|Connie||posted 23-Jun-2012 2:34pm|
two cupcakes later.....
|Connie||posted 24-Jun-2012 11:07am|
Son is leaving today for out of town work trip. Thank goodness! Way to many calories yesterday.
|Victoria||posted 24-Jun-2012 9:41pm|
Easy to get back on track Connie. Just stay focused! :) I started this diet the last week of March and as of this weekend am down 14 pounds!! So excited. Although, I did go to a cook last night and ate the top off of a cupcake. I am always so good and strong willed, not sure what happened to me. i will say that, i have been craving a cheesy pizza, but every time I think about going off track, I come right to this website and read all the posts to keep me in check.
|Connie||posted 25-Jun-2012 10:24am|
I need to clean out the frig and get rid of the junk! I'll feel better with a couple of "clean" days under my belt. Go me.
|Debbie M.||posted 25-Jun-2012 12:04pm|
Just caught up on all the gab. Good to see you. Some of you feel like long lost friends and I miss you.
I stopped losing because I stopped counting calories but still just under 190. I need to get back on track.
Connie I can only imagine some of the things you are going through with G'ma's passing and family related issues. I wish I had known you were passing throught my area. We almost got to meet once. It would have been nice to actually see you. But is been a super busy time for me this month. It would have been hard to fit even one more thing in.
My birthday was yesterday. 48 now. It was odd. I was treated like a queen by my family but still I was teary eyed at times. I didnt like having my birthday this year. I don't mind getting older but just something I couldn't put my finger on. I'm sure my husband thinks I'm nuts.
I think we need to slow down and take time to be nice to ourselves. What have you done for yourself lately? Even just feeding yourself healthful goods is an incredible act of kindness towards yourself.
|Victoria||posted 25-Jun-2012 10:19pm|
Tonight I made a grilled cheese with the sesame ezekiel bread, cabot herb cheese(only a couple small slices) with a laughing cow garlic triangle..it was delicious! I highly suggest you all try it!
....and Debbie, you are so right about, feeding yourself healthful goods is an incredible act of kindness towards yourself. I love those words!
|Connie||posted 26-Jun-2012 10:04am|
Morning all. 155.2 today! I'm surprised after the weekend I had. I'm feeling back on track already. It would have been nice to see you Debbie, but we had to make a very quick trip of it and had zero time to spare, just like you. Someday! Working at my neighbors today. Great day ladies.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Jun-2012 2:23pm|
I'm in the throws of teens. Goin a little nutty here.
|Connie||posted 26-Jun-2012 4:13pm|
The "teen" stays with girls a little longer than the boys...in my opinion. Good luck! Tonight for dinner I'm making Nature's Way long grain rice and to it I am adding 1onion and one red bell pepper chopped and sauteed in a little butter. I'll add some cottage cheese to it as well.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Jun-2012 5:19pm|
I think that sounds good Connie. I'm making pork chops and corn on the cob tonight.
My oldest is 18 and he just graduated from high school. He says he wants to go to college but has not applied anywhere. I'm just not sure how to parent him. He will be 19 next month and his temp job runs out next week. I want him to find another job but hasn't been looking. I know I must instill some house rules but not sure which ones and what to let slide. If he had it his way he would play games all the time even all night sometines. He ultimately wants to be a game designer. I do give him chores to do and he does them but he goes right back to the basement where he just purchaced a new very expensive computer and 39 in HD TV. He says he can use the comnputer for game design. I need advise from someone who has been there, done that. Anyone? Anyone?
|Connie||posted 26-Jun-2012 6:53pm|
Have you looked on line at what courses are required to become a designer? A community college for the first couple of years might be perfect for him and easier on the finances too. I believe that is a smart approach for most kids.
My rice was yummy and then I blew it and ate too much!
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Jun-2012 7:16pm|
33,000 a year, ouch! We're not paying for college.
|Connie||posted 27-Jun-2012 10:03am|
155 this morning.
|Connie||posted 27-Jun-2012 10:43am|
After I posted my weight I was reading the articles on my homepage and there was an article on college grads with student loans. It was a very disturbing article! Loans that student's couldn't manage, living at home because they can't afford to move out or start families of their own and the bleak job market. I don't think the traditional approach to higher education works anymore. Most of the students said they wished they had used a 'pay as you go" method, even if that made them stay in school longer.
