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IAMSHE-RA's Photo IAMSHE-RA Posts: 2,588
6/27/10 7:19 P

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Yep. You need to manually enter team goals. Thx.



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6/26/10 8:41 P

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I have a question about joining team goals. It took me awhile, but I finally found the section where I can record "Other Goals" and have seen that that's where any of the team goals I've joined are listed. I was assuming that it was naturally recording our info for us, but now I'm wondering if that's not the case. For the "Other Goals" that I've come up with for myself, I see that I have to manually check off each day that I've met that goal. With the team goals there is a plus mark under each day. Am I supposed to manually enter that info as well? For instance, if the goal says to record your nutrition at least once a day, does it naturally know that I'm doing that....or do I have to click on the plus sign and manually enter other info? Sorry if this sounds confusing:/


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6/21/10 9:02 A

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Good morning L_Chaim! I did some checking on the internet and found that 300 lbs is generally the recommended weight limit for most 26-inch adult bicycles. I don't want to discourage you from wanting to bike ride, so maybe you can bring your bike to a local bike shop and they can tune it up for you and make sure that the tire pressure is correct and that the handlebars and seat are in the right positions for you. If you don't want to chance it, start off by walking (no helmet required!) and as the pounds melt away (and they WILL) you may want to try your bike again. I wish you the success that you deserve in your new healthy lifestyle! Warm regards, Libbie



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6/20/10 3:31 A

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I've got a ten-speed schwinn on my patio, and I've been wondering if it would be okay to go for a bike ride (?) But I might be too fat and may ruin the frame/wheels/ties/etc.....Anyone familiar with weight limits for bikes?



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OPERATIONMILF's Photo OPERATIONMILF Posts: 63
6/3/10 7:00 A

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Soups! I grew up on soups! My mother was a single mother and.. its usually pretty cheap and easy- not to mention can be super healthy!


I dont know how you feel about lentils, split peas, lima beans, or other beans... but they are fantastic in a soup! I would try a split pea soup if you like that. It has tons of fiber! I dont use ham. I add corn, carrots, onion, ect.

My best tip about soup is to use healthy vegetetables, legumes, and most of all YOUR intuition. Your intuition will tell you how much spice, season, veggies, ect.

Stay away from cream based soups!

Dont forget about sweet potatoes! They go great in a soup!

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56_PICKLES's Photo 56_PICKLES Posts: 597
6/2/10 1:36 P

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I haven't really paid attention to gluten so maybe I should. Do you feel better when you eat less of it? I'm currently trying to eat more real food. Since I'm trying to get away from processed foods, I'm going to try to make my own soup. I'm 54 and never done that, how funny! Any tips out here?

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OPERATIONMILF's Photo OPERATIONMILF Posts: 63
6/2/10 6:53 A

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The gluten free has greatly increased! I have tried to limit the amount of gluten I have just because it really isnt something we should have a lot of. I think that is contributing to the gluten intollerance. I just try to stick to whole foods as much as possible to avoid it.

The fiber comments are really great! We as a nation in the US do not get enough fiber. I have added it to my nutrient track and try to goal for 15 grams of fiber per meal. It is tough but I am getting better at it.

Also I am going low fat!

High-fiber low fat and tons of excercise. The treadmill is calling me and I keep ignoring it! grr

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56_PICKLES's Photo 56_PICKLES Posts: 597
5/30/10 8:15 P

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Sorry I didn't scroll down enough to see how the strawberry thing started; that's awful but I think SP is a great place to learn what to eat within your restrictions. Didn't want to appear insensitive.

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LILPCSISTER's Photo LILPCSISTER Posts: 54
5/30/10 5:59 P

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wow.. wow.. sorry about that for you.. that must be terrible..
man, the only thing i have going for me,, is I can eat anything.. and unfortunately often do...LOL
i have never found anything I am allergic too...
i work with a girl who has problems something like yours and its terrible, we order pizza and she can't eat the dough,, she can't eat nuts, etc.. terrible.. I guess you get lots of veggies.. what else can we do???
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LILPCSISTER's Photo LILPCSISTER Posts: 54
5/30/10 5:52 P

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wow,
well tell you Doc,, I said YIPPEE cause I love strawberries eat a lot of em..
nice to know they are kinda good for me.. I always thought they were sort of fattening.. as in high sugar...
never thought about fiber..
way to go.. i 2 luv my strawberries...

