|Hilda||posted 27-May-2010 5:23pm|
Note to self! If it is in the house, you will eat it! I made my mom a gluten free carrot cake mix with cream cheese icing to take to an event so she would not feel left out. I ended up eating way too much of it myself. Next time I will buy her a one serving cheesecake in the frozen section at the health food store. Do not let sugar or flour come into your home if you can help it.
|Hilda||posted 27-May-2010 5:26pm|
In Dr. Gott's newspaper column yesterday, someone wrote that they had lost 40 pounds since last July. They said it was the easiest diet they had ever been on.
|Connie||posted 27-May-2010 8:09pm|
Amen to that
|Debbie M.||posted 27-May-2010 9:18pm|
So easy a caveman could do it.
|Connie||posted 28-May-2010 9:10am|
Morning all. Very cute comment Debbie...made me grin from ear to ear! Off to work today. I wish I could stay home, but oh well. Everyone have a great NFNS day.
|Hilda||posted 28-May-2010 10:44am|
Google: 30 Tactics to Outsmart Temptation
and the article will come up
|Debbie M.||posted 28-May-2010 11:39am|
This would have been a terrific week end to camp. Can't afford it this week though. We going to Warren Dunes, MI to hang with my folks at their camp site on Sunday. The beach is going to be great!
I just found out my 8th grade daughter is getting an honors award, art award and one of the teachers is dedicating a speach to her. When she texted this info to me I had to cry with pride.
|K10||posted 28-May-2010 1:01pm|
What an underacheiver Debbie. My daughter didn't want to go to her awards ceremony last night so I will be finding out what she received today. I am so pleased with my girls and how great their grades have been. I just hope that next year goes well too.
|Debbie M.||posted 28-May-2010 4:10pm|
My weight is stuck at 201. Apparently thats what I weigh when I eat just whatever I want.
I know how to reduce. I'm just too lazy to do it right now.
My little one got the National Physical Fitness Award. And my big girl got the National Academic Fitness Award. Is that enough bragging?
|Bronwyn||posted 28-May-2010 4:24pm|
WOOHOO Debbie......you can rightly be proud!
So easy a caveman can do it........oh no I can't even do what a caveman can do
Good job with your girls as well K10.
Okay I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea.......unlike what some American's think, we do not live in igloo's and ride on dog sleds With all that being said we are having very unusual weather......like below record temps since some time around the caveman time I have snow sitting on my flowers.....groan!
|Bronwyn||posted 28-May-2010 4:25pm|
I just checked it out......39 degrees FARENHEIT........OH MY WORD!
|Anonymous||posted 28-May-2010 8:17pm|
OH MY GOODNESS. SNOW? CRAZY!!
|ImmapleFluolo||posted 29-May-2010 2:57am|
Whats up? New here and just figured that I should post and say hi.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-May-2010 8:23am|
Hello Imma, Welcome. Whats your story?
|Debbie M.||posted 29-May-2010 11:14pm|
Well that seems random. ??
|Hilda||posted 29-May-2010 11:51pm|
Has anyone used any recipes from www.eatingwell.com
|Hilda||posted 30-May-2010 12:06am|
Does anyone eat sardines?
|Hilda||posted 30-May-2010 12:08am|
How do you use mangoes?
|Dionne Flanagan||posted 30-May-2010 12:46am|
If only more than 14 people would read this!
|Bronwyn||posted 30-May-2010 12:52am|
Hilda I looked at the recipe site. Some of the recipes looked interesting. The one thing that I noticed though was unrealistic serving sizes. The potato salad was suppose to serve 12, so the nutritional info was based on 12 servings. The recipe only called for 10 fingerling potatoes or other small waxy potatoes. That sounds like a small salad for 12 servings. That is one of my pet peeves is making the calories sound so low by making the servings sizes so small. I think that is deceptive and not the least bit helpful. Other than that the recipes look fine and I didn't notice if the serving sizes were distorted on the other recipes or not.
|Bronwyn||posted 30-May-2010 7:08am|
Hilda the fajita burger on your recipe site looks like a reasonable size serving.....so many the others are okay.
|Anonymous||posted 30-May-2010 9:09am|
I don't know when I don't want to go back for seconds on potato salad.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!
|Connie||posted 30-May-2010 3:05pm|
Hey gang. Boy, was I a bad girl last night. So upsetting really. I realized I haven't taken my hormone in several days. Could be a link. I need those to get any sleep at all. Yesterday I babysat from 9 till 5. Good grief! I don't know how I used to get anything done. I ended up getting KFC for dinner because I had zero energy. NFNS the rest of the day.
|Bronwyn||posted 30-May-2010 3:11pm|
Well at least anonymous is keeping it a secret that they would have seconds on the potato salad
Connie there are days like that. You always turn things around quickly.
