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So tired of being fat...so do something about it!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I have been off work for nearly 5 1/2 months, and have many things to show for that time off-some good and some bad.
Pros Cons
1. Time to myself 1. 10 extra pounds
2. A closer relationship with Him 2. Less money in my emergency acct.
3. Less stress to get things done 3. More stress about money
4. Walking and listening to books 4. Missed career opportunities

What pops up to in the cons that I can control directly is the extra pounds, all gained as a result of my insatiable appetite for Dreyers Slow Churned Rock Road Ice Cream which I consider a gift from God (less fat, same great taste as the real stuff). The weather is starting to cool off and it actually rained yesterday and I know that with winter comes my waning interest in ice cream. Horray, I can capitalize on that I think, and am recommitting myself to lose some weight. The walking has become a real habit, so what's stopping me? Could be those bean burritos, No, No, No...I am going back to the salad a day with lean protein regime that I do love but have become too lazy to prepare. So, off to Costco for giant bags of romaine and all the berries I can carry. As God as my witness, I am going to do something to get out of those size 14 pants today and tomorrow and all the tomorrows ahead. Maybe I will land that illusive job this month, too.

my Franny eating all her vegetables
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JIBBIE49 10/13/2012 8:45AM

    I had to do my own searching to learn why I've been fat, and found RICHARD JOHNSON M.D. who wrote "THE SUGAR FIX" and I listened to his lecture on YouTube. He explains that fructose is what gets us fat and his book is a real education for me since I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance. High Fructose Corn Syrup is in all types of processed foods. I recommend his book highly.

Also, watching the YouTube series with Robert Lustig M.D. "THE SKINNY ON OBESITY" and listening to his medical lecture on YouTube "SUGAR: the bitter truth". I am not having ice cream or soda or any sugar like I use to have. It made me having night cravings.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 10/12/2012 7:37PM

    Sending you lots of positive energy to help you on your journey! Remember to look at your goals, decide WHY they are important to you (that's the most important step in this journey) and your ferocious determination will take you the rest of the way!

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WATERMELLEN 10/12/2012 7:18PM

    Franny is adorable: and so are you! Love your determination and resilience.

I've recently been experimenting with some different "lean proteins" in my giant lunch salads: low fat peppercorn goat cheese; giant shrimp; smoked lake trout. Also have found that I love raw beet as one of the veggies! Canned waterpack artichoke hearts. Sugar snap peas. Arugula instead of mesclun or spinach, just to change it up.

Tomorrow is a soup-making day for me!! Haven't decided what kind yet . . . . may be time for a fall roasted veggies version.

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