Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 41

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  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    I went out to eat today for the first time since starting my diet. It went well, I had curried beef and was able to box up half to take home. Prior to the diet I would have eaten the whole thing.

    I did a full workout with weights and 40 minutes of aeobics at they gym tonight.

    Chicken for supper tonight.

    Kat, glad to hear you signed up with WW and did yoga. Good luck to you.

    Best wishes to you guys.
    I did really well while in So. Cal . . . not to mention that we were served a 10 course homemade Vietnamese meal. Lots and lots of veggies and shrimp and pork. So very good.

    However, since being back I've not been so good but at least not eating the same amounts of food. We had chinese last night and I only ate about 1/4 of the usual amount.

    I am down about 5 pounds.

    Just gotta get the exercise bug somehow.

    steph
  2. by   arciedee
    Checking back in... it's been a few days. Holding fairly stable here, but haven't been doing a whole heck of a lot. Did pop in a workout DVD last night and I'm sure feeling it. Reminds me exactly how much I need to get back into shape. I don't like feeling like a weakling!

    Jess, I remember one time when I was in college we had a dance troupe give a master class for my dance class and they did a lot of Pilates as part of their training. I have never seen more muscular, yet slim people in my life. They were incredible.

    Kat, a new yoga place just opened down the street from me which also offers Pilates and a few other things, but unfortunately their latest weekday classes start at 6 which is before I get home, and I'll be taking micro on Saturdays so won't be able to go to those classes. Grr... it would have been fun. I like tapes, but I find live classes motivate me a lot more.

    Tweety, great job on the portion control!

    Steph, congrats on the 5 lbs!

    To everyone else, hello and hope all are doing well in their healthier living pursuits!
  3. by   live4today
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Cheerful - good like with the search for a good diet. It is so hard to find something that works, but once you do, you feel like you won the lottery!!!........................................ ......................
    Thanks! I'm going to research the Rice Diet more, then wait and see if my dd#3 continues losing on it over the next two weeks. Then, if I like what I read, hear, see.........I'll give it a whirl. :spin: However, I am done with those starvation diets. Been through the mill with diets in my adult life. Lose weight...stop diet...gain weight back plus some......and the cycle of dieting continued...always with the same results.....diet...lose...look good for awhile...gain it all back and some.

    Gotta focus more on eating healthy foods. I do NOT buy foods that have "low fat, low sugar, sugarless, low carb, or diet" written on the package. I figure if something in food must be removed to make it "low in something"...something had to be added to the food in its place. Question is.......what is added in it's place????

    Well...I have my divorce recovery class tonight. The topic for discussion is "Re-entering the dating scene". That topic ought to be goooooood!
    Last edit by live4today on Jan 11, '06
  4. by   Tweety
    Renee, I'm not anti-Rice Diet by any stretch, but that is a starvation diet I'm afraid. When I lived in Chapel Hill I worked with a girl (at Wendy's, this was when I was 18, imagine working at Wendy's being a Rice Diet patient), but things might have changed. That's why it is MD controlled, because it is so ultra-low in calories. She was morbidly obese and needed that. But if you're working out like you are, I think you're going to starve on that.

    If you're looking for a diet full of veggies, try http://www.drmcdougall.com/
    It's the complete opposite of Atkins.
  5. by   live4today
    Quote from Tweety
    Renee, I'm not anti-Rice Diet by any stretch, but that is a starvation diet I'm afraid. When I lived in Chapel Hill I worked with a girl (at Wendy's, this was when I was 18, imagine working at Wendy's being a Rice Diet patient), but things might have changed. That's why it is MD controlled, because it is so ultra-low in calories. She was morbidly obese and needed that. But if you're working out like you are, I think you're going to starve on that.