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Jun-2012 11:09am|
Thanks Connie. That is what we have been reaing too. Its so scary to get inot that much debt now a days. God will show us the way. Until then, we mark time and look for work.
191 today. I better get busy. I did ride my bike this morning. 100 degree in the next 24 hours expected!
|Connie||posted 27-Jun-2012 6:34pm|
One of my sisters and her husband own a computer company, she is going to email me classes my daughters boyfriend can take for certification and an entry level job in the computer field. The classes are one week at a time, or more/less maybe, and a good place to start. It's not game design, but maybe helpful and in the general direction.
|Connie||posted 28-Jun-2012 1:42pm|
154.8 this morning!
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Jun-2012 2:12pm|
Thanks Connie! Nice loss too! In the right direction. Hang on for the heat wave, 93 already.
|Connie||posted 28-Jun-2012 9:13pm|
I celebrated my mini weight loss with 2 rice cake nachos. Oh, how I have missed them. For dinner I decided to have breakfast. A big bowl of puffed rice cereal with a no sugar added pineapple/mango/tropical cup mixed in with milk. Really yummy. At some point today I also had a small bowl of the rice I made the other day. Very satisfied all day.
|Connie||posted 29-Jun-2012 8:59am|
154.6 this morning. Two days ago our dryer quit, husband thinks he can fix it tonight. Last night the micro wave/convection oven quit. Enough! Have to work today. Temps today 104, tomorrow 105.
|Connie||posted 29-Jun-2012 10:22pm|
Dryer is fixed, micro wave is fixed...excellent work by the men in my house!
|Connie||posted 30-Jun-2012 2:15pm|
154.6 this morning.
|Connie||posted 5-Jul-2012 1:12pm|
I hope everyone had a nice non fattening 4th! 153.7 this morning. I did good yesterday. The past weekend I splurged a bit. Son and girlfriend cooked up a storm and it was all really yummy, but some of it was loaded with sugar. When will I learn? I'm going to CA in about 3 weeks to visit Sea World and stay on the beach for 4 days. Time to try on the bathing suit!!!!!! Great day all.
|Debbie M.||posted 5-Jul-2012 6:10pm|
Great Connie, good for you! I'm so happy you are getting a nice vacation. I havent been away for so long. I need to go but.......that dosnt always happen when we need it. I know you need it! Have a very nice time.
|Connie||posted 8-Jul-2012 11:42am|
154 on the dot this morning. The weekends are so hard for me!
|Connie||posted 12-Jul-2012 10:03am|
153.4 this morning. I'm staring to feel more in control of my food.
|Connie||posted 13-Jul-2012 9:01am|
153.2 this morning. I have been out of Ezek muffins for a very long time and have been making do with rive cakes. Maybe that is part of the reason I'm losing again. Off to work today. Great day ladies.
|K10||posted 16-Jul-2012 3:05pm|
Remember Connie I am in Southern California.
|Bronwyn||posted 16-Jul-2012 4:55pm|
Kristin I was kind of thinking....what a random thought to say, "Remember Connie I am in Southern California" I had to read back and figure out where this randomness came from Now it all makes sense
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Aug-2012 11:47am|
I am in Northern Indiana. Does that make sense?
|Bronwyn||posted 2-Aug-2012 11:55pm|
No sorry Deb that doesn't make any sense at all I think you were kidding but if not,,,,, Kristin was referring to where she lived because Connie said she was going to be visiting in Southern California >D
Hells Bells some how the harder I try to get back on track here the farther off the track I get. Just had a big sugar binge tonight.......
