|kathy||posted 12-Apr-2013 12:57pm|
I'm back from 6 days in Florida,(again) and back to posting calories. It really helps me. When I don't have time to post calories-there is still a carryover of keeping it in mind. Oh yes - in Florida my daughter in law and I both discussed the value of slow-walking ( normal walking, and not power walking).
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Apr-2013 1:37pm|
kathy, Where did you go in FLorida? Did you have good weather?
My knees are feeling much more normal now. I just can't believe the strain I caused them.
Only 2.5 hours till I can eat! yippi! The hunger comes in waves but never seems to stay very long. I'm making beef and noodles for supper but all I can think of right now is crunchy potato chips. Whats up with that?
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Apr-2013 5:07pm|
I made my 19 hour fast today. I'll eat what I want for 5 hours then fast for 19 hours again. It was easier than yesterday. Hunger comes in waves but does not stay. That is good to know.
|bronwyn||posted 12-Apr-2013 7:32pm|
I haven't gone as long as Debbie nor had as short of a window of eating..... but, I am progressing. Hey Deb thanks for reminding me of this method of eating..... I like the simplicity of it. I am logging calories today as well. I am not sure if I will bump it up with 2 days of 500 calories or not.
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Apr-2013 12:05am|
I'm feeling relieved myself. It great to be hopeful.
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Apr-2013 12:06am|
Bronwyn, You are doing great. Anything in the right direction is success.
|Sue||posted 13-Apr-2013 12:23am|
Debbie, you sound so inspired It's the fasting, my friend! Fasting lifts human spirits..any form of fasting.
Fast-5 diet...I will check it out.
I was born in Lebanon and grew up and went to school in Iraq and when I came to the US I went to school in California. Thank you for your kind words, Deb!
I am so curious about your new diet, the process, the progress, the results and the feelings..
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Apr-2013 12:52am|
So I ate 2 meals today... both out (makes the calories higher). I went 15 hours over night and into today and then had my first meal at 1:15 p.m. I went 7.5 hours and ate my second meal. I ate 1779 calories today. I know this is not truly following the plan but, it is progress for me because I am going long periods of time between meals and actually, truly hungry when I eat. I so often am eating non-stop and not even really feeling hungry for food.... just habit and stress eating (way too often). So far I like the freedom of this..... freedom may seem weird to say..... maybe it more like empowered to be able to go long periods of time without eating I think my digestive system has to be happy to have some rest
|Kathy||posted 13-Apr-2013 7:30am|
Sounds good, Bronwyn. I'm an every two hour eater - less eating time would give me more freedom too-. Maybe I'll try something like that, slightly modified - with lemon water, parsley and/or carrots and celery in between. Throw in some raisins too. See? I'm a constant eater too-
Debbie- We went to Jupiter Florida. Weather was beautiful. My mother lives there.
Going to Post calories now.
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Apr-2013 3:22pm|
I hope you do read the Fast-5 Diet summary. Its very simple. And its been inspiring for sure. This is my second day and I have one more hour before I begin eating. I'm looking forward to making hamburgers with a grilled toasted bun and slice of tomato. YUM! I also will have a raspberry vinegarette salad with baby green and spinach with feta and shedded asiago cheese, cherry tomato and olives. I've spent the morning thinking about what I want and am waiting in happy anticipation.
Bronwyn, I am so pround of your efforts! You have a bang up day behind you. That is so good for momentum.
It is so freeing to be done with eating for a stretch. Even though I am not counting my cals I feel like I have lowered my calories even while having what ever I want. Time will tell when I get on the scale.
I've been watching the Gulf coast on a 24/7 camera at Schooners Resturant in Panama City Beach Florida. They have two views of the beach (one sunset) and a view of the resurant bar. IF you scroll down you can see the temp in the area. Its cool to see the waves, boats, people and especially the sun set each night. If you time the viewing just right you can see a guy come out with a hand held cannon and fire if off just as the sun goes down.
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Apr-2013 10:02pm|
ha, ha, Kathy.... yes that is me.... I am always thinking of ways to eat more even if is healthy
ate in my eating frame of 8 hours...... 16 hour fast and 8 eating
today I ate more than the other 2 days..... I don't like it...... felt better eating less..... today had 3 meals instead of 2 and it lead to overeating..... the more I eat the more out of control I am with my eating.... not sure how to explain it
I am better with controlled eating
my sister used to be heavier (not super heavy) but for a few years she has been eating 2 meals a day..... she is tiny now
one thing I need to boost my fluids I find I am not drinking hardly anything during my 15/16 hour fast period.... just don't think about it
so far I think this has potential but not if I eat like I did today
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Apr-2013 10:17pm|
My eating window was 5 hours today (4 pm to 9 pm) and I feel successful. Congrats Bronwyn. I'd say its a win day for both of us.
|Debbie M.||posted 14-Apr-2013 10:46am|
Even as early as last Tuesday I was sporting a little cold. Really nothing big. But Friday afternoon it came on hard and furious and left me with no voice. I had to call off work for tomorrow as there is no way I can speak a whole sentence, let alone 8 hours of answering the telephone "Good afternoon, Saint Joseph's Reginal Medical Center. How may I help you?" (I'm a switchboard operator) heh No way! I can't believe how it hit me. I wonder how long this will last? I'm not on the schedule again will Friday, I that may be enough time to heal.
Still fasting till 4. We are making buttermilk chicken tenders. We saw them made on TV a couple different ways. ONe way fried and another in the oven. I'm looking forward to another greek salad today. I really enjoyed the one I had yesterday.
I was going to help him but hubby is planting the grass seed today where the leach field was installed in January. It is nothing but dirt now. Its time to sow the seed. I hope it comes up ok. Rain is predicted for the whole week.
|Debbie M.||posted 14-Apr-2013 11:48am|
Eat within five consecutive hours.