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56_PICKLES's Photo 56_PICKLES Posts: 597
5/30/10 5:29 P

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Mmmm strawberries - now I've got to go to the store! LOL

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I too love strawberries. The ones I purchased yesterday are the best so far this season. I also made a sugar free jello and cut up strawberries and bananas in it. New to SP, and I hope this will really work for me. Be Blessed, Brenda emoticon

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5/29/10 1:56 A

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Hi all,

I just started here. I am gluten intolerant, allergic to corn and may have a problem with dairy. I use rice milk with my gluten free cereal. I've been gluten free for about 2 years but there are always foods you eat that you just don't know what you are getting. The corn is a new discovery and I am still adjusting. I find the hardest thing to do is to lose weight when there are no diet foods out there for someone that cannot eat wheat, barley and rye. I do like oatmeal but only as a cookie....lol...and even then it must be certified because they process wheat and oatmeal in the same facilities at times. I am hoping to improve my health over time. I have made progress over the past year and a half. I have lost from 318 down to 249. When I removed corn from my diet, my system craved milk and I went totally dairy crazy for awhile and gained back up to 263 where I am now. I have been stuck for about 2 1/2 months now going up and down a few pounds. On the bright side....I know how to maintain my weight....lol. Oh my, I got a bit wordy.....

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5/28/10 7:20 P

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My doctor told me to eat more strawberries (which) I love) for fiber in my diet. I love that idea.


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LILPCSISTER's Photo LILPCSISTER Posts: 54
5/27/10 7:37 P

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i love using that nutrican tracker too.. really helps me see how much I eat..
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CFRUIK76's Photo CFRUIK76 Posts: 55
5/26/10 9:33 P

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I don't know what works for everyone else, but for me, I "budget" in those cravings. I skipped cheese on my sandwich at lunch today because I knew we were having Red Lobster for dinner. Yesterday I was able to squeeze in M&Ms. I love using the nutrition tracker!

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QUIT_SPARK Posts: 30
5/26/10 4:45 P

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What about oatmeal? It's thick and warm and fills you up. I s'pose maybe you could add a quirt of chocolate syrup if that's what you're craving. It's not perfect, but it beats eating cake!
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Hi I wanted to ask how can you control your period cravings? Cause I am on the first day of my period and I totally let off the guard! :S

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IAMSHE-RA's Photo IAMSHE-RA Posts: 2,588
5/26/10 12:55 P

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The "Powers" have responded and although they can't guarantee that they will add gluten and dairy free meal plans they really liked the suggestion, so hang in there!



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5/26/10 12:05 P

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Thanks! I'll plod along in the mean time. I'll experiment and see what works best for me.

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5/26/10 9:39 A

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I think that adding Gluten and Dairy Free options to the meal plans would be great!! I'll make that suggestion to the powers that be. Sparkrecipes do include gluten and dairy free recipes that can be added to your nutrition tracker. You can also add your own recipes using the recipe calculator (calculate nutritional values of your recipes) and then add them to your tracker. You can save all your fav recipes in your favorites so they'll be easy to add at other times. I know its not the same thing as having a plan laid out for you, but its something. Check out Sparkrecipes.com for great eating ideas!



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5/26/10 8:50 A

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I'm clueless about gluten free, sorry! I agree that measuring makes all the difference. It's amazing to see what an actual serving is, as opposed to what we "think" we need. Try using the little measuring cups that come with liquid medicines. It's quick and easy and most have teaspoons and tablespoons on the same cup.
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5/25/10 4:43 P

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I would love to be able to use the meal planner, but am on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet. Any suggestions?

The mighty oak was once just a little nut that stood its ground.
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Goal:
Ride my bike 15 miles.
Swim 10 laps. *GOAL MET!*
Walk 3.1 miles.
Run a few feet every mile of my walk.
Register for Gold Nugget Triathlon on March 1, 2012.
Combine elements of tri.
Complete all elements of tri.
Complete Gold Nugget Triathlon, spring 2012.


IAMSHE-RA's Photo IAMSHE-RA Posts: 2,588
5/25/10 9:19 A

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Good morning. I refer you to Calorie Counting 101:

https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calo
rie_calculation101.asp

This article will help you figure out how many calories you need.

When you measure food you can use measuring spoons, measuring cups or a food scale. After a while you learn how to "eyeball" it.

You can do it!



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5/24/10 6:21 P

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Hi
I have two questions -

1)How do i know how many calories i need to burn to lose weight

and

2)When your measuring food are we talking measuring spoons?

Thanks!

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5/18/10 8:30 A

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