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Welcome back Crystal!



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So good to hear from you Crystal! So glad you are finding success with DASH! Stay in touch!

Susie

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Happy Easter everyone!!!!!

I have not been on lately as I changed my shift at work to afternoon/evenings and since we are provided a buffet at work I had a bit of trouble adjusting with all the new food offered but I think I'm back on track (as long as there isn't pizza there .... but I'm learning). Altogether since I started I am down 17 lbs. which is slow but I am thrilled with this. I really am changing the entire way I eat.

I hope everyone else is doing well on the Dash program!!!!!




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Thanks, once I stopped taking those pills I started to feel better.
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Janette - I hope things are going better these days!

Susie

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I picked up a big container of low fat yogurt and string cheese, and that is helping me get the dairy in. I was fighting an allergic reaction to an ingredient in a new pill I believe, and I think that was what was causing my headaches and sinus problems, and gave me the hives this weekend. I was suppose to take Tylenol for a muscle injury and my bf picked up one that had an artificial sweetener flavor added to it. Turns out it has sulfur in it and I am allergic to sulfa meds, I think I might be allergic to the sulfur too? So I stopped taking it and switched back to my IB temporary. The drs ofc is suppose to be getting me a muscle relaxant now, and I will be starting PT Thursday too. I am still struggling with the grains, but doing better. I just didn't have much of an appetite today, so I didn't get all my servings in of a lot of the groups. But will try better tomorrow.
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Janette - welcome aboard! I have the opposite problem from you. I have over indulged on grains in the past! So eating more fruits and veggies was a challenge for me. I'm wheat intolerant now so I try to get my fiber from other sources.

Good luck and chat with you soon

Susie

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I was already eating lots of whole foods and lots of veggies before starting this diet, but now I have to start adding a lot more fruits, grains, dairy back into my diet to get my servings in. I have no problem with getting the fruits and veggies in. But I have never had a lot of dairy because of allergies, so that one I will work slowly to add back in dairy products that I am sure I can handle. The grains I haven't ate that much of in a day in my whole life, especially when dieting. So that one is going to be a struggle for a bit too. I have only been doing this since Monday, and I am getting stuffed trying to get all my serving in. So I will just have to do it little at a time and build up to it. I got more dairy and grains in today luckily, but not as much as I am suppose to have. And it was even harder as I wasn't hungry at all today. I just had a head ache, felt tired and light headed from the change in my blood pressure medicine I believe.
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3/28/14 7:57 P

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Ginna -I have often felt like you do! I just monitor my veggies and my carbs and feel better about things.



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GINNAR
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3/17/14 6:31 A

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I feel as though I need to do Phase 1 again. Although I'm incorporating DASH foods into my diet I think I've relaxed too much. I'm definitely going to be eating more vegetables this coming week
Hope you are enjoying the weekend..

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Glad the weekend is behind me, but visiting son's family this week will be a challenge

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Hi everyone! Hope all are doing well!

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

I'm a bride-to-be. I'm marrying my best friend on 5/24/2014.


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3/7/14 11:30 A

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Had a much better DASH day yesterday! Smart thinking on checking out the dinner before hand!

Susie

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If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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I'm trying for a good day today, also. I'll start with an egg and Canadian bacon. Tonight will be a challenge, dinner out with friends. I'll look online for the menu and pre- choose. Good luck, on the weekend, Sue.


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Nice day here too! Yesterday was not a DASH day, but ready to be back on track! Having some fresh apple/carrot juice to start breakfast!

Susie

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It's warm here this a.m., but rain headed this way. Planning on indoor activity for exercise.
I'm going to start with a Dash breakfast.

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Tell me about it! This weather is a drag! Oh well spring is on its way (supposedly)!

Susie

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I'm trying to have a Dashing week here, but this crummy weather has me down. I need to get a shot of motivation!!

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Here we are starting another week! Let's make it a DASH week!

Susie

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Not much activity. Hope everyone is having a good week. Enjoy your week end!

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Boy it's a gorgeous morning this morning!