That’s it—that's the basic summary: eat within five consecutive hours. “Eat” means consume calories according to your appetite. It does not mean eat constantly for five hours, nor does it mean eat as much as you can. During the five consecutive hours (the “eating window”), eat as much as you’re hungry for, and eat what you want to eat. Consuming liquids with calorie content counts as eating, so only calorie-free beverages are permitted during the fasting period - no juice, protein shakes, etc. As long as you keep at least a nineteen-hour fast daily and eat within five or fewer consecutive hours, you’re within the guidelines of the Fast-5 program. Any window of five consecutive hours can be used.
I have been doing the above program and you would not believe how many times during the day and night I went to eat and was not even hungry. A lot of my eating, I am realizing, is habit, entertainment. I'm so glad I am doing this. Its an exercise in setting limits for yourself and self control. It seemed like the more I ate, the more I wanted to eat. A visious cycle.
|kathy||posted 14-Apr-2013 9:55pm|
I think I can make it 13 hours tonight without eating. I'm going to try! That's a change for me!
|Bronwyn||posted 14-Apr-2013 11:44pm|
Kathy one program is called 16/8.... you go 16 hours without food and an eating frame of 8 hours. I am trying to fit into that eating time frame. A lot of the examples on the 16/8 I read were starting at 1:00 and stopping at 9:00. That is failry doable I think.... now to see if I can lose weight doing it (that will be the real test). Saturday I over ate and hated the feeling..... just uncomfortable. Today I am doing calories and 16/8. My calories may be too high for weight loss..... I also had too many calories in treats... 1600 calories. So far I have to say I am actually liking this..... consistency is my enemy though so I hope I can be consistent this time
|Kathy||posted 15-Apr-2013 9:56am|
What clothing stores do you all use to buy casual clothes? I like comfortable cotton tops. - No rayon or modal or viscose. Well- I guess that would be Marshall's.
|Debbie M.||posted 15-Apr-2013 10:04am|
You would be surprised how much money I spend on clothes for myself. With 4 teens in the house I have very little money for me.
Boy, If a head cold isn't enough for me, I now have my period. I'm miserable. Catch ya later.
|Debbie M.||posted 15-Apr-2013 3:43pm|
Oh My Goodness! Now the Boston Marathon Bombs!!!! What next? God help us.
|Kathy||posted 15-Apr-2013 6:32pm|
I live in Massachusetts, about an hour from Boston. Very sad - Just heard an 8 year old was one of the fatalities. I knew that this would involve children. It's school vacation plus a state holiday in Mass.
|Debbie M.||posted 15-Apr-2013 7:42pm|
I heard a 3 yr old was taken to Childrens Hospital but I did not hear about the 8 yr old. Way too sad.
|Debbie M.||posted 16-Apr-2013 12:52pm|
Its Tuesday! How is everyone doing?
|Kathy||posted 16-Apr-2013 6:11pm|
I quit eating at 6 PM now. That's a change for me. And I lost some weight doing that. How are you doing Debbie? Still eating for 5 consecutive hours?
|Debbie M.||posted 16-Apr-2013 8:01pm|
Yes kathy I am. I have found so much freedom in this program. I think I have lost some weight but I've also got my period so I'm waiting to weigh. You can download and read the book for free if you want to learn about some of the scientific information about Fast-5 Life. Its only 60 or so small pages. A pretty quick read. You can print it out too if you want. Let me know what you think.
|Debbie M.||posted 16-Apr-2013 10:45pm|
6 o'clock is brave kathy! I'm glad its working for you!
|Anonymous||posted 17-Apr-2013 12:29am|
I can't remember what day I started eating 16/8..... but I really like it. I think I have over thought everything else I have ever tried to do and burned out, got overwhelmed and discouraged. I am not doing this with this program so far. I am not even buying the book or reading the blogs about it.... not very much anyways. I am just simply only eating between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. I prefer days I am busy because they are easier.
Deb is rocking fast five........
|Bronwyn||posted 17-Apr-2013 12:30am|
that was me.....
|Debbie M.||posted 17-Apr-2013 9:17am|
I'm sure all the reasons Fast-5 (19/5) works are the samne reasons 16/8 work. Anytime you can lengthen your fast you lower your glucose numbers and burn fat. Thats always a good thing!
|Kathy||posted 17-Apr-2013 1:55pm|
I agree about the fasting. Many diet plans don't tell you about that. I'm amazed at how conscientious I have to be to maintain 138 lbs. Limiting daily calories to around 1500 calories, no eating after 6 PM, and some exercise everyday. It will be ongoing!! So glad you mentioned this Debbie.
|Kathy||posted 17-Apr-2013 1:56pm|
It must have something to do with age, memopause, etc. It's so easy to gain weight if you are not vigilant!
|Anonymous||posted 17-Apr-2013 1:58pm|
Oh crap-I'm not going to correct my misspelling, but I did misspell a word.
|Debbie M.||posted 17-Apr-2013 5:25pm|
I'm so glad the typos aren't just mine. Thank you!~
|Debbie M.||posted 18-Apr-2013 8:58am|
Good morning. I really wanted to weigh today but I had some salty snacks last night and noticed my rings were snug. I figured it was water retention and did not want to be dissapointed on the scale. So I'll wait another day and try to drink lots of water with lemon today. Hopefully I will break into the 180's soon.
We have had lots of rain since we planted our new lawn. I just hope its not too much and washed the seed away. Its a warm day today but more rain expected later in the afternoon. My girls tennis match got cancelled yesterday and I think the same will happen today. April showers bring May flowers!
