Ok, ladies, I'm on the fly this am. Sorry for not posting yesterday. VERY busy day! For those of you not following me on fb. I've got a new grandson. Gage Robert Yesh arrived just before 530 last evening. Consequently, I ate all fast food yesterday and don't care one bit. Sorry! lol but them's the breaks! Alex is already asking when I'm coming up to hosp. so I'll be post more later.
Me too, Tia. I'm on Ambien. But I also take St. John's Wort and Evening Primrose to even out all the rough edges. Better safe than sorry. I skipped my SJW a couple of days last week and that's when I wanted to go postal on my household.
Welcome , Kayla. Congratulations about taking the bull by the horns and deciding once again to get yourself healthier.
The Biggest Loser, huh? I always knew it was scripted and I suppose it all has to be written out in a contract, since they drive you to exertion and challenge you with almost inhuman tasks with seemingly subhuman treatment. And, you're supposed to LIKE it, lol.
As for "healthy minded" health professionals, I always wonder about obese drs who preach weightloss and am forever shaking my head when I see nurses, doctors , interns and .... firefighters catching their smoke breaks. Hypocrisy at its best, that's for sure.
By looking at your intro. you certainly know the drill. I have seen that quite a few of our younger girls who , in spite of their being heavy, are in good physical condition. If this is you, perhaps the couch to 5k program would be helpful. If you used to be a runner, it may be just the key to getting you back into top form. A few of our members have done it and gone on to attain goal weight and build much healthier, happier lives because of it. If you don't want to jump right in with both feet just yet, sign into our community and check out the Resources tab at left of page. There are some really useful ideas, exercises and recipes that we have tried and deemed good enough to share.
WebMd has a food and fitness planner that makes old time "journaling" seem prehistoric. There are other online planners too, Sparkpeople, Livestrong, etc All are free and make the meal logging so much easier that it literally becomes a piece of cake.
You already know that your pre-prepared meals are a bad idea. So take a Sunday, or whatever day off you have, and preassemble your next weeks (or months) meals. Buy and prepare from fresh. You control the sodium, the fats, the total nutrition. It may be a pain in the butt, but as you get smaller , your butt and the pain will too!
again, glad you have joined us. Let us know if you need anything and blog daily to your heart's content. We are open to just about any discussion topic. If it's weighing heavily on your mind, spit it out. It'll help the scale in the morning!
My turn to chime in. Hi FTW, welcome. I'll try to make this short since you are a busy, working mom. Start a food and fitness planner here on WebMd , Sparkpeople or wherever. I find Wmd one is easiest for me, since I blog here. If you can't find your food, then do like i do. Make your own recipe. Like your wrap, for example...you will log seperate items from that wrap then "bundle them together" as a "frequent food", so that you can just click your frequents and get it from that list. 1. On the food and fitness planner, go to food log. 2. If you cannot find the specific tortilla you used, then get the info from that package and add it under "quickly add your own food" from top rt of page.... now this is just for the tortilla not the whole wrap --then log it under lunch or wherever. and save, NOT save as frequent 3. then type in your lettuce, that's in the auto list, and how much you put in it, then under lunch again, not save as frequent but save.... 4. then the same with each Individual element of the wrap... 5. Finally when all things are listed seperately, then at the bottom of "lunch" should appear a "save as frequent meal" tab. Click that, name it and SAVE it.
VOILA! you have just made up a frequent meal , that the logging computer has graciously added up the nutrients and calories for, that you can just use at will from now on.
you can do this for any recipe that you use. Just plug in individual items from the recipe then save as frequent.
Yes, Keet, that made sense. And I think that as long as you recognize you have a substance abuse problem, then that's the main thing. Work on it however you can. If your family doesn't recognize it now, they may reconsider once you improve on it.
Regular exercise helps to bolster your self esteem and your health. As soon as you can, get back to doing something, however small, to aid in keeping your mood in the "up" position.
Just keep plugging along. As long as you are trying, you are improving .
Yay Sandy!!!! Good going on beating down the scale. Wonderful news.
I like the rainbow wreath, too, Judy. Thanks for finding such beautiful images.
Kali, if you worry about using the whole milk you can always cut it half and half with water. It makes it more like skim, when you are in a pinch. Chili sounds good...... maybe I'll have to pick up the "fixins" for it when I go shopping later. hmmmm
*********** AM weight, not great but it's down from yesterday at least.... 196 I think it's time to start walking again. Won't today, too stormy, so I may just grab some time on an eliptical, at the gym, along with my normal routine.
Breakfast, banana/egg white/blueberry pancake w/ sf syrup
Judy, before I opened the box (under more) to read the rest, I was almost afraid to see what foods/drinks the list entailed. Good surprise. No food on the list and everything else that is, is already on my "to do" list.
At 49??!! Ummmm. No. Michael and I already have to plan our escapes around the kids' schedules so that our pets are taken care of... I can't imaging trying to find a kennel for a kid!
If you had caught me about 6 years ago, I was still pining for another baby. Now, I think it would be nice to just be able to travel when funds allowed without all the preplanning for various "sitters". Besides, I'll already have a baby in the house when Gage gets here. That'll be enough... maybe even more than enough.
Oh man! Kali, I sure was looking forward to a "bump" party on here. sob... lol, ah well, there's still hope. You are young and still with us, so it'll come when you are ready. Great going on the weight. You are my hero. I need to get back down to where you are. I am sure my feeties would thank me for it.
Kathy, please tell me your hubby's butt isn't so fuzzy that you missed that tick till it got it's head buried..... well, maybe... don't tell me, lol.... that might be a little tmi either way, I hope that it all comes out ok and that you guys geet some high DEET spray to keep them at bay then next time you hook your husband out at the doghouse. lol
Aus glad your husband has some smarts about him. There is a limit to how far you should push your responsibilities to others. I'm sure his flock will understand and are glad that they have a minister with some brains, rather than one that would fly in the face of nature when she's at her worst. As I was out taking my new member photo the other day, sitting in front of that flowery bush, I was actually thinking, "I bet Aus is getting more snow and I've got flowers". So sad...