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JODICODY Posts: 41
8/13/14 2:40 P

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That's WONDERFUL news about your heart valves! That encourages me. I have aortic stenosis. Do you have any tips? This TERRIFIES me. emoticon

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8/6/14 9:16 P

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8/6/14 1:57 P

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A spark tip I just read again today is to log your portions BEFORE you eat them. When you see how your meal size is impacting your day it might make it easier to say no to the second helping (especially if you have to go back and change what you logged).

My personal tip is to have a big glass of water and go do something, anything, for 15 min. before you get your second helping. Often the water fills the "hunger" gap and the distraction helps you forget about the food.

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8/6/14 8:51 A

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That's great news! Sounds like you are doing the right things. If you aren't using the food tracker that might be something to start. Seeing it written down really helps me to be mindful of what I'm eating and as you say, how much. emoticon

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7/9/14 10:16 P

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Wonderful news on your health heading in the right direction emoticon

You might want to try eating more earlier in the day, then you have more time to burn it off and you might not be as hungry at dinner time (therefore you'll eat less later in the day). emoticon

I love dinner food so much that I package up the leftovers for lunch the next day.
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Once you get into this habit it becomes easier to have your main meal mid-day and then eat less at night. emoticon

Sometimes it is these little "tweaks" that can make all the difference. emoticon

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7/9/14 11:53 A

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Thanks for the support, everyone. I think the key to weight loss is going to be portions at dinner. I eat a very healthy breakfast and lunch and then seem to feel that I can splurge a little on dinner. Need to cut out those second helpings. One is really enough.

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7/9/14 9:11 A

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Glad to hear it. I find hearing about other people's successes encourages me to work a little harder at ridding myself of bad habits (like potato chips ;-D ). Thanks for sharing.

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7/9/14 12:28 A

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Glad to hear the good news. Just keep working on your weight loss.

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7/8/14 7:10 P

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It's always encouraging to hear good news. So happy for you. emoticon

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7/8/14 5:18 P

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A couple weeks ago I had an echocardiogram done for my 2 leaky heart valves. Today the doctor's office called and said that everything looks good. My pumping force is good and there has been no change in the past several echos.

I also went to my PCP today for the results of my lab work. Several months ago I changed my eating habits drastically and am eating a very healthy diet. Lots of vegetables, very little starchy carbs, no sweets or salty snacks. My doctor was so happy with my results that he asked me what I did to make such a big improvement! I was hoping that these changes made a noticeable difference in my health, and they did! I still eat too much and move too little. Now it's time to tweak things to produce some weight loss. More consistent exercise, smaller portions and fewer second helpings. Even too much healthy food can be bad for your weight, too. I just wanted to share my joy with the rest of you!

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