I will be melting here in Texas soon enough
Newdoda welcome to the group. What you are working on sounds great. I am another one that wish there was a pool here for me to exercise in. It would be easier on my joints too.
Making better choices: we have ice cream in the house and I've barely touched it!! The other night I decided I wanted some and literally only took one small scoop. And that was enough, amazing. I used to overflow my bowl with it. The best part is I really don't even think about it or sit around wanting it. Haven't excercised in a while, so that is my goal for this week. (I'm in for June and sent my FQ in along with the May FQ.)
Wow, I just found this thread. This sounds like fun. I need to loose approximately 28 pounds to be at my goal ideal weight for me. I am a couple of days late, but I know what my scale said on the first, because it said the same thing at me today. DH was cooking again and then had two birthdays so made homemade ____________. Gave half of them away, yes two desserts. This way there is less temptation in the house. I will be glad to send in a FQ. I have to dig one out or make one.
Welcome to the new comers. I am happy to have each and everyone of you here. Please feel free to share anything that you desire. What you are working on currently, struggles and encouraging.
Tomorrow we will have a post of Taboo Tuesday or Terrific Tuesday......something to avoid or to try to add to your routine.
Remember you are in control of what you decide to put in your mouth. Eat smart, drink plenty of water and try to exercise. (my downfall).
Welcome to our newcomers!!
I had a fun weekend. Traveled to Iowa to help celebrate my mom's 85th birthday. My sister came back to WI with me and will be spending the week. You would think we would do some fun stuff but we will work in my gardens, paint a bedroom and help my daughter move. We just went to Sam's and bought all healthy food - berries, veggies and hummus. We even walked this evening.
Bad news may be coming soon. Hubby called today and said they have a big announcement tomorrow. He is thinking the company is closing. I'm being more hopeful that maybe it is a buyout.
It was tough, but tonight I had to say no to my DH's tunnel pizza. Oh my goodness, was so hard. Good thing I ate a good lunch of broiled chicken with sauted onions at work. Yep left overs, but so good.
Thanks for saying welcome. I am not a real good person at loosing weight. It has always been a challenge to loose it. Was always on the thin side and with the five back injuries, yep, can't exercise as much, it is so much harder and being older now. I just need to stay on track and not fad diet. I think I will go back to the LifeStyle Diet that my mom was on. Did it once and lost 10 pounds then hurt back again and did not stay on track, DH cooks so good. So will work hard in loosing the 28 pounds I would love to see off so I can wear my girls clothes instead of them wearing my sizes that are to small in my closet. Here we goooooooooooo
Terrific Tuesday. Here we go and I've got to quit reading those magazines in the doctor's office. This one from, of all places, A Man's World. More Food, Fewer Calories by Frank G. Bottone, Jr. Ph.D. I won't copy all of his article, but salient points - one of the biggest challenges in cutting calories is dealing with hunger. There's nothing fun about eating less food than you're used to, but cutting down isn't just about volume and it's not just a matter of shoveling less food into your mouth. It's also about energy density, a simple concept that enables you to consume significantly fewer calories without axing half your diet.
The article goes on to talk about energy density being defined as the number of calories divided by the number of grams in a food item. Groan - can't do the math!! Foods containing mostly water or fiber approach zero calories per gram and are considered "energy lean" while high-fat "energy-dense" foods can contain up to nine calories per gram. Choosing energy lean foods works well because it allows you to eat your usual amount of food - if not more - while still taking in fewer calories. I think I can handle that. Okay, what do we look for? Whole grains, cereals, lean cuts of meat, most fruits and vegetables are all nutrient-rich, energy-lean foods. Avoid (or limit) deep-fried anything, cheeses and cream-based sauces/soups.
Don't know whether the 'density' is listed on our labels, but keeping in mind the information on whole grains, cereals fruits and veggies, etc will be a big help.
Dr. Bottone did list some foods on the density scale - (use or avoid)
Density Scale 0 Lettuce (0.1) Broccoli (0.3) Apple (0.5)
Density Scale 1 Tilapia (1.0) Baked potato (1.1) Egg (1.6)
Density Scale 2 Salmon (2.0) Miso soup (2.0) Guacamole (2.0)
Density Scale 3 Pork sausage (3.4) Clif Bar (3.4) Oatmeal (3.8)
Density Scale 4 Sugar doughnut (4.0) Popcorn (4.0) Granola Bar (4.7)
Density Scale 5 Ranch Sauce (5.0) Fried bacon (5.4) Corn chips (5.5)
Density Scale 6 Almonds (6.0) Walnuts (6.0) Pecans (6.7)
Density Scale 7 Butter (7.0) Mayonnaine (7.1) Macadamias (7.3)
Density Scale 8 Olive Oil (8.0) Canola Oil (8.8) Corn Oil (8.9)
Density Scale 9 Pure Fat
So --today can be a Terrific Tuesday or a Taboo Tuesday - you choose.
Kathleen, This is great info! I was just thinking how good watermelon is tasting right now and that has to be a zero :thumbup: I wonder where cheese is on this list. Sadly I think that may be the next thing I need to give up.
Isn't it great to have some new friends here? Yippee!!!