I saw some pics of me at a wedding 3 years ago and I was 25 lbs. lighter than right now. I was amazed at how good I looked.....shocked that there were pics of me that I didn't hate. I keep thinking I need to lose 50 to 60....quite overwhelming....but when I saw those pics I thought 25 would make such a difference. Now with the immigration fiasco maybe I can just do that.
|Connie||posted 30-May-2010 5:43pm|
I know what it takes for me to lose weight. First, I have to make it my first priority. When I make "food" the most important thing I do all day, it's much easier to make better choices. Then I have to stick with NFNS and watch my calories at the same time. I keep saying I have to be selfish, and really there is no other way to put it. I can't eat out unless there are NFNS options. I have several items I wore last summer that I can't get into right now. I not only look fatter, I feel fatter. ENOUGH! I didn't feel deprived before because I took the time to plan and prepare allowed foods. Laziness results in added weight. So, I'm thinking long term again. Come on Bronwyn...think long term with me.
|Hilda||posted 31-May-2010 12:02am|
Looking forward to trying some new recipes. Going to the Veteran's Home tomorrow to visit ex-father in law.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2010 4:43am|
Ok, ok, I'll fess up. It was me who can't resiste seconds on the potato salad. And yesterday I did go back for seconds!! heh Can't resist Mom's home made German recipe.
Bronwyn, I know just what you mean. Lets just shoot for 25. I've never lost 25 before. It seems like I always stop at around 20 then gain it back and more. Thats how it became 60. Whats up with that?
|Bear||posted 31-May-2010 9:05am|
Bronwyn, I've been looking into alkaline foods. You were really on to something,
not surprisingly. I don't know much about chemistry at all, but it does seem likely that
so many conditions are caused by a build up of acid in the body...
Also, coconut oil, I think you mentioned that too. What a super-food!
Happy Memorial Day.
|K10||posted 31-May-2010 11:43am|
Happy Memorial Day everyone. No big plans here. Hubby's air conditioner went out in the truck yesterday when it was over 90. Going to see what is wrong. Did I ever mention I hate summer?
Bye for now.
|Anonymous||posted 31-May-2010 2:58pm|
Its raining cats and dogs here. So much rain even my directv isnt working. I'm making oatmeal raisin cookies for the kids. I have a great recipe for these. Not NFNS though.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2010 2:59pm|
My name dosn't stick anymore. I wonder why? That was me up there.
|Connie||posted 31-May-2010 3:31pm|
Happy Memorial Day all! Did much better last night, but messed up a little. I went ahead and ordered 3 size 12 clothing items to wear since my others are too tight. I don't know, this weight has stayed with me for so long now, maybe it is here to stay. I really need to working on my night time munching. Another thing is my family are making things I shouldn't eat. I need to be stronger. Ribs and pork shoulder with green beans and roasted red potatoes for dinner. Tuna salad on an Ezek muffin for lunch.
|Bronwyn||posted 31-May-2010 5:41pm|
Today I have eaten....my vegan rice protein shake with almond milk, half a squeezed lemon, blueberries and fresh ground flax, an Ezekial muffin with avocado, tomato, cheese and spinach. At the moment I am fighting a desire for something sweet. I think I will have an orange. I know that my shake is 5 points....not sure about the sandwich, I should figure that out. I need to make my self be accountable to calories or points or something to help me stay in some parameters for weight loss.
