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A new interim goal

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dr. Fuhrman helped me budge a little from a long standing plateau. But, then I've been stuck again since I quit that little challenge. In three weeks our son's family will be with us and we will do a road trip as a part of their visit. While they participate in a trail run, we will take care of their 3 1/2 yo and 15 mo. old girls. Can't wait. But, I'm challenging myself to lose 5 pounds over the next 4 weeks. I've been walking a lot, eating pretty clean and spending time in our gym a few times each week. Today I walked with my dh this morning and did an hour on the elliptical before lifting some weights. That was the hardest workout in awhile. My clothes seem to be growing a bit. I took a pile to a local shelter yesterday. That felt really nice. So, I'm hoping to see good results to continue over the next month. We'll see! emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 7/29/2012 10:41PM

    ;Good for you. I have lost 5#s and gained it back 5 Xs. I will drop that in August!permanently! emoticon

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One more day...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

emoticon emoticon emoticonTomorrow is my last day of the week long crash diet from Dr. Fuhrman on Dr. Oz recently. I've been far from perfect, but have done well in some aspects. I've eaten tons of fruit and veggies and whole grains while cutting way back on fat, meat, dairy and sweets. I think I can make some of my changes into a real lifestyle improvement. I am eager to see if I lost weight, got off the plateau and will get to where I'd like to be before vacation next month. One day and one decision at a time... Life is good! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 6/12/2012 8:23PM

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you do, too.

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A few changes to fall off the plateau

Sunday, June 10, 2012

So, for 4 days I've now been following (pretty well) the 90/10% "crash" diet recently featured on Dr. Oz show. To eat only about 150 calories of fats, meats and dairy, plus no sugar is a definite challenge. However, focussing on fruits, veggies and whole grain has been a treat. This was introduced to be a 7-day approved crash diet. I couldn't stay on this plan forever, but am hoping for a bit of a nudge off this plateau. After the week I think I will modify and continue as a 15-20/85-80% plan. That sounds more doable over the long haul. Another recent change has been to begin tracking salt and cholesterol. In the midst of major stressors in my life my blood pressure started bouncing all over the place and cholesterol tested high. I also have lost about 75% of my hair in the past 8 months. So, armed with some new (hopefully short-term) meds and (hopefully long-term) healthy strategies I am poised to fall right off the edge of this disgusting plateau. We'll see what the coming days and weeks will bring. emoticon emoticon

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MAMABUGAZ 6/11/2012 10:18AM

    I also saw that Dr. Oz episode, and read a little bit about it on his site. I'm in maintenance, and I've maintained my weight for about 8 months now, so I'm not worried about plateauing. But, my waist measurement seems to have gone up 1/2" to an inch the last couple of weeks. Even though my weight remains steady, my waist stays up. Don't know if it's bloating or something? Maybe the 90/10 diet would help me.

Best wishes on getting out of our plateau.

About plateaus, maybe some of our Stickies on the Plateau Busters SparkPage would give you some ideas.
~ Faith

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90/10 Eating Plan Trial

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

emoticonI'm trying something new to me...Dr. Joel Fuhrman's 90/10 plan recently featured by Dr. Oz. The testimonies look promising and this is the time of year to go this way for sure. It is basically 90% fruits, veggies, nuts and whole grains emoticon emoticon with the final 10% given to fats, meat and dairy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Dr. Oz touted it as his approved 7-Day Crash Diet. We'll see. I started this a couple days ago and stocked up with lots of fresh veggies and fruits emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonas well as more frozen berries and lots of canned beans, something I love and use a lot anyway. After failing to hit calorie goal yesterday, I'm adding nuts in a couple places today and some steel cut oats. If I can get all of my planned food down, I will meet all my goals except that I will have an excess of fiber which was true for yesterday as well. I think that is a good thing for me as I tend towards constipation despite drinking lots of water. So, since I think I can do anything for a week, I'm eager to see how my results compare and kickstart summer a bit. emoticon Some of the folks who commented on line have followed this plan as a life style for quite some time with good success. emoticon We'll see. A little change has always been good whenever I've felt in a bit of a rut. Time will tell. emoticon emoticon

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CMFARRELL36 6/6/2012 4:30PM

    I hope your week goes well for you. And also that your trial week leads you forward to some good discoveries and realisations about food and you.

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MEADSBAY 6/6/2012 3:22PM

    Looking forward to hearing about how you feel on this (sounds great) and what kind of results you get.
THX for the goodie, Barbara!

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Between now and July 4!

Monday, June 04, 2012

I've been on a bit of a weight plateau recently and am ready to find my way to another stair step on my way down this journey. emoticonWe are going to help my mother-in-law celebrate her 97th birthday on july 7th. She is an adorable size 4. I've always enjoyed shopping for her. My daughter is even a bit smaller and is truly a trophy wife to her doctor husband. My mil was widowed a few years ago just before an amazing book was published about her WWII hero husband. Their lives together were awesome to be a part of, but I felt judged always for my weight. One time many years ago they insisted I get on their scale so they could see my weight. I refused...none of their business. At another point I was a bit underweight. Only then did they tell me I looked good. I already had weight image issues and those grew throughout my life as I yoyod along. Even now, at age 59, I find myself eager to lose 5-8 pounds before I see her to celebrate her life. We'll see. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 6/4/2012 10:13PM

    Gosh, I can't imagine anyone trying to get me up on a scale or in any way making reference to the size of my body.
That is between you and your doctor!
Good luck, Barbara.

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