"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #1071
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
Quote:
Originally Posted by LPBeier View Post
Okay, my news. A lot of the doubt and tears were because I was missing my thyroid medication - it isn't prescription but obviously is doing something for me. My depression was at an all time low yesterday and I was trying to get things ready for today's Christmas party with TB's family. I was hungry but afraid to eat things in fear they were bad for me. Finally I figured out the medication, TB ran to the store and a few hours after I took some I calmly finished the dreaded crochet slippers.

I also got my wedding rings back on for the first time in about 6 months. There is no point in having them sized because my fingers go up and down like a yo-yo. I just wear them around my neck when I can't get them on my finger.

Finally, I needed some clothes to wear as we were going out for tacos and some shopping. My jeans all have stretch to them but my usual ones are falling off me. So on a whim I tried my "thin" pair. They are a size 16 and while they were form fitting they were completely comfortable!!!!! So I took an early weigh-in and I am at 203!!!!! I can't believe I make break the 200 barrier before the end of the year!

And I have all of you to thank for this. Your own successes and encouragement have been keeping me going.
Wow ! Good for you!! It's wonderfull you are so close to getting under the big "clunck" on the scale. That is a real landmark, watch out because I will be right behind you sometime soon......

What a great way to start 2013!!
__________________

__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #1072
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,945
Wow, it's been awhile for this thread!

I was disappointed when I did my weigh-in on December 31st and found I had gained 3 pounds. I wasn't sure why as I was on my diet, and I didn't let it get to me. I had just really hoped to be under 200 by the new year. I was feeling so rotten from not eating much so I decided to put some of the lesser items back in (mostly beef and some potatoes) to fill me up and not worry about the weight.

So, I was not expecting much when I weighed in on Monday. To my surprise, I re-lost the 3 pounds and am back to an even 200! I also feel better so I think it was probably fluid which flares up my chronic pain from the pressure.

I will be eating soft foods for another week until the dentist can put in the post and take the impressions of my tooth for my crown. So I will try to be careful to balance my intolerances with nutrition. I find my coconut milk based soups are good and filling, and with all the veggies I pack in them, very healthy!

I am hoping to get to the pool soon; however, I am having difficulty setting up my rides. The times for the pool walking lanes are 6 am to 9 am, which are the busiest times for the accessibility buses in the morning and even being married to a driver doesn't help. Once I get it set up and get a spot on a bus I will be okay.

How is everyone else doing?
__________________

__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #1073
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,482
This is my first post in this thread. I decided several months ago after Princess did her blood sugar test on HFCS to try to limit that in my diet. My middle sister was diagnosed with diabetes last year so I figured it could only help. The main thing I did was to cut back on the amount of soda pop I drink. I haven't eliminated it all together but try to keep it to 2 servings a week max. I also went from the large dinner plate to the small dinner plate for my meals to help with portion control. I've managed to lose almost 15 lbs and can fit into jeans that have been stowed away for so many years I can't remember the last time I wore them. Now with the wedding coming up in Nov. I'm hoping to drop even more weight before then. I know I won't be svelte (I've NEVER been that!) but another dress size smaller would be wonderful.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #1074
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,089
That's awesome Jabbur!

I'm trying to reduce refined sugar in my diet, I'll never eliminate it completely, but if I can cut it down, I'll be better off. I will still use it in baking, but that's not an everyday food.

Dumped the HFCS quite a while ago, and quit artificial sweeteners almost a year ago. If I need a no calorie sweetener, I use stevia extract powder (not the packets). I've been buying Natural Bliss vanilla creamer for coffee, but I'm going to try to switch to half and half, a lot less calories, and no sugar. I figure that little changes are best to start with.
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #1075
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,442
yayy, jabbur! fifteen big pounds off and weighing in After all the indulgent holidays, too! that's a remarkable achievement, and you are way ahead of the pack, heading toward spring. you have the ideal opportunity to custom-chisel your curves even further for november's wedding--whose wedding, byw? are you getting married, yourself? sorry for not keeping up with events better....
__________________
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #1076
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,945
Yay Jabbur! When I hit the 15 pound mark in December I was ecstatic! You should be very proud of yourself, specially, as Vit says over the holidays! I am very proud of you for sure! Keep up the good work and stop by here often to let us know how you are doing and more importantly if you need some support and/or encouragement!

