Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 35

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  1. by   arciedee
    Tweety, the menu plan sounds interesting. I find those sorts of things helpful at times. Though it is funny to think of you meticulously counting out 8 macadamia nuts!

    Hi Lori... I actually step on the scale pretty regularly, was just bummed to see that it had gone up. Though not surprised as the clothes were beginning to feel more snug. Oh well, been pretty good the past couple days on food and am planning a workout tonight.

    Steph, is Marie Callendar's a restaurant out there? I've seen the frozen dinners at the grocery store, but didn't realize it was a restaurant, too. Popcorn is actually a whole grain food... though I suppose if you're doing Atkins it's probably a no-no regardless.

    Angie, good for you on the bike riding! I like outdoors exercise, but it's hard this time of year since it gets light after I leave for work and dark before I get home. Plus the roads are snow-covered, which makes walking and biking treacherous! FH does want to get me into skiing, though, and maybe snowshoeing, too... as long as my feet and hands stay warm, sounds fun to me!

    Jess, guess we should stick to ice skating!
  2. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from arciedee
    Tweety, the menu plan sounds interesting. I find those sorts of things helpful at times. Though it is funny to think of you meticulously counting out 8 macadamia nuts!

    Hi Lori... I actually step on the scale pretty regularly, was just bummed to see that it had gone up. Though not surprised as the clothes were beginning to feel more snug. Oh well, been pretty good the past couple days on food and am planning a workout tonight.

    Steph, is Marie Callendar's a restaurant out there? I've seen the frozen dinners at the grocery store, but didn't realize it was a restaurant, too. Popcorn is actually a whole grain food... though I suppose if you're doing Atkins it's probably a no-no regardless.

    Angie, good for you on the bike riding! I like outdoors exercise, but it's hard this time of year since it gets light after I leave for work and dark before I get home. Plus the roads are snow-covered, which makes walking and biking treacherous! FH does want to get me into skiing, though, and maybe snowshoeing, too... as long as my feet and hands stay warm, sounds fun to me!

    Jess, guess we should stick to ice skating!
    I'm a klutz at skating, won't make it past the floor

    Marie Callendar restaurant is soooooooooo yummy! Used to go there when I lived in Arizona..............haven't seen one around here
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    I'm feeling much better today so decided to beat the snow and head to the grocery store. Got me lots of kiwi's, fresh fruits and veggies too. I am ready to eat healthy again...................yay!
  4. by   suzy253
    After all the 'heavier' food I've had over the last month or so, I'm looking forward to a nice lighter meal, salads, etc.
  5. by   Princess74
    I'm so glad to hear that everyone is off to such a great start.

    I'm doing pretty good so far too although I keep craving mexican food. Chips with that yummy white sauce, nacho cheese and salsa. It's about to drive me crazy, I was thinking about how good some would be at 7:30 this morning. I haven't indulged though, I keep telling myself that I have to be good.

    Tweety, cottage cheese and fruit sounds so good. I think that I will go to the store and buy some. I haven't had any in a long time.
    I have to go to the store anyway and stock up on some things so that I will have the things I need in my house and not have to run back and forth to the store every couple of days once school starts back up.


    Arciedee, congrats on your engagement.
  6. by   sddlnscp
    Thanks guys - the pumpkin thing really was good and I did eat right the rest of the day.

    LOL on the tomato thing Tweety - I love tomatoes and would love a tomato-filled diet! Hope you at least enjoyed it :chuckle

    Well - as usual, our office is hoppin' again - hope y'all have a great day!
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Princess74
    I'm so glad to hear that everyone is off to such a great start.

    I'm doing pretty good so far too although I keep craving mexican food. Chips with that yummy white sauce, nacho cheese and salsa. It's about to drive me crazy, I was thinking about how good some would be at 7:30 this morning. I haven't indulged though, I keep telling myself that I have to be good.