|Bronwyn||posted 2-Aug-2012 11:56pm|
oh I messed it up..... <d
|Bronwyn||posted 2-Aug-2012 11:56pm|
okay still trying <D ha, ha
|Bronwyn||posted 2-Aug-2012 11:57pm|
okay totally forgot how to do the heart
|Anonymous||posted 3-Aug-2012 1:59pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Aug-2012 1:59pm|
< and 3 =
|bill||posted 3-Aug-2012 2:39pm|
edited 3-Aug-2012 2:40pm
There's also and many more... see: http://diethound.com/Emoticons.php
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Aug-2012 2:45pm|
Hiya Bill, Thanks.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Aug-2012 2:49pm|
For all my praying friends here, please pray for my sister's marriage. Its in trouble. They have been together for 27 years and now she wants to leave. There was no cheating or anything like that and the whole family is against the divorce. Please lift this union up in prayer that God will mend these hearts and bring them back together again. THank you.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Aug-2012 12:05pm|
I hope everyone on here has a beautiful day.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Aug-2012 10:01am|
I'm reading Wheat Belly. Ahyone here read it? It says a slice of bread makes your blood sugar go up more than a teaspoon of sugar. I'm just at the beginning of the book, ANyone out there read it? Opinions?
I really must get back to work on my diet. I have slipped again.
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Aug-2012 9:49pm|
No body home?
|Butternut||posted 18-Aug-2012 2:35am|
Just started No flour No sugar a few days ago. Blood sugar better.
Now if weight loss occurs, will just be great!! Had been having stomach
problems, now none. Aches and pains less, overall!
|Debbie M.||posted 18-Aug-2012 4:49pm|
I'm so glad to hear that Butternut. I have always felt better when on no flour no sugar.
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Aug-2012 12:45pm|
Dieting or changing your lifestyle is such an emotional thing. I think I'll go out to the lake house today and reflect while kayaking. Its a cool yet sunny day. There are only afew days left before my girls go back to school. SOn has graduated and is working full time at the golf course at Notre Dame. He keeps some early hours and thats not easy for a gamer.
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Aug-2012 4:08pm|
How many times can one recommit to a diet before you stop believing yourself?
|Bronwyn||posted 21-Aug-2012 7:39pm|
Self-Government has a purity of both motive and behaviour. A mighty change comes from the inside out, anything else is only temporary. We only achieve self-government when our behaviours reflect who we are and, what we want. So, it does little good to say what we want and then do something completely different. We can't hide our weakness' we have to acknowledge them and then make our behaviour reflect a true change.....not empty words. We simply can not depend on nor expect others to make good choices for us or to be able to change "US". Anyways you do know that is the universal "me" and "you"......not directed at anyone specifically nor personally. I have not been true to my desire to be healthier. I have continually disappointed myself over the last 6 months, as a result of that I am up 10 lbs.....there is the concrete consequences of lack of self-government.
The question now becomes whether I am going to have a "mighty change" and do those things which honour my desire to be healthier; or, whether I am going to continue along the path of simply wishing things were different. Empty promises to oneself brings emptiness to each of us.
Further to this I have realized that it is not that helpful to be half heartedly doing MFP. I am going to delete all my friends on MFP.....I have mostly done that already. I am going to use it to just record my calories. It is kind of nonsense to me, in my present thought process, to continue to giving or receiving comments on my page when my heart hasn't been into the program.
I don't want to lose total contact with my NFNS friends .... we have been on this path for ever. I will make some posts here and read your posts.
Who feels that they need to make a "mighty change",,,,,,let your outward behavious reflect your inner desires.... let those good and positive outward behaviours become normal to you......the way you act whether anyone is watching or commenting on them. When we reach this state we will reach happiness.
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Aug-2012 9:01pm|
I think we could write a book. Its been a crazy journey. The emotions are at times unbearable and at best laughable from a distance. But this is not a long range situation. It is up close and in your face. It's not easy to see no results when its all you think about and want.
I understand how you want to back off. It may be what I need to do too for a while.
I might need to stand back and get some perspective.
My brother commented one time that weight loss is always on my mind, but I never seem to do anything about it. Why why why?
|Bronwyn||posted 21-Aug-2012 9:42pm|
Maybe we simply need some new things on our mind,,,,,something we do something that we are successful at. In the process maybe that is where change comes from! I bore even myself with my obsession about weight
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Aug-2012 10:38pm|
A good nights sleep. That's what we need.
|Bronwyn||posted 22-Aug-2012 3:22pm|
just read this:
just 17 minutes of exercise daily,,,,whether walking, biking, swimming or tennis.....eases bloating in 8 to 10 women. I know some of you complain of bloating.....just thought it may be interesting.
|Debbie M.,||posted 22-Aug-2012 6:36pm|
Geeeezow, more benifits to exercise. Is there no end?
|Bronwyn||posted 22-Aug-2012 7:56pm|
ha, ha, ha.....there is no end,,,,,I just need to do it so I can have all of these benefits!
|Debbie M.||posted 22-Aug-2012 8:15pm|
There are Shut me up and just do them.