    If you're looking for a diet full of veggies, try http://www.drmcdougall.com/
    It's the complete opposite of Atkins.
    Thanks Tweety. I believe you, and will research with caution. Thanks for that link, too. I'll check it out. I love mostly veggies and fruit. The only meats I'm crazy about are fish, seafood, poultry.
  6. by   Princess74
    Well As I had written before I thought that I was taking Yoga this semester but I just found out that I got a spot in the CNA program, so I had to drop the yoga. I hope that I can take it this summer.
  7. by   arciedee
    Quote from Princess74
    Well As I had written before I thought that I was taking Yoga this semester but I just found out that I got a spot in the CNA program, so I had to drop the yoga. I hope that I can take it this summer.
    Princess74, mixed news, I guess. Great that you got into the CNA program, too bad you had to drop the yoga. Can you sign up for a yoga class outside of school? Or maybe pick up some videos/DVDs to do at home (though I think when learning a new exercise it's good to have an instructor so s/he can correct anything which might cause you harm). I know my library has a few workout videos in the reference section (with the health books, etc.). Good luck with the CNA class! I'd like to do one of those, but they seem to be mostly private around here, thus $$$!
  8. by   sddlnscp
    Have fun in the CNA class Michelle - I would love to take one myself, but I don't think I'll have the time or finances either. Oh well . . . I will keep my spirits up until I can get into nursing class - then it will be a huge internal party!!! I got my microbiology kit and textbook the other day and it looks like so much fun - I am excited! That is definitely good for my mental health - I can't wait for classes to start!!! I know that's not a physical health topic, but it does 'get me going' mentally - yeay!
  9. by   arciedee
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Have fun in the CNA class Michelle - I would love to take one myself, but I don't think I'll have the time or finances either. Oh well . . . I will keep my spirits up until I can get into nursing class - then it will be a huge internal party!!! I got my microbiology kit and textbook the other day and it looks like so much fun - I am excited! That is definitely good for my mental health - I can't wait for classes to start!!! I know that's not a physical health topic, but it does 'get me going' mentally - yeay!
    Hiya Sarah! You're taking micro this semester, too, eh? I just faxed my registration to the school. Went online to see what textbook I need and the link for the online bookstore was gone! Which is stinky seeing as the real store is never open when I'm within 50 miles of it! Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and give them a call. Hopefully they'll tell me what book it is so I can get it through amazon... hate paying their rates.
  10. by   live4today
    congrats on getting into the cna class, michelle! as for the yoga classes, arciedee already gave you great advice. be careful doing exercises on your own that you aren't experienced enough in to not harm yourself. i did that years ago in a yoga class, went home trying to copy the instructor, and caused my right arm much pain. now, i want an experienced instructor for every exercise i do...especially at my tender age of fifty-four.

    speaking of exercise...just finished my 45 minute walk on the treadmill while watching "young and the restless". worked up quite a sweat, too. i guess that's a good thing since i hardly ever sweat. :uhoh21:

    breakfast was applesauce, scrambled eggs, cheese, one slice of cinnamon bread, and orange juice. time for lunch now. will have sliced pears with cottage cheese in it. that's it so far.
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from arciedee
    Hiya Sarah! You're taking micro this semester, too, eh? I just faxed my registration to the school. Went online to see what textbook I need and the link for the online bookstore was gone! Which is stinky seeing as the real store is never open when I'm within 50 miles of it! Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and give them a call. Hopefully they'll tell me what book it is so I can get it through amazon... hate paying their rates.
    Cool - perhaps we can keep each other sane through it then. Yeah - I know what you mean, but I let the financial aid person order all of my materials because that way they are paid for by my student loans rather than out of pocket - I wouldn't be able to afford the up-front costs. Are you taking your class online as well? Mine is online and I am all excited about it!!! I am taking Mircro & A&P II (both online) this semester and that is it for my pre-reqs - then . . . on to the wait-list
  12. by   WickedRedRN
    Congrats on the CNA class Michelle, and the micro class for sarah and arcidee. Micro was one of my favorite classes, which suprised me.

    Well, first week of my first semester of clinicals is almost over. I have managed to do well with my food choices. I have been thinking the night before what meals I will need to take with me to school and packing my bag so I have no early morning panic. I made it to the gym Wed and today, 30 minutes on the elliptical and and hour upper body training today..planning on going again on Sat morning for my cardio and lower body work. I needed this week just to prove to myself that nursing school + a healthy lifestyle can co-exsist if I plan well.

    Everyone sounds as if they are doing great!
  13. by   UM Review RN
    Wow, you're all doing so well, thought I'd join the fun.

    Went for a nice bike ride this afternoon, and although the 3-hour diet is not working for me, the portion control recommendations are working for me.

    Essentially, the idea was to rev up the metabolism by eating frequently enough to deactivate the body's "starvation" mechanism. So you'd eat within one hour of waking, then q3h, alternating meals and snacks till you got an hs snack just 3 hours before bedtime.

    Some fruits and veggies fell into the "carbs" category.

    Anyhow, the gist was that you ate:

    For meals:
    Protein the size of a deck of playing cards
    Carbs the size of a Rubic's Cube,
    and a Veggie/fruit the size of 3 stacked DVD cases.

    3 Snacks of 100-200 calories of anything you want in between.
    No eating three hours before bedtime.

    All good sense stuff, but those of you who, like me, are "emotional eaters," there has to be some "emotional work" that needs to be done in order to be successful.

    So this support is part of it, but my main problem is not with what I'm eating so much as WHY I'm eating so much.

    It was suggested to me that I stop and think about exactly what hunger I'm trying to satisfy....

    Any thoughts? Feel free to share.

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