Janine....its too bad when we get into these binges that we all don't have an acre sq. of blueberry bushes/strawberry plants...we could at least get some exercise as we plow thru the field of munchies , lol your chocolate makes me wonder if we shouldn't keep a big box of exlax in our houses "for emergency chocolate", instead of the real thing. It certainly would go a long way toward teaching us that overeating isn't maybe the best choice sort of a Pavlovian experiment for us fatties lol
gotta say it, because this just begs or it.... this too shall pass forget the wet noodle lashes... drop and gimme 20 pushups! go girl, go!
Welcome rayve. Teeny tiny steps to make big changes you can live with. First off, I urge you to start a food and fitness log., either here on WebMD, fitday, a phone app...wherever. You need to measure and log everything for awhile because you are a "grazer" type eater, you can piece eat your way through two days worth of calories without even realizing it. log all that coffee creamer too....biiiiig fat calories there then...start cutting back some....half the cream per cup, then 1/4.. substitute some unsweete'd baking cocoa and stevia for robust flavor that is chocolate and heart healthy(a great combination if there ever was one)
after a couple of weeks of focusing on the logs... add in a short walk every day , over and above what you normally do. Just as you lesson the creamer... add another 5 min of walking every week.....don't fret over distance. just up your time.
put down the coffee cup and drink water, you need at least 64oz a day of it.
that's it. you'll see a big difference in a month, I promise.
Hi Judy, Happy Sunday! I've been wondering, where is Laura lately? I hope she's ok and is doing well out there on her own. Same for Debbie. School will be out soon, so I'm hoping we'll see more of her.
Been out for a couple of days. My back has been acting up and by yesterday, I couldn't even get out of bed without it taking my breath away. I really don't think I'm going to have the option of laziness in my "old age". My grandson is growing so stupidly fast that my back and my hip can't keep up with the added weight. (his and mine) I'm going to go kicking and screaming all the way, but it looks like I'm headed for enforced weight loss and lower back/erector muscle exercises.
consequently.... Breakfast fruit/veggie smoothie coffee w/ vanilla and stevia lunch lo cal protein shake
pm snack 1 egg salad w/ 1 hh pita
dinner lg spinach chef salad w/ mustardy ff ranch dressing
late snack air popped popcorn w/ 1 tblsp each of craisins and mini choc chips
taking a walk w/ Gage this evening, indoors since it's 99 and rising outside right now and no breeze
Unfortunately, by 7, the child has gotten most of their "food attitudes" ingrained into their psyche. This is what I'm noticing now, thinking about Gage's first steps into solids. At 2 mos, he's already getting some 1st stage rice cereal and about 2-3 oz of unsweetened apple or white grape juice a day. He's a gassy child. Not cholicky, but gassy so we have to make sure to determine whether he's actually hungry when he won't stop crying, or if he's gassy. I'm watching his intake more now than I was. I rub his tummy and give lots of quiet time, instead of food. If that doesn't cure it, then I go for some frozen mommy milk , but not until I know for sure. He's an eater, so if I shove a bottle in his mouth, he'll take it. Therein lies the rub. I don't want him learning that if he's upset, that he should have food all the time. But how much time to fuss, is too much time?
*********** Now, onto my own 7 y.o. self. The damage is probably already done by now. It sure was when I was really 7 , by that time I was almost 10 lbs overweight. And I was already self conscious about it and hated any "helpful hints" to help me slim down and/or cut back on foods.
I guess, I just wouldn't have the snacky foods in the house. I wouldn't hand out spare change for my 7 yo to go to the corner store with. I wouldn't allow soda pop with meals and would probably try to make it a "treat" for once a week or so. Desserts wouldn't be a nightly part of dinner, bread would not be stacked and set out on a plate with the meal. I would limit things like mashed or fried potatoes to once or twice a week, instead of nightly, and I'd try to make up plates of the sort of raw veggies that my 7 likes to eat. Instead of the ones the grownups say she has to or should eat. Lastly, I guess I would not serve my 7 yo on an adult plate. A sandwich plate or a toddler plate is big enough for a 7 yo meal. Too big of a plate and you just try to fill up the space with too much food. If serving right onto a plate, it's hard to determine the portion size for a 7 yo if the plate is too big.. then demanding they clean their plate is telling them to eat till they are stuffed and beyond, "or else".
My 7 year old. I wish I could save her the trouble of growing up to be a "big" woman.
Judy, time to live a little "dangerously" . Throw caution to the wind and have a nice time out with the DH without worries. You've been a good girl and you deserve a break every once in awhile. Have a Great time!
Kathy, I cannot believe you, a modern woman who grew up as a "girly girl" doing ballet then becoming a lawyer, have never seen Steel Magnolias. You need to see it. Like Abby says, "It's a classic".
Abby, good choice to broaden Kathy's movie horizons, and yes the kleenex will come in handy.
Tia, get us a pic soonest, darling. Want to see the dress and shoes... the whole shebang.
Keet, HTH did you get in 700 empty calories?? Forget the wet noodle.... 5 swift kicks on the seat of your pants!! (with slippers, lol)
Speaking of slippers..... my FEEEEEEEET !!! (sob) ...so tired of having my feet burn and hurt like they are. I actually took one of my new, 99 cent, pair of rubber thongs and cut the straps off of them. I actually superglued them to the bottoms of my house slippers to try to give myself more padding. God my feet hurt!
