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I have had it!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yes, you have heard this from me before. I really want to get the extra weight off my body. Now, it has been since October 2010 that I have been this weight (and even gained a couple of pounds) and it is time for me to do something about it.

Since I am Hypothyroid, Coach Nancy recommends that we eat as if we had Type 2 Diabetes. I do believe that this would work for me as the amount of carbohydrates is much less than what is recommended. However, what I need to do is endeavor to eat a bit more proteins, count down substantially on the carbs, and watch my exercise level (which is quite good). During the night, I decided that I will try this way of eating (I never say 'diet') for a while and see what happens. So far today, I have stayed within my calorie range but the proteins have not been met.

Wish me luck! It is NOT how my family eats so I will need to modify things for me.


  
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SABRINALONDON21 6/5/2012 3:28PM

    Je n'avais pas remarque que tu parlais francais. Je mange aussi beaucoup des proteines. J'utilise la poudre "whey protein" gout vanille (mais il y a des autres gouts) et je fais un shake avec du lait (ou de l'eau), avec des fruits ou pas. C'est super bon et en plus cela rapporte des proteines.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/24/2012 12:03AM

    Thanks for posting this. I am also hypothyriod and hadn't heard that, but it does make sense. Interesting. Thanks. Good luck, hope it is going well.

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 5/17/2012 6:42AM

  Lise,

Je remarque que tu fais vraiment beaucoup d'exercice. Je me demande s'il est possible qu'en fait tu ne manges pas assez de calories, ce qui ralentirait ton métabolisme? Il paraît que c'est fréquent, qu'en mangeant un peu plus et en faisant beaucoup d'exercice, certaines personnes accélèrent leur métabolisme et maigrissent plus rapidement. Bien sûr, l'hypothyroïdisme, ça ralentit beaucoup le métabolisme.
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Plusieurs personnes ont mentionné ici le yogourt grec, c'est le nom utilisé maintenant dans les grands magasins en Amérique du Nord, mais je gage que chez vous ça s'appelle toujours du labné. Moi, j'ai toujours appelé ça du yogourt égoutté et jusqu'à récemment je le faisais moi-même depuis les années '70 en utilisant un filtre à café dans un tamis au-dessus d'une tasse à mesurer. Mais je dois avouer que celui qu'on trouve maintenant dans les grands magasins goûte meilleur que le mien ... c'est vraiment délicieux, même celui qui est entièrement écrémé.

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HEALTHY4ME 5/15/2012 7:06PM

    Check out primal and or paleo lifestyles. there are teams for both on line. Low carb, lots of veggies and some fruit and protein.

Good luck!!! I lost 20 lbs slowly on this, belly bloat has gone and feel much better, even my arthritis isn't as bad!

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JAY-NINE2 5/13/2012 9:05AM

    Go for it Lise. There are protien powders with no sugar and they are quite the great smoothie if taken with 0% Greek yohgurt and fresh fruit. I can't eat bananas so any smoothie I make never has them. Also coconut milk is great, especially for a low carb fix. Take care lady. Thinking of you. Bon chance!
A bientot.

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IAMWINNING 5/11/2012 10:28PM

    As one person to another with hypothyroidism, hang in there, Lise. And good luck with the new way of eating.

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BOBBBI_97 5/11/2012 12:09AM

    Hang in their you can do this just gotta believe..



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FLAMENM 5/10/2012 11:45PM

    Best of luck. I know my husband and I eat differently - it can be a challenge meal planning...

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WIFEALF 5/10/2012 10:48PM

    hang in there you can do it...

