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2/5/12 8:53 P

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Hi Kachills, I spoke to the lady in our church that I thought was from Nigeria, it turns out she and her husband are from Liberia! I was embarrassed!

You love fish, that's great, it's so good for you. And chicken is good also. Those are what we eat most of the time for protein, but I also have meatless meals, like tofu (a soybean curd). I cut the tofu into cubes, saute it in a little olive oil, and add it to a vegetable stew (Tomatoes, green peppers, zuchini, onions, garlic, and oregano) When I serve that I grate parmesian or romano cheese on it.. Portion control is extremely important, and is something I still have trouble with from time to time. I'll still weigh and measure my food occasionally to make sure I'm staying on track. When I first started losing I weighed and measured my food all the time. I've lost 115 lbs over the years. I lost about 60 the first year, then gradually took off the next 50-60. I've not lost any more for a long time, it's a struggle to just stay the same, but it's worth the struggle, I don't want to go back up to the 300s.

After I lost the first 60 lbs I started exercising, that helps a lot. I can't walk much because of back troubles, but I can swin. I haven't been doing that for a while though, and that's probably why I have to struggle to keep from gaining.

Keep up the walking, and keep track of what you eat, it helps to see it in print.

God bless.

Donna

Edited by: DONNAC228 at: 2/5/2012 (20:59)
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2/4/12 4:45 P

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"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
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2/4/12 2:40 P

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I love U Donna;U guys are great in this place.Yes we have dry beans here which I cook and enjoy and I know about Soy beans just let no one ask me to eat it;because I won't. I 'm not a meat person but I eat Liver and Chicken,but I really like FISH. Sure we have plenty sources of very fresh vegetables but I didn't no fruits are Carbs (kill me now).You would go to the trouble of asking people just so U could help me? Bless U

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2/4/12 2:20 P

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Hi Kachills, I'm wondering what you do have available for meals. Is it the meat you're missing? Beans are a good source of protein and I imagine you have access to them.Soy beans are excellant . How about chicken? And I'm thinking you probably have fruit, which is a carb but a good carb. Avoid processed food as much as possible, I cook my beans from scratch, using the dried beans, so I can control the amount of salt in them. And of course vegetables are good, but I'm wondering if you lack a source of fresh vegetables. I don't know anything about the resources in Nigeria, so forgive my ignorance, please. We do have a Nigerian couple in our church, I'm going to pick their brains!!!

I pray you will do well in this endeavor. Keep in touch.

Donna


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highest weight 333lbs
Weight on 1/3/14 220.5
Short term goal 195
In my dreams goal: 170
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2/3/12 11:24 A

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Welcome Kachills! It's wonderful that you have made the choice to lose weight and get healthy. My advice is to use the tracker and don't use the foods on there but what you like that you know is good for you.. paying attention to your day's calories and things like SODIUM and carbs. Walking is great.. remember to cool down afterwards.
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Edited by: DONNALEE24 at: 2/3/2012 (10:37)
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2/3/12 3:01 A

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My name is Kachills,I 'm 27 years old from Nigeria.I was born fat!I grow up fat!....I 'n still fat.U guys need to understand that for a country that encourages plumpness,being considered fat is a very big deal.I wasn't too popular at school;no wait! I was popular at school(the fat girl!).I sort of stumbled to this site and I decided to try it,My plan is to walk off the weight, which I v already started(Every inch of of legs hurts after my walk)Maybe later I ll add skipping and situps.My challenge is our diet here is starch(carbohydrate)through out and all the food items in Ur menu is not available to me here,also I v a very big problem with potion control.Can U guys help me?

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