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The Magical number of 177

Monday, November 26, 2007


I guses you could say coursity got me again. I wondered how long I could say at 177 pounds and not see results. Well today I was proved wrong. I am down to 176.1. A loss is a loss and I give God praise. This road hasn't been easy to travel. But as I know with God ALL THINGS are possible to them who believe and faith without works is dead. I am giving Christ my savior thanks for each and everything he does for. This is no time for to quit now I am going on in Jesus name victory is ahead and I see it!! Praise God the emeny lost another battle!! And I get to lose my weight ticker.
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GREATCOP0193 11/30/2007 2:26PM

    Do, you are right without Him and Faith you are dead. The book of James is so powerful. Love it.My favorite.Have a great weekend. Bunny

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You can never have too much info and here it is!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Healthy Eating Recommendations
The Food Pyramid


Fats and sweets
Use olive, soy, corn, sunflower, peanut oils
Limit saturated fats and trans fats, substituting healthier fats instead
Limit sweets

Dairy products
One to two servings of low-fat dairy products or a daily calcium and vitamin D supplement

Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and legumes
One to three servings of nuts and legumes
Up to two servings of fish, poultry, or eggs
Choose vegetable sources of protein, such as nuts and beans, more often than animal sources, such as red meat and dairy products

Vegetables and fruits
Two to three servings of fruit
Vegetables in abundance
Aim for nine servings a day of fruit and vegetables; seek variety

Bread, cereal, pasta, and rice
Eat whole grains and whole-grain products liberally
Limit intake of potatoes and refined carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, and refined-grain pasta

Alcohol
Use in moderation if enjoyed, as long as you have no health problems or conditions that would dictate otherwise

Vitamins
Multivitamin daily

What's a serving?

One serving of dairy products equals

1 cup milk or yogurt
11/2 ounces natural cheese
2 ounces processed cheese
One serving of vegetables or fruits equals

1 cup raw, leafy vegetables
1/2 cup other vegetables or fruit, cooked or chopped
1 medium apple, banana, or orange
3/4 cup fruit or vegetable juice

One serving of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, or nuts equals

2–3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish
1/2 cup cooked dry beans
2–3 eggs
4–6 tablespoons of peanut butter
One serving of bread, cereal, rice, or pasta equals

1 slice of bread
1 ounce (about 1 cup) ready-to-eat cereal
1/2 cup cooked cereal, rice, or pasta

Adapted from Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H. (Simon & Schuster, 2001).


Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
Vegetables and Fruits Good Source of Known or Potential Benefits

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, watercress
Cancer-fighting chemicals: isothiocyanates, indoles, thiocyanates, nitriles
Lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxident pigments found in dark green leafy vegetables
Green vegetables — especially folate-rich ones — help protect the heart and guard against colon, rectal, mouth, and throat cancers.
Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables guard against bladder cancer.
Leafy green vegetables help ward off stomach and lung cancers.
Spinach, kale, and other dark leafy greens protect against cataracts and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people. The key components are lutein and zeaxanthin, which may destroy free radicals that can damage the eye.
Abundant servings of cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens lower the risk for stroke.

Carrots
Beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A
Carrots may help prevent heart disease and guard against cancers of the mouth, throat, lung, and stomach; possibly also breast cancer (especially in women who have a family history of it).

Asparagus, chives, garlic, leeks, onions, shallots
Sulfur compounds, such as diallyl sulfate and allicin, which may be cancer-fighters
Onions and garlic may guard against stomach cancer.

Clementines, grapefruits, lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines
Vitamin C
Cancer-fighting compounds limonene and coumarin
Abundant servings of citrus fruits lower the risk of stroke.
Citrus fruits guard against mouth and throat cancers.
In animal studies, limonene and coumarin have been shown to fight cancer.

Tomatoes
Lycopene, an antioxidant pigment
Abundant servings of tomatoes — whether raw, cooked, or processed as juice or ketchup — appear to help prevent prostate cancer; tomatoes also guard against stomach cancer and, possibly, lung cancer. Cooking the tomatoes may help your body absorb lycopene.