Susie

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2/24/14 10:38 A

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Thanks Crystal. I'm starting my new week by trying again to avoid eating the carbs. It sounds like you are fitting it into your lifestyle.


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Keep with it Ginna. You'll get there. Just remember its a new lifestyle and your fitting it into your own life.

I'm still not perfect but sooooo much better than I was.


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Hoping to get back to following DASH more closely.

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I'm trying to keep the book handy. It helps, and being able to chat on this group really does keep focus!!

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Good thoughts Ginna! I reread sections a lot especially when I get a bit off track.

Susie

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I'm with you Sue and Shannon. Since completing P2, I've been on again off again. I am tryinng to develop a DASH lifestyle which I have to admit won't be perfect, but it will be a healthier life. Maybe I should reread Marla' book... I hope we can support each other.

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I hear you! sometimes I take a couple of days "vacation" then get back on track. We can do this! Focus on what it will take to make this a lifestyle.

Susie

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been on Dash for 44 days now. Sooooo tired of planning writing everything down, measuring, portioning. ugh. having luck with weightloss but so tired of working so hard on this :-(



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Passed on dessert! Thot it would be good, but it didn't sound good when I was there! Yeah

Susie

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Actually I am ready for some surf and turf and flourless chocolate cake. Not exactly dash, but a long awaited treat. Watching my portions and ready to turn down dessert if I am full. The restaurant serves lots of steamed veggies.

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You are really ambitious, Sue - but I think this is supposed to keep us young. My kids are doing ther part for me - the guest rooms are almost always occupied with grand kids.

Going to try to keep "dashing" today except for maybe a glass of red wine to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Been out of touch for a week or so! Back on it! Been really busy with my college classes. Have to take another one because an instructor will be out awhile. A lot of prep.

And I am supposed to be retired!?

Edited by: MSUEQUILTS at: 2/13/2014 (22:42)
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Not much happening on here this week.

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Good to see you here today, Crystal. I wouldn't weigh myself this a.m. either. I'm so afraid the scale will tell a tale that I don't want to hear. I'll try for tomorrow. Grand kids are visiting until later today - it is hard to stick to any program with them around.

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Ginna,

I have worked there for almost 14 years so I am used to the food and it never varies much. I just never went for the protein and veges. Its probably a big reason for the weight.

Good luck on Phase 2. You'll do it. I was off and blew it really bad yesterday. I won't even weigh myself today.

You'll do fine.





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Crystal, working in a casino and eating at the buffet, I would definitely call "eating out." That is so good that you can get salads and protein there. That sounds like good practice for going to a restaurant and ordering from a menu. I certainly need more practice doing that. It is hard to decide what choices are the best. I'm finishing the Phase 2 today. I'm going to have to really follow the DASH plan carefully as I didn't do that well yesterday. I'm going to start with an egg beater omelet with veggies and a taste of cheese.

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Ginna,

I haven't tried eating out yet but I work in a casino and have a free buffet every day if that counts. So far, only salads and protein there.

You did really good. emoticon I only hope I do as well when I go out to eat.


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Hi Team - Still dealing with computer woes. I have a tablet, but I'm not having much luck in getting it to work. I did get it onto Spark earlier, but haven't been able to get it to navigate tonight. I'll try again tomorrow or use DH's computer when he isn't on it.
Crystal, I hope that 2 pounds is just fluid retention. Drinking more water should help you.
Good luck over the week end. We went out to eat tonight, but I just ate a big salad with limited dressing. It had grilled chicken and some pecans. I exercised some restraint for once and had them hold the cheese.
I'll try to check in tomorrow.

