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6/14/09 9:41 P

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I walk 12,500 steps every day. Plus I have a huge garden and a lot of hard outdoor chores. I did 2 hours of gardening yesterday and an hour today in addition to my regular outdoor chores. I do yoga and strength exercises. Dancercize. Swimming when I can.

You are doing great!!!

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ALLHAKA Posts: 336
6/14/09 10:10 A

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Wow Morticia! Sounds like you and your son have really found success with this new WOL! I hope I will be able to as well! What do you do for exercise???

Today was a hard day. My daughter (my only child) graduated from high school. Had a house full of people with lots of non-phase one temptations. I sailed through however and was rewarded with a total of FIVE POUNDS lost on my scale this morning. Today is the last day of my first week. I have NO complaints about that!!! I am looking forward to starting week 2. Hoping to incorporate some strength training back in (lighter than what I was doing before) and possibly starting C25K!!

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6/11/09 2:54 P

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It sounds like you have really good goals, Allhaka.

I really wish I could have my old metabolism back. I had so much energy but no appetite at all. I remember my MD telling my parents that I needed to eat and later in adulthood I was told to eat more. At 32 I weighed less after having my son than I did before I was pregnant. He was a preemie and I only gained 7 pounds. I had problems eating while pregnant - for me it was like chemo. OL. Then menopause came and now I'm told to stop eating. LOL. Of course I gained almost a 100 pounds in a few years. Egads!!!

You must try the jalapeno olives. They are great!! A serving is 2 but they are very satisfying.

My goal is 2 hours of exercise a day. I can't lose on less than that and be able to eat what I want to. It's a trade off I was willing to make. I'm a real weenie and can't force myself to eat healthy things for breakfast like oats. I'm sensitive to grains and I eat mostly protein for breakfast. I try to get oats down and then halfway through I'm gagging. I don't think I've ever finished a serving. LOL. I keep trying them hoping I will like them but I do that with a lot of foods I don't like. Sometimes it works, like with asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Sometimes it doesn't, like with tomatoes.

My son and I started Phase 1 of South Beach last July 23. He has lost 115 now and I've lost 43.

I think and hope I answered your questions. I seem kind of brain dead today. LOL.

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6/11/09 9:43 A

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That's one of the beauties of SB. We learn to recognize our own personal triggers which gives us control over them.

Although I do love olives, I usually avoid them because of the sodium.

Many people allow themselves a cookie..not me! One or two will NEVER be enough. The same would apply to most chips. Oh well....guess there are worse things to have to deal with in life...lol

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
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6/11/09 9:34 A

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Thanks Jay-Dee! I thought I had read that somewhere, but wasn't sure. I'm going to stick with my 2 occasionally just because I think they have the potential to be "dangerous" for me if I indulge too much.

I think that is one of my biggest obstacles, moderation. I need to learn MODERATION. I was a sweet to salt binger. I would overdo it on sweet and eat and eat and then abruptly switch to salt. I'm not a "chip" eater, so my salt choice would be olives (black or green) or even a can of mushrooms (yuck - I know).

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6/11/09 9:29 A

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The official serving of olives is 15...whether green or ripe. This serving is equal to 1/2 tablespoon of fat. And they would be the "normal" sized olive, not the monsters.

As you guys have already noted, the "hit" with olives is the sodium. But if you can handle that, then that larger serving is perfectly legal for SB...so ENJOY!

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
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ALLHAKA Posts: 336
6/11/09 8:33 A

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Sounds like you are being really smart about all this! I think it's great that you are including your faves in moderation (and making some adjustments it sounds like, like with the bacon)!! WTG!!!

I too was too thin for MANY years too. I was 89# in high school and 98 when I got pregnant w/ my daughter at 21 (I'm almost 40 now). I am really small framed as well and looking back I don't LOOK too thin, but I remember my Dr. harping on me to eat more. I had an amazing metabolism then and was actually eating everything and anything. In my 30's it's caught up with me a bit. I want to find that happy medium. I am naturally curvy and I would like to keep those curves, but I would be more than ok with losing the bra roll and muffin top and jiggly thighs. LOL! So here I am..... I think I'm going to have to try those jalapeno stuffed olives!! Sounds good!! I can't believe how much your blood pressure has improved! Is that all diet or aer you working out as well? How long did it take you to see those results???


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6/10/09 10:19 P

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I'm half way between South Beach and Low Carb so I use it to my advantage to get what I want. And as long as it works my MD is lenient with me. LOL.

I allow myself 2 olives a day - of course they are the large stuffed jalapeno olives. LOL. I also allow myself 2 strips of low sodium or nitrite free bacon a day. And my ounce of nuts, ounce of cheese, and my chocolate ration. I try to tell myself I don't have to have these things but myself doesn't believe me. LOL.

I saw my doctor today and I had lost 8 pounds since the last time I saw him so he's okay with what I'm doing. My BP is really good. It used to be 180/100. Now it's 107/60. I'm sure he would love it if I would ditch ALL of these salty things but I'm weird. If I can't eat what I want then I tend to not eat and being too thin is actually worse than being too fat. The mortality rate is higher. I weighed 86 pounds in high school and was fairly thin until after menopause. I don't want to go back there. I had all kinds of health problems and no immunity and GI problems.