Kathy your advise is so inspiring because you are walking the walk! You are maintaining a wonderful weight so you must know what you are doing! My mom tried to warn me when I was in my early twenties (while I was still thin) not to gain weight but I didnt listen because I had always been thin without trying. It was natural for me. I thought I would never get fat. But little by little I did gain. Then I had 4 kids in less than 7 years and a new normal became what I was used to. I wish I had maintained my 130 pounds. Here I am at 190 (or 200 docs scale, BLASTED!) and it seems like I will never get there again. I want to and I am trying but it seems so out of reach. Don't get me wrong I am not discouraged but I wish I had not spent my youthful years in 30's and 40's loathing my body. Its not too late I know. And I am really pumped up for this Fast-5 to help me. I just need to stick with it and let time do the work. I am going to put visualization into practice and "see" the results I want. I am going to have that 130 pound body back, well the 48 year old version. I turn 49 in June, so the 49 year old version. I just want to be the best 49 I can be. I know I will never look 20 again but I sure can be a better 40 something than this!
|Sue||posted 18-Apr-2013 9:17am|
"I am going to have that 130 pound body back, well the 48 year old version" Yes, my friend ! Debbie you are inspiring me! I too want to break into the 130's !
My body and my metabolism always work more efficiently when eating less and skipping meals systematically... any form of fasting is healthy. Eating more than four small meals a day makes me graze all day long and never helps in losing weight! When I drink a LOT of water i lose weight and when I exercise I lose weight otherwise my calories intake always the same (around 1500).
I am at 142 and I feel a lot much better than when I was at my 150's ! I mean physically and psychologically!
Debbie try not to get discouraged by the scale. Just keep fasting! It is healthier than any kind of diet! I am planning to juice fast for few days right after I finish school in June!
|Debbie M.||posted 18-Apr-2013 9:34am|
Oh SUe, YOu are doing terrific too and a wonderful inspiration yourself! Your juice fast sounds interesting. How lone does it last? 142 sounds like a dream! I think I weighed in the 140's when I got married. I'd love to be that again and I WILL!
Bronwyn, Just saw on TV that 300 mg of Magnesuim taken 30 minutes before bed can help calm you down and induce sleep. Have you tried it? They also said too much Magnesuim can give you the runs!
|Debbie M.||posted 18-Apr-2013 12:16pm|
Good news! I did it, I weighed and I broke through! 189.5 today
|sue||posted 18-Apr-2013 2:10pm|
YEA !!!!!!! You Go Debbie!!!!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 18-Apr-2013 3:07pm|
I made Chili this afternoon and when it was all done I went to sample it and I almost tasted it! I'm still in my fasting window. I hope its good. At the store they were giving out samples. Nope. I'll be making baked chicken tenders for supper in about an hour with butter milk and crushed corn flakes. Looking forward to eating later. I hope they are good. I made them with butter milk and flour the other day but I actually fried them. I hope these are good too.
|Debbie M.||posted 18-Apr-2013 6:23pm|
The FBI is showing pics of suspects from Boston Marathon. Go get um FBI !
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 9:06am|
I had Tostitos Tortilla chips last night. Quite a few, so that could explain my 2 pound weigh gain. I'm ok with it. Water retention from soduim is not my friend. On with my plan. Muuuhahahhaha!
|BRonwyn||posted 19-Apr-2013 12:11pm|
Thanks Deb.... I do take magnesium (well when I remember All this info on fasting is good. I am trying to adapt the lifestyle.... it isn't that hard but some times life does complicate things. I taught a baking class last night and getting ready for the class resulted in too much taste testing. I only teach cooking classes occasionally and I absolutely love it..... it is my passion so there you go a little over eating happens occasionally. I think the key is to keep it as occasional not frequent..... in the past slips made me end up in full out head long nose dives.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 12:33pm|
Totally understandable. Just continue on from where you are. You're doing great! No nose dives. I can so relate but not this time!
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 1:54pm|
I was googling 'How to dress an apple shaped body' And I got a few tutorials. But the strangest thing was most of them were showing how to dress an apple shapped body on hourglass shapped women. Whats up with that? That really does me no good. I used to have the hourglass shape and I could wear anything off the shelf that I thought looked good. Now I think nothing looks good and thats why I have no clothes. Really people? It does me no good to show how to dress an apple body on an hourglass shaped girl. EVERYTHING looks good on these girls. Show me a real apple body girl that looks good in something! Sheeesh!
sorry 'bout the rant
|Kathy||posted 19-Apr-2013 1:56pm|
Debbie, What kind of chili did you make the other day? Did it have ground beef? Just curious; it sounded good.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 1:57pm|
Can you tell I'm bored? Two more hours till my fast is up. Its a little harder today because I'm not real busy. I actually have plenty to do but my mind keeps thinking about nibbling something. But I tell myself......no, you already did it that way and look at the mess you're in now!
Keep calm and carry on..................
|Kathy||posted 19-Apr-2013 1:58pm|
Debbie - I had some chips awhile ago that were low sodium. I'll be on the lookout for them. They were black. I'm trying to get use to more unsalted things-my mother told my about that-she says you don't miss the salt after awhile.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 2:00pm|
Yes, my chili started with an onion saute'd and then groud beef. Drain, add diced seasoned tomatos diced, tomato sauce and chili beans. Chili powder, salt and papper and a very small amount of cinnamon.
I have made it with ground Turkey breast in the past. I use that in all kinds of stuff sometimes like Tacos and spaghetti.
How do you make yours?
|kathy||posted 19-Apr-2013 2:00pm|
Pear shaped here - fun isn't it?
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 2:03pm|
I have always loved the taste of salt but I am trying to get away from it as well. It has always puffed me up even as a teenager. And its not good for the blood pressure we all know that. I have been doing with less and less salt. I'll look for chips like that next time. I noticed they have lower cversions of taco mix packets now and canned veggies and soups too. There is new stuff coming out all the time as people are getting wiser about soduim.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 2:05pm|
I'd love to have the smaller boobs I used to have when I was thin. I guess they will get smaller as I lose weight. I'm sure they will be a train wreck like the rest of my body. Better a small train wreck than a large train wreck.
|Sue||posted 19-Apr-2013 2:23pm|
ahahahaa.....that's sooo funny, Debbie!
you get that oh so good sense of accomplishment each day you make it fasting, right?