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Ginnar, I'm happy you are doing well. I can't stop weighing everyday and that pesky 2 lbs seems to be back again since starting phase 2. emoticon
Yes, I am on the facebook group also.
All of this support helps a lot and as Msuequilts wrote this is for a lifetime so we are just learning and probably will always have some "hiccups" to deal with.
I really am changing in many different ways so I'm very happy about that.
I hope things keep going well for you and your computer gets fixed soon. Keep posting. emoticon


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Hi Crystal, I'm glad to find a Dash person on Spark. Right now I'm having trouble getting online because my computer died about 10 days ago and I'm sharing with DH. He reads so much online that the time is really limited.
Like you, I'm still learning how to handle this diet. I've lost 9 pounds since starting, but haven't lost any more since Phase 2. I am very happy about the 9 pounds as it has allowed me to zip jeans and make life more comfortable. I have phased in some fruit and grains and haven't gained - that is an accomplishment for me.
I hope that Phase 2 is working for you. I really think that our bodies need to adjust as we lose. If we just stick with it the weight will start to move. Weighing everyday does help me to keep tabs. Anytime I start letting that part of my routine go, the weight starts slipping back.
So nice to chat with you. Are you on Facebook? I have found the DASH group there to be a big help also. Marla Heller often comments and answers questions. I'll try to get on this every day.

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Hi Ginnar, I am beginning Phase 2 today. I started Phase 1 on January 15th so I am a couple of days behind you and because of a couple of "slips" I stayed on 1 until today.

I bought two bananas and have plenty of frozen fruit, some whole grain english muffins and lite yogurt with fruit. I'm nervous about this and will phase it in and not go completely into Phase 2. For breakfast I only had eggs. I will not weigh myself every day either unless I feel I am gaining, then I'll need to so I can get control.

Good luck and keep posting on how you are doing.

Are you weighing yourself everyday? If so, are you losing?


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Hello Dash Diet Team, I have been looking for a DASH group on Spark with members who are active. It looks as though this group gets on the thread to post difficulties and success.
By introduction, I started DASH on January 13 and I'm struggling some with the Phase 2. I have gotten so that I find it difficult to fit in all the snacks on this Phase. Since it looks as though Marla has made some optional, I'm taking it as it goes. As a retiree, it is easier for me to get in the meals, but on days with commitments it can be a challenge. Basically, I'm looking for supports and I'm happy to encourage others trying to make this change. As I am most familiar with Weight Watchers for weight loss, this is different. Haven't really tried the low carb approach since the 70's.
Hope to meet some of the team members - Ginna

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It helps me a lot to see that I am not the only one struggling. I feel like I am back on track and am really thrilled about this new way of eating and looking at food. emoticon


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Went to my company party last night with the hubby. Dinner was chicken tarragon, roasted red potatoes corn and a side salad. Not too bad but very salty! Also ate some chocolates that were on the table. Didn't fall too far off. But today I have to take my mom to a neighboring town for a soup dinner. Soups that are definitely not DASH and sandwiches on white bread.
We had a good dash breakfast. I have a dash dinner planned. But lunch will be interesting.
I am finding though that my cravings for sugar are back. So it's going to be a job to get back. Good thing I'm doing this, this time, with my hubby. He's keeping me in line.
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Went off the DASH bandwagon. Gotta get back on!

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Have a great DASH day!

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Struggling with moving out the chair today! Went for a walk around the block. I hope that will get things going for me today!

Have a great day everyone!

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How are things going out there in DASH land?

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I appreciate your response. I do not skip meals anymore, but need to find a way to fit snacks in daily. I am lap swimmer and drink around 110 ozs of water daily. Swimming is reason I have trouble fitting snacks in daily. I swim at lunchtime, eat lunch afterwards and return home at dinner time. Lunchtime is only time I can swim due to water classes, etc.


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Hope everyone has a great day! We can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Great appealstome! Remember to drink water too. That helps too. When you skip meals, it slows your metabolism.

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Thanks for the welcome. I can not take cholesterol medication due to side effects and looking to lower naturally via diet. My cholesterol was higher when I skipped lunch. According to dietitians, trainers, doctor, I do not eat enough daily. I managed to work up to eating three meals daily and will try adding snacks daily now.



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So glad you joined us!

DASH lowered my cholesterol! Having done the low-fat diets, I won't do one again. Much of the fat in low fat foods is replaced with carbs and sugars. I have to watch them. Most of my high cholesterol was caused by sugar! When you take in too many calories, your liver converts the extra calories to cholesterol no matter what the source!

