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Old 05-14-2011, 05:24 AM   #441
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I've sort of given up on weight loss, and try to concentrate on healthy eating and exercise. Didn't we used to have a line on exercise? Can't find it. Anyway, my latest thing is that when I have to wait for my husband to do something (like when I accompany him to an appointment), I don't sit and wait for him. Weather permitting, I walk. I tell him where I'll be, more or less, so he can get in the car and find me. Why didn't I think of that years ago? The place where he has most of his medical appointments abuts a Wal-Mart, I can walk a mile or three while he's in there. The place we take the car for service abuts our closest mall. Again, I can walk miles while the car is being worked on.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:57 AM   #442
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I've sort of given up on weight loss, and try to concentrate on healthy eating and exercise. Didn't we used to have a line on exercise? Can't find it. Anyway, my latest thing is that when I have to wait for my husband to do something (like when I accompany him to an appointment), I don't sit and wait for him. Weather permitting, I walk. I tell him where I'll be, more or less, so he can get in the car and find me. Why didn't I think of that years ago? The place where he has most of his medical appointments abuts a Wal-Mart, I can walk a mile or three while he's in there. The place we take the car for service abuts our closest mall. Again, I can walk miles while the car is being worked on.
There is a thread on let's be accountable for diet & exercise under health & nutrition.
What a great idea to go for a walk while waiting. It's so simple but makes so much sense. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:51 PM   #443
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reducing kCals means weight reduction. expending more than the system can contend with results in weight loss.
we reach points where weight levels- for a time,- though ironically, level. increasing intake can undo this.
protein/ketosis diets work. rough on the kidneys, though. get fluids in. they make the stomach full & we need them besides.
fruits, veggies, lean proteins, & snacks like ricecakes & air-popped corn.
& fat increases satiety. so oddly enough, snacking on 'fattening' foods will make you less hungry. nuts, cheeses,..... i use more butter & whipping cream in my cooking than you'd begin to imagine. & i'm thin!!~..... i dine on that of my choosing & when i want, rather than when i 'should'. the second i notice a pang of fullness, i put the food aside.
this works, i sincerely mean that!~
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:44 PM   #444
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We went to eat out tonight, with a couple of friends. Like everyone else I got a burger, but it was a burger with guacamole and tomato and lettuce - and I cut it in half and took the rest home for tomorrow. Go me !
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:55 PM   #445
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We went to eat out tonight, with a couple of friends. Like everyone else I got a burger, but it was a burger with guacamole and tomato and lettuce - and I cut it in half and took the rest home for tomorrow. Go me !

Good for you....fantastic willpower!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #446
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Down 30 pounds since 12/1/10, slow but pretty steady. Doc told me I was 'pre-diabetic' and I want to stave off the diabetes for as long as possible. I have cut most carbs out--very little bread, noodles, rice, sugar, and I mostly don't miss them. (Until the folks at work start toasting bagels in the break room--aaarrrggggh.)
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:12 AM   #447
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Down 30 pounds since 12/1/10, slow but pretty steady. Doc told me I was 'pre-diabetic' and I want to stave off the diabetes for as long as possible. I have cut most carbs out--very little bread, noodles, rice, sugar, and I mostly don't miss them. (Until the folks at work start toasting bagels in the break room--aaarrrggggh.)
Check out atkins.com there are bread recipies you can make that are low carb. & taste pretty good.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:35 AM   #448
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Down 30 pounds since 12/1/10, slow but pretty steady. Doc told me I was 'pre-diabetic' and I want to stave off the diabetes for as long as possible. I have cut most carbs out--very little bread, noodles, rice, sugar, and I mostly don't miss them. (Until the folks at work start toasting bagels in the break room--aaarrrggggh.)
That may have seemed slow, but that was 30 pounds in less than half a year! Congratulations.

Going slower means that your body has a better chance to adapt to the new weight and it is more likely to stay off.

Are you trying to lose more, or have you reached your goal weight?
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #449
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I am still maintaining my weight, not happy about it, but my Doctor says I'm doing great. The meds I am taking are most of the problem.

Shrek, on the other hand, has lost 18 pounds with the new Diabetes medication. PM me if anyone wants to know about it and I can direct you to the website. We had a class on it at work and I was immediately sold on it for him.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:11 AM   #450
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I'm on a high protein diet at the moment. I've lost about 17 pounds so far which I am really happy about. But, I've been tempted almost everyday for the past couple of weeks with something sweet. Cookies, Cake... tonight it was a banana split with gelato. Really strange because I'll barely have any carbs all day, do a nice workout and be doing well with the diet plan and then someone just pops up with a banana split or it's someone's birthday and there's a cake or I have an urge to bake some cookies (and I'm all excited about the art of baking a cookie)... it's like taking two steps forward and one step backward. It's not a cheat day it's a cheat hour - EVERYday!

I know the answer. Cut it out right? Yeah I know... I will (he said as he went to the kitchen to grab a cookie).
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