Debbie, K10 and ME,,,,,,what will it take girls for us to be consistent in our attempts to lose weight so that we can have some success. Success feels so good and inspires one to work even harder.
|Hilda||posted 31-May-2010 7:25pm|
The Doctors today had a lot of weight loss tips. I thought they said coconut oil was what the popcorn was cooked in at the movie theatre. They were telling the audience to take your own popcorn in a plastic bag.
|Clare Purcell||posted 31-May-2010 7:30pm|
If only more than 12 people would hear about this!
|Debbie M.||posted 31-May-2010 11:08pm|
Hear about what?
|Bronwyn||posted 1-Jun-2010 2:41am|
Debbie ignore the stalker
Hilda there is good and bad coconut oil.....the coconut oil that the theatres use is vile, toxic stuff. To begin with it is cheap and hydrogenated. Google info on healthy coconut oil.
|Bronwyn||posted 1-Jun-2010 2:58am|
This is going to be a long 11 or so months until this financee' visa situation gets worked out. My daughter is so sad and frustrated
|Anonymous||posted 1-Jun-2010 9:43am|
Bronwyn, That is quite a challenge to deal with. It's a shame and I'm really sorry. Time will pass and all will be well! Did you say the right coconut oil was cold pressed and non-hydrogenated? How did you describe the good one? We got it a while back to pop our corn in but I don't remember what we looked for and its been gone for a while.
I am down to 7.5 mg of my Cymbalta from 60 mg. Almost off of it! I'm feeling good. At this point I'm reducing about 1 mg a week. It's a tough thing to quit. But I'm hanging in there.
The sun is shining beautifully here. Have a good day all.
|Herman Le||posted 1-Jun-2010 10:44am|
If I had a greenback for each time I came to diethound.com... Amazing post.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2010 1:24pm|
That was me.
|Connie||posted 1-Jun-2010 7:31pm|
Ok, so far today I have been a very good girl. I got some good news today, my sister's doctor found a mass on one of her kidney's last week. Cancer. Today they were able to remove part of her kidney and her lymph nodes came out clean. So a big relief there. She's in a lot of pain...of course, but what great news. I'm also feeling very lucky that I have left overs for dinner. Hope everyone else is well.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2010 7:54pm|
Great news Connie! Speedy recovery to your sis. How on Earth did he find this mass? CT, MRI, or X-ry? Did she have pain?
|Connie||posted 1-Jun-2010 8:42pm|
She had blood in her urine and waited for it to go away on it's own!! When it didn't, they did a CT.
|Bronwyn||posted 1-Jun-2010 9:55pm|
Glad your sister is okay Connie. It is always a concern about what masses can be lying dormant or not so dormant in our bodies without us knowing. I guess there are usually some signs but, you can't run to the Dr. every time you are concerned about something,eh! I am glad that she had the blood in her urine to concern and cause her to seek medical help. Was this your super health conscious sister?
Bear I am reading more and more about alkaline diets and bones. There are interesting articles on "woman to woman" and Dr Susan Brown's website for strong bones. I want to try the 30 day alkaline diet from Dr. Brown's site. People are talking about feeling so much better within days....more energy and feeling of greater vitality.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Jun-2010 10:56pm|
My mass was found by CT scan too. Gotta love em!
|Hilda||posted 2-Jun-2010 1:17am|
I saw a little bit of a program that suggested eating four 400 calorie meals a day to lose weight. Do not remember if it was on The Doctors or some other show.
|Bear||posted 2-Jun-2010 7:07am|
Connie, best wishes to your sister for a speedy recovery.
Bronwyn, thank you, I'll have to check out that site, and especially the 30 day alkaline diet. I think I'd
be on board for something like that. I've added more fish oil and vit. d, coconut oil and super-greens supplement powder
once a day and feel quite a bit better, but it may be good to try something comprehensive like you mention.
good day all.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Jun-2010 12:30pm|
Will spend the next two days doing laundry and packing suitcases to take 4 kidlets 6 hours south west. We're meeting in-laws half way so they can take the kids for a visit. Hubby and I will return alone and have 10 days with no kids!! What will we do? If money wasnt an issue I could think up millions of things!
|Connie||posted 2-Jun-2010 1:12pm|
Wow Debbie, I remember when you did this last year! Time is flying. Some serious rest and down time must be included in your 10 day respite. You'll think of things to do, probably way more than you will actually have time for. Pick and chose carefully and make the most of it.
152.4 this morning. Speg for dinner tonight...I think.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Jun-2010 1:23pm|
It might be a great time to concentrate on a diet. Hubby would be supportive and we won't have to have things around that the kids want but I can't have. It would a good chance for a jump start. Fruit, lean meats and veggies. Isn't that so reasonable sounding?
|Connie||posted 2-Jun-2010 2:34pm|
|Bronwyn||posted 2-Jun-2010 3:43pm|
Debbie your in-laws sound like such great supportive people....how nice of them to do that every year. This is definitely a good time to jump start you eating plan.