Vit, her son is getting married!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #1077
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,482
There's a lot there to lose! At my heaviest I was 335lbs! Yikes! This morning I'm down to 310. Hope to get below 300 for the first time in 20 years. I've been hanging around 325 the last year. My downfall is starches. I love any kind of bread or potatoes. I like salty over sweet although I do enjoy my chocolate. Just cutting back the amounts seems to have done something. I'm not counting carbs or anything else. Just watching how much of something I eat.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #1078
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbur View Post
There's a lot there to lose! At my heaviest I was 335lbs! Yikes! This morning I'm down to 310. Hope to get below 300 for the first time in 20 years. I've been hanging around 325 the last year. My downfall is starches. I love any kind of bread or potatoes. I like salty over sweet although I do enjoy my chocolate. Just cutting back the amounts seems to have done something. I'm not counting carbs or anything else. Just watching how much of something I eat.
Good for you losing 25# You should be very proud!! Sounds like you are on the right track! Keep up the good work. Are you getting some kind of exercise with your eating plan? Start small, just walking for 15-20 mn. is a great start. Originally I was at 317# at my highest weight. I got down to 285# & stayed there for quite some time. The doctor gave me a real wake-up call to get my medical numbers down as they were off the charts high. I continue to work on it. I love the pool, started with just water walking which helped my knees quite a bit, couldn't believe at first that it was even exercise, but it has helped take more pounds off. I have had a slight relapse over the holidays, I have gained 4 # back. I am determined to continue to lose more weight. It is a definite lifestyle change but well worth it!
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 06:35 PM   #1079
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
Quote:
Originally Posted by LPBeier View Post
Wow, it's been awhile for this thread!

I was disappointed when I did my weigh-in on December 31st and found I had gained 3 pounds. I wasn't sure why as I was on my diet, and I didn't let it get to me. I had just really hoped to be under 200 by the new year. I was feeling so rotten from not eating much so I decided to put some of the lesser items back in (mostly beef and some potatoes) to fill me up and not worry about the weight.

So, I was not expecting much when I weighed in on Monday. To my surprise, I re-lost the 3 pounds and am back to an even 200! I also feel better so I think it was probably fluid which flares up my chronic pain from the pressure.

I will be eating soft foods for another week until the dentist can put in the post and take the impressions of my tooth for my crown. So I will try to be careful to balance my intolerances with nutrition. I find my coconut milk based soups are good and filling, and with all the veggies I pack in them, very healthy!

I am hoping to get to the pool soon; however, I am having difficulty setting up my rides. The times for the pool walking lanes are 6 am to 9 am, which are the busiest times for the accessibility buses in the morning and even being married to a driver doesn't help. Once I get it set up and get a spot on a bus I will be okay.

How is everyone else doing?
Good for you re-losing that 3#!! You are so very close to getting under that big "klunck" on the scale. I am a long ways off from that but it's a goal that I have in sight. My minor set back over the holidays was a 4# weight gain. I start swimming lessons this thursday, I'm still lovin the pool unfortunately I'm still lovin the junk food too.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #1080
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbur View Post
This is my first post in this thread. I decided several months ago after Princess did her blood sugar test on HFCS to try to limit that in my diet. My middle sister was diagnosed with diabetes last year so I figured it could only help. The main thing I did was to cut back on the amount of soda pop I drink. I haven't eliminated it all together but try to keep it to 2 servings a week max. I also went from the large dinner plate to the small dinner plate for my meals to help with portion control. I've managed to lose almost 15 lbs and can fit into jeans that have been stowed away for so many years I can't remember the last time I wore them. Now with the wedding coming up in Nov. I'm hoping to drop even more weight before then. I know I won't be svelte (I've NEVER been that!) but another dress size smaller would be wonderful.
Jabbur, you have no idea how glad this makes my heart to know that my little experiment made that type of change in your life! Thanks for letting me know and I am so excited for you. Good start!

We did my weigh in today and I managed to lose 3 pounds trying to not lose weight. I had a 30 minute walk after work. Still trying to get a gym membership, it's too cold outside for strenuous walking.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.