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Sodium Surprise

Friday, November 06, 2009

The biggest surprise I've had tracking my food is how much sodium I have been eating. I always think I don't eat much salt/sodium, but it is probably the nutrient I have had the hardest time keeping in line for the past 2 weeks. Anyone else have this issue? At least oatmeal and fruit have little sodium.

  
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BLACKIE35 11/6/2009 3:57PM

    I have the same problem. When I think i got under control that's the highest my count is. Its driving me crazy. I read the labels to check the sodium but I can't pinpoint what food I'm eating for my count to go so high. Let me known how its working for you. emoticon

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PEGGYANNSCH 11/6/2009 3:57PM

    YES SOMETIMES I DO

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One Chocolate Chip Cookie??!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

When I looked at today's meal plan I broke out in laughter. Listed is one chocolate chip cookie at lunch time. Why would that be funny? The picture of me eating just one cookie on first thought just seemed unthinkable -- yes, downright funny. I mean, when I was a child my mom would bring out the cookies at the end of the meal and the four of us - mom, dad, me, and sister Deb - would finish off the three rows packaged in crunchy plastic. Like a pack of lions after a kill we'd all stay right at it to make sure we got our share. I thought 10-12 was the normal serving. And on those joyous times when my mom baked chocolate chip cookies, I ate chips out of the bag, dough out of the bowl, and enough broken ones that by the time they came to the table I might only eat 6 more.


Relearning portion sizes will be key for my permanent weight loss. I'm still a little ambivalent on whether it is better now for me to just leave out those sweet, fat tempting treats or try to learn to eat just one.

  
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MAEBEALL 11/5/2009 12:31PM

    I know what you mean! With me it is Macadamia nuts, which are really loaded with calories. But I have found that if I don't have at least a few every now and then [I count them in my daily figures when I have them] then I will sit down and eat a whole bag! I keep them in the freezer so they are not visible until I have to have them!

So learn to eat just one when you have to have it, Don't deny yourself or you will binge.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/5/2009 9:12AM

    I have the same problem. I've found that when I bake cookies, I initially eat a couple and then I just can't eat any more because I'd eat the whole batch. That's why I send the rest to the neighbor's house for them to eat! lol

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JUHOEG 11/5/2009 7:01AM

  I have learned to eat in moderation, and it does work. I do not begrudge myself of my favorite fattening food, I just eat less.

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MORGNSGRL 11/5/2009 6:36AM

    Sometimes, it's better for me to just skip it all together, unless I'm REALLY prepared for it in advance. So I totally know what you mean.

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NEWME0519 11/5/2009 6:32AM

    I believe that it's easier to try and eat in moderation as opposed to eliminating it all together. In my experience, deprivation would trigger a binge for me!

So just have one:
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Awareness Wednesday - I've Come a Long Way

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

As a kid I was embarrassed to run on the playground because I thought my fat jiggled. Now a little jiggling wouldn't phase me, but I don't have much left to jiggle.

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 11/4/2009 2:44PM

    THAT IS GREAT

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AQUAGIRL08 11/4/2009 1:41PM

    That's a good thing! That means that you are tightened and toned!

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I have Natalie 8am to 9pm today. We'll have fun. I'll feed her well and make sure she gets plenty of activity today. Really want to be a good role model.

  
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JMONTIE 11/3/2009 1:36PM

    emoticon Enjoy!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/3/2009 1:23PM

    What a good role model you are! WooHoo!

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PEGGYANNSCH 11/3/2009 10:19AM

    sound good
good luck

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Marvelous Monday

Monday, November 02, 2009

Natalie, my granddaughter, will be here very soon. We'll have an active day full of Hokey Pokey, Ring Around the Rosie, and maybe even kid's exercise on Exercise TV. Just because I'm 60 doesn't mean I can't do at least most of it.

Yesterday I had the right amount of calories, fat, protein, carbs, fiber, and sodium. I went over again on calcium, but I'm eating up the calprite tofu. I went over in cholestrol, too. I thought having an egg a day was no problem, but it put me over. Oh, well. I did my fourth day of strength training -- just a little sore.

Getting healthier and happier. Maybe I'm finally learning how to eat right and be appropriately active.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 11/2/2009 7:54AM

    Way to go! You're doing a great job!
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MOTOMOMOF2 11/2/2009 7:35AM

    Have fun with your granddaughter, what a great way to get in arobics

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DHSPARK 11/2/2009 7:35AM

    Good for you. Sounds like you're on a roll (instead of eating them!).

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