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No breakfast or a small breakfast, which is better?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I was relaxing in my tub this morning and was spending my time contemplating if having a small breakfast was better than no breakfast. You may say yes to this question, but I got to thinking, Sparks must have a reason for putting 25% of your daily calories under breakfast. That is when I got it emoticon, breakfast is the foundation for the day ahead. Without a strong foundation, you can't build on that foundation. I was almost always starving by lunch time and I could have a snack then, but then I would have to give up my night snack. So this is my new plan. I will try to stay as close to my calorie, carb, protein and fat ranges per meal instead of per day. That way I an not starving at night if I have used all of my calories early and I am not forcing my self to eat too much late in the day if I have not eaten enough by the evening. I guess I should take more baths. emoticon Pat

  
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LOLAJO54 11/1/2012 12:46PM

    Pat good stuff
wise decision

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2JUSTME 10/31/2012 10:30PM

    I think breakfast is important and healthy protein is a good idea. It will fuel your body and get you going for the day. Remember, you've been fasting all night while you were sleeping. Good luck with your decision! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 10/29/2012 12:45AM

    I think it depends on what the day holds for you. I typically push eating until after 11 in the morning since I am home instead of working. I try to extend my fasting like someone else mentioned doing. I think if you need to be alert and on the job, you should eat a bit of breakfast. I recommend 2 boiled eggs and a cup of black coffee. I am a big believer in minimizing carbs. If you like coffee, try drinking it black. If you prefer green tea, then go for it. Jillian Michaels says no caffeine after noon. Eggs will keep you from feeling hungry for quite a while and will get you through the morning. Good luck to you!

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WACFIT 10/28/2012 6:04PM

    since starting on SP, I have actually switched from high calorie cereal to healthier breakfast foods with an eye on getting some decent protein in the a.m. Then I wait a bit and do my exercise bike. I was told the protein was very important 'fuel' for exercising.I'm not sure if it matters, but I'm trying it. Good luck with your new plan, Pat!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/28/2012 3:59PM

    Interesting! I guess I never checked where Spark says to eat 25% of your calories for breakfast. Is that under their meal plans? I never use those since they lead to too many leftovers, and I tend to eat the same things over and over again anyway.

That being said, I AM trying to eat a bigger breakfast and lunch, and I DO find it is easier to curb calories later in the day. I used to only eat about 500 calories for B&L combined; now I'm OK at 700-800.

You are like Archimedes who was in the bathtub, figured out the theory of displacement and yelled EUREKA! as he ran NAKED through the town! GLAD that last part wasn't part of your emoticon !!!

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MEADSBAY 10/28/2012 2:59PM

    I have always enjoyed and believed in (usually a big) breakfast.
My dh never eats breakfast (maybe 3 oz of oj but nothing else- not even coffee).
But he will munch from supper until midnight- whereas I rarely eat a bit after dinner.
That being said, I have been dallying with 18 hr fasting lately (7-8 pm until 12-1 pm) a few days a week and I have learned a lot from the experience (still learning and def. not for everyone).
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BOOKWORM2004 10/28/2012 2:13PM

    I personally think breakfast is the most important meal of the day since you have been 'fasting' for like 7 to 8 hrs during the night, your body needs the fuel to get you up and moving for the day. Just my two cents worth, lol.

Enjoy the day!!

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MARIEF13 10/28/2012 2:07PM

  a small breakfast is better. then your body will have some nutrients in it so that you will not be hungary when lunch comes around.

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Sun, leaves and warm temps.

Monday, October 22, 2012

What a beautiful day. The leaves are near peek and the sun is shining through some high clouds. It was a beautiful day to go to the Columbus Zoo. I went with my husband, grandson and the girl across the street. The kids are both 6. I got in a nice healthy 11,000 steps. I love getting my excercise when it does not feel like excercise.

Pat

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/27/2012 8:56PM

    Now that brings back memories-the Columbus Zoo! Used to got there a lot -back when we lived there! Good for you on the steps!!

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!!! Enjoy your week ahead! Hopefully you won't get too bad of weather from Hurricane Sandy! emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/23/2012 11:20PM

    emoticon I love weather like this - Get out and Enjoy It while we can.

Congratulations on the Steps!!! emoticon

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REXTINE1 10/23/2012 2:53PM

    October has the best weather of the year.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/23/2012 11:22AM

    It's probably a nice time to go to the zoo. When I went with a Kindergarten class, the kids were not as interested in gazing on the animals as running from exhibit to exhibit--me right behind them! It's good exercise to hang with the little ones!

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JMC155 10/22/2012 10:00PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day. Was nice here today, went for a walk tonight instead of the treadmill.

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CHERIONE 10/22/2012 9:34PM

    Glad you had a beautiful day!

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WACFIT 10/22/2012 5:48PM

    Glad you enjoyed your day!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/22/2012 5:09PM

    I'm with you on that! I got in over 10,000 steps shopping and helping the Hubster in the yard. It was a great day to be outside, wasn't it?? I was happy to skip the fitness center today.