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 5/10/2012 5:49PM

  Ouf!, Lise, je pensais en lisant le titre de ton billet d'aujourd'hui que tu nous annonçais ton départ de Spark. Égoïstement, je suis soulagée que ce ne soit pas le cas. emoticon

Pour ma part, jusqu'en décembre, je n'arrivais pas à maigrir depuis des années et j'étais très découragée. Ce qui a fait la différence dans mon cas: 1) j'étais paniquée parce très près de mon poids maximal à vie (348 lb)(j'avais pris un autre 15 lb en 2011!) et surtout 2) un livre de biblio pour les diabétiques justement (je ne suis pas diabétique non plus, mais à tout hasard) qui conseillait d'augmenter la proportion de gras (les gras bénéfiques que les auteures appelaient MUFA (prononcé mouffa) pour Mono-Unsaturated Fatty Acids). J'avais toujours crû que de manger moins de gras était essentiel (mais pas suffisant) pour maigrir. En même temps, j'ai lu un autre livre déterminant pour me tenter de réduire mes glucides (hydrates de carbone). C'est ce qui m'a aidé à me remettre à maigrir rapidement plutôt que de continuer à engraisser. Donc: une assez grosse portion de bons gras à chaque repas, suffisamment de protéine, puis réduire beaucoup les féculents et éviter presque tous les aliments sucrés. La seule exception, c'est une source de bon gras - du chocolat très foncé; je mange du chocolat 85% cacao.

Je n'ai pas encore de problème de thyroïde -- mais c'est dans ma famille, ça viendra probablement. Je sais que ça complique beaucoup la possibilité de maigrir.

Si jamais ça t'intéresse, je pourrais te donner les titres de ces 2 livres de biblio (en anglais) qui m'ont tant aidé en décembre.

Je sais que je n'ai parlé que de moi, mais mon coeur est très touché par ton combat parce que j'éprouve beaucoup d'affection pour toi, nous avons beaucoup en commun et j'espère que notre amitié continuera à se développer de plus en plus. Je voudrais beaucoup pouvoir t'aider à recommencer à maigir rapidement. Mes sincères souhaits de grand succès.
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ADRIENALINE 5/10/2012 3:00PM

    You are in for a real challenge being hypothyroid since it makes weight loss so much harder so never beat yourself up and recognize what a great challenge it to lose even at a very slow rate. The plan sounds good and I know you can do it if you try. Good luck!

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ROCKPORT9 5/10/2012 1:07PM

    I know you will do wonderfully! You do what you set your mind on doing, but I bet you are already looking great!!! I agree with the protein powder...something I should get back on. Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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JLDACQ 5/10/2012 12:44PM

    I agree with DazzeeDoo on the protein powder, if you can find it. And Greek Yogurt. There are some protein powders that taste better (to me) than others, so if you know someone who is using some, ask for a scoopful and try it with low-fat frozen yogurt. There's a chocolate one I found in Canada that is really REALLY good, and by mistake, I bought a vanilla one that was a different brand, and it's not as decadent. Other than that, beans & legumes are excellent choices for protein, especially if you're looking for low fat, although you'll need to watch the portion sizes.

When you fool your body into trying something new, oftentimes, something new also happens to us. And for you, I hope it's the last few pounds that comes off. :-D

Spark on!

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SPARKLISE 5/10/2012 12:15PM

    It's always so much harder when you try to modify your eating habits that are not the same as your family's,but it can be done.
If I only ate what my hubby likes.....pizza and pasta with hamburg and tomato soup would be a stapple at our house. emoticon

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DAZZEEDOO 5/10/2012 12:00PM

    emoticon Good Luck!

I don't know if protein powder is available to you- but I find it very helpful in getting in the needed protein. Plus it can be blended with fruit for smoothies.

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Much SUCCESS!

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Joke: Student who got 0% on an exam!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
* his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
* liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
* marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
* exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?
* The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
* It will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
* No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
* You will never find an elephant that has only one hand...

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
* Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
* No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

  
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DIANAK13 5/2/2013 8:52AM

    This is fantastic. You look great and probably feel great. Congratulations
Diana

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SABRINALONDON21 6/5/2012 3:29PM

    I shows there are different ways to look at things!

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 4/23/2012 8:22AM

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JLDACQ 4/16/2012 6:48PM

    *chuckle* *snicker* *guffaw*

0%? Je lui aurais donné 100% pour créativité!