My daughter's prospective in-laws went to see their senator today.....interested in how that will go.
|K10||posted 2-Jun-2010 6:12pm|
Hilda I saw that in Prevention magazine within the last few months.
|Hilda||posted 2-Jun-2010 10:32pm|
Has anybody tried the Alexia Select Sides(frozen veggies from WalMart)? I bought 2 flavors today.
|Hilda||posted 4-Jun-2010 12:21am|
The Alexia Select Sides (Roasted Red Potato and Baby Portobella Mushrooms) was very tasty. I added a can of drained cut green beans to make it go further. Frozen would have been even better. I will buy it again. The seasoned olive oil you cook it in comes in a little pouch you thaw first.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Jun-2010 9:37am|
I haven't tried them Hilda. Sounds good.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Jun-2010 4:29pm|
Hey Y'all? Where are you?
|Connie||posted 4-Jun-2010 6:37pm|
152.6 this morning. Is that up or down? Up, I think. WHATEVER! I am not worrying about it right now. I am under the weather today, maybe after the weekend I can get back on top.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Jun-2010 6:50pm|
Think about it. If you never gain or lose another pound in your whole life you will be at a terrific weight. You have done great. I don't think it is unreasonable to lose weight and then pop back up 5 pounds or so. I'm still inspired by you.
I am so excited. We are leaving at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning! The kids are nearly pack, fed and are taking turns showering. We're just going to hang out tonight and watch a movie. I won't be picking them up until the 16th. Then we have camping reservations for the 17th to the 21st. I'm not sure the kids will want to go but its suppose to be camping close enough to home (30 minutes away)so the kids can have their friends come and swim at the lake and spend the night if they want. They always love it when their friends can come. We can set up an additional tent for overflow.
|Bear||posted 5-Jun-2010 2:39pm|
Debbie, that sounds great!
Connie, I hope you feel better soon.
Bronwyn, K10, Hilda, hope you're having a good weekend.
Hilda, you're right, they do use coconut oil in movie theater popcorn... and like Bronwyn mentioned
it is not high quality oil. The stuff I buy is called "Artisana" Organic Coconut Butter. They've had it in 2 health food stores I've been to. This stuff is highly recommended, though it took even me a little warming up to - but that was before I tried a bite. It is sweet, salty and very coconut-ty. It is like a peanut butter in consistency. Now I eat at least 2 tablespoons per day.
People who have a very good handle on the biochemical reactions of the foods we eat, like molecular biologists I've been reading on nutrition blogs, explain that coconut oil is a "medium-chain" fatty acid or triglyceride. (Most fats are long chain). Medium chain triglycerides contribute to fat loss as well as overall cholesterol reduction. You can find a ton of information by googling "coconut and health benefits." It's made such a difference in how I feel. I also read about farmers who at one time fed their cattle coconut oil, instead of grains or corn, in order to fatten them up. They found their cattle losing a lot of weight and had to intervene and change their diets back to grains.
For me personally, it was tough to get my mind around eating so much more fat, but once I did, I noticed how full I would be for hours afterward, not even thinking about food. *Also,* this stuff kills my sugar cravings.
I'm also taking a super-greens supplement powder called "amazing greens," so that has made a difference too. I ate a full 16 ounce jar of coconut butter in less than a week and I feel leaner, more energized, and even, less cellulite.
I would be thrilled if even one of you happened to try some and report back to us all... that's why I'm sharing. But also, of course, it is so healthy and NFNS.
Good day all.
|Bronwyn||posted 5-Jun-2010 3:53pm|
Bear I am interested in your green drink. I have been looking for Dr. Robert Young's green drink and haven't found it in the stores. I googled your brand and I wonder if the name is actually "Amazing Grass"....let me know as I couldn't find the one you mentioned. I am trying to go more alkaline and drinking greens is suppose to be an important first step. How do you use it.....just in water?
Bear I love the Artisana it is so yummy. I don't care for it in a stir fry or anything like that though because of the very coconutty flavour. I use another brand with roasted veggies and I also use it exclusively for body lotion, not the artisana one as that is so expensive. I love the real chunks of coconut in the artisana. Okay but the truth is I use it sparingly in consumption.....freely on my body as a lotion. I have been afraid to consume that much fat. Coconut is very alkalizing by the way.
