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Old 01-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #1
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Tips and changes we make for a successful and healthy 2005

Here are some of the changes to my eating patterns I have made so far

* eating a good breakfast EVERY day

* switching to low fat philladelphia instead of butter on my sandwiches

* cutting down bread to once a day

* eating fruit and vegetables throughout the day, making sure I get 5 portions of different fruit and veg every day

* using no more than one teaspoon of olive oil in dishes for the two of us, instead of just splashing in as much as I think I need.

* eating lots of fish, especially oily fish

* eating on small block of chocolate once a week on a Sunday on my own with the tv/music off just concentrating on the flavour

* cutting out crisps (chips) and other junk food

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Old 01-12-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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Way to go, Kyles. Those changes alone should make a big difference!

Hating exercise as I do, I've been suffering awful approach-avoidance in getting back on my regimen. I plan to start today -- 30 minutes brisk walking on the treadmill five days a week, weekends off. No enticement on earth could make me do it on the weekends.


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Old 01-12-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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I'm off to a very slow start.

Paul... ( bless his heart) brought me a candy bar and chocolate milk last night...

I'm going to sit him down and explane this diet thing to him tomorrow night.
He's got meetings tonight and won't be home until I'm in bed.

I did park at the far end of the parking lot when I went to the store yesterday and didn't buy the OREO cookies that were on sale buy one get one free. And believe me that was HARD! LOL!


Today will be better. :D
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:59 PM   #4
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I started exercising on Monday. On Tuesday I was too sore to move lol, and today it's even worse but managed to do some crunches.
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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i haven't gotten out of the starting blocks either. i went food shopping last night, and with all of your good recipes and suggestions, i bought a ton of stuff to make. i did buy shrimp and tuna, and lots of veggies, but i need to give up beer and wine ( say it ain't so) and get my glutinous maximus up and exercising.
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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My changes will be a healthier way of eating - I have lots of recipes that are really, really good - and portion control. I am not willing to give up EVERYTHING I love - but I am willing to make an 90% improvement over what I am doing now. It's a start and as I long as I can keep this realistic it's bound to have a better chance of happening.

A friend of mine was "getting on me" about eating the Body for Life way and that I shouldn't eat ALL they said because I was not excercising - I argued with her the fact that I WAS eating better than I was before and I LOST weight even without the excessive excercising - she wanted to argue and I told her to "SHUT UP" :oops: I lost 15 lbs. at the time - I have slipped a little and gained about 5 lbs. back - but I am totally surprised that it is only 5! LOL

So an improvement in my daily eating habits is what I am after. I am eating breakfast, sometimes the in between meals - and a more balanced evening meal. Lots more water but I drink quite a bit anyway but still not near what I should. I will GET ON that Life Cycle instead of just drying clothes on it :oops:

My favorite breakfast - 1 whole wheat English muffin, 1 piece of Canadian bacon, 1 slice of 2% cheese and 1 egg cooked in a small ramekin I put in a saute pan of water - bring to a boil, cover and cook about 10 minutes. Assemble like an egg mcmuffin. VERY filling and better than most breakfasts you can get.

If I'm out and have to "drive thru" I get an Egg McMuffin minus the cheese and just live with the regular English Muffin. Even with the cheese it is 12 grams of fat which is still better than 99% of drive-thru breakfasts out there IMHO of course!
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the one change i made so far other than joinig curves...
went from pepsi to diet pepsi.
that was hard. easier than switching to water though
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:22 PM   #8
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Middie, that's a huge step! My DH switched from coke to diet about 3 years ago--he was miserable at first, until he noticed he lost about 12 pounds without doing anything else! Now he actually doesn't care for the taste of regular coke. He points it out as one of the many ways I've changed him (and I'm not sure if he means this as a good thing!)
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i haven't gotten out of the starting blocks either. i went food shopping last night, and with all of your good recipes and suggestions, i bought a ton of stuff to make. i did buy shrimp and tuna, and lots of veggies, but i need to give up beer and wine ( say it ain't so) and get my glutinous maximus up and exercising.
Give up beer and wine no way I will do that, portion control just like food :D
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:53 PM   #10
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oh and i gave up my ben & jerry's ice cream too
now i have bryer's no sugar added butter pecan.
better than no ice cream but it's still not my chubby hubby
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:36 AM   #11
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I have switched from regular Pepsi to PepsiOne which has no carbs and no sugars.

Eat reduced portions.

No more potato chips

Switched to sugarfree Torani syrups for my coffee and only have those on the weekends.

Drinking more water and less of other beverages.

I used to stop once a week and get a donut for breakfast. I have not done that for two months.

Like Kyles I am making sure that I start the day with a good breakfast.

Packing healthy snacks in my lunch box instead of raiding the vending machine at work.
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congrats sierra, you've made alot of changes!

I drink polland spring carbonated lemon water

I've cut out deep fat frying for the most part

I've cut out beef in my diet for the most part (thought Im having beef tonight)

I rarely have foods with sugar or salt
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okay, this is gonna sound odd, but i've been trying to eat MORE and GAIN weight. my goal started at gaining 30 pounds. so far, with the feeding tube and some snacks and meals, i gained about 15 pounds.
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Congratulations luvs, it's as hard to gain weight as it is to lose weight, especially when you aren't well, and using the feeding tube. So a big well done to you!
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Congratulations luvs, it's as hard to gain weight as it is to lose weight, especially when you aren't well, and using the feeding tube. So a big well done to you!
thanks, kyles. i've been reading your posts and i think you are doing a great job, yourself. :D
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