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    My swelling in the leg went back down and of course so did my weight. Thanks all. I have a known kidney condition but no BP problems and I must have consumed too much salt over the weekend combined with quilting 30 hours in 4 days. I am not on a low salt diet just supposed to keep it in normal dietary range. I had some packaged foods that must have had more sodium in it than I thought--didnt check the labels, my bad. Drank alot of water and did not sew yesterday and the leg is back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheriefaye2008
    I don't know if Walmart still carries them, but for the past few years they had (in their seasonal sections-picnic/summer) 4 packs of these divided plates. Yes, they aren't the highest quality plastic but at 4 for $2 you can get a few sets and toss them when they get discolored from microwave or wear and tear. Also, Hefty makes styrofoam disposable plates like this, but I think it's more economical to go with walmarts if you can find them. They last for quite a while. My daughter and I used our sets for about 4 or 5 months before we decided that we wanted a new purple set. We had gotten the plates, drinking glasses, and bowls so they matched and it was less than $10. My Daughters nutritionist/family therapist recommended the Hefty ones for us too. I just felt that the walmart ones were moreeconomical and "green".
    As far as slipping from my diet, I do the same thing. berating myself, feeling guilty, and disgusted with myself. I try to just remind myself that everyone makes mistakes, and try to fit in a little exercise that day. I also hate exercising, so I use it to discourage binging, or snacking on foods that aren't healthy. IE if I eat that I'm going to have to do extra time on the bike or walking, is it worth it? Usually it's not. LOL.
    I am going to have to make a trip to walmart today. I think that eating on that plate would be a really good idea for me.

    I decided that I was going to do something nice for me or at least to make me feel better about me. I did my hair, put on makeup, got dressed in regular clothes though and I am going to go outside for the better part of the day. I think that is a good idea for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    My swelling in the leg went back down and of course so did my weight. Thanks all. I have a known kidney condition but no BP problems and I must have consumed too much salt over the weekend combined with quilting 30 hours in 4 days. I am not on a low salt diet just supposed to keep it in normal dietary range. I had some packaged foods that must have had more sodium in it than I thought--didnt check the labels, my bad. Drank alot of water and did not sew yesterday and the leg is back down.
    Oh that is GOOD news!! I am very happy that you dropped that extra water weight.

    Missy

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    Glad to hear it seamstome. Healthy eating is very important and then when the unexpected gain can be recognised and steps taken to correct the problem it si so much easier to handle.

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    To ALl HATERS, BERATERS, SCOLDERS AND BLASTERS,

    You are hurting the very people you love with your nasty words and thoughts. These are very tender people going through a difficult lifestyle change. They need your support, mercy and understanding, not your mean and critical words. You wouldn't let your friends say those things to these people, you wouldn't let them say it to you. So don't say or think those nasty thoughts about these precious friends of mine. BACK OFF! If you can't say something nice or encouraging, DON'T TALK AT ALL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissyGirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    I know, I know, but if I have to think that much about food of all things, I would rather not have any. I know I am crazy and I get mad at the food and my body and it is just nuts. So my nutritionist gave me a plate out of the cafeteria. It has 3 sections. 1/2 of the plate is one section. The other 2 are 1/4 sections. 1/4 of my plate is for protein, 1/4 is for grains/carbs and the 1/2 is for vegetables salad or what ever is from my free list.

    This I can handle. I don't take it personally and I am sure I could lose faster if I did it with a scale and measuring cup, but I have to do that which doesn't make me crazy.

    My relationship with food is all tied up in my self worth, emotions, values, feelings, etc. It is good I am in counseling. It is good that I am eating again. Someday, I hope that I don't have to focus on this so much, but for now I am doing my best.
    Wow. That plate thing is a great idea! I wish I had access to one of those plates. I can totally see your reasoning in using it.

    I too have so many issues wrapped up in food. Last night I got so hungry (it was pretty late too) that instead of reaching into the fruit drawer in the fridge I went to the pantry and made Easy Mac (Microwaveable mac and cheese). I feel so so bad about it now. Sigh. I do not know how to recover mentally from this. I just beat myself up so badly when I do things like this. Blech.

    How do you all handle the upsets in your eating plan?

    I might just do some outside walking today. It is only going to be 81 today. We will see though. I kind of think Gwyn's suggestion from yesterday about sitting outside is a good idea too.

