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Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 8

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  1. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Sarah, good luck on the test. Sorry to hear about your daughter. It's a wonder we survive chilchood at all.

    Nightmare, thanks for the encouragement. Congrats on the 29 lbs!

    Way to go on the 10 lbs. milestone BBF!!!!

    Zoe, rewarding yourself can be motivation. Good luck and keep up the good work!!!

    Steph. another repeat dieter here, so you're preaching to the choir about loosing the same weight again. I'm a chips and salsa freak. I saw some doritoes in the fridge that our kitchen sent up for a patient and I'm thinking "it's just a small bag, she didn't eat it yesterday, she'll never miss it." But I resisted. Kudos to you on the weight loss and the exercising!

    Jay, I think everyones different. I did Atkins and lasted 13 days before I stopped. South Beach is a bit better because they allow good carbs and they are not a low carb diet. I'm feeling good and loosing weight slowly on a high carb, primarily vegan diet. But the carbs I eat are fruit, veggies, and whole grains, but it's very high in carbs compared to South Beach and Atkins. I think on SB and Atkins I was able to get the weight off quicker, but didn't sustain. We'll see. I know my problem is when I prounounce myself done with a diet, I go back to binge and stress/emotional eating and it comes back. I need a good maintenance diet that keeps it off, but first I have to get it off.

    Steph the soup sounds real good. I made a big pot of lentil soup last week and thawed half of it and am eating it now. I love beans of all kinds.

    Now off to yoga!
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 23, '07
  2. Visit  Liddle Noodnik profile page
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    Quote from sddlnscp
    2 1/2 year old daughter broke her leg playing at her grandma's recently!
    The poor baby! Is she handling it ok now?

    What kind of spica does she have? On both legs or just one? WOW - must be very hard to care for her! and she must be going nuts!

    Quote from stevielynn
    Haven't been on this manifestation of the "Healthy Living" thread. Sounds like y'all are doing well.
    I'm glad you "came over" Steph! Hope things go well for you! I am just avoiding sugar and flour and fried stuff and salt ... just that makes an amazing difference and you are right, certain carbs lead to lethargy and apathy lol

    Quote from jb2u
    ... 28 lbs in 3 weeks then got sick...
    Maybe losing that much so fast isn't healthy for you - glad you found some happy medium!
  3. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from Tweety

    Steph. another repeat dieter here, so you're preaching to the choir about loosing the same weight again. I'm a chips and salsa freak. I saw some doritoes in the fridge that our kitchen sent up for a patient and I'm thinking "it's just a small bag, she didn't eat it yesterday, she'll never miss it." But I resisted. Kudos to you on the weight loss and the exercising!


    Steph the soup sounds real good. I made a big pot of lentil soup last week and thawed half of it and am eating it now. I love beans of all kinds.

    Now off to yoga!
    I know I'm preaching to YOU. :icon_hug:

    I just finished the creamy cilantro chicken I made last night - kinda rich.

    I love soup - my version of the soup (which my dh stole his recipe from) uses ground turkey. I cook it in a bit of olive oil and garlic. Then I saute chopped onions. Add fresh tomatoes in the summer and canned in the winter. Chopped ortega chilis. Cumin. Cilantro. (dh hates cilantro). I add some jalepeno too. Simmer together for about an hour.

    It is the tummy fat . . . drives me crazy. AND I cannot find "old lady" pants, scrubs, etc. I finally complained the other day while trying on "Dickie" brand scrub pants . . "Do you not have any pants that actually cover up my belly button and don't show my butt crack!!!!????"

    I cannot tell you how many middle aged women at work wear low cut pants and it takes barely a bit of leaning over to see that lovely sight.

    steph
  4. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Steph, that's an image I could live without.
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    Quote from Tweety
    Steph, that's an image I could live without.
    Sorry I was venting. You should have seen the poor salesperson's face when I complained.

    steph
  6. Visit  sddlnscp profile page
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    Thanks guys! Sounds like all is going fairly well, yeay!

