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10/16/07 6:05 A

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I am not even going to think about that jar today, (so far, so good) and the exercise bike is calling out to me. The trick is to keep my hands busy in the evenings.

Height 163cm = 5 foot 4 inches.
Highest weight 81 kilos = 178.6 lb, Dec 2005.
SP Start Weight 8th July 2006 78 kg = 172 lb
HALF WAY 17th September 71.5 kg = 157.6 lb
June 2007 reached original goal 65 kg = 143 lb
July 2007, 62 kilos = 136.7 lb
December 2008 72 kilos = 158.7 pounds.
December 2009 78 kilos = 172 pounds!!! Going the WRONG way!
December 2010 77 kilos = 170 pounds.


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10/15/07 8:30 A

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That's OK. You can forgive yourself. Just get back on track today!

~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


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10/14/07 1:15 A

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I did bad. Last night I got into the Nutella jar, something I should never ever do!

Height 163cm = 5 foot 4 inches.
Highest weight 81 kilos = 178.6 lb, Dec 2005.
SP Start Weight 8th July 2006 78 kg = 172 lb
HALF WAY 17th September 71.5 kg = 157.6 lb
June 2007 reached original goal 65 kg = 143 lb
July 2007, 62 kilos = 136.7 lb
December 2008 72 kilos = 158.7 pounds.
December 2009 78 kilos = 172 pounds!!! Going the WRONG way!
December 2010 77 kilos = 170 pounds.


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ALAMOGAL1963's Photo ALAMOGAL1963 Posts: 2,199
10/9/07 8:23 A

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This weekend I didn't eat any cheese. I even lied to the lady at the restaurant and made the excuse that I was lactose intolerant so she'd be sure they didn't put the added fat on my food! LOL

~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


H: 5''9", 46 y.o.


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10/9/07 5:29 A

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Today I made a bunch of overdue 'phone calls. I have some appointments to attend and updated my diary.

Height 163cm = 5 foot 4 inches.
Highest weight 81 kilos = 178.6 lb, Dec 2005.
SP Start Weight 8th July 2006 78 kg = 172 lb
HALF WAY 17th September 71.5 kg = 157.6 lb
June 2007 reached original goal 65 kg = 143 lb
July 2007, 62 kilos = 136.7 lb
December 2008 72 kilos = 158.7 pounds.
December 2009 78 kilos = 172 pounds!!! Going the WRONG way!
December 2010 77 kilos = 170 pounds.


 current weight: 160.0 
 
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AUDREY-A*NEW*ME's Photo AUDREY-A*NEW*ME Posts: 5,757
10/6/07 6:59 A

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This week I've exercised 6 out of 7 days, only baby steps but at least I'm moving.

Height 163cm = 5 foot 4 inches.
Highest weight 81 kilos = 178.6 lb, Dec 2005.
SP Start Weight 8th July 2006 78 kg = 172 lb
HALF WAY 17th September 71.5 kg = 157.6 lb
June 2007 reached original goal 65 kg = 143 lb
July 2007, 62 kilos = 136.7 lb
December 2008 72 kilos = 158.7 pounds.
December 2009 78 kilos = 172 pounds!!! Going the WRONG way!
December 2010 77 kilos = 170 pounds.


 current weight: 160.0 
 
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AUDREY-A*NEW*ME's Photo AUDREY-A*NEW*ME Posts: 5,757
10/3/07 4:15 A

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Today when out for lunch I had grilled fish instead of crumbed or battered and deep fried.

Height 163cm = 5 foot 4 inches.
Highest weight 81 kilos = 178.6 lb, Dec 2005.
SP Start Weight 8th July 2006 78 kg = 172 lb
HALF WAY 17th September 71.5 kg = 157.6 lb
June 2007 reached original goal 65 kg = 143 lb
July 2007, 62 kilos = 136.7 lb
December 2008 72 kilos = 158.7 pounds.
December 2009 78 kilos = 172 pounds!!! Going the WRONG way!
December 2010 77 kilos = 170 pounds.


 current weight: 160.0 
 
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8/22/07 4:57 P

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Today for lunch I had a wrap vs. a sub and used mustard and FF ranch for dressings vs. mayo. Once I ran out of stuffings, I scrapped the extra tortilla that was left over.

~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


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8/22/07 4:55 P

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Good for you! I was in Orlando last week myself! LOL

At the restaurant we went to, I ordered grilled fish vs. fried and skipped all the alfredo sauces and got the grilled veggies instead. I didn't gain any weight!

