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Old 03-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #46
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You can always add some black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, black olives and a little avocado to make them even better. The few extra calories are worth it since you're getting a ton of veggies.
You are right. I do add those things (except avocado ), I just didn't list everything. Plus I have to put them on the side. My kids freak out if I put the black beans in with the meat.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #47
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I've really been working on cutting out a lot of sodium. Its amazing how much sodium is in different foods. I also gave up pop(I'm from Michigan, we call it pop). That is proving to be a big challenge!
I just can't give up pop! At least its diet pepsi. I know it isn't good for me, but giving it up isn't something I want to try right now. I try to limit it to 1 a day though! I usually save it for afternoon snack. Then I can hold off eating until dinner.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:30 PM   #48
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You are right. I do add those things (except avocado ), I just didn't list everything. Plus I have to put them on the side. My kids freak out if I put the black beans in with the meat.
I was just wondering.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:36 PM   #49
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I am so glad I don't like pop, my uncle drinks 48 cans a week
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:39 PM   #50
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I am so glad I don't like pop, my uncle drinks 48 cans a week
Woa!!!!!

I like pop....but holy smokes!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:41 PM   #51
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Woa!!!!!

I like pop....but holy smokes!!!
ya it's crazy. We have really bad heart conditions in my family so he should know better
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #52
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I'd like to join! My goal is to drop 25 pounds before out trip in late August. I've been working really hard for the past month and lost 10 pounds.

No true carbs past 12 noon, fruit only with my breakfast, 10 8oz glasses of water per day and at lease 30 minutes of activity per day.
CONGRATS on your weight loss!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #53
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Wow! 4 pages already! I just came over from the Sept planning board. Hi everyone!

I'm in! I've been overweight for a long time, about 11 years, since going to college. I have tried to lose weight before but kind of half heartedly. Well, my mom challenged herself, me and my sisters to lose a certain percentage of our body weight by June 1st, starting Jan. 1st. If we do it, she'll give us each $250 for new clothes. Well, that motivation plus the support = I have lost 30 lbs since Jan 1st!

I've mostly done this through counting calories and trying to eat 1200-1500 cal a day. I'm sure before I was eating around 2500 because I would eat whatever I wanted and however much i wanted to. Have been exercising more too (on an elliptical) but usually about once a week is it for that. I am hoping to lose 100 lbs total and would like to be down another 20 minimum by the time we go to Disney.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #54
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I'm here! Thanks, L-Harper, for starting this thread! Last year around this time I lost 50lb, then put 10 back over the holidays. My overall goal is another 50, but realistically I'd like to lose 20-30 before Disney.

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I've really been working on cutting out a lot of sodium. Its amazing how much sodium is in different foods. I also gave up pop(I'm from Michigan, we call it pop). That is proving to be a big challenge!
Sodium is very hard. It lurks everywhere. I never realized how much I was consuming until I started tracking my food last year.

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To help with this journey, I use the free tools at www.FitDay.com.

You can enter foods you've eaten in a Food Journal, write down thoughts in a regular Daily Journal, track your weight progress and goals, see how many calories you need to eat each day based on your goal, etc., etc. They offer alot of different tools, reports, and graphs to help you!
This sounds a lot like the free site I use: www.sparkpeople.com
They have a searchable database of food, a recipe builder that figures out the nutritional info per serving of homemade food, a fitness tracker, a route calculator (figures out speed and calories burned when you map your route and enter the time it took you), bulletin boards, articles and tons of other stuff. It's awesome!

My favorite snacks right now are 100 calorie microwave popcorn bags, cheese sticks, and frosted mini-wheats (dry).

My favorite go to meal is salad, or a hummus pita sandwich with veggies.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #55
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:26 PM   #56
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I just can't give up pop! At least its diet pepsi. I know it isn't good for me, but giving it up isn't something I want to try right now. I try to limit it to 1 a day though! I usually save it for afternoon snack. Then I can hold off eating until dinner.
Try pepsi 1 or coke 0. I try to drink only water but sometimes I need something with taste. pepsi 1 and coke 0 have lower sodium than diet.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:29 PM   #57
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:30 PM   #58
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We did an sweet orange spiced tilapia that I adored, but she didn't care for.

Oh, and does anyone out there like rollerskating? I just found out my local rink has a Wednesday night skate (it's my favorite new exercise!)
What is tilapia? The sweet orange spiced part sounds good.

I used to love rollerskating when I was a teen. Now I'm afraid I'll fall and break my leg. But that and ice skating is something I should get back into since the kids like it.

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I am embarrassed to say this, but I was drinking 3-5 cans of Cherry Pepsi everyday for months and months. It was my coffee so to speak. I'd crack one open as soon as I got up. A can of pop is far too convenient.
Wow! A few years ago I was drinking about 1 can a day and started having health issues. I seriously thought I was having mini-heart attacks! After a particular bad episode sent me to the hospital, I found out it was gas. Can you imagine? How the heck one gets "gas" in their chest area, I do not understand but ohh it's painful. Shortly afterward I discovered drinking too much pop causes this. Now I'm at the point where I drink maybe 1 can a week (winter months), and I find there's not too many flavours I still like anymore. 'Cept Dr. Pepper of course!

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Eating carbs and fruit (which turns into natural sugar) earlier in the day gives your body more time to burn it off than if you were to eat later in the day.
Thanks for the info! So if I'm dying for a slice of bread, bagel or english muffin - I'll have it in the morning instead of lunch or dinner. Works for me. I prefer to have that in the morning anyways.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #59
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Veggie Stew

A couple of people asked about the veggie stew recipe. It's this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Wakulas...ew/Detail.aspx

I make it with slightly different ingredients though:

1 T olive oil or butter
1 onion, chopped
2 leeks, sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
3 c veggie broth
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 can black beans
1 head grean cabbage, chopped with ribs discarded
2 potatoes, cubed
1.5 t oregano
1 t basil
1 bay leaf
dash cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:23 PM   #60
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I have too much weight to lose but if I could make small steps towards healthier habits that would be great.

Pop and coffee...two big weaknesses of mine! I'm a caffeine junkie and I really need to cut down!

All my problems started with my second pregnancy with DD4. Like some of you, I had extremely bad hyperemesis and had a PICC line in my arm; a Zofran pump(which did not help my N/V), and IV fluids/ home health nursing care for 6+ months because I was vomiting constantly, did not eat or drink for 6 months, lost a lot of weight. Did end up gaining weight in third trimester thankfully for DDs sake but after her birth it seemed my body just rebounded and held onto every single calorie because it was almost like I was starving early in the pregnancy and my body wanted no part of that again, Lol

Ah well, like I said, I'd love to just get healthier overall!
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