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11/11/07 10:02 P

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Virgina Drive

We welcome you to the group. Hubby and I have changed our eating habits over the last few years. Some changes have come along graduately and our last step has been to eat more natural and organic foods. We purchase meat that is organic, grass fed beef, range free chicken etc. You may not have the same problems we have with so much of the processed foods and meats pumped full of harmones to add weight. (This has also added to my weight) We are eating whole foods, organtic, etc. No articifial anything, no processed foods. We are really feeing the difference in our lifestyle. At first it made me really tired, but now it is replaced with energy

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11/11/07 3:30 P

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Hi, VirginaDriver:

Ah, so we *are* on the same page: biscuits = cookies. Have you tried sugar alternatives? I know what you mean about oatmeal during warm months - I'm not fond of that, either!

I take it you mean you have chronic fatigue syndrome? I do, as well, as a result of lupus. Afternoons are also problematic for me, and it doesn't help that I get up so early and get to bed so late! Presently, I seem to be going through a relapse, so I'm in the process of researching why this is happening. I managed to sleep through a health report on TV last night about a marathoner who suffers from CFS and what he did to overcome it. What timing, eh?

Anyway, probably like you, I don't feel like eating most times, so my running suffers because I don't get enough calories, or take in too many "empty" calories. I go through stretches of time like this for no apparent reason.

Well, I'll let you know what I find. CFS is such a mysterious condition.

Take care, and don't feel badly about taking afternoon naps!

About CFS: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health
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Edited by: ACORALSEA at: 11/11/2007 (15:35)
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VIRGINIADRIVER Posts: 10
11/11/07 3:00 P

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Hi Akorelc

Cookies are what Cookie Monster eats. Like Chocolate chip. Possibily what you call biscuits. Sorry I'm from New Zealand so things are a bit different.

We are pretty good at choosing heathier chips but not really bisuits/cookies and cheeses. I'm not that keen on sugar free or soy or rice, besides where i live we really don't have a lot of choice.

My biggest food problem in relation to CFS is not eating properly. If I don't eat well then i suffer. I have managed to work out that having oatmeal/porridge for breakfast I am much better later in the day. We are just coming into summer though so not sure that I want to eat porridge everyday when it is hot. Still have mid afternoon tiredness problems and haven't really sorted out lunchs that keep me going though seems more like i need a good morning tea. Have found thoguh that lots of water in the morning and during the afternoon helps.

I am enjoying using the website so far though disappointed that I can't keep my calories under control. Cheese and fish and chips are my bug bear at the moment.

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11/11/07 9:46 A

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Hi, VirginiaDriver, and welcome to SP and our team!

I understand chronic health issues - I was diagnosed with lupus in 1990 and have been battling food-related problems since childhood.

Cooking fresh, being a little more creative with herbs and spices, and making sure your meals are not monochromatic makes all the difference in the world and while being kind to your food budget. Snacking on cheese, biscuits and chips can still be healthy, as well as satisfying, if you make good choices.

Are you calling cookies "biscuits?" I ask because I have British friends and the word means something different to them than to Americans. Anyway, choosing low-fat, low-sodium and sugar-free is not so hard, anymore. There are even low-fat cheeses, even soy and rice cheeses, that taste great.

We here to help and keep you motivated, so please jump in anytime! Hope you have fun here.
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11/11/07 2:34 A

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Hi I'm fairly new to SparkPeople and still getting my head around it. BUT I like the title of this team. I like food I'm not over weight though do need to loose some weight. I do have Chronic Health Problems which doesn't help but I do also want to be able to eat good food that is good for me but tastes nice as well. i'm hoping to get a few hints from this page and this website. I am not doing so well on keeping my calories down and doing okay at doing my exercises though no what I would call real cardio work which makes you sweat more just walking. I am keen to explore the meal plans a bit more though don't cook most of the meals in our house, my husband does - he does like cooking though so would probably take on some of the meals. Also like the idea of some making the meal plan for you and also the grocery list. I have done this myself in the past but didn't last. Also need a lot of help motivationally because I do like food I tend to snack on cheese and biscuits and chips. Ah!!!!

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