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Thread: June 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a PRIZE!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    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.)
    CindyA that is awesome that you satisfied yourself with a small scoop instead of the overflowing bowl. I had been the same way in the past. Now when I desire any ice cream, I go get a double scoop and I am done for several months. I also desire from time to time a Dairy queen blizzard........I use to get the large now I get the small. Little changes make a big difference.
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    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.

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    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
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    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.
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    Kathleen, This is great info! I was just thinking how good watermelon is tasting right now and that has to be a zero I wonder where cheese is on this list. Sadly I think that may be the next thing I need to give up.

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    Something on the life plan diet that my mom went on and lost over 100 pounds in a year, yes a year, was that the lettuce should not be head lettuce but Romaine and leaf lettuce. It is richer in vitamins and causes the body to burn the fat. Just a thought to add to your info.
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    Also, I will look less hippy doing this with you gals than I do in my photo. My daughters helped me find a dress that complimented my wider bottom half. Also the gals at the store said that when you pose for a photo like that, you need to rest your hand just below your waist line so you do look slimmer instead of accentuating the wrong place. Now when this works with you gals supporting me, i think I need to take another photo in my daughter's dress so I show off the wonderful success. Sounds like a plan. Now to execute. Ad the A Team would say, "I love it when a plan comes together".
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    Hi Ladies, so far being careful with stress eating. DD gets married on Saturday in the front lawn at the farm. Can't believe I have so much yet to do. I did finish my table runners, nothing fancy but in her purple color. I'll be away from my computer until next week. Pray for dry weather and the the rest will fall into place. Saw the nurse at the pain clinic yesterday and she gave me a pep talk on letting others help out. So I asked some of my friends to help with the food and they can share in the day with me. So glad I took that advise. I'll tell you all about it next week.
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    countrymaid I am sure your daughter will have a lovely wedding. You will be able to rest some after it is over, but enjoy it all while it is happening. They go by so fast. Share some pics with us when you can.
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    Our May winner is Beachbound with 8 lbs lost. Congrats. Every little pound lost is one less to carry around.
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    Weddings are so much fun! (let's not talk about how much work they are)
    Congrats Dody! Two pounds a week is just what is recommended. You are doing it right.
    Well, hubby is home. The company is closing their Minnesota branch. He has a job until Aug 3 but doesn't have to go to work so at least he has the summer off. Hopefully he can find another job fairly soon. There are 2 companies here in our town that are possibilities except that he has worked for both of them and quit so who knows if they will hire him back. We are/were planning to remodel our master bath this fall. That may have to be put on hold but that certainly won't be the end of the world. At least I haven't ordered anything for it yet. I was very close to doing that!
    I did Zumba this morning and have eaten only healthy things today. So far, so good! It really helps to have my sister here and we can encourage each other. She is going to make gf brownies today that have black beans.

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    Wow! I am shocked but very pleased, thanks so much!!!!
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    Beachbound I left my congrats on May thread, but now another Congratulations!!!! here too. It feels great doesn't it?

    I did good today. Haven't remembered to eat much today. That is a first. lol... Big thing though is even with things going on, I just came in from working in my flower garden. Wow! Such a bunch of weeds, but now I am beginning to see all my perennials blooming that I planted last year.

    I also have some wonderful mint growing and looking beautiful that a person on the board sent me last year. I love mint in both cold and hot tea.

    I also finally have my cat scan for my neck and spine scheduled for this Thursday. I am so happy about that. Cindy, that morning I will send in my fat/skinny quarter.

    One more thing: I seen a recipe I want to try for a low calorie desert.-- In long pan, box of sugar free cake mix, or 2 small boxes of the jiffy cake mix. After it's poured in then on top of that sugar free vanilla pudding, then on top of that layer of strawberries, then a layer of the sugar free glaze, and top all that off with cool whip. The only part of this recipe that isn't sugar free is the cool whip. Chill in the refrigerator until it is good and set. Enjoy!!
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    JuneBillie, I must assume you pour the pudding and fruit after the cake is baked? Sounds stupid, I know, but there are some desserts where the cake is not baked.
    Oh, congratulations to you Dody - great job!!
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    Wow!

