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Buffets make me sick

Sunday, February 24, 2013

This morning DH wanted to go to Golden Corral, and I decided, why not. I was a little short on calories yesterday, and knew i'd eat light the rest of the day, so as long as I didn't go crazy, I'd be fine. Man, I forgot how insanely GREASY that food is! I got home and spent 20 minutes in the bathroom (no gallbladder+greasy food=bad news). I would have much rather had the same food (bacon, eggs, etc) at home, where I can properly drain the fat, I can counter the fat with fresh fruit, etc. I don't trust the fruit at the buffet because half of it is canned and soaking in corn syrup, and the other half I can't trust wasn't crosscontaminated with the pineapple which I'm allergic to.

After how sick that made me feel, I appreciated my fresh afternoon meal of strawberries, bruschetta panini, and lemon water. I bought a great cherry balsamic vinegar at the winter farmer's market and it sure was great on that panini.

Please comment: what foods that you used to eat now make you sick?

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/25/2013 9:11PM

    It's all the processed foods. Not so good for our bodies. Feel better soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KYLIESCHELLE 2/25/2013 12:58AM

    I have also had my gall bladder removed. Heavy cream sauces make me sick. So do onions, garlic, and extra spicy foods.

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YOUNMM23 2/24/2013 5:10PM

    johnmartinmiles, I'm with you, it is like a feeding trough! People pushing and shoving, subpar food being thrown into steam trays... don't know why I gave them my money today.

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ZEALIA 2/24/2013 5:08PM

    Super salty thinks like chips and heavy cream sauces now make my tummy twist!!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 2/24/2013 5:00PM

    I have not been to Golden Corral since they changed from a steakhouse to a feeding though, oops, I'm sorry, Buffett.

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TRACYLYNN853 2/24/2013 4:54PM

    Im the same way when we go and we don't go that often.

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Why do these dang sparkpoints mean so much to me?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm just 994 points away from level 14. I've been pushing every day to maximize the number of points that I earn to make sure I level up soon (hopefully by the end of february). Why do these points mean so much to me? They are, pardon the pun, pointless. But they still drive me. Really shows the human psyche!

  
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CAMAEL100 2/26/2013 6:07AM

    Me too!! I even find that when I get a low points spin, it is nearly as bad as a bad scale result!!! Just goes to show our personalities I suppose!! When I am near a new level as well I try to up my efforts!! Maybe that is the good thing about it, it brings out the best in us!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/25/2013 9:12PM

    emoticon It's fun and rewarding.

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THOMS1 2/13/2013 11:01AM

    emoticon GOTTA LOVE THOSE SPARK POINTS! emoticon

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TOMWAMP 2/13/2013 8:24AM

    I think the Spark points help keep us active on our Weight loss / healthy lifestyle journey. We want to achieve that next level and in that pursuit we look at all the different things that Spark People has to offer. In the process we come away with Tips, motivation ,and Ideas on how to achieve our goals. So keep accumulating those Spark points and have a wonderful day.

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NOTANINJA 2/13/2013 6:56AM

    Spark points remind me of getting a gold star in elementary school. I love getting points and levels, it is a good motivater.

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Exercise balls for fat people (plus bonus scale talk)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I was adding air to my exercise ball and realized that I know something that other people may not. Did you know that most exercise balls have a weight load of 300 lbs or less? A lot of the cheap ones have a limit of 250! Well, I know that the only way I can do crunches is on an exercise ball, and I also know that I weigh more than 300 lbs. And I don't want to sit on a ball that is at risk of popping. Enter the Fitball. Weight capacity of 1250 lbs!! You can bounce away on this puppy with no worries of rupture. http://www.balldynamics.com/fitball.php

While I'm on the topic of being big and wanting to be fit, lets talk about scales. If you are as big as me and don't have a high capacity scale and rely on your doctor's visits for weigh-ins, you are just setting yourself up for frustration. Here are some scales that I've owned and recommend:

http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Digital-Bat
hroom-Target-Memory/dp/B000PH2ORU/ref=
sr_1_17?s=bedbath&ie=UTF8&qid=13594605
77&sr=1-17&keywords=440+scale The good: super accurate, looks pretty, 440 lb capacity. The bad: beeps every damn time you step on it. or bump it. And doesn't take regular batteries, only those little button cell ones.

http://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-XL-550-Ta
lking-Bathroom/dp/B0013NAZS0/ref=sr_1_
3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1359460681
&sr=1-3&keywords=550+scale The good: 550 lb capacity. Takes AA batteries. The bad: batteries seem to die fast. And maybe once every 20 times, it'll give you a crazy inaccurate reading. So if you suddenly drop 20 lbs in 1 week, be suspicious and step back on.

  
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MSCHAFER615 10/13/2013 7:48PM

  Can you just sit on the ball and bounce? I seem to get my heart rate up by doing that, and with bad knees and no feeling in my feet, I need something that will jump start "spark" my fitness!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/29/2013 8:25AM

    I hadn't checked the weight capacity on the exercise balls! Good to know!

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SCHECK5 1/29/2013 7:55AM

    great info

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DMEYER4 1/29/2013 7:07AM

  thanks for all the info. Have a great day

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It looks like a farmer's market threw up in my fridge..

Monday, January 28, 2013

and I couldn't be prouder :) watermelon, kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, lemons limes... along with wheat bread, seitan, cottage cheese, hummus.. so many delicious things!

  
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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/29/2013 8:40AM

    Om nom nom!

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BARCLE 1/29/2013 12:52AM

    Yummmmy! emoticon

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HOLLYM48 1/28/2013 6:40PM

    Not all mixed together I hope!! Otherwise it all sounds wonderful! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROSE-LITE 1/28/2013 4:34PM

  yea!! ain't it pretty?

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Dieting when sick

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I always struggle with dieting when sick. Especially things that affect taste buds like colds and migraines. With a cold I generally have enough energy to count calories but always end of feeling ilke I'm starving, likely because of the extra calories being burned by coughing. With a migraine, I am just happy to find something that lets me not throw up.

I'm 24 hours into a migraine right now. Last night, I needed to eat something, but the only thing that didn't sound like puke was mac and cheese. I made it up, didn't bother counting calories, and felt gross afterwards (although thankfully not nauseous). I could just feel in my body that I had eaten such empty calories, and wasn't getting fuel from my food. What an interesting feeling! 3 weeks ago, I wouldn't have been able to say that I could tell the difference.

Does anyone else struggle with finding the right foods when sick?

  
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ADELCASALE 1/27/2013 8:33AM

    I hope you feel better. All winter long, I keep 3 one quart containers of chicken broth on hand, along with the perdue pre-cooked chicken in my freezer, some egg noodles along with onions, carrots, celery. It allows me to throw together a quick chicken noodle soup that's really healthy. I literally will eat that for lunch and dinner several days in a row when I am sick.

emoticon Rest up and feel better soon.

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