Acorn squash, cantaloupes, cucumbers, honeydew melons
Beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A
Beta carotene may help fight heart disease and cancer.

Alfalfa sprouts, beans, peas, soybeans
Fiber
Folate
Protease inhibitors
Fiber helps prevent constipation, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, gallstones, obesity, and varicose veins.
Folate and protease inhibitors may help block heart disease and cancer

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UGOGIRL51 11/24/2007 6:52PM

    You're right sweetie!

You never can have to much information. Thanks for sharing that with us. It was very informative and educational and i also learned a few things I didn't know in the process.

Keep up the good work girl!

HUGS...Annette

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Info for your weight loss

Monday, November 19, 2007


127 Foods That Fight FatProvided by:


By Howard M. Shapiro, DO, Prevention
Weight loss starts with shopping. Taking control of what you eat begins with taking control of what you buy.

Every time you toss a low-calorie food into the cart, you're taking responsibility for losing weight—even before you sit down to a meal.

There's a very simple formula for low-calorie eating: Stock up on low-calorie staples. These are the basic packaged, canned, and frozen ingredients that you'll reach for to create tasty, healthful, low-calorie meals anytime.

The Picture Perfect Anytime List is a menu of the lowest-calorie produce, soups, sauces, condiments, marinades, dressings, dips, candies, desserts, and beverages available. Stuff your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer with them, and reach for them anytime. Feel free to go to the foods on the Anytime List when you want a snack or are planning a meal. Eat any amount of them for any reason. When the Anytime List becomes the core of your eating—in other words, the main dish around which you build your meals—you'll have no trouble staying thin for life.

The Anytime List
Fruits and vegetables
All fruits and vegetables—raw, cooked, fresh, frozen, canned—belong on the Picture Perfect Anytime List. Avoid any packaged fruits that have added sugar. Otherwise, the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the better.

Soups
You've heard of value for your money. Soups give you very good value for the calories. They are filling; a bowl of soup can be an entire meal. They are satisfying. For many people, they are more satisfying than raw vegetables, while many give you all the benefits of veggies (if you choose the soups chock full of vegetables). They are inexpensive, convenient, easy, and quick to make. Soups don't make you feel like you're on a diet. Above all, soups are versatile. They can serve as a snack, as part of a meal, or as a cooking ingredient.

Sauces, Condiments, and Marinades
Put the following items at the very top of your shopping list. They're invaluable for adding flavor, moisture, texture, and versatility to every food and every meal.

Salad dressings: oil-free or low-calorie (light or lite)

Mayonnaise: fat-free or light

Sour cream and yogurt: fat-free, plain, or with NutraSweet (or low-fat nondairy substitutes)

Mustards: Dijon, Pommery, and others

Tomato puree, tomato paste, and tomato sauce

Clam juice, tomato juice, V8 juice, and lemon or lime juice

Butter Buds or Molly McButter

Cooking sprays (such as Pam) in butter, olive oil, garlic, or lemon flavors

Vinegars: balsamic, cider, wine, tarragon, and others

Horseradish: red and white

Sauces: salsa, cocktail sauce, tamari, soy sauce, A1, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup, duck sauce, chutney, relish, and others

Onion: fresh, juice, flakes, and powder

Garlic: fresh, juice, flakes, and powder

Herbs: any and all, including basil, oregano, tarragon, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, dill, chives, sage, and bay leaves

Spices: any and all, including cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cumin, nutmeg, coriander, curry, paprika, and allspice

Extracts: vanilla, almond, peppermint, maple, coconut, cocoa powder, and others

Dressings and Dips
I recommend fat-free or light dressings and dips. The light category—low-fat, reduced-fat, and low-calorie—is midway between totally fat-free and regular, and it's often more pleasing to the palate than fat-free.

Dressings can be used as all-purpose condiments, dips, toppings, even cooking liquids. They already contain a mixture of ingredients, so just slather them on vegetables, seafood, and pretty much anything else. Or cook with them to make up for the lack of butter or oil.

I recommend keeping several varieties of dressings and dips on hand, including at least one creamy version. Try brushing a light creamy dressing on seafood, then broiling; the dressing adds moisture and flavor.