BTW, Brother in Law is said to be cured as cancer seems to be contained in the kidney and it was removed. Thanks for your support.
|Anonymous||posted 22-Aug-2012 9:17pm|
I'm glad you are back and writing Bronwyn, I missed your posts.
|Debbie M.||posted 22-Aug-2012 9:24pm|
Good to see you Anonymous.
|Debbie M.||posted 23-Aug-2012 4:44pm|
I was just looking over the book The Lean by Kathy Freston. She is a vegetarian which I am not, but I'm finding this book interesting and potentially helpful. Anyone else I'm just starting to read it so if you want to read it too and discuss it, I'd love it. Let me know. She talks about making small changes one day at a time. The first day you just drink more water. The next day you drink more water and add eating a hearty breakfast. The next day you do both of those and add eating an apple. And so on..... up to 30 new things.
Has anyone heard of this book?
|Bronwyn||posted 23-Aug-2012 7:10pm|
I haven't heard of it and it sounds interesting. At the moment I a super dejunking and have something like 10 zillion books in bags to get rid of. I have so many books and I have (kind of sworn off buying anymore at the moment. Okay I am going on Amazon and checking this one out. Maybe you could just issue us a challenge to add or change each day
|Anonymous||posted 23-Aug-2012 9:51pm|
Thank you Debbie !
Ladies...I've been reading your posts since last April..I feel I relate to your struggle and enjoy your input..
|Debbie M.||posted 23-Aug-2012 11:41pm|
I understand Bronwyn :-} I got mine from the library so we have 14 more days to enjoy this one before I either have to take it back or renew it. Therer were 4 on the shelf so I can probably renew it. Kathy says we will have:
a general feeling of increased wellness
satiety, satisfaction and fullness
Day #1 Challenge for tomorrow is to drink more water. yep, thats it. Drink more water. I think I can do this one! As soon as you get up drink a glass and then another in 20 minutes. Juice and coffee do not count. A squeeze of lemon is ok and encouraged. We are not sipping, right now we are knonking them back for the watewr loading effect, later we can sip. Be sure to get 8/8's today. There is actually 5 pages where she talks about the benifits of water but I think we all know them by now. Space your 8's through out the day having one glass about 10 minutes before each meal. Of course if you want more, go for it.
Let me know who is in. I will read further and have Challenge #2 posted tomorrow.
Remember each day build on the previous one, so what you do on Day 1 you will also do on Day 2 and Day 3 along with the new tweeks.
Good night everyone
|Bronwyn||posted 24-Aug-2012 1:53am|
Debbie I am going to increase my water tomorrow. I certainly can benefit from drinking more water. I will have to be honest though....8 glasses may be too ambitious of a start for me. I will commit to drinking a full glass of water before I eat anything.
Who is anonymous......do we know you?
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Aug-2012 7:40am|
I don't really know who anonymous is by name but they have typed here before.
I just had my first glass of water! 7 more to go. I'll type the next challenge and a little about it later after I have some coffee.
|2gorjus||posted 24-Aug-2012 8:51am|
Debbie & Bronwyn, Sometimes I post on here as anonymous but this latest one is not me. The last year has been a rough one. My husband of 53 years , became very ill and in June, he lost his battle with COPD. At the end he could not breath at all. It was very hard to watch but my children and grand children ,as well as my church family, has been there for me and I am doing OK. Oh, shoot, I am a wreck. Might as well tell the truth. I had no idea it would be this rough. He would have been so proud of his funeral, though. Full military service. Flag on the casket, Marine honor guard, They folded the flag and presented it to me. 21 gun salute, Taps, fire trucks escorting us to the cemetery, and bagpipes. Can you imagine? Bagpipes! He would have been so proud. I lost 10 pounds but its not a good way to do it. One day at a time.