I am reading the Ph miracle and Ph Miracle for fast weight loss by Robert Young. They are a bit radical and I am wondering how to fit it into my families eating as well. I would like to go on the "Woman to Woman" program for osteoporosis. They have a 30 day alkalizing eating plan and supplements for osteoporosis. They can't mail their product to Canada, I believe it is because they don't have french labelling on it. I think their alkalizing program is a little more user friendly.
|Bear||posted 5-Jun-2010 4:15pm|
Neat, Bronwyn. I had read that the greens and the coconut are alkalizing, and that is also why I'm taking them. You're right, it's called Amazing Grass.
Dr. Christiane Northrup is on PBS this weekend talking about osteoporosis. There is an article about it on huffingtonpost.com. Anyway, she summarizes all the information I've been reading lately about taking enough Vitamin D to avoid all kinds of negative outcomes like osteoporosis and cancer.
But I'm curious about this fat avoidance, Bronwyn? Especially healthy fats like coconut and avocado, which are both supposed to be thyroid-stimulating. From what I've read, our cholesterol levels go up in proportion to the high glycemic, processed foods we eat. But, of course, that does include things like corn and potatoes, which can be tough to avoid.
Lately I've been so bowled over by reading that fats, even saturated fats,
have no effect on our cholesterol levels. The science was wrong for a long time, but then it
was supported by the government and the food pyramid, etc....
|Bear||posted 5-Jun-2010 4:16pm|
p.s. - I use the greens in ice water and also in a protein drink I make using almond milk.
|Anonymous||posted 5-Jun-2010 10:38pm|
My sister-in-law has been using some green stuff mixed with water for over a year. I wonder if it's this same Amazing Grass? I love hearing about the coconut oil and feeling full longer. Thats how losing weight can be maintained.
|Debbie m.||posted 5-Jun-2010 10:38pm|
|Bronwyn||posted 6-Jun-2010 1:12am|
Sorry if it sounds like I am ignoring everyone else I have just gotten really crazy interested in alkalizing and Bear is interested as well More ????;s to Bear.....do you like the taste of Amazing greens.....I have tried some I have gagged on? Could you tell me if they have calcium in them as I want to cut out calcium for a period of time? The Vega has calcium.
Are you back from driving your kids already Debbie. Why don't you do alkalizing with us....it is naturally NFNS.
|Bronwyn||posted 6-Jun-2010 1:14am|
Bear...the fat avoidance....phobia over being fat and having tried to keep fat intake low.....I know that is so 80's Do you feel like you are gaining any weight with your 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil a day.....what other fats do you have in a day?
|Bear||posted 6-Jun-2010 9:10am|
Exactly, Debbie. Since I started with this, I am eating a lot less volume, that is for sure,
because the fat keeps me so full. I also think less about food because I'm fully satiated.
Eating less volume is easier on my digestion, too.
The amazing grass taste is growing on me, I really don't find it that bad. In a smoothie, it's not noticeable. In water, it just tastes like strong green tea. But, I did notice that the packets that have a bit of red on them (not just orange and green like the 'plain' ones I think) taste better.
I think they have berries, which mask the grass taste somewhat.
I just checked my packet, it provides only 4% of the RDA of calcium, so you should be good.
Some of the symptoms of overacidity are depression/anxiety, fatigue and insomnia, plus others.
Bronwyn, I tried on my skinny jeans the other day and they fit without cutting into me like usual, and keep in mind this was when I could expect some hormonal bloat, so I'm pretty sure I'm losing fat. I do have some fat to lose. In a typical day I might have a quarter avocado, almond milk with fat or half and half in my coffee, a little cheese, some 2% greek yogurt, a few bites of almond butter. Then at dinner I'll have salad dressing, veggies in olive oil, and a small amount of meet with fat (usually fish or chicken, but sometimes beef or pork). This is in addition to 2-4 tablespoons of coconut butter.
So, you can see, I'm not restricting fats. It's really liberating.
|Bear||posted 6-Jun-2010 9:20am|
p.s. - meat, not meet.
Later at night I might have a little more almond butter or coconut if I'm still hungry.
The weirdest things are acidic, like peanut butter, so I'm doing my best to cut that out completely.