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MISSLISA1973 4/10/2012 12:56AM

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ADRIENALINE 4/9/2012 5:19PM

    LOL!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/6/2012 9:49AM

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 4/6/2012 9:11AM

  J'ai ri à m'en tenir les côtes!
Johanne

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TAMIPCHICAGO 4/5/2012 9:17PM

    Very funny

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/5/2012 2:40PM

    Thanks for making me emoticon today!

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IAMWINNING 4/5/2012 2:09PM

    Thanks, Lise. These brought a smile to my face.

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LIS193 4/5/2012 2:00PM

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/5/2012 1:52PM

    Every one of those answers is correct. Great! emoticon

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CKENSINGTON 4/5/2012 1:42PM

    My sister once had a question on a chemistry exam in which she was asked what she would do if she wanted to produce one specific chemical using two others. Her answer?

Hire a chemist.

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PAWSINAZ 4/5/2012 11:25AM

    Love it, I am a returning student and I can't tell you how many times I wanted to write answers like these.

The one professor has a question that included the statement "If I wanted to know......" I almost wrote, If YOU want to know that....go and look it up on the web.



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YICHE12 4/5/2012 11:14AM

    Personally, I would have given him 100%!!! His responses are so clever. emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/5/2012 10:50AM

    emoticonCute!

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Life's Like That!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

These were found in Reader's Digest. Enjoy!

While planning our wedding, I had to find a place to hold a reception for our 80 guests. One of the caterers I called regretted he could accommodate only 40 people, but added optimistically, "Well, dear, maybe next time."

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To improve my television reception on one of the northern gulf islands in British Columbia, I had a very complicated wiring system installed. Since my area of expertise is medicine, I call a technician when something goes wrong. He lives about 50 kilometres away on Vancouver Island, and his mother now recognizes my voice.

The last time I phoned, I heard her say to him: "It's your doctor calling. She wants you to make a house call."

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I was playing on an unfamiliar golf course and wasn't doing very well. On one hole I hit my shot such a distance over the green that it rococheted with a bang off the metal roof of a nearby mobile home before landing by the front door. As I went to retrieve the ball, a woman came, and I fully expected a scolding. "What club did you use?" she asked.

"A five iron," I replied.
"Next time use a seven."

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GARELLK 3/11/2012 4:08PM

    Loved the one about golfing, as I too am a golfer. emoticon

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BETHGETSHEALTHY 3/10/2012 11:41PM

    funny. :)

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WENDYSPARKS 2/21/2012 11:46AM

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ELLIE381 1/9/2012 6:46PM

    Funny! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 12/18/2011 2:23AM

    emoticon Cute ones! emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 12/11/2011 10:12PM

    Very cute...Thanks for the laughs!
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KALISWALKER 12/11/2011 1:20PM

    Thanks for the laugh!

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 12/11/2011 6:37AM

    Enjoyed these! emoticon

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4EVER21B 12/6/2011 4:06PM

    A wonderful laugh! Thanks so much for sharing these gems.

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ROCKPORT9 12/6/2011 9:43AM

    Those were fun to read. Thanks for the smiles. emoticon Hugs, Laurel

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MEADSBAY 12/3/2011 4:29PM

    hahahahahaha!
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CHALLENGER15 12/3/2011 4:27PM

    Thank you for the emoticon

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LORETTA24 12/3/2011 4:21PM

    I love Readers Digest ... thank you for sharing the great smiles. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Our 3rd Weekly Challenge on Facial Exercising Team

Monday, October 31, 2011

Have you tried Facial Exercises before? Give it a try with those below:

Challenge for Week 3 - Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2011

Welcome to the weekly Facial Exercising Challenge!

We are already in our third week! Please do these for a minimum of 5 days a week. You choose the days that suit you best. If you can do these for the 7 days, all the better for you! These will take a little more than 8 minutes to complete.
BEFORE YOU START EXERCISING, DON’T FORGET TO LUBRICATE YOUR FACE WITH CREAM OR WITH WATER.

Exercises:

Eyes
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7slZRfdgzc&
feature=relmfu


Cheeks
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WOI1Ce5L4A&
feature=related


Neck and throat
Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Open your lips and stick your tongue out as it you were trying to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue. Keep your tongue out in this position for 10 counts, and then return your tongue and head to its normal position.

