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Interesting Observation

Friday, July 01, 2011

My normal meals run something like this.

Breakfast: fruit, or Brussels sprouts and fruit, or oats with flax and fruit
Lunch: big salad with beans
Snack: fruit or celery & hummus
Dinner: cooked greens with onions, mushrooms, garlic, salad, vegetable

That makes my heaviest and highest sugar meals breakfast and lunch. My dinner lately has been lighter and that has been working for me. Yesterday, I had fruit for breakfast, a salad without beans for lunch and then my beans with the cooked greens, salad and another vegetable for dinner. Point being that my heavy meal was dinner last night. And my weight jumped up .4 this morning. My body did not have time to digest and process that heavy meal by the time I stepped on the scale this morning. Moral of this story is that my heavier and higher sugar meals need to be morning and noon and give my body time to “go lighter”. Does that make any sense?

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/1/2011 1:31PM

    I always say that each person has to make their own plan and if it works for you then do it. I might add that plus or minus 4 pounds is normal weight fluctuation as fluid moves in and out of cells so I would not worry too much about your gain. You are doing great!

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ERPARA 7/1/2011 10:55AM

    Makes sense to me! I'm starting to see the value in big breakfasts :)

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Wednesday’s Musings

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I bought a cantaloupe at the farmers’ market yesterday and cut it this morning for breakfast. It was huge, larger than I expected or wanted as my husband is not much of a fruit eater, but it was so sweet. I will be having lots of melon for the next few days.

I had begun to get discouraged from lack of losing recently until I was being a bit sloppy with my food. The weekly Church luncheon, lunch out with my hiking group ladies, a handful of nuts here and there, more starchy foods and too much wine all combined to make the scale just bobble up and down a few ounces. I cleaned up my diet and now the scale is moving in the right direction.

Now, I need to go do something productive.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/29/2011 9:04PM

    I love cantaloupe and had some today.

Good for you for cleaning up your diet. I need to do the same.

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Deconstructed Smoothie

Friday, June 24, 2011

Deconstructed Smoothie

I thought I had a good idea. I was mistaken. This morning, instead of a green smoothie, I thought I would create a deconstructed smoothie. I put a bed of kale in the bottom of a bowl. Pureed one half of a frozen banana, half a cup of raspberries and a tablespoon of flax and poured that over the kale. It turned out to be just a kale salad with a sweet dressing and I don’t like sweet. Bad idea for me, but for any of you who love sweets and don’t like the greens, try it. Or if you love sweet salad dressings, try that and thin out the topping to suit your taste.

  
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F.SILVI 6/25/2011 12:01AM

    looks good!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2011 1:59PM

    It sounds good to me except for a little too much dressing. LOL.

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Yesterday's Hike

Friday, June 24, 2011

Yesterday’s Hike/Foster Falls


I have a group of five women friends who among other things love being together and going out in the woods hiking. Yesterday we went to Foster Falls about twenty minutes away for a three mile/two and a quarter hour hike and climb. It was 82 degrees and about 80% humidity. We were drenched in sweat and the spray from the falls before we were done. The falls have a 60 foot drop.

  
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F.SILVI 6/25/2011 12:02AM

    omg, it's beautiful!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2011 1:59PM

    Beautiful and the water looks enticing.

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Blew It

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Knowing that I am starting the ETL 6 week program all over again tomorrow played a mind game with me today as I allowed myself to eat off plan for both breakfast and lunch today. Bad idea, I know. I woke so hungry this morning that I had an egg and a piece of toast. My church always has lunch after the service and I stayed for that. They do not bring many items (if any at all) that are on the ETL program. It is more the meat and potatoes and desserts meal. But my evening meal is back on track.

Beginning tomorrow morning I will follow a strict ETL plan and I will get some kind of exercise in each day even if it is only 10 minutes on the treadmill.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/22/2011 3:20PM

    It happens to all of us at some time. You are back on track and that is what matters. Good luck.

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LORENVER 6/20/2011 6:35AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself, bad eating happens. You can do great over the next few weeks! One day at a time!

Loren

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DS9KIE 6/19/2011 11:53PM

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your going to do great.

That is the way to do exercise, just try for a little every day.

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SWEETLIPS 6/19/2011 10:10PM

    You are going to be just fine. You will find that your body will work harder to process what you are eating and then it will balance out. Take care and enjoy your journey emoticon

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