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 2:29pm|
Yes, I do! It is s great feeling that I actually want more often.
|Kathy||posted 19-Apr-2013 9:43pm|
I love not eating after 6PM. What a Habit it was!!! Debbie, like you said, I have eaten so many times (after 6 PM) when not even hungry one bit. Also-thanks for the chili recipe. Looks like one I should be able to remember without a recipe card in front of me.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Apr-2013 10:01pm|
USA!!!! Yes, we got em!!
|Lionaries582||posted 20-Apr-2013 6:05pm|
I am taking the Green Coffee Extract that seems to help with my weight but I have stop losing after 22 lbs. I was thinking about this combo pilling ? I am 64, 156 lbs, and goal of 120.
|Debbie M.||posted 20-Apr-2013 10:54pm|
I ate in my window today but I feel like I ate too much and just feel full and bloated and sluggish. I'm going to have to review what I ate.
Weighed 190 today
|2gorjus||posted 21-Apr-2013 9:06am|
Debbie, Did you neighbors call the cops on you???? HaHahaHa!!!!
|Bronwyn||posted 21-Apr-2013 10:56am|
Why would they call the cops 2 gorgus it isn't like it is against the law to eat in your window..... she wasn't eating in her window bare naked or anything I am sure
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Apr-2013 12:52pm|
Haha, you guyyyyyyys!
I was 190 this morning. I guess thats around 4 pounds down.
I must admit that after a hard evenings work last night(a bit stressful) at 11:30 pm I broke my fast and had a diet sprite and whiskey. And a hand full of potato chips. Well, could have been worse, but I went right back to it.
Working again today.
Have a great day everyone. The sun is actually shining here today!
|Kathy||posted 21-Apr-2013 6:12pm|
Ugh...Ate a lot of snack food today. But I did stop at 6:09. That's now. I'll have to keep typing here all night. I'm just fasting from 6PM until 7:30 AM. That's enough fasting for me! I have a bigger window..Oh well, I will say; I feel like I've had Enough to eat for this day!!
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Apr-2013 8:06pm|
Good for you Kathy! I think thats great. And I know how you feel about eating enough and almost being glad for a break. I think Bronwyn expressed something along these lines too.
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Apr-2013 9:54pm|
You know how it is recommended for women to have a waist at 35 inches or less? I just measured mine and then picked myself up off the floor. I have a lot of work to do. Do you know yours?
|2gorjus||posted 22-Apr-2013 8:36am|
Bronwyn, I guess I have a dirty mind. I was seeing her naked in her bay window. HaHa! Have you ever eaten in your window????
I am getting a little loopy. I have been sitting, first in ICU, then in Hospice for the last two weeks. My sister's husband is dying of lung cancer that has spread over most of his body. If you smoke, stop. If anyone you love smokes, tell them to stop. This is so heartbreaking.
|Debbie M.||posted 22-Apr-2013 1:03pm|
2gojus, That is heart breaking for sure. I begged my dad to quit smoking when I was in the 5th grade and was educated about the dangers of smoking. He did not stop. Now at the age of 74 he has considerable lung damage. I know my future to watch him age will not be easy. He did stop smoking a couple years ago after I introduced him to the electronic cigarette. He used that for a year and then stopped but of course its too last, the damage is already done.
I was 189 today. My Fast-5 plan is working for me so far.
|Debbie M.||posted 22-Apr-2013 1:04pm|
I meant * too late *
|Debbie M.||posted 22-Apr-2013 4:39pm|
I was ready to eat at 4 today. I've been cooking a pork loin in the oven but its not ready. I've been really looking forward to it. So I had an oragne and a banana for now and I'm totally not hungry anymore.
|Kathy||posted 23-Apr-2013 9:22am|
Making Cobb Salad tonight-Lettuce and spinach, bacon and eggs, shredded cheese and shredded carrots. Also chopped tomatoes. Weekend eating was an all out bust-went to Rhode Island and ate out 2 nights. Guess that's why I can't lose the last 3 lbs. I want to lose-but we are having fun. Went to Yoga yesterday, and having an easy exercise class today.
|Debbie M.||posted 23-Apr-2013 12:02pm|
Your salad sound delicious! I might have to have something like that today for my break-fast at 4. Will you put a dressing on it? What kind?
I think you are a great ecample of balancing a good weight with having fun Kathy!
If I could go back to my skinny weight, I would weigh everyday and never get more than a couple pounds away from it.
Thats what I'm going to do when I get there again.
189 today, yes!
|Anonymous||posted 23-Apr-2013 3:36pm|
I had to make a salad with romaine, feta, asiago cheese, tomomat, bacon, egg, olives and onion with a rasperry dressing. I wish IU had some avacado in the house. Thanks for the suggestion.
Off to work soon, just 4 hours tonight.
|Kathy||posted 23-Apr-2013 8:46pm|
Your salad sounded great. For dressing I used olive oil and vinegar - I only had cider vinegar. My husband needs to lose more than a few pounds-I think I'll try to sneak in 2 salads a week for us. Caesar salads are good - and the same above Cobb salad but using cubed chicken instead of bacon.
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Apr-2013 12:05am|
Good evening all,
I ate in my allotted time slot today.
The salad kept me full for two hours and while I never did get hungry I wanted to eat the food I took to work before my eating (window) time was up. While there, I had two cutie oranges, a pk of cocoa almonds and some cheese and triscuits. Thats the whole day. Now I wait 19 hours to eat. I am continually amazed at how well this program is going. After the first couple days it seemed like my body just switched off the hunger I use to feel every couple hours, when I was eating a lot and often and lots of carbs especially. The book talks about two different kinds of hunger. I didnt really understand them until I experienced the change from one to the other. Somatic hunger to limbic hunger. Hunger still comes on in a mild wave but quickly leaves again. It been pretty easy. The worst time is when I am preparing to break my fast by making my food and have to wait another 20 minutes or so.