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NESARIAN 10/22/2012 4:12PM

    Sounds like a special day! So glad you were all able to enjoy it. WTG with 11,000 steps!

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DMF2012 10/22/2012 4:10PM

    Sounds like a perfect day!

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Three month checkup

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I go to the doctor every 3 months to have blood work and for the doctor to listen to my heart, get my weight and check my overall health. I saw her last on July12th. I lost 15 lbs according to her scale in less that 3 months. She is so happy with my blood sugars, heartbeat, blood pressure, 116/78 and my weight. I had my blood work done and should have the results in about a week. She thinks my A1C may be in the normal range this time. The best thing is, now I only have to go back every 4 months. That's progress. My doctor is going to log in to SP tonight. Seeing is believing. emoticon

  
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LORRAINE10141 10/22/2012 3:00PM

    This is wonderful news! Congratulations on meeting your first goal and all the other NSV you are enjoying. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 10/15/2012 1:38PM

    Congratulations! This is what Sparkpeople is all about -- better health and living a better life. I'm sorry I haven't added you as a friend before now because you are so supportive on my blogs! emoticon

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ANASNEWBODY 10/12/2012 9:29PM

    Happy for you. Keep up the success. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 10/11/2012 8:55AM

    NIce to get good news from a doctor's visit.

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REXTINE1 10/11/2012 8:52AM

    Fantastic report. Stretching out the appointments in a real indicator of success.

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STHAX10 10/10/2012 10:18PM

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NESARIAN 10/10/2012 6:58PM

    Congrats! All your efforts paid off in a supreme way!

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PAULALALALA 10/10/2012 6:47PM

    Wow! GREAT news from the dr! And good for you for spreading the spark to others!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 10/10/2012 5:50PM

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What a wonderful blog, Pat!!!
Totally awesom progress on every level!!
Funny how the weight numbers are one aspect, but those other 'measures' really hit the mark, huh?!! I think I detected that you were grinning ear to ear while sharing, too!!
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SHEL_V2 10/10/2012 2:21PM

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Great work, and so happy you're seeing a medical improvement. People facing medical challenges need to know how quickly they can see progress, and hope for healing, if they just get moving and eating healthy stuff.

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MEADSBAY 10/10/2012 12:45PM

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Way to spread the spark, my friend!

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ASHAIXIM 10/10/2012 11:35AM

    AWESOME!! emoticon

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A visit from family.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

My mother and step-father drove 500 miles from Syracuse NY to Columbus, Oh. They arrived on Friday at 2:00pm and left here at 6:20 am today (Sunday). They were here less than 48 hours. Well, the old folks wore me out. They wanted to go here, there and everywhere. I'm not used to being on the move that much. Well, they are safely home now and I can rest. emoticon

  
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JERZGURL_NAN 10/9/2012 11:01AM

    Love it - sorry - that's what we do to our kids - we arrive and then "Let's Go". My son-in-law probably hated to see us come. LOL

glad they were able to visit - it's always special, isn't it? :)

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DONNA5281 10/9/2012 10:28AM

 
I always liked to have company come over, but you are right they tire you out. It is always nice when they leave. Then you you get to rest and get on track.

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LJCANNON 10/8/2012 10:41AM

    It is always Good to See Family Come, and Good To See Them Go!
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NESARIAN 10/7/2012 11:01PM

    Sleep sweetly, Phat! Sounds like a fun weekend!

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REXTINE1 10/7/2012 7:48PM

    They really wanted to see you. I hope you had a good visit.

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MEADSBAY 10/7/2012 7:29PM

    500 miles for such a short visit!?!
Better them than me!
I hate car rides.
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Way to start the month.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I had my first October weigh in this morning. I was so happy to have lost 3 pounds. I think because the weather has gotten cooler and it's less of an effort to get moving, that I have benefitted. I love raking leaves (no, I'm not coming over to do yours) and with the grass growing faster, I get to mow more often too. I love fall. emoticon

  
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NEWAGAIN 10/5/2012 2:49PM

    WTG on your pounds lost!! It is a nice time of year when Fall arrives. I will be getting out this weekend to prep our fall garden, too. It is enjoyable and burns good calories...lol.

Thank you for leaving supportive words on my Oct 1st Blog. Take care and keep moving that body.

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REXTINE1 10/4/2012 5:47PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. October is a great month everywhere.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/3/2012 10:59AM

    I like fall too. It is much more subtle here than in other parts of the USA. But the temperatures are not as high though the thermometer in my van says they go up to the 90s--hard to believe. I don't mind getting out and moving as much.

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LAINYC 10/2/2012 5:25PM

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NESARIAN 10/2/2012 4:39PM

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Nice to lose while enjoying yourself!

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MEADSBAY 10/2/2012 1:57PM

    wooooooo-hoooooooo!!!
That would be 36 lbs in the next year, at that rate!
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