Candy
Yup, candy. The real thing—not the dietetic variety—is best when your sweet tooth starts aching. Dietetic candies have almost as many calories as regular candies, often lack flavor, and are an incentive to eat more. Stick to the real thing.

Chewing gum or gum balls: any and all

Hard candy: any and all, including sour balls, candy canes, lollipops such as Tootsie Pops or Blow Pops, Jolly Ranchers, Werther's Original, and TasteTations

Frozen Desserts
Any fat-free frozen yogurt, frozen nondairy substitute, or sorbet is a fine addition to the freezer. Try the lower-calorie choices. Here are some examples:

Soft serve: up to 25 calories per ounce, including Skimpy Treat; TCBY, Colombo nonfat frozen yogurt, and Tofutti

Hard pack: up to 115 calories per 1/2-cup serving, including Sharon's Sorbet, Low-Fat Tofutti, all Italian ices, and Sweet Nothings

Frozen bars: Creamsicles, Fudgsicles, and Popsicles; any others containing up to 45 calories per bar, including Welch's Fruit Juice Bars, Weight Watchers Smart Ones Orange Vanilla Treats, Tofutti Chocolate Fudge Treats, Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Mousse, Dolly Madison Slender Treat Chocolate Mousse, and Yoplait

Individually packaged frozen bars: up to 110 calories each, including FrozFruit, Hagen-Dazs bars, and Starbucks Frappuccino Blended Coffee Bars

Beverages
Avoid beverages labeled "naturally sweetened" or "fruit-juice sweetened," but help yourself to these:

Unsweetened black coffees and teas

Diet teas and juices: Crystal Light, Diet Snapple, Diet Natural Lemon Nestea, Diet Mistic, and others

Noncaloric flavored waters: orange, chocolate, cream, cherry-chocolate, root beer, cola, and other flavors of bottled or filtered water

Seltzer: plain or flavored, but check the calorie count if the product is labeled "naturally sweetened," since this usually means that the product has sugar in one form or another

Hot cocoa mixes: 20 to 50 calories per serving, including Swiss Miss Diet and Fat-Free and Nestle Carnation Diet and Fat-Free; avoid cocoa mixes with 60 or more calories per serving

Let's Go Shopping
Today's supermarkets are filled with choices for the weight conscious. Here are some of the lowest-calorie choices for a variety of food categories that aren't covered in the Anytime List.

Cereals

Cheerios: a whole grain cereal with 110 calories and 3 g fiber per cup

Kellogg's All-Bran with Extra Fiber: 50 calories and 15 g fiber per 1/2 cup

Original Shredded Wheat: 80 calories and 2.5 g fiber per biscuit

Fiber One: 60 calories and 14 g fiber per 1/2 cup

Wheaties: 110 calories and 2 g fiber per cup

Whole Grain Total: 110 calories and 3 g fiber per 3/4 cup

Spreads

Peanut butter

Low-sugar or sugar-free jams and jellies with 10 to 40 calories per tablespoon

Breads

Light breads with 40 to 45 calories per slice: oatmeal, premium white, wheat, rye, multigrain, sourdough, Italian

Whole grain regular breads or rolls

Rice and Pasta

Whole wheat/whole grain pastas: Hodgson Mill, Ancient Harvest

Brown rice

Whole wheat couscous

Pearled or hulled barley

Other whole grains: quinoa, whole grain cornmeal, kasha, bulgur, millet

Frozen Meals

Low-calorie frozen breakfast foods such as those from Kellogg's, Aunt Jemima, and Pillsbury—and a special mention for the low-calorie, whole grain offerings from Van's

Low-calorie, vegetable-focused frozen meals in the 150- to 350-calories-per-package range, especially the Amy's brand

Beans

All beans, dried or canned

Health Valley canned bean/chili combinations

Low-fat or fat-free refried beans

Snacks

Make it a point to eat starchy, crunchy snacks only in conjunction with a food from the Anytime List. For example, have fruit with popcorn or soup with crackers. Fill up on the former, and go easy on the starchy snack.