~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


H: 5''9", 46 y.o.


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8/22/07 4:51 P

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I tried practicing that when I was in Orlando last week. For example, we went to a seafood restaurant one night that had a marvelous buffet but I stuck to ordering a seafood salad. I also remembered the trick I read on Sparks about not pouring on the dressing but instead dipping my fork in the salad dressing. Alas, I did not bat 1,000 on vacation but I tried!!



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8/21/07 9:06 A

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When I first started Spark and Weight Watchers, I avoided fast food as well. You don't know how it's made, hidden calories and fats are everywhere, etc. But after 4 months of trudging my lunch bag in every day, cooking every night and making enough for leftovers, and washing all those little zip lock containers, I longed for a trip down memory lane. But I was so afraid of it.

So learning about what to eat and what not to eat really helped. And let's not forget about those handly little emails that Spark sends out showing the boxing ring comparing two different types of foods. That just got me to thinking that I should be able to have my cake and eat it too. (OK, maybe that was a poor choice of words!) :)

McDonald's makes a great Turkey Sub. Not the Turkey Club (that has bacon on it), but they also make a Sub. It comes with mayo so I tell them to hold that and I get a mustard packet at the window. It's very filling and only about 6 WW points which is definitely in my diet...er, new lifestyle. At Subway, I skip the cheese and ranch dressing and usually get a 6" ham and turkey on Italian (not Italian Parmesan), stuff it with tons of veggies, and get mustard. (Good thing I like mustard huh?) Mustard is 0 calories/fat/carb etc. and makes a great condiment. Ketchup is full of sugar. Oh, and now Subway is offering apple slices or raisins vs. the chips. I'm all over those apple slices. They are delish!

So when you're in the food court at the mall and faced with choices, you can get a bite to eat and enjoy yourself with your family and friends. As they stand in line at the pizza place, head for Chick-fil-a and get a grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato (no mayo), skip the fries, and get a fruit cup. :)

Edited by: ALAMOGAL1963 at: 8/21/2007 (09:08)
~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


H: 5''9", 46 y.o.


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8/20/07 8:52 P

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I haven't braved the drive through yet since I've been back with Spark, which is almost 2 months now. In fact I've avoided going out to dinner, or even to other people's houses for dinner. I think it's because I know that I'm not quite ready yet for the temptations of taste and smell that seem to make the craving monster come alive. I would like to get a bit more time under my belt, and then thanks to Alamogal's email, I want to go to Wendy's and order a healthier fast food meal than the ones I used to eat several times a week. Again, I'd like to say thank you for this excellent information!

I commit myself to my challenges with Blue Mountain Dorm, and to working through this next month or two of stressful events.

I have 5.5 lbs left to lose, to meet my goal of losing 20 lbs by September 30th.

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8/20/07 2:36 P

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I RARELY EAT FAST FOOD AND WHEN I DO MCDONALDS I ORDER A KIDS MEAL WITH THE APPLES AND ICED TEA ONLY EAT 1/2 THE BREAD. IF I EAT WENDY'S I ONLY GET THE CHILI AND EAT 1/2 OF IT.

WHAT I USED TO EAT WAS MCD. BIGMAC WITH FRIES AND ICED TEA.

DID NOT EAT WENDY'S BEFORE.

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8/20/07 1:38 P

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Just had Burger King for lunch. I opted for the Tender Grilled Chicken sandwich, hold the mayo and change honey mustard to just mustard. I skipped the fries and had iced tea vs. soda.

Meal Deal I would have ordered "before":
Sandwich CAL 450, FAT 10, SODIUM 1080
Fries CAL 500, FAT 28, NACL 820
D. Coke NaCl 25

My Better Choice:
Sandwich CAL 405, FAT 7, NACL 1080
Fries None
Tea 0,0,0

I saved 550 calories and 31 grams of fat by just changing condiments and skipping the fries.

Now that's a Better choice!





~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


H: 5''9", 46 y.o.


 current weight: 171.2 
 
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8/20/07 1:20 P

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Use this thread to talk about how you made your choices. What could you have and what did you have? Were you serious about that food item and then when faced with the real deal, did you opt for something else? Here is the place to validate your new-found ability to make choices!

~~ Becky ~~
Started back with Weight Watchers on 2 Sep 10.
Menopause is a whole new ball game.


H: 5''9", 46 y.o.


 current weight: 171.2 
 
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