Thanks Haylen, Kim and Judy. I do hope that I lose more from my waist, Judy. You guys are right about everything you said. It is still a bit frustrating that I thought I was getting closer to a healthy weight and BMI (and I know I am) and then they change the rules on me!!! Not to worry, I will stay the course.View Thread
Okay, Haylen, here's a question for you. I just read the article about using the waist to height ratio rather than the BMI. I am down to 169 as of this morning and started at 265 last June. My waist still measures 38 inches! I set my goal weight originally at 150. I don't think I will lose 6" in my waist in the next 20 lbs. Now I'm thinking I need to adjust my goal weight which is a little depressing to me. Do these nutritionists/doctors take into account the thickening in the middle of us 50+ folks?View Thread
Hi Nursingbug, Glad to see you back. sorry that you have been having a rough time.
I saw the episode too. I've never done Weight Watchers. Do they still do it that way? I have a friend who joined and they wouldn't let her take her shoes off to weigh in. She quit (I'm sure she was just waiting for an excuse to do so, but...). The episode does put in perspective how we can put too much emphasis on what the scale says.
On the other hand, in a twisted way, I had to laugh when January Jones squirted Reddi-Whip straight into her mouth.View Thread
On work week days, it's oatmeal with blueberries or some other fresh fruit or All Bran with raisins and skim milk. On weekends, I will scramble an egg, sometimes with turkey sausage, sometimes fresh fruit, sometimes whole wheat toast. No matter how rushed I am, I eat breakfast - mainly because I'm hungry!View Thread
Hi Haylen! My cravings are for salty, crunchy foods. I do not ever have chips in the house anymore - I cannot resist them. I keep wheat crackers in the cupboard when I have a crunchy craving I will eat a couple of those. Celery with salsa helps as well.View Thread
I agree with you about Judy, Brunosbud. And the reason she is one of the most influential is because she has shared her story and continues to share with those of us who are trying to follow in her footsteps. She shares her daily food log, her stuggles when removing weight and now in maintenance. Priceless!!
I, for one, enjoy reading everyones' posts, but I pay special attention to the posts by people who know/have lived the struggle and have stayed true to their "nutrition quest," to coin Judy's phrase.View Thread
Hi Dr. Peeke, I never thought/think of it as bullying (albeit, I guess it is), but I've certainly had my feelings hurt many times as an overweight child and adult. I remember our school principal telling my class that I could survive on a desert island longer than anyone else in the class since I was so fat. I've had rude, obscene remarks yelled at me by people in passing cars on my walks. Being overweight seems to make one a target for some people to vent their hatred or whatever it is. I'm sure these remarks have affected me in ways that I'm not even aware of, but luckily, they only sting and I have always been able to shake them off knowing that they only reflect on those people's problems, not mine. I know who I am, no matter what the scale says.View Thread
My mini-goal for March is to keep eating low fat as my cholesterol was up. I plan to have it back down when I have it checked again in 4 months. Also, to keep to my regular exercise which is walking 30 mins. a day.View Thread