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Thread: October 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!!

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    Sorry to butt in- I am not a member of this club, but I have been losing weight so I have something to say.

    Here is my tip- don't eat anything for breakfast that has sugar in it. You are only fooling yourself if you think it is good because it is low in fat. Eat sugar for breakfast and you set yourself up for a day of downs and ups on your blood sugar, and make it really hard to lose any weight. It is really hard to give up, but once you break the addiction, you don't have to live with it any more. Do yourself a favour.

    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    I see you all talking about baking and being gluten free. I am including a reciepe I found on FB, at you can put just about anything in it you like. I copies the reciepe then copied some of the comments that was posted about it for my reference. I haven't tried them yet because I don't have all the ingredients but it looks very good.

    The most awesome breakfast cookie ever - and no flour, no sugar, no dairy.

    1.5 cups of oats,
    2-3 super ripened bananas
    ,1 cup of unsweetened applesauce,
    Add walnuts, pecans, splash of almond,
    a handful of craisins,
    and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
    Just throw everything together, mix it up pretty well, throw it on a baking sheet at 350 for about 35 minutes and then go to town! Great and


    I added 1/4 cup flax seeds, 1 Tbls brown sugar, and added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, and 1/2 cup of almond butter. They are very good!

    For those who have asked, we use old fashioned, thick cut oats. Yes, they are drop cookies and yes, bake for 35 minutes. I don't think they are like granola, but not like other oatmeal cookies either. We have also added 1/2 cup peanut butter and mini dark chocolate chips, and we have also made them using raisins instead of craisins and adding chopped walnuts

    You can use regular oats or quick..you can also add raisins craisins cranberries, whatever you want..I do one with 2 cups of oats and 8 ounces of applesauce or anything pureed as long as it's 8 ounces and skip the bananas and it makes healthy pet cookies too

    oh, so yummy! I make these OFTEN.. almost every week. these make a great breakfast on the go! my recipe is a bit different: 2 cups quick oatmeal, and 1/2 c applesauce, and add 1/4 c milk. but the rest of the recipe is same as yours. AND I always add some chopped nuts (for some protein) and many times i add a few mini chocolate chips - for my chocolate fix! : )
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein

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    noveltyjunkie, you can join at any time. The FQ challenge has to be signed up by the 4th, but you are free to join us now, you just won't be eligible to win FQs this month. So, are you saying Cindy's cookie has too much sugar for morning? I don't think so. For me, when I am in weight loss mode, I can have carbs, including some sugar, before noon. After that it's no carbs, again, sugar included. Protein and non starchy veggies is it. Tough at first, but it gets easier, especially when you see the pounds leave.

    21 days?? makes sense to me.

    4 hours on my feet to do the father son banquet was a lot. I only walked the dogs about a mile after I got home. That was enough. It was snowing lightly when we left, but it turned to heavy rain so we came home.

    Now I need to bake cookies for tomorrow. I'm thinking the chocolate chip recipe with white chocolate chunks, craisins and pecans.

    I'm going to take my quilt apart tonight. I don't like the border. It's a donation quilt, for heaven's sake. Stop obsessing, Judy! Did I ever tell you I am a perfectionist?

    I just made a cup of decaffeinated vanilla caramel tea. I hope it's as good as the name sounds. I need a calorie free sweet.

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    Thanks Irish. We'll agree to disagree on this one, but if you are not upsetting your blood sugar, why do you feel you 'need' something sweet?!!

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    I like those breakfast cookies. I sometimes throw one in my lunchbox for a midmorning snack or my after school snack. I like to add all kinds of different add ins. I usually chop up the raisins and craisins so they are in every bite. I add in whatever looks interesting that day. I have found that the less sweets I eat the less I seem to crave them. I have cut way back on my sweets and hardly miss them. I do still occasionally crave chocolate on a particularly bad day but I don't need much. I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday and I only ate a little bit of the dough. Raw cookie dough is the best much better than cooked cookies. I now raw eggs are supposed to be bad for me but I have done it for years. My DH is sitting here eating the cookies for breakfast and it doesn't even make me want one.
    Other than my Friday lunch I have been doing pretty good this month. Another group I am with says you need to eat right 80% of the time and the other 20% you can cheat a little. You need the occasional cheat or you will feel too deprived and never stay on your eating plan. I have been doing well with this theory. I don't deprive myself, but I don't go nuts either.

