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Baby steps, I know, I know!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Some days I do well just to get out of bed and off to work, but dare I set a long term goal of running?
My first milestone is putting my shoes on without having to use my pantleg to pull my foot up to where I can reach it.

I think I did ok this week with my nutrition, kinda blew it today with eating actual eggs instead of just whites. It wasn't so much the calories as it was the cholesterol. I don't normally eat the yolks since the last diet was on about a year and a half ago. I would occasionally give in and eat a yolk or two because I like them.
Funny thing is that when I was younger, I remember NOT liking them and clearly remember on Easter, mom telling me that if I did not eat the entire egg, then I couldn't have any more Easter eggs.

On the days that I cook for just me and my beau, I still have a hard time cooking just for two, then the tasting while cooking, then the compulsion to 'clean my plate', and finally my weird thing of not liking leftovers (with very few exceptions). Generally leftovers in my fridge never get eaten and eventually thrown away....wasted.

So this week, I have been trying to cook according to how many people are eating, as well as eating healthier. Sometimes its difficult with working full time and then having to deal with supper in the evenings. Sometimes the room mate will cook, but she usually sticks with cheaper cuts of meat and heavy carbs. emoticon I did manage to survive my latest guilt attack of us seeing what she made for dinner the other night and deciding to go out for something healthier.
We ended up having some very expensive and VERY awesome tuna at a local hibachi restaurant...the chef put on a good show as well!

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KAREN608 6/18/2012 2:21PM

    I think moderation is the key. If you LOVE egg yolks, having some figured into your eating plan seems okay to me. If you get unhappy about what you are eating it will be hard to keep on. But finding new good for you foods is good too. I like the way you left and had a fabulous meal out. No restaurants around here so I like hearing of others that go out and where they dine!

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GRAMMACATHY 6/17/2012 12:43PM

    Oh my, I had completely forgotten about using the pant leg to put on shoes. I did that 50 pounds ago. It is a good reminder to go processed food free for three days. I have been needing to do that again because I have been eating horribly for a week now.

Also, I believe the egg yolks are healthy. Lots of nutrients and even some good cholesterol. The researchers keep changing their minds about eggs. I think a good rule of thumb is to eat as close to natural as possible. Better to eat egg yolks than french fries or TV dinners.

So, one of our team members goes on three day sugar/processed food fasts with me when we need to straighten ourselves out. You want to try that with us on Tues, Wed. and Thurs. Then you can plan how to reincorporate the favorite foods back into your diet. More on that later, just know they are not totally forbidden. We both find the CFS is much improved after our fasts. We eat lots of veggies, fruits, honey, roasted meats, fish, olive oil, oatmeal, whole rice, beans, etc. It all just has to not be processed, so we hit the produce department, the fish market, and the dried bean aisle. Oh and for desert I eat organic yogurt with organic honey and crushed fresh fruit. It really is yummy and is quite easy for three days. It isn't about losing weight, it is about feeling better and losing the carb cravings. Oh and sweet potatoes with real butter also make a tasty treat. Let me know if you accept this challenge.

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IM2READY 6/17/2012 7:22AM

    You will do this!

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Mini Note for Mid Week

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 3, no junk eaten this day...kill count still at 0. I am proud of myself.
Its hard with the room mate having junk food around all the time and picking up my son from his job at BK today was almost a nightmare. Just driving past the fast food places felt like a punishment.

I also walked a little on my glider this evening, I was aiming for 10 minutes and came up short when my breathing started acting up again. I am just hoping to improve on the minutes I am able to walk each day and console myself with the fact that 6 minutes is better than no minutes.

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KAREN608 6/18/2012 2:17PM

    Yeah, really BK isn't the total enemy (a small plain hamburger which few order might be okay) it symbolizes TROUBLE for some of us. Any amount of exercise is good. If you even do 1 minute of heavy cleaning, log it in. It counts and adds up in a year. GO GIRL GO.

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TOPS-TORTOISE 6/14/2012 10:19AM

    Sounds like my house. I live with my sister and brother-in-law. He is skinny and always has junk food around the house. When you feel tempted stop and ask yourself, what's more important, the junk food, or your health? Although, I did have a glazed cake donut for breakfast one day, but I counted the calories. You can work in a treat now and then if you plan for it. As for the exercise, don't be disappointed. Just do what you can. You have to start somewhere. Your stamina and endurance will build up and before you know it you'll be doing 30 minutes on your glider. You're getting off to a great start. Keep it up.

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Random Thoughts for Today.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thoughts buzz through my head at the speed of light some days.

I often wonder how I could have let myself come to this point, I'm only 40 after all...then again, I was wondering the same thing a couple years ago too.

I was able to get myself on track and lose 52 pounds and then started having troubles with my gallbladder, I thought it very odd because my diet was healthy. Turns out almost everyone in my family has had their gallbladder taken out!
Since the surgery, there is no way that I can go back to the diet plan that I was on....my poor digestive system can't handle it now emoticon

Genetics aren't always so awesome emoticon I ended up putting all the weight back on plus a few extra pounds and a couple more health problems to boot.

I try to make healthy (healthier) choices in what I eat, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work so well.
I realize that I am the type of person who needs a lots of emotional support....and sometimes I just need a swift kick in the behind! My beau is great at the former...not so much at the latter.
But he is all mine and I am all his, and I just love him to pieces! emoticon

I am looking forward to both giving and receiving support, and so far I love being able to log my meals without having to carry around a notebook!

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SKYRUNHER 6/12/2012 4:35PM

    I had my gall bladder taken out years ago and you may experience some changes to your healthy diet, especially at first but you should be able to get back to it. I still have issues eating apples, so I just try to eat less of them. I do eat some but I know roughly how often I can eat them and I make sure that I don't past that limit. You'll be back on track soon! Don't give up!

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