    Do you ever just feel so disgusted when you goof up? I sure do.

    Thanks guys for being there for each other when we need it.

    Missy
    I know how you feel. There are times when I hate food, I hate everything it represents in my life. When it comes time to eat I get so upset, the thinking, the planning, the stress. Sadly, this whole battle has caused major depression for me. I have to be really careful to not let it upset me so much.

    What I do [which may not be wise] is when I mess up or do something I perceive as a mess up I realize that I have a lot of tomorrows to try again. I have been overweight for a very long time and I have been losing weight, or keeping it off, for two years now. I don't let that turn into "tomorrow I diet." I guess it is a fine line.

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    Remember: It isn't what you do 10% of the time that really matters. It is the other 90% that truly counts.

    Here is a suggestion. Give yourself 3 poker chips. These are 3 free get-out-of-jail chips. You now have 3 opportunities to eat a reasonable (serving on the package) serving of a rich or favorite food. This may be 1/2 cup ice cream and a cupcake size service of birthday cake.

    You get 3 a week and then you don't have anymore. Just like everything else, you willneed to do some planning in order to use them to their fullest. You can't save them up and have a huge binge out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    To ALl HATERS, BERATERS, SCOLDERS AND BLASTERS,

    You are hurting the very people you love with your nasty words and thoughts. These are very tender people going through a difficult lifestyle change. They need your support, mercy and understanding, not your mean and critical words. You wouldn't let your friends say those things to these people, you wouldn't let them say it to you. So don't say or think those nasty thoughts about these precious friends of mine. BACK OFF! If you can't say something nice or encouraging, DON'T TALK AT ALL.
    PREACH IT SISTER!

    Missy

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryguymoore
    Quote Originally Posted by MissyGirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    I know, I know, but if I have to think that much about food of all things, I would rather not have any. I know I am crazy and I get mad at the food and my body and it is just nuts. So my nutritionist gave me a plate out of the cafeteria. It has 3 sections. 1/2 of the plate is one section. The other 2 are 1/4 sections. 1/4 of my plate is for protein, 1/4 is for grains/carbs and the 1/2 is for vegetables salad or what ever is from my free list.

    This I can handle. I don't take it personally and I am sure I could lose faster if I did it with a scale and measuring cup, but I have to do that which doesn't make me crazy.

    My relationship with food is all tied up in my self worth, emotions, values, feelings, etc. It is good I am in counseling. It is good that I am eating again. Someday, I hope that I don't have to focus on this so much, but for now I am doing my best.
    Wow. That plate thing is a great idea! I wish I had access to one of those plates. I can totally see your reasoning in using it.

    I too have so many issues wrapped up in food. Last night I got so hungry (it was pretty late too) that instead of reaching into the fruit drawer in the fridge I went to the pantry and made Easy Mac (Microwaveable mac and cheese). I feel so so bad about it now. Sigh. I do not know how to recover mentally from this. I just beat myself up so badly when I do things like this. Blech.

    How do you all handle the upsets in your eating plan?

    I might just do some outside walking today. It is only going to be 81 today. We will see though. I kind of think Gwyn's suggestion from yesterday about sitting outside is a good idea too.

    Do you ever just feel so disgusted when you goof up? I sure do.

    Thanks guys for being there for each other when we need it.

    Missy
    I know how you feel. There are times when I hate food, I hate everything it represents in my life. When it comes time to eat I get so upset, the thinking, the planning, the stress. Sadly, this whole battle has caused major depression for me. I have to be really careful to not let it upset me so much.

    What I do [which may not be wise] is when I mess up or do something I perceive as a mess up I realize that I have a lot of tomorrows to try again. I have been overweight for a very long time and I have been losing weight, or keeping it off, for two years now. I don't let that turn into "tomorrow I diet." I guess it is a fine line.
    I have been super morbidly obese for a very long time. It is upsetting but with the help of the folks here I am feeling lots better about this process. It is like I have a band of cheerleaders and that really helps so very much. I do not care if I ever get another FQ it is about the support, comraderie and love I find here.

    Sometimes I get down like now from the mac and cheese debacle. But, I am doing better and now I am off to Walmart to buy that plate.

    Thank you guys.

    Love,

    Missy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    Remember: It isn't what you do 10% of the time that really matters. It is the other 90% that truly counts.