Its working for me because I am not constantly thinking about what I can eat or what I should eat or more importantly what I can't eat. I eat anything I want. Almost everday I have had some sort of junk food, or treat. I also feel the need to be full, really full everyday and I can do that. I also like to eat in the evenings because I don't like to go to bed hungry. During the day its tolerale because I am looking forward to the food I want to have. If I see someone in my family have something I want but its not time to eat, I put a portion away for me and I have it later during my eating hours. I don't feel deprived or tortured in the ways that I did when I was trying to eat low fat and make everything the "healthy" way. It left me unsatisfied and I got hungry very very quickly after I would eat. I just don't feel that anymore. I hope it lasts.
I've been on this for 12 days and lost 5 pounds already. I know weight comes off quick at the beginning of any change and it will probably level out a bit but this has been very rewarding so far. The book says not to expect any weight loss in the first three weeks due to the tendency to over eat during your window in the beginning. I feel like I did that for a few days. But that after the adjustment period you would stop feeling the need to over eat and lose a pound a week. I feel like my adjustment period came very quickly for me personally.
Well, enough about me.
How are YOU?
|Bronwyn||posted 24-Apr-2013 3:09pm|
Eating in my window.... fully clothed
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Apr-2013 3:36pm|
heh, good job!
|Kathy||posted 24-Apr-2013 9:17pm|
I like the list of food you took to work, Debbie. I'm listening to American Idol..
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Apr-2013 11:59pm|
I have to say for some reason today was harder to keep from eating before 4 but I managed. I ate quite a lot as we went out for supper about 6:30. But I stuck to the plan and ended at 9. I was very thursty and had a ton of water this evening. I wouldn't be surprised if the scale was up tomorrow.
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2013 2:27pm|
Hi ladies! I have missed you all and reading the posts and all the positive results of being part of this team. My life has changed a lot in the past couple of years, but this morning I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and all lost and confused and get my stuff together! I have to get selfish and stingy and put myself first for awhile. I really am ready.
My kitchen is stocked with good food, I've eaten NFNS three days straight and it feels great. I weighed this morning...159. Weeeeeel, (had to throw that in!) it could be worse. It is what it is and I'm just thankful it's not worse because I have been really bad, lazy, sloppy, and in general irresponsible when it comes to food. OMG, it feels so good to admit that!
Great food day to all of you.
|Debbie M.||posted 25-Apr-2013 3:08pm|
So good to see you Connie!
K10 and I were just instant messaging about you and wondered where you'd been.
I'm sorry you have had a tough time. I hope you can find some support here.
Your weight is up a bit but its not as high as mine. I will be thrilled when my weight is 159. But I know you prefer it lower. You CAN do it!
Once again, its so good to see you!
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2013 3:36pm|
I've been reading some of the past posts, not sure about the fasting thing, I need to read some more on it.
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2013 4:25pm|
Today For breakfast I had 3 cups of coffee with half and half. Lunch was a rice cake topped with cottage cheese, sprinkled with Cavander's plus 1/2 Fugi apple. I'm going to have the other half apple soon. If I'm still hungry, I'll have another rice cake. Tonight I'm having baked Perch, roasted rosemary butternut squash (first time I'm trying this) and a huge tossed salad.
I'm going to avoid regular cheese, my downfall!
|Debbie M.||posted 25-Apr-2013 4:36pm|
Sounds good Connie! I have been tryingto break my fast with a salad. I've really been into them lately.
I just had a Gyro sandwich with Feta. mmmmmm
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2013 4:43pm|
ok...so I go into the kitchen to eat my 1/2 apple and I just KNOW it is not going to be enough. I see a big bowl of pecan halves (I've been cracking pecans and freezing them) and I decide to play with them. So I ground up 7 or 8 of them, add some olive oil and salt and tasted it. Not bad. So I had 2 more rice cakes with 2 tblsp cottage cheese spread out on each and topped with pecan mixture. It was very yummy. Followed with 2 glasses water. I don't know if that was really healthy, seemed like it.
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2013 6:19pm|
On my salad tonight I will use olive oil and sprinkle dry ranch over it.
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2013 8:40pm|
Dinner was great! The butternut squash was just amazingly good. My perch was ok, I need to work on that recipe...I don't think it was thawed all the way, but it tasted great. My husband walked in the door early, so I didn't make a salad.
Here's the butternut squash recipe...yum!
Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash
1 butternut squash (mine was on the small side, I wish it were bigger!)
2 lrg cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped or 1 tsp dried
2 Tblsp olive oil
sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste
Pre heat oven to 400. Mix all ingredients and toss to coat. Spread mixture in large shallow baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until caramelized and slightly browned 45-50 minutes.
|Debbie M.||posted 25-Apr-2013 10:28pm|
Great idea with the dry ranch and olive oil.
I love fish. Might try this.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2013 7:55am|
Morning all. 158.2 this morning. I'm helping my obese neighbor clean up her back yard today, maybe burn some extra calories!
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2013 9:52am|
Connie, Is this the same neighbor who you helped with yard work in the past? I remember you working on flower beds at a neighbors house years ago. You're so helpful.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2013 10:37am|
It is the same neighbor. It's raining, so I guess I'm getting a day off. I've been looking around on the net for healthy things (have to fill my head with doing the right food things) and I read an article on Chaz Bono losing 60 lbs! Well, wow! So he did by eating low carb, but the new low carb...some veggies and some fruits included...limiting grains. I found a site, Lind's low carb menu and recipes and it looks pretty good. She lost 50 lbs in a year. I'm going to try some of those recipes. I'll pass on the good one's.
|Kathy||posted 26-Apr-2013 11:34am|
I found the Linda's low carb site. Thanks.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2013 12:42pm|
So many of the recipes are NFNS, I'm going to menu plan off that site next week. Tomorrow I'm going to make "Mock Mashed Potatoes." It uses cauliflower, I tried a mock mp recipe before and didn't like it at all, this one looks good.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2013 2:23pm|
Its not raining here so I went out and mowed the back yard. I watered the seed I still have hopes for growing and picked up a few sticks. It's actually a nice day here. I put on a short sleeve shirt on and think I may have gotten a little sun on my shoulders!