Lips
Place middle finger just above the middle of your top lip. Place index finger at one end and ring finger at the other end of your mouth holding lip in place. Now attempt to smile with your top lip. Hold for a count of 5, release and repeat.

Lips and general face (provided by MOTLEM)
Say: "EE (phonetically), then AR, Oh, AR" by really stretching the face. Do 20 times 3 times a day (you can do this while watching TV and doing the dishes).

Forehead
Frown as much as possible and try to bring your eyebrows over your eyes while pulling the eyebrows toward one another. Then lift your eyebrows as far as possible while opening your eyes as far as possible. Repeat 5 times.

Neck and throat
Place your hand at the base of your neck and hold. Tilt your head back 35 times while smiling strong (mouth closed). You will feel your neck and chin working.

After doing these, massage your face and neck with upward strokes.

Don’t forget to come back to your original reply and edit as you go along. Thank you.

Enjoy!

  
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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 12/11/2011 6:48AM

    Thanks for introducing me to this site. Tried some of the facial exercises.
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KALISWALKER 11/20/2011 5:05PM

    Hi Lise. I enjoyed watching face yoga!

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PATTIE441 11/18/2011 6:09PM

    That sounds awesome! Thank you!! emoticon emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 11/1/2011 4:37AM

    Many thanks. I have flu at the moment and my eyes are watering so much I cant my self in the mirror (A very good thing at the moment;) As soon as i'm better i will try these. Again thanks. Susie emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/31/2011 11:41AM

    I'll have to check them out,

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My stamina is definitely improving with Turbo Fire!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I am presently in the tenth week of the Turbo Fire program. Even though my weight has been horribly stable, my stamina and endurance have improved tenfold since I began the Turbo Fire program.

When I was in Week 1, I thought to myself that I would not be able to do everything! Oh yeah! Well I proved myself wrong. Although I am not jumping all the time as the 20 and 30 y.o.'s are doing on the tape (hey, I am 63 y.o), I am joining them in jumping jacks, running on the spot, etc. When I do get tired, I follow the easier style until I catch my breath again and whamo I'm right back in.

Today was supposed to be my day off from Turbo Fire so I did a 45 minute Taebo Cardio class with Billy Blanks. It wasn't easy but I did it easily... My cardios are getting easier to do. Going uphill is a cinch now with no slowing down. Yep, my stamina and endurance have really improved.

Once I finish the 20 week program, I will definitely be restarting it. Or should I try Insanity??? On that, we shall see. There's no harm in trying.

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Lise

  
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RUSTBUCKET1 1/7/2012 1:02AM

    Awesome!

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WIFEALF 11/20/2011 7:33PM

    You are doing awesome.

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NEED-TO-BE-ME 10/29/2011 11:20AM

    Take your success any way you can get it!!!
Great job!!
Pam

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TENACITY918 10/28/2011 9:51AM

    Awesome!! I love Tae Bo too!!! Keep going...you are doing amazing!!!

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MOTLEM 10/26/2011 11:16PM

    Awesome! How good is that! emoticon

A great way to measure your fitness is your resting heart rate. As soon as you wake in the morning (before doing anything at all and don't get up)take your pulse for a 60 second count. Do this 3 mornings in a row and divide the total by 3 to get your resting heart rate.

For a 63 yr old woman: poor = 84+, below av = 78-83, average = 74-77, above av = 69-73, good = 65-68, excellent = 60-64 and athlete = 54-59.
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IMNENA23 10/26/2011 10:03PM

    Awesome! You go!

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JUNA89 10/26/2011 8:17PM

    I'm on Turbo Fire as well. It's very intense! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/26/2011 7:53PM

    emoticon That's great!!!
Insanity....that might be fun. :-)

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OOLALA53 10/26/2011 7:42PM

    As long as you are careful to protect your joints, have at it! I'm intrigued to hear you are enjoying Turbo Fire. I've seen the infomercial so many times. Problem is I have a ton of fitness DVD's and tapes I'm not using now, even ones I enjoy. Maybe I can "earn" the right to buy a new set! emoticon

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