    Here is a suggestion. Give yourself 3 poker chips. These are 3 free get-out-of-jail chips. You now have 3 opportunities to eat a reasonable (serving on the package) serving of a rich or favorite food. This may be 1/2 cup ice cream and a cupcake size service of birthday cake.

    You get 3 a week and then you don't have anymore. Just like everything else, you willneed to do some planning in order to use them to their fullest. You can't save them up and have a huge binge out.
    Another great idea Gwyn!

    Missy

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    Thanks, Gwyn

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    I feel so so bad about it now. Sigh. I do not know how to recover mentally from this. I just beat myself up so badly when I do things like this. Blech.

    How do you all handle the upsets in your eating plan?



    Do you ever just feel so disgusted when you goof up? I sure do.
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    Missy, this is why I find making a commitment to what I am going to eat prior to the meal is helpful. Plus, use your journal. If you find your journal shows you are getting hungry, or doing what I call "panic eating" at certain times of the day you may need to adjust what you are eating. Maybe have a strawberry smoothie prepared or another low cal comfort food prepared for those times.

    Look for patterns in your journal. It has helped me.

    I goof up all the time, but I have to look at it as my body is trying to tell me something. I am trying to look at why I want to eat. If I'm hungry, I'll think about "can I wait", if I'm lonely, I'll go on line, if it's anxiety, I'll clean house, if I'm bored I'll go on line or watch TV. At this phase going on line seems to help me, but I need to substitute another positive behavior for going on line. I should be quilting, :hunf: .

    Anyway, what I'm trying to say is the answers are there, we just don't have them all yet. But we will.

    I find the hardest person to forgive in life is myself. I need to afford the same consideration and empathy to me as I do to others.

    Forgive yourself and today is a new day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    I feel so so bad about it now. Sigh. I do not know how to recover mentally from this. I just beat myself up so badly when I do things like this. Blech.

    How do you all handle the upsets in your eating plan?



    Do you ever just feel so disgusted when you goof up? I sure do.
    Missy, this is why I find making a commitment to what I am going to eat prior to the meal is helpful. Plus, use your journal. If you find your journal shows you are getting hungry, or doing what I call "panic eating" at certain times of the day you may need to adjust what you are eating. Maybe have a strawberry smoothie prepared or another low cal comfort food prepared for those times.

    Look for patterns in your journal. It has helped me.

    I goof up all the time, but I have to look at it as my body is trying to tell me something. I am trying to look at why I want to eat. If I'm hungry, I'll think about "can I wait", if I'm lonely, I'll go on line, if it's anxiety, I'll clean house, if I'm bored I'll go on line or watch TV. At this phase going on line seems to help me, but I need to substitute another positive behavior for going on line. I should be quilting, :hunf: .

    Anyway, what I'm trying to say is the answers are there, we just don't have them all yet. But we will.

    I find the hardest person to forgive in life is myself. I need to afford the same consideration and empathy to me as I do to others.

    Forgive yourself and today is a new day.[/quote]

    Thank you so much Carol! I think going back and looking at my food journal is a great idea. I am about to go out and do some shopping and when I get home I am going to look back and see if I can see any patterns.

    Missy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammyX3
    Pineapple Delight Smoothie Recipe

    “This delightful smoothie is one way to ensure that you get the recommended amount of fruit in your daily diet.”

    INGREDIENTS

    2 cups milk
    2 bananas, frozen and chunked
    6 pineapple rings
    1 tablespoon honey

    DIRECTIONS

    Combine milk, frozen bananas, pineapple and honey in a blender.
    Blend until smooth.

    This can't be one serving can it? It seems like a lot to have at one time not that I couldn't drink it all but............ I am definiately stopping for bananas on my way home :thumbup:
    If I eat 2 bananas in 1 day I would be packing on the pounds not losing them. I was told that I shouldn't eat more than 1/2 of a small banana a day if I wanted to lose weight. That bananas are one of the worse fruits to eat if concerned with weight. To only eat them in moderation while dieting. Although they are loaded with potassium and other good things they are loaded with carbs.

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    An 8" banana has about 121 calories and 31g+ carbs. I hate them so I don't care. A 1/2 cp of strawberries only has 45 calories and 10g+ of carbs. Blackberries 1 cp 52 calories, and 13g carbs. Also look at cherries and other berries. Blueberries (which I also hate) are good for you.