    Tweety, cottage cheese and fruit sounds so good. I think that I will go to the store and buy some. I haven't had any in a long time.
    I have to go to the store anyway and stock up on some things so that I will have the things I need in my house and not have to run back and forth to the store every couple of days once school starts back up.


    Arciedee, congrats on your engagement.

    I know what you mean. My husband is Mexican and loves his tortilla chips, salsa, dips, cheeses etc.....so I can't stop buying them. It's more of a challenge when cooking for him............he works very hard in contruction therefore I can't feed him diet food............lol

    Sometimes we sit at the dinner table and I just want to trade foods........
  8. by   arciedee
    I agree, Jess and Suzy, veggies and fruits are sounding much more appealing now. The other day all I wanted for dinner was a big bowl of salad (got it, too!).

    Princess74, thank you! Mexican food, mmm. Had the best Mexican meal the other day... Wasn't expecting it to be that good (it was a local chain we'd only stopped at because the roads were bad and we wanted to get off them so the salt trucks could do their work) but we both loved our meals. We left stuffed!

    Sarah, see, we knew you'd do great! :hatparty: I like tomatoes too, but too many of them can give me an upset tummy if I try to exercise after eating them (must be the acid or something).
  9. by   sddlnscp
    LOL - Jess, I know what you mean. My husband is not hispanic, but we live in a predominantly hispanic area and we both love real, home-made Mexican food. That does make it hard. There Mickey sits eating a yummy burrito smothered in green chili and all the toppings - all made from scratch of course - and I sit in front of my salad. He is like your man too - hard manual labor, so he needs the calories and everything to keep him going. Makes me sick - he eats like a horse and is skinny as a rail.

    Thanks arciedee.

    Congrats on everyone who is able to avoid the cravings - that is awesome! You are all doing so well - keep up the good work - you guys are all my motivation!!!
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from sddlnscp
    LOL - Jess, I know what you mean. My husband is not hispanic, but we live in a predominantly hispanic area and we both love real, home-made Mexican food. That does make it hard. There Mickey sits eating a yummy burrito smothered in green chili and all the toppings - all made from scratch of course - and I sit in front of my salad. He is like your man too - hard manual labor, so he needs the calories and everything to keep him going. Makes me sick - he eats like a horse and is skinny as a rail.

    Thanks arciedee.

    Congrats on everyone who is able to avoid the cravings - that is awesome! You are all doing so well - keep up the good work - you guys are all my motivation!!!

    Don't you just want to knock him with the salad plate? :chuckle

    I best part is when he looks at me and says "You can't have any of this.............you're on a diet, eat your greens" :angryfire

  11. by   TRINI_RN
    Hi everyone. I thought I would pop in and get to know everyone. I am starting a healthier lifestyle this week. I used to work out 4-5 times a week, but somehow last semester's AP I swallowed up all of my time. I'm getting myself back into the gym and also giving in and going vegetarian ( 90% of my family is vegetarian). I needed to make a change and there is no time like the present. I want to go from Heavy living to Healthy living.
  12. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Nursecadet
    Hi everyone. I thought I would pop in and get to know everyone. I am starting a healthier lifestyle this week. I used to work out 4-5 times a week, but somehow last semester's AP I swallowed up all of my time. I'm getting myself back into the gym and also giving in and going vegetarian ( 90% of my family is vegetarian). I needed to make a change and there is no time like the present. I want to go from Heavy living to Healthy living.
    Welcome aboard to the club.............I tried Vegetarian and couldn't do it........kuddos to you!
  13. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Don't you just want to knock him with the salad plate? :chuckle

    I best part is when he looks at me and says "You can't have any of this.............you're on a diet, eat your greens" :angryfire

    LOL! Yes - I get: "That's not on your diet," shortly followed by, "Now don't say anything when you eat that and it makes you sick - I don't want to hear about it." (This is because I've been off the carbs so long now that if I do splurge, they make me physically ill.) Yes - I'm thinking salad plate knocking sounds like a good plan!!!

    Welcome Nursecadet - happy healthfulness!!!

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