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Shiratake noodles...like 'em but I like tofu, too....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Maybe you have to like tofu (a bland soy product very high in protein) but I do like shiratake noodles which I finally found at a local Japanese/Korean grocery store. A large serving of 8 ounces is only 40 (CORRECTED!!!) calories and "reminds" me of noodles but, of course, not exactly the same as they are not made with starchy ingredients like wheat or rice flour.

I am cooking some for breakfast and the rest of the package is going into my lunch. One thing nice is that they are low in sodium, only 15 mg in a 4-oz serving.

I was going to buy them on line but the shipping makes them ridiculously expensive, so I am glad to have found them. The trick is to find a Japanese or Korean grocery store and those are far and few between in Minnesooota, the land of Swedes and Norwegians (mostly), but I am neither.... emoticon

  
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SQUIRTZIE 10/20/2009 11:08PM

    So glad you found your "specialty" shop. I know a couple that used to drive to Chicago to get real Mexican cheese. They could not find it anywhere in MN.

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MAXFOCUS 10/20/2009 3:08PM

    One of these days I will have to venture out and find some of those noodles. They sound good.

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MATTRIXMSP 10/20/2009 7:38AM

    Don't forget us Germans in this land of 10,000 lakes!

I'm glad to see you like the noodles. I made the Hungry Girl Alfredo and could not get past the combination of textures

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UNIQUELADY42 10/20/2009 7:12AM

    What are the shiratake noodles made of??? I think I would like to try them..I don't eat a lot of pasta because they are not good for you but I would like to try these....

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Shiratake noodles...

Monday, October 19, 2009

I read that a lot of people don't like these noodles (made of tofu (soy) and yams). I think if you follow the directions and thoroughly rinse them and use a flavorful sauce (I used red curry sauce) and put in some stir fried veggies that taste just fine. An 8-ounce package of noodles is only 80 calories (I was hungry, but could have eaten half a package instead). A lot less calories and carbs than regular wheat or rice noodles. I found them at a Japanese/Korean grocery store. I plan to have them for dinner tomorrow with a different sauce.... emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 10/19/2009 11:44PM

    Can't find these in my one-horse town-shucks! They sound good!

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CHATERJOY 10/19/2009 9:26PM

    I just bought some this last weekend. I haven't had a chance to try them yet. I am glad to hear you liked them. I am hoping I will like them too. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/19/2009 9:25PM

    I use the noodles that are made with beans or potato starch, will not eat that. If you like them then go for it but I have to read what is all in the products to see if it will not cause me problems.

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Weight holding steady...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I was afraid to weigh myself this morning cause I am still feeling "waterlogged," but I stayed the same and breathed a sigh of relief. Today I will be even more careful with the food choices I make and make sure the sodium is no more than 1500 mg for the day as I don't want to have another "spike" in my weight like last week.

Today I will exercise before I think of all the excuses. Yesterday I drove to the pool and got waylaid on the way by a garage sale and a clothes store and by the time I was done with that I was exhausted and not feeling well, having lost all my resolve to go swimming. Right after breakfast I plan to and will get on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes and go swimming this afternoon.

This coming week my regular therapy pool is closed on Tuesday and Thursday morning which I have been going to regularly for about 2 months. I will be able to go on Monday and Wednesday in the afternoon and I won't let any excuses get in the way of my doing that.

NOTE:

wHAT i ENDED UP DOING ON SUNDAY IS 2 10-MINUTE STINTS ON THE TREADMILL AND A 45 MINUTE WALK AROUND A LAKE....NEXT DAY I WAS ACHING BUT ON MONDAY WENT SWIMMING FOR A FULL HOUR IN THE THERAPY POOL...

  
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LINDA25427 10/20/2009 10:35PM

    Good plan . Keep up the good work .Hope you have a good week . God bless. emoticon

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SQUIRTZIE 10/19/2009 5:15PM

    Sounds like a good plan.

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/18/2009 9:55AM

    great plan, hope the scale moves the right way for you this week

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BZYBOYSMOM 10/18/2009 8:56AM

    You have a plan and you are committed. I think you will have an awesome week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/18/2009 7:44AM

    You've got a plan-good for you! I've got to get back to walking again, No time like the present!

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MARKDORENE 10/18/2009 6:35AM

    good luck.

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1.1 lb weight gain and happy about it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I actually am trying to lose weight but after my sudden increase of 9 lbs and then fast loss of over 6 lb in less than 3 days I am happy my new weight today is only 1.1 lb MORE than my last recorded weight on SparkPeople. I think my true weight today (I think I am down to dry weight without excess fluid retention as my clothes are feeling less tight) is what the scale said this morning, 237.7 and I am on my way to my goal of a 5 lb weight loss from Oct 12th to Nov 12th which is 234. It is a reasonable goal, I believe, and I am putting my food intake and exercise on my spark page. Had a hearty breakfast and am going to try smaller meals with snacks in between meals to stave off the sudden hunger that has been a problem for me, especially when driving home from work and wanting to stop off for ice cream.

Any suggestions from anyone are welcome and of course I won't take it with a grain of salt as I am on a low sodium diet.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 10/17/2009 2:09PM

    You have the right attitude. emoticon

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FITKAT2010 10/17/2009 10:39AM

    So happy for your weight loss!

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EILAROSE1 10/17/2009 9:52AM

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!

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SKEPCHICK 10/17/2009 9:22AM

  Hang in there and remember that it's your weight, not a measure of your self-worth. And never forget that hey, this is hard, and no one does it overnight. Unless they do something too drastic to contemplate.

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SHYBABE5700 10/17/2009 9:13AM

    You should be proud of youself. every once or pound's off is a plus for us. keep up the good work emoticon

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Setting a reasonable goal of losing 5 lb per month....

Friday, October 16, 2009

I have decided since having a goal of trying to lose 10 lbs per month (which I did for 5 months when I first started a diet program four years ago, by practically starving myself) and then regaining half of what I lost altogether (100 at one point) when I "went off" the program, I will set myself a more reasonable gradual goal of losing 5 lb per month and only look at 3 months at a time but if I continue on (which I will), 5 lb per month is 60 lb in a year which is a great improvement over what I have done the past year (which is actually gained weight). I know my arthritis symptoms will improve and I will feel better overall... So what am I waiting for? Nothing...today is the first day, blah, blah, blah...you know the drill...... emoticon

  
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SQUIRTZIE 10/16/2009 8:20PM

    Sounds like a great plan.

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KEENTINA 10/16/2009 6:05PM

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It's like a babystep - attainable and not so frustrating!

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MARCHMAID 10/16/2009 9:47AM

    Seems reasonable for you. Keep on keeping on.

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MERECK17 10/16/2009 7:14AM

    I like mini goals too. And if you do better than you're mini goal it just makes it feel that much better. Really helps the motivation! emoticon

Keep up the good work. Remember, it's your life you're changing. It's worth it!

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GOING2LSEITNOW 10/16/2009 6:31AM

    That is what I did this time around. I set more mini goals that I knew I could finish and so far so good. Stick with it . emoticon

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