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Old 04-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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Who's Trying to Lose Weight?

Raise your hand if you're trying to lose weight!!!

I know most of us are foodies and love to cook but those calories certainly add up in our yummy recipes! Such a bummer because I do love those rich creamy sauces and ravioli's!!

I thought we could have a thread to support each other in our quest for fitting better into our clothes. I've got a few more pounds to lose and only 9 more weeks until I move home! My best friend is getting married and I have a dress I need to fit into by then!

One thing that really helps me is drinking 2+ liters of water per day. Oh and not drinking alcohol, which is kinda hard since I love my mojito's and Rioja! I'm not a huge drinker but I find the nights I drink I end up over-eating.

Recently I finally gave up sugar in my coffee (I used to put 1 tablespoon of sugar in one cup!!) and replaced it with Stevia. I still have my sweet tooth, but I'm so proud of myself for giving it up in my daily coffee!

Lets share our tips on healthy cooking etc!! What are some things that have helped you lose weight?

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Old 04-28-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Count me in!!!
DH is doing it with me but he sleeps all day.... hard to think up dinner when the other half isnt thinking!!
I want to go 10 lbs, 15 maybe. I'll see how 10 looks.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:36 AM   #3
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I was going to get in shape...then I realized round is a shape.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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Count me in too. I could do with losing more than a few pounds. I just like too many things higher in fat, like chicken skins and do not eat too many veg. Trying the more abstinence route, more drinking (water low cal drinks) and trying to get a bit more exercise.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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I recently started cooking for my guy friends at work since we are all trying to lose weight. being behind a desk all day and then going to Pizza Hut, Mcdonalds, or other fast food wasnt helping them and that devil of a snack machine kept calling my name. I'm totally into this idea though and you can count me in.

Ive found that the hardest thing to break is my italian way of thinking. Its not ok to eat half a loaf of bread, yes cheese is good but a whole wheel of cheese isnt, and proscuitto is something to be eating casually, not to be eaten all the time. LOL. Grandma planted the seeds a loooong time ago.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:48 AM   #6
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We're giving up carbs for dinner beginning today. I hope we are able to lose a few pounds. Both my DH and I need to lose at least 30 pounds.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:08 PM   #7
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I recently started cooking for my guy friends at work since we are all trying to lose weight. being behind a desk all day and then going to Pizza Hut, Mcdonalds, or other fast food wasnt helping them and that devil of a snack machine kept calling my name. I'm totally into this idea though and you can count me in.

Ive found that the hardest thing to break is my italian way of thinking. Its not ok to eat half a loaf of bread, yes cheese is good but a whole wheel of cheese isnt, and proscuitto is something to be eating casually, not to be eaten all the time. LOL. Grandma planted the seeds a loooong time ago.

LOL, it's not just you.
German grandmas do it too.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #8
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lol.. I think all Grandmas do it!
If you're not eating you must be sick!!


Count me in. I'm down 13 pounds from when I started
dieting ( kind of dieting).. I'd like to lose a bunch more though.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:34 PM   #9
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Yup! In the line here. Actually, eating my own food has done beetter by me than eating NYC lunch.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:01 PM   #10
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Kitty, try a cleanse every now and then a detox. I do detox twice a year, it gets rid of stuff that are stuck in your body and have not been flushed out for a while, after that your digestive system picks up and you are fine. I try to cleanse after Christmas and in the spring, sort of like spring cleaning my insides. Right now I am trying to tone up for the summer.
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