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    meanmom, I think we covered cheat days in July and August. If you don't have a cheat day, your body goes into starvation mode and needs fewer calories so it defeats the purpose of reducing calories. A weekly cheat day convinces my body that I am not starving and can safely cut calories the other six days. It doesn't mean a binge - just 1800 - 2000 calories if you are eating 1400.


    Sugar (in moderation) is not my enemy. I do not have any blood sugar problems. Chemicals (MSG and Nutrasweet especially) and gluten are my enemies. I would bloat up and gain weight with any of those, in addition to many other problems. The first step to good health is to know your own body. Right now mine is saying it needs a nap.

    noveltyjunkie, the cookies I 'needed' weren't for me. Some were for a funeral luncheon this afternoon and some for a hymn sing tonight. I ate cheese, grapes and apple slices at the luncheon. Then chicken and olives when I came home so I really need some vegetables next.

    Have a good evening. I am going to get wet walking the dogs, but they need to get out.

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    irish. i don't really call it a cheat day, but i guess that's what it is. i have found that i can be extra good, and not eat so much, but then other days, my body seems to say 'feed me more'. so maybe more protein, veg's, grains or etc. on that day.
    i see those breakfast cookies seem to only contain good things in them, but for me, i think it would work, if i could maybe use only the allowance of ingredients i would normally allow my self for breakfast. so maybe that would be l c. oatmeal, and the equev. of l fruit, etc. lst week this month, i didn't lose. 2nd week better. been putting cinim. in my oatmeal. tastes super good. think i can keep on track for a while. always in danger of blowing it all.

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    I know a lot of you have been talking about okra........i dont eat it but I saw this recipe on facebook so I thought I would share

    ROASTED OKRA: eliminate the slime! Toss with a bit of coconut oil; dust with a mix of sea salt, chili powder, cumin powder and coriander. Roast at 425 degrees until tender. Too good! Okra is a neglected superfood.




    Enjoy.
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    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    Finally got the offical word. I start work on the 25th of October. I am so ready to go back to work. I signed my offer letter today.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    How wonderful, Cindy! What are going to do with the remainder of your 'free' time? How fortunate you have been to find a job in your field.

    It's officially Tuesday. I wonder what this week's taboo will be. I should be in bed. I have to make a trip tomorrow and if the sun should happen to shine, I''ll get sleepy in the afternoon. One more border on the quilt and I am not taking it apart again.

    I didn't get get much exercise today. Lily's Flexilead broke so I couldn't walk the dogs. I took them to an out of use baseball diamond and let them run, but I just roamed around - not walking with intent. The police hang out there watching for speeders. I was waiting for one to come by to see what I was doing. That's why I need to go out of town tomorrow. I can't get a long Flexi locally and I can't wait for mail order. 100 mi round trip, but there's getting around it.

    Ate carefully today. I'm trying to cut out sugar until this meningitis thing is over as fungus feeds on sugars. Tough for me, but becoming ill would be tougher. I wish the incubation period hadn't been extended. There is a person here from my clinic who has meningitis now. The Doctors' Show is doing a segment on it tomorrow, but I won't be home.

    Off to put that border on so I can go to bed as soon as my good clothes are out of the dryer. G'Night.

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    Taboo Tuesday. Well, not specifically because of you Irish, bou it won't hurt. There's been lots of banting about of suger vs no sugar - you get the drift. Well this week, we're focusing on foods that convert to sugars almost as soon as you chew. This is based on the precepts found in a book - "Sugar Busters" by Drs. M. Bethea, S Andrews, L Balart and Mr. H Steward. Lots of interesting reading there about preconceived eating habits. A list of foods to avoid this week follow - avoid any of them, or all of them, as you choose.
    No-Nos this week: potatoes (red or white); white rice; corn (including popcorn, cornbread and meals); carrots; beets; white bread.
    Kathleen

    Live today as if it may be your last, for who knows...

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