    Thank you! That is a lot of really great info. Makes really good sense! I would just like to add that for myself I try to address the issue of yeast. It causes me a lot of bloating. I try to follow the Candida Diet as closely as possible; because it is so restrictive I adjust it accordingly. I drink Pao D'Arco tea and use grapeseed extract (the liquid form) and I love to put it in my steel cut oats. What I have come to realize but am still trying to accept is that for me sugar is poison. I only use organic stevia which is somewhat expensive but I found it to be most helpful when I need sweet. I am really enjoying this site for so many reasons; the positivity is phenomenal! Thanks for all the wonderful insight ! Everyone have a GREAT day and much weight loss success!!

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    YAY! Congrats Beachbound! Way. to. go.!

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    thanks! I got in an hour & 45 minutes pool time today followed by a small dish of ice cream Shape mag says if you need to go off your plan make sure you do it early in the day, before 2 at least.....this was even before noon so I should be okay, right? Okay, I'll have a light dinner to make up for it. Lunch was a salad but with ranch.
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    Congratulations Beachbound. Great loss.
    I have been vacationing in Hilton Head all week. While I have been doing watr aerobics every morning and going for long walks on the beach every day with my DD I am sure the scale will be awful. My SIL has awful eating habits and I am following right with her. We have been out several times and ate many bad things. We are also having several things from the beach bar every day.The weather is supposed to be pretty bad today so I guess we will have to go to the outlet malls all day. I will have to hit the gym when we get home.

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    Got on the scale this am since Sunday, and I lost one pound. Yep, that means somewhere around the world someone found it, I hope, because I don't want to find it.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    My sister just left. She was such a good influence on me. We ate healthy meals and exercised this week. I lost 3 lbs while she was here. Now, to keep it off and lose even more. Yesterday we helped my daughter paint a bedroom. I am here to say that painting is an aerobic workout! Using that paint roller really got my heart going not to mention all the up/down and stretching I did.
    For lunch today I made salmon and salad. The salad was similar to the strawberry salad at Panera. I used mixed lettuce, sliced strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and walnuts. I found a poppy seed dressing that was very good. Put all the ingredients into a jar with lid or shaker and shake until mixed well.


    • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/2 cup oil (I used olive oil)

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    Pam, that sounds good! Thanks for sharing. Last night for dessert I had a small fat free yogurt with a handful of blueberries & raspberries & granola sprinkled on top. Depending on how much granola you use it's a low cal treat that I would take over almost anything (right now ) and *shock* completely healthy!!!
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    At my weigh in today I was down 1.8 lbs. I was down .2 on Monday. My total for the week is 2 lbs. I'm glad I'm finally losing again. I seem to hit a plateau often, but eventually lose. I'm still on my eating plan, just moving things around to get out of a rut. My total now since Jan. 1st 2013 is 35.6 lbs. Still have a long ways to go, but I'm headed in the right direction. Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement. We can do this!

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    TBLady, that is great! You are averaging about 7 lbs a month. Perfect! If I would lose 35 lbs I would be at my goal. Someday I will figure out how to stick with it.

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    Well . . I should be checking in here more often. I still haven't done any weight lifting or aerobic activity this week. I did go to yoga and that was awesome. I've been doing ok with food - always room for improvement of course.

    Congrats Dody, nicely done!

    I'm working on the Dear Jane thread. I've also pulled out an old hand piecing project, a pink and white Drunkard's Path. All the little curved squares are sewn and now I'm making the blocks (16 of the small units together). At least I'm done with all those curves.

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    Ladies, there is a post for a "Calorie Funky Hankie" it is so cute. The 39th post wins. It is on the home page. I just posted. Sorry i did not attach a link.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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