Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 61
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Aug 9, '08Quote from TweetyCongrats!!Gotta love friends for keeping it real Steph. LOL
I lost four pounds this week.
Succombed to DH's suggestion for chinese food last night. Mmmmm. So - now I'm heading out to mow the lawn - good for about 45 min. of walking/pushing mower. Lawn is on a bit of a slope, so I usually work up a good sweat! Gotta work off those cheese wontons...
Aug 9, '08I totaly blew the diet today I went overboard with the carbs (bad ones too). But I did get on scale and lost 3.5 lbs for the week. Hopefully todays cheating wont hurt me to much.
Aug 10, '08Good job with the weight loss lvnandmom!!! Hopefully one day won't set you back too much. I'm having friends over for dinner and while it's mostly good food, boneless chicken breasts.......I have to serve a dessert, or I would be a bad host. LOL
Aug 10, '08Quote from TweetyMmmm. Can we come? lol! Desert doesn't have to be totally decadent (unless you prefer it that way...). Plenty of really tasty options that involved fresh berries with various add ons.Good job with the weight loss lvnandmom!!! Hopefully one day won't set you back too much. I'm having friends over for dinner and while it's mostly good food, boneless chicken breasts.......I have to serve a dessert, or I would be a bad host. LOL
Have a marvelous dinner party!
Aug 10, '08I'm so happy - didn't splurge on ANY junk food today at work! I was inspired by the fact I have a doctor's appt. tomorrow and will be expected to get on the scale, lol!
Maybe I need some sort of weight management version of AA - 90 meetings in 90 days, a sponsor to be accountable to, yada yada... Nah. Not sure I'm that motivated, frankly!!!
Bike ride in the morning!!
Aug 11, '08Had a good dinner party. Yes, the dessert was decadent carrot cake, tangerine and key lime pie........hmmmmmm..........back to the gym today.
Aug 11, '08Quote from TweetyTanerine pie and key lime pie? Or tangerinekeylime pie?Had a good dinner party. Yes, the dessert was decadent carrot cake, tangerine and key lime pie........hmmmmmm..........back to the gym today.
Both sound yummy!!!! So does the carrot cake!!!
Aug 11, '08Quote from BluehairTwo different pies. The tangerine pie was made just like the key lime but used tangerine juice. It was very good. (They sold them in half-pies). I sent all the leftover sweets home with the guests.Tanerine pie and key lime pie? Or tangerinekeylime pie?
Both sound yummy!!!! So does the carrot cake!!!
Aug 11, '08I've got a doc appointment tomorrow, too, Blue, but I am exercising (ha ha) my right to refuse treatment and not step on the scale, LOL.
I went hiking with the kids a couple of times last week. We don't necessarily go very far--we can only go as far as I can carry my little one --but I guess it's still a pleasant diversion, if not much of a workout.
Aug 12, '08I've heard that "Overeaters Anonymous" has the accountability idea.
There is a chapter here in my valley . . . .
hmmmm . . . . .
Well, I haven't stepped on a scale but I know I was creeping towards the high end of a certain number and now I'm at the low end of that number.
Pants are not as tight. Tummy roll is not as big.
Ketone sticks are still purple . . . .(still in ketosis).
I made "Chicken Saute" last night (chicken in olive oil with mushrooms and white wine). I love that dish over rice . . . . but left out the rice. Still was good.
Aug 12, '08((((((((((( Y'all))))))))))
It's nice hearing how you guys are doing!
I AM wonderin if there is such thing as a low carb tangerine pie!!!! YEEPS that sounds good! lol!
Still doing all right in the food department, not so hot in the exercise dept but BOY YOU SHOULD SEE ME AT WORK! It is ALL physical (pant pant pant!) I would love for there to be such thing as a calorimeter to see how much I burn off!
Aug 13, '08Steph, how do you guys (gals) do no carbs? I get awfully cranky. I'm doing all right with eating healthier carbs--I prefer wheat bread and brown rice--but I really do need to stop with the white sugar/flour. A friend of mine makes whole wheat cookies, but I'm not there yet...
Zoe, I always wondered how many calories I burned when I was working the floor. There were a lot of days I spent the whole day running. That has to count for something; once I started working in the NICU, I had a hard time getting used to sitting/standing. It was a big switch. Hey, and if you find that recipe for low carb pie (and it tastes good ) pass it on .
Aug 13, '08No carbs . . . . well, it isn't easy. Just like any diet. And the big problem is when you lose the weight, you change your eating habits and the weight comes back on.
I gained weight with pregnancies but with the first two lost it quickly. My 3rd child I didn't lose it (I also ate too much) and it took starting to jog (slowly) and SlimFast to do it. I ended up loving jogging (being outside on rural roads seeing deer and squirrels and horses is relaxing and kept jogging. So I kept it off even though I didn't diet. Then I got preggers with my 4th at 42. And I hit menopause shortly thereafter. And I continued eating too much. This time it has been harder - my son just turned 7 and I still weighed 25 pounds more than before I had him. So I've been dieting off and on with low carb diets (South Beach and Atkins). I lose, I gain.
During this last 7 years I always worked out - first at "Curves" and then I got a gym membership. I haven't been to the gym since I started school and working in Hospice.
I dunno what the permanent answer is . . . I am down about 8 pounds, I think . . . my scale is very very old and not digital so I'm not sure how accurate it is.
I'm hoping by jump starting this weight loss with the induction part of Atkins, I can keep going with healthy choices and exercise.