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Aug-2012 9:25am|
2gorjus, I remember you. I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. I'm sure its way to early for you to be doing well. But I wish you future happiness. I'm sure its going to take some time. I'm really so sorry.(((hugs))))
I'm glad you are here and maybe you could join us on this "Lean" mission. I invite you to do it with us. I'm going to post a little about tomorrows mission later today.
|Bronwyn||posted 24-Aug-2012 11:08am|
2gorjus I remember you also. I am so sorry for your loss. I think no one can truly relate to how difficult your loss is until they deal with the it themselves. His funeral sounds wonderful and a fabulous tribute to his life. You two were together through so many life experiences......53 years, WOW! My Mum and Dad were married 55 years when he passed away. I remember how lost my Mum felt for a long time. Allow yourself to grieve.
Off to drink some water.
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Aug-2012 1:47pm|
I am working this evening at 5. Right now I am making a lasagna for my family. I thought that would be easy for them to help themselves to while I'm at work. I want to read the next chapter but am afraid I won't get to it until I'm at work. I have time in between calls later in the evening. So I will post some details of the new challenge after 9 pm midwest time. Later.
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Aug-2012 3:55pm|
That did sound like a very nice and loving funeral. Totally love the bagpipes.
|Debbie M.||posted 24-Aug-2012 10:00pm|
Day 2 is eat a hearty breakfast. And don't forget your water as well.
|2gorjus||posted 25-Aug-2012 11:24am|
I am doing pretty good with the water but I just am not a breakfast eater. Never have been. My mother used to growl at me because I would go to school with only a cup of tea and a slice of unbuttered toast. I did have some toast this morning, though.
I went to my grandson's football game last night. First thing I have tried going to 'alone.' I found out even though there are a thousand people around you, you can still be 'alone.' I am sure it will get easier as time goes by.
|Debbie M.||posted 25-Aug-2012 7:39pm|
I'm glad you are doing good on the water!
Sitting alone must have been rough. But I am so proud of you for doing it! I'm sure your grandson was so proud to have family there to see him. I am so impressed with you! (((hugs)))
Day 3~ Eat an apple. Also do day one and two cahllenge.
Today I had a cup of cooked oatmeal. I think that counts as hearty! Tomorrow I will have it again with blueberries and a few walnuts. Now thats hearty
|2gorjus||posted 26-Aug-2012 9:24am|
I'll try the oatmeal. I am really feeling water-logged. I can do an apple. I love them.
My grandson looked up in the stands and saw my big blue and white umbrella where Pappaw and I always sat. He broke out into a big smile and waved at me. He really misses Pappaw. He is a senior and he really wanted Pappaw to see him go to college. Now Pappaw is watching from Heaven.
There were several other family members there but he wanted Pappaw. I wasn't technically 'alone'. I just felt 'alone'.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Aug-2012 12:13pm|
I am really so very proud of you. I can only imagine myself in your shoes. I'm glad there was other family there too. But you will probably associate yourself with being "us" for a very long time. Its lovely that your grandson had a good relationship with his grandfather. Many kids don't have any relationship with their grands at all. He will always have that in his heart. And he still has you!!
I am a little tired of the water myself but am trying.
Day 4 Challenge: Just for today, say no to your poison.
~~This chapter is a little more complicated. You are suppose to clean out your cupboards of your trigger foods. The things which make you over eat because you can't say no to them. Its not forever, just for today.
And of course:
2 Hearty breakfast
3 Eat an apple
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Aug-2012 10:00pm|
Day 5: Go a little nuts. Add a handful of nuts to your mid-morning snack. Raw nuts.
And of course:
1 Drink 8 glasses of water.
2 Eat a hearty breakfast.
3 Eat an apple.
4 Just for today, say no to your poison.
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Aug-2012 1:40pm|
Wow, I have really fallen behind on my water today. And I have yet to have an apple. How are you doing?
|2gorjus||posted 27-Aug-2012 6:54pm|
Just couldnt force myself to drink all that water today. I ate some oatmeal at 10 oclock then a grilled chicken salad for lunch, now I am stumped for supper. So far, I have had no poison. HaHa!
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Aug-2012 9:18pm|
Good job! Did you have an apple?
|2gorjus||posted 28-Aug-2012 8:51am|
Yes I did have an apple. I wound up having grilled chicken and a side salad. My stomach seems to have gotten smaller. I can't hold as much food at a time they way I used to. I went for a long time eating very little. That's how I lost 10 pounds in 2 months. I wouldn't reccommend it though.
