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Long weekend

Friday, January 14, 2011

Looking forward to a fun, healthful 3-day weekend!

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PLILLICOTCH 1/14/2011 5:52PM

    You are doing a good job of keeping it real. Knowing that we need days of down time and then to get back up. Just think of where you are going. Think more of what you want and that is what will be!! :)

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Time for a new wardrobe!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hybernation is what I do in the winter, so during these cold, dark winter days I need some extra motivation to lose some weight. Since I feel like throwing out at least half of the things I have in my closet, I've decide to reward myself with $20 for every pound I lose.

This money will linger in its own little SmartyPig account, to be released only once I'm down to 145lbs (which should hopefully coincide with the Spring clothing season).

$200+ for some nice new clothes in exchange for losing weight - sounds like a win-win situation to me!

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MYSTERY4EVER 1/14/2011 3:11PM

    What a great idea. It was such an ego booster when I bought clothes that actually fit. Then I started getting compliments. Even better!

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IGSBETH 1/14/2011 2:42AM

    Great!

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BGENDER 1/13/2011 2:48PM

    that is a really great idea.

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DEVILISH4TAZ 1/13/2011 2:47PM

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Feeling full with Protein

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I've gotten in the habit of having a bowl of oatmeal with raisins for breakfast. I like the taste, the price and the fact that it's easily available in the cafeteria where I work.

However, despite that it is nutritious and filling at the time, a couple of hours later I'll feel hungry once again. My colleague mentioned the other day that the first thing one should eat when beginning a meal is a food with plenty of protein.

So today I started out with greek yogurt which I added a little bit of dried oatmeal to - and I really do feel fuller! 12oz of the fat-free yogurt with the oatmeal has about the same amount of calories as my normal oatmeal w/raisins & a piece of fruit breakfast, but 2 hours later I don't feel like I need to snack as badly (although I love to snack, and snack on fruit all day).

As a vegetarian, making sure I get enough protein can be difficult, so I'm definitely going to stick to starting off the day with protein. If I'm really craving oatmeal with raisins, I'll make sure to add some milk. emoticon

  
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MALLEUSMIKE 1/12/2011 5:50PM

  It works for us omnivores, too. Eating protein fills you up and curbs your appetite. Plus, you need the protein to build muscle. A win-win!

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BILBY4 1/12/2011 10:59AM

    Feeling full at the start of the day really ruins me so I avoid protein like the plague in the mornings. I'm happy to eat just fruit which gives me a happy buzz all the way to lunchtime.

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mmm, cheese...etc.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Am just trying to get back into eating more healthfully, but tracking everything I eat and trying to maintain my calories makes me think 'I'm at a healthy weight, maybe I shouldn't worry about losing those extra pounds'.
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7SEVENJ9 1/11/2011 1:48PM

    I love cheese. Don't think of it as losing pounds, but as making a choice to live better!

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TBABY912 1/11/2011 1:47PM

    tracking and exercise always works for me. but no cheese please :) emoticon emoticon

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