Chops for dinner. How should I make them? Boneless.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2013 2:35pm|
My son always marinates them in Italian dressing then cooks on the grill. I would broil them after marinating.
|Kathy||posted 26-Apr-2013 5:29pm|
I always Shake and Bake them. Not the healthiest-but Tasty!
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2013 10:13pm|
I ended up putting them in a pan with fresh pressed garlic, fresh grated ginger, salt, pepper and teriyaki sauce and a drizzle of honey. All the kids loved them.
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Apr-2013 11:48am|
Prom dress shopping today.
|Connie||posted 27-Apr-2013 5:01pm|
I do not miss shopping for prom dresses! I'm just not a shopper. Sooooo, I was really good yesterday until I started babysitting, then husband came home, then son came over and that was the end of being good. I did try to minimize the damage, but I was not prepared. One of the things I read on Linda's site was that she always has three things in her fridge to eat at anytime. Not just three things, three casserole's...something substantial. I have to do that.
|Kathy||posted 27-Apr-2013 5:46pm|
Pork chops sounded good. Will try that sometime. We had eye of round roast tonight with a salad-I added a few peanut halves and grapes to the garden salad plus parsley. That's creative for me - where are those smiley faces? My daughter in law uses one with a slanted eyebrow.
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Apr-2013 8:21pm|
You can make a smiley by using these without spaces inbetween. : - )
We found a dress. Unfortunately its over 300 dollars!!!!!!
|2gorjus||posted 28-Apr-2013 9:08am|
I feel for you Debbie. My granddaughter's was $300 as well. For my prom, I bought a dress from an older friend of mine. I dont remember how much it was but I know it wasnt over a hundred dollars. Even my wedding dress didnt cost $300! But that was back in the 50's so I guess that is the difference.
My brother-in-law's funeral was yesterday. It was almost as hard as last summer when my husband died. Same funeral home, same cemetery, same relatives, same friends, a lot of memories.
I have to get back on track now that I am back in my same old rut again. Starting tomorrow, I am going to concentrate on healthy eating. I am just going to church, then relaxing most of the day. Tomorrow is soon enough.
|Kathy||posted 28-Apr-2013 10:48am|
I'm wearing a shirt tucked in with a belt!! OMG. I haven't done that in 20 years! Maybe it's cuz I don't care if my stomach sticks out a little any more. Counting calories on loseit.com (the other sites do the same thing I imagine) has helped me keep weight off.
2gorjus-that sounds hard to go through. Are you close with your sister, or is that your sister in law whose husband died? What did he die from?
Have a relaxing day. 2gorjus are you reading anything, or will you watch tv? How do you relax?
|2gorjus||posted 29-Apr-2013 9:28am|
Kathy, It is my sister's husband and we are very close. Last summer, when my husband was so sick, she was beside me the whole time. Little did we know I would have to be by her side just 10 months later.
I just lean back in my recliner, pull up my soft, warm bathrobe and close my eyes. In five minutes I am sound asleep. I need to get back in the swing of things. Starting today.
My grandmother always said the downfall of the American woman was the elastic waist. Sometimes I think she is right. I haven't worn a belt for years.
Oh yes, I just happened to think, I like to do crossword puzzles to relax, too.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2013 10:16am|
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2013 10:35am|
Morning. Not weighing today. Working outside today. Made it through the weekend with minimal damage. My fridge is ready for a healthy week of eating.
My heart goes out to you 2gorjus. Life changes so drastically sometimes, it takes time for us to adjust. I know you will be there for your sister. The two of you will help each other.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2013 10:51am|
2gorjus, do you live close to your sister?
|2gorjus||posted 29-Apr-2013 8:50pm|
Thank you, everyone, for all the kind thoughts. Yes I live a couple of blocks from my sister. She is a blessing to me. It is just a healing feeling knowing she is there for me. I just hope she feels the same way towards me. I think she does. We have always considered each others kids our own. Now its grandkids. At the hospital, her little red-headed granddaughter decided I was her BFF!!! How great is that???
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2013 8:52pm|
I made it through a day staying NFNS! The whole week shouldn't be a problem since I stocked the kitchen. I weeded in the berry patch and now my arms are so sore I can hardly lift them. Not going more of that tomorrow!!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Apr-2013 10:10am|
Saddly I told the daughter I could not afford the dress she really wanted. The crazy expensive one. She is so sweet to understand. Now we look some more.
Weight is up a bit from the weekend. I didnt fast this weekend. Not really sure how I feel about that. Might try to 5:2 fasting instead of a set time daily. Tuesdays and Thursdays were recommended. On those days you eat 4 to 5 hundred calories for the day in one healthful meal and that is it besides no calorie drinks for the rest of the day. The other days you eat normal. This is suppose to create enough of a calorie deficit that you loose weight. I might try it for variety.
I wish I got along with my sister like that. You are blessed to have her.
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Apr-2013 1:10pm|
Does anyone remember Richard Simon's Deal-A-Meal program from the 80's. lol I just saw that on YouTube.
|Anonymous||posted 30-Apr-2013 5:31pm|
I remember it.
|Kathy||posted 30-Apr-2013 5:31pm|
That was me.
|Kathy||posted 30-Apr-2013 10:28pm|
Does anyone think they watch tv too much? I do sometimes.
|Connie||posted 30-Apr-2013 11:10pm|
NFNS today. And just in the nick of time...I was about gain another 10 lbs. I could feel it coming.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-May-2013 11:32am|
Kathy, I feel like the TV is on way too much around here. Its like we are addicted. Putting on your favorite music sometimnes is so much nicer. You can run around the house and do your chores without feeling like you have to be glued to someone elses life on the TV. I do feel like it robs us of much of our lives. I always love it when the power goes out. It seems like more neighbors come outside to see whats going on. Kinda fun to see everyone. I wish it was more like that. The TV is off, the Internet is disabled. I Always have a day dream about killing the TV and internet connection just to get the kids to do something else and play innocent like I have no idea whats wrong. :)
Connie, Good to catch it before it creeps up too high. Even though I am not totally NFNS I have learned so much about eating better. I'm sure I would be 250 pounds if I had not put into practice the things that I know now.
|Anonymous||posted 1-May-2013 3:23pm|
Saw this on MFP:
Each of us guards a gate of change that can only can be unlocked from the inside. Its time to unlock that gate and tear down that wall ♥
|Debbie M.||posted 3-May-2013 12:48pm|
How are you all doing?
