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Dream of Whirled Peas

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So here it is Tuesday, and I haven't blogged in a couple of days. First of all, I'm embarrassed that I've gained 2 pounds. And I'm freaking out about showing up on the podcast with my weight up. It's tough. I hope it's just water weight. But Russ thinks that it's from long-term eating too low calorie range, then upping it to where I should be, with still a caloric deficit. If that's so, then sticking to plan, and lifting heavy weights, like my pt has me doing, with more sets & reps, and all that, that I'll power up my metabolism & lose weight again.

OK, if you're reading this in real time (not archived) then you'll see I'll decorated my sparkpage with emerald to show team spirit. I've got an unfair advantage, because I'm a graphic designer, and photoshop expert.

No school or work today because we had a snowstorm. Got about 5", on top of last week's 5". So it's really pretty out, and I'm staying in drinking lots of tea and soup, trying to get more water, while avoiding overeating.

I'm trying something new for dinner. I pureed some broccoli to put in the meatloaf, to sneak some veggies into DS14. Go the idea from last night's Biggest Loser. Broccoli leaves loads of green specks. It went over very well! Woot! I want to try peas next time. I just didn't have any on hand. And I wasn't going to drive my car anywhere.

Do you have any tips on losing water weight?

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/27/2013 10:20PM

    the meatloaf wasn't watery at all. I processed 1 cup of cooked broccoli, 1 egg and 2 slices of bread in the blender, then mixed with a pound of ground turkey. My picky son ate it, but didn't love it, and said it's not a keeper.

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TEXASLYNN 2/27/2013 7:40PM

    I've never tried broccoli in meatloaf but I used chopped asparagus once. It was actually pretty good.

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MOVEITMARY 2/27/2013 5:48PM

    Please report back on the pureed broccoli, I'm curious to know if it makes the meatloaf watery and whether your picky eaters liked it.

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A_NEW_JAN 2/27/2013 8:15AM

    Like Morticia said, there are foods that can reduce water retention naturally, but be sure to lower sodium.

I always have trouble seeing the backgrounds people put on their page... though, from what I can see around the edges, it is very nice.

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ELSCO55 2/26/2013 11:01PM


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    Drink more water (counter intuitive I know) and give it time!

On a separate note, your blog title caught my eye because I'm a member of a FB group called Whirled Peas lol - it's a vegetarian/vegan group although I'm not really a vegetarian full time.

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    The best way to avoid water weight is to reduce sodium. Things like celery, watermelon, parsley, asparagus, eggplant, and onions are natural diuretics.

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NATPLUMMER 2/26/2013 8:11PM


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BETH49 2/26/2013 7:54PM

    love the idea, gonna try it. I've also just started adding chia seeds to my recipes.

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