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A new eating plan

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I went to the dietican last week and she asked me to try the Medatranian Diet

lots of different beans legumes
protein with lean meats
fish --salmon and tuna
whole grains
along with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day and 3 glasses of skim milk .

This week I stuck to it ....also ate dannon activia greek yogurt for snack .

This morning the scale has not budged ..sigh
I will now change my ticker to reflect my gain.. I have had the same weight for 3 weigh ins so probably not going down soon..

I will stick with this diet --not far off from what I was eating anyway --just adding the milk and oil ..oh and greek yogurt .. too.

Think this week more pasta's .. with the olive oil.
I start the Y on Wednesday .. that will give me more exercise which should help too.

Check back next week to see my progress

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MSLZZY 9/15/2014 5:41PM

    I envy yo the chance to take this on. DH would have a fit so I eat what I want and cook for him. Two meals some nights but what a fuss if we have to try something new.

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RAINBOWMF 9/15/2014 11:39AM

    emoticon one day at a time.

Hugs Mary

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GLORYB2014 9/15/2014 8:17AM

    I like the healthy eating plan Jo and it sometimes doesn't show up on the scales for a while but you know you're doing good!


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BABYBARNEY 9/15/2014 6:24AM

    I like that you are experimenting with your diet choices. The protein & fat contents tended to be crucial to my scale results. I needed more good FAT...can you believe I said that?

Sandi emoticon

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JAZABEE 9/15/2014 5:54AM

    Getting healthy priority the weight loss will happen emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/14/2014 9:52PM

    Jo, keep working away at this and don't get disheartened! Things will start falling into place for you, just maybe at a slower pace than you wanted!

My plan for this week is to check out your Y, as well as having another look at the Bob Hayward (just because it's so much closer to me), then see if I can afford memberships for Meaganne and myself. I need to change what I am doing here too - dramatically - or the doctor will make me start taking insulin the next time I see him.

We CAN do this, I know we can - one little baby step at a time!


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LILYDOG11 9/14/2014 9:09PM

    Wishing you well on the Mediterranean diet.

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ACRAIG921 9/14/2014 8:09PM

    Remember it's not always about the numbers on the scale, but the non scale victories too. Focus on what you are able to do now that you once weren't able to!!


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BARBARAROSE54 9/14/2014 8:01PM

    Trust the process, maybe just concentrate on getting healthy and not weight loss.

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week 1 --

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Goals for this month

Continue to eat healthy emoticon
Do 30 minutes of exercise 3 days a week emoticon
Do 45 minutes of exercise 4 days a week emoticon
Continue to drink lots of water emoticon

all good this week
did not do well with the procrastinating -- work in progress for sure ..

I am disappointed with all my steady work on me and yet the scale did not budge..

I will just continue doing what I am doing ... I will see results --just not going to be instantaneous as I would like ..
Glad I got rid of that lose a pound a week goal..

So I will just push onward and not worry about the weight loss

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/8/2014 11:14PM

    You did well this week Jo!

Remeber the old adage that "Patience is a virtue " - well be patient my friend, you WILL see the results that you are hoping for!!!


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BARBARAROSE54 9/8/2014 4:55PM

    Keep on doing what you are doing, have patience, the important thing is making healthy choices.

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GLORYB2014 9/8/2014 3:54PM

    I'm not looking for x-amount of lbs lost weekly either, my main goal is to BE HEALTHY!
We're getting there Jo! You betcha!

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BABYBARNEY 9/8/2014 6:29AM

    Exercise + healthy eating = weight will happen just keep with it!

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LUCYCAN7 9/7/2014 9:55PM

  emoticon on the goal settings! emoticon emoticon
Enjoy your night.

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RAINBOWMF 9/7/2014 9:20PM

    Yes I am not working on a pound a week either.
I am just going day to day with exercise and eating healthy and see where it takes me.

Never give up that is the important part.

Hugs Mary

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Happy September --- goals and all

Monday, September 01, 2014

Well new month means checking your goals

-- lose a pound a week till goal weight?

well last 10 weeks have not achieved that so not a good goal for me

Goal Now

Continue to eat healthy
Do 30 minutes of exercise 3 days a week
Do 45 minutes of exercise 4 days a week
Continue to drink lots of water

Make Time for ME !! something I still have to work on !
Stop procrastinating making me stress!! another area I need working on!

Breathe .. Calm.. and Relax

time to make my dreams come true

How about you? --with me ?

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BABYBARNEY 9/2/2014 6:34AM

    Good for you!!! Goal setting is always a motivator for me...Hope you manage to put yourself on the TOP of the list....then everything else will fall into place....