I'm working this weekend. I've been blessed for years to be a stay at home mom. Now that I work part time I really miss being home with the kids. But dad is home with them so they are not running amuck. I'll go and do my time and reap the rewards of the paycheck. :)
We found a prom dress for oldest daughter. Thats a relief! 130 dollars on sale for half price (was 260). Still a lot of money but much better than the shock I got on the first dress (438). Its a great dress and more imnpotantly daughter looks and feels like a princess in it. I guess I know where my paycheck is going this week. :)
Holding this week at 191. Up a few because I stopped doing the Intermittant Fasting. I want to get back at it. Sigh........... charting calories today.............will try to keep it reasonable and eat whole healthful foods.
Good day to ya.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-May-2013 1:52pm|
My neighbor has the most beautiful tulips that come up in her yard every year. I really enjoy having them there as I get to look at them! :) But the bulbs I planted a couple years ago have not thrived. I only got two survivers this year. So I bought some silt fake tulips and when my only two began to bloom I put the fake one out there with them. lol, I love it! I if anyone can caught on? heh
|Debbie M.||posted 3-May-2013 1:57pm|
I meant *I wonder if anyone caught on. And *SILK flowers
|Kathy||posted 4-May-2013 7:55pm|
Posted calories. Finished eating at 5:30 PM. Except for 2 saltines tonight, and in the early morning - 1 tsp. of cottage cheese and splash of juice mixed with 8oz water, I won't eat until around 8:00 AM tomorrow.
This is my version of the fasting diet. I eat a Lot less than I use to, and may be able to lose those last 3 lbs. doing this. I'm staying at 138 anyway. I found a new yoga class that I like, plus a Zumba class called Zumba light. One weight chart says my ideal weight should be 136. At my worst I was in the low 150's. You probably don't want to hear any of that! But I have to keep busy somehow since I can't eat all evening!!
The only difference recently is that I am doing 2 or 3 yoga classes a week, and the new Zumba class - plus 2 other light exercise classes. And I'm not eating in the evening; also holding off on breakfast a little longer. And No more nuts! (Except I have to finish some - a few every day.)
|Debbie M.||posted 6-May-2013 9:09am|
Wow Kathy, That's a lot of classes. Is there a fee everytime you take a class or are they included in a membership of some sort? They sound like a lot of fun. I think that is the way to exercise, by doing something fun not tedious.
I think for mother's day I would like to hike at a state park with my family. Maybe take a picnic.
What will you be doing?
|Connie||posted 6-May-2013 9:30am|
159.2 this morning. Went off the wagon again!!!! Dang! It's bad enough when I slip up, but for some reason when I do, it lasts for several days. I know part of the problem is my husband and the things he brings into the house. So, I'm going to have a to be a "B" and tell him to knock it off...at least until I get some time with clean eating under my belt.
|Debbie M.||posted 6-May-2013 10:29am|
Be strong Connie. You can do it. Tell him to keep his junk out of site and hide it somewhere. I wish my family would do the same. Maybe a cupboard with a lock, that I don't have the key to. lol
|Debbie M.||posted 6-May-2013 1:34pm|
Having a cup of coffee with Coffee Mate in it. I hate all the junk they put in it but it tastes soooooo good.
|Kathy||posted 6-May-2013 8:58pm|
If I took all the classes at the gym, they are included in the membership. Sometimes for a change, I'll pay $10.00 for a Yoga class at a Yoga studio, or $6.00 for Yoga at the Sr. Center, and $6.00 for the Zumba Light class. I couldnt't go to Zumba Light tonight. I watched my 1 yr old grandson for 2 hours this AM and went right to Yoga. When it was time for the Zumba class I was sleeping in my recliner!
|Debbie M.||posted 6-May-2013 10:12pm|
Those little ones really wear you out, don't they? My littlest one is 12 now so no toddlers to run after but the mental effort is great now. This summer when she turns 13 I will have 4 teens in the house all at once. Then 5 days later my son will turn 20. It will be a while for grandbabies for me.
I must get back on program. I took a couple days off over the weekend and did not get right back to it. I hope I can tomorrow.
I've layed off cocktails for a month to support my husband. He wants to wait until after his 5K, June 1st. So I am supporting him. He has lost a couple pounds already and its not even been a week. So obviously those calories do add up. I hope it works out for me that way too. :)
|2gorjus||posted 7-May-2013 9:00am|
Debbie, Enjoy it while you can. Before you know it they will be parents and you will have a house full of toddlers again. I had 5 teenagers all at once, now I have 9 grandchildren between the ages of 14 and 23. They have rewarded me with 4 greatgrandbabies! Two of the 23 year old granddaughters have 2 children each. It's a never ending process. I love it.
I have found the 5/2 fasting program to be very easy for me. I've lost 4 pounds on it. It might not work in the long run, but for now it's good. Eat regularily for 5 days, then fast for 2 days with only one 500 calorie meal and a lot of 0 calorie drinks on the 2 days. Doesn't matter which 2 days, but they recommend Tuesday and Thursday.
I'll let you know if I continue with it. Right now, there doesnt seem to be a reason not to. I am down to 167.0 today.
|2gorjus||posted 7-May-2013 9:03am|
I forgot to mention another 23 year old granddaughter is expecting her first child in July, so that will be5 great grand children. I had 3 granddaughters born within 3 months of each other, one in October and 2 in December. They have been very close all their lives. My grandchildren are all a blessing.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-May-2013 9:30am|
2gorjus, I am so excited for you!!! 4 pounds! That is outstanding. Keep it up and keep us informed how it is going for you.