Protein Foods

Legumes: beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas

Soy products: bean curd/tofu, meat-replacement products by Boca, Gardenburger, Yves, and Lightlife

Seafood: fresh (do not fry!), smoked, canned, frozen

Note: Calorie counts in this story may vary depending on the brand of products used. Remember to check the labels

  
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BONNIE627 11/19/2007 8:34PM

    very informative and interesting reading.. now if I just do it that will be great...I keep adding a few things all the time so eventually I will have them all included... LOL thanks.... hugs, Bonnie

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This too shall pass

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Today wasn't a good day nutritional. This is the one time I didn't over eat or emotional eat. I chose to fast for spiritual reasons. God answered a much needed prayer. I had to go and sit at school with my little one who has separation anxiety. This is just a test and I will press forward. I sure didn't come this for to stop now. Never, never giving up. Tomorrow is another day and a chance to improve and I will do just that.

  


Renewed Strength Once Again

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I HAD A GLORIOUS TIME IN WORSHIP SERVICE THIS MORNING, AND MY STRENGTH IS RENEWED BY THE HOLY GHOST OF GOD. GOD IS SO AWESOME AND GOOD ALL OF THE TIME.

THESE ARE WORDS OF ENCOURGEMENT TO MYSELF (ANYONE ELSE WHO NEEDS IT)

IF I AM TEMPTED TO OVER EAT/LET MY EMOTIONS DETERMINE WHAT I EAT AND HOW MUCH /OR HAVE A HUNGRY FOR FOOD AND I HAVE ALREADY ATE.

GREATER IS HE THAT IS WITHIN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. FOOD IS NOT/SHOULD NOT BE MY GOD. CHRIST SAID THAT "I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE: HE THAT COMETH TO ME SHALL NEVER HUNGER, AND HE THAT BELIEVE ON ME SHALL NEVER THIRST AGAIN." I WILL READ HIS WORD DAILY.

IF I AM SICK: CHRIST SAID: THIS SICKNESS IS NOT UNTO DEATH, BUT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, THAT THE SON OF GOD MIGHT BE GLORIFIED THEREBY.
HE ALSO SAID HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS--BRUISED FOR OUR INQUITIES THE CHASETEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM AND WITH HIS STRIPS WE ARE HEALED.

IF IT SEEMS HOPELESS:CHRIST IS MY HOPE. I WAIT FOR THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF OUR GREAT GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

IF MY STRENGTH WAVERS: HE IS MY STRENGTH: THEY THAT WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.

IN DEATH-- DEATH ITSELF SHALL BE DESTROYED--AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NOR SORROW, NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY. HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.

I WILL RENEW MYSELF IN CHRIST EACH DAY. HE IS MY ALL AND ALL. I THANK HIM FOR HIS MERCY AND FOR HIS SPIRIT THAT WAS POURED OUT IN WORSHIP THIS MORNING AND ON THOSE WHO TRUST HIM.
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UGOGIRL51 11/13/2007 12:29PM

    There are no other words that I can say nor add except for...AMEN...

HUGS...Annette

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NO_DISTRACTIONS 11/12/2007 4:17PM

    Glad your feeling uplifted from your worship service - I came away from mine feeling the same. Isn't God awesome.

We can make the changes needed as we have the best coach there is - one that loves us unconditionally and wants the best for us - we just have to listen and then do as directed.

Standing with you on this great road that is leading us to a newer healthy body

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WILLBEMEAGAIN 11/12/2007 8:30AM

  How beautiful - I have recently renewed my faith in my savior Jesus Christ - well not actually renewed - but I am persuing a very personal relationship with Him that I had not had in the past - I have found a new church to worship in that really teaches His spirit so this was so wonderful to see and so uplifting.
Thank you for posting this.
Jeri

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WILLBEMEAGAIN 11/12/2007 8:30AM

  How beautiful - I have recently renewed my faith in my savior Jesus Christ - well not actually renewed - but I am persuing a very personal relationship with Him that I had not had in the past - I have found a new church to worship in that really teaches His spirit so this was so wonderful to see and so uplifting.
Thank you for posting this.
Jeri

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