The dash diet does have healthy fats which are important. The first phase of DASH is meant to balance your insulin and boost the metabolism. Give it a try! We are here to help!

Happy New Year!

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I just joined group. I checked out book from library earlier this year, but took ill and never tried diet. My doctor suggested low fat diet to decrease my cholesterol. I am looking forward to helpful advice and getting to know each member.

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I had a wonderful Christmas time in San Francisco. I can't believe my last post here was Thanksgiving! How time flies!

I tried my best to follow DASH, but it is difficult when one is eating out 2 to 3 meals a day! I am back to better eating today. It is so nice to travel, but it is even better to be back home!

Here is wishing everyone the Happiest New Year! It is a time to reflect on the coming year.

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Did my Thanksgiving food shopping today. Just DH and I this holiday. Found some cool DASHy recipes to try. Hope your holiday is grand!

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Good morning!!

Sorry I didn't check in yesterday, we were so tired. We couldn't get comfortable on the bed in the camper. We did have a good time though, so beautiful with all of the leaves changing. We walked over 4 miles Friday night and Saturday.

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Live, laugh, love, relax and play!!

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Nope, just join us and perhaps we can provide inspiration!

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emoticon back!

I rejoined this team when my friend, Terry, joined. I have the book but can't follow the diet rich now. I don't know if I should wait until I can start the diet?? emoticon

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BIG THANKS to Angelcitygal for keeping things going since I have been a traveling fool the past few months!!

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Welcome to all the new members! We can do this together and we WILL!

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admittedly not too well, but renewed focus (again!) We'll get there :)




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Hi, Everyone, How are you all doing on DASH and SP?

~Jennie ~

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Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
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Hi, Chelsea! emoticon on starting the program with the book from the library. Let us know if you have questions. You're going to do great!

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Hi! Just stopping by. emoticon Tomorrow I will be getting the book for the DASH program from the library and I will start reading it and setting new goals. I need to lower my cholesterol and since heart disease and diabetes run in my family, I need to change the way I eat, etc.

Today was super hot outside here in SE Florida - 94 heat index by 9 AM. Yuk! So I am staying indoors today. Enjoy your day everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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How did you do at the reunion, Susie? That does sound really challenging -- the combination of traveling and eating other people's food (not offending family members, etc)...

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Greetings from Oregon!

I am at my sister-in-law's place for my DH's family reunion. About 90 folks expected today! This is culture shock considereing my family can sit around the dinner table!

Eating DASHy is a challenge!

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Hello DASHers! I have been very busy at our local fair since I have been back. I received several ribbons on my quilts. Trying to survive the heat!

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Good Sunday, DASHers! How is everyone doing today?

~Jennie ~

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Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

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Hi, Susie! Thanks for adding me. I'm happy to be a co-leader! I had that picture taken when I crossed to a new "decade" -- my 140s! I'm pretty excited about that!! I'm getting closer to my goal, and starting to think about maintenance.

Congratulations on maintaining! That is a wonderful accomplishment. It really builds confidence, I bet.

I'm glad you're back!

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
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Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
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AngelcitygalThanks for being our new co-leader!

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Hey there everyone! Have been out of touch for awhile, but I am back! I took a break from being a avid watcher of what I eat for a couple of months. I have maintained my weight loss! This proves DASH works! I am ready to recommit to being an avid follower of the eating plan after I get back after my week on the beach in Brookings, Oregon.

AngelCityGal, your photo is awesome!

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Hi, DASHers! How's everybody?

~Jennie ~

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-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

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Hi, everybody! What are you all up to these June days?

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

I'm a bride-to-be. I'm marrying my best friend on 5/24/2014.


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Good morning, DASHers! How is everybody doing today?

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

I'm a bride-to-be. I'm marrying my best friend on 5/24/2014.


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Congrats! You will make it!

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Hi, Everybody! I'm excited because I've officially lost 18 pounds on DASH as of this morning. Whew, all that since 3/8! I am two pounds away from my first mini-goal -- 20 lbs by 5/24. Not sure whether I'll get there, but I will be close!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Keep DASHing!