Getting my hair colored and highlighted today. That always makes me feel better.
Its Tuesday so maybe I will do the 500 calorie thing today too. I really NEED to.
|2gorjus||posted 7-May-2013 9:45am|
Debbie, I have been doing Thursday and Friday. It seems to work for me. I guess it's 'to each his own'. What ever works.
I always makes me feel better to have my hair done. I need to do that too. I used to be reddish blond but now I am a kind of steel gray. I don't like it at all. I want to have snow white hair. Maybe someday...
|Debbie M.||posted 7-May-2013 6:46pm|
There is NO time like the present! Do it now. Please, color your hair. You will love it! What on Earth are you waiting for?
|Bronwyn||posted 8-May-2013 3:36am|
2 gorgeous,,,, I ddin't realize you were doing 5:2 as well. I did my fast day Monday and I will do the next on Thursday. The fast was easier than I expected. I ate only nutritious things and mostly protein and lw carb veggies. Tonight I had 3 things on, which is unusual, I went out to eat with friends at 5:30,cake decorating at 7:00 and book club at 8:30. I was sad to have this big eating day to follow up on my fast day. I have no idea what my caloire in take was but I expect about 1000 calories over my desired calorie intake for weight loss.
Nice ot hear from Connie.
I just got home from book club and it is 1:30..........need to get to bed.
|Kathy||posted 8-May-2013 8:43am|
What book did you discuss?
|Debbie M.||posted 8-May-2013 9:27am|
Sounds like a nice full day. I'll be interested to hear what book too.
Good job on your fasting days girls.
|Bronwyn||posted 8-May-2013 11:09am|
The book this month was "Unbroken",,,,, a story about world war 2. The book club really enjoyed this read and learned a lot of things that they did not previously know about world war 2.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-May-2013 1:29pm|
My girls were arguing yet again this morning about who was going to wear which sandals. So today at Walmart I bought 10 pairs in various styles and colors. No more "Those are mine" All these sandals will be officially MINE and they can borrow them from me! heh We are 4 girls in this house who all wear the same size now. So we can all share.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-May-2013 3:27pm|
O M GOODNESS!! The Jodi Arias Trial verdict is in. They announce it in one hour!! Anyone following it besides me?
|KATHY||posted 9-May-2013 8:15am|
I heard the verdict as it came in on tv news. Didn't follow it. Anyone follow Amer Idol? Pretty sure it will be Kree and Candice in the finals.
|Debbie M.||posted 9-May-2013 8:42am|
I'm going to make a green smoothie today. Haven't had one of those in a while. I feel like I need the micro nutrients.
|Kathy||posted 9-May-2013 1:29pm|
A smoothie sounds good. I'll write it on my to-do list-I'll get one out - maybe a strawberry-banana or whatever they have-low cal. For lunch maybe.
|Debbie M.||posted 9-May-2013 3:52pm|
I put a scoop of protein powder, a splash of almond milk, a big spoon full of green yogurt, 1/2 banana, 2 big fresh strawberries, a handfull of frozen blueberries, two handfulls of baby spinach and a few a few ice cubes. It was really good. I put it in a tall glass with a straw and a couple big ice cubes in the bottom. Soooo good!
|Bronwyn||posted 10-May-2013 12:27am|
I drink a lot of green smoothies and like them. The only problem I have with them is that I don't always feel as full as I feel I need to after expending that many calories on them. Was your green yoghurt lime? What protein powder do you use. I just bought a Vegan protein powder sweetened with stevia.... it was expensive so I hope it is good, I haven't tried it yet.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-May-2013 1:47pm|
I didn't mean green yogurt. I meant Greek Yogurt. I don't use any special proein powder. Its just a vanilla whey proein that I get at the local grocery store.
|bronwyn||posted 11-May-2013 3:00am|
Oh of course Greek yogurt..... I have just been in love with this lime yogurt lately and had lime on my mind.
I made protein waffles this morning and used my new protein powder, some almond flour, oat flour, whole wheat flour and cottage cheese. I think they would have been okay if the protein powder had not turned them a really beautiful green colour. It was a vegan powder.... and I hadn't realized it was green, ha, ha!
|Debbie M.||posted 11-May-2013 9:35am|
I burned up my blender so I dug out the other one I had. So today when I went to put in the frozen strawberries they completyely shot out of the blender as I didnt get the lid on quick enought. The almond milk mixture went all over the cabinet!! Boy was I surprised!
Green pancakes, heh!
|Kathy||posted 12-May-2013 6:26pm|
Sunday-not posting calories.
|2gorjus||posted 13-May-2013 9:52am|
Me either, Kathy. I really went overboard. We all do on Mother's Day. When daughters and daughters-in-las are such good cooks and bring such a bountiful meal to your house, you can't really refuse, can we. I'll start over today.
|2gorjus||posted 13-May-2013 9:54am|
That should be daughters-in-law.
|Debbie M.||posted 13-May-2013 11:41am|
Yea, I"m feelin ya. I ate badly too. Trying to get right back on it. Scale is up. Boooo
|Debbie M.||posted 13-May-2013 8:52pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 15-May-2013 11:32pm|
My daughter bought an earring that has two parts to it. Its a regular earring stud that has a chain that attatches to the upper part of the ear where the cartledge part is. It looks like you ear is pierced on top but that part is just a clip on. The chain dangles between the two parts. I hate it. She likes it. Who wins? She is a Junior and 17. I told her to not wear it to school. She did anyway. When her dad and I found out, because she told the truth when asked, he asked for the earring. Now what?
|2gorjus||posted 16-May-2013 8:38am|
Good bye earring. Or keep it till she turns 18. In all probability, she wouldnt like it by that time, anyway.
|Debbie M.||posted 16-May-2013 9:31am|
Birthday party today for the 15 yr old. Cake, food and a few decorations after the shopping gets done. Oh yea and cleaning the house. Lots to do. Have a good day.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-May-2013 1:45am|