It's great to be excited about alkalizing. You should update about what you're noticing...
|Connie||posted 6-Jun-2010 9:35am|
Wow! Bear and Bronwyn, you two have me craving fat!!!!! I need to add more healthy fat into my diet. Yesterday my husband went to the Italian Festival in Memphis. He ran into a man we knew 30 years ago. Back then my husband worked part time at an auto garage while he was a full time student. He worked on this mans car in our driveway every once in awhile. This man was also a student, biology and such. Anyway, I used to argue with this man about fat. He said we needed it, especially a small amount of meat, everyday. I said fat was evil and no way was I eating more than I absolutely had to. I was a vegetarian then. Now, he has his doctorate in ?something biology? and it turns out he was right all along and I was wrong. Actually I figured that out when I became anemic from my poor eating. But what fun for the two of them to run into each other after all this time! He actually asked my husband some questions about one of his cars, even though my husband hasn't done that in 25 years! It is hard to find a good mechanic.
My eating has been better...finally. Hopefully I'm over the craze of night eating I found myself in. That lasted over a week. I can't explain it. It happens sometimes, sometimes in a run. Then if I don't compensate during the day with really healthy food, I set myself up for the cycle continuing. I think that's how it works. Maybe I should be completely no carb the day after, I don't know. I'm sure stress pays a role.
I lazyish day around here. Well, not so lazy as much as working in the house at a slower pace.
|Anonymous||posted 6-Jun-2010 10:44am|
You girls have me convinced that I really need to change my thinkng on fats. I have known for a while that good fats were important and I have slowly been learning about them. Connie the 80's mentality is sure hard to kick. But I am willing. It seems like having a full meal is the only way I have been achiving satiety. I want to learn to achieve satiety without feeling thanksgiving full. Modest amounts of quality food packed with nutrients that make me feel full longer is what I want to do. I'm getting excited about this. Hubby and I are going on a coconut oil hunt today. I love avocados too. I'm going to write a list of preferred foods. I'm so ready to reduce and look and feel great. Its been too long for me. I suffered for 10 years with depression brought on by my brain tumor. But the tumor is gone and depression is gone too. I'm almost off Cymbalta. Only 6 mgs now. And my depression hasnt returned. I'm so happy my life is changing!!! Thanks for sharing all your good info. I'm really inspired by all of you. thanks. 201.5 today. I'm looking forward to gettin healthy.
Nephnew graduation from high school today. Have a good one~
|Bear||posted 6-Jun-2010 10:53am|
Get some Amazing Grass while you're at it. You won't regret it.
|Hilda||posted 6-Jun-2010 11:56pm|
How do you eat a quarter of an avocado? I live alone and can't ever figure a way to keep the leftover part fresh for the next day. I usually end up eating the whole thing, which I know is too much.
|Bronwyn||posted 7-Jun-2010 3:01am|
Actually check out the Alkaline sisters (google). They eat lots and lots of avocado's a whole one a day, lots in their salads and they have both lost weight. They live on Vancouver Island. I spoke to one of them on the phone a few weeks ago. They are real advocates of Dr. Robert Young's greens and many of his alkaline ideas. Other than that though I wrap an unused avocado and put it in the fridge. The next day the edges are browned but the rest it fine.....for a day or two.
|Anonymous||posted 7-Jun-2010 7:32pm|
I saw coconut oil at Wal-Mart. Whats the deal with that? Its LouAna brand. How do you know which ones are good and which ones are bad? It only says Coconut oil in the ingredients.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Jun-2010 7:42pm|
|Connie||posted 7-Jun-2010 10:09pm|
Don't buy it Debbie, it's not what your looking for. I had some and ended up throwing it away.
Today I weighed in at 155.2. I was shocked! And really, really sad. It is obviously time for me to step it up. I remember when I was a smoker I used to think if I could just get away all by myself on an island where there were no cigarettes and stay there for awhile, I could quit. I had to learn to make it happen in the world where I was living. I have to do that now with food. I just keep creeping up on the scales. I think I'll dig my NFNS book out again and start rereading. Night all.
|Hilda||posted 8-Jun-2010 8:11am|
Read the Dr. Phil book again if you are having trouble.
|Hilda||posted 8-Jun-2010 8:13am|
|Bronwyn||posted 8-Jun-2010 3:47pm|
Debbie that definitely isn't the coconut oil you want to use. Debbie I think you bought the Artisana once for making the no sugar no flour cookies, that is a good choice but I buy one that doesn't have a coconut taste to it for using other than baking. I will go and see what the brand name is. It doesn't have any taste and it is decent.