Have to go to the store today and get some more apples and oatmeal.
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Aug-2012 9:33am|
I had my water and oatmeal with a little soy milk and blueberries this am. About 235 calories. I'm going to try to hold myself to 1300 cals a day. I won't worry if I go over a little on the days I talk a walk.
I am really getting pumped up to lose weight. This feeling dont come around for me very often so I have to go with it!
Remember to add some walnuts or almonds to your morning snack today. I must get to the store.
Now if only I can avoid my poison today.
I'll be reading the chapter on the next challenge today and post it later. Get ready!
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Aug-2012 6:46pm|
Day 6: Trade up the milk and butter.
This means she wants you to switch to a vegetable based milk like soy, coconut, hemp or almond milk.
And get away form butter and margarine. She talks about Earth Bound which is much like butter but with lots of good fats like omega 3 fatty acids.And alternatives like humus and avocado.
She talks about the trouble with cows milk in detail.
1 Drink 8 glasses of water.
2 Eat a hearty breakfast.
3 Eat an apple.
4 Just for today, say no to your poison.
5 Go a little nuts.
|Hilda||posted 28-Aug-2012 10:20pm|
I have not read what all I have missed in the previous posts yet. I am back on www.myfitnesspal.com
I find it is actually fun to record what you eat once you get in the habit. It's like a game.
It was what made me lose successfully last year. I have gained about 6 pounds back since May's doctors visit when he told me all my bloodwork was fine. So what did I do but start eating anything I wanted and not keeping track of the calories. 1200 is what it takes for me to lose. I find once I get started it is pretty easy to keep it to 1200. I have a class reunion at the end of Sept, so I am wanting to lose at least 4 pounds by then.
If you have not started keeping track of what you are eating, start. It holds you accountable. Will read and catch up. Hope everyone is safe during Isaac.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Aug-2012 7:37am|
Good to "see" you Hilda. I just went to my 30 year class reunion in July. I hope you have fun!
|2gorjus||posted 29-Aug-2012 9:03am|
Does anyone on here live in the hurricane area? I don't think so but I worry about everyone. When it comes to something like this, dieting comes in a distant second. Everyone stay safe.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Aug-2012 1:08pm|
Not me. I'm in Northern Indiana. Be safe everyone.
|Hilda||posted 29-Aug-2012 10:28pm|
I think it would be great it everyone tried myfitnesspal for a week and made your food
diary public. Maybe that would motivate us to eat healthy and be a good example for the
others. I am so sorry for everyone's losses. I lost my mother and my father in law since January. My lowest weight was 165 and I am now at 173. I started at 192. 23brandy is my myfitnesspal loginname My daughter gave me some dark chocolate Dove candy for my
birthday and I ate one tonight since I had calories left. I am not doing strictly no flour, no sugar. The wheat we are getting today is causing Celiac disease. People are getting allergic to it. That is one good reason to cut out flour. We cannot afford to be overweight because it causes other health problems. Many doctors are saying they
will leave the profession if Obamacare makes them break their Hippocratic oath. I can't afford to be on a lot of medication. Eating good food is cheaper in the long run.
|2gorjus||posted 30-Aug-2012 5:12pm|
I do myfitnesspal. The only trouble is, I keep forgetting to log in to it. I do like the way you can put in what you plan to eat and if it is too much, you can erase it and eat something else. Debbie, I live in South Central Indiana. We are fellow Hoosiers. One of my grandsons wants to go to Notre Dame. We'll see.
|Hilda||posted 30-Aug-2012 6:48pm|
I set my alarm on my phone if I think I will forget to record something.
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Aug-2012 8:08pm|
2gorgeous, It really would be fabulous if your grandson could get into Notre Dame. It is fabulous there. My son is working at the gold course there. I wish he was going to school but he is not interested. I am 47by47 on myfitnesspal.
|Hilda||posted 30-Aug-2012 9:13pm|
SoBe waters are on sale at my Kmart 10 for $10. Love the Fuji Apple flavor.
|Debbie M. ||posted 30-Aug-2012 9:16pm|
Thanks for the tip about the waters.
|2gorjus||posted 31-Aug-2012 9:34am|
My grandson plays baseball. Right now he is playing football but I wish he wouldn't. He has been hurt twice playing football. But he loves it.