Oh yes, I am with you!

Sandi emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/1/2014 11:20PM

    Jo - You have laid out some good plans for yourself! I am trying to figure out some new plans for myself right now too - what I've been gdoing really isn't working for me , so I too need to tweak things.

I'm hoping to get a membership at the Y for myself and Meaganne - maybe that will help us both!

Happy September to you, my dear friend!

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2DAWN4 9/1/2014 10:21PM

    Love your goals! I too have to work on the make time for me goal! We can do it!

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LILYDOG11 9/1/2014 9:56PM

    My goal is to stay within calorie range and to start exercising again !! I've been Mia as far as exercise (lazy).

You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

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RAINBOWMF 9/1/2014 9:22PM

    Good goals Jo

You will do better in Sept. The Y will be coming up and you will have more free time with Markus back in school.

I will list my goals to morrow.

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Week 10 and the end of the Month!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I am not happy with my progress or lack there of!
Another WI and I went up .. I am going over my foods my workouts .. not sure what is wrong.

All I can say is more tweaking.. I do not believe I gained 2 lbs. impossible ...
I did not eat that much food .. and I did not go one day without exercise.

The only thing I am chaulking it up to is water weight --for some reason(?)

Any ideas or suggestions.. let me know
thanks everyone

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/1/2014 11:17PM

    Jo - You have lots of good thoughts here, not sure that I have anything better or different to suggest for you.

Just be patient, and things will start to go in the directions that you want them to - sooner or later anyway! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABYBARNEY 9/1/2014 7:54AM

    Count it up to know....BM in the you that bounce seems to be the norm...check if you take a BP pill...some times it can affect water retention.

Keep on it....I am going downward weekly now but adjusted my calorie intake since my exercise wasn't as intense as it once was.

Heat & humidity = Water Retention...drink more......H20... emoticon

Sandi emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 8/31/2014 10:22PM

    emoticon Hope you are eating enough ! Hopefully your progress will soon show.

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LUCYCAN7 8/31/2014 7:50PM

  Maybe muscle emoticon if not fluid retention! emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 8/31/2014 6:18PM

    I sure have no suggestions for you. I am all out of wack myself.

To morrow is a new day , a new week and a new month, I will be doing all I can to get healthy, we both know HOW we just need to act on it.

Hugs Mary

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BREADBAKING4ME 8/31/2014 5:34PM

    Jo, I call it a bounce and I do it all the time. My advice which I finally learned the hard way is to stay the course and eventually your weight loss will moderate and reflect your efforts. Works for me!

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Blog week 9

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Still no weight loss
I was bad for exercises this week .. so I feel that is the culprit
This week coming I will make sure I get in my exercise quota for each day.
I think I also need to drink more water .

One of my pills (looked it up) has caused me a dry cough and my mouth and throat are very sore
This I will have to get looked at soon ... I keep freezing my throat with spray so it doesn't hurt so much.

I sure am hoping the pills will all get adjusted so I have no side effects and I can get on with things.--lol..
My doctor (GP) said there was no way the iron pill was causing me to be sick or have the runs . She couldn't explain why it has stopped since stopping the pill. Anyway she asked me to take at least one a day .. so I am .. Saturday night sick!! hmm my mind / stress / or the pill?

Well that is that for this week .. I will continue to try and improve every day and get to my goal
Slow but sure

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BABYBARNEY 8/25/2014 7:02AM

    Thanks for the info on the iron pills...that's one nutrient I am always low in!

I know you will get more in tune with your exercise plans this week...keep up the sparkin!

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LILYDOG11 8/25/2014 2:57AM

    Sometimes Pharmacists are good for a 2nd opinion on those Iron pills. Hope you get more exercise in I need to do the same. Have a great week,

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KATHYSCOLLIES 8/24/2014 11:03PM

    Jo - Hope your weeks goes more as you have planned it to, and that you feel better quickly!

I've heard of people having difficulties with iron pills, so maybe the dr. is wrong about that?

You could always eat lots of liver instead of taking the iron pills! emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 8/24/2014 9:29PM

    oh dear Jo, hope your body can adjust to your pills

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RAINBOWMF 8/24/2014 8:15PM

    Well I got news for your doctor, I get nauseated and runs from iron pills too, so there is a reason.

Hope your week goes smoothly.

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LUCYCAN7 8/24/2014 8:00PM

  emoticon Sure you will do better this week with your exercises and with
your water emoticon emoticon Doctors emoticon Enjoy
your night. emoticon

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