I have 4 acres to mow and my grass is so long and I keep stalling the mower....now I can't get it going at all.....I so need to not have this big yard...
Connie what the heck is going on with you.....this is not like you at all. Just relax.....remove the bad things from your diet you have been having and move fore ward. Don't consider this starting over.....then you are into the OFF and On vicious cycle. You can so do this....and you will
K10 how are you doing?
|K10||posted 9-Jun-2010 2:19am|
Hi Bronwyn. I am hanging in there. My in-laws are here right now so I haven't been on here much. Plus I am not doing any form of eating program. Once I move I will have so much more support. I am going to start packing next week. We haven't found a place yet, so please keep praying. We have been so busy lately. We have so many things going on where we used to live. We keep having to drive down there for one thing or another. I bet when we move nothing will be happing. Which will be helpful since I will be unpacking again.
Take care ladies.
|Connie||posted 9-Jun-2010 8:32am|
Morning all. 152.6 this morning. Whew!!!! Bronwyn, you are right. I need to clean up my act. I am having a really hard time focusing lately, not just eating, in everything. I'm not sure why. I think I may have too much going on. I'm battling my husband about his beer drinking pretty regularly. That's a big one. And there's a lot of other stuff as well. I can honestly say I'm not emotional eating. It's more like when I'm hungry I just grab whatever. Then when daughter got home, we all found ourselves eating family meals and the kids wanted dessert and it felt all homey and lovey. You get the picture. But yesterday I did well. That's the plan for today too. Good to hear from you K10.
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Jun-2010 12:17pm|
Connie good for you. I know that feeling of just too much stress going on and it being challenging to focus. I have so many things not going the way they should right now that I feel just overloaded. Strange though I am not doing any emotional eating, in fact I feel pretty good about my eating. I have been pretty much alkaline all week, or for several days actually. I say pretty much because if you check out charts of what food is alkaline and what isn't....they contradict each other and so I am a little unsure about some things. There seems to be a scale of what is considered by some to be alkaline.......really hardcore alkaline people whose list is very limited to more moderate approaches that include most whole foods as being alkaline.
K10, this is certainly the time of stress for so many of us, eh. Hope you get the move figured out soon and get that stress lessened.
How is the holiday without the kids going Debbie? Bear....still doing well....have you read any more on the alkaline diet ideas?
Still waiting to see if the Senator in Oregon can do anything about our immigrations issues.
|Bronwyn||posted 9-Jun-2010 12:18pm|
Connie the good for you was in respect to your weight being down....not your stress
|Bear||posted 9-Jun-2010 8:52pm|
Bronwyn, I just received a book in the mail about alkaline foods, but I need to check the title.
It's been pretty stressful over here, my dad is in the hospital. He just got moved
to a room last night after many hours in the ER. It's a long story but he's way up there
in years, and, while healthy, has a bunch of blood clots (apologies to the squeamish) sitting
around his lungs. It is not good and he can't go home.
I keep wondering about the acidity in the foods he's eating. We're hanging in there,
I guess it's just my mind's way of dealing with it.
|Debbie M.||posted 9-Jun-2010 9:26pm|
My Women Food and God book came today. I'll be reading that soon Bronwyn and then we can talk about it. I already read a couple pages in the car today and it got me thinking a bit.
|Hilda||posted 9-Jun-2010 10:53pm|
I fixed the other (Walmart) Alexia bag of veggies today with the Chipotle Sweet potatoes, black beans and corn and it was really good too. Does anyone print out coupons on hip2save.com ?
|Bronwyn||posted 10-Jun-2010 1:57am|
Debbie we will have to talk about some of the stuff in the book. I agree with concerns about the diet mentality.....your self-esteem being determined by what the scales say and so forth but over all I don't think I like Geneen Roth.
Sorry about your Dad Bear. What is way up there in years...you are so young he can't be that "way up there in years" Why does he have blood clots around his lungs? Blood clots are so scary, eh!
We are still having cool and rainy weather.
|Bear||posted 10-Jun-2010 7:06am|
Thank you, Bronwyn.
I was a "surprise," you could say. My mom was 41 and my dad was 51 when they had me,
so he is now 81. He has a history of blood clots, I'm not sure why. They're really
scary, you're right, because one could just break off and go to his brain (or his heart, I think)
and that would be it.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Jun-2010 7:56am|
My MIL had a blood clot in her leg. She was very inactive at the time. She had a choice of surgery or giving herself blood thinner shots in the tummy every twelve hours for an entire year. She chose the shots.