    There are a lot of things you could put into a smoothie. Instead of milk try whey and chipped ice, it's low in fat, 1 to 2gs and high in protein. (Only nonfat milk has no fat, the others are about 3 to 8g of fat.) If you eat a protein one to two hours before bed it helps keeps the blood sugar from spiking. (Which may help with the hunger.) So a whey, strawberry smoothie may be just the thing.

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    I felt a HUGE sweet craving last nite about 11pm so got up went to the fridge, considered having a piece (or 2) of the lemon pound cake that was in there but decided against it and had some delicious red grapes instead happy dance today :) :) Had an apple with some peanut butter for breakfast and a grilled chicken ceasar salad for lunch doing the weight watchers salad dressing trick. Allowed myself the croutons as that will be my only carb (bread) for the day.

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    Good for you Terryl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    I felt a HUGE sweet craving last nite about 11pm so got up went to the fridge, considered having a piece (or 2) of the lemon pound cake that was in there but decided against it and had some delicious red grapes instead happy dance today :) :) Had an apple with some peanut butter for breakfast and a grilled chicken ceasar salad for lunch doing the weight watchers salad dressing trick. Allowed myself the croutons as that will be my only carb (bread) for the day.
    Terryl,

    That is wonderful! I am very proud of you. I also think your meals today sounded great. I ate at Applebees today for lunch with my mom. I ate the 7oz steak with asiago cheese and steamed veggies with a side salad. I did the dressing trick too (for the first time) and I hardly ate any dressing! Big surprise to me! Breakfast was a bowl of Special K with skim milk and for snack this afternoon I have had a 100 calorie fudgesicle (spelling??). Very yummy. Dinner will be some protein. Maybe a grilled cheese. Not sure yet. I am still full from lunch and snack. I did drink a huge glass of unsweetened tea before my meal so I would not eat as much and it really helped I think.

    Oh, I also just got home from buying me one of those plates like Gwyn suggested. It is very cute and very sturdy and I only paid 8 dollars for it. I will definitely get my money out of it! :D

    You guys really are wonderful. I am so lucky and blessed to "know" all of you.

    Missy

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    Gwyn, what are you talking about? I must have missed this chat. I do, however, agree with you. Nothing is worse than someone berating you---been there and it hurts. Thanks

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    DS is visiting and I have a chocolate cream pie in the fridge calling my name...............HELP!!!!!!!!!

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    DS is visiting and I have a chocolate cream pie in the fridge calling my name...............HELP!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    DS is visiting and I have a chocolate cream pie in the fridge calling my name...............HELP!!!!!!!!!
    What has a louder voice the chocolate cream pie or almost 20 yards of fabric? Pretty pretty fabric - you can do it :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    DS is visiting and I have a chocolate cream pie in the fridge calling my name...............HELP!!!!!!!!!
    Aww hun! I so understand!! I was at Applebees with mom today and the people right next to us ordered 4 (YES I did say FOUR) maple blondies. Oh. My. Gosh. I wanted to leap on those skinny girls snarfing that down so bad. I told my mom I was going to the car and waiting on her. We had already finished our lunch and had already paid so there was no reason I could see why I needed to be subjected to watching those teeny girls eating only-God-knows-how-many-calories. Meh.

    Oh well. I just wanted to say I understand and to hang in there.

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    I've been do'n good so far this week... It's sooo hard though. Food is every where! TV should ban food commercials! And then every night hubby freak'n nukes a bag of freak'n popcorn, sit's there & eats it one freak'n kernal at a time while I sit there smelling it and going freak'n NUTS!!!!

    Can you tell I've eat'n my daily intake allowance & I am struggling not to pig out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *keeps reminding self* Stay on track so I will loose the waddle when I walk. Stay on track so I won't need to go on meds for high cholesterol. Stay on track so I won't go up another size in my clothes!

    Maybe I'll a PM and sleep this off!!!!

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    OK so I didn't have the pie it was worse................DS went for milk, now he knows I can't go grocery shopping and I only have the church get what is needed. Ice cream isn't needed so I never have it on my list. I am greatful they do my shopping I don't want to impose on them having to carry ice cream too. DS came in and announced he had ice cream with the works. I don't even remenber the last time I had ice cream, probaby about 2 years ago. I said skrew the diet, I had a hot fudge sundae!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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