I'm totally convinced that it was the American Podiatric Society members that came up with the hardwood floor trend. Everyone got on the bandwagon because it was so "cool" to have hardwood flooring and no carpeting.... now we all suffer from Planter fascitis.... And who benefits? The podiatrists of course. Big business leading people astray . Cui bono (cough cough..... Dr. Oz)
Gage and I went shopping yesterday. He was such a peach! I bought him a couple of studly rompers and the absolute cutest pair of swim trunks.. he's gonna be the best lookin lil chunkalunk on the beach !
*********** Not weighing in till Friday. Giving myself a numbers break. Breakfast tried another flavor for my coffee pot, imitation rum flavor... not as good as real vanilla extract, the vanilla must have natural sugars, because the rum tastes kinda bitter. 2x rum coffee w/ stevia baby spinach chef salad w/ ff ranch(yes for breakfast! )
Lunch lo cal protein shake w/ a plum
shopping w/ Gage
Afternoon snack 4 pieces celery w/ PB2
Dinner Taco Salad w/ homemade chili , ff cheddar, dollup of greek yogurt, salsa and a few crushed fritos
Good Morning Judy, I'm not staying on very long this am. I ...am... beat. Gage got his first set of shots yesterday, both thighs and it made him cranky and feverish last night. Poor kid, you couldn't really hold him right, he was just that uncomfortable... which of course made his stomach upset every time we fed him. Last night, or I should say this morning, just as I was going to shut down, Monica came back out (1am mind you) and plopped Gage back into my lap, lol So here I was falling asleep and rocking , and patting, and singing, and rocking , rocking.... you get the picture. Finally around 2ish she comes back out to get him, just as I was fixing a bottle w/ cereal to get him to calm down enough to maybe sleep....
Then, of course, our elderly A/C is acting up again. It was kissing 83 deg. by the time I finally hit the bed ...in the house, outside it was somewhere nearer to 90 yet. So we all had a pretty rough night.
I ordered my stroller, and my baby carrier, but Alex decided that since I was ordering, I should add a carrier for them too, so I didn't get my backpack. I was looking at the stroller, in green, at Target yesterday, I'm not sure the backpack would work with it anyhow. I'll wait till mine comes then try a kiddie pack on it to see before I order one, I guess. But I folded it and lifted it and checked out how it reclines... all acceptable. This stroller is LIGHT! But the stores only carry it in green and I want tangerine ... orange always makes a baby's skin color look really good (have you noticed?) Plus, I just love the color.
Didn't weigh in this AM Only coffee so far for breakfast. Not sure if I'll eat anything because I'm not that hungry and I am seriously entertaining the thought of going back to bed for awhile.
Lunch sm chef salad, yep, I'm digging those too!
Afternoon snack 1 sm black plum 1 lo cal protein shake
Dinner Lasagna, 1 breadstick (both homemade) baby spinach salad w/ red onion, pink grapefruit and rasp. vinaigrette
Hope your day brings only good things huggs kView Thread
Reboot weight April 7, 2014... 198 Goal 6-9 lbs loss per month, goal 135
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Hey, everybody! Morning!!! Judy, lovely pic this morning... the bowlful is beautiful, but for some reason, those carrots just keep catching my eye. They look more of a peach color than orange. Perhaps because of all the other bold colors around them, but they are really pretty in that image.
I'm down a bit more this AM. Finally coming off the pinnacle of my period, I guess. 196 on the dot. Got busy yesterday evening and moved our entire bedroom around. Getting Michael to budge anything about his computer "station" was a bit hectic (and stressful on both of us) but it got done, finally. Today I am doing a few loads of laundry and , hopefully getting the heck "out of Dodge" for awhile and going to the gym. I don't care if I do nothing but swim around a bit in the pool, but I haven't gone in so long, I literally can't remember the last time. It's been so hot here. I feel frazzled. By evening, I just can't stand myself , let alone anyone else. Everything is bugging me and I think it's my lack of "me time" . So things have got to change before I decide to just up and chuck it all in favor of a walkabout across Europe with a backpack and no shoes, lol.
Breakfast oatmeal w/ blueberries and walnuts 2x lg coffee w/ stevia
Lunch fruit/veggie smoothie
PM snack 1/2 lg apple and 3 pcs celery w/ 2 tblsp PB2
Dinner Chef Salad w/ ff ranch dressing
Late snack if needed pumpkin smoothie
************** OH! I wanted to share this idea for the coffee drinkers here. You know how sometimes you get a pot of coffee that just tastes bitter or burnt? No explaining it, it just happens sometimes... maybe an overroasted batch, right? Well, after you add your water to the maker, put a Tblsp or so of pure vanilla extract into the pot before you set it on the burner. As the coffee drips into it, it'll mix , mellow and give your coffee a really wonderful vanilla flavor without having to add any creamer type flavorings, and it negates that burnt flavor completely.
Aus, don't forget that jello counts as a clear liquid , as do most juices(not V8, obviously). I'm sorry you have to go through this. Today will be a trial by fire for you and then tomorrow...well. I just trust they'll find that you are in exceptional health for an "old broad" ...LOL
Morning Roh, and Kali. I'm listing my weight for yesterday for this Challenge. 196.3. I was up and down the scale and all over the place with my emotions last week. Hoping for some serenity this week. Must ...get .... my .....ZEN !
I hope to see a bit more come off this week. It would be nice and a certainly welcome surprise.