The clot disolved and she hasnt had another one since. Its been a few years now. She is 81.
Yea, I can tell the chick who wrote this book is a little wiggy but I'm going to read it anyway. We'll see if there is anything I can get from her.
|Bronwyn||posted 10-Jun-2010 10:41am|
ha, ha, Debbie a little wiggy
You guys can you believe this.......the Senator asked immigrations to reopen my daughter and her financee's application for a visa (he believed that was the right thing to do),,,,,,they refused to open it. They said that she has to start the whole process over again. That makes it all a very, very long and expensive process. I was so shocked when I heard this news yesterday. I understand you have lots of issues with illegal immigrants.....this is an outstanding young woman who is engaged to an American (also a very good young man). They have known each other 4 years, she graduated from University in the States. Can you even believe this. This is causing so much stress and leaving us totally in limbo. They originally made the application in January with the understanding that there was plenty of time. This isn't the kind of thing immigrations should be fighting.....they have plenty of things they should be working on not wasting time and money on good people making appropriate applications. I am so frustrated by this.
Bear how nice to have been such a wonderful surprise Do your siblings have children about your age? I hope your Dad quickly recovers.
|Debie M.||posted 10-Jun-2010 2:22pm|
I'm so mad for you Bronwyn. Seems there must se something can be done? Maybe this applicaton will go through quickly? Lets hope someone "helps" it thought.
My library called and I'm going o get a book that s in for me. I wonder what it is. Another diet book but I can't remember the name.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Jun-2010 12:05am|
I went to a local health food store today. I got an education from the owner on healthful fats. Apparently Udo Erasmus was at his store yesterday. He is the author of the book Fats That Kill Fats That Heal. Anyone heard of this book? Wow, I was looking for a good coconut oil(which I got) and I came out of there with a great supplement. Its Udo's Oil High Lignan 3*6*9 Blend. He recommended DHA blend but he was out of it. I tried it today by the tablespoon full and it wasnt bad. Kind of a nutty buttery flavor, just like they said. You can take it like that or put in into food. Omega Fatty Acids are going to be my game plan for a while.
Well I got his book from the library. I also got an extra virgin cold pressed, organic coconut oil by the Barlean's brand. Ever heard of it? Its not cheap. $16.00 for 16 oz
I feel so empowered!! Check out udoschoice (dot) com
|Connie||posted 11-Jun-2010 10:25am|
I'm not weighing this morning! Our air conditioner froze up again yesterday afternoon. It is pretty hot here and so sleeping was out of the question last night. Husband made it husband made it home from a business dinner and fixed it, but by then I had been up and down and snacking. But, the last time I weighed, two days ago, I was down to 151. Aside from last night, I feel I have been back on the plan.
Bronwyn, this may be a stupid question, but at this point would it be an option for the marriage to take place in Canada?
Debbie, I love your enthusiasm. Health food stores are so good for the brain! Kind of hard on the wallet though.
Bear, how's your dad doing?
Hilda, I just printed some coupons the other day. I haven't used them yet, but a friend told she has a friend that save tons doing it.
Off to run MIL all over town. I'll check in later. Great day ladies!
|Anonymous||posted 11-Jun-2010 10:32am|
Need more recipes and meal plan ideas.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Jun-2010 1:05pm|
I'm going to try my new coconut oil today but not sure how. Did I hear you say you ate it by the spoonful Bear?
|Connie||posted 11-Jun-2010 3:14pm|
When I was looking for recipes, I went to Sparkpeople and entered gluten as something I couldn't eat. That narrowed my search a lot in regards to recipes that probably did not have flour. Also, look at your existing recipes and see if you can modify them to become NFNS. At one point I think I made a list of all the meats I could have, all the veggies, all the sides and so on and so forth.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Jun-2010 4:36pm|
I just had some coconut oil spread on something (flax and seasame grain bread) It was so awesome. Bye bye butter.
|K10||posted 11-Jun-2010 4:43pm|
Bronwyn: What are he legalities (sp?) regarding them getting married in a civil ceremony in one country and then have a tradtional wedding in the other country? How does it work when people get married in the Caribbean etc.?
This country is so stupid. A wonderful young couple being prevented from marrying, but we let people cross the southern border left and right, day and night. I don't understand why this is happening. I am so sorry for your kids.