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~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

I'm a bride-to-be. I'm marrying my best friend on 5/24/2014.


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Happy Mother's Day to all the moms here!

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~Jennie ~

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-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

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Welcome to all our new members! Glad to have you join our successes here!

I had to take a break from SP for well over a week. But I am back! I stopped the DASH diet for the same amount of time. I have lost lots of weight in the past only to find them again. Therefore I stopped a bit and like the diet as well as I could (except for one binge on sweets - and felt awful physically). I guess I was trying a mini maintenance plan. And I was able to easily keep it off! In fact I got rid of another pound!

I am ready to continue on now, knowing I truly have good eating habits thanks to DASH. It is so simple following this plan! Here's to the next 10 pounds!.

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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4/28/13 5:08 P

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Sometimes what happens is old ways of thinking/being try to sabotage us. If you push through it, what is on the other side can be freedom.


If your depression continues or is worse than a blue mood that lifts, you should discuss it with your physician. It is also possible that endocrine activity associated with weight loss could be triggering your depressed mood.

Take good care of yourself. Keep posting! emoticon emoticon emoticon

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

I'm a bride-to-be. I'm marrying my best friend on 5/24/2014.


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4/28/13 3:48 P

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Thanks for the encouragement. As I said, I really like this Dash Diet. What I am dealing with today is something I have experienced before ... many times. Every time I start a new effort, after two or three weeks, depression sets in. I know it is coming and I prepare for it, however, it isn't easy. I was actually feeling really down until I read the Winston Churchill quote under your note. He is one of my all time favourite people ... so ... If I am going though hell I will just keep going and use him as the inspiration he is. Thanks!

(279 - Aug/09) (1st day Dash Diet 09 April, 2013)
"UBUNTU" "I am because we are"!

Be Happy! Be Well! Be Blessed!



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4/28/13 2:05 P

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Congratulations, SpiritCatcher! emoticon emoticon

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

I'm a bride-to-be. I'm marrying my best friend on 5/24/2014.


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4/25/13 11:16 A

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Very happy to report a 6.7 lb loss since the 9th of April. I really like this Dash Diet. I believe I have finally found a complete diet & exercise approach that I can happily live with long term. Which I believe is the secret to long term health. I FEEL GOOD! All the best to everyone!

(279 - Aug/09) (1st day Dash Diet 09 April, 2013)
"UBUNTU" "I am because we are"!

Be Happy! Be Well! Be Blessed!



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4/17/13 11:01 A

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Just wishing everyone a great DASH day!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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4/10/13 9:03 A

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Hi all, I am in SC and we are going to be 70s... ya hoo !!!!!!! but my younger son in MD is going to be 90 !! again glad I am here...



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4/9/13 4:44 P

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Hope you all have a great day! It's a gorgeous day here. Think I will work outside!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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4/7/13 1:44 P

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I've had such a busy week, so I haven't kept up on this team. Will do better this week! Wow 10 members!

We can do this! Keep eating right and supporting each other!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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3/30/13 11:57 A

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It's a gorgeous day in the neighborhood. Everyone have a great healthy day!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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3/29/13 10:53 P

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thank you , and thanks for the goodie emoticon



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3/29/13 9:51 P

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Glad to hear you are doing well! Here's to a quick recovery!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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3/28/13 5:06 P

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emoticon I had gallbladder surgery yesterday.. doing great..



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3/25/13 11:25 A

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Good morning! On vacation at my sister-in-laws in Oregon. Planning on quilting my heart out - and eating right!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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3/23/13 1:45 P

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I love spring!

Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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3/21/13 4:05 P

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Welcome! This team is for those Sparkers who are following the Marla Heller, MS, RD, program. This thread is for sharing general thoughts and comments from members that can be about anything.

The official web sites are

www.dashdiet.org
dashdiet.org/weight_loss_solution.asp

There is also a support group on Facebook.

Let's get together and support each other!

Edited by: MSUEQUILTS at: 3/25/2013 (11:25)
Susie

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy


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