technique
Eat Filling Foods
For at least one week at a time, eat exclusively Filling Foods from the categories below, plus foods from a few additional categories, like beverages, seasonings and condiments, as well as healthy oils. See below for more specific rules.

Whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, potatoes and grains


Vegetables and fruits


Whole-grain cereals – without added sugar, nuts or dried fruit

Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and meat substitutes such as tofu


Fat-free milk and milk products


Non-creamy soups made with Filling Foods


PLAN MANAGER: THE FILLING FOODS LIST
Browse the list for delicious choices. In the POINTS Tracker, you can use your preferences to go into "Simply Filling mode." This way, you’ll track only foods that are not Filling Foods.

* View the Filling Foods List


Filling Foods are marked with a green diamond on the site.
The Simply Filling technique rules

* In addition to Filling Foods from the categories above, there are some foods and beverages that you don't have to count POINTS values for (although they are not Filling Foods): beverages like coffee and tea without sugar, diet soda, club soda and seltzer (plain or flavored/unsweetened), and water; and fat-free condiments and seasonings like mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, fat-free dressing and fat-free salsa.

* You don't have to count POINTS values for the 2 teaspoons of healthy oils (olive, canola, safflower, sunflower, and flaxseed oil) that you need for good nutrition each day (see the Good Health Guidelines).

* Bread is not a Filling Food

* Vegetables, beans & legumes cannot contain ingredients that are not Filling Foods. You also need to track POINTS values for vegetable juices.

* Canned fruit must be packed in water or juice. Applesauce must be unsweetened. You must track POINTS values for dried fruits and fruit juices.

* Cold cereals must be limited to one meal a day and eaten with fat-free milk or fat-free plain yogurt. Whole-grain cereals without added sugar, nuts or dried fruit are Filling Foods, as is any plain variety of cooked (hot) cereal that does not contain added sugar.

* Choose and prepare visibly lean cuts of meat. Ground beef with no more than 7% fat, ground chicken and ground turkey cannot be part of more than one meal a day.

* Whole-wheat pasta, potatoes and brown rice are limited to one meal a day

* Processed meats such as deli items or hot dogs are not Filling Foods

* Canned fish and shellfish must be packed in water, broth or tomato juice (not in oil).


Eat portions that feel right to you.
Listen to your body's signals. There’s no need to measure or count. When you’re using the Simply Filling technique you’ll want to be especially aware of your hunger signals, and whether you’re feeling full, hungry or satisfied.




Keeping you healthy
TRACKING HEALTHY CHECKS IN THE PLAN MANAGER
In addition to tracking your food and activity, you can also keep track of how you’re following some of these guidelines each day. In the Plan Manager, they’re called the Healthy Checks.

* Use the Healthy Checks to keep track

Use the Good Health Guidelines as an everyday reminder of how to eat right and lose weight. Bearing these guidelines in mind each day may very well become second nature, and keep you on track with your eating habits. As an added bonus, healthy foods are very often great bargains for their Calories values, and Filling Foods to boot. Work in the minimum amounts for each category — and be sure to count the calorie values.
Note: Amounts can be divided and counted toward a full serving. For example, ½ cup yogurt at breakfast and ¾ oz cheese at lunch count toward a full milk serving. Fruits and vegetables? Same thing.

The Guidelines

Fruits & Vegetables
GUIDELINE
5 servings a day
(9 if you weigh more than 350 lbs.),


WHAT COUNTS
1 cup per serving for leafy greens 1/2 cup per serving for all others


WHY
Rich source of many vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants. Helps reduce the risk for many diseases.


Milk Products
GUIDELINE
2 servings a day
(3 if you are a nursing mom, a teenager, are over 50 or weight more than 250 lbs.).


WHAT COUNTS
Milk or calcium-fortified soy milk, including:
12 oz Latte
16 oz cappuccino
Weight Watchers Smoothies*
Cheeses, including:
2 cups cottage
1 1/2 oz hard or
1/2 cup ricotta
Yogurt & pudding, 1 cup
*Available at participating meeting locations only.


