Hi Everyone I am back and ready to get back to work. One of the problems I have with my weight issues is being mindful of what I am eating. I do much better if I track what I eat and Sparks makes it so easy with the nutrition tracking they offer. I would like to start a 30 day challenge to use the nutritional tracker every day for a month. Check in one a day and let us know how you are doing, example how many meals you were able to track.
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (198,818) Posts: 9,869 6/2/15 9:20 A
Let me explain my husband is a stanch meat and potatoes man. Even asked our primary precaution "Am I diabetic" the doc said isn't nice she is trying to keep you from that. Husband huffed.
So I am trying to sneak in vegies, Like the mushroom soupe has one leaf of kale.all organic. Mostley from farmers market. With the leftover leak I used 1/2 Lb hamberger for four meals.Whole wheat noodles mushrooms,soy curles .
Hi Eileen, Alan, Linda, VATrucker, and all. I haven't been active in this or any group, but thank you Eileen for stepping up. My understanding of a stickie topic is a special topic written by the leader, like the one calling for introductions, that never goes away - stickie. If we write enough posts, the old, time-sensitive ones will be deleted, I guess. Congratulations Linda on well rounded success, fitting some veggies and their super beneficial fiber into the hamburger and lifting half of your very svelt weight. I'm with you VATrucker: I am committed to getting myself so fit that I never have to go through by-pass surgery again, no matter how long I live. I was just 58 when I had my surgery at the beginning of last October. I'm in an at-work health program, supported in part by our health insurance, to reduce weight and get healthy. It ends at the end of June and I'm trying to be reasonable, yet reach an acceptable body fat percentage by then. If you'll really do anything, check into green vegetable based or whole food based diets. I haven't been a purist since the operation, but I go several days at a time by those recommendations. Basically, it means cleansing your diet of all processed foods, no refined (white) flour, refined sugar (table sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, etc.), processed vegetable oil (no chips, no popcorn cooked with oil, no fried food), and very little animal products (even lean protein). Watch "Forks over Knives" or read "Eat to Live" to learn more. My son and I (he is developmentally disabled) get to our local YMCA gym three times a week for hard work-outs on cardio machines. It's really working. I found out through my trainer via my at-work health program, that my target reduced healthy weight should be higher if I retain muscle while losing weight. So far out of 40 lbs, 13 have been lost muscle. There are two-handed devices that measure your percentage of body fat. For a guy pushing 60 the high end of healthy is 21.9%. The ladies are healthy at a much higher body fat percentage. Following is a link to a chart for body fat percentages: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/library/blbo dyfatcharts.htm I hope you can make it work and it does some good. For many people, going by body fat percentage is a much more accurate measure of health than the simplistic Body Mass Index. If I keep on losing muscle at the rate I have been, I should get down to 165 pounds. If I manage to keep the muscle I have now, not even put on a pound more, I'd have the same body fat percentage at 175 pounds, and a faster daily metabolism. I love my trainer. Maybe if I stop writing books, I'll post more than twice a year.
"You know, sometimes it is the artist's task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left." - Itshak Perlman
current weight: 195.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,530) Posts: 9,775 1/28/13 8:08 P
I am not the authority but my understanding of sickie is you get a response when someone posts after you.
Rayleen789 said she was going to take on the lead. I think life happened and it did not work.
I have been fighting with my self over eating right. Gee a handful of cheesits won't heart, that kind of fight. My husband is a meat and Potatoes guy. I hid squash in spagetie and it worked. Textured vegetable Preteen to stretch a lb of hamb to look like two with low sodium beef bullion Beans and rice with 1/4 lb hamb .Veggies it has been a while (May two years) Starting small I worked up to 50 lbs lifting . At 106lb last time I weighed my self that is almost half my weight
Fitness Minutes: (36,922) Posts: 526 1/25/13 6:25 P
can someone tell me what a sticky topic is? Do we have a team leader? This is a very important subject, I personally never want to be opened up again, and am willing to do whatever it takes to keep this from happening, hope u all feel the same way.
i CAN And will do this in spite of any obstruction be it man or beast or, friend or foe firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Everyone, My name is Eileen and a couple of days ago I was signing up for this team and I was informed that you had an inactive team leader so I applied. Sparks notified the present team leader, AUNTGA, and she did not respond so here I am. I am going to try to revive this team and make it truly functional for us all. I see that membership in this team is 119, I don't know how many are active. Please respond to this posting and let me know that you are there. I am also open to any suggestions you have.
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