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ALLHAKA Posts: 336
6/10/09 4:47 P

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Green olives are a big one for me too. If I get my salad at the local co-op I will put TWO on there. No more. It's maybe once or twice a week. Kind of a treat I guess. Must be the salt??? Bacon I don't too much of a problem with. Chocolate is another story. I found some great (very dark) stuff at Trader Joe's that come in these little tins. Tiny little wedges. Down the road I might incorporate that back in. Funny that I am not missing it too much right now though!

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6/10/09 4:34 P

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I have a short list of things I always want more of and nuts is on it. Nuts, olives, bacon, cheese, chocolate. I have to watch myself where they are concerned.

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6/10/09 9:06 A

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Oh how I miss my little toaster oven! The kitchen I have now is simply to small to add another thing to it. So...I must use the microwave since I'm not going to heat the big oven for one ounce of nuts!!
So far, any nut I've tried has worked just fine in the microwave. The only problem I have with nuts is that the serving must be so small. I always want more...lol

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
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ALLHAKA Posts: 336
6/9/09 6:39 P

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Thanks for the idea Jay Dee! I used to do that when I was eating vanilla yogurt (with the fresh fruit too), but I toasted them in my toaster oven! I never really liked walnuts until my DH toasted them for me and then they became one of my faves!

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6/9/09 11:14 A

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Lately, I've been adding toasted walnuts to my evening yogurt. I pop the nuts in the microwave for about thirty seconds....shake them up a bit...then give them another thirty seconds. Dump these into my yogurt and enjoy. The yogurt is flavored with whatever suits my fancy at the time. This adds an extra punch of protein for restful sleep and hey!...it ain't half bad!!

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
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ALLHAKA Posts: 336
6/9/09 8:11 A

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Thanks for the warm welcomes! I am so excited to be here. I really am hoping this is what is going to work for me. I am very familiar with the diet/way of life concept, but once I fail, in my head it was indeed a "diet". Many of the plans I have tried were WAY to restrictive. Even phase 1 of SB doesn't seem bad or "hard". SO many options. I can certainly go without a few things for TWO weeks!

I have to say, today as I ate my yogurt (plain with 1 splenda and a 1/2 tsp. of vanilla) the FLAVOR was super intense. Cold, tart and just a little sweet. I actually think I prefer it over the too sweet big brand types. My fave is a local dairy (just down the road!) that used only natural ingredients and it too is a bit tart, a little "real" fruit on the bottom and they sweeten it only with organic cane sugar. YUM. I think once I am allowed a little fruit, I will stick with this and just add some fresh strawberries and see how that ups the flavor ante!

Hope you all have a great day - I think it's supposed to be partially sunny here in Wisconsin - I'm really looking forward to a nice day!

Thank you again for your warm welcomes!

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6/8/09 7:42 P

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I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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6/8/09 7:05 P

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Welcome! South Beach is a great diet and this is a great group.

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6/8/09 4:49 P

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This truly is a lifestyle change. I think of diet as being the way I eat, not as something to go on and then go off of. The last time I felt this good was when I was eating the SBD way. My energy level is much improved and I'm able to get out of the bed in the morning without grabbing "just 10 more minutes" like I have in the past. My cravings for sweets have diminished to the point that a SF popsicle or SF Jello satisfy me completely. I'm a type 2 diabetic and my numbers have never been this good before. It truly is a way of life for me now.

Marilyn

NEVER give up what you want the most for what you want at the moment!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Having diabetes means treating your body like a temple instead of an amusement park! Patti LaBelle


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6/8/09 2:37 P

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Hi, Kim...and Welcome to the Beach!

First, and foremost, we do not consider SB to be a "diet". It's a lifestyle change that can easily become permanent.

It's simply plain down-to-earth common sense that's very healthy...about as healthy as you can get for most people.

There are plenty of "like-minded people" here. We help ourselves by helping each other.

There's a learning curve to SB, but after you figure it out, it's very easy (most of the time).

We do trip...we do falter, but we forgive ourselves and move on.

Ask, if you need help, and we'll all bust our rears trying to help you get where you want to go.

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon, M.D.
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Welcome Kim. Sure you will find the support you need. You have a lot going for you already. Terri

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6/8/09 2:18 P

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Hi Kim. I think you will find South Beach a great way to get healthy. If you keep in mind that you are making a lifestyle change, and not on a diet, you are sure to succeed. You will have ups and downs, good days and not so good days. But thats life, ain't it. This is a great support system here.

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Welcome, Kim. I think you will like South Beach. I know it's the only diet I've ever tried that worked for me. This is a good site and there is lots of good info to help you.

Marilyn

NEVER give up what you want the most for what you want at the moment!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saying yes to something is saying no to something else.

Having diabetes means treating your body like a temple instead of an amusement park! Patti LaBelle


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ACK. Long story short, I start and stop regularly. I have never really followed a "diet" other than dabbling with Atkins 10+ years ago. Just ate "sensibly" when I was working out. I have a pretty good/realistic grip on that when I am being conscientious. Not sure what appealed to me about South Beach. Possibly hearing good results and feeling comfortable with it also being a very sensible approach. Maybe this will be what really works for me....

About me. My name is Kim, I am almost 40 (in a couple months), I am 5'4" and weight 148 pounds. I would like to get down to the 120's. I am very small framed and this is quite a bit of extra weight for me, mostly concentrated around my mid section.

I am hoping to find like minded SBD'ers to share motivation and inspiration and more!

Looking forward to getting to know you!

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