WHY
Milk products are more than just calcium rich. They contain protein, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin and added vitamin D to help strengthen bones and protect against colon cancer and high blood pressure.


Liquids
GUIDELINE
6 8-oz. glasses
per day.


WHAT COUNTS
All liquids: milk, juice, water, seltzer, diet soft drinks, coffee or tea. The best choice is water.


WHY
Keeps you hydrated. Needed for temperature regulation and proper function of body cells, tissues, and organs.


Healthy Oil
GUIDELINE
2 teaspoons per day.


WHAT COUNTS
Olive, canola, safflower, sunflower or flaxseed oil. Avoid saturated and trans fats.


WHY
Contains vitamin E and essential fatty acids. May help lower risk for heart disease and stroke.


Lean Protein
GUIDELINE
1-2 servings per day .


WHAT COUNTS
Lean meats, skinless poultry, fish, beans, soy products, and lentils.


WHY
Provides essential amino acids, which your body can’t make. Needed to repair and build all body tissue.


Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
GUIDELINE
1 per day.


WHAT COUNTS
Any supplement that contains no more than 100 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamins or minerals.


WHY
Will ensure that your nutrient needs from A-Z (vitamin A – Zinc) are covered.


Whole Grains
GUIDELINE
Choose whenever possible.


WHAT COUNTS
Whole grain cereal, breads, pasta, rice or grains.


WHY
Packed with nutrients, including fiber.


Activity
GUIDELINE
At least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
(Start with 10 minutes if you’re sedentary now).


WHAT COUNTS
All activity counts, including gardening and housework.


WHY
Keeps you healthy and fit while you’re losing weight, and helps you keep the weight off once you’ve lost it.


Sugar & Alcohol
GUIDELINE
Limit your intake.


WHAT COUNTS
Desserts, cakes, cookies, candy, sweetened beverages and alcohol.


WHY
Contain empty calories with few or no nutrients.



life sometimes calls for special snacks, treats, bigger portions or meals out. And why shouldn’t it? To lose weight and keep it off, you need freedom, so you can steer clear of the feelings of deprivation that often send people off track.if you Never allowing yourself the freedom to indulge is the kind of rigid restraint that results in on-again, off-again dieting.so if you do Pick wisely and eat only one as little as satifies you ,then get right back on track and to eatting filling food and keeping track of your mood .


Tracking
To limit the amount of food we eat, we have to pay attention. Tracking, or keeping a record of what and how much you eat, will make you aware. You’ll track: Everything you eat and drink, including correct portion sizes, as well as your body’s signals of hunger and fullness. Tracking makes you aware of what you’re eating, which makes you able to make smart decisions about what and when to eat next. You can also track your activity and your weight.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Tracking and success
What to track
Tracking made simple

Tracking makes you more successful

Keeping track of the Calories of the foods you eat and drink adds accountability. And that accountability will work to help you lose weight. Studies show that keeping track of food intake can boost weight-loss success..

Most people love the learning that comes from tracking the foods they eat. But for some, tracking doesn’t come naturally. If you’re one of those people, don’t worry: People who have successfully maintained their weight losses report that, over time, tracking becomes easier and requires less attention.2 Plus, in a few weeks we’ll be telling you about some other techniques you can use to keep on top of your eating.

What to track
SITUATION / SOLUTION
Estimating Calories at restaurants.
Do your research. Look upCalories in the Plan Manager; check the restaurant's nutrition facts; or change the way you place the order.
Letting "bites and tastes" go untracked
If you bite it, write it. Even if that little bit has a Calories of 0, record it in your Tracker. You might be surprised at the results.
Overestimating activity values
Be as accurate as possible when it comes to time and intensity level. When in doubt, underestimate; you’ll be better off being conservative.


The Activity Tracker lets you track the Calories you earn for activity. This can help keep you motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In addition to tracking your Calories, you’ll track your weekly weight in the Weight Tracker, Weight tracking allows you to map out your progress and see how far you have come

  
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MKPQ51 6/23/2009 1:37PM

    Thank you for posting this; it certainly contains some great info.

Kat

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