I seem to be stuck on 162. At least I am not going up. I'll try that, Hilda. If I don't forget what I set the alarm for. HaHa!
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2012 11:48pm|
I know you worry about your grandson but they LOVE to play the game. What can you do?
I stopped reading that book. I guess I petered out on that too.
|Bronwyn||posted 4-Sep-2012 12:57am|
Deb don't worry about "quitting" the book. I read the reviews and really if being a vegan isn't the direction you are headed then I doubt it is the book for you. Floundering at the moment, I don't need a new book or a new plan but a renewed dedication to what I already know works.
|2gorjus||posted 4-Sep-2012 10:56am|
I really messed up over the weekend. Too many cookouts. Have to get focused again.
My grandson committed to Valporaiso University to play Division 1 baseball. He was offered a full ride scholarship. He loves the campus. It's not too far from you isn't it Debbie?
|Mimi2Five||posted 5-Sep-2012 3:57pm|
Hi all...been reading a lot of the posts here and it seems most are serious about losing weight. I've been trying low carb for a little over a week and have lost, at my lowest, about 6 lbs. Unfortunately, I go up a couple pounds, then down a couple. Today, I'm up. :( So, that's only 4 lbs. The NFNS diet has always intrigued me. However, does this mean we can't have milk or fat free half and half? I love frozen strawberries mixed with Splenda and half & half...mixed in the Magic Bullet it's like a shake! Also use fat free half & half, Splenda & frozen blueberries, all stirred up is almost like eating ice cream. What about alcohol? I drink tequila mixed with sugar free lime margarita mix which I buy at Target. Anyway, I would like to join your board for accountability. Thanks for any suggestions! Judy
|2gorjus||posted 5-Sep-2012 6:30pm|
Welcome, Mimi2five, The rules are just what it says. No flour, no sugar. You can have fruit but watch calories. Alcohol is an absolute no-no. It is very high in sugar. No way to get around it. I is really very simple. Look at all labels. If anything ends in ose, it is some kind of sugar. You can have milk, watch the calories in half and half. Good luck. By the way, we ALL have our ups and downs.
|Mimi2Five||posted 5-Sep-2012 11:23pm|
Hmmmm...thanks for the info, 2gorjus. I may have to find another way of eating as I know me well enough to know I'm not giving up my drinks. Yes, I only have them 2 or 3 times a week, but I do have them! I'll have to think on this one. :) Maybe I'll just go back to weight watchers.
|2gorjus||posted 6-Sep-2012 9:14am|
Mimi, Why don't you try giving up everything sugar and flour exept you drinks? After a while your taste buds will tell you, Gosh, this stuff is just too sweet! You will be amazed how quick this will happen. Just remember, No sugar no flour. If you keep at it, you will be amazed.
|Debbie M.||posted 6-Sep-2012 10:01am|
Dr. Gott's book actually says we can have alcholol. This is what his book says. "One's favorite alcohol may be consumed in moderation with this diet, but beware that all alcohol is empty calories" I believe Dr. Gott is reasonable. You will see this if you read his book.
Judy, Don't leave because of this. It sounds like you are doing the best thing you can with your sugar free margarita mix. I'm going to have to try that!
|Debbie M.||posted 6-Sep-2012 12:48pm|
I know menopause comes between 45 and 55. I had cycles all my life of 28 pretty regular. This last year my cycles have been about 24 days. I hated that. MORE periods! Right now I'm on day 41 of this cycle. ANd I LOOVE it. I wish they would just go away. I'm so done with periods. I guess I'm in perimenopause at 48. Does that sound normal to you who have been through it?
|2gorjus||posted 7-Sep-2012 8:58am|
Debbie, Everyone is different. One of my daughters is 48. She is going through the same thing. The other daughter just turned 50 and she hasn't done anything. My sister went through the change at 45. Went through the hot flashes. Night sweats, frequent periods, then rare periods, the whole she-bang. I didn't do anything till I was 57 then I just quit. No symptoms, no nothing. I just quit. Everyone is different.