    Zoe, her spica goes all the way down to her toes on the broken leg, then midway up her chest and halfway down her other leg. Poor little squeaker. She is doing good, just mad as all get-out that she can't go play or take a bath. We have an appointment tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to that and seeing how she is healing.

    Well, so much for eating right, I'm still off the wagon on that part, but I have been good with the exercise. I went out and walked/ran for 1/2 an hour after class last night. It felt good!

    Have a healthy day y'all! Back to the books for me . . .
  7. Visit  sddlnscp profile page
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    Quote from stevielynn
    Sorry I was venting. You should have seen the poor salesperson's face when I complained.

    steph
    LOL! I really don't think those look good on anybody, even the skinny little ones, I'd rather see them in something that covers all of them, at least for at work. They can wear those in jeans after their shift if they really want to. Hmm, perhaps I am just an oddball though, they seem to have me outnumbered, lol!
  8. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Well, Steph it's a valid complaint. Men have the same problem too sometimes. Someone once said, in front of the nurses station "Don wears Fruit of the Loom, I figured him for a Calvin Klein kind of guy". We have fun that way at work. But there's a larger guy whom I walked by the other day and saw butt crack for days. I was too embarrassed to tell him, I probably should have.

    I went to the gym today and worked out good. I made a salad like tuna salad, but with chicke peas instead and ate it all. It was enough for two sandwhiches. I'm feeling stuffed, which really isn't good, but it was good food. The mayo I used was canola mayo and was vegan, so no eggs, so it wasn't totally bad.
  9. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    I haven't worked out today - but did yesterday. I did go for a walk with my son. May do another after dinner.

    I'm tired and a bit depressed today . . . probably because I didn't work out. I know it is mental health therapy for me.

    Dinner . . hmmmmmm . . . . . . can't eat what you ate because it has more than 20 carbs. Still turning the ketone sticks purple.



    steph
  10. Visit  Liddle Noodnik profile page
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    Quote from sddlnscp
    She is doing good, just mad as all get-out that she can't go play or take a bath.
    ha ha - makes me laugh because if she COULD take a bath - would she want to?

    God love 'er. How long will she be in it? or did you say?

    Quote from Tweety
    ... there's a larger guy whom I walked by the other day and saw butt crack for days.

    Yuck. Well, it always feels bad to tell somebody but it feels worse to have to keep seeing it ... (barf)
  11. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Steph, I know how you feel, but the body needs a rest too. I hope to go to the gym or yoga tonight. I can't decide which but leaning towards the gym and to yoga on Sunday.
  12. Visit  Bluehair profile page
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    Hi all!
    Good to be back!!! Just finished our long distance move. Back to city life instead of small town desert life. DH and I are surprised at how easy the transition has been. We are renting a house for the time being - drama there, basement flooded twice in the last 10 days. Sewer line to street had tree roots. Got a new washer out of the deal though (thought it was the source of flooding - it wasn't, but it was pronounced DOA anyway). The move and drama have put me a bit behind in school (pharmacology this time), but I'm not working yet so I have a bit of time to catch up. I do need to find some local nurses to do presentations to for school. I'm thinking I might look into local nursing homes as a resource there.
    Moving in combo with school is VERY influencial in expanding the ol' waistline! The good news is I can now get into a yoga class, not available before. Now that the move & flood are over, no more excuses to eat out every night! Got some fish in the freezer to grill - as soon as DH assembles the grill, lol! Went for a walk last night before dinner, a new 'plan A' we are starting for the daily routine. It wasn't long enough, but it was a start.
    Good to see y'all again!!!
  13. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Welcome back Blue! Which class are you taking now? I'm so happy to be done. Glad you're back on plan. Moving and school are definately good reasons to give yourself a break.

    I'm taking a break today myself. Just relaxing and having ramen noodles for supper. Comfort food.


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