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Old 04-29-2008, 08:21 AM   #31
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Actually, I'm better with a large breakfast. Well not huge... a couple eggs, veggies or fruit, toast. I am not hungry until dinner, not even then sometimes. Keeps me eating very light for lunch and dinner.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:21 AM   #32
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oh kitty, you would be depressed to learn how few calories are burned during exercise. I have a book that breaks down caloric expenditure for different exercises, and different body weights per minute, truely depressing.

It still is the way to go, exercising every day. That is my downfall, I have no regular exercise program, just sporadic farming chores. Twice now dh and I have taken bike trips, but that can happen only on the weekends and weekends fill up fast with other activities.

Good inspiration here
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:23 AM   #33
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Actually, I'm better with a large breakfast. Well not huge... a couple eggs, veggies or fruit, toast. I am not hungry until dinner, not even then sometimes. Keeps me eating very light for lunch and dinner.
that is good. I was trying to point out to not skip breakfast.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:13 AM   #34
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I usually eat 3 meals and 1-2 small snacks per day. Some people think eating 6 smaller meals is better. No way could I skip brekkie! Going all day without eating is not a good thing, but many people think it helps with weight loss. It actually makes our body store more fat!

Thanks Beth, first thing I figured out was my BMR (eventually would love to have it tested instead of using online calculators) then I got interested about calories burned with exercise. There are many online calculators that determine this based on weight, height, age and activity.

This is a good site with loads of information and calculators if anyone is interested...
Free Diet Plans and Weight Loss Programs

I can't wait to get back home and start hiking again. I used to hike 90 minutes 2-3 times per week after work and I was in the best shape of my life! Great calorie burner!
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:58 AM   #35
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I have a weakness for cheese, fresh bread, beef rare & red wine. On Sunday,for the week, I cut and/or divide into small portions: cucumber, celery, 2% sharp cheddar, green and red pepper, almonds and spicy pumpkin seeds. I get the little snack size baggies to put the stuff in. I found a brand of Greek strained yoghurt (FAGE). They have full-fat, fat-free or 2% and I love seasoning it or putting minced onion in it and dipping the veggies into it. If I don't do the above I will seek out salty, fatty foods from the snack area at work.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:30 PM   #36
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I eat about 4 or 5 small meals a day. I love a big breakfast, but not recommended with Diabetes. I usually go to bed with my stomach growling, and wake up with it growling as well.
One trick that helps is drinking coffee, it helps to ease the hunger pains. That and lots of water. With the coffee I make it real dark, grind the beans into powder and use enough for 12 cups but only put in 8 cups of water. The darker you brew your coffee the less caffeine it will have in it. Another trick is to brew with only 4 cups of water, then heat another 4 cups till just below boiling and mix together.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:58 AM   #37
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Happy Friday! How's everyone doing??

I had a great low cal/low carb week. I also tried a more strenuous yoga dvd that I bought months ago and managed to get all the way through it! I'm so proud of myself!

The sun is shining this morning and after brekkie I'll take the furry mutt for a long walk through her parks.
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ohhh rk, I have lost track of this idea. Had quite a week, bought a sailboat and didn't even know I was looking for one! Great on the strenuous yoga dvd, that is neat. Sun is not up yet here, still getting dh off to work, and then to the barn to see the furry friends....see you later!
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Doing ok food-wise, excersise getting better, but I think I am going to have to give up the alcohol altogether awhile. I'm thinking it's a large part of why I'm not getting any further faster. :( oh well.
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A sailboat!! Cool!!!!!

Suz, I cut